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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 08:52 PM)

*sigh* Yup.

@  Foffy : (24 July 2017 - 06:16 PM)

That's the exact opposite of what Facebook wants to happen, though. They're hoping you get sucked in by other content and end up spending more time on Facebook and/or making an account.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 04:02 PM)

I hate that these days when you use a permalink to a Facebook post, the rest of the page's material still shows up below. Like, WTF, I only want the old way of seeing the post and nothing else!

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:34 PM)

I call bullshit on that

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 01:08 PM)

Read the article. Apparently too many comics sets off the machines due to the glossy pages messing up the X-ray

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:03 PM)

what possible justification could they have to ban books containing drawings?

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 12:56 PM)

Per the article, United appears to be the only airline, but there might be others.

@  Dracula : (24 July 2017 - 12:48 PM)

Like anyone needed another reason not to fly United

@  Evac : (24 July 2017 - 12:46 PM)

No, apparently just United did.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 12:22 PM)

so the weekend of SDCC, the TSA banned COMIC BOOKS from check-in luggage. http://lechicgeek.bo...ium=LCG FB Page

@  Arazyr : (24 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

...guy

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

LEAKER DROPS POWER OF THE PRIMES BOMBSHELL! Shrapnel: "No, Bombshell's the other guy"

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

...did RichardT and Nevermore just accidentally do a Cybertron Enquirer gag?

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 10:52 AM)

Note I wrote "bombshell"in lowercase.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:17 AM)

in this case, face

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 10:16 AM)

depends what appendage its used on.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

I'm something something years old and I have actually never shaved with anything other than electric

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

is it worth the trouble?

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Why does a safety razor give a closer shave than an electric razor?

@  RichardT1977 : (24 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

Nevermore That was Shrapnel, not Bombshell.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:07 AM)

Deluxe Sludge alone is enough that I probably won't have to eat anything until 2025.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:06 AM)

I don't know about Paladin, but I personally am fueled by the rage of fans who have a very specific idea of what a Transformers toyline should be.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2017 - 09:23 AM)

What do you mean too good? I don't recall lots of Micromaster updates.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 09:06 AM)

i remain unconvinced. "if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

@  General Tekno : (24 July 2017 - 08:58 AM)

yep - especially given that sure is one hyper easy forensic trail to find everyone involved in the leak

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:56 AM)

"How to lose your job spectacularly".

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Holy cow.

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Jesus, that Power of the Primes bombshell leak.

@  Fear or Courage : (24 July 2017 - 08:41 AM)

At least in Canada, they have excellent customer service.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2017 - 11:33 PM)

I've ordered from them several times with no problems.

@  Telly : (23 July 2017 - 11:19 PM)

i havent. but ive only ordered from them a few times

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 11:16 PM)

Has anyone here ever had trouble with orders from Tfsource before?

@  BlackMax : (23 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Good track, but I prefer Paranoid. Is there any tune better for this board? "tell a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh, and I will cry".

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 08:41 PM)

GEN'RALS GATHERED IN THEIR MASSES *GUITAR CHORD* JUST LIKE WITCHES AT BLACK MASSES

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:29 PM)

Once again, there is pain, I bring flame, I bring cold. I'm the blood red sandman, coming home.

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:26 PM)

Yo, when Team Skull meets you, they don't even greet you!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:23 PM)

Yooooooo

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:15 PM)

Yo.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:14 PM)

Once more, I have returned. w00t.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 02:01 PM)

Macross Delta sucks but I listen to the music anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (23 July 2017 - 09:46 AM)

And dealing with me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 08:47 AM)

Don't forget the rock music and D&D.

@  unluckiness : (23 July 2017 - 07:52 AM)

He certainly doesn't have the time to be employed full-time what with all the war-stoking, dinosaur fossil burying, pornographing and etc

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:44 AM)

Look, I'm TRYING, okay?

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM)

The devil is a part-timer!

