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@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:32 AM

Discuss the issue here!

#2 Creedence

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:56 AM

In case you needed to know the Beast Wars characters Arcee gratuitously killed:
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(That's probably Razor Claw and the wing from Soundwave, considering the other Mutants.)

I can't ID the bug stabbed through by Arcee, though.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:10 AM

I mean on the one hand probably some of them aren't dead dead, but at this point it doesn't really make much of a difference.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:36 AM

In case you needed to know the Beast Wars characters Arcee gratuitously killed:
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(That's probably Razor Claw and the wing from Soundwave, considering the other Mutants.)

I can't ID the bug stabbed through by Arcee, though.

 

Nice work!

 

As for this issue... I feel like not a lot happened.  It's a shame that Primal and Gnash's only distinction here is being coloured as opposed to most of the other beast guys.


Edited by Wildwade, 11 July 2018 - 04:37 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:24 AM

I think the guy right above Jetfire's speech bubble might be Claw Jaw.


 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:18 AM

It was... okay, I guess? In terms of shuffling around characters for the final act and all, it was fine, but I think at this point I just want to know how everything (Eukaris, the Talisman, Centurion and company, the ores and their colony planets, G.B. Blackrock, etc.) all fits together.

Edited by Locoman, 11 July 2018 - 06:18 AM.

"He learned, almost too late, that man is a feeling creature and, because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned, too late for himself, that men have to make their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And, when men seek such perfection, they find there's only death, fire, loss, disillusionment, the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to toil and misery. It can't be given; it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself."

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:47 AM

I think the guy right above Jetfire's speech bubble might be Claw Jaw.

 

Claw Jaw was in Mayhem, so it's probably Scuba. Or Ikard, I guess.

 

(Damn you, Nel Yomtov!!!!)



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:04 PM

Man, Beast Warriors really are the new Micromasters.


 

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#9 DocChloroplast

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:20 PM

I don't want to ask on the Unicron thread for fear of spoilers: is the next issue supposed to be the conclusion to The Falling? I want to know how long I should wait before cracking open Unicron #1.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:24 PM

I don't want to ask on the Unicron thread for fear of spoilers: is the next issue supposed to be the conclusion to The Falling? I want to know how long I should wait before cracking open Unicron #1.

 

Yeah, next issue's the last chapter.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:30 PM

And it comes out next week, awesome.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:42 PM

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#14 Verity Carlo

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:40 PM

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:51 PM

Yeah she's also in the Camien crowdshots in Unicron this week.



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:49 AM

*claps like a seal*

Armada Thrust!

 

And Cyclonus!

 

Those two cameos were the most interesting thing about this issue.



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:20 AM

This issue brought home one of the things I've never dug about Barber's run. There's a sort of discontinuity to the stories that makes them just totally unmemorable to me. I can read a Barber issue and barely remember it an hour later. The way the internal monologue is spread across the whole issue. It's like he's trying to use those monologues to make a coherent single-issue story out of what is usually a small snippet of a longer ongoing, but it doesn't work.

 

Then there's the weird way panels jump around sometimes -- like, Primal for instance. He gets a close-up angry head shot, like he's important and he's gonna do something, and then the next page he's about 80% off-panel and if you didn't already know what he looked like, you'd have no idea that was the same guy.

 

Add to that, I've been tired of this core cast for a long time. Prime, Pyra, Arcee, Aileron, Jetfire, Soundwave.... too much of them.

 

And that red-pink-black, purple-red-black, blue-red-black color palette that's been around for a couple of years now. I was tired of that almost the moment it began.


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#18 The Magic Man

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:12 AM

This issue brought home one of the things I've never dug about Barber's run. There's a sort of discontinuity to the stories that makes them just totally unmemorable to me. I can read a Barber issue and barely remember it an hour later. The way the internal monologue is spread across the whole issue. It's like he's trying to use those monologues to make a coherent single-issue story out of what is usually a small snippet of a longer ongoing, but it doesn't work.

 

Then there's the weird way panels jump around sometimes -- like, Primal for instance. He gets a close-up angry head shot, like he's important and he's gonna do something, and then the next page he's about 80% off-panel and if you didn't already know what he looked like, you'd have no idea that was the same guy.

 

Add to that, I've been tired of this core cast for a long time. Prime, Pyra, Arcee, Aileron, Jetfire, Soundwave.... too much of them.

 

And that red-pink-black, purple-red-black, blue-red-black color palette that's been around for a couple of years now. I was tired of that almost the moment it began.

Surely if you dislike the writing, characters, pacing, layouts, art style and colours of a book, the best course of action would be to stop reading, right?

 

Even if you wanted to be in the loop for Unicron, reading the recap pages or going on the wiki have to be less painful for you.



#19 repowers

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:32 AM

Eh. There's more than enough moments of good and greatness to make it worthwhile. 


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:07 PM

This issue brought home one of the things I've never dug about Barber's run. There's a sort of discontinuity to the stories that makes them just totally unmemorable to me. I can read a Barber issue and barely remember it an hour later. The way the internal monologue is spread across the whole issue. It's like he's trying to use those monologues to make a coherent single-issue story out of what is usually a small snippet of a longer ongoing, but it doesn't work.
 
Then there's the weird way panels jump around sometimes -- like, Primal for instance. He gets a close-up angry head shot, like he's important and he's gonna do something, and then the next page he's about 80% off-panel and if you didn't already know what he looked like, you'd have no idea that was the same guy.
 
Add to that, I've been tired of this core cast for a long time. Prime, Pyra, Arcee, Aileron, Jetfire, Soundwave.... too much of them.
 
And that red-pink-black, purple-red-black, blue-red-black color palette that's been around for a couple of years now. I was tired of that almost the moment it began.

Surely if you dislike the writing, characters, pacing, layouts, art style and colours of a book, the best course of action would be to stop reading, right?
 
Even if you wanted to be in the loop for Unicron, reading the recap pages or going on the wiki have to be less painful for you.

Someone gives a critique of a book and you reply you know you can stop reading, like they arent smart enough to think of that themselves?



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