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Grimsen

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Oct 25, 2017
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Some Amazon.ca exclusive stuff has had weird sales where they keep dropping in price so maybe that'll happen with these. That's how I got POTP Nemesis Prime for like $40 Canadian. Wish I had gotten Repugnus and Blast Off when they were around $10.
That's what I'm hoping.

I was silly and ordered Nemesis day one, i kind of regret that. But I did get Repugnus for 20 and blast off for 24.

I feel that at 60 or 70 bucks I might bite. I don't want to go through the hassle of finding local fans to buy the set with. :/
 

Maligna

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm re-reading the IDW comics from the start again, and two things struck me (2006 spoilers here):

Wow, this comic had great artists! Milne and Matere were great on Megatron Origins and E.J. Su killed it with the super-detailed but crisp designs in Infiltration and Escalation. Don Figueroa was also fantastic on Stormbringer. I haven't gotten to the ongoing yet but I remember being so disappointed when he switched to a movie-like style. Nick Roche also did pretty well on Shockwave but he needed a bit more time to refine the style. The only real downer was the artist on Spotlight: Nightbeat. I didn't know IDW took MS Paint drawings in 800x600.

The other thing was that they weren't afraid to use a wide range of characters, especially in Stormbringer. Looking back, it's kind of cool to see guys like Whirl and Scoop so early, even if they really didn't have their personalities yet. What's also fascinating is how expendable a bunch of them are. Sure, they're D listers but Stormbringer seemingly killed off like the entire Decepticon Pretender squad and possibly a couple on Nebulos. I know Crankcase turned up again so the others could have made it too, but Iguanus died on screen. I guess the Autobots could have taken the others into custody.

It's maybe one glaring issue with the comics overall to this day: everyone has plot armor until they don't. Starscream gets his torso hollowed out - he's eventually fine. Skywarp also, in plane mode - he's back the next issue. Blitzwing turns into a smoking wreck, I'm pretty sure he returned from that. The Technobots are supposedly dismantled for parts but nah, they're fine. Iguanus gets his arm torn off and dies a sad little death. It makes it very hard to tell if something was a dramatic death or just a flesh wound.

However, it's fascinating how the story made it so far with relatively few retcons, and how they set up a ton of stuff very early, like the Dead Universe stuff and Shockwave's plans, which would take years to play out. I also love how they focus on stealth in the beginning and all the technology like the holomatter avatars. Infiltration would make for a great live action movie. Verity is also the best human POV character, I love how Su draws her. He clearly spent much more time on her than anyone else.
I would wade into this whole series if there weren't so much to go through.
 

Weltall Zero

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Oct 26, 2017
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Madrid
I would wade into this whole series if there weren't so much to go through.
If you have read none of it, just go straight into MTMTE. It's its own thing and by far the best, in fact it may be the best comic I've ever read, or close second after Watchmen.

(I originally parsed it as you having read MTMTE but not feeling like reading the earlier comics, which is pretty much where I am).
 

HigXx

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Oct 25, 2017
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Luckily here in the UK we have the Hatchette Comic collection which is collecting every single TF comic from the Marvel G1 to the recently ended IDW Series. Cant say Hatchette are very good but its nice to have everything collected and put in its right order! By Furman none the less
 

mrmoose

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Nov 13, 2017
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Luckily here in the UK we have the Hatchette Comic collection which is collecting every single TF comic from the Marvel G1 to the recently ended IDW Series. Cant say Hatchette are very good but its nice to have everything collected and put in its right order! By Furman none the less
But the MTMTE stuff isn't related to the Marvel version at all, so I'm not sure how reading order matters there?

IDW did publish a Furman-written continuation called Regeneration One or something like that but IMHO it went off the rails in the middle of it. Are you sure that's not what's been printed in order?
 

HigXx

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Oct 25, 2017
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But the MTMTE stuff isn't related to the Marvel version at all, so I'm not sure how reading order matters there?

IDW did publish a Furman-written continuation called Regeneration One or something like that but IMHO it went off the rails in the middle of it. Are you sure that's not what's been printed in order?
All of the different series are collected in their respective reading orders
 

Weltall Zero

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Oct 26, 2017
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Madrid
But the MTMTE stuff isn't related to the Marvel version at all, so I'm not sure how reading order matters there?

IDW did publish a Furman-written continuation called Regeneration One or something like that but IMHO it went off the rails in the middle of it. Are you sure that's not what's been printed in order?
Getting the IDW comics in reading order is not trivial at all. There's a reason people who get the Humble Bundle regularly ask for help about it and why several of us have posted our preferred reading orders (which often don't even exactly match due to concurrent events).
 

mrmoose

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Nov 13, 2017
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Getting the IDW comics in reading order is not trivial at all. There's a reason people who get the Humble Bundle regularly ask for help about it and why several of us have posted our preferred reading orders (which often don't even exactly match due to concurrent events).
Oh I realize that, it's just that he said they were reprinting the marvel stuff which has no connection to the IDW non Furman stuff so I was a little confused. I mean we don't even know if the reading order the UK publisher publishes will be the right one. :)
 

mute

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Oct 25, 2017
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The more i see of Omega Supreme set up the more I'm not digging the look. It just looks really blocky and the face is bugging me out.
I've seen pictures of someones where they opened the head and painted the face to be a more cartoon accurate look, and it is miles better. Shame that opening the head is somewhat destructive (glue for some reason).

Other than that, my only complaints about him are the roadways and the rocket panels on mine not lining up perfectly, and no forward/back motion on the ankles. That and the prototype hips looked miles better. Still pretty neat though, and better than metro or fort max for sure.
 
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I've seen pictures of someones where they opened the head and painted the face to be a more cartoon accurate look, and it is miles better. Shame that opening the head is somewhat destructive (glue for some reason).

Other than that, my only complaints about him are the roadways and the rocket panels on mine not lining up perfectly, and no forward/back motion on the ankles. That and the prototype hips looked miles better. Still pretty neat though, and better than metro or fort max for sure.
Yeah the hips are what kill it for me with the blocky design.
 

mrmoose

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Nov 13, 2017
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My main complaint about Omega Supreme is that he's still backordered on Amazon with no date for a restock. At this point I'm suspicious that they put that 25 dollar coupon up so they can just cancel reorders. ;)
 

Keldroc

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Oct 27, 2017
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The game is a lootbox bullshit nightmare but I'm not gonna lie, the end of this trailer made me smile. Watch with sound.


It starts at 17:55 if the timestamp doesn't work right.