Transtopia is closing its doors.

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Alpha, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Alpha

    Alpha I saved the internet.

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    I am not a member, but it is sad because I always enjoyed looking at the great kitbashes on there. There is some hope but I'll let you read it your self.
    See the announcemet here.








    If this has been posted before the Mods my delete this thread.
     
  2. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Damn, that's really depressing.:cry 
     
  3. Mixmaster

    Mixmaster logh ghot SIS yoD TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is a real shame.:( 
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Aw man, that's HORRIBLE! Transtopia is the most impressive kitbash resources out there and it's going to be a real shame that there's no one-stop TF kitbash/repaint resource now. Ugh. There's a real few internet websites I visit regularly and Transtopia was one of the first two or three I always checked each day. I loved that site!

    Best of luck to tfmaster with finding another host for Transtopia...they will surely be missed! :( 
     
  5. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Well shit...
     
  6. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    That is a bloody shame. Rough story too.
     
  7. PrimeConvoy

    PrimeConvoy ShickaBAM!

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    This sucks, I love that site at least a few times a week i visit and spends hours looking at customs/kitbashes. this really sucks.
     
  8. onesock

    onesock Banned

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    Damn...right when I join up....

    :cry 
     
  9. nkelsch

    nkelsch Do you know this Icon? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Real life first, Hobbies second.

    Sometimes I am amazed on priorities.

    Not sure what the case is with the person at Transtopia but spending money on a fan-website and kitbashing (whcih isn't cheap) while unemployed makes no sense.
     
  10. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, that place was/is sweet from what I've seen. But it sounds like it will live on in one form or another. Someone here at TFW2005 should put in a bid and incorporate it here instead. Board war!!! I kid, I kid, anywhere it ends up, as long as it's somewhere run by fans, will be cool! A place like that deserves to be preserved in some form.
     
  11. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    Agree with Triformis - TFW should step in to help if need be.
     
  12. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    That sucks, I feel bad for him and his family. Hopefully seibertron.com can help out.
     
  13. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Damn. I visited that site almost every day. And now it's gone. But I can understand the poor guy. He has a family to take care of, and I hope Seibertron.com or perhaps us here at TFW2005.com can step in and lend him a helping hand. :( 
     
  14. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    :cry 
     
  15. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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    Agreed, Maybe start hosting the site as a network affiliate.
     
  16. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    If I could do it, I would, but, alas, I am powerless here. Who would we talk to about it, anyway? Tony?
     
  17. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Man... That sucked! Reading that made my heart sink.

    The internet will be less fun now.
     
  18. Golden Age

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    man, maybe Hasbro can throw some work your way!?
     
  19. Infosaur

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    If it helps might I suggest relocating? I couldn't find a job that could cover my basic living expenses in NYC. for 10 years I was a cab driver, office worker, fry cook and assitant manager at a retail store.

    A month before my wedding I had 2 choices, spend the rest of my years living with my mom with my wife in a 2 bedroom apt. or REALLY go for broke, pick up and just leave. If I failed, I really wouldn't be any worse off then I already was, I could still move back in with mom.

    So I picked a place with low cost of living and figured if I could make what I was making in NY but not have to PAY as much, I might do okay.

    I'm in Pennsylvania now,,, things aren't GREAT but I'm not destitute either.

    Consider ALL options before giving up hope.
     
  20. jourdo

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    That was the BEST resource I had found for learning the tricks of kitbashing. This sucks.
     

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