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@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.


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#1 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 01:54 PM

No spoilers in my post  EDIT: But we can post them with spoiler tags, this series has a years exclusivity with Netflix.

 

What an awesome series this was, I loved every minute of it and got a bit nostalgic for my childhood era. It conjured memories of my family getting our first VHS (and our first video was Watership Down) and of the first comic I subscribed to through the newsagents: Transformers.

 

Oh what the pit, here's a trailer.

 

 

First eight minutes:

 


Edited by Whirl Maximus, 07 August 2016 - 04:33 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:08 PM

the series is perfect. Everything is so well done.


A persistent predator is always alert!awake! focused! and Zzzz.....

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:08 PM

Only one thing disappointed me, but it's a spoiler.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:18 PM

Spoiler

 

This show is

Pretty.

Good.

 

Seriously, it's captivating and mysterious. The kids are all terrific. This show calls to mind everything that was cool about 80's horror and replaces all of the terrible writing and acting of that era with drama that is very well composed and performed. I can't praise it enough.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:36 PM

I've got two eps to go on this, loving it.

Its all a bit cliched imo, but I guess that's the point since its all referencing 80s shows and movies.

 

Seriously, it's captivating and mysterious. The kids are all terrific. This show calls to mind everything that was cool about 80's horror and replaces all of the terrible writing and acting of that era with drama that is very well composed and performed. I can't praise it enough.

Dammit I tried to quote you and it revealed the spoiler. :( At least its vague enough that I don't know the exact details.

It feels like a Steving King miniseries, but they were all pretty terrible weren't they? So yeh I agree its a great improvement on those.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 06:07 PM

Aww, crap. This is a Calrissian-esque betrayal, isn't it? Sorry about that, man.

 

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If it helps, it's not at all relevant to the plot. Sometimes you scratch your head at the decision making of a few characters, but it's the kind of stuff good writers can use to drive a narrative.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:38 PM

You slimy double crossing no good swindler 😂
Spoiler
Great show though.

Edited by BlitzwingHaz, 07 August 2016 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:37 PM


 
 
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:35 PM

Recommended to me by a friend but first and second ep was too slow for me. Then another friend said keep watching so watched third, fourth, fifth then finished it all.

It's good but, man, violence. I looked up an article interview with the creators and it answered all my questions about the deaths and choices and ending.

Edit - oh, I sometimes thought the main kid looked girly and the little girl looked boyish and they should switch, hahahahaha.

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 07 August 2016 - 10:37 PM.

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:48 PM

why switch? don't enforce the binary Fero... remember there is a near-infinite line of measurable space between 0 and 1 ... these may be a pair of 0.5s ;)



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:40 PM

Spoiler

 

Spoiler

 

Recommended to me by a friend but first and second ep was too slow for me. Then another friend said keep watching so watched third, fourth, fifth then finished it all.

It's good but, man, violence. I looked up an article interview with the creators and it answered all my questions about the deaths and choices and ending.

 

I might be desensitized. As horror goes, I thought this was tame by comparison. Which is something I was very grateful for. The gratuitous and often, uh, gooey nature of the genre turns me off quickly. Stranger Things hits that sweet spot for me by being enough of all the necessary things for this kind of story without being too much of them.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:39 PM

Well, for me, it was the violence related to Eleven, especially the ending. But perhaps it's referencing 80's Firestarter, ala so sweet yet yikes.

I confused Eleven for a boy at first but I think that was a point for a while.

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:06 PM

May also have been related to the movie Altered States (1980).


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:50 PM

This series spoke directly to my soul! It was pretty tough for the Bride and I to space out our watching of it over a week. We really wanted to binge.

 

Also I am a non-nostalgic fan of old-school D&D so it was pretty cool to see the various game materials. I have a few of those old yellow Grenadier miniature boxes, as well as the DUNGEON! board game you see in a box in one scene. 


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:35 PM

Spoiler
Great show though.

 

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Hopefully it gets a second season.  I really enjoyed the 80s feel everything had... even down to little details like how on-screen fonts dissolve in the title sequence.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:45 PM

Spoiler

 

I've rewatced a couple key sequences and have my own ideas about that.

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 10:53 PM

The only stretch for me was how would an 11yo boy know anything about putting make-up on a girl?

 

 

He had an older sister, I would think it wouldn't be tough to pick up the basics.


 
 
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:06 PM

Speaking of knowing things, their teacher was so cool. They even had his home phone (bros before water hose). Glad his case wasn't like the other cool guy, the cook guy.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:15 PM

I just finished this. It was amazing. It was great.

Only issues is I feel we saw too much of the monster inside the school and that took the terror away and moved the series into hokey sci fi.

Weird how Nancy's dad is like a non character. I wonder how much her mom knows at the end about went on.

Really don't know how they'll do a sequel series but I'm there

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

Don't know about a sequel? Did you not see the ending of the final episode?  There are two pretty major threads left hanging.


 
 
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