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@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 June 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.


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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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Robert is made to withstand plenty of play, and transforms from car to robot! Go, Robert, go!

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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Edited by ZacWilliam1, 13 February 2019 - 09:01 AM.

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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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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 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

Skullgrin! 


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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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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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