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@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 05:18 PM)

was referring more to how he was suspected of being a traitor in g1. and dreamwave. and 2001 rid. it was sarcastic lol

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 05:10 PM)

Don't expect major events to be forshadowed.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:57 PM)

wow! what a twist! mirage is suspected of being a traitor! :rolleyes

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:49 PM)

yeah im only on issue 4 and its only been like 30 minutes since i started. lots of splash pages and very little dialog

@  unitremover : (27 March 2017 - 04:47 PM)

I read it for the first time about a year ago and my main problem with it was just how little content there seemed to be in the individual issues. I remember thinking that it took probably three issues before I felt like it had really delivered a "proper" issue's worth of story.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:33 PM)

id rather read about the galaxy-wide war than yet another story on earth. thats one of the things i loved about formerly r.i.d. but when they went back before combiner wars i lost interest. i read til all are one because of this.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 04:24 PM)

It's one of those stories that gets slightly better with age because you know that IDW comics recover, but at the time it was a massive step back, a complex universe where the war was being fought across the galaxy swept away offpanel and replaced by n episode of the cartoon with blood..And there's a fan character we were told we were going to love, inserted to lecture the Autobots.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 04:12 PM)

Its not a bad story really, but then I've read actual bad TF event stories by IDW that came later. There is one major turnabout that happens off panel with no explanation that should have been addressed better though.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:08 PM)

im about to start reading all hail megatron. wish me luck...

@  RC85747 : (27 March 2017 - 03:56 PM)

Bow to the evil unicorn

@  RichardT1977 : (27 March 2017 - 03:55 PM)

The G1 film had multiple good songs.

@  Dracula : (27 March 2017 - 03:37 PM)

he ain't the sharpest tool in the shed

@  Robowang : (27 March 2017 - 03:36 PM)

he's fat.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 March 2017 - 02:39 PM)

What do y'all think of Shrek?

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

Put down that chainsaw and listen to me! It's time for us to join in the fight!

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

At least the G1 film had one good song.

@  Boomhauer : (27 March 2017 - 01:27 PM)

I think I'd rather take neither, because ROTF being awful doesn't magically make the G1 Film stop being terrible.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 12:56 PM)

I'll take a children's movie where everyone talks like Wreck-Gar over a children's movie that has dog sex, masturbation, drugs, golden showers and enemy scrotum.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Oh-ee-yay! Talespin!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Superman.....

@  Sabrblade : (27 March 2017 - 09:27 AM)

"I... am not... a gun."

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Another great 90's animated film is, of course, The Iron Giant.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Another thing I liked about The Prince of Egypt was that it explained (without even having to say it outright) why Moses was chosen to deliver the Israelites from Egypt. Someone who had been raised among the slaves would have had too much bitterness and would want to go in throwing the wrath of God on all the Egyptians (or at least the royal family) until they all burned alive. But Moses had been raised as a member of the royal family, so he still thought of them as family. He wanted to reach a peaceful solution if at all possible.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:04 PM)

"I know! I'll turn him into a flea. A harmless little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then put that box inside of another box, and when it arrives - AHAHAHA! I'LL SMASH IT WITH A HAMMAH! It's brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT, I tell you! Genius, I say!"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:03 PM)

Hell, The Emperor's New Groove is easily the funniest animated film ever. Disney managed to do what Dreamworks tried to do, and they did it right.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

None of their "funny" movies are anywhere near as funny as Aladdin or The Emperor's New Groove.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Its a pity Dreamworks devolved into a company that churned out "funny" films filled with pop culture references.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:00 PM)

(also at the end of that scene, the camera pans up from the Egyptian skyline to the night sky and the most prominent constellation is Orion. Which the Egyptians associated with Osiris)

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

Yeah I give them full credit for treating the Last Plague with all the solemness it deserves.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

It freed the Israelites, but Moses sure hated seeing what it did to his brother and all the normal non-slave owning people who didn't do anything wrong to the Israelites.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:58 PM)

And it actually portrays God murdering children as a tragic thing, something most other adaptations disturbingly don't do.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

So that what He told Moses becomes, "I'll lay the smackdown on Egypt, but I should warn you it's only gonna make Rameses dig in his heels more until I have no choice but to break him fully."

