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@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

I'm genuinely amused/impressed, even if it wasn't intentional.

@  Benbot : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

That's a lot of shouting

@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Wow, Bass, your post took up the entire Shoutbox exactly without being over/under a line.

@  ShadowMan024 : (01 March 2017 - 02:36 PM)

The best Marvel issue is, was, and always will be Decepticon Graffiti. The Battlechargers are awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (01 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

ReGeneration was criticised for being too slow paced and drawn out way too long, yet the Decepticon leaders are introduced and dispatched just to tick the box that they made an appearance. I also preferred the single stand alone stories from the original Marvel comics instead of each issue having like four different plots running through it, which didn't make for satisfying reading IMO. If a writer is writing for a trade, don't release individual issues. I also thought the artwork was poor - before, the Marvel comics tried to have the best artwork they could at the time, whereas now they were intentionally limiting themselves to appear "retro", and it shows. The pacing was the worst though, some characters just stand around doing nothing to progress their part of the story, like Shockwave's segments. In contrast, compare any six consecutive issues from the Marvel comics and a whole lot more happens than in RG1. Furman also fell into his pattern of wasting space world building and pointless scenes when the story had to end at #100.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:10 PM)

Even then, Furman's material never really had a huge toy-push aspect to it, other than "here's new character!"

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Considering it was a wrap-up for a story whose toyline had ended anyway, I feel like it worked out well enough. I mean, the last major iteration did play an important part in things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:04 PM)

New comics didn't need to shill any toys at all...so there wasn't any push to do weird and different things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:03 PM)

The big problem is that stuff like the old comics were produced under the idea of shilling toys...which ultimately resulted in a lot of the weirdness people remember

@  Rycochet : (01 March 2017 - 02:01 PM)

He was hired to write an exercise in nostalgia and that's what he produced.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Speaking of Marvel, finally read the rest of ReGeneration One, thanks to a Comixology sale. I... don't understand the hate.

@  lastmaximal : (28 February 2017 - 09:09 PM)

Works for some, not all. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Trademark

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Yeah, making it "Autobot X" seems to be their way of getting around many of those issues with overly generic terms

@  Rycochet : (28 February 2017 - 08:41 PM)

Hasbro would just call the toys Marvel's Thunderstrike or Autobot/Decepticon Thunderstrike.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 08:19 PM)

D.C. owns Bumblebee and they've made toys of her, so if a Mattel licensee can share names with a TF...

@  Telly : (28 February 2017 - 07:42 PM)

doesnt marvel own that? i know theyve got the comic character, not sure about the name for toys though. there ever been a thunderstrike figure? would it even be in the same area as a tf name?

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:38 PM)

You know, "Thunderstrike" would actually be a pretty kickass TF name! Surprised it's never been used!

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:27 PM)

Thunderstruck.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:25 PM)

How about Thunderblust? http://gatherer.wiza...iverseid=157411

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:23 PM)

Or Shockburninator, who turns into a satellite and a dragon.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Burninationblastatron

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

It's Thunderblast, but she turns into a wingaling dragon instead of "transforming" into a boat.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Thunderburninator.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:20 PM)

You need to get "blast" in there somewhere

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 11:26 AM)

THATCH-ROOF COTTAGEEEEEEEEES

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2017 - 03:06 AM)

Only if the packaging looks like a thatch-roofed cottage.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 09:27 PM)

They need to make a dragonbot named "Burninatron."

@  BlackMax : (27 February 2017 - 09:15 PM)

I find upcoming Last Knght's Steelbane sexy. A very Skyrim name for a giant robot who is also a dragon? Be still my heart.

@  MEDdMI : (27 February 2017 - 06:24 PM)

I never found most Hollywood heartthrobs sexy, even if they were around my age. I think I knew even back then that the char they play doesn't reflect how the actor really looks/behaves.

@  Rycochet : (27 February 2017 - 06:11 PM)

The only thing I've seen with Megan Fox in is the Jonah Hex movie... She was bad, but everyone and everything was bad.

@  RichardT1977 : (27 February 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Modern western culture, ladies and gentlemen...

