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. 

@  RichardT1977 : (22 August 2017 - 10:56 PM)

Got some good views of the buildup, though (through certified filter glasses, of course)

@  RichardT1977 : (22 August 2017 - 10:56 PM)

I was in the zone of totality when the eclipse came. Unfortunately, I was also in the zone of cloud cover.

@  Evac : (22 August 2017 - 07:41 PM)

the one Bon Jovi song I unironically enjoy

@  Evac : (22 August 2017 - 07:41 PM)

Blaze of Glory

@  Telly : (22 August 2017 - 07:24 PM)

was out at walmart early and ran into an old family friend. my phone was playing "blaze of glory" by bon jovi, she said she hadnt heard it for a long time. i said i like old music, its better than the crap they put out today. is this how OUR parents felt about our music?

@  unluckiness : (22 August 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Nah, they could tell by the lack of the very distinctive dialogue delivery. They just didn't want to be mean.

@  Dracula : (22 August 2017 - 08:42 AM)

Moon base is fine. I knew the castle was a total loss so I gave Olrox my best cape and told him he could have the throne room. The damn belmonts couldn't tell the difference

@  Pennpenn : (22 August 2017 - 06:39 AM)

It's probably because that's a direct quote rather than an attempt to self censor

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 August 2017 - 06:26 AM)

"shit" isn't filtered anymore

@  Donocropolis : (22 August 2017 - 05:51 AM)

Elvis doesn't do sh*t.

@  Pennpenn : (22 August 2017 - 03:38 AM)

Fine, though Elvis has a bit of a headache.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 August 2017 - 03:27 AM)

How's his moon base?

@  Waspinator : (21 August 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Thankfully, Dracula's castle didn't escape the eclipse this time.

@  Nevermore : (21 August 2017 - 09:41 PM)

In retaliation, President Trump threatens to nuke the moon.

@  Nevermore : (21 August 2017 - 09:40 PM)

This just in: ISIS claims responsibility for the eclipse.

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Which left like a hundred disappointed middle schoolers.

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Where I'm located got 95% eclipse. Which lacked a worthwhile climax. I really should have driven into it, but I planned on going to my science teacher wife's school thing that got cancelled last minute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 August 2017 - 03:44 PM)

I was considering trying to get the day off for it and driving down south to the US far enough that I could see the total eclipse, but after looking into it it seems like there's another total eclipse coming up in 2024 where the totality will be visible just 45 minutes south-west of me, so I figure I'll wait it out

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2017 - 03:30 PM)

don't worry, social media didn't.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2017 - 02:59 PM)

shoot... I forgot all about the eclipse.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2017 - 02:36 PM)

lewd

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2017 - 01:30 PM)

i wanted a peek at the sun's peak too.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 August 2017 - 01:02 PM)

Just caught a peak of the 'bitten' sun. COOL!!

@  Noideaforaname : (21 August 2017 - 12:46 PM)

I got my cereal box eclipse viewer ready. Hopefully these clouds part...

@  Dracula : (21 August 2017 - 09:44 AM)

well I'm supposed to be permanently sealed in a dimensional rift today so I've gotta stay on guard

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 09:38 AM)

Any of you nerds going outside today?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 August 2017 - 07:52 AM)

"Would have been?" Isn't he still on the Batgirl thing?

@  unluckiness : (21 August 2017 - 07:46 AM)

It probably wouldn't be worse but it sure would have been really samey to everything else he's done.

@  Paladin : (21 August 2017 - 06:42 AM)

i am still not convinced he could do a worse job with Batgirl than Bruce Timm already did.

@  Pennpenn : (21 August 2017 - 03:42 AM)

The thing to remember about Madman is that they are often more enthusiastic than they are reliable.

@  2017 : (21 August 2017 - 12:01 AM)

Yeah, I'm pretty surprised.

@  Maruten : (20 August 2017 - 10:13 PM)

This stuff I think. http://www.vulture.c...-hypocrite.html

@  Confuzor : (20 August 2017 - 10:05 PM)

The what now?

@  2017 : (20 August 2017 - 09:39 PM)

This news about Joss Whedon sure was a thing to wake up to.

