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@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 08:25 AM)

I'm still exploring all the possible mods for the PC version of Fallout New Vegas.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 11:03 PM)

So what, my species is perfectly happy to completely obliterate an undeveloped species to make servants, go full on ADVENT on more developed worlds, but for the middle of the road species suddenly my hands ar tied? Bah.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 10:58 PM)

It's annoying in Stellaris how "Pre-sentient" life forms can be Uplifted (turned into sentient and loyal races) and pre-space age civs can be messed around with and taken over, but you can't do anything about "Stone Age Primitives" so they just end up as a permanent debuff to a planet and end up squatting in valuable tiles.

@  Verity Carlo : (02 December 2016 - 10:53 PM)

To put it simply, everyone is in a race to become god.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (02 December 2016 - 10:42 PM)

I'm playing Tales of Zestiria instead.

@  Touch My Thighs : (02 December 2016 - 10:10 PM)

So basically I'm 15 hours into Final Fantasy XV and it seems like they took the edgy FF7-style game they were going to make, threw it out and made something actually fun instead.

@  BlackMax : (02 December 2016 - 09:29 PM)

...and now that I've sat home a short bit I realize I completely forgot to look for Ross, TJ MAXX or Marshalls in the area. Damn.

@  ShadowMan024 : (02 December 2016 - 09:20 PM)

I envy you.

@  BlackMax : (02 December 2016 - 09:17 PM)

Just found RiD Warriors Bisk and Ratchet, plus TR Hot Rod, while hunting. It was a good night.

@  ShadowMan024 : (02 December 2016 - 08:28 PM)

"You hugin' people..."

@  Strafe : (02 December 2016 - 07:36 PM)

I liked that one, too. I'm not a fan of the guy at all, but "A Few Good Men" is still one of my all-time favorite movies. He's fantastic as Lt. Daniel Kaffee.

@  Kalidor : (02 December 2016 - 06:24 PM)

Tom Cruise sucks but I really did enjoy Edge of Tomorrow

@  Benbot : (02 December 2016 - 03:57 PM)

What? They made a new Mummy movie and cast Tom Cruise? I love Cruise, but isn't he kind of expensive? Kind of stupid to rely on his star power to boost a new franchise instead of...like...good writing? I hope it had both, but I'm not holding my breath.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 11:36 PM)

Now if only I could get one of my GoG games to work right (well series of games) :(

@  Kalidor : (01 December 2016 - 11:24 PM)

Thanks, I picked it up. Worth it for the soundtrack alone

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 10:01 PM)

GoG is awsome.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2016 - 08:07 PM)

woot woot, thank you kindly!

@  Dekafox : (01 December 2016 - 07:42 PM)

Head's up, GOG has Neverwinter Nights up for free for about another 30 hours or so

@  Verity Carlo : (01 December 2016 - 07:30 PM)

the men who murdered my imaginary friends

@  Locoman : (01 December 2016 - 05:30 PM)

I'm coming, Baby Legs! I'm.... Regular... Legs!

@  Benbot : (01 December 2016 - 04:05 PM)

What are you worried about, come get fake doors!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 December 2016 - 02:07 PM)

I just found out that Blue from Blue's Clues is a girl. Whoa.

@  Bass X0 : (01 December 2016 - 01:14 PM)

Holy Magikrap!

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 08:45 AM)

Also, TR Triggerhappy is a good mold.

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 07:34 AM)

I should have said "not staying together", but anyway.

@  unluckiness : (01 December 2016 - 06:50 AM)

My Astrotrain had that but some floor polish on the tabs helped.

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 06:48 AM)

On the subject of recalcitrant TR voyagers, does anyone else have an issue with Sentinel Prime's legs staying together in space-brick mode?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 03:40 AM)

Holy crap or holy carp? ;)

@  BlackMax : (30 November 2016 - 08:41 PM)

...holy crap it works!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 07:14 PM)

Hold the button (orange spot) on his chest and push them down till they click.

@  BlackMax : (30 November 2016 - 06:05 PM)

The horns can never be kept down! \m/. >_< .\m/

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 04:19 PM)

I was about to say.. I have no problem getting him to stay together in any mode. The horns was the worst thing for me. But I got that fixed.

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:26 PM)

...and I just figured that out too

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:24 PM)

Oh, hey, I figured it out. Now if I can just find a way to get his upper and lower body to stay pegged together in robot mode I'll be in business.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 November 2016 - 12:12 PM)

Cold showers.

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:11 PM)

Oh, what's the trick to getting his horns to stay down?

@  unluckiness : (30 November 2016 - 08:26 AM)

Alolan baristas say the darndest things

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 08:26 AM)

I like Alpha trion. Just gotta see if his horns will stay down now that I learned the trick.

@  Robowang : (30 November 2016 - 07:55 AM)

Alpha Trion is awesome. Fun transformation, beefy robot mode, sweet sword, amazing headsculpt, and great colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 November 2016 - 05:48 AM)

Why? Alpha Trion is pretty cool, even with some flaws. He reminds me of BW2 designs.

@  unitremover : (29 November 2016 - 11:34 PM)

I should've listened to what everybody else said about Alpha Trion and not gotten lured in by the sweet siren call of a new toy evoking Vector Prime

@  Msol : (29 November 2016 - 10:12 PM)

Hot damn Astrotrain is way better than I was expecting.

@  BlackMax : (29 November 2016 - 06:32 PM)

I would've guessed that unaired theme for Beast Machines.

@  Gizmoboy : (29 November 2016 - 04:11 PM)

yes, Lightbright is correct on that one

@  Lightbright : (29 November 2016 - 01:47 PM)

Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eyed Peas?

@  Bass X0 : (29 November 2016 - 01:36 PM)

Name the song by the lyrics - "I'm a beast when you turn me on, into the future Cybertron"

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2016 - 05:47 AM)

Ultra Matryoska.

@  BlackMax : (29 November 2016 - 04:55 AM)

That'd be CW Ultra Magnus, I would think.

@  Nutjob R/T : (29 November 2016 - 01:22 AM)

Hm. Titans Return Rowboat Girlyman?

@  BlackMax : (28 November 2016 - 09:09 PM)

TR Alpha Trion looks like a Space Marine Primarch. Specifically, I'm thinking Fulgrim.


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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.

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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

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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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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

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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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