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While searching for Vigilem, Lightbright, Lodestar, and the Technobots uncover a sinister conspiracy on a distant Cybertronian colony.
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A few more designs from the Transformes Annual 2021. This time some background elements of the Black Hub station and the Combat Refit of Lodestar

https://twitter.com/markerguru/status/1402697903056068613
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Holy shit what a great issue, thank you so much OP. Metalhawk cameo, the appearance of Thunderwing, the Technobots being somewhat distinctive but all likable, AND we get Computron this early?? I'm fucking pleased as punch.

Gonna maybe dump Marvel and DW bios of the Technobots and see how they compare to what we saw for them here. Really excited that they got some spotlight, hope they fare well in this continuity. In IDW1 they featured but nearly died in Stormbringer, think two of them died at Kimia against the Sweeps, and the rest may have died against Unicron, aside from Strafe who was on the LL.
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While he wasn't necessarily angerey, "collateral damage?" Afterburner's been consistent to the bios, seems like. I think we also saw him ride the walls?
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Lightspeed's been chill and respectful and handy with computers, while I don't think we saw the longing for flight thing.
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Also interesting that they're this off-world not-special-ops-but-sorta-kinda team, we get to see some decent B and C listers and what they're doing elsewhere. Was sort of miffed to hear that Thunderwing was planning on joining the Decepticons, was sort of hoping he'd do his own thing. Wonder what Straxus is up to, as well..
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Careful and tactical and gets yelled at/teased for slowly drilling a smol but efficient hole, sounds about right! Holy shit, is that 3 for 3?
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>Bludgeon gets maybe 5 lines and then jobs to a combiner limb

man are you fucking serious
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>>123667951
>digs in... unperturbed by the enemy fire raining upon him
Yep, three for free.

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Nosecone stronk
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>Why yes, I read Transformers comics.
>How could you tell?
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Don't think we saw much of this aside from him being a bit of a bold leader...

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Heh
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But we did see this bit,
>lacks the political skills to moderate his harsh attitude
with the negotiating, with one of his frens saying that someone else shoulda done it instead. Holy shit the details, do writers actually refer to these bios, these ones that I wrote? Bumblebee Josh, can you confirm?
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Scattershot > Lightspeed > Nosecone > Afterburner > Strafe
They are all great, though. Liked their chemistry a lot in this issue.
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Not sure if we saw much of Strafe here, but I could be mistaken. Marvel mentions how he's a sweet boy, but DW does not. Sad!
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>>123668124
>Airachnid's voice shows up and Strafe immediately aims gun
>later immediately starts shooting her against Lightspeed's protests
Huh, okay

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And yeah, I'd agree for Scattershot and then Lightspeed being absolute top tier characters here, in that order. Holy shit today's been a good day.
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Uh, we didn't see much of Computron, and everyone knows what he's like.
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But here it sort of explains how Computron actually works. Hope we get to see him in action and hopefully show some personality, rather than just "comboners are confused amalgamations of people, they have retard strength, and will kill each other in the next big event". Maybe even have him as an Omega-like presence in early IDW where they put to use his smart brain.
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He's in contact with megatron isn't he?

>THERE IS NO SENATE
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Think only losely.
He seems to be an angry evil version of Straxxus. He doesn't care about the senate, he just wants people ruling that let him do whatever the fuck he wants with science and the rest of the galaxy.
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I'm glad computron gets to shine after getting shafted last comic.

I hope him and devy throw down.
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Not my pretty photo, but I'm so hyped.

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>The First Comboner
>the one that jobbed to girl power despite there bean no reason to fight, which understandably made fans universally mad
>vs shafted "haha dino dad" rando
Things don't look good for Computron.. I want him to do well too, but I'm not sure if IDW'd go down that route. Maybe if like, Abominus resurfaces and Computron swoops down after we forgot about him, final page is a big page for him and he gets a one-liner, end issue? Speaking of, who's everyone's rivals, even? Er, comboners, not you guys.

>Devastator vs Omega
>Computron vs Abominus
>Predaking vs The Majestic Sky Lynx
>Menasor vs Superion I guess, bc land vs sky
>Defensor vs Bruticus bc peace and war I guess, I ended up skipping a lot of S2
>Piranahcon is just... there
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I think Thunderthighs is kinda hot in this comic.
And we finally got the better Seekers.
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I love seeing the Technobots get more love, they were one of my favourite autobot combiners.
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How i read this issue

The Technobots all have their G1 voices, as does Ramjet and Dirge. Thrust is Jason Spisak. Gina Torres and Robin Atkin Downes reprise Airachnid and Thunderwing from Prime. Bludgeon is my usual headcanon voice of Keith Ferguson's Reaper, Kelly Hu is Lightbright, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is Lodestar and Fred Tatasciore is Vigilem.
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This issue proves yet again to me that Ruckley/Milne are the best combo and that Ruckley's shit is awesome even as an action series, but he really needs the approbiate artist for it. That doesn't mean the others are bad in anyway, they are just not as good of a match as Milne is. They should seriously call and pay this guy more frequently.
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IDW2 CHARACTER QUIZ

Malkova made a IDW2 character quiz if anybody is interested:

https://uquiz.com/quiz/6SGFGE/who-are-you-in-tf-idw2019

I am Soundwave.
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i think its cause Alex Milne suffered burnout doing MTMTE, is why he hasn't really done a main ongoing in a while, why they usually save him for one shots and mini-series.
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It's funny that both Prowl and Bumblebee's profile in that quiz boil down to "I am dead inside without hope for the future".
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I wonder what mentally healthy people even get there. Orion?
Even Sentinel's gist is basically "You are trying to do good but you're angry and lonely" and IDW2 Bee is some depressive renegade anyway.
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So this Airachnid is just a triple changer, yes? Because if I recall the original Prime Airachnid didn't have a spider mode so much as she just retracted her normal robot mode legs.
Toy when?
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Bludgeon is an overrated cunt.
Tho, he does look quite nice here. Now that Warden is gone, that's not a bad design for a figure.
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>all the things she's done to her body
>no breasts at all
>but those thunder thighs
She's a bot of culture.
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Well it’s a lot more accurate than I thought
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Lodestar is so hot.
Toy, Hasbro.
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Damn, Milne. What a babe.
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>those lips
I'm in heaven.
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Makes sense. His art is a bit TOO detailed. That makes it great, but it's a chore for the artist.
You see this phenomenon with hyperdetailed manga artist like Miura (RIP) or the artist of Bastard. They are hyper-professional but it makes them slow and prone to burnouts.

Regardless of hwo talented someone is each line has to be drawn. So even if they need one second per cross-hatching line that still thousands of little lines and tons of characters in every panel and backgrounds and everything. They do need a shitton of time regardless.
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Sounds pretty much like the typical social media casual though. Most normalfags are easily impressed by others and most humans are shy in some way. The main trait most mentally weird people have in common is an unwillingness to engage with others or mistrusting them, so Orion is pretty much the epitome of normalfag.
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Scattershot is a total chad.

Great issue. The artwork here was fantastic, and got to see some big names for the first time in this continuity. I wasn't expecting Computron so soon, but I'll take it. I wasn't expecting Vigilem to exit the stage so soon, but if you think about it makes sense. He's too overpowered even by Titan standards, and the Autobots would have no answer for him. I think most people would prefer the much more iconic Trypticon and Scorponok (if he's a Titan in this continuity) to be the Decepticon ultimate weapons over Vigilem.

Part of me wishes Milne could be the artist for the whole book. I wonder how much more seriously the new continuity would be taken by certain fans.
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This design is so fucking good, new toy when?
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>angry evil version of Straxxus
You mean eviler, right? Or just less good at hiding it.
There's no way Straxus is a good guy. That said I was half expecting the coneheads to turn up in Darkmount working for him. No real reason mind you, I just thought it might be a cool way to bring them in and as a tribute to the Marvel comic. Was still pumped to see the cones here though...I was kind of close!
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Devastator also pulls double rival duty with the Dinobots at times. (So could Predaking, actually)

We haven't seen Omega yet but he did get name dropped during that last Galaxies issue with Ultra Magnus. He's around...somewhere.
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>Scattershot is a total chad.
Yeah he belongs to the typical lowkey autistic super-serious honorable stereotypes I always like. Like Magnus in IDW1. They are also fun to watch. Lightspeed with his carefree cool attitude, Afterburner as the local hool and so on. Would be cool if they would be a somewhat regularly reoccuring group and not just appear once in a blue moon.

Feel like the series cannot unfold its full potential without a parallel ongoing like Galaxies that sheds light on the colonies. Even if you ignore all the parts of Cybertron the main story has no time to deal with and even ignore the potential lore of the many colonies we haven't seen yet you already have Magnu's group, Thunderwing's group, the Combaticons/Cosmos, the Insecticons, the many little sub-factions like Straxus and the many many randos that just do their own thing or have their own subplot going on like the Deathsaurus/Cliffjumper enmity.
This series would benefit from some splitting like RiD/MtmtE or something.
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>I wonder how much more seriously the new continuity would be taken by certain fans.
Are they even fans or worth considering, honestly?
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You've got some good ones here. For me Dirge was always Michael Ironside over his Sunbow voice...but I kind of ended up reading Sentinel Prime as him in this continuity, so I dunno. Have to think about this.
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I wouldn't wonder if it turned out there were some ties between Thunderwing and Straxxus. They are both the secondary type of big villains after Megatron and his underlings, they are both science-fanatics that value research over most other things and so on.
The question is whether Straxxus spoke at least the truth about what the people of Darkmount mean to him. Unless it turns out that they were all zombified by him (would explain why he refuses the protags from even getting anywhere near Darkmount when they were fleeing) he should at least care about them.

Although now that I came up with zombies I am almost sure this is the solution. Yeah it matches too well with the story and hints. They are either mutated into something or already dead. Wonder if I am right or if it's another case of unjust mistrust based on earlier appearances as with Sentinel.
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Not really, no. But I'm just speaking pragmatically. I love this continuity and I want to see it keep going for a long time.
Sadly whatever success it has been having is in spite of IDW, not thanks to them.
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Why are his thighs so fucking fat? Why is he so fucking angry?
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In their defense, Milne is the best guy for action. By far.
There are lots of great artists IDW has, but nobody manages to draw movement or events as dynamic as him. Look at pages like >>123666636 or >>123666688 or look at this shit here >>123666771. It's impressive.
And he often does this shit here >>123666935, >>123666984.
See also the Sentinel pages of the only IDW2 main issue he worked on. He uses multiple panels to draw some almost cinematic sequence that works like a scene in a movie that shows us emotions without using many words. I wish more people would do this because comics work so much better when you actually SEE emotion, movement and change instead of having a bubble telling you about it.
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He is the best. I did value him back then and I value him now. I'm fine if he isn't as active as before because God knows he worked his ass off, making the best of stories that sometimes weren't worth his effort and yet.
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Perceptor gave off some similar vibes as Straxxus to me to be honest, or maybe he just doesn't like Prime.
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I forgot abominus was in the comic.
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Is Airachnid retarded?
>hurr guys touching me (after I got near them willingly)
>gets panic attack
>throws all into the big combiner magic pot
>they become a combiner
>oh no
Thunderfag better exiles her after she destroyed all that shit.
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>Bludgeon AND Thunderwing

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>>123674610
I just wanted to ask were Boco was. A Thunderwing and Bludgeon issue and no Boco?
Legit thought you were dead.
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I was reading it. Can't wait to see what those two magnificent bastards do next.
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>>123674781
Oh I forgot you also buy the comics I think.
Read mine as well. Just one minute after I was done this thread here was made.
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Yes, I buy them. So far this universe has been pretty great.

