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@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.


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#21 Greebtron

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:34 AM

Is it like, standard practice for Hasbro to make specific demands even before they could confirm whether or not it's actually getting made?

 

Sounds about right, as that was going on as far back as G1.  Regardless of what company on the west coast was providing the story editors - premise, outline, script, each phase had to go off to the Sunbow NY office for the Hasbro rep. to review it.

 

Obviously nowadays it would probably be emailed straight to Hasbro, as opposed to back then when all they had was MCI (commercial email service).


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The Sunbow and Marvel Productions script/storyboard archive, chronicling ten years of animation history: https://sunbowmarvel...e.blogspot.com/

 


#22 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:42 AM

No part of this is satisfying. It might have been in its originally expected context of being followed by the whole season of episodes it was setting up for, but as things stand I feel like I was happier not knowing.

 
I feel like you're perhaps coming at this with the wrong mindset. Like, this is NOT designed to provide any closure. Far from it. It's designed specifically to blow open the rather closed ending that we DID get. Season premier and all that. It's not SUPPOSED to be satisfying, it's supposed to be intriguing and make you wonder what's going to happen next.
 
Contrast to, say, Trial and Error, which Chris and I did unofficially. That project took some of the same broad brushstrokes (Sari's encounter with Prowl from the AllSpark, Megatron on trial, attacks on the Energon Farms) but specifically tried to tie it all up and put a bow on it. Different goals, so we produced a different story.

That's what I meant re: the originally expected context.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:03 PM

I feel like, as much as the writers claim that they didn't have an endgame decided on for Sari, the outline - paired with their desire for things to get more Beast Era-y - really suggests

Spoiler

is where they were leading things.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:07 PM

Animated Season 4 to the Season 3 ending:

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:31 PM

Anyone here who read the Season 4 summaries in either the Almanacs or the TCC magazine #71 should have known that Season 4's opener was going to blow up the end of Season 3.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:49 PM

Was this recorded?

 

As I mentioned earlier in this thread, TFNation specifically prohibited recording of "The Trial of Megatron" reading.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 02:35 PM

 

Was this recorded?

 

As I mentioned earlier in this thread, TFNation specifically prohibited recording of "The Trial of Megatron" reading.

 

 

Hopefully they recorded it.  Reminds me of many similar BotCon events that we were told not to record but never ended up online from the official source either...  :(


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 02:41 PM

 

 

Was this recorded?

 

As I mentioned earlier in this thread, TFNation specifically prohibited recording of "The Trial of Megatron" reading.

 

 

Hopefully they recorded it.  Reminds me of many similar BotCon events that we were told not to record but never ended up online from the official source either...  :(

 

At least the scripts of those many script readings were put online years later. This one sounds like it'll never see a wider release. :(

 

Same with those last two Animated shorts that only played at BotCon 2009 and 2012. :wtf


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 02:47 PM

 

Was this recorded?

 
As I mentioned earlier in this thread, TFNation specifically prohibited recording of "The Trial of Megatron" reading.
 
 
Hopefully they recorded it.  Reminds me of many similar BotCon events that we were told not to record but never ended up online from the official source either...  :(
By its nature, it exists as a recording, because the original cast all recorded their lines and sent them in, which were then edited together by TFN to create the full presentation.

But TFNation cannot legally release the recording to the public, because the story treatments remain the property of Hasbro. The whole reason Marty was allowed to present them at TFN was because it was to a closed audience with recording devices banned.

Me and The Wadapan are going to work up full TFWiki articles for the treatments based on the handwritten notes we took during the presentation, but the recordings or even just the original text of the treatments can unfortunately never see the light of day.

Edited by Jalaguy, 20 August 2019 - 02:52 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:11 PM

If this DID get recorded, we'd almost certainly say goodbye to anything like this ever happening again and at least being put up in note form for non-attendees. And UK fandom is by and large very close-knit and (relatively) small, so if it got out there it'd be social suicide (plus you'd probably get banned from attending future cons).

 

It's not like BotCon where stuff can go up once the license gets pulled because there's no infrastructure left to get mad about it. It's an unofficial convention, it'll go on for as long as it can.

 

Anyways. Honestly, I'd most analogise it to a kind of spoken wiki article - a few character quotes here and there, but mostly descriptions of events and expressions. As someone who was really, really *really* over Animated going into the screening, it really was a special event - but you'll mostly be missing the literal text and voice, considering almost all the comissioned art was available as prints the following day and can probably get scanned sooner or later.



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:12 AM

Thanks for the clarification guys.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 04:57 PM

Man
I wish they would bring Animated back

Hopefully the Netflix series is good

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:32 PM

Oh no, I keep forgetting about the Netflix series.



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:37 PM

Detailed summary of the three episodes on the front page!

https://www.allspark...l-plot-summary/

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:08 PM

The Beachcomber thing is as groanworthy now as it was when we first heard about it.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:28 PM

His Mystery Machine is cute, though.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 06:43 PM

Thank you Callum Tozer and wadpan.


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:28 AM

The Beachcomber thing is as groanworthy now as it was when we first heard about it.

And yet, not quite as groanworthy as "Optimus's new flames look stupid."

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:45 AM

That's extremely on-brand, though.



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 10:15 AM

That feels like something Hasbro would have quashed immediately.



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