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@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Because that line always cracks me up.

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@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 03:16 PM)

Well, at least Rita's still over-the-top, then...

@  MEDdMI : (30 March 2017 - 03:01 PM)

My friend said it tried to be inspiring and serious, but Rita was too campy and some of the messages might not be good for kids.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

Anyone been to the theater to see Power Rangers? How is it?

@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 02:24 PM)

Meh, even if it was a real continuation it wouldn't be the same without Tony Jay.

@  Rycochet : (30 March 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I don't want to see it be a trainwreck and crash and burn, because if it does that's probably it for ReBoot in any form for another decade or even longer. I'm just frustrated as ReBoot is one of the few things I like as much as Transformers.

@  Boomhauer : (30 March 2017 - 01:50 PM)

Fun fact: one of the actors for the main kids lied on his resume that he knew how to skate. He actualy doesn't. They had to choose between reshooting all his scenes with somebody else, getting a stunt or... just not having him skate at all.

@  Boomhauer : (30 March 2017 - 01:49 PM)

A close friend of mine has been working on that show for almost a year now. He's told me lots of things that filled me with excitement about how baffled the internet will be about it. It's gonna be a great trainwreck.

@  Rycochet : (30 March 2017 - 12:37 PM)

Given all the advancements in computing since the end of the original series, how they've spread through every facet of our lives they could tell some great stories within the existing ReBoot universe... Instead they're going for Power Rangers meets Tron.

@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 12:21 PM)

That's... That's not ReBoot. That's... That's a bad Tron rip-off.

@  Rycochet : (30 March 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Well, the ReBoot revival sounds positively dire.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2017 - 01:58 AM)

Interior decorating by Ed Gein.

@  Telly : (29 March 2017 - 06:23 PM)

they make for good hat/coat racks in random places

@  Waspinator : (29 March 2017 - 06:10 PM)

I use antlers in all of my decorating!

@  Locoman : (29 March 2017 - 06:08 PM)

Evil?! Eeevil?! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeviiiiiiil!

@  Rycochet : (29 March 2017 - 03:43 PM)

Love Love, Peace Peace.

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (29 March 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Young man, there's no need to feel down.

@  Waspinator : (29 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

Me, an alien? Is this one of your Earth jokes?

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@  Rycochet : (29 March 2017 - 11:27 AM)

And it don't take money, don't take fame, don't need no credit card to ride this train.

@  Dracula : (29 March 2017 - 09:30 AM)

When I was a young boy, I had to fight King Garamoth for dominion of Earth

@  OrionPax44 : (29 March 2017 - 09:00 AM)

Wouldn't it be cheaper just to have her mailed to you?

@  ▲ndrusi : (29 March 2017 - 07:59 AM)

When I was a young boy, my father took me into Tahiti to see a marching band.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 03:32 PM)

When I was a young boy,my father said to me; 'There's only one girl in the world for you, and she probably lives in Tahiti.'

@  Lightbright : (28 March 2017 - 03:26 PM)

It's a magical place :)

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 02:20 PM)

They were all in Tahiti that day, oh, and those days too, but they totally know someone who was there.

@  Broadside : (28 March 2017 - 01:37 PM)

Supposedly one of Mainframe's friends died during AHM, so presumably they were THERE, just, like, off-panel.

@  Verity Carlo : (28 March 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Additionally, Skywatch was rushed; it took them 23 years to learn how to control Ravage and Laserbeak, and they didn't even have a year to try and get the Dynobots under control.

@  Verity Carlo : (28 March 2017 - 11:58 AM)

Presumably dealing with other problems-The military was already routed to NYC before the blackout. And a counter terrorism unit is not something you have deal with an alien menace-it was Skywatch's purview, and even then, their problems started occurring only a year after Joes formation.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 11:57 AM)

I think the only way I would buy a Gi-Joe comic would be if they were paired up with the monsterbots.

