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@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

I'm genuinely amused/impressed, even if it wasn't intentional.

@  Benbot : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

That's a lot of shouting

@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Wow, Bass, your post took up the entire Shoutbox exactly without being over/under a line.

@  ShadowMan024 : (01 March 2017 - 02:36 PM)

The best Marvel issue is, was, and always will be Decepticon Graffiti. The Battlechargers are awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (01 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

ReGeneration was criticised for being too slow paced and drawn out way too long, yet the Decepticon leaders are introduced and dispatched just to tick the box that they made an appearance. I also preferred the single stand alone stories from the original Marvel comics instead of each issue having like four different plots running through it, which didn't make for satisfying reading IMO. If a writer is writing for a trade, don't release individual issues. I also thought the artwork was poor - before, the Marvel comics tried to have the best artwork they could at the time, whereas now they were intentionally limiting themselves to appear "retro", and it shows. The pacing was the worst though, some characters just stand around doing nothing to progress their part of the story, like Shockwave's segments. In contrast, compare any six consecutive issues from the Marvel comics and a whole lot more happens than in RG1. Furman also fell into his pattern of wasting space world building and pointless scenes when the story had to end at #100.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:10 PM)

Even then, Furman's material never really had a huge toy-push aspect to it, other than "here's new character!"

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Considering it was a wrap-up for a story whose toyline had ended anyway, I feel like it worked out well enough. I mean, the last major iteration did play an important part in things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:04 PM)

New comics didn't need to shill any toys at all...so there wasn't any push to do weird and different things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:03 PM)

The big problem is that stuff like the old comics were produced under the idea of shilling toys...which ultimately resulted in a lot of the weirdness people remember

@  Rycochet : (01 March 2017 - 02:01 PM)

He was hired to write an exercise in nostalgia and that's what he produced.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Speaking of Marvel, finally read the rest of ReGeneration One, thanks to a Comixology sale. I... don't understand the hate.

@  lastmaximal : (28 February 2017 - 09:09 PM)

Works for some, not all. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Trademark

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Yeah, making it "Autobot X" seems to be their way of getting around many of those issues with overly generic terms

@  Rycochet : (28 February 2017 - 08:41 PM)

Hasbro would just call the toys Marvel's Thunderstrike or Autobot/Decepticon Thunderstrike.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 08:19 PM)

D.C. owns Bumblebee and they've made toys of her, so if a Mattel licensee can share names with a TF...

@  Telly : (28 February 2017 - 07:42 PM)

doesnt marvel own that? i know theyve got the comic character, not sure about the name for toys though. there ever been a thunderstrike figure? would it even be in the same area as a tf name?

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:38 PM)

You know, "Thunderstrike" would actually be a pretty kickass TF name! Surprised it's never been used!

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:27 PM)

Thunderstruck.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:25 PM)

How about Thunderblust? http://gatherer.wiza...iverseid=157411

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:23 PM)

Or Shockburninator, who turns into a satellite and a dragon.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Burninationblastatron

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

It's Thunderblast, but she turns into a wingaling dragon instead of "transforming" into a boat.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Thunderburninator.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:20 PM)

You need to get "blast" in there somewhere

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 11:26 AM)

THATCH-ROOF COTTAGEEEEEEEEES

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2017 - 03:06 AM)

Only if the packaging looks like a thatch-roofed cottage.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 09:27 PM)

They need to make a dragonbot named "Burninatron."

@  BlackMax : (27 February 2017 - 09:15 PM)

I find upcoming Last Knght's Steelbane sexy. A very Skyrim name for a giant robot who is also a dragon? Be still my heart.

@  MEDdMI : (27 February 2017 - 06:24 PM)

I never found most Hollywood heartthrobs sexy, even if they were around my age. I think I knew even back then that the char they play doesn't reflect how the actor really looks/behaves.

@  Rycochet : (27 February 2017 - 06:11 PM)

The only thing I've seen with Megan Fox in is the Jonah Hex movie... She was bad, but everyone and everything was bad.

@  RichardT1977 : (27 February 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Modern western culture, ladies and gentlemen...

