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@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:39 PM)

*good week

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:35 PM)

It's been a good work for The Hunt: got Netflix Bumblebee (suck it Walmart!) and stopped at Walgreens and found a lone Bluestreak. I'm pretty much done until new stuff rolls out in February

@  tigerhawk : (02 December 2020 - 03:53 PM)

There's some fab fandubs of comic scenes on Youtube, it's MTMTE/LL mostly but there's some great stuff such as Tarn learning of Megatron's defection and Megatron talking to Ravage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:31 PM)

Wonderful audio separation and balance.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:29 PM)

For Transformers The Movie 86

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM)

I will say, the blu ray remaster, especially the audio is pretty spot on. Watching it on Apple TV has been enlightening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 09:00 PM)

Vode An!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

I do not overly care for the Bad Batch, but it will be interesting to see what the animated series will bring to the table.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

Alpha, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, and the Muunilinst 10 are quite the contrast to what we have at present in Disney canon.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Who else here read the pre-2008 Clone Commandos and ARC Troopers back in the day?

@  tigerhawk : (30 November 2020 - 05:04 PM)

Monoliths in Utah and Romania.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  tigerhawk : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  tigerhawk : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?


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#101 Blade Raider

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 11:30 PM

The Grail Page 6.
 
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#102 Blade Raider

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:55 AM

The Grail Page 7:
 
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April 2019 Schedule:
4/4/19: ATTF #44 The Grail Page 8 END
4/11/19: ATTF #45 Speaking Up
4/18/19: ATTF #46 RNA Test
4/25/19: ATTF #48 Attempted Invasion


#103 Blade Raider

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 01:46 AM

The Grail Page 8.
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Story time because I want to be that guy that talks about finding my grail for way longer than I should knowing it's probably not that interesting. If you don't care, skip to below the line for me rambling about the future of the comic instead.
 
This comic came about when I got back from LexCon 2016. The Tako Tank had been my grail since Botcon 2006 when I decided I wanted every mold made for Beast Wars, even the wacky stuff. Especially the wacky stuff. After getting pretty much all the US and Neo stuff, the BWII stuff was proving difficult. When prioritizing what I wanted most, the Tako Tank quickly went to the top of my list. It was interesting and unless the Niagara Base, looked like it interacted better with the other toys.
 
Fast forward to 2016, when I was doing well (at the time, at least) and not sure what I was going to buy at that year's LexCon. I was hanging out at the Captured Prey (CP) booth, having just bought an Astro Megazord from them (came back for the Shockwave and Nightbird used in the comic later), when one of the booth workers returns with a Niagara Base in their arms. My first question to them was where they found that and is there more. He answered that there were no more Niagara Bases, which was fine, but there was a Tako Tank, which was even better.
 
I'm very thankful for the people working the CP booth that night because not only did they alert me to a Tako Tank, one of them was kind enough to lead me to the booth. Now if you were ever at a Botcon, the dealers room is about the same size most years and Botcon 2006 was in the exact same room that CP's booth was in at LexCon that year. That dealer room was LexCon's secondary dealers room on the 3rd floor. The main dealer room was on the 1st floor and is at least 3 times bigger. It's also about 5 times more crowded.
 
So they lead me to the booth. I had pass this booth at some point noticing only that they had a case of Transformer prototypes, something I'm not into collecting, but fun to look at. They had the Tako Tank pretty far behind the counter blocked from my view. Mint in box, something I don't care that much about, but in a case like this, it means it's 100% complete. After discussing the price and me rushing back to my hotel room for more money, I got my Tako Tank. I did ask the seller where he got it in such good shape. He said he bought it from a former Kenner employee that was clearing out all his work related toys, including some of the prototypes. Do I believe him? I don't know, but for the purposes of this story I do.
 
Anyways, that's how I got my Tako Tank, my grail of 10 years. Hope I didn't bore you. Now let's talk about what's next for ATTF.
 
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And Then They Fight 45-49 will be gag strips. 47 was already posted (the Super Bowl one). 48 is special, but I'm not saying how. After that, ATTF 50 will be a return to the TAOWAR storyline. Few notes about that.
 
I'm reducing "T.A.O.W.A.R.: The Adventures of W. and Raider" to just "TAOWAR." I thought about dropping it completely, but it notes that it's part of a storyline for easier reading, similar to The Grail or Spy Troops (which I do plan to continue).
 
This will be the Land of Summons story I've always wanted to get around to, but never could. Aside from being a continuation of the TAOWAR storyline, this will be a mostly shelf contained story meant to tie up loose ends and have some fun in the Land of Summons aka Tír na nÓg.
 
