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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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#41 Sprocket

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:48 PM

Main difference between Spider-Man and Transformers is that Transformers had three reboots that really lent the franchise to be a legacy property, but now we're back to the same guys over and over.

 

It's like how there's a bunch of people who didn't care for the return of Hal Jordan or Barry Allen: they liked the new guys.

 

I feel like some of this frustration would be alleviated if Cyberverse's toyline got the same Deluxe/Voyager/Leader treatment with all the characters instead of just a selection of them, but ymmv


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:49 PM

*double-checks the EarthRise Optimus pictures*

 

...damn it, they've put his feet on backwards *again*?! The curse of Dreamwave strikes once more :rolleyes


Edited by Lightbright, 01 October 2019 - 12:51 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:52 PM

I'd be more excited for Ironworks but that is a tiny, tiny base, and to make substantial enough bases without buying multiples of the same guy you'd need at least six to eight of these, but you know we'll only get three, like the Weaponizers.

 

Also I kinda wish we got Fasttrack to finish the basebot helpers off.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:52 PM

*double-checks the EarthRise Optimus pictures*

 

...damn it, they've put his feet on backwards *again*?! The curse of Dreamwave strikes once more :rolleyes

 

........nooooooooooooooooooo



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:52 PM

 

IGN has previewed a few of the figures from the Siege sequel, now apparently subtitled EarthRise.

 

I can think of nothing that says "War for Cybertron" less.

But ignoring that, this looks like a line I'll be very interested in. Especially if they've finally stopped using that awful weathering.

 


once again Hasbro proves they are incapable of moving past 1987.

 

 

Ironworks handily proves this wrong.

 

 

It's the Autobots & Decepticons. They're warring *for* Cybertron, just not every battle is *on* Cybertron.

 

Ironworks.... "exception proves the rule"? The bulk and focus of the line is pre-1987. Ironworks, patrols, etc are stepping out of that line, but it's not proving the sentiment of that view wrong.



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:52 PM

anyway i am SUPER excited for Extremely Earth Vehicle-y Transformers: EarthRise to have Titan Class Giant Metal Scorpion



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:53 PM

Yeah, I'm really excited at the prospect a new Hoist and Trailbreaker.

 

The T30 versions, despite the MTMTE-ness of their designs, are really not that great. I almost prefer using Movie Hoist and CW Trailbreaker, but I'd really like something a little closer to their G1 designs at the large end of deluxe that this line might deliver.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:53 PM

While I'm underwhelmed by this, particularly by Optimus, it at least makes some sense.

 

Think about it, we may be getting Optimus every series now, but each time he's been something different than that iconic G1 form.

  • Siege Voyager - G1 robot, Cybertron vehicle, no trailer
  • Siege Leader - Galaxy Convoy robot and combiner
  • PotP Leader - Orion Pax that combines with trailer to form Optimus
  • TR Leader - Power Master Optimus that combines with his trailer
  • TR Voyager - G2 Laser Prime homage
  • CW Voyager - Combiner without a trailer

 

This is the first time a mass release Optimus looks to do the same things the original toy / cartoon character did.  G1 Optimus Prime with Command Deck / Battle Station trailer.

 

While as boring as that is, it's really something Hasbro and Takara will probably striving to do - to recreate that Optimus that first landed on Earth.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:54 PM

it's EXACTLY the point; both the writers and the designers are too afraid of moving out of the comfort zone.
 
Spidey can only ever be a single broke college kid & Optimus Prime can only ever be a Freightliner FL86- WITH trailer or else fans riot.


While Peter's economic situation definitely gets setbacks, I think he's been a working-age adult rather than a kid for while now. Like, just looking up jobs he's had, he became an editor in 2017.

But also
 

What's that, kids born AFTER the eighties??? You don't exist! This is OUR spot!!!


You were pretty specific that the practice of making character look the same was about age brackets, which I find to be the biggest sticking point. I doubt that every cartoon or video game Spider-Man who looks like the Ditko design was because Marvel made those to cater to people who read comics in the '60s. Or really, "Spider-Man" can be substituted with any IP older than Transformers that's done the same across a large number of iterations.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:54 PM

it was very kind of hasbro to prepaint optimus prime's eyes yellow for me 



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:57 PM

I'd be more excited for Ironworks but that is a tiny, tiny base, and to make substantial enough bases without buying multiples of the same guy you'd need at least six to eight of these, but you know we'll only get three, like the Weaponizers.