@  Nevermore : (23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM)

I always took it to be a catch-all term for "person or thing of the same name" regardless of which came first.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:06 PM)

So technically it could be either way and not be wrong, but it is more apt to be Kalidor's example.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:05 PM)

one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named

@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?


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#1321 Locoman

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:44 PM

In the same way that Optimus Primal claims to be a descendant of Optimus Prime and Rattrap's supposed Great Aunt Arcee, Cheetor is a very, very distant descendant of the Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen lineage.

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#1322 LV!

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:08 AM

Cheetor is clearly just Roadhandler pretending to be a cool teen so he can go to parties and hit on high schoolers.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:14 AM

Cheetor is clearly just Roadhandler pretending to be a cool teen so he can go to parties and hit on high schoolers.

 

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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:51 AM

Black Shadow is such a good thief, that he managed to steal Overlord's body.

 

I'm intrigued by the idea of Mega and Giga (or whoever) being so deep in debt they had to pawn it to the Space Mafia, and they now have to try and get it back.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:11 PM

The planet that would become Cybertron was a lifeless ball of rock and ice orbiting the star humans would later designate Lambda Scorpii.

The Quintessons Cyberformed it, turning it into a factory world to produce a race of transforming converting slaves. The supercomputer and spark forge Vector Sigma was placed in the planet's core. Its pulse waves would ignite sparks in designated hot-spots. These sparks would coalesces with sentio metallico (aka as cyber-matter) to create a "forged" body. The Quinessons would put the robotic slaves to work as energon miners, weapons producers, personal transports, or weapons of war themselves. The spark itself allowed for limited intelligence, but not enough to grasp their servile nature and rebel.

 

The Quintessons couldn't keep a watchful eye over Cybertron forever though. Their empire, the Quintesson Co-Prosperity Sphere, needed to be tended to. So a special spark was forged. One capable of true artificial intelligence. A harsh mistress to lord over Cybertron in the name of Quintesson hegemony. Her name was Qunitessa. The Quintessons left her the Matrix of Light. An artifact that was synced to Vector Sigma and contained a portion of its spark-forging power.

 

Quintessa was a cruel, harsh leader. And for a time that was all she needed to be. The allure of power grew though. The Quintessons had gifted her this world to lord over, did they not? The Cybertronian race was hers to rule, was it not?

So she began to delve into the Matrix. And began to experiment with the art of forging sparks. To develop and push the AI program at the heart of each spark, to create truly aware and living machines. What good was being an empress without subjects to adore you?

 

The first truly aware Cybertronians of Quintessa's experiments were dubbed the Knights of Cybertron. Their fearsome dragon alternate modes were epic displays of Quintessa's power and majesty. The Commander of the Knights, the first of the twelve, was known as Primon. The Knights swore an oath of loyalty to Quintessa, and began training some of the new generation of fully sentient Cybertronians as enforcers of her rule.

 

Sentience brought rebellion though. Cybertronians, now truly self-aware, began to question their servile status. Even if it was in service of their "creator" Quintessa. The Knights proudly defended their queen against rebellion at first, but began to doubt her as her reprisals became more and more harsh.

The Knights finally decided to rebel and turn on Quintessa after discovering her true intentions. She was not merely content to rule Cybertron. She was creating something. Something sinister in deep space. A planet. Like Cybertron, but with a forged spark of unimaginable size. A planet with a conscious that could destroy entire worlds. Quintessa would crush all who opposed her.

 

The sheer destructive power of this "Unicron" troubled the Knights deeply. They turned on Quintessa, seemingly destroying her. Primon took the Matrix and merged with it, hoping to create a truly free Cybertron. It was under Primon's leadership that the Knights laid the foundations of the burgeoning Cybertronian society. Primon was also cautious, knowing that the Quintessons might return to reclaim their factory world. He sent scouts out into deep space to monitor Quintesson activity. Only to discover the entire Co-Prosperity Sphere had been ravaged. Entire planets, including the Quintesson home world, left misshapen and half-devoured. If they were even still there at all.

