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@  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.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.


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#1 Adam G

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:50 PM

Not a ton of information about this but I just found some of the first pictures of the show.



More images here:
http://powet.tv/powe...e-bears-series/

It's an all CGI show that will start on the Hub this summer. I get the impression that Cheer Bear and Share Bear will be the main characters but it's kind of hard to tell from this limited information. I think they're hoping to have a My Little Pony type revival with this show. I'm looking forward to it, though it's hard to get much of an idea of quality until the show starts.

So who used to watch this show when they were a kid? I had a Care Bears lunch box when I was in 3rd grade. Good times...

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:34 AM

If Care Bears turns out to be good, does it make us look sillier than MLP does? Or not? I'm not sure.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:36 AM

When are we getting a new Jem dammit

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:44 AM

Well, I hope it's good, I guess.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:26 AM

Could be good.

I'll watch an ep or two to judge.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:00 AM

Unlikely to be good, but you never know.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

I already saw a new care bears show. Traditional animation... Evil bear that seemed to have built his a cyborg suit of armor.

I didn't get much from it, it was on in the background while I was watching my nephew about 6 months back.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

Well they appear to be adhering to the old designs, said designs are what initially made me avoid them when I was a child and I don't think they've improved by CGI or age.

I was willing to give MLP: FiM the benefit of the doubt because the newer designs looked ok (and yes, the rave/raving reveiws), but this... probably not nearly so much. And no, I don't have any idea how you could remake the Care Bear's design so I wouldn't think it crap.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:29 AM

If the show catches on in the male fandom as much as MLP did, be ready for even more judging.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Mar 27 2012, 02:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If Care Bears turns out to be good, does it make us look sillier than MLP does? Or not? I'm not sure.

As far as 1980s Adam is concerned My Little Pony was lame and for girls but the Care Bears were really cool. I think this franchise has less improvement necessary to make it good, whereas MLP came out of nowhere. Because of this I'd say less silly...

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When are we getting a new Jem dammit
I don't know how this hasn't happened yet. Maybe live action shows like Hannah Montana have filled that niche. They want a real person to put behind their music to sell albums and such.

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I already saw a new care bears show. Traditional animation... Evil bear that seemed to have built his a cyborg suit of armor.
Surely they've been making new Care Bears shows for years and I don't think they've been worth paying attention to. I'm hoping this one will be different.

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Well they appear to be adhering to the old designs, said designs are what initially made me avoid them when I was a child and I don't think they've improved by CGI or age.
What is it you don't like about them? They're basically modeled after plush toys.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:33 PM

I grew up with the original Care Bears series. Both of them. The Nelvana one and whichever other one was pretty much exactly like it and I think even used the same theme song. And I'm pretty sure there's not room in a franchise like that for the kind of reimagining that made My Little Pony into what it is today. Plus, TV CGI has never, ever not sucked.

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When are we getting a new Jem dammit

When the '80s happen all over again, I reckon. You pretty much can't get any more '80s than Jem, and if they reimagined her as a generically 2010s character, everyone who cared enough to want her back in the first place would rage.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:11 PM

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But I think the villains were where my interest in Care Bears as a kid ended. I always wanted them to win.

Beastly and Shreeky were the best. The fact that Shreeky shared a voice actress with Sailor Moon was pretty rad.

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What? Reboot, Beast Wars and Transformers Prime would like a word.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

We already got a new Jem. But it was live action, and called Hannah Montana. icon-arcee.gif

Seriously, though, any new Jem is going to have to compete with the fact that Hannah Montana still (via reruns) dominates that particular space. Even if Hasbro could deflect criticisms of being a HM ripoff, it's still probably too soon to try to take over that niche.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:03 PM

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What? Reboot, Beast Wars and Transformers Prime would like a word.


You loose you argument when Prime is brought into it.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

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QUOTE(Adam @ Mar 27 2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Plus, TV CGI has never, ever not sucked.
What? Reboot, Beast Wars and Transformers Prime would like a word.


You loose you argument when Prime is brought into it.


We have to add Jimmy Newtron to the list. Like it or hate it, that show had a fanbase. I certainly watched it.

As for this new Care Bears... Meh. I liked the movies, but I recall finding most of the show to be kinda subpar.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

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I always liked this guy as a kid:

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But I think the villains were where my interest in Care Bears as a kid ended. I always wanted them to win.

While it's the wrong franchise, I'll confess to a liking for the Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak (insert dance here).

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

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QUOTE(Adam @ Mar 27 2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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What? Reboot, Beast Wars and Transformers Prime would like a word.


You loose you argument when Prime is brought into it.

Not really, no.

He also left out Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

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He also left out Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Which I don't care for.

We can squabble about the specifics, but unless you have some weird disfunction, you have to find at least 1 or 2 of the shows mentioned in this threat to be quite good. I mean really... does anyone at the AllSpark actually dislike Beast Wars? I can't imagine why you would even be here...

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

QUOTE(Adam @ Mar 27 2012, 09:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spin Out @ Mar 27 2012, 09:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He also left out Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Which I don't care for.

We can squabble about the specifics, but unless you have some weird disfunction, you have to find at least 1 or 2 of the shows mentioned in this threat to be quite good. I mean really... does anyone at the AllSpark actually dislike Beast Wars? I can't imagine why you would even be here...


It's ironic. I am actually not a fan of Transformers. I ended up making an account here because Database would CONSTANTLY link me to threads, and I spent so much time reading them that I finally figured I might as well be a member. But when it comes to Transformers, I just never got into any of the shows.

...EXCEPT Beast Wars. For whatever reason I loved that one. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:47 AM

Eh, I'll probably watch an episode to see if they worked a miracle. I liked G1 MLP as a kid, so it wasn't such a stretch for me to give FIM a chance(of course I don't hate G3 either now that I've seen it, so I'm obviously weird.) I don't think there was ever a time when I liked Care Bears though.