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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 February 2018 - 10:49 AM)

Or a human would freeze to death if dumped out into the vacuum of outer space.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 February 2018 - 10:46 AM)

Or the left hemisphere of the brain is exclusively responsible for logic while the right is responsible for creativity.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 February 2018 - 10:45 AM)

@Pennpenn Haha, like human blood is blue without oxygen?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 February 2018 - 10:30 AM)

That's a pretty crappy gift.

@  Robowang : (22 February 2018 - 09:45 AM)

The magic butthole fairy brought me a turd

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2018 - 07:28 AM)

Ah, the only "science fact" I dislike more than "humans only use 10% of the brain".

@  Foffy : (22 February 2018 - 01:39 AM)

According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway, because bees don't care what humans think is impossible

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 10:22 PM)

Nothing wrong a good B movie now and then. What's bothering me is that the search on seems to work based on titles.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2018 - 09:50 PM)

Not quite as bad as FilmRise's lineup, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2018 - 09:50 PM)

Crackle is full of a lot of low budget B movies, too

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 09:47 PM)

urg. Sounds as bad as broadcast TV.

@  Shrug : (21 February 2018 - 08:24 PM)

Completely free. Has commercials inserted in awkward moments. IIRC they tend to slot some in right before the credits. So, show ends. Buffers. Commercials. Buffers. Credits. Buffers. Intro to next show. Buffers. Commercials. Buffers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 07:50 PM)

crackle is actually free too? I was oddly leary of that one for some reason, but couldn't find any proof it was pay.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2018 - 07:38 PM)

They ARE an official content licensor, not "one of those other free sites"

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2018 - 07:37 PM)

One of several free VOD sites/apps that are ad supported. I think Tubi is Paramount. Similar to Crackle, which is owned by Sony

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2018 - 06:51 PM)

what is Tubi tv?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 06:01 PM)

And there's an android app! Sweet!

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 05:57 PM)

oohhh, thanks for the heads up. Seems like lots of decent stuff on there too. Bookmarked.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2018 - 05:07 PM)

So, I guess Tubi TV got some deal with Hasbro. They got the entire Transformers saga through Animated...minus Beast Wars for some reason.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2018 - 05:06 PM)

To be fair, if the TF Wiki split a new character page every time a story diverged from previous material, it would spiral ludicrously out of control.

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 February 2018 - 05:01 PM)

It's not a 1 to 1 situation, but it's the closest I can really come up with on the spot. Transformers is kind of different that way.

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 February 2018 - 04:59 PM)

No, but they do put the (trigger warning) pre-Mephisto Spider-Man in with the current Spider-Man. Not to mention Miles Morales's whole deal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I mostly meant how Marvel wiki doesn't put say, '80s cartoon Spider-Man as a sub-page of 616 Spider-Man.

@  Shrug : (21 February 2018 - 04:48 PM)

I guess I don't talk to enough Marvel fans.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 04:47 PM)

Those are still events pertaining to a specific Superman. Not really comparable to how all the G1 Scorponoks are on the same page despite having very different traits and origins, with no retcons attempting to reconcile them.

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 February 2018 - 04:45 PM)

Well, that's kind of what happens with DC comics characters, too. Stories that happened to Pre-Flashpoint Superman, like Doomsday, are still treated like they happened to the current Superman, even if that causes continuity problems, for example.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 04:42 PM)

If Marvel characters were treated like TF, then a bunch of cartoon and video game versions would be lumped with their main universe counterparts because of similar designs.

@  Shrug : (21 February 2018 - 04:39 PM)

I'd say we treat TF like comic book fans treat Marvel/DC characters. Hasbro doesn't though.

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 February 2018 - 04:36 PM)

I think the closest comparison with how we treat TF characters, that I can think of, is DC comic characters. Sort of.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 02:47 PM)

There's been a few statements from Hasbro people suggesting that they don't make that kind of distinction between G1 and otherwise as far as characters go. Like whatever somebody said about Magnus Prime's identity.

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2018 - 02:45 PM)

The IDW comics are the old characters in a new continuity, even if sometimes they don't act the same as they used to. War For Cybertron could have been the G1 characters in a new continuity but Hasbro said no. Whereas the Devastation game is the G1 characters in a new continuity.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 11:10 AM)

I think it's worth keeping in mind that the TF fandom's definition of same character isn't really used elsewhere.

@  Boomhauer : (21 February 2018 - 11:09 AM)

For what it's worth, the character blurb bios in that one kid's book matched the ones in Aligned, but that could just be a matter of "Hasbro isn't going to let a expensive 600 page story bible go to waste so it keeps being referenced" instead of proof it's an Aligned story.

