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@  RichardT1977 : (23 August 2019 - 11:10 AM)

Morthrax in season 1, Morthrey in season 2 (and I spelled them phonetically; I don't know the official spellings)

@  Paladin : (23 August 2019 - 10:48 AM)

*WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?!?!?!*

@  Sabrblade : (23 August 2019 - 09:22 AM)

MARTHAAAAAAAA!!

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 August 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Martia, Martia, Martia!

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 August 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Mor-taxian actually or Motheren, I forget.

@  Pennpenn : (23 August 2019 - 03:40 AM)

They're from Maritius?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 August 2019 - 07:13 PM)

AK AK AKAKAK

@  RichardT1977 : (22 August 2019 - 07:08 PM)

He's a MARTIAN!

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 August 2019 - 02:35 AM)

No changes with me. To life immortal.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:13 PM)

A French version named Eht Reht. Oh wait...

@  wonko the sane? : (21 August 2019 - 11:07 AM)

The most dangerous words in the english language: "I have money..."...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2019 - 04:43 AM)

Zombie version, Hot Rot.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:58 AM)

A chef version named Hot Pot.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:57 AM)

Does that hold true for the accent of any British Allsparkers here?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:56 AM)

I was reading some GoBots + Transformers discussion on Twitter and saw a British user point out that "BuggyMan" can sound like "boogeyman".

@  Otaku : (20 August 2019 - 11:28 PM)

@Sabrblade Part of me wishes I had purchased the coffee cup with that comic when it was for sale.  The rest of me knows I didn't have the money for it. XD

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2019 - 07:59 PM)

That's the Superdeformers version. He uses the MacGuffix to warm up his coffee.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 07:56 PM)

A bodybuilder version named Hot Bod.

@  unluckiness : (20 August 2019 - 07:43 PM)

A psychedelic-colored repaint named Pot Rod

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 August 2019 - 07:42 PM)

Runner-up dumb idea: A Bizarro-like clone of Hot Rod named Not Rod.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 August 2019 - 06:25 PM)

One of the dumbest TF ideas I ever had: Hot Rod (by whatever means) produces a son, who is named "Go-Cart".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:06 PM)

In its current form, DS9 is eventually going to fade from the public consciousness. Even on modern top-of-the-line displays, those old SD masters look like trash, and there's only so long younger generations will be able to stomach them. I can only imagine how they'll look when everyone has ultra-short throw projectors casting 120" images on their walls

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:05 PM)

It's definitely offputting, but Trek is one property I'd be willing to hold my nose and open my wallet for. I care far more about DS9 being available in the long-term, and for future generations, than my distaste for corporate greed

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:39 PM)

'Pay up now and fund this remaster we'll be able to profit from for decades, as this will be your only chance to get that show you like on BluRay... Until the superdeluxe re-release with even more stuff and a metal box.'

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:14 PM)

Stuff they're intending to remaster anyway for their streaming service would become crowdfunding projects.

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:09 PM)

I love DS9, but there is something offputting about giving money direct to Viacom for a project like this, probably because it would set a bad precedent. Given how moneygrubbing they are, it would quickly become their go-to solution for any old show they want remastered rather than dipping their hands in their own deep pockets.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 02:48 PM)

A crowdfunding probably wouldn't be that outrageous. The DS9 Documentary "What We Left Behind" that was recently released on blu-ray managed to raise nearly $650,000 on IndieGoGo. Imagine how much fans might contribute if it were guaranteed the remaster would happen provided the goal was reached.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 04:10 AM)

Let me call on my friend Dr Rockso, the Rock 'n Roll Clown. (He does cocaine.)

@  Nutjob R/T : (20 August 2019 - 12:48 AM)

New crowdfunding project: We need to get enough nose candy for the Paramount execs to keep 'em up long enough to get DS9 squeezed out

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:54 PM

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Star’s Cityneon secures rights to use Transformers brand

Star Media Group Bhd’s Cityneon Holdings Ltd has secured the rights to use the Transformers brand, which is a major international household name in the entertainment world.

 
 

PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Bhd’s Cityneon Holdings Ltd has secured the rights to use the Transformers brand, which is a major international household name in the entertainment world.

The Singapore-listed Cityneon said on Wednesday its unit Dayspring Entertainment Pte Ltd had sealed an agreement with Hasbro, Inc. and Hasbro International, Inc. relating to the Transformer brand.

Under the agreement, Dayspring has the exclusive rights to use the Transformers brand for the development, staging, production, promotion, and advertisement of the exhibits.

Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan). The first exhibition is expected to be opened in 2016.

“Dayspring is also able to develop and manufacture merchandises based on the exhibits, and the right to advertise and sell such merchandises at the identified venues. The exclusive right is for period until June 30, 2023,” it said.

This follows Cityneon’s success in securing the rights to provide exhibition services of characters from comic book giant Marvel earlier this year.

