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@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

When an app asks me to give a review or a rating, I decline, but I always look at other people's reviews before I get an app.


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#21 Pete@BotCon

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 06:20 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 23 2007, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SkyQuake @ Jul 23 2007, 12:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, if Ratchet is alive, and not merely a dead trophee, why didn't the other Autobots pick him up when they got Mirage?
"What's up with Ratchet?" is one of the "monster sized, HUGE" plot holes leftover from Marvel G1 that I'd like to see addressed, and all that image does is tell us that FP is aware of it. It doesn't serve to ANSWER this question in any meaningful way.

As to why the Autobots didn't pick Ratchet up? I doubt they knew he was there. No reason that they would ever have been in that room....


Yes, Ratchet was in Megatron's private chambers. The Autobots were never in that room.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(Pete@BotCon @ Jul 24 2007, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 23 2007, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SkyQuake @ Jul 23 2007, 12:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, if Ratchet is alive, and not merely a dead trophee, why didn't the other Autobots pick him up when they got Mirage?
"What's up with Ratchet?" is one of the "monster sized, HUGE" plot holes leftover from Marvel G1 that I'd like to see addressed, and all that image does is tell us that FP is aware of it. It doesn't serve to ANSWER this question in any meaningful way.

As to why the Autobots didn't pick Ratchet up? I doubt they knew he was there. No reason that they would ever have been in that room....


Yes, Ratchet was in Megatron's private chambers. The Autobots were never in that room.

Is he alive in there?

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 09:52 PM

"Alive/dead" is such a gray, fuzzy distinction as far as Transformers go.


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Posted 24 July 2007 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ Jul 24 2007, 10:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Alive/dead" is such a gray, fuzzy distinction as far as Transformers go.


M "When You Really Think About It" Sipher

True enough. Just trying to get whatever information I can, since I have absolutely no faith that the comic will ever address this issue properly.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 24 2007, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(M Sipher @ Jul 24 2007, 10:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Alive/dead" is such a gray, fuzzy distinction as far as Transformers go.


M "When You Really Think About It" Sipher

True enough. Just trying to get whatever information I can, since I have absolutely no faith that the comic will ever address this issue properly.


Ah, ye of little faith. Did I ever mention that the Ratchet/Megatron angle was probably one of my favorite angles from the Marvel series?

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:52 PM

Really would like to know whats going on with Ratchet in the future.

Edit: Saw the book at the comic shop but put it on hold for tommorow due to lack of cash.

Anyways, Ratchet looked like nothing more than a dead trophee to me. Of course he could be in stasis but I don't think the connection between him and Megatron is serious enough for one to cancel the other. Meg's seems to have just left him on the floor like he's dead even if he could be in stasis he's been left in disrepair thats for certain. Meg's certainly isn't afraid of any threat from Ratchet. Just seems more like he just want's to show what happens to those who humiliate him.

Edited by SkullGrin, 27 July 2007 - 12:19 AM.


#27 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE(Pete@BotCon @ Jul 25 2007, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 24 2007, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(M Sipher @ Jul 24 2007, 10:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Alive/dead" is such a gray, fuzzy distinction as far as Transformers go.


M "When You Really Think About It" Sipher

True enough. Just trying to get whatever information I can, since I have absolutely no faith that the comic will ever address this issue properly.


Ah, ye of little faith. Did I ever mention that the Ratchet/Megatron angle was probably one of my favorite angles from the Marvel series?

Actually, I think you might have once. And I did myself call that "little faith" bit upon myself, so.... We'll see. I'm prepared to be pleasantly surprised.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:13 AM

I received my copy of the issue in the mail on Friday.
It was mostly enjoyable, Milne's pencils and the story direction were great. It felt true enough to a continuity that I've loved and I'm glad to see it picked back up. I really could have used some better dialogue, it just kinda moved the story and none of the banter was particularly interesting. Well, except maybe the bit with Elita-1 and Ravage. What's with the lack of commas in certain places where one would typically be used? I'm not a professional and so maybe that's an accepted form of writing dialogue. After seeing it a few times, it kinda made me go "Huh."