@  Evac : (28 March 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Nah, the Monsterbots had that covered.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 11:43 AM)

Where were they when poop was hitting the fan with the Machination? You've got giant robot monsters battling in the open with an army of human controlled robot weapons... Maaaaybe that's the kind of thing they should have intervened in given how Skywatch failed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 March 2017 - 11:37 AM)

There was a major coordinated military presence outside New York during AHM. Where was the elite special task force?

@  Verity Carlo : (28 March 2017 - 11:24 AM)

Well there was also Soundwave disrupting all communications so no one could coordinate and also Starscream killed the President, and everyone else on Air Force One, who were probably some of the few who actually knew about their existence

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 11:21 AM)

If your country is being torn apart by aliens, you use every tool at your disposal and two years before AHM still puts them in existance around the time of the Machination who were very much the kind of problem they should have been dealing with.

@  Verity Carlo : (28 March 2017 - 11:10 AM)

IDW Joe was a top secret anti-terrorism unit made up of specialists. Not really "repelling an invasion force" material, plus they were formed two years before AHM

@  unluckiness : (28 March 2017 - 10:58 AM)

The Avengers were all Skrulls or something at the time

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 March 2017 - 10:45 AM)

It happened just like Spidey and SHIELD turned up in the original G1 comics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 March 2017 - 10:35 AM)

I try to forget that Avengers thing ever happened. I mean, aside from a throwaway line in Spotlight: Ramjet, it never comes up again anyway.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 10:29 AM)

They would have been #1 on the Presidents speed dial to deal with the problems caused by Skywatch losing control of the Transformers in their care.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 March 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Don't forget the Avengers. Megatron must have culled metahumans before AHM. Picture him personally tearing Spider-man in two.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 March 2017 - 10:18 AM)

You'd think they would've intervened the time Megatron took over New York.

@  Rycochet : (28 March 2017 - 08:25 AM)

I really don't care for Gi-Joe being retconned into sharing the same universe as Transformers, There have been too many Joe free events in America for them to have existed all along.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (28 March 2017 - 07:53 AM)

And now he gets to be a member of hugging G.I. Joe.

@  unluckiness : (28 March 2017 - 06:46 AM)

I don't think anyone was ever supposed to like him

@  Broadside : (28 March 2017 - 06:36 AM)

To be fair, Costa at least had the self-awareness to turn Spike into a villain when he realised that nobody liked him.

@  Jalaguy : (28 March 2017 - 05:17 AM)

And the "lol idgaf" approach to making itself part of the existing universe is stupid. They could have pivoted to be more G1-cartoon-y without throwing so much worldbuilding out the window for no reason.

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#1 Gizmoboy


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:40 AM

My funds for Transformers is limited this year and with the reveal yesterday of Trypticon, he is on my short list.  My question is I have passed on Fort Max for a little while now but had planned on picking him up.  After reading some feedback from others about him being so close to Metroplex in feel and transformation, I am questioning if he is worth the expense knowing everything else coming out this year.
For those of you that own both (or even if you just own one of the other), what is your opinion on this.  Is it worth it for someone already owning Metroplex to drop what limited funds they may have to pick up Fortress Maximus?

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:43 AM

No. Headmaster aside, Metroplex does everything Max does but better. Moderately better city mode, much better vehicle mode, more little playfeatures in base mode, actual weaponry (well Takara's has the sword but still, Max needs guns) 



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:44 AM

He's nice, but short of Cerebros / Fortress you're not missing much if you have Metroplex.


I find the original Fortress Maximus to be better overall.  Minus Cerebros / Fortress as I mentioned.


The noises and sword on the Japanese one are especially nice.  I have all 3, and kind of like the various versions of Metroplex and Devastator, kind of feel that the other versions are not worth having once you have one.


But yeah, he's neat but I don't feel he's as good as the original or Metroplex.


Cerebros / Fortress is one of my favorite (if not my favorite) Titanmasters though.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:50 AM

If the choice is between him or Trypticon I'd definitely get Trypticon if you already have Metroplex.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:55 AM

If the choice is between him or Trypticon I'd definitely get Trypticon if you already have Metroplex.


