TFA volume 5, and "Arrival" issue 4 and 5

Some cartoon with big chins and a little girl that got beloved by fans and taken off TV to make way for a different show on another network. Yeah, that's fair.
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TFA volume 5, and "Arrival" issue 4 and 5

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Transformers Animated volume 5: For those of us who do not have, and have no desire to subscribe to, Cartoon Network, this book is a good crutch. As is ever the case with this sort of book, the writers have to strike a balance between being too vague and being too explication heavy. Content-wise, there is neither anything spectacular nor terrible in this issue. This series is more episodic than the main TF book, but (despite being adapted from a television series), it is less noise-heavy than many other comics, TF and otherwise. Grade: B/C Probably not worth getting if you regularly watch the show, but worth it otherwise.


Transformers Arrival #4: The sister title to "Transformers Animated" presents new stories in the "Animated" setting. As these stories are meant to tie-in with a pre-established series, they are self-contained and limited in scope. This issue features a flash-back style story, depicting Ratchet on Cybertron, where he confronts Oil-slick. The back-up story mirrors stand-alone cartoon episodes, featuring a human villain who is unwittingly serving Megatron. Both stories are predictable. But, it is likely that simplicity is one of the goals of this series, in an attempt to keep it accessible. If nothing else, Marty Isenberg is known to be be able to write much more complex stories.
Grade: B/C Worth picking up if you are at the comic store.

Transformers Arrival #5: It is a sign of just how far behind I am with reviews when there are two consecutive reviews of a monthly book that I normally pick up. In any case, this fifth issue is a bit better than the previous. The first story is exactly the sort of thing that this series should be doing, focusing on the perils of a Transformer taking a form of a copy-righted vehicle. This is a good blend of "realistic", (in the sense that the story is perfectly logical for the setting), humor, and (it seems) a reference to some of the copuy-right related troubles Hasbro has had over the years. (There is also plenty of fodder for people who like to convert their toys.) The second story is weaker, focusing on Lockdown and Blackarachnia.
Grade: A The first story is enough to carry this issue, and make me want a Bulkhead toy.


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Dominic wrote:Transformers Animated volume 5: For those of us who do not have, and have no desire to subscribe to, Cartoon Network...


And lack YouTube, presumably?

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People spend so much time worrying about whether a figure is "mint" or not that they never stop to consider other flavours.
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Youtube loads slowly at times, and episodes are segmented, making them even more cumbersome to watch.

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I suppose there 'is' that, but I'm an avid YouTube viewer, so perhaps I'm used to it?
BWprowl wrote:The internet having this many different words to describe nerdy folks is akin to the whole eskimos/ice situation, I would presume.
People spend so much time worrying about whether a figure is "mint" or not that they never stop to consider other flavours.
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Of course I link to my Blog in my sig. What else am I going to link to? Someone 'else's' Blog?

Besides, the giant banner that proclaims SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION should be enough to show that I have zero shame about repeatedly linking my crap. I make it and I enjoy it, and I want you to as well.

Of course, you're also probably a troll.
BWprowl wrote:The internet having this many different words to describe nerdy folks is akin to the whole eskimos/ice situation, I would presume.
People spend so much time worrying about whether a figure is "mint" or not that they never stop to consider other flavours.
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Actually, they are a spammer. I am just getting silly before I figure out if I can IP ban them. (I already banned the account.)

If you look at a few other posts, I have him taking pot-shots at me.

Yup, that is right. If somebody spams on this board, I get them Jim Henson style, and they say what I want them to say.

Hey, check out what I am going to do with the post now!

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Man, Dom, you're worse than I was when I had mod powers at another forum. I would just delete stuff and close topics and swear a lot. You edit posts and make people look idiotic.
BWprowl wrote:The internet having this many different words to describe nerdy folks is akin to the whole eskimos/ice situation, I would presume.
People spend so much time worrying about whether a figure is "mint" or not that they never stop to consider other flavours.
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Yeah. Of course, when the guy's account got deleted, it left me with a bunch of nasty posts seemingly directed at legit members of the board. Oi......but it was fun.

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