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@  unluckiness : (30 May 2016 - 03:43 AM)

A lot of mine have somehow gotten so floppy that floor polish doesn't help. May need superglue

@  Paladin : (29 May 2016 - 07:51 PM)

there remains an Omega Supreme-sized hole in my Animated collection that not even 3P wants to fill....

@  Nutjob R/T : (29 May 2016 - 07:23 PM)

Just pulled out the Animated box after a few years in storage. Giving it some time is the godhonest truth, these things are awesome

@  Touch My Thighs : (29 May 2016 - 07:12 PM)

http://swanh.net/ This is really impressive.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 May 2016 - 06:20 PM)

I keep having to say this to folks: fandoms are voluntary. Enjoy in any ratio or methodology that you choose.

@  Dracula : (29 May 2016 - 05:38 PM)

Ride the wave, dude. Put the toys away for a while...take 'em back out again later and you mind find your interest rekindled

@  Locoman : (29 May 2016 - 04:14 PM)

it happens to everyone. Sometimes interests are cyclical.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (29 May 2016 - 04:13 PM)

Well, for starters, it might be time to think of a new username...

@  tffan01 : (29 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I'm losing interest in TF. Help.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (29 May 2016 - 03:00 PM)

It means you're not very well-rounded.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 02:46 PM)

What happens if you don't like pi?

@  Bass X0 : (29 May 2016 - 01:29 PM)

He who doesn't like pie are destined to become the contents of pie.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 12:09 PM)

No you don't. You think you do, but you really don't.

@  Echowarrior : (29 May 2016 - 10:37 AM)

I like pie.

@  Pennpenn : (29 May 2016 - 05:18 AM)

There is no war in Ba Sing Se.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 05:11 AM)

We have always been at war with East Asia.

@  unluckiness : (29 May 2016 - 04:04 AM)

His big scene in the big Astrotrain battle for leadership was also great. Too bad Starscream suckerpunched him after he beat everybody else up

@  Pennpenn : (29 May 2016 - 01:00 AM)

Of course he has. I mean, remember when Trailbreaker had to pretend to be him in Masquerade?

@  zephyrX9 : (29 May 2016 - 12:47 AM)

offroad has always been there

@  Plokatron : (28 May 2016 - 11:18 PM)

Transfer Uplinks look cool but in the wrong hands could be OP. Hmmm Just a funny thought what if Mainframe from G1 had a TU? He could make about anything period. Also does anyone know if CatSCAN ever received a spark? His wiki article says he is a spark less build when he was created surly he has one now.

@  tffan01 : (28 May 2016 - 02:33 PM)

@beetleman, ok.

@  Touch My Thighs : (28 May 2016 - 05:06 AM)

https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/videos/1603190709971770/ Wow it's just like old times.

@  Bass X0 : (28 May 2016 - 12:29 AM)

bueller...?

@  Bass X0 : (28 May 2016 - 12:29 AM)

bueller?

@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 07:07 PM)

sorry i was searching for a member

@  tffan01 : (27 May 2016 - 06:54 PM)

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@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 06:44 PM)

vbbjune

@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 06:43 PM)

vbbjune

@  Liege : (27 May 2016 - 05:12 PM)

As an UK expat, I have to say I miss the actual thrill of hunting in stores as frustrating as it was when distribution was bad. I feel spoiled for choice in America in comparison lol.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2016 - 04:48 PM)

And depending on where you live, even American stores

@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2016 - 02:59 PM)

Or canadian stores, or australian stores, or german stores...

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2016 - 02:14 PM)

at least you got the exercise. i ordered all of them online. there's no point in being a serious collector if someone is only going to rely on using UK stores.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 May 2016 - 02:13 PM)

This day last year I walked five miles to Asda to collect all the Defensor components. I was a dumb kid.

@  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 who 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


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#61 TrentTroop

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Aug 4 2010, 01:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 3 2010, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I feel that way a bit too. As it got a lot of attention for a year, and I welcome the return to the normal TF Universe this year.


So does that mean SG is on its way out, or will it wind up in the background?

I'm trying to decide if I want to go ahead and join the collector's club, especially since the figure next year is RiD Sideburn and it's not looking like I'll be able to get a vintage guy.

But I was never keen on SG in the first place (has there been an issue in which someone didn't get killed? G2 burned me out on all that), and so with me losing a good chunk of my financial aid due to being a grad student money's gotten a lot tighter. That's making it all the harder to justify the $60 membership fee.


No one died in Generation 2 Redeux and there may or may not have been deaths in Wings of Honor, as those events are left kinda vague. I don't think we've killed anyone off in any of the SG Text stories either.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE(TrentTroop @ Aug 3 2010, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No one died in Generation 2 Redeux and there may or may not have been deaths in Wings of Honor, as those events are left kinda vague. I don't think we've killed anyone off in any of the SG Text stories either.

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I'm talking about the Marvel-era G2 stuff; it seems like in the US comics, someone died every single issue.

As far as SG goes, just about every time I read a summary of the comics it seems like someone or other is getting slagged.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Aug 3 2010, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as SG goes, just about every time I read a summary of the comics it seems like someone or other is getting slagged.

In Reunification a few people got bumped off, but the text stories are actually the bulk of the SG storyline and are pretty light-hearted on the whole. I think I'd try actually reading the stories before making too many assumptions.

Same for people who think that two comic issues + 5 short stories over the course of a year somehow equals overplayed. I mean, yeah, SG got a lot of attention for a year... because in the past few years the TFCC has ALWAYS focused on the same universe in its fiction for a year. So... yeah.

