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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 (Deactivated) Commander Shockwav

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:42 PM

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#2 Chip

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:44 PM

Issue 2 was what got me to close out my box at the comic shop, if that's any indication.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:47 PM

After five issues (out of twelve, no less!) of the plot going absolutely nowhere, I think this is a question that answers itself.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:48 PM

I have very much. I'm finding the story interesting and the art fantastic.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:55 PM

I wanted to like it but couldnt. Its to much of a departure from what Furman was doing. Atleast Im getting Maximum Dinobots. which is amazizing.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:02 PM

There is only one comic shop around here and I have yet to go there. I get all my Comics from the book store in the mall as TPBs so in FEB I'll be able to tell you what I think of AHM. I'll have the advantage of being able to read the first 6, I think, all at once so that might make a differnce.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:03 PM

Sucksucksucksucksuck. The writing is packed with so much cheese, I don't know if I'm reading a comic book or a Hillshire Farms catalog.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Dec 18 2008, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is only one comic shop around here and I have yet to go there. I get all my Comics from the book store in the mall as TPBs so in FEB I'll be able to tell you what I think of AHM. I'll have the advantage of being able to read the first 6, I think, all at once so that might make a differnce.

Or better yet, just buy issue 6. Honestly with the first five issues you missed nothing whatsoever. If something happens in issue 6, you won't miss it, but if nothing happens, at least you only blew a few bucks on it.

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Dec 18 2008, 10:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sucksucksucksucksuck. The writing is packed with so much cheese, I don't know if I'm reading a comic book or a Hillshire Farms catalog.

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You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 18 2008, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Dec 18 2008, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is only one comic shop around here and I have yet to go there. I get all my Comics from the book store in the mall as TPBs so in FEB I'll be able to tell you what I think of AHM. I'll have the advantage of being able to read the first 6, I think, all at once so that might make a differnce.

Or better yet, just buy issue 6. Honestly with the first five issues you missed nothing whatsoever. If something happens in issue 6, you won't miss it, but if nothing happens, at least you only blew a few bucks on it.

Even if nothing goes on in each for the first five parts they might add up to something. I'de be left in the dark and I love to have as much info as I can. I just finished Spotlight VOL 3 and I want to know that the Reflectors were up to and I want to see Wheelie get off that planet. Spotlight Magnus left me wanting more as well...

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:25 PM

I bought the first couple issues of AHM, and it did very little for me.

But to be fair, the first couple issues of Infiltration didn't do much for me easier.

I revisted the latter series in trade and loved it, so I hold out hope the same will be true for AHM.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:28 PM

Currently enjoying what's happening so far.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE(General Tekno @ Dec 18 2008, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Currently enjoying what's happening so far.

Except nothing's happened. icon-fire.gif

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:49 PM

now that some story is starting to get going, i'm pretty intrigued

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE(ssg4life @ Dec 18 2008, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
now that some story is starting to get going, i'm pretty intrigued

You know what intrigues me? That the Transformers Collector's Club can get a story moving faster in six pages of story every two months than All Hail Megatron in five issues. icon-fire.gif

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:33 PM

I'd like to start by saying that I'm not really a comic fan in general, and the first book that I bought was Dreamwave's G1 reboot. I got the the first mini-series but was incredibly disappointed. My next comic purchase didn't come until sometime during Escalation. After reading some good things on the boards, I jumped on board the IDW bandwagon, and I've been loving the world that Furman put together. The phases of infiltration were a brilliant touch that made 'robots in disguise' a truly significant plot point.

As for AHM, the art and colors are fantastic and the book looks great. The full page shot of the Air Force One wreckage did a lot to set the tone of what it means to have the Decepticons unchecked, imho.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure the story or pacing really sets the same tone. It seems the story alternates between pretty intense scenes (Air Force One, Frenzy) and scenes that seem to be channeling the G1 cartoon (humans thinking it's a movie, etc), and imho those transitions are pretty jarring. That said, there have been some very good sequences of dialogue that do a great job of establishing characters.

As a stand-alone series, I'd give it a B- for great art and a story that is starting to get a bit intriguing (about time). As a continuation of the IDW-verse, this is easily an F. I'll likely finish the series, but I'm starting to get the same feeling as I did with DW G1, and this might be the last series that I buy for quite some time.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:37 PM

Do I like AHM?

It's kinda hard to answer. I put "jury is still out" because after the latest issue if they abruptly cancelled the book it would leave me bummed.

Now if they stopped after issue three or something where ABSOLUTELY nothing was happening beyond "Grr Decepticons Smash!" and the whole thing was reading like a G.I. Joe relaunch then I wouldn't have cared but after the Autobots got some screen time and the cliffhanger on the latest issue I want to see where things are going to end up.

AHM isn't perfect by any means and I'd go so far as to say it's deeply flawed but it's finally starting to go somewhere and I want to follow along.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:59 AM

So from some of the replies, I'm getting the sense that this is a comic book.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:07 AM

QUOTE(RavageX-9 @ Dec 19 2008, 01:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So from some of the replies, I'm getting the sense that this is a comic book.


If it helps, I had no idea what the thread was about from the title either.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:46 AM

Not really. The art's good, but it can't carry the story. And so far, each issue has had one good character moment and a lot of nothing. As others have pointed out, the story is going nowhere. Add on top all the other things that annoy me (the continuity issues, wasting time on uninteresting humans, etc) and it's been a failure so far.

But those nuggets of interest are enough. I'll still buy the whole series.

(And yes, for those of you who don't know, AHM stands for All Hail Megatron, the current IDW flagship Transformers title).

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:55 AM

QUOTE(Magnusblitz @ Dec 19 2008, 03:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All Hail Megatron, the current IDW flagship Transformers title

That's sad, that their main title at this time is something so... Dreamwavey.

At least it's got pretty Guido art, but like Magnusblitz says, pretty art doesn't carry a story.
If it did, I'd prefer All Hail Megatron to Delbo-pencilled, Yomtov-colored issues like the start of Furman's first American Marvel G1 storyline (Back From The Dead, The Resurrection Gambit!, All The Familiar Faces! and Skin Deep).

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.