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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

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#58021 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM

'Gasp'

 

But how will everybody know that vital VITAL one sentence bio of a character, if the don't cover the box with it repeated ad infinitum in as many languages as they can fit. :)

 

I do miss full box bios.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:02 PM

I think what's worse that the quadlingual stuff is since they use the same packaging worldwide now, they literally have to have the warnings in:

*takes breath*

English

French

German

Spanish
Portuguese

Italian

Dutch

Swedish

Danish

Norse

Finnish

Greek

Polish

Hungarian

Turkish

Czech

Slovakian

Romanian

Russian

Bulgarian

Croatian

Lithuanian

Slovene

Ukrainian

Estonian

Latvian

Arabic

 

Yes that's 27 languages, as many languages are there are letters in the Spanish alphabet just to tell parents SMALL PARTS!!


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:29 PM

No bios = sad. 

 

Yes, WE all know who everyone is (except the 1.5 new characters we get every year) but plenty of kids picking these guys up off the shelf don't have a clue who they are.

 

Those consumers, obviously, are the ones most likely to happily generate their own identities for the toys. So... it all sort of works out. 

 

EXCEPT THAT THE IMAGINARY BIOGRAPHIES FASHIONED BY THOSE IGNORANT CHILDREN ARE WRONG AND STUPID

 

 

 

it's a shame so few of them understand that


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#58024 Copper Bezel

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:03 PM

See, as much as I personally have an attachment to all these characters from the old cartoon and want toys that reflect them, I really do prefer the idea of children engaging in imaginative play rather than collecting and reenacting like we're cursed to forever do. So that gives me a tiny bit of hope, but considering how pervasive and unavoidable all the branding is and the fact that the cartoons and games and so on are what sell the toys to those children, it'd be a vanishingly small hope. They're really pretty heavily exposed to all of that instruction about how to play with their toys the same as we are.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 01 July 2020 - 07:03 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:09 PM

When I was a kid, I used Universe Windsheer as my Starscream cuz they both had the whole cockpit chest tbh.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:04 PM

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Bios are awesome! I won't hear otherwise. (much less this bizarre implication that fiction stunts imagination, wtf?)

 

 

It's kinda strange that WfC is supposed to have a "story" to it, but there's literally nothing being developed there. Like, Siege is supposed to be a prequel, with stuff like Impactor being a Decepticon and Starscream not yet being the Second in Command, but without any actual bios on the boxes it's easy to forget that it's not supposed to be the same old Geewun.



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:19 PM

So is there any specific reason why Hasbro decided to 'translate' 'Agnes called for a snuggle' differently in each language?

 

Like the French is 'Agnes would like to see him', the Spanish is 'Agnes called because she wanted to be with him', and the Portuguese is 'Agnes called to arrange a meeting'.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:44 PM

Hasbro is basically treating Transformers like toylines based on DC and Marvel comics now, making endless actionfigures based on the same iconic heroes and villains with some flavors of the week thrown in. At least they're more like Avengers or Justice League where you get a team of multiple heroes instead of endless variants of one hero like Spider-Man or Batman.



#58029 Copper Bezel

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:58 PM

Bios are awesome! I won't hear otherwise. (much less this bizarre implication that fiction stunts imagination, wtf?)

It doesn't stunt imagination, it just replaces it. = P But neither the toys nor the fiction would even exist if they weren't based on this particular marketing synergy, so it's hard to imagine how else it could be.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:11 AM

Wow, Gigawatt looks dull.



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:41 AM

Apparently its because they're trying to replicate the real Delorean not shiny deco. Its...not a good choice.

 

Still gonna buy one though. Cause i'm a sucker. :)


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:48 AM

yup that sure is a sideswipe retool


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:37 PM

That torso is Alternators sized.


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#58034 Copper Bezel

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:45 PM

I can neither condone, nor condemn, what has been done here. X ]

 

People have wanted a BTTF DeLorean Transformer since pretty much both of those things existed. It is one of the most ancient fanart memes and one of the most popular crossovers of all time alongside transforming Enterprises and TARDISes. For some reason even transforming KITT never took off like this one. Every kid's Swindler could time travel. 

 

We already know the new crossovers don't create new molds completely fresh, and I have to think that using a hood chest like a lot of basic-bitch fanart was a part of the intended charm. And it was far more important that the doors opened properly than that either mode looked any good.

 

Like, I have zero interest in any part of this, but they did exactly what they needed to do. X ]


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:50 PM

Is it me or is the quality of the official pics really bad? They're tiny and they don't seem to be HD.



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 05:18 PM

Nah that's just how the toy looks.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 05:21 PM

The texture of all the car panels is the grossest and most unappealing version of "brushed steel" I've ever seen in my life. Hasbro is really good at making trashy-looking unpainted metallic grey plastic, as demonstrated in every movie Megatron toy ever, but somehow they managed to find something worse.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 05:57 PM

That, i do not understand. I mean, even the movie Delorean looks shinier than this! I mean come on Hasbro, did we really have to go for bad matte steel? Really?

 

'sigh'

 

i'm still buying it, because... well Copper said it best. The idea of this has been around forever. But seriously, why did Ectotron get so much more love than this?

 

I am sorely tempted to go over the whole thing in silver and chrome, to hell with real life accuracy.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:03 PM

i still don't understand the hugging windshield bit

 

like someone seriously signed off on all that gunk there

 

what the hug

 

wanna slap them


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:05 PM

I finally got shipping confirmation for Fort Max. I'm all jittery. I can't wait to get this.
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