@  Gryllid : (21 February 2018 - 08:57 AM)

But like, if we say "G1 Soundwave", are the cartoon, comic, and toy bio really all the same character in a way that Aligned Soundwave isn't?

@  Gryllid : (21 February 2018 - 08:57 AM)

I'm not even sure how we'd tell the difference between "G1 characters in a new continuity" and "new characters who look like the G1 characters". Maybe it's sort of a philosophical thing.

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2018 - 04:54 AM)

If you ask Hasbro, Cyberverse is about the Transformers characters.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 February 2018 - 10:09 PM)

We don't really know yet. It could be an amalgamation of things.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 February 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Or is Cyberverse a continuation of Prime/RiD?

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 07:49 PM)

@RichardT1977 Hahahaha I love this place. My references are gotten here as Scott said "I have found my clan." Yes I did indeed bring the Purple Morphilogical Being into this. Sheesh I just realized he shares the color as a Con!

@  RichardT1977 : (20 February 2018 - 05:04 PM)

@Plokatron did you just drag Ivan Ooze into this?

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 04:33 PM)

@RichardT1977 Touch me again and you'll be chicken wings in the morning. All I have to say about that. :D

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2018 - 04:17 PM)

It's that one!

@  Bass X0 : (20 February 2018 - 04:01 PM)

Is Cyberverse the original G1 characters in a new continuity or completely new characters in a completely new continuity who happen to look similar to G1 characters but aren't them?

@  RichardT1977 : (20 February 2018 - 02:26 PM)

"Mr. Meeseeks, I want you to kill SCP-682--WITHOUT harming any humans."

@  RichardT1977 : (20 February 2018 - 02:25 PM)

If you're familiar with the relevant works, I've come up with one of the cruelest acts one could ever conceive:

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 12:05 PM)

As I said sorry. Won't happen again.

@  2018 : (20 February 2018 - 06:03 AM)

Yeah this isn't the place for your big blocks of texts, make a thread?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 February 2018 - 04:54 AM)

They're worse than mutiposts in threads due to the lack of paragraph breaks.

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 02:33 AM)

Side note in a way it was a good thing I never had the first Millennium Falcon seeing as no matter what it would eventually break. Curse you GPS. Also forgive me I do hope multiposts in shout aren't as frowned on as double posts in threads. If they are this is my vow I'll not let it happen again from my end.

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 02:31 AM)

By the way getting ready to make my first Preorder ever with BBTS for the Millennium Falcon Transformer in honor of my mother who tried to get me the first one but they sold out before she could. Plus other things happed so I'm helping her keep a promise to me. Also getting Masterpiece Cy-Kill and a model of Thunderbird 2. So glad Preorders don't charge you full till delivery.


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:38 AM

We all know that many creators reference the TFWiki for help in creating their Transformers works. And sometimes, either by intent or accident, the results can be not what veteran fans would have expected. For example:
 
  • JaAm is probably spelled in such camel casing on Universe Hot Shot's packaging because of the wiki article.
  • Horri-Bull is intentionally colored yellow in IDW's Robots in Disguise comic series based on a badly-lit/scanned photograph of the G1 Horri-Bull toy.
  • Twirl, whose original incarnation was strictly anti-Decepticon, is a Decepticon in the Legends mobile game, probably because the game writer saw "-con" and figured Twirl was evil like that.
  • Or most egregiously, Roadburner the Micromaster Combiner being misinterpreted as having a single, full alt-mode in the Legends game and when the story presumably called for Roadbuster.
  • Strika's Vehicon drones wound up getting a canonical name (over 15 years later in Beast Wars: Uprising) at all because of the wiki.

So what is such a phenomenon you take note of?

And what to you would be an unexpected or unprecedented but welcome (mis)interpretation in a future work derived from something up on the wiki?
 
I begin by nominating this image from Spotlight: Trailcutter. What if some future creator interpreted this panel from Spotlight: Trailcutter as the literal, non-shadowed, non-imagination designs of three Titans? I could get behind some badass black-hued Titans.
 
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

I'll always be a fan of Swoop's silly caption becoming his official motto.

 

Also, didn't TR Powermaster Prime's sorta yellowish-gray color scheme come from this pic? Or was the G1 toy actually that hue?


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:56 AM

 

  • Twirl, whose original incarnation was strictly anti-Decepticon, is a Decepticon in the Legends mobile game, probably because the game writer saw "-con" and figured Twirl was evil like that.

 

I mean, she's probably only in the game in the first place because of the wiki, but I still feel like it's more likely that they were looking for a fourth evil girl for their lineup, saw Twirl, and thought "wouldn't it be funny if we made her a Decepticon".


