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@  wonko the sane? : (22 September 2018 - 01:53 PM)

So apparently some models of air-conditioner are on trays inside the case, so they can be removed for easy access to the internals. I did not know that two hours ago: and have since cleaned three. It's been a learning kind of day.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 September 2018 - 09:15 AM)

There's probably been a Pokedex-themed 3DS cover.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 September 2018 - 04:34 PM)

I still got that Pikachu Edition Gameboy Color from back in the day. Yellow and Blue and with Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Togepi on the screen.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2018 - 04:30 PM)

Quote of the day: I either need bourbon or aspirin, and I'm pretty sure the liquor cabinet is closer than the medicine chest.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 September 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I don't recall any Pokedex themed DS or Game Boy, but plenty of Pokemon-themed ones. My favourite, and the one I've got myself, was the Pokemon Red/Blue themed 3DS with the swappable faceplates that came out around the time the original games were made available via digital download

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 September 2018 - 02:30 PM)

I'm fairly certain Nintendo has done Pokéball red and white, but I don't know about specific Pokédex colors.

@  Paladin : (21 September 2018 - 11:10 AM)

random thought: has Nintendo ever made a 3DS that looks like a Pokedex? because that seems like a GOLDMINE waiting to happen...

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2018 - 03:23 AM)

Wiigii! Titans Return Grotusque for only 60 Euros (actually 70 but I somehow had an eBay gift card for reasons that escape me) with free shipping from within my own country!

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2018 - 03:02 AM)

That was the plan for Predators too with the Super Predators.

@  Waspinator : (21 September 2018 - 01:46 AM)

So, apparently in the new Predator movie, the Predators don't hunt us for honor or the challenge or anything like that, but because they're stealing human DNA to modify themselves. Congrats Hollywood, on making a monster far less cool and scary.

@  Pennpenn : (20 September 2018 - 08:46 AM)

I only started playing it recently so I don't know what it was like before. Actually surprised they haven't finished the story yet. Then again, unless they introduce another world it's pretty much just Maleficent and whatever the Foretellers are playing at left.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 September 2018 - 08:30 AM)

Geeze.. I reloaded up Kingdom Hearts X for the first time in a long time. That game has massivily inflated from when I played it when it first launced in the US.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 09:07 AM)

It's an annoying thing to have happen in any game. I'm hoping they actually finish releasing all the story mode parts before 3 comes out.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 06:24 AM)

Ahh. Hadn't played that in a long time.. Since before the PVP I think.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 04:33 AM)

Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. Specifically the PVP fights.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 04:31 AM)

What game PennPenn

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 03:13 AM)

Man, I love it when you've got limited attempts at something in a game, said game crashes at the end of the thing, so you lose the attempt but don't get any credit.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 08:44 PM)

I know. I'm back to the classic purple for the first time since the comic theme was introduced.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 08:32 PM)

Alright thanks, gonna be weird without the speech bubble boxes but I'll manage.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 07:59 PM)

Nope, ongoing problem for a bunch of us. The mods know, so... just hunker down and wait. In the mean time: changing themes will sort it out for a bit. Only the comic theme is affected.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 05:36 PM)

Is something going on? I'm missing the buttons to go to the newest post and there's no banner for the forum list, it just says "logo" in the corner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2018 - 06:03 AM)


@  Whirl Maximus : (18 September 2018 - 02:25 AM)

"huh?" 'chuckle' in every reaction shot. That's all I remember of Armada.

@  Paladin : (16 September 2018 - 07:36 PM)

if youre looking for sympathy its in the dictionary between shit & syphilis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2018 - 03:10 PM)


@  Rycochet : (15 September 2018 - 11:56 AM)

Due to it's concentrated lousiness, even small doses of Energon will age you, yes.

@  Lazy Garou : (15 September 2018 - 10:32 AM)

unicron trilogy video was great, but made me feel a hundred years old.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 September 2018 - 07:32 AM)

Awesome. Good job man.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 09:30 PM)

cleaning up, mostly.but the little plastic piece where the power cable hooked up was broken. That I managed to put back together.

@  Patch : (11 September 2018 - 04:48 PM)

So he also has White Castle-like qualities?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2018 - 02:23 PM)

Just keep him away from the plumbing, he's really hard on the pipes.

@  RichardT1977 : (11 September 2018 - 01:22 PM)

Overlord has some castle-like qualities to him

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 12:15 PM)

Fix it, like, found a working power adaptor, or fix it like: there was saudering involved.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 11:58 AM)

that feeling when you fix something and works like a dream. we now have a working snes in my house and I have tested 10 games on it and they all work.

@  Arazyr : (11 September 2018 - 10:44 AM)

...Now I want a Transformer that turns into a castle.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 09:37 AM)

You should be careful man, lots of allsparkers life in castle law states. It's a good way to get shot you know.

@  ▲ndrusi : (11 September 2018 - 09:35 AM)

Which house? Mine? Dammit I thought I locked my door!

@  GrungeWerX : (11 September 2018 - 01:20 AM)

GrungeWerX in tha HOUSE!!! WOOT!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2018 - 11:54 PM)

There's been consistently good sc-fi flicks; most just fly under the radar as lower-budget or indie pictures

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:28 PM)

If you can forget about that garbage Ghost in the Shell feature...

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:27 PM)

Upgrade is a GREAT dark sci fi throwback film. Kind of feels like the genre has been nailing some good stuff after a LONG time of drek

@  Sabrblade : (10 September 2018 - 06:34 PM)

Hey, Steve is a Vehicon!

@  abates : (10 September 2018 - 04:44 PM)

I thought it was spelled "Stege".

