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@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)


@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.


Create-A-Colony -- A TAAO-Flavored Creative Exercise

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#1 Cabooceratops


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:10 AM

Themed Transformers colonies and planets have been a part of the brand's identity for a while, with the various series featuring Windblade the most recent to capitalize on it. Caminus, Animatros, and Paradron are just a few examples of Transformers branching off into new themes and aesthetics as a result of isolation from Cybertron.


It's a pretty fun concept, and one I think has a lot of potential, hence the theme of this topic: Creating your own colony with its own theme.


There aren't any hard and fast rules, and I don't think it's necessary to restrain yourself to any specific canon if you'd rather not.


As a guideline, I'd suggest something like this, but feel free to do your own thing: 


Name - 

Theme - 

Who Would Live Here - 

Trivia - 


In example:


Name - Synthony

Theme - Music

Who Would Live Here - Jazz, Sir Soundwave, Broadcast, Rosanna

Trivia - Orbits a dead star, so it is lit up in a constant rave of bright colors and loud music. Always happy to welcome travelers and extremely interested in learning about and adopting new forms of music and culture.


Have fun!  :)

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:14 AM

Name - Phallix

Theme - Personal fulfillment

Who Would Live Here - Buzzer, Vibrotron, Nexus Maximus, Erector

Trivia - Ribbed.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:19 AM

Name - Dinos
Theme - Dinos
Who Would Live Here - Dinos
Trivia - Dinos!

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:52 AM

Name - Dinos
Theme - Dinos
Who Would Live Here - Dinos
Trivia - Dinos!

-ZacWilliam, My 2yr old Daughter insists "I Ceratops. I cute. I Cuteceratops."



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:01 AM

Minor unimportant rant:

I wonder if Theme should be Theme/Description for more complex ideas. Anyways:

Name - Noirbos
Theme/Description - A planet of crime and mystery. Broad daylight only serves to make the shadows even darker. Crime is a currency a few good bots seek to remove from circulation as dialogue is hard boiled and a saxophone solo punctuates daily procedings.
Who Would Live Here - Nightbeat, various investigation themed police bots, Thunderhoof and various crime bosses
Trivia - A day with no cases solved is regarded as a national tragedy. Fedoras are popular regardless of robot mode.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:45 AM

Designed to fit in with the TAAO theme a little more:

Name - Chymistria

Theme - The colony of Alchemist Prime, settled by the Titan Flamel. Chymistria is a young and volcanically active world, filled with rivers of molten metal and wracked electrical storms. The Transformers that live here are Forged from a wide variety of alloys, and developed a complicated social hierarchy: the rarer the metals used in a bot's creation, the higher their social standing. Their society venerates Alchemist Prime as a rationally-minded individual who sought to understand the fundamental building blocks of the universe, a part-scientific part-magical quest that that each Chymistrian - from the highest Platinum to the lowliest Iron- is expected to follow.

Who Would Live Here - Scientist-type characters who haven't yet appeared in the IDW continuity, I guess?

Trivia - They make some of the best alcohol in the universe.

Name - Neutronia

Theme - The colony of Amalgamous Prime, settled by the Titan Metis. The unstable world of Neutronia is a tectonically active planet, wrought by devastating earthquakes and tremors. The inhabitants of Proteus have evolved into Shifters, capable of transforming into just about anything. When violent earthquakes strike, they can almost immediately transform into interlocking braces and girders to withstand the worst effects, then quickly shift form again into bulldozers, earthmovers, and trucks to help with the repair efforts. Their cities - incorporating Metis's remains and her sacred hot spot- have developed into a collapsible, modular assembly that can be packed up and shipped out at a moment's notice, borne on the backs of great crawler-combiners formed by the aggregated populations of the cities themselves.

Who Would Live Here - Makeshift, Mercury, Pseudo

Trivia - Whereas on other colonies, Transformers retained differentiated genders, on Neutronia both genders have slowly blurred together as a result of the Shifter mutation. It's not uncommon for a Neutronian to adopt many different appearances, names, and genders over the course of their lives.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 01:09 PM

Name - Ferox


Theme - Vehicles with animalistic robot modes (basically, RID Decepticons). This world is a fierce and dangerous one. Many of their ancestors were exiled here, since Ferox was a prison colony that was soon lost. Over the aeons, they mutated into animalistic forms to survive. These new forms gave them unique abilities that most other Transformers lack, giving them an edge to eke out an existance on this deadly planet.


