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@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

could've been worse then :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:03 PM)

So when he tried to pry into his daughter's love life, he ended up posting numerous search terms relating to "hot boy".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:02 PM)

I once saw this comedy episode wherein a dad mistakenly thought the status bar on Facebook was the search bar.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

is cool squawkbox =/= search box

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

iron man note to self

@  Echowarrior : (12 August 2018 - 05:02 AM)

Happy Birthday to Nevermore and Angelus!

@  Waspinator : (11 August 2018 - 04:45 PM)

I like how that game had all kinds of transformation attacks. Some of them may not have made much sense, but they looked cool.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Menasor kinda did that in the Devastation video game. He'd split into the Stunticons and run you over.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 August 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Megatron screams "decepticons attack", the constructicons form devastator, who then screams "Multi-vector assault mode" and breaks back into invdividual bots to attack seperately.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Imagine: an armada battle between Omega Supreme and Tidal Wave.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Some TF creator should apply it to multi-component Transformers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:19 PM)

"Multi-vector assault mode" is such a cool term from Star Trek: Voyager.

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 August 2018 - 04:24 PM)

Most things would be pretty cold after two hundred and seventy degrees.

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:39 PM)

(Because F = (9C/5) + 32)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:38 PM)

Oh yeah, five times thirty is TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY! My bad...

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 01:15 PM)

Given the weather we've been having this summer, anything under 30 is a friggen god send.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2018 - 12:53 PM)

Surely "slightly under 30" doesn't pass for "cold" unless you live in the tropics.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:20 PM)

... or we're finally facing the end game of global warming, but no one will care by then.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

Generally speaking, if the number when referring to temperature is less than 50, you're probably not talking to an american.

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 11:13 AM)

86 F

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:07 AM)

(30 C = 68 F)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:06 AM)

And is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 09:13 AM)

What continent are you in?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 06:41 AM)

oh wow... even with humidity today it won't break 30. It's going to be so... COLD...

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:58 AM)

@Msol Make sure he shares. My bro hardly ever let me play with his TFs. I even offered to let him play with my dolls/ponies, too.

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:37 AM)

:p My brother was a bigger pain as a kid. As adults, I'm the bigger pain now.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 August 2018 - 06:31 AM)

Congrats man, and good luck. My personal experience is that little girls are pains in the ass clean through 30.

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 10:59 PM)

Yup yup. Now my 2.5yo will need to learn to share all his TFs...

@  MEDdMI : (07 August 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Msol Really? Congratulations! :)

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 08:48 PM)

Ack! We're having a girl!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 August 2018 - 06:16 PM)

It did include a Transmetal 2 hyena with a giant sawblade in his back.

@  unluckiness : (07 August 2018 - 08:56 AM)

but does it BURN BURN BURN TO THE GROUND?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

Okay, I don't buy doubles and I would have gone after a dozen of those.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2018 - 10:32 PM)

I still think Beast Wars should have included a Transmetal Maximal hyena with a motorcycle-based semi-third mode, of Junkion descent, named Lafftrax

@  Pennpenn : (06 August 2018 - 03:24 AM)

Well if they did the same thing as Roadbattletrapslash (and if they didn't what's the point?) it'd be two new molds, but still.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 August 2018 - 01:08 PM)

I'm surprised that Hasbro wound up scheduling Frenzy for release in the Bumblebee movie line.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 12:50 PM)

Dunno. There's been recent Rewind toys, and Eject is just a quick repaint. Flywheels would mean a whole new mold.

@  Cyoti : (05 August 2018 - 08:24 AM)

Flywheels is probably in the same queue at Hasbro as Eject.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Energon Redux.

@  Foffy : (05 August 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Grand Slamwich

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:51 PM)

So we can get proper Flywheels and maybe Grand Slam? I mean, I'm sure if they did it as a full range we'd have an Optimus in there somewhere (with Roller pants? I dunno).

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

I'd like to see them do more duocon type toys later on. Sort of like how they did Brainstorm as a Headmaster on his own before releasing an entire range of them.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2018 - 08:03 AM)

The first time I saw him, they were both on the shelf, and I passed on roadtrap cause I wasn't overtly impressed with the design. Grabbed battleslashe, read the instructions... ahhh, it's a duocon. Then didn't see the little blue git again until yesterday.

@  Shrug : (04 August 2018 - 07:40 AM)

I know! The store I go to the most got around 5 cases of Wave 2 legends in March, so I was not worried about getting the duo. After some recent hunting though, I've managed to find 3 Battleslashes in my entire city and no Roadtraps. 

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2018 - 09:42 PM)

Still, I'm glad I managed to find him again. I saw him once months ago and have been looking since.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2018 - 08:50 PM)

No kidding roadtraps instructions are bad. I actually had to look it up.

