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@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

His bulk is too great to teleport across such distances.

@  Sabrblade : (06 October 2019 - 11:09 AM)

Cuz it'll take that long to mass produce.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 October 2019 - 10:47 AM)

Why is Unicron coming in 2021 and not 2020?

@  wonko the sane? : (06 October 2019 - 06:47 AM)

Shut up rattrap.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 October 2019 - 11:58 PM)

We're all gonna die!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (05 October 2019 - 09:29 PM)

UNICRON GOT MADE, BOIS!!!

@  Trpodeca : (05 October 2019 - 07:19 AM)

They seem to be treating all the games with the same reverence.Even ReCoded, which was just an excuse to redo the first game again.

@  Trpodeca : (05 October 2019 - 07:18 AM)

For the first time in about eight years,I've played a Kingdom Hearts game.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 October 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Redjac Redjac Redjac

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

dual 4ks are the way to go

@  wonko the sane? : (04 October 2019 - 06:29 PM)

And checking: those monitors are REALLY expensive.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 October 2019 - 09:30 AM)

Eh, I'm happy with multiple 1080's personally.

@  Benbot : (03 October 2019 - 07:21 PM)

Everyone needs a 1440 monitor. Just set up my new battle station and I never knew how much I was missing!

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 October 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Each part of a combiner is a complete toy in itself, so no, not really.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (03 October 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Aren't combiners technically BAFs?

@  Rycochet : (03 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

The Anniversary Beast Wars figures had BAF parts over a decade ago, the minicons of RiD2 had BAF stuff too, heck, the Takara PVC line had Build A Figures back in the early 2000s.

@  Paladin : (03 October 2019 - 01:35 PM)

can't believe Build A Figures finally came to Transformers...

@  RichardT1977 : (03 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

Originally Galoob made Micro Machines, but Hasbro bought Galoob.

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 October 2019 - 09:49 AM)

Hasbro owns the IP, but licensed it out to WCT. Hasbro owns Tonka, but hasn't actually made a legit Tonka product in years. Basic Fun (IIRC) is taking that over next year from the existing licensee


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 01:16 PM

Wow...

 

That was DARK.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 02:06 PM

Yes, for those who don't know, you can watch the pilot on Amazon Prime now.

 

Yeah, it's a very different tone than any of the previous iterations of the franchise, even though a few gags/lines are reused. Arthur isn't just a generic, neurotic everyman, he's thoroughly broken. It's so dark, it feels like Daredevil could've shown up instead of The Tick, and it would be a gritty Netflix/Marvel drama. Against that backdrop, the Tick comes off thoroughly unhinged.

 

I'm really not sure how I felt about it. It's really a whole new beast. I laughed a few times, I felt some investment in the story, I can see how it'll progress as more of a serial story than we're used to. I still haaaaate that costume, and Peter Serafinowicz is still a very odd choice--he's going for an Adam West-y voice, but his overall vibe (and especially the accent he struggles with) comes off more put-on than sincere.

 

I dunno. It's different. I don't hate it. I think I want to see where it could go.



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 02:20 PM

Arthur's story got me invested, but it was really dark. I actually think this was darker than anything DC or Marvel has put out because it was on such a personal level.

 

I loved the glimpse of the other heroes and The Terror. That was some awesome world and lore building. It made me feel like I was watching a live-action City of Heroes or Freedom Force.

 

I actually thought Tick was too self aware, especially when he was convincing Arthur to become a hero. There was just something about the words he used there that didn't sit right with me. I think Peter Serafinowicz did a pretty ok job with the voice. There were some rough spots, but there were times where I thought he sounded just like the cartoon.

 

I actually can deal with the outfit some, but what really gets me is the color. It's just too light in my opinion.

 

I don't know. I don't really know how I feel about it. The Tick has always just been a spoof of the superhero genre,and perhaps this will become a spoof of the current dark trend but I doubt it. 

 

It kind of left the same taste in my mouth as Powers did, which I just couldn't watch.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:04 PM

I thought it was a pretty good pilot.

 

The costume, as everyone has noted, is weird looking, but I think that might be what they were going for. This whole thing leans much harder on weird than prior iterations. The flashback to Arthur's childhood gave me strong Venture Bros vibes, which can only be a good thing. Jackie Earle Haley as The Terror was awesome.

 

Serafinowicz did a pretty good job I think. His accent did slip a few times, but he nailed the big goofy Tick lines really well. "You fingered foul fruit, friend!" and "GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN!" were both pitch perfect and made me laugh pretty hard.

 

It's got obvious pilot problems, but I'd be more than happy to watch more of this.



