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@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

I'm genuinely amused/impressed, even if it wasn't intentional.

@  Benbot : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

That's a lot of shouting

@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Wow, Bass, your post took up the entire Shoutbox exactly without being over/under a line.

@  ShadowMan024 : (01 March 2017 - 02:36 PM)

The best Marvel issue is, was, and always will be Decepticon Graffiti. The Battlechargers are awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (01 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

ReGeneration was criticised for being too slow paced and drawn out way too long, yet the Decepticon leaders are introduced and dispatched just to tick the box that they made an appearance. I also preferred the single stand alone stories from the original Marvel comics instead of each issue having like four different plots running through it, which didn't make for satisfying reading IMO. If a writer is writing for a trade, don't release individual issues. I also thought the artwork was poor - before, the Marvel comics tried to have the best artwork they could at the time, whereas now they were intentionally limiting themselves to appear "retro", and it shows. The pacing was the worst though, some characters just stand around doing nothing to progress their part of the story, like Shockwave's segments. In contrast, compare any six consecutive issues from the Marvel comics and a whole lot more happens than in RG1. Furman also fell into his pattern of wasting space world building and pointless scenes when the story had to end at #100.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:10 PM)

Even then, Furman's material never really had a huge toy-push aspect to it, other than "here's new character!"

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Considering it was a wrap-up for a story whose toyline had ended anyway, I feel like it worked out well enough. I mean, the last major iteration did play an important part in things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:04 PM)

New comics didn't need to shill any toys at all...so there wasn't any push to do weird and different things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:03 PM)

The big problem is that stuff like the old comics were produced under the idea of shilling toys...which ultimately resulted in a lot of the weirdness people remember

@  Rycochet : (01 March 2017 - 02:01 PM)

He was hired to write an exercise in nostalgia and that's what he produced.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Speaking of Marvel, finally read the rest of ReGeneration One, thanks to a Comixology sale. I... don't understand the hate.

@  lastmaximal : (28 February 2017 - 09:09 PM)

Works for some, not all. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Trademark

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Yeah, making it "Autobot X" seems to be their way of getting around many of those issues with overly generic terms

@  Rycochet : (28 February 2017 - 08:41 PM)

Hasbro would just call the toys Marvel's Thunderstrike or Autobot/Decepticon Thunderstrike.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 08:19 PM)

D.C. owns Bumblebee and they've made toys of her, so if a Mattel licensee can share names with a TF...

@  Telly : (28 February 2017 - 07:42 PM)

doesnt marvel own that? i know theyve got the comic character, not sure about the name for toys though. there ever been a thunderstrike figure? would it even be in the same area as a tf name?

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:38 PM)

You know, "Thunderstrike" would actually be a pretty kickass TF name! Surprised it's never been used!

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:27 PM)

Thunderstruck.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:25 PM)

How about Thunderblust? http://gatherer.wiza...iverseid=157411

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:23 PM)

Or Shockburninator, who turns into a satellite and a dragon.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Burninationblastatron

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

It's Thunderblast, but she turns into a wingaling dragon instead of "transforming" into a boat.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Thunderburninator.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:20 PM)

You need to get "blast" in there somewhere

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 11:26 AM)

THATCH-ROOF COTTAGEEEEEEEEES

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2017 - 03:06 AM)

Only if the packaging looks like a thatch-roofed cottage.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 09:27 PM)

They need to make a dragonbot named "Burninatron."

@  BlackMax : (27 February 2017 - 09:15 PM)

I find upcoming Last Knght's Steelbane sexy. A very Skyrim name for a giant robot who is also a dragon? Be still my heart.

@  MEDdMI : (27 February 2017 - 06:24 PM)

I never found most Hollywood heartthrobs sexy, even if they were around my age. I think I knew even back then that the char they play doesn't reflect how the actor really looks/behaves.

@  Rycochet : (27 February 2017 - 06:11 PM)

The only thing I've seen with Megan Fox in is the Jonah Hex movie... She was bad, but everyone and everything was bad.

@  RichardT1977 : (27 February 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Modern western culture, ladies and gentlemen...

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:50 PM)

Ha! You can't fool a true Z-block afficionado like me! That's actually an S-block viewed from behind!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 February 2017 - 04:36 PM)

*unveils a Tetris Z-Block in moody lighting* Not at aaaaall?

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM)

That would be silly.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Because I definitely wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Am I the only straight male Nintendo fan who was never strangely aroused by the Tetris Z-block?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Her acting makes her come across as a living Pat Lee illustration.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:27 PM)

No. No, you're not.

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 01:26 PM)

And am I the only straight male Transformers fan who never found Megan Fox attractive?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:21 PM)

Especially since she's the same age as my parents.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:19 PM)

It's like I instinctually knew that by the time I watched the movies, it'd be weird since IRL she was way older than me.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:18 PM)

Am I, like, the only straight male Star Wars fan who never had a thing for Leia?

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Call the police!

@  Paladin : (27 February 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Kubo got robbed. TWICE.

@  Lazy Garou : (27 February 2017 - 08:10 AM)

god! Thrawn is awesome.he's got super detective skills!

@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.


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#21 Walky

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:32 PM

For those of us who are not current members and have not done a TFSS previously, how much do they charge for S&H?  Is it charged up front or doled out as they go?

 

Mine was $47.70 for Priority 2-day, the cheaper option of the two.

 

And of course there's the $5 online processing fee.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:33 PM

I like Counterpunch's bio alright, but I was hoping for something like those Silver Age stories where wacky super-science splits up Superman and Clark Kent into two people.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:35 PM

Next, Megatron faces a delicious birthday cake and winning the lottery.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:38 PM

I think Counterpunch should come with a voice box G2 type deal where he screams "Noooooooooo!" like Vader.

