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@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

instead of blackjack, we have dice rolls in the RP and there was an actual card game in another thread.

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

They could start their own Beast Mayhem with Blackjack and Hookers.

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:16 AM)

There's plenty of talented artists in Beast Mayhem! ....though we tend to draw things that can't be posted anyway. :doh

@  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


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#1 tec

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:52 PM

A few TFs I bought have been the direct result of messing with one in person.

A picture can only go so far heck even seeing the toy in package is not enough.

 

It happen just today for me with TR Fort Max someone returned one today that was opened and I got to mess around with it and now its on my to get list near the top

 

But its happened in the past as well with some movie toys an even a few AEC things like

Energon Wing Saber even though I did not have Fattmus

 

But I can go even farther back with TM Tarantulus seems silly now but seeing him in package back then I was not sure about him


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:07 PM

off the top of my head, leo prime comes to mind. didnt like an entire lion head and an arse hanging off his arms and getting in the way

 

dotm thunderhead is another one. not to say i dont like him, but i had originally bought 4. after i got one open and messed with it, i took the other 3 back. he just wasnt as cool as i thought he was going to be. i had planned on making a tiny squad of them


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:14 AM

Masterpiece Ironhide and Masterpiece Tracks. Markedly opposite reactions to seeing photos and actually handling the toys.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:43 AM

TR Sentinel Prime was fun until real life happened and then I wanted to burn him.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

MP-28 (or was it 29?) Rodimus. Was annoyed at them doing it in the first place, hated the boxy chest, and now once in hand I want a whole fleet of them. Love, love love the mold. Possibly my favorite Rod ever.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:05 PM

Universe Dropshot. I thought it was an ugly deco of a rather dull looking toy but getting one quickly changed it to one of my favourites. the thing is surprisingly dynamic for such a bulky bot and his awful colours rapidly grew on me.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:32 PM

Recently TR Wolfwire. I was so gonna pas on him but decided to pick one up and he's worth it. Next was probably the Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime. Not the combined form but the Truck bot by itself. I bought it just for the combined form to just display and I find myself fiddling with just the part quite often as I really enjoyed the trucks transformation. 



 

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:45 PM

I had the opposite reaction to TR Fort Max, where I bought one and was, like, "Ehhhhh...  I think I may have just wasted a chunk of cash here."


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

Over at TFcon, there's usually an entire corner taken up by, I think, Captured Prey. They take the time to set up these elaborate display cases, and load them up with unpackaged, posed samples of the Masterpiece/3P/General High-End stuff they're selling. The whole set-up looked like what you'd see Hasbro do during an official unveiling.

 

Last year, they sold me on both Masterpiece Hot Rod and Ratchet, both of whom I'd been on the fence about, thanks to getting a chance to see them up-close and in person. Of course, I still shopped around the 'con for the best price on them, but still.

 

It works both ways, though, since that display made me pass on Diabattles V2, after finally seeing how tiny he really was for the price they wanted.

 

There's also been figures I wasn't interested in where I changed my mind upon seeing them packaged at retail. The first example I can think of is WFC Starscream, though I'm sure there are others.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

Animated Starscream. He went from thinking he could turn me around on the art style to killing my enthusiasm for the line.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:22 PM

I had the opposite reaction to TR Fort Max, where I bought one and was, like, "Ehhhhh...  I think I may have just wasted a chunk of cash here."

Yup. I feel at $90 it wasn't a good investment. I bought him for myself on Black Friday but saved him as a "gift from the family" on Christmas. I tried to hide it, but when I opened him I was disappointed. The more I mess with him, I'm disappointed. It just feels cheaply made. I stare at him often, and he's probably the first modern era TF since Supreetor that I was ready to sell as soon as I got him. 

 

My son would be disappointed, as he was really excited for me to get him. But every time I touch him I find something else I don't like.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

Titans Return Powermaster Optimus Prime.  

 

I had basically a 7 year break from Transformers, but I did buy one, maybe two, figures on a whim, just the one time I stumbled upon something at Marshall's.  It just reaffirmed me that the toys were no longer for me.  Too complex, too fiddly, whatever, blah blah.  Friend at the comic book shop knew I was a former fan that vastly preferred the headmaster/powermaster era and that G1 Powermaster Prime was in my top 3 figures.  From reveal of of Titans Return until I actually bought Prime, he kept going out of the way to tell me how amazing the line was.

 

Well, I was on Amazon and I saw PM OP on decent discount in my recommendations.  For the same amount as a gift card I had, even.

 

I ordered him expecting the same contradictory over-simplified and stupidly complex at the same time modern figures I remembered leaving behind, (not that I'd honestly say that's true still, but thats how I felt when I quit.) but figured it would at least look good on a shelf.  Fell in love with it.  I then discovered that all of my favorite G1 figures were finally get new figures AND they were headmasters!  And they released modern G2 combiners!  That were just spotted in Marshall's for cheap this week!  And I found them!  

I fell back into the Transformers hole because of that one purchase, but I enjoy these far more than I ever enjoyed pretty much any other toy line I've ever collected.  My wife is pretty cool with it too.  She's basically a closet transformer fan with her own tiny collection of figures.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

Animated Starscream. He went from thinking he could turn me around on the art style to killing my enthusiasm for the line.

You should have started with Prowl. To this day, Animated Prowl is still the best motorcycle TF.


Edited by ShadowMan024, 10 February 2017 - 01:59 PM.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

RiD Optimus. In pictures he looked like the solid, G1 style bot with BW articulation I'd always wanted, but in hand, wow, what an absolute disaster he is. Looks great stood there with his arms by his side in super mode but don't pick him up or try and pose him as something will pop, drop or flop off because he doesn't seem to have been designed as a toy, more a neat looking statue and suffers from the same 'ball 'em up and add vehicle/beast parts' design that was Takara's thing at the time.

 

RiD Magnus is also pretty bad, but my expectations were much lower as he was never going to be great given how he was clearly designed to be a change of clothes for Optimus.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:05 PM

Sorry to disagree but Im very thankful Hasbro brought over RiD I first seen Car Robots stuff at anime conventions around the same time as the Web Diver stuff and was really liking what I saw I picked up Prowl from the Car Robots line than a few weeks later found out they where gonna bring the intire line over here thank primus to because I was gonna broke very fast importing them after having so much fun with Prowl


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:43 PM

MP Hot Rod 28
MP Loud Pedal
Titanium Rodimus Prime (for its time)
Alternators Hound
Cybertron Breakdown
Prime Ratchet
DEFINITELY Prime Dead-End

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:16 PM

Leader class Space Cutlery Megatron.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:27 PM

I don't even know which one you mean.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:58 AM

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 07:01 PM

I still kinda like 07 Leader Megatron. Fiddled with the premium version a few weeks ago.



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