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@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

I'd have loved it if Studio Series Grimlock offered a superior Volcanicus....

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>


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#21 Sabrblade

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 07:02 PM

It never ends.


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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 23 January 2020 - 07:17 PM



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Posted 23 January 2020 - 07:43 PM

I mean, I'll read it.

 

It'd be funny if Star Saber is set up to have some epic clash with Straxus and then in the last issue he just runs full-tilt into Straxus' pickaxe and cuts himself in two.  That'd be super-satisfying, I think.



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Posted 23 January 2020 - 10:58 PM

I'm willing to give that Jetfire cover some benefit of the doubt that it's just a generic 'here's some stuff from the 80's series' cover these sorts of projects have, but I wouldn't be even slightly surprised if Jetfire's just hanging out on Cybertron.



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:43 AM

I'm willing to give that Jetfire cover some benefit of the doubt that it's just a generic 'here's some stuff from the 80's series' cover these sorts of projects have, but I wouldn't be even slightly surprised if Jetfire's just hanging out on Cybertron.

sadly, I half expect it.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:15 AM

Jetfire is definitely gonna be Shockwave's associate from pre-Earth Cybertron that Shockwave will be retconned to be rebuilding/recreating on Earth.  



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:29 AM

Yeah, I've just seen there's art of a dead Jetfire, that's absolutely what's happening.



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:31 AM

"And so the secret is that I, Jetfire, was actually on Cybertron until I was betrayed by my fellow Decepticons and left for dead."
"No you weren't.  You were built on Earth."

"Oh, I guess you're right.  What I said must have been a lie."

 

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 02:57 AM

There's never been an exploration of what happened to the original versions of the '86 Autobot Cars, has there? The ones who put copies of their minds on board the Ark?

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 06:06 AM

plus: woo, more straxus
minus: okay he's not mentioned yet but you better leave Big Red the eff alone, i don't want to learn what other transformer he really is or anything like that

Wait, Big Red escaped Ask Vector Prime's grasp?  ...WOW, they really did leave him alone and not make him Armada Hound in A Dimensionally Displaced Body or some such.  I am amazed.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 06:45 AM

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 09:38 AM

 

 

plus: woo, more straxus
minus: okay he's not mentioned yet but you better leave Big Red the eff alone, i don't want to learn what other transformer he really is or anything like that

Wait, Big Red escaped Ask Vector Prime's grasp?  ...WOW, they really did leave him alone and not make him Armada Hound in A Dimensionally Displaced Body or some such.  I am amazed.

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I love when people confirm they've never actually engaged with a piece of fiction beyond skimming.



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 09:53 AM

 

 

 

plus: woo, more straxus
minus: okay he's not mentioned yet but you better leave Big Red the eff alone, i don't want to learn what other transformer he really is or anything like that

Wait, Big Red escaped Ask Vector Prime's grasp?  ...WOW, they really did leave him alone and not make him Armada Hound in A Dimensionally Displaced Body or some such.  I am amazed.

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I love when people confirm they've never actually engaged with a piece of fiction beyond skimming.

 

Surrrrrre.  Or do we need to talk about that time AVP decided the scope graphic on Skyquake was its own entire universe?


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Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:00 AM

You mean that time AVP decided the scope graphic on Skyquake probably depicted something that had happened in a universe?

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:01 AM

What universe should it be, then? Marvel? Sunbow? I mean, if you're complaining about saying there's another microcontinuity in a franchise already stuffed full of them, I assume you have an idea for what continuity it should have fitted into.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:12 AM

I do wish Furman would stop ignoring his own UK stories - it's wholly unnecessary since the UK stories are equally as available as the US ones are these days. 

 

I mean I'll still buy this like a sucker but mate, sort it out. 


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:26 AM



What universe should it be, then? Marvel? Sunbow? I mean, if you're complaining about saying there's another microcontinuity in a franchise already stuffed full of them, I assume you have an idea for what continuity it should have fitted into.

Why does it have to be designated to any continuity?  Tell your story, let readers decide where they want it.  That everything absolutely had to be methodically slotted and filed into a designated continuity at all is half of why AVP was frustrating.  I don't think I'll quite ever understand why anyone looks at "a franchise already stuffed full of [microcontinuities]" and goes "let's make more."  But we've all had these same arguments for literal years at this point.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:53 AM

I do wish Furman would stop ignoring his own UK stories

 

When did he do that? If you mean in TF '84 #0, "Man of Iron" wasn't a story he wrote.

 

I do agree that it would have been nice if he had tried to stay true to the original intentions put into that story, but, like, it wasn't "his own UK story".


Edited by Sabrblade, 24 January 2020 - 10:54 AM.

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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 24 January 2020 - 11:01 AM

 

 

 

 

plus: woo, more straxus
minus: okay he's not mentioned yet but you better leave Big Red the eff alone, i don't want to learn what other transformer he really is or anything like that

Wait, Big Red escaped Ask Vector Prime's grasp?  ...WOW, they really did leave him alone and not make him Armada Hound in A Dimensionally Displaced Body or some such.  I am amazed.

giphy.gif

 

 

I love when people confirm they've never actually engaged with a piece of fiction beyond skimming.

 

Surrrrrre.  Or do we need to talk about that time AVP decided the scope graphic on Skyquake was its own entire universe?

 

Oh, so you mean the one that specifically asked about Hyperdrive, whose sole appearance was in that one graphic.

 

(Speaking as the one who wrote that specific answer, I never intended it to just be that graphic anyway, but the world of the tech specs of those late European toys.)

 

Anyway, that had nothing to do with your original complaint about "connecting it to some completely random character", which never actually happened. Easer to make stuff up so you can complain about it though.



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:03 AM

 

I do wish Furman would stop ignoring his own UK stories

 

When did he do that? If you mean in TF '84 #0, "Man of Iron" wasn't a story he wrote.

 

I do agree that it would have been nice if he had tried to stay true to the original intentions put into that story, but, like, it wasn't "his own UK story".

 

 

 

He included Magnus who, as any fule kno, was built in 1986 and given life with the Matrix Flame just prior to Operation: Volcano. It's a little niggle and I really enjoyed the issue regardless but since this comic was only ever going to be bought by continuity nerds it just seemed a bit crap.

 

And he has form for it, going right back to the very unnecessary 'Two Megatrons' and of course the entirety of Regeneration One. It was particularly daft in that last instance since, having decided the UK stories don't count, he then went on to reference them at every flippin' opportunity.


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