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@  unluckiness : (13 November 2018 - 10:28 AM)

yes.

@  Pennpenn : (13 November 2018 - 07:48 AM)

Is that nightmare fuel for wanking or nightmare fuel that is- actually you know what never mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2018 - 05:07 AM)

This is the Internet. Everything produces wanking nightmare fuel.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 November 2018 - 01:52 AM)

Yet both have produced wanking nightmare fuel. (Rule 34 is a harsh mistress)

@  fourteenwings : (12 November 2018 - 11:41 PM)

I don't know if "magic animals" and "mecha" abide by the same design principals.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 09:20 PM)

PS4 controllers are crap. x.x;

@  Paladin : (12 November 2018 - 08:16 PM)

it took me way too long to realize that didn't actually say "wanking nightmare fuel."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 November 2018 - 08:14 PM)

I'm quite sure that directors don't make the designs because that would be ludicrous amount of work for a single person.

@  Noideaforaname : (12 November 2018 - 05:35 PM)

I guess "walking nightmare fuel" is an improvement...

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2018 - 04:12 PM)

It’s something when the new Pokemon movie is completely accurate to the original source character designs than the Transformers movies. Michael Bay would have created hyper stylised redesigns of Pokemon and many completely new designs if he was doing it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 November 2018 - 01:54 PM)

RIP Stan Lee.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 04:25 AM)

Ehh.. Except for a couple of people, the video game section isn't that bad.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2018 - 08:27 PM)

It feels like this hasn't been said enough: anybody who cares what people at TFW does would surely just check there themselves.

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:50 PM)

And with the Seinfeld/Cyberverse names, the genders matched up, and some of them seem fitting enough ("Peterman" for a leader figure prone to dramatic pronouncements; "Puddy" for a big, strong, gruff guy, etc.)

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Well, the codenames aren't completely random. Shatter and Dropkick were "Red Light" and "Blue Light", weren't they? Referencing their colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 November 2018 - 09:05 AM)

I'm sure the Hasbro logistics guy in charge of assigning the code names would be amused too, if he knew what TFW2005 was.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2018 - 01:30 AM)

Yup. TFW2005.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

Even though we have seen time and again that those names are just randomly applied names from whatever "theme" Hasbro has chosen for the respective line, with no intentional relation between code name and character.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

I love how folks on TFW2005 still assume the code names for toys from new toylines are mystery games Hasbro has created for the fans, and thus are trying to interpret a meaning into those names to guess the character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:56 PM)

I haven't watched many eps yet... Mainly cause I've gotten where I just wait till seasons end and watch the whole thing.

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:23 PM)

I presume he's going to feature heavily in episode 15

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

And like I said in one of the discussion threads, his voice reminds me of the English dub of Alexander Armstrong from Fullmetal Alchemist

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Ahh, I ment shown up as a Main character yet, but I wasn't specific. :D

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:19 PM)

He showed up in "Maccadam's", and has at least been heard in a few other prior episodes.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 07:06 PM)

Yeah, he's shown up a couple of times.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:01 PM)

I ment in the show.

@  Nevermore : (09 November 2018 - 06:38 PM)

Which one?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Has Cyberverse Grim even showed up yet?

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 05:26 PM)

now that it's out in the open, can I just say NuRID Grimlock is the most interesting version of the character in TWENTY YEARS?

@  Foffy : (09 November 2018 - 05:08 PM)

grimlock eats sloppily at olive garden (ASMR)

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

It could have fit perfectly in Robots in Disguise too. Just have Grimlock waving a pool noodle around and give the line to Drift.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Underquoted Transformers: The Movie quotes: "Grimlock, get your noodle out of my face."

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 04:58 PM)

Yeah, IIRC Wilbur was a spring pig.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I read that as "First sow of the season" and I was about to say that I wasn't aware pigs were typically born in the winter.

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 08:59 AM)

ugh. first snow of the season...

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Shield agent, that's just nuts...

@  Pennpenn : (09 November 2018 - 03:56 AM)

Though there are rumours he's secretly a Pine.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 November 2018 - 01:15 AM)

Idea: in a universe wherein plant alt-modes are common, Maccadam transforms into a macadamia tree.

@  Waspinator : (08 November 2018 - 08:51 PM)

That apparently gets you the help you want. https://www.schlockm....com/2010-04-14

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 07:01 PM)

Eh, just conference call it to the suicide hotline AI.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2018 - 05:00 PM)

Soon we'll have AI making the calls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 04:04 PM)

Sure, but you can't try to counter-troll them and see if you can annoy them into giving up first.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Robots are cheaper, and don't have mental break downs when people swear at them. Considering how many call centers these days are scams: it's not hard to see why folks don't want to work in them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 03:25 PM)

I miss getting real people for spam calls instead of bots. The bots are no fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 03:24 PM)

I like the robot from "the visa mastercard rewards center". It feels so cathartic to slam the phone on it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (08 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

A lot of our phone scams up here come from India, pretending to be Revenue Canada. I think they mostly target recent immigrants who aren't familiar with the system, but they've gotten lots of clueless seniors, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 02:52 PM)

I like the ones that fake the caller ID so it looks like your own number is calling you.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 November 2018 - 02:46 PM)

U.S. phone spam is getting ridiculous. I got calls from New York and California in the same hour today.

@  Paladin : (08 November 2018 - 01:06 PM)

then they really should install bigger urinals.


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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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#6 Locoman

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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.

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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.

 

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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

*claps like a seal*

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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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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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