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@  unluckiness : (19 June 2018 - 08:33 AM)

I can dig it

@  unluckiness : (19 June 2018 - 08:21 AM)

So Thunderbolts with giant robots?

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Thundercracker, in particular.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Some of the Decepticons start to really enjoy being the good guys. Well, they enjoy the act, at least. They find fulfillment in their assumed personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Except SHockwave eventually betrays his teammates and teams up with Skynet.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Starscream becomes the young, eager Nightscream, and so on.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

Megatron becomes the noble Megabolt, taking cues from Beast Wars Silverbolt.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

A Thunderbolts-esque masquerade.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

In order to do so, the Decepticons pretend to be the good guys and take on different personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:18 PM)

So Megatron decides that hey, the Autobots are stillback on Cybertron, so why not team up with the humans, defeat Skynet, then double-cross the humans?

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

Unfortunately, the Skynet/humans war is already going on, and Skynet is evolving rapidly.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

The Decepticons discover Earth and want to plunder its resources.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

It would have a really crazy twist:

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

I've had this crazy idea for a Transformers/Terminator crossover for years.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:20 PM)

Specifically I'd like to see Skynet's army rise up against him (he did refer to them as an "army of slaves" in Genisys), or even perhaps a peace-minded iteration of Skynet that's existed in a humanoid form long enough to gain some compassion for the human point of view

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:19 PM)

A peaceful resolution would be satisfying for me (it's the only resolution possible in The Matrix series, too), but I think the majority of Terminator fans would walk out think WTF?

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:15 PM)

I liked Clarke as Sarah as well, although I read a lot of complaints online that she looked too young, but I thought she was pretty badass.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 05:11 PM)

I think across these movies, there's a very compelling story about a progressive temporal arms race driven by mutual fear in which Judgement Day keeps getting pushed back, which only gives both sides more time for technological development, and the only true resolution to it is cooperation. But cooperation will never come about because each side fears being wiped out by the other.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Genisys basically made Sara Connors' entire motivation in stopping judgement day stem from not wanting to sleep with Jai Courtney. and really, can you blame her?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 03:52 PM)

I'll give Genisys another thing, Emilia Clarke made a damn good Linda Hamilton. (As for Jai Courtney looking nothing like Michael Biehn, that just supports my theory that it's not always the same "Kyle Reese" sent back which would explain why John Connor looks different in almost every movie.)

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2018 - 02:54 PM)

I'm not, I'm lost in music.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2018 - 12:59 PM)

What, again?

@  2018 : (18 June 2018 - 06:33 AM)

It's a time warp. We're trapped in the past.

@  Pennpenn : (18 June 2018 - 05:44 AM)

A rick roll? Really?

@  Waspinator : (17 June 2018 - 11:03 PM)

On the subject of a Mega Man movie

@  Msol : (17 June 2018 - 04:47 PM)

Man I really wish Slash was blue instead of red. Swoop looks off as the only blue one. What a missed opportunity!

@  Otaku : (17 June 2018 - 04:23 PM)

@Bass X0 So, getting back to Mega Man as a movie and smart-aleck answers, wouldn't Astroboy (2009) count? ;) Otherwise, I'm torn; part of me is glad they haven't tried given Hollywood's track record.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2018 - 01:52 PM)

and some TV show...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 01:35 PM)

John Connor?! John Connor! JOHN CONNORRRRR!!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 12:26 PM)

Pretty sure that's what happened to John Connor in that last one

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2018 - 12:17 PM)

you eat them.... THEY EAY YOU

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 11:57 AM)

Nanomachines, son!

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2018 - 11:49 AM)

@Nevermore Rice of fhe Macheens: taking over the world with evil robots the size of rice grains.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 11:36 AM)

It eventually goes off the rails, but the bones of an interesting story are there. I enjoyed it more than Rise of the Machines or Salvation

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 11:26 AM)

There was Genysis, Jujjmend Dae, Salvayshon and Rice of the Macheens, or something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 11:25 AM)

I actually re-watched Genisys the other day, and I'll give it one thing. The beginning of the movie with the pre-Terminator 1 future scenes all looked really fantastic.

@  Xellos : (17 June 2018 - 11:08 AM)

Five, actually, with a sixth in development. Varying degrees of cannonicity between them, though.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2018 - 07:59 AM)

There was only two movies, right?

@  Paladin : (17 June 2018 - 07:08 AM)

overall, lousy. there's one great one, one pretty good one and everything else under that brand sucks.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 June 2018 - 06:52 AM)

uuuhhh, what do you think the terminator movies are?

@  Bass X0 : (17 June 2018 - 06:35 AM)

Why has Mega Man never been given a Hollywood movie?

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:32 AM)

Considering at least half our workforce is not of "German" descent, racism should really have no place at our workplace.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:23 AM)

The one thing that really fascinated me was how he was so adamant that his kids have to learn German that he insisted on only speaking German at home. I'm not saying that this is the one true way to do it, but I did respect him for that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:22 AM)

Always cheerful, always friendly. Leaves behind a wife and three kids.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:21 AM)

I'd have done this either way, but in this case it particularly pissed me off because the deceased coworker was literally the nicest person you could possibly hope to meet.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2018 - 04:18 AM)

He deserved it to be suspended. What an imbecile.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:17 AM)

****ing disgusting racist.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:16 AM)

Guy was immediately suspended from work.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:16 AM)

He literally said in my face "they only make a big fuss because that token negro died". I said "dude, what are you saying?" He said "my parent taught me to say what I think." I said "bad enough for you to think like that." and then reported him.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:15 AM)

So I told this other longtime employee that I was planning to go to the funeral, and he went on a tirade about how "other people had died too", and this was only treated as a big deal because this guy was black.


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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.
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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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