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@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.


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#41 LV!

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 02:09 PM

It sure would suck if you were sick of G1 guys nowadays, though. Hypothetically.



#42 The Predaking

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 02:43 PM

 

This would be just before my time as well. Armada Unicron is what got me seriously back into Transformers after my post-childhood hiatus.

Same. That said, I recognize every single poster in that thread and holy crap did that take me back to simpler, halcyon days.

 

 


It is certainly crazy how many people i still recognize that haven't posted here in years.


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Posted 07 December 2020 - 02:48 PM

It sure would suck if you were sick of G1 guys nowadays, though. Hypothetically.

 

There's literally an entire line of Beast Wars toys coming out in a month. Dozens of third party toys that aren't G1 based. Reissues of new characters from Transformers Prime. New characters who turn into roads. Rung has had a toy. Literally a dozen entirely new characters in Cyberverse.



#44 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 03:22 PM

Huh, I thought Sideswipe was earlier than that.


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#45 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 04:38 PM

There's literally an entire line of Beast Wars toys coming out in a month.

Ah, yes, an entire line of beloved Beast Wars characters like Ultra Magnus and Warpath.

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 05:13 PM

 

It sure would suck if you were sick of G1 guys nowadays, though. Hypothetically.

 

There's literally an entire line of Beast Wars toys coming out in a month. Dozens of third party toys that aren't G1 based. Reissues of new characters from Transformers Prime. New characters who turn into roads. Rung has had a toy. Literally a dozen entirely new characters in Cyberverse.

 

You forgot "weird new dinosaur bone guys you can murder and wear as a hat". 

 

(Though to be clear, let me edit to add - LV! has a valid point and the current BW renaissance and assorted other new or Differently Originated characters are only a drop in the cyberbucket of modern Transformers and their endless obsession with recycling G1 characters, lore, dialogue, etc.)


Edited by Maruten, 07 December 2020 - 05:16 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 09:10 PM

 

There's literally an entire line of Beast Wars toys coming out in a month.

Ah, yes, an entire line of beloved Beast Wars characters like Ultra Magnus and Warpath.

 

I missed that episode. Is that before or after Rampage and Depth Charge befriend the Protoform that suffered severe brain damage?



#48 Kalidor

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 11:51 PM

RiD and Armada were definitely a sign of the times where "Thank God it's cars again" though, where "animals" had definitely worn out their welcome for some.

Either way it amuses me that a thread from 2002 is closer in years to the 1984 start of Transformers than it is to "now"

#49 tec

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 01:13 AM

Smokescreen is still a fantastic fig working wench, cool colors/details, cannon of doom ,fantastic vehicle mode.


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#50 Blot

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 07:48 AM

Smokescreen is still a fantastic fig working wench, cool colors/details, cannon of doom ,fantastic vehicle mode.

Armada is a very different show than I remember it.



#51 Kalidor

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 09:17 AM

People gotta make a living

#52 tec

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 11:00 AM

You know what...nah, I'm not gonna fix it, tec's gotta tec huh? *sigh*


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#53 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 11:02 AM

 

 

There's literally an entire line of Beast Wars toys coming out in a month.

Ah, yes, an entire line of beloved Beast Wars characters like Ultra Magnus and Warpath.

 

I missed that episode. Is that before or after Rampage and Depth Charge befriend the Protoform that suffered severe brain damage?

 

...okay, I'm stumped.  What point are you making?



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#54 Gizmoboy

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 11:25 AM

I was a little surprised not to see a post from me in there, then I remembered that I didn't post a lot back then.  I was more a lurker than a poster. 



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Posted 08 December 2020 - 11:30 AM

 

 

There's literally an entire line of Beast Wars toys coming out in a month.

Ah, yes, an entire line of beloved Beast Wars characters like Ultra Magnus and Warpath.

 

I missed that episode. Is that before or after Rampage and Depth Charge befriend the Protoform that suffered severe brain damage?

 

Well, I certainly missed that episode.


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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 08 December 2020 - 11:51 AM

 

 

 

There's literally an entire line of Beast Wars toys coming out in a month.

Ah, yes, an entire line of beloved Beast Wars characters like Ultra Magnus and Warpath.

 

I missed that episode. Is that before or after Rampage and Depth Charge befriend the Protoform that suffered severe brain damage?

 

...okay, I'm stumped.  What point are you making?

 

I think it was the use of "entire line"   since Kingdom is mixed with G1 and BW



#57 Noideaforaname

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 12:33 PM

An "entire line" that at best covers just Season 1, and is split 50/50 with G1. Meanwhile, the Movieverse line is taking a break from the Movies to focus on G1. Meanwhile, Cyberverse concluded and in its place is G1. Meanwhile, BotBots have seemingly died, completely forgotten.

 

 

We do get new stuff –occasionally– but it sure would be nice if this giant brand decided to let a line be completely new again.



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Posted 08 December 2020 - 12:56 PM

I'm surprised I didn't post in there, but maybe I was still kinda lurking?

 

I do remember coming back to my hotel room from the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in Toronto in 2002 after meeting the Dreamwave comics crew and holy crap do I remember the reaction to Armada episode 1 that premiered that weekend that I couldn't watch yet 'cause I was still in Canada and immediate uploads weren't a thing yet


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Posted 08 December 2020 - 04:02 PM

Meanwhile, Cyberverse concluded

 

Nuh uh.


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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 08 December 2020 - 11:20 PM

Well, there's some new Cyberverse Deluxes revealed, but the Battle Call line didn't even make it to shelves around here outside of the $50 Bumblebee.  Line isn't dead, exactly, but it doesn't seem to be doing too much more.

 

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