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@  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

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:06 AM)

I got my 10 day email for Dia Battles. GET. HYPE.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:05 AM)

right now to avoid spoilers and such you have to basically leave the planet.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:04 AM)

it's the first thing you see on facebook once you turn on the laptop.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:03 AM)

by now it's everywhere on the internet, with big bold letters in every social network and forum.

@  TriBlurr : (26 May 2016 - 10:42 AM)

I like cheese

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

They apparently did it for "shock value", despite it not being particularly shocking or having value.

@  Touch My Thighs : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

Wow, way to spoil it for people.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 09:03 AM)

Captain America Hidra Agent all this time? Bleugh, sounds like something DC would do.

@  Plokatron : (25 May 2016 - 10:25 PM)

@MEDdMI Number 1 super bot.

@  Msol : (25 May 2016 - 09:08 PM)

Oh man I just got Bruticus for $95 Canadian. I want to publicly sing Predahawk's praises for being a cool dude.

@  MEDdMI : (25 May 2016 - 08:46 PM)

Hong Kong Phooey

@  Liege : (25 May 2016 - 08:35 PM)

Phtooey *ding*

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 May 2016 - 05:30 PM)

Spitoon?

@  Evil Zoe : (25 May 2016 - 04:26 PM)

SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 May 2016 - 04:25 PM)

SPLATOOOOOOOOON!

@  Evil Zoe : (25 May 2016 - 04:24 PM)

SPOOOOOOOOON!

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Most of his latest thread got closed because he asks the same questions over and over again.

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 04:12 PM)

why is he going to get banned?

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I hope not tho

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

beetleman's going to get himself banned

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:53 PM)

In soviet russia, sailor fuku

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 03:19 PM)

"This is Unicorn! The Earth will soon be a part of me!"


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1987 Mini-Bot bios


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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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"At my last intern briefing, Craig was clearly tired. His message had changed to, "Stay out of trouble, period." It seemed that, as director of security, Livingstone was growing old fast. If he didn't watch out, he'd become one of us - a 'Mormon' or a 'straight,' which is what Clinton staffers called FBI agents, the Secret Service, and former Bush employees."

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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#4 n10zguy

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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

#5 Fortress Ironhold

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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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"At my last intern briefing, Craig was clearly tired. His message had changed to, "Stay out of trouble, period." It seemed that, as director of security, Livingstone was growing old fast. If he didn't watch out, he'd become one of us - a 'Mormon' or a 'straight,' which is what Clinton staffers called FBI agents, the Secret Service, and former Bush employees."

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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