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About ShellformerV1

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    I've Just GOTTA Have Another Lecter Burger!
  • Birthday 11/09/1974

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    Male
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    Californ-ee-eye-a
  • Interests
    Drawing (comics and paleo-art); playing with my toys; watching T.V., writing; playing EWR; watching old Office and MST3K episodes on Youtube; gummy bears; McDonald's Chicken Selects and being with my special lady.

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    United States
  • About You...
    I believe that the Hagakure is a good tool to use when trying to live your life. One cannot go far wrong with the Hagakure in mind. I believe in growth of some sort, no matter how small or how often one must fall to get there.
  • Favorite Music
    Rock...Anything by Tool. Led Zeppelin; The Deftones; the whole grunge scene of the early-mid 90's; P.J. Harvey; Tori Amos; A Tribe Called Quest; EPMD; De La Soul; 80's music in general, with 70's tunes also rounding out my playlist
  • Favorite Movies
    Jaws/The Exorcist/Once Upon a Time in The West
  • Favorite TV Shows
    Corner Gas; Prime Suspect; The Amazing World of Gumball; The Rifleman; The Looney Tunes Show and--sadly enough--Storage Wars. MST3K is the greatest show of all time. Also: Transformers: Animated and Transformers: Prime
  • Favorite Books
    The Hydra of Carnage: Craig B. Hulet; Anything by Gregory S. Paul or Hank Searls (Jaws II is badass as all get out)
  • Favorite Video Games
    Anything Madden, WWE SmackDown or otherwise sports related; the GTA series; Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis=greatest videogame of all time
  • Most Prized Transformer
    Fortress Maximus
  • Personal Quotes
    My love for the Conehead Seekers is legendary and knows no bounds.
  1. Granted. However, Predaking is the one Decepticon combiner that is capable of truly utilizing the full potential of a combiner in an assault context. Omega Supreme is not invulnerable. He is slow of foot and slow to utilize his considerable weapons. He is also not particularly bright or imaginative. If there were one Decepticon that could defeat Omega Supreme in battle (and there are a handful that could, BTW), Predaking would be at the top of the list.
  2. Now who's being cold, dude? You think the Combaticons have any power bottoms on their roster? Is Vortex an otter? BTW: The Stunticons and Menasor always did it for me. This is a case where the individual bots where just as cool-if not cooler-than their gestalt form. The Stunticons were, bot for bot, pretty hard to beat.
  3. Excellent. I will need a replacement for my old one, so this is great news. Wished Crosshairs and Lockdown had one coming as well, but what the hey.
  4. Amen to that. I had a little bit of hope after DOTM, but this...this is no good. AoE ran in the same putrid race as ROTF. Terrible. I watched the movie with a 12 year old who just picked the movie apart scene by scene (reminded me of myself)...and unlike me he actually WANTED TO SEE THE MOVIE.
  5. Galvs and Megs are one and the same being. It was only his exposure to the plasma bath on Thrull that hopelessly damaged his mind and produced the insane, unstable being that Galvatron was portrayed as in the G1 cartoon series. If the Decepticons treated the two as if they were different, it was most likely because they were not truly loyal to him to begin with. Galvs carries a particle accelerator on hi right arm, and it was portrayed as being much more powerful than Megs fusion cannon, capable of destroying worlds if the script called for it. I prefer to think that Megs was simply elevated, not that he ceased to exist in the reformatting process.
  6. Omega Supreme is extremely beatable in that he was resoundingly defeated* by Buzzsaw in the original comic series. (*by defeated, I mean written out of the series...via cannon-blasts to the clavicle and chin.) Omega might have the gimmicks, but Predaking has a cooler name, eagle wings on his back, a particle beam cannon the size of a tractor trailer on his right arm and the heads of a rhino and a cape buffalo on his kneecaps. He also has a couple of cool toys that were released by TF Prime not so very long ago. Predaking wins.
  7. I'd need a guy who was cool under pressure, would not panic, and not shoot me in the back by accident. I would also need a bot who did not talk like Scatman Crothers or who was noticeably foppish, or at least not so pathologically insane that my own life would be in danger...and last but not least: I would prefer that that bot not have been cannon-blasted into oblivion by Buzzsaw at some point. That shortens the list quite a bit, and that leaves me with...G1 Brawn or Springer. Macho wins. You couldn't go wrong with either one of those guys.
  8. I took a hiatus from all things transformers for nearly two years, but I recently re-connected with all my Animated toys and DVDs and both volumes of The AllSpark Almanac, so I am in full reminisce mode. Thank you for this post. I agree with most of what you stated, and what I did not necessarily agree with...well, I can't argue against it. RIP, Animated.
  9. Couldn't have (possibly) said it better myself, and I've been saying it for years. No one gives a flying f**k about your heroes or your movie if your villains are about as effective as an army of Clay Aikens. The Autobots were never in any danger at all and came across as the Mongol hordes running roughshod over the city of Skokie. The biggest sin of the series was making Megatron an unadulterated, simpering, weakened vagina. To this day, I can't imagine why he was portrayed in this fashion. In DOTM, Megs was channelling G1 Scavenger. This should never happen. Ever.