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2017 - 06:59 PM)

To back up to the original question about Scramble City's existence in regards to the English-language cartoon continuity, the pack-in comic that came with the Australian DVD boxed set released by Madman did feature a timeline of events that included a point in history titles "Scramble City", so that comic may at least want us to "pretend" that Scramble City happened in the cartoon continuity. But then again, that same comic also used the Marvel Comics' asteroid crisis as the true reason for the Ark's launch, and included the Beast Wars as being unambiguously part of this timeline, so make of that comic's timeline what you will.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:16 AM)

And unlike Takara's JG1 that has been steadily evolving and passing itself down from writer to writer in more-or-less smooth transition, anyone going back now to Hasbro's G1 does feel a bit more like changing history rather than reviving or continuing it.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:11 AM)

Editors at Fun Pub didn't feel it was right to try to "fix" or otherwise change or alter other writers' works. Which is why everything Fun Pub-written became its own stream (Animated was written by the same creative team as the show, so it's one of the very few stories still set in its original continuity). So rather than write words into the original creative team's mouths, Wings only sought to offer one possible solution to the Constructicons weirdness.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2017 - 08:24 PM)

Too bad there weren't that many Wings stories. On the other hand, JG1 is still continuing with stories!

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:10 PM)

Wings is obviously not cartoon continuity, but is heavily indebted to it.

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Basically what my original point was that continuities based on the original cartoon but not actually a part of it have used what Pennpenn originally said.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:42 PM)

I get what you mean, but the wording is awful. It's not possible for Wings to "alter" or "destroy" something it was never part of, nor really interacted with.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:40 PM)

It didn't "alter the existing continuity". It's an entirely new one that left the cartoon's continuity exactly as it ever was.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 05:24 PM)

didn't it take the original cartoon continuity but change parts of it to make a new continuity? i said i'd have preferred it stayed within the original cartoon continuity instead of altering the existing continuity. thats what i would have done. stories would have been written around the existing stories.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 04:24 PM)

Wings can't "destroy it even further" when it was never the cartoon continuity in the first place.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:57 PM)

The problem is that it isn't really fixable without redoing it from the ground up. Or going into insane retcons and rewrites, which A) is about the same thing, and B) is kinda Takara's thing.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 03:22 PM)

I find its better to fix a broken continuity than to destroy it even further.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:06 PM)

The cartoon couldn't even stay consistent with the cartoon, so why worry when something else can't, either?

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I never connected with the whole "Wings is similar to the cartoon continuity but several things are different" thing they had going on. they should really have done it so that it stayed in continuity with the cartoon but focused on the off-screen events prior, during and after the cartoon stories.

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 10:42 AM)

Not like it's ever relevant anyway.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 10:00 AM)

I mean, it doesn't make sense otherwise, regardless of how official particular fiction is.


Photo
- - - - -

Rumor: United Reflector and Hardhead on the way?


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

#1 Meister79

Meister79
  • Retired Staff
  • 2482 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

Takara_Preorders.jpg

I just received this list of solicitations and United Refelctor and Hardhead are listed as upcoming toys in the United line.

#2 TriBlurr

TriBlurr

    The Purple Monkey

  • Citizen
  • 5991 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

Guessing the retools of Perceptor and Hardhead.


Gremrock????

#3 Sprocket

Sprocket

    Problematic.

  • Citizen
  • 8825 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

United running alongside Generations? I remain skeptical.

Still, if it means Japanese fans can finally get a Black Shadow...for more than it would cost to get a fellow fan to buy one at Marshall's and ship it there, but still.
Being part of any fandom is fundamentally embarassing.

#4 Robogeek1973

Robogeek1973
  • Retired Staff
  • 15375 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Nov 2 2012, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guessing the retools of Perceptor and Hardhead.


You mean Warpath I assume. icon-hotrod.gif

#5 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 58887 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

I imagine in this case United = Takara's Generations.

Note that there are separate listings for Arms Micron Shockwave and "United Shockwave".

If true I'm excited that someone is finally doing these.

This also makes me think that the wave after the Wreckers from Hasbro may include them since Takara's Generations has been mirroring Hasbro's minus the handling of Shockwave (though that may change if United Shockwave is any indication).

Randy


#6 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 58887 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

Also looks like Thundertron is getting a release in Arms Micron as well as the Deluxe Optimus again.

I do wonder if Reflector & Hardhead might be TransformersAsia.com only releases like the Seeker set or no?

Randy


#7 Might Gaine

Might Gaine

    ARMS UP!! \(^_^)/

  • Retired Staff
  • 12896 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

United Swindle at a voyager price point is pretty random. Also, wonder what "Preview Optimus Prime Re-Do" at the deluxe price point is?

Sign up at ToyStoreUpdates.com to get email updates when new Transformers come into stock at Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, and Hasbro Toy Shop.


#8 Mecheon

Mecheon

    The ending of the words is ALMSIVI

  • Citizen
  • 1757 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Huh. Interesting if true

Colours will be the big thing. I'm hoping against hope for a Magnificus out of one side

#9 Echowarrior

Echowarrior

    I write stuff...just not as much as I used to.

  • Citizen
  • 8739 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 2 2012, 10:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This also makes me think that the wave after the Wreckers from Hasbro may include them since Takara's Generations has been mirroring Hasbro's minus the handling of Shockwave (though that may change if United Shockwave is any indication).


