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@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

I'm genuinely amused/impressed, even if it wasn't intentional.

@  Benbot : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

That's a lot of shouting

@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Wow, Bass, your post took up the entire Shoutbox exactly without being over/under a line.

@  ShadowMan024 : (01 March 2017 - 02:36 PM)

The best Marvel issue is, was, and always will be Decepticon Graffiti. The Battlechargers are awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (01 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

ReGeneration was criticised for being too slow paced and drawn out way too long, yet the Decepticon leaders are introduced and dispatched just to tick the box that they made an appearance. I also preferred the single stand alone stories from the original Marvel comics instead of each issue having like four different plots running through it, which didn't make for satisfying reading IMO. If a writer is writing for a trade, don't release individual issues. I also thought the artwork was poor - before, the Marvel comics tried to have the best artwork they could at the time, whereas now they were intentionally limiting themselves to appear "retro", and it shows. The pacing was the worst though, some characters just stand around doing nothing to progress their part of the story, like Shockwave's segments. In contrast, compare any six consecutive issues from the Marvel comics and a whole lot more happens than in RG1. Furman also fell into his pattern of wasting space world building and pointless scenes when the story had to end at #100.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:10 PM)

Even then, Furman's material never really had a huge toy-push aspect to it, other than "here's new character!"

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Considering it was a wrap-up for a story whose toyline had ended anyway, I feel like it worked out well enough. I mean, the last major iteration did play an important part in things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:04 PM)

New comics didn't need to shill any toys at all...so there wasn't any push to do weird and different things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:03 PM)

The big problem is that stuff like the old comics were produced under the idea of shilling toys...which ultimately resulted in a lot of the weirdness people remember

@  Rycochet : (01 March 2017 - 02:01 PM)

He was hired to write an exercise in nostalgia and that's what he produced.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Speaking of Marvel, finally read the rest of ReGeneration One, thanks to a Comixology sale. I... don't understand the hate.

@  lastmaximal : (28 February 2017 - 09:09 PM)

Works for some, not all. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Trademark

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Yeah, making it "Autobot X" seems to be their way of getting around many of those issues with overly generic terms

@  Rycochet : (28 February 2017 - 08:41 PM)

Hasbro would just call the toys Marvel's Thunderstrike or Autobot/Decepticon Thunderstrike.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 08:19 PM)

D.C. owns Bumblebee and they've made toys of her, so if a Mattel licensee can share names with a TF...

@  Telly : (28 February 2017 - 07:42 PM)

doesnt marvel own that? i know theyve got the comic character, not sure about the name for toys though. there ever been a thunderstrike figure? would it even be in the same area as a tf name?

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:38 PM)

You know, "Thunderstrike" would actually be a pretty kickass TF name! Surprised it's never been used!

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:27 PM)


@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:25 PM)

How about Thunderblust? http://gatherer.wiza...iverseid=157411

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:23 PM)

Or Shockburninator, who turns into a satellite and a dragon.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)


@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

It's Thunderblast, but she turns into a wingaling dragon instead of "transforming" into a boat.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)


@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:20 PM)

You need to get "blast" in there somewhere

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 11:26 AM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2017 - 03:06 AM)

Only if the packaging looks like a thatch-roofed cottage.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 09:27 PM)

They need to make a dragonbot named "Burninatron."

@  BlackMax : (27 February 2017 - 09:15 PM)

I find upcoming Last Knght's Steelbane sexy. A very Skyrim name for a giant robot who is also a dragon? Be still my heart.

@  MEDdMI : (27 February 2017 - 06:24 PM)

I never found most Hollywood heartthrobs sexy, even if they were around my age. I think I knew even back then that the char they play doesn't reflect how the actor really looks/behaves.

@  Rycochet : (27 February 2017 - 06:11 PM)

The only thing I've seen with Megan Fox in is the Jonah Hex movie... She was bad, but everyone and everything was bad.

@  RichardT1977 : (27 February 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Modern western culture, ladies and gentlemen...

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:50 PM)

Ha! You can't fool a true Z-block afficionado like me! That's actually an S-block viewed from behind!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 February 2017 - 04:36 PM)

*unveils a Tetris Z-Block in moody lighting* Not at aaaaall?

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM)

That would be silly.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Because I definitely wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Am I the only straight male Nintendo fan who was never strangely aroused by the Tetris Z-block?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Her acting makes her come across as a living Pat Lee illustration.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:27 PM)

No. No, you're not.

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 01:26 PM)

And am I the only straight male Transformers fan who never found Megan Fox attractive?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:21 PM)

Especially since she's the same age as my parents.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:19 PM)

It's like I instinctually knew that by the time I watched the movies, it'd be weird since IRL she was way older than me.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:18 PM)

Am I, like, the only straight male Star Wars fan who never had a thing for Leia?

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Call the police!

@  Paladin : (27 February 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Kubo got robbed. TWICE.

@  Lazy Garou : (27 February 2017 - 08:10 AM)

god! Thrawn is awesome.he's got super detective skills!

@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.


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#941 Sockie

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 05:58 PM

I didn't think it was just Sara, since Mairghread had a baby about a month or so back. Guess it was convenient to both of them.


