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Old 2003-06-13, 08:12 AM   #1
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We are now going to get Transformers Energon, it will be set in a new universe, have a few figures and concept. I knew that Robots in disguise was a filler series, but why dont they stick with Armada for a few more years? Surely they havent exhausted all their Mini-con ideas and concepts in just 16 original figures. After the Unicron saga it could continue into Energon and then after that the new series. I liked Generation one and the Beast generation for their ideas, first it was cars, then combiners, then headmasters and targetmasters, then pretenders, then micromasters. Now every new concept restarts the whole franchise. A new Optimus Prime doesnt sound too bad though as long as its niot a statue like the Armada one
 
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Old 2003-06-14, 08:26 AM   #2
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A continuing universe would require much more brain-power than their writers have, I suppose.
Also, making it this way, thereīs no need to keep track of events, itīs simply easier. There are enough who not only donīt mind, but even LIKE it that way...
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Old 2003-06-14, 08:51 AM   #3
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I'd prefer them to continue on with a series not just ended it and start a new series, with rid I know it was a filler series but I would like to seen what happened with sky byte and with the other transformers when they returned to cybertron
 
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Old 2003-06-14, 11:55 AM   #4
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I think they ought to make "Energon" a continuation of "Armada". Surely it wouldn't be too hard to make that work, storywise...
 
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Old 2003-06-14, 12:09 PM   #5
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It would be better for Armada to keep running instead of Energon at the moment. It's getting interesting.
 

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Old 2003-06-14, 12:12 PM   #6
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It would be better for Armada to keep running instead of Energon at the moment. It's getting interesting.
That's why you make Energon a continuation of that, you can build off of that interest instead of losing it in a restart. Plus I don't like the whole Minicon idea anyway, I don't watch the cartoon but the minicon toys suck...
 


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Old 2003-06-14, 12:15 PM   #7
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well Uni might eat the mini's and we will all be happy.
 

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Old 2003-06-14, 12:59 PM   #8
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Plus I don't like the whole Minicon idea anyway, I don't watch the cartoon but the minicon toys suck...
the toys surely aren't THAT bad? they do beat the old nebulons in terms of funtionality; although i will admit i liked the way they did micromasters better back in the days of G1. The mini cons in the cartoon don't do a hell of a lot, they seem to play a role similar to humans in almost every other continuity. they also don't talk, which is a downer compared to the comic where they can, but i suppose the comic doesn't have the luxury of a sound effects dept.
 
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Old 2003-06-14, 07:40 PM   #9
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i also find the reasoning behind mini cons flawed as this must have been the designers thoughts

'right by shoving this car up this robots arse a new really powerful weapon will be made available.' or 'right by clipping this drill machine to the robots forearm it can hit the enemy and cause little damage instead of using the kickass gun which can blow anyone away thats mounted on their shoulder.'
 
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Old 2003-06-15, 02:29 AM   #10
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I don't know. I love the minicon gimmick. I just think it's misused.
 
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Old 2003-06-15, 10:31 AM   #11
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id like too see them go back too G1 and countinue off theres that huge gap when you go from the tv show too the TF movie next thing you know spike looks like hes in his 40s and got a kid and spark plug and carly are no where too be seen . did they die? or just get written off the show. id like too see a countinuing story like DBZ with all the original voice actors back . well maybe its just wishful thinking but with the G1 live movie coming it might be possible.
 

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Old 2003-06-15, 02:53 PM   #12
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i think carly appeared in later eps in season 3 but that may just be japs headmasters series im thinking about.

i think something must have happened with the guy who did the voice for sparkplug and wheeljack (if he did any others that appeared in season three then my theory is wrong) cos his two biggest (if not only) characters were either killed off or mysteriously disappeared.
 
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Old 2003-06-15, 03:44 PM   #13
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Old 2003-06-15, 08:28 PM   #14
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As far as I remember, Carly has been seen sometimes. Sheīs Danielīs mother, right? I think in "Nighmare Planet" she can be seen. Also in FFOD, but Iīm not sure about that one.
 
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Old 2003-06-15, 08:56 PM   #15
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ah rite, wot i dont understand is he was suck a brilliant voice actor yet wheeljack and sparkplug sound almost alike.
 
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Old 2003-06-16, 03:26 PM   #16
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Habro appernatly has commitment issues. I agree that they should continue on with one idea, one universe and build on it. On the other hand, looking at the writing for the Armada TV show, it looks like that would be well beyond the writers.
 

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Old 2003-07-19, 08:05 PM   #17
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while i would love to see hasbro continue a series to an actual conclusion (rather than the "this is getting old. let's wrap this up and go get a gyro" ending), i'm not sure i really want to see them do it with armada. that's not to say i don't have a fair amount of appreciation for the series. i do, though the series is very simplistic at times (the comic owns, on the other hand). i just would like to see them work up something on a par with the original series, and see that to it's fruition. preferably for more than a season or two.

p.s. over-run (the mini-con that came with the basic assortment o.p.) has got to be the crappiest (not the word i really wanted to use........) transformers toy in recent memory.
 
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Old 2003-07-19, 09:52 PM   #18
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Energon is a continuation of Armada.
 

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Old 2003-07-20, 01:00 AM   #19
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crappiest
Lets test again, shall we?

**** Edit: I guess this is the only form that doesn't work

craptacular

we all ready know that crappiest works.
 
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Old 2003-07-23, 06:26 AM   #20
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Energon is a continuation of Armada.
Was about to say that...
 


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