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@  JRSBill : (03 June 2020 - 01:06 PM)

bain

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 June 2020 - 04:14 AM)

UBI is coming.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

I can just HEAR his screechy G1 voice saying that....

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

*Dies laughing* XDDDDDD

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 June 2020 - 07:01 PM)

Megatron's coupon has failed! Now I, Starscream, shall speak to your manager!

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:39 PM)

(i just want to make jokes excuse my doing)

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:38 PM)

ITS STARSCREAM.... AND HIS CLONES

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

And there was no one there when I started!

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I swear, I'm in line to use a coupon, there is something wrong with said coupon, and suddenly I'm holding up a line of 3 or 4 people

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.


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Lost Light #25 Discussion, Review and Series Retrospective

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#21 Wildwade

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:50 AM

My biggest takeaway at this moment is

Spoiler

 

A WHEEL fetish.  :)

 

The character moments certainly held this together and many were lovely.  Minimus Ambus Swerve, and Whirl's ultimate fates were most satisfying to me, and the concept of Future Rodimus working under Thunderclash seemed very appropriate.  Everyone having forgotten Rung was very, very sad...as was Nautica's ultimate fate in a subtle way.

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At the same time, some of the self-congratulatory stuff was a tad unbearably smug and obnoxious to me, particularly Swerve's "family album" and lock-in remarks.  Characters like Ratchet and Grimlock who meant more than just MTMTE/Lost Light to IDW continuity didn't really get an acknowledgment of that.  And of course, the extremely DANGEROUS experiment the crew performs at the end rubbed me the wrong way.  I don't know that Getaway's shenanigans should have completely erased the doubts the other 200+ Autobots aboard the Lost Light had about Megatron.  And now they're unleashing Cybertronians on an unsuspecting new universe like Bart leaving his frog in Australia. 

 

Maybe if Brainstorm and Nautica had done it without anyone's approval or consent on a lark, it would have worked better, but I just don't see Perceptor or even Ultra Magnus signing off on it.

 

Anyhow, good retrospective up there.  My own feelings on Roberts' run as a whole will take a bit longer to process, but I'm generally happy for this to be the end for the moment.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 06:14 AM

The interesting thing about the ending is it's perfect crossover fuel, you can easily say that they've dropped into whatever fictional universe you so choose.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 06:43 AM

My biggest takeaway at this moment is

Spoiler

 
A WHEEL fetish.  :)


See, that moment felt weird to me, but specifically because it's Roller palling around being cute with a super racist person.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:08 AM

Meh. Kinda reveled in everything I didnt like about Lost Light.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:02 AM

I think Ratchet's death has a nice "IDW full circleness" about it, since Ratchet was one of the first Transformers we meet at the very beginning in "Infiltration".


Edited by Prime Radiant, 07 November 2018 - 10:02 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:26 AM

I'm never good with endings, especially since MTMTE has been my link to Transformers as a franchise and i don't know if I'll be continuing unless the reboot piques my interest.

 

I honestly like how James Roberts cheated and gave us both kinds of endings; the absorbed finale where we find out how everyone is doing years down the line, as well as the open, optimistic "Never the End" style ending. It's a little glurgy with all the shipping going on, but whatevs. I'm all about robot on robot handholding, and I do at least like that it ended with Ratchet passing (plus the callback to him offering Whirl his hands) and Rewind's disability.

 

I am deeply glad that Megatron was punished for his crimes, and that Prowl wasn't explicitly vilified for his role in it. With Getaway a ton of nuance was lost so I'm glad to see that brought back, and it's ultimately the most fitting end for the character.

 

I think I missed something. Why do the newborn Transformers look like Rung?



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:36 AM

Something related to Rung powering up their Sparks last issue.


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Robert is made to withstand plenty of play, and transforms from car to robot! Go, Robert, go!

