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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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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:07 AM

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.

Big Red having Hound's head is about as much connection as Majin Zarak having Zarak's name and nothing else in common, or Attacktix Thrust being freaking dimensionally displaced Animated Waspinator (yes, I get the Beast Machines reference, but that's pretty damn weak), so I'd say you're pretty wrong there.


Edited by Spark, 24 January 2020 - 11:09 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:15 AM

I wrote the Majin Zarak one and Im not fond of it at all, but the connection there was cause pre-production materials indicated MegaZarak was originally planned to the antagonist of the theatrical special, which is why the Zarak name remains. Id get rid of the German text story bit though, that was bad. Also nobody complained when Sakamoto did it.

I think the Thrust one was bad as well but the whole point of that one was that he was an amalgation of all Thrusts; Beast Machines, Generation 1, Beast Wars II, and Revenge of the Fallen.

Theres thought put into the connections. You dont have to like them (Those two are certainly my least favorite entries), but I entirely take issue with the random aspect because its objectively false.

Edited by Jenny, 24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:21 AM

I mean, I complained when Sakamoto did it, but a lot of that was reactive.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:22 AM

I wrote the Majin Zarak one and Im not fond of it at all, but the connection there was cause pre-production materials indicated MegaZarak was originally planned to the antagonist of the theatrical special, which is why the Zarak name remains. Id get rid of the German text story bit though, that was bad. Also nobody complained when Sakamoto did it.

I think the Thrust one was bad as well but the whole point of that one was that he was an amalgation of all Thrusts; Beast Machines, Generation 1, Beast Wars II, and Revenge of the Fallen.

Theres thought put into the connections. You dont have to like them (Those two are certainly my least favorite entries), but I entirely take issue with the random aspect because its objectively false.

That is literally as much connection as Big Red having Hound's head.  That's a direct visual connection, using a forgotten version of G1 Hound from the Armada opener, which is very much in line with AVP.  It was not an uneducated comment.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:27 AM

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


Wasn't War Within heading for a direction of smart Marvel Grimlock having died on Cybertron so half Sunbow half Leprechaun Grimlock could be built later on?

I'm not even against it. Bring on Skyfire, Starscream's science bud who died before G1.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:32 AM

I wrote the Majin Zarak one and Im not fond of it at all, but the connection there was cause pre-production materials indicated MegaZarak was originally planned to the antagonist of the theatrical special, which is why the Zarak name remains. Id get rid of the German text story bit though, that was bad. Also nobody complained when Sakamoto did it.
I think the Thrust one was bad as well but the whole point of that one was that he was an amalgation of all Thrusts; Beast Machines, Generation 1, Beast Wars II, and Revenge of the Fallen.
Theres thought put into the connections. You dont have to like them (Those two are certainly my least favorite entries), but I entirely take issue with the random aspect because its objectively false.

That is literally as much connection as Big Red having Hound's head.  That's a direct visual connection, using a forgotten version of G1 Hound from the Armada opener, which is very much in line with AVP.  It was not an uneducated comment.

Love how the two examples you brought up literally had no visual connection, which is entirely what the crux of your crack relies on.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:37 AM

 

 

I wrote the Majin Zarak one and Im not fond of it at all, but the connection there was cause pre-production materials indicated MegaZarak was originally planned to the antagonist of the theatrical special, which is why the Zarak name remains. Id get rid of the German text story bit though, that was bad. Also nobody complained when Sakamoto did it.
I think the Thrust one was bad as well but the whole point of that one was that he was an amalgation of all Thrusts; Beast Machines, Generation 1, Beast Wars II, and Revenge of the Fallen.
Theres thought put into the connections. You dont have to like them (Those two are certainly my least favorite entries), but I entirely take issue with the random aspect because its objectively false.

That is literally as much connection as Big Red having Hound's head.  That's a direct visual connection, using a forgotten version of G1 Hound from the Armada opener, which is very much in line with AVP.  It was not an uneducated comment.

Love how the two examples you brought up literally had no visual connection, which is entirely what the crux of your crack relies on.

Anyway, say hi to Endo!

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Endo

 

They relied on the most tenuous connections possible is and was and has been my point, visual, preproduction, or otherwise.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:43 AM

If Majin Zarak was originally planned to be MegaZarak but was changed to be a completely unexplained monster who nonetheless shares his name for no evident reason, how is it "tenuous" to say "well, maybe he used to BE MegaZarak before becoming Majin Zarak"?

(Oh, and then Legends went and said "yeah, Majin Zarak is Headmasters Scorponok", so. Y'know. Evidently there was enough there for Sakamoto to make the same connection.)

Edited by Broadside, 24 January 2020 - 11:47 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:54 AM

"So little thought went into this."

 

*gives detailed explanation as to why the ideas were chosen, including behind-the-scenes information and ideas from the original creators*

 

"You're wrong."



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:59 AM

I give.  You're going to defend your fanwank circlejerk till the end of time no matter where it gets mentioned, and pull up behind the scenes content (seriously, the mention of that MegaZarak preproduction material is a single post in 2015 here that I missed) that I honestly am not privy to nor was ever apparent in the original AVP entry, and I can think of few less fun things to do than dredging up AVP archives to counter whatever arguments you throw at me, so carry on.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:02 PM

lol I literally said it was the question I like the least, and it's even one I wrote.


Edited by Jenny, 24 January 2020 - 12:39 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:03 PM

The funny thing is that she admitted those two specific entries sucked, but carry on.

Anyway. Big Red is Star Saber, we know this, yeah?

Edited by Broadside, 24 January 2020 - 12:04 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:10 PM

AVP is always going to be remembered more for the things it did badly than the things it did well because it was a barely-supervised Facebook Q&A with virtually no editorial oversight or true Hasbro approval that was only ever really discussed anywhere outside Facebook when it did something stupid, and getting personally offended because people don't like it isn't the way to live a happy life.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:29 PM

AVP is always going to be remembered more for the things it did badly than the things it did well because it was a barely-supervised Facebook Q&A with virtually no editorial oversight or true Hasbro approval that was only ever really discussed anywhere outside Facebook when it did something stupid, and getting personally offended because people don't like it isn't the way to live a happy life.

Probably not, but it's not like my life is going great anyways


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:36 PM

Anyway

 

I think some have missed that there's additional covers that are on the Pulse page:

 

https://i.shgcdn.com...uality/lighter/

 

https://i.shgcdn.com...uality/lighter/

 

https://i.shgcdn.com...uality/lighter/

 

https://i.shgcdn.com...uality/lighter/

 

Again, variant covers should never betaken as fact for what's going to happen, but, we potentially have Scorponok, Thunderwing, Ultra Magnus, Springer, and Fort Max showing up.

 

Anybody know whose silhouette that is in the first Roche cover?



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:42 PM


Anybody know whose silhouette that is in the first Roche cover?

 

Counterpunch?

 

Also, it's a little thing, but I LOVE the Yaniger-tongues in Roche's Dinobot cover.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:43 PM

Ah, probably



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:47 PM

 we potentially have Scorponok, Thunderwing, Ultra Magnus, Springer, and Fort Max showing up.

 

 

yesssssssssssssssssss

 

Can't wait for Fort Max to die horribly. Again.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:10 PM

 

Again, variant covers should never betaken as fact for what's going to happen, but, we potentially have Scorponok, Thunderwing, Ultra Magnus, Springer, and Fort Max showing up.

 

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