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@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 11:09 AM)

Mayhem is, somewhat ironically, one of the least random parts of the board. I really don't know how that happened.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 06:34 AM)

Not even close.

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 05:51 AM)

What, Mayhem isn't random enough???

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 04:02 AM)

This place never feels random enough in that respect.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:10 AM)

I thought that was snarking at random strangers without fear of retribution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:22 PM)

Topic-specific threads are the main feature of messageboards like this, you know.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

You should ask that in the TFWiki thread.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

watch?v=94l4qCKMYZ0  

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:18 PM)

there's a pewdiepie video promoting Transformers Earth Wars and it is an official promotion video, does this mean he should get a tfwiki page?

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2016 - 07:01 PM)

I thought King Kong '05 was pretty great! I just wish I hadn't watched it as a double feature with that movie about the island with the giant bugs.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 04:46 PM)

yeah it was long as hell, it took me several days to finish it.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 11:58 AM)

maybe this new one won't take half a day to watch all the way through...

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 11:00 AM)

I believe this new Kong movie will not be as good as the 2005 one.

@  Pennpenn : (24 July 2016 - 08:52 AM)

You'd figure something like that would get a pass, some kind of grandfather clause since the name is already intractably established.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 08:15 AM)

"DS-1 Orbital Battle Station." That's the official classification...

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 08:04 AM)

now that Hasbro can't use the word "Death" on the packaging of their toys, what will they call the Death Star?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 07:44 AM)

It's in the comic con trailer and seems like a hideous waste. I guess the show makers have no reverence for Doctor Who like they do Star Trek.

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Which is the height of quality for Family Guy jokes...

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 04:00 AM)

David Tennent has done a cutaway for Family Guy. Don't get to excited it was a fart joke.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.


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Toys that were almost there, but need significant retooling to be just right.


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#1 Skullgrin2014

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:14 PM

Okay, we all know that RTS, Primes sword handle was too thick and causes stress marks.


When Armada Predacon was released, he got some new tooling to increse the durability of the hinge joints within the chest and other significant places.

We, all know how Universe Galvatron for example, pops apart like nobodies business. Yet, we probably won't get a voyager for years and he's a healthy size to Cyclonus, Scourge, and Rodimus. Despite being too short among other figures.

I've always felt why not have the figure retooled to have some more hinged joints. Instead of those pop in joints. So none of his parts break off during Transformation. I like him at his size. And, considering Thunderwing and RTS Prime. I have this feeling deluxes will eventually be getting smaller anyways.

So if there was one toy I'd like retooled for more durability, and to fix significant problems. It would be Galvatron. The joints on the backpack could be held toghether with metal pins. Also, the squared pegs the backpack locks into. Those could be retooled as well to actually connect properly and hold the back pack like they were supposed too.

I figure they can even fix the the ball joint on the left arm. As well as the two shins that constantly pop off from the legs.


Well, thats at least the "one" toy i'd like to see retooled.



Also, I think TM Megatron deserves this treatment. He could get a showaccurate head. As well as golden disks and a clasp to hold them in his back. Maybe mordern open sculpt hands?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:20 PM

I don't think Universe 2.0 Galvatron is a good enough toy all around to be worth putting the work into saving him. If something was going to be remolded either way, I'd rather see those remolding dollars go toward new parts to make a toy like WFC Megatron into a good Galvatron, like a new head, chest, and cannon barrel. I think that would be way more satisfying than merely making an unpopular toy slightly less of a mess.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:30 PM

Armada Predacon was remolded besides the minicon pegs? Huh.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:37 PM

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Armada Predacon was remolded besides the minicon pegs? Huh.


Yes, he was remolded for some extra durability in some of the hinge joints.

Thats, especially why I'd love a TM Megatron colors re-releases. The minicons could just be repackaged. Or be sold as toys in his ship quarters.


http://www.cybertron...edacon tutorial Razorsaw this gives you an idea of what the new toolings are.


Well, yeah J I realize it won't happen. But I mostly made this thread for fun anyways. So, it's what I'd like to see even if it isn't a logical idea.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE(MonsterFromMars @ Mar 4 2011, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Armada Predacon was remolded besides the minicon pegs? Huh.


Yes, he was remolded for some extra durability in some of the hinge joints.

Thats, especially why I'd love a TM Megatron colors re-releases. The minicons could just be repackaged. Or be sold as toys in his ship quarters.