Marvel Universe: Transformed Forever archived in it's #80 in a four issue limited series phase.

 


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:45 PM

For those of us who are not current members and have not done a TFSS previously, how much do they charge for S&H?  Is it charged up front or doled out as they go?

 

 I chose the USPS option rather than FedEx. For me, shipping came out to about $8 and change per figure (not counting #7). The first payment (if in installments) is charged up front (as, obviously, is it if you're paying all at once), while the other two payments are later. Shipping is evenly divided among all payments, so each payment should be identical to the other two (of three total).



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:46 PM

I like Counterpunch's bio alright, but I was hoping for something like those Silver Age stories where wacky super-science splits up Superman and Clark Kent into two people.

Well the unfortunate part is that we'd then feel cheated that we're not getting the Punch figure, even though it would mean paying a premium price for more-or-less the same exact toy in the same exact colors. And because this is the end of Fun Pub's offerings, it also means we'd have to miss out on something else, probably Fractyl or Lifeline. I like them way too much to want Punch to take either one's place.



#27 Blacknife

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:48 PM

Thats the Punch line?

Marvel Universe: Transformed Forever archived in it's #80 in a four issue limited series phase.

 


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:50 PM

I just want Fractyl/Scorponok, so if anybody's splitting up their sets...

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:20 PM

I like Counterpunch's bio alright, but I was hoping for something like those Silver Age stories where wacky super-science splits up Superman and Clark Kent into two people.

Well the unfortunate part is that we'd then feel cheated that we're not getting the Punch figure, even though it would mean paying a premium price for more-or-less the same exact toy in the same exact colors. And because this is the end of Fun Pub's offerings, it also means we'd have to miss out on something else, probably Fractyl or Lifeline. I like them way too much to want Punch to take either one's place.

That's all very true, but people were already wanting a CW Punch when this figure was announced, and I'm sure this bio won't appease all of them. At the end of the day, it just comes down to the fact that Hasbro made a Counterpunch head, and didn't make a Punch for some reason. (I'm assuming they didn't, otherwise FunPub wouldn't have just left it alone.)

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:25 PM

Meh, I would prefer Spacewarp being a native Mini-Con rather than a downsized dimension-hopper.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:26 PM

 

 

I like Counterpunch's bio alright, but I was hoping for something like those Silver Age stories where wacky super-science splits up Superman and Clark Kent into two people.

Well the unfortunate part is that we'd then feel cheated that we're not getting the Punch figure, even though it would mean paying a premium price for more-or-less the same exact toy in the same exact colors. And because this is the end of Fun Pub's offerings, it also means we'd have to miss out on something else, probably Fractyl or Lifeline. I like them way too much to want Punch to take either one's place.

That's all very true, but people were already wanting a CW Punch when this figure was announced, and I'm sure this bio won't appease all of them. At the end of the day, it just comes down to the fact that Hasbro made a Counterpunch head, and didn't make a Punch for some reason. (I'm assuming they didn't, otherwise FunPub wouldn't have just left it alone.)

 

 

Pretty much. I think the idea behind Counterpunch's bio was "How to make this a compelling thing in its own right?" It was never going to satisfy as a replacement for a true Punch/Counterpunch, but of all the possible things they could have done with the character as a singular entity, I think this was a pretty good approach.

 

But, like, that's just my opinion, man. 



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:33 PM

Okay, I can see Scorponok a bit better in that adjusted deco now.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:37 PM

Yay, Spacewarp is the right gender!


 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:39 PM

Signed on for the whole thing, installment-style with FedEx. Could've paid all at once, but that would've made the next 2-3 weeks kinda shaky. And since the Post Office carriers will only leave packages when someone's in the apartment office to receive them and FedEx couriers will drop them at my door if I'm not home, that's the obvious choice for me.

 

Oh my GOD am I bouncing with joy at the Pretender Megatron. And it's going to be over a year until I get it. ;_;

 

EDIT: ALso, it's good that we're getting ~three~ new female characters in here, and also cool that Spacewarp is colored like SG Astrotrain.


Edited by BlackMax, 29 April 2016 - 06:49 PM.

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#35 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:48 PM

Signed on for the whole thing, installment-style with FedEx. Could've paid all at once, but that would've made the next 2-3 weeks kinda shaky. And since the Post Office carriers will only leave packages when someone's in the apartment office to receive them and FedEx couriers will drop them at my door if I'm not home, that's the obvious choice for me.

 

Oh my GOD am I bouncing with joy at the Pretender Megatron. And it's going to be over a year until I get it. ;_;

 

Since FunPub HAS to ship everything out by December 31st (a mere 8 months away), I'm not sure how you're going to have to wait over a year....



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:08 PM

 
EDIT: ALso, it's good that we're getting ~three~ new female characters in here, and also cool that Spacewarp is colored like SG Astrotrain.

Not exactly. Spacewarp is a version of the Universe 2003/Unicron Trilogy character, dimension jumped to G1. And Lifeline is implicitly a version of one of the many Paradron Medics in the original cartoon.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:11 PM

Also Quickslinger's a version of someone that's been around since 2005.


 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:12 PM

"Displaced explorer" certainly could mean she's crossed dimensions, but I don't see anything explicit about her having been downsized, or that she's from Universe/UT. 


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:41 PM

Not a fan of Lifeline's arm deco at all.  That doesn't look good to me.

 

The rest is great, but her arms... :puke

 

Make them like Arcee's just with green gauntlets.




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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:43 PM

So do Megatron and Spacewarp play 7 Minutes In Heaven when in their shared Pretender shell?  ;)  :D  :)






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