 

Primon consulted his fellow Knights with the news. Surely this was the work of Quintessa and Unicron. If so then why did she not attack Cybertron? It was the Matrix. It must be the Matrix. The Matrix, aside from Vector Sigma, was the single most powerful piece of Quintesson/Cybertonian technology. Quintessa had discovered how to make the spark truly self-aware, but surely she didn't know how to counter the Matrix's power. Her Unicron, as powerful as it may be, was surely no match for the Matrix.

The Knights decided they had to leave Cybertron to search the universe for allies to aid Cybertron in the battle they knew would one day come. They also decided to leave the Matrix on Cybertron, so that its presence would keep Quintessa at bay for the time being. Who should carry it though?

 

Primon observed the newly ascendant Cyberton. The population, under the Knights' leadership, had grouped into "tribes." There were thirteen to be precise. Primon chose the tribe that laid claim to Iacon, the planet's largest population centre. Its leader was a noble Cybertronian by the name of Prima. He could be idealistic to the point of stubbornness, but he had a clear sense of justice, and of right and wrong. He was regarded as a good leader by his people. It was for that reason that Primon gave Prima the Matrix.

 

The Knights departed on their quest, and Prima held an audience with the other twelve tribal leaders. They asked why should Prima alone should wield the Matrix? Prima compromised. He would retain control of the Matrix, but he would share its power with each tribal leader. They, like he, would bond with the Matrix. Becomes "Primes" like him. The Thirteen would rule Cybertron together. Justly, and forever. Or so Prima hoped.


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#1326 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:41 PM

Tigerhawk and Dragonstorm are friends given their commonality of having gestalt consciousnesses formed from multiple beastial heroes.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:33 AM

inspired by the existence of the SG thread, here's some ideas I've had for Shattered Glass RiD 2001:

 

- X-Brawn’s is still an avid outdoorsman and off-road enthusiast but also viciously misanthropic and disdainful towards his brothers. He acts this way to hide his insecurity over his physical weakness, and the arm is just him over compensating for things.
- Side Burn has, like, no sense of personal space. Like, constantly getting too close to everyone and acting too familiar with them.
- Prowl is incredibly litigious, enforcing strict standards on his fellow Autobots while being incredibly corrupt himself. He’s even taken bribes to sabotage the Autobots’ plans by the Predacons.
- Slapper is known for his inability to tell Earth animals apart from Predacons. He’s constantly trying to start conversations with real frogs.
- Gas Skunk is a polite intellectual who is nonetheless plagued by a condition that involuntarily results in releasing his foul smelling gas.
- Darkscream is a disciplined warrior who is nonetheless prone to attempts at delivering safely device that makes absolutely no hugging sense.
- Sky-Byte is insecure like his positive universe counterpart, but also oafish and artfully inarticulate. His anxieties lead to him betraying the Predacons to the evil Autobots.
- Megatron is incredibly pro-active and refuses to send his underlings on a mission in which he himself would not participate. He’s prone to getting himself lost in his myriad transformations, and has something of an addiction to repeated transformation.
 
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X-Brawn - Universe Spychanger Hoist colors on the normal X-Brawn design
Side Burn - Universe Side Burn, same as his other SG counterpart
Slapper - BW TM2 Spittor
Gas Skunk - The Gas Skunk/Stinkbomb mold in RID 2015 Skunticon colors
Darkscream - BW TM2 Night Glider
Megatron - Botcon 2016 Megatron with an RID Megatron head

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:35 AM

Noticing how good a job Marvel Comics did in creating characters and concepts for Hasbro’s G.I. Joe relaunch, Tonka contacted Jim Shooter and asked for a treatment for their line of Bandai repackages. Bob Budiansky would end up with the job of creating most names – except the faction and franchise names – and edited a four-issue GoBots miniseries, before ending up writing the regular ongoing comic.
 