On Sept 30, Cityneon, which is a leading provider of solutions for interior architecture, experiential environment, events and exhibitions, completed a S$21mil (RM59mil) deal with Philadelphia Investments Ltd to acquire the entire share capital of Victory Hill.

Victory Hill holds the rights to operate, market and promote the Marvel exhibits for display in museums and science centres or other similar venues.

Iconic Marvel characters include the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America, which were popularised by the movie The Avengers.

Separately, Victory Hill Exhibitions chief executive officer and president Ron Tan said the group is honoured to be able to partner with Hasbro for the global rights to launch the Transformers experience in different parts of the world.

“We have witnessed how both Transformers movies 3 and 4 grossed more than us$1bil (RM4.4bil) in its tickets sales globally, as well as the reception towards the Transformers franchise by all age groups and in all corners of the world.”

On the reason for the acquisition of Victory Hill, Cityneon had said earlier this year that it had “always been hunting for interesting and complementary plays to add to its business mix”.

“Other than increasing our global footprint and diversifying our revenue streams, the board is convinced that the acquisition of Victory Hill will bring us to a new level of providing exhibition services and add significant value to our global offering,” said non-executive chairman Lew Weng Ho in a statement in April.

 


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:58 PM

 


Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan).

 

Well that's odd.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:59 PM

 

 


Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan).

 

Well that's odd.

 

The Children's Museum exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana that the Allspark covered a while back.

 

That's got to be the exclusion reason, plus TakaraTomy in Japan.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:03 PM

...Ooookay.  Are they using "convention" and "exhibition" interchangeably here?  And Indianapolis is excluded?

 

Huh.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:03 PM

Oh. That makes sense.

 

In any case it kinda-sorta makes sense that this might be related to Cybertron Con? Most of these things aren't really cons, though.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:07 PM

http://www.thestar.c...rand/?style=biz

 

“Dayspring is also able to develop and manufacture merchandises based on the exhibits, and the right to advertise and sell such merchandises at the identified venues. The exclusive right is for period until June 30, 2023,” it said.

 

I wonder what this entails exactly.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:13 PM

I wonder what any part of this means. I feel like I'm trying to read spaghetti.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:14 PM

If this means the end of BotCon and the TCC, then I think we as fans have lost a lot.  As surely these exhibitions will be catered to a much broader audience.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:21 PM

If this means the end of BotCon and the TCC, then I think we as fans have lost a lot.  As surely these exhibitions will be catered to a much broader audience.

 

Randy

It would be an impressive dick move for Hasbro to go, "We're going to work together closer than ever!  Look at all this cool early stuff you can use!  By the way, we're yanking your license next year kthnxbye!"


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:28 PM

 

If this means the end of BotCon and the TCC, then I think we as fans have lost a lot.  As surely these exhibitions will be catered to a much broader audience.

 

Randy

It would be an impressive dick move for Hasbro to go, "We're going to work together closer than ever!  Look at all this cool early stuff you can use!  By the way, we're yanking your license next year kthnxbye!"

 

 

I think a global deal with a big company like CityNeon has little concern about any improved cooperation between the Hasbro Transformers Team and Fun Publications.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:39 PM

That said, it looks like Cityneon is only acting through Victory Hill, which specializes in exactly what they say up there - exhibitions like Avengers Station.  So I'm back to thinking this probably doesn't actually cross over Botcon territory any more so than Transformers The Ride did with Evac.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:42 PM

Yeah, it sounds like it's more exhibition stuff like the Museum exhibit and not Botcon type stuff.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:57 PM

 

 

 


Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan).

 

Well that's odd.

 

The Children's Museum exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana that the Allspark covered a while back.

 

That's got to be the exclusion reason, plus TakaraTomy in Japan.

 

As a resident of Indianapolis, this has me totally confused.  Why would the Children's Museum's exhibit of Transformers have anything to do with a show/convention?  This makes little sense to me.  I look forward to more clarification in the future. 



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:58 PM

Yeah, I'm not seeing any real overlap. I suspect Botcon's safe.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

If BotCon and the TCC are gone due to this agreement, it's we as fans who have really lost out.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

You said that, almost verbatim, with a couple more words added on the end on the previous page. You also have ties to Fun Publications, and aren't exactly an impartial party.​ please disregard

 

That said, I do agree with you. I don't think any replacement would be quite as ambitious within the limitation of retools and redecoes with the occasional ridiculous tooling expense, and many aspects of the media they produce are extremely enjoyable.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

Is there not room for both? Convention and exhibit are not the same things.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:19 PM

First, why is this announcement tied to the name "Cybertron Con"?  That name isn't mentioned in the press release.

 

Second, it sounds like an entirely different sort of thing than Botcon.  I doubt it has any impact.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:20 PM

You said that, almost verbatim, with a couple more words added on the end on the previous page. You also have ties to Fun Publications, and aren't exactly an impartial party.

What ties are you referring to?  If being friends with people who work from FunPub is "ties to Fun Publications" then a lot of us have ties to them.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:22 PM

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