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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 02:41 PM)

Optimus makes a lousy helmet.

@  Nutjob R/T : (12 February 2016 - 02:11 PM)

Wait when did Optimus Prime fly off the top of your head?

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 01:55 PM)

@Paladin @TheMightyMollusk @NotVeryKnightly Dumb dumb dumb on Hasbros part. Optimus flew withing the first three episodes of the G1 cartoon. No not the glide flight thing that only Deceps uses after that I mean the jetpack part. Plus I can site four other times he flew off the top of my head.

@  Boomhauer : (12 February 2016 - 12:45 PM)

Optimus already got to fly in RID's Season finale, though one could argue he was just falling with style instead of flying properly.

@  Rycochet : (12 February 2016 - 12:09 PM)

The Unicron Trilogy had awful shows but some really neat toys even if it did get off to a shaky start with some of the unnecessarily flawed Armada stuff.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 February 2016 - 12:09 PM)

Didn't he fly in Beast Hunters?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 February 2016 - 11:58 AM)

What about Animated?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 11:55 AM)

Someone who never saw the Unicron Trilogy. God do I envy them....

@  Paladin : (12 February 2016 - 11:49 AM)

...Hasbro's billing that new "Power Surge Optimus Prime" as "the first time Optimus takes flight." who thought THAT sounded right....

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 11:34 AM)

More likely, they'll all follow the same visual style to retain brand coherency. The most you could hope for is better writing, but don't hold your breath.

@  Dracula : (12 February 2016 - 10:25 AM)

Cool. Bay can't possibly direct all of those. Maybe we'll get someone else's vision of what a TF movie could look like.

@  Paladin : (12 February 2016 - 10:14 AM)

ugh. we're apparently getting 1 TF film A YEAR starting 2017. and Bumblebee gets a spinoff film...

@  Plokatron : (11 February 2016 - 03:23 PM)

Guess no one has the comic then. Blast I need that close up of Ironhide's helmet!

@  Arazyr : (11 February 2016 - 01:41 PM)

Happy Birthday, young'un. 8^)

@  D Buster Prime : (11 February 2016 - 01:21 PM)

It's my BIRTHDAY! I'm 35 years young!

@  BillBarclay : (11 February 2016 - 10:54 AM)

nah! it's Venus that's going to Botcon!

@  Paladin : (11 February 2016 - 10:45 AM)

could've also meant Cree Summer...

@  Dracula : (11 February 2016 - 08:39 AM)

Good going, Blackarachnia. I heard it's been hard for her to get roles after Hasbro brought in Airachnid.

@  BillBarclay : (11 February 2016 - 06:34 AM)

you mean Venus Terzo! she's supposed to be going to Botcon

@  Whirl Maximus : (11 February 2016 - 03:23 AM)

Blackarachnia was on Supernatural last night.

@  Plokatron : (10 February 2016 - 11:08 PM)

Ponderous slagging ponderous. Hey anyone got some good Hi-res captures of Ironhide in Infestation? I really need close ups of his head for reference on a project.

@  Plokatron : (09 February 2016 - 10:46 PM)

Ok now this is funny. I ordered a used copy of HoS GN and the one I got was a library copy once. It's marked Union County on it. Thats my home county. :D It never was in my library though. Mine is named after the man who built it not the town or county but still kinda funny.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 February 2016 - 09:44 PM)

Is it sad I read "KF7 Soviet" as "KFC7 Soviet"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2016 - 03:38 PM)

Neat.

@  Dracula : (09 February 2016 - 03:35 PM)

A what? Oh, you must mean a KF7 Soviet. Common mistake.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2016 - 03:22 PM)

Can I just get an AK-47 instead?

@  Telly : (09 February 2016 - 02:35 PM)

this is form 47-a. you want form 47-A. start again

@  MEDdMI : (09 February 2016 - 02:07 PM)

Now you didn't fill the form in black or blue ink. Do it again.

@  Rycochet : (09 February 2016 - 02:04 PM)

You made a typo on the first page of the forms, you're going to have to go back and fill the whole form out again, from first to final.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 February 2016 - 01:31 PM)

"bats"

@  Dracula : (09 February 2016 - 01:09 PM)

Nice and soft, you say? This isn't even my final form!!!!

