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@  ▲ndrusi : (29 September 2020 - 04:20 PM)

I want Dr. Smoov to RUN

@  Bass X0 : (29 September 2020 - 03:15 PM)

I want Dr. Smoov or the Jaboody Show guys to dub over WFC with voices and personalities more in line with the 80s cartoon. That means no more jerk Bumblebee.

@  Maximus Ambus : (29 September 2020 - 01:35 AM)

Ever notice Kath SOucie's Janine in the later episodes of Real Ghostbusters sounds like Tara Strong's Sari Sumdac?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:10 PM)

I wish they were more universal like Beast Wars, Animated or Prime and as professionally done,

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:06 PM)

The Netflix shows are done for adults, the Generation toyline is for adults who grew up with G1.

@  Sabrblade : (28 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Who said it ever was?

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Whatever happened to WFC Earthrise being a kids show X'D

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 11:43 AM)

Cool, my last tablet couldn't run it, and I stopped caring by the time I got the new one. So thanks!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:27 AM)

There are crossover characters, but the amount and distribution... Marvel Vs Capcom this ain't.  If @wonko the sane? my bad!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:21 AM)

I've been playing for *checks account* 1002 days, 23 hours.  So, by 2021, it will have been three years.  I think it takes place in its own continuity, largely inspired by G1 but borrowing from other places.

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

@wonko the sane? Can only speak for Earth Wars, but so few they're easy to forget.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 07:39 AM)

Didn't they already do the across universes thing in that tablet game?

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:30 AM)

Also, make the setting an amalgamation of different Transformers series, rather than based on a specific one. Bring in things like 'Sentinel Major' as the primo Autobot jerk, and sleek car mode Vehicons as the Decepticons' basic grunt.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:27 AM)

KT just needs to incorporate the vehicle modes into the combat system, like Platinum did for Devastation, so they're for more than just wheeling it across the battlefield. =P

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:25 AM)

Transformers: Warriors of Cybertron! =D

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (28 September 2020 - 05:15 AM)

I want a Power Rangers Mosu. I would also take a Transformers Mosu. :D

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 September 2020 - 04:50 AM)

It even ended on a sequel hook.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 04:40 AM)

Man, I just want another Devastation game... =(

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 September 2020 - 01:53 AM)

Aren't TFs way more varied than Joes, as far as they'd work in gameplay? Like, Omega Supreme is vastly different from Bumblebee.

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

Hell, ripoff Super Robot Wars withTFs

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

IDK they could make something like FF tactics or Fire Emblem ripoff with Robots and i'd buy it

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 09:43 PM)

See, I feel GI Joe (with it's varied cast) is a better fit for a strategy game, where as Transformers feels more suited for a shooter.

@  Maruten : (27 September 2020 - 08:28 PM)

I might give them points for making a strategy game if it's actually a good strategy game.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:48 PM)

I mean, points for making a strategy game instead of third person shooter, but: urrrrgggg. Cyberverse.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:47 PM)

A transformers game for the switch? *checks* Urrrggg... cyberverse...

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 06:28 PM)

October will be a big month for Hasbro fans: Zoids, GI Joe AND Transformers all have brand new console games. All on the Switch at that!

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 09:04 AM)

At least in animated he was more driven than just "loyal bootlick".

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 08:29 AM)

Oof, That's a huge downgrade

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 September 2020 - 02:35 AM)

After rewatching Animated Sound and Fury, in my head canon Titans Return Soundwave is that Soundwave.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:09 PM)

On an unrelated note: I just got the BBTS email about kingdom pre-orders... and even the stuff I don't want I'm perfectly willing to get if it means I can have the rest of it.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:08 PM)

It's digimon. So first one, then the other.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

50/50 odds, it's either a helicopter with limbs, or a scantily-clad human with heli blades on their back. If female, 90% odds on the second one.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 September 2020 - 12:39 PM)

I read that as "Helicoptermon" and wondered what kind of Digimon that was.

@  Bass X0 : (26 September 2020 - 12:35 PM)

Helicopter-mom, transform!

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 September 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Aw I scratched the hood of my 35th anniversary Bluestreak. Fortunately he's in robot mode a lot.

@  Sabrblade : (25 September 2020 - 07:24 PM)

No decoration could improve the wall more than Knockout himself

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2020 - 05:04 PM)

The wall could use some decorating, though. Maybe a nice shelf or a portrait.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 04:32 PM)

I'm laughing so hard XDDD

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 September 2020 - 02:31 PM)

He doesn't even mind this time. You know what? It's comfortable here.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 02:23 PM)

AND THEN KNOCKOUT WAS IN THE WALL AGAIN XDDD

@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2020 - 01:11 PM)

is an annoying stage in Super Mario World.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)

Gnarly.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.


