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@  Telly : (01 December 2015 - 08:33 PM)

i want to hear dethklok do here comes santa claus...

@  Lisbon Virgo : (01 December 2015 - 07:43 PM)

Christmas music means Twisted Sister, Rob and Trans Siberian Orchestra!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (01 December 2015 - 01:