Is the latest tf news boring?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by megatronkicksas, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me wrong I love the site I'm not bashing it in anyway it's just with the movie out now and not a whole lot of toys we haven't seen things have been pretty boring news wise. I mean come on Transformers coins? Seriously? There seems to be like a drought of interesting news, I remember back in the day (like not even a year ago) when Universe and Animated news exploded we were getting great news on TFA episodes coming out and seeing stolen Toys 24/7 but lately I haven't seen anything really worth while since like Botcon. I'm not bashing the site I'm saying that the news portion has been kinda boring lately, while everything else is full of win.
     
  2. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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  3. guard convoy

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    yes it has been boring
     
  4. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    A little bit. But it will pick up after a while.
     
  5. NGW

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    Until some stuff starts leaking again. Be it figures from further down the road in the movie-verse, new Animated stuff, info on the next series, etc. I don't expect the news to catch my eye all that often outside of sightings..which only serve to depress me as I fall ever more behind.
     
  6. LifePincher

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    Just a bit of a lull at the moment. It will pick up when they announce the new Encore's later this year (hoping anyway) :bday 

    The movie toy garbage will pass soon enough and we'll be back on track.
     
  7. AMG

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    I tend to agree. But that is really the result of having less options on the market right now. Universe has been put on hold and the Animated series was been cancelled. Not really too many surprises left to get excited about. We know what is left for Animated, and the movie toys are out in full force (so that excitement and anticipation has passed too). By the end of the year things should pick up.
     
  8. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    The news always seems a bit dry between Botcon and SDCC, though there has been a couple of interesting things. Should liven back up in about two weeks.
     
  9. jonatron26

    jonatron26 Well-Known Member

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    yes. rotf withdraw
     
  10. omegagoalie

    omegagoalie Cybertronian Puckstopper

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    Well if you guys get bored or are looking for something fun and TF related check out the Tournaments OptimusSolo has going! It's great fun and it's a great way to either refresh your memory on G1 bots, or learn about the bots that helped make G1 great!
     
  11. Optimatron

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    I agree. I've been dieing to hear about ROTF leader class starscream. I just wanna see pics. I'm also curious to REALLY know how many Human Alliance characters we can expect to see..yet no real news on that front has shown up. I would also be interested to start hearing about things we may not know are coming with ROTF.
     
  12. SilverDragon

    SilverDragon YEAH TOAST!

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    Yes. I think, for me at least, it's due to the fact that RotF was simply one event. The news leading up to it was exciting, since it was all new characters and stuff. Of course, now having seen RotF, there's nothing really surprising or interesting left. No new TV episodes, no new not-movie figures, just movie, movie, and MORE movie, with the occasional fan mod, reissue, or other stuff.

    Of course, it'll likely become less boring when we get to see pictures of the toys they talked about at Botcon that no-one who wasn't there hasn't seen. I suppose, then, it'll be ironic, in that I've been blaming movie news for making TF news boring yet am thinking it will become less boring with some certain movie-related news.
     
  13. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Well, I've got some more toy backtracking to do to keep me occupied until new news comes out. Still need to finish up my Unicron trilogy collection.
     
  14. TIE Bomber

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    Also there's nothing interesting going on in Japan. Alternity, transforming USB port thingies, MP-04 re-release, Universe Strafe. And Encore isn't doing much of anything. It's all lame crap! No mainline except for ROTF, no new animated series, just these weird odds & ends.

    Right now it's ROTF or nothing. And half of that is repaints.
     
  15. Johnator

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    Yeah it is kind of boring but it isn't the site's fault. The news on TFs is right now just kind of well boring. It should become a lot more exciting when we hear about Encore, Universe, or maybe the next cartoon show. But for a while things are going to be a little slower.
     
  16. Fit For natalie

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    The ROTF line will be around until sometime early-mid next year, then it will be replaced by the post movie series, which, from all indications of the direction the entire franchise is moving to, will be movie-styled, if not directly movie-based.