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:56 PM)

It also describes the "hardening of the Pharoah's heart" as his natural reaction to the plagues rather than an intentional mental override by God.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:54 PM)

Hell, it actually portrays the Plagues as something that's bad and treats most of the Egyptian people as not deserving that shit. "All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride" and all that.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I'm a Christian, but Prince of Egypt is one of the few religious movies I'll willingly watch, because it's actually good instead of being self-rightous preachy nonsense, batshit crazy propaganda or schmaltzy trash. It also has a great soundtrack with music that I actually put up there with some of Disney's best stuff.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:45 PM)

Dreamworks's best movies will always be the Dragons movies and The Prince of Egypt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

Usually I'm willing to give animated films a go, but I have to agree this looked pretty terrible and I had no desire to see it

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

So it's the new "Bee Movie?"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:16 PM)

Calling it now: it'll be a meme in ten years.

@  Paladin : (26 March 2017 - 02:07 PM)

every single person who said "yes" to BOSS BABY should be smacked. repeatedly. with adamantium.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 06:02 AM)

Yeah, I don't sync my Twitter since it's irrelevant to a TF forum and sometimes NSFW.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 06:00 AM)

Ah, okay. I... don't know if that's a good idea or not. I post a lot of cats.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:50 AM)

I believe it will auto post anything you put on Twitter/Facebook to the Status section on the main forum page?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:41 AM)

And I totally miss Krispy Kreme. I mean, they're still around here, but nowhere I don't have to go well out of my way for any more. =(

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:40 AM)

"i think you can sync profiles from both to this site." Not clear on what that means.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

:D I'm glad I have people and sheep who are willing to eat doughnuts for me.

@  Bass X0 : (26 March 2017 - 04:48 AM)

YOU'RE ALREADY CRAZY, MR. "I AM SHRAPNEL, DECEPTICON HERO"!!

@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 04:45 AM)

DON'T MIND IF I DO

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 March 2017 - 04:07 AM)

Go crazy?

@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 03:31 AM)

No TV and no beer make Homer something something


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#1 Jason

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:08 PM

What was the longer name for the Autobots that I Optimus Prime said they were in the movie with Shia LaBeuf? Also, do the Decepticons have a longer name? The last Transformer I bought was Windblade. I bought that one because of Supergirl. At first I got the big version of Windblade because I didn't know I would be going to a store that would have a smaller version, and I didn't even know there was a smaller version. For some reason they don't talk about the Transformers on the packages like they used to, but I'm pretty sure this is a female Transformer because of the picture on the package. I always like to play with Transformers when I'm watching TV, and I wanted one that turns into something that flies. I was playing with Spinister for the longest time, but my dad used to use technicalities, and he used to say that helicopters don't fly technically. I noticed Scourge when they reintroduced the Headmasters that are now called Titans, but I never liked the Headmasters enough to get one. I prefer Transformers that have their own heads.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:16 PM

Hi Jason.

I relocated your topic to the general Transformers Discussion forum.  It seems to be a more fitting location for this.

 

Windblade is indeed a female Transformer.  There is some really cool fiction about her both in the comics as well as in shows such as Robots in Disguise on Cartoon Network and the online series Transformer: Combiner Wars.

 

I too am not fond of my Transformers having other robots forming their heads, but I have to admit that the Titans Return line has been a lot of fun.  The toys are neat and the playsets make it fun to interact with the little heads.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

"We are autonomous robotic organisms from the planet Cybertron."

"But you can call us 'Autobots', for short."



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:54 PM

"We are deceptively ignoble constructed organisms from the planet Cybertron."


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:33 PM

Aw, don't confuse the poor kid, he's going to go off thinking that's a real thing....

