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Postby Briggs » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:01 am

Transtech looks 07 moviesh, well I guess that should be opposite. That's why I like most of them. They feel like Big Boy Transformers. The only kiddie designs I like are G1 and the upcoming Animated (I think I'll enjoy those, not as much as G1 of course).

I feel Cybertron/RID/whatever was kiddie AND trying to have futuristic vehicles. I didn't care for that combination.

Beast Machines went a bit over board. I didn't like any Drone/Con designs as they were futuristic vehicles, but still had slick animation. Maximal alt modes were great, bot modes not so much BUT not to bad. These Transtech ones sit better with me.

ANyways I think for me it was about the type of animation and style in combination with futuristic alt modes that turns me off.

G1, Movie Style, Animated is my turn on.
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Postby Superginraix » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:57 am

Hmmm. Interesting. Not enough to get me interested in Club Membership, but this seems like a cool way to use something that would be otherwise unused... and seriously, complaining because you can't read a $40 dollar ($90 outside the US) annual fee to read a comic is just silly. You've just made a smart decision and there are certainly enough Transformers products out there that you CAN buy for a more reasonable price. I never really get too stressed out by missing botcon exclusives. While some of them are pretty cool (and I guess I would love a Classics Thrust), I don't really consider them "real" unless I can drive to Target or ToysRUs and buy them off the shelf.

I guess the lesson here is that if you aren't having fun collecting a toyline (and seriously, there's no reason to do this unless it's fun) and are getting as angry as some people get, then maybe it's time to look for a less stressful hobby. Just a friendly suggestion.
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Postby fairplaythings » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:22 am

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Superginraix wrote:I guess the lesson here is that if you aren't having fun collecting a toyline (and seriously, there's no reason to do this unless it's fun) and are getting as angry as some people get, then maybe it's time to look for a less stressful hobby. Just a friendly suggestion.


Well said, my friend, well said.

I think Transtech was best skipped in favour of Robots in Disguise but I think it is neat that the Club has picked it up. I think the Club fills a void for some collectors, a void that wouldn't be filled otherwise. But really, some people should come down out of the clocktower and put away their rifles before someone gets hurt. They are just colourful toys after all...
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Here's the link to register: http://www.transformersclub.com/membership.cfm
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Postby Jaw Crusher » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:53 am

Y'know, I've been thinking...considering that the Transtech protos are in the hands of collectors now...
And the fact that several Armada/Energon/Cybertron molds that HAVE been released were inspired by Transtech...
AND given the Club's usual modus operandi of repainting and remolding heads...

I don't think it'd be too far out of their way to just remold heads on some of those A/E/C molds, repaint'em and VOILA! Transtech figures.

Granted, it wouldn't be quite the same as seeing the actual designs in three-dimensional form, but then they'd be no worse off for character-design accuracy than either G1 or the Movie toys were.
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Postby Briggs » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:08 pm

Jaw Crusher wrote:Y'know, I've been thinking...considering that the Transtech protos are in the hands of collectors now...
And the fact that several Armada/Energon/Cybertron molds that HAVE been released were inspired by Transtech...
AND given the Club's usual modus operandi of repainting and remolding heads...

I don't think it'd be too far out of their way to just remold heads on some of those A/E/C molds, repaint'em and VOILA! Transtech figures.

Granted, it wouldn't be quite the same as seeing the actual designs in three-dimensional form, but then they'd be no worse off for character-design accuracy than either G1 or the Movie toys were.


I didn't know that.

And, that makes me sad.

Booooo all those lines!
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Postby The Chaos Bringer » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:56 pm

So some people are complaining that they just shouldn't make a Transtech comic. No one's going to make you read them if you don't want to.
Some are complaining that they don't want to pay $40 for the membership that gives you a free freaking toy and discounts on a lot of other stuff. If you're that cheap, then just wait a week or two after they're released and read the inevitable free online scans of them.
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Postby NuclearConvoy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:24 pm

Cyberstrike wrote:I honestly don't get what fans see in those stupid looking Transtech designs. They were just dumb looking sketches that would make Pat Lee's lame ass art look Da Vinchi.


It's "da Vinci".
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Postby Down_Shift » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:31 pm

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NuclearConvoy wrote:
Cyberstrike wrote:I honestly don't get what fans see in those stupid looking Transtech designs. They were just dumb looking sketches that would make Pat Lee's lame ass art look Da Vinchi.


It's "da Vinci".


Yes, and Pat Lees Prime is still the best. :P
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Postby NuclearConvoy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:52 pm

Down_Shift wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Cyberstrike wrote:I honestly don't get what fans see in those stupid looking Transtech designs. They were just dumb looking sketches that would make Pat Lee's lame ass art look Da Vinchi.


It's "da Vinci".


Yes, and Pat Lees Prime is still the best. :P


Always will be :P
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Postby Down_Shift » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:10 pm

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NuclearConvoy wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Cyberstrike wrote:I honestly don't get what fans see in those stupid looking Transtech designs. They were just dumb looking sketches that would make Pat Lee's lame ass art look Da Vinchi.


It's "da Vinci".


Yes, and Pat Lees Prime is still the best. :P


Always will be :P


We should prolly hide, as it'a about to get real ugly, real fast.
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Postby NuclearConvoy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:20 pm

Down_Shift wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:
Cyberstrike wrote:I honestly don't get what fans see in those stupid looking Transtech designs. They were just dumb looking sketches that would make Pat Lee's lame ass art look Da Vinchi.


It's "da Vinci".


Yes, and Pat Lees Prime is still the best. :P


Always will be :P


We should prolly hide, as it'a about to get real ugly, real fast.


In all, sincere, serious honesty, I actually don't hate Pat Lee's art.
Granted, some of it was assclowncars full of balloony baloney, but, for the life of me, some of it rocked hard.
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Postby Autovolt127 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:44 am

So these are Botcon 08's Exclsuives.
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Postby Jaw Crusher » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:59 pm

Autovolt127 wrote:So these are Botcon 08's Exclsuives.


I kinda doubt that's the case (at least judging by the teaser image on the cover of the latest Club newsletter). I was just pointing out that they do have repaint/head remold options for Transtech-inspired figures if they ever wanted to do it.
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Postby Dead Metal » Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:35 pm

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The Chaos Bringer wrote:So some people are complaining that they just shouldn't make a Transtech comic. No one's going to make you read them if you don't want to.
Some are complaining that they don't want to pay $40 for the membership that gives you a free freaking toy and discounts on a lot of other stuff. If you're that cheap, then just wait a week or two after they're released and read the inevitable free online scans of them.
Cry me a river.


I will have to pay $80 plus expensive international shipping.
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Postby Forward » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:49 am

NuclearConvoy wrote:
Cyberstrike wrote:I honestly don't get what fans see in those stupid looking Transtech designs. They were just dumb looking sketches that would make Pat Lee's lame ass art look Da Vinchi.


It's "da Vinci".


In fact, it's "Leonardo." "da Vinci" is just Italian for Leonardo of Venice. It's not his name. :-B

In any event, I've never seen the Transtech designs other than what's posted here. Wait... I take that back. I saw a sketch of Depth Charge. In any event, it sounds cool to me. Maybe I'll sign up for the club now.
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