Who Would Live Here - Simacore, Underbite, Bisk, other RID-style Decepticons


Trivia - I decided to take the whole "prisoners on the Alchemor" thing and basically make an entire penal colony planet.

Edited by ShadowMan024, 05 September 2016 - 12:02 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 04:34 PM

Name - Ekallu

Theme - Desert Planet—1/3 Dark Sun campaign setting type fantasy, 1/3 Mad Max style post-apocalyptic, 1/3 Dune-by-way-of-Jodorowsky sci-fi

Who Would Live Here - Ser-Ket (and many other Prime Predacons), the unproduced manticore Transformer, Aligned-style Insecticons, Mudslinger & the Destructicons, Liftor, Cybertron Scattorshot and Hardtop & Swindle, Landshark....

Trivia - The colonists from the Titan Ekallu are divided into the Solarbots (named for a mysterious, prophetic entity who assisted them in developing energy sources that did not strip the planet's few resources) and raiding bands including Destructicons, Horrorcons,and the self-righteous Lightformers. Over the ages, Ekallu's fortress-like city form has changed hands from one faction to the other, sometimes due to splintering of subgroups leading to a coup, if not just outright conquest by one of the outside groups.


Admittedly, I was more thinking of populating this with OCs, but I realized that there are a number of existing characters who fit it pretty well.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:55 PM

Name - Yggdrasill (Also known as Regalis V)

Theme - The jungle colony-world of the plantformers. No animal life evolved here, but instead all the ecological niches have been filled with ambulatory plants.

Who Would Live Here - Botanica, Flytrap, Floron, Sling, Saberback, and Some version of Rumble.

Trivia - During the colonisation movement, no one ever realised Regalis V was alive, or even that it teemed with life. When the Titan Yggdrasill landed, the very flora of the world turned against it, with his mighty city form becoming overgrown within a few years, no matter how much they struggled. In near-desperation for survival, the colonists used polydermal grafting on Yggdrasill, turning the Titan into a hybrid of plant and machine. Over the vorns of isolation from Cybertron, the colonists followed suit, and now all of them are triple-changers, possessing robot, vehicle, and plant based modes.

Edited by Tindalos, 03 September 2016 - 05:58 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 01:26 AM

Name - The Outer Rim
Theme - Transformers with oulier abilities, living out comic book superhero and supervillain adventures.
Who Would Live Here - outliers from IDW and TFAnimated (jetstorm and Jetfire having elemental powers. Ironhide armoring up. Blurr speed. Siren sonic ability. Wasp and Bee with stingers etc)
Trivia - their secret identities would be their altmodes. Its an intimate affair when you transform into another mode. Considered taboo to transform in public.



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 02:28 AM

Name - Orbitar

Theme - Spacebots

Who Would Live Here - Pathfinder, Overcast, the Space Mini-Con Team, Shuttler 

Trivia - Mainly gaseous, the only land masses are large stray asteroids. Their leader, Jetfire, is a noble adventurer who is immensely popular among his people. A few dissidents are lead by Whisper, but are generally ignorable.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:40 AM

I'm wondering why some people are showing up as black text. That should only happen if people are doing a copy/paste from a web page instead of typing. Looks horrible on darker forum themes. Anyway:

Name - Arid 9
Theme/Description - A planetwide desert with a megaoasis on each pole. Wrangling desperadoes of the north and pyramid ruling pharaohs from the south are in constant competition for the treasure and limited resources scattered about the planet.
Who Would Live Here - The planet is mostly Wild West vs Ancient Egypt...and I have no clue any canon bots that fit. Purple Griffin maybe? More generic wasteland raiders probably work too.
Trivia - Legend has it that there's a third megaoasis hidden somewhere underground on the planet. Finding its location is the largest bounty in the star system.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 10:52 AM

Name: Horseulon IV

Description: Grass and fences

Who Would Live Here: Mach Kick, Strada, Bumblehorse, Horsetimus Prime, Horsetress Maximus

Trivia: Pretty much just horses

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 12:41 PM

Name: Nekoma

Theme: Animal

Who Would Live Here: Catbots or those who think of themselves as cats at heart/spark

Trivia: One of the most laid back planets in the galaxy, prrrefect for relaxing!