@  Telly : (09 February 2016 - 12:47 PM)

its nice and soft like YOU dracula *bats eyelashes* and thatll probly be the last thing i post in this thing now lol

@  Dracula : (09 February 2016 - 08:52 AM)

It's course and rough...wait that doesn't work

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 February 2016 - 08:43 AM)

It gets everywhere?

@  Paladin : (09 February 2016 - 07:57 AM)

i hate snow.

@  BillBarclay : (08 February 2016 - 04:58 PM)

btw one of the Transformers Victory intro's(not the original music used) on YouTube uses one of the pieces of music used on the US version of Transformers Armada

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 03:55 PM)

You should read it again, it gets better with age!

@  Whirl Maximus : (08 February 2016 - 03:46 PM)

I am fully aware of that story and mentioning it carries the penalty of fifty towel snaps.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 03:31 PM)

Shh, it's a trap!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2016 - 02:48 PM)

See, you said "awesome" and "The Beast" in the same sentence, and I think you broke my mind with the contradiction.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 02:42 PM)

No-one tell Whirl about the awesome dinobot combiner, The Beast.

@  Plokatron : (08 February 2016 - 02:37 PM)

@Dracula Uh oh were in trouble.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 02:36 PM)

If you think that's cool, wait until you see what other stuff we're hiding from you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (08 February 2016 - 02:33 PM)

Transformers Victory's intro is awesome. And not one of you told me.... WHY?!!!

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 10:43 AM)

It doesn't count those using it on other pages.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 10:43 AM)

If it's the one by IPB Shoutbox, it means the number of people who are viewing the Shoutbox page.

@  tffan01 : (08 February 2016 - 10:34 AM)

Where's the red numbers?

@  Lush City : (08 February 2016 - 09:23 AM)

Ok total newb to the shoutbox, but what do the red numbers in the corner mean?

@  Whirl Maximus : (08 February 2016 - 09:09 AM)

Thought it would lead to hi jinks and a lark like that movie Idiocracy instead it turned into something disturbing and traumatic like that movie Small Soldiers.

@  Dracula : (08 February 2016 - 08:55 AM)

You used MUNITION CHIPS in TOYS??


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#41 TM2 Dinobot

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:19 AM

The shorthand here is that they are magic'd, one way or another.
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:20 AM

I like Luna. Clearly they need to get rid of all the other characters and just have it about her.

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More relative than that; a spark is felt

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Oct 22 2011, 12:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The shorthand here is that they are magic'd, one way or another.


They could just be magiced from rats or something, though. Even Twilight could do that, though the "horses" she created from mice seemed to be in rather poor taste, judging by her friend's reactions.

It'd take a pretty badass pony to volunteer for that duty; or maybe it's just part of the job for those Pegasi who usually cart Celestia around.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 22 October 2011 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE(Unfair Fight @ Oct 22 2011, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Luna. Clearly they need to get rid of all the other characters and just have it about her.


I'd be all for 'The Luna and Scootaloo Show'

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:30 AM

I expect Nightmare Night is celebrated every year, but the NMM's actual appearance was forgotten/corrupted over time (the statue in this ep could well have been overgrown and lost in the Everfree) and the true meaning lost. They may even had something akin to Santa Claus as an icon for Nightmare Night by the time of the series start (i.e. how Santa is not even remotely like baby Jesus in appearance). And if anyone thought to make the connection in S1E1, they were too freaked out by the reality to mention it.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Oct 22 2011, 12:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Pocket @ Oct 22 2011, 08:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This episode must have been hell for the animators. All the background ponies, even the palette swap ones, had their own unique costumes. I didn't see Lyra anywhere though. Did anyone else happen to notice her?


It was a lot of work, but all the late nights were worth it. Lyra actually shows up in 2 different costumes, the pony in the mummy costume is Lyra. There is also one scene with the town running in terror where she's not in the mummy costume and is wearing a bonnet (I think one of the other artists just took her running from one of the other episodes and added the bonnet in afterwards).


