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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 - 01:33 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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