......Once it hit issue 15 or so.
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>Thunderfag better exiles her after she destroyed all that shit.
She'll just come back more powerful.
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Yeah it only became good for me when 1. Rubble died (not because of dislike but the surprise and how daring it was) and 2. Sentinel appeared. Not because of Sentinel himself (I think), his appearence simply marked the point at which things got more political and congruent and the art and writing more expressive. You could tell Ruckley was a book writer at first, but by now he knows way better how to write comic characters. Look at this issue for example.
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Man, I was so sure Rubble would end up being the main character, the one that does everything, the one that gets all the praise and fame, and then...nah. Dead. Ballsy.
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>self-absorbed, talkative angry fuck and his team of incompetent sidekick weirdos
>chaotic party of five different types of guys that are probably misfits
>they become mortal enemies
I like this. I want to see more of this.
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Goddamn this issue was kino, unfortunately it felt like the Titan stuff took a backseat despite arguably being the main conflict in terms of plot.
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They really baited us hard here since Rubble was shilled as the new kid that has yet to choose his profession and altmode.
It was exactly like the start of a RPG with Rubble being our player character. It would have made sense even, and if anything I expected the twist to be that he would end up joining the Cons after being manipulated by Megatron's words.
So they really got me there. Literally killing the main character and guy I assumed to be the audience's proxy.
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Quick question. Since I haven’t been keeping up with these comics, I must know. Have there been any Unicron Trilogy characters in them so far?
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Robots who may or may not be Tidal Wave, Scavenger, and Armade Jetfire were in a group photo with Cosmos in the Valentines Special, but they could just be crowd filler Easter Eggs.
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We never had a storytime for Issue 30 did we? What did everyone think of that one?
Upon reflection, when reading this filename out loud I realize it unintentionally sounds like a Boston accent.
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Got wheeljack
That sounds about right honestly
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>>123676395
Yeah, we had it last week, actually! In tandem with the Beast Wars issue.
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Yeah, this is good stuff.
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Damn, when did IDW2 actually improve? I remember when it starting it was the most boring shit. Is it actually decent now?
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>Is it actually decent now?
Yes.
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When did it start getting alright?
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Issue 15.
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Hmm there is something I really like about IDW2 villains I cannot really put into words.
They feel more like real guys with a proper job and a role opposed to rogue hooligans that commit crime because it's fun. There is no harharhar or kissing of Megatron's ass, guys like Thunderwing, Straxxus or Sixshot simply do what they always did and just align with the Cons because their jobs benefit from Megatron's policy that allows them more freedom to pursue their individual goals.
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It's funny how much he looks like Megs here.
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Michael Ironside as Dirge....sounds awesome.
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i thought he was gonna actually become Rumble and then Bumblebee's whole arc is him coming to terms that the boy he was hired to raise turned bad.
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Yeah, the Decepticons seem like less of a personality cult built around Megatron this time around, and more of a legitimate movement that rose up organically (if you'll pardon the term) that happens to have Megatron at its helm.
You'll always have your fanatics and true believers (Strika, Soundwave of course) but a lot of these guys seem to be the type who would say something like
>Yeah I remember Megatron. No I never liked him...always thought he was a fucking asshole actually...but he'll let me do what I want, so whatevs.
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Yeah this. And even Strika gave off some frenemy vibes talking to Pyra last issue. Makes me wonder how a coup against Megatron or a schism would play out.
Not now, now everybody else would fight for him since the regime is still unstable as fuck if you can even call it one. But at some point down the line. Remember that even Jhiaxus said something like obeying Megatrion "For now." in one of the earlier issues.
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Yeah, I think Jhiaxus is gonna be a major plot point down the line. Someone telling you they'll obey you "for now" is never a good sign. We didn't get much from him but I could see him ending up as a sort of anti-villain.
Normally in these kinds of things the less popular/famous character ends up being even worse and we would want to root for the classic Megatron, Starscream, Sounwave triad because those are "our" bad guys...but honestly they seem really awful in this continuity.
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I just made a screenshot of this exact panel 20 minutes ago to so it to a friend. How weird is this coincidence?
Anyway, Megatron's manbotspreading positions in this series are great.
>We didn't get much from him but I could see him ending up as a sort of anti-villain.
This would be fucking cool. I would be hyped as fuck if this continuity paid more mind to the secondary Decepticon rooster rather than the mainstreamers. As much as people got upset about Straxxus' bishounen design, it tells me they are hinting on some possible twists here and probably planning to do something bigger with him, like showing the story of how he turned in the guy we know, some villan original or something. I hope that he, Jhiaxus and Thunderwing will get more focus for once. They never get the chance to appear in cartoons anyway, so it would be cool if the comics filled that gap.
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>As much as people got upset about Straxxus' bishounen design, it tells me they are hinting on some possible twists here and probably planning to do something bigger with him, like showing the story of how he turned in the guy we know,
I kind of have to agree with the naysayers as far as the whole "stupid sexy Straxus" thing goes. I can't really see a scenario where this leads to a "behold, my new fat body!" moment to channel classic G1 Straxus (although I'm still holding out hope for some smelting pool action). I'm sure Straxus is building to something but to me it seems like change for the sake of change. If you want "hot" Decepticons we already have Megatron and the Seekers.
There's a few other seemingly arbitrary design changes in this book I don't care for as much as I enjoy this continuity. I also prefer Brawn as a minibot, and Astrotrain as a regular sized bot instead of fuck-huge. At least with Astrotrain there's some justification there. Brawn and Straxus seem to just be for the hell of it.
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>>123683879
He looks like an armada seeker so a theory is that he was actually one of the many worthless seeker clones Exarchon and/or Nominus mass-produced.
Maybe he will have the same problem Tarn might have had which is being unhappy with his current body. And he is a scientist, so it wouldn't be too far-fetched to assume he will reconstruct himself at some point or be the subject to some experiment.
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>>123683879
>If you want "hot" Decepticons we already have Megatron and the Seekers.
God I might be the total exception but while I also love Straxus original design a lot I like the new one as well but absolutely hate Seekers. Not sure why, he is quite similar to them, but better. I guess it's mainly the head, different wings and colors that does it for me. Normal seekers look like shit somehow. If anything, buff guys are hotter than whatever Starscream is anyway.
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That's a fair point. We'll see I guess.

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To me Seekers were always the gigachads of the Decepticons. I mean, I'm not gay so maybe "hot" isn't the word we're looking for here but the original Seeker design was always one of the very coolest looking "models" of TF. Mind you, again, I don't think they look quite as cool in this book as they could. I blame the overly slavish adherence to the Siege toys.
However, Hooligan looked awesome re-imagined as a Seeker in issue 30. A tiger striped tetrajet? Sign me up. Pretty sure he's dead now though. :(
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>I blame the overly slavish adherence to the Siege toys.
It's a general problem for me. Don't like their quadratic heads and vents, upwards pointing v-wings and bodytype that feels fucked regardless of continuity.

Think my main problem with them is that they look clunky as fuck but don't have the aesthetics of buff robots that might also be clunky but while actually looking cool (or hot, depending on who you are). They are like little women wearing fat armors that absolutely don't fit them. I like all other fliers though, so this is a seeker-only problem and mainly with the generic seekers. The coneheads are better and have the better heads.
Agree that out of the normal seekers Sunstorm is the best by far, if it's what your pic is implying. He certainly has the best color and a better story than most of the others.
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Motherfucker be flash steppin'
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Yeah I'm pissed that they Sunstreaker that shitty engine gun
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>a Bludgeon that actually talks and doesn't seem to be full edge
I waited 80 years for this. I hope his role will be more of the assistant scientist and soldier of Thunderfag rather than any of the shit he has been in the other series of the last decade.
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>>123684505
>Agree that out of the normal seekers Sunstorm is the best by far, if it's what your pic is implying.
Sunstorm is great but I chose him mostly just to switch it up. The original 3 are still the best looking to me, especially Skywarp if I had to pick one. That black and purple can't be beat. Milne's Coneheads looked great in this issue too. Their original animation model, unlike the 84 guys, always looked pretty goofy.

The other character that looks really bad in this book is Optimus/Orion himself. This is a big one so they really fucked this up. Of all the toys to base him off of, but now we're stuck. Another example of a much more minor character is Huffer. It doesn't even look like him. And of course, Kingdom Huffer JUST came out and it's easily the best looking toy Huffer ever got, and the comic is now stuck with that weird Huffer with no engine hood in robot mode because they jumped the gun.
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>>123684581
I hate Earthrise Sunstreaker anyway. One thing I've noticed is that they seem to like almost switching around his shade of yellow with Bumblebee's. Bee was always this bright canary yellow and Sunstreaker was a deeper, more ochre color. Recent toys have pretty much reversed them.
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>>123666823
Careful, Thunderwing, you're outing yourself as a 4channer.
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>>123670262
Well she transformed her back half into a spider, so it wasn't just the legs. Not a full transformation so made her more like a drider, really.
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I'm really surprised that in every incarnation they've had nobody has ever had the original Ark and Teletraan be a Titan. At least not that I can recall, anyway.
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>>123685134
They literally just made a toy of that.
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>>123685221
Mainframe turns into Teletraan-1, and the Ark bridge when the Ark itself is in ship mode.
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>>123685259
And much much before that, TFA Omega Supreme transformed into a very Ark-shaped ship, complete with a Teletraan computer.
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>>123685315
oops pic
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>>123685221
>>123685259
Good to know. Maybe it'll happen soon enough. At least one of the downed Titans was active, right? One of last weeks issues, I think, it had a bunch of alien kids climbing all over it.
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>>123685851
That's not a titan, just a really big, regular bot.
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>>123685851
No, that was Leviathan. She is really big but I don't think she is a Titan.
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>>123685039
He is isolated from the majority of bots and lives on some outpost in space. He can't just do science all day, he must be a shitposter. Probably the originator of the sentinel-has-no-matrix conspiracy theory.
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>>123666984
All of them? Metroplex? Fort Max? Trypticon?
How the fuck did that happen? I thought they just blew up a bunch of raw titan sparks.
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>>123685851
That's just one of the many huge Snu-snu women IDW2 has.
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>>123687524
Bless this continuity.
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>>123687524
There's no way Ruckley isn't into getting dommed with all the big girls (4u) in this continuity.
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>>123684786
>>The other character that looks really bad in this book is Optimus/Orion himself.
I couldn't agree more. He is kind of fat and stiff and whenever he appears he looks retarded. Retarded in the actual sense I mean. It can't just be the artist's fault either because most other bots look good, especially those that are either not based on any toys at all or older toys, so I am pretty sure it's just the damn model they use for him now.
Can only hope they'll make another, better toy of him and that Hasbro will ask IDW to give him some in-story upgrade to match that later. Most of the Siege toys are pretty shit as comic characters imo. I am not a fan of the Siege Seeker altmodes either, too square for my taste.
Agree that Skywarp has the best color scheme of the mains.
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>>123682938
>and we would want to root for the classic Megatron, Starscream, Sounwave triad because those are "our" bad guys...but honestly they seem really awful in this continuity.