Why will we solve after Robert grasps the abysmal winter's ulcer? He may change rural tailors, do you join them? The films, tapes, and spoons are all good and fresh.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:56 AM

Yeah, the hot spot was reignited when some of the energy from Rung's twelve Matrixes leapt from Functionist Cybertron to Luna 1.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:06 AM

I have no doubt Roberts will be back to Transformers and after seeing what he did with the 86 cast, rebirth cast, poochie Drift and D listers, I hope IDW kick themselves imagining what he could have done with the 84 cast and fan made characters in familiar settings namely Earth and Cybertron. They gave him next to nothing but he still came out the winner while the rest went to gimmicks and crossovers to save their butts.
When the company inevitably goes under, when the license goes to someone else in a few years, they should at least give him a call.

This is the single worst comment I have seen in any Transformers comic book discussion. I don't know where to begin.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:20 AM

I thought it was Rung. Like between his regenerative ability and that flashback to his escape with Skids, he just pulled an Inferno and walked off being atomized.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:33 AM

I thought it was Rung. Like between his regenerative ability and that flashback to his escape with Skids, he just pulled an Inferno and walked off being atomized.

Nah, there's multiple Rungoids.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:38 AM

Surely that was Rung himself, reborn.

 

And that reveal was my favorite moment of the finale. For reasons I can't even explain, as while I've always liked Rung as a character I've never felt particularly attached to him.

 

Yet I had an outsized emotional reaction there.

 

"Oh man, Rung's gone and everyone's forgotten him, that's just so very sad.... no wait, that's him! He's still here! Oh my god, am I tearing up over this?"  


Edited by Kil, 07 November 2018 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:46 AM

Surely that was Rung himself, reborn.

 

And that reveal was my favorite moment of the finale. For reasons I can't even explain, as while I've always liked Rung as a character I've never felt particularly attached to him.

 

Yet I had an outsized emotional reaction there.

 

"Oh man, Rung's gone and everyone's forgetten him, that's just so very sad.... no wait, that's him! He's still here! Oh my god, am I tearing up over this?"  

Will completely agree.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:49 AM

The way I read it, the funeral bot and the pilot were the same guy, with Rung steadily unravelling his disguise. Pilot looked kinda like he was shifting from blue to orange

EDIT: ok looking again there are lots of little differences between them, so yeah Rung's gone...

Edited by Noideaforaname, 07 November 2018 - 11:52 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:51 AM

The Rung treatment reminded me of my favorite episode of Futurama, where Bender meets the "Galactic Entity"/"God", who says:

 

"When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:06 PM

Some other thoughts:

 

This is issue should not have released before Unicron 6, as it spoils Prowl surviving his showdown with Shockwave, which I really thought was gonna end with them both dead. 

 

And Prowl not only surviving but maintaining a position of authority irks me, as ever since the SOTW reveal that he once participated in a massacre of neutrals just for recruitment purposes I had viewed him as Actually Evil And Deserves To Die At The End, but none of his writing since has treated him that way. 

 

My eyes damn near rolled out of my head at the "it's a good thing this is ending before someone else would come along and ruin it" meta-bit. I mean, yeah, imagine if some other writer came along and just did whatever he wanted with a bunch of established characters, or shoehorned in a bunch of his own Worldbuilding Ideas with little regard for how well they'd fit in with the the established universe he's supposed to be working in, and like put in some of his old fanfic OCs and stuff. Just imagine such a thing. Surely that would be terrible. Ahem. 


Edited by Kil, 07 November 2018 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:14 PM

My biggest takeaway at this moment is

Spoiler

 

 

It's just a gag. His name's Roller and he likes her wheels (rollers).

 

 

 

I think I missed something. Why do the newborn Transformers look like Rung?

 

I though the funeral guy and Whirl's PO were supposed to be the same dude but I'm guessing I missed that there were a bunch of them running around due to reading it on my phone?



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:50 PM

Yeah, I took it as all of Rung's spawn have similar traits to him.  Minimus even says he wishes the Lunarian generation "made themselves known more".  They're apparently a bunch of forgettable, reedy guys with bad eyesight, just like daddy.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:58 PM

I mean, it's possible that one of them IS Rung, reborn or reincarnated or what have you...

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:00 PM

I am 100% sticking with my original reaction that the guy who has the reveal of his actual Rung face is actually Rung.  





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