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by Brendocon 2.0
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 17941

But that's a different point (I think! Apologies if I got this wrong!) to what Cliffy was making I don't read Cliffy's posts and neither should you. That's actually pretty much always been my thinking, if social media is an echo chamber then so is life generally. Is the macro version of the point I...
by Brendocon 2.0
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers 5 (Last Knight) Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 23665

It's not impossible, of course. It's just kinda weird because everyone seems to be acting in the 2007 movie that this is the first contact they have. They could just have spotty memory or just be pretending for the sake of Sam, though, and it's not that it causes and sort of huge glaring error. Eh,...
by Brendocon 2.0
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers 5 (Last Knight) Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 23665

Your posts are all too long so I've not read them. Imagine finding that much to write about from that movie. The plot is absolutely batshit insane and I think I'm a little bit in love with the massive trolling involved? But it all drags on far too long and far too slowly before the big explodey acti...
by Brendocon 2.0
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Last Knight pre-movie discussion!
Replies: 117
Views: 88603

I'm looking forward to seeing where the "Prime goes into space to confront his creators" plot goes (seriously, I didn't even remember Age of Extinction ending with a sequel set-up). As far as Hot Rod goes, I don't even bother learning the names of the Autobots. Do they have names? Have any of them h...
by Brendocon 2.0
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Last Knight pre-movie discussion!
Replies: 117
Views: 88603

I'm definitely up for another two and a half hours of massive spectacle and huge explosions and increasingly ludicrous inattention to continuity. Not even joking. Rewatched the first three yesterday and Marky Mark Meets the Dinobots tonight (not actually seen that one since the cinema) and time/dist...
by Brendocon 2.0
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 17941

Then I'd love to see the setting that only lets you see stuff that you agree with as I've clearly been doing it wrong all these years. Unfollow people. Block them. Mute them. There are lots of ways to insulate yourself from opposing views on Twitter. It's easy to get on without doing any of that wh...
by Brendocon 2.0
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 17941

inflatable dalek wrote:*And anyone who think Twitter is an echo chamber isn't on there.
Anyone who's on Twitter and doesn't think it's an echo chamber hasn't been on there long enough / doesn't follow enough people / is lying to themself.

Sorry.
by Brendocon 2.0
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1432
Views: 248362

HERBIE was a stand in for the Human Torch in an old FF cartoon show, as there was a rights issue or somesuch over the Human Torch appearing in it. So they got a robot sidekick to fill in for him instead. If I remember right someone was planning to give the Torch his own series, so exclusivity deals...
by Brendocon 2.0
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 751
Views: 106736

So how was the UK election anyway? A still-unfolding slow-motion car crash. Hilariously. Months after saying she wouldn't call an election before 2020, our PM called an election with the specific intent of taking advantage of perceived disarray in all the opposition parties. This was done with the ...
by Brendocon 2.0
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 17941

Aye Marvel have experimented with "digital first" issues where the print version turns up a few weeks later, but I don't think any of them have lasted more than half a dozen issues. Beyond that they've recently gone back to giving away free digital copies with the $3.99 books (usually now including ...
by Brendocon 2.0
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 17941

I'm in the "bought the #1s" camp with LL and OP. If the books hadn't relaunched I'm pretty sure my MTMTE subscription would still be running, even with misgivings about the opening story/art, removal of a strong and recognisable TF-related MTMTE branding and the cross-franchise bollocks. Ch-ching. ...
by Brendocon 2.0
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 17941

Maybe we'll get to a point when a new launch series is just endless #1s... Marvel have the GENERATIONS mini-event coming later this summer, which is literally just a collection of one-shots. But then they're following that with something called Legacy which, amongst other things, is going to see a ...
by Brendocon 2.0
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: The Transformers Partwork Discussion Thread.
Replies: 149
Views: 66249

So I've had a reply from Hachette (only took... well, however long) asking me to send the Warhammer pack back to them and also saying that they've re-sent issues 9 and 10... This is going to get worse before it gets better, isn't it? So I replied to this email saying "no, no, it's cool, I've got #9...
by Brendocon 2.0
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 17941

Hello hello hello what's all this then me in an IDW comic thread oh my word? Right, outsider's perspective. This isn't a TF book problem, it's a comic marketplace problem. Sales drop-offs like this are happening all over the place lately (a Marvel exec hilariously tried to blame it on "too much dive...
by Brendocon 2.0
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1854
Views: 481717

I wouldn't call ¥8,500 anything near cheap! I meant cheap er compared to the price for Sunstreaker. Without knowing the reasons behind the new price point for the block of yellow, but presumably the existing mould and the fact they've churned out 27 different toys from it already means that Lambor+...
by Brendocon 2.0
Wed May 31, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1854
Views: 481717

Are you suggesting I'm somehow out of touch with this hobby and just blindly mouthing off? Wouldn't dream of it squire. ;) I guess the lesson to take from this (and that far too many people will miss) is something like "don't buy expensive toys unless they're actually good, no matter what character...
by Brendocon 2.0
Fri May 26, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chat Thread
Replies: 751
Views: 106736

*uses Buy it Now* *waits two days* "Hi I'm paying in an hour will you post the item out today?" Er, yeah probably. "Okay I've paid." "Did you get the payment?" "Have you sent it out? Can I have the tracking number?" eBay is awful these days. I can't even NF the ****er anymore for being annoying. Not...
by Brendocon 2.0
Fri May 26, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?
Replies: 125
Views: 56170

King Arthur was weird and boring and badly edited and really really difficult to watch because of the dull colour pallette but I've seen far worse movies this year. Weirdly the "wacky cockney banter" segments are actually the best bits, feeling like they've stumbled in from a different, better film....
by Brendocon 2.0
Thu May 25, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS TOYS NEWS
Replies: 1854
Views: 481717

Yes, basically, seems to be the answer. It's astonishing, especially as it keeps happening - MP clearly has legs, HasTak are clearly mining G1 and IDW for Generations... MP isn't moving at a bad rate either - with Hoist and Trailbreaker locked down we're waiting on Jazz (clearly earmarked for a sal...
by Brendocon 2.0
Wed May 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1432
Views: 248362

Warcry wrote:Havok is fine I guess, except that he's Havok and who cares about Havok?
**** you.