I feel like Ruckley isn't super interested in them, he'd obligated to write them but he'd be happier writing lesser used characters.
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>>123668827
>>123666421
The jets should have been female.
They look like Thunderwing's personal harem sluts hanging around together with their master here, especially Ramjet.
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>>123689266
We have female Seekers now (Slipstream, Nova Storm, etc). No need to go genderbending classic characters.
That said I'm surprised no one has ever put forth the idea that Seekers are like twi'leks in-universe, victims of their own good looks that whore themselves out to different masters as eye candy (at the least).
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>>123689442
Reminds me of the Pearls in steven universe.
Good point though. They have a rather low durability unless they have some outlier powers and they are mass-produced, so there are countless of them. Them tending to be servants of any kind makes sense. They are probably cheap too (in more than one way).
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>>123669210
>Cyclonus

Damn.
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>>123669210

>Nautica

I was really expecting Geomotus.
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>>123669210
>Nautica
I guess? She's more friendly than I am though, I wish I was spaceworthy over short distances.
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>>123689442
>Thunderwing preferring the cones
Fucking based, I agree.
On a sidenote, finding fanart with them that isn't a threesome was harder than I thought.
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>>123668073
I'm sure the DW MtMtE books are referred to constantly, yeah. At the very least as a starting point, but I can't confirm if they were used specifically for this book, but who knows!
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>>123689776
>>123689783
Don't forget that they are all slightly different here.
Ruckley got Bumblebee, and at first I wondered. Until I remembered what kind of guy Bee is in this comic.
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>>123666167
Man I could have sworn it was Josh coloring this. What a surprise.
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>>123669210
I got Soundwave
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What's he showing off, anons?
inb4 bondaged Windblade, Pipes being crushed, or Ravage being pulled apart.
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Man it was already said during the IDW1 run that Thunderwing should take his meds and I am still with this but I cannot believe he wasn't shouting in every panel he was in this time. There were at least three panels in which he wasn't throwing a rage fit.
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>>123691868
I enjoyed his bad flirting attempt or whatever the fuck he was trying to do there >>123666266
Maybe I misjudge him and he is really just a titan fan.
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So how is the new continuity been meaning to finish up the old transformers verse and move on to this one now that i have time and the end of the old verse sounds good the way a friend describe it to me. So like is it a complete reset with everyone reverting back to how they were or do some keep the original verse feel to them.
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>>123693647
>So how is the new continuity been meaning to finish up the old transformers verse
It's a new continuity, as you said, so the old universe is irrelevant. It's a story about pre-war Cybertron slowing delving into chaos and the beginning of the civil war.
In this verse there was already a great war against a mysterious alien entity in the past that will most likely become more important as the story moves on and there are tons and tons of world building. Personally I vastly prefer this first series of the new continuity over most of the IDW1 stuff predating MtmtE/exRID minus Megs Origin and some other short series.
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>>123687184
We don't even know if those three even existed, or will exist, in this universe.
And no, It wasn't just the babby titansparks. Megatron deorbited the orbiting titans
>>123689442
Nova Storm IS a genderbending of a classic character. Besides, Cyberverse showed us that genderbending the more popular seekers is fun.
>>123693647
Completely different universe. Has nothing to do with IDW1. Use more punctuation to avoid run-on sentences.
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The well-known Indian comic artist Dheeraj Verma is dead, bros..
He also worked on Transformers for IDW. He was the artist for the Fall of Cybertron comics and some parts of RiD.
Fuck covid
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>>123694223
Damn, that sucks. What happened?
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>>123694223
>>123694285
Never mind I have big idiot disease and didn't see the spoiler. That's rough.
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>>123693647
>and the end of the old verse sounds good the way a friend describe it to me
Dude have you read it?
I was a fan of the old universe but you cannot continue this in any way and I am happy they didn't. Half of the cast is dead and shit you literally would have to continue this series on Earth or clone!Cybertron and feature nothing but OCformers and some broken guys if you would make this as a sequel.
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>>123694310
I already assumed this the second I saw an Indian name and IDW condolences popping up. This shit is decimating the people of certain regions there. It wasn't that often in the news the last weeks so I thought it got better (and it somewhat did), but seems like he was fighting it for over a month in his ICU already. That's sad. I am still saddened over the death of the Berserk mangaka too.
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>>123694312
protip: people can have opinions that differ from your own
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>>123694442
Read what I said please. My post didn't just consist of the first two phrases.
I didn't say "I don't want it because I don't like it". It's literally impossible and I explained why.
Please finish IDW1 before you have opinions on anything regarding the end.
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>>123694185
>We don't even know if those three even existed, or will exist, in this universe.
I'll guess they're "lost titans", legendary figures or titans thought to be already dead, fucking around somewhere out in space or deep under Cybertron. It's too early in the story for there to be only one remaining titan, and have it be an OC at that. Trypticon and Metroplex are gonna get big flashy "holy fuck!" entrances at some point later on, at least they'd fucking better.
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>>123694570
Yeah, my exact thought.
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>>123694570
what's wrong with OCs?
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>>123694771
Not him but I assume the point is that it's unlikely to kill all titans but one that early when that one isn't even a well known guy.
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>>123694771
Yeah, what
>>123694812
said. Nothing against Lodestar but it'd be lame to kill off the old well-known titans off-panel so early. Personally I think she's got death flags all over her, and will be very sad for Lightbright when/if her time comes.
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The masked mental illness is still getting lots of love by the fans it seems.
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>>123695880
>Slash and Nickle as rival team-moms
God dammit
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>>123694312
This is not true, although several characters have died, many are still alive and some could be revived. And it's easy to bring Cybertron back, in the sequel I imagined one of the copies of Cybertron created by the Great Architect was not destroyed and most of the surviving Transformers move there (and in addition the Cybertron functionalist is transported back to their universe because I don't care to have copies of other characters). The comic would start on a 30 year timeskip from Sue Faireborn's point of view on her first day of employment at EDC where there is a Decepticon attack and she meets Rodimus which will be yours partner and who will start in the comic depressed and drunk. Deathsaurus will be the leader of the peaceful Decepticons in Cybertron but at the same time will have Megazarak as the leader of the evil Decepticons. One of the arcs will involve Gorlam Prime mysteriously reappearing and when a team of Transformers is sent to investigate it will discover that the planet is in ruins after apocalypse and its techno-organic survivors are in a civil war between two groups called the Guardian and Renegade, nbo final from the arch they will enter the Council of Worlds. It will also have Ironhide, Cheetor and a few other characters mysteriously coming back to life with them receiving strange visions of the Matrix.
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>>123694610
Careful there Fasttrack.
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>>123694185
>Nova Storm IS a genderbending of a classic character
No she's not. Nova Storm was a complete nothing character that appeared for 3 seconds in the original cartoon and didn't even have a name until over 30 years later. There was nothing that said Nova Storm was a he, everyone just assumed.
>Cyberverse showed us that genderbending the more popular seekers is fun
GTFO tranny.
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>>123694771
He didn't say anything was wrong with OCs.
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>>123696040
It's the good timeline.
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>>123697433
Nova Storm officially got a gender (male) at the same time he got a name. Nova Storm was male first.

Also, female transformers are introduced in the cartoon as something thought to be extinct, AFTER the Rainmakers were introduced.
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>>123698369
Man, imagine fucking your species over with war so hard you thought all your females were extinct.
Yeah yeah I know, transformers don't fuck like humans, etc etc, but still. Imagine the sense of loss.
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>>123698461
the horror
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>>123683879
>>123684059
>>123684109
>>123684267
Ok, guys. The comic is based off the toys. Hasbro literally says "Design them like their latest toy". Jhiaxis looks like he does because his latest toy is from like 10 years ago, and he was a remold of an Armada Starscream. The other changes you guys are talking about? Based on their most current toys.
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>>123698369
You know Nova Storm was literally only named like a couple years ago right? So "he" was male first for a few trips around the sun, during which time "he" still had zero story. Again, just assumed to be male. G1 Nova Storm only became female after Cyberverse had a female character with the same name, and here we are. There was no fiction with G1 Nova Storm until this comic since 1984. This is a world of difference from making say, Skywarp into a girl all of a sudden. If you can't see that you're just being obtuse.
>Also, female transformers are introduced in the cartoon as something thought to be extinct, AFTER the Rainmakers were introduced.
So? What's your point?
Author intent literally does not matter for nameless background generics, the 2 episodes didn't even have the same authors, and The Search for Alpha Trion episode actually never said that female Transformers were thought to be extinct. Shockwave said he thought female AUTOBOTS were extinct. He never said anything about female Decepticons.

>>123700106
What's your point? No one was baffled as to why characters look like they do, we said we don't like it.
And actually, no, Optimus wasn't even based on his latest toy when the book started.
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>>123700857
>Again, just assumed to be male.
Literally stated to be male. Also, none of (the correct) things you said refutes what I said. Stop writing paragraphs for no reason.
>And actually, no, Optimus wasn't even based on his latest toy when the book started.
Correct, he was based on a toy that hadn't even released yet, but was currently in the works. Prime's IDW2 design led people to discover we'd be getting this toy.
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>>123669210
all me
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>>123700857
>>123700966
Are you two fighting over technicalities?
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>>123701105
I'm not fighting, since I'm right.
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>>123700966
Please show me the story this male Nova Storm appeared in between being named and this comic.
>Please stop correcting the incorrect things I said
Nah I'm good, and your whole post was for no reason. I said there's no need to genderbend classic characters when someone (perhaps jokingly, perhaps not) said they wanted female Coneheads as Thunderwing's harem sluts).
Nova Storm, whatever you think about her/him, was definitely not a CLASSIC character by any metric. In fact, he/she literally wasn't even a character. So when they decided to make her a girl, who gives a fuck? It's not contradicting years of Nova Storm stories. It's not upsetting Nova Storm fans, because there were none.
Ramjet, Thrust, and Dirge might not be A-listers but people would notice (and not be happy) if someone made them women on a whim.
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>>123701122
Fuck you, no you're not. Don't come at me with anymore Sunbow cartoon trivia, because I know it better than you. You didn't even quote the episode right.
At no point in the OG cartoon was it ever said female Transformers are extinct. Only female Autobots.
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>>123701162
>Please show me the story this male Nova Storm appeared in between being named and this comic.
I can't show you one between those two points - because as I've already said, he was given a gender AT THE SAME TIME as he was named:

>The yellow Seeker is known as Nova Storm. This humorless knave nearly winged me with his Trilithium Crystal Cannons. His armor is hardened against heat and radiation, enabling him to function in the heart of a volcano or even, for a short period of time, the outer chromosphere of a star. He is one of the few bots able to withstand the presence of Sunstorm, Shockwave's prototype for Seeker body-modification, for extended periods.