Wholeheartedly this.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:58 AM

Fort Max is absolutely not worth it if you already have Metroplex unless you just really, really want Cerebros.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

what if you dont have either metroplex OR fort max, but have g1 fort max?

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:07 AM

If you have G1 Fort Max, TR Max is completely unnecessary.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:09 AM

It still comes down to how much you want Cerebros/Spike. Which are admittedly really cool.


The G1 Fort Max body is still probably better - better fortress and space modes, stable points of articulation, actual firepower.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

what if you dont have either metroplex OR fort max, but have g1 fort max?




If you have G1 Fort Max, TR Max is completely unnecessary.

Edited by Spark, 14 February 2017 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:31 AM

I can't justify both Fortress Maximus AND Metroplex, but I have Metroplex and totally wish I had Maximus instead, since red and blue are totally cooler colours than white. So your mileage may vary.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

I kinda touched on this over in the Trypticon thread.  I think part of what is making Titan Masters such a successful line for so many of us is the fact that Hasbro has given us something that we didn't even get with G1 Headmasters.

#1.  An entire line of Headmasters rather than just a subline

#2.  Play integration and swap-ability between all size classes.

#3.  Smaller transformable vehicles as well as base-modes for almost all larger than deluxe figures.

#4.  Titan Master features in the guns and larger figures specifically designed around the Titan Masters.


There was thought and almost a sense of frolic on the part of the designers with the Titan Master's line.  What you saw with the Fort Max remold of Metroplex is a completely safe and already done gimmick.  TR Fort Max doesn't have the 'Largest Transformer Ever' moniker that Metroplex was able to carry.  He wasn't the first of his kind as Metroplex was.  He also took a 30 year old gimmick and offered us nothing really new about it.  What's more....Hasbro couldn't even be bothered to provide proper ramps cover those stupid hands and we are literally talking about possibly $1 in plastic.  Fort Max was a lazy half-hearted attempt...even for a kids toy.

I still bought it, still spent way too much to have Cheets paint it up nice for me.  But at the end of the day I agree with others here.  There is no reason to own him if you have the original and that says a huge amount given how much we all love our updates to those iconic characters.  

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:51 AM

As I said I got to play with one that was returned to my store and he looks fantastic he is on my short to get list

And this from someone that has Titan Metroplex and 2 G1 Fort Maxes

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

I like TR Fort Max probably more than it deserves but I would also agree with most everyone's assessment here. Both Gens Metroplex and G1 Fort Max do their jobs better than TR Max does. In fact I'd even say that Metroplex scales better with Titan Masters than it does the figures from its own line. It just doesn't have the little foot pegs. 



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:09 PM

I can't believe it took that long for someone to call Fort Max lazy.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:17 PM

As I said I got to play with one that was returned to my store and he looks fantastic he is on my short to get list
And this from someone that has Titan Metroplex and 2 G1 Fort Maxes

you probably just plan on wielding him like a gun the same way you did with the G1 one :p
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:19 PM

If you really want a cartoon-style Cerebros and a decent giant body to stick him on, he's totally worth it. Cerebros is really fun. 


I wouldn't buy it for the really great base mode, though. Really Great Base Mode is not included. 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:34 PM

Funnily enough I'm in the opposite boat. Metroplex came and went during a time where I really couldn't afford big ticket toys so I never got it. By the time that changed it was a $200+ item on the secondary market. No thanks. But then a $75 shipped Fort Max came into my life and I love it. In fairness the closest I ever got to the G1 was a Brave Max that I had to sell off like eight years ago so there was never any decision to make there.


So for me absent a reissue or something weird like a batch showing up at TJ Maxx all these years later I'll probably never own Titan Metroplex. And life goes on just fine. :p


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:53 PM

I do wish they'd included a sticker for the great damn big sticker indent on the "base" mode.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:56 PM


If the choice is between him or Trypticon I'd definitely get Trypticon if you already have Metroplex.


Wholeheartedly this.


This is my thinking too. I am saving my funds and space for Trypticon to go next to my Metroplex.

It's odd, that now space is becoming more of an issue than funds.

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