And since this post is one of the longest I've done in a forever, here's the cover of #50. Behold, the main villain of the story that all will strike fear in all!
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:26 PM

Now for one of the more dumb jokes I've written this year.
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Edited by Blade Raider, 10 April 2019 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:01 PM

This week is a short little comic I've been excited to share for awhile. Enjoy.
 
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:07 PM

Surprise crossover time!

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This was done with permission from Iacon45. If you want to check out his comic, you can here:
https://www.tfw2005....otbots.1168021/

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May 2019 Schedule:
5/2/19: ATFF #49 Self Diagnosis
5/9/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Cover, Recap, and Page 1
5/16/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 2
5/23/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 3
5/30/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 4



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:37 AM

ATTF #49.
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#108 Blade Raider

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:09 PM

Time to start the next story line: #50 TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg. Today I have the cover, recap page, and Page 1 for you guys. This issue is 13 pages long and will be one page a week like Spy Troops was. Enjoy.

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#109 Blade Raider

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:03 AM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg Page 2.
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Main cast is a much smaller group this time. There's still plenty of new and old faces to see though. Also, I originally had an entire comic planned before this point where Blade recruits everyone and they get a space ship. My goal was to make things more simple and that created needing a lot of new sets that I didn't have. I dropped all of that and just used Gates again as a teleporter.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:06 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg Page 3.
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So, slight change of plans. Starting next week, two pages a week. Why the change? I've been thinking about doing this for awhile and now seems like a good time. Part of it is that I think this story is better paced for two pages a week and part of it was me getting far enough ahead in story comics that I felt comfortable doing so.
 
Updated schedule:
May 2019:
5/30/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 4 and 5
 
June 2019:
6/6/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 6 and 7
6/13/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 8 and 9
6/20/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 10 and 11
6/27/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 12 and 13
 
PS Unilla Icequeencone is one of my new favorite characters to write for. You'll get to see why next week.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:22 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg Pages 4 and 5.
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As promised, two pages starting this week and two pages going forward. Of the new characters introduced in this storyline, Unilla Icequeencone is easily my favorite. She's a proper royal type that can turn into a teenager at a drop of a hat. She's so much fun to write.


#112 Blade Raider

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:39 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg pages 6 and 7.
 
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At one point I was going to have Blade summon Shortround and ride him like he has in the past, but given the setting introducing Snowcat was the better choice. Next week: Rippersnapper attacks!


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:02 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg pages 8 and 9.
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Today we get to know Rippersnapper a little bit. He has some Wolverine in him. Mainly the "bubs." Also got a small cameo by King Toots, though for purposes of this joke, it's just a roll of toilet paper.


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:19 AM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg pages 10 and 11.
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In an earlier scripted Claw Jaw was the guide character at the beginning. That role ended up going to Nega-Gnome. Brought in Claw Jaw here because I saw a place to bring him into the story for the things I wanted to do with him.


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 09:48 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg pages 12, 13, and 14.
 
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Cliffhanger! You all probably saw this coming, but this is a multiparter. The rest of the story is already completed. The next part will be 27 pages long (not including cover or recap) and will be posted 2 pages a week like the first part.
 
I mentioned that I suddenly added a page earlier in the week. Originally page 13 was the first panel of the current page 13 and the last panel of the current page 14. I added the extra page because I realized I glossed over some minor things I shouldn't have and this was the best place to fix it.
 
The story will continue in August in ATTF #55 TAOWAR: War For Tír na nÓg Siege. In the meantime, July will be a month of one off random silliness. It's going to be a fun time.
 
July 2019 Schedule:
7/4/19: ATTF #51 Dammit Shinji! (Not That Shinji)
7/11/19: ATTF #52 He Who Smelt It
7/18/19: ATTF #53 To the Dynamax
7/25/19: ATTF #54 Birth of the Fantastic Double Prime Pages 1-5
 
PS Little early this week. I want to get to bed early tonight.


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 09:29 PM

ATTF #51
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I finally finished Kamen Rider Ryuki this year on my 3rd attempt. Seeing as it was the 3rd attempt, you might guessed I'm not big on the show. I enjoyed things about it, but as a whole it just doesn't work for me. Ouji is cool. Anyways, I just wanted to poke some fun at it. I might make a comic of my grievances with this show if I can ever find a punchline for it.


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:26 PM

ATTF #52
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Small part of me hates myself for making a JoJo reference. But mostly happy to use BotBots in more randomness.



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:57 PM

ATTF #53
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This makes the 4th Lord Zedd figure I've used in my comics.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 08:31 AM

ATTF 54.

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This was a strange idea I had one day and ran with it.

#120 Blade Raider

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 09:27 AM

Time to start the second part of the Tír na nÓg story in ATTF #55.


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August 2019 Schedule:
8/1/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Cover, recap, Pages 1-2
8/8/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 3-4
8/15/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 5-6
8/22/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 7-8
8/29/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 9-10



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