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@  Bass X0 : (27 October 2016 - 02:22 PM)

Gnaw way, dude!

@  Kalidor : (27 October 2016 - 02:10 PM)

You may not care about Gnaw, but Gnaw cares about you. -Quintessons 3:20

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 October 2016 - 10:52 AM)

There was one solitary one in Dreamwave, but the company died before he could do anything except be Wheelie's pet.

@  Bass X0 : (27 October 2016 - 10:08 AM)

Who cares about Gnaw as an individual, not just one of many generic Sharkticons? The Sharkticons never showed individuality in the cartoon or comics so I don't care for it now.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 October 2016 - 12:10 AM)

Supposing that Hillary wins, then Bill will become First Ladies' Man. Hee hee.

@  Locoman : (26 October 2016 - 07:05 PM)

Dude got off pretty lightly, there are far worse things to be turned into than a cat if you think about it.

@  Pennpenn : (26 October 2016 - 06:22 PM)

Wasn't the cat a person who'd been transformed into a cat as a punishment? If so, was Salem his actual name as a human? Because calling a cat that is one thing, naming a child that is another...

@  wonko the sane? : (26 October 2016 - 04:24 PM)

Hey, careful with that joke there, it's an antique.

@  Bass X0 : (26 October 2016 - 03:42 PM)

The witches from the show "Sabrina" have a cat named Salem. That's like a Jewish family having a cat named Auschwitz.

@  Bass X0 : (26 October 2016 - 11:35 AM)

"So the clown doesn't really hurt him or anything. He just sort of points at him and calls him fat. What a jerk."

@  Locoman : (25 October 2016 - 09:59 PM)

http://www.clickhole.com/article/6-classic-episodes-game-thrones-where-characters-m-5003 I would totally watch Game of Thrones if it involved this.

@  Rycochet : (25 October 2016 - 07:21 PM)

I hope whatever line follows Titans Return gives us more large Autobot Targetmasters, I want a new Crosshairs even if it ends up being a retool of the inevitable Kup.

@  zephyrX9 : (25 October 2016 - 07:14 PM)

john warden's love of his job is so pure, so good

@  Pennpenn : (25 October 2016 - 06:23 PM)

I hate how small objects disappear into some kind of space-time breach when dropped, making it nearly impossible to find them.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 October 2016 - 04:42 PM)

I recall a Blurr in that '86 movie boxset. Drift retool Blurr that is. Is that set still happening?

@  Bass X0 : (25 October 2016 - 02:05 PM)

I suppose Chromedome would work again repainted red as Pointblank. I'd have preferred that to their Breakaway.

@  Blues : (25 October 2016 - 01:34 PM)

I'm still expecting a blurr with just more paint under the platinum line, but it seems like those random releases slowed down.

@  Bass X0 : (25 October 2016 - 01:31 PM)

There is surprisingly a lack of Deluxe cars in Titans Return. Knowing Hasbro we would get a red repaint of Blurr as Pointblank.

@  Blues : (25 October 2016 - 01:30 PM)

Yeah but I don't own a chromedome, and the only ones around me are nearly twenty dollars

@  Bass X0 : (25 October 2016 - 01:24 PM)

Chromedome is the best mold for Nightbeat and Siren. Blurr and Hot Rod just wouldn't work for either of them.

@  Blues : (25 October 2016 - 01:06 PM)

hmmmm I kinda want to paint my hasbro blurr into a body for takara nightbeat

@  unluckiness : (25 October 2016 - 08:34 AM)

Maybe if they'd announced it before G2 Dudicus

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2016 - 08:32 AM)

I'll wait for the Urban Camo version.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 October 2016 - 08:25 AM)

If they wanna make him more authentic they need to make the plastic out of even cheaper materials. I want that KO plastic feel. It won't be Ruination without it.

@  Jalaguy : (25 October 2016 - 07:24 AM)

Yup, the new figure's bio on TakTom Mall mentions it.

@  Pennpenn : (25 October 2016 - 03:37 AM)

I wonder if he's still powered by coffee milk?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2016 - 03:34 AM)


@  Razorsaw : (25 October 2016 - 01:17 AM)


@  Anguirus : (24 October 2016 - 10:55 PM)

I deliberately avoided the tieins, 1-50 pure straight through

@  The Doctor Who : (24 October 2016 - 10:40 PM)

Then skip to 20, then back to 5, then to 10, then to 47, then back to 30, then 50, then 22, then...

