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@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2016 - 12:47 PM)

It... can be...

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 12:33 PM)

Is LSD something you drink...?

@  Plokatron : (27 May 2016 - 12:26 PM)

Someone drank a gallon of LSD.

@  Paladin : (27 May 2016 - 11:40 AM)

allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle.....

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2016 - 11:17 AM)

v That's what she said...?

@  Robowang : (27 May 2016 - 10:39 AM)

Nothing better than a big ol' black one right in my mouth. Gotta love licorice.

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 07:26 AM)

The one I go to gives me a discount on each issue's cover price. I still have to go there to pick up my comics but I'm sure I'll never miss any of them

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 07:26 AM)

Plokatron, I don't think many comics companies do direct subscriptions like that anymore. However many local comic shops will reserve comics for you in a subscription fashion.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 May 2016 - 06:46 AM)

I have a friend who is one of the illegitimte comics trivia masters on the planet, and he says all the animation was hand-drawn by Muppets.

@  Scavgraphics : (27 May 2016 - 04:21 AM)

@Telly I got a friend who's one of the legit comics trivia masters on the planet. I've asked if he knows.

@  Plokatron : (26 May 2016 - 10:35 PM)

Been wondering and I'm probly being a complete slag brain and not notice whats in front of me. But does IDW have subscriptions available on their site? I'm thinking of signing up for monthly comics and Transformers is da one.

@  unluckiness : (26 May 2016 - 09:01 PM)

No idea, but I'd guess it'd be some in-studio job otherwise, given the obssessiveness nerds can have over about 50 years, we'd know by now.

@  Telly : (26 May 2016 - 08:54 PM)

does anyone know how did the "animation" for the 1960s batman show? been wondering for years and i cant find an answer anywhere. looks to me like either jack kirby or john romita

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 03:36 PM)

YEAH GOT MY ORDER NOTICE TOO

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 02:38 PM)

Sweet. Been hyped for this toy since I heard about it last year...mine is coming from HLJ

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:34 AM)

Big Bad Toy Store.

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 11:32 AM)

AW YES DIA BATTLES. What site did you order from

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:06 AM)

I got my 10 day email for Dia Battles. GET. HYPE.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:05 AM)

right now to avoid spoilers and such you have to basically leave the planet.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:04 AM)

it's the first thing you see on facebook once you turn on the laptop.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:03 AM)

by now it's everywhere on the internet, with big bold letters in every social network and forum.

@  TriBlurr : (26 May 2016 - 10:42 AM)

I like cheese

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

They apparently did it for "shock value", despite it not being particularly shocking or having value.

@  Touch My Thighs : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

Wow, way to spoil it for people.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 09:03 AM)

Captain America Hidra Agent all this time? Bleugh, sounds like something DC would do.

@  Plokatron : (25 May 2016 - 10:25 PM)

@MEDdMI Number 1 super bot.

@  Msol : (25 May 2016 - 09:08 PM)

Oh man I just got Bruticus for $95 Canadian. I want to publicly sing Predahawk's praises for being a cool dude.

@  MEDdMI : (25 May 2016 - 08:46 PM)

Hong Kong Phooey

@  Liege : (25 May 2016 - 08:35 PM)

Phtooey *ding*

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 May 2016 - 05:30 PM)

Spitoon?

@  Evil Zoe : (25 May 2016 - 04:26 PM)

SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 May 2016 - 04:25 PM)

SPLATOOOOOOOOON!

@  Evil Zoe : (25 May 2016 - 04:24 PM)

SPOOOOOOOOON!

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Most of his latest thread got closed because he asks the same questions over and over again.

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 04:12 PM)

why is he going to get banned?

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I hope not tho

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

beetleman's going to get himself banned

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:53 PM)

In soviet russia, sailor fuku

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 03:19 PM)

"This is Unicorn! The Earth will soon be a part of me!"

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:09 PM)

Spaceship Batman!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Spaceship Bruce!

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 May 2016 - 01:35 PM)

Oh, Fortress Maximus!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 12:25 PM)

Crazy Engrish Fun Man?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (25 May 2016 - 07:42 AM)

Did somebody mention Violen Jiger?

@  Robowang : (25 May 2016 - 07:41 AM)

Violent Butt Juggalos - coming next month!

@  Msol : (25 May 2016 - 02:56 AM)

Well that's certainly cryptic.

@  beetleman : (24 May 2016 - 10:27 PM)

vbjjune

@  TriBlurr : (24 May 2016 - 10:14 PM)

I like Taco Bell. But I only get to have it maybe once a decade since there are no Taco bell locations here in Newfoundland

@  Foffy the Sheep : (24 May 2016 - 08:53 PM)

I think he was in my liver, actually.