Well, yeah J I realize it won't happen. But I mostly made this thread for fun anyways. So, it's what I'd like to see even if it isn't a logical idea.

Or make a new Minicon of the Pred ship. That woukld be awesome.

...well, now I know what I want for the next BW anniversary that Hasbro does anything for. Of course, I'd rather them give us new molds instead. Is it to much to ask for a Rattrap toy that doesn't suck?

Edited by Blade Raider, 04 March 2011 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:06 PM

Cybertron Crumplezone a better head little bit smaller and better henges for the wings and just a few more design details would make him perfect

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:21 PM

The most significant retooling I found for Armada Predacon is the size of the elbow joint. You can't use TM Megatron's forearms with Predacon's upper arms (at least not without some sort of modding).

I didn't check the linked thread fully yet, though I have two customs of that mold (one TM Megatron, one "night ops" Megatron).
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:48 PM

Too many to name, but there are a lot of TFs lately who could easily have had waist joints but did not. Smolder jumps up off the top of my head.

Armada Megatron and Sideways both could have been much better by the inclusion of knee joints (And elbows in SW's case)

A lot of Beast Era toys would have benefitted from less absurd grimaces on their faces...
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:58 PM

I'm surprised that Masterpiece Megatron hasn't been mentioned. Obviously, the head could have been better. The scope could have been smaller.

All that, and I'd like his arms slightly modified, so that he can turn them in front of his chest. If only the part that lets you rotate his wrists was opposite. Then he's be able to (somewhat) rotate his arms in front of his chest.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE(Blade Raider @ Mar 4 2011, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(MonsterFromMars @ Mar 4 2011, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Armada Predacon was remolded besides the minicon pegs? Huh.


Yes, he was remolded for some extra durability in some of the hinge joints.

Thats, especially why I'd love a TM Megatron colors re-releases. The minicons could just be repackaged. Or be sold as toys in his ship quarters.



Well, yeah J I realize it won't happen. But I mostly made this thread for fun anyways. So, it's what I'd like to see even if it isn't a logical idea.

Or make a new Minicon of the Pred ship. That woukld be awesome.

...well, now I know what I want for the next BW anniversary that Hasbro does anything for. Of course, I'd rather them give us new molds instead.

This.

Though I would be happy with just the Predacon mold in Megatron colours.

On topic, it would have been nice if the TM2 Megatron dragon neck wasn't that wierd floppy mess that it is. Maybe have it be ball jointed like TM Megatron's tail.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

Oh yeah, Armada Megatron's a good point. Wish he had knees. Tidal Wave too. And of course, the US Tidal Wave colors are pretty bad.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Mar 4 2011, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And of course, the US Tidal Wave colors are pretty bad.

What's wrong with them?

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:47 PM

If you gave Armada Tidal Wave working knees I would marry him.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:48 PM

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:58 PM

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:49 PM

It'd take some pretty insignificant retooling for 25th Anniversary Hound/Ravage to be the best toy of the last several years. Just a few millimeters of plastic added or removed here and there to make the missile launcher fit on Hound's shoulder, to stop his head from flopping around, and to make Ravage fit inside Soundwave's tape deck without excessive force.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Mar 4 2011, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(gargunkle @ Mar 4 2011, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And of course, the US Tidal Wave colors are pretty bad.

What's wrong with them?

I just feel that the colors of the Armada cartoon and of the Japanese release of the figure are far better.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:05 PM

If they do ever retool the TM Megatron toy. They can completely forego the handle to his tail cutlass. Just make a slot for his fist to slide into. It'd be so much better.


Oh and as for the new toolings the shoulders, elbows, insides of the chest panels, joints connecting the VTOL fans were all retooled. I think there's more than that though.


But I'd like even more new tooling, working roller blades, new head, new handle for the cutlass that let's the hand slot in, golden disks with slots to hold them. And adding even more sturdiness to the arms and vest panels.


There's really no point for an all new mold. They can just remove those minicons and add other features instead.


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Mar 4 2011, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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And of course, the US Tidal Wave colors are pretty bad.

What's wrong with them?

I just feel that the colors of the Armada cartoon and of the Japanese release of the figure are far better.

Fair, but I don't think that makes the Hasbro version bad.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:35 AM

movie wreckage needs some way to clip his gun joint to his back, so his arms stay in place. and Dropkick needs more pegs for his shoulders.

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