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@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  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.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:42 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?  

 

ive often wondered the same thing. i imagine a LOT of facebooking (or whatever social media outlet they prefer), gaming (no robotech games though, natch) and email checking happen

 

though i imagine the BIGGEST thing they do is scour the web to see if they can sue someone


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:19 PM

Issue two was... still ugly but otherwise not bad.

It scores bonus points for a Milonogiannis cover.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:47 PM

i get the feeling theyre turning minmei into a b!tc# in this series. so far shes done nothing but complain and nag and yell


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:30 PM

Yeah, that was one of my concerns. I knew they'd be updating her but it's so easy to see it going wrong. Hopefully once everything settles down and she's performed some role other than "cranky person rescued from alien invader" we'll see a more rounded and less dreadful character. 

 

Or at least one who's dreadful in a more traditional manner. 


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

I think I'm ready to write off the Titan book as ugly garbage with nothing to redeem it. Will Furman's arrival next month save the day? (Let's assume not.)

 

#4's death is about as boring and inconsequential as a Robotech death could be, and Robotech.com doing this is just annoying and stupid:

 

 

(Though I suppose I'm impressed that they're conscious enough to engage with the current fiction so promptly.)

 

If this death is in place of Roy's, well, we may have something interesting down the track. But this removal in isolation does not strike me as an interesting twist.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:11 PM

That article is so horribly written. Jeez.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:18 AM

i like how minmei only had like 4 lines and still managed to be somewhat of a b!tch

 

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i know, i know. "its only issue four. lets see how it plays out".

 

and they need someone that can draw faces better. i dont mind them not looking like im used to, but they just look bad. half the women look like guys, mostly the bridge bunnies

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

That article...that art...Lisa's face! Man, I will never read this. 

 

Poor Lisa.



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:41 AM

That art is rough.  I was hoping for something like that Roy cover then... uh...  it's like Ulises Farinas happened.


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:15 PM

at least its not lenovo or however its spelled. mr linoleum 


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:44 PM

issue 5 is out (and probly BEEN out for a while. aint exactly been keeping up with it. anyway...)

 

 

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that art still hurts


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:34 PM

Yeah, I haven't managed to find time to read #5 yet. I sort of hoped the arrival of Furman would improve the book... not because I expect Furman to jump in and suddenly be great, but... what are the odds that a change to the book could make it worse:(​ 


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:44 AM

I just realised they skipped episode 6 where they hide in saturns rings and use the daedalus attack for the first time
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:31 AM

issue 6 is out. pretty ho-hum. almost a near exact retelling of bye bye mars

 

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ive seen these episodes SO many times, that i pretty much skim the comics for stuff theyre adding. takes about 5 minutes to read that way lol


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:11 PM

just read issue 12. its actually been out for almost a month. tells you how compelling it is right there. im not even gonna bother with spoiler tags anymore...

 

rick is hugging NEO!! as theyre trying to escape breetais ship, hes actually able to somewhat control the ship and the zentradis within it to clear an escape path to their veritechs

 

ben gets impaled by miriya with a giant spear thing. though i guess thats a more heroic death than getting vaporized cause hes too slow

 

and probly the second biggest "jesus hugging god" moment is roy is killed by tr edwards inside his (roys) own quarters. ok, edwards and roy never did like each other much (did ANYONE like edwards?), so i can buy the killing. but it looks like edwards is gonna hugging REPLACE ROY LIKE SOME KINDA EVIL TWIN! fml, what the hell???

 

on the plus side, minmei hasnt been around much!

 

i just dont know anymore. we have needless conspiracies, possible evil twin take overs and hugging neos running around the place. and awful, AWFUL art.

 

what. the. hell.

 

on another plus side, i doubt this will last long enough to get to masters and new generation, so those will be spared this "revamp"

 

edit: evil twin is a much better description than clone-like lol


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:57 PM

I don't think I ever got around to reading past #4. I could forgive a lot if the book had some kind of vaguely Robotechian art, but looking the way it does, it's just not enough to make the book palatable. And honestly, if you can't sell a Robotech book to a fan like me, well... good luck. I'm shocked it wasn't axed months ago. 


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 03:25 AM

I'm pretty much of the opinion that the "guidance" for this 'revamp' was...

