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@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!


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Udon's Street Fighter comics — worth reading?


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#1 Spectre

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:29 AM

I'm a pretty big mark for Street Fighter, but have never picked up any of these books. They seem to have been consistently published for a while now, but are they any good? I've been enjoying GI Joe vs Street Fighter, and a new ongoing just started up, so I'm interested in picking up the older books too. Good/bad idea?



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:59 AM

I'm a pretty casual SF fan (or, rather, lapsed for many, many years) and just recently decided to check out the Udon books. I guess I like them, because I ended up grabbing everything and am still reading the current ongoing.

 

They're a little rough around the edges at times... I get a vague feeling occasionally of... disjointedness, or slightly clumsy storytelling, which kind of reminds me of early Image where you had a bunch of hot young artists figuring out how to write on the job. And I think at times I'm kind of in the dark because I don't have encyclopaedic and up-to-date knowledge of the full spectrum of SF lore. 

 

But I'd recommend them to a fan of the property. And it's mostly made up of pretty short series, so it's not a big investment to jump in at the beginning and see how you like it. 


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:42 PM

There have been some good stories. And there have been some bad stories too. I'm finding G.I. Joe vs. Street Fighter to be poor actually.  Jinx uses a Shoryuken which makes Ryu angry enough to almost give in to the satsui no hadou... Guile refuses to hit Zartan just because he morphed into Cammy before his eyes... And Bison is wearing a portable psycho drive which seems to be the source of his psycho power here... those three examples are bad portrayals of the Street Fighter characters. The writer clearly doesn't know how to write Street Fighter characters or just doesn't care.  As far as I know, the G.I. Joe (and Cobra) characters seem to be portrayed accurately.  I just hope the story moves away from the tournament setting soon though. 


Edited by Bass X0, 16 June 2016 - 03:29 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 02:01 PM

http://www.streetfig...m/comic/archive

 

Udon itself put what appears to be 12 issues' worth of the comic online for free reading in webcomic format. I figure that should be a good enough glimpse into the way they do things. 



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:08 PM

The current GI Joe crossover... I mean, it doesn't quite register on the Scioli Scale, but it's still clearly just a bunch of crazy fun that's not meant to be taken too seriously. I'm enjoying it, although I struggle to be okay with a Joe character winning a round. 


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#6 Wildwade

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:37 AM

SF VS GiJoe is pretty bollocks, but the main Udon series is harmless enough.  It's kind of like Dreamwave Transformers, except the fanwank and references aren't all right in your face like "REMEMBER THIS EPISODE OF THE CARTOON???"



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 12:37 PM

It's kind of like Dreamwave Transformers


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 01:38 PM

They almost always look good, but the story quality is pretty middling for the most part.  I actually like their little bit of Darkstalkers output far more.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 09:14 PM

They almost always look good, but the story quality is pretty middling for the most part.  I actually like their little bit of Darkstalkers output far more.


For me, their Darkstalkers comics felt like too much of a rehash of the 90s OVA.

Of course, that may just be because I wanted to see more characters other than Morrigan, Demitri, Felicia, and Donovan get focus. (I did appreciate the attention they gave Victor and Talbain, though)

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:46 AM

Having never seen the '90s OVA, just the awful American cartoon, I couldn't say.


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#11 Spectre

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:03 PM

Too bad. Plenty of opportunity for great storytelling within the SF mythos. 

 

Wonder if IDW is at all interested in snagging the license after the G.I. Joe X Street Fighter series. 



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:06 PM

Only if they brought the Udon artists along.  I don't really want anyone else touching it, artwise, at this point.  Udon just really needs to find better writers that somehow ALSO care about the games, not just one or the other.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:58 PM

Shit, I'd do it. 



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

Udon's current senior editor has been doing a really good job at alienating people on social media and with a few cover-related publicity stunts, so I've been avoiding the current crop of stuff.


Edited by The Magic Man, 23 June 2016 - 05:56 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 06:02 PM

The recent launch of the new ongoing would have been a great time to lure in a big name writer. (Feel free to replace "big name" with "better".)

 

Given that these are Street Fighter comics, I think for the most part the writing is fine, though it won't be winning Eisners obviously. But as I think I mentioned earlier it does sometimes feel... just a bit half-baked, or Bad Old Days Of Image-y.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 07:09 PM

Udon's current senior editor has been doing a really good job at alienating people on social media and with a few cover-related publicity stunts, so I've been avoiding the current crop of stuff.

 

Is it still Matt Moylan? 



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 12:28 AM

Yeah



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 03:14 PM

The senior editor's Ash Paulsen.  Matt Moylan's the production coordinator/director.  I've met Ash Paulsen a few times and he's a decent guy.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 02:41 PM

Ugh. Street Fighter X G.I. Joe #5 was seriously horrible.  Literally the worst most stupid Street Fighter fiction anyone anywhere has ever produced and sold for money. Even the Malibu Comics treated Street Fighter with more respect and seriousness. And the cover art quality is on par with or worse than the old "Look and Find" Street Fighter "Where's Waldo/Wally" rip-off.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:15 PM

Haven't read this issue yet, but given the tone of the series as a whole I'm wouldn't expect a great deal of "seriousness", I don't really think that's part of the crossover's mandate. 

 

The cover though is indeed absolutely hideous, and as far as I can tell, just in a pure "ugly art" way. 


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