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@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:15 AM)

I really enjoy the creative sub forums of TFW, though, like their kitbash and fan art forums. The creative forums have lots of talented, friendly people and is an active, supportive community.

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:13 AM)

Gotta agree with Evac... TFW has a lot of cool, talented people, but they're overwhelmingly outnumbered by unbearable neckbeards

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:20 PM)

I do enjoy the TFW podcast. and that subforum's usually very civil. It's the best place to actually talk about TFers there :D also the Radicons forum is ok if you just like looking at kitbash pr0n

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 PM)

There's some cool people on the site, thankfully. It's just the morons tend to outnumber them... Which is generally the rule on most forums thanks to the GIFT.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:17 PM)

In all honesty, the better parts of the site are the non-TF parts.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

yeah, and their love of 3p is just...i don't get it.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

TFW can be... literal with the rules sometimes. Like, a discussion about favorite human characters gets LOCKED if you mention Agent Fowler because "all Prime discussion belongs in the RiD forums".

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Also, as far as TFW's No Politics goes...it's nice in theory but then you end up with the current IDW stories that lean HEAVILY into politics and religion. I've had more than a few lengthy posts exploring the parallels between the IDW Decepticon movement and various real world socialist movements deleted because it was technically "politics." So hug 'em. I really only visit there these days to poke around the podcast subforum.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:45 PM)

My person canon is that the Quintessons created Cybertron as a factory to make the TFers as mechs, but they became self aware and they revolted. then Cybertronian society began to develop and the events of the revolt became mythologised as the stories of the Knights of Cyberton, the Thirteen, etc...real events that became the basis for religion, essentially.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

.... Wait I think those are actually ninjas

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Fact: Transformers are mammals. Fact: The purpose of a Transformer is to flip out and kill people

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Transformers are alien space robots from space.]

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

Transformers believe they were created by <X>, others believe they were created by <Y> and/or <Z>. There are lots of theories, disagreements but ultimately nobody knows for sure.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Squid robits build machines. Machines decide they had enough of that and kicked the squid robits off the planet. Everything's pretty chill for a while until machines get mad for dumb reasons and break the planet. THE END

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 04:22 PM)

Primus created Cybertron and The Thirteen. Then later, the Quintessons come to the planet they call Seibertron and use Primus' power; the plasma energy chamber to forge military robots Destrons and consumer robots Cybertrons. The Cybertrons and Destrons rise up and drive the Quintessons away but are unable to live in peace with each other. And so the Cybertron population become the Autobot army and the Destrons become Decepticons, with the Autobots renaming their planet Cybertron. Far far later still, bacteria that was present on the asteroid Primus imprisoned himself within has evolved into organic life within Cybertron...

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:35 PM)

But aside from the ending Trent and Siph made for them at FunPub, the 3H Wreckers comics kinda sucked.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

That's what the 3H Wreckers comics kind of did, actually.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 April 2017 - 03:30 PM)

So, what? The maker of the makers kinda thing?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My fanon is both the Quintesson and Primus origins. They're compatible.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I prefer the profile book/movie interpretation of the Quintessons, a race whose entire purpose is to capture and execute those who escape Unicron.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 02:03 PM)

I like the Quintesson origin partly because it's a twist on the robot revolution cliche, partly because of the irony of a people uniting against their own creators just to fall into endless civil war, and mostly because i just really like the Quintessons themselves.

@  Diecast : (27 April 2017 - 12:03 PM)

I preferred the Primus origin until it became the more common origin, fiction wise.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

Since the analogy to humans isn't perfect, it could also be interpreted as closer to "maternity ward."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I think the most unfortunately named Transformer in their society would probably be Hot Spot, which is like having a human named "Placenta."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Confusing, I bet.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

I wonder what everyday Transformer society is like where half the population are named after common objects and stuff...

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2017 - 10:53 AM)

I bet Gears hates this.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 AM)

Naturally occuring gears! (hey, if bugs can do it...)

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:00 AM)

They're both better than the Primus origin.

@  unluckiness : (27 April 2017 - 09:56 AM)

The Allspark sucks. I much prefer the quintessons origin.

@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc


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#1 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:32 AM

I was looking up TF books on Amazon to see if there was any new info on "Exodus" and came across some listings I had not seen before. Have these been announced and I missed it, and if so do we know anything else about them?

May 29
Transformers: IDW Hardcover collection vol. 1

Looks to be collecting all the IDW books in story/chronological order with an awesome EJ Su Megs cover. Looks to cover all the stories that happen in universe between Megatron and the end of Infiltration.

