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@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

His bulk is too great to teleport across such distances.

@  Sabrblade : (06 October 2019 - 11:09 AM)

Cuz it'll take that long to mass produce.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 October 2019 - 10:47 AM)

Why is Unicron coming in 2021 and not 2020?

@  wonko the sane? : (06 October 2019 - 06:47 AM)

Shut up rattrap.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 October 2019 - 11:58 PM)

We're all gonna die!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (05 October 2019 - 09:29 PM)

UNICRON GOT MADE, BOIS!!!

@  Trpodeca : (05 October 2019 - 07:19 AM)

They seem to be treating all the games with the same reverence.Even ReCoded, which was just an excuse to redo the first game again.

@  Trpodeca : (05 October 2019 - 07:18 AM)

For the first time in about eight years,I've played a Kingdom Hearts game.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 October 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Redjac Redjac Redjac

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

dual 4ks are the way to go

@  wonko the sane? : (04 October 2019 - 06:29 PM)

And checking: those monitors are REALLY expensive.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 October 2019 - 09:30 AM)

Eh, I'm happy with multiple 1080's personally.

@  Benbot : (03 October 2019 - 07:21 PM)

Everyone needs a 1440 monitor. Just set up my new battle station and I never knew how much I was missing!

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 October 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Each part of a combiner is a complete toy in itself, so no, not really.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (03 October 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Aren't combiners technically BAFs?

@  Rycochet : (03 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

The Anniversary Beast Wars figures had BAF parts over a decade ago, the minicons of RiD2 had BAF stuff too, heck, the Takara PVC line had Build A Figures back in the early 2000s.

@  Paladin : (03 October 2019 - 01:35 PM)

can't believe Build A Figures finally came to Transformers...

@  RichardT1977 : (03 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

Originally Galoob made Micro Machines, but Hasbro bought Galoob.

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 October 2019 - 09:49 AM)

Hasbro owns the IP, but licensed it out to WCT. Hasbro owns Tonka, but hasn't actually made a legit Tonka product in years. Basic Fun (IIRC) is taking that over next year from the existing licensee


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Titan Comics launches new Robotech book (with Simon Furman?!)


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#21 Maruten

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:20 PM

There's still hope, Furman doesn't join the team until later, right? I'M SURE HE'LL FIX EVERYTHING


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:45 PM

Turns out the Meltrandi were cloned to appease Micronian feminists.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#23 Maruten

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:00 PM

Oh god, we're doomed.


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#24 Maruten

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:18 PM

Some more reviews of issue one. A bit all over the place!

 

 

 

With a high caliber creative team and a clear love for the original series, this is one title from Titan that more than earns a spot on your pull-list.

 
 

Anyone who was hoping for a fresh and innovative reboot of this property is going to be sorely disappointed.

 
 

Overall, a great reboot for a great franchise.

 
 

Opens with a promising start ... I’ll be tuning in next issue, but my expectations are not terribly high.

 
 

If you’re a fan of the original, you’ll love this; if you’ve never seen the anime and want to know what all the fuss is about, this is a great place to start.

 


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:11 AM


I just want more Invid toys. Loved those designs since childhood and it annoys the hell out of me not to be able to buy more cool toys of them.

-ZacWilliam, Invid, and maybe a transforming Cyclone that doesn't cost the same as a kidney.
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:33 AM

Yeah, I'd be pretty okay with All Mospeada, All The Time.

As long as it also includes Rick and Lisa.

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#27 Maruten

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:59 AM

Holy wow. DriveThruRPG even has some of Palladium's original RPG stuff available. Oh my super double gosh.

Robotech RPG

Southern Cross

Strike Force

Zentraedi

Zentraedi Breakout

Ghost Ship

Invid Invasion

Lancer's Rockers!!!

New World Order

RDF Accelerated Training Program

RDF Manual

Return of the Masters

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#28 Cybersnark

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:14 AM

I would kill for an actual, alien-filled Sentinels series. The knock-off Haydonites in TSC weren't nearly enough.

Honestly, what I'd like best is to take the McKinney novels, the comics, and the Palladium RPG, and create a new series based on them, pretending (for the sake of this project) that the cartoon didn't exist (because, let's be brutally honest, on a technical level, the cartoon wasn't that great).

(Hell, I'd argue that Macross didn't look all that great even by 80s standards until DYRL came along and up-budgeted everything --there's a reason most subsequent productions use the DYRL designs.)

One of the few things I dislike about the McKinneyverse is that a lot of it happens "off-screen" (either because this important Robotech detail wasn't part of Macross/SC/Mospeada and thus never actually appeared in the series, or because the novel was getting too long and meanderous and things needed to be streamlined). There's enough raw material built into the franchise to revisit the original storyline without needing a scene-by-scene reconstruction.

