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@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 01:17 PM)

The only thing we've learned so far is that 1 out of 10 doesn't really seem to mind that much.

@  Patch : (23 February 2019 - 12:17 PM)

Alien walls.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (23 February 2019 - 11:15 AM)

Aliens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2019 - 10:22 AM)

walls.

@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM)

SAUSAGES!!

@  CORVUS : (23 February 2019 - 01:13 AM)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEERADICATOR!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 11:21 PM)

And don't piss him off, because he'll tell Haruhi who he is and reboot the universe.

@  Bass X0 : (22 February 2019 - 03:22 PM)

Take care of the John Smith who will shake up the world!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I see I'm not the only one who's watched a lot of Kids in the Hall...

@  Donocropolis : (22 February 2019 - 06:33 AM)

"You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes"

@  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.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:33 AM

Discuss the issue here!

PSA: It contains some medium-sized spoilers for next week's Optimus Prime #21, so you may or may not want to wait to read this.

Edited by Jalaguy, 11 July 2018 - 01:54 AM.


#2 Tyranno

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:46 AM

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were quick moments that hit home surprisingly hard.


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The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:33 AM

Yeah...

 

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I liked this.  Didn't hurt that Milne's art was gorgeous. 



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:03 AM

So....

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"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 - 06:04 AM

Think it takes place before issue 0.


 

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#6 Jalaguy

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:10 AM

Nah, it's after Elonia's been munched.

Despite Q'b and Nikomi being shown with them just beforehand, only Prim and Dragon-Guy-Who's-Not-Maur-Apparently are shown getting vaporised on panel, so I guess that's the justification for the others surviving.

Also, the red guy is a Marvel Spaceknight, Plor the Pulsar! (And the whole thing is an homage to the 1983 Rom Annual.)

Edited by Jalaguy, 11 July 2018 - 06:19 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:14 AM

Ooo. Season 1 Megatron and Transmetal 2 Megatron are separate individuals. I dig the (presumably unintentional) parallel with Primal and Optimal from Beast Wars: Uprising.

Oh, and hahaha! Meanwhile over in OP #20, Thunderhoof and Steeljaw are Maximals just as they were Maximals in Uprising continuity!

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#8 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:23 AM

Loved Roms little one shot at the end there.

I wonder if well get a focus on each of the expanded universe groups - joes, action man, visionaries, micronauts and Mask.

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#9 Jalaguy

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:30 AM

Loved Roms little one shot at the end there.

I wonder if well get a focus on each of the expanded universe groups - joes, action man, visionaries, micronauts and Mask.

Yeah, we're getting backup strips for a bunch of the franchises. Joe and Micronauts are confirmed, I believe, and Action Man seems like a safe bet given how much Barber loves him. I wouldn't be surprised if MASK is skipped, considering the group doesn't actually exist anymore in-universe.

Although on that note, a four-page backup strip and a two-page interview really doesn't feel like much in terms of justifying the $5 cover price, especially when we got a four-page backup in every First Strike issue for a standard $4 price...

Edited by Jalaguy, 11 July 2018 - 08:32 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:11 AM



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:15 AM

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Here's my problem though. why? Why Maximals? The Autobot/Decepticon alliance appears to have nothing that can stop an evil planet, so why bother? It would be one thing if the Maximals were running interference against Brainstorm-level weaponry or an army of Phase Sixers but instead it seems like everyone is just fighting to fight.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:31 AM

That last panel with Optimus is easily one of the most badass drawings IDW has done so far, glad to have Milne back.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:55 AM

DIRGE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

He hasn't done much since season 1 of RiD, but... I'll miss him. I'll miss him so much.  :(



#14 Wildwade

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:03 PM

DIRGE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

He hasn't done much since season 1 of RiD, but... I'll miss him. I'll miss him so much.  :(

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:35 PM

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Here's my problem though. why? Why Maximals? The Autobot/Decepticon alliance appears to have nothing that can stop an evil planet, so why bother? It would be one thing if the Maximals were running interference against Brainstorm-level weaponry or an army of Phase Sixers but instead it seems like everyone is just fighting to fight.

 

Running interference so the Alliance doesn't have time to figure out how to stop Unicron makes sense. And it implies outright that there is a way to stop Unicron. Also with Milne on art it gets to be visually interesting and impressive. That being said it isn't any less of a cliche'd means to shift the focus to Barber's pet characters for the big finale while everyone else gets cameo'd to death.

 

As for your spoiler: I didn't realize until I saw that panel that he never used the claws that way in the show. Which is weird considering how creative the writers usually were with kibble.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:18 PM

It's real weird that a Marvel Spaceknight appears in the backup (Plor, the red guy). It's part of the Rom Annual #2 homage, obviously, but I guess IDW must figure the lack of name and redesign gives them plausible deniability. (That, or Ryall and Messina snuck it in without anyone realising who it was.)

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:26 PM

It was DEFINITELY a Ryall sneak.

And really... its PLOR. Dude showed up in literally 1 story. Certainly easier to get away with Plor than Starshine or Terminator.

Edited by Daniel Adkins, 11 July 2018 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:47 PM

PSA: It contains some medium-sized spoilers for next week's Optimus Prime #21, so you may or may not want to wait to read this.

 

Thanks. I read the opening spiel and got that impression, so I figure if OP #21 comes out next week I can wait that long.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:51 PM

Wait...so

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:13 PM

Wait...so

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Yep! Maximals are the minions of Onyx Prime.



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