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@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 01:28 AM)

Transformers are exactly as resilient as the plot needs them to be, so who knows, it could be lethal today.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 June 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Which is why Marvel Megatron was interested in Dr. Biggles-Jones' railgun design and had it grafted onto his G2 tank mode.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 08:43 PM)

Doesn't really matter what transformers are made of. If you send a 10 pound ball of metal flying at a good enough velocity, you will do damage.

@  Soft Snow : (19 June 2018 - 05:53 PM)

A regular cannon that shoots cannon balls and does nothing to other transformers because they are robots but would put a mean whole in the side of your wooden boat...

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

wtf did the shoutbox do to my emoji

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

also @ patchy its whatever your heart desires ūüėė

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

shes not a drill but she is a grill

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 June 2018 - 05:40 PM)

POTP CINDERSAUR IS A GIRL THIS IS NOT A DRILL

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 June 2018 - 05:18 PM)

A fusion cannon, or just a regular cannon?

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:04 PM)

megatron but he turns into a ford fusion with a cannon badly welded onto the roof

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2018 - 02:22 PM)

My Little Fusion Cannon: Friendship Through Tyranny.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 June 2018 - 02:01 PM)

was that supposed to sound sexual

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 01:55 PM)

I'm pretty sure that megatrons cannon is his best friend, so that friendship is magic stuff won't work.

@  MEDdMI : (19 June 2018 - 01:16 PM)

And then the magic ponies force everyone to be friends FOREVERRRRRRR

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 12:06 PM)

Or... megatron just goes to war against skynet cause he can't stand the competition.

@  Otaku : (19 June 2018 - 10:53 AM)

As for Megatron vs Skynet... Shockwave decides to partner with Skynet and oust Megatron after first contact is made. We get Terminator/Vehicon hybrids. At first the humans are expedient pawns (why waste loyal Decepticons), then enough humans augmented with Cybertronian tech impress Megs that, after victory, humanity is absorbed into the Decepticon empire. Even if only as second or third class citizens, it still beats being seen as vermin by Skynet.

@  Otaku : (19 June 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Like I said, it is a nitpick; it makes sense, I'd just like to see a "regular" Earth setting where the 'cons take a stealthier approach to things - maybe because the Autobots are a better check against them and so they play the heroes. I mean, they could use various means to take being a sort of M.A.S.K. meets Power Rangers style team. ;)

@  Otaku : (19 June 2018 - 10:45 AM)

@Nevermore Works well enough for me. If I had to nitpick, I think there are actually two different stories being forced together. A "Thunderbolts" style story with the Decepticons doesn't need Skynet... and Megatron liberating the humans from Skynet doesn't need the subterfuge, at least for long.

@  unluckiness : (19 June 2018 - 08:33 AM)

I can dig it

@  unluckiness : (19 June 2018 - 08:21 AM)

So Thunderbolts with giant robots?

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Thundercracker, in particular.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Some of the Decepticons start to really enjoy being the good guys. Well, they enjoy the act, at least. They find fulfillment in their assumed personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Except SHockwave eventually betrays his teammates and teams up with Skynet.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Starscream becomes the young, eager Nightscream, and so on.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

Megatron becomes the noble Megabolt, taking cues from Beast Wars Silverbolt.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

A Thunderbolts-esque masquerade.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

In order to do so, the Decepticons pretend to be the good guys and take on different personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:18 PM)

So Megatron decides that hey, the Autobots are stillback on Cybertron, so why not team up with the humans, defeat Skynet, then double-cross the humans?

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

Unfortunately, the Skynet/humans war is already going on, and Skynet is evolving rapidly.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

The Decepticons discover Earth and want to plunder its resources.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

It would have a really crazy twist:

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

I've had this crazy idea for a Transformers/Terminator crossover for years.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:20 PM)

Specifically I'd like to see Skynet's army rise up against him (he did refer to them as an "army of slaves" in Genisys), or even perhaps a peace-minded iteration of Skynet that's existed in a humanoid form long enough to gain some compassion for the human point of view

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:19 PM)

A peaceful resolution would be satisfying for me (it's the only resolution possible in The Matrix series, too), but I think the majority of Terminator fans would walk out think WTF?

