[Rumour] BWTF.com report that Dreamwave have possibly gone under.

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[Rumour] BWTF.com report that Dreamwave have possibly gone under.

Post by Halfshell » Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:49 pm

12/22/04: Dreamwave Productions out of business?
A rumor has surfaced from a source that Dreamwave Productions, publisher of the current Transformers comic books, has gone out of business. This is only rumor now pending official announcement.


- http://www.bwtf.com

Nothing even remotely resembling solid, but still amusing enough for me to blab to all and sundry.
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Post by SoundCrush » Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:53 pm

Hasn't this happened before?
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Post by Skystream » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:02 pm

Originally posted by SoundCrush
Hasn't this happened before?
Mm. Probably. For my part, I'll believe it when I see it. Granted, I'll take note of the rumor. But at the end of the day a rumor is just that- a rumor. I'll start becoming more concerned when something more solid sufaces.
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Post by Nevermore » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:17 pm

I was just about to post this.

This surprises me for two reasons:

1) Ben is currently working as an advisor for Furman's Beast Wars series.
2) Ben usually only posts "official" news, no rumors, unconfirmed stuff and the likes.

So, I seriously don't know what to think about this.
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Post by Halfshell » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:28 pm

Originally posted by Nevermore
I was just about to post this.


I scooped Nevermore!

Finally, Zoidberg is the popular one!
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Post by Commander Shockwav » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:35 pm

All the signs are there and the writing is on the wall:

-TF comic sales slowly dropping month by month.
-No other DW comic titles selling well (unlike Devil's Due)
-DW's major players not getting paid.
-Pat Lee doing freelance work for Marvel. (I mean come on, if you own a company, are you going to work for others under any conditions?)
-DW message board mysteriously down
-No G1 ongoiong solicitations for the near future and no hint of the second issue of Pat Lee's TF-GiJoe crossover



I pray its rumor, and I hope DW clarifies it as such, but in all honesty, should we be surprised? DW's major problem is they didn't snag other licences to survive. You can't survive on Transformers alone.

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Post by CounterPunch » Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:09 pm

Originally posted by Commander Shockwav
All the signs are there and the writing is on the wall:

-TF comic sales slowly dropping month by month.
-No other DW comic titles selling well (unlike Devil's Due)
-DW's major players not getting paid.
-Pat Lee doing freelance work for Marvel. (I mean come on, if you own a company, are you going to work for others under any conditions?)
-DW message board mysteriously down
-No G1 ongoiong solicitations for the near future and no hint of the second issue of Pat Lee's TF-GiJoe crossover



I pray its rumor, and I hope DW clarifies it as such, but in all honesty, should we be surprised? DW's major problem is they didn't snag other licences to survive. You can't survive on Transformers alone.


pat lees been regularly doing freelance work for everyone, since he started Dreamwave, he hasnt suddenly started now.

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Post by Nevermore » Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:58 pm

We might ask ourselves why Ben Yee decided to post this on his site. I can't see him continuing any sort of business with DW (consultant for BW, press releases etc.) even if this is bulljive. So why did he post it?
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Post by Ultimate Weapon » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:21 pm

They did it to them selves. Flooding the market with a product only die hard fans would care about. Even though most of them went meh. It's hard to imagine trying to meet deadlines when you are counting on exclusive covers to make ends meat.

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Post by Prozak » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:51 pm

With comics like the War Within, I'm not surprised.

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Post by RID Scourge » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:52 pm

Yes, exclusive covers with little more than pretty pictures on the inside . . .

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Post by Halfshell » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:43 pm

Dear Customer,

We are sorry to report that the release of the following item has been cancelled:

Adam Patyk, James McDonought "Transformers Generation One: More Than Meets The Eye Official Guidebook: 2"

This item has now been cancelled from your order and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it.

Please accept our apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.
I just got that from Amazon.

Draw your own conclusions.

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Post by Sir Auros » Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:02 pm

Originally posted by Commander Shockwav
-Pat Lee doing freelance work for Marvel. (I mean come on, if you own a company, are you going to work for others under any conditions?)
-DW message board mysteriously down


1 - I would if the conditions were nice...and freelance work is pretty nice and certainly not bad to have on the side even if you're the head of a crappy Lee-filled company.

2 - I thought they were shut down by that worm that's going around shutting down messageboards.

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Post by Ultimate Weapon » Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:08 pm

Originally posted by The HeartBrend Kid
I just got that from Amazon.

Draw your own conclusions.


The fact that you're getting ripped off?
Originally posted by Sir Auros
2 - I thought they were shut down by that worm that's going around shutting down messageboards.


According to what Transfans.net said yesterday, yes.

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Post by dEcEpTiCoN MEGAtron » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:36 am

The shop for Dreamwave (http://www.dreamwaveshop.com) was supposed to go up Dec. 15 and it ain't up yet. Hrmmm. :eyebrow:

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Post by RID Scourge » Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:27 am

They seem like they're way behind on everything. When I was still buying them, they were three months behind at one point . . .

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Post by Denyer » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:56 am

Originally posted by Ultimate Weapon
According to what Transfans.net said yesterday, yes.
Yeah, their track record with forum software (heck, with websites in general) is appalling. It's pure luck as far as I can tell that the forum was kept on a separate server account (dreamwaveprod.net rather than .com or .ca) and the rest of everything didn't get wiped and defaced.

Nasty thing:

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5499725.html

The worm spreads via phpBB prior to 2.0.11; it isn't directly related to the general vulnerabilities addressed within php 4.3.9 and earlier, although that's also potentially a serious threat in the wild at the moment.

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Post by God Jinrai » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:13 am

so DW goes belly up, we go without the comic again, because any major production company such as marvel or DC will likely not touch it with a ten foot pole... meh


I can't say I'm surprise.

tho.. it MAY give don the chance to finish Macromasters.

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Post by Commander Shockwav » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:58 am

Originally posted by The HeartBrend Kid
I just got that from Amazon.

Draw your own conclusions.


Well, I got my Volume 2 from Amazon, no problem.


That was about a week ago.

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Post by Denyer » Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:29 am

Are there different editions for the US and UK?

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