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@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.


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#41 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 06:46 PM

Unpopular opinion:

Much of the love for BW came from novelty at the time and nostalgia now, and it would not have taken off if they hadn't folded G1 into it. Watch season 1 of BW and it's a perfectly adequate kiddie cartoon with slapstick and wordplay, really no more worthy of long-term devotion than Danny Phantom. And I LIKE Danny Phantom, but I wouldn't spend thousands of dollars on its merchandise over a lifetime. The concept of "vague G1-related spinoff with other dudes who aren't G1 characters" has now been done about 4 times since BW ended. RID15 honestly did everything about as well. RID15 isn't as emotionally influential within the online fandom because we saw it when we were in early middle-age instead of high school or college.

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 09:09 AM

I've always been a big Hot Rod fan, in a world of "wah he killed Optimus". 



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Posted 22 April 2020 - 09:21 AM

I've always been a big Hot Rod fan, in a world of "wah he killed Optimus". 

I always liked Hotrod better than Rodimus Prime.



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Posted 22 April 2020 - 11:04 AM

Animated was okay, it was not something earth shatteringly great that was cancelled before it's time. It had good points, it had low points (Hi Blitzwing) but it's main failure was the toyline didn't sell, and the other attempts to make a go of it as comics and exclusives didn't set the world n fire either, certainly not to the point there is any real push to revive it even on the unlicensed toy scene.



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Posted 22 April 2020 - 11:19 AM

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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I've never understood the logic of that view point. "Giant, sentient, shape changing, alien robots? No problem! What? Some are girls?! THAT'S NOT REALISTIC!!!"

Especially considering that female Transformers have existed since G1. Ratchet was originally going to be female FFS! That's why he's named after Nurse Ratchet from "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"!

 

 

 

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

 

Honestly, I don't know how Ramondelli got his job.  All the books he's worked on are confusing at best, unreadable at worst.

 

Adult collectors/fans who are in DEEP DENIAL about Transformers being a line primarily aimed at children, and refuse to understand why Hasbro doesn't just make a purely adult cartoon.




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#46 Rycochet

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 12:13 PM

Livio is fast and reliable, he doesn't trace or steal as far as I know, he doesn't pick fights with people on social media or pal around with bungholes, he just does his job. His work can be stiff, but it is FAR from the worst art we have had on a regular transformers book, seriously, look at Dreamwave's art when it comes to proportion, perspective and overall panel composition. The main problem with Livio's art is there's so much of it so it's hard not to see his flaws, I think we'll all be more charitable about it when he moves on to other work.



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Posted 22 April 2020 - 01:00 PM

John Barber is by far my favorite Transformers writer across the entire franchise.


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Posted 22 April 2020 - 02:37 PM

I don't think of Transformers in terms of series, or waves, or even characters.  I tend to think of them as 'what do they do'? and go from there, so I can have a shelf with a Cybertron Vector Prime, a Classics Bumblebee, a Fansproject armored Rodimus, a Takara CW Ultra Magnus, TFCC Dion as Orange Hot shot, RTS Jazz, and a TR Wheelie and Perceptor, and to me it's fine, as Amazon Punch sneaks by in the background holding a little breifcase.  I know that my displays likely make no sense to anyone else, but I figure it doesn't matter and I don't care.  Hence the incoherency that often pops up in my picture comics.

 

I blame this on growing up with very little access to the fiction, and what little I did see, like the occasional comic, made no sense to someone who didn't realize comic books were part of a series and not a stand-alone story.



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Posted 22 April 2020 - 07:17 PM

I like Cyclonus's Armada alt-mode than his G1 alt-mode.  To me, it makes more sense for a character with that name to turn into a helicopter.


I think the Energon opening is catchy, if repetitive, and I particularly love the synthetic riff between the lyrics.


I think if you look closely at Airacnid's toy it was clearly designed after a scorpion motif not a spider.

-ZacWilliam, yes the show totally goes spider but that toy is clearly scorpion based.

Funnily enough, scorpions are also arachnids, so they could have totally gone with that and kept the name.


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Posted 22 April 2020 - 07:43 PM

I like Cyclonus's Armada alt-mode than his G1 alt-mode.  To me, it makes more sense for a character with that name to turn into a helicopter.

I think the Energon opening is catchy, if repetitive, and I particularly love the synthetic riff between the lyrics.

I think if you look closely at Airacnid's toy it was clearly designed after a scorpion motif not a spider.

-ZacWilliam, yes the show totally goes spider but that toy is clearly scorpion based.

Funnily enough, scorpions are also arachnids, so they could have totally gone with that and kept the name.

To my recollection, some folks wondered if Airachnid was going to be some kind of Energon Scorponok homage due to his two alt modes.

I agree about G1 vs Armada Cyclonus, but for G1 I think his name just refers to the destructive power of a cyclone. Also, I call Energon Snowcat "Snowstorm" since it reflects his former name/altmode.