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:15 PM)

I liked Clarke as Sarah as well, although I read a lot of complaints online that she looked too young, but I thought she was pretty badass.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 05:11 PM)

I think across these movies, there's a very compelling story about a progressive temporal arms race driven by mutual fear in which Judgement Day keeps getting pushed back, which only gives both sides more time for technological development, and the only true resolution to it is cooperation. But cooperation will never come about because each side fears being wiped out by the other.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Genisys basically made Sara Connors' entire motivation in stopping judgement day stem from not wanting to sleep with Jai Courtney. and really, can you blame her?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 03:52 PM)

I'll give Genisys another thing, Emilia Clarke made a damn good Linda Hamilton. (As for Jai Courtney looking nothing like Michael Biehn, that just supports my theory that it's not always the same "Kyle Reese" sent back which would explain why John Connor looks different in almost every movie.)

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2018 - 02:54 PM)

I'm not, I'm lost in music.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2018 - 12:59 PM)

What, again?

@  2018 : (18 June 2018 - 06:33 AM)

It's a time warp. We're trapped in the past.

@  Pennpenn : (18 June 2018 - 05:44 AM)

A rick roll? Really?

@  Waspinator : (17 June 2018 - 11:03 PM)

On the subject of a Mega Man movie

@  Msol : (17 June 2018 - 04:47 PM)

Man I really wish Slash was blue instead of red. Swoop looks off as the only blue one. What a missed opportunity!

@  Otaku : (17 June 2018 - 04:23 PM)

@Bass X0 So, getting back to Mega Man as a movie and smart-aleck answers, wouldn't Astroboy (2009) count? ;) Otherwise, I'm torn; part of me is glad they haven't tried given Hollywood's track record.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2018 - 01:52 PM)

and some TV show...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 01:35 PM)

John Connor?! John Connor! JOHN CONNORRRRR!!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 12:26 PM)

Pretty sure that's what happened to John Connor in that last one

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2018 - 12:17 PM)

you eat them.... THEY EAY YOU

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 11:57 AM)

Nanomachines, son!


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#381 Dr Syn

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:10 PM

I do like Skylynx and the new Legends releases (lovely Shockwave).

 

 

Where there no new RiD legends shown?


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:12 PM

Greatly looking forward to Takara doing a better Blast Off and Vortex


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:20 PM

Sky Lynx isn't bad. And legends Shockwave is neat.

 

That's pretty much it. Sigh. I wish these things were executed better. Brawl looks okay by virtue of being the hardest to screw up.

 

I really can't believe no one asked about Groove.

 

EDIT: I take it by the spectacular avoiding of the question when the Spark asked about why Platinum Blitzwing/Astrotrain were coloured as they were is that the answer is someone was drunk and really screwed up.


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:47 PM

The reveals that been coming out this weekend.  Have just been amazing.  While it has been heavily playing on my nostalgic card.  The presentation and the approach of redoing everything with combiner concept and updated has been near perfect.  Their still flaws but Hasbro really thought this out well.  I have not been this excited for new transformers in general for quiet some time.  Where to began

 

Devastator:  Seeing the non stock toy image is huge.  Especially between the three versions. I can pass on SDCC due to the chrome.  But the fight with Hasbro and Takara version is going to be fierce. Definitely have to see the prices if its worth to go for the elbows.  which is going be tough since I normal favor Hasbro version on toys.

 

Combaticons:  So we get the confirmation Onslaught is Hot Spot remold and what remold.  Very well done.  Swindle, Brawl and Vortex look awesome.  They did good job with the new molds and redo for Vortex from the Alpha Bravo mold. Blast Off he's the big surprise.  I'm glad their willing to do something new to freshen him up by not having as a space shuttle.  Which always seem a bit odd with the group when they had earth vehicle molds. Plus having him as jet make more sense for combat.  Granted the slingshot head.  I have to think about it.  Was not expecting that but it may work.  Having a legends Shockwave is pure brilliance.  Nice tf history nod and just cool way to add a role play toy for the combiners.  Overall very well done on the whole team and any issue with Blastoff hopefully Takara can address for this who prefer spaceship and different head sculpt.  Plus is the running change just for Onslaught or all the Combaticons?

