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@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.

@  repowers : (22 March 2020 - 03:49 PM)

That's totally super biased!

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 03:00 PM)

I'm not. I'm listening to his own contradictory statements.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Most people don't, but it's still making enough ratings to continue, apparently.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2020 - 11:45 AM)

I’m not finding modern episodes of The Simpson’s at all funny.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (22 March 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Trump HAS been working on this, stop listening to those idiot "news" outlets that just spin everything against him out of bias.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 08:52 AM)

At the least, they could keep it off of Twitter.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 March 2020 - 08:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure the capuchin from "outbreak" would have done a better job than trump.

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 05:13 AM)

Isn't it sad that President Schwarzenegger would have been the better alternative in retrospect?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2020 - 03:38 AM)

It was President Schwarzenegger, not Wolfcastle.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 March 2020 - 02:51 AM)

He put that in a speech in Springfields 'Do as we say' festival in 2005 too.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:51 AM

Warner has no hugging clue how to let creative people... create!

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:05 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?

I've only considered a couple of DCs reboots to be significant enough to worry about (specifically, the original COIE, and now Flashpoint). Others (such as Zero Hour) were fairly soft reboots, allowing DC to "fix" a few things they felt needed it while maintaining the basic integrity of the fictional universe as a whole.

Soft reboots like Zero Hour (this isn't a comment on the quality of Zero Hour as a story, mind) don't bother me. Wholesale reboots like Flashpoint do.

That said, I'm honest enough to recognize that, as a kid (just over 10 at the time), the fact that Superman's history was starting off fresh after COIE is what pulled me in to reading Superman comic books. It's hard for me to fault an attempt by DC to recapture new readers again.

But they lost me completely.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ May 31 2013, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That said, I'm honest enough to recognize that, as a kid (just over 10 at the time), the fact that Superman's history was starting off fresh after COIE is what pulled me in to reading Superman comic books. It's hard for me to fault an attempt by DC to recapture new readers again.

But they lost me completely.


Fair being fair, COIE was a true Reboot. While later on things from the Silver Age were re-introduced, it was generally accepted that the slate had been "blanked" and it was time to start over. It seems like every reboot afterwards - even things like Flashpoint - are trying to maintain the post-COIE continuity while still being a reboot...and that just doesn't work.

If you're going to reboot Batman, fine. But don't start bogging the book down in the quagmire of continuity that came before it. Batman is Batman, Dick Grayson is Robin, and Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, and Stephanie Brown are to be introduced at a later date.


Also DC really needs to take a hose to the Legacy Characters. Or at the very least, make Legacy Characters Legacy Characters and stop bringing back their predecessors.


Which will then lead me into a long winded rant about how Death and grievous injury has been turned into a bad joke by the comics industry going so far as to make Soap Opera antics look plausible in comparison.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also DC really needs to take a hose to the Legacy Characters. Or at the very least, make Legacy Characters Legacy Characters and stop bringing back their predecessors.

IMHO, the latter far more than the former. Barry Allen being dead was, for the longest time, the one death that stuck, and that was fine. Wally was a perfectly good (even superior) Flash. Bringing Barry back was a terrible idea, without even getting into his having caused Flashpoint.

Going back to your former point about COIE being a "true" reboot vs. Flashpoint. Honestly, I have to disagree there. While the COIE changes were indeed major and sweeping, it's not like everything got a fresh start. Most books trotted happily along with no changes at all. Flashpoint did more than that. EVERY BOOK started over. Even the rare books (like Green Lantern) that acted as though little or nothing had changed. (Batman, actually, doesn't seem particularly affected by Flashpoint either, so I'm scratching my head a bit as to why that particular example was used).

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ May 31 2013, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That said, I'm honest enough to recognize that, as a kid (just over 10 at the time), the fact that Superman's history was starting off fresh after COIE is what pulled me in to reading Superman comic books. It's hard for me to fault an attempt by DC to recapture new readers again.


Same for me. Silver Age Superman was the one I encountered first (via cartoons), but Post-Crisis Superman is the one I grew up with, and that'll always be *my* Superman. So personally, my problems with the New 52 all have to do with quality as opposed to concept.


QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fair being fair, COIE was a true Reboot. While later on things from the Silver Age were re-introduced, it was generally accepted that the slate had been "blanked" and it was time to start over.


Only for some characters. Superman and Wonder Woman got to start with new #1s, and Batman got a sort of unoffocial-then-later-official restart with "Year One", and pretty much everyone else's history was left up in the air. It was actually a pretty big mess at times.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

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Soft reboots like Zero Hour (this isn't a comment on the quality of Zero Hour as a story, mind) don't bother me. Wholesale reboots like Flashpoint do.


Flashpoint and Zero Hour were (no joke) the same damn thing.

