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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  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!)


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#41 Undead Scottsman

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 10:52 PM

 

While they'll no doubt go off in a different direction, I'm very shocked at how closely they're hewing to the original premise of the Beast Wars show, right down to the golden disc being a major plot element.

 

Ah well, maybe in another decade they'll do they'll another reboot and really start fresh.

 

Beast Wars: Uprising wasn't a radical enough departure?

 

 

Never read it.  When I asked if it was collected somewhere, I didn't really get a straight answer.


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Posted 11 October 2020 - 12:43 PM

I know it's unlikely but I would like to see them put Rock Lords in this somehow, I just think Rock Lords would work in Beast Wars somehow.



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Posted 11 October 2020 - 09:12 PM

Oof. That's some of the least appealing comic art I've ever seen. Hard pass.

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 07:24 PM

https://twitter.com/...649317293711363

 

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 07:30 PM

Drops Feb. 3. I subscribed on comixology.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 04:49 AM

https://twitter.com/...553727993241603

 

New character revealed: Predacon warrior Skold

 

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 06:43 AM


Awesome. And I'm here for it. Can't wait.

I hope we eventually get some new characters that have beast modes that have never happened before.

-ZacWilliam, Turtle and bat are fine but I want to see a Giant Sloth, Hippo or a ladybug or a pangolin or something.
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:23 AM

Awesome. And I'm here for it. Can't wait.

I hope we eventually get some new characters that have beast modes that have never happened before.

-ZacWilliam, Turtle and bat are fine but I want to see a Giant Sloth, Hippo or a ladybug or a pangolin or something.

 

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:46 AM

So we got Not-BatPrimal and Not-Snapper, great originality there guys.


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:16 AM

"Let's make new Beast Wars characters!"
Comics: just recolors toys that weren't in the show
Toyline: SKELETONS!


Admittedly, I'm glad it's not the other way around.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 12:48 PM


Honestly I'd love it if this book gave the Fossilizers characters and personality since Hasbro doesn't seem interested.

ZacWilliam, and I'd love new toys of non-show Beast Warriors so we could have the option of repaints.
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 03:20 PM

I think Skold looks really cool. I don't think having two turtle beastformers is that big of a deal considering we don't blink an eye at having 50,000 guys that all turn into sports cars.

It's also neat to have a cool new female Predacon!

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 03:31 PM

Josh was nice enough to chime in on his thought process on designing Skold

Hope he doesn't mind me reposting here.

The reactions are interesting, to say the least! xD

I go into it a tiny bit in a little interview in the back of issue 1 but as far as the designs go, they're absolutely done in a spirit of "homage." I cant speak for the precise reason why these two new fembots were added, other than they have their own character arcs planned/in mind and to add something new and fresh, but as for their designs they're [obviously] meant to resemble Bat Optimus Primal and Snapper. And thats all on me. I had some character breakdowns and what their alt modes were but the rest was on me and I thought it'd be fun to, in Nyx's case, make use of a design that never REALLY got any play in major BW media and for Skold to do it in honor of what happened to be my first Beast Wars toy Snapper! [and a bit of a Strika homage in there, as well] Think of her as the Tigatron to Snapper's Cheetor. They share the same basic design skeleton. Its not that weird. And she's definitely not inserted in there to replace Snapper. Should the books go on long enough maybe he'll show up! Who knows.

But I wanted their designs to FEEL as genuinely "Beast Wars" as I could so why not base them on some actual Beast Wars designs! That was my thinking, anyway


I'm personally happy to see new characters. My only gripe is that we'll probably never get figures of them.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:00 PM

I mean, those are both boring explanations, and the new characters just basically using old characters' models is also boring, but I'm not about to look a gift new character in the mouth at this point in the franchise's existence at all. So I eagerly embrace them both. And like Cheese up there says, people actively demand more of other models recolored over and over again. Why not Snapper?

 

("Skold" is female, huh?)



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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:11 PM

I mean, those are both boring explanations, and the new characters just basically using old characters' models is also boring, but I'm not about to look a gift new character in the mouth at this point in the franchise's existence at all. So I eagerly embrace them both. And like Cheese up there says, people actively demand more of other models recolored over and over again. Why not Snapper?

 

("Skold" is female, huh?)

Because Snapper's never really gotten much use or characterization unlike say the Datsun Bros or Seekers?


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 06:52 PM

I'm personally happy to see new characters. My only gripe is that we'll probably never get figures of them.

 

Funny you should say that, because in a follow-up post from Josh...

 

And I absolutely, and likely selfishly, designed them this way so that kitbashes and customs would be a bit more easier to pull off. Cuz i'm greedy like that xD


Edited by Sabrblade, 14 January 2021 - 06:52 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 06:56 PM

Also:

 


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 07:30 PM

This again, but more enthusiastically:

 

Never been a Beast Wars fan, but with a creative team like this, the book will be amazing.

Damn, it's going to make me want all the stupid Kingdom toys I thought I could skip.


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:48 PM

 

Also:

 

And one more -- JUST ONE -- little tease.

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Comics, cartoons, movies, toylines - each fiction is always it's own thing, and I'm completely cool with that...but still, I can hear David Kaye's voice...I'm really looking forward to this.



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Posted 15 January 2021 - 01:09 AM

 

I mean, those are both boring explanations, and the new characters just basically using old characters' models is also boring, but I'm not about to look a gift new character in the mouth at this point in the franchise's existence at all. So I eagerly embrace them both. And like Cheese up there says, people actively demand more of other models recolored over and over again. Why not Snapper?

 

("Skold" is female, huh?)

Because Snapper's never really gotten much use or characterization unlike say the Datsun Bros or Seekers?

 

Yeah I kinda feel the same, most of the BW characters have never gotten much time to shine so I'd prefer they use them first instead of creating new characters. But, might be a reason (maybe Skold has a personality that isn't covered well by others). Also, might be trying to help the male/female ratio.





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