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@  MEDdMI : (29 May 2017 - 07:16 PM)

Is that why I found a Yamask in the cereal box?

@  Paladin : (29 May 2017 - 06:29 PM)

taste may vary from person to person.

@  Telly : (29 May 2017 - 06:03 PM)

soylent green toast crunch yummy yummy!

@  D Immortalis : (29 May 2017 - 05:47 PM)

since were pretty sure he ate the other bakers, i figure kids love it because it tastes like people...PEOPLE!

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 May 2017 - 04:07 PM)

But have you sighted why kids love the sweet taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunchâ„¢?

@  RichardT1977 : (29 May 2017 - 03:14 PM)

BTW: added a sighting to my recent TR Deluxe Wave 4 post (edited instead of double-posted).

@  Bass X0 : (28 May 2017 - 02:59 PM)

Back in my day, I called them "Mini-Spies".

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 May 2017 - 02:06 PM)

Think about the implications of it though, robots in disguise themselves infiltrated and paranoid by the recent shifts in the status quo.

@  unluckiness : (28 May 2017 - 07:47 AM)

I'm kinda glad. A couple tie-in stories aside, Secret Invasion was a mess.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2017 - 07:23 AM)

Almost makes you wonder if some of the aborted Micronauts relaunch concept didn't slip in...

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 May 2017 - 07:20 AM)

Titan Masters could quite easily have been Transformers: Secret invasion, the return of the Mini-cons/Stentarians but noooooo, it had to be whatever the pit it is.

@  Pennpenn : (28 May 2017 - 02:59 AM)

Fairly sure I used too much flour. Oh well.

@  Pennpenn : (28 May 2017 - 02:24 AM)

Scones in the oven.

@  Pennpenn : (28 May 2017 - 01:54 AM)

Considering whether it's worth the effort to make scones

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 07:36 PM)


@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 07:36 PM)

TMM, free shipping

@  unluckiness : (27 May 2017 - 07:33 PM)

Even if it's just 4 bucks, people shouldn't be patronizing obvious scams.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 May 2017 - 05:37 PM)

What's the shipping price?

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 05:18 PM)

Yeah, but it's cheaper than all the Hong Kong sellers running at $65+

@  2017 : (27 May 2017 - 05:07 PM)

It sounds like a scam.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I know, RIGHT?!

@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2017 - 04:23 PM)

Part of me is screaming "no", and part of me says "It's just four bucks, hit it and hope for the best".

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 04:09 PM)

Hmmm,...do I take the chance on a copy of Gundam Breaker 3 Break Edition for $4 from a China seller with zero feedback?

@  unluckiness : (27 May 2017 - 11:19 AM)

and collect cobwebs

@  Rycochet : (27 May 2017 - 11:06 AM)

Aside from getting stuck in bathtubs and getting eaten by family pets.

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2017 - 10:10 AM)

Spider-Man toys don't do whatever a spider can either...

@  Pennpenn : (27 May 2017 - 04:38 AM)

Grax is only invisible when no one is looking at them. No idea what's wrong with your Xort.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 May 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Titan Masters is filled with false advertising, Grax doesn't make any figure invisible and Xort doesn't do anything with gravity. Maybe they'll be in the Transformer toys of tomorrow which will be actual robots with AI.

@  Waspinator : (27 May 2017 - 02:19 AM)

So you can bite his shiny metal ass?

@  unluckiness : (27 May 2017 - 02:12 AM)

Any particular reason TLK Voyager Optimus has his ass painted silver?

@  Noideaforaname : (26 May 2017 - 09:58 PM)


@  Echowarrior : (26 May 2017 - 09:16 PM)

Thor was a great guy. Same as most of the Asgard. Loki was a jerk, though.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 May 2017 - 07:21 PM)

I think thor was just too smart to NOT call us stupid next to him.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 07:18 PM)

Six of one, half a dozen of the other?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 May 2017 - 07:17 PM)

I always interpreted that scene to mean that asgardians weren't capable of breaking down problems in the same way as humans.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I mean, SG1 was a good show on balance. One of my favourite things was Thor admitting he found humans good to keep around because they so often came up with stupid ideas that nevertheless worked out.

@  Whirl Maximus : (26 May 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Those episodes were 1969 and 2010.

