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@  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.


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

All the jazz about cassettes lately got me in the mood to whip up some templates. So first off, the Eject/Rewind model. The picture is reduced quite a lot to fit them altogether mind,

Rewind and Eject of course, with Bolts, the canned character from an early script of the '86 movie. I rather like the colors I picked out for him icon-hotrod.gif

Also did a modified version for the girls, Flip-Sides and Rosanna.

A number of my OCs use the model as well but I figured I'd only post the official characters here. And Bolts.


Working on the Rumble/Frenzy model atm, including a female version.

(edit!) added cassette forms
(edit2) added Decepticons in lower post

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

they look awesome, nice job

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

I think I would prefer Takara repaint the Rumble mold into Bolts rather than the Eject mold. Solely because the Eject mold has four different characters to it already while the Rumble mold only has three. The script doesn't specify it being the Eject mold, only that it was humanoid. Plus I think it would be interesting to see an Autobot repaint of Rumble.

Edited by Bass X0, 22 April 2012 - 01:33 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

Well I think that in all likely hood that this model is what Hasbro was gonna use for whatever humanoid bot they ended up choosing, so Bolts fits nice enough into it for me icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:55 PM


I just want more. I've always loved the cassettes.

I would love them to reissue the remaining 8 soon just so we could get some "other character" variations.

Of course I've already said elswhere that I'd love it if someone made more G1 style cassettes. Not modernized. Not fully poseable. Not updated in any way. Just exactly the style and level of the classic G1 cassettes but new characters. I would love expanded armies.


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE(Admiral Lilwall @ Apr 22 2012, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well I think that in all likely hood that this model is what Hasbro was gonna use for whatever humanoid bot they ended up choosing, so Bolts fits nice enough into it for me icon-hotrod.gif


Yeah. I know that originally they would have likely used the Eject mold for Bolts if the early script became the actual movie script.

I was saying that if Takara wanted to do more cassette repaints, they should use the Rumble mold for Bolts so that the number of different characters using each mold are even.

Its for that reason I don't want them to do more Ravage and Laserbeak repaints since there are four charactes for each of those molds too.

Instead I want them to repaint Rumble, Ratbat, Slugfest, Overkill, Ramhorn and Steeljaw up to four different characters per mold.

But this is just me putting my personal ideas into words. Your color scheme for Bolts does look good.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

Ah ok icon-hotrod.gif

I do have a bunch of OC Autobots who use the Rumble model, I didn't wanna bore everyone with them as I have so many OC cassettebots.

Here is the Rumble model I've worked up. Enemy, Frenzy, Rumble, and Eraser. Eraser is one of my OCs, shown here mostly just to show off the female model I made. She is based off of the orange generic cassettebot seen in the background of some scenes in the early episodes of the cartoon.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

So they made Wingthing a cassette, which made me ponder what would happen if they did the same for Blaster's AM partner, Flight Pack.

I did first think Raindance would be suitable, but he was already mostly blue, so I went with Laserbeak. A quick trace over of some Laserbeak art and here it is. Not the most flattering, I think I'll change the weapon/jet packs to black maybe

I think Raindance would ultimately be a better choice , I might whip one up anyway
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:55 AM

QUOTE(Admiral Lilwall @ Apr 24 2012, 10:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So they made Wingthing a cassette, which made me ponder what would happen if they did the same for Blaster's AM partner, Flight Pack.

I did first think Raindance would be suitable, but he was already mostly blue, so I went with Laserbeak. A quick trace over of some Laserbeak art and here it is. Not the most flattering, I think I'll change the weapon/jet packs to black maybe

I think Raindance would ultimately be a better choice , I might whip one up anyway



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:14 AM

Yeah, I was thinking Squawktalk for Sights instead of Laserbeak.

And am Autobot repaint for Beastbox doesn't have to originally be a gorilla, just someone who would make sense with a new gorilla alternate mode.

Or lets use Ape-Linq and be done with it.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

Possibly Glitch? I mean, both have the standard humanoid shape of two arms, two legs, and a head. And the legs are smaller than the arms.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

That was another reason I wanted to steer away from Raindance, because it meant a combiner. That said Glitch as a Beastbox recolor doesn't sound too bad...
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:06 AM

How about some Shattered Glass color schemes sometime?


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

Yeah I reckon I could manage that at some point soon
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

Solarbot Requiem and SG Rewind icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

Yay! Solarbot!

Looks like he's missing some yellow on his chest though icon-fire.gif

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

how did I miss that??

anyway, fixed that up, and now included cassette forms
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