  10. I like that there are more Decepticon combiners than Autobot Combiners, I always felt that the Autobots should seem as though they are outnumbered and darn near overwhelmed, always hated that there are more Autobot toys than Decepticons in every line, that's part of the reason I'm adding Gobot characters into my Neo-G1 lineup, mostly as extensions of Dr. Arkeville, even the Guardians. Yeah, that's how I always felt. It always felt like the Decepticons were "cheating" when they used Combiner teams. Sidenote: not to derail the thread, But I always wished Hasbro would have brought back the Gobots in the CHUG line somehow, since they own the brand anyways. I would have loved to see an officially updated Cy-Kill. I'd have flipped out for Tux,Crasher and Bad Boy as well. What's strange is not that the 'Cons had more combiners of every sort than the Autobots--what's odd is that the Autobot combiner squads were across the board more effective than their Decepticon counterparts. The Aerialbots/Superion, Protectobots/Defensor and Technobots/Computron were more heavily armed and bot-for-bot more intelligent and skilled than either the Combaticons, Stunticons, Constructicons, Seacons or Terrorcons. The closest the 'Cons got to matching them was with the Predacons/Predaking. Would've loved to have seen a Decepticon combiner that from an intelligence, strength and firepower standpoint that would have been the equal and more of the Autobot combiner squads.
  11. Have you seen the mass changes in Transformers Prime? There's no way a motorcycle decompresses to that much mass the way Arcee does. Granted it's not as bad as G1 Megatron shifting but there are definite mass changes in TF Prime. Transformers Prime has elements from Bayverse. Bayverse doesn't use mass shifting. What they do; however, is complex sliding and shifting of components to make them smaller. It's feasible enough. That is not necessarily true, I wouldn't say bayverse. Bayverse is more conclusive and irrelevant Please do explain? Anybody who has seen a Michael Bay/ Steven Spielberg movie can see the ideas from those said movies were used in Transformers Prime. Anybody who knows anything about those movies knows that Bay didn't like mass shifting, therefore used a complex process of shifting and folding pieces during transformation. Optimus Prime's first Transformation in the first movie is a perfect example. Blackout's transformation is another. Sure, the transformations aren't that complex in Prime, but what do you expect from an animated show? No, this fact is very relevant. Not to jump in on somebody elses' conversation, but here goes: the Cybertronians in the Bayverse do not transform so much as they actually morph. IMHO, as much as I universally adore the designs of all the mech in the movies (except for some of the more traditionally accepted "organic" indulgences extended to some of the 'bots), the Bayverse does cheat. A lot. Bay & Co. state that they don't utilize mass-shifting of any level with their designs, and I'll take them at their word. But parts are clearly warping and deforming and bending and undergoing quite a bit of physical transmogrification and are able to reverse this over and over again. So, they are not transforming. They are full-blown metamorph shape-shifters. Which I don't mind at all, don't get me wrong. It's just not the traditional "this section of the vehicle or device becomes the body part of this robot" scenario we'd generally see outside of the Bayverse. In the Bayverse, the vehicle/device is the functional equivalent of a robe that shifts and morphs to fit over the robotic endoskeleton. I still think the Animated iteration of Omega featured the best alt mode. He could serve the function of being the Autobots last line of defense just as well--if not even better--from orbit, as seen in the G1 bio for Blast Off. He's just monitor the whereabouts of all their enemies and pick them off while in orbit, or something to that effect. This would probably even make him seem more fearsome. A fortress of some sort would still be cool, but the spaceship configuration is more versatile, imo.
  12. I can't speak for Rumble, but I did pick up Kup on a lark and your assessment of the figure is spot on. I am going to immediately do an Ironhide repaint stat. Finally got my MP Sideswipe just yesterday and...oh my. Oh my. Oh. My. Removing him from the box to behold him in all his Countach glory may very well be the equivalent of having Jessica Biel forcibly require your manhood.
  13. What HE said. Besides, there is only one name I want to hear, and I haven't heard it yet. Michael Bay needs to understand, embrace and act upon the fact that his movies will never, ever be truly mondo boffo box-office material until this one name is mentioned. Because I have seen Ice Princess and the Black Christmas remake, and know for a fact that this one person is truly box-office. Obey me, Michael.
  14. Oh man. I thought I had crossed over, reborn and reaching a new plateau of tolerance and acceptance for all things Bay--even Richard Bey, for that matter... ...but Mr. Mike seems bound and determined to stoke the long-extinguished flames of Bay Hate that I still have in my fannypack. He's still the devil, he's still evil and his inspiration seems less like inspiration and more like a 10-year old seeing a bottle of Anusol on the shelf for the first time. He's in the Gary Busey stage of his career, and he fears anything at all?
  15. If that's the case, we should really gum up the works and f**k up the system and cast our lot with B.O.T., with Autobot Spike pulling a little Ross Perot/Wesley Clark action. Fight the power.
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