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@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 08:54 AM)

yeah, I've got a few others that I need to check out/get removed. The nose one is small but annoying since I hit it every time I blow my nose.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Try to get a histopath examination if it isn't too expensive over there. It's probably just a mole but I'd think certainty would be better.

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 07:59 AM)

@unluckiness I know, plan to get it removed but gotta get an appt first

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

oops... typed that in the wrong field. :)

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

gizmoboy

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 03:18 AM)

That is not a good thing, especially in the long term

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2019 - 10:17 PM)

So who wants to hear about this mole on my nose that I keep scratching open

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Yeah, it's kind of defeating the purpose of making political discussions more restricted if you're just gonna go at it elsewhere on this site.

@  Telly : (23 June 2019 - 07:06 PM)

that would probly fit better in the p & r thread. its there for things just like this

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:29 PM)

The citizens resisted by buying up all the town's beer reserves so the Nazis would have to stay sober the entire time.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Meanwhile, congratulations civil resistance, part 2: So a group of Nazis were holding one of their Good Old Times Reenactment festivals in a small East German town.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:26 PM)

It's basically like an anti-Trump candidate winning Texas.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:25 PM)

The mayoral elections of Istanbul are considered to be a key indicator for the political climate in the entire country.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:24 PM)

This time, it was a landslide victory for the opposition's candidate.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:23 PM)

After president Erdogan had a court revoke the results of the mayoral election of Istanbul after the opposition party's candidate had won by a small margin, the election was repeated today.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Congratulations, democracy part 1: Today is a historic day for Turkey.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 June 2019 - 02:31 PM)

Convert, does he timeout?

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Did he form the feet and legs or the arms and body?

@  Patch : (22 June 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Nah, he was one of the Lions

@  MEDdMI : (22 June 2019 - 04:45 PM)

Is he a Shellformer

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Supposedly it's about that football player Calvin Johnson.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2019 - 07:03 AM)

I'm vaguely confused why there is a Nicki Minaj song in my youtube reccomendations, but even more confused as to why that song (which appears to be from an official account) is called "MEGATRON".

@  Liege : (21 June 2019 - 10:03 PM)

Alpha Q all night long.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 June 2019 - 10:44 AM)

Only if you ask nicely, Silv.

@  RichardT1977 : (21 June 2019 - 09:42 AM)

1998 Zilla is the Gaijin era.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2019 - 01:59 AM)

Alpha Q?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 June 2019 - 01:16 AM)

Alpha Q, and U, but not U.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2019 - 08:55 PM)

KISS Players

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2019 - 07:15 PM)

Ultra Q

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2019 - 03:15 PM)

So which series is 90s American Godzilla?

@  Dekafox : (20 June 2019 - 03:12 PM)

So G1 Marvel would be Showa Transformers then

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 June 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Yes.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Is it weeby of me to refer to the two IDW TF continuities as Heisei and Reiwa? I mean, the switchover almost perfectly lines up with the change of eras...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2019 - 10:35 AM)

I hate when the spicy version of something isn't spicy!

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2019 - 08:43 AM)

I hate it when the spicy version of something is in almost identical packaging to the non-spicy version. Especially when I don't notice until I've got home.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2019 - 05:44 PM)

They make a lot of pills for that.

@  Nevermore : (19 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

I got the results of the test back. I definitely have no sense of humor.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2019 - 05:59 PM)

so anyway how is your sex life?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2019 - 10:50 AM)

These jokes are tearing me apart.

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Only if the customer reviews give it all high marks.

@  Patch : (18 June 2019 - 04:42 AM)

Are they going to call it "I-Did-Nawtflix?"

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.


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#21 Spark

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:34 PM

I still unapologetically enjoy G2 for the ridiculous '90s action pulp it was at the time.  I just wish they'd been able to pull in Chris Batista from GI Joe instead of Manny Galan, since they were both super new at the time and probably had similar rates.

 

I also really enjoy the cover of the G1 first issue and how nuts it looks.


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:37 PM

my very first comic book ever was #2

 

well, maybe. my mom bought me a sgt rock comic when i was in the hospital when i had my tonsils out, but i dont remember if that was before or after i got the tf comic. tf #2 is certainly the comic ive had the longest


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:43 PM

my very first comic book ever was #2

I can't remember what my very first comic book was, but it was probably also a big pile of #2.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:11 PM

Marvel #4 was getting passed around at a slumber party in 5th grade, and the cliffhanger was what first hooked me on Transformers. Holy crap, the bad guys WON! NO WAY!!

 

From there it was a fast spiral into the toys, comics and cartoon. 

 

#8 was the first issue I got before any of my friends -- we were on vacation -- and I read it half to death. The art was especially striking; that was the issue that made me want Shockwave's toy more than life itself. 

 

I was a steady reader into the mid-40s... after that I'd check the newsstands occasionally to see what they were up to. 

Cover of #53: Whoa, that lady chopped off Perceptor's head!

#62: Cool, they finally started drawing the robots the right way!

#75: man, that's some pretty art

#80: WHAT IT'S ENDING? CRAP I NEED TO BUY THIS AND LIKE ALL THE OTHER ONES

 

G2 #1: OMG THEY STILL REMEMBER TRANSFORMERS!

G2 #12: damn. that's the last Transformers story I'll ever read. Bummer.


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Why will we solve after Robert grasps the abysmal winter's ulcer? He may change rural tailors, do you join them? The films, tapes, and spoons are all good and fresh.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:29 AM

Question: which Generation 1 characters notably owe their enduring popularity as a result of a memorable appearance in Marvel? Can such a list be pared down given how many fans of Marvel continuity there are?
 

