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Since this doesn’t already exist, I’m starting a Transformers thread.

Beast Wars is the best Transformers series. I’m rewatching it right now thanks to the Shout Factory DVDs, and it’s still freaking awesome. The CGI may not have held up as well, but you have to remember that when it was first released, it was groundbreaking.
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I know I’ve never posted in this forum, until now, but might as well give it a go, starting here!

Yes, I too consider Beast Wars the best TF series, if not the pinnacle of the franchise as a whole. (Might be a little hyperbolic, maybe?) CN’s Animated was also pretty good (any cartoon series with Weird Al as a character gets high marks from me!) and Prime? Well, that one was okay. Started to lose interest, though.

Gen1? Yeah, only have some nostalgia for it, but can recognize it’s faults. (It was the 80’s. Let’s keep it at that. The Marvel comic series was relatively better though.)

The various anime versions? No real opinion as I’ve pretty much ignored them. Beast Machines? Well, the animation was relatively better than Wars, but a lot of it just didn’t jive well with me. And finally the "Bayformers" franchise. That’s the bottom of the barrel, I think anyone can agree.
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Nah, the bottom of the barrel was Transformers Energon. The Bay movies are at least entertaingly bad (save for Revenge of the Fallen, which was just boring), but Energon… dear god. Armada wasn’t so great either, though what they did with Starscream in that series was pretty cool.
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Been re-watching Transformers Animated again thanks to the Complete Series DVD. Really wish it had gotten its fourth season, considering that it sounds like it would’ve been awesome judging by the information about it given in The Allspark Almanac II… If only someone at IDW would continue the story in comic form… The closest we got was a Botcon-exclusive comic back in 2010.

Not to mention, Marty Isenberg he will only reveal more of Sari’s origins if he gets the chance to do it in official fiction again… Come on, IDW; hire him so he can have that chance…
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I love Animated! Interesting characters, good stories and enough chins to make Bruce Campbell proud.
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I’m so freaking hyped for the combiner wars toys
so far we have superion, menasor, devestator and defensor for g1 and optimus maximus and galvatronus for the new ones, right?
I hope we get predaking, abominus, computron and piranacon(I think that’s all of them?)

and you know what’s brilliant about galvatronus? his limbs are stolen from other combiners. That could be an awesome canon explanation for why menasor, superion and defensor have new limb robots


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THAT SHOW WAS SO GOOD
WHY DID IT HAVE TO END ON A CLIFFHANGER?
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Actually, Animated didn’t end on a cliffhanger at all; it just ended with the ceremony that the Autobots received when they arrived back on Cybertron. No last-minute teases like some writers are all too fond of doing before their shows get unceremoniously cancelled (stares at Greg Weisman).

On the other hand, there were a TON of unresolved plot points.
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yeah I guess that’s a more accurate description
still
THERE’S SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTION
AND BLURR IS A LIVING IMMOBILE CUBE IN A JUNKYARD FOREVER NOW AND THAT’S TERRIFYING
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Animated was awesome. Shame Hasbro cut it off so early. Could’ve done with a few more seasons.

Beast Wars: also awesome. Great writing on that.

Omega Supreme: also awesome.
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Beast Wars was the best thing ever to be associated with the franchise. Inferno was best predacon. Dinobot was best maximal. I ship Rattrap and Dinobot.
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hasbro combiner wars blast-off. solving the ’there are no military space shuttles’ question yet at the same time ’a jet?!! gonna wait for the takara-tomy version for a PROPER blast-off toy’ rage.
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honestly I was expecting them to finagle something out of the alpha bravo mold. it could have worked.

Also this line must be a godsend for hasbro since it’s mostly remolds and yet is still (for the most part) satisfying fans.

I’m also happy that the hotspot mold is being used two more times for bruticus and victorion because I think it’s my favorite torso unless skylynx tops it.
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but vortex is already a lock for the alpha bravo mold. though most of the CW blast off complainers are also complaining he’s just a straight recolor of quickslinger.

man i really wish i hadn’t forgotten my password on seibertron (the admins ain’t much help on that, still waiting for their reply and that was years ago) just to point out that the gundam look for victorion can easily be a homage/shout-out to takara’s brave robot franchise.

skylynx as a combiner part really caught me by surprise
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Meh, if victorion can have two helicopter limbs, bruticus can have a helicopter and a helicopter shuttle

also Im’ hoping they somehow get victorion to look as sleek as she does in the comics but I’m predicting the toy to be much more…square.

and is there any confirmation as to whether or not skylynx can separate into a lion and bird like the old toy? I’m gonna be bummed if he can’t.
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any idea how much the takaratomy devastator would cost? i can imagine a lot more than the hasbro version because they decided to give elbows to the component robots. that would’ve meant new molds and molds are expensive as heck.
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I dunno, I’m anticipating around the 100-160 range for the hasbro version so I would think 200 minimum for the takaratomy one. I mean a standard unite warriors combiner is around the 140 range whereas a combiner wars one is more 90-ish
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plus shipping and what not if non-japanese would get it (not really familiar with online buying). i guess in the end, it’s their money to burn if they want the more ’accurate’ version.
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I don’t know if you’re american or not but I get my stuff from big bad toy store and they ship from america so no having to deal with huge shipping costs.

There’s also a place that specializes in transformers that ships from the UK but I don’t remember its name.
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asian (filipino to be exact). i keep encountering customs (too much taxes to be paid) horror stories from people who order stuff online so the prospect of buying online really isn’t on my to do list.
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nope, i keep getting a virus alert whenever i look at that site. it’s ok, usually if you have the patience and enough contacts you can get stuff here for cheap (as long as you’re ok with loose/incomplete).
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must my settings then.

any ideas if we’ll get CW liokaiser? titans class trypticon seems to be a stretch if they keep to the dinosaur design (really clunky)
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OH MY GOD I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT
that would be amazing. And actually pretty doable. They could use two of the jets for the arms and two of the brawl mold for the legs and the core could be either a remold of silverbolt or skylynx. Skylynx would probably look the best in combined mode but silverbolt would be better on its own.
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