@  Arazyr : (10 September 2018 - 02:10 PM)

So, "I before E, except after Siege"? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 September 2018 - 01:59 PM)

Memorandum to all: the word "siege" is spelled with the "i" before the "e".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 September 2018 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday to Star Trek and Star Trek: The Animated Series!

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2018 - 07:55 AM)

*smacks TMM upside the head*

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 September 2018 - 02:51 AM)

& Knuckles.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2018 - 11:01 PM)

Re: Coded?

@  Waspinator : (07 September 2018 - 09:14 PM)

Final Fantasy: The Movie: The Game: Pocket Edition HD Boogaloo


Optimus Prime Annual 2018 Discussion

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#1 Jalaguy


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:19 AM

Discuss the issue here!

#2 Chromedome113

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:50 AM

How do you manage to do a Tim and Eric style visual gag in a comic? Unbelievable, what a good 'un.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:04 AM

Hey, what the hell is going on that we're getting Transformers comics with Lars Von Trier references in them now.


I have other thoughts but its 3 AM and that's the most coherent one I can muster at the moment. This was a good issue though.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 05:31 AM

Heh-heh, 'Karen Fishnet".  Barber, you scamp.


I must say, Proxima being a cinematographer makes a lot more sense in terms of Caminus culture than just the "Girl Perceptor" she was designed as.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:24 AM

This issue was pretty awesome. I would be down for an ongoing with Thundercracker trying for a career in film.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:30 AM

This was utter silly bobbins and I loved it.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:55 AM

This was everything I wanted and more. I lost it at the Tape
Bros title page.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:15 AM

Five stars. A cinematic masterpiece.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:17 AM

Every time I say that we've reached Peak John Barber I am mistaken.


Gloriously, gloriously mistaken.

"He learned, almost too late, that man is a feeling creature and, because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned, too late for himself, that men have to make their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And, when men seek such perfection, they find there's only death, fire, loss, disillusionment, the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to toil and misery. It can't be given; it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself."

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

Yeah, this was pretty great. A good combo of wackiness and some more serious character moments. I think my favorite line was TC (playing Starscream) talking up how great sonic booms are and how lame teleportation is. :)


And hey, G2 Sideswipe is really taking form!

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:59 PM

I love it. That's all I can really say. I love it, I love it, I love it! Great humor, brilliant character work with TC, fantastic cameos, and super relatable content for me as an actor (I know your pain, Acid Storm, body paint is the worst). All around, this was a wonderful book.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:11 PM

Does Flamewar play Megatron in the movie? I dont have the issue but I saw that she was in it on the wiki

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:30 PM

I loved this very, very much. Glad to see characters like Acid Storm and Flamewar get to do some stuff. And hey, even Proxima!

Does Flamewar play Megatron in the movie? I dont have the issue but I saw that she was in it on the wiki

No, she plays Rodimus. Tankor plays Megatron.

Edited by Sockie, 28 February 2018 - 10:31 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:55 PM

I spent about half of the book thinking “oh god, can this screenwriting Thundercracker thing die already?” Because it was fun at first, but I find it a little tedious at this point. “Hoho TC is a crap writer”... it can be funny but it can also be cheap and yawny.

But there was ultimately enough other stuff going on here. Notably TC being bridged to an ambush, that was interesting. Between this and OP, I wouldn’t call this one of Barber’s best weeks but it is nice to take a few pages to have fun (good clean Not Roberts fun) when everything else is all here-comes-Unicron-everything-will-end drama.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:43 AM

Honestly, I think this issue was the freshest the "screenwriter Thundercracker" thread has been for a while. Like, as much I've always loved it, for a long time it's just basically been pure comic relief rather than part of a real character story for TC. But in this issue the filmmaking is the story, and Thundercracker genuinely has a little arc about him growing and changing as an artist and reflecting on what he's doing with his life.

Edited by Jalaguy, 01 March 2018 - 04:45 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:23 PM

I do wish they'd managed to work Skullgrin in. Especially as he has a toy on shelves right now! Missed opportunity. 


("Monstercon from Mars" is one of those iconic TF memories from my childhood. I really ought to get hold of a G1 Skullgrin. They seem to go for reasonable prices.)

Edited by Maruten, 01 March 2018 - 04:31 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

This is probably my favorite TF comic issue in a long time.  It was really fun and actually had a lot of earnestness to Thundercracker's story.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:21 PM

I do wish they'd managed to work Skullgrin in. Especially as he has a toy on shelves right now! Missed opportunity. 


("Monstercon from Mars" is one of those iconic TF memories from my childhood. I really ought to get hold of a G1 Skullgrin. They seem to go for reasonable prices.)

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 12:00 PM

I liked this one for the most part. Ties a nice bow on Thundercracker's trajectory as a character and makes me wonder if this is the last time we'll really get a chance to hang out with him. I liked the little vignettes where we got to see what each of the surviving Seekers were up to. Barber gets continuity to work for him, and that's always fun. I legit laughed out loud at the "Megatron shoots down Air Force One" sequence. And there's fun little touches to show how amateurish TC's film work is, like the exterior shot of the Jhiaxian Academy where the institution's name is called out on the building, in a subtitle, and in the dialogue. 


Ruining it a bit for me was the artwork. This tends to be a problem in Annuals where artists have to stretch their talents across a larger number of pages, but even with a couple of guest artists, I could see the seams coming apart in Tramontano's work from panel to panel. Just very inconsistent on proportions and mechanical detail. And Bove is getting better, but most of the time he's not doing her any favors. Utilitarian at best. 



#20 Charles RB

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:27 PM

Lovely stuff - gives us new information and angles on various characters, plays a lot with what we know VS what the cast knows, and is really funny.

(Only bit that was odd was Starscream ordering a hit. It doesn't fit with post-Scott Starscream or with Barber writing him as burned out in Falling)

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