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@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)

condolences.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

So did Walmart somehow fail put up the Headmasters preorders as promised by Hasbro, or have the listings been taken down again? I cannot find them.

@  Kalidor : (18 October 2020 - 03:02 AM)

My Depth Charge is signed by David Sobolov on the wing.

@  Echowarrior : (16 October 2020 - 09:51 PM)

So do I, and I am one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2020 - 07:33 PM)

I need an adult.

@  -LittleAutob... : (16 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Watching people talk here is satisfying-

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2020 - 05:57 AM)

Nope, just awesome 80's metal hair.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2020 - 12:17 PM)

Feathered Depthcharge? Does he turn into a fish with feathers?

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2020 - 11:57 AM)

i've seen fan vids of feathered Dinobot and Depthcharge (which got a top comment by someone who claims to be his voice actor) which show how CG progressed.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2020 - 08:01 AM)

A great story, and characters which more than make up for the now dated looking (but still clean and fluid.) CGI.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2020 - 03:31 AM)

Thanks to Kingdom I've been rewatching Beast Wars. Still tops.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 October 2020 - 03:19 AM)

If they manage to tie GI Joe into Transformers like I hear they're trying to do, and it manages to put Joe product on the shelves again? I will totally forgive even the worst movie ever.

@  Telly : (15 October 2020 - 12:58 AM)

they LOOK cool, but i dont like the size. i grew up in the late 70s and early 80s where action figure size was 3 3/4, so thats what i prefer

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2020 - 12:32 AM)

I think the new G.I. Joe Classified figures are pretty cool.

@  Telly : (14 October 2020 - 07:11 PM)

speaking of gi joe, just bought my first gi joe figure since...2011? whenever the 30th anniversary/pursuit of cobra was. got the so-called "retro" storm shadow. only got him cause i missed the ultimate version way back when

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2020 - 02:13 PM)

He has to say something eventually...

@  Bass X0 : (14 October 2020 - 02:11 PM)

New G.I. Joe anything has been a disappointment. The biggest of which is what I hear they will do with SnakeEyes.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The disappointment of the new GI Joe game has been offset by the arrival of PRINNYS!

@  Nevermore : (14 October 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Sure, but as a unionized worker myself, it's a hot button topic for me.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

In fairness, there are FAR more pressing issues than whether a multinational company decides to use cheaper non-union VA for their cartoons

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 October 2020 - 07:24 AM)

That isn't contradictory because "most ethical companies" is just a comparison to other companies. It's like being the fastest snail.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2020 - 03:50 AM)

Was Hasbro in charge of the voice casting?

@  Nevermore : (14 October 2020 - 12:27 AM)

Doesn't sound very ethical to me.

@  Nevermore : (14 October 2020 - 12:26 AM)

Wasn't Hasbro once awarded as one of the "most ethical companies"?

@  Sabrblade : (13 October 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Jason Marsden wasn't too thrilled about it either, in the case of Rescue Bots Academy

@  Paladin : (13 October 2020 - 07:09 AM)

the Netflix show is done with non-union VAs. Cullen & Welker both objected to this before Siege came out. everyone's forgotten already...

@  Sabrblade : (13 October 2020 - 01:12 AM)

More likely they'll all just be recast with local VAs like how Primal was voiced by Ron Perlman in POTP.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 October 2020 - 12:09 AM)

Gary Chalk, Ian James Corlett, VenusTerzo and Blu Mankuma would be welcome. Chances are, the Beast Wars characters will be unused or a speechless legion referencing their use in IDW1.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 October 2020 - 05:01 PM)

I'd rather get David Kaye back for Megatron.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 12:42 AM

Discuss the issue here!

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:39 AM

I feel like this is the first time in a long time that we're getting a Prime based on the cartoon and not the movie.  He has a personality beyond "stoic" here!


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 06:04 AM

This could have been some disposable piece of trash but man, it's just so much fun and exactly what you'd hope a TF/GB crossover should be. This should be ongoing.

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Close enough, old boy.