Male Nova Storm existed before female Nova Storm did.
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>>123701162
>So when they decided to make her a girl, who gives a fuck? It's not contradicting years of Nova Storm stories. It's not upsetting Nova Storm fans, because there were none.
No one's arguing that. You said that girl Nova Storm wasn't a genderbend and you're simply being corrected.
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>>123701162
>Ramjet, Thrust, and Dirge might not be A-listers but people would notice (and not be happy) if someone made them women on a whim.
Thrust has been a girl. Nobody made a stink about it. You've made a stink in your diaper, though. Chill out.
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>>123701162
You do know they made a girl Skywarp on a whim, right?
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>>123701162
My dude, why are you getting so worked up over genderbends, even hypothetical ones? They're fun.
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>>123687524
New Classification of Hasbro Toys: Size Queen
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>>123700857
Wasn't Nova Storm only ever called a "he" in the wiki due to assumption?

I hate the wiki by the way. I am trying hard to find people outside 4chan to talk with about TF comics but everybody only reads the "wiki summary" instead of the fucking comic.
And yet they still always have opinions about it.
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>>123701656
Wish she did more, though.
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>>123700106
I wish I would remember the tweet or interview where it was said, but I am 99% sure it was confirmed a while ago that it was a choice of the respective comic team to keep the designs more constant even when artists change, not a Hasbro demand.
Milne is the only one who doesn't care too much, but he is an expert and fans love his versions anyway. It might be related to the fact that most IDW2 artists were new, maybe they wanted to make it easier for them.
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>>123702844
>Wasn't Nova Storm only ever called a "he" in the wiki due to assumption?
Not only are you responding to a post that tells you exactly where he officially got the male gender, you're posting it six posts away from a fucking copy/paste of that source.

Learn to read, you absolute dumbdumb.
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>>123703318
The wiki is still shit though.
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>>123703326
It's not the wiki's fault that your "friends" decide to read a summary over that comic itself. Grow up.
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>>123703334
They aren't my friends, wikifag. This meme site is simply a gateway for noobs that never read or watched anything but bayshit and TFP to get in and pretend to be longtime fans because they have read some shitty summaries.
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>>123703358
Grow up.
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>>123703374
Dilate. You will never be a robot.
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>>123689776
Oh sweet Primus Boco got the same as me what does it mean
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>>123703378
>You will never be a robot
Now you're just trying to hurt everyone, even yourself
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>>123671445
>Devastator also pulls double rival duty with the Dinobots at times.
What when
>(So could Predaking, actually)
Who when
>He's around...somewhere.
Aaaa

>>123674240
Then you must be punished.

>>123690162
Thank
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>>123701593
Fuck you asshole, read the comment chain and don't come back until you understand it. It was about coneheads and I said I don't like to see classic characters being genderbent. Nova Storm is not a classic character. Next I'll have people trying to tell me Greenlight and Lancer are classic characters too.
If you can't see the difference between a nobody background extra being finally named and made a real character after 30 years, and then genderbent another 3 years after that, vs. a classic well known character being genderbent after 30 years of established lore and with a big fanbase, I don't know what to tell you. We both know that you do see the difference though and are just being obtuse.
I should've stopped when I said Slipstream, I should've known one of you autists would pull an "AKSHUALLY" over Nova in an attempt to "correct" me.

>>123701593
>you're simply being corrected.
kys

>>123701610
>Thrust has been a girl
When was Thrust a girl? Cyberverse I'm guessing? That's still not any G1 Thrust.

>>123701656
Not G1 so I don't really care, but yes, I know that. That's the exact kind of thing I'm explaining that I'm against (if they do it in the main line).
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>>123704488
>When was Thrust a girl? Cyberverse I'm guessing? That's still not any G1 Thrust.
The only genderbendering in CV I remember was Cosmos to be honest (and I hated the voice).
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>>123704040
>What when
See the movie
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>>123704897
>See the movie
Th-the movie for IDW2?
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>>123704952
>movie for IDW2?
God I wish.
Imagine something like the annual here, but as a concluded extra story running for ~100 minutes. Would actually make me care about TF movies again for once.
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>>123705067
>Imagine something like the annual here, but as a concluded extra story running for ~100 minutes
>rando team that nobody cares about
>makes them unique and exciting
>like LSotW except no depressing casualties
Kino. The Technobots were underrated guys I liked, but if this keeps up they'll be my favourite. As a comboner it's been Bruticus, as individuals the Protectobots, I only own Abominus (and literally all the Kreons..) wait maybe not Prime Insecticon or the Vehicons) but uh, maybe as a team it'll be the Technobots. Hard to get attached to or like a comboner that much, think it's just aesthetics-based since their personalities don't really feature anywhere.
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>>123705435
Considering that the ongoing, the annual and Escape run at basically the same time Ruckley doesn't seem to have much of a problem writing 50 stories at once, they should just ask him to be the writer. Even those that didn't like the main series that first either like it now or admit that they are into the annual.
If Hasbro is so insecure making a short movie of maybe 40-60 minutes for Netflix would be a good idea. Now that they are getting more into online streaming I hope this will be a thought crossing their minds at some point. Single stand-alone stories aren't as hard to pull off as whole series, but they still do their thing at attracting people. And Netflix dumps everything at once anyway, so there is no difference between a whole season and a movie aside from the length. People won't be able to speculate for any of these since they just appear at once.

Maybe the CV specials will get enough views and they will learn something from this.
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>>123704488
Japanese Cyberverse Thrust was a girl.
>>123704593
(Regular) Cyberverse had the folliwing genderbends:
Acid Storm
Nova Storm
Skywarp
Cosmos
Clobber

Jazz was also going to be female, but she was cut for time.
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>>123705893
>Technically Thrust was changed back to a guy in the Jp dub. They noticed they fucked up since Acid Storm later showed up with the girl design so Thrust was back to male.
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>>123705435
I feel like they have the best combiner team chemistry for IDW so far.
The Constructicons were always too samey and can basically be summarized as being five hools, Combaticons and such were better but we mostly only got some development or focus on one or two of them while the rest was just "there". The Technos feel like having actually distinct personalities from each other while also sticking to each other and all of this with just one single issue of ~40 pages.
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>>123705993
>The Constructicons were always too samey and can basically be summarized as being five hools
Only when the writers forget they're supposed to have different personalities.
Their Galaxies arc treated them right.
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>>123706309
Galaxies arc was a monkey paw, they had different personalities there, sure, but it was drawn by Livio so you couldn't tell them apart.
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>>123706309
Their Galaxies arc was one of IDW2's best bits so far. A great character study and some really dark stuff for TF.
>>123706333
>but it was drawn by Livio so you couldn't tell them apart.
Constructicons have been filtering casuals since 1985. I get they're not "easy" to tell apart at a glance, but it's like birdwatching. You just have to know the little differences to look for.
Livio made Long Haul twice the size of the others so if anything he made them (at least one of them) easier to tell apart.
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>>123705960
This is pretty retarded. I can tolerate Nova Storm somehow since that character was a nobody, but really don't like genderbending of characters that were relevant once or have spoken. Just make a new seeker then there are millions of these anyway.
>>123706309
Agree. Though that's because the writer is a diehard Constructicon fan.
>>123706333
I love Livio's art though I see your point with the Constructicons. They are already looking somewhat similar anyway and half of them hide the faces so it I had to get used to it first when I read it. It's a very good arc imo, though.
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>>123708681
I believe the G1 versions are safe, Nova Storm and some other are special cases where they were hardly relevant and had no real media presence. Other continuity versions going forward, yeah those may be changed to female. Though I don't expect that to stick unless certain characters get really popular.
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>>123708681
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>>123708896
Yeah I get that. Even most Marvel/UK or IDW OCs are already too iconic to be changed now, luckily.
And I cannot imagine a female.. dunno, Thunderwing, Kaon or Zeta Prime.
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>>123709455
I admit I am racist but I cannot tell Seekers apart. Isn't the violet bitch female since forever? This wasn't CV's doing, I am sure she was already female in TFW. Always forget her name.
And the far right info is wrong. Clobber looks like Lugnut but she isn't him.
Makes me wonder if she might appear in IDW2 too, Lugnut is already in it.
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>>123709529
>TFW
I meant TFA!
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>>123709529
All-purple seeker is Nova Storm, who is usually yellow and was originally male. Purple/cyan/black seeker is Slipstream, who has always been those colours and female.

Clobber is Lugnut with a different name and personality. She was originally going to named Lugnut until Hasbro changed it.
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>>123667754
>the Technobots being somewhat distinctive but all likable
Gerry Conway really did a good job depicting them as distinct characters in G1 when he wrote "Money Is Everything". Pesonally ranked #1 episode post-The Movie
https://youtu.be/zQr1pw3BDvQ?t=37
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Is this Bludgeon design based on a specific toy or is it a Milne original?
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>>123709635
Man, fuck. Yeah damn I thought it was Slipstream.
But your are right (or another anon). They were irrlevant so I doubt anybody cares enough about them to prefer their female versions. Well, aside from those people that lose their shit whenever anything is female simply because it's female and draw nothing else, as if it was some fucking rare shit nowadays.
>She was originally going to named Lugnut until Hasbro changed it.
Good imo. She was one of my favorite characters in CV, but I prefer her as Clobber and not genderbent Lugnut.
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>>123709729
It's got some cues from the RID2015 toy.
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>>123709731
Speak for yourself, I love them. TF needs more female characters and doing genderbends put a fun spin on things.
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>>123709455
Would RID Prime even count? The female version made a single appearance and it was specifically a cameo from a portal
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>>123709842
https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Optimus_Prime_(Universe)
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>>123709769
Why the fuck is this $50+ dollars now?! Really wish there Hasbro implemented some way that customers can order older figs directlys from them. Or better yeat have Pulse Lab project that does Re-Issues of older toylines.
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>>123709907
He was a final wave toy, meaning he was harder to find to start with. Retailers sometimes skip out on ordering the final wave of a toyline to keep shelf room open for the first wave of whatever the next toyline is. Also, he's Bludgeon.
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>>123709963
>After Market is Brutal on the Pockets
You right, I just looked up how much a TAV Nightbird would go for on ebay. $100 for buy it now!! I guess the moral is to order the figs you want off rip.
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>>123709963

I never once saw him in stores. Which is fucking stupid.
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>>123709818
>Speak for yourself
Literally what I did, faggot.
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>>123710244
The world is racist against Bludgeon.
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>>123710364

Can't appreciate perfection.
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>>123710244
I had a chance to order him for $15 when he was first released and thought to myself, "I'll find him in stores sooner or later". Now I gotta contemplate if I want to drop $50 or so on a fig from a toyline that, I personally think, is subpar compared to the main CHUG line. I just want a Bludgeon figure dammit!!!
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Outmatched by the Decepticons, running on empty, and on the ropes, Marty McFly and the Autobot Gigawatt show why nobody calls them chicken! Will the final confrontation be in Marty’s future, or will he and his companions make it back to fix the timestream before the Decepticons win? Find out in the heaviest issue of the whole series!
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>>123710712

I'm just lucky to still have my RotF Voyager.

