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@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.


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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

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.

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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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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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