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@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

I'm genuinely amused/impressed, even if it wasn't intentional.

@  Benbot : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

That's a lot of shouting

@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Wow, Bass, your post took up the entire Shoutbox exactly without being over/under a line.

@  ShadowMan024 : (01 March 2017 - 02:36 PM)

The best Marvel issue is, was, and always will be Decepticon Graffiti. The Battlechargers are awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (01 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

ReGeneration was criticised for being too slow paced and drawn out way too long, yet the Decepticon leaders are introduced and dispatched just to tick the box that they made an appearance. I also preferred the single stand alone stories from the original Marvel comics instead of each issue having like four different plots running through it, which didn't make for satisfying reading IMO. If a writer is writing for a trade, don't release individual issues. I also thought the artwork was poor - before, the Marvel comics tried to have the best artwork they could at the time, whereas now they were intentionally limiting themselves to appear "retro", and it shows. The pacing was the worst though, some characters just stand around doing nothing to progress their part of the story, like Shockwave's segments. In contrast, compare any six consecutive issues from the Marvel comics and a whole lot more happens than in RG1. Furman also fell into his pattern of wasting space world building and pointless scenes when the story had to end at #100.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:10 PM)

Even then, Furman's material never really had a huge toy-push aspect to it, other than "here's new character!"

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Considering it was a wrap-up for a story whose toyline had ended anyway, I feel like it worked out well enough. I mean, the last major iteration did play an important part in things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:04 PM)

New comics didn't need to shill any toys at all...so there wasn't any push to do weird and different things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:03 PM)

The big problem is that stuff like the old comics were produced under the idea of shilling toys...which ultimately resulted in a lot of the weirdness people remember

@  Rycochet : (01 March 2017 - 02:01 PM)

He was hired to write an exercise in nostalgia and that's what he produced.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Speaking of Marvel, finally read the rest of ReGeneration One, thanks to a Comixology sale. I... don't understand the hate.

@  lastmaximal : (28 February 2017 - 09:09 PM)

Works for some, not all. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Trademark

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Yeah, making it "Autobot X" seems to be their way of getting around many of those issues with overly generic terms

@  Rycochet : (28 February 2017 - 08:41 PM)

Hasbro would just call the toys Marvel's Thunderstrike or Autobot/Decepticon Thunderstrike.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 08:19 PM)

D.C. owns Bumblebee and they've made toys of her, so if a Mattel licensee can share names with a TF...

@  Telly : (28 February 2017 - 07:42 PM)

doesnt marvel own that? i know theyve got the comic character, not sure about the name for toys though. there ever been a thunderstrike figure? would it even be in the same area as a tf name?

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:38 PM)

You know, "Thunderstrike" would actually be a pretty kickass TF name! Surprised it's never been used!

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:27 PM)

Thunderstruck.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:25 PM)

How about Thunderblust? http://gatherer.wiza...iverseid=157411

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:23 PM)

Or Shockburninator, who turns into a satellite and a dragon.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Burninationblastatron

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

It's Thunderblast, but she turns into a wingaling dragon instead of "transforming" into a boat.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Thunderburninator.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:20 PM)

You need to get "blast" in there somewhere

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 11:26 AM)

THATCH-ROOF COTTAGEEEEEEEEES

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2017 - 03:06 AM)

Only if the packaging looks like a thatch-roofed cottage.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 09:27 PM)

They need to make a dragonbot named "Burninatron."

@  BlackMax : (27 February 2017 - 09:15 PM)

I find upcoming Last Knght's Steelbane sexy. A very Skyrim name for a giant robot who is also a dragon? Be still my heart.

@  MEDdMI : (27 February 2017 - 06:24 PM)

I never found most Hollywood heartthrobs sexy, even if they were around my age. I think I knew even back then that the char they play doesn't reflect how the actor really looks/behaves.

@  Rycochet : (27 February 2017 - 06:11 PM)

The only thing I've seen with Megan Fox in is the Jonah Hex movie... She was bad, but everyone and everything was bad.

@  RichardT1977 : (27 February 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Modern western culture, ladies and gentlemen...

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:50 PM)

Ha! You can't fool a true Z-block afficionado like me! That's actually an S-block viewed from behind!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 February 2017 - 04:36 PM)

*unveils a Tetris Z-Block in moody lighting* Not at aaaaall?

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM)

That would be silly.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Because I definitely wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Am I the only straight male Nintendo fan who was never strangely aroused by the Tetris Z-block?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Her acting makes her come across as a living Pat Lee illustration.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:27 PM)

No. No, you're not.

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 01:26 PM)

And am I the only straight male Transformers fan who never found Megan Fox attractive?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:21 PM)

Especially since she's the same age as my parents.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:19 PM)

It's like I instinctually knew that by the time I watched the movies, it'd be weird since IRL she was way older than me.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:18 PM)

Am I, like, the only straight male Star Wars fan who never had a thing for Leia?

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Call the police!

@  Paladin : (27 February 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Kubo got robbed. TWICE.