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:50 PM)

Ha! You can't fool a true Z-block afficionado like me! That's actually an S-block viewed from behind!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 February 2017 - 04:36 PM)

*unveils a Tetris Z-Block in moody lighting* Not at aaaaall?

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM)

That would be silly.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Because I definitely wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Am I the only straight male Nintendo fan who was never strangely aroused by the Tetris Z-block?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Her acting makes her come across as a living Pat Lee illustration.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:27 PM)

No. No, you're not.

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 01:26 PM)

And am I the only straight male Transformers fan who never found Megan Fox attractive?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:21 PM)

Especially since she's the same age as my parents.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:19 PM)

It's like I instinctually knew that by the time I watched the movies, it'd be weird since IRL she was way older than me.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:18 PM)

Am I, like, the only straight male Star Wars fan who never had a thing for Leia?

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Call the police!

@  Paladin : (27 February 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Kubo got robbed. TWICE.

@  Lazy Garou : (27 February 2017 - 08:10 AM)

god! Thrawn is awesome.he's got super detective skills!

@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.


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#941 LV!

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:31 AM

Rodimus has a collection of human tongues, labeled and stored in a secret freezer.



#942 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:00 PM

Nobody's sure why he thought his copy of Rosetta Stone needed to be kept cold.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:45 PM

The Solstar Order and the Quintessons have a very Cybermen-Dalek relationship.

 

"You have declared war upon the Solstar Order."

"This is not a war, this is pest control!"

"We have 5 million Knights. How many are you?"

"Four."

"You would destroy the Solstar Order with four Quintessons?"

"We would destroy the Solstar Order with one Quintesson! You are superior in only one respect."

"What is that?"

"You are better at dying."



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:40 AM

Since watching Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue, I can only think of Hot Spot as being Carter Grayson.

 

So please imagine him shooting at Bruticus and Menasor with just his pistols and ramming Overlord in his truck mode.



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:54 AM

Beast Wars: Uprising Thunderwing was active on Earth before the humans kicked the Transformers off-planet. When he merged with the Underbase during the Rending, the database absorbed his memories of Earth's biodiversity and used them as the template on which to pattern Cybertron's emerging mechanimal life - hence the many Earth-analogue species running around in 2384.



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:42 PM

Earth animals as the basis of mechanimals? Jurassic Park is real!



#947 lastmaximal

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

Nobody's sure why he thought his copy of Rosetta Stone needed to be kept cold.


Drift teased him about linguistics being uncool.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:14 AM

The Titan Masters date back to the pre-historic time of gods, Primes, demons, Predacons, and other legendary beings. During this age, the colossal City-forming Titans strode about the surface of Cybertron, due to the plentiful energon of time.

The Titan Masters acted as their messengers, heralds, friends, and guides, allowing the Titans to interact with the other inhabitants of Cybertron.

 

Unfortunately, this age ended with the Titanomachy, a great war between the Titans and their allies, which reshaped the surface of the world, devastating civilization.

 

Many Titans apparently died, or went into an eternal slumber. Their brethren carried them off from Cybertron, to their eternal resting place.

In the end, only a handful of Titans remained on Cybertron, and they were near death themselves. They would often assume their city form, to rest for aeons at a time, forgotten by all others except as legends.

 

As for the Titan Masters, they viewed themselves as a guilty party in the Titanomachy, and left Cybertron, heading to Cybertron's moon, where they too were forgotten by Cybertron; Until aeons later during the first Golden Age, when Cybertronian explorers discovered their descendants, the Micromasters/Mini-cons.

 

They had lost much of their former glory, the gifts of the Titans, but they were still potent, and became an important part of Cybertronian civilization.

 

But there were still Titan Masters among them. Hidden, and only knowing fragments of their history, they passed on their secrets to each new one that emerged.

 

By the time of the Ark and the Exodus, only three Titan Masters seemed to remain on Cybertron. This trinity -- Infinitus, Sovereign, and Apex -- bestowed on the Last Prime the only gift they could grant: Metroplex.