The exception being the Heroes stopped Parallax from rewriting history but didn't stop Barry Allen.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

I thought the force behind Zero Hour was The Monarch (Not the Venture Brothers one, the Future Despot of a Distopian Future who may or may not be Captain Atom and/or Hawk).

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:09 PM

It's kind of funny how the New 52 universe is supposedly skewered because it's based on Barry Allen's memories reconstructing it... but his memories apparently forgot all about his wife and nephew.


No wait. It's not funny. It's sad and it shows just how tastelessly tacked on that explanation was.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought the force behind Zero Hour was The Monarch (Not the Venture Brothers one, the Future Despot of a Distopian Future who may or may not be Captain Atom and/or Hawk).

Well, it WAS Monarch (who transformed into Extant during that story line) at first, but it was shown that Parallax was true "big bad" of the storyline.

As to Zero Hour and Flashpoint being the exact same thing... Blud and I will just differ. They were certainly similar in many ways, but I contend Zero Hour was far less expansive in the scope of what it accomplished.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ May 31 2013, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's kind of funny how the New 52 universe is supposedly skewered because it's based on Barry Allen's memories reconstructing it... but his memories apparently forgot all about his wife and nephew.


No wait. It's not funny. It's sad and it shows just how tastelessly tacked on that explanation was.

Uhh? The New 52 universe is the result of merging three "universes" into one. Where did Barry's memories come into this?

(Not sure why I'm bothering, since you have the biggest hateboner in this thread.)

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:52 PM

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(Not sure why I'm bothering, since you have the biggest hateboner in this thread.)

Well, if you're going to punctuate your post like that, I don't see why I should bother with you either.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ May 31 2013, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As to Zero Hour and Flashpoint being the exact same thing... Blud and I will just differ. They were certainly similar in many ways, but I contend Zero Hour was far less expansive in the scope of what it accomplished.


Eh, it's a fair dig. Despite the specifics being different, two stories where Silver Age Justice Leaguers try to change time and cause ripple effects deserves to be called out.

That said, much as I dislike the execution, I can at least see the point behind Flashpoint. Zero Hour was just a mismatch of "fixes" for random, unimportant continuity issues; and I'm a continuity nut, so for me to consider them minor is saying something.

EDIT: Well, except for the Legion of Superheroes. Zero Hour was basically their Flashpoint (and I really liked the early stuff by Waid). But for the majority of the DCU, it was pretty pointless.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:19 PM

Yeah the "real world" implications of both were different (renumbering, etc) but the in-universe stuff was "two stories where Silver Age Justice Leaguers try to change time and cause ripple effects.

With the exception being Hal caught hell for doing it.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:01 AM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ May 31 2013, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah the "real world" implications of both were different (renumbering, etc) but the in-universe stuff was "two stories where Silver Age Justice Leaguers try to change time and cause ripple effects.

With the exception being Hal caught hell for doing it.

I think that's where my disagreement comes from. I've been pretty explicit (I thought) about talking exclusively about the "real world" repercussions of these events. (I did make it a point to call out that I wasn't commenting on the quality of Zero Hour as a story. I'm sure of that part)

The fact (which I don't dispute) of the stories themselves being more or less similar is not in dispute. But I don't care about that. The events were written to do different things, and thus had different results. One was only ever intended to be a minor tweak, while the other was designed (however haphazardly) to reboot the entirety of DC's output.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:21 AM

well no demon knights anymore..so i'm down to JLDark and Batgirl.. the two books I've never been all that sure on

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:07 AM

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Pretty miner one really, but I certainly think its a bit out of order to produce such cheap and lazy variant covers. It's like they're not even bothering to pretend its not just a way to gouge more cash out of the obsessive compulsives amongst their readership. I mean this is one of their flagship titles, you'd think they'd at least put some effort into screwing people for it.

Mostly though, I'm perplexed by how bad Poison Ivy's outfit apparently is these days. She's seriously wearing a black body stocking that looks like it's had an open tin of green paint dropped on it? How terribly dull and unimaginative.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:11 AM

It is bad... but it's a bit more dignified than the "nothin' but leaves" look she was rocking before.

But really, what is a good Poison Ivy costume?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:22 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 5 2013, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is bad... but it's a bit more dignified than the "nothin' but leaves" look she was rocking before.

But really, what is a good Poison Ivy costume?


I actually quite like the one from Batman And Robin. It's about the only thing I think that movie did right.

But while I fully admit she's not ever really had a partiularly great set of duds, they at least looked like they'd had some effort put into making them, however little there actually was to them. This just looks like something bought from a shop with a bit of paint splashed on it.

I just expect a bit more of a 'mental but fabulous' look from a Batman villian. They may not be playing with a full deck, but they can usually be relied on to know there way around a sewing machine.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:48 AM

how the hell would Man Bat be able to chain up Batman? He has no hands

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