 

(This was before I was born, so I lack the requisite firsthand perspective.)


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:52 AM

Nightbeat. Thunderwing, if he's actually popular these days. Mister Johnson.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:59 AM

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:08 AM

Nightbeat, Thunderwing and Bludgeon definitely.

Grimlock is a Trex robot so he would have been popular regardless but the personality from the Marvel Comic was certainly a favorite in the fandom for a very long time.

Fortress Maximus and Scorponok are both only actual characters vs locations/Kaiju because of the Marvel Comic staring roles they have. Ratbat is more than an animal, an actual Decepticon Leader because of the book. Prowl became the Prick he has memorably been since entirely because of what Furman did with him towards the end of the US book and then in G2. Ratchet as a reluctant hero staring character is certainly from there.

On a lesser note, I would say G1 Fixit is only memorable for his super brief moment there. Likewise it's the only place Skullgrin got a moment to shine and he's had multiple toys. Krok had a bit of a spotlight as Bludgeon's buddy. And everyone remember Octopunch largely for shooting God in the face.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:59 AM

On a lesser note, I would say G1 Fixit is only memorable for his super brief moment there.

Is he, though? I never heard anyone mention him at all outside the context of Micromaster enthusiasm until he showed up in the Barber book.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:12 AM

Character-wise, Marvel G1 gave us:

  • The best version of Ratchet ever
  • One of the best versions of Shockwave ever
  • A Unicron with a backstory and motivation that was deeper than what the cartoon had depicted
  • One of the most hardcore depictions of Galvatron ever (specifically the Marvel UK Galvatron, not Galvatron II)
  • The first Soundwave to ever make me even give a darn about him (in the UK comics, especially)
  • An awesome version of Blaster (the cartoon guy was fun, but Marvel Blaster was awesome)
  • A Grimlock who was both different from his cartoon counterpart and (when not being a bombastic bully) had a degree of intrigue and depth to his character (this was before RID 2015 came along and gave us its FUN Grimlock)
  • Awesome Decepticon leaders who weren't Megatron/Galvatron: the aforementioned Shockwave, plus Ratbat, Scorponok, Thunderwing, and Bludgeon
  • Memorable comic-originals such as Lord Straxus, Impactor, Emirate Xaaron, Death's Head (not a TF, but still), Scrounge, Primus, etc.

Edited by Sabrblade, 13 February 2019 - 10:13 AM.

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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 13 February 2019 - 12:17 PM

Ratbat, certainly.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:52 PM

Question: which Generation 1 characters notably owe their enduring popularity as a result of a memorable appearance in Marvel? Can such a list be pared down given how many fans of Marvel continuity there are?
 

 

(This was before I was born, so I lack the requisite firsthand perspective.)

 

Hard to improve upon ZacWilliam's write-up (although with one caveat. While he's certainly correct about Prowl, I really hate that characterization. Folks respond to me that he didn't HAVE much characterization prior to that, and I'm not too interested in arguing. But I really hate that characterization).

But for wholly-unbiased (ha!) reasons, I'll add G.B. Blackrock. 



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:15 PM

The TF comics matured along with the audience. Starting with "We take turns saying names and powers" and ending with elder gods.
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:16 PM

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:36 PM

I'm not sure about enduring, but Carnivac was (BW)Dinobot before Dinobot. I know I only picked one up(and a Catilla) because of his Marvel UK treatment.

 

The Wreckers also originated from Marvel G1



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:14 PM

Something I recall about the marvel G1 comics, they showed there was Autobots who were tired of the endless war and left Cybertron, granted it was to promote the Headmasters, it was something that never appeared in the Cartoon. Thou a scene from the UK G1 comics I recall more than any other was Cylonus having his head ripped off by Megatron after his target master partner was crushed to death, it was my first TF comic I ever had, sadly, I no longer have that comic, but its in one of the trade paper backs I got of the UK G1 comics in colour!


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:08 PM

My introduction to TF comics wasn't until 1990 or so when I had moved and one of the new kids I met kept telling me how there was a story in which Shockwave was Megatron's boss. I thought he was insane until he showed me an early comic issue at his house one day. I thought it was so bizarre.

Then I nabbed G2 #1 when it came out, and I was confused as hell even if the whole thing looked really cool.

Honestly, my favorite issue as a kid was the issue of G.I.Joe where Cobra gives Megatron his tank body. I remember reading that and not knowing that the line about "a whole ARK of Cybertronian technology" was referring to the Autobots' ship.

And it had Ninja Force Zartan, so that was a plus.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:15 PM

Something I recall about the marvel G1 comics, they showed there was Autobots who were tired of the endless war and left Cybertron, granted it was to promote the Headmasters, it was something that never appeared in the Cartoon. 

 

Uh, yes there was. The cartoon absolutely did have some Autobots leave Cybettron to escape the war. That was shown in "Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 2" and was the entire basis for the inhabitants of Paradron in "Fight or Flee".

 

The cartoon's examples were even done first, before the Marvel comics did their version in the Headmasters mini-series that you just described.


Edited by Sabrblade, 14 February 2019 - 09:21 AM.

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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 14 February 2019 - 02:35 AM

Marvel UK was a different experience.

We got these poorly drawn stories featuring the main toy characters but with dumb creative decisions like Ratbat and Grimlock leading the factions against often better drawn more serious character driven stories mostly featuring the season 3 characters and obscure toys.


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