Allspark Almanac Volume II Discussion

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  1. Beastbot X

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    Surprised this wasn't here already. Anyways, I've only skimmed through it, but this book is even more amazing than I thought it'd be. Brief rundown of some new stuff:

    Bios and art for (as far as I know) previously unrevealed chars, such as:
    -Kup (he has the cy-gar)
    -Dug Base
    -Wheelie
    -Mirage
    -ALL Bumblebee variants (Glyph, Tap-Out, Chase, Freeway, Searchlight, Volks, Carrera, Furao, Hubcap, Sedan, Bumper)
    -Lightbright
    -Lickety-Split
    -Ramhorn
    -Lord High Governor Straxus
    -Reflector (with alt mode pics)
    -Stretch
    -Magnificus

    Pretty much all of the April Fools' chars are in there as well. As is Rosanna.

    Other bits that are particularly awesome among glancing through it:
    -Crossword puzzle that I'm sure we'll all have a ton of fun/trouble with
    -Fake "Great War" game with Air General Wing Saber (based off Cybertron version), Land General Dai Atlas, Air General Scrash (Skyquake), Land General Sideways (based off Armada version). Comes with game board which looks thoroughly awesome.
    -Brief bits on Thrust & Dirge (Dirge is glutton, Thrust is envy)
    -Complete review of Cyber-ninja corps
    -Wingthing, Buzzsaw, Garboil models
    -Map of Cybertron's home solar system and stellar cartography (RIDICULOUSLY DETAILED)
    -Ceremonial guars Horsepower and Sparkride (orange and green variants of animated Prowl, respectively)
    -Powered Convoy was Ultra Magnus' predecessor (pic shown, based off Magnus' model)
    -Maccadam's Old Oil House menu (way too many obscure homages for me to figure out... I see Animated Tarantulas on the menu, as well as Sky-Lynyx, Cheetor, Cy-Kill, Stampy?, and Sky-Byte? (who looks REALLY freaky)
    -Sari's Tutor-Bot 2.0 on Cybertron was made by Perceptor, and is the Diagnostic Drone from BM
    -Yes, Vangelus is in here.
    -Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Epsilon, Delta, Eta, Kappa, Iota, Zeta, Theta Supremes. Impactor, Railspike, Wedge, Override, Silverbolt, Hot Spot, Optimus Primal, Big Bang, Longrack, Scattershot are their pilots.
    -Detailed Steelhaven (Magnus' ship) schematics
    -Hero jet twin prototypes (yes, they were planned even before Animated became Animated)
    -Season 4 lineup would have Prime w/ Magnus hammer, Bumblebee, Jazz, Ironhide w/ earth mode, and Ratchet in movie colors
    -Some REALLY interesting ideas for Season 4 episodes. Won't spoil them here, buy the book!
    -Powermaster Optimus Prime (makes Wingblade Prime look puny) made it to orthographic stage
    -Hot Shot toy made it to gray resin prototype stage
    -Repaint of Swindle in monochrome & red colors as Mercenary Swindle is on their docket of planned-but-unreleased redecos
     
  2. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Seeing the ortho designs and resin prototypes was like getting kicked in the balls and then having said balls stomped on afterwards to add insult to injury.

    IMHO the Heroes twins' combined jet mode looked better than the final result. The X-Wing-esque combo was the intended mode all along.
     
  3. Tekkaman Blade

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    It's in the Transformers general discussion.
     
  4. misternewuzer

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    anyone willing to email me some scans of unreleased character models? I'm impatient!!!
     
  5. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    My store didn't get it in yet. :cry 
     
  6. Beastbot X

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    Huh, I searched "Allspark Almanac" and no new topics came up. Didn't think to check in there. Well mods, lock this, I guess, I'll re-post the first post there...
     
  7. mikeyfuzz

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    I called my comic shop today, and they said my copy is back ordered :confused:  So I hope I get it soon.
     
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    Pre-ordered from Forbidden Planet, expected in stock tomorrow. :) 
     
  9. Tkemert20

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    I second that. No store near me has it...
     
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    Me want the character models too! Please
     
  11. Tekkaman Blade

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    Way too many to post and it'd be against the board rules.
     
  12. Sideswipe80

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    I'd like the bio for Roddy and Cyclonus. My comic shop doesn't have it and Amazon isn't shipping till a few weeks.
     
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    Cool pic of earth mode ironhide (nice mix of movie with the cannons and the windscreen from idw)
    Who is gunna be the first to customize an earth mode ratchet into this baby?
    wouldnt be too hard seeing as apart from a paint job all you would need is to rotate his wings down over his arms and peg some cannons into them and make his windscreen slide up - easy, could also use either the cybertron mode ironhide head (when he comes out) or get catelin to cast one for you (personally cat6s head sculpt on animated ironhide is awesome and looks better than the hasbro one)

    cant wait to see whos man enought to make this bad boy.
     
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    When I saw Hot Shot's proto I actually was like "Ohhhhh" :( 

    Oh. Never thought I'd think like this about Hot Shot.... well well.

    Superb book!
     
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    My first time flicking through this book was amazing the amount of times i said "why did they not make more episodes" was equal to the number of pages in the book.

    Powermaster Prime and Hot Shot would have been amazing.

    Huffer and pipes look amazingly cool.
     
  16. Bent_Lee

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    For some reason I decided to buy this book locally. Now a month later and none of my local stores ever got it and I can't find it online for sane prices. Any one else having the same problem?
     
  17. DarthCrusher

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    Amazon usually has it for a pretty good price, and they ship it really fast. That's where I got mine.
     
  18. Hiraga

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    Aren't all of them on Amazon on backorder?
    I have to wait another two weeks for mine to ship.
     
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  19. Bent_Lee

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    Their back ordered, supposedly shipping within 2 to 4 weeks or 1 to 4 months depending on when you check. I have an order in with Barnes & Noble, but it went from being back ordered to unavailable. Two weeks later and my order hasn't shipped.
     
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