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@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

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@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)


@  PlutoniumBoss : (31 July 2020 - 03:04 PM)

Bueller? Bueller?

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@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 07:15 PM)

Now I wonder how many Transformers we can name with the fewest possible different names.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:38 PM)

Ransack. That's like another 20 or so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 06:18 PM)

"Prowl". There, that's at least fifteen.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Or do you want people to spam the Squawkbox with lists of 100 characters?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Oky, just one question: If I were to say "Yes, I could", how could you be sure I'm not lying?

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:08 PM)

i don't go into people's threads that have no relevance to my interests just to be an ass by telling them that their comments and opinions are of no value just because they have no personal interest to me.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

i think one of us is misunderstanding what the squawkbox is actually for.

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Poll: Do you feel we should cover ONLY Transformers or a wide range of action figures and toys? (41 member(s) have cast votes)


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#1 Kalidor



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 10:17 PM

I've made a poll on Twitter to get feedback on something that I've been on the fence about for years. It's time for your voice to be heard.


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 10:56 PM

Why did you chose to do a Twitter poll instead of just a poll here on the forums?

Unless I'm mistaken, I and everyone else without a Twitter account can't take part in the poll.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 11:15 PM

Well I wanted to consolidate it into a single location and Twitter seemed like a good as place as any due to the convenience. 


For the sake of clarity I can duplicate it here since the forum community is definitely the heart. Twitter is the beady eyes. 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 04:56 AM

as a happy Allsparkler option 2 seems to be the best one 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 02:19 PM

What do you mean by "cover"?  We discuss a lot of things here, so I'm not sure what this would entail.  Extra subforums?  In that case my answer would be no, since we're just not big enough and it would only be more clicks to see little to no activity.  I prefer everything dumped in General for ease of use.  It's not like we have a thread turnover problem.

Edited by Benbot, 22 February 2020 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 02:29 PM

"Cover" would, I assume, refer to what news is seen on the front page.

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 02:39 PM

Yes, we mean in terms of news that is posted to the front page. :)

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 06:21 PM

I can't imagine limiting the news options further. What is even the point of the Allspark if Greg can't post D&D articles?


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:03 PM

Personally, I liked it when we covered all the geek news. 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:13 PM

Like I said on FB, I think there's a void in western new sources for Japanese mecha toylines. We could fill that void. That or branch out to other Hasbro lines would make the most sense.
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Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:15 PM

I dont mind any cool toy/game news along with TF stuff


But what I do mind is the fact that we would post that kinda poll on twitter first before posting on the thing we want people see and interact with the most (The Allspark its self) we have to do better there this is the place we must think of first not the other way around

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:19 PM

I dont mind any cool toy/game news along with TF stuff


But what I do mind is the fact that we would post that kinda poll on twitter first before posting on the thing we want people see and interact with the most (The Allspark its self) we have to do better there this is the place we must think of first not the other way around


Well like I mentioned, I just wanted to compile it in one place. And a news feed is 99% of what Twitter is for as it tweets when a new article gets posted to the front page. 


While in here, I see more TFW links posted to things we already posted about and I'm still a little hurt over the "There's a front page?" jabs. 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:42 PM

Only Transformers. If I wanted to see news for other stuff, I'd go to a website for other stuff.


Also, the front page desperately needs a makeover. Right now when you first load it, you only see one story. As you scroll down, you can only ever see 1-2 tops because of the layout. That's awful design - you should be able to see several headlines/stories at once, and then click on the ones you want to read in further in depth. The "trending" and "tags" are several screens down. Maybe it's a mobile design thing? But it looks really bad on desktop.


Also eff twitter.

Edited by Magnusblitz, 22 February 2020 - 09:43 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:59 PM

I think Allspark should say true to its core and primary focus on Transformers than anything else unless its a slow news day then maybe some other properties that a large chunk of users have a interst in for example My Little Pony, as I said try to stay true to the core values otherwise the site will likely become a mess and disorganised and that leads to disaster.


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 11:49 PM

A compromise could be some sort of filter for the news feed that only shows Transformers-related news when turned on and shows all geek-related news when turned off.

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 01:44 AM

While in here, I see more TFW links posted to things we already posted about and I'm still a little hurt over the "There's a front page?" jabs. 

Some of the front page ignorance might be due to mobile users? My wifes smartphone jumps right to the Allspark forums and skips the front page; Ive never told it to do that, it just does.

My flip phone always brings up the front page, but it doesnt handle any pictures posted there very well. Which is probably an issue for few or no other users besides me, but it is the reason I tend to jump to tfw2005 for images if I dont have my wifes phone handy.

As far as what news gets covered, TF news should get priority, but Im not against The Allspark covering other relevant news. I think you need more coverage of Gobot news, but the general lack of new Gobot news may have more to do with that than any reporting bias? ;-)

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 07:09 AM

I'm fine with coverage of big news related to Transformers' sister brands from Hasbro and Tomy. Diaclone, Shinkalion, Gi-Joe and such. By big, I mean the Joe revival for example would have a lot of crossover interest with Transformers fans, so is frontpage worthy, while small stories like Coffeecupco releasing a purple cobra coffee mug probably isn't. Given how sparse official Transfomers news can be, it would help keep the front page looking busy if nothing else.

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 11:33 AM

As I said on Twitter, I'm happy with any kind of toy/comic news. We're a big forum and people talk about a lot of different things here.


And, like, there's room for emphasis.  Like, Allspark could cover multiple different companies and such, but maintain a primary focus on Hasbro and Transformers, much like the forum itself.



.... though judging by the current poll results, that's totally not what's going to be the result.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 02:04 PM

Yeah. Transformers exclusive stuff looks favored over 'other stuff'. I'm sure there will be a few insertions. GI Joe would certainly be ok, but maybe D&D and video games wouldn't. 

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 09:09 AM

Voting is over on this. Results favor Transformers only news and updates. 

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