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:57 PM

You know, I did actually have that thought and meant to come back and edit the post, but forgot. Yes, my bad, not helpful. 

 

But it all becomes more confusing if I delete the post and it looks like Copper's talking to LV, so here we are. :)


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:01 PM

I also like Spinster and my view of Helicopters is if its off the ground unaided under its own power thats flying


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:17 PM


My feelings on helicopters is that TFs have antigrav to let them fly and so the copters and jets are only ever pretending to fly under the same physics and propulsion actual ones do anyway.


-ZacWilliam, my other feeling on helicopters is "ow ow ow! Don't stick you fingers in the spinning blades!"
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#9 Chris McFeely

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:29 PM

Hi Jason! The Decepticons haven't ever used a longer name to refer to themselves, but there have been a couple of different stories about where their name comes from. In one, Megatron said that the robots in charge of Cybertron called him a liar and a deceiver when he began to fight against them, but because Megatron really believed what he was saying, he decided he was proud to be a "deceiver," and called the robots that followed him "Decepticons" from that. In another story, before he turned evil, Megatron tried to warn the rest of Cybertron that the government was telling them lies by using the slogan "You Are Being Deceived," which led to the Decepticons basing their name on it.


Edited by Chris McFeely, 22 February 2017 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM

and Decivedicons is not as cool as Decepticons


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#11 Maruten

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

The real world origins of these terms must be interesting. "Decepticons" is a bit out there... they're more about being evil than telling fibs, right? And "Autobots" tells you virtually nothing useful about the group's inclinations. Do we know whether the faction names came from Hasbro or Budiansky?


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

I was playing with Spinister for the longest time, but my dad used to use technicalities, and he used to say that helicopters don't fly technically.

Flight is one those words that has several definitions, some of which are similar but subtly different:
https://www.merriam-...ctionary/flight

"A passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere" describes what helicopters do, but "an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings" does not.

Of course, that first one also describes what a brick does if you throw it, so...

#13 Chris McFeely

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

The real world origins of these terms must be interesting. "Decepticons" is a bit out there... they're more about being evil than telling fibs, right? And "Autobots" tells you virtually nothing useful about the group's inclinations. Do we know whether the faction names came from Hasbro or Budiansky?

 

I think it's pretty easy to work out the real-world origins for the names - they're really just rooted in the "robots in disguise" concept, rather than the factions' ideologies. The Autobots turn into automobiles, and the Decepticons deceive you with their disguises. Simple as! 


Edited by Chris McFeely, 22 February 2017 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:48 PM

I would never have gone to "automobile"... that makes sense I guess. Old people, man. 


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:49 PM

A rotor is a wing!

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:50 PM

"A passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere" describes what helicopters do, but "an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings" does not.


Well, if you REALLY want to get technical...

https://en.m.wikiped...wiki/Rotor_wing

Of course, that first one also describes what a brick does if you throw it, so...


And it would be more than reasonable to write or say "He hurled the brick; it flew through the air and smashed into the window."

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:57 PM

Yeah, you can definitely say the brick took flight, it just wasn't under its own power.

G1 Megatron, on the other hand, moves through the air under his own power but does not have wings, rotor or otherwise. Because gravity is for the weak.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:18 PM

Technically, Kryptonians don't have wings. If anyone would have known whether helicopters fly or not, it would have been my dad because he used to be in the Air Force; and he used to teach a course in aerodynamics or something long before I was born. I'm the youngest of seven kids. Would any of the Transformer cartoons have a chance to having Windblade in them? There's Transformers: Rescue Bots, Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, Transformers Prime, Transformers Animated, and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. I watched an episode of Robots in Disguise last night, and I know that one won't. Transformers Prime was the same as Transformers Prime Beast Hunters according to what I was able to bring up with my remote. My dad told me that if you throw a frisbee, it'll fly when I asked him.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:25 PM

Windblade is in the current Robots In Disguise cartoon:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Windblade_(RID)

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:26 PM

Yes, she is in Transformers: Robots in Disguise towards the end of season 1.




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