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#4 MrBlud

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 05:36 PM

I love Starscreams bizarre and unending usage of Pete Venkman

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 06:41 PM

I love Starscreams bizarre and unending usage of Pete Venkman

Well, it's how Peter introduced himself. He'd have no other reason to shorten it, a day or so after meeting. (:



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:21 AM

I hope this was as much fun to write and draw as it was fun to read.

 

Can we keep this Optimus? I'm sure there's a high probability he says things like "Lay it on me, man!" and slam dunks on his fellow Autobots.


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 02:12 PM

And the finale is out this week. I hope everyone had fun with the intimate cast we assembled.



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 07:16 AM

Ive never liked the IDW renditions of the Ghostbusters. Theyre very cartoon accurate with the Transformers in this mini but not cartoon accurate with the Ghostbusters.

IDW made their own redesigns for both Transformers and Ghostbusters; which is fine. So why did they half-ass it be having cartoon meets comic - why not both be cartoon or both be comic?

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:32 AM

Because this is part of IDW's ongoing Ghostbusters continuity which is not a cartoon adaptation????????????????????????????????????????????

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:34 AM

Because this is part of IDW's ongoing Ghostbusters continuity which is not a cartoon adaptation????????????????????????????????????????????


But they saw fit to make the Transformers based on the cartoon which isnt in IDW continuity. Why one and not the other? Cartoon designs meets comic designs is jarring to me.

We didnt *need* yet another throwaway G1 universe.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:48 PM

We didnt *need* yet another throwaway G1 universe.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 07:35 PM

You could make a crossover like this work within an existing universe, I'm sure, but I'm glad they went with a new one. It'd be a hard time working out a way to have Optimus Prime and Ectotron fighting ghost Decepticons and still fit it into the G1 cartoon continuity.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:57 PM

This was never going to be attached to any ongoing continuity because you can't just have Ghostbusters sitting around in your core TF universe forever. It doesn't work that way. It might work that way if the Ghostbusters were owned by Hasbro like GI Joe, but then people would complain a lot more, for different (and largely still stupid) reasons. 

 

And really, in terms of what designs they went with... for both GB and TF, this is ultimately just... "the way Dan Schoening draws them". Which is excellent. 


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#14 MrBlud

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:12 PM

The IDW Ghostbusters canon seems to be pretty open to "these things actually happened" so odds are we'll be staying in a Ghostbusters Universe where the Transformers exist as robots in disguise even though they won't interact at all outside of any further crossovers.

 

Unless all the Cybertronians get sucked into an alternate Universe or something.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:33 PM

These are the versions of the Ghostbusters that appear in every IDW Ghostbusters story. Even the standalone series about the cartoon or reboot versions mention the times those versions crossed over with these guys.

 

Which now that I think about means the cartoon Ghostbusters are already canon and technically could've been used, but like I said, this is really just the next story of the main IDW Ghostbusters, which happens to guest star Transformers.



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 11:45 AM

Also Ghostbuster Optimus Prime is a toy based on the cartoon model, so.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 04:14 PM

To offer some reasonable criticism, it would have been improved if you could've arranged for a Ray Parker, Jr. / Stan Bush rock duet. But that's a minor issue.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 04:42 PM

If you're all alone/in the eye of the storm/what you gonna have?

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:25 PM

Matrix Buster?

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:36 AM

Ive never liked the IDW renditions of the Ghostbusters. Theyre very cartoon accurate with the Transformers in this mini but not cartoon accurate with the Ghostbusters.

IDW made their own redesigns for both Transformers and Ghostbusters; which is fine. So why did they half-ass it be having cartoon meets comic - why not both be cartoon or both be comic?


1. The IDW version is because of likeness rights.
2. Its the 35th anniversary of the GB movie - which is what Dans designs stand in for in the comics, as likenesses are unavailable.
3. If you wonder what its like to deal with likeness rights, imagine this: every time you post about Transformers your post goes to a moderator who will not allow it if you misspell the names of one of the bots; but the correct spelling changes regularly and without warning.
4. As for why the cartoon bots, its their 35th anniversary too.



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