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@  TM2-Megatron : (31 October 2020 - 04:04 AM)

And that's why you can only buy them in a bundle

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 October 2020 - 03:17 AM)

I recommend Wishmaster 1 and 2. But not 3 or 4. Never 3 or 4.

@  Telly : (31 October 2020 - 12:33 AM)

i might watch spaced invaders. not scary in any way, but it takes place during halloween

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 October 2020 - 02:21 PM)

I think I'll watch The Haunting (1963), Carnival of Souls (1962) and The Innocents (1961) for Halloween.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

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

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  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...


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#21 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 02:52 AM

IDW Unicron was wasted on Barbers failed Hasbroverse and his G1 was a bore that lacked a ounce of originality and stole everything.

 

All the characters in Transformers Lost Light part of MTMTE saga sound the same.

 

Megatron can be an Autobot in some continuities, just not Expansion/All Hail Megatron Megatron who had to be revised in a loony book to make it plausible.

 

Transformers have no gender, it's merely an adaptation they mimic.

 

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 04:14 AM

Cybertron Wing Saber sucked as a power-up. The swords were too small for Prime's bulk and the wings and guns look like a downgrade from Prime's own trailer pack with its more dynamic wings and dual BFGs.



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Posted 21 April 2020 - 05:10 AM

I don't like the Marvel comics.
The art hurts my eyes to look at and comics are a visual medium.

Furman's writing was good the first time around, but he has repeated himself so often in the last decade that it's gotten boring.

I liked it When Don figueroa "movie-ed up" the g1 designs in the idw ongoing.

Powercore Combiners was a damn good toyline, and the complete absence of recognisable characters is a big reason for that.

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 05:17 AM

Costa's run ain't so bad. You gotta approach it as a follow-up to AHM and not as a fresh start trying to forget AHM.
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Posted 21 April 2020 - 06:51 AM

The Marvel G2 comic is terrible and would be the nadir of licensed Transformers comics, if not for the crappier/laughable elements of Dreamwave's output.

 

Transformers having gender is no more inherently ridiculous than the very concept of humanoid-shaped mechanoids who shape-shift into size-displaced vehicles, animals and machinery. Transformers isn't and has never been hard sci-fi.


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Posted 21 April 2020 - 07:41 AM

The brand unification with everything done hand in hand with Takara will kill the brand as adherence to Sunbow is being done at the expense of actually being interesting. Gi-Joe and MOTU have shown how poisonous this degree of slavishness can be.

Transformers 'never being' something doesn't mean it can't be tried.

Beast Machines is overshadowed by Beast Wars far more than Beast Wars is by G1. Since the end of Beast Machines, they've put out two mediocre mass release toys, a few club toys and a couple of figurines while Beast Wars has had mass release toys, comics, characters added to new series, masterpiece figures, two different reissue lines...

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 08:12 AM

geoff senior is a terrible artist
 


I understand the point of this thread, but this makes me emotional.
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Posted 21 April 2020 - 08:53 AM

Furman's writing was good the first time around, but he has repeated himself so often in the last decade that it's gotten boring.

 

Powercore Combiners was a damn good toyline, and the complete absence of recognisable characters is a big reason for that.

 

I don't think these are unpopular opinions.

 

 

Beast Machines is overshadowed by Beast Wars far more than Beast Wars is by G1. Since the end of Beast Machines, they've put out two mediocre mass release toys, a few club toys and a couple of figurines while Beast Wars has had mass release toys, comics, characters added to new series, masterpiece figures, two different reissue lines...

 

Same with this. This one just sounds factual.


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Posted 21 April 2020 - 09:42 AM

The Marvel G2 comic is terrible and would be the nadir of licensed Transformers comics, if not for the crappier/laughable elements of Dreamwave's output.
 
Transformers having gender is no more inherently ridiculous than the very concept of humanoid-shaped mechanoids who shape-shift into size-displaced vehicles, animals and machinery. Transformers isn't and has never been hard sci-fi.

Thank you. I never saw gender, childhood and parenting, mouths and etc a problem in Transformers.
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Posted 21 April 2020 - 10:08 AM

I actually prefer RotF to the other Michael Bay movies. The Decepticons and Autobots actually have a clear goal-oriented strategy, and the heroes avoid staging the climactic battle in a heavily-populated area.

Powercore Combiners was a damn good toyline, and the complete absence of recognisable characters

(Except for Huffer.)

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 10:13 AM

I don't care for the Marvel G1 stuff. IDW (mostly Roberts?) redeemed a lot of the characters/concepts from that era, but except for liking Primus over Primacron, I prefer the G1 show to the comics.

Energon Optimus, even without his super modes, is a great toy (the leader class version. The deluxe is ok but very wonky). The UT lines overall are pretty amazing and haven't been equaled since Prime Wars/neo-WFC (the aligned-era stuff was especially mediocre by comparison).

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 10:38 AM

I love the Energon Slugslinger toy.

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 10:51 AM

Most of them, I think.

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 10:58 AM

I actually prefer RotF to the other Michael Bay movies. The Decepticons and Autobots actually have a clear goal-oriented strategy, and the heroes avoid staging the climactic battle in a heavily-populated area.
 

Powercore Combiners was a damn good toyline, and the complete absence of recognisable characters

(Except for Huffer.)

 

you think Huffer is recognizable. that's adorable.



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Posted 21 April 2020 - 11:15 AM

 

geoff senior is a terrible artist
 


I understand the point of this thread, but this makes me emotional.

 

 

if it makes you feel bettter, id rather look at his art than livio ramalamdingdongs


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Posted 21 April 2020 - 11:32 AM

 

 

geoff senior is a terrible artist
 


I understand the point of this thread, but this makes me emotional.

 

 

if it makes you feel bettter, id rather look at his art than livio ramalamdingdongs

 

 

i'd rather go back to my parent's farm and look at cow sh*t smeared on the side of the barn than look at Ramondelli's "art"



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Posted 21 April 2020 - 11:46 AM

I wasnt sure what my unpopular opinion would be. But it looks like we stumbled on to it. Livio's art, especially his linework, can look really good. It's just, his colors, for whatever reason, can murk it up. His IG is full of stuff I legitimately enjoy.

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 12:25 PM

Better Livio than Milne I say.

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 03:07 PM

General statement, not a response:

Fandom myopia isn't helping anybody. Your own understanding and contributions to the discussion will benefit more from having a decent background knowledge of non-TF stuff than it will from minutiae that tfwiki wouldn't consider notable. Sometimes you need to step outside Autobot Decepticon comfort zone and watch some other stuff like Gundam or G.I.Joe or Community or a few Depeche Mode music videos. Or else TF culture just eats itself like the homestuck fandom.
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Posted 21 April 2020 - 05:18 PM

And then you will be qualified to write MTMTE.





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