@  Whirl Maximus : (26 May 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Stargate sg1 was loosely based on the movie, it thrived on continuity it was impressive how old situations and solutions would come back in unexpected ways. Continuum had it's villain use the characters own solution in two previous episodes against them.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 05:39 AM)

And yeah, name is based on a part of my surname. Can't remember why I picked it. Lost to memories of the primordial early 2000s.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 05:37 AM)

Like how Abydos in the movie is in another galaxy on the far side of the universe, but Abydos in SG1 is the closest world to Earth (and that was the only reason the gate could still get there) and even getting to other galaxies was impossible with the normal gates.

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2017 - 05:35 AM)

I was very tired when I said that, but what I meant was a lot of stuff that is in the original Stargate movie is contradicted a lot in Stargate SG1.

@  unluckiness : (26 May 2017 - 05:29 AM)


@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 May 2017 - 12:48 AM)

I remember a fanfic that had Swindle as Lawyer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 May 2017 - 10:08 PM)

No, I am referring to before Beast Wars: Uprising. I swear Swindle was a lawyer in a story before "A Brush With Infamy".

@  Telly : (25 May 2017 - 09:47 PM)

i cant get the link to work for the life of me. just go to the wiki and type "a brush with infamy" in the search box and itll come up

@  Telly : (25 May 2017 - 09:40 PM)

grr. check the post above this one. stupid non working link and i cant delete shouts...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 May 2017 - 09:25 PM)

I swear I've read the story but now I forget which one it is.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 May 2017 - 09:25 PM)

When has G1 Swindle been a lawyer before?

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2017 - 07:20 PM)

All I know about PennPenn is he's so good they named him twice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 May 2017 - 07:02 PM)

Nope.. Pennpenn is actually a Prinny dood!


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#21 The Phazer

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Oct 6 2011, 04:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So who was the super stealth spotter guy?

Galvatron, as part of his evil/heroic plan against D-Void/to support D-Void/whatever the hell it is this issue.



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Posted 07 October 2011 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE(Cat @ Oct 7 2011, 11:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well it WAS a big deal when Impactor did it.

That was when the war had "rules" and Impactor's killing of Squad X had much more dire consequences to the war at large (The Povian factor).

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 12:32 AM

Yeah, not sure why this matters. So what if Spike revenge-killed Scrapper? From his POV, Decepticons don't have any rights on Earth anyway and are little more than soulless machines, not living beings. At least he killed an enemy opponent. He's at least directing his violent actions towards enemies instead of, say, reprogramming one of his own men to be a puppet- right, Prowl? icon-primal.gif

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:43 AM

Is anyone else disappointed with the way this story is shaking out after 2 years of building up to it?
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(Scraplet Bait @ Oct 9 2011, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is anyone else disappointed with the way this story is shaking out after 2 years of building up to it?

I think it's better to ask if anyone is NOT disappointed.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE(Wildwade @ Oct 9 2011, 01:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Scraplet Bait @ Oct 9 2011, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is anyone else disappointed with the way this story is shaking out after 2 years of building up to it?

I think it's better to ask if anyone is NOT disappointed.


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:09 AM

All I could think after the last page of the preview:

"Mom, Judy has been playing with my toys again, and she has totally mistransformed Brawl!" icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(Spark @ Oct 5 2011, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shockprowl04 @ Oct 4 2011, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why exactly do we care about this again? Why is obtaining evidence that one human killed one Decepticon and lied about it so frikkin important?

Yeeeaaaahhh... I thought we were back in cosmic conflict mode currently...

Having these two storylines run paralell is not the best of ideas, considering the earth one will have zero impact on the cosmic stuff. Unlike say, Stormbringer, which did have impact on the earth stories.

QUOTE(Cat @ Oct 6 2011, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Part of me thinks it'll turn out to be a new and improved Scrapper, and thus Spike's off the hook, because Scrapper technically never died.

He became a headmaster!


QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Oct 7 2011, 07:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Revenge-killing a surrendering opponent, okay, I can see why (some of) the Autobots wouldn't love it. But as it is, I'm hoping the followup to Spike's confession will be something like, "I don't know why you're surprised, Prowl, we almost killed YOU back in issue one."

