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@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Also, I highly doubt that. Judging by how some TR stuff hasn't been released yet (including Trypticon) and they're hyping up PotP for next year, what I'm assuming we'll see is Generations, Movieverse and RID/whatever the next cartoon is running alongside each other.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:02 PM)

I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED! IT'S OBVIOUS WHAT'S HAPPENED! I WANT TO KNOW HOW WE CAN MAKE IT UNHAPPEN!

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 11:45 AM)

you are reacting to movies toys overtaking our beloved generations line for the next 2 years. and yes it is

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

WHAT AM I REACTING TO AND IS ANGER APPROPRIATE?!

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 10:50 AM)

Krok? It's happening again...

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Don't forget Kup.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 April 2017 - 09:59 AM)

Perceptor, Topspin, Krok, Quake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 April 2017 - 01:50 AM)

Whats wave 4?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2017 - 11:48 PM)

Welpers, enjoy Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 if you got 'em. Starting next Monday, Generations is going on hiatus.

@  Telly : (21 April 2017 - 09:40 PM)

wish i knew where my ebay package from china was. no update in 20 days. its due next saturday...

@  BlackMax : (21 April 2017 - 06:47 PM)

It's nice to be popular. :D

@  NightViper : (21 April 2017 - 06:44 PM)

Max Reboot Band

@  Rycochet : (21 April 2017 - 05:13 PM)

*grumblemumblemutterRainmakergrumblemumble*

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2017 - 05:05 PM)

ReBoot reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (21 April 2017 - 05:04 PM)

Fantastic Max reboot.

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 April 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Mighty Max reboot.


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#1 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:15 PM

So, this evening, I got to thinking: we have some art of the team transports (the Mark 1 and 2 OmegaJets), but we have yet to have any indication of what the satellite itself looks like.

I wanted to put it out there for discussion, and to see if anybody might be willing to have a go at it. I was going to get in touch with somebody, but decided that I'd rather let the community itself see what we can come up with before I just sort of unilaterally had someone design and draw it.

So... thoughts? When you think of it at this moment, what do you see?

For myself, I kind of once again see an Omega incorporated into the design somehow. The satellite itself isn't bulky per se (like the pre-Crisis JLA HQ or DS9), but longer akin to the Watchtower.

Ideas from everyone else?

EDIT: Also, a name for it. "Omega Guardians Satellite" is too klunky. Something cool and flowing like "Watchtower", "Panopticon", or "Avalon" (a satellite HQ belonging to a friend's group) have nice flows to them.

Edited by Ursa Magnus, 10 November 2010 - 10:53 AM.


#2 SmokedToast

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:21 PM

I could take a whack at it Ursa, I haven't done too much with scenery but this idea just seems too fun not to give it a try. icon-hotrod.gif COuld inspire a bit for the dead-enders crib as well. ;D

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:37 PM

I vote Valhalla for the name. Solely because Norse mythology is badass.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:58 AM

Olympus.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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#5 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE(SpinOut! @ Nov 7 2010, 12:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Olympus.


I actually had thought of that as well, but then upon further reflection thought, "Our guys have placed themselves on Olympus? Wow. Pretentious much?" icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 6 2010, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I vote Valhalla for the name. Solely because Norse mythology is badass.


A good name, especially since it's the Hall of Heroes in Norse myth. But I'm afraid it's kind of got the same overtones as setting up our guys on a base called Olympus. I was hoping for something simpler, but Valhalla is certainly something to keep in mind.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:11 PM

Call it........Omen

That can also be the name of the A.I. that runs the place.

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#7 SmokedToast

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:19 AM

Rough basic shape for my idea, going to refine further but I was trying to go with what you mentioned about incorporating an Omega symbol into it ursa! There would be solar collector panelsall long the 'middle base' of the symbol, hence the left side drawing.
Finally a sign of artist block going away. X_X

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#8 MrBlud

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:38 AM

How about Kalhalla? icon-fire.gif

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#9 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:02 AM

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Nov 7 2010, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Call it........Omen

That can also be the name of the A.I. that runs the place.


I'm not sure about naming the headquarters itself 'Omen', but I like the idea of naming the A.I. that maintains and coordinates the place that. icon-ironhide.gif


QUOTE(SmokedToast @ Nov 8 2010, 03:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rough basic shape for my idea, going to refine further but I was trying to go with what you mentioned about incorporating an Omega symbol into it ursa! There would be solar collector panelsall long the 'middle base' of the symbol, hence the left side drawing.
Finally a sign of artist block going away. X_X


I think you're on the right track. Maybe watch the dip in the top arch of the omega shape though. We don't want it looking like an orbital version of a popular chain fast food joint. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:25 AM

Well if we go for Omen the AI, I think we need to acronymize it.

Also, I submit this design for it:



As for Smokey's satellite design... it's on the right track, but it needs some tweaking. Right now the side view looks like the McDonald's Arch.

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.

 


#11 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 9 2010, 12:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well if we go for Omen the AI, I think we need to acronymize it.



Agreed. But since it's TriBlurr's idea, final say of course belongs to him. I submit...

Omnipresent
Electronic
Neuropresence

Observational
Metatasking
Electronic
Neuropresence

Omnipresent
Multitasking
Electronic
Neuropresence

...as suggestions.

Edited by Ursa Magnus, 09 November 2010 - 08:27 AM.


#12 Quintesson #1

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:37 AM

"Guardians of Fortress Moon-Omega"

GFMO.




Praise the acronym. icon-arcee.gif



Just, because "Omega-Moon Fortress" Guardians may not always communicate well. But is equally awesome as an exclamation. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:05 AM

+1 to Omen as the AI. I haven't taken the time to brainstorm yet for names of the satellite itself.
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#14 Detour

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:07 AM

I'd go with Observational Multitasking Electronic Neuropresence, if only because between Omnipresent and Neuropresence, there's redundance.

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

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:12 PM

Doctor Dave is too genre-savvy to go to ANY satellite named after a place you go when you die. "Valhalla? I respectfully submit 'hug that' to that name. I know it'll get knocked out of orbit eventually, but why tempt fate?" icon-hotrod.gif

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#16 Detour

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:14 PM

Well Valhalla is a place where norse warriors and gods prepare for Ragnarok.

Just like how the OGs would use it to prepare for Earthbound troubles.

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

 


#17 Wing

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:32 PM

What about calling the satellite "The Overseer"?

Or maybe I've been playing too much Fallout. icon-fire.gif

#18 Detour

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:46 PM

Sounds a little ominous.

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.

 


#19 Wing

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:51 PM

A bit, yeah. And once again, probably something more suited to a chief AI.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 9 2010, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd go with Observational Multitasking Electronic Neuropresence, if only because between Omnipresent and Neuropresence, there's redundance.

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