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@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures


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Cyberverse More Than Meets the Eye Confusion

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#61 DeltaSeeker

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:33 PM

I have to wonder if Hasbro is doing this push to get kids more familiar with this style of characters before releasing them as Cyberverse.  They're even making costumed characters for a Carnival Cruise ship in this style.

 

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(from Transformer's Facebook page)

 

They just seem to be going to an awful lot of trouble to get these designs out, they've got to have some plan for them.


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#62 Jalaguy

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:49 PM

Well, I mean, all these things would have existed anyway. It's just that everyone's getting the same character references now.

It makes a lot of sense to have a consistent "franchise-neutral" aesthetic/branding, especially for rando things like cruise ship costumes and dollar-store figures. You base those on, say, the RID cartoon or the latest film or whatever, they're out of date in a few years - just look at something like Transformers: The Ride, with all its DOTM stuff - but do a "neutral" brand kit/style guide, and your stuff never goes out of fashion.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:23 PM

It's also worth nothing we have seen already branding material for Cyberverse (a logo, background and colors) in that Hasbro slide and no material with these designs follows that branding, instead using the generic logo and light blue backgrounds. The only way this can be material for the next show is if Hasbro just magically forgot everything they learned about branding in the last 30 years.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

Cyberverse Tarn

 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:46 PM

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:15 PM

Well, I mean, all these things would have existed anyway. It's just that everyone's getting the same character references now.

It makes a lot of sense to have a consistent "franchise-neutral" aesthetic/branding, especially for rando things like cruise ship costumes and dollar-store figures. You base those on, say, the RID cartoon or the latest film or whatever, they're out of date in a few years - just look at something like Transformers: The Ride, with all its DOTM stuff - but do a "neutral" brand kit/style guide, and your stuff never goes out of fashion.


That's a nice idea in theory, but these designs will almost certainly also be abandoned within a few years. Not that I don't think they think they're doing what you think. It's just really hard to make a mutable, collective entity subscriber to that kind of plan long enough for it to matter.

(Also, I'd probably argue that original trilogy movie designs are at this point only going to get as "dated" as the Sunbow designs, meaning people will recognize them forever.)

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:38 PM

Bumblebee's head and face design makes me think of that of his Generations Thrilling 30 toy.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

Honestly these designs just look soulless and awful. Hollow merchandise stock art for bland shelf-fillers.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:48 AM

 

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Transformers: Justice, Bolts and Gears


Transformers: Justice Bolts and Gears is a legal drama about a Recordibot judge and his grumpy Mini-Vehicle bailiff.

 

 

Who is a Recordibot? I've heard of Recordicons, but not them.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:00 AM

I merged and renamed the two threads that were basically discussing the same thing.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:01 AM

 

Transformers: More Than They Appear
Transformers: Justice, Bolts and Gears

Transformers: Justice Bolts and Gears is a legal drama about a Recordibot judge and his grumpy Mini-Vehicle bailiff.
 
 
Who is a Recordibot? I've heard of Recordicons, but not them.

Ah, I got that wrong. At some point "Recordabot" became a term for Autobot Recordicons.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:05 AM

The 4.5" dollar store figure of evergreen Megatron, which we previously saw in the Forbidden Leak, has appeared in the background of a photo of an internal mockup of POTP Predaking.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 09:29 AM

Full cardback for Grimlock (which I upscaled), plus art for Optimus and Megatron.

These are definitely the 4.5", seven-or-fewer-steps dollar-store figures we saw in the big leak. Grimlock certainly seems to be based in part on the IDW Roche design, so that's cool.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 09:48 AM

That looks pretty good. There's no reason why a simple toy can't do what it does well, and this looks like a really satisfying Grimlock.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 09:58 AM

Whoa, I might get into these. Like Cyber Battalion, but more G1 and more available.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:11 AM

That headsculpt does seem Rocheish. Looks nice overall. This is going to be interesting stuff. Possible sweet, sweet fodder.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:36 AM

What a beautiful dinosaur head for a terrible dinosaur. I wonder if it's his wings that are detached in the package, based on the "some assembly required" from the front insert. Also, his hilarious nubbin tail looks like he's a gecko who dropped it a couple of weeks ago.

 

I really like Megatron's art.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:58 AM

Did some maths: if those hands are 5mm, he'd be, like, 18cm tall, which is waaay too big for something on a blister card. So they're probably 3mm like Cyberverse stuff, which would put him far closer to the 4.5" toys from the leak. Said leak only listed Optimus, Bumblebee, Megatron and Starscream for that assortment, but I figure stuff can change?

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