Oddly, everyone seems to have forgotten that they REALLY killed Ironhide as well, back then. If it wasn't for magic Alpha Trion Ex Machina, he would be truly dead and buried. And the Autobots only found that one out a few issues ago, yet have been working along with the Skywatch humans fine... Also, I bet evil/treacherous japanese general guy and his magic ID tags will never be mentioned again either, as for Costa, no miniseries outside his ongoing seems to have existed.

Edited by BB Shockwave, 11 October 2011 - 07:17 AM.

#28 Bass X0

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:10 AM

One thing that still bugs me is the large meaningless panels.

Other writers could tell the same story in half as many pages. Costa prefers to write a flimsy short story then pad it out. #22 and #23 were worth the cost for it. These later issues just aren't.

But then everybody here knew that.

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#29 The Magic Man

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:21 PM

I liked it quite a lot actually, especially the end which basically turns Spike's stupid bravado into straight up sociopathic behavior. Enjoying this much more than Chaos right now.

It feels like Costa's learned his lessons from International Incident and is delivering a much tighter and consistent product.

Only real problem with the book was that it was 3.99 for 21 pages of story.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Oct 12 2011, 05:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One thing that still bugs me is the large meaningless panels.

Other writers could tell the same story in half as many pages. Costa prefers to write a flimsy short story then pad it out. #22 and #23 were worth the cost for it. These later issues just aren't.

But then everybody here knew that.

Seconded. I'm really quite sick of Costa's splash panel overuse. Back in the day, Marvel had no qualms about sticking a "big reveal one-liner" in a small panel at the bottom of the last page. Especially if it's going to be something so obvious. Though I'm actually enjoying this story a lot more than Chaos so far, if only because it has a nice tight cast and characters like Brawl and Streetwise are actually getting some semblance of development, as opposed to just good guy / bad guy combiner limbs.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:52 PM

The issue finally hit ComiXology today, so I grabbed it and just read it with 28 immediately after.

Yeah, lots of dialogue again, but then again this is Costa at work. I did enjoy the banter between Prowl and Streetwise, but that's it.
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:06 PM

Read it today.

Surprisingly, I enjoyed parts of it. Mostly, Prowl and Streetwise capturing and interrogating Brawl, which was hilarious, and played with the personalities of Brawl and Prowl to great effect (Streetwise, not so much). Though, it took me about 3 glances to finally realize Prowl shot INTO Brawl's cannon to make his armor crack, the artwork made it seem like Brawl was shooting at him and Prowl shot his turret, cracking it open.
The whole WJ-talk was interesting too (Bludgeon, hey, he isn't forgotten completely... Though I guess we'd need Furman back for someone to actually do something with the character), if drawn-out.

Seconded the splash--pages, though. Streetwise getting Prowl out of the building, did we really need 2 pages for that?

The boring part?


I am sorry, but who are wheelchair guy and many-wigs woman? With the varied-per-issue artwork, and everyone changing clothes, faces and hair color every issue, I just don't remember when we saw them before. Say what you will about Jimmy, Verity and Hunter, they were drawn consistently, had established 'costumes' and you did recognize them from just one look. More importantly, why should I care for these (new) characters? Too many pages are devoted to them, especially the girl and her previous work at Skywatch, which Costa supposes we should remember, but I seriously don't remember any of it.

On a cooler note, Groove! He looks great. So, all the Protectobots are on Earth. Wonder if and when will the Bots finally crack combiner tech. Jetfire must have worked on it...

And another thing, people say Furman uses dated words... I had to look up what 'internecine' means. icon-hotrod.gif And I still have no idea what the word 'baroque' has anything to do with 'murderous'...

The ending was totally lackluster though, telling us something that we all have known for a year, as if it was a groundbreaking, shocking cliffhanger. I could totally see the old IDW Prowl (Furman's and Roberts' Prowl) saying "Oh, so that's what you were hiding... but why? Job well done, we have one less Gestalt to worry about. Just don't leave so many tracks behind you next time. Your superiors could have made a fuss about you acting alone." I mean, we are talking about Prowl who was fine with letting humans die if protecting them would have endangered the mission on Earth. Prowl who planted mental suggestions into Kup's head. Prowl who practically sent Ironfist on a suicide mission. He is pragmatic about how the job gets done, as long as it benefits the Autobots and doesn't involve too much bloodshed.

Edited by BB Shockwave, 20 October 2011 - 02:09 PM.