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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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#1 Wildwade

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:15 PM

After Combiner Wars...comes...

 

SWERVE-VERSE.

 

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:19 PM

Cyclonus' avatar is hugging amazing

 

And Velocitron! Where's Override?

 

OH BOY COSMOS VS SOUNDWAVE

 

And a one-shot for the Fans Poll Combiner is neat.

 

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#3 Vexwing

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:29 PM

They might as well have called it "Attack on Combiner" and given the girls 3D maneuvering devices.  :p
 
Chromia will be able to use RID Warrior Bumblebee's sword just fine, but I wonder how they'll accomplish making Arcee hold Ultimate BH Prime's sword; it'll either require a hand retool or a new handle.
 
Maybe they'll just make a new mold for the sword using most of the same CAD design. Without resizing, that sword would be obscenely huge for Arcee; well beyond FFVII Cloud level of stupidly huge.

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:44 PM

"Cosmos Unleashed" is a phrase I thought I'd never hear. Loving it, and so excited for that issue.

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:49 PM

Wait, Windblade isn't ending after Combiner Wars?  We have 3 Ongoings now?

WOW


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:52 PM


I've really wanted to see G1 Arcee done in Prime Arcee's colors. This isn't that but it's pretty cool and striking.

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#7 Tyranno

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:52 PM

Can we please get something else to parody other than that JLI cover?

 

The last one was already annoying. This has run the joke into the damn ground.


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#8 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:55 PM


No, with all swerve and the repeating "after" credits on the cover this has meta'd the joke to a new level.

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#9 Cabooceratops

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:56 PM

I hope "Giant Cleaver Sword" becomes a thing in this franchise, like, this specific sword design, continually popping up in different places in Transformers.


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#10 LV!

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:57 PM

Casey Coller is not one of the artists I automatically think of when I think of "Transformers comic artists I like" but he is a very competent artist. Which among Transformers comic artists is often higher praise than it should be. I really like that cover.

 

I continue to like Tramontano's art, too, although Strongarm's looking a little too '90s T-Shirt Of Looney Tunes Characters Dressed As Hip-Hop Enthusiasts for my tastes. Doesn't feel right for her character.


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#11 Tyranno

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:15 PM

Like I said back when they did this last time, it'd bother me less if it were their joke.

 

But it's not. It's really just appropriating someone else's funny thing.


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:24 PM

That really isn't how I pictured Cyclonus at all, but no big deal really.


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:26 PM

Sorry Razorsaw, but now that they've done the joke 3 times too many the only way to save face is to do it 5 more times so that it becomes a nonjoke that went full circle into funny again!



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:40 PM

I feel Fixit looks entirely too badass on Travis Sengaus's cover.

But that's my only issue with it - it's a great cover.

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:44 PM

Wait, Windblade isn't ending after Combiner Wars?  We have 3 Ongoings now?

WOW

Four. Despite the fact that it is taking a long time to come out, TF vs. Joe is still technically an ongoing



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 12:33 AM

Wait, Windblade isn't ending after Combiner Wars?  We have 3 Ongoings now?

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We've... uh... known that awhile. Scott confirmed it a couple months back.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:20 AM

Cyclonus' avatar is... well, gaudy is probably too mellow of a word to describe it. And a horde of Swerves!

Living evil planet, eh? Doubt it's Unicron, but who knows.

 

 

 

COMBINER WARS FALLOUT! Because you demanded it—WINDBLADE and CHROMIA team up with ARCEE to put an end to the menace of the COMBINER WARS—but will they end each other first?!

 

I sure as heck didn't demand this. Probably no-one ever did, but hey, why not advertise the three female toys together, eh?

 

So, Arcee gets a Nemesis repaint? She probably went over to the Prime dimension, killed BH Optimus and stole his sword, by the looks of it.

 

And a new combiner revealed... and probably promptly killed off by Arcee, no doubt.

 

 

 

They might as well have called it "Attack on Combiner" and given the girls 3D maneuvering devices.  :p

 

Chromia will be able to use RID Warrior Bumblebee's sword just fine, but I wonder how they'll accomplish making Arcee hold Ultimate BH Prime's sword; it'll either require a hand retool or a new handle.

 

Maybe they'll just make a new mold for the sword using most of the same CAD design. Without resizing, that sword would be obscenely huge for Arcee; well beyond FFIV Cloud level of stupidly huge.

 

What makes you think they will repaint/re-release the toys? Arcee has new paint apps but not the others.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:29 AM

Not noticing Chromia's largely gray instead of blue now, I can understand, but Windblade's new colors are kind of readily apparent, are they not?  



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:47 AM

I guess Combiner Hunters will probably be timed to come out the Wednesday before or after Hasbro's SDCC presentation.

And those redecoes from the covers will be an SDCC-exclusive three-pack, I'd wager.

Also, not a fan of that holoavatar. Very overdesigned, if you ask me, like some flamboyant anime villain. I've felt the same about most of Milne's avatar designs, unlike Guidi's inside #13.

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#20 Vexwing

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:56 AM

What makes you think they will repaint/re-release the toys? Arcee has new paint apps but not the others.



What Walky said. And the planet is probably Deathsaurus' warworld.

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