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@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:15 AM)

I really enjoy the creative sub forums of TFW, though, like their kitbash and fan art forums. The creative forums have lots of talented, friendly people and is an active, supportive community.

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:13 AM)

Gotta agree with Evac... TFW has a lot of cool, talented people, but they're overwhelmingly outnumbered by unbearable neckbeards

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:20 PM)

I do enjoy the TFW podcast. and that subforum's usually very civil. It's the best place to actually talk about TFers there :D also the Radicons forum is ok if you just like looking at kitbash pr0n

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 PM)

There's some cool people on the site, thankfully. It's just the morons tend to outnumber them... Which is generally the rule on most forums thanks to the GIFT.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:17 PM)

In all honesty, the better parts of the site are the non-TF parts.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

yeah, and their love of 3p is just...i don't get it.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

TFW can be... literal with the rules sometimes. Like, a discussion about favorite human characters gets LOCKED if you mention Agent Fowler because "all Prime discussion belongs in the RiD forums".

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Also, as far as TFW's No Politics goes...it's nice in theory but then you end up with the current IDW stories that lean HEAVILY into politics and religion. I've had more than a few lengthy posts exploring the parallels between the IDW Decepticon movement and various real world socialist movements deleted because it was technically "politics." So hug 'em. I really only visit there these days to poke around the podcast subforum.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:45 PM)

My person canon is that the Quintessons created Cybertron as a factory to make the TFers as mechs, but they became self aware and they revolted. then Cybertronian society began to develop and the events of the revolt became mythologised as the stories of the Knights of Cyberton, the Thirteen, etc...real events that became the basis for religion, essentially.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

.... Wait I think those are actually ninjas

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Fact: Transformers are mammals. Fact: The purpose of a Transformer is to flip out and kill people

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Transformers are alien space robots from space.]

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

Transformers believe they were created by <X>, others believe they were created by <Y> and/or <Z>. There are lots of theories, disagreements but ultimately nobody knows for sure.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Squid robits build machines. Machines decide they had enough of that and kicked the squid robits off the planet. Everything's pretty chill for a while until machines get mad for dumb reasons and break the planet. THE END

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 04:22 PM)

Primus created Cybertron and The Thirteen. Then later, the Quintessons come to the planet they call Seibertron and use Primus' power; the plasma energy chamber to forge military robots Destrons and consumer robots Cybertrons. The Cybertrons and Destrons rise up and drive the Quintessons away but are unable to live in peace with each other. And so the Cybertron population become the Autobot army and the Destrons become Decepticons, with the Autobots renaming their planet Cybertron. Far far later still, bacteria that was present on the asteroid Primus imprisoned himself within has evolved into organic life within Cybertron...

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:35 PM)

But aside from the ending Trent and Siph made for them at FunPub, the 3H Wreckers comics kinda sucked.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

That's what the 3H Wreckers comics kind of did, actually.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 April 2017 - 03:30 PM)

So, what? The maker of the makers kinda thing?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My fanon is both the Quintesson and Primus origins. They're compatible.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I prefer the profile book/movie interpretation of the Quintessons, a race whose entire purpose is to capture and execute those who escape Unicron.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 02:03 PM)

I like the Quintesson origin partly because it's a twist on the robot revolution cliche, partly because of the irony of a people uniting against their own creators just to fall into endless civil war, and mostly because i just really like the Quintessons themselves.

@  Diecast : (27 April 2017 - 12:03 PM)

I preferred the Primus origin until it became the more common origin, fiction wise.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

Since the analogy to humans isn't perfect, it could also be interpreted as closer to "maternity ward."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I think the most unfortunately named Transformer in their society would probably be Hot Spot, which is like having a human named "Placenta."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Confusing, I bet.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

I wonder what everyday Transformer society is like where half the population are named after common objects and stuff...

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2017 - 10:53 AM)

I bet Gears hates this.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 AM)

Naturally occuring gears! (hey, if bugs can do it...)

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:00 AM)

They're both better than the Primus origin.

@  unluckiness : (27 April 2017 - 09:56 AM)

The Allspark sucks. I much prefer the quintessons origin.

@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:03 PM

Toys"R"Us in Mönchengladbach: No Titans Return wave 3, but Combiner Wars Legends Wreck-Gar, who's been rather rare in Germany and whom I've never seen at TRU before to my knowledge.
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Toys"R"Us in Neuss also has Wreck-Gar as well as the equally rare Titans Return Voyager wave 2 Alpha Trion.
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Lastly, Toys"R"Us in Düsseldorf-Derendorf has Titans Return Deluxe wave 3 Hot Rod and Twinferno. Twinferno and one Hot Rod remain, the other Hot Rod is mine now. :)
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 03:31 PM

Galeria Kaufhof in downtown Essen has RID Combiner Force Three-Step Changers Grimlock and Seismic Strike Thunderhoof, who haven't been sighted in Germany yet.
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Galeria Kaufhof inside the CentrO shopping mall in Oberhausen has Three-Step Changer Seismic Strike Thunderhoof, the "Combiner Force" re-release of Warrior Grimlock and Activator Combiner Great Byte/Sideswipe, who hasn't been sighted in Germany yet either.
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Toys"R"Us in downtown Essen Innenstadt has the RID Combiner Force Three-Step Changers Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (not seen in the photo).
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Toys"R"Us in Duisburg-Meiderich has the RID Warriors Stormshot as well as the "Combiner Force" re-releases of Strongarm and Starscream.
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In case someone cares - there is a difference between both packaging variants of Starscream: The scan symbol for the RID mobile game is a different one.
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Mini-Con Weaponizers/Clash of the Transformers left, Combiner Force right.

