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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)

?

@  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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#1641 Rosicrucian

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 5 2012, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Toys like Treadshot and Magnus are creating difficulty for me as an archivist. Normally, I say when a BotCon toy has a remolded head, but these heads that have never been seen at retail before (yet apparently weren't designed by the FP folks) create a new category. And my current attempt at a "footnote" for Magnus really doesn't work for the far-right column of the datasheet.

Darn you, FP! icon-arcee.gif
It's kind of "Darn you Hasbro" though! Hasbro putting more than one head option on the sprue this consistently is a rather new thing.


#1642 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

NERD-STRIFE!!!
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#1643 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE(Rosicrucian @ Jan 5 2012, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 5 2012, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Toys like Treadshot and Magnus are creating difficulty for me as an archivist. Normally, I say when a BotCon toy has a remolded head, but these heads that have never been seen at retail before (yet apparently weren't designed by the FP folks) create a new category. And my current attempt at a "footnote" for Magnus really doesn't work for the far-right column of the datasheet.

Darn you, FP! icon-arcee.gif
It's kind of "Darn you Hasbro" though! Hasbro putting more than one head option on the sprue this consistently is a rather new thing.

I certainly don't dispute that. Still, FP chose these molds, and not some others.

Not that I'm really upset at FP for this, of course.

#1644 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:45 PM


Instead of calling it a "new head," how about a "previously unreleased head"? After all, you didn't say G2 Breakdown had a "new paintscheme," because it was the same paintscheme that had always been planned but was previously unreleased.



#1645 Might Gaine

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:45 PM

I have a special message for people who think Treadshot is purple:

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:46 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 5 2012, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Toys like Treadshot and Magnus are creating difficulty for me as an archivist. Normally, I say when a BotCon toy has a remolded head, but these heads that have never been seen at retail before (yet apparently weren't designed by the FP folks) create a new category. And my current attempt at a "footnote" for Magnus really doesn't work for the far-right column of the datasheet.

Darn you, FP! icon-arcee.gif


Oooo I always wondered who made that sheet as I've referred to it often. Anyway, I'm somewhat surprised hasbro let fb use those heads since they haven't used them yet themselves.

#1647 Nanite

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Jan 5 2012, 07:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a special message for people who think Treadshot is purple:

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I'm seeing periwinkle blue, which to my eye, has a purple tint. Sort of lavender.

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#1648 M Sipher

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

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I have a special message for people who think Treadshot is purple:

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hee hee hee.


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#1649 Robowang

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

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Unlike Bludgeon and Thunderwing (and presumably Octopunch), Stranglehold is one Pretender where I hope none of his shell's design elements are incorporated into a new figure. I get all the half-nekkid man-toys I need from He-Man.


C'mon, if the other two have Shell elements worked into their update then Stranglehold should too!


I know, lets merge shell and robot traits! Shell body with Robot Rhino head! He can have a vendetta against turtles too!


No! Rhino body with Burt Reynolds head! I demand it.

(Or at least give the rhino a mustache!)

#1650 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Jan 5 2012, 07:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Instead of calling it a "new head," how about a "previously unreleased head"? After all, you didn't say G2 Breakdown had a "new paintscheme," because it was the same paintscheme that had always been planned but was previously unreleased.

I'm not entirely sure how to respond to that, as you don't seem to be referencing anything that I've actually done on the page over the past few years. Why would I reference a "new paintscheme" (for any figures) anyway?

(To say nothing of the fact that the page covers three distinct G2 Breakdowns. But it's clear enough that you mean the first)

When I set that part of the page up, it was intended to be a reflection of the extra effort (beyond that already required just to have a new figure made in the first place) that went into certain toys. Not just remolded heads (the most common, certainly), but other newly-created parts, as well.

#1651 Phlis

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 5 2012, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I set that part of the page up, it was intended to be a reflection of the extra effort (beyond that already required just to have a new figure made in the first place) that went into certain toys. Not just remolded heads (the most common, certainly), but other newly-created parts, as well.


Well, then unless Ultra Magnus uses a completely new head, there is no extra effort (as the head was already engineered, one assumes) that went into the figure.


#1652 CORVUS

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Jan 5 2012, 10:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a special message for people who think Treadshot is purple:

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I now love you sir icon-fire.gif

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.

 

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#1653 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Jan 5 2012, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jan 5 2012, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I set that part of the page up, it was intended to be a reflection of the extra effort (beyond that already required just to have a new figure made in the first place) that went into certain toys. Not just remolded heads (the most common, certainly), but other newly-created parts, as well.


Well, then unless Ultra Magnus uses a completely new head, there is no extra effort (as the head was already engineered, one assumes) that went into the figure.

Exactly my thoughts. And if I emphasize the word "for" in the heading "Any remolding/retooling done for exclusive?" (as it appears on the relevant column of the datasheet), it's fairly obvious that no such remolding for the exclusive has been done.

Thanks for helping me do what I should have done already. Will make the updates (and reflect Treadshot) before the night is out.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Jan 5 2012, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a special message for people who think Treadshot is purple:

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I have a special message for those who think it's blue without any tinge of purple:

1. You're wrong.
2. Who cares?
3. You're wrong even if no one cares.
4. Look it up.
5. Really?


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:23 PM

Oh I'm loving Treadshot! I'd consider trying to get one after Botcon but seeing how he's not hated like Gigastorm and Soundwave are I'm sure I won't be able to get one for a decent price.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:27 PM

QUOTE(MagmatronPrime @ Jan 5 2012, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Jan 5 2012, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a special message for people who think Treadshot is purple:

colorblind.jpg

I have a special message for those who think it's blue without any tinge of purple:

1. You're wrong.
2. Who cares?
3. You're wrong even if no one cares.
4. Look it up.
5. Really?



My six year old puts up a more intelligent argument than that. Different people see different colors all the time, eyes are different. Some see blue others purple, I don't see it as a big deal either way.

Edited by thrust222, 05 January 2012 - 11:32 PM.


#1657 Otaku

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:32 PM

So... this isn't using the 1995 Gobot Sideswipe coloring?

http://tfwiki.net/wi...otSideswipe.jpg

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#1658 CORVUS

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:35 PM

QUOTE(MagmatronPrime @ Jan 5 2012, 11:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a special message for those who think it's blue without any tinge of purple:

1. You're wrong.
2. Who cares?
3. You're wrong even if no one cares.
4. Look it up.
5. Really?

See, we know MG is ribbing us and being good-humored.

You? You're just rude.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.

 

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#1659 Monzo

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:37 PM

This announcement has inspired me to heavily overhaul the wiki's Armada toyline page.

http://tfwiki.net/wi...rmada_(toyline)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:42 PM

I like him. If anyone wants to sell me theirs with Sir Soundwave, I'm all for it. Though I wonder, why did we get this reveal today? Is it instead of tomorrow's?
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