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@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 09:01 PM)

True, but IIRC Spike had more screen time during Costa's run.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 07:31 PM)

AHM deserves some of the blame for Spike, McCarthy was the one who made him the unlikeable army guy in the first place and had Optimus go 'Oh Spike, you're so manly, earth needs you. We should totally be best friends now!' 'No, it doesn't matter how hard you fought to save Earth or how many of your own kind were killed offpanel, we can never be friends with you so begone! Now, if you don't mind, I have a prisoner of war to drive about in and nurses to boink.'

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 06:05 PM)

AHM was bad, yeah, but I feel Costa was worse. Spike is the absolute worst character in the IDW comics, which really sucks since I like cartoon Spike.

@  Dracula : (27 March 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I haven't read AHM but as I understand it's very "story beats taken from Budiansky bios"

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 05:18 PM)

was referring more to how he was suspected of being a traitor in g1. and dreamwave. and 2001 rid. it was sarcastic, hence the :rolleyes  lol

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 05:10 PM)

Don't expect major events to be forshadowed.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:57 PM)

wow! what a twist! mirage is suspected of being a traitor! :rolleyes

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:49 PM)

yeah im only on issue 4 and its only been like 30 minutes since i started. lots of splash pages and very little dialog

@  unitremover : (27 March 2017 - 04:47 PM)

I read it for the first time about a year ago and my main problem with it was just how little content there seemed to be in the individual issues. I remember thinking that it took probably three issues before I felt like it had really delivered a "proper" issue's worth of story.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:33 PM)

id rather read about the galaxy-wide war than yet another story on earth. thats one of the things i loved about formerly r.i.d. but when they went back before combiner wars i lost interest. i read til all are one because of this.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 04:24 PM)

It's one of those stories that gets slightly better with age because you know that IDW comics recover, but at the time it was a massive step back, a complex universe where the war was being fought across the galaxy swept away offpanel and replaced by n episode of the cartoon with blood..And there's a fan character we were told we were going to love, inserted to lecture the Autobots.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 04:12 PM)

Its not a bad story really, but then I've read actual bad TF event stories by IDW that came later. There is one major turnabout that happens off panel with no explanation that should have been addressed better though.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:08 PM)

im about to start reading all hail megatron. wish me luck...

@  RC85747 : (27 March 2017 - 03:56 PM)

Bow to the evil unicorn

@  RichardT1977 : (27 March 2017 - 03:55 PM)

The G1 film had multiple good songs.

@  Dracula : (27 March 2017 - 03:37 PM)

he ain't the sharpest tool in the shed

@  Robowang : (27 March 2017 - 03:36 PM)

he's fat.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 March 2017 - 02:39 PM)

What do y'all think of Shrek?

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

Put down that chainsaw and listen to me! It's time for us to join in the fight!

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

At least the G1 film had one good song.

@  Boomhauer : (27 March 2017 - 01:27 PM)

I think I'd rather take neither, because ROTF being awful doesn't magically make the G1 Film stop being terrible.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 12:56 PM)

I'll take a children's movie where everyone talks like Wreck-Gar over a children's movie that has dog sex, masturbation, drugs, golden showers and enemy scrotum.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Oh-ee-yay! Talespin!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Superman.....

@  Sabrblade : (27 March 2017 - 09:27 AM)

"I... am not... a gun."

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Another great 90's animated film is, of course, The Iron Giant.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Another thing I liked about The Prince of Egypt was that it explained (without even having to say it outright) why Moses was chosen to deliver the Israelites from Egypt. Someone who had been raised among the slaves would have had too much bitterness and would want to go in throwing the wrath of God on all the Egyptians (or at least the royal family) until they all burned alive. But Moses had been raised as a member of the royal family, so he still thought of them as family. He wanted to reach a peaceful solution if at all possible.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:04 PM)

"I know! I'll turn him into a flea. A harmless little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then put that box inside of another box, and when it arrives - AHAHAHA! I'LL SMASH IT WITH A HAMMAH! It's brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT, I tell you! Genius, I say!"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:03 PM)

Hell, The Emperor's New Groove is easily the funniest animated film ever. Disney managed to do what Dreamworks tried to do, and they did it right.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

None of their "funny" movies are anywhere near as funny as Aladdin or The Emperor's New Groove.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Its a pity Dreamworks devolved into a company that churned out "funny" films filled with pop culture references.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:00 PM)

(also at the end of that scene, the camera pans up from the Egyptian skyline to the night sky and the most prominent constellation is Orion. Which the Egyptians associated with Osiris)

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

Yeah I give them full credit for treating the Last Plague with all the solemness it deserves.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

It freed the Israelites, but Moses sure hated seeing what it did to his brother and all the normal non-slave owning people who didn't do anything wrong to the Israelites.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:58 PM)

And it actually portrays God murdering children as a tragic thing, something most other adaptations disturbingly don't do.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

So that what He told Moses becomes, "I'll lay the smackdown on Egypt, but I should warn you it's only gonna make Rameses dig in his heels more until I have no choice but to break him fully."