Yeah, I feel like it was most likely a mixture of both of these things.

#942 Kil

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:09 PM

Do we know when Revolutionaries #1 is coming out?


#943 DanielAdkins

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:18 PM

ComicList currently has it coming out on the 18th, but since its IDW, we might not know until previews are posted.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 03:48 AM

The other day on Twitter, I think Sara (think being key here) was talking about wishing they could do more Spotlights, and I realized I'd kill for some Spotlights set during the -ations era. I'd love to see, say, Banzai-Tron set under Scott's pen.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 10:54 AM

I really would love to see Spotlight return. That was a great place to test new talent.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 11:35 AM

Probably a little late for this given the status quo shift but Spotlight would've been nice for giving some attention to the B and C casts of MTMTE, during the second season especially.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:44 PM

Same for Windblade/TAAO.

Tell me you wouldn't read Spotlight Hot Shot.

#948 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:53 PM

I really would love to see Spotlight return. That was a great place to test new talent.

An excellent point. And I would love to see good toy designs unobtrusively showcased by IDW's comics.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 10:31 PM

Two words. Spotlight: Inferno. 

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:06 PM

I'm all for Spotlights returning, they could flesh out the combiner teams like the barely existing new members or give some much wanted (by me anyway) focus on the individual colony worlds.

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:11 AM

Struck me today that IDW Megatron may be one, if not the most powerful Megatrons. On his own, he defeated an Apex Armored Sentinel Prime, crossed the hostile planet of Junk, consistently beat the hell out of Optimus in one on one combat, thoroughly thrashed Magnus' team in the Costa Ongoing, been the only person to beat up Overlord solo, stared down the Deceptigod, and now slaughtered the DJD (minus one).

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:16 AM

Ah but Kaon was the only real reason the DJD were ever a threat anyway

#953 unitremover

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:37 PM

I've been thinking about the Spotlight thing some more and I think what might be even better is getting more Redemption style one shots. Like longer than average issues with self contained, stand alone stories that largely star side characters from the main books. I think it'd be pretty cool to get one of those every few months or so.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:53 PM

I apologize in advance if the answer to the question I'm about to ask is readily available and I just didn't see it...


So... I pretty much stopped reading the comics when Revolution happened, and I'd trying to get back on board. Which part of Revolution do I need to read in order to be caught up with Transformers? Looking at comiXology, there are apparently already three separate collections (Revolution, Revolution Heroes and Transformers Revolution) and I'll be honest, I'm in pretty bad shape in terms of mental energy right now and I just can't seem to figure out what's essential. All I know is I just don't care *at all* about anything that takes place in the larger IDW universe and Transformers is all I want.


Can anyone help me out and give me a simple picture of the whole thing?

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

Yeah...thinking about it, I'm not even 100% sure you NEED to read the main Revolution book.  It's a fun crossover, but the meat of the event is seeing how everything connects together.  If you're not interested in that, it really doesn't effect the main Transformer books too much.  The collection with the Transformer one-shots should be enough.  The one shots have a few plot-threads that act like prequels to the books' story arcs post-Revolution.


You might want to check out the main book, since IDW seems determined to have one crossover for these books a year, so who knows how much it'll affect future stuff, but for now the "Revolutions: Transformers" trade would get you through.

Edited by ZakuConvoy, 16 February 2017 - 10:38 PM.

#956 Jalaguy


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:37 AM

Yeah, I would whole-heartedly recommend Revolution - it's easily the best event/crossover we've ever had for IDW TF, lots of rollicking good fun - but its impact on Transformers stories is basically limited to:

- G.I. Joe are around, and exist as an independent organisation
- Optimus Prime is trying to collaborate more with humanity

But I reiterate that it's a really great story, barring the first issue which drags a bit from being setup-y.


The three collections are the main Revolution mini-series, the TF-related one-shots (plus the 2015 Holiday Special since they'd never collected it), and the non-TF-related one-shots.

If you were to get the main and TF collections, a good reading order is:

- Revolution #0-2
- Till All Are One: Revolution
- Revolution #3
- Transformers: Revolution
- Revolution #4
- More than Meets the Eye: Revolution
- Revolution #5

Edited by Jalaguy, 17 February 2017 - 05:38 AM.

#957 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:15 AM

Is my brain failing me or have we never gotten an explanation for why in millions of years Whirl never tried to get his empurata undone? He's clearly been established as someone who will flagrantly violate laws and social norms on a whim. Why not get his face and hands back?

#958 Cattleprod

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:21 AM

Copied from the wiki page for MTMTE #19:


"I don't understand why you don't get yourself fixed. If not the face, then the claws."
"You wanna know a secret, hornhead? Life's messed up. I'm messed up. I've done bad things and I continue to do bad things, because the voice telling me not to...? He's not said much for a while. And y'know what keeps me going? ANGER. Anger's an insulator. Stops life getting too close. If I got myself "fixed," maybe the anger would leave me—and then I really would be screwed."

Cyclonus gets the inside scoop on Whirl's worldview


Also, the bit in #15 when Ratchet says Whirl can have his hands if he dies implies he doesn't want 'normal' hands that aren't as good as his original, watchmaker-quality forged ones.

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