The shopping mall in Essen including the Karstadt store was closed down all day and secured by police due to a terror warning. There was also a massive police presence at the CentrO shopping mall in Oberhausen, armed with machine guns.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:44 AM

Toys"R"Us in Krefeld has nothing really new... just a little addendum: The RID Warriors Fracture and Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime in Weaponizers packaging. First time I see these versions in the wild, hence the mention. Fracture right next to the original packaging version.
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 04:14 PM

Saw the RID Combiner Force Crash Combiners two-pack with Skysledge and Stormhammer today at both Galeria Kaufhof stores in downtown Düsseldorf (Am Wehrhahn and Kaufhof an der Kö).
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Activator Combiner Sideswipe/Great Byte both at Kaufhof an der Kö and Toys"R"Us in Düsseldorf-Derendorf, Combiner Force Warrior Starscream, Grimlock and Blastwave at Kaufhof Am Wehrhahn, Warrior Grimlock, Strongarm (both in Combiner Force packaging) and Stormshot at Kaufhof an der Kö, Combiner Force 3-Step Changer Grimlock at both Kaufhof stores, and Seismic Strike Thunderhoof at Kaufhof an der Kö.

TRU in Derendorf still has a lone Titans Return Deluxe Hot Rod.

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

Strange things are happening at Intertoys:

Combiner Wars Deluxes are avilable in US packaging including comic books! Unlike the UK and Slovakia, where the never-released-at-European-retail-before wave 2 Deluxes appeared in US packaging including comic books during last year's pre-Christmas "silly season", Intertoys only has the wave 4 Deluxes, which are already available in standard European packaging including character cards instead of comic books.

Yesterday, the Intertoys store in Duisburg-Hamborn had:
2x Mirage with comic book
1x Mirage with card
1x Ironhide with comic book
1x Prowl with comic book
1x Sunstreaker with card
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Fellow German fan Metro reported the same from the Intertoys store in Rheine last week. The weirdest part: The figures have multiple import stickers (!), which imply that these figures took a very weird route via China and then the UK before ending up at Intertoys, a Dutch chain with stores in Germany.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 03:17 PM

More imported Combiner Wars Deluxes with comic books:

Three Ironhides at Intertoys in Herne-Wanne (or "Wanne-Eickel" for locals)...
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...and one Mirage and one Prowl at Intertoys in downtown Herne.
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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:35 PM

The first Last Knight figures have arrived at German retail. Apparently someone broke the street date. :D

Wave 1 of the One-Step Turbo Changers with Barricade, Hound and Bumblebee (no Optimus Prime in sight) and wave 1 of the Premiere Edition Deluxes with Bumblebee, Slash, Barricade and Berserker. Seen at the Spielzeug-Paradies Wagner in downtown Bochum.
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Bumblebee is mine now. :D

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:32 PM

Toys"R"Us in Duisburg-Meiderich had most of the new RID Warrior Class wave: Two Windblades with mask, one Soundwave and one Skywarp. Emphasis on "had", one Windblade is mine now. :D
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Believe it or not, even I fell victim to "saw it but thought it was old news" syndrome. To the left you can barely glimpse RID Legion Grimlock in "Combiner Force" packaging. If I recall correctly, they had Springload as well, but unfortunately I didn't take a photo. Toys"R"Us in Recklinghausen had the wave as well, but I still didn't snap any photos...

...it wasn't until I was at Toys"R"Us in Kamen that I realized my mistake. Legion Starscream (new in Germany) as well as Grimlock and Optimus Prime in new packaging, but no Springload.
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A belated update for Thursday: Intertoys in Moers had all four Combiner Wars wave 4 Deluxes as gray imports including comic book, plus "finally" the first Mini-Con 4-pack, which I had thus far only seen at the Intertoys stores in downtown Herne and Bocholt.
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:22 PM

The RID Legion wave with Starscream and Springload plus Optimus Prime and Grimlock in new "Combiner Force" packaging was also available at Toys"R"Us in Neuss today:
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However, no new Warriors. Also, neither new Warriors nor new Legions at Toys"R"Us in Düsseldorf-Derendorf.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:47 PM

Müller in downtown Gelsenkirchen jumped the gun with the Last Knight Voyagers. Optimus Prime and Grimlock one week before the official street date, for a hefty 43 Euros per figure.
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Toys"R"Us inside the Ruhr Park shopping mall in Bochum has RID Legion Starscream and Springload (plus Optimus Prime and Grimlock in new "Combiner Force" packaging).
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Toys"R"Us in Dortmund-Oespel finally got two figures from wave 3 of the Titans Return Deluxes: One Hot Rod and one Triggerhappy.
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 02:02 PM

Müller inside the Minto shopping mall in Mönchengladbach:
Two The Last Knight Legion Grimlocks, now only one left. They charged me 13!!!!!! Euros, what the hell.
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Toys"R"Us in Mönchengladbach:
All four Legions (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Barricade), all four Deluxes (Bumblebee, Slash, Barricade and Berserker), plus Voyager Optimus Prime and Grimlock. As expected,, Deluxes were 30 Euros per figure, while Voyagers are even more expensive than at Müller, a whoppin' 45 Euros a piece!
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Toys"R"Us in Krefeld:
Legion Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Grimlock (no Barricades on the pegs, but I could glimpse more Legions in the "overstock" area), all four Deluxes, and Voyager Optimus Prime and Grimlock.
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