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@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 11:09 AM)

Mayhem is, somewhat ironically, one of the least random parts of the board. I really don't know how that happened.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 06:34 AM)

Not even close.

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 05:51 AM)

What, Mayhem isn't random enough???

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 04:02 AM)

This place never feels random enough in that respect.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:10 AM)

I thought that was snarking at random strangers without fear of retribution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:22 PM)

Topic-specific threads are the main feature of messageboards like this, you know.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

You should ask that in the TFWiki thread.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

watch?v=94l4qCKMYZ0  

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:18 PM)

there's a pewdiepie video promoting Transformers Earth Wars and it is an official promotion video, does this mean he should get a tfwiki page?

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2016 - 07:01 PM)

I thought King Kong '05 was pretty great! I just wish I hadn't watched it as a double feature with that movie about the island with the giant bugs.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 04:46 PM)

yeah it was long as hell, it took me several days to finish it.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 11:58 AM)

maybe this new one won't take half a day to watch all the way through...

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 11:00 AM)

I believe this new Kong movie will not be as good as the 2005 one.

@  Pennpenn : (24 July 2016 - 08:52 AM)

You'd figure something like that would get a pass, some kind of grandfather clause since the name is already intractably established.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 08:15 AM)

"DS-1 Orbital Battle Station." That's the official classification...

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 08:04 AM)

now that Hasbro can't use the word "Death" on the packaging of their toys, what will they call the Death Star?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 07:44 AM)

It's in the comic con trailer and seems like a hideous waste. I guess the show makers have no reverence for Doctor Who like they do Star Trek.

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Which is the height of quality for Family Guy jokes...

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 04:00 AM)

David Tennent has done a cutaway for Family Guy. Don't get to excited it was a fart joke.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:36 AM)

Cave Carson looks really cool as well, so I can't be too saddened about that.


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#161 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:51 AM

QUOTE(Chip @ Apr 6 2008, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I interpreted one of the early Soundwave commercials ot mean that everyone had a little guy that popped out of his chest. When I finally got a Transformer, Twin Twist, I figured that his gun's natural ability to fold into a little rectangle, shrink, and be stowed in his chest just wasn't the kind of thing a toy could be expected to represent.


Hey, same thing happened to me. Not sure where I got the idea they could all do it, but the fact my cousin's Optimus Prime had a chest that flipped open in a similar fashion no doubt helped.

I also remember some jerk neighborhood kids telling me they had a friend with ALL the TransFormers, including Arcee, Headmaster Arcee, and Unicron. Oy.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:25 PM

I remembered the scene of Optimus rolling down the hill at the end of More Than Meets the Eye Part 2 as the scene just before he dies.

I always wondered why Powermaster Prime wasn't in any of the episodes. I had seen him on commercials, and I had the toy, but he always just looked like regular old Optimus.




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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:20 AM

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I thought these fellows http://www.seibertro...block/517/1/14/ were constructicons and capable of forming (part of) Devastator.


I recall this being the first assumption of the fans at the BotCon where the autorollers were first shown (94, I think).
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:29 AM

For me, the Micromasters were always a separate group rather than tiny bots and cons. I assumed they had to be or else how did they make the massive city I built?

I never had a Jetfire, nor saw the toy as a kid. I always wondered why I never got a Skyfire toy icon-screamer.gif

I could never tell Skywarp and Thundercracker apart until round about Armada. They blurred together for me as toys and on the show.

I thought the seacons actually floated in water. They did not...and they rusted quickly...

EDIT: a few more I remembered

Micromaster Overload was Optimus Prime, or Optimus Junior.

HotRod was Optimus' son

Arcee had a healing ability, and was interrupted in her attempts to heal Wheeljack and Cliffjumper in the movie. Why she could not help Optimus was beyond me.

That Jhiaxus had an actual toy during G2, who I assumed was a redeco of Dreadwing, with Smokescreen as Rook

Edited by Vestras, 17 August 2009 - 09:18 AM.

Clearing out some old TFs and Mugenbine in my BST Thread. You know you want some of these.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:43 AM

I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:33 AM

I grew up on beast wars but then watched the movie as a child.

Angrily I yelled out at the screen "Don't give that guy your spark! You'll die if you do that!"

Oh, and that reflection thing. I thought it was cool that prime had a prison inside him.

