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@  Arazyr : (31 August 2016 - 09:24 AM)

Whenever I want to go to BBTS or TFS sites I make sure to use the banner ads here. 8^)

@  Dracula : (31 August 2016 - 08:25 AM)

Speaking of ads, I have adblock turned off for allspark and I've noticed the top banner ad on the forums tends to be broken. Today I don't see it at all. Might just be me though.

@  Kalidor : (31 August 2016 - 01:28 AM)

Clicking on ads and visiting sponsor links helps keep the lights on, if you want a cheap and easy way to help.

@  Plokatron : (30 August 2016 - 07:25 PM)

Whoop I'm back and been a way for a while. But I'm back and I'm going to try to stay with the forum more often. Also to anyone interesed I just made a update to my Sprite topic http://www.allspark....shop/?p=3325815

@  Bass X0 : (30 August 2016 - 01:10 PM)

Peter Ostrum should return in a new Chocolate Factory movie where Charlie Bucket is the 60 year old owner planning to pass his Chocolate Factory to a lucky child as Willy Wonka had done for him all those years ago. Obviously it wouldn't be based on any existing story, just a new continuation of the original without being a remake.

@  Bass X0 : (29 August 2016 - 01:30 PM)

Duckman is indeed better than Beast Wars.

@  Telly : (29 August 2016 - 01:12 PM)

well i went to dollar general looking for the beast wars dvd. didnt find them. but i found something BETTER: seasons 1 and 2 of duckman!!! and for only $2.95!

@  Bass X0 : (29 August 2016 - 01:05 PM)

And Aloha Darth Vader is a Fairy type.

@  ▲ndrusi : (29 August 2016 - 09:54 AM)

Yeah, and Alola Form Sith are fire-type.

@  Touch My Thighs : (29 August 2016 - 05:37 AM)

Some regional variations actually have some cool headdress-type things instead of the black hood.

@  Rycochet : (29 August 2016 - 05:20 AM)

Sith Robes? Really?

@  Kalidor : (28 August 2016 - 09:48 PM)

Most google ads base their content on sites you've visited - so you're probably visiting a lot of news sites.

@  unluckiness : (28 August 2016 - 09:33 AM)

What, you don't find Sith robes attractive?

@  Pennpenn : (28 August 2016 - 09:26 AM)

Anyone else getting Muslim dating sites turning up in the ads? I mean, talk about mistargetted adverising...

@  Telly : (27 August 2016 - 11:21 PM)

gonna have to take a trip to dollar general in the next few days

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 August 2016 - 09:26 PM)

Seriously, Shout Factory's Beast Wars Season 2 and 3 4 DVD set was at Dollar General for 2.95

@  Robowang : (27 August 2016 - 09:15 PM)

Whaaaaaaaaaat

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 August 2016 - 08:29 PM)

Why no, I'm not adversed to getting Beast Wars Seasons 2 and 3 DVD set for 2.95 (At Dollar General)

@  Patchouli Kn... : (27 August 2016 - 09:34 AM)

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to my GoFundMe! =D

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 August 2016 - 07:42 AM)

Especially if it's an escort mission.

@  Pennpenn : (27 August 2016 - 07:29 AM)

I can't believe I forgot one of the core rules of video games. When the question is "They can't be that stupid, can they?" the answer is almost always "Yes they can".

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 August 2016 - 06:56 AM)

I think the meme needs to be transferred back to Vin Diesel

@  BlackMax : (27 August 2016 - 06:09 AM)

CHUCK NORRIS NO!

@  lastmaximal : (27 August 2016 - 12:19 AM)

Yes?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (26 August 2016 - 06:39 PM)

Chuck Norris

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 August 2016 - 04:59 PM)

Goodnight, everybody!

@  Bass X0 : (26 August 2016 - 04:57 PM)

...I don't think so.

@  BlackMax : (26 August 2016 - 04:55 PM)

No no no, ~finger~prints!

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 August 2016 - 04:43 PM)

I'd say "Goodnight, everybody!" but no one's made an innuendo yet.

@  Bass X0 : (26 August 2016 - 04:39 PM)

Goodnight out there... whatever you are!

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 August 2016 - 03:27 PM)

Goodnight, folks!

@  MEDdMI : (26 August 2016 - 03:09 PM)

*drags TMM out of the Squawkbox to continue the fight*

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 August 2016 - 02:26 PM)

I dunno, maybe the big guy's saving it for a special ocassion.

@  MEDdMI : (26 August 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Your spouse's brother is a PRIEST. If you were supposed to get hit by lightning, it would've happened by now.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 August 2016 - 11:31 AM)

Now I want to make devil's food cake with holy water just to see if I get hit by lightning or something.

@  Pennpenn : (26 August 2016 - 10:10 AM)

I hope not. Ruins the flavour.

@  MEDdMI : (26 August 2016 - 09:09 AM)

Did I put garlic or holy water in it or something?

@  Dracula : (26 August 2016 - 07:45 AM)

Cake? My only weakness! *bursts into flame*

@  MEDdMI : (26 August 2016 - 05:15 AM)

Happy Birthday! *rolls a giant cake into the Shoutbox*

@  Pennpenn : (26 August 2016 - 12:55 AM)

Happy birthday to me!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 August 2016 - 04:50 PM)

Is the main dance move him flashing you in beat with the music?

@  Broadside : (25 August 2016 - 04:50 PM)

http://i.imgur.com/qeoJpsf.jpg

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 August 2016 - 04:48 PM)

HEEEEEEEEEEY FOODSTAMP LAAADAAAY

@  Broadside : (25 August 2016 - 04:45 PM)

Oppa Homeless Style?

@  LV! : (25 August 2016 - 01:01 PM)

That guy had a perfectly nice home, he just didn't want the neighbors to see you with him.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 August 2016 - 11:52 AM)

Did you at least buy him dinner?

@  Robowang : (25 August 2016 - 11:14 AM)

So I was making out with this random old homeless guy, and he stops and is all like "Why are you making out with me?" and I'm just like "Shut up, Homeless Guy."

@  Benbot : (25 August 2016 - 07:34 AM)

What?

@  MEDdMI : (25 August 2016 - 05:58 AM)

Aren't we the ones causing trouble for Kalidor?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (25 August 2016 - 12:17 AM)

Also, anyone know how to find the rest of how Kalidor got a kid in trouuuuuubleee?


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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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#162 umbc8

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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.

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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!

#174 Fear or Courage

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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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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*

#179 ShadowMan024

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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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