 

Also I kinda wish we got Fasttrack to finish the basebot helpers off.

 

Fasttrack is definitely missed... hopefully he does appear... whatever year they make a Titan Scorponok... "EarthRise" doesn't seem the right year for that, but then what for this year's titan? Countdown-base-colored Guardian robot re-use of Omega?

 

Fingers crossed Airwave, Hothouse, and Greasepit show up as 1-per wave. And perhaps Groundshaker & Skyhopper could be voyagers?(by other names?) Or even a leader for Grondshaker, would that be the leader class "armored car"?



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:59 PM

Grapple looks good, but the problem with just doing their G1 earth designs is that I prefer the G1 toy I already have. Grapple isn't even fragile like some of them. A Siege Grapple might have had a different style.

That said, big truck man good. Hoping for a Bulkhead.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 12:59 PM

Soundwave's case of Yellow Eye is contagious! Get them to quarantine before it spreads!

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:04 PM

I'm wondering what a base made out of multiple base guys would look like. Not just individual bases connected by ramps, all the pieces mixed and spread out between them. I liked being able to use the weaponizers in different configurations and I think these guys will seem pretty boring if all they can do is form the one specific base mode.



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:06 PM

Soundwave's case of Yellow Eye is contagious! Get them to quarantine before it spreads!


I think it's a step up in Prime's case since he usually has blue eyes framed by a blue helmet, while Soundwave's visor actually sticks out in red.

I'm not sure if this is implying that Optimus should also have red eyes.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:09 PM

Eh.

There are LOADS of non-G1 TF toys out and coming out if you look outside the main Generations line. Botbots. Rescue Bots. Cyberverse. Studio Series. Lots of stuff.

Yes G1 is a bit too 1984 to 1986 at times,

BUT:

1) We've gotten a good stretch outside that recently: We've gotten pretty near ALL 1987 updated. We've gotten a large portion, probably a majority, of 1988 updated. We've gotten way more 1989-1990 than I would ever have expected. Micromasters! Ironworks!

2) Even inside the lines they've gone super obscure and done all three Powerdashers and Reflector, Scrounge, Barricade, Rung, Brunt, Sixgun, Cog, Impactor, all the Female Autobots, Alpha Trion, Sentinel Prime. We've actually in the last 5 years or so gone WAY outside the "usual suspects" box a lot.

3) If they didn't keep making honest to god improvements it'd be super easy to skip things. I LOVE the old Generations Grappel. He's so Diaclone feeling to me... but damn if that isn't an equally great G1 Cartoon inspired version. The IDW Springer is one of the best TF toys ever, but the WFC one is perfect and entirely different in the Sunbow style. This Earthrise Prime looks Better than the one on my shelf and Better than the WFC ones I've skipped. I can't fault them as much if they are constantly topping themselves...

-ZacWilliam, that's not to say I wouldn't like more new characters (Gimmie) and more Beast Wars revisitations if they can improve them (A tough thing in a lot of cases) but I also think some folks are overstating or ignoring facets of what we have now, which is often pretty great. IMHO of course, ymmv and that's fine.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:15 PM

anyway i am SUPER excited for Extremely Earth Vehicle-y Transformers: EarthRise to have Titan Class Giant Metal Scorpion

 

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:18 PM

 

 

Studio Series is incalculably more enjoyable to me than Siege because that line does very interesting things with its designs and transformations.


Studio Series is the same approach of "make this look like it used to". Actually even more so than possibly any line besides Masterpiece.
 

 

Yeah, uh, like, Studio Series is even more Doing Old Designs Again than Stege, because Stege sometimes pretends (badly) it makes a nonEarthCar or whatever.  Studio Series is what Stege is being accused of, but just from a more recent source material.  

 

 

look, studio series gave us ze little one, that makes it a league better than stege


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:28 PM

I mean, okay, if we're moving the goalposts from "what has new designs" to "it has a character in it that I like," then, sure, EarthRise wins because Big Daddy???  



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:33 PM

I like the idea of a little drop-base for exploration (the theme I'm giving my Omega/Jetfire future setup). It also fits well with the drill and hovership weaponizers I have to those two. It'll work great with the toyhax rocketbase conversion set.



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