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@  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.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

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

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.


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I'm tired of Starscream being portrayed as traitorous for the sake of being traitorous


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#41 Thundercracker Prime

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 06:22 PM

To be honest, I'm okay with Starscream being a treacherous bastard, even if I love his Armada incarnation.  What I really want is for more continuities to do to Thundercracker what All Hail Megatron did with him, actually use his original toyline bio to its logical conclusion.


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Posted 23 April 2020 - 06:29 PM

I want any series to use any Seeker other than Starscream. Which I gave credit to Cyberverse for doing that a little bit. Still way too much Starscream though.

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 01:44 AM

Acid-Storm, the series.
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Posted 24 April 2020 - 07:06 AM

Treacherous for the sake of being treacherous?

Treachery for the sake of POWER. Power is important.

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 07:41 AM

I like a good (as in how he is written, not good as in Autobot) Starscream that is 100% devoted to the Decepticon cause, and when it comes to destroying the Autobots he will work 100% in sync with his teammates. But as soon as he sees an opportune time to upsert Megatron, then he takes it.  

 

Armada was a good take on him. Still my favorite series even with all of its errors. 

 

Its when he wants nothing BUT taking over the Decepticons that I get bored with.  I like Shockwave's style more of lying low, planting seeds, and waiting for the right, calculated time. 

 

I would like to see other Seekers developed more.  Thundercracker had good development in IDW with his movie writing and Buster.  Skywarp was just used to teleport, we never really know much about him. Slipstream has been getting some nice screen time lately (I havent seen all of Cyberverse to know how much). But getting into a Sunstorm, Actid Storm, Hotlink, some of the others would be cool.  


Edited by Darth_Prime, 24 April 2020 - 07:44 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2020 - 08:15 AM

Acid-Storm, the series.

It has already been made, the true story of a small time chemical weapons developer just making his way in the world...:

 

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But then the Geneva Convention banned his livelihood, and he went from job to job till he suddenly found himself in a successful music career!

 

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But Starscream betrayed them all and the band broke up.  He retired to set up a brewery with Kup, using his old rep to promote his wares.  Sadly, he didn't really want his name even appearing on the bottle, preferring to let the effects speak for themselves.  What a life.

 

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 02:27 PM

"So like, one time Randy Beeman saw Starscream's ghost chasing Pac-man and Pac-man ate a power pellet and he turned around and chased Starscream's ghost but it turned out that Starscream had planted that power pellet in advance and had betrayed himself.  Ok, Bye..."

 

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 03:37 PM

Isn't Autobot Starscream Thundercracker?

There is nothing wrong with Starscream being treacherous if his reasoning is fleshed wanting to be and he has plans rather than being Megatron with high heels and wings, oh and a crown, because movie.

 

Thundercracker's complete and utter contempt to any being who is unable to fly tends to get overlooked by writers and fans. He's likely to be on friendly terms with Jetfire and the Aerialbots but should act like a regular evil Decepticon towards humans and the autobot cars. 


Edited by Bass X0, 24 April 2020 - 03:42 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 05:18 PM

Thundercracker's complete and utter contempt to any being who is unable to fly tends to get overlooked by writers and fans. 

 

MARVEL COMICS:

 

Thundercracker: "So, you can't fly, eh Megatron? What a loser!"

Megatron: *blasts Thundercracker into slag*

 

What a great great character arc!


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Posted 24 April 2020 - 09:25 PM

 

Isn't Autobot Starscream Thundercracker?

There is nothing wrong with Starscream being treacherous if his reasoning is fleshed wanting to be and he has plans rather than being Megatron with high heels and wings, oh and a crown, because movie.

 

Thundercracker's complete and utter contempt to any being who is unable to fly tends to get overlooked by writers and fans. He's likely to be on friendly terms with Jetfire and the Aerialbots but should act like a regular evil Decepticon towards humans and the autobot cars. 

 

He thinks it's wrong to involve humans in the war because of how primitive they seem.


Edited by Thundercracker Prime, 24 April 2020 - 09:25 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 11:59 PM

 

Thundercracker's complete and utter contempt to any being who is unable to fly tends to get overlooked by writers and fans. 

 

MARVEL COMICS:

 

Thundercracker: "So, you can't fly, eh Megatron? What a loser!"

Megatron: *blasts Thundercracker into slag*

 

What a great great character arc!

 

Who wasn't calling Megatron a loser in the Marvel comics, though.



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Posted 03 May 2020 - 07:08 PM

Personally if I made a TF cartoon, he'd be the Decepticons' Zuko - a younger, idealistic Decepticon who thinks he's on the good side and never does anything truly reprehensible. Highlight him as being less evil than the other 'Cons, like keeping his promises to the Autobots and sparing or even outright protecting non-combatants (human or Autobot). Make him someone who really does think the Decepticon cause is honorable, since he's been brought up since he was protoformed to believe that, and he hasn't seen the true nature of the Decepticon cause. And over the course of the series, he realizes he's on the wrong side, culminating in him backstabbing Megatron so he can't use a superweapon to destroy an Earth city. He then becomes an unofficial Autobot.

 

As a sidenote, I'd set Starscream up as Optimus' rival at first, since they'd both be young, untested squadron commanders rather than faction leaders.


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Posted 03 May 2020 - 09:11 PM

Personally if I made a TF cartoon, he'd be the Decepticons' Zuko - a younger, idealistic Decepticon who thinks he's on the good side and never does anything truly reprehensible. Highlight him as being less evil than the other 'Cons, like keeping his promises to the Autobots and sparing or even outright protecting non-combatants (human or Autobot). Make him someone who really does think the Decepticon cause is honorable, since he's been brought up since he was protoformed to believe that, and he hasn't seen the true nature of the Decepticon cause. And over the course of the series, he realizes he's on the wrong side, culminating in him backstabbing Megatron so he can't use a superweapon to destroy an Earth city. He then becomes an unofficial Autobot.

 

So, sorta-kinda-ish Armada Starscream. ;)


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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 04 May 2020 - 05:08 AM

Armada Starcreams motives were still to replace Megatron though and carry on the Deceticon cause. His reasons for leaving were not because he didnt belive in the cause, it was more of a the enemy of my enemy is my friend kinda scenario. While he made some connections with the autobots, he was still a con through and through.  He was just more willing to listen to reason when it came to the differences between the sides and realized it was time to lay down arms against each other and unite to fight Unicron in the end.  A very redeeming arc. 



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Posted 04 May 2020 - 08:55 AM

My impression was that the bits of him wanting to replace Megatron were dub inventions and that what he really wanted but rarely ever got was simply Megatron's respect.

 

Granted, I still need to watch the Japanese version to confirm this, but the last time I watched the dub, any time he mentioned wanting to overthrow Megatron never seemed to jibe with what was shown onscreen and felt more like the dub writing staff trying to add in some G1-esque elements to his otherwise very different persona.


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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 11 June 2020 - 12:08 PM

There is always Transformers Armada.
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