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Interview with Brandon T. Snider, author of the Kre-O Transformers Encyclopedia


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#1 (Deactivated) moroni prime

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:38 PM

I recently had the chance to interview Mr. Brandon T. Snider, author of the Kre-O Transformers Character Encyclopedia. He was gracious enough to answer almost all of my questions.
 

 
K.W. What first inspired you to become an author?
 
B.T.S. I've been writing stories since I was a little kid but being an
author was sort of like a distant dream. I graduated college with a
degree in theater and moved to New York City to be an actor. After
further developing my writing skills through sketch comedy and
playwriting, I randomly ended up doing rewrites on a Fantastic Four
movie book. It was a total surprise that I was even asked but I got to
go to Marvel and read the top secret script which was pretty cool. I
thought it would end up being a one time deal but 10 years and 30+
books later, I'm still here! And I'm lucky to have worked with a lot
of great editors on a lot of very cool projects.
 
K.W. Why Kre-O? What brought you to write about this brand in particular?
 
B.T.S. My editor at Little Brown asked me and I said yes! That would be
Mary-Kate Gaudet. We've worked on a handful of projects together over
the years and she's the best. She thought I could bring some fun to
the Transformers Kre-O world and here we are a year later. I've carved
out a nice little chunk of literary land as a go-to guy for guidebooks
and I like that. Plus I've been a fan of the Transformers since I was
a kid.
 
K.W. There has been much feedback from the fans, both praising the book
as a valuable resource for the Kre-O brand, as well as finding faults
with it with things such as typos, exclusions, and such. What
limitations or restrictions, if any, did you have when writing the
book?
 
B.T.S. I didn't have any limitations or restrictions on writing this book.
I knew going in what the tone would be (light and humorous), the
target age-range (6 years old and up) and what specific characters
they wanted to feature. A personal goal for me with this type of
character guide is to make it accessible. That means simplifying a bit
so that it's engaging to more than just the core fan base. I like to
think of this book as a calling card for the Transformers Kre-O world.
The thing about character guides is that, for a kid, there's always
something to discover. You might buy it because you see Optimus Prime
on the cover but start digging into it and you'll find there's more
than meets the eye! Pun intended. As for any perceived faults, the
truth is that a publishing schedule is tight and, sometimes, when
you're working with a licensor, information is unavailable. Not only
is that okay, that can be a good thing! That means people are
developing things. It means people want to make sure they reveal them
only when they're ready and at their awesome-est. I think it's
important that fans know that everyone behind the scenes wants to make
a cool product.
 
A quick story- I had the chance to interact with fans in person about
a month ago at the Wizard World Philly Comic Con and kids loved the
Transformers Kre-O book. It's bright, it's light and it comes with a
figure. If I was 10 years old now, I would be begging my dad to buy me
a copy! But about a week before the Comic Con I was reading comments
online and some fans were complaining "This book is for kids!" and
claiming that as a negative. If those people could meet some of the
excited kids that came by that day, I doubt they'd say that.
Perspective is truly a wonderful thing.
 
K.W. Is there anything at all the legions of Kre-O fans can do in any
way to support and contribute? (Aside from obviously going out and
purchasing the book. )
 
B.T.S. I think the best way to support anything is to respectfully
communicate your opinions to the companies who produce the things you
like. When someone does something cool, tell them! Tell them why it's
cool, why you like it and what you'd like to see next. And do it
nicely.
 
K.W. Do you have anything you would like to say to the Kre-O fans at all?
 
B.T.S. Thanks for liking the book! It was a lot of fun to make.
 
 
Sadly there were a couple other questions that he was not permitted to answer, but the rest of the questions more than made up for it. I would like to thank Brandon T. Snider for all of his help and hard work, and a special thanks to the folks at Little Brown publishing.


#2 M Sipher

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:47 AM

"Perceived faults"?

 

 

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#3 Jalaguy

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:54 AM

"Perceived faults"?
 
 
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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:10 PM

at last my arch-nemesis is revealed


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#5 Strafe

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:45 PM

Yeah. I can't, for the life of me, figure out how a book focused on a kids' construction toyline would count the fact that it was so obviously for kids as one of its "perceived flaws". Not when there are so many other, actual flaws. It was a great concept with some sloppy execution.