Now TransTech, on the other hand... "I, Lowtech" racked up a pretty good body count.

But, SG is more or less over AFAIK, in that there's only one prose story left in the works for the storyline.

Edited by Jeysie, 03 August 2010 - 09:11 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:18 PM

Don't think SG is overplayed myself, just mostly uninteresting. On the whole I'd much rather read about the "real" TF universe, than this "opposite" tangent.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:31 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Aug 3 2010, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't think SG is overplayed myself, just mostly uninteresting. On the whole I'd much rather read about the "real" TF universe, than this "opposite" tangent.

...have you actually read the stories/characterizations? One might complain about them being whimsical/cheesy depending on your tastes for such things, but I'm not sure I'd go with "uninteresting".

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:34 PM

I'm not a fan of the Universe Ravage figure. I'm glad he's in 3-D compared to the original, but the head is pretty bad. The new Device Label Ravage is much nicer when mine isn't breaking into a million pieces. Too bad that we'll never get a SG Ravage/Glit out of that mold.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:57 PM

I'm brand new to the SG stuff (after having resisted it mightily for over a year), so I'm a ways off from being sick of any of it just yet.

I'm actually kinda hoping they return to that theme for the next Botcon, like the teaser image makes me suspect.

Edited by Sean Whitmore, 03 August 2010 - 09:58 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Aug 3 2010, 04:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Stupid fun! Always ruining my bad time!


Who said I don't like fun things? 2010's boxset is my second favorite that FP has done yet, because it's so damn fun. SG Ravage though, to me, is a one line joke/meme that I keep seeing over and over and over.

QUOTE(Dissever @ Aug 3 2010, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It seems easy enough to avoid, to the point that at least two of us here have done completely so by accident. Is the saturation really that bad?


I'm sure it just depends on what type of stuff you frequent. We got the toy from BotCon, I read Shortpacked so I saw him for a week there of course, and a few other random times in the past, then I got BotCon's twitter feed that had SG Ravage's profile card on it one day, then the strip. One of those "perfect storm" of white kittehs I guess you could say =P

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:11 PM

I look forward to ravageminusravage.com, the website that edits SG Ravage out of Recordicons strips with hilarious and surreal results.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:18 PM

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I look forward to ravageminusravage.com, the website that edits SG Ravage out of Recordicons strips with hilarious and surreal results.



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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Jeysie @ Aug 4 2010, 02:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now TransTech, on the other hand... "I, Lowtech" racked up a pretty good body count.


Well, to be fair, it was a (mass) murder story, probably the darkest thing I've written, TF-wise, though still lighter than the original outline.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE(TrentTroop @ Aug 3 2010, 11:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeysie @ Aug 4 2010, 02:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now TransTech, on the other hand... "I, Lowtech" racked up a pretty good body count.

Well, to be fair, it was a (mass) murder story, probably the darkest thing I've written, TF-wise, though still lighter than the original outline.

Oh, I'm not complaining in the slightest... "I, Lowtech" is still my favorite story from you guys. Was just saying that if he was looking to avoid stories with lots of people getting offed, SG wasn't exactly the universe to worry about.

And I'm now intrigued by the thought that the original outline was actually darker than the end result. Cause, damn.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:30 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Aug 3 2010, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I look forward to ravageminusravage.com, the website that edits SG Ravage out of Recordicons strips with hilarious and surreal results.




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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:49 PM

This thread is now awesome. Also, I'm out a future Recordicons strip.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:51 PM

What I want to know is if Ravage has seen that Breakdancing Soundwave video!


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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:00 AM

QUOTE(Jeysie @ Aug 3 2010, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...have you actually read the stories/characterizations? One might complain about them being whimsical/cheesy depending on your tastes for such things, but I'm not sure I'd go with "uninteresting".


If the dividing line between people who like and dislike SG is whether or not they've read it, the dividing line for SG Ravage seems to be pretty much whether or not you enjoy lolcats, or at least enjoy hating them. I kind of find that funny, because nothing about him is actually lolcat in origin, really - he's just the physical manifestation of Twitter....

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:35 AM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Aug 4 2010, 05:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Aug 3 2010, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I look forward to ravageminusravage.com, the website that edits SG Ravage out of Recordicons strips with hilarious and surreal results.




Well, someone had to.

...this is something that needs to be explored further.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:54 AM

It was cute at first, but it got tired.

But oh god, I want the Scorch and SG Ravage toys.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:23 AM

QUOTE(Kalimol @ Aug 4 2010, 02:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the dividing line between people who like and dislike SG is whether or not they've read it, the dividing line for SG Ravage seems to be pretty much whether or not you enjoy lolcats, or at least enjoy hating them. I kind of find that funny, because nothing about him is actually lolcat in origin, really - he's just the physical manifestation of Twitter....

I wouldn't say the dividing line is really such... I'm sure there's people who have read it that don't like it.

It's just that for the most part, the people I see saying it's tired or uninspired are either folks that I don't recall being TFCC members, or (on the TFCC boards mostly) people who say they haven't read the prose. *shrug*

(So... not that I can blame them I suppose, as on the surface the idea sounds kind of tired. But I found the way SG was done to be surprisingly creative... or at least surprisingly whimsical. And it hasn't had all that much more fiction than TransTech had.)

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:25 AM

From what I've read about SG, it sounds a lot like G1 but well written and, well, in reverse.



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