 

The remaining Autobots were still too many to flee aboard the Ark, and left on Cybertron they would die to either the Decepticons, the Insecticon swarms, or the hostile environment of the dying planet itself. So the trinity raised Metroplex, the first and last Titan, long hidden beneath the Great Dome of Iacon. They bid Metroplex to assume its spacecraft mode. And thereby enabled the Autobots to escape the death of Cybertron aboard a living city, and guided by the Ark.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:45 AM

Since watching Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue, I can only think of Hot Spot as being Carter Grayson.

 

So please imagine him shooting at Bruticus and Menasor with just his pistols and ramming Overlord in his truck mode.

Isn't that canon in G2? ;p



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:20 AM

My version of the Titan Masters backstory, fusing them with other bits of personal mythos:

 

In ancient times, when Cybertron was a more diverse, multi-species planet, the Titan Masters were revered as being “closer to Primus” due to their ability to bond and share gifts and strength with other Transformers. Really, this religious reverence kept them safe from exploitation, since they were, of course, weaker than the other races on the planet.

 

After Nova Prime united the planet in a hierarchy-based structure, this also kept them safe. However, the leaders of the Titan Masters were smart enough to see strife and conflict bubbling under the surface of Nova’s new peace, and realized that one day, the mystique that kept them safe would end, and they could be pawns in a coming war. Thus, they came up with a plan.

 

Nova was interested in expanding Cybertron into an empire, and needed a big, visible project to eat up resources and keep the people distracted, so he had begun construction of the Titans, gigantic Transformers that were to be sent into space to create many colonies. They could do so with their special “Spark Bombs,” capable of seeding planets with Hot Spots.

 

The Titan Masters piggybacked onto this, partnering with Nova’s scientists to solve problems in their construction, becoming the ones controlling the Titans as their crew. Thus, when the Titans were launched into space, every Titan Master on Cybertron went with them, crewing them to spread the holy mission of the Cybertronian Empire. Nova had anticipated this, but was unable to stop them, since the public was fully behind the idea of the ones closest to Primus spreading His gift across the universe.

 

However, on the Titan known as Fortress Maximus, things went amiss during the mission. It turned out there were far fewer habitable planets to Spark Bomb than anticipated, but plenty of good ones teeming with Organic life. A doctrine of the mission was not to destroy pre-existing life to colonize planets, but in the face of the scarcity of galactic real-estate, members of Maximus’s command crew, Doomshot and Nucleon, believed that it was their duty to settle these planets anyway, organic life or not, and that their race should be put first, and not have to settle for less-than-ideal planets. The rest of the command crew (Emissary, Apex, Diac, Sovereign and Infinitus) disagreed. Notably, Emissary was the one that actually interfaced with Maximus to input commands, so his vote really mattered more than anyone else’s.

 

However, a schism formed among the crew, that finally led to a full-on mutiny and war for control of Maximus. Initially, it seemed like the heroes would win, until a sudden betrayal by Infinitus. At gunpoint, Infinitus tried to force Emissary to take control of the Titan, but Emissary managed to instead trigger a “sleep” command, causing the Titan itself, and its crew, to enter stasis, setting them adrift.

 

It turns out that, regrettably, a variant of this same conflict played out on every other Titan that was dispatched. Some were destroyed by the battles for their control, some also entered stasis. Metroplex, however, managed to eject his crew, marooning them on the planet Micro, where they would eventually evolve into the Minicons centuries later. He attempted to carry his mission on alone, but soon found himself unable to manage without a crew, and crash-landed on the harsh, dark world of Caminus, his Spark Bomb creating a colony that would grow up in his dormant shadow, becoming fierce warriors due to the inhospitable environment.

 

I’ll do the present-day bits after.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:37 AM

My personal story for Titan Masters is that they have Nebulans who transform into their titans.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:30 PM

Titan Masters are just Headmasters, and they pilot non-sentient robot bodies.

 

Really I always thought it was weird having two characters who can't be anthropomorphic at the same time.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:59 PM

CW Legends Shockwave is IDW Shockwave who got sent to the Microverse somehow by the singularity in Dark Cybertron and that's why he's so small now.

 

EDIT: Oh yeah and his handle folded up "spaceship" mode is an actual Microverse-scaled spaceship.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:27 AM

The Functionist Universe is known in Alternity / Cloud World designations as "FU World".

