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@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p


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Marvel Generation 1

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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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#23 ▲ndrusi

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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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#24 repowers

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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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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

Impactor.

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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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