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@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:15 AM)

I really enjoy the creative sub forums of TFW, though, like their kitbash and fan art forums. The creative forums have lots of talented, friendly people and is an active, supportive community.

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:13 AM)

Gotta agree with Evac... TFW has a lot of cool, talented people, but they're overwhelmingly outnumbered by unbearable neckbeards

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:20 PM)

I do enjoy the TFW podcast. and that subforum's usually very civil. It's the best place to actually talk about TFers there :D also the Radicons forum is ok if you just like looking at kitbash pr0n

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 PM)

There's some cool people on the site, thankfully. It's just the morons tend to outnumber them... Which is generally the rule on most forums thanks to the GIFT.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:17 PM)

In all honesty, the better parts of the site are the non-TF parts.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

yeah, and their love of 3p is just...i don't get it.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

TFW can be... literal with the rules sometimes. Like, a discussion about favorite human characters gets LOCKED if you mention Agent Fowler because "all Prime discussion belongs in the RiD forums".

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Also, as far as TFW's No Politics goes...it's nice in theory but then you end up with the current IDW stories that lean HEAVILY into politics and religion. I've had more than a few lengthy posts exploring the parallels between the IDW Decepticon movement and various real world socialist movements deleted because it was technically "politics." So hug 'em. I really only visit there these days to poke around the podcast subforum.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:45 PM)

My person canon is that the Quintessons created Cybertron as a factory to make the TFers as mechs, but they became self aware and they revolted. then Cybertronian society began to develop and the events of the revolt became mythologised as the stories of the Knights of Cyberton, the Thirteen, etc...real events that became the basis for religion, essentially.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

.... Wait I think those are actually ninjas

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Fact: Transformers are mammals. Fact: The purpose of a Transformer is to flip out and kill people

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Transformers are alien space robots from space.]

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

Transformers believe they were created by <X>, others believe they were created by <Y> and/or <Z>. There are lots of theories, disagreements but ultimately nobody knows for sure.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Squid robits build machines. Machines decide they had enough of that and kicked the squid robits off the planet. Everything's pretty chill for a while until machines get mad for dumb reasons and break the planet. THE END

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 04:22 PM)

Primus created Cybertron and The Thirteen. Then later, the Quintessons come to the planet they call Seibertron and use Primus' power; the plasma energy chamber to forge military robots Destrons and consumer robots Cybertrons. The Cybertrons and Destrons rise up and drive the Quintessons away but are unable to live in peace with each other. And so the Cybertron population become the Autobot army and the Destrons become Decepticons, with the Autobots renaming their planet Cybertron. Far far later still, bacteria that was present on the asteroid Primus imprisoned himself within has evolved into organic life within Cybertron...

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:35 PM)

But aside from the ending Trent and Siph made for them at FunPub, the 3H Wreckers comics kinda sucked.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

That's what the 3H Wreckers comics kind of did, actually.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 April 2017 - 03:30 PM)

So, what? The maker of the makers kinda thing?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My fanon is both the Quintesson and Primus origins. They're compatible.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I prefer the profile book/movie interpretation of the Quintessons, a race whose entire purpose is to capture and execute those who escape Unicron.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 02:03 PM)

I like the Quintesson origin partly because it's a twist on the robot revolution cliche, partly because of the irony of a people uniting against their own creators just to fall into endless civil war, and mostly because i just really like the Quintessons themselves.

@  Diecast : (27 April 2017 - 12:03 PM)

I preferred the Primus origin until it became the more common origin, fiction wise.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

Since the analogy to humans isn't perfect, it could also be interpreted as closer to "maternity ward."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I think the most unfortunately named Transformer in their society would probably be Hot Spot, which is like having a human named "Placenta."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Confusing, I bet.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

I wonder what everyday Transformer society is like where half the population are named after common objects and stuff...

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2017 - 10:53 AM)

I bet Gears hates this.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 AM)

Naturally occuring gears! (hey, if bugs can do it...)

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:00 AM)

They're both better than the Primus origin.

@  unluckiness : (27 April 2017 - 09:56 AM)

The Allspark sucks. I much prefer the quintessons origin.

@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc


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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

:I


 

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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.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 29 April 2016 - 08:25 PM.


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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.

Edited by Lukeblast, 29 April 2016 - 09:52 PM.


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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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