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:56 PM)

It also describes the "hardening of the Pharoah's heart" as his natural reaction to the plagues rather than an intentional mental override by God.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:54 PM)

Hell, it actually portrays the Plagues as something that's bad and treats most of the Egyptian people as not deserving that shit. "All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride" and all that.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I'm a Christian, but Prince of Egypt is one of the few religious movies I'll willingly watch, because it's actually good instead of being self-rightous preachy nonsense, batshit crazy propaganda or schmaltzy trash. It also has a great soundtrack with music that I actually put up there with some of Disney's best stuff.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:45 PM)

Dreamworks's best movies will always be the Dragons movies and The Prince of Egypt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

Usually I'm willing to give animated films a go, but I have to agree this looked pretty terrible and I had no desire to see it

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

So it's the new "Bee Movie?"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:16 PM)

Calling it now: it'll be a meme in ten years.

@  Paladin : (26 March 2017 - 02:07 PM)

every single person who said "yes" to BOSS BABY should be smacked. repeatedly. with adamantium.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 06:02 AM)

Yeah, I don't sync my Twitter since it's irrelevant to a TF forum and sometimes NSFW.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 06:00 AM)

Ah, okay. I... don't know if that's a good idea or not. I post a lot of cats.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:50 AM)

I believe it will auto post anything you put on Twitter/Facebook to the Status section on the main forum page?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:41 AM)

And I totally miss Krispy Kreme. I mean, they're still around here, but nowhere I don't have to go well out of my way for any more. =(

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:40 AM)

"i think you can sync profiles from both to this site." Not clear on what that means.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

:D I'm glad I have people and sheep who are willing to eat doughnuts for me.


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#7121 Vexwing

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:53 AM

Clearly they should have replaced the Trypticon picture with the bald German man.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:56 AM

trypticon teaches us all how not to be seen

You know, I'm starting to think this is all a Jedi-level marketing choice and Hasbro uses copy like this because they know one in every ten of these things will become a wiki meme someday....



#7123 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:55 AM

So, I've never owned Trypticon before. Seeing the new one led me to look up a review or two of the original on YouTube.

 

 

After watching this, I can honestly say that I am quite alright with "G1 but with slight improvements." Again, that's coming from someone who didn't own the original.

 

I can do without the loud battery-powered rotating turrets (maybe something you turn manually would be nice) and walking, but the fact this one seems to have interiors (something Fort Max is seriously lacking in) is a nice replacement to me. Have the ramps fold up into the sides instead of being removed, and I'm not sure there's much I'd want to change overall beyond articulation.

 

I'd say "yeah, bring on TR Trypticon," except the last two cities have been a little lacking in one way or another compared to their G1 counterparts, even while improving in other areas. With that in mind, I can honestly say "G1 but bigger" wouldn't be the worst thing here.

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:03 AM

 

 

Anyway, I swear I read that the Beast Wars Generations toys had performed poorly compared to expectations and that we shouldn't expect lots more of them in future.

I can't believe people didn't like Slendercheetah and Wrong Colors Dinobot.

 

 

That was Universe, though. Generations Beast Wars were the good ones: Rhinox, Rattrap, and Waspinator.

 

Rattrap and Tankor embarrassed Hasbro in front of the progressive press by choking the Grrl Power wave out of stores after they went through all the effort to hype it.  That won't be easily forgotten.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:38 AM

I'm not aware that happened, but if "the progressive press" are bitching about toy distribution, then we've hugging won as a fandom.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:14 AM

I didn't know the press kept track of these things. Huh.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:15 AM

*citation needed*

#7128 Vexwing

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:17 AM

FAKE NEWS! VERY DISHONEST!


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#7129 Dracula

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:20 AM

Hasbro is a failing corporation that has lost its way. Its distribution is a mess and its profits are at an all-time low. Sad!


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:54 PM

New pics are up at IGN.

 

Full-Tilt with titan master Wipe Out head!

 

Okay, I'm excited for this again.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:54 PM

I knew he'd be a Headmaster!

So the head is named Necro but looks like Wipe-Out?

Edited by Thylacine 2000, 17 February 2017 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:03 PM

That is probably the coolest that Trypticon's 1986 Battle Station mode has ever looked!


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#7133 Dracula

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:05 PM

That is probably the coolest that Trypticon's 1986 Battle Station mode has ever looked!

 

It has tiny wings! IT'S A

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:08 PM

Full-Tilt combines with the main gun now. 


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#7135 Chip

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:09 PM

The clear tummy full of eaten Autobots is a neat idea.

Do we get a giant $150 repaint geared around turning Necro into Tailgate?

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:09 PM

(Sees the new pics and reveals)

OUCH MY WALLET

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:12 PM

He looks amazing.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:13 PM

Aw man, why do I even have that old Wipe-Out?????

 

STUPID OLD WIPE-OUT



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:17 PM

For some reason it's the TM eating that sells me on this soooo much.

-ZacWilliam, I mean the toy and Full-Tilt look awesome but that gimmick just puts it over the top.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:28 PM

Glad that Full Tilt is a Headmaster. The Wipeout Titanmaster is very cool.

Trypticon's clear tail area finally makes sense with TM eating and space shipping.




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