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@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Because that line always cracks me up.

@  Evac : (30 March 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Does she at least say "AAAAAAAH! AFTER TEN THOUSAND YEARS, I'M FREE! IT'S TIME TO CONQUER EARTH!"

@  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)

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

Love Love, Peace Peace.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 March 2017 - 03:38 PM)

DEATH, DEATH, DEVIL DEVIL DEVIL DEVIL, EVIL EVIL EVIL EVIL SONGS

@  MEDdMI : (29 March 2017 - 03:07 PM)

BE A MAAAAAANNNNNN

@  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?

@  Evac : (29 March 2017 - 02:28 PM)

WHEN I WAS A YOUNG WARTHOOOOOOOOOOOG

@  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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#41 Telly

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:05 AM

save for in robot mode, where some of the iffier issues are shared as well (i.e. kind of a wobbly stance).

 

stop using him to hold your beer and he wont be so wobbly!


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:32 AM

I essentially acquired Fort through a reward program at work. I can fairly say I still would have paid full price for him despite Metro retool.
I mean I have the city, now I also have the military airport.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:16 AM

Only if he plays Storm Eagle's stage music 24/7.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:05 AM

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

 

 

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.

 

If you already have G1 Fort Max how "really cool" extra are Cerebros and Spike? A Titanmaster is not much different than a G1 Headmaster head, and there are plenty of other Titanmasters available cheaply.

 

I guess it offers the Rebirth face, sounds & articulation for Cerebros, and.... folding, head points/antennas above the square block of Fort Max's head? Not sure that's enough.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:37 AM

That's about it. 


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:33 PM



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:37 PM

 



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.

 

 

The box that replaces the helipad?

 

What it's meant to do is be Metroplex's fold out shoulder gun. And Hasbro re-used the part and added one other to make a box/gun/helipad thing.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

The Reprolabels set interprets it as a little shuttlecraft.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:43 PM

 

 



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.

 

 

The box that replaces the helipad?

 

What it's meant to do is be Metroplex's fold out shoulder gun. And Hasbro re-used the part and added one other to make a box/gun/helipad thing.

 

No, the tiny turret on the leg.  It's an entirely original part to Fort Max and has some odd clip-looking stuff inside.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:03 PM

those without the toy have no idea what you all are talking about. lil help? like, pics?


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:37 PM

 

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

 

 

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.

 

If you already have G1 Fort Max how "really cool" extra are Cerebros and Spike? A Titanmaster is not much different than a G1 Headmaster head, and there are plenty of other Titanmasters available cheaply.

 

I guess it offers the Rebirth face, sounds & articulation for Cerebros, and.... folding, head points/antennas above the square block of Fort Max's head? Not sure that's enough.

 

 

 

That's about it. 

 

Plus lights and sound effects!

 

 

 

 



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.

 

 

The box that replaces the helipad?

 

What it's meant to do is be Metroplex's fold out shoulder gun. And Hasbro re-used the part and added one other to make a box/gun/helipad thing.

 

No, the tiny turret on the leg.  It's an entirely original part to Fort Max and has some odd clip-looking stuff inside.

 

 

Pretty sure it's still the former helipad.

 

I just checked mine, and the guns there are on the feet (per Metroplex), the removable shin guns, and the rotating ex-helipad on the side of the left leg that reuses Metroplex's shoulder gun that clipped in next to his head.

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:32 AM

 

 

 



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.

 

 

The box that replaces the helipad?

 

What it's meant to do is be Metroplex's fold out shoulder gun. And Hasbro re-used the part and added one other to make a box/gun/helipad thing.

 

No, the tiny turret on the leg.  It's an entirely original part to Fort Max and has some odd clip-looking stuff inside.

 

 

The thing mounted on the outside of the left lower leg of Titans Return Fortress Maximus that is sorta like the thing mounted on the outside of the left lower leg of G1 Fortress Maximus that forms the helipad of his city mode but also has 2 red guns that deploy from it?

 

The red double gun part of that thing on Fortress Maximus is a re-used part from Metroplex. What looks like might've been a hinge *was* a hinge. Not for an abandoned Fort Max feature but for a feature that was used on Metroplex.

 

The blue part of it is new.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

I'm not sure if he's even worth it for non-Metroplex owners. I'm actually far more interested in tracking down an Encore Fort Max than the TR figure.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:02 PM

Much as I love Cerebros and the figure in general, it's hard to disagree. Hell, if he even just came with the rifle they show him with on the box (they can take "product may vary" and stick that up their aft), it might be a harder call.

 

I think the biggest hangups I have, though, are the lack of almost any practical, usable interior space. Even for his Titan Master compatibility, he doesn't really have a cockpit like the original, and even a lot of the pegs don't even seem to fit the guy who came with him. His front gate goes nowhere, and the one space he does have in the shoulder doesn't fit much very well, thanks to bulges from the walls and that two-level grate, which is cool in theory, but keeps much from fitting in there without having to employ "shake 'em out" techniques.

 

G1 Fort Max, comparatively speaking, had all sorts of nooks and crannies that at least fit smaller size Transformers. Wheelie, Fixit, and depending on the mode and place, Rewind are even a bit cramped in TR's spaces (though Rewind's tank mode fits beautifully in the lower level of the shoulder area).

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:53 PM

One thing that *might* make Fort Max more worth it is if there is eventually a Titan class Scorponok. If some one is big into the Fort Max/Scorponok rivalry, having 2 with articulation and equal height line up against each other would be fun.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

Incidentally, thinking about it, TR Fort Max's base mode reminds me a lot of Scorponok's. I wonder if there's been any thought to remolding it further along those lines.

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:47 PM

Incidentally, thinking about it, TR Fort Max's base mode reminds me a lot of Scorponok's. I wonder if there's been any thought to remolding it further along those lines.
 
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:13 AM

I like to be prepared.

 

Incidentally, for everything I can see making it work, I can see reasons why it wouldn't, mostly coming down to the tail.

 

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:50 AM

I like to be prepared.

 

Incidentally, for everything I can see making it work, I can see reasons why it wouldn't, mostly coming down to the tail.

 

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The tail is the sticking point.

 

But I do expect for any "humanoid" Titan Class, they're likely to reuse at least some incidental parts of this "Titan Class Buck".





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