@  Liege : (24 October 2016 - 08:01 PM)

Start at 1

@  Benbot : (24 October 2016 - 07:10 PM)

So should you start at issue one, or are there later jumping in points?

@  Liege : (24 October 2016 - 06:33 PM)

Totally agree: 1-50 is like Ultimate Turtles in the sense it takes all that has come before and mixes it into a satisfying revigoration that still feels fresh. I read a few issues after 50 and felt lost because I missed some of the miniseries.

@  Anguirus : (24 October 2016 - 06:02 PM)

current bit ymmv but 1-50 is a triumphant reinvention of the turtles. I can only compare it to that point in 2012 with RiD/MtMtE when we all realized "wait, TF comics can be THIS?"

@  Liege : (24 October 2016 - 05:57 PM)

It was great up til issue 50. The current direction is an interesting one (splinter and the turtles lead the foot) but the execution is lacking imho.

@  Bass X0 : (24 October 2016 - 03:13 PM)

Never read it. What was so bad about it?

@  D.M : (24 October 2016 - 10:14 AM)

Extremely no. >:p

@  Anguirus : (24 October 2016 - 09:22 AM)


@  Benbot : (24 October 2016 - 08:10 AM)

Is the IDW TMNT series worth reading?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 October 2016 - 07:13 AM)

Nothing but bag of nickels for the next few years.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 October 2016 - 04:13 PM)

It was a shame how he carried on.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2016 - 05:22 AM)

Party like a Russian! End of discussion!

@  MEDdMI : (23 October 2016 - 05:20 AM)

Russia's greatest love machine

@  zephyrX9 : (23 October 2016 - 03:12 AM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (23 October 2016 - 02:08 AM)


@  Telly : (22 October 2016 - 10:42 PM)

cubs in the world series. never thought id see the day...

@  Locoman : (22 October 2016 - 09:03 PM)

Get some extra shelves to store your shelves on.

@  Telly : (22 October 2016 - 08:53 PM)

its the chicken and the egg all over again

@  The Doctor Who : (22 October 2016 - 02:34 PM)

@Andrusi:  Too many toys or not enough shelves, eh?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 October 2016 - 11:15 AM)

Needs more dakka shelves.

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Considering we get exclusive 2 packs 3 packs...

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:26 AM

I was thinking about this just right now.

Considering we got weapon sets in energon and we get mech tech weapons with Dotm and hasbro tends to do exclusive 2-pack / 3-packs around movie time.

We also tend to get some sets that are like this for classics, TF Prime and WFC.

And, we've gotten sets with The TF prime kids, or a matrix with the Rodimus and Cyclonus set.

it got me to thinking. How come we don't get a set at that price that can come with an actual figure stand that could double as something. Like lets say an armory for people to peg accessories. 5 mm pegs etc.

Or even a stackable figure stand that could combine with other sets. To form a carrying case for things like Minicons or 5-mm weapons.

I just figure it would be neat. I always sort of wanted a detailed armory type thing that could come with some weapons sets.

Edited by MonsterFromMars, 04 November 2011 - 08:27 AM.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:02 PM


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:33 AM

There's some Gundam stands and weapons coming out that COULD possibly be crossed over. Don't know if it'd work, or how well, but it may be the closest there is for the moment.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:45 AM

Why? It just makes sense that eventually you may as well have something you could use to optimize shelving displays, and places to put weapons and missiles. Which is lucrative enough to actually improve spacing and play of a collection.

It may as well be something designed with the actual toys in mind. I mean GiJoes get those peg stands. I'm surprised we never get painted floor stands with pegholes for TF's to stand on.

Plus I still love the concept of a Minicon prison/box. I mean they could sell individually packed minicons with both red and purple transformable containers. That can double as a stackable interconnectable shelving system and small little playset stands.

It it were designed right it wouldn't look stupid or clunky at all. It would actually be a great way to organize the figures. And which faction you prefer to keep them on.

Edited by MonsterFromMars, 06 November 2011 - 10:47 AM.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:47 AM

Most TFs are designed to stand under their own power without stands.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

Yeah, uh, the 'why' is basically that very few people, especially in the primary audience, want that.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

It would help if Hasbro had the common sense to put a Joe sized hole in the feet of Transformers who needed it. They did that back during the Micromasters so they could stand on their bases.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:10 AM

QUOTE(mignash @ Nov 6 2011, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would help if Hasbro had the common sense to put a Joe sized hole in the feet of Transformers who needed it.

