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@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:31 PM)

Wonderful audio separation and balance.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:29 PM)

For Transformers The Movie 86

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM)

I will say, the blu ray remaster, especially the audio is pretty spot on. Watching it on Apple TV has been enlightening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 09:00 PM)

Vode An!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

I do not overly care for the Bad Batch, but it will be interesting to see what the animated series will bring to the table.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

Alpha, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, and the Muunilinst 10 are quite the contrast to what we have at present in Disney canon.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Who else here read the pre-2008 Clone Commandos and ARC Troopers back in the day?

@  tigerhawk : (30 November 2020 - 05:04 PM)

Monoliths in Utah and Romania.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  tigerhawk : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  tigerhawk : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words


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IDW October 2020 solicits- Galaxies ending

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#1 Wildwade

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:10 PM

https://bleedingcool...-solicitations/

 

Galaxies ends with # 13.



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:16 PM

Is that Gundam Ultra Magnus?



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:41 PM

https://bleedingcool...-solicitations/
 
Galaxies ends with # 13.


Last issue appears to be issue #12, unless I'm misreading?

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#4 Wildwade

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:55 PM

 

https://bleedingcool...-solicitations/
 
Galaxies ends with # 13.


Last issue appears to be issue #12, unless I'm misreading?

 

Yeah, my bad.  Typo.



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Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:18 PM

Well. Okay then. So much for that experiment.

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:43 PM

They ran out of ways to eat poop.

 

EDIT: I love anthology books and always have, but it's been a truism in the business for at least twenty years that they aren't successful, and I imagine this is yet another data point supporting that.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 03:31 AM

Yeah. It's sad but hardly shocking. Good on them for giving it a crack. I wonder if it might have lasted slightly longer if they hadn't been wrecked by pandemic problems.

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 04:54 AM

 

"Storm Horizon", Part Three! Outfitted with heavy-duty battle armor and nearly alone, Ultra Magnus must go head-to-head with a fleet of enemy ships and a black hole if he ever wants to save the rest of his crew and Alpha Trion! It's wall-to-wall action as he finally faces the mastermind behind his recent troubles in the thrilling final issue of Transformers Galaxies that leads into the next major events of the Transformers ongoing, starting this fall!'

 

I wonder how it'll lead into the main series. Maybe they unearth some ancient technology that'll be used in the main series. Or they'll learn something, like Cybertron is dying, which'll change everything?

 

Anyway it'll probably be delayed.


I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 05:34 AM

Maybe they should just bring back Spotlights.  I like character-focused stories, but multi-parters seem a bit much for a cast as big as Transformers.



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Posted 25 July 2020 - 06:16 AM

Ideally, dual-numbering spotlights.
Keep the sequence for subscribers, but put the character name in front with a #1.
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Posted 25 July 2020 - 03:11 PM

Yeah. It's sad but hardly shocking. Good on them for giving it a crack. I wonder if it might have lasted slightly longer if they hadn't been wrecked by pandemic problems.

 

Honestly, while it's hard to tell given we only have non-digital, pre-pandemic numbers and only a handful of issues at that, but what really seemed to hurt it was the 3 month delay between November and February.  Going from Issues 2 (October) to Issue 3 (November) dropped less than 200 issues.  Going from 3 to 4 (February) dropped almost a thousand, and it's been dropping in 600 issue chunks for the next couple issues, then the pandemic hit.

 

Here's something I haphazardly slapped together.

 

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Again, I got to stress these are only physical sales and do not include digital.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 07:07 PM

Maybe they should just bring back Spotlights.  I like character-focused stories, but multi-parters seem a bit much for a cast as big as Transformers.

I loved the Spotlights and really hoped this would fill that gap. Obviously the Spotlights were a hard sell, and I don't know what the answer is.

Galaxies is clearly a direct match for the Sonic Universe model, and that book lasted a million years. But IDW's approach for Sonic spinoffs is regular minis. Will that work for TFs in the current climate? Oneshots didn't, ongoing anthology book didn't.

Maybe a Marvel Team-Up kind of thing? A set group of characters headlining a second core ongoing, with arcs that explore the wider TF universe and feature a diverse bunch of characters as if it was Galaxies or Spotlights? Dunno.

Maybe Nothin' But Ruck is our fate from now on.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:38 PM

Part of me wonders if IDW will bring back James Roberts to try and recreate that MTMTE magic.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:09 AM

They ran out of ways to eat poop.
 
EDIT: I love anthology books and always have, but it's been a truism in the business for at least twenty years that they aren't successful, and I imagine this is yet another data point supporting that.


Does Sonic Universe count as an anthology book?

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:12 AM

Part of me wonders if IDW will bring back James Roberts to try and recreate that MTMTE magic.

Didn't Lost Light prove the magic is gone?



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:32 AM

Not really. Lost Light proved the trouble of trying to stick the landing / of multiple ongoing years-long subplots / on a compressed schedule / involving characters that may have grown stale / but the writer couldn't bear to part with.

 

Giving James Roberts a Spotlight here and there, or something contained like Galaxies wouldn't have any of those problems. If he could give IDW2 the occasional two-parter like Ratchet's trip to Delphi, I'd be totally down for it.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:37 AM

Again, I'd love for Spotlights to come back monthly with a rotating team every issue.  Give Roberts, Barber, Furman, Roche- whomever else a chance to play in Ruckley's new sandbox.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 06:47 PM

Does Sonic Universe count as an anthology book?

 

Yes.

 

Didn't Lost Light prove the magic is gone?

 

Yes.


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