 

Optimus Maximus Team:  With the Battlecore Optimus Prime.  Going into this I was glad he wasn't the white Ultra Magus Repaint.  Where I'm glad they did a new head sculpt homage Star Convoy.  just to make it least feel different a tad.   While I will get at one point he won't be the priority buy per say.  His team on the other hand.  While I new they were coming up with G1 84 autobots as new combiner guys.  Seeing the actually  toy form reveal.  Really just brings it home in a way.  They look good especially Iron Hide who really needed the new toy.  The idea of doing characters they aren't combiners is a nice change pace. Which I'm glad Hasbro is willing to try.  Plus with the 84/85 guys from Sky Reign team.  You have a nice scale presence with the combiner limbs and the rest of the deluxes.  Where in g1 in seem like a crime that they toy wise the combiner limbs were always smaller then the main cars and jets.  Unlike their animation models. Play wise this just seem awesome.  Plus creativity wise you have combiner team vets dealing with new guys who aren't use to the tech.  So it shows bring sup new play ideas for this guys.  Granted I knew in few years we just went through generations version of Iron Hide, Prowl, Sunstreaker, and Mirage.  Its nice giving a new group of fans coming in the chance to get those characters and in way these our new gimmick since they combine unlike their generations which was transforming.  Lastly with Hot Rod seeing the Star Convoy homage with the head.  Makes Hot Rod's inclusion more impactful since he was a micromaster with Star Convoy so having a legends Hot Rod keeps homage going.

 

Sky Reign Team:  Hasbro here's is my money please take for exchange of product. Sly Lynx THAT IS JUST AWESOME.  No one saw that coming and they kept it so well hidden.  The update concept is pure win. From what we can tell focusing on the combine form of Sky Lynx for the main body and using the Lynx head for the combiner is brilliant.  Plus the fact he is few toys him or club have not touch in updates just make this sweeter.  I can't wait to get him.  Now his limb team.  I'm sucker for a good Smokescreen so I buy him in heart beat. With the limbs in general with updating older character as combiners.  The choice make sense mold wise and look good. With mold reuse and their popular character that want to keep active.  I can see the argument of some of them being too soon.  Mainly Trail Breaker but with going with what earlier its nice seeing them try new stuff with old characters and giving people a second chance with them.  Maybe the concept would have been look better ifold character chosen were all the ones used in G1 episode Masquerade.  Plus Wreck Gar gets some love with mini Wreck gar.

 

Sky Warp Leader: We got the trinity out of the way.  So yea.

 

Pipes:  We gets Pipes with an update.  Has Huffer head but still good.  I think this just leave 4 mini vechiles to get a small figure update with modern tooling.  Sea Spray, Outback, Hubcap, and Bumper Jumper.

 

Buzz Saw:  Were getting Buzz Saw first? Ok holding judgement until its confirm if he is stand alone or gimmick to go with an new Sound or the tease Blaster.

 

Chop Shop:  He's making a comeback.  Good choice on redeco for Shrapnel. Granted him being reuse begs the question.  Would Barrage be Bombshell redeco?

 

Mayhem Attack Squad:  The club final got me on  Figure Subscription stuff.  In the past while all the figure look great. and I wouldn't go wrong with getting them  But trying to balance what I really wanted justify expenditures.  I been normally just buying the one or two figure I really wanted from the subscription at Bigbadtoystore..  This year they got 5 of spot of stuff I can justify. I'm really loving this new combiner gimmick and their presenting five more figure with it.  With, Windsweeper, being a child hood toy favorite and target master for the 2 junior target master character. Really sells this plus add in this helps balance limp options for Decepticon side.  Oboy.  This just really seems great idea.  Plus for those who love the team idea on in the comics.  its just really good use of the Subscription idea.  The only thing that hurts it thou is two things.  Those who don't like the idea of non combiner being combiners and the club doing nother Spinister  3 to 4 years after previous Botcon version.  May not sit well.

