TFs: DARE TO BE STUPID

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by itsAlana, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. mizushimo

    mizushimo the greatest hits

    We're looking into changing the day and time of the weekly Transformers Stream again before we start Beast Machines. If you are interested and want to weigh in, check out this thread-

    https://kintsugi.seebs.net/threads/kintsugi-rec-room-group-activities.3757/page-87

    What is it: the Ye Olde Transformers Stream- a bunch of Kintsugians get together on rabb.it once a week and watch 4 or five episodes of a series, we've worked our way through most of the shows from the last decade, now we are moving back into the nineties with Beast Wars/Beast Machines.

    Beast Machines: Do you like cyber punk? Have you ever watched The Matrix and thought that what the movie really needed was a badass robot gorilla? If so, then this is the show for you.
     
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  2. Petra

    Petra It doesn't have to be all goof-goof-dildo.

    Did they seriously release this before explaining how Bumblebee returned? Fuck.
     
  3. Rehsepay

    Rehsepay Teacup Dog

    I know, right? “Yeah he’s here now I guess, IDK, whatever”
     
  4. spockandawe

    spockandawe "YOU KNOW SHE THRIVES ON THE CURSED CONTENT"

    GUYS, i have discovered an extremely important scorponok thing. so okay, take a look at his alt mode.

    scorponok head 2.png

    more specifically, take a look at his little mandible things

    scorponok head 1.png

    and what do those look like?

    scorponok head 3.png

    guys. his alt mode. he just has his face smooshed against his plating, or there's a face hole in the painting and his head just shunks into place and i can't decide which version of this is most hilarious, but i'm dying
     
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  5. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    That is accurate to his toy form. His transformation is literally "lay down on stomach, fold up legs. Done."
     
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  6. Verily

    Verily invests her cash in stock in Cyber Disney

    We watched season four of G1 on the robot stream last night (all three episodes!) and now it’s very hard to shake the feeling that the IDW Transformers line is an extended art therapy session to work through the trauma. Because holy fucking shit. Fucking headmasters....

    Some people???? have successful comic careers??? to cope????
     
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  7. mizushimo

    mizushimo the greatest hits

    There's a huge sale going on at comixology for the entire idw transformers line, most of the material is half off.
    https://www.comixology.com/Transformers-Sale/page/2389
    If you've been reading it all on view comics and want to make an honest fan out of yourself, here is your chance.
     
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  8. mizushimo

    mizushimo the greatest hits

    I've been looking at sales numbers, and the audience for the idw transformers line is small, really small compared to other fandoms. It's hard to get exact numbers for online sales, but the sales for physical issues is about 5 - 6k copies per issue of Lost Light and Optimus Prime. I think it peaked awhile back at 8k copies sold. Feel free to dig through the numbers if you want, it's all on on Comichron
    http://www.comichron.com/yearlycomicssales/industrywide/2016-industrywide.html
    I'm gonna guess that they do better online, but all sales for comics online is far less then for single issue physical copies across the board.
    If you double that number to account for, say, online sales and the people who buy the trades exclusively, maybe a couple thousand for the people who buy the trades in europe.

    Even with all that, there's probably only 15,000 people in the whole world who will pay actual money for the current transformers comics. The readership isnt even big enough for Hasbro to make more then a handful of toys based on the comics.

    It's kinda sad to me, the readship is so small that we'll probably never see any cartoons or movies based on the comics. Heck, it's hard to find people who've read the comics even at transformers events. I feel like the comic had a blip of popularity outside the transformers fandom back in 2015 when Tumblr started getting wind if it, but now it's faded into relative obscurity again.

    I wish the bigger fandom had been more lasting, or the comic had had breakout popularity, but i guess that was going to be too much to ask.
     
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