Fingers crossed for this. I'm not eager to own Warpath as Hardhead - I'm satisfied with the Wal-Mart exclusive repaint of Onslaught from years ago - but Perceptor as Reflector? I'm all over that.
William Rendfeld
That Echowarrior guy...
Author of "Transformers: Armada (Revisited)"- Allspark Fic of the Month for December 2005. Archive here.
"In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Credited to Thomas Jefferson.
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Credited to Winston Churchill.

#10 TriBlurr

TriBlurr

    The Purple Monkey

  • Citizen
  • 5991 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Nov 2 2012, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Nov 2 2012, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guessing the retools of Perceptor and Hardhead.


You mean Warpath I assume. icon-hotrod.gif


Doh! icon-wildride.gif

#11 lastmaximal

lastmaximal

    Cyber Key Power...linx!

  • Citizen
  • 12460 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

Got my eye on those United guys... and that Dark Energon Leader Megs.


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


#12 Walky

Walky

    Sad Frogerson

  • Citizen
  • 36941 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Nov 2 2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
United Swindle at a voyager price point is pretty random.


He's listed at the same price as the other Deluxes, isn't he? He, Starscream, Reflector, and Hardhead are 109, while the Voyager stuff like Cylas Breakdown are 149.

#13 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 58887 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE(Walky @ Nov 2 2012, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Nov 2 2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
United Swindle at a voyager price point is pretty random.


He's listed at the same price as the other Deluxes, isn't he? He, Starscream, Reflector, and Hardhead are 109, while the Voyager stuff like Cylas Breakdown are 149.

Other than Grimlock (Gremlock) that is.

Randy


#14 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Retired Staff
  • 39269 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE(Walky @ Nov 2 2012, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Nov 2 2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
United Swindle at a voyager price point is pretty random.


He's listed at the same price as the other Deluxes, isn't he? He, Starscream, Reflector, and Hardhead are 109, while the Voyager stuff like Cylas Breakdown are 149.


Yup. And United Deluxes aren't to be confused with Arms Micron Deluxes:

United Deluxes 109
Arms Micron Deluxes 74

Of course that makes the 109-priced "Gremrock" very interesting.

#15 Walky

Walky

    Sad Frogerson

  • Citizen
  • 36941 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

S'probably just another redeco of the Classics mold. If they can do others a billion times, why not him.

UPDATE:

Okay, I just realized this could be Universe Dinobot as BW Grimlock, and I may have just soiled my pants.

Edited by Walky, 02 November 2012 - 10:46 AM.


#16 Spectre

Spectre
  • Retired Staff
  • 10547 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

Buying three Reflectors at $10-15 wasn't bad, but buying three at ~$40 is going to hurt. But it must be done.

Edited by Spectre, 02 November 2012 - 10:45 AM.


#17 M Sipher

M Sipher

    All hail Newmie.

  • Citizen
  • 11755 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

Hm. The filling out of the back-end of Prime is... interesting to say the least.


M "Be Nice To Know If Thundertron IS Really Getting AM'd" Sipher
The ISLE OF RANGOON - Advantures in Learning and Sarcasm!
Holy crap Sipher has a Tumblr apparently!
http://www.tfwiki.net - We left Wikia before it was cool to do so!

"I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts."
- Stephen Colbert

#18 TriBlurr

TriBlurr

    The Purple Monkey

  • Citizen
  • 5991 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE(Walky @ Nov 2 2012, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
S'probably just another redeco of the Classics mold. If they can do others a billion times, why not him.

UPDATE:

Okay, I just realized this could be Universe Dinobot as BW Grimlock, and I may have just soiled my pants.



That.....hadn't even occured to me. ......and there goes my pants. Thanks Walky! icon-waspy.gif

#19 (Deactivated) Smitty

(Deactivated) Smitty
  • Guests

Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE(Spectre @ Nov 2 2012, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Buying three Reflectors at $10-15 wasn't bad, but buying three at ~$40 is going to hurt. But it must be done.


I'm really OK with Reflector being one guy if he's an update and a half track.

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Nov 2 2012, 12:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Walky @ Nov 2 2012, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
S'probably just another redeco of the Classics mold. If they can do others a billion times, why not him.

UPDATE:

Okay, I just realized this could be Universe Dinobot as BW Grimlock, and I may have just soiled my pants.



That.....hadn't even occured to me. ......and there goes my pants. Thanks Walky! icon-waspy.gif

Don't count on it guys.

#20 Fnu Aw

Fnu Aw

    WAHAHAHA! EH HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!

  • Staff
  • 31396 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

That would be worth the price just for the hilarity.