@  unitremover : (03 August 2018 - 07:08 PM)

I'd recommend trying to find an alternate way to transform and store away Battleslash's arms in combined mode though, the perscribed method ain't great imo

@  unitremover : (03 August 2018 - 07:07 PM)

They can be at first, especially Roadtrap since his instructions are really bad, but after a few times back and forth they're not too complex.


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#1 Broadside

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:31 PM

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

TFW2005 naysayers of doom, suck it.


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#3 Locoman

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

Hasbroverse 2 confirmed?


"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 07 August 2018 - 07:43 PM

No Livio, you can't come.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:50 PM

I'll be disappointed if anybody from the previous IDW is involved for the first few years more closely than Barber-as-EIC. That's not how you do a reboot.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:16 PM

They already grabbed Furman, who was fresh offa writing Dreamwave as it crashed and burned, to jumpstart IDW's current TF continuity.  So, technically, that's how IDW has already done a reboot!



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:22 PM

But Dreamwave's Transformers and IDW's Transformers were completely different.  Dreamwave was building up to the events of Transformers: the Movie and IDW had the Transformers off Cybertron engaged in some type of Cold War.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:03 PM

Depending on how aggressively they're launching this out of the gate (multiple books, maybe?) I can't see why we can't get a mixture of old talent and fresh blood.


"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 07 August 2018 - 09:12 PM

If you'd have asked me "do you want IDW to get Furman to do this new continuity?" I would have said no then, too.

 

I'd have been extremely wrong, as it turns out, but I still believe in the general principle.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:02 PM

They probably wont have Milne or Griffith as a 'lead' artist right away, but I could see a relative newcomer like Zama sticking around.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:18 PM

But Dreamwave's Transformers and IDW's Transformers were completely different.  Dreamwave was building up to the events of Transformers: the Movie and IDW had the Transformers off Cybertron engaged in some type of Cold War.

That's Walky's point; it's an existence proof that an effective reboot can happen even if some of the same people are involved. And as LV!'s saying, that still doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea, either. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:28 PM

There's also the issue of IDW wanting to quickly build goodwill with established creators like Furman and Figueroa after Dreamwave's spectacular failure. Thirteen years later, they don't have to worry about people thinking they're just another fly by night operation.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:22 PM

Ian Flynn is new blood! Go get him involved!

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:49 AM

Anyone know what James McDonough is up to these days?

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:16 AM

I honestly wouldn't mind. At this point it's a fresh voice, especially if he's gotten past the tweaked-rehash ideas told through super-decompressed narration. I liked some of what he was doing at the time.

 

But let's get a variety of new-new writers and artists in there, too.

 

Not that this couldn't have happened under the older/current-for-a-short-while-yet run, but I still want that Brave and the Bold style "Optimus teams up with a random character per issue" series.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:41 AM

I wouldn’t mind returning creators, I mean, it’s going to be a new continuity anyways and it’s possible for them to do things with this universe that they couldn’t do with the last (just NO Simon Furman, PLEASE). But I hope for a lot of opportunities for some new talent to shine too!

For me the IDW continuity itself has been so inexorably tied to the post war era (even though for much of its early run it was a cold war/hot war setting) because that’s when it grew the most as a franchise and really carved out its own unique niche. It’s the de facto continuity a lot of us jump to when we think “Transformers”
And that leaves us with a double edged sword: assumingly the new continuity will at least start with a more traditional “Autobots vs Decepticons” war time setting so it will feel very different and new right out of the gate. But then the other side of that coin is that it’s going to be replacing a highly popular and wildly unique universe, and def has the danger of being seen as “safe” or a corporate synergy return to a more marketable status quo.

I’m very interested to see where IDW is going to go with this reboot, and I can only hope it’s as deep, interesting, inclusive, varied, and exciting as the books we’ve all enjoyed for years (for the record imo the “-ation” era stuff was very good in spite of it being Furman, precisely cuz he started out by doing some very un-Furmany things!)

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:49 AM

I liked Simon's run on the IDW-verse, so I'm sure he could write something good, given the right circumstances. No big for me either way though.

 

Just as long as they don't give Shane McCarthy another 'event'. Mind, it's been a good eight years, so he probably won't be back either, which is fine by me.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:45 AM

But then the other side of that coin is that it’s going to be replacing a highly popular and wildly unique universe, and def has the danger of being seen as “safe” or a corporate synergy return to a more marketable status quo.

 

It doesn't matter what it's like, frankly. It's going to take it months (years) to battle past all the resentment that it's not More Of What We Were Already Enjoying. That's always what happens, and why I don't expect to have any enjoyable discussions about it at the beginning (ever).



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:50 PM

Not universally. There were plenty of Transformers fans who didn't like this universe at all, and you're probably going to have some of them coming back and trying the new thing. Even if every single person who was reading IDW's Transformers books up to now remains endlessly sore that that continuity ended, I imagine there are still going to be a lot of people approaching this one without those expectations.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:29 PM

I do feel like this current Universe has the most crossover appeal and theres only going to be one man child brought back in for every three that liked Chromedome/Rewind that it alienates.

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