 

G.I. Joes:  I would be more excited about these if I wasn't trying to phase out all my G. I. Joe toys. They look great. Marissa and Afterburner look good. Old Snake with Prime Soundwave as bats works great.  Plus we finally get the only human Arcee and Rhodimus.  Its stuff I will consider but not must buys per say given everything else that's coming out.  It really depends on the price on these.

 

Ramjet and SkyWarp: as the incentive and Club exclusive figures they look good.  Especially for those who want a good universe nod or continuing Armada homages.  So far it seems like good choice especially if the club plans to do armada Thundercracker in subscription or botcon toy.  what will break or make these toys is how the head fin is in vehicle mode.  robot mode looks but vehicle mold will tell.

 

Combiner War Hunters: Good seeing non stock toy images.  Defiently going to try to get them.

 

Female Combiner Team:  Victorion, like the name and the reveal comic art design.  Good we got confirmation what her components turn into.  Will probably get more infor about her at SDCC.

 

TITAN WARS:  Brain broke.  Too much joy overwhelming it. Blaster yes who might be battle station I can dig it.  Headmaster shuttle theirs so many ways go with that. Fort Max update.  Using new Metroplex body frame with retooling to match his IDW concept.  Add in Spike and Cerebros.  2016 going to be an epic year.


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:14 PM

Woo, Ramjet!

 

And I actually kinda like the Mayhem guys. They're not perfect, but then look at all the revisions they did for Tarantulas. 


 

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:24 PM

That picture of vehicle mode Vortex looks like Airwolf to me.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:28 PM

near as I can tell Buzzsaw is some kind of rugged smartphone.

 

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:29 PM

Buzzsaw feels vaguely Real Gear Robot-ish.


 

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:31 PM

I'm assuming that Buzzsaw's bizarre third buggy mode can be ridden by a Headmaster?

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:35 PM

Third mode?


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:42 PM

Yeah. Bird. Device. Roller-tank thing.

Seeing the big clear stock promotion pics of Buzzsaw Hasbro has now released and even more confused than before.

The bird mode is slightly better than I thought. But really odd apparently somewhat motivated by the other two modes. But the PDA/I-Device/Digital Recorder whatever and the ground-roller mode and the particulars of how it looks to be engineered just seems so very odd if there isn't a very particular idea/gimmick we don't know motivating it.

ZacWilliam, it's really bugging me. I assume it's Titan Wars motivated somehow. Like Prime's design at last Botcon was weird because we didn't know he was a torso. I want to know what's up.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:58 PM

Any confirmation whether or not Sky Lynx can split, per his original G1 self? I've been staring at this thing for a while and I can't figure it out one way or the other. I assume no, but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't. 



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:00 PM

 

Maybe the concept would have been look better ifold character chosen were all the ones used in G1 episode Masquerade. 

Not really. They don't combine in Masquerade in their Autobot forms. Complete Menasor and then think of him as the Autobots in disguise. 


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:02 PM

Buzzsaws drone tank gives me hope for a Ravage drone mode that looks like that random one off black drone...
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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:06 PM

Buzzsaws drone tank gives me hope for a Ravage drone mode that looks like that random one off black drone...

 

I kinda want his 3rd mode to just be his BW humanoid cat Ravage form cause I doubt we're ever getting one again.


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:06 PM

I actually really like the 1984 bots. They've been done before, and these are just repaints with new heads, but I like them. Something about them just looks inviting. I would reach for most of those before their previous CHUG versions. The only exception is Hound, because the Universe one is perfect.


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:11 PM

Buzzsaw's device mode really reminds me of an Android cellphone, maybe one made by Casio. Shockwave looks wonderful. I'm wondering how Bruticus will hold him.
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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:12 PM

Sky Lynx can not split. His two halves are screwed together and his neck joint utilizes both sections. If there's a way to make it work it's messy.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:15 PM

Im assuming Shockwave will have landing gear\weapon post ala Powerglide. Hasbro cant risk anything bigger than that...
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