And the Cyberverse 1-Step, cuz why not.
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>>123710364
>>123710380
>We'll never get a Enter the Dragon style story where all the cybertronain martial artists fight it out in a tournement for some crazy ancient artifact.
Why even live now?!
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Transformers (2019) #31 iTunes Preview

“Lord of Misrule: Test Flight I”. Optimus Prime’s Autobots are starting to fray. They need energon and supplies that they just don’t have access to. But Perceptor has a plan-if he can supercharge Jumpstream’s teleportation powers, the Autobots will have all sorts of new access to Cybertron. Of course, that relies on the experiment going right and things can never be quite so easy…
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>>123710267
>so I doubt anybody cares enough about them to prefer their female versions.
No.
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>>123710712
I wish Hasbro cared about the comics and 3p about IDW2 because I really want toys based on the guys of this annual.
Milne's design sheets are basically asking for this to be made but I bet that nothing will happen.
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>>123682467
Megatron is barely even holding that band of deranged lunatics together under his rule. Guess he asked for it with how his obsession with quick radical change scared off his more moderate supporters.
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>>123710750
I like his boobs.
>martial artists fight it out in a tournement
I always wished we saw more of the gladiator fights. For fuck's sake they are a thing and every cartoon and comic since the 10s or something, but we always only hear about them and never actually see them aside from these few pages in Origins maybe.
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>>123710903
but anon, 3P companies eat up Milne's designs like candy. It's just that IDW2 started out with that stupid mandate to stay on toy model as close as possible and mostly used characters from contemporary toylines. Give it a small amount of time to let artist to utilize personal designs more off and on the regular and you'll see more 3P IDW2 inspired figs.
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>>123710903
>>123711010

Hey, sometimes being in IDW can boost awareness enough to get a new toy. Look at Overlord. Hopefully its just a matter of time until Deathsaurus...
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>>123710981
We saw them in Cyberverse
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>>123711010
>that stupid mandate to stay on toy model as close as possible and mostly used characters from contemporary toylines.

It was IDW's choice. Hasbro actually had nothing to do with IDW choosing to use toy designs for the characters. They did it as a way for ease-of-access to reference material and having the designs be consistent between artists.
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>>123710930
Judging by what's happening here >>123710856 with Jhiaxus and Straxxus leaving and Thunderwing being a shut-in in his outpost I feel like lots of them will start rebellions within the rebellion to gain independence from Megatron and form city states.
Jhiaxus "for now" makes perfect sense in this context. It's only a matter of time I think. Till one of them starts rebelling or Starscream doing a backstabbing attempt. If you are the only one rebelling there is a certain threat to it, if more parties are doing it you have the upper hand. Megatron can't fight five+ armies at once.
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>>123711107
different anon: You remember which episodes?
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>>123710862
Well congratulation, you are superficial fag that doesn't care about personality or story as long as the gender is f.
Go back to your twitter account and make the post to get woke points, you do it regularly.
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>>123711171
>They did it as a way for ease-of-access to reference material and having the designs be consistent between artists.
But wasn't there an IDW mandate to use completely new writers and artists at the begining of IDW2? Like none of the old vanguard from IDW1 was really used at the begin of 2.0
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>>123711172
The way that Ruckley is setting up all this other Decepticon warlords really reminds me of Furman's warlord stuff from his G1 and now his new '84 series. Here's to hoping that not all the warlords are complete asses and Ruckley writes 1 or two that actually cares about their troops kind of like Deathsaurus in IDW1.0
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>>123710894
>Straxxus has absented himself
???
Did he just flee to space? And they are talking of him alone, what's with the people of Darkmount? Was the anon that assumed them to be long since gone or killed by Straxxus right?
>Not much, one vote, but I'm attached to it. Seems Megatron's taken it away, so I'm with you, easy or not.
Based Magnus fighting for voter rights
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>>123711299
Post-Death of Optimus Prime Rodimus/Hot Rod is a garbage character and completely different than his Spotlight/Maximum Dinobot/Matrix Fused to Chest self.
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>but anon, 3P companies eat up Milne's designs like candy.
Only a few like MMC. They do a lot and do it great, but so far they are still stuck with MtmtE.
Maybe we get lucky once they have cleared their backlog. Among others they should be publishing Deathsaurus and Rung soon and they recently released IDW Getaway.
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>>123711299

>Did he just flee to space? And they are talking of him alone, what's with the people of Darkmount?

Ask again after Escape #4, but the plot of the first three was Straxxus agreeing to take some ships and evacuate the alien population, but only if he could take the population of Darkmount with him.
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https://renegadegamestudios.com/blog/exploring-the-matrix-in-the-transformers-deckbuilding-game/

https://renegadegamestudios.com/blog/its-in-the-title-transforming-in-the-transformers-deckbuilding-game/

https://renegadegamestudios.com/blog/cooperative-or-competitive-that-is-the-question-modes-of-play-in-the-transformers-deckbuilding-game/
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>>123711183
He probably means the...third? eight? one of the earlier episodes of S1 in which Bee remembers a tidbit about him cheering for Megs in the arena and being hyped about him and telling Windblade how great Megatron is because he lost the memories of the war after that.
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>>123711183
https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Megatron_Is_My_Hero
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>>123711269
They are both great at establishing lore, conflicts and worldbuilding.
JRO was good at inserting events in hindsight, these two do it "live".
>Here's to hoping that not all the warlords are complete asses and Ruckley writes 1 or two that actually cares about their troops kind of like Deathsaurus in IDW1.0
That would be great. Hope Straxxus is of that kind, we will probably learn about that in Escape #4. Thunderwing is too far up his own ass to care, although he cares about the outpost. But as long as Megatron isn't forcing him to share he will stay calm I think. Hard to guess much about the others and the many rogue Cons and half-Cons and neutrals this continuity has.
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>>123711466
Is this game even fun or worth it? How does it compare to MTG or VS System 1.0?
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>>123711436
>everybody expecting Straxxus turning into the next Hitler but the rest of his arc will actually just be him living in peace with his citizens and a bunch of aliens on some moon or something where he does geology together with Geomotus
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>>123711490
Thanks for your help anon, but it looks like it does do anything different than the norm. It doesn't even have any fun gladiator cameos like Cy-Kill or anything. Except using pic related as a jobber
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>>123711205
This is only tangentially related but the transient nature of genderbends highlights why I wish they'd quit trying to slap the names of old characters on completely different new ones. Sure, you get a bit of name recognition when a familiar name is on a new face, but it basically forever bars those characters from reappearing later as they'll always be superceeded by the originals.

Prime Arcee, UT Red Alert or CW Cosmos are never going to show up in later stuff because they'll just reinterpret the originals instead.
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>>123710827
Based Flatline.
What's the gender of that bot again? Need to know whether I can fap to this or not.
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>>123711944
Geneder is stupid, if robot sexy - fap.
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>>123710827
So she will be retarded from now on. Probably.
Wonder if there is anything else up with her survival or if she was just "lucky". And what her arc is leading up to anyway.
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>>123711871
>Prime Arcee... are never going to show up in later stuff because they'll just reinterpret the originals instead.
But she did pop up later in RID2015
>CV Cosmos
That wasn't even the 1st female Cosmos anon, there was always Path Finder:
https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Path_Finder
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>>123712263
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>>123712018
True. There is nothing ga yabout fapping to a tank, jet or spaceship.
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>>123712263
RID was in the same continuity, I meant like her appearing in things that aren't set in the same universe like how Airachnid showed up here. Also man that is an ugly attempt at marrying those two designs together, good lord.

Pathfinder is actually a good example of what I'd prefer, albeit she was a go-bot originally IIRC. Point is, having regular Cosmos around doesn't bar her from appearing.

In short, I feel like any version of a character where you have to specify which alternate version they are is doomed to obscurity.
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>In short, I feel like any version of a character where you have to specify which alternate version they are is doomed to obscurity.
Sakamoto laughs at you and that comment. Pic Related is also canon to TF lore.
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Notice that different Windblade toys (which are different interpertations) in that bottom panel with Battletrap
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>>123712695
Even Bayformer Megatron gets to pop up in other entries in the franchise.
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TF mega that has most stuff chronologically, up to mid/late IDW1
mega nz/#F!Ax4nUCCT!_5vN--HYA1R6ahJUNcx-wQ
My mega where I tried to organize the bios and add missing ones
mega nz/folder/109wjIbL#AjQrRxYcKxQvHo0KIkb-2A


>>123705532
>Even those that didn't like the main series that first either like it now or admit that they are into the annual.
For me it was mostly the ho-hum art at the beginning, ESPECIALLY while they were trying to fucking worldbuild.
>Netflix
No no that place kills everything TF-related it touches.

>>123705993
>we got one (1) issue for Protectobots
>largely Swindle, then Blast-Off and Onslaught, albeit we saw Bruticus' mind
>literally can't differentiate non-Scrapper/Scoop from the rest
>Aerialbots are also indistinguishable
>same with Stunticons and the non-comboning guys and the rest, even though they DID show up a few times
It's not fair..
Hools? And oh uhhhh for IDW2 I don't rember much about the Constructicons, albeit yeah, as other anons have said, a fan could probably distinguish them.
>The Technos feel like having actually distinct personalities from each other while also sticking to each other and all of this with just one single issue of ~40 pages.
This issue is defs my favourite in IDW2. Increased pages really do help, like how I really felt the build-up and tension in MTMTE50.

>>123706309
>>123706333
>>123707739
>>123708681
They're SO hard for me to distinguish, I only rember that new Mixmaster was a creepy scientist. I like Devastation but I don't rember much from the bios, and I post those things CONSTANTLY.
>one guy's a humble architect, probs Scrapper
>Hook is the second-best snooty architect
>Long Haul is just a big dum fighter/bruiser
>
May as well spam their bios. I-I'm not gonna do Marvel AND DW, that'd be excessive, and usually DW is just an updated Marvel anyway..

>>123709692
DLed G1 recently since I skipped to HM after rando S2/S3 eps, will give this neat ep a watch!
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>>123710827
So is Flatline a doc bc no one else will be? How many doctors do we even have? Like, in TFverse.
>Ratchet
>Hoist
>The Others
>First Aid
>Fixit
>Flatline
>Hook I think, in some continuities
Does this world really have five doctors

>>123710856
S-Straxus left?
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>>123712787
>DLed G1 recently since I skipped to HM after rando S2/S3 eps, will give this neat ep a watch!
If you're TechnobotAnon, please do ASAP
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>>123666325
The only thing I remember from IDW1 Thunderwing is that he was the only one with thighs fat enough to match those of Galvatron and that he was always raging and wreaking havoc whenever he was on screen.
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>>123712872
Its weird in the TF stories because sometimes Mechanic based characters can be depicted as medics for other cybertronians.
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>>123712787
How can you not remember Scavenger's personality? He's the nervous guy always trying to get everyone's approval.
The only ones hard to tell apart personality-wise are Long Haul and Bonecrusher.
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>>123712872
I like it when there are a bunch of people for one job since it feels more realistic than always seeing the same two dudes doing a thing. But I wish it was true for other jobs too, especially cops. We have a bunch if you count all of them from all continuities, but we rarely get more than two at once and more often than not one is Prowl and the other one someone like Barricade that switches sides.
Flashback MtmtE was the only part that did that right, including Coptimus and his colleagues I miss seeing ever since.
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>>123713053
>the other one someone like Barricade that switches sides.
But IDW1 Barricade was a great character anon. He was a cop but still seek justice and fair treatment as a decepticon. Was really bumped when they killed him off for shock value.
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>>123713124
I'm so mad that they reverted him back to a stupid ass goon in IDW2
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>>123712263
i feel like they reused a bit of Glowstrike's look for her.
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>>123713124
Well I said that IDW1 was the only part that did that right. Well okay I actually said MtmtE, I should have included RiD and the others. I liked him there too.
Wonder if Bee will manage to behead him too in IDW2 though. IDW1 had a good perspective on the war and factions I think, or at least certain series.
>>123713147
Yeah, he is sadly just some hool in IDW2. Would prefer the one anon mentions.
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it's kinda disappointing the more recent takes on Barricade, he doesn't really do much which is more of an issue, especially in the netflix show.
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>>123712872
Theirs Scalpel from the Bayverse but the only other continuity he appeared in was Animated
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>>123713173
Honestly one of the very few guys I remember from Siege/Earthrise, personalitywise, is that scarred Refractor clone.
A literal background character that has more presence than most of the mains for me.
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>>123713155
I don't see it at all anon.
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>>123713173
If anything I wish they would get Steve Blum to voice him again like the War for Cybertron version in a new cartoon. His personality always felt like a stunticon in that game
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>>123712971
>TechnobotAnon
Hm? I'm
>>123668782
>>123705435
and the one who dumped the Technobios. I'm also often known as Kreon Anon, and Koreanon years back

>>123712992
We only saw him go cray-cray, but he scienced his way into that, more of a monster than a character. Albeit you could argue that about Marvel Thunderwing.

