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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.

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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.


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

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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.

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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.


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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.

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

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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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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

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#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.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

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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

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

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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.


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:32 PM

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

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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.

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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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