    Even for TakaraTomy, ROTF is their big business for the year, just like the 2007 movie line (which partly influenced the creation of Encore, whose initial reissues were based around characters who appeared in the movie). So don't be ungrateful for your small favours.
     
  17. RKillian

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    Here's a sampling of the news for the year or so surrounding a movie:

    Movie to be released Day X!
    Toy A released in Ohio!
    Toy B on eBay!
    Soundwave rumored to be a telephone!
    Movie delayed by Y days!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #471
    Toy A released in Delaware!
    Photos of Toy B packaging!
    Michael Bay sneezed!
    Toy B instructions leaked!
    Soundwave rumored to be a swimming pool!
    Michael Bay coughed!
    Sponsor newsletter!
    Toy A released in Iraq!
    IDW announces movie tie in!
    Movie bumped forward by Z days!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #472
    Michael Bay seen at KMart!
    Toy B released in China!
    Toy C rumored to be repaint of Toy A!
    Toy C suspected to be repaint of Toy A!
    Soundwave rumored to be a helicopter!
    Toy C to be shown at Toy Fair!
    Toy C to be shown at SDCC!
    Toy C to appear in Master Collector!
    Shia LeBouf catches a cold!
    Gallery of Toy A and B!
    Fans outraged over lack of Dispensor toy!
    Megan Fox declared hot by Magazine!
    Sponsor newsletter!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #473
    Michael Bay eats a sandwich!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #474
    Toy A released in Kansas!
    Soundwave cut for story reasons!
    Movie makes money!
    Movie makes more money!
    Movie makes even more money!
    Fans still outraged over lack of Dispensor toy!
    IDW announces delay of movie tie in!
    Surprise! Movie DVD announced!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #475
    Sponsor newsletter!
    Movie to allow fast forward!
    Movie to be in widescreen and fullscreen!
    Movie to have Exclusive Kurtzman and Orci interview!
    Michael Bay sneezed again!
    Exclusive gallery of Toy C at Seibertron!
    Exclusive gallery of Toy C at Allspark!
    Exclusive gallery of Toy C at TFW2005!
    Megan Fox declared hot by Another Magazine!
    BBTS preorders open for Toy C!
    IDW announces delay of movie tie in!
    Sponsor newsletter!
    Movie DVD available soon!
    Movie DVD available next week!
    Movie DVD available tomorrow!
    Movie DVD available today!
    Movie DVD available in 30 seconds!
    Movie DVD available yesterday!
    Fans ready to riot over lack of Dispensor toy!
    IDW releases issue #1!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #476
    Toy C released in Ohio!
    Toy A and B to be reissued under Classics or Titanium!
    Michael Bay coughed again!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #477
    Toy C released in Delaware!
    IDW releases issue #2!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #478
    Sponsor newsletter!
    Toy A released in Honduras!
    Fans lynch Ebert for not conforming!
    Movie sequel considered!
    IDW releases issue #3!
    Michael Bay says explosions are awesome!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #479
    G1 declared most terrible idea ever in movie exit polls!
    Sponsor newsletter!
    Toy D cancellation rumor!
    Toy D may be cancelled!
    Toy D probably cancelled!
    Toy D fate leaked by inside sources!
    Toy D cancellation confirmed!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #480
    IDW announces movie tie in reboot!
    Toy A released in Egypt!
    Shia LeBouf stubs toe!
    Sponsor newsletter!
    Kurtzman and Orci Interview #481
    Movie sequel announced!
    Speculation begins, fan list threads welcome!

    Honestly, you can just stop by once every few weeks and not miss anything important.
     
  18. ams

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    It's two weeks after the biggest Transformers event in the 25-year history of the franchise, and years of buildup to it.

    Surely a small lull in earthshattering new info is to be expected, no?
     
  19. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    Yeah please some type of new series soon.
     
  20. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    I agree 100%
     

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