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@  Waspinator : (21 August 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Thankfully, Dracula's castle didn't escape the eclipse this time.

@  Nevermore : (21 August 2017 - 09:41 PM)

In retaliation, President Trump threatens to nuke the moon.

@  Nevermore : (21 August 2017 - 09:40 PM)

This just in: ISIS claims responsibility for the eclipse.

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Which left like a hundred disappointed middle schoolers.

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Where I'm located got 95% eclipse. Which lacked a worthwhile climax. I really should have driven into it, but I planned on going to my science teacher wife's school thing that got cancelled last minute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 August 2017 - 03:44 PM)

I was considering trying to get the day off for it and driving down south to the US far enough that I could see the total eclipse, but after looking into it it seems like there's another total eclipse coming up in 2024 where the totality will be visible just 45 minutes south-west of me, so I figure I'll wait it out

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2017 - 03:30 PM)

don't worry, social media didn't.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2017 - 02:59 PM)

shoot... I forgot all about the eclipse.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2017 - 02:36 PM)

lewd

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2017 - 01:30 PM)

i wanted a peek at the sun's peak too.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 August 2017 - 01:02 PM)

Just caught a peak of the 'bitten' sun. COOL!!

@  Noideaforaname : (21 August 2017 - 12:46 PM)

I got my cereal box eclipse viewer ready. Hopefully these clouds part...

@  Dracula : (21 August 2017 - 09:44 AM)

well I'm supposed to be permanently sealed in a dimensional rift today so I've gotta stay on guard

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 09:38 AM)

Any of you nerds going outside today?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 August 2017 - 07:52 AM)

"Would have been?" Isn't he still on the Batgirl thing?

@  unluckiness : (21 August 2017 - 07:46 AM)

It probably wouldn't be worse but it sure would have been really samey to everything else he's done.

@  Paladin : (21 August 2017 - 06:42 AM)

i am still not convinced he could do a worse job with Batgirl than Bruce Timm already did.

@  Pennpenn : (21 August 2017 - 03:42 AM)

The thing to remember about Madman is that they are often more enthusiastic than they are reliable.

@  2017 : (21 August 2017 - 12:01 AM)

Yeah, I'm pretty surprised.

@  Maruten : (20 August 2017 - 10:13 PM)

This stuff I think. http://www.vulture.c...-hypocrite.html

@  Confuzor : (20 August 2017 - 10:05 PM)

The what now?

@  2017 : (20 August 2017 - 09:39 PM)

This news about Joss Whedon sure was a thing to wake up to.

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2017 - 06:59 PM)

To back up to the original question about Scramble City's existence in regards to the English-language cartoon continuity, the pack-in comic that came with the Australian DVD boxed set released by Madman did feature a timeline of events that included a point in history titles "Scramble City", so that comic may at least want us to "pretend" that Scramble City happened in the cartoon continuity. But then again, that same comic also used the Marvel Comics' asteroid crisis as the true reason for the Ark's launch, and included the Beast Wars as being unambiguously part of this timeline, so make of that comic's timeline what you will.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:16 AM)

And unlike Takara's JG1 that has been steadily evolving and passing itself down from writer to writer in more-or-less smooth transition, anyone going back now to Hasbro's G1 does feel a bit more like changing history rather than reviving or continuing it.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:11 AM)

Editors at Fun Pub didn't feel it was right to try to "fix" or otherwise change or alter other writers' works. Which is why everything Fun Pub-written became its own stream (Animated was written by the same creative team as the show, so it's one of the very few stories still set in its original continuity). So rather than write words into the original creative team's mouths, Wings only sought to offer one possible solution to the Constructicons weirdness.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2017 - 08:24 PM)

Too bad there weren't that many Wings stories. On the other hand, JG1 is still continuing with stories!

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:10 PM)

Wings is obviously not cartoon continuity, but is heavily indebted to it.

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Basically what my original point was that continuities based on the original cartoon but not actually a part of it have used what Pennpenn originally said.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:42 PM)

I get what you mean, but the wording is awful. It's not possible for Wings to "alter" or "destroy" something it was never part of, nor really interacted with.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:40 PM)

It didn't "alter the existing continuity". It's an entirely new one that left the cartoon's continuity exactly as it ever was.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 05:24 PM)

didn't it take the original cartoon continuity but change parts of it to make a new continuity? i said i'd have preferred it stayed within the original cartoon continuity instead of altering the existing continuity. thats what i would have done. stories would have been written around the existing stories.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 04:24 PM)

Wings can't "destroy it even further" when it was never the cartoon continuity in the first place.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:57 PM)

The problem is that it isn't really fixable without redoing it from the ground up. Or going into insane retcons and rewrites, which A) is about the same thing, and B) is kinda Takara's thing.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 03:22 PM)

I find its better to fix a broken continuity than to destroy it even further.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:06 PM)

The cartoon couldn't even stay consistent with the cartoon, so why worry when something else can't, either?

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I never connected with the whole "Wings is similar to the cartoon continuity but several things are different" thing they had going on. they should really have done it so that it stayed in continuity with the cartoon but focused on the off-screen events prior, during and after the cartoon stories.

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 10:42 AM)

Not like it's ever relevant anyway.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 10:00 AM)

I mean, it doesn't make sense otherwise, regardless of how official particular fiction is.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 09:57 AM)

Wings is officially not really cartoon continuity, though.

