What doesn't work?
Who got credit in the movie DVD?
Is 'It Doesn't Work' an I.D.W. gag from some DC fanboy or somethin? I used to like IBM - 'It's Being Mended', ah techie injokes, how I love thee...
It's from DM.Net, the unofficial TF movie news site. I should note as a disclaimer that not everyone there is of the 'it doesn't work' mentality, some people just bark louder than others.
To this day almost any thread there that mentions IDW gets tagged with that lil' euphemism by either Don or some lemming trying to suck up. When Ryall was genuine enough to come online and talk about people being underwhelmed by the BW sourcebook issue #1, some there took that as a sign of weakness and started with the "I told you IDW stands for it doesn't work". Like the movie never fudged anything up (*cough
* Brawl/Devastator *cough
. More recently a couple people were actually rolling their eyes at IDW printing fan stuff (the mosaics) as if it somehow dilutes the product.
So what if IDW gives a little back to the fans through a shout out in the back of their product, be it a lettercol or mosaic page or whatever? I think that's great. By comparison the "it doesn't work" types over there didn't get props, even in passing, on the DVD. Actually, the only time you really heard about the online fans on the DVD was if Bay was talking about them protesting outside the wrong office or Shia telling the 25 G1 fans out there on the net (his words) to basically get a life. The stooges wanted their own mosaic, this big poster of them up on Sam's wall in the movie, but it didn't happen. Hell, Lorenzo DiBonaventura is all over the extras even though the Stooges hate him and he didn't even want Cullen as Prime in the first place! IDW as a TF affiliate on the other hand just has better spokespeople (such as Ryall) and gives out better fan service imo whether it be tracking down the Budianskys and Perlins of the world to publishing the mosaics.
Props where props are due.