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@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:49 AM)

And I... Have my sarcasm.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 11:47 AM)

Search history has changed! Spam forums triumph! And you....you no longer post relevant content!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:46 AM)

Mayhem hazzzz planzzzz.

@  Nutjob R/T : (28 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

Subforums don't die. They wait. And plan.

@  Benbot : (28 April 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Are there any plans to delete or move dead subforums?

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

instead of blackjack, we have dice rolls in the RP and there was an actual card game in another thread.

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

They could start their own Beast Mayhem with Blackjack and Hookers.

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:16 AM)

There's plenty of talented artists in Beast Mayhem! ....though we tend to draw things that can't be posted anyway. :doh

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:15 AM)

I really enjoy the creative sub forums of TFW, though, like their kitbash and fan art forums. The creative forums have lots of talented, friendly people and is an active, supportive community.

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:13 AM)

Gotta agree with Evac... TFW has a lot of cool, talented people, but they're overwhelmingly outnumbered by unbearable neckbeards

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:20 PM)

I do enjoy the TFW podcast. and that subforum's usually very civil. It's the best place to actually talk about TFers there :D also the Radicons forum is ok if you just like looking at kitbash pr0n

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 PM)

There's some cool people on the site, thankfully. It's just the morons tend to outnumber them... Which is generally the rule on most forums thanks to the GIFT.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:17 PM)

In all honesty, the better parts of the site are the non-TF parts.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

yeah, and their love of 3p is just...i don't get it.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

TFW can be... literal with the rules sometimes. Like, a discussion about favorite human characters gets LOCKED if you mention Agent Fowler because "all Prime discussion belongs in the RiD forums".

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Also, as far as TFW's No Politics goes...it's nice in theory but then you end up with the current IDW stories that lean HEAVILY into politics and religion. I've had more than a few lengthy posts exploring the parallels between the IDW Decepticon movement and various real world socialist movements deleted because it was technically "politics." So hug 'em. I really only visit there these days to poke around the podcast subforum.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:45 PM)

My person canon is that the Quintessons created Cybertron as a factory to make the TFers as mechs, but they became self aware and they revolted. then Cybertronian society began to develop and the events of the revolt became mythologised as the stories of the Knights of Cyberton, the Thirteen, etc...real events that became the basis for religion, essentially.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

.... Wait I think those are actually ninjas

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Fact: Transformers are mammals. Fact: The purpose of a Transformer is to flip out and kill people

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Transformers are alien space robots from space.]

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

Transformers believe they were created by <X>, others believe they were created by <Y> and/or <Z>. There are lots of theories, disagreements but ultimately nobody knows for sure.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Squid robits build machines. Machines decide they had enough of that and kicked the squid robits off the planet. Everything's pretty chill for a while until machines get mad for dumb reasons and break the planet. THE END

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 04:22 PM)

Primus created Cybertron and The Thirteen. Then later, the Quintessons come to the planet they call Seibertron and use Primus' power; the plasma energy chamber to forge military robots Destrons and consumer robots Cybertrons. The Cybertrons and Destrons rise up and drive the Quintessons away but are unable to live in peace with each other. And so the Cybertron population become the Autobot army and the Destrons become Decepticons, with the Autobots renaming their planet Cybertron. Far far later still, bacteria that was present on the asteroid Primus imprisoned himself within has evolved into organic life within Cybertron...

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:35 PM)

But aside from the ending Trent and Siph made for them at FunPub, the 3H Wreckers comics kinda sucked.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

That's what the 3H Wreckers comics kind of did, actually.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 April 2017 - 03:30 PM)

So, what? The maker of the makers kinda thing?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My fanon is both the Quintesson and Primus origins. They're compatible.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I prefer the profile book/movie interpretation of the Quintessons, a race whose entire purpose is to capture and execute those who escape Unicron.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 02:03 PM)

I like the Quintesson origin partly because it's a twist on the robot revolution cliche, partly because of the irony of a people uniting against their own creators just to fall into endless civil war, and mostly because i just really like the Quintessons themselves.

@  Diecast : (27 April 2017 - 12:03 PM)

I preferred the Primus origin until it became the more common origin, fiction wise.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

Since the analogy to humans isn't perfect, it could also be interpreted as closer to "maternity ward."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I think the most unfortunately named Transformer in their society would probably be Hot Spot, which is like having a human named "Placenta."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Confusing, I bet.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

I wonder what everyday Transformer society is like where half the population are named after common objects and stuff...

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2017 - 10:53 AM)

I bet Gears hates this.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 AM)

Naturally occuring gears! (hey, if bugs can do it...)

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:00 AM)

They're both better than the Primus origin.

@  unluckiness : (27 April 2017 - 09:56 AM)

The Allspark sucks. I much prefer the quintessons origin.

@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)


@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

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Considering we get exclusive 2 packs 3 packs...

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#1 (Deactivated) Skullgrin2014

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:26 AM

I was thinking about this just right now.

Considering we got weapon sets in energon and we get mech tech weapons with Dotm and hasbro tends to do exclusive 2-pack / 3-packs around movie time.

We also tend to get some sets that are like this for classics, TF Prime and WFC.

And, we've gotten sets with The TF prime kids, or a matrix with the Rodimus and Cyclonus set.

it got me to thinking. How come we don't get a set at that price that can come with an actual figure stand that could double as something. Like lets say an armory for people to peg accessories. 5 mm pegs etc.

Or even a stackable figure stand that could combine with other sets. To form a carrying case for things like Minicons or 5-mm weapons.

I just figure it would be neat. I always sort of wanted a detailed armory type thing that could come with some weapons sets.