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 09:55 AM)

@Pennpenn: There is some fiction that does actually use the whole "they were rebuilt on Earth" explanation. The Fun Pub Wings stuff comes to mind.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 08:36 AM)

Oh absolutely

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 05:00 AM)

point is, the cartoon's continuity was hugged to begin with.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 03:53 AM)

My brain usually parses that as "Constructicons built him on contract or something so weren't evil then, and Megatron meant rebuilt in Heavy Metal War". Yeah it's a stretch, but whatever

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 03:16 AM)

Just like the evil constructicons built Megatron then turned good and then were robosmashed back to evil and then somehow built on Earth.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 August 2017 - 06:28 PM)

Though to be fair, Japanese continuity itself did not reconcile how Dinosaurer was destroyed in the 1980s and rebuilt in 2010 until the Unite Warriors manga of 2017.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 August 2017 - 05:45 PM)

Also, Scramble City has Trypticon in existence while the English version had Trypticon built in 2005 in season 3.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 August 2017 - 04:15 PM)

English and Japanese dubs of the cartoon are officially different continuities from each other, so...

@  Bass X0 : (18 August 2017 - 04:07 PM)

Is Scramble City canon or in continuity with the U.S. 80s Transformers cartoon despite not being dubbed?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Make it a link instead of just pasting the URL.

@  Evac : (18 August 2017 - 02:56 PM)

If I could post youtube links without them becoming videos in the box, I'd link to the "parrot singing 'Let The Bodies Hit The Floor'" video.


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#41 Spacewarp

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

Jim says he helped write Spacewarp's bit in there to keep her true to character.


 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:48 PM

Hmm...I'm a member but I never received a heads-up email.  I had to come to The Allspark to find out that TFSS 5.0 was live.  Still, I'm not sure if I want to commit to the full set of figures since I am only interested in Lifeline and Fractyl/Scorponok.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:55 PM

Jim says he helped write Spacewarp's bit in there to keep her true to character.

 

She had character?


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:11 PM

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:12 PM

I guess I could see Lifeline's forearms as long surgical gloves... But I'd prefer her to mimic Legends Arcee's deco there.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:25 PM

 

Jim says he helped write Spacewarp's bit in there to keep her true to character.

 

She had character?

 

Watch yourself. The Transwarp Blaster can cut through the fabric of spacetime.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:25 PM

Toxitron's backstory of being abandoned to die on the edge of the Sea of Rust reminds me of how the Optimus who was cloned into Universe Nemesis Prime was similarly left for dead on the edge of the Sea of Rust by Megazarak.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:32 PM

Toxitron's backstory of being abandoned to die on the edge of the Sea of Rust reminds me of how the Optimus who was cloned into Universe Nemesis Prime was similarly left for dead on the edge of the Sea of Rust by Megazarak.

 

Interesting connection to draw.

 

Hmm. Do you suppose this Toxitron, unlike Spacewarp, is most likely native to the Of Masters and Mayhem reality?


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:43 PM

 

 

Jim says he helped write Spacewarp's bit in there to keep her true to character.

 

She had character?

 

Watch yourself. The Transwarp Blaster can cut through the fabric of spacetime.

 

 

If she can't  handle the truth, she probably shouldn't be using such a weapon.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:47 PM

I love the fact that they removed all the yellow from Counterpunch, though it's kinda sad that poor Scorponok doesn't even get mentioned in Fractyl's bio.  


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:51 PM

I'm disappointed Scorponok doesn't even get a mention, but I guess if you know DoFP and BW that's all you need.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:01 PM

 

 

 

Jim says he helped write Spacewarp's bit in there to keep her true to character.

 

She had character?

 

Watch yourself. The Transwarp Blaster can cut through the fabric of spacetime.

 

 

If she can't  handle the truth, she probably shouldn't be using such a weapon.

 

She's a Decepticon. Their mantra is, "You are being deceived."



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:07 PM

Hm. If anybody would like to get rid of their Counterpunch, please let me know.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:10 PM

 

 

 

 

Jim says he helped write Spacewarp's bit in there to keep her true to character.

 

She had character?

 

Watch yourself. The Transwarp Blaster can cut through the fabric of spacetime.

 

 

If she can't  handle the truth, she probably shouldn't be using such a weapon.

 

She's a Decepticon. Their mantra is, "You are being deceived."

 

 

Ah, so that's why you think she's got character! Stop being deceived!


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:23 PM

I love the fact that they removed all the yellow from Counterpunch, though it's kinda sad that poor Scorponok doesn't even get mentioned in Fractyl's bio.  

 

I'm disappointed Scorponok doesn't even get a mention, but I guess if you know DoFP and BW that's all you need.

 

I'm guessing Scorponok's exclusion from the bio was to keep him out of whatever continuity Fractyl's bio puts him in (since it doesn't seem to be a pre-BW continuity), allowing Scorponok to be the pre-BW character he's meant to be.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:52 PM

Think of Toxitron's wearing an Autobot symbol as being like how Bizarro still wears some kind of Superman symbol.

Thing is though, we already HAD a Toxitron who was Bizarro, and he didn't wear "Superman's" symbol.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:56 PM

Man, that was a pretty quick subscription service preorder.  It's already telling me it's over.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:11 PM

Also being told that it's over. I really hope that's a technical glitch and it goes back online soon.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:14 PM

Yeah, they must be having issues again. I know, we're all shocked (even though I though those times were behind us). At least there's no pressure for TFSS ordering.

 

CP really got the short end of the stick on paint I feel, although it doesn't look like Fractyl has much detail either in robot mode, in this revised mockup. Seems to still have the teeth and some sort of wing deco though.

 

Scorponok finally getting a toy is kinda funny. His pre-BW form has actually been shown twice, and each time it was different (production related reasons), and now here's a third version. Just gonna mentally transpose this toy over the other two appearances and....done.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:18 PM

Still works for me... :hmm






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