NEWAGE NA INSECTICONS

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by gundam8864, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Calabask

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    Can we get an Ambulance for Rated X and Iron Magnus? I'm pretty sure this is some r/murderedbywords shit right here.
     
  2. Snaku

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    @IronMagnus That is an excellent point and I will humbly back down now that you've... oh wait, you still don't have a source? Never mind then.
     
  3. IronMagnus

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    Haha, well I'm perfectly content not needing obvious facts spoon-fed to me by interviews. The show speaks for itself.

    And actually, since there is nothing in the cartoon to suggest that the insecticons have a cockpit, the burden of proof falls on you to proove that they do.

    So, I ask you, where is YOUR source or interview from an animator saying they decided to color the windshields as opaque? Oh what's that? You don't have one?
     
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  4. Snaku

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    I even got you a spoon ;) 
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  5. IronMagnus

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    And the scene where the supposed cockpits on the toon insecticons ever opened?
     
  6. Snaku

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    Who said anything about them opening or even being cockpits? All I said was they're clear. But this is getting repetitive. My source is the toy and your source is... well nothing. If that changes and you really wanna' keep this up then fine, but if you're just going to dig in your heels and say it's not clear because you say so, then I'm done. Have a lovely day.
     
  7. IronMagnus

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    Your source is a toy originating from a completely different continuity with a different set of requirements for how the robots operate.

    My source is the show where NOTHING ever suggests they are windows or have any reason to be.

    I mean, if all you have to go on is that they're a different color, then I guess bombshell's armpit is also a window.
     
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    And Kickback's antennae! :D 
     
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    The cartoon is cute but terrible. I couldn't be less motivated about these 3 dimensional figures reproducing their loveable peccadillo vibes. Sounds like some of y'all are into it so if it brings you joy you win!

    Oh yeah I don't buy into that. The white/grey vs silver/chrome debate has more nuance to it, would you agree?
     
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    Anyone willing to sell just kickback?
     
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    also, does anyone here in the states have the clear set yet?
     
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    Anyone willing to sell just cartoon style shrapnel?
     
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    Not to keep tossing fuel on the fire, but there's at least ONE situation where you can kinda suss out what those yellow parts on the Insecticons are made of:

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    When Kickback gets crunched, the yellow "Diaclone cockpit" area mashes like metal as opposed to cracking or shattering like glass or plastic. While this doesn't necessarily mean that they're NOT supposed to be transparent (maybe it's like Star Wars plasteel or something), I think the general inference to be drawn is that the yellow part is in fact solid, crushable metal like the rest of the robot.

    Now, I don't think there's anything out there regarding the Dinobots, but I do think that the more reasonable interpretation is that unless it's a driveable vehicle, a Transformer's "Diaclone cockpit" is generally not interpreted as being a cockpit made of glass/plastic or any immediately transparent material. But that's just my opinion.
     
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    Too late to be bringing that up. The statute of limitations on this argument has run out and I win forever. :p 
     
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    Quite possibly the only TFW post I have ever literally lol'd at.
     
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    I agree! It was a good'un.
     
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    Winner.

    Next topic :D 
     
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  18. IronMagnus

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    I like you.
     
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  19. Snaku

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    Yeah, he's good. In all honesty, I have to concede that it was a pretty good point. So I guess I just have to accept that the animators or designers or whoever made a bad call in thinking that making the clear parts canonically opaque was a good idea. They can't get everything right, after all.

    [Edit] Ooh wait! I just noticed something else. Kickback's eyes crush the same as his clear chest panel. And I'm sure we all agree that transformers need to have their eye lenses/covers clear to see through, right?

    Checkmate! :D 

    [Edit again] ... unless those yellow things aren't meant to be his eyes. Hm. Maybe just check, not mate.

    [One more edit and then I'm done] Eh, I've decided they're his eyes. They're in the same position as grasshopper eyes and they look like eyes. Slap some mate back onto that check!
     
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    No; why do you assume that the eyes of a robot must operate like ours?