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:06 AM

Megaempress and her 4 guards are an iteration of the DJD. Megaempess as Tarn and Trickdiamond is Vos who is also Agent 113. Haven't really thought which ones the others are. It's something I'll decide on later when I have the set.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:13 PM

Part One (of 4) of GATHERING DARKNESS:

 

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The untold story of the Tripredacus Council.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:25 PM

In addition to Combatron and the colony worlds from Cybertron, the UT universe has at least a couple of other colony worlds:
  • Foundry Planet, aka Caminus. A big mechanised world dedicated to the production of machinery and hardware. Inhabited by Transformers with a steampunk-y flair; sci-fi takes on the vehicles of the early 20th century. It's led by Head Foreman Flareup (or "Forge Convoy"), and its Cyber Key symbol is a flame coming off an anvil.
  • Combiner Planet, aka Devisiun. A planet with a moon in geostationary orbit, between which structures have been built to the point that they're a single entity. Its inhabitants can split into two or more alternate modes; they're led by Fortress Maximus (?) and their Cyber Key symbol looks like a key fitting into a lock.


Also: given that Under-3 is established to be a grim, gritty war survivor, and BWU Lionhead is the headmaster of the Maximal Academy, I'm going to imagine that he's basically early Principal Skinner.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:42 AM

Megatron Origin Cameo Theater:

 

  • The Chromia lookalike at the funeral is a male transformer named Chromium. He was friends with Bluster and died during the war.
  • White Orion Pax Repaint wound up becoming a bearer of the Magnus Armour.
  • Straxus-lookalike was one of a small subculture of bots who modified their bodies to resemble those lost with the Ark. They were known enough that anyone who noticed Cyclonus during his time-travel jaunt thought he was one of them.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:58 AM

Generally, I like to name "white Orion" as Optronix, as a cute little reference to Dreamwave, and Straxus-copy as Darkmount, ala his Generations toy.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:28 PM

Galvatron is a completely distinct character from Megatron. He's a very old, skilled warrior and one of the few Cybertronians still living from the age of Nova Prime.
As such he's seen Prime after Prime rise and fall, and he's seen the Golden Age and all of its hypocracies lead to the Great War.
He doesn't care much for Megatron's egalitarian rhetoric or his vision of a Decepticon utopia. He does, however, believe that the entirety of Cybertronian society needs to be torn down violently so that it can be rebuilt. Galavatron believes that might makes right and he feels that the society the lineage of Primes has overseen has made Cybertron soft and weak.
So for these reasons he's thrown his lot in with the Decepticon movement.

Galvatron doesn't scare Megatron, but Megs recognises him as one of the few bots who can challenge him on the battlefield. The Decepticon leader has misgivings about Galvatron's lack of commitment to the Decepticon ideal but he's more than willing to tolerate that to count Galvatron among his troops in wartime.

Galvatron's might and his loyal following have even earned him the rank of City Commander. He oversees Decepticon military forces in his ancient home city of Protohex, a fortress of a settlement that overlooks the ancient Darklands.

His two most trusted lieutenants are Scourge and Cyclonus. The former is loyal to his master, and thus loyal to the Decepticon cause. The latter not so much.
Cyclonus agrees that the decadence and hypocracies of the Golden Age need to be torn down, yet Megatron's hostility towards the Primal faith and the code of honour of ages past do not sit well with him.

Still, Cyclonus believes in Galvatron. So he follows him. Until a chance encounter with the Autobot Tailgate. Cyclonus' capture by Autobot forces leads him to develop a relationship with the Autobot prison guard, and Cyclonus eventually agrees to share Decepticon military secrets and renounce his alliegences to Megatron.

Sadly Cyclonus is captured again, this time by Galvatron. Cyclonus argues that he betrayed Megatron, not Galvatron but Galvy doesn't see it that way. So long as he pledges alliegence to Megatron? Alliegence to him is the same thing.
He has Shockwave perform shadowplay on him, rendering Cyclonus a loyal soldier of Galvatron whose compassion for the bot he loves buried deep within his programming.

On top of that? Galvatron has the Decepticon scientist turn Cyclonus into the central component of a new combiner-Galvatronus. A final testament to his absolute mastery over the once wayward soldier.

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