@  Locoman : (24 May 2016 - 08:45 PM)

Brian Kilby was in our hearts the whole time.


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#1 Xaaron

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:40 AM

http://www.botcon.co...yte-preview.cfm

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:43 AM

Nice. Too bad they got scooped.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:46 AM

Yeah, but these are better pictures

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:59 AM

Looks pretty swell. If FP was as good at getting the rest of their act together as they are with this year's crop of toys, we'd all be laughing right now.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:31 PM

Impressive! I think I like this toy the most out of the bunch.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:37 PM

Awesome job on this one. I love the painted details and colors. Just awesome.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:37 PM

And I'd have probably foolishly renewed my membership instead of paying important bills.

I mean, I still want to renew, just broke and in debt. >.>
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:39 PM

Ok if I were to be able to buy this toy normally I would in a heartbeat. Hasbro dropped the ball making this a Con exclusive. It's beautiful as Sky-Byte. My biggest curiosity however is the Predacon marking on him? Are we gonna have a crossover event with Sky-byte coming in from R.I.D.? Is this a Beast Wars era Predacon from the future? Man the biggest thing I actually look forward to from botcon every year is the Comic and this year could look to be interesting.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:53 PM

I love they eyes on the "shark" mode.

I'm not a fan of voting on peoples posts. it just seems very passive aggressive to click 'down vote' and not add anything to the thread. and up votes are exactly the same. to my mind the whole point of a forum is discussion and being able to just easily agree or disagree takes the discussion out of the equation.


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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:04 PM

Well, I've stared at the face too long trying to figure out why some people don't like it. Now the grimace has turned into a mustache and the top of his head into a Conquistador helmet.

Can't...stop..laughing!

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:13 PM


QUOTE(Daith @ May 14 2010, 06:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My biggest curiosity however is the Predacon marking on him? Are we gonna have a crossover event with Sky-byte coming in from R.I.D.? Is this a Beast Wars era Predacon from the future?


Does it really matter?

People are excited about this toy because it's Sky-Byte, the hilarious poet from RID. The "official story" could make him into some totally separate character from another dimension (or an analogue or predecessor from the same one, or whatever), and I think 99% of purchasers won't care and will go on considering him to be the Sky-Byte from RID in just a new, different body. SEE ALSO: ROTF Bludgeon, a meaningless nobody who never did anything interesting or important but that everybody loves because they see him as G1 Bludgeon.



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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:14 PM

I'm wondering if he has the asymmetrical eyes or not.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ May 14 2010, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ROTF Bludgeon, a meaningless nobody who never did anything interesting...

He hit Ironhide with a palm tree.

I'm not a fan of voting on peoples posts. it just seems very passive aggressive to click 'down vote' and not add anything to the thread. and up votes are exactly the same. to my mind the whole point of a forum is discussion and being able to just easily agree or disagree takes the discussion out of the equation.


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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:36 PM

I think it's supposed to be the G1/G2 universe counterpart to the RiD character, so he will probably have a similar personality. He's supposed to be one of the earliest Predacons in this continuity. This story still eventually leads to Beast Wars you know, which comes after G2. I hope we see his boss as Razorclaw (in Botcon exclusive form).

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:46 PM

Well RID/CR is linked to G1 via Kiss Players, so it could be the same guy (though I think Pete said he was the G1 universe Sky Byte).

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 14 2010, 02:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I've stared at the face too long trying to figure out why some people don't like it. Now the grimace has turned into a mustache and the top of his head into a Conquistador helmet.

Can't...stop..laughing!

Personally I don't hate it, but he has way too much eyebrow/forehead space for my tastes. The helmet really should extend down a little more; this way it makes him look like he's some dude with shaved eyebrows.

I'd say that's the biggest change in this figure from the original toy, and the anime, and kinda throws off the figure...
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:56 PM

Sky-Byte does pretty well for himself for a guy who's never had his own toy.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:57 PM

Very true.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ May 14 2010, 02:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
99% of purchasers won't care and will go on considering him to be the Sky-Byte from RID in just a new, different body. SEE ALSO: ROTF Bludgeon, a meaningless nobody who never did anything interesting or important but that everybody loves because they see him as G1 Bludgeon.


Well, to be fair it's based heavily on the Stormbringer Bludgeon. But yeah, people were excited about a new Bludgeon even when it was a redeco of Wreckage, because Bludgeon actually needed a good update and the status of the Destructicon version as "good" was highly questionable. People like Sky-byte, but it's not like his original toy was a brickish sub-Basic with a goofy-looking rubber shell.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ May 14 2010, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sky-Byte does pretty well for himself for a guy who's never had his own toy.


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