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@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 05:18 PM)

was referring more to how he was suspected of being a traitor in g1. and dreamwave. and 2001 rid. it was sarcastic, hence the :rolleyes  lol

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 05:10 PM)

Don't expect major events to be forshadowed.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:57 PM)

wow! what a twist! mirage is suspected of being a traitor! :rolleyes

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:49 PM)

yeah im only on issue 4 and its only been like 30 minutes since i started. lots of splash pages and very little dialog

@  unitremover : (27 March 2017 - 04:47 PM)

I read it for the first time about a year ago and my main problem with it was just how little content there seemed to be in the individual issues. I remember thinking that it took probably three issues before I felt like it had really delivered a "proper" issue's worth of story.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:33 PM)

id rather read about the galaxy-wide war than yet another story on earth. thats one of the things i loved about formerly r.i.d. but when they went back before combiner wars i lost interest. i read til all are one because of this.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 04:24 PM)

It's one of those stories that gets slightly better with age because you know that IDW comics recover, but at the time it was a massive step back, a complex universe where the war was being fought across the galaxy swept away offpanel and replaced by n episode of the cartoon with blood..And there's a fan character we were told we were going to love, inserted to lecture the Autobots.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 04:12 PM)

Its not a bad story really, but then I've read actual bad TF event stories by IDW that came later. There is one major turnabout that happens off panel with no explanation that should have been addressed better though.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:08 PM)

im about to start reading all hail megatron. wish me luck...

@  RC85747 : (27 March 2017 - 03:56 PM)

Bow to the evil unicorn

@  RichardT1977 : (27 March 2017 - 03:55 PM)

The G1 film had multiple good songs.

@  Dracula : (27 March 2017 - 03:37 PM)

he ain't the sharpest tool in the shed

@  Robowang : (27 March 2017 - 03:36 PM)

he's fat.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 March 2017 - 02:39 PM)

What do y'all think of Shrek?

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

Put down that chainsaw and listen to me! It's time for us to join in the fight!

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

At least the G1 film had one good song.

@  Boomhauer : (27 March 2017 - 01:27 PM)

I think I'd rather take neither, because ROTF being awful doesn't magically make the G1 Film stop being terrible.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 12:56 PM)

I'll take a children's movie where everyone talks like Wreck-Gar over a children's movie that has dog sex, masturbation, drugs, golden showers and enemy scrotum.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Oh-ee-yay! Talespin!

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@  Sabrblade : (27 March 2017 - 09:27 AM)

"I... am not... a gun."

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Another great 90's animated film is, of course, The Iron Giant.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Another thing I liked about The Prince of Egypt was that it explained (without even having to say it outright) why Moses was chosen to deliver the Israelites from Egypt. Someone who had been raised among the slaves would have had too much bitterness and would want to go in throwing the wrath of God on all the Egyptians (or at least the royal family) until they all burned alive. But Moses had been raised as a member of the royal family, so he still thought of them as family. He wanted to reach a peaceful solution if at all possible.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:04 PM)

"I know! I'll turn him into a flea. A harmless little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then put that box inside of another box, and when it arrives - AHAHAHA! I'LL SMASH IT WITH A HAMMAH! It's brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT, I tell you! Genius, I say!"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:03 PM)

Hell, The Emperor's New Groove is easily the funniest animated film ever. Disney managed to do what Dreamworks tried to do, and they did it right.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

None of their "funny" movies are anywhere near as funny as Aladdin or The Emperor's New Groove.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Its a pity Dreamworks devolved into a company that churned out "funny" films filled with pop culture references.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:00 PM)

(also at the end of that scene, the camera pans up from the Egyptian skyline to the night sky and the most prominent constellation is Orion. Which the Egyptians associated with Osiris)

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

Yeah I give them full credit for treating the Last Plague with all the solemness it deserves.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

It freed the Israelites, but Moses sure hated seeing what it did to his brother and all the normal non-slave owning people who didn't do anything wrong to the Israelites.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:58 PM)

And it actually portrays God murdering children as a tragic thing, something most other adaptations disturbingly don't do.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

So that what He told Moses becomes, "I'll lay the smackdown on Egypt, but I should warn you it's only gonna make Rameses dig in his heels more until I have no choice but to break him fully."