Like, say, making Dr. Lang an actual character, rather than relegating one of the most pivotal figures in the saga to an ascended Macross extra. Or maybe spending more time on the Max/Miriya romance so it doesn't feel so abrupt and forced. Or including young Jonathan Wolfe and T.R. Edwards from the beginning. Or including the Zentraedi in the REF instead of just ignoring them (I want my REF Battlepods).

Hell, open the first episode with a flashback to Zor on Tirol, with his loyalists hijacking the Battlefortress from under the Masters' noses --and thus setting up Zor Prime and Rem as Zor's clones, using the same voice actor and base character design. Maybe even include a pre-scarred Breetai, a young Cabell, and some hints as to the impending Invid war.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:37 AM

Titan Comics launches new Robotech book

Ya-

(with Simon Furman?!)

Oh.


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

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:26 PM

Well, I enjoyed the first issue a bit? The art is dreadful. I get that they decided to focus on the "war" element of the franchise, so it all looks dirty and ugly and rubbish, like all war books are supposed to. I just wish they'd decided to go with an artist who could inject even just a little "cartoon". 

 

Outside of the art... well, I think if it looked better I probably would have enjoyed the book quite a lot? There's a few pieces of super clunky dialogue and I'm a bit worried that in trying to modernise Minmei they'll overcompensate and turn her into some sort of grumpy robot. Sorry, grumpy baseball-bat-wielding robot.

 

Issue two has a cover by Nick Roche. I suppose it isn't surprising to see muitiple TF alumni in the neighbourhood given that Titan is a UK outfit.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:11 PM

Furman arrives in issue 5 apparently.

 

https://robotech.com...2206427#2207227


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:30 PM

Turns out the Meltrandi were cloned to appease Micronian feminists.

Hey, if there's one thing I'd expect Furman to write, it's giant alien space people who have no understanding of basic human culture!

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:43 AM

Furman arrives in issue 5 apparently.

 

https://robotech.com...2206427#2207227

I just wonder how many Furmanisms he'll include and what the Robotech fanbase unfamiliar with his work on Transformers will make of them.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 03:31 AM

I'm sort of hoping he'll give us some of the nonsense we expect, but I think he's self aware enough that he has his Furmanistic tendencies under control now. Is that right? I think I heard that.

I'm torn now. If Wood's script was irredeemably dreadful I'd be waiting for Furman to provide some spark of interest (if not quality) as the ship sinks. But the writing is fine if issue one is anything to go by. Too early to tell whether the book will be great or mediocre or rubbish but I'm feeling confident it will at the very least be solid if basically unremarkable. So now I'm just concerned that if 2-4 are okay, Furman will just come in and stink up the joint.

Gotta unpack some moving boxes and find the Wildstorm books. I hardly remember whether they were any good but at least there was some pretty art.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:12 AM

I don't think Furman knows how not to be Furman. And he's lost the quality and charm he had back in the 80s. All his modern day work is the first 75% of a story being slow world building leading to the remaining 25% at the end to be rushed with barely satisfying pay-off.


Edited by Bass X0, 06 August 2017 - 05:13 AM.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:20 PM

first issue was all right. story seemed to jump around a bit and felt kina rushed to me

 

on the plus side, tommy yune isnt writing it


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:43 PM

I sure wish he was drawing it though!


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:53 PM

Turns out the Meltrandi were cloned to appease Micronian feminists.

Hey, if there's one thing I'd expect Furman to write, it's giant alien space people who have no understanding of basic human culture!

This story has humans in it, though!


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:57 AM

If they were to do a Robotech reboot I'd want a blend of the series from the start as far as the mecha goes. if they really want to do a melting pot of the three anime make it so that We have Valkyries, Cyclones, and the southern cross mecha together with Alpha's upgrading the Valks later on and such. Other than that I'd like something similar to how Voltron: LD has managed on Netflix with mixing old characters with new or even more faithful concepts to the original sources. I know it's a laugh to imagine them being more faithful to any of the 3 anime considering HG.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

Harmony Gold is fascinating. They have all these people employed to manage the Robotech brand, but what are they doing? Like, what does Tommy Yune's job actually entail on a day to day basis (apart from eternally slapping the same tired pieces of fifteen year old art on every surface within reach)? Do they just spend all year moving from con to con to announce whatever crappy little toy company will be churning out overpriced planes next? 

 

Unearthed my old Robotech comics. Flipping through Comico, Eternity, Academy and Antarctic reminds one that palatable art has NEVER been the norm for Robotech comics, so I think I can appreciate Titan more now. The Wildstorm minis are basically the only stuff that doesn't make my eyes bleed. Like, just a HUGE amount of "classic" Robotech books are SO bad. Americans successfully aping a Japanese style is a very new thing. Not that every artist on those old books was trying to do that; some of them were just dreadful on their own merits. 


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