Beast Wars Sourcebook #1 Discussion Thread

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  1. Tim Formas

    Tim Formas Old Man Administrator

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    Part of a new thing we are doing here at TFW2005 will be to post a front page reminder about comics coming out on release day. The front page post will contain a link to discussion for each Transformers-related comic coming out.

    This thread is for discussion of Beast Wars Sourcebook #1. Go pick up the issue, come back, and talk away!

    Since this is a discussion on Beast Wars Sourcebook #1, people who have not read this issue yet should be aware that there are likely SPOILERS below. Read at your own risk.
     
  2. devilsknight

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    ...?

    I went to 2 of my local comic book shoppes today on the way to work and I didn't find it at either place...has anyone else found it yet ?
     
  3. Tekkaman Blade

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    I got it. I'll go over it more later, I'm a little confused by a few things. Entries for both B'boom and Apache. And in Blackarachnia's art it's the TM2 version but she's colored in gold season 1 colors.
     
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    Went to my comic shop, found Devastation and Ascending, but no source book. I'll try another place tomorrow.
     
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  6. AutobotEngineer

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    Couldn't find it!
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    It was well written (though short entries), however the lack of pictures for things just completely turned me off. Modes are mentioned but not shown. Blackarachnia's original and first TM body. Cheetor's TM2 body. These things should have received either their own entry, or had extended profiles. We really didn't need FULL PAGE SPREADS on some of the profile pictures. If anyone at IDW is reading, PLEASE get this fixed up for future issues and the TPB.... I was upset about how incomplete the DW G1 books were, and hoped that IDW would do much better...

    Still fun to read, though. Writing A+. Art B+. Editorial D.
     
  8. Valkysas

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    She only had one transmetal body, and thats the TMII form. she never had a normal transmetal body. so only her original body was left out.
     
  9. Jetfireinthesky

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    But the source book mentions that a Vok Transmetal body was made and sidelined. I think its not shown becasue there may be a future story line to go with it. It may also have something to do with her Transmetal II body being colored in pre-transmetal colors because that is just too big of a mistake to be a mistake.
     
  10. Gears

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    I flipped through it but I wasn't going to spend $6.99 on it.
     
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    The mold for BB has had a wide release in four different color schemes, and the sourcebook doesn't use the BWII, G2, RiD or RM colors! Explain THAT! :lol 

    And the best art in the whole thing is Break's beast mode.
     
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  12. TerraDestroyer

    TerraDestroyer "Sometimes crazy works."

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    I had to go track mine down, but I gots it!
    I worked on issues 3 and 4, but it was wonderful to see all the different styles in the first issue (though I took issue with some bad colorations).
    This really helps put together a bigger picture for the Beast Era.

    Apparently, BW II and BW Neo take place BEFORE the Beast Wars on Prehistoric Earth, and after Unicron was driven from Vector Sigma, THAT'S when the Pax Cybertronia was signed (after Big Convoy and Magmatron formed a truce).

    (hehe, I'm still giddy to see my own stuff in issue 3 </shameless plug>)
     
  13. transmetropolitan

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    I called every store within a 90 mile radius(11?) and they were all sold out. I get the impression they didn't even have enough for subscribers/reserves. Ordered online. Poop.
     
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    Yes she did.

    http://www.tfu.info/1998/Predacon/Blackarachnia/blackarachnia.htm

    And it's mentioned. So's the TM1 Dinobot. And Beetle is in it, who is also a McDonald's figure.

    Now that I've read through the whole thing, my only complaint is some of the coloring and ALL OF THE MISSING PICTURES. *ahem*

    They also didn't say what the form the Jointrons combined is...

    AND... Cicadacon IS a member of the Tripredicus council. Whee!



    Chris
     
  15. Dinobot Nuva

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    Mcdonalds figures FTW!

    Am looking forward to this book, I've been waiting so long that I'm at the point where nothing can ruin it for me.
    DN
     
  16. Valkysas

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    ah, I totally forgot they were including the happy meal figures.
     
  17. KidDynamite

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    Does everyone have "no known weaknesses" like in 75% of Dreamwave's G1 profiles, where every Transformer was apparently fucking invincible?
     
  18. General Tekno

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    Nope - a lot of them DO have weaknesses.

    So who wants to make a list of the survivors from the Great War? Looks to me like Dead End is the same as the original. And from the sounds of it, it's possible Galvatron and Starscream are as well.
     
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    Yeah, it's weird that they only showed Cybershark's pre-transmetal beast form and his transmetal robot form.
     
  20. The Spider

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    Also, anyone notice Archadis' quote is similar to Jazz's?
     

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