Gushworthy was Tyrannitron's little cameo and the Classics Mini-Con origin story. From time to time FP stuff seems a bit more like pretty fanfiction, but I was very pleased by how that was handled. Very clever. icon-ironhide.gif I had to go back and check the pages to see if I missed a glimpse of any other Mini-Cons, but the attention they've received in their own story more than makes up for it.


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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:34 AM

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Killing Cy-kill in the DW and IDWverse 500 dollars

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Making Leader-1 his bitch 2000 dollars.

Unwittingly destroying all of Gobotron in a teleporter accident priceless!

Edited by SkullGrin, 28 July 2007 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:29 AM

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This doesn't really feel like Marvel G1 at all to me, despite all the references. They just feel tacked on. I guess part of it is we're seeing characters introduced - Ultra Magnus, Springer, and Elita One - who weren't really in the comics. If you're going to include Magnus and Springer, you might as well use the UK material. Hell, Ultra Magnus himself feels entirely wrong...I realize part of this is the fact his Classics toy is a Prime repaint, so they have to go with the "Little Prime" stuff, but it doesn't really work for me. And Elita One is a CARTOON character through and through.


Pete says he was only using the U.S. Marvel comics as earlier continuity. Ultra Magnus is in because he has a Classics toy that can't be ignored and he was never shown in the U.S. continuity so this would be his first time on Earth. If you want to fit it in to U.K. continuity, lets say something happened to Magnus when he disappeared in the U.K. comics resulting in his new appearance and a loss of memory. I don't see any glaring problems with Springer's inclusion. Maybe now he's the only Survivor.

Elita One was a cartoon character, here she is just a brand new character. Nothing I read says she has the same origin as cartoon Elita One.

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#31 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:25 AM

QUOTE(Bass X10 @ Aug 3 2007, 05:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Elita One was a cartoon character, here she is just a brand new character. Nothing I read says she has the same origin as cartoon Elita One.
Rather than get into all the old arguments again, I'd like to point out that nothing we've read so far gives "Classics" Elita One an origin at all.

Of course, if they DO make a club exclusive of her, there will probably be some online fiction to rectify that situation.


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Posted 05 August 2007 - 03:13 PM

hmmm, is this FP comic in canon wiht the older FP comics? becasue then we know that somehow ratchet lives through this and winds up in that body he was in the future with alternator bumblebee...

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 03:41 PM

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hmmm, is this FP comic in canon wiht the older FP comics? becasue then we know that somehow ratchet lives through this and winds up in that body he was in the future with alternator bumblebee...

No, the BotCon 2005 comic is explicitly (well, according to Pete, anyway) a different continuity.

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 05 August 2007 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

I was just re-reading this comic (yeah, 5 years later!), and one thing that was nice but I think could have been better was Shockwave. While the head on a pedistal was cool, an even more fitting torture for Shockwave would be if Megatron could lock him in gun mode, somehow shrink him down, and use him as his personal sidearm, like was done in Megatron in the Marvel comic (or also the Devil's Due comics). Has anyone ever portrayed Shockwave as shrinking? I don't think so, but you can still do something original from time to time. Maybe he could always shrink, but choose not it?

Edited by mignash, 17 February 2012 - 06:15 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:35 PM

I think keeping Shockwave captive as a head is way more appropriate poetic justice for a Marvel continuity story, since that's what Shockwave did to Optimus Prime.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Feb 17 2012, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has anyone ever portrayed Shockwave as shrinking? I don't think so, but you can still do something original from time to time. Maybe he could always shrink, but choose not it?

As you say, people could do something original if they wanted to. But part of Shockwave's deal is that, unlike nearly every other Transformer from the first couple of years of the line, Shockwave never adapted a non-Cybertronian alt-mode. Indeed, his Marvel Universe profile goes so far as to say that this is exactly why he stays the same size (relative to his robot mode) when he transforms.

For that reason, I would hope that any story that broke convention and portrayed Shockwave as shrinking did so fairly self-consciously, lest it appear as a mistake.

All that said, I'm with Walky as to the poetic justice of Shockwave-as-head.