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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Blast Cannon » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:11 am

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chivesbot20 wrote:Who else thinks the front cover with optimus standing holding his sword in the Chinese valley is boring


Yeah.that one is pretty lame. >:oP


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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Bouncy X » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:58 am

december 31st is a wednesday so i'm sure this is just a temp date. it shows the same date for the steelbook version on Futureshop but i've pre-ordered from them a lot and there's often a temp date used (usually the last day of the year) until its updated.

EDIT: i checked and even the regular blu-ray and the dvd shows the december 31st date. since we already know this comes at the end of september, then its definitely temp dates.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:44 pm

To say nothing of the fact that New Year's Eve is a horrible time to release anything with most people occupied with other activities. Not exactly the best movie night.

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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:07 pm

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monstrinhotron wrote:The thing about the bayformers that I never liked was the misunderstanding of good design. First of all you need to make a simple and distinct silhouette, then some larger forms with clear purpose and then smaller features to add detail where necessary. The Bayformers are ALL detail in a confusing mess with no clear purpose. Sometimes it's hard to tell if something is even an arm. While these are talented and well executed images, they aren't very well designed.

For an example of good design and what i really wish the movie transformers looked like, have a look at the design on Toyworld's TW02b Black Orion figure

http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/toyworld-tw- ... orion.html

You've got the clear silhouette, the larger forms and the intricate detail. I'd say this figure is detailed enough that it would negate Mr Bay's problem with G1-esque designs. That they would look too simple and boring onscreen. Oh for what might have been.


I'm of the same opinion, to a degree.

The whole thing with the super-complex designs started with Bay wanting to evoke the feel of "mechanical muscles" on the TF's, so they won't look so "man made". Hence, the exposed pistons and gears. I personally think it was a good idea, and it does bridge that gap between being robots, but alien ones that look like they evolved on their own. The thing is, Bay's not one for subtlety or over-thinking a concept, so don't expect him to worry about purpose or practicality.

Personally, I think the original 2007 movie and ROTF designs are fine, in that they are still quite recognizable in shape and silhouette despite the numerous details. It was in DOTM where they started getting lazy, and began hiding car parts using even more "smoke and mirrors" visual trickery. You can clearly see DOTM Megatron's truck parts folding into him and disappearing. The Dreads cheated just as much.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby RSDADDIMUS2 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:17 pm

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I thought Bay and his team did great with the design work.Especially the Decepticons.They looked like monsters. In AOE,however,the humanoid faces on "Newest" Autobots were welcome as well,giving them a by far friendlier look. They also reminded me of the G1 faces.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby chivesbot20 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:40 pm

I thought that the most fluent designs were in 2007. AoE did a great job pulling in all aspects for character and physical design. ROTF and DOTM got pretty complicated overall.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby kaijuguy19 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:39 pm

Remember back in 2010 when Takara tried to make Animated into a prequel series for the movies? Well after seeing AOE it does in a funny way connect with Animated if it were a part of the Movie universe.

I mean if you're going by the Japanese continuity of both the show and movies it could happen like this of how I think it could occur. After the events of season 3 of TFA, space bridges are now made to the point of going into different directions. Sentinel finally had enough of how Optimus and the Autobots do things and decided to break Megatron out and made a deal with him secretly to make sure they both get what they wanted. Afterwards Megatron and his Decepticons trash Cybertron apart then the Allspark was flung into space with Megatron going after it into an alternate demension which does lead into the events of movie 1 of him being trapped in ice. Then the main Autobot cast gets upgraded into the movie forms and follow after with the Decepticons in trail with one of Starscream's clones being Movie Starscream and Soundwave being a part of the group. Hound could be like Ironhide/Bulkhead's twin brother and Drift being one of Yoketron's student and honoring Prolw by looking like him in a sense.

Sari herself could be of the same type of TFs Alice was in ROTF and for the Dinobots it can be argued that in AOE they're the same ones from TFA with Scorn being a new member. Also small things like Ratchet in AOE knowing Lockdown and Optimus's comment of Bee being difficult to handle in the same movie do bring in mind Animated.

It could be me just ovethinking this or having too much time on my hands but still even if the idea of Animated being a prequel to the movies is silly due to Takara's odd reason to mesh some shows together even if they don't make sense why it's still a funny idea and seeing as how AOE is strongly influenced by animated helps this even more. lol
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:47 pm

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kaijuguy19 wrote:Remember back in 2010 when Takara tried to make Animated into a prequel series for the movies?
Nope. Cuz that ultimately didn't pan out. :P

Though it was the initial plan for the series's Japanese dub, the Japanese ended up dubbing it faithfully to the English version, albeit with some edits made to it for specific reasons, but ones that differ from the aborted "movie prequel" plan.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby kaijuguy19 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:45 pm

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kaijuguy19 wrote:Remember back in 2010 when Takara tried to make Animated into a prequel series for the movies?
Nope. Cuz that ultimately didn't pan out. :P

Though it was the initial plan for the series's Japanese dub, the Japanese ended up dubbing it faithfully to the Japanese version, albeit with some edits made to it for specific reasons, but ones that differ from the aborted "movie prequel" plan.


Really? Huh I honestly didn't know that.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby chivesbot20 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:32 am

Who wanted cyclonus and or motor master when the movie was in production
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby RSDADDIMUS2 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:57 am

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I wanted Cyclonus!! Scourge and the sweeps. :)

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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:58 pm

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chivesbot20 wrote:Who wanted cyclonus and or motor master when the movie was in production
What... does this have to do with AOE? :???:
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Shumi Nagaremono » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:01 pm

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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby chivesbot20 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:44 am

Sabrblade wrote:
chivesbot20 wrote:Who wanted cyclonus and or motor master when the movie was in production
What... does this have to do with AOE? :???:


They were said to be in the movie at first, rumor of motor master but definantly Cyclonus.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby SlyTF1 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:36 am

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They stopped showing AOE at my theater the other day. It feels like a part of me is dead.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Blast Cannon » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:43 am

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Sabrblade wrote:
chivesbot20 wrote:Who wanted cyclonus and or motor master when the movie was in production
What... does this have to do with AOE? :???:


They were said to be in the movie at first, rumor of motor master but definantly Cyclonus.



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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby chivesbot20 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:08 am

What!
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Blast Cannon » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:36 pm

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chivesbot20 wrote:What!


Come on son keep up.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby chivesbot20 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:37 pm

O blast cannon
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby RSDADDIMUS2 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:23 pm

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SlyTF1 wrote:They stopped showing AOE at my theater the other day. It feels like a part of me is dead.





:-( :sad: :sad: :sad: :-(
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby chivesbot20 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:29 pm

The dvd comes out in not too long though, and bootleg is still around
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby TulioDude » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:22 pm

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Cheer up,Sly,the discs will be out soon.
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby SlyTF1 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:27 pm

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TulioDude wrote:Cheer up,Sly,the discs will be out soon.


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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:03 am

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TulioDude wrote:Cheer up,Sly,the discs will be out soon.


Now, I have absolutely nothing to do at work.


Huh. Then it's not really "work," is it?
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Re: Age of Extinction Discussion Thread

Postby Burn » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:18 am

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TulioDude wrote:Cheer up,Sly,the discs will be out soon.


Now, I have absolutely nothing to do at work.


Huh. Then it's not really "work," is it?


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