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@  Rycochet : (13 February 2016 - 07:15 AM)

Polkatron dares to be stupid and is voiced by A. Yankovic.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 February 2016 - 07:07 AM)

He got all the musical talent in the family.

@  BillBarclay : (13 February 2016 - 05:59 AM)

Polkatron? is he Plokatron's spotty brother?

@  BillBarclay : (13 February 2016 - 05:58 AM)

Polkatron? is he Ploj

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 11:21 PM)

@Cabooceratops So was what I said. :D

@  Cabooceratops : (12 February 2016 - 09:10 PM)

It's called a joke, Polkatron, you may have heard of the concept?

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 08:06 PM)

@Nutjob R/T @TheMightyMollusk Yesh are you Baybots thinking so litteral?

@  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.


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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:

colorblind.jpg

hee hee hee.


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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.


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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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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:

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?


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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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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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