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@  -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.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!


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#21 Exastiken

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:46 AM

If I recall from waaaaaaaaaay back, Warden said those ports were basically made with the assumption that collectors already had stands from Bandai or Figma, etc, around to use.

 

 

Any chance of a source?



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:53 AM

It was somewhere around 2015-2016ish in a transcript of a Seibertron interview, I believe.  I don't recall if it was at Botcon or SDCC, though.  


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:10 PM

Transformers has a lot of sub-groups that share body types, with Seekers being one of the most prominent examples. Could we see a large ensemble of named Seekers get represented in Generations sharing the same body? The Selects line seems to be a great way to re-visit and flesh out these rosters, while the main Generations toyline moves forward with new designs and gimmicks.



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 06:19 PM

WTF is this shit?! Kindly explain the story behind these symbols.

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So this one's kinda answered. Not completely, but enough that it's not a burning question anymore.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:44 AM

Hasbro, will you go out with me? Check yes or no.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:55 AM

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 

honestly, i think the real question is "what were the design plans for the 8 characters that didnt win?" how would Deathsaurus, Arcee, Hound, or Megatron work with the Leader evolution gimmick?



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:52 PM

 

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 

honestly, i think the real question is "what were the design plans for the 8 characters that didnt win?" how would Deathsaurus, Arcee, Hound, or Megatron work with the Leader evolution gimmick?

 

I'd like to know that, too, so as a followup, that'd be good, but I'm specifically curious if those two are "what-ifs," since they really feel like them.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:29 PM

Question for IDW Transformers Creators: will the newly rebooted IDW Transformers universe be planned to be a part of a shared Hasbro universe from the get-go? 


Edited by Exastiken, 30 January 2019 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:28 PM

 

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 

honestly, i think the real question is "what were the design plans for the 8 characters that didnt win?" how would Deathsaurus, Arcee, Hound, or Megatron work with the Leader evolution gimmick?

 

 

Megatron, you could have the smaller figure his days as a Miner, styled on his IDW appearance while the larger one would be somewhat G1 looking but with a alt mode of maybe a alien jet that has a drill nose. Deathsaurus, I think it likely would of been some other character for the smaller bot, prehaps Leozack as pay back for stealing the CW combiner. Arcee would likely been a CW type limb or a TR figure with Dannel being her partner, Hound, no clue as he not got a lot to his character beyond liking earth and his holograms, but then they could of always have him do the leader evolution gimmick and become that giant robot that was projected in the end of season 1 of G1 to trick Devestator and the rest of the cons before the Autobots blasted them and forced them into the lava!


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 09:05 PM

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 

Adding thoughts based on this question...

 

The Power of the Prime Fan Vote ultimately had Optimus Primal win, but among the heavy-hitter choices available were Ultra Magnus, Shockwave, Star Saber, Thunderwing. Now Ultra Magnus and Shockwave, while not winners, have gotten the chance to shine as Leaders in Siege. I'd like to note that Wing Saber, a character from the Unicron Trilogy which Cybertron Optimus Prime came from, bears resemblance to Star Saber, and was able to combine with Optimus Prime for an alternative Super Mode, Sonic Wing Mode. Also, IDW Thunderwing had an Ultra Mode as well. Is it possible that Thunderwing and Star Saber could join the War for Cybertron in a similar manner to other Fan Vote participants?


Edited by Exastiken, 02 February 2019 - 09:29 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 07:02 AM

 

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 
honestly, i think the real question is "what were the design plans for the 8 characters that didnt win?" how would Deathsaurus, Arcee, Hound, or Megatron work with the Leader evolution gimmick?
 
 
Megatron, you could have the smaller figure his days as a Miner, styled on his IDW appearance while the larger one would be somewhat G1 looking but with a alt mode of maybe a alien jet that has a drill nose. Deathsaurus, I think it likely would of been some other character for the smaller bot, prehaps Leozack as pay back for stealing the CW combiner. Arcee would likely been a CW type limb or a TR figure with Dannel being her partner, Hound, no clue as he not got a lot to his character beyond liking earth and his holograms, but then they could of always have him do the leader evolution gimmick and become that giant robot that was projected in the end of season 1 of G1 to trick Devestator and the rest of the cons before the Autobots blasted them and forced them into the lava!

The way I see thing working out are follows

Hound: core deluxe is a standard g1 Jeep hound. Trailer upgrades him into a chugified Movie Hound.

Thunderwing and Star Saber could possibly share engineering.

Deathsaurus: core robot is a duocon formed from Eaglebreast and Tigerbreast. Super mode is the standard space chicken Kaiju we know DS to be.

Arcee could go a few ways.
Idw flavor: pink space car that armours up into Galvatron's twin Brother

3h flavor: g1 pink space car that armours up into a giant spider

Multiverse flavor (my preference):
G1 pink space car, towing a flatbed trailer carrying the rotf motorcycle trio. Combines with trailer and motorcycles into a big scary/sexy Drider. (To those unfamiliar, Driders are basically centaurs, but with a spider instead of a horse).

Megatron is another one that could go in about a dozen directions. Miner/G1, G1/G2, G1/Galvatron, G1/Battlestars. Megatron has been damn near everything at this point. Gun, tank, jet, car, dragon, batmobile, helicopter, spaceship, truck, shoe, slap any two together and you have your Megatron Prime.

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 02:35 PM

For Hound, I would prefer that his entire trailer become a beard.



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 04:23 PM

For Hound, I would prefer that his entire trailer become a beard.

Behold the glory of Houndimus Prime!


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:06 PM

  • With various forms of customization often being done by fans across various Hasbro brands, does potential customization ever come into consideration within toy design processes?
  • The faction logos for the Autobots and Decepticons are instantly recognizable logos even if they are on a newly created character. However, Hasbro also designs new logos for existing brands such as the icon for each Prime in your Power of the Primes subline. What would you suggest potential designers learn to help then better design memorable logos/iconography?

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:51 AM

For IDW: given the Transformers universe that ended recently was called the IDW G1 continuity by the fandom, does IDW have any suggestions on how to call the new Transformers universe to distinguish it, as both IDW continuities are set in G1?



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Posted 18 February 2019 - 04:24 PM

We've seen in the past that individual specific Transformers figures were clearly created with an eye to one day being redone as another figure, often with a new head and/or other bits. 

 

Are *all* new figures designed with an eye to immediate possible releases as other characters, or only some? 

 

If the latter, what criteria gets factored in? 



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 03:57 PM

Given that Starscream was a scientist on pre-War Cybertron, any chance of re-using Shattered Glass Starscream's colors for a Generations Select Scientist Starscream? Just wishful thinking, since there's homages to UT Cybertron in Stege, and one of the Botcon re-decos of Cybertron Starscream was as Shattered Glass Starscream.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:16 AM

Is the intention for the new IDW continuity to adhere to the Generations subline imprints?



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Posted 28 February 2019 - 01:35 PM

Oh, I've got one. Since (assuming you get a chance to ask anything in the near future) the component of Studio Devastator that has his head inside, be that Mixmaster or Scavenger, is still some time off in terms of release date, is it too late to get his deco changed so his face is actually red like the movie instead of grey like the concept art and...basically everything else?





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