Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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)

*apart!

@  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".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:09 PM)

It's not even a "brand pissing contest" or "board loyalty" thing, not least due to the fact that those don't really even happen here all that much. I'm just happy to be with levelheaded people who've outgrown the usual fan dumb tropes. You can have a civilized conversation here and people don't shit on things only to hide behind "but but but to each their own right?" when their myopic BS is challenged.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

With each time nonsense like this flares up on tfw or on local discussion venues (and it does quite a bit) I'm just reminded of why I've essentially been allspark bound for the last... Fifteen or so years.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

On the plus side, tho, TFW has "appreciation threads" for practically everything, even stuff like Kre-O and PCC. And their toy database is quite handy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

I've been happily posting on TFW for years. Then, after being *here* for a few months, I look back and wonder how the hell I even bothered with it. I mean, my ignore list had hundreds of people on it. Literally HUNDREDS of ignored people. I even showed off said gargantuan list once (with a small thumbnail that you couldn't read any of the names on, mind you). That... that really should have been a warning sign, I suppose...

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Thanks, I enjoyed reading the nerdrage. I should hang out over there more often.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

I mean, Reveal Your Shield. That gets complained about too.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:04 PM)

One of the reveal the shield news threads at TFW has movie fans and G1 fans arguing over who has it worse

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

You got me awfully curious. What thread ware we talking about?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.


Photo
- - - - -

United Stepper & Nebulon Gallery


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
11 replies to this topic

#1 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 57676 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:56 PM

Full Gallery with 50 photos.



















Randy


#2 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    We All Live in a Blue Wooden Box

  • Supporter
  • 12292 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:05 PM

Excellent pictures!

Oh man, I cannot wait for this guy to get here *GLEE*

#3 Sprocket

Sprocket

    Problematic.

  • Citizen
  • 8774 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

Hah, I was not expecting a perfect re-creation of the Autobot group shot at the end of 'The Fierce Fighting on Planet Nebulos'. Awesome.
Being part of any fandom is fundamentally embarassing.

#4 Walky

Walky

    STRONG GRUDGE

  • Citizen
  • 36404 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

Does Grapple's head look a different shade of yellow in person, or is that just the photograph?

#5 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 57676 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Jan 29 2012, 07:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Excellent pictures!

Oh man, I cannot wait for this guy to get here *GLEE*

Thanks!

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Jan 29 2012, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hah, I was not expecting a perfect re-creation of the Autobot group shot at the end of 'The Fierce Fighting on Planet Nebulos'. Awesome.

Thanks, yeah I definitely wanted to do that set up. Though I don't have Artfire because that toy doesn't exist. icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 29 2012, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does Grapple's head look a different shade of yellow in person, or is that just the photograph?

It's not a very good match due to covering up the black with yellow and all.

Randy


#6 Jeremy

Jeremy

    Gargo 220 or something

  • Retired Staff
  • 23660 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

That was the main reason I preferred Hasbro Grapple. I like that the orange head makes him look less like Inferno, but the color match is bad, and any scratches in that orange paint stick out like a sore thumb.
"Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise." - Cato the Elder

"Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper." - Larry Flynt

#7 Blues

Blues

    Where are my keys?

  • Citizen
  • 1238 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:31 PM

ARGH.

I can't spend $100+ just to get one sexy stepper! Too bad he can't use his gun in vehicle mode though.

#8 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 57676 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 29 2012, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was the main reason I preferred Hasbro Grapple. I like that the orange head makes him look less like Inferno, but the color match is bad, and any scratches in that orange paint stick out like a sore thumb.

Yeah, of the 4 I received only one didn't have some scratch on (at least the front) of his helmet.

QUOTE(Blues @ Jan 29 2012, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ARGH.

I can't spend $100+ just to get one sexy stepper! Too bad he can't use his gun in vehicle mode though.

That is my only complaint about the figure. They should have put a whole in his roof or some peg there or on his spoiler.

Randy


#9 Meister79

Meister79
  • Retired Staff
  • 2482 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

Nice photos, Randy! icon-ironhide.gif

#10 Kira Kira

Kira Kira

    ~bash back~

  • Citizen
  • 1859 posts

Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:41 PM

Beautiful!
I really like the blacked out headlights. I wish someone would paint their Jazz's lights white like that, so I could know if it'd look good... (cuz I'd like to try it, but I'm hesitant)

Edited by Kira Kira, 29 January 2012 - 11:41 PM.

My Amazon wish list~!
https://amzn.com/w/2X5B5PEPJV4DH

#11 Nevermore

Nevermore

    Unionized and proud of it.

  • Supporter
  • 11175 posts

Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:04 AM

War buddies!

Streak_Stepper.jpg

Man, I hope Hasbro does Ricochet too. Doesn't matter if theirs lacks Nightstick, I could use the one from Battle in Space Cyclonus.

Edited by Nevermore, 30 January 2012 - 05:05 AM.


#12 lastmaximal

lastmaximal

    Cyber Key Power...linx!

  • Citizen
  • 11909 posts

Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:43 AM

I'm still smarting over how much he'll end up costing at a local specialty store [although to be fair it's not too far off from elsewhere with shipping], but I've got to have this.

That said, I hope Hasbro does get around to him eventually... one way or another.


SO OKAY IT'S AVERAGE
Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!
SoOkayItsAverage.2.gif