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@  RichardT1977 : (28 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

@BlackMax Thank you, Dimitri Martin.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 07:55 PM)

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'... Into the future~♪

@  BlackMax : (28 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

God spelled backwards is dog. Cat spelled backwards is tac. Pterodactyl spelled backwards is really hard to pronounce.

@  Waspinator : (28 April 2017 - 06:46 PM)

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

@  LordGigaIce : (28 April 2017 - 06:12 PM)

you too, eh?

@  Locoman : (28 April 2017 - 05:40 PM)

Well, I don't know about you, but personally I clawed my way free from the corpse of a goat during the autumn equinox.

@  LordGigaIce : (28 April 2017 - 05:37 PM)

Yep. Also diseases are painful. And trucks are weird!

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 04:41 PM)

we're all someone's daughters... we're all someone's sons...

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Your creative writing professor is a god, then.

@  Diecast : (28 April 2017 - 03:17 PM)

My creative writing professor read that to my class once, all those years ago.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Sorry, whenever anyone brings up anything related to badfic, I immediately think of Repercussions of Evil.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:29 PM)

"No! I must kill the trolls" he shouted. The radio said "No, John. You are the trolls" And then John was a shitposter.

@  Locoman : (28 April 2017 - 02:25 PM)

you lived like a spammer ans died to an moderator

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

He lived a spammer, and died a moderator.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (28 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

"Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly, the ill posts along with the good and let me be judged accordingly."

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Fool! Snark is my friend! Allow me to introduce you to it!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:49 AM)

And I... Have my sarcasm.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 11:47 AM)

Search history has changed! Spam forums triumph! And you....you no longer post relevant content!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:46 AM)

Mayhem hazzzz planzzzz.

@  Nutjob R/T : (28 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

Subforums don't die. They wait. And plan.

@  Benbot : (28 April 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Are there any plans to delete or move dead subforums?

@  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.


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#21 Creedence

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 07:05 PM

RID Steeljaw. I wasn't aware of just how bad the toy was till I recently got him. Yikes.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:07 AM

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."

My issue with both Titans so far is someone clearly just designed a giant action figure and then added in half hearted transformation afterwards. Maximus 'base/city' mode is just the figure laying down on its back. You're doing something wrong when a 30 years older toy has a better looking city and ship modes.



#23 LiamA

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 06:36 AM

Blazemaster from Revenge of the Fallen.  Looks good in pictures but is a complicated mess in hand.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 01:49 PM

Sharkticon Megatron looked like such a great toy. It was not.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:15 PM

Blazemaster from Revenge of the Fallen.  Looks good in pictures but is a complicated mess in hand.

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#26 Caboo

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

Blazemaster from Revenge of the Fallen. Everyone hated the mold and I expected it to suck, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it's a decent figure that just needed some tightening up at the hips to be a proper horrible stilt-monster.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:28 PM

I'd like him better if he had real arms

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:08 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."

My issue with both Titans so far is someone clearly just designed a giant action figure and then added in half hearted transformation afterwards. Maximus 'base/city' mode is just the figure laying down on its back. You're doing something wrong when a 30 years older toy has a better looking city and ship modes.

 

And leaving that big Metroplex joint in the chest while changing the rest of it was just god damn weird.  And making zero effort to make those legs fold up further despite them being just big empty boxes.  The sound gimmick doesn't really make up for it.  Titan Metroplex pretty much does everything better.

 

Sharkticon Megatron looked like such a great toy. It was not.

Not helped by it having misassembled shoulders, either.  On the other hand, I expected FE Bulkhead to be some kind of nightmare from pictures of the transformation, and that ended up being one of my favorites of the entire line.


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#29 Robowang

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:14 PM

I always heard Beast Changer, aka Savage Noble, was an awful toy. I picked one up last year and I love it. Awesome dragon monster thing? Check. Demon Werewolf mode? Check. Easy but fun transformation? Check. Definitely a cool toy.



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:28 PM

There's a section of the fandom that considers every Beast Machines figure an awful toy.  I love that line.  It's like the most risk-taking line in Transformers history.

 

Which I'll tie back around to the topic on the grounds that I thought most of the Maximals were going to suck from the pictures, but here I am, still liking the hell out of most them.  Except Geckobot.  That toy still sucks.  And looks like it sucks.


Edited by Spark, 13 February 2017 - 01:30 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

There's a section of the fandom that considers every Beast Machines figure an awful toy.

 

Indeed, some hate Beast Machines with a religious fury.  You can find online arguments about how Generations Tankor should have been OG toy accurate instead of show accurate because that show they never watched was horrible so the True© Tankor was the toy.  Only just so they can be as contrary as possible.


Edited by Diecast, 13 February 2017 - 02:21 PM.


#32 D Buster Prime

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:46 PM

There's a section of the fandom that considers every Beast Machines figure an awful toy.

 
Indeed, some hate Beast Machines with a religious fury.  You can find online arguments about how Generations Tankor should have been OG toy accurate instead of show accurate because that show they never watched was horrible so the True©[/size] Tankor was the toy.  Only just so they can be as contrary as possible.

I'm just bummed that they could've just scaled-up Tank Drone, and I would've liked that more than the Generations deluxe.

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#33 tec

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

I love all the Vehicons(Even Blast Charge) and have very little love for the Maximals (Save for Night Slashy Cheetor) I wont hide that fact and for the record I bought a great many of them so its not just me saying so for no reason

 

I simply do like what they did and how badly the Maximals got nurfed in show and in toy form


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:19 PM

I was going to say "I don't think you know what 'nurfed' means" but then I realized I don't think I know what "nurfed" means.



#35 tec

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:55 PM

Nurfed as in tone down the there firepower thanks to the shows forunners deciding that. but also Nurfing in a since that that the designers where hand tied as well

 

Some of the Maximals outside the show design where good Buzzsaw, the Shark guy, and few others where better off but man oh man show characters suffered ...poor Silverbolt


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:32 PM

RotF Mixmaster, Voyager size. Such a fiddly ball-ache. Robot mode is suitable terrifying and the truck mode is really good, but the effort it takes to go from one to the other... it's one of exactly two toys I will probably never willingly try to play with again.


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#37 Evac

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:59 PM

RID Steeljaw. Not a good way to start a line, and the fact that it was the first (and for months, only) Decepticon figure in the mainline was one of the main reasons a lot of people gave up on the line. Kinda glad I slogged through that and the other early stuff - Quillfire and Scorponok are really good, Bisk is downright amazing, Soundwave looks fantastic, and I'm really hyped for Blurr.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:13 PM

Jesus Christ tec it's Nerf.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:16 PM

:D Finally someone cracked dam I had a 5er on Copper


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:18 PM

I was not expecting to love TR Kup even a quarter as much as I do. I thought the first pictures we saw made him look abysmal, but bought him as he seemed like he'd look fun crewed by Dia-nauts. He's now one of my favourite Titans Return toys; he's just so fun and surprisingly nice looking in-hand.

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But the biggest surprise of my trip to Asia has to be this guy; looks badass as all hell, laden with effective-yet-unobtrusive gimmicks, really rather posable, and I just kinda love how his upper legs transform:

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