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@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.

@  Nevermore : (22 September 2020 - 06:13 AM)

Cardboard and plastic.

@  Paladin : (22 September 2020 - 05:52 AM)

what's IN Wave 3, anyway?

@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 10:25 AM)

Wasn't Barber among the editorial guys that pushed for Hasbroverse?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 10:19 AM)

He did it possibly due to 616 Spider-Mans marriage reset between Civil War and Secret Invasion.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 09:20 AM)

Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man because it was mostly set far away from Earth?

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 September 2020 - 08:49 AM)

I'm learning so much-

@  Maruten : (18 September 2020 - 04:21 AM)

At its worst it was better than MASK, sure.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 02:15 AM)

At it's worst it still stomped all over the failed Hasbroverse. Roberts and Roche kept their respective series well out of that one for the same reasons Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man when Loeb and Miller wanted greater control for Ultimatum.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2020 - 06:37 PM)

That's so accurate it's physically painful.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Red Dwarf of Transformers? An interesting, innovative and genuinely funny series that descended into a self referential mess of cliches that continues long after it should have been put out to pasture and rendered nerly everyone thoroughly unlikeable? That seems about right.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 01:59 PM)

MTMTE and Lost Light are the Red Dwarf of Transformers stories, as opposed to the others which are more like Star Wars and Star Trek.

@  Kalidor : (17 September 2020 - 01:37 PM)

Anyone in CONUS want a Skylynx for $100 shipped?

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 September 2020 - 01:34 PM)

Maybe an acquired taste in that's in that it's from a fan raised on the UK run where Transformers wasn't taken so seriously in many stories, especially some Earthforce standalones.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2020 - 09:47 AM)

so, terrible?


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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.


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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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