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by dotCommunism
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: best friends/ worst enemies
Replies: 8
Views: 2386

there was also G1 comics Starscream and Jetfire. They were once both decepticons scientists but Jetfire was quickly convinced to join the autobots ater h e had been rescued from being frozen in ice for a long time after starscream lost his partner. That was only in the cartoon. In the comic, Jetfir...
by dotCommunism
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Target exclusive Universe comic two-packs (Dirge/Roadbuster, Springer/Ratbat) - out
Replies: 91
Views: 13956

Vincent wrote:Why is this line starting to fill up with repaints?
Because it's a secondary line and without repaints it probably wouldn't exist in the first place. Repaints also give it a better chance of existing as a running line instead of lasting 3 waves like the first classics did.
by dotCommunism
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Let's not forget Classics 2.0/Universe
Replies: 24
Views: 3091

Dropshot also has a pretty terrible color scheme if I remember it right.
by dotCommunism
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: General IDWverse *SPOILER* discussion
Replies: 229
Views: 30820

Another thing to keep in mind is that Hot Rod being on that mission instead of Jazz is probably just a plot device to get Hot Rod away from the rest of the team so that he could stay behind on Earth. Of course who knows what the point was of having Hot Rod stay on Earth. Hopefully we'll know sometim...
by dotCommunism
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: Man threatened with arrest at Heathrow for wearing Transformers T-shirt
Replies: 45
Views: 8276

There's a lot of ridiculous posturing about society in this thread considering all that happened was a guy was asked to change his shirt and he did.
by dotCommunism
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: General IDWverse *SPOILER* discussion
Replies: 229
Views: 30820

Hot Rod outranks Prowl in Escallation and Prowl outranks Springer in Spotlight: Kup, so his rank is pretty high anyway. Does he actually outrank Prowl? Prowl just says that he doesn't outrank Hot Rod, which could also mean they're the same rank or that Hot Rod is outside of the traditional command ...
by dotCommunism
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers Room 101
Replies: 35
Views: 3948

Two Megatrons

Another vote for female transformers (or more accurately introducing the idea of sexes to transformers in the first place)

Circuit Breaker

Megatron Origin

Quintessons
by dotCommunism
Fri May 30, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Most hated ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Longtooth is probably the most hated transformer ever
by dotCommunism
Mon May 26, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Unlucky for some-Encore #13
Replies: 38
Views: 4656

But the same Fort Max that wasn't released in RiD was released in Car Robots. Hasbro didn't release it because it failed safety tests, but as far as I can tell that's never stopped Takara from releasing anything. Presumably Japan doesn't (or at the very least didn't) have the same safety requirement...
by dotCommunism
Sat May 24, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Collectors' Club exclusive Seacons and Nightbeat - shipping now
Replies: 29
Views: 5642

The Seacons were all plastic. I'm pretty sure die cast was phased out of the original series during the movie line or so, what with a lot of the 1986 toys being released in both die cast and non-die cast versions
by dotCommunism
Thu May 22, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: death in transformers
Replies: 24
Views: 4732

It seems the only thing that consistently kills Transformers is author's intent. Not being based on a toy is also generally fatal.
by dotCommunism
Sat May 17, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Movie Premiums
Replies: 27
Views: 3233

From what i've seen of hasbro TF's i think that's highly unlikely, that they would actually use past experience to work the bugs out of new molds. But that's just my two cents. Just out of curiosity what have you seen from Hasbro that would lead you to believe this? I don't recall any fundamental f...
by dotCommunism
Sat May 17, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Tankor's Melee Blade
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

I'll never understand paying about ten times as much for something just to get it a few months before it comes out, just to have it before everyone else. Especially when it could very well be stolen anyway... I always thought one of the appeals of stolen goods was the fact that they're generally che...
by dotCommunism
Thu May 08, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: "All Hail Megatron" teasers: art, interviews, etc.
Replies: 154
Views: 34718

...It's a cover. A lot of covers are kind of unrelated to anything else.
by dotCommunism
Mon May 05, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: In the Marvel Comics how many times did Starscream actually betray Megatron
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

I guess you could make the case that Starscream betrayed Megatron when he went off with Scorponok after Megatron brought him back as a pretender. That may be a rather liberal interpretation of betrayal, though.
by dotCommunism
Sun May 04, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Buzzsaw or laserbeak
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

If it has a red body, it's Laserbeak. If it has a gold body, it's Buzzsaw.

Laserbeak: http://www.tfu.info/1984/Decepticon/Las ... erbeak.htm

Buzzsaw: http://www.tfu.info/1984/Decepticon/Buzzsaw/buzzsaw.htm

Edit: it appears that the TFC Soundwave includes Laserbeak
by dotCommunism
Sun May 04, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Who is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

...it says so right beneath the picture.

"Checkpoint, Prowl and Quickstrike brandishing some exclusive energon weapons. Photo by M Sipher"

Energon Quickstrike
by dotCommunism
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Marvel G1 and G2
Replies: 8
Views: 2083

Well, G2 follows G1, but you could always just read G1 without G2 and still be fine. Also, there are a few GI Joe issues which serves as a prequel to G2. Issues 138-142 of GI Joe (although 138 doesn't have much Transformers stuff). You can get by without reading the GI Joe issues, but it helps set u...
by dotCommunism
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Sweeps vs seekers
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Actually, the Seekers named themselves that as they were all fans of the Who. Likewise the Sweeps took that name as they were all Cybertronian television producers, in honor of May Sweeps
by dotCommunism
Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Old news topics
Topic: Ryall's IDW Q&A Thread Summarised
Replies: 33
Views: 4587

Originally posted by Cliffjumper
I'd be interested to see if they do make any alterations to the reprint, though... [/B]
Maybe in a moment of lucidity they'll edit her out altogether