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@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.

@  repowers : (22 March 2020 - 03:49 PM)

That's totally super biased!


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#21 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:14 PM

I feel like straight limbs with single joints in the middle are going to be as much of a dated signifier of a bygone art style as the toothy, jowly, bouncing to music Max Fleischer stuff of the 1930s.


Did Fleischer cartoons actually look like that or is that a different stereotype?

Admittedly, my knowledge of those is mostly restricted to mentions of Fleischer Superman's influence on '90s DC cartoons.

edit: sorry if the question comes off weird but I am kind of curious.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:27 PM

I doult I'll bother with this, I rather liked the last attempt at Thundercats but obviously something went wrong, I doult it will make much headway generally, it seems like the TV shows for kids these days are all about comedy and horrible animation to be shoved down the kids thoats. Only a very rare few shows are actually watchable these days because they got good story telling but honestly reducing Thundercats to whatever that is meant to be, seems like something you would more likely get in japan anime after a ep of a more serious show airred and then you get the parody of it which I tend to skip, in other words, I am extremely, unlikely to bother with this!


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#23 Copper Bezel

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:29 PM

Yeah, they can do cartoons that look like Steven Universe and Adventure time forever if they're all as awesome as those shows.

-ZacWilliam, great shows are great.

The fact that those shows are written and structured well doesn't make the art style a good choice. In SU's case it holds the series back, nothing about SU is the dopey comedy show the art implies it is. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:31 PM

 

I feel like straight limbs with single joints in the middle are going to be as much of a dated signifier of a bygone art style as the toothy, jowly, bouncing to music Max Fleischer stuff of the 1930s.


Did Fleischer cartoons actually look like that or is that a different stereotype?

Admittedly, my knowledge of those is mostly restricted to mentions of Fleischer Superman's influence on '90s DC cartoons.

edit: sorry if the question comes off weird but I am kind of curious.

Yeah it was a thing at the time.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:48 PM

Boy I'm tired of that animation style. And vaguely worried by the way the producer there needs to make a huge point on how faithful and actiony it's going to be. I mean, every new adaption kinda needs to say that, but still.

 

Enjoyed the intro, though.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:48 PM

Everything popular eventually goes out of style.

Theres really no platonic ideal to anything. ESPECIALLY when it comes to something as freeform as animation.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:03 PM

Thinking about it a bit more, I feel lile this would've been a great direction to take Heman. Maybe not the same animation style, but I see this approach benefiting that brand a bit more.

#28 Copper Bezel

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:09 PM

Sure, kids are trading He-Man memes on Facebook without having ever seen the series, right? I think it actually occupies the right space for it. But that's also due the fact that ThunderCats just isn't as big and memorable a property, even if they're similarly objectively terrible in retrospect.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#29 Dave Zero1

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:11 PM

Every art movement goes through a renaissance, zenith and decadence. A new style comes on the scene (Adventure time) which inspires other artists who then perfect it and bring it to new heights (Steven Universe) only for it to lose itself and fall out of style. I have no doubt we've reached the decadence period now, sooner or later someone will try something new which will be the next big thing and the cycle will start all over again.

#30 Copper Bezel

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

I know it's a distinction without a difference, that a language is a dialect with an army and that a religion is a cult with ... also an army, but an art movement or style with a ten-year life cycle or shelf life is called a "fad".


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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#31 Dave Zero1

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:26 PM

I guess my real question is "Who is this for?" The target audience won't even remember the 2011 remake let alone the 80's version. And the audience they seem to want to appeal to with the callbacks is pushing 40 and in general are not big fans of this style.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:29 PM

My reaction as summed up in 11 seconds of NSFW video.

 

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#33 Copper Bezel

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:33 PM

I guess my real question is "Who is this for?" The target audience won't even remember the 2011 remake let alone the 80's version. And the audience they seem to want to appeal to with the callbacks is pushing 40 and in general are not big fans of this style.

I'm most baffled how the video seems to call attention to that. "You don't know what a ThunderCat is?" All I can think is that we're looking at something like the push to unify Transformers branding, that everything can be an all-ages brand now and that they're hoping parents who remember ThunderCats will buy ThunderCats for their kids. 


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:39 PM

 

Yeah, they can do cartoons that look like Steven Universe and Adventure time forever if they're all as awesome as those shows.

-ZacWilliam, great shows are great.

The fact that those shows are written and structured well doesn't make the art style a good choice. In SU's case it holds the series back, nothing about SU is the dopey comedy show the art implies it is. 

I think that may be part of the intention?  Definitely in Adventure Time's case.  It seems to be deliberately using the cartoony style as a way of highlighting the horror of the world in which Finn lives.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

Interesting.

Not what I was expecting.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:55 PM

I swear,  if this ends up like Teens Titans Go, where it's mostly stupid humor that causes little kids to like it to the point where it gets renewed a lot and has episodes mocking fans of the original, then Cartoon Network has officially cemented itself as the home of horrid reboots that ruin childhood classics for the sake of money.



#37 Copper Bezel

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:59 PM

The fact that those shows are written and structured well doesn't make the art style a good choice. In SU's case it holds the series back, nothing about SU is the dopey comedy show the art implies it is.

I think that may be part of the intention?  Definitely in Adventure Time's case.  It seems to be deliberately using the cartoony style as a way of highlighting the horror of the world in which Finn lives.

It feels a lot more dissonant to me in SU, since Adventure Time's world just has more of the chaos and sociopathy you expect from a cartoon world that's not quite so tightly structured. Of course, I haven't seen a lot of AT and I've seen all of SU so far, so.

 

I have no doubt that the look helped SU actually happen, since it makes the series look more like an Adventure Time than, well, a ThunderCats 2011, both in the programming block and in the budget. I also think some of the ugliness plays into the thematic ideas that reality is messy and no one is perfect, etc. in ways that, like, an idealized superhero look or something couldn't, comically undercutting these otherwise complex and human characters and working against the general cultural notion that heroes have to be pretty. And it's animated well and there's some occasionally good action in there.

 

But there's also a whole segment of viewers of the genre that it is that it's not going to reach that way, despite its phenomenal content under the surface, and that's kinda unfortunate. Plus I have to look at it to get the story. = P


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:02 PM

 

I'm 100% ok with the idea of a comedy take on Thundercats.

Reinvention is better than stagnation by far and that includes reinvention of genre style.

That said, this is not my favorite art style for this type of show at all. I havn't really watched OKKO ever but I'm not a fan of the look.

I am willing to give this a look though and judge it after watching a few.

-ZacWilliam, Thundercats is not something that absolutely demands being serious and goofy/stupid and a living property is better than being the corpse that is Joe or He-man imo.

 

Pretty much that.

 

The property is effectively dead and THIS is a far better move (even if it fails) than Super 7 churning out 80's rehashes for $40 each.

 

Then let it rest in peace.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:04 PM

Nothing is allowed to die. Everything that has name recognition, to any degree, is a resource to be mined.


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:11 PM

As with anything that has an immediately off-putting art style I'll give it a chance before I judge it, but initial reactions aren't kind.





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