Ah. I thought the Mummy looked too blue to be Lyra so figured it was Romana Colgate, showing up for the party twice.


I might need to adjust my TV's color settings.

Edited by Scavgraphics, 22 October 2011 - 11:34 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:31 AM

Has anyone mentioned the return of the tennis player pony from Call Of The Cutie?

Edit: apparently so. I need to be quicker...

Edited by LoomX, 22 October 2011 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:34 AM

So this is the second Lyra appearance Nayuki mentioned (found the screenshot on Ponibooru):



Yeah, it's Lyra from Over A Barrel.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:39 AM

Pip seems to be like Wesley Crusher; you either love him or want to see him thrown at the nearest convenient neutron star or black hole.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 22 October 2011 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:42 AM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Oct 22 2011, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So this is the second Lyra appearance Nayuki mentioned (found the screenshot on Ponibooru):



Yeah, it's Lyra from Over A Barrel.
But what's wrong with her eye? It looks like there's a reflection of the silhouette of Night Mare flipped.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:42 AM

1080p is up. http://www.youtube.c...nel_video_title
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:46 AM

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:58 AM

I don't care either which way for Pip. I just don't want him to over-shadow the CMC.

QUOTE(Kein @ Oct 22 2011, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, since no one noticed:


Nayuki, I don't think you know this answer I guess I should ask Raven but still... why did you change Rarity to Carrot Top?
If you look at the mane, however, that doesn't look anything like Rarity. It's too short in the front and the back.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Oct 22 2011, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Kein @ Oct 22 2011, 09:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Pocket @ Oct 22 2011, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh. Also, I can't take credit for catching this, but is Pipsqueak the other character in the balloon in the Comic-Con poster?

nope, Nayuki already mentioned it.


Wait, what? Are you implying that I denied that Pipsqueak was balloon character or that I confirmed he was? I don't think I've done either yet. Well either way, I will now.

Pipsqueak IS the comic-con balloon character (minus the pirate costume of course).


You mean it WASNT an alligator? icon-screamer.gif

Or is Pip an alligator?

PIP'S AN ALLIGATOR? icon-wildride.gif

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE(Kein @ Oct 22 2011, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, since no one noticed:


Nayuki, I don't think you know this answer I guess I should ask Raven but still... why did you change Rarity to Carrot Top?



Fanon influence or happy coincidence? Either was it's cool to see that even on the show Derpy is causing problems for Carrot Top. At least the contents of her fridge are safe... for now.

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Oct 22 2011, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pipsqueak IS the comic-con balloon character (minus the pirate costume of course).

And at last the mystery can be put to rest.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:04 PM

Carrot Top and Derpy actually in a scene together on the show; that's pretty cool. The only thing I would've maybe liked even more is seeing Derpy taking Dinky trick-or-treating in the background of some shot. That firefighter costume of Dinky's is pretty adorable.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 22 October 2011 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Oct 22 2011, 01:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Kein @ Oct 22 2011, 09:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nayuki, I don't think you know this answer I guess I should ask Raven but still... why did you change Rarity to Carrot Top?


Rarity was in an early version of the script/storyboards (the leaked image was from one of the early storyboards), but was later cut out due to time constraints in the episode (only so much you can fit in 22 minutes). It's not my place to go into details, but her sequence was the least important for Luna's story so it was the best place to trim things down.

Don't worry Rarity fans, next episode has plenty of marshmellowy goodness.


Aw...we missed out on not only a Rarity/Luna scene but a Rarity/Derpy scene? icon-screamer.gif Stupid clock!

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:27 PM

I guess Rarity sharing voice actors with Luna had something to do with the lack of Rarity too.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:44 PM

No pony's mentioned Raggedy Cake and Andy Cake.


And we missed one monstrously, ginormous big fluke.


Twilight, Applejack and Spike saw the truth and are speechless.

Edited by Masked Toaster, 22 October 2011 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Oct 22 2011, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pipsqueak IS the comic-con balloon character (minus the pirate costume of course).

Sweet. Funny how the people vectoring the poster won't get to actually put him in until his next appearance, since we haven't seen him out of costume and with his cap on yet.
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