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:45 PM

Name - Ecliptox
Theme/Description - The main planet is fairly unremarkable, a mix of cybernetic and organic life with some space travel capacity. The one standout detail is a grand, skyscraper sized statue of a caped humanoid robot of unknown origin. The main thing of interest if not the planet itself but its moon. The moon's mining colony is the main interstellar eonomy of the planet and it meets regular disaster. Each lunar eclipse brings monstrous bots that attack all they encounter, then vanish without a trace once it ends. Recently, solar eclipses have caused some statues on the planet itself to come to life and wreak havoc until destroyed.
Who Would Live Here - Energon Terrorcons, Dracula
Trivia - Every eclipse has lasted longer than the previous. Scientists have calculated that something is adjusting the planet's orbit so that the solar eclipse in the next year will land in the same part of the world as the grand statue...

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:12 PM

Name: Unitron

Theme/Description: A colony founded by followers of Nexus Prime. The planet consists of individuals who combine in some way, be they Duocons, two man combiners, Headmasters, or traditional gestalts (with scramble city combiners being the rarest and most revere). Unitron itself is two small planetoids heavily cyberformed and linked by a global space bridge between both planets.

Culture: Unity is the most important thing on Unitron, with its inhabitants motivated to seek out a combination partner, who they'll later be modified to be converted into. Duocons mostly consist of those who haven't found someone with which to link. This union isn't necessarily romantic, but often is. The leadership of Unitron is a council of five who all combine into a single gestalt, linking their minds whenever they need to make a governing decision.

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The need for accommodation isnt a special need. Its a basic human right. Its a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:26 PM

Theme/Description:A colony filled with a single body type.
Culture:An entire colony filled with Classics Seeker repaints. Some of the standard Transformer types are there, they have their own Prime and Megatron analogues, even sharing colour schemes of their Cybertronian counterparts, but they're still Seekers, everyone is a Seeker.

Edited by Rycochet, 04 September 2016 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:09 PM

Name - Monoptic
Theme/Description - The planetary surface is made up of a material similar to white alabaster. The eastern hemisphere has a single, massive sea of flowing cesium with an island in the middle that gives it the appearance of an iris. Something about the planet dampens radio waves but amplifies telepathy.
Who Would Live Here - Scientist characters like Perceptor.
Trivia - The planet does not have a proper day/night cycle because it doesn't have a normal rotation. Instead, the "iris" is always pointed in the same direction with the only planetary adjustments being those to maintain this as it orbits its star.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:03 PM

This is for a laugh:


Name: Gobatron

Theme/Description: A planet that sits waiting to be crushed by its larger metal counterparts!

Who Would Live Here: Worthless beings!

Trivia: Prior to Transformers the movie the planet was consumed by Unicron, as a starter before the main course, there were no survivors, any survivors who appear and destined to be killed in some fashion or another, such is their fate!


Name: Lynx-utopia

Theme/Description: Any bot who wishes to unite with another come here, it houses the galaxy's foremost experts on lynxing bots together!

Who Would Live Here: Bots who do not want to be completely single anymore

Trivia: When one lynxs up with another bot, its permanent and the two cannot be separated ever again! Combiner Wars are not welcome on this planet, anyone caught doing illegal combining, is punished by time in the under belly of the planet, where they have to work their servos off doing things, some of which cannot be mentioned!


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:14 AM

This is for a laugh:


Name: Gobatron

Theme/Description: A planet that sits waiting to be crushed by its larger metal counterparts!

Who Would Live Here: Worthless beings!

Trivia: Prior to Transformers the movie the planet was consumed by Unicron, as a starter before the main course, there were no survivors, any survivors who appear and destined to be killed in some fashion or another, such is their fate!


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