The Allspark Almanac II: Time to GEEK-OUT
Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:51 PM
WHOOHOO, I so can't wait until I can get this. So looking forward to all the cameo bios and episode tidbits.
As for the preview, in addition to the badass Megatron toy-that-could-have-been (le sigh) I'm so loving the Yatter page and all the cool references on it. I guess making that wiki page was worth it after all!
Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:53 PM
Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:57 PM
At least give us the last damned season on DVD, if nothing else. Jeez.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:14 PM
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:10 PM
This week IS July!
Also, Marauder Megatron is SWEET.
The last info I had was mid-late July. Not straight out the gate.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:17 PM
And holy! That Abandoned Maurader Megatron looks sweet. Though I gotta admit the head gives me a Sigma 5 Cobra Commander feel.
WHY HASBRO WHY DID YOU END THIS AWESOMENESS?!
Edited by Daith, 28 June 2010 - 06:23 PM.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:20 PM
Pg 16 – Yoketron's bio refers to numerous Cybertronian martial arts: Crystalocution (originally mentioned from G1 Banazi-Tron's bio), diffusion (from Dreamwave's More Than Meets the Eye handbook), Tekkaido (from the BotCon 2001 exclusive Arcee's bio) and Circuit-Su (from Bugly's bio, also mentioned in the Animated cartoon itself). Two new arts are introduced here: Tahtib-tron and Laser Lathi, named for Tahtib and Lathi, types of cane-fighting from Egypt and India, respectively.
Pg 64 – This partial episode summary for “TransWarped” takes the form of the Headmaster's account on Yatter, the Transformers equivalent of Twitter introduced in the Collectors' Club exclusive story, “Eye in the Sky”. Yatter is copyright Alternate Reality, Inc, the computer programming company from issue #40 of the Generation 1 Marvel comic. The Beast Wars II Moon toy appears in the title bar, as does the Japanese ID number for Raiden, C-131. The page prompts users to post with the order “Report to me at once!”, the command Optimus Prime gave Ironhide in the opening scenes of The Transformers: The Movie. Headmaster has 26632 followers, after the Star Trek vessel, the NCC-26632. He follows 137 people; there are a lot of potential things this could reference, but for now I'm going with the Star Trek Starbase of the same numerical designation.
The lists of top trackers and trending topics are, of course, full of references:
*Trackers include in_your_face_furg (Furg was the doorman at Dancitron in the Generation 1 episode “Auto-Bop”; an Animated version of his character design is his userpic seen in the main body replying to the Headmaster's Yatts), SJ2Sweet (evidently Sally Jones from Energon, given that someone with a userpic of her is also replying to the Headmaster), President_for_Life (one of the many titles of Generation 1 Arab dictator Abdul Fakkadi), Maggie_M_999 (Maggie Madsen from the live-action Transformers movie), ravagekitteh (the actual in-fiction Yatter account of Shattered Glass Ravage; also exists in real life on Twitter), SacredPalutena (Palutena from the Kid Icarus video games), Where_am_I_Hibiki (“Where am I now?” was a question often asked by perennially lost Ranma ? character, Ryuga Hibiki), triffid_venom_stings (referring to the titular carnivorous plants from “Day of the Triffids”), Wallace_Enoch (Enoch Wallace from the Clifford D. Simak novel “Way Station”), HeecheeTechGuy (the Heechee are aliens from the works of Frederik Pohl) and Ignignokt108 (Ignignokt is one of the Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force).
*Trending topics include Digital Doom (from the 1987 Generation 1 pack-in leaflet, “Digital Doom on the Highway to Destruction”), Ear Fungus (an infection often detected in visitors to the Sector 7 mobile command unit, part of the “alternate reality game” promotion for the first live-action movie) #TFARP (the hashtag of the real-life TransFormers Animated RolePlay), WrecknRule (catchphrase of the Wreckers), Shortpacked! (webcomic of Transformers fan David Willis), #FIRRIB and #FIBRIR (an ancient fandom debate revolving around the colors of Generation 1 Rumble and Frenzy; they mean “Frenzy Is Red, Rumble Is Blue” and “Frenzy Is Blue, Rumble Is Red”), I Risk My Life For Earth (the title of an episode of the Japanese Transformers series, The Headmasters), Darque Chocolate (the villain of the murder mystery dinner from the Official Transformers Collectors Convention 2004), Battle Protocol (the title of the first episode of Robots in Disguise), #ertd (the nonsensical acronym for the Extra-Terrestrial Response Division from Panini's Armada comics), ThisManThisMayonnaise (Donny Finkleberg's proposed “Potato Salad Man” graphic novel from issue #15 of the Generation 1 Marvel comic) and Rotate Blade (a fandom nickname for Beast Wars Dinobot's spinning tail-blade weapon, deriving from an infamous fanfic).
Edited by Chris McFeely, 28 June 2010 - 07:21 PM.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:23 PM
Which reminds me; I should probably pay her, now.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:27 PM
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:38 PM
WHO WILL SURVIVE?
Edited by Razorsaw, 28 June 2010 - 06:45 PM.
"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.
The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."
- Amethyst Schaber, http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/
Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:52 PM
This is nice too though.
PM me if you're bored!
Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:17 PM
Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:40 PM
I definitely know what I'm asking my parents for this Christmas. Unfortunately, we don't have the funds to buy it right out of the gate.
God's not dead!
In 1996: "TRUKK NOT MUNKEY!"; In 2013: "PONEE NOT HUGHMAN!"; in 2014: "TREE NOT CASSUL"; Regardless of the fandom, it all boils down to one thing: "RUINED FOREVA!"
DA account NaNoWriMo is GO!
Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:36 PM
I hope you're being facetious, because they're not making it, and have no incentive to ever make it, since it never even had a fiction appearance. You're pretty much looking at the next Transtech prototypes, unless Hell freezes over and somehow Hasbro find a justification for releasing a toy from a dead franchise that never even appeared in said franchise.
At this point, I'm just hoping Hasbro doesn't think that whatever 'Prime' gives us will somehow magically make all the people that want more Animated toys and stories disappear. Because it won't.