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@  Plokatron : (14 February 2016 - 02:53 AM)

@Smokey Nimcombots! You useless hunk of junk wheres my cheese omelet?!!

@  Smokey : (14 February 2016 - 02:32 AM)

Snoo PINGAS usual, I see?

@  Plokatron : (14 February 2016 - 01:52 AM)

Going to try and dress up as AoSTH Robotnik. Only two things I see being had for the costume. The Moustache and the classic yellow target belt thing. May need some help. :drunk

@  Plokatron : (14 February 2016 - 01:40 AM)

Hmmm bit of cool news for me. I'm going to my first Comic Con!! No not the Comicon a comic con in cape girardeau. First Con thats been close enough for me to go to!! Blast it will be.

@  unluckiness : (14 February 2016 - 01:31 AM)

Chromedome aside, it's not like they're doing anything in MTMTE.

@  Whirl Maximus : (14 February 2016 - 01:23 AM)

It just hit me, MTMTE might lose Brainstorm, Chromedome, Fort Max, Rewind, Ravage and Blaster to RiD.

@  Cabooceratops : (13 February 2016 - 11:45 PM)

Decepticons, Transform and Rise Up!

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 08:04 PM)

I'm actually rather fond of the phrase "You are being decieved," to be honest.

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 08:03 PM)

"You are being decieved."

@  Boomhauer : (13 February 2016 - 07:57 PM)

"Hope is not real"- Scourge, from IDW comic Autobots Wage Their Battle

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 07:50 PM)

We can only hope.

@  Boomhauer : (13 February 2016 - 07:46 PM)

Also the Season 2 Trailer makes me hopeful for Clampdown getting more toys since he seems to be one of the blessed escapees

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 07:20 PM)

I had been hoping we'd get a good Windblade toy, and RID delivered this time.

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 07:20 PM)

Yeah, RID Windblade is basically a gigantic slap in the face to the people who think RID could NEVER be anywhere near as good as "collector's" lines like Generations.

@  Boomhauer : (13 February 2016 - 07:13 PM)

Bisk is fun, but I'm more excited about Strongarm's fishgun, Scorponok with a different transformation for once and a Windblade that can stand up

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 06:43 PM)

One-steps are pretty much the most fun thing ever. It's kind of addicting to just shift from one mode to another over and over again.

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 06:41 PM)

That makes him even better than a Warrior.

@  Cabooceratops : (13 February 2016 - 06:39 PM)

Bisk is a 1-Step

@  Smokey : (13 February 2016 - 04:38 PM)

I hope Bisk is either a Legends or he's less messed up than he looks.

@  Plokatron : (13 February 2016 - 01:53 PM)

@Rycochet He is indeed voiced by Wierd Al. He is also a awesome brother. :D

@  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"?


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#1 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:21 PM

I was thinking about the Mini-Bots earlier today, and noted the fact that while some of the 1984 guys got redecos back in the day, the 1985 guys never got any; the Throttlebots kinda squeezed them out.

In that sense, I eventually came up with some what-ifs for what might have been had they been redone back in the day.

1987

Maverick
(Powerglide mold; white alt mode w/ blue robot bits)
Function: Wild Weasel
"Hey y'all - watch this!"

An army has two options when it comes to countering hostile air forces. The first is to develop air forces of one's own. The second is to boost one's anti-aircraft defenses and detection equipment. When the Aerialbots turned the tide against the Decepticon air forces, the Decepticons responded by rolling out the most intense anti-aircraft batteries and most intricate radar and detection systems they could muster.

But to a mech like Maverick, that's just a challenge.

While most other flying Autobots might be content with avoiding the Decepticon forces, Maverick likes to dive on in, often just feet above the ground, and unleash his full arsenal on the confused Decepticons he's targeting. One day he might just get in over his head and get shot down, but until then he's content to tell stories of how even mechs like Runabout and Runamuck flee from his presence.

Heavy Metal
(Warpath mold; black alt mode w/ red robot bits)
Function: Night Fighter
"Go silently into the night... then they won't hear you coming."

No matter how badly they were being defeated in battle, the Decepticons typically had one single respite: the Autobots on Earth tend to keep human hours; when the sun went down, so did they, leaving the Decepticons a few precious hours each night to rest and recover.

Now they don't even have that.

