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@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 09:27 PM)

giggity

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 08:44 PM)

TR Astrotrain can be remarkably straight.

@  Dracula : (24 April 2017 - 04:10 PM)

bot can not be straight

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Seems like all the combiners have an issue like that, the legs can never be completely straight in combined mode, the finished big bot is always looming eerily or hip-thrusting.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 11:39 AM)

I doubt having an integrated trailer would have swayed me into buying CW Motormaster. But what definitely put me off were Internet reports of awful hip ratcheting.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

I might also mention that ~not~ being a big truck has worked for the Internet pretty well.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

I moaned about Motormaster because his combiner mode was awful

@  Rycochet : (24 April 2017 - 11:31 AM)

People moaned about the choices made during Combiner wars.that meant characters like Motormaster/Menasor weren't G1G1G1.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:23 AM)

He could always be a very small red truck.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 10:59 AM)

But how will you know it's Optimus Prime if he's not a big red truck?

@  Broadside : (24 April 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Personally, I'm not a fan of the extreme-accuracy trend. The character choices are kind of sure-fine-whatever, but outside of stuff like Alpha Trion that's a huge divergence from the source material, there doesn't feel like there's much imagination in the designs any more.

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  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.


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#1 Bass X0

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:54 PM

Newsarama:

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TRANSFORMERS: Heart of Darkness #3 (of 4)
Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning(w) • Ulises Farinas (a) • Farinas, Casey Coller ?
“CHAOS” PRELUDE! We learn new truths about the TRANSFORMERS’ ancient history—truths that may lead to their ruin. GAVATRON and company gather arms and recruit major forces. With a raving lunatic leading the DECEPTICON forces—absolute destruction is sure to follow. HoD leads directly into “CHAOS”—the first-ever TRANSFORMERS event book from IDW!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

Bullet Points:
• The Road to “CHAOS” starts here!
• Introducing a brand new TRANSFORMERS villain!

TRANSFORMERS #19
Mike Costa (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Marcelo Matere, Guido Guidi ?
“CHAOS” PRELUDE! The situation on Earth continues to deteriorate while we shift focus to outer space where RODIMUS was last seen dead! A classic character returns as the things heat up and we begin our descent into “CHAOS”—THE YEAR’S BIGGEST TRANSFORMERS EVENT! Don’t miss “SPACE OPERA, Part 1!”
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

Bullet Points:
• Part 1 of “Space Opera,” the lead-in to CHAOS!
• Fan-favorite Guido Guidi returns!

TRANSFORMERS: The IDW Collection, Vol. 4
Simon Furman, Shane McCarthy, Andy Schmidt, Josh Van Reyk, Shaun Knowler (w) • E.J. Su, Nick Roche, Dan Khanna, James Raiz, Alex Milne, Casey Coller, Marcelo Matere (a) • E.J. Su ?
The re-presentation of IDW's TRANSFORMERS Universe continues in Volume 4! This collection includes the TRANSFORMERS series Maximun Dinobots and the four-part Drift story, as well as Spotlights: Cyclonus, Hardhead, Doubledealer, Sideswipe, Drift, Metroplex, and Jazz.
HC • FC/BW • $49.99 • 352 Pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-60010-938-6

Bullet Points:
• Features another incredible cover from E.J. Su, this time featuring GRIMLOCK.

TRANSFORMERS: Foundation #4 (of 4)
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Brian Rood ?
On war-ravaged Cybertron, OPTIMUS PRIME finally finds himself face-to-face with MEGATRON... but if Prime carries through his plan, will he have crossed the line? Secrets are revealed as we make our last stop on the road to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:
• Official TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON prequel!
• Secrets Revealed!

TRANSFORMERS: Rising Storm #4 (of 4)
John Barber (w) • Carlos Magno (a) • Brian Rood ?
Just as OPTIMUS PRIME stands ready to score a decisive victory against STARSCREAM's army of Decepticons, MEGATRON's plan becomes clear—and the Autobots are right where he wants them! This essential lead-in to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON comes to a head, as new characters are introduced... and familiar faces meet their final fate!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet Points:
• Official TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON prequel!
• Leads directly into the opening of the new movie!


TRANSFORMERS 3: Movie Adaptation
John Barber (w) • Jorge Jimenez Moreno (a & c)
TRANSFORMERS 3 is geared up to be the biggest blockbuster of the decade, and this beautifully illustrated adaptation of the story is the best place to live and re-live the adventure over and over! Join your favorite heroes: OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE as they face off against the most wretched villains: MEGATRON and STARSCREAM and thrill at the new adventure that will have people talking for years to come!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-917-1


TRANSFORMERS: Foundation
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
Did you ever wonder how the rivalry between OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON began? What set these two friends off on such a climactic collision course? TRANSFORMERS: Foundation is the answer. Unlock the most hidden secrets of Cybertron and witness the dawn of the most bitter rivalry in the galaxy!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-918-8


TRANSFORMERS: Rising Storm
John Barber (w) • Carlos Magno (a & c)
Leading right into the mega-events of TRANSFORMERS 3, RISING STORM sets the stage for the biggest, boldest threat to both Earth and Cybertron yet! Join OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE on their quest to stop the dark forces on the rise!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-919-5

Bullet Points:
• Official TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON prequels and adaptation give you the complete story around the new movie!



I thought that All Hail Megatron was the first event story they did for Transformers.

Edited by Bass X0, 18 February 2011 - 04:46 PM.

