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@  Thundercrack... : (05 June 2020 - 04:42 PM)

And what was done to Demolisher to a lesser extent.

@  Thundercrack... : (05 June 2020 - 04:34 PM)

Energon's biggest problem is what it did to Starscream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 June 2020 - 04:00 PM)

I mean, they took all of that and the series is still dull enough to use as a sleep aid, so....

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2020 - 02:46 PM)

It's a food source, a weapon and so unstable that looking at it funny makes it explode. If energon is boring, blame the writers not the element.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 June 2020 - 02:17 PM)

Energon's big problem is that it's boring.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 June 2020 - 01:48 PM)

Double post ignore.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 June 2020 - 01:44 PM)

Energon was the worst of the lot.

@  Bass X0 : (05 June 2020 - 05:39 AM)

"I know I can't catch you.... but I can... trap you...!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 June 2020 - 11:51 PM)

They dubbed reaction shots and running scenes in the first two UT shows with "huh?" and grunts. very annoying.

@  Sabrblade : (04 June 2020 - 06:10 PM)

Watch it in Japanese with English subs. Karyuudo did all that work for us so that we could. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (04 June 2020 - 06:08 PM)

I tried... but it just wasn't that good. The comics were better.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 June 2020 - 04:07 PM)

I didn't even watch Armada when it originally aired.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 June 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Anyone watch Armada anymore ._.

@  JRSBill : (03 June 2020 - 01:06 PM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (03 June 2020 - 04:14 AM)

UBI is coming.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

I can just HEAR his screechy G1 voice saying that....

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

*Dies laughing* XDDDDDD

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 June 2020 - 07:01 PM)

Megatron's coupon has failed! Now I, Starscream, shall speak to your manager!

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:39 PM)

(i just want to make jokes excuse my doing)

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:38 PM)


@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

And there was no one there when I started!

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I swear, I'm in line to use a coupon, there is something wrong with said coupon, and suddenly I'm holding up a line of 3 or 4 people

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

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Sony options Robotech for live-action film franchise

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:53 AM

The other transforming robot series from your 80s childhood will be heading to the big screen in the near future! No, not Go-Bots, the other one... ROBOTECH!


Variety is reporting that Sony has secured the rights to bring the Americanized anime series Robotech to the big screen, planning for the film to kick off a series (no doubt hoping to replicate some of the magic that of Paramount's billion-dollar Transformers franchise films).

This early on in preproduction, no director has been named yet. According to Variety, Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton (300, The Immortals) will produce the film with Michael Gordon (300, GI Joe) providing the script.


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"When the rights to Robotech became available we jumped; Mark and I knew it had what big movies in toda's world must have if they want to grab everyone: insane visuals and powerful themes," said Nunnari. "The characters in Robotechâ wrestle with both the destructive and redemptive powers of technology; nothing is more relevant today than that."



Earlier attempts to bring Robotech to the big screen have fizzled, with Warner Bros most recently doing nothing with the film rights. Producers from Harmony Gold are involved in this new venture, so we'll have to wait and see what happens this time around.


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 10:31 AM

Sony is going to play ball with HG?! Oh NOW this is a movie I will see who acctualy has the bigger ego here?

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:07 AM

Oh dis gonna be good!


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:18 AM

Oh god.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:23 AM

Please please please take away all rights from Harming Gold, uh I mean Harmony Gold!

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:26 AM

Hey, it mightnot be terrible!

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:32 AM

Well whatever happens, we're sure to see a Macekre.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:33 AM

This does not bode well.  Robotech had a definite story with a beginning, middle and end (it is open to interpretation whether it was “good” or not).  For the Hollywood machine to work on this, they have to either, 1. Retell the original story – thereby eliminating all concept of peril, 2. tell a story that exists outside the arc (fanfiction), or 3. reboot the entire franchise and tell a “similar” story with recognizable IP.


There are ways to do each pretty well (some better than others), but telling a good story is not on their agenda, only cashing in on the nostalgia.


I do not see this ending well…but I am pulling out the popcorn to see Sony and Harmony Gold argue.  I am sure Studion Nue/Tatsunoko/and BigWest will be watching with amusement as well.


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:38 AM

Can't Robotech go away already?

I would have said die but it's already a many times botched resurrected zombie.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:43 AM

Robotech's continued existence prevents me from owning Macross DVDs. Kill it, please.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:51 AM

I like how the articles I've seen on this story never seem to use the word "Macross". It's amusingly Harmony Gold.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:02 PM

Hope it'll be the Robotech Changers movie! :D




As for the Macross movie, I guess they'll need to hire a lot of big name actors, and kill off one every 10 minutes, if they want to be like the show. :D

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:16 PM

On one hand, I really would like to see a potentially good Hollywood adaptation of Macross (that arc could easily be split into at least 2 movies). 


On the other hand all this will do is validate Harmony Gold and their vicious stranglehold on the Macross license in the US. 



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:21 PM

Know what I love?  This is to try and emulate the success of Transformers.  You know the brand that enjoyed a nice revival here in the States with Beast Wars and never really looked back?  When was the last big Robotech cartoon again?


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:17 PM

I look forward to years of Macross Truthers telling me how wrong I am for enjoying Robotech.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:42 PM

I'm of two minds about this. Possibly three. As i grew up on Robotech, yet i love Macross too.

To see a live action Robotech would be an awesome thing to see if done well. The idea of really spectacular CG Veritech/Valkyrie space battles could look amazing!

I really, really, would like them to finally end the Robotech animated story instead this endless cycle of rereleases and cashins. I mean i remember reading somewhere (i don't know where) that the previously planned live action movie was the reason they never followed up on Shadow Chronicles.

I would really love them to bring over and professionally dub EVERY Macross series, cause they're awesome.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:46 PM

Oh, hooray, a large corporation funding Harmony Gold's trolling.  Yay!

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:01 PM

I look forward to years of Macross Truthers telling me how wrong I am for enjoying Robotech.

Doesn't that happen already?

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:07 PM

As long as Tobey Maguire isn't setting himself up as Rick Hunter now I'm at least happier with this development.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:25 PM

Yes, yay, be Maguire-free!

I'm keen. I love Robotech. OF COURSE there's a 99% chance this will be irredeemably dreadful, if it happens at all. But.

Ultimately this news has little to do with the Macross situation. Pushing Robotech doesn't automatically mean strangling Macross. "Should someone make a Robotech movie" is not the same question as "Are Harmony Gold deranged sadists".