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:58 AM

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.




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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:19 AM

I think Obsidian's distorted head from Till All Are One is because the artist referred to his wiki page's main image, which fails to accentuate the 3rd Dimension properly.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Doesn't Prime have his toe/taillights flipped upside in art more often than not because Pat Lee drew him based of a toy picture with upside down stickers?  Was that from the wiki?


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:42 AM

 

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Doesn't Prime have his toe/taillights flipped upside in art more often than not because Pat Lee drew him based of a toy picture with upside down stickers?  Was that from the wiki?

 

The Wiki didn't yet exist when Dreamwave came about.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:03 PM

Hell, the wiki didn't exist when IDW Transformers came about.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:06 PM

Not really wiki "funny-ness" but Jim Sorenson wrote out shoutouts to Derik and Interrobang in the Almanacs.

 

And McFeely, of course.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:09 PM

I'll always be a fan of Swoop's silly caption becoming his official motto.

 

Also, didn't TR Powermaster Prime's sorta yellowish-gray color scheme come from this pic? Or was the G1 toy actually that hue?

The toy is actually flat light gray.  That's either a mildly yellowed one from age or the color tint is slightly off, but yes, TR's most likely did.

 

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Pretty much any botched color scheme from the last five years is up to the design team just checking Wiki or Seibertron photos, so I have heard.

 

Generations Jhiaxus' color scheme might also be chalked up to that, but that's early enough to be in doubt.


Edited by Spark, 08 November 2017 - 12:10 PM.

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

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

 

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Doesn't Prime have his toe/taillights flipped upside in art more often than not because Pat Lee drew him based of a toy picture with upside down stickers?  Was that from the wiki?
 
The Wiki didn't yet exist when Dreamwave came about.
Heh, massive brainfart on my part.

Alternatively:

I've been a hardcore Transformers fan since 1984 and I was there when Hasbro started the Wiki (I was one of the first 37 people with home internet,BTW) so don't you tell me there wasn't a Voltron crossover episode!

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

I've been a hardcore Transformers fan since 1984 and I was there when Hasbro started the Wiki (I was one of the 37 people with home internet,) so don't you tell me there wasn't a Voltron crossover episode!

-Random Facebook User, 2017


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

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:20 PM

BotCon Ferak is white because the image I pulled from the wiki at the time had the colors twerked just enough he didn't read as purple. Tornado almost had a yellow-ish head crest. 

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:21 PM

 

I've been a hardcore Transformers fan since 1984 and I was there when Hasbro started the Wiki (I was one of the 37 people with home internet,) so don't you tell me there wasn't a Voltron crossover episode!

-Random Facebook User, 2017

 

What's even sadder is that I can easily imagine someone who never watched Vehicle Voltron misremembering the Fleet of Doom special as a Voltron/Transformers crossover, having never bothered to check to see what it actually was after all these years.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

Two thoughts:

 

1) I'd love for these things to be documented on the Wiki itself somewhere.

 

2) This is why, I think, it's okay to take arguments about the structure and categorization of the wiki a little bit seriously, since it's proven it now influences the original work.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

 

 

  • Twirl, whose original incarnation was strictly anti-Decepticon, is a Decepticon in the Legends mobile game, probably because the game writer saw "-con" and figured Twirl was evil like that.

 

I mean, she's probably only in the game in the first place because of the wiki, but I still feel like it's more likely that they were looking for a fourth evil girl for their lineup, saw Twirl, and thought "wouldn't it be funny if we made her a Decepticon".

 

If you showed a picture of her toy to a casual fan (in this case meaning someone not familiar with Japan-only Minicons) and asked them to guess which faction she was, they'd probably say Decepticon since she's purple.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:36 PM

The article for Strika's drones details how they got their name from the Wiki itself.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

FOC Vortex's weird colour scheme is ultimately thanks to the wiki's choice of mainpic:
http://jalaguy.tumblr.com/post/159945624793/its-kind-of-fascinating-the-way-vortexs-colours


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:28 PM

While the above is certainly true, let's be honest...Vortex has a uniquely hugged-up and inconsistent color scheme among G1 characters.

 

His toy has some purple, his character model is mostly gray, his Transformers: Universe entry found a huge amount of red somewhere...

 

Inconsistency is his consistent trait.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:25 AM

I can't remember the issue or context right now, but I remember there was an MTMTE issue that flashed back or quoted dialogue from an earlier issue, but it was punctuated or formatted a bit wrong, with the wiki page noting that it was likely copied from the wiki article from that earlier issue, which ALSO featured that same quirk of formatting.





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