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 08:03 PM

 

I like Cyclonus's Armada alt-mode than his G1 alt-mode.  To me, it makes more sense for a character with that name to turn into a helicopter.

I think the Energon opening is catchy, if repetitive, and I particularly love the synthetic riff between the lyrics.

I think if you look closely at Airacnid's toy it was clearly designed after a scorpion motif not a spider.

-ZacWilliam, yes the show totally goes spider but that toy is clearly scorpion based.

Funnily enough, scorpions are also arachnids, so they could have totally gone with that and kept the name.

To my recollection, some folks wondered if Airachnid was going to be some kind of Energon Scorponok homage due to his two alt modes.

I agree about G1 vs Armada Cyclonus, but for G1 I think his name just refers to the destructive power of a cyclone. Also, I call Energon Snowcat "Snowstorm" since it reflects his former name/altmode.

 

Do you mind if I steal that name change for my Energon rewrite? Also, speaking of Energon Scorponok, I think he and his Bayverse counterpart are the two best incarnations of Scorponok.


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Posted 22 April 2020 - 09:53 PM

Do you mind if I steal that name change for my Energon rewrite?

 

You don't have to steal it since it's already his name. "Snowstorm" just so happens to be Energon Snow Cat's Japanese name, since Armada/Energon Cyclonus was named "Sandstorm" in Japan.


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Posted 23 April 2020 - 02:33 AM

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 06:37 AM

Do you mind if I steal that name change for my Energon rewrite?

 
You don't have to steal it since it's already his name. "Snowstorm" just so happens to be Energon Snow Cat's Japanese name, since Armada/Energon Cyclonus was named "Sandstorm" in Japan.

You're right! I had forgotten, then checked his wiki entry last night. I do think that Cyclonus is a better name for his original form than Sandstorm; I actually use Energon Cliffjumper as UT Sandstorm.

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 08:23 AM

Here's one: I don't always think the 'original' cast was the best, depending on if a later character/toy 'does it better' or not. This is why construction-based Transformers, even when I was a kid, didn't really appeal to me much outside the Constructicons because they had the extra feature of the Giant Robot, but the later ones like the double Targetmaster Autobots didn't, and it felt like something got left out (and I suspect I'm not the only one, as apparently later writers made Scoop a combiner, according to the wiki). I still don't have a Prowl or Ratchet in my collection at all nowadays, as I have CW First Aid and Streetwise.  So I have an ambulance and a police car already, and they have a feature the prior two fan favorites don't.  The fact that later there WAS a combining Prowl and Ratchet didn't make me change, as their mental slots had already been filled.

 

Of course, much like the actual canon, my opinions on such things are entirely inconsistent, as I have multiple Waspinators, several Shockwaves and Soundwaves, two Galvatrons and a Henkei Megatron and I plan to add a Super Megatron later...



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Posted 23 April 2020 - 09:46 AM

I wish someone would come along and make smokescreen interesting to justify all the toys he gets.
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Posted 23 April 2020 - 10:24 AM

I'm not a huge fan of adding new members to existing teams in toylines and fiction, not because of G1 purity but because they tend to end up dying or being ignored entirely. I'd much rather have all new teams like Victorion and those in the Kreo line.

I love G2, but I get why we're unlikely to get anything like the combiner sets again.

EJ Su was one of the best artists to work on a Transformers title. I still cringe at how much undue hate he git during the early ations era.

Dan Reed was a great artist completely unsuited to marvel style Transformers. I'd still buy any issue of the IDW book if they had him do a cover, just do whatever he likes in any style as long as it's transformers themed.

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 10:28 AM

Livio is fast and reliable, he doesn't trace or steal as far as I know, he doesn't pick fights with people on social media or pal around with bungholes, he just does his job. His work can be stiff, but it is FAR from the worst art we have had on a regular transformers book, seriously, look at Dreamwave's art when it comes to proportion, perspective and overall panel composition. The main problem with Livio's art is there's so much of it so it's hard not to see his flaws, I think we'll all be more charitable about it when he moves on to other work.

Not bloody likely.




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#59 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 10:47 AM

I'm not a huge fan of adding new members to existing teams in toylines and fiction, not because of G1 purity but because they tend to end up dying or being ignored entirely.

See, I feel like this is less a problem with the new members than with the writers who are supposed to be using them, James.

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 12:34 PM

 

I'm not a huge fan of adding new members to existing teams in toylines and fiction, not because of G1 purity but because they tend to end up dying or being ignored entirely.

See, I feel like this is less a problem with the new members than with the writers who are supposed to be using them, James.

 

 

to be fair, James did that kinda thing every time he was forced to divert from his planned narrative and "participate" in the big events. he literally punted the Big Bad of the Titans Return event down a hole with a bird.


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