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@  zephyrX9 : (30 April 2016 - 12:18 AM)

ok so either ages three and up sold out of victorion or their system is confusing so i guess im getting computron instead. rip my dream of ladybots everywhere

@  Summer : (29 April 2016 - 02:07 PM)

The TFWiki Facebook group has long since been abandoned by the actual TFWiki moderators, and there's little to no affiliation with the actual site.

@  Paladin : (29 April 2016 - 07:58 AM)

Willis needs to make rent again?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 06:46 AM)

Oh, are the Titans Return leaks up on there, too?

@  NightViper : (29 April 2016 - 06:41 AM)

Holy jive! So much porn spam in the TFWiki Facebook group!

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 06:34 AM)

SAVE THE BUNNIES!!!!

@  MEDdMI : (29 April 2016 - 05:59 AM)

I know I said I like steely buns, but I didn't literally mean buns made out of steel!

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 05:20 AM)

Alligators are really scary, because they can eat you. But you know what's even scarier than alligators? Flying alligators. With laser vision. Scariest environment imaginable.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 02:24 AM)

Rook has a very firm butt. ;)

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 02:20 AM)

But his butt is down there, and that's what I want to look at.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2016 - 02:19 AM)

Rook's eyes are up here, Foffy.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 02:14 AM)

Obviously. Rook couldn't very well win the swimsuit competition while he was stuck being a leg, now could he?

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2016 - 02:12 AM)

....of joy, because he's no longer stuck holding up a heavy combiner and can now go do his own thing?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 April 2016 - 02:09 AM)

You hear that? That's the sound of Rook crying bitter, bitter tears.

@  Telly : (29 April 2016 - 12:58 AM)

my deluxe groove has shipped! soon i will have defensor the way he is supposed to be!!

@  Dracula : (28 April 2016 - 09:09 AM)

All I can say is their preorder and invoice system seems to work fine.

@  Dracula : (28 April 2016 - 09:09 AM)

Oddly I just placed an order with them this week. But I haven't received the item (Victorion) yet, so I can't really give you a review

@  zephyrX9 : (27 April 2016 - 11:46 PM)

anyone here ever shopped at Ages Three And Up? If so, how is their service?

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2016 - 08:46 PM)

Don't remind me, they do that at my work too *shudder*

@  Patchouli Kn... : (27 April 2016 - 08:29 PM)

Oh yes, yes, it did.

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 08:28 PM)

and during christmas it just got woooooooooooooorse....

@  Patchouli Kn... : (27 April 2016 - 08:27 PM)

I used to work at a grocery store, so I'd hear those songs for 8 long hours...

@  Paladin : (27 April 2016 - 07:38 PM)

that feeling when you hear a song at the grocery store & it winds up stuck in your head hours later...

@  Kalidor : (27 April 2016 - 06:08 PM)

Site may or may not be sluggish for a bit.. running some updates and reports

@  The Doctor Who : (27 April 2016 - 06:00 PM)

Pfft, the Time Traveler was better. He built his time in the 1890's!

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2016 - 05:56 PM)

Gary Seven or nothing!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 April 2016 - 05:44 PM)

Personally I like Inspector Spacetime better...

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 05:33 PM)

doctor...doctor...doctor who hhhooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

@  Paladin : (27 April 2016 - 05:16 PM)

HO, THAT'S WHO!

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 05:05 PM)

DOCTOR WHY?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:47 PM)

DOCTOR WHERE?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:47 PM)

DOCTOR WHAT?

@  Ms Virion : (27 April 2016 - 04:46 PM)

No, TheDoctorWho.

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2016 - 04:44 PM)

DOCTOR WHO?

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 04:43 PM)

my black and white world view has been shattered into so many tiny pieces now. like little packing peanuts tossed into a river my mind is scattered. AND ITS ALL YOUR FAULT!

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:38 PM)

Don't say it Foffy. Don't say it...

@  Ms Virion : (27 April 2016 - 04:35 PM)

I can attest to that. I've seen his recording equipment.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:30 PM)

THE DOCTOR WAS ONE OF THE VOICES

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 04:30 PM)

but the doctor told me the voices wouldnt come back anymore...

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:26 PM)

We are your conscience. You do everything we tell you to. Now slap yourself in the face.

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 04:22 PM)

where am i? who are you people?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:16 PM)

No. No one remembers anything. Everyone has amnesia.

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Does anyone remember Revolution X?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2016 - 03:40 PM)

It's in Connecticut.

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2016 - 03:39 PM)

Now go to Pym Falls.

@  Smokey : (27 April 2016 - 03:38 PM)

... *jumps off of Victoria Falls*

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2016 - 03:30 PM)

He's on HTS now.

@  Smokey : (27 April 2016 - 03:28 PM)

I got the Deluxe from Japan. I lost patience waiting for Hasbro to release him.

@  Lightbright : (27 April 2016 - 02:40 PM)

It's an evolution revolution!

