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@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

When an app asks me to give a review or a rating, I decline, but I always look at other people's reviews before I get an app.

@  Sockie : (17 February 2017 - 10:07 PM)

TF vs G.I. Joe counts more than anything else.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM)

Does that even count?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM)

OH, that one.

@  Pennpenn : (17 February 2017 - 08:39 PM)

The most recent one, I think? I don't think Fort Max or Trypticon even appear in the earlier ones.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:37 PM)

Which one was that?

@  unitremover : (17 February 2017 - 07:16 PM)

They did in the Scioli TF vs GI Joe

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2017 - 05:37 PM)

Have Fortress Maximus and Trypticon ever fought each other before Titans Return?

@  Dekafox : (17 February 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Smart Brain? He's trying to take over the world through weaponized electronic accessories?

@  Msol : (17 February 2017 - 05:16 PM)

Reminds me of Smart Robin in a good way.

@  Msol : (17 February 2017 - 05:16 PM)

Oh man Triggerhappy is awesome.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 11:30 AM)

I'm afraid to imagine what was done to it to turn it into bubble tea.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 11:04 AM)

You must have been feeding it. That's when it turns from sweet tea to bitter mutated chaotic tea.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 11:00 AM)

I didn't know Tea could do that, I thought it just turned into a disgusting drink.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 10:59 AM)

They also multiply when they get wet. Don't feed them after midnight, either.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 10:58 AM)

Don't get them wet otherwise you'll end up with a case of brownbelly.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 10:56 AM)

What about t-shirts made out of tea bags?

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 10:55 AM)

No, no, it's teens who need putting in airtight containers, tea you can leave anywhere.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 10:53 AM)

Tea is best stored in airtight containers, not china.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 10:24 AM)

I thought all the tea was in china.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:23 AM)

GAH *can't edit on mobile*

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:23 AM)

*in Japanese, the "t" is fhere

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:22 AM)

Well, if you pronounce "tsunami"

@  Noideaforaname : (17 February 2017 - 09:17 AM)

PPPPPPPPterodactyl douBBBBBBts TTTTTTTsunami

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:12 AM)

omelete du fromageeeeeeeeee

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 February 2017 - 09:12 AM)

This whole thing is a farceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I defy your linguistics

@  Robowang : (17 February 2017 - 09:01 AM)

It was either spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace or spaceyyyy

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 08:57 AM)

say it with a hisssss of airrrrrrr

@  RichardT1977 : (17 February 2017 - 08:53 AM)

What effect does extending a silent letter represent in pronouncing a word?

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 08:45 AM)

GO INTO SPACEEEEE


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#101 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:10 AM

QUOTE(warpath250 @ Apr 8 2011, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dude, you hav no idea how much you've helped me with this.

I'm working on a full scaled version of D&D of transformers.
This bestiary is so going to help me.

As to the question if you've missed any: the sheepacrons, cybertronian butterflies, electro toads and energy leeches



Very glad you like it. icon-hotrod.gif

If you get the project together enough to post it somewhere I'd love to check it out. (Just recently finished DMing a three year long DnD game myself.) icon-hotrod.gif Feel free to use anything here (if you end up having a "credits" section a nod and a link back here'd be cool)

As for the additional anibots, they were up on the wiki but unreferenced when I was working on this project so I couldn't source how official they were or what the actual references said. They were just updated and given actual pages this week, so I'll definately have to jump back and finish them off. Probably afterr I post the second "Expedition" update. Stay tuned.


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#102 tec

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:13 AM

Maybe do a "Kups guide to animal life" as well

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#103 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:27 PM


Sorry for the thread necromancy. (WoooOOOOooo!)

But I just finally today got all the original pages from this thread up on the Deviantart page I had LOOONG forgotten I'd started to do just that.


http://zacwilliam.deviantart.com/


Enthused enough by this rediscovery that I'm very seriously considering reviving the Bestiary in the near future. icon-hotrod.gif


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#104 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:29 PM

I hope you do! Your Bestiary was fantastic!

I'd buy a book of it. Seriously.

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#105 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:30 PM

Surprise! (As much to me as anyone.) After just, JUST, over a year the Cybertronic Bestiary is BACK!

I just uploaded 2 brand new (Ok really 1 brand new, 1 adapted) pages to the Bestiary's new DeviantArt page:
http://zacwilliam.deviantart.com/ but since the Allspark here is
where I started these I wanted to make sure I continued posting them all here as well.


"Ol' Outback 'ere mates to pass along our first bonza habitat themed 'Eco-View Page':"





"And now the main event, our first look at some of the bam-crackin' little blighters that call this hellhole home:"






I'm really happy to be back doing this again and thrilled by the good sized list of official anibots/mechanimals on the wiki I've yet to do.
If you like these please let me know. Comments and feedback always keep me working. icon-hotrod.gif


-ZacWilliam, couldn't figure out how to embed the pics from Deviantart so they're currently there and Imageshack.
Second image is a bit big, I know, but it was better than too small which image shack kept trying to do to me. icon-waspy.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 27 February 2012 - 08:45 PM.

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#106 Caboo

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

BUCK YEAH!

I'm super glad to see this project restarted, I love your world building, Zac!

Edited by Cabooceratops, 27 February 2012 - 10:12 PM.


#107 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:11 AM

I'm so glad you've taken these back up. They're a joy to read! icon-fire.gif

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#108 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

And we're back again. Definately getting back in to the swing of these.