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:09 PM

Meh.....it was ok, not as good as the cartoon(& NO! i haven't seen the previous live action series)

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 04:15 PM

Wait...Jackie Earle Haley is in this?

 

Ironbite-my interest is peaked.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:03 PM

Meh.....it was ok, not as good as the cartoon(& NO! i haven't seen the previous live action series)

The previous live-action was pretty awesome. The main issue was it was low budget and everything was an obvious sound stage.

 

This pilot doesn't suffer from that. It feels like a city.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:20 PM

Haven't seen it yet, but it feels like Edlund is trying to get back to the earliest comics (where Tick was an escaped mental patient and Arthur was originally slated to die messily very early on and come back as a hallucination of the Tick's that got ever buffer and angrier...elements of that abandoned plot got recycled in the cartoon for when Arthur bulked up on that muscle powder), but overcorrecting and swerving into Even Darker.

 

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:39 PM

might be a fun watch, I've got no loyalty to the first live action series, and I've seen the cartoon and own the omnibus of the comics... so we'll see.

 

adaptions adapt after all. 



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:00 AM

Never saw the live action but saw the toons. Oooh, Arthur was slated to die in the comics? Yikes. I recall that buff Arthur ep, haha. Did he have a girlfriend in the comics?

So Edlund is involved? Will there be / is there a Die Fledermaus / Bat Manuel and American Maid / whoever in this new series then?

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:07 AM

IIRC Edlund is in charge, yeah.  The original plan in the comics was to kill off Arthur, but fan mail hating on Arthur caused him to change his mind and keep the guy around purely to spite the haters.  And while the Second Moth Suit did appear in the original run, it was foreshadowing that never paid off until after Edlund stopped writing the book (if it ever did come up in the comics, I expect it would have followed the cartoon's lead).

 

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:56 PM

The pilot was certainly different than I expected.  I was expecting something more like the Warburton series.  I liked all the actors, including Serafinowicz.  Dropping the Tick into a Daredevil-style setting is an interesting choice, and it makes sense in 2016.

 

The textures on the costume will take some getting used to, but it moves a lot better than Warburton's stiff, clunky thing.

 

I'm not completely in love with this new version, but I do want to see more.  I hope I get the opportunity.  I gave it all the most positive ratings on the questionnaire.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:13 PM

There's a very weird part of the survey where it asks you what your favorite shows of all time are, than if this pilot is better than them.

 

No, sorry, I don't think I can say this one episode of The Tick is "much better than" the Simpsons, Seinfeld, and Breaking Bad, nor is anyone likely to say it's better than everything else they've ever loved. How is that a useful question? How is anyone supposed to give a positive answer to that question, and therefore how can they possibly parse the responses?



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:30 PM

That survey is hilarious.

 

"I'm sorry, Amazon, I don't think your version of The Tick or that Jean Claude Van Damme thing are ever going to top Mad Men or The West Wing."



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 04:00 PM

There are hints in the pilot that the Tick is just a figment of Arthur's imagination.  But I don't know how the warehouse raid could play into that.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 04:11 PM

I've seen people positing the Fight Club theory, and I don't think it works specifically because of the warehouse fight where the bad guys specifically say they were attacked by a giant blue superhero.

 

It would also be a really bad idea because there's another highly acclaimed cable drama doing the Fight Club thing better than The Tick could ever realistically hope to right now (spoiler tagged in case anyone's watching it and hasn't gotten to the reveal yet)

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 05:32 PM

I've seen people positing the Fight Club theory, and I don't think it works specifically because of the warehouse fight where the bad guys specifically say they were attacked by a giant blue superhero.

 

 

Maybe there's another Blue Superhero out there? 


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 05:44 PM

 

I've seen people positing the Fight Club theory, and I don't think it works specifically because of the warehouse fight where the bad guys specifically say they were attacked by a giant blue superhero.

 

 

Maybe there's another Blue Superhero out there? 

 

 

They make a big point about the city not having any superheroes since the The Freedom Five were defeated by The Terror back when Arthur was a kid. 

 

And, you know, we actually do see The Tick kicking those guys' asses. The only real options are it's really him or Arthur's Tyler Durden.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 07:06 PM

There are hints in the pilot that the Tick is just a figment of Arthur's imagination.  But I don't know how the warehouse raid could play into that.

I thought that briefly as well due to some of the Tick's dialogue, but I don't see how it can really work out. If nothing else, the warehouse guys saw Arthur, so unless he's shape-shifting as well it doesn't add up. 


 
 
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Posted 23 August 2016 - 07:27 PM

That would really be an awful thing to do. For all the updates and changes to modernize the property, that would be the one that would really violate the spirit of the original.

 

I can't imagine this show would go that route.





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