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:50 PM)

Ha! You can't fool a true Z-block afficionado like me! That's actually an S-block viewed from behind!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 February 2017 - 04:36 PM)

*unveils a Tetris Z-Block in moody lighting* Not at aaaaall?

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM)

That would be silly.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Because I definitely wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Am I the only straight male Nintendo fan who was never strangely aroused by the Tetris Z-block?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Her acting makes her come across as a living Pat Lee illustration.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:27 PM)

No. No, you're not.

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 01:26 PM)

And am I the only straight male Transformers fan who never found Megan Fox attractive?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:21 PM)

Especially since she's the same age as my parents.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:19 PM)

It's like I instinctually knew that by the time I watched the movies, it'd be weird since IRL she was way older than me.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:18 PM)

Am I, like, the only straight male Star Wars fan who never had a thing for Leia?

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Call the police!

@  Paladin : (27 February 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Kubo got robbed. TWICE.

@  Lazy Garou : (27 February 2017 - 08:10 AM)

god! Thrawn is awesome.he's got super detective skills!

@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.


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#41 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:58 AM

I tried to watch Combiner Wars. My browser crashed halfway through the second episode. I took that as a sign and stopped right there.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:17 AM

I watched up until they recruited Megatron.  Didn't watch the rest.

 

I heard in the series Megatron has two var modes.




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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:55 AM

I have twenty years worth of fandom in-jokes accumulated in my brain and regurgitate them regularly, yet somehow "var mode" annoys me.  Maybe I'll like it by 2037.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

I have twenty years worth of fandom in-jokes accumulated in my brain and regurgitate them regularly, yet somehow "var mode" annoys me.  Maybe I'll like it by 2037.

And on that year, ever so softly by the warm light of a winter fire, I will punch you.


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#45 Razorsaw

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:07 PM

Leader-1 was here before all'a yas! And he'll be here after these memes are forgotten.

Till are are one.

Leader-1.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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#46 D Buster Prime

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:01 PM

WTCHOP?!

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:38 PM

 

I have twenty years worth of fandom in-jokes accumulated in my brain and regurgitate them regularly, yet somehow "var mode" annoys me.  Maybe I'll like it by 2037.

And on that year, ever so softly by the warm light of a winter fire, I will punch you.

 

Here in my var

I feel safest of all

I can lock all my doors

It's the only way to live in vars


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#48 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:18 PM

Hey! (hey!)

You! (you!)

Get into my var!


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:30 PM

Var mode

jAm

Why my shoulders hurt

Rigid Grill Structure

WTCHOP

Hand Lasers

Leader 1

Bonecrusher hates your list tec because one again you half assed it


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#50 The Satan

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:38 PM

I guess I had to have been there for it

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:39 PM

Gotta admit, Leader-1 is one I'd entirely forgotten. Energon kinda obliterated my memory of Armada dub errors.

 

(And everything else.)


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

Energon just has nothing worth remembering.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:48 AM

Except the toys they where good.and I did enjoy the comics more then the show


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:50 AM

...I think I just enjoyed the toys.  Decepticons mostly, anyway.  And making a Hot Shot turtle out of two Hot Shots.  Turt Shot.


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#55 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:53 AM

I watched up until they recruited Megatron.  Didn't watch the rest.

 

I heard in the series Megatron has two var modes.

 

He turns into two different vars? And still turns into a tanv? That's seems like a waste, that's all ground-based modes. He should have a flying mode like a helivopter or spaveship.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

 

I watched up until they recruited Megatron.  Didn't watch the rest.

 

I heard in the series Megatron has two var modes.

 

He turns into two different vars? And still turns into a tanv? That's seems like a waste, that's all ground-based modes. He should have a flying mode like a helivopter or spaveship.

 

 

 

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#57 Rycochet

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

I thought it was from some boring mecha anime I'll never be interested enough to watch, like GERWALK... Now I kind of wish it was.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:15 PM

He turns into two different vars? And still turns into a tanv? That's seems like a waste, that's all ground-based modes. He should have a flying mode like a helivopter or spaveship.

Those are all kinds of vars. It can mean any kind of cehicle. 


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#59 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:16 PM

Even anivals can be vars.

(Although they aren't always vars. Bisk only has one var mode.)

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:56 PM

.... in before Mayhem?


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