*Looks at shelf upon shelf of free-standing Transformers*

Which ones are those?

Even assuming they did need them, the vast majority of Transformers don't have feet capable of accepting any sort of standardized hole. Often the foot itself has at least one point of transformation that prevents such a thing, or is hollow on the underside--more production cost on more plastic in places the figure doesn't actually need it.

They did that back during the Micromasters so they could stand on their bases.

Well, that's Micromasters. Action Masters had them too... but they also had bases/vehicles. Their reason for the feature was self-contained and doesn't apply across the board, what with a significant lack of playsets and vehicles.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:14 AM

yeah, stands don't work and aren't really needed for the line. even titans of Backheavy like classics Megatron and BW Tigerhawk have feet DESIGNED to compensate for it...

and there's no way guys like generations wheeljack need stands
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE(mignash @ Nov 6 2011, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would help if Hasbro had the common sense to put a Joe sized hole in the feet of Transformers who needed it. They did that back during the Micromasters so they could stand on their bases.

QUOTE(Rust @ Nov 6 2011, 10:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Most TFs are designed to stand under their own power without stands.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:31 AM

I don't own a single Transformer who can't stand under its own power. The closest things to exceptions are RotF Arcee, who DID come with a stand and has the excuse of a creative design, and my Transmetal Airrazor, who simply has developed really loose hips over the years.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:25 PM


okay okay sorry, pour taste

but yeah the whole "Giant robot" field in general lends itself to big feetitus since its a forced perspective aid

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:44 PM

Unlike G. I. Joes, Transformers can stand on their own, even when the feet are tiny like Animated Blackarachnia... so there is zero point to having stands. They already tried that in a dumb way with Titaniums and I doubt most people ever took those out of the boxes.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

Yeah, the only Transformers who tend to fall over do so because of weak joints at the ankle or above. And stands ain't gonna solve that worth jive.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:21 PM

I realize the issue that most figures can stand on their own.

The implication was more of creating a display stand that gives them a good detailed background. With an enviroment that feels like it's interactive with the toys. And, maybe something that can double as a weapons storage.

Sort of like with Bw's you could have nature scenery or one of the tunnels within the Axalon or Pred ship. And have some containers for weapons. With 5mm peg holes so you can store guns.

I just mean it would be a cool way to store the weapons you might want to switch between. Without having to throw a jumble of guns on a dresser or what not.

Maybe I haven't refined the idea enough. And maybe I haven't thought it out well.

But, im kind of thinking of doing it myself with the gundam display stands. Like just drilling 5 mm peg holes or creating shelving. To just put guns on a rack. And have it double as a stand.

Also, with displays I find some of my toys fall even if they were designed to stand well. I gues I'm just thinking something through to make displaying easier and more play interactive. I don't know. But I kind of want the toys to have a world to interact with. Maybe thats something fans need to do on their own I suppose.

As for the Titanium stands. Thats not what I was thinking of. I was thinking of stands that look more like detailed scenery.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:27 PM

You're talking display bases and scenes. We're getting those in some of the Cyberverse stuff, in the form of cardboard diorama backdrops. The (full-size) HAs and some other guys (like the NYCC set) have similar.

Because at the end of the day, that's all you're looking at: a diorama. Even if you put some additional stuff on it, it's a backdrop. They're already giving a good dose of what you're looking for, but those generally don't justify something more than cardboard no matter how you might spice them up.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:01 PM

Even though we, as collectors, tend to keep our toys on the shelf 90% of the time, "place your toy here and don't move it" is not really part of the play-pattern Hasbro promotes.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:12 PM

as is so often the case, we forget the kids are the main focus of the brand.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:41 AM

it would be neat to see some more dynamic poses on shelves. Like I see with Gundam collectors. But I think it's better for everybody if fans just make their own stands rather than having them bundled with official toys. That would mean they're going to end up getting sold to a lot of people who don't want them.

And really, only a few Transformers are really articulated as the average Gundam model kit.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:30 AM

If you really need stands, there are cheap doll stands available at craft stores that'll do the job. I'd rather the Transformers budgets go into the Transformers.