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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


Lost Light #22 Discussion - SPOILERS for early release!

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:34 PM

I do hope the Lost Light crew have some presence in the Unicron book eventually, because IDW has really botched their finale if fifty percent of their current cast don't show up. 

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:35 PM

Yeah, I do hope they are addressed in Unicron, even if it's just a panel of "And the Lost Light came home and everyone was happy." at the end.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:29 PM

If we don't get this exchange between Bee and Rodimus we've been robbed.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:37 PM

Yeah, Rodimus and Bumblebee haven't gotten a chance to talk since the break-up, huh?

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:53 PM

Like, I get that Roberts is doing his own thing and I don't want his finale to be trashed by an editorial mandate to get on board the Unicron train. And who knows, at the end of LL maybe everyone in that book is dead. 


But it will just be really sad if Rodimus and co. don't get to come over and play with Optimus before the end. 


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:32 AM

Yeah, my hope would would be just a "what'd we miss?" bit at the end. I really want Barber to get the self-contained ending to his mytharc that he deserves.

I still feel pretty confident in predicting an "everybody lives together on Earth, which becomes a prosperous hi-tech utopia" ending. Feels like it would be a far more fitting ending to Barber's story than anything that involves Cybertron being restored.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:06 AM

Unicron issue 4:

Soundwave uses the enigma of combination to merge the Decepticons into the Deceptigod and inadvertently awakens D void through it, D void is actually the brain centre of Unicron who lays waste to Cybertron. Then Primus appears.

Unicron issue 5:

Primus appearance inspires the transformers to fight harder, Optimus, Windblade and Bumblebee teleport to Primus, Ultra Magnus explains and Optimus reveals he's read Blasters reports ("I haven't been dormant in the background y'know!). Brainstorm and Perceptor build the matrix cannon on Primus chest. Rodimus and the guiding hand merged with Vector Sigma to complete him ("till all are one") and though valiant, he's nearly defeated.

Unicron issue 6

The Matrix Cannon is fired obliterating Unicron, his essense is within the Deceptigod laying waste to New Iacon. team Optimus with Magnus, Cyclonus and Whirl head there to finish it.

We never see how it ends only years later there's peace on functionist cybertron, Earth and still a decepticon presence led by the relapsed maniacal  Megatron.

Edited by Whirl Maximus, 14 August 2018 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:27 PM

I wouldn't expect the whole Lost Light crew to be killed off, but I could see them possibly getting trapped in the Functionist Universe. That would definitely keep them out of the Unicron story, as the main cast would probably all be presumed dead after the DJD encounter. I guess the rest of the LL crew would just be MIA, unless it's only the main cast that ends up exiled. Otherwise, just arriving after the story's mostly concluded seems like the likely outcome.


I do think it's interesting to see how much Megatron has changed during his time in the Functionist Universe. During his time on the Lost Light, he was always serious, morose, easily irritated, and liable to fly into a rage if provoked enough (e.g. when Ravage died). But now, not only is he happy to see his comrades again, he's downright joyous in all his interactions. I loved his quick chat with the Scavengers.


Most shocking of all is that this is apparently what he's like AFTER everyone he cared about has apparently been killed (or otherwise taken out of the picture) by the Functionist Council. The old Megatron wouldn't have been able to take all that. This is almost like a whole new guy. Compared to that sort of change, his following his earlier comment and becoming a doctor doesn't even seem like that big a deal.


Side note though, I'm never going to be able to look at Animated Megatron the same again. Doctor Megatron, healing things to death with his fusion toolkit.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 12:57 AM




How will this tie into the main Unicron story?

It won't.



Damn.  I was hoping to see this Primus go against Unicron.



I guess I don't see it working out because I don't think there's any brute-forcing Unicron away. You can't just have Primus punch him in the face.


And not only because he'd actually be tiny now compared to Unicron. x )

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:03 AM

.. dammit now I want to change careers and become a writer and story lead or whatever and make a deep convoluted Transformers mythos and filled with bizarre religious-political maneuvering and Shockwave does like five loops through the time stream just so at the big finale I can turn Cybertron into Primus and have him voiced by Jon St.John and have him kick Unicron in the nards to save the universe
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 03:04 PM

Loved the reveals. Except Tyrest. Bleh.



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:00 PM

"...That's Primus."

Issue 23, panel 1:

"...Sitting next to Rung. Riptide. Riptide is Primus."

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:47 AM


But even if Rung contains the Primus spark, or something, what does he turn into!


A sprocket to turn the well of all sparks back on. Like a tap (not really joking).


I could see that but it was most likely Rung who ignited the sparks on Luna 1 and not Hot Rod, so I don't know why he'd need to transform.



But even if Rung contains the Primus spark, or something, what does he turn into!

Real Key to Vector Sigma?


That I can definitely believe if we weren't already told the council combined into it, although it would be hilarious to learn that they turned into ornaments and managed to lie their way up to the top.


-Edit- Rereading the Functionist Universe issues, I forgot they do turn into useless ornaments without even one member. :D



Any speculation on why The Magnificence is naming Rodimus, Rung, Ratchet and Tailgate? I can understand Rodimus and Rung with the end of this issue but the other two stump me, although I saw it speculated that when Tailgate was buried under Necroworld he somehow absorbed Mortilus spark or however Adaptus is wearing Pharma's body, can't say I like it but I can imagine it as something Roberts would do.


Also I'm just noticing that Rung and Censere seem to share similarity's in their body designs, particularly the first time we see the Necrobot in MtMtE #8, round shoulders, thin arms, round torso with a lens presumably over the spark.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:55 PM

it was most likely Rung who ignited the sparks on Luna 1 and not Hot Rod

I love this bit. When I first heard it, I went back and checked those two panels, and Rung is just conspicuously right there.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

Okay, this is probably my last chance, I've got theories about Rung.


We know he produces photonic crystals, which seem to have no function but to contain spark energy. This isn't the purpose of his alt mode, since he could produce them even in robot mode. He also might have played a role in activating the Luna 1 hot spot.


So. If he's Primus, and Primus can create sparks, the creation of photonic crystals is just a part of that. I joked a while back that he was basically a Bedazzler, a device for applying crystals, but that could literally be the case. He turns into an applicator to install living spark-bearing crystals into bodies. The other members of the Guiding Hand are the first (and maybe the only) bots he created in this fashion, which is where the legend of one into five came from.


The crystals he created lately were just normal, 'dead' crystals without any spark energy. He's clearly worried about what his alt mode could be used for, maybe he gave up the ability to create sparks willingly, probably in the creation of Vector Sigma, which in the legend was what became of Primus. The Functionist Council was plotting the creation of an army, perhaps he thought it was too much power for anyone to control and preferred the semi-random nature of Vector Sigma.


Back to Luna 1. The hot spot activated when both Rodimus and Rung stepped on the surface, one of them isn't a red herring, it really took both of them. When the Matrix was used to create sparks it was a complex procedure, it didn't just spontaneously make hot spots. It took the spark energy of the Matrix combined with Rung's ability to generate sparks.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:04 AM

I'd buy that last bit if Roberts wasn't so fond of planting red herrings.

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