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#2 Primer Prime

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Feb 18 2011, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Newsarama:

TRANSFORMERS: The IDW Collection, Vol. 4
Simon Furman, Shane McCarthy, Andy Schmidt, Josh Van Reyk, Shaun Knowler (w) ? E.J. Su, Nick Roche, Dan Khanna, James Raiz, Alex Milne, Casey Coller, Marcelo Matere (a) ? E.J. Su ?
The re-presentation of IDW's TRANSFORMERS Universe continues in Volume 4! This collection includes the TRANSFORMERS series Maximun Dinobots and the four-part Drift story, as well as Spotlights: Cyclonus, Hardhead, Doubledealer, Sideswipe, Drift, Metroplex, and Jazz.
HC ? FC/BW ? $49.99 ? 352 Pages ? 7? x 11? ? ISBN: 978-1-60010-938-6

Bullet Points:
? Features another incredible cover from E.J. Su, this time featuring GRIMLOCK.


I wonder why this doesn't include the Cliffjumper Spotlight...were SL Blur and Cliffjumper included in volume 3? The only one of those issues I actually have from this volume is the Metroplex spotlight so either way it's a good buy for me... $14 off the cover price of individual issues. I haven't bought any of these collections before; do they usually include concept material or are they just collected reprints?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:57 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Feb 18 2011, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Newsarama:

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GAVATRON

Maximun Dinobots


I see IDW doesn't edit their press releases either.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE(Optimus Primary @ Feb 18 2011, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder why this doesn't include the Cliffjumper Spotlight...were SL Blur and Cliffjumper included in volume 3?


They were included in volume 1, for the sake of chronological order since they're supposed to be early in the war (although there's no real reason you can't assume Cliffjumper ends five minutes before he goes to Earth for AHM). It seems pointless to order these chronologically, since there's bound to be more 'prequel' stories at some point.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:51 PM

And all I could think was:

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TRANSFORMERS: Foundation
For twelve thousand years the Golden Age of Shattered Glass Cybertron has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Megatron, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save Transformerkind, Megatron gathers the best minds on Cybertron--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a city on the far side of Cybertron to serve as a beacon of hope for a future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.

But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt Autobots rising in the wake of the receding Decepticons. Transformerkind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the Autobots and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.

[This joke's text mostly plagarized from Amazon.com.]

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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#6 Evac

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

All I can say is that I hope the new villain isn't some chick cosplaying as a TF.

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


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:57 PM

Hmmn! They're releasing the movie adaptation as a graphic novel first! Wonder if they'll serialize it as individual issues later...?

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Feb 18 2011, 05:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmmn! They're releasing the movie adaptation as a graphic novel first! Wonder if they'll serialize it as individual issues later...?


That's standard practice with movie adaptations, actually. They want the TPB out with the movie to maximize sales. They did the same with RotF, and Dark Horse did the same with the Star Wars prequels.

Edit: okay, the earliest version of the RotF collection was released the same week as the second issue of the serialized version. Close enough.

Edited by Cattleprod, 19 February 2011 - 12:12 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 18 2011, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And all I could think was:

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TRANSFORMERS: Foundation
For twelve thousand years the Golden Age of Shattered Glass Cybertron has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Megatron, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save Transformerkind, Megatron gathers the best minds on Cybertron--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a city on the far side of Cybertron to serve as a beacon of hope for a future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.

But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt Autobots rising in the wake of the receding Decepticons. Transformerkind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the Autobots and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.

[This joke's text mostly plagarized from Amazon.com.]


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But dammit, you had to remind me that I want SG Megatron for being Transformer Hari Seldon...

#10 Chip

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:17 AM

I was kinda hoping and expecting to see a new writer on the ongoing as of issue 19. There's no point to an ongoing that's so blatantly written for the TPB.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:28 AM

Yep, Costa has gotten me to drop the book. Planning on checking out Heart of Darkness, though!

Now I'm worried that "Chaos" is just going to lead into Unicron again...

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:50 AM

I've long since learned that movie prequel leads in are best read after a movie. You know, so you don't go in expecting all the early stuff the prequel writers were told to include but the final movie changed or completely dropped.

How's that interdimensional prison, Fallen?

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE(Moroboshi Ataru @ Feb 19 2011, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep, Costa has gotten me to drop the book. Planning on checking out Heart of Darkness, though!

Now I'm worried that "Chaos" is just going to lead into Unicron again...

I'm hoping it involves Sergeant Chaos. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 19 February 2011 - 12:14 PM.



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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE(SpinOut! @ Feb 18 2011, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All I can say is that I hope the new villain isn't some chick cosplaying as a TF.



QUOTE(Moroboshi Ataru @ Feb 19 2011, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now I'm worried that "Chaos" is just going to lead into Unicron again...

I just hope it's not a giant monster who's covered in glowing green crystals.



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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:53 PM

Actually, you're all wrong.

The central action revolves around milkman Ronnie Soak.


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:56 PM

Abnett got his notes mixed up.

Turns out the villains of this are in fact The Blood Pact.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:14 AM

When I read the thread description as "Chaos! New Villain" all I could think of was the lame crystal monster Kup fought in the cartoon. Hope Costa is not bringing back that thing, it was lame then and would be lame now.

I thought they were joking, but indeed they are calling the story arc "Space Opera". Now I won't be happy unless I get one-eyed Megatron carving runes into his fusion cannon and Grimlock playing the role of Siegfried. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:20 AM

Chaosteros (?) already made a cameo in the never-resolved Spotlight Wheelie.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE(FFN @ Feb 21 2011, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Chaosteros (?) already made a cameo in the never-resolved Spotlight Wheelie.


Oh, so that was a nod to the old cartoon villain? Thanks!

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE(Chip @ Feb 19 2011, 10:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was kinda hoping and expecting to see a new writer on the ongoing as of issue 19. There's no point to an ongoing that's so blatantly written for the TPB.


have you mentioned anything other than this stance in an IDW thread this year?

Woooo!