Edited by MonsterFromMars, 04 November 2011 - 08:27 AM.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:02 PM


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:33 AM

There's some Gundam stands and weapons coming out that COULD possibly be crossed over. Don't know if it'd work, or how well, but it may be the closest there is for the moment.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:45 AM

Why? It just makes sense that eventually you may as well have something you could use to optimize shelving displays, and places to put weapons and missiles. Which is lucrative enough to actually improve spacing and play of a collection.

It may as well be something designed with the actual toys in mind. I mean GiJoes get those peg stands. I'm surprised we never get painted floor stands with pegholes for TF's to stand on.

Plus I still love the concept of a Minicon prison/box. I mean they could sell individually packed minicons with both red and purple transformable containers. That can double as a stackable interconnectable shelving system and small little playset stands.

It it were designed right it wouldn't look stupid or clunky at all. It would actually be a great way to organize the figures. And which faction you prefer to keep them on.

Edited by MonsterFromMars, 06 November 2011 - 10:47 AM.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:47 AM

Most TFs are designed to stand under their own power without stands.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

Yeah, uh, the 'why' is basically that very few people, especially in the primary audience, want that.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

It would help if Hasbro had the common sense to put a Joe sized hole in the feet of Transformers who needed it. They did that back during the Micromasters so they could stand on their bases.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:10 AM

QUOTE(mignash @ Nov 6 2011, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would help if Hasbro had the common sense to put a Joe sized hole in the feet of Transformers who needed it.

*Looks at shelf upon shelf of free-standing Transformers*

Which ones are those?

Even assuming they did need them, the vast majority of Transformers don't have feet capable of accepting any sort of standardized hole. Often the foot itself has at least one point of transformation that prevents such a thing, or is hollow on the underside--more production cost on more plastic in places the figure doesn't actually need it.

They did that back during the Micromasters so they could stand on their bases.

Well, that's Micromasters. Action Masters had them too... but they also had bases/vehicles. Their reason for the feature was self-contained and doesn't apply across the board, what with a significant lack of playsets and vehicles.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:14 AM

yeah, stands don't work and aren't really needed for the line. even titans of Backheavy like classics Megatron and BW Tigerhawk have feet DESIGNED to compensate for it...

and there's no way guys like generations wheeljack need stands
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE(mignash @ Nov 6 2011, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would help if Hasbro had the common sense to put a Joe sized hole in the feet of Transformers who needed it. They did that back during the Micromasters so they could stand on their bases.

QUOTE(Rust @ Nov 6 2011, 10:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Most TFs are designed to stand under their own power without stands.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:31 AM

I don't own a single Transformer who can't stand under its own power. The closest things to exceptions are RotF Arcee, who DID come with a stand and has the excuse of a creative design, and my Transmetal Airrazor, who simply has developed really loose hips over the years.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:25 PM


okay okay sorry, pour taste

but yeah the whole "Giant robot" field in general lends itself to big feetitus since its a forced perspective aid

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:44 PM

Unlike G. I. Joes, Transformers can stand on their own, even when the feet are tiny like Animated Blackarachnia... so there is zero point to having stands. They already tried that in a dumb way with Titaniums and I doubt most people ever took those out of the boxes.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

Yeah, the only Transformers who tend to fall over do so because of weak joints at the ankle or above. And stands ain't gonna solve that worth jive.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:21 PM

I realize the issue that most figures can stand on their own.

The implication was more of creating a display stand that gives them a good detailed background. With an enviroment that feels like it's interactive with the toys. And, maybe something that can double as a weapons storage.

Sort of like with Bw's you could have nature scenery or one of the tunnels within the Axalon or Pred ship. And have some containers for weapons. With 5mm peg holes so you can store guns.

I just mean it would be a cool way to store the weapons you might want to switch between. Without having to throw a jumble of guns on a dresser or what not.

Maybe I haven't refined the idea enough. And maybe I haven't thought it out well.

But, im kind of thinking of doing it myself with the gundam display stands. Like just drilling 5 mm peg holes or creating shelving. To just put guns on a rack. And have it double as a stand.

Also, with displays I find some of my toys fall even if they were designed to stand well. I gues I'm just thinking something through to make displaying easier and more play interactive. I don't know. But I kind of want the toys to have a world to interact with. Maybe thats something fans need to do on their own I suppose.

As for the Titanium stands. Thats not what I was thinking of. I was thinking of stands that look more like detailed scenery.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:27 PM

You're talking display bases and scenes. We're getting those in some of the Cyberverse stuff, in the form of cardboard diorama backdrops. The (full-size) HAs and some other guys (like the NYCC set) have similar.

Because at the end of the day, that's all you're looking at: a diorama. Even if you put some additional stuff on it, it's a backdrop. They're already giving a good dose of what you're looking for, but those generally don't justify something more than cardboard no matter how you might spice them up.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:01 PM

Even though we, as collectors, tend to keep our toys on the shelf 90% of the time, "place your toy here and don't move it" is not really part of the play-pattern Hasbro promotes.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:12 PM

as is so often the case, we forget the kids are the main focus of the brand.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:41 AM

it would be neat to see some more dynamic poses on shelves. Like I see with Gundam collectors. But I think it's better for everybody if fans just make their own stands rather than having them bundled with official toys. That would mean they're going to end up getting sold to a lot of people who don't want them.

And really, only a few Transformers are really articulated as the average Gundam model kit.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:30 AM

If you really need stands, there are cheap doll stands available at craft stores that'll do the job. I'd rather the Transformers budgets go into the Transformers.