#167 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:39 AM


When I received my very first TF (Yellow Cliffjumper) I didn't think it was a Transformer. I'd seen the commercials for the jets and the truck, but this little one looked different--and when I held it it didn't have that image-warping blur effect behind it when it moved, like all the Transformers on the commercials did! I concluded it wasn't supposed to be an actual Transformer but instead a toy that the Transformers played with when they weren't fighting. I remember being surprised when this little non-motion-blurry thing could transform.


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Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:50 AM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 18 2009, 09:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I received my very first TF (Yellow Cliffjumper) I didn't think it was a Transformer. I'd seen the commercials for the jets and the truck, but this little one looked different--and when I held it it didn't have that image-warping blur effect behind it when it moved, like all the Transformers on the commercials did! I concluded it wasn't supposed to be an actual Transformer but instead a toy that the Transformers played with when they weren't fighting. I remember being surprised when this little non-motion-blurry thing could transform.


This is the best thing ever. I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE(Donocropolis @ Aug 18 2009, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 18 2009, 09:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I received my very first TF (Yellow Cliffjumper) I didn't think it was a Transformer. I'd seen the commercials for the jets and the truck, but this little one looked different--and when I held it it didn't have that image-warping blur effect behind it when it moved, like all the Transformers on the commercials did! I concluded it wasn't supposed to be an actual Transformer but instead a toy that the Transformers played with when they weren't fighting. I remember being surprised when this little non-motion-blurry thing could transform.


This is the best thing ever. I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.




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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(Donocropolis @ Aug 18 2009, 10:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:53 PM

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Oh, and that reflection thing. I thought it was cool that prime had a prison inside him.

Oh yeah, that's one. I used to think it was Hi-Q looking out.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE(Donocropolis @ Aug 18 2009, 07:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is the best thing ever. I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.


Reminds me of Near in Death Note. Kid genius super-detective who's working with shadowy black-ops FBI agents, creating brilliant and elaborate strategies on how to deal with the world's most dangerous criminal, all while playing with wooden blocks or "whoosh"-ing Superman action figures around his head.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:16 PM

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QUOTE(landbasejigger @ Aug 18 2009, 03:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, and that reflection thing. I thought it was cool that prime had a prison inside him.

Oh yeah, that's one. I used to think it was Hi-Q looking out.


Woo! I'm not the only one that thought it was Hi-Q!

That's what I get for being born in 1984.

Also, I totally thought G2 Prime wasn't right at all. He was waaaay too small!

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:59 PM

People last page mentioned mishearing the Transformers theme. I did, too. When G2 was out, me and my friends were convinced, that for some reason the motto of the franchise was "Mo my me see eye." Damn robot voice.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:51 PM

Lets see...

I too occasionally thought Ravage was a dog. Then that he was a panther. Isn't he technically a jaguar? >.>

That I only ever completed one combiner. I think I completed two or three, but I always was losing things, so wouldn't ya know I never had everything I owned at once.

For some reason, I distinctly remembered the song playing while the Hate Plague was being cured in the G1 Season 3 finale as "Stop in the Name of Love"... and wondering why such a weird choice was made of using that song.

Most random: I thought that Rodimus Prime was an upgrade kit for Hot Rod. Looks like I was ahead of my time. Anyway, because of the mistake I even owned 2 G1 Hot Rods and Rodimus Primes because of it. Neither Hot Rod survived in tact. >_< For that matter, I don't think any G1 Transformer survived intact. I am so hard on figures. XD
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#176 landbasered

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:14 PM

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The Transmetal 2 clone Dinobot, as seen in the TV show. (She said, "he followed Blackarachnia through a forest once and hurt her", about Animated Ratchet.)


... Is it just me, or does the way that's phrased sound VERY VERY BAD?

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:58 PM

I didn't know G1 Jetfire was taken from another toyline. I'd see the Macross model used sometimes and I'd used to think, "hey - Jetfire!"

I also thought The Return of Optimus Prime would feature the Powermaster toy until I actually saw the episode. Hey, the Masterforce box artwork was used for advertisements.

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I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.


And these days, kids friends would get bored as they spent ten - fifteen minutes transforming a modern movie or Universe toy.

Edited by Bass X0, 28 August 2009 - 01:02 PM.

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#178 landbasered

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

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I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.


And these days, kids friends would get bored as they spent ten - fifteen minutes transforming a modern movie or Universe toy.


*cough*FAB/activators*cough*

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:41 PM

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 28 2009, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.


And these days, kids friends would get bored as they spent ten - fifteen minutes transforming a modern movie or Universe toy.


*cough*FAB/activators*cough*

Those are what I reccomend to kids under 10! icon-ironhide.gif

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