@  Lazy Garou : (27 February 2017 - 08:10 AM)

god! Thrawn is awesome.he's got super detective skills!

@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.


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#24781 Kira Kira

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:19 PM

So my girlfriend bought the PS2 Transformers game cuz she loves PS2 games and I had never played it and really wanted to. And after playing it for a bit I've been in a total Armada mood so I was digging out my fav minicons, and more importantly this bot:

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Bendy Prime is still one of my all time fav Transformers, it's pretty neat even by today's standards but also I just have huge nostalgia for it tbh.
And he just looks cool :3

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I have a couple copies of this mold (two different Optimus variants and two of Nemesis) and this is one I customized a little: I cut down the bumps on the front his upper thighs so his legs can move forward more w/o stressing his hip joints, silver sharpied his hands and his grill (covering all the excessive amount of black they sprayed all over it lol), cut down the wheel support struts that keep him from transforming to truck mode correctly, and put an Autobot symbol on his truck hood! (this is the earlier "silver light" variant that doesn't have a tampoed symbol)

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Now I really want a Voyager Armada Optimus homage thats as cool as this, and preferable with this colorscheme, but also with a headsculpt as nice and pointy as the leader class Armada Op! The head on the deluxe one has its charms, but I feel like the bigger one has nicer proportions and nice side antennas.

But yeah, now I want him to run around the world looking for minicons in the jungle and the arctic and so on!
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

The PS2 game is still top notch the AI, gameplay, level design, and yes Bendy Prime is still very fun


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:33 PM

The PS2 game is still top notch the AI, gameplay, level design

 

I dunno 'bout that - I went back and tried to play it after WfC came out and it felt like slogging through mud. It certainly was the best TF game up to that point, though. 

 

Nice choice on the FP rifles for Optimus, Kira. Always thought those were pretty cool.


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#24784 Kira Kira

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:19 PM

The PS2 game is still top notch the AI, gameplay, level design

 
I dunno 'bout that - I went back and tried to play it after WfC came out and it felt like slogging through mud. It certainly was the best TF game up to that point, though. 
 
Nice choice on the FP rifles for Optimus, Kira. Always thought those were pretty cool.

I've played both WFC and FOC tons and there are things I still like so much better about the PS2 game. I feel like it does a better job of giving huge environments to actually drive in and just explore, and it helps that not everything dark muddy metal too lol. And personally I like the Armada game's aesthetics much more than the angry pointy hunched over blocks of robot in WFC/FOC!
But yeah in other ways it's very dated, but honestly I think it looks and plays better than I expected a PS2 title to play! (omg don't tell my gf I just insulted the ps2 she'll kill me lmao)

And thanks!
I love those guns, they look cool with almost and figure and have a lot of play value. And some figures can hold the rifle mode two handed thanks to the front gun's handle! The one Optimus borrowed is usually being wielded by my Generations Springer
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:26 PM

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"AARGH!! Why is it not WORKING??!"


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:32 PM

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:55 PM

I too fondly remember playing the PS2 game some few years back, and I also echo the resultant resurgence of love for Armada. For about the next month I was hitting all the retro shops I knew and looking for more mini-cons. It reminded me that for all the dirt that gets kicked at the Unicron Trilogy (and some of it is deserved), it had some real gems.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:40 PM

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"AARGH!! Why is it not WORKING??!"

 

"Because you're missing Aerobolt, Starscream!"


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:55 AM

Sorry SS you will never be as cool as Tigerhawk


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:46 AM

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:53 AM

It's a pity he's not big enough to be in scale with ROTF Legends Fallen...


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

It's a pity he's not big enough to be in scale with ROTF Legends Fallen...

The original Armada Tidal Wave could work better for that. ;)


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#24793 Megaplex Prime

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

 

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"AARGH!! Why is it not WORKING??!"

 

"Because you're missing Aerobolt, Starscream!"

 

 

Ya just HAD to hit me where it hurts, don't ya? :(

:p

 

Ugh, I need an Aerobolt, but I can't justify paying $50 for one, as I don't care for that Power Surge Prime in the least.


Edited by Megaplex Prime, 17 February 2017 - 11:33 AM.

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#24794 HellCat

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:08 PM

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"AARGH!! Why is it not WORKING??!"

Because the Superior Dragon is the guardian god of Lacroa and comes only to those with a righteous heart.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

Wait at first glance I thought that was Tigerhawk's CG model lit weird


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#24796 Sabrblade

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:30 PM

Tigerhawk isn't gold and red.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:23 PM

That would be where the "lit weird" came in, one presumes.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

Misread that as "lil weird". :doh


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:11 PM

"We're really getting aHEAD with this Titan Master upgrade, eh Kup?"

"Kid, don't make me regret this even more."

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(Side note: the plastic Kup's torso is made of photographs terribly. It's a nice, rich turquoise in reality.)

Edited by Jalaguy, 17 February 2017 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:21 PM

Where's Titan Master Springer so we can make Season 3 Opening Titles Kup?





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