Outback 'ere. Today mates we travel to the beautiful windswept and sun-scourched highlands at the foot of the Manganese Mountains to see one krackin' apex predator an one of the most usefull little domesticated beauties on the planet. Say 'ello to the Sentinels of the Highlands: The storied Pneuma-lion and the tranquil, blind as a boltbat and dumb as a post, Sheepacron.






Since I reused the Crag Hammer sheepacron design here from an earlier "snapshot" I figured I'd repost that too, if anyone missed it:




These are both up now on the Bestiary's devinat art page in my sig too, btw.

As a side question, I try to keep the images from being too large, but I also want everyone to be able to see the details and read the text. It's a balancing act. How am I doing on that?


-ZacWilliam as allways I'd really love to hear any feedback. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 06 March 2012 - 03:41 PM.

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#109 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:55 PM

There might be just a little too much text on this latest one, but otherwise it's incredible as always. I love the Sheepacron!

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#110 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Mar 6 2012, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There might be just a little too much text on this latest one, but otherwise it's incredible as always. I love the Sheepacron!


You may be right. I had a real tough time finding the image/text balance on this one. And I edited myself, I really did. I just had a bunch of stuff I wanted to say. icon-waspy.gif I'll have to be harsher about cutting some less vital factoids next time.

Thanks for the praise again. I'm always rediculously happy to hear feedback. Some small nebbishy part of me is always imagining no one is actually gonna look at or like them. It's silly, cause I like doing them just for the personal fun I get out of designing and imagining it all, so I really shouldn't worry "reception" ...but there ya go. I think it's an artist thing.

Anyway. Yeah, I'm rather fond of the little round sheepacrons myself. icon-hotrod.gif


-ZacWilliam, could probably write a couple pages on each one of these I do. I can't tell if that's cool or really sad. icon-arcee.gif
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#111 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE
-ZacWilliam, could probably write a couple pages on each one of these I do. I can't tell if that's cool or really sad.


It's the former, most definitely! icon-hotrod.gif

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#112 Tindalos

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

Really happy to see you've started up again, I did always love this series.

The Pneuma-lions are awesome, but I really love the Sheepacrons, because of their role as movable solar cells, thus keeping them able to be protected by debris and weather, and transportable to different areas.



#113 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:44 AM


Thanks. icon-hotrod.gif

I tried to think what the Cybertronian equivalent of Sheep could be. Herding them for "wool for clothing" doesn't quite translate well. I considered them growing wires or circuitry that could be harvested off their backs but I had just done the frizz-rats and wiring had been established as more of a cyber-flora vine type thing in previous pages . But I was sketching concepts and one came out looking like a cute fat little battery wich was great. Adding the solar receptors on the back (looking vaguely like a sheep blanket) it just all fit together perfectly.

I like that they look cute AND have a real logical function that I think makes a sort of sense in Cybertronian society. Little mobile solar cells that small villages, far from the Torus capitals and Energon mining can use as a power source. Maybe even some really isolated "Ozark mountain folk" type settlements depending exclusively on them to be "hidden" independent communities.

See I really do think too much about this stuff. The Anthropology student in me just loves imagining Cybertron as an actual world full of lots of variety of envinroment and cultures.


-ZacWilliam, is it wrong though that my favorite part of the sheepacrons may be the (very) little joke in their scientific name? icon-hotrod.gif

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#114 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

Continuing to love every single part of this project. Keep up the amazing work, sir!

Also, you're now a part of the Pinned Thread index so that everyone can easily find this amazing work should it ever drift off the first page. icon-ironhide.gif

#115 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:20 PM

I was so happy to see the Turbofoxes finally get a canonical appearence in fiction that I put Aside the regular page I was working on to see to this quick special dispatch from Perceptor deep in space:




-ZacWilliam, I figured the curiousity about the Turbofoxes appearence is what got me started on the Bestiary so its appearing in fiction at last deserved a nod. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 15 March 2012 - 06:18 AM.

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#116 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:07 AM

Wow, way to make some redshirt bait have a backstory! Top Notch!

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#117 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:58 AM

Almost had these ready for posting last night but needed sleep. Had fun world building the Ky-Alexia area, which I stumbled across while looking at Animated Rosanna's managerie on the wiki. icon-hotrod.gif


Page 16- I had some folks who really liked the last "eco-view" and fleshing out the environment helps in imagining the creatures, so here's an overview of the Mithril Sea area:





Page 17- The area's most famous mechanimals (and their slightly more impressive ancestors):





Originally I planed to have Pidgeonoids in this update too but I've misplaced my in-progress sketch. Doh. icon-waspy.gif


-ZacWilliam, I liked the way it was coming out so I'm holding out hope of the sketch turning up somewhere...
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#118 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

OMG MY LITTLE ZAP PONY!


You must now draw me a Rarity Zap Pony.

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#119 Caboo

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:20 PM

Oh my goodness Zap-Ponies are adorable. I love the little electrical burst "cutie mark".

I like the idea of Cybertronian Horses being transforming speeder bikes, that's awesome.

Edited by Cabooceratops, 24 March 2012 - 11:30 PM.


#120 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

For Fwiffo:




Thanks for the support. icon-arcee.gif


-ZacWilliam, wife is on vacation this week so I had a little extra time to sketch this up last night.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 March 2012 - 09:59 AM.

Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.