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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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#41 Rust

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:12 PM



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

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:16 PM

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

 

As it shoulld be. It's all meat for the butcher's block, no matter how sacred some find the cattle.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:21 PM

I have no attachment to ThunderCats. I have an attachment to cartoons and the need to pretend they can sometimes be more than an infinite recursion of cash-ins on existing brand recognition and markets. This show exists because people will kinda vaguely recognize the name, and will perform better than a similar cartoon without that bump, because human psychology is stupid that way.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:22 PM

Well, it has some of my favorite voice actors in it, so that is at least a plus. I'll probably give it a try just for that. Having a good cast still can't always save a show.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:37 PM

 

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

 

As it shoulld be. It's all meat for the butcher's block, no matter how sacred some find the cattle.

 

The cattle is rotten and riddled with maggots. Why would you want to eat that?!



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

The fans upset that they can't rely on Thundercats branding to be 1) what it's away tried to be with the last show, and 2) what is functionally available in abundant supply in other source just without Lion-O. (Voltron, Castlevania, many many anime).


This show's existence is the punishment for thinking Robot Chicken was funny.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:49 PM

I enjoyed Thundercats when I was a kid.  I watched the  reboot from 2011 and found it interesting; at least they took the property seriously enough to try.  This is just a truckoad of no. 

 

It's just another "updated" property that wants to make it's mark in the word by ridiculing what came before.  Or so  it seems to me.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:23 PM

Adventure Gem Cats!  - make everything look like the one thing you actually air so nobody notices it's not teen titans go again for hour 300


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:32 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.

 

 

Why? Fans should ideally want a property they are fans of to thrive, not just exist.

 

I hated Beast Wars (at the time) but later came to rightfully appreciate it.

 

Look at everything we have now because of it!

 

:remembers the live action movies:

 

Look at most things we have now because of it!


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:34 PM

oh god that hair

Seriously, though, 2011 ThunderCats was great, and it's kind of a shame that this looks to be a parody/rehash of the original instead of something more new.

Anyway, the art style annoys me beyond reason and I really miss the earlier reboot, so maybe I'm just old and cranky.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:03 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.

 

I thought it was because Pen Ward couldn't draw.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:51 PM

On conflict between the look of SU and the content... I don't get it. It is what it is and it looks like what it looks like, I think that's enough, but beyond that surely the look largely comes from Rebecca Sugar and if it had been gestated in a different aesthetisphere it probably wouldn't be the show we know and love.

On Thundercats... love the original, love the 2011 reboot; it was the Netflix Voltron of its day and its premature demise is a tragedy but it was too beautiful to live. This new show... I like the designs. It's a weird direction to choose for Thundercats but the property chosen is probably fairly irrelevant; presumably they wanted some other established thing to inflict a TTG-style makeover on and from the studios' perspective it probably didn't much matter which one they chose. If it's just goofy humour and cute designs like TTG (though frankly I'd say this looks better design-wise) then my family and I will enjoy it. If it pulls an AT/SU/GF/etc and throws in some hardcore character development or ongoing mystery or such, we'll enjoy it even more. If it takes off it will hopefully bring some attention to the earlier incarnations and eventually pay off for classic fans.

I don't see a downside at this point, although the show may of course turn out to be radioactive faeces. I'm happy to cross my (cat) fingers.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:31 AM

Serious response time: The fact I look on this style of animation with revulsion and I see the hairstyle choice of the animation head and immediately want to reach for a pair of scissors tells me that this is not a property aimed at me or my demographic.

 

And that's okay.

 

It's much the same vein I figure old fans of Looney Tunes thought when Tiny Toons - or even the latest Looney Tunes show - debuted. In the end, not everything has to be for us.

 

I hope this new Thundercats show succeeds the way they want it to. I won't be partaking.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:55 AM

Well that intro looks better than anything attached to the Thundercats name has any right to be. Really well animated, too.

The other clips aren't great but eh, I'll check it out.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:50 AM

WB Executive 1: So, that Thundercats franchise we got? We kind of botched remaking it already by producing a new series made by a bunch of people that openly hated it and through piss-poor scheduling made sure nobody could watch it. What's next?

 

WB Executive 2: How about a Carlarts comedy show because Thundercats lends itself to comedy because it's so stupid? 


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:14 AM

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.

 
Why? Fans should ideally want a property they are fans of to thrive, not just exist.
 
I hated Beast Wars (at the time) but later came to rightfully appreciate it.
 
Look at everything we have now because of it!
 
:remembers the live action movies:
 
Look at most things we have now because of it!


I dunno, this feels like valuing branding itself over the themes, setting and plot points and whatnot. Is "something called Thundercats but thematically very different" really preferable to like, "something that thematically resembles Thundercats but isn't called that and uses completely different character designs"?

Okay, maybe this question would make more sense if the topic at hand was something more successful than Thundercats.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:26 AM

It's a miracle that Transformers hasn't had this kind of treatment yet.

Also:

Is "something called Thundercats but thematically very different" really preferable to like, "something that thematically resembles Thundercats but isn't called that and uses completely different character designs"? Okay, maybe this question would make more sense if the topic at hand was something more successful than Thundercats.


While TF hasn't had this kind of treatment yet, it's probably had both of the models above, surely? Taking G1 as our baseline obviously.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:59 AM

I guess Tonka GoBots counts as "thematically similar but isn't called Transformers".

Beast Wars did hit a few similar notes even before it turned out they were on Earth during the time the Autobots and Decepticons were dormant. Like how it initially seemed like Megatron mainly took his crew there for the boatloads of Energon. And it was pointed out in a different thread that it had a similar treatment of fight scenes as G1.

I mean, even when they are at war, it's not like the war is treated like an actual war. Like, I'm imagining some fictional seminar of Cybertronian military history. There's just random battles with no clear end games in sight...which I guess explains the millions of year war.

Every time the war ends, it's due to some unforseen cosmic circumstance like Unicron (lots of time unicron) or whatever that combined monstrosity was called in IDW.

It's worth noting that while Predacons and Maximal did fight on prehistoric Earth, the Autobot/Decepticon conflict was over.

As of now, our best stories happen once the war stops. Sorry not sorry.


Which is interesting, since Beast Wars had them doing almost exactly the same sort of thing the G1 Transformers were doing, which was ultimately "whatever He-Man is doing".


I guess the closest thing to "officially Transformers but doesn't use any of the usual themes and plot points" would be like, the Q-Transformers cartoon.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:00 AM

I dunno, this feels like valuing branding itself over the themes, setting and plot points and whatnot. 

Yeah, so very, very much this. 

 

On conflict between the look of SU and the content... I don't get it. It is what it is and it looks like what it looks like, I think that's enough, but beyond that surely the look largely comes from Rebecca Sugar and if it had been gestated in a different aesthetisphere it probably wouldn't be the show we know and love.

No, it'd be a different better thing and you'd have never heard of the other instead, because that is how history works. The pilot had another different look from also Rebecca Sugar, if officialdom helps you process the concept. Is the idea of moving outside of sheer uncritical consumption and literally "I like this thing because It looks like the thing that I like which is it" - is it entirely unappealing to you to try and step back to consider these things from outside?


Edited by Copper Bezel, 19 May 2018 - 05:00 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:13 AM

Amazing.  Just....amazing.

 

Ironbite-way to kill another property dea...TEEN TITANS GO IS ENDING!

 

wait...TTG is ending? or is this just wishful thinking on your part, man?


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