While most Autobots love the sun, Heavy Metal hates it; a flaw in his power absorbers means that he runs hotter than normal to begin with, and direct sunlight can actually push him towards overheating. Instead, he prefers to do his hunting in the cool of the night, when the wind and the darkness help him better regulate his cooling systems. At one point, his fellow Autobots used to question the wisdom in going out alone after hours. Nowadays, not even the Sweeps are safe from this one-Autobot commando team.

Torpedo
(Seaspray mold; silver alt mode w/ white and sky blue highlights)
Function: Commando
"Bigger isn't always better."

As one of the smaller Autobots, Torpedo is used to being mocked and ridiculed for his height by mechs on both sides... until people see him in action. While his small size makes him a poor choice for a front-line fighter, it readily permits him to sneak into Decepticon outposts and starships undetected, at which point he can conduct his operations as he sees fit. Listening devices in bizarre locations? Mysteriously disabled components? Munitions unexplainedly going off? By the time the Decepticons even realize he's been around, they've already been defeated.

Leatherneck
(Beachcomber mold; olive alt mode w/ sandstone robot bits)
Function: Force Recon
"Good reports make excellent battles."

One might be tempted to ignore the jovial mech with the air of bravado around him, especially after he gets into his tall tales concerning his various exploits. But the fact of the matter is that his stories are true (if somewhat exaggerated) and his bravado is warranted. You see, Leatherneck is famous for his ability to sneak into Decepticon territory, often with without any weapons at all, and somehow survive to bring back both incredibly detailed reports and a cache of stolen Decepticon arms. Even the most carefully hidden Decepticon outpost can quickly be detected and ratted out by this cunning Autobot. It's possible that one day his luck will run out, but until then, he's easily a legend in his own mind.

1988

Wildcard
(Wheelie mold; light blue alt mode w/ white robot bits)
Function: Security
"But I got the bad guy, right?"

It's not that Wildcard is deliberately reckless or violent. It's that he often doesn't appreciate whatever situation he's gotten himself into or how he's violated protocol for the umpteenth time. It's true that he always managed to apprehend whatever smuggler, con artist, or thief he's after... but only after a chain of events that would be hilarious if it wasn't for the mayhem and collateral damage he leaves in his wake. He may be too inept to be kept as a security officer, but he's captured too many criminals for Optimus Prime to simply let him go. Until then, he'll still be (unsteadily) walking his beat.

Skidmark
(Bumblebee mold; magenta alt mode w/ white robot bits)
Function: Interceptor
"It's not what a bot looks like; it's what he has under the hood that counts."

Ever since he was a sparkling, Skidmark has been obsessed with going faster and faster. While this occasionally means he'll be too quick to act or make judgements for his own good, it also means that he's frequently the first one to respond at all to a situation. When Autobot high command gave him a ground-based alt mode not known for its speed in the hopes of teaching him a lesson about moderation, Skidmark responded by secretly upgrading his own systems to make himself faster and faster. While not quite so fast as mechs like Blurr or Maverick, he can still outpace even many airborne Decepticons with ease. Imagine the surprise of even a seemingly mighty Sweep when it realizes that it's being chased down by a tiny subcompact!
Lexicon: still up and running!

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Aldrich, Gary. Unlimited Access Washington D.C.: Regency, 1996. Pg 38

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#2 Freddycon

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:01 AM

I like it, now if we could get some customizers or photoshoppers to do this it would be all the sweeter!

#3 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:35 AM

Let's see - who else from 84 / 85 never got a canon redeco?

I can think of:

*Hound
*Mirage

Lexicon: still up and running!

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Aldrich, Gary. Unlimited Access Washington D.C.: Regency, 1996. Pg 38

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:55 PM

Love the bios but I think "Skidmark" might be right up there with Windbreaker and Erecctor for unfortunate TF names. LOL

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE(n10zguy @ Jan 23 2012, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love the bios but I think "Skidmark" might be right up there with Windbreaker and Erecctor for unfortunate TF names. LOL


All six names are taken from G. I. Joe figures released between 1983 and 1988.

Skidmark was an amateur street racer who enlisted because he figured it'd give him access to bigger, more powerful machinery to fool around with. He wound up the principle driver for the Desert Fox 6WD, an open-air IFV armed with a heavy machine gun and a pair of anti-tank missiles.
Lexicon: still up and running!

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Aldrich, Gary. Unlimited Access Washington D.C.: Regency, 1996. Pg 38

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jan 16 2012, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Let's see - who else from 84 / 85 never got a canon redeco?

I can think of:

*Hound
*Mirage


I'd count Detritus as a canon redeco.

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