@  Kalidor : (27 April 2016 - 01:32 PM)

I enjoyed Revolution. Was a good show.


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#1 Blot

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:14 PM

From Takara's TF website, translated by fans, comes an interview with the guy who made the Twins, The Fallen, Fire Convoy, Big Convoy, and BT Skids.

He also made the BW Neo Unicron prototype.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:22 PM

What does he mean in Mixmaster's section the "caterpillars seperate"?

OH, BTW, AWESOME interview. Seems like a very cool guy, and a hugging genius to engineer these toys the way he has. icon-ironhide.gif
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:25 PM

More fuel for the wiki? I wish we knew the designers for every TF. icon-hotrod.gif
Man, Fire Convoy. That's so awesome.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:36 PM

He's the man behind some of the frustrating design choices such as the fact that the Fallen's entire foot tends to go flying off when I try to stand him up? Rabble Rabble.

On the other hand, he's got some awesome designs and seems to love his work, which is awesome. I share his confusion on things such as the constructiconrelationship to Devestator, but disagree that the movie even tried to clear up such things.

The caterpillers on Mixmaster seem fine to me.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:19 PM

Perhaps he is referring to Rampage.
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:19 AM

He is a god among mere mortals.
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:45 AM

For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:51 AM

QUOTE(Blot @ Sep 2 2009, 04:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.


I was just playing God of War.

Heh.


Anyway, cool interview.

Like if you went to hell, and it was full of blood, and that blood was on fire, and it was raining blood, then maybe that would be enough blood! Eh… but probably not.


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(Blot @ Sep 2 2009, 06:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.


The Fallen's not a shelformer. icon-wildride.gif

Neither is Sideways. Or, rather, he is, but a hugging awesome one. As is Mixmaster. icon-silverbolt.gif
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE(Blot @ Sep 2 2009, 01:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.


Well, the standards have gone down since Conan took over.


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:56 PM

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Not that the anime shows we have had were low quality

::groan::

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It does make me happy to see the same features as the toys' gimmicks in the movie.

Awesome! icon-ironhide.gif It makes me happy too!

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I guarantee it will solve all the mysteries, and make you want to own all the toys!

Disagree about the mysteries, agree about the toys!

Good interview overall, I also wish we had more interviews and insight from the toy designers. The Hasbro guys are good about this, but when it comes down to it, they're not the ones doing most of the engineering. And it's great to hear about what they're thinking of when creating the specific characters.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:54 PM

Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 11:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...

That's my feeling on SydneyY's translation as well.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:09 AM

So he's responsible for the shake hands combination? That's one of my favourite transformations icon-hotrod.gif

As for his closing comment- sorry, man. The movie actually cut most of its answers for more useless action scenes and actually removed any desire I had to buy the toys.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:51 AM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...


I'm finding that throughout the interview. I've never had the Mixmaster toy in my hand, but I would be surprised if it would help me see his level of complicity. I'd need to keep an eye on him for a while.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:24 AM

Syd is a Japanese who has been living in Australia for over a decade. He himself admits that his English skills aren't perfect, so cut him some slack. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Sep 6 2009, 06:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...


I'm finding that throughout the interview. I've never had the Mixmaster toy in my hand, but I would be surprised if it would help me see his level of complicity. I'd need to keep an eye on him for a while.


With the idea of caterpillars meaning treads, I originally figured they meant something like caterpillar tracks. But treads doesn't make any more sense to me. Do they mean the wheels were supposed to seperate?

As for the complexity, he kinda explodes into a million folding panels when you transform him.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(Nevermore @ Sep 6 2009, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Syd is a Japanese who has been living in Australia for over a decade. He himself admits that his English skills aren't perfect, so cut him some slack. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:23 PM

QUOTE(crazyjw18 @ Sep 6 2009, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Axaday @ Sep 6 2009, 06:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...


I'm finding that throughout the interview. I've never had the Mixmaster toy in my hand, but I would be surprised if it would help me see his level of complicity. I'd need to keep an eye on him for a while.


With the idea of caterpillars meaning treads, I originally figured they meant something like caterpillar tracks. But treads doesn't make any more sense to me. Do they mean the wheels were supposed to seperate?

As for the complexity, he kinda explodes into a million folding panels when you transform him.


OK... so the WHEELS are suppose to seperate. Well, that I don't care too much about if they left that little bit out; tis a very minor concern. But thanks for clearing that up. icon-ironhide.gif

And yes, the exploding into a milliong folding panels is Awesome Incorporated in my book. icon-silverbolt.gif
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:26 PM

Nothing against the guy, I haven't even looked closely at his translation or compared it to the original. Someone asked what the heck caterpillars meant, and in general caterpillars refer to the treads on tanks or construction vehicles. Pretty common word, hence my comment.

Compared with stuff like manga or press releases, interviews can be pretty challenging. Can't blame him for making the effort.

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