Subvert everything and make it grim and 'excitingly' unpredictable.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:47 AM

well they FINALLY have a new artist. women are far less manly looking. didnt actually notice til they showed the bridge bunnies picking up rico konda and bron for the disco (which means were up to around episode 15ish. returning to earth, meeting with the ueg in alaska etc). mecha looks better too

 

khyron now has a mohawk for some reason

 

edwards' plan to replace roy is working as rick and max cant tell any difference. youd think rick would know his "big brother" better... ok, so rick DID notice "roys" attitude was a bit off.  also, roy is still alive and tied up in the bowels of the sdr-1 where he meets lazlo zand, who promises to reveal all secrets of the sdf

 

a new character is introduced; persephone satori. probly a sister to nova from the masters. though this character looks decidedly asian where nova isnt. well, nova WASNT anyway. hard telling how she will look if it gets that far

 

i actually didnt hate this issue. its probly one of the better ones. still, i read these so you dont have to! lol

 

also, they finally came up with an awesome cover

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:59 PM

looks like i skipped issue 14 (not that anyone cares lol) so lets do a quick recap of that

 

roys strung up in the bowels of the sdf, with zand saying how they met before and blah blah blah. up on the bridge, lisa is talking to roys clone/edwards/whatever the hell he is about going to earth to meet with the ueg about letting the civilans stay on earth. claudia notices something is off with roy

 

rick is in town to talk to minmei about her possibly mutating like he did (cause thats what we need, protoculture mutants). he sees minmei and calls to her, but she says to keep his voice down so shes not recognized. apparently shes become a big star somehow that we werent privy to. last time she was in the book was during a block party, and i think there was mention of some show called "macross has talent" or something. guess she signed up and won. totally dont remember seeing anything after the show was mentioned though...anyway, she wants rick to take a message to moon base aluce where kyle is stationed, and rick says he will do what he can cause apparently the moon base is minimal contact with military personnel

 

max and the new satori character (they call her persy) are also in town, and they run into captain kramer (you know, the guy we never saw that roy turned skull squadron over to when he went back to macross island to look for rick). after some talking, a fight breaks out. this is basically the fight after kyle arrives on the sdf, but with new people involved

 

back with roy and zand, zand explains that the sdf is actually a tardis. it can apparently "navigate parallel dimensions, cross divergent realities" (thats a direct quote from the issue)

 

then we cut to alaska, with admiral hayes saying lisa wasted her time, they aint leavin' yada yada yada and heres the grand cannon

 

kyron and miriya have a heart warming chat. "ace aborad the sdf" and all that. you know how it goes lol

 

back to zand, apparently he found a cloning chamber deep down in the sdf and used it to clone roy. and he seems to have used it a LOT. i think zand and/or lang and/or admiral hayes were trying to create a clone army to fly the veritechs, but it was eventually mothballed. the book ends with roys clone killing edwards, who also looks like roy, but with longer hair. the hell is going on here? im confused as to whos who and whats what with this part. lets see if the next issues summary page can shed a little light for me

 

issue 15

 

"meanwhile, roy is being held prisoner by dr lazo zand, one of the first scientists to originally board the sdf 1. during his exploration, zand had discovered a cloning facility-and the fact the sdf 1 could travel through parallel dimensions...a deadly clone of roy is doing zands bidding on the sdf 1, and has murdered tr edwards, who also knows the secrets of the sdf-1"

 

guess that makes things a bit more clear. moving on...

 

turns out minmei wanted to rick to deliver more than a mere message to the moon, as she is with him as they land there. we are introduced to kyle (yay...), and hes still kyle. in a shocking twist, he says hes coming to the sdf

 

lisas on her way back to the ship saying she failed and she sucks and all that, when her mom (who is alive this go round it seems) and dad call her telling her they want to have her reassigned but she wont do it and she tells them to go to hell

 

max and persy are flying around for some reason. guess they were escort for rick or something. apparently, this is all being down on the d.l. or something.  this doesnt make any sense. its not like someone, let alone 3 people, can steal some veritechs and just go for a cruise. i mean, i guess they COULD, but it doesnt seem very plausible. anyway, while theyre zooming around, miriya spots them and engages them. this fight seems to replace the one in farewell big brother. its pretty much the same thing

 

back on the moon, kyle is being kyle, accusing rick of having some sort of mind control hold on minmei. theres some blah blah yada and kyle blackmails rick to get to the sdf. he says if rick doesnt take him, he will expose the cover up about what really happened to macross island

 

claudia discovers the dead edwards, and talk happens, with claudia saying she and roy need to have a talk.

 

in space, the dogfight continues. max realizes who is attacking. banter happens. the sdf gets a call from the ontario quadrant, saying theyll take the civilians in. rick shows up to help max and persy out. miriya flys toward the sdf. you know where this is going lol azonia prepares the fleet to assist miriya since she is now inside. lisa orders the ship to leave its space dock (yeah, new to me too) and head to ontario. zand says a return to earth cant happen and sends in a little surprise to distract everyone. and youre gonna LOVE this. he unleashes some friggin INVID!

 

WHAT. THE. HUG. im all for tying the segments together more, but this is just ridiculous. this issue (and 14) were actually kind of enjoyable til they pulled the invid out of their ass

 

now i need to go find if they actually show minmei winning that show or if we are just supposed to know how she became famous cause its minmei...


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 02:17 AM

Thank you for reading it so we don't have to.

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