June 29
Allspark Almanac: Vol 2
Season 3 I assume?


Aug. 3rd release
Transformers: Hunt for the Decepticons: Satellite Meltdown

Transformer: Hunt for the Decepticons: Ratchet to the Rescue

These look to be kids picture books. Movie continuity but based on the toyline maybe? Wonder if we'll see any toy-only character?

Just wondering if we know any more about any of these that I might have missed.
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#2 Mark Pellegrini

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:41 AM

Didn't IDW already do a super deluxe mega jawsome hardcover collection of their early Transformers output? Infiltration through Devastation plus the first batch of Spotlights or something to that effect?

So what, they're doing ANOTHER OMG bestest complete hardcover kickass throw away your old one and buy this one edition?

Oh IDW...

#3 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 6 2010, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Didn't IDW already do a super deluxe mega jawsome hardcover collection of their early Transformers output? Infiltration through Devastation plus the first batch of Spotlights or something to that effect?

So what, they're doing ANOTHER OMG bestest complete hardcover kickass throw away your old one and buy this one edition?


I think this one is supposed to be different in that it's in story order rather than publication order. Honestly the biggest draw for me is the EJ SU cover wich looks to be just beautiful.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:55 PM

Oh God yes, Allspark Almanac 2.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 6 2010, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Didn't IDW already do a super deluxe mega jawsome hardcover collection of their early Transformers output? Infiltration through Devastation plus the first batch of Spotlights or something to that effect?


They've done two volumes of those so far. A third would probably be all of All Hail Megatron.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

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Oh God yes, Allspark Almanac 2.

YES

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

Damnitall, I don't even have the first Allspark Almanac and now they're coming out with Volume Two? Guess it's back to picking up cans on the side of the road for me...




#8 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE(It's Shokaract! @ Feb 6 2010, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 6 2010, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Didn't IDW already do a super deluxe mega jawsome hardcover collection of their early Transformers output? Infiltration through Devastation plus the first batch of Spotlights or something to that effect?


They've done two volumes of those so far. A third would probably be all of All Hail Megatron.


Except it's not. The solicitation specificaly says it's Megatron:Origin, the Spotlights set pre-Infiltration, and Infiltration. Apparently they're "reseting" their Hardcovers to go in story order now. I guess.


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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 6 2010, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(It's Shokaract! @ Feb 6 2010, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 6 2010, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Didn't IDW already do a super deluxe mega jawsome hardcover collection of their early Transformers output? Infiltration through Devastation plus the first batch of Spotlights or something to that effect?


They've done two volumes of those so far. A third would probably be all of All Hail Megatron.


Except it's not. The solicitation specificaly says it's Megatron:Origin, the Spotlights set pre-Infiltration, and Infiltration. Apparently they're "reseting" their Hardcovers to go in story order now. I guess.


I'm... not correcting you.

#10 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:22 PM

QUOTE(It's Shokaract! @ Feb 6 2010, 07:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 6 2010, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(It's Shokaract! @ Feb 6 2010, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 6 2010, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Didn't IDW already do a super deluxe mega jawsome hardcover collection of their early Transformers output? Infiltration through Devastation plus the first batch of Spotlights or something to that effect?


They've done two volumes of those so far. A third would probably be all of All Hail Megatron.


Except it's not. The solicitation specificaly says it's Megatron:Origin, the Spotlights set pre-Infiltration, and Infiltration. Apparently they're "reseting" their Hardcovers to go in story order now. I guess.


I'm... not correcting you.


Oh I know. It was more a comment on the weirdness of reseting at book 3 of an expensive Hardcover series.


-ZacWilliam ok with the idea of the books being in chronological oder but thinks that's a tricky thing to figure out sometimes and doesn't really trust IDW Editorial to pull it off at this point.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:10 PM

I am really want these hard covers but should i get this new volume one or try and track down the older versions? will IDW continue printing the rest of the issues in future volumes of the hardcover collection? i really don't wanna spend the cash on something that is going to be dicked with...

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:54 AM

Regarding "Exodus" I saw that randomhouse has a link for it and underneath it's title it is "The Official History of the War for Cybertron" whatever this is supposed to mean. I am wondering if this is going to be a novelization for the upcoming Transformers War for Cybertron video game...of which I just recently saw the trailer about six times and thought it kicked some ass. Regarding the Allspark Almanac 2...I too never picked up the first Almanac because none of the Chapters book stores in Vancouver ever got them in. I guess I'll have to order both of these from Amazon eventually.

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