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:56 PM)

It also describes the "hardening of the Pharoah's heart" as his natural reaction to the plagues rather than an intentional mental override by God.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:54 PM)

Hell, it actually portrays the Plagues as something that's bad and treats most of the Egyptian people as not deserving that shit. "All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride" and all that.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I'm a Christian, but Prince of Egypt is one of the few religious movies I'll willingly watch, because it's actually good instead of being self-rightous preachy nonsense, batshit crazy propaganda or schmaltzy trash. It also has a great soundtrack with music that I actually put up there with some of Disney's best stuff.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:45 PM)

Dreamworks's best movies will always be the Dragons movies and The Prince of Egypt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

Usually I'm willing to give animated films a go, but I have to agree this looked pretty terrible and I had no desire to see it

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

So it's the new "Bee Movie?"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:16 PM)

Calling it now: it'll be a meme in ten years.

@  Paladin : (26 March 2017 - 02:07 PM)

every single person who said "yes" to BOSS BABY should be smacked. repeatedly. with adamantium.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 06:02 AM)

Yeah, I don't sync my Twitter since it's irrelevant to a TF forum and sometimes NSFW.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 06:00 AM)

Ah, okay. I... don't know if that's a good idea or not. I post a lot of cats.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:50 AM)

I believe it will auto post anything you put on Twitter/Facebook to the Status section on the main forum page?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:41 AM)

And I totally miss Krispy Kreme. I mean, they're still around here, but nowhere I don't have to go well out of my way for any more. =(

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:40 AM)

"i think you can sync profiles from both to this site." Not clear on what that means.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

:D I'm glad I have people and sheep who are willing to eat doughnuts for me.

@  Bass X0 : (26 March 2017 - 04:48 AM)


@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 04:45 AM)


@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 March 2017 - 04:07 AM)

Go crazy?

@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 03:31 AM)

No TV and no beer make Homer something something


The Allspark Almanac II: Time to GEEK-OUT

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#1 Jeysie


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:51 PM


WHOOHOO, I so can't wait until I can get this. icon-fire.gif 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!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:53 PM

Looking forward to it. I've got my pre-order.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:57 PM

'Prime' can come and take all the ratings records it wants, but I'm not letting Animated go off quietly into the night, no way, no how. It deserves another chance in the sun, someday, somehow, CN's partial ownership be damned.

At least give us the last damned season on DVD, if nothing else. Jeez.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:02 PM

I've this ordered and really can't wait to get my hands on it... those pages have really wetted my appetite for more animated!!!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:14 PM

Wish Hasbro would finish developing that new Megatron toy. Both vehicle modes look decent, and I dig the creepy Beast Machines-like head. And it would blend in pretty well in a non-movie line, I probably wouldn't have even recognized it as an Animated figure if I wasn't told first.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:50 PM

Wait, it's out this week? I thought it got pushed back to July?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:52 PM

Brilliant, a head-start on the annotations! icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:57 PM

Can't wait to order this thing. Hopfully I won't have to wait until december to get it.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:07 PM

QUOTE(HellCat @ Jun 28 2010, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait, it's out this week? I thought it got pushed back to July?

This week IS July!

Also, Marauder Megatron is SWEET.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:10 PM

QUOTE(fangwing @ Jun 28 2010, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(HellCat @ Jun 28 2010, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait, it's out this week? I thought it got pushed back to July?

This week IS July!

Also, Marauder Megatron is SWEET.

The last info I had was mid-late July. Not straight out the gate.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:17 PM

Oh heck, Shortpacked! got a shout out in the Almanac! Walkys gonna be jazzed. icon-fire.gif

And holy! That Abandoned Maurader Megatron looks sweet. Though I gotta admit the head gives me a Sigma 5 Cobra Commander feel.


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:20 PM

Who wants to see some annotations? Sure ya do! This is MY preview! icon-arcee.gif

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.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:23 PM

Lonegamer's gonna send me mine; I can't wait!

Which reminds me; I should probably pay her, now.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:27 PM

If Hasbro lets that gorgeous piece of resin go to waste by never making it, so help me... icon-megs.gif

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:34 PM

And the first salvo of McFeely vs. the Allspark Almanac II references is fired!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:38 PM

And the first salvo of McFeely vs. the Allspark Almanac II references is fired!


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:52 PM

Seeing how popular this is makes me wish Someone would do a nice English version of one of those Japanese G1 print media books or something. Just for a subject I'm more of a fan of.

This is nice too though.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:17 PM

For the record, I love this, I can't wait to own it, and my passion is partially because I want to see another AllSpark Almanac someday, even if it takes years.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:40 PM

*paws at the screen*

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.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE(Fenix Twilight @ Jun 28 2010, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If Hasbro lets that gorgeous piece of resin go to waste by never making it, so help me... icon-megs.gif

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.
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