>>123713000
Yeah, think a place had Hoist normally be a regular engineer, maybe his DW bio. Why no doctors?
>inb4 it was butcher tier of low-class job like it sometimes was historically
But no, doctors are appreciated and celebrated, in IDW1 and 2 it seems..

>>123713001
>He's the nervous guy always trying to get everyone's approval.

Th-that's not entirely an uncommon bio
>Long Haul and Bonecrusher
Aaaaa

>>123713053
I do too, but like, there's a woefully smol amount of people for same jobs, unless you include randos like micromasters. But then let's be cereal, we know who'd bite it first between Prowl and say, Stakeout.
Think in Kreoworld I had Jazz and Bluestreak be cops, at least pre-war. Jazz and Blues combo. Tracks too I think, since same torso as Nightbeat.
https://i.imgur.com/cJ7Cs98.jpg?1
>Flashback MtmtE was the only part that did that right, including Coptimus and his colleagues I miss seeing ever since.
YEAH
>>123713124
>IDW1 Barricade was a great character anon
YEAH

>>123713225
Ah yeah, you're right
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>>123713227
>is that scarred Refractor clone.
Scrapface was one of the better characters, too bad Hasbro released his toy before he appeared in the show at the time i was like who the fuck is Scrapface before he was introduced proper.

>>123713293
i wouldn't mind Steve voicing Barricade again. Though i also wouldn't mind Keith David returning too. in an ideal world Barricade's voice would be a mix of both voices.
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>>123713358
>>Long Haul and Bonecrusher
>Aaaaa
Nah, they're pretty easy too, Long Haul is basically a long-suffering physical laborer who hates his job and wants to do something cooler (but won't actually try to get out of it because he understands the importance of logistics). Bonecrusher is a bomb-chucking Darwinist who thinks the only things that deserve to exist are things he can't smash/blow up/crush.

Honestly unless you count Gravedigger the Constructicons are probably the most individually distinct combiner team. Compare them with the Aeirialbots or the Stunticons and it isn't even close.
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>>123713667
How can one Autobot be so based?
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>>123713855
>they're all so easy, six green construction vehicles is easy peasy!
:c
>won't actually try to get out of it because he understands the importance of logistics
Awwww-
>Darwinist
Cringe
Gravedigger? Who?
>distinct
>not rushing-protector?, chill, ?, pacifist medic, and literal sociopath aka the Protectobots
At least the leaders for comboner teams are generally p distinctive
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>>123714966
>Gravedigger? Who?
tfwiki.net/wiki/Gravedigger
>"Gravedigger" came about by accident. The name was a preliminary one for the Constructicon Scrapper, as indicated by both the original The Transformers cartoon series bible and the shooting script for the episode "Heavy Metal War" (which includes the line "Gravedigger, I'm picking up computer signals from above!"). "Dinobots Strike Back" writer Casey Todd was evidently working from that outdated guideline when he wrote the book; most instances of the name were switched to "Scrapper" for the finished product, but one errant use of "Gravedigger" remained. Artist William Schmidt compounded the error by drawing Long Haul instead of Scrapper into the illustration for this scene, which led to fans—at the time unaware of the origin of the "Gravedigger" name—having a bit of fun with it and imagining that Gravedigger was a unique character.
>Writer Andrew Hall properly canonized the idea of Gravedigger as his own character in the United EX toyline, opting to assign his identity to the Buildmaster toy. With this addition of an eighth named Construction to the Japanese cartoon continuity, an identity was at last provided for the long-mysterious "eighth Constructicon" who appeared with the others in a dodgily-animated scene in "Five Faces of Darkness, Part 4" (the seventh having been retroactively designated as Hauler in 2003).
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>>123715049
Thank. What a kooky roundabout way that a new fren came into being.
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>>123666823
Imagine ever working with fags like these.
Imagine eating out with them or something and having Thunderwing punching your face all of a sudden because he waited five seconds too long for the food while Bludgeon decides to jump behind you to rob you of your wallet and then they are the ones blaming you for everything and swearing to take revenge on you for existing.
Why are such guys always free in this continuity? Is it like in the real world where every little lawsuit is a burreaucratic mess that takes 50 years, only to end with an acquittal because the crimes are time-barred and most of the wittnesses have already died of old age?
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>>123715239
>Bludgeon decides to jump behind you to rob you of your wallet
*allegedly
Come on, anon, you're better than this. I know it's 4chan but maybe think twice before saying things without proof.
>Why are such guys always free in this continuity? Is it like in the real world where every little lawsuit is a burreaucratic mess that takes 50 years, only to end with an acquittal because the crimes are time-barred and most of the wittnesses have already died of old age?
Are you asking for a comfy legal SoL starring Xaaron? Because it sounds like you're asking for a comfy legal SoL starring Xaaron. Pic unrelated, this is Hook's bio.
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>>123712872
Ambulon
Knock Out
Kaput
Lifeline
Minerva
Nickel
Pharma
Glit
Velocity

And more: https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Category:Medics
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>>123713124
>>123713147
IDW1's Barricade was based on the micromaster, complaining that it is different from the character based in the movie is equal to complaining that Red Alert is not a doctor or that the Knockout that it featured in Empire of Stone was different from the Prime version.
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>tfw wasn't even sure if I posted all 6
>>123715501
I meant moreso muh geewun, but fair. You're half-proving my point in that- ok there's quite a few medics there, so you're proving your point too- but wait half of these are just various incarnations of one character aaa
I mean, I guess it's fair that medic/ambulances wouldn't sell that well, but Budiansky still gave Hoist a maintenance job, heck I think even Hound's guns were turned into radar/tracking equipment, so "kids like war" isn't necessarily a sticking point. Hm.
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We have received information on Location Filming (also known as Location Shooting) for Transformers 7.

While basic prep work, training, and Studio Filming takes place in Montreal at the moment, the cast will move on to Location Filming in early July (also in Montreal). Specifically, on the 4th of July. It is also currently planned to wrap at the end of September. We expect some sort of an official announcement on US Independence Day, as such announcements are common when Location Filming starts.

Additionally, we have received information that Patrick Kerton (pictured) will act as the Stunt Coordinator for TF7. Mr. Kerton previously worked on movies such as 300 and TV series such as The Boys. He is also specialized in immolation stunts.

