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@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 September 2016 - 08:25 AM)

Sorry bebbeh, I'm taken.

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Alpha-Q!

@  zephyrX9 : (25 September 2016 - 01:06 AM)

You know, while the Personality Ticks were part of my second least favorite mtmte arc, I'd love to see them show up in ROM

@  ShadowMan024 : (24 September 2016 - 06:54 PM)

But can you breathe in space?

@  Nevermore : (24 September 2016 - 04:26 PM)

I'M BATMAN!

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2016 - 03:59 PM)

I AM OPTIMUS PRIME

@  Rycochet : (24 September 2016 - 03:47 PM)

That Sam-I-am! That Sam-I-am! I do not like that Sam-I-am!

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 September 2016 - 03:37 PM)

I am...MEGATRON! RAAAAAAAR!!

@  ShadowMan024 : (24 September 2016 - 01:02 PM)

I. AM. IRON MAN.

@  Telly : (24 September 2016 - 12:56 PM)

i am the i am i am the i am

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 September 2016 - 10:51 AM)

I am Sam. Sam-I-Am.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2016 - 07:54 AM)

I am the walrus! Googoogajoob!

@  Bass X0 : (24 September 2016 - 05:18 AM)

I am Sinistar! Beware, I live! RUN! RUN! RUN!

@  Waspinator : (24 September 2016 - 05:04 AM)

EMPTY EYES, NEVER BLINKING! ARMORED SCALES, BUT NEVER SINKING!

@  Telly : (23 September 2016 - 11:09 PM)

you are what we TELL you you are!

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 September 2016 - 05:05 PM)

I am more than a robot! Die, Wily!

@  MEDdMI : (23 September 2016 - 01:14 PM)

*murgle murgle murgle*

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2016 - 12:58 PM)

I am more than a fish! I am more than a man!

@  ShadowMan024 : (23 September 2016 - 10:36 AM)

I'm Aqua Man, but you can call me handsome!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 September 2016 - 06:04 AM)

Oh, all the talk about GNR Mega Man names and such, and I thought maybe people were talking about me for a sec. XP

@  Whirl Maximus : (23 September 2016 - 04:42 AM)

Transformers 5 filmed in the city closest to me and nobody informed me? And here I was wasting my Saturday dogsitting for a mate!

@  Robowang : (22 September 2016 - 07:36 PM)

NIPPLY PORPOOOOOOISE

@  Superomegaprime : (22 September 2016 - 06:49 PM)

opps, wrong part!

@  Superomegaprime : (22 September 2016 - 06:48 PM)

youtube

@  Xellos : (22 September 2016 - 05:25 PM)

Neon Tiger's stage music from Mega Man X3 was also pretty much straight from Guns 'N Roses' "My Michelle". X5 also renamed all the Mavericks as references to GNR.

@  Dracula : (22 September 2016 - 02:26 PM)

the band name is Journey btw.

@  Bass X0 : (22 September 2016 - 02:25 PM)

i never heard Journey before today (BBC R2 Ken Bruce Show) but recognised it immediately.

@  ShadowMan024 : (22 September 2016 - 02:15 PM)

Shade Man's theme sounds like a mariachi song.

@  ShadowMan024 : (22 September 2016 - 02:13 PM)

Yeah. Lots of Mega Man songs are copied from bigger songs.

@  Bass X0 : (22 September 2016 - 12:50 PM)

Did Capcom copy Elec Man's stage theme from Journey by Faithfully?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Things that make you go "blergh".

@  ShadowMan024 : (22 September 2016 - 10:54 AM)

why would you post that

@  Dracula : (22 September 2016 - 10:20 AM)

Robowang I'm glad I can always count on you to fulfill my quota of gross body information in the shoutbox

@  Robowang : (22 September 2016 - 07:07 AM)

Carving off genital warts with an x-acto knife is more fun than I assumed. Thank goodness for Anbesol, though.

@  Whirl Maximus : (22 September 2016 - 05:59 AM)

Problem solved, the nests dying off from natural causes. That's how you do it with ALL lawsuits, DELAY!

@  Paladin : (21 September 2016 - 04:03 PM)

your firearms are USELESS against them!!!

@  Bass X0 : (21 September 2016 - 12:05 PM)

bees. my god.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2016 - 11:03 AM)

bees are revolutionary force, wasps are mecernaries.

@  Rycochet : (21 September 2016 - 09:36 AM)

But wasps can survive stinging, it's why they're such b*****ds and will fly straight at you. Buzzy buzzy bees on the other hand...

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2016 - 09:30 AM)

I was stung by a wasp yesterday and just got a letter from his family solicitor for manslaughter

@  Robowang : (21 September 2016 - 08:45 AM)

Don't care. Not my car.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2016 - 08:41 AM)

Did you remember to put down a tarp first this time?

@  Robowang : (21 September 2016 - 08:38 AM)

There's a dead hooker in the trunk!

@  Broadside : (21 September 2016 - 07:03 AM)

There are worse mistakes to make!

@  ▲ndrusi : (21 September 2016 - 07:01 AM)

Ian saw that "see you turn into a Chris McFeely" post, didn't get the reference, and took it seriously.

@  Broadside : (21 September 2016 - 06:48 AM)

Action Man really ramped up the awful puns this issue. Maybe after McFeely died last issue, Ian took on his mantle?

@  Telly : (20 September 2016 - 05:29 PM)

been thinking of getting a soundbar. but what exactly do they do? are they like home theater systems but without satellite speakers?

@  MEDdMI : (20 September 2016 - 12:52 PM)

These days, there's Craig's List. (use at your own risk)

@  Bass X0 : (20 September 2016 - 12:46 PM)

I just remembered that the Marvel UK Transformers comic printed the full address of kids wanting to trade with other fans. Surely that wouldn't be allowed today?

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 September 2016 - 12:32 PM)

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS-S-S-S-S!


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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.


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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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#1646 thrust222

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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

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

colorblind.jpg


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

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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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.


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

 


#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:

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?


#1655 Robogeek1973

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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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