While the first four issues had Leader-1’s Guardians track Cy-Kill’s Renegades to Earth and fight to defend it (including a team-up with Spider-Man in #3), the ongoing started with the newly arrived Monster Renegade toys seizing control and only Ratchet, the team medic, was left uncaptured. (Mark D. Bright drew an iconic picture of the calculating Vampiric scratching “ARE ALL DEAD” under the GoBots logo) Ratchet negotiated a deal with Cy-Kill – in the memorable “Warrior School!” issue – that saw her steal Vampiric’s new combiner technology, turning an underprepared quartet of new recruits into the mighty Courageous. When both Leader-1 and Cy-Kill’s toys became out of date in 1986, Budiansky memorably killed them off and replaced with the brash, untested leader Hot Rod and the diminutive bureacrat Bugsie. 
 

Marvel UK would republish the title as Machine Robo, the initial European title, with UK original stories. After the unearthly “Man of Iron” by Parkhouse and Ridgeway, Simon Furman began to write numerous stories set between Budiansky’s issues. His signature characters became the Secret Riders, which were mostly overlooked in the US; the aggressive Whirl and his allies would clash with Leader-1 and strike off on their own. Editor Ian Rimmer would also craft the text story “State Games” which had Cy-Kill as a former sports star, using his fame in a politically tense time to form his Renegade hordes.

 

While the comic did well in the US and UK – especially the latter – the main promotional fiction was the Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Neither it nor the cartoon for Hasbro’s The Transformers, about human-built robots being used to track down criminals, were anything above average, and both lines were dead by 1988 (GoBots outlasting Transformers by a year). By this point, Budiansky had handed the US title to Furman and the last year of the comic saw a high-stakes cosmic epic that started with “Rhythms of Darkness!”, where a Cy-Kill who’d conquered Earth crossed over into the main timeline. The three part “Reality Wars!” in #50 saw a ‘reality rift’ threatening to devour the planet while a resurrected Leader-1 (1987′s repaint of 1985’s Super Leader-1) and Cy-Kill fought one last time.

 

Hasbro would buy out Tonka and in 1994, it commissioned GoBots Generation 2 – involving repainted Transformers, new models, and Transformers now being grandfathered into GoBots. (Bandai owned the Machine Robo moulds and they could not be used) Furman wrote a twelve-issue comic series with Derek Yahinger and Geoff Senior, depicting the titular ‘second generation’ going up against a third faction of genocidal GoBots, led by new toy Archforce, who were ‘cyberforming’ organic worlds.

 

While Generation 2 would soon end, the replacement, Beast Wars, had a cartoon by Mainframe Entertainment and Bob Forward & Larry DiTillio would pepper the series with continuity references weighted to the comics, which had the larger, more vocal fanbase than the original cartoon.

 

Reprints of the comics have been published by both Titan Books and IDW Publishing, with the latter also running the Generation Three sequel series that Furman used to tie up loose ends and set up the start of Beast Wars. Their ongoing series, set in a new continuity, have recently seen references and plot beats from the cartoon brought in by Jim Sorenson.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:43 AM

Should have changed Beast Wars to Rock Wars!

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:32 PM

Okay, here's an idea I Iike.

In 2016 Quintessa deplayed the upgraded Decepticons to kill off the descendants of Witwiccan clan. Although they mostly targetted the more famous ones. Prince, David Bowie, Lemmy, Harambe (???), George Michael, Carrier Fischer, Alan Rickman, Sam Witwicky, many others.
Woooo!

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:44 PM

Okay, here's an idea I Iike.

In 2016 Quintessa deplayed the upgraded Decepticons to kill off the descendants of Witwiccan clan. Although they mostly targetted the more famous ones. Prince, David Bowie, Lemmy, Harambe (???), George Michael, Carrier Fischer, Alan Rickman, Sam Witwicky, many others.

 

Eh, I think you mean *deployed. And the Witwiccans are an organization by membership, not family ties.





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