https://news.tfw2005.com/2021/06/11/transformers-7-montreal-location-filming-schedule-and-other-info-435308
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>>123715528
>IDW1's Barricade was based on the micromaster,
He was based on War For Cybertron Barricade. Same robot mode and alt mode. Just compare the pic you quoted to >>123713293
Micromaster Barricade's design is pic related
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>>123666217
Ey, here is Metalhawk. I wish you don't be a cunt in this continuity.
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What exactly were the Coneheads and Thunderwing even trying to do with the Technos before Lightspeed kicked out against Dirge? Were they leading them to separate death chambers? Killing each of them when they aren't looking for a second because they felt safe now that Iacon is busy dealing with own problems?
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I hope IDW2 has a better depiction of Pretender tech than IDW1's power armor.
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>>123715857
Yes
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>>123715860
I don't even remember what IDW1 Pretenders were.
Just that Thunderwing grafting organic skin onto his body somehow turned him into a kaiju.
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>>123715700
What did he do in IDW1? He was okay before starscream backstabbed him.
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>>123715912
Same. It didn't play much of a role, I genuinely cannot remember much pretender info anymore.
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>>123715966
It was basically power armor from the pic you quoted. The tech was later used to make Kup's new body. Which is just a hollow shell and his brain module. So when they killed him off in Visionaries it didn't make sense.
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>>123666771
Even if I'm really glad that Computron is here, I'm specially relieved that none Technobot were killed.You know, every time I read one of these comics I fear that some character got killed stupidly.
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>>123687184
>>123694185
My bet is that at least one titan spark survived and It will become the Big T.
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Now that shy little orangebot has no titan anymore.
And he is bugged. Literally.
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>>123715944
>they have read some shitty summaries.
he was a noisy NAIL that need to by hammered down quicker than it took Starscream to do it.
Really wish there was more interaction between BlkOps Sidewipe and Whirl
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>>123717095
Fuck starshit apologists, really.
>Judas did nothing wrong
Metalhawk was right. I get that NAILs are boring from the perspective of a reader. But the Cons were mass murderers and genociders and he came back the Cybertron to find Autobots with functionism mindset ruling, like Prowl.
Staying a neutral is perfectly logical in this situation, the only mistake he ever did was trusting Starscream.
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>>123666364
>>123666421
What do you prefer? Pretenders looking as their shells or like their internal bot?
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>>123717209
Then why didn't Orion Pax or Bumblebee do anything to retify the situation? Especially Bee, he made everything worse. Hell, even Arcee knew she was in the wrong but went along with it right up until shit hits the fan. All of the autobot figureheads were all incompetant idiots post-Death of Optimus Prime
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>>123715944
He was very eagerly to trust Starscream while Bimblebee was triying to do his best
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>>123717253
>shells or internal bot
Even from the get go of its inception, no entry has really done justice to either option.
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>>123717266
Wasn't Bee "dead" by that time? He could only be seen by Starscream and during that part he was just a good guy that tried to make things better which took a while, like, the end of TAAO, till Starscream stopped being full of shit. Before that he was literally Himmler switching sides when the war is lost to gain from it and blame others when he was the SIC and therefore responsible for all genocides and shit that happened under Megatron. Bee shouldn't have even wasted his energy with him but he was too good. If it was Bee that is, and not an imaginary friend like IDW2 Cyc's ghosts.
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>But the Cons were mass murderers
You racist piece of shit. All Dirge wanted to do after the war was live a quite peaceful life.
>to find Autobots with functionism mindset ruling, like Prowl.
Prowl was mind controlled since issue #4 of RID. He wasn't in charge, It was a Megatron long con. Even Starscream was too stupid to figure it out.
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>You racist piece of shit. All Dirge wanted to do after the war was live a quite peaceful life.
Well I apologize. I should have specified that it was just "most" of them, especially the upper echelon. There were guys like the Scavengers who were cool as well.
And I am still angry over how hard the Coneheads and especially Dirge got shafted again. I hope that they will survive and have a relevant role in in the current run because usually they are just treated like the discount seeker trio.
>>123717587
>Prowl was mind controlled since issue #4 of RID. He wasn't in charge, It was a Megatron long con. Even Starscream was too stupid to figure it out.
You are right, but as you said they were all too stupid to figure this out, so them it was "an autobot". I don't blame Orion since he was broken at that point, but considering how much he has fought for his followers I would have expected to see a few more Autobots trying to make things better instead of letting someone else save the planet.
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>>123717436
Bee was still alive before and after Metalhawk's death. Metalhawk died in RID #16 and Bumblebee died in RID #27
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>>123717767
>the Coneheads and especially Dirge got shafted again
Even though that got shitted on constantly in IDW1, I really had fun with their depiction in ROM vs Transformers. Its mostly because we see Starscream with Thundercarcker and Skywarp usually, him leading the coneheads is always a treat.
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>>123717809
Man, fuck, you are right. All the post dark cybertron shit was all earth related, I remember.
Guess I have that memory fuck up because I finished mtmte before I finally started RiD. I really liked Bee when he was a ghost and his interactions with Starscream were kind of cool imo, but I was rather indifferent towards him before that part.
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>but I was rather indifferent towards him before that part.
because he was constantly fucking up and having everybody under his command questioning him at every turn.
It was basically a much worse take of the Bumblebee Mini, where he was leading the autobot after Prime turned himself into Skywatch and Hot Rod took a portion of the Autobots to team up with Swindle during the '09 ongoing.
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>>123717886
My favorite cross-over by far. Really good short series anyway. And the coneheads being with Screamer was something I liked a lot as well. Just as the wraithed Magnus (sad but badassy).
It's kind of suspicious how many series with Milne as main artist (or Milne with Josh coloring) tend to have the better plot. Would be interested knowing how detailed the storyboards of the writers are. You can tweak and improve a lot with smart paneling, camera angles and gestures of the characters if you are a good enough artist.
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>>123718012
>everybody under his command questioning him at every turn
This was really a constant problem in idw1 anyway.
>tfw Sentinel in idw2 was technically suffering the same fate
Will Nominus be the next in idw3?
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>My favorite cross-over by far.
Personally for me it was Revolutionaries. It was the correct way to intergrate Hasbro Shared Universe. Especially Ian and Kup, best human/cybertronian team to date. Each issue had The Revolutionaries team-up with a different IP each issue
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Even tieing into Hearts of Steel was interesting and retcon for the good
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>>123718266
Or like having Stalker being apart of the Adventure Team was a cool callback from Barber to the OG toyline
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>>123718216
Yeah probably my second choice. Ian was a cool dude anyway, and I still ignore the dumb shit that happened later and desperately try to imagine the Ian-grandpa Kup end to be the status quo because seeing them bonding like a teen and his veteran grandfather bot was very nice.
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>>123718295
He already popped up in IDW1.0 anon
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>>123718295
Just repaint the rest of thunderwings and imagine them to be him
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>>123718266
Not really a retcon, just a copying of events.
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Is it controversial to say IDW wasted Nemesis Prime? They could’ve done what the All Spark manga did later and have Nemesis Prime be the inner negative thoughts that Optimus suppressed deep inside his mind so he won’t end up corrupted by war like Megatron given a physical form
But nah it’s just some other Prime corrupted
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>Nemesis Prime
You know who else wasted Nemesis Prime, Transformers Devastation. Why would Platinum Games go for that cliffhanger ending?!
But guess who Didn't waste Nemesis/Nova Prime. Shattered Glass Nova Prime baby!!!
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>>123718216
One of the few Barber things that worked. And it's not like anyone gives a shit about Action Man so they don't have to go full retard like they did with M.A.S.K.
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>>123720248
Hasbro USA really dropped the ball and should have released TAV-28 States said during Revolution as a ROM crossover fig. Just apply some red deco lines on his chest and BOOM Rom fig
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>>123720425
Damn it, that works so well.
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>>123720248
It always felt like Action Man had the weakest connection to all the other books in the Shared Hasbro Universe. So I think it was a good idea to cancel his book and put him in the team book Revolutionaries.
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>>123666823
They're totally keeping the artificial enigma of combination, aren't they?
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>>123720425
Sexy beast.
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bump
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TRANSFORMERS: THE BASICS on CHROMEDOME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktJ0VhdOKoI
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>>123669210
>12% like Orion Pax
>11% like Geomotus
It gave me Geomotus though?
Or am I reading the percentages wrong?
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>>123711548
The game is not out yet.
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>>123727203
wait they killed the TCG 2 years into its life to release a completely different card game?! Jesus how does any card game system survive nowadays?
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>>123728052
This game is a Deck Builder and not a TCG, even if the TCG hadn't died it wouldn't affect this game.
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>>123728052
"completely different" is the operative phrase here.
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>>123725309
Imagine being a fag
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>>123728112
>>123728223
Why does it remind me of when Upper Deck canned the VS System TCG to bring it back a couple years later as a completely different game but with the same name...
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>>123729431
Do you need to imagine?
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>>123718295
he's in the new Beast Wars comic.
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>>123719139
The wasted both, Nemesis and Nova.

Nemesis should have become a thing in "Optimus Prime" after all the self-doubts, guilt and hate Optimus experienced, like the bad version of the Prime that tried to be different from the Primes before, like Zeta, who also started as a good guy after slowly corrupting over probably thousands of years, till he became what he was in Autocracy.

And Nova should never have been corrupted in the first place, other guys that were trapped in the dead universe didn't change much either.
Nova should have been a personified clash of culture and reality check for those like Cyclonus that still feel nostalgic over begone eras. He was considered great back then and kinda was, but times have changed, the war has happened and genocides were comitted and now no autobot wants expansions anymore. It would be cool that the same guys would now meet the old hero and realize how much the new ideologies and mindset have changed from back then, when Nova's way to do things was still considered good and normal.
It would have been a way greyer approach to that conflict that is harder to solve and it would have been way better than the generic evil-maniac-prime VS good-prime we got.
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>>123726199
I am one of the 1% so 11% is still normal.
Actually weird that Geomotus is the most common together with Orion.
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>>123731291
It's just that everyone is a few neurodivergents.
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>how will readers know this transformer is female?

>I dunno. Just give all the females big lips or something.
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>>123729431
I just like fat metal thighs but this dumb franchise loves giving them to guys like Tarn, Drift, Galvatron and Thunderwing.
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>>123732132
You are years late, nowadays you have female characters without big lips.
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>>123732132
Overlord is my waifu.
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>>123732132
t. James "suicide clinic lmao" Roberts
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>>123733606
What has the fool done?
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Why does every villain have a bunch of seekers? Can you just buy them?
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>>123734188
Tried to saw someone in half and put them back together again to prove it could be done.
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>>123734391
Pharma did nothing wrong, it was all Tarn's fault. He was normal before.
Seriously though, wish there were more flashbacks.
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>>123734228
There is a shit load of them running around
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>>123735165
And yet, the cleaner is still Cliffjumper.
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>>123721674
True.
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Does Thunderwhatever even have any fans aside from three horny women on twitter maybe?
He feels like the type of important middle game boss but I never saw art for him.
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>>123736180
you clearly never read marvel
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>>123736238
At least I started it!
But didn't reach that part yet I assume.
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Can't believe there is a new series with more than 5 pages/minutes of Bludgeon and that I don't hate him yet.
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>>123732132
It's mainly just Milne who does this (though he also drew Overlord that way IIRC).
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>>123666167
ooh it's the title, I thought this was an annual storytime
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>called annual
>there was no annual last year and the year before
>nobody knows if next year will have one
Why are they lying to us?
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>>123738082
Milne has a style. And boy, his fembots are cute.
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>>123719139
>>123731182
I prefer Nova and Nemesis being just bad guys, the concept of "I'm all good and he is my bad side personified" is a bit lame.
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>>123738369
Yeah it's boring.
Especially since it feels unnecessary. IDW Nova was an authoritarian ruler promoting expansionism. He already has bad sides other characters can oppose without needing the story to turn him into a lunatic. And Optimus lived through millions of years of war and betrayals, he should be allowed to be angry or feel like killing some of the villains that caused this without having his his reputation tarnished. It just makes him more relatable, more human, so to speak.
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>>123734391
>>123734511
it's kinda ridiculous we didn't get one flashback scene of him and Tarn together, really would've made them feel more complete as characters.
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>>123738364
He is simply the best for designs, hands down. At least out of the artists that are still active. You can give him the shittiest toy or original design and he will upgrade in a way that makes fans horny for that bot.
He is also very good at conveying personality traits of characters by the way he is drawing their gestures, poses and facial expressions. It's interesting looking at the Technobots in this issue closely and the different way they are "moving", standing or gesturing, it's true even for Thunderwing and such. And despite always staying on-model the poses of the bots feel more dynamic than those of most other artists. People often underestimate how much stiff posing is influencing the perception of art. Something can be hyperdetailed and pretty to look at but feel weak as panels of a comic, due to the lack of "movement". Comics aren't a sequence of (fan)art, they are showing movement that leads from one scene to the next.
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>>123738971
It's true, I hadn't realized.
There's so much personality in movement.
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>>123738915
True.
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Bumping.
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>>123741564
Thanks.
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>>123741564
>Bumping
More like Bumper

>>123710733
I totally forgot about this comic. How long has been since #3? three months?
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>>123743604
Yeah. It's been a looong wait.
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>>123745466
BUT MY TIME IS FINALLY NEAR
AND I WILL SEE MY DREAM COME ALIVE AT LAST
I WILL TOUCH THE SKY
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>>123745646
Kek.
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>>123748764
heh.
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>>123743604
>I totally forgot about this comic. How long has been since #3? three months?
Forget that, whatever happened to their weird IDW2 GI Joe: Red Dawn comic? I remember it used to cause a stir, but apparently it's not even worth the outrage anymore. Did it crash and burn?
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>>123743604
>Originally solicited for an early December release, the third issue of the series arrives in mid-March after a three-month delay.
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>>123667062
>>123667116
They look like exotic animals.
One is poisonous and the other one will attack you for no reason, so you should stay away from both.
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>>123722526
Got a feeling the next couple combiners we see will be directly spawned from them.
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>>123738915
It always pissed me off that Ratchet never had a thing to say about this when they fought the DJD or when Pharma/Adaptus returned later, when Pharma himself wasn't so much a threat anymore than rather some broken remains of a mind invaded by some god.

His tough attitude towards Messantine's Pharma was cool, but nevertheless they were still former friends and colleagues that have worked together for probably thousands of years and more. And Pharma was the one whose capabilities he admired the most. But instead of being angry at Tarn or saying anything to Pharma in the final arc he didn't give a shit about anything but his ex-genocider hippie fuckboy anymore.
I am not one of those that hated the romance parts in that series. I only hate this one and Arcee/Ailieron in the other series because it was random and didn't match to Arcee's personality imo (Prowl would have been cooler).
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Sideways cock
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>>123743604
>>123745466
>How long has been since #3? three months?
Anon was right >>123713667
>>123749749
I have never even seen anybody that even talks about this series.
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>>123751437
???
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>>123752282
I needed to bump
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>>123751437
>ftw, a bot I don't know
>google that name
>some bay atrocity
Why?
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My favorite 'Con commanders were always comic OCs and Japanese bots, with the exception of Shockwave maybe, so this comic was great in my book.
Straxus, Thunderwing, Jhiaxus, Tarn, Overlord, Deathsaurus >>>> Seeker fags, Megatron, Soundwave etc.
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>>123753442
There's more than one version.
Or not.
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>>123753442
You'll want the UT version, the bay one died in like 12 seconds without even transforming out of car mode.

Why the he'll a guy who's supposed to be a motorcycle was a generic silver sports car... That I don't know.
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>>123751482
>I have never even seen anybody that even talks about this series.
The joe stuff? It was when it came out. Didn't have the same controversy fodder as when Sitterson was at the helm. The new one was just mediocre trash and died after I think 10 issues. I figure they'll crap out another series when the Snake Eyes movie drops.
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>>123754216
Yeah the current Joe series. Might have missed the threads and honestly I don't even read it myself, but I have never seen anybody mentioning it neither in general comic rec threads nor anywhere else, outside 4chan. I even see people talking about series like We only find them when they are Dead, but not this.
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>>123754112
Reminder that Sideways was just hanging out keeping a low profile while the whole 'civil war' thing blew over in the wake of Megatron's death. Demolisher wound up looking after him and some other small cons until one day the US Army invaded China and dropped a bunch of maniac Autobots on them. Demolisher bravely tried to distract the enemy while his smaller friends escaped, but Sideways' retreat was cut short by Sideswipe quipping.
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>>123754112
>Why the he'll a guy who's supposed to be a motorcycle was a generic silver sports car... That I don't know.
Weren't the movies car commercials anyway?
Never watched them but when I googled drift once I saw a bayversion of him with some fat Mercedes sign. Think it was Mercedes.
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>>123754594
RotF inserted Jolt at the last minute because Chevy wanted to sell their new Volt. The only scene he impacts was when he zaps optimus, not sure what it was in the original script but you can delete him from any other scene in the movie and it affects nothing.
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>>123666421
Ramjet > Thrust > Dirge
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>>123754693
Jolt probably would've been better than Skids and Mudflap existing desu.
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>>123755824
He had a pair of electric whips, that's makes him more interesting.
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How nice of Milne to include the concept art in every comic he draws. Finally someone is thinking of the fanartists.
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>>123756561
Either that or subtly hinting at Hasbro about what could make for sweet toys.
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>>123757637
Yeah man.
Not that they would ever do it. But maybe MMC one day. I really want that Thunderwing and Airachnid.
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>>123754112
>died
Nah he got better and eventually went to a different universe
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God, the scientists in this continuity are some uppity bitches. Yes, that does includes Perceptor.
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>>123758263
They just want to do science but everybody else wants to bitch about politics and shoot one another.
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>>123758379
I agree you have a point here. In some weird sense Straxus was more respectful towards Geomotus now thinking about it.
Everybody else treats him as the special kind because he's autistic and they let him be autistic to be nice. Straxus felt like the only one who was genuinely interested in what Geomotus actually said and researched so far. He preferred listening to him rather than any of the others.
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>>123666421
Man I hate it when they have to force the names into dialogue. I get why but it sounds so awkward.
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>>123758493
I think about this a lot.
I just ignore it and headcanon that they aren't actually saying it and that's more of an insertion for the readers, but yeah, it is very useful but it's unnatural.

Maybe they should try to just blend in the names whenever a new character appears. Like just "Ratchet, medic from Iacon" or something.
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>>123758379
This makes me wonder if Straxxus and Thunderwing talk to each other.
Guess it depends on whether Straxxus is really only researching seismic activities as everybody assumes him to do, or if he has higher ambitions.
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>>123758557
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>>123759574
I wish Red Alert would analyze all of the speech bubbles for me.
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>>123759609
Me too.
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Malkova posted some references.
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>>123761180
>Trickdiamond
That makes so much sense.
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>>123666421
I must admit that I can get into this Bludgeon. He seems funny and likeable in his own way, just in this one page alone. I hope we will see him again soon.
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There are aliens eating and working on this outpost and getting food sold by other aliens, Thunderwing can't be all too racist desu.
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>>123763312
Drink tea with Star Saber
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>>123763325
God, I forgot about that gay-ass cheap death.
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>>123763434
You cannot imagine how jaded I was about Pharma.
His death didn't even make any sense of any kind. Neither did he need to die (he wasn't a threat anymore), nor did it make any sense that he turned to dust the second Tyrest punched him (his body was that of Pharma, not a god from the beginning of times, and Tyrest was punched a bunch of times before without dying).
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>>123763597
I've been a Skids fan since pic related. Don't talk to me about pain, fren.
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>>123763663
Ah yes, this was another one of those things I didn't understand, because you could actually kill him at the same time but ten times more meaninful by allowing him to reach his goal which is overcoming the trauma after remembering it and facing it by facing Tarn personally, in this fight and fight him and with him the trauma he caused, and also use that scene to have both of them give some last comment on their long lost friendship and because Tarn felt the need to do this to a former colleague. Make Skids fight and be usefull by offing a few of the enemies and if the author really wants him dead, make the antags attack him all at once to stop him, while making Skids realize he doesn't fear anymore and facing them even when he knows he will lose- to save his friends and prove himself.
That way he would still be dead, but at least he would have done a good thing and finally won over his ages old trauma that was crippling him. Have him maybe even see some good scenes of the past he had forgotten. Scenes with him and his team having fun with Orion, something like this.

It's scenes that write themselves. The death he got was weird as hell and did jackshit.
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>>123763818
The death of Skids amounted to a mario powerup star, when they had Megatron waiting in the wings to dismember all who opposed them. And then Ravage. And then Nautica's quest to stop caring that Skids was gone.
Fuck.
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>>123763931
>The death of Skids amounted to a mario powerup star, when they had Megatron waiting in the wings to dismember all who opposed them
Yeah this is what I mean, it gained absolutely nothing. The powerup star is a perfect metaphor, because it only lasted a few minutes and most enemies were killed by the little sociopath anyway, and he would have done this even without the powerup.
Hell, the powerup itself was dumb and didn't match the tone of this series. Another better and cooler alternative would have been Skids facing Megs and telling him about his trauma now. And Megs realizing yet again what he has done, not only to nameless people but to guys he considered team mates now. There were so many opions holy shit.
You could have even made Skids switch sides and favor Getaway afterwards. Everything would have been a better revelopment than this. I am totally okay with deaths, but what I hate the shit out of is forced dying.
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>>123666421
Wish "punitive" sleep was a thing in reality. I would do a crime worth of years just ot get that sleep. Maybe then, after three years of sleeping, I would finally feel awake at work for once. And by then there might already be a bunch of new IDW issues and good anime out. Maybe even the next TF game.
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>>123754517
Was blasting the crippled giant's face off really necessary?
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>>123765375
No, he was a POW at that point, defenseless and beaten. He was even starting to offer up information useful to the Autobot cause. Then Optimus blew his face out.
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>>123765440
TF4 was karma.
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>>123669210
not what I expected but neat
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>>123766585
Very hot, anon.
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>>123765375
Glad when those boys get fanart.
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Lodestar should get a toy.
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>>123761180
Thanks.
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>>123756412
yeah.
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I want to buy a personal seeker trio too.
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>>123764718
I feel that feel you feel
>>123769456
I would load that shelf star
If you giggity my diggity
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>>123667093
Is the wikia lying or did he never get a proper toy that actually looks like him?
What the hell man I thought he had tons of toys.
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>>123771764
We get toys of different Bludgeons but the actual G1 guy.
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>>123669210
I got Swindle, what has he done in IDW2? I wouldn't mind being IDW1 Swindle, know thats a bot who's master of his own destiny
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>>123772590
He is unaligned so far. A random scammer holding illegal gambling events and breaking out from prison together with Bumble Bee, they should hang around together right now.
He is funny and chill but well, a scammer. He is also providing some virtual reality wishfulfillment devices for a fee, that let bots sleep and do whatever they want in their self-indulgent dream reality. Deathsaurus is one of his costumers.
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>>123666155
thanks
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>>123771764
G1 Bludgeon was a Pretender, his real appearance was a rather generic tank bot. Most modern designs just blend the samurai and tank designs into a single one.
He doesn't actually get many toys in G1 lines, most G1 themed media just uses a blended design from other toy series because Samurai Bludgeon is just too iconic.
IDW2 Bludgeon looks like it's based on his Cyberverse design.
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>>123773214
Yeah it's a shame. I remember the pretender time but assumed he had a ton of more toys since IDW1 happened. I wish he could get a good one once, more or less looking like the one from the Milne annual. I liked a lot of the CV designs but am not a fan of the toys. Hadn't seen him yet though, faceless and skeleton guys might at least look better. Shockwave looked better than the CV toys with faces I have seen.
Still strange though. I somehow always assumed he was one of the big bads whose fans get pandered. But I thought the same about Straxus. Straxus was always an iconic element of TF to me somehow. Not central maybe but the type of middle boss you never forget and who might return again for being to beloved and important to ignore. I only realized recently that he never even appeared in any of the cartoons (what the hell) and only a few Japanese comics and specials aside from Marvel and IDW1. And even IDW1 kind of shafted him.
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>>123773478
Straxus? Yeah, he was kind of nothing in IDW1.
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>>123773214
fun fact: Cyberverse Bludgeon actually speaks in the japanese dub
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>>123774247
Yet again, the JP dub seems to be an improvement.
They should just make it the default or something.
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how do you keep track of all the characters? I feel like I'm constantly forgetting whose who or missing callbacks to older media.
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>>123774724
who's who, even
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>>123774724
The part of my brain meant to remember people has been repurposed to know the names/personalities of hundreds of fictional alien robots. I wasn't using it anyway so no big loss.
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>>123774724
I remember the ones relevant for the respective comic I read and look up randos if they come off as likeable or have nice asses or something. After ten years of TF comics there are a lot of guys you simply remember.
>>123774984
This. I could never even remember classmates but I can easily name 150 bots and will remember more as the time progresses.
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Pokemon GO Developer Niantic Partners With Hasbro for Transformers AR Mobile Game

https://www.ign.com/articles/pokemon-go-developer-niantic-partners-with-hasbro-transformers-ar-mobile-game
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>>123773214
He does have that quality ROTF toy
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>>123775492
Oh sweet Primus what?
Is this what the gacha coomers were asking for?
TRANSFORMERS GO
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>>123775492
That's neat I think.
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I wanna hear about /co/'s transformers OCs
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>>123776514
Crackdown, Decepticon riot-cop. Then Barricade happened so I abandoned the idea.
More recently: midget-plane decepticon fembot scout called Sidewinder.
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>>123775492
Wait is it that AR game that's already out in Japan and such?



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