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@  RichardT1977 : (23 August 2019 - 11:10 AM)

Morthrax in season 1, Morthrey in season 2 (and I spelled them phonetically; I don't know the official spellings)

@  Paladin : (23 August 2019 - 10:48 AM)

*WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?!?!?!*

@  Sabrblade : (23 August 2019 - 09:22 AM)

MARTHAAAAAAAA!!

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 August 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Martia, Martia, Martia!

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 August 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Mor-taxian actually or Motheren, I forget.

@  Pennpenn : (23 August 2019 - 03:40 AM)

They're from Maritius?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 August 2019 - 07:13 PM)

AK AK AKAKAK

@  RichardT1977 : (22 August 2019 - 07:08 PM)

He's a MARTIAN!

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 August 2019 - 02:35 AM)

No changes with me. To life immortal.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:13 PM)

A French version named Eht Reht. Oh wait...

@  wonko the sane? : (21 August 2019 - 11:07 AM)

The most dangerous words in the english language: "I have money..."...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2019 - 04:43 AM)

Zombie version, Hot Rot.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:58 AM)

A chef version named Hot Pot.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:57 AM)

Does that hold true for the accent of any British Allsparkers here?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:56 AM)

I was reading some GoBots + Transformers discussion on Twitter and saw a British user point out that "BuggyMan" can sound like "boogeyman".

@  Otaku : (20 August 2019 - 11:28 PM)

@Sabrblade Part of me wishes I had purchased the coffee cup with that comic when it was for sale.  The rest of me knows I didn't have the money for it. XD

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2019 - 07:59 PM)

That's the Superdeformers version. He uses the MacGuffix to warm up his coffee.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 07:56 PM)

A bodybuilder version named Hot Bod.

@  unluckiness : (20 August 2019 - 07:43 PM)

A psychedelic-colored repaint named Pot Rod

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 August 2019 - 07:42 PM)

Runner-up dumb idea: A Bizarro-like clone of Hot Rod named Not Rod.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 August 2019 - 06:25 PM)

One of the dumbest TF ideas I ever had: Hot Rod (by whatever means) produces a son, who is named "Go-Cart".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:06 PM)

In its current form, DS9 is eventually going to fade from the public consciousness. Even on modern top-of-the-line displays, those old SD masters look like trash, and there's only so long younger generations will be able to stomach them. I can only imagine how they'll look when everyone has ultra-short throw projectors casting 120" images on their walls

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:05 PM)

It's definitely offputting, but Trek is one property I'd be willing to hold my nose and open my wallet for. I care far more about DS9 being available in the long-term, and for future generations, than my distaste for corporate greed

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:39 PM)

'Pay up now and fund this remaster we'll be able to profit from for decades, as this will be your only chance to get that show you like on BluRay... Until the superdeluxe re-release with even more stuff and a metal box.'

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:14 PM)

Stuff they're intending to remaster anyway for their streaming service would become crowdfunding projects.

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:09 PM)

I love DS9, but there is something offputting about giving money direct to Viacom for a project like this, probably because it would set a bad precedent. Given how moneygrubbing they are, it would quickly become their go-to solution for any old show they want remastered rather than dipping their hands in their own deep pockets.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 02:48 PM)

A crowdfunding probably wouldn't be that outrageous. The DS9 Documentary "What We Left Behind" that was recently released on blu-ray managed to raise nearly $650,000 on IndieGoGo. Imagine how much fans might contribute if it were guaranteed the remaster would happen provided the goal was reached.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 04:10 AM)

Let me call on my friend Dr Rockso, the Rock 'n Roll Clown. (He does cocaine.)

@  Nutjob R/T : (20 August 2019 - 12:48 AM)

New crowdfunding project: We need to get enough nose candy for the Paramount execs to keep 'em up long enough to get DS9 squeezed out

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime


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#9681 electricidad

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:23 PM

Got a Wyatt Earp figure from the Chicken Fried Toys Done Novel Legends kickstarter. Solid plastic, neat deco/paint work, and probably the best knees on any 3 3/4 figure I've ever seen.

 

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His badge wasn't attached. I'll be gluing that on.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM

That's pretty cool!


 
 
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:30 PM

So a less fun (and likely self aware) Renegades then.
That said, Renegades was the highlight of the franchise for the past thirty odd years so...


For me, it was Sigma Six (the toys, not the show).

VOTE FOR SIDEWAYS:

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 05:14 PM

So it turns out Mr Allor has been trying to engage with the Joe fanbase over the past couple of weeks with a Q&A thread over at the Hisstank forums.

 

It went about as well as you might expect, with one of their mods closing the thread and basically telling him to leave.  :rolleyes



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:03 PM

Who is that?

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:25 PM

Who is that?

 

Paul Allor, the writer of this new Joe ongoing.

 

On the one hand, kinda feel sorry for the guy for trying to engage and getting that kind of response.  On the other, he committed the cardinal sin in their eyes: Writing a GI Joe comic while not being Larry Hama.  This kind of thing comes with the territory.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:40 PM

I thought I couldn't love Paul Allor more, but suddenly somehow I do. 


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:46 PM

The fans are terrible.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:36 PM

So it turns out Mr Allor has been trying to engage with the Joe fanbase over the past couple of weeks with a Q&A thread over at the Hisstank forums.

 

It went about as well as you might expect, with one of their mods closing the thread and basically telling him to leave.  :rolleyes

Hisstank is the TFW2005 of GI Joe.


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 22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM

Literally - they're part of the same family of sites.


 
 
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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:10 PM

So I'm offering anyone to be a beta reader for my books. The first one is complete and same story offered in the Kindleworlds program. Just message me and I'll give ya more details. I'll be doing the same for all my other planned books.

I'm not releasing it as fanfic since that would kill the tiny chance of making stuff official.

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#9692 Rycochet

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:32 PM

I love that the official excuse for deleting things Allor related is a 'No politics' rule, funny how that rule didn't seem to be enforced in any meaningful way when they were out for Sitterson's blood for not being right wing enough, and I guess they'll do the same to Allor.



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:44 PM

Does Paul Allor's thread still exist?


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:06 AM

Having dug up the HISS Tank stuff via Allor's twitter, I feel pretty bad for the guy.  I mean, he had the best of IDW's Deviations issues bar none, clearly really enjoys the brand, and the fans are the ones kind of ruining it for him before he even starts.  He'd likely be a fan favorite on Transformers, but he's kind of stuck over there with Joe because he likes it and did a good job, which is the weirdest kind of punishment. 


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:15 AM

The creators involved in Gi-Joe deserve better than the Gi-Joe fanbase. How many creators do they need to chase away before they stop and ask whether they are the problem?

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:22 AM

I saw the Allor twitter stuff.  That was very sad showing from certain individuals their, especially the moderator(something that can easily get the person remove if it was different site).  I understand the concerns of it to an extent.  Especially how it can be potential miss handle and the subject matter being a difficult one to handle. But given how well the company represent it in Transformers Books and not having a finish product version to show case how its going be used.  The unconstructive criticism was so uncall for.  Hopefully when Allor books come out people realize wait to finish product is out before casting judgement.


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:05 PM

I love that the official excuse for deleting things Allor related is a 'No politics' rule, funny how that rule didn't seem to be enforced in any meaningful way when they were out for Sitterson's blood for not being right wing enough, and I guess they'll do the same to Allor.

A provocateur like Sitterson is exactly what the fandom deserves. Wish they kept him.


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 27 July 2019 - 05:43 PM

NO ONE would have had the balls to feature Hasbros Army Ants in a modern comic book

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 07:08 PM

NO ONE would have had the balls to feature Hasbros Army Ants in a modern comic book

Army Ants would work better with Micronauts if you ask me.



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:11 PM

The creators involved in Gi-Joe deserve better than the Gi-Joe fanbase. How many creators do they need to chase away before they stop and ask whether they are the problem?

 

Methinks the time for that has long since passed.





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