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@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)


@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)


@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)


@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

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#21 Ave Destron!

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:56 AM

it feels like it has been so ingrained into my skull that when someone says, for instance, starscream my brain just leaps to which one?

or i usually consider prowl II before prowl 2
Does anyone see City-Swimmer? Is he gliding beneath the silver water? Is he creeping 'round a corner, hugging a wall, silent as a shadow in the dark?

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 01:21 AM

Universe Ramjet.


I mean, I like the G1 guy, but I can't help but think of Mr. "Turned to anti-matter by eldritch beings outside time and space."


He's got a Kirby Krackle!

#23 Noideaforaname


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 01:37 AM

Megatron's a T. rex

Optimus Prime shares a voice actor with Megatron

Bonecrusher is a mine-clearing vehicle

Star Saber's a sword

Shockwave is Longarm

Thrust is Squidhead

Frenzy is silver

Starscream has high heels

Soundwave has no face

Ironhide has huge cannons

Rampage is a crab

Scourge is rivals with a shark

Cyclonus is a scary oni samurai guy

Galvatron is, er, the Decepticon Leader back from the dead

Dinobot is just one guy

Jetfire is old

Devcon is some weird-ass Cloverfield looking thing

Blades is a Rescue Bot


I guess roughly speaking, anything but the originals. A whole lot of exceptions, but still. It gets real annoying when they announce a name and I immediately get excited just to find out it's the one version I don't like at all, which is all the goddamn time.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:20 AM

I've got probably the weirdest one. Leadfoot is the PCC guy.

Later, G1 Thrust was found stuffed in a gym locker, the recipient of The Dreaded Rear Admiral.
M "In My Head The Arms Micron Vehicon Is Prime Thrust" Sipher

You realize you've just raised the question of who owns the name "Vehicon."

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:41 AM

My Shockwave is the one from DR. SMOOV's video

Edited by Presumed Dead, 24 December 2018 - 02:41 AM.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:33 AM

Does G1 Thrust though? I know his bio says stuff, but I can't think of a single thing G1 Thrust ever did of note, be it the show, Marvel Comics, or IDW.
So Armada Thrust certainly wins the character bit.

Problem is I just like G1 Thrust's design better. Armada Thrusts design is certainly unique, but it doesn't do anything for me. And I say that as someone that adores Armada.

Beast Machines Thrust is crying in the corner.
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#27 Blot


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:18 AM

I've got probably the weirdest one. Leadfoot is the PCC guy.

Later, G1 Thrust was found stuffed in a gym locker, the recipient of The Dreaded Rear Admiral.
M "In My Head The Arms Micron Vehicon Is Prime Thrust" Sipher

You realize you've just raised the question of who owns the name "Vehicon."


It's either Bombshell or Skywarp, right?

#28 D Buster Prime

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:29 AM

obviously Sideways owns the name Tarantulas

It seems like you may have misspelled "Unicron".


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:25 AM

Usually it's the version I remember from G1 (or RiD, or the UT, etc), but often I've forgotten the G1 version (or they just made no impression on me), and I default to some more interesting version I've made up in my head.

"My" Ratchet is actually more like Batou from Ghost in the Shell, as a fusion of his "party guy" Budiansky bio from MTMTE, his more casual cartoon personality, and the more badass warrior-medic I recalled from the few glimpses I had of the Marvel comics --he knows how to be serious, but he's also the guy you'd want to crack a few energon-beers with at the end of the day.

I also make heavy use of renaming and repurposing to bring in other memorable versions.

The grumpy old animated Ratchet is Remedy, and the Jeffrey Combs version is Rest-Q the Gobot.

This is my biggest issue with Movie Bumbelebee. The original Bumblebee isn't any of the things that the currently pushed version is and my brain rejects the modern character as Bumblebee. I have really no issue with the modern character at all, but it just isn't Bumblebee. The could have named the character anything else and it would be less jarring to my childhood perception of what Bumblebee is.

I've been calling him Hubcap; yellow guy who looks like Bumblebee, has a pathological need to be liked, and a communications expert who could figure out how to use radio transmissions to communicate.

Animated Bumblebee is Bumper, both because he's the "young, inexperienced" archetype, and because of his voice actor.

RiD2015 Bumblebee does match my (seasoned veteran, post-war) version of Bumblebee, so he gets to be "merged" with G1 Bumblebee and keep the name.

UT Hot Shot is Tigertrack, because Tigertrack is known for his visual sensors, and UT Hot Shot had a fancy visor.

("Hot Shot" is the veteran and pyrokinetic leader of the Spy Changers, simply because he was here first.)

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:57 AM

I don't have that many examples where later characters overwrite the earlier uses of a name, but there are some.  Off the top of my head...


Inferno belongs to the Beast Wars one, seeing as that's the one with a personality.


Barricade is a police car Decepticon. I don't like any of Bay's movies, but I know a good concept when I see one.


A bunch of IDW versions take precedence of the properly G1 incarnations in my mind, but that would be a bit long and complex to go into here.


Scorponok is a bit of a weird case because I have no attachment to the Unicron trilogy character, but his design is absolutely the one I prefer and think of first (in G1 colors, though).


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:17 AM

Scavenger is the Armada guy.

Really, combiner limbs don't have much personality so they're low priority on their own names.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:59 AM

Most of the time it's the original incarnation of the character.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:37 PM

Yeah, unless there's a case where it's a name that was applied to a character with no personality or fiction presence, I tend to think of the originals in 98% of the cases.  When I think "Blackout", I initially think the Movie guy, not the Micromaster.  But guys like Prowl, Ironhide, Starscream, or whomever else... it's always primarily the G1 incarnation.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:53 PM

Blaster can find a new name for his lion, Steeljaw is a the big bad wolf now.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 01:12 PM

Scourge is always going to be the Cybertron character to me. RID 01 was my first Transformers series, but I just cant agree with that Scourge getting to own that name. I do like it for Evil Optimus Prime in the context of Grand Scourge, though in that case its because I imagine it more as a title than an actual name.

I wouldve said G1 Red Alert comes to mind before Armada/Cybertron/Animated, but after you described G1 Red Alert I realized I was thinking of First Aid instead, so I guess maybe I do think of that name as belonging to an ambulance.

As much as I love the Cybertron character, something about the name Ransack just says old-timey fighter plane to me.

Inferno is a weird name for a fire truck and it suits the Beast Wars character much better.

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