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@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  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)

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#21 Blueshift

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:03 PM

Damn Walky, that does look nice!

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:07 AM

Excellent work, Walky!

By the way, everyone - since my original post, more Jose Delbo artwork has gone up on Heritage Auctions. The pages are less Transformer-heavy than the original one I tossed up, but here they are anywho:

http://obscuretf.com.....2042 Page.jpg

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http://obscuretf.com.....048 Pages.jpg

The inking on that Starscream/Ratbat panel is surprisingly good - oh, ah-ha. "The Flames of Boltax" was inked by Danny Bulanadi, not Dave Hunt. That would explain it.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:38 AM

Yeah, I love to see the old Marvel comics recolored properly. It makes me want whole comics recolored. I'd buy them. I think I may even say that Delbo's art colored like this is preferable to the modern IDW comics.

I just compared the actual comic panel to Walky's recolor. Its amazing how the details that get overlooked in the original stand out much more. Before, I just read the text in that panel and moved on, now there are things to look at and take in.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:14 AM

Yeah these really make me wish I had ANY skill as a colorist. If I did I would totally recolor all these myself. I too wish IDW would recolor the whole series like this. I have every issue already and I'd buy that in a second.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:15 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 24 2011, 04:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah these really make me wish I had ANY skill as a colorist. If I did I would totally recolor all these myself. I too wish IDW would recolor the whole series like this. I have every issue already and I'd buy that in a second.

ZacWilliam, le sigh...



pretty sure its been brought up to IDW before!

and its not that they're against the idea [they've re-colored a LOT of classic Doctor Who comics for instance]


its just finding the B&W art to do it!
which is pretty rare/difficult i gather

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Feb 17 2011, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had time to do the first panel. Well, okay, I didn't, but I did it anyway.

Yeah that looks awesome!

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Feb 25 2011, 03:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 24 2011, 04:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah these really make me wish I had ANY skill as a colorist. If I did I would totally recolor all these myself. I too wish IDW would recolor the whole series like this. I have every issue already and I'd buy that in a second.

ZacWilliam, le sigh...



pretty sure its been brought up to IDW before!

and its not that they're against the idea [they've re-colored a LOT of classic Doctor Who comics for instance]


its just finding the B&W art to do it!
which is pretty rare/difficult i gather


It's not possible to generate new black-and-white art from the existing colour proofs? I know something like this was done to allow The Killing Joke to be recoloured.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:42 PM

Yeah there are a few ways that I can think of. This is just a quick Posterize -> Copy paste the lines to a new layer.



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But ultimately you probably need to use all tricks (like a threshold to get the lines deep in darkness) and some restoration to get the best quality lineart.

Now I didn't check how well this worked with a high res scan of a flats colored oldschool book. In the end I guess it depends if its worth the cost to the publisher.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:31 PM

More Delbo pages!

http://obscuretf.com.....2049 Page.jpg

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http://obscuretf.com.....0Pages 02.jpg

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:04 PM

Now those are some cool pages! Tha "Boat Max" page was always memorable for me because he pretty much never TFed in the comic. And the rest have a great line-up of Comic major characters of the time.

Quick, someone kidnap Walky and get him to color in these too!


ZacWilliam, who else around here colors well? We need a longer list of folks to kidnap and force to do art!


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:55 PM

Man, these are so much better to look at without Yomtov's horrendous and lazy coloring.

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.

 


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE(Boltax @ Feb 28 2011, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Feb 25 2011, 03:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 24 2011, 04:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah these really make me wish I had ANY skill as a colorist. If I did I would totally recolor all these myself. I too wish IDW would recolor the whole series like this. I have every issue already and I'd buy that in a second.

ZacWilliam, le sigh...



pretty sure its been brought up to IDW before!

and its not that they're against the idea [they've re-colored a LOT of classic Doctor Who comics for instance]


its just finding the B&W art to do it!
which is pretty rare/difficult i gather


It's not possible to generate new black-and-white art from the existing colour proofs? I know something like this was done to allow The Killing Joke to be recoloured.
--Andrew S.



its definitely possible, but I think "not worth the work" is the reason for not pursuing something like this

IDW's main concern are their own titles and to dedicate the time and resources to restoring somebody else's comics [not to mention old comics] isnt as financially viable. [they were even leary about even just re-printing the old stuff as well IIRC]

IDW's still a business and I think i'd agree with the call. I dont think the pay off would be substantial enough to warrant such a project, unfortunately






and if anyones interested i'll color one or part of these and livestream it!

might be kinda neat

even if you dont make it to watch it live it'll still be up on my livestream page and you can watch it after the fact. i'll probably only have the time from around 3-5 AM PST so i dont expect many people to make that lol

but still!

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#33 Monzo

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:00 AM

I don't know what your livestream is?

You could just post it in the thread.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:02 AM

Woot! I loved this version of Pointblank's head, with the Blurr-like crest on the helmet. His Max looks great as well. Though if it wasn't for the internet, I'd have never guessed where Fort Max's tower goes in his robot mode (his sides), never having seen the toy as a kid.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE(Monzo @ Mar 1 2011, 06:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know what your livestream is?

You could just post it in the thread.



i dont have any of these pages done yet but my livestream page is http://www.livestream.com/dcjosh


ive also got a couple lower res geoff senior pages i been wanting to do too. maybe ill crack one of those up there as well




feel free to watch the Batman one i have up there though!
Scott Williams [Jim Lee's inker] drew that up and i spent an hour coloring it. gettin back in the groove. good times!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 28 2011, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, these are so much better to look at without Yomtov's horrendous and lazy coloring.


Spoken like a guy who didn't have to handpaint dozens of robots using a limited palette 20 years ago. Us digital folks have it easy.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:38 AM

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QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 28 2011, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, these are so much better to look at without Yomtov's horrendous and lazy coloring.


Spoken like a guy who didn't have to handpaint dozens of robots using a limited palette 20 years ago. Us digital folks have it easy.



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Coloring then and coloring now are such completely different animals, you can't even compare the two.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Mar 1 2011, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 28 2011, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, these are so much better to look at without Yomtov's horrendous and lazy coloring.


Spoken like a guy who didn't have to handpaint dozens of robots using a limited palette 20 years ago. Us digital folks have it easy.

So what's his excuse for being so horrible with GIJoe while most of the other colorists on that title kept a good grip on who's who with limited block coloring, even though Joes looked even more alike than Transformers do?

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.

 


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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:10 PM

I would have to know what you're talking about to respond to your accusations directly, but I'm pretty confident that any claim of "laziness" is really friggin' difficult to support. You don't know his schedule and you don't know the context of his work.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:56 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Mar 1 2011, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 28 2011, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, these are so much better to look at without Yomtov's horrendous and lazy coloring.


Spoken like a guy who didn't have to handpaint dozens of robots using a limited palette 20 years ago. Us digital folks have it easy.


I'd go as far as to say "Spoken like a guy who read 20 different Marvel titles of that era and none of them looked as terrible as Yomtov's despite being used with the same tools"