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@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

dagrimbo

@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

New JoJo villain, GoGio

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

Is this a Jojo?

@  Nevermore : (25 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

Now I suddenly have a character with the name "Gorgeous Georgios" in mind.


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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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