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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

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

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#58181 Caldwin

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:12 AM

Yeah, that's some lazy "transformation" engineering, but lets be honest. I may transform these things maybe a few times the first day and then they stay on the shelf to look pretty. So as long as it looks pretty in robot mode, I'm okay. At least I have one G1 Arcee that has a decent transformation. I'm okay if the next one is mostly just good for eyecandy.
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Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:52 AM

I honestly don't see anything that the Earthrise offers as an improvement on the T30. The T30 has a flawless alt mode that folds into a huge but tidy backpack that at least has the shoulder pods and deploys a perfectly decent and well articulated Barbie. The Earthrise version has a clumsier robot mode and has to remove part of the car to turn into it, the backpack is just as big, and there's nothing in particular to recommend the Barbie it comes attached to over the T30 one. 

 

It's honestly a strange case, because Earthrise isn't really adding any new gimmick or anything either, so it doesn't even have the usual "but it's compatible with [thing]" going for it. It's just a worse take on the same dull thing.


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 12 July 2020 - 08:56 AM

TBH after watching the two Fans Hobby Athena vids on YouTube, it kinda sucks that you have to remove her roof to transform her but I'm not too bothered since I already knew that the roof was removable and I honestly think the figure looks better in robot mode without the roof backpack breaking up her silhouette.

 

What is ever so slightly more disappointing is that she has hugging stickers, I mean some of them are just optional detail stickers like I'm not gonna be losing out if I don't apply the few stickers meant to add some *pop* in the vehicle mode cockpit but why the hug are the goddamn red crosses stickers.

 

I mean is Fans Hobby afraid that the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is gonna bring the hammer down? I don't think it really makes a difference if they're on stickers and not tampoed onto the toy.

 

Ah whatever, when I say these things make me slightly disappointed I mean it's like 1/1000th of a nanogram of disappointment because it's still a goddamn Minerva.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:00 AM

About the only extra the ER one offers is using standard 5mm pegs for weapons instead of T30's rectangular hand holes that only she uses. Maybe one could count taking off the vehicle shell to get a cleaner robot and/or a display stand.



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:08 AM

ER Arcee has ANKEL TILTS tho.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:10 AM

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:16 AM

As much as i might get ER Arcee, her flaws are really kinda tempting me to hunt down either the Takara lg version of T30, or that Platinum boxset with the shiny paint. Which is admittedly ludicrous when you consider the price.

 

ah well.

 

Now to start saving in hopes that these proposed Studio Series Dinibots are awesome. Even though i just finished hunting down the POTP Dinobots.

 

sigh

 

Really hoping if Rodimus and Galvatron happen, they'll be awesome.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:24 AM

One thing I like about Earthrise is how the Autobot line-up consists of Grapple, Hoist, and Wheeljack, the 3 guys who built most of the Autobots' gadgets and gizmos.



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:31 AM

And Ironworks, who's literally a construction site.



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:37 AM

And Ironworks, who's literally a construction site.

It almost feels like the theme of "Guys who built stuff" for the Autobots was intentional.



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:57 AM

Siege had weaponisers for the war, adding extreme dakka.

 

Earthrise has Modulators building the rise of the TFs on Earth.

 

Id that isn't intentional, it should be. Makes you wonder what WFC3s thing is gonna be, if it is gonna be entering the beast era.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 11:00 AM

Beast bots that rip apart to cover other bots in limbs and carcasses. Nature, red in tooth and claw.



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 11:21 AM

A new type of Fuzor then?

 

Fuzor for everyone!


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 11:25 AM

Pretender shells as Weaponizers! Titan-class Monstructor!



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 11:31 AM

Anything that leads to a new Monstructor can only be a good thing. Anything that can do Pretenders in an interesting and effective way that doesn't ebd up as a brick is cool.

 

Also more swords and spears axes and polearms please.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 12:10 PM

I don't care about anything but Liked for polearms.


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 12 July 2020 - 12:35 PM

well with Red doing actionmasters, we really are only left with pretenders 



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 12:38 PM

I mean, they could try moving beyond just US G1, but I'm pretty sure that would be a sign of the End Times.



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 12:40 PM

I mean, they could try moving beyond just US G1, but I'm pretty sure that would be a sign of the End Times.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 01:49 PM

I honestly don't see anything that the Earthrise offers as an improvement on the T30. The T30 has a flawless alt mode that folds into a huge but tidy backpack that at least has the shoulder pods and deploys a perfectly decent and well articulated Barbie. The Earthrise version has a clumsier robot mode and has to remove part of the car to turn into it, the backpack is just as big, and there's nothing in particular to recommend the Barbie it comes attached to over the T30 one. 

 

It's honestly a strange case, because Earthrise isn't really adding any new gimmick or anything either, so it doesn't even have the usual "but it's compatible with [thing]" going for it. It's just a worse take on the same dull thing.

Improved articulation. 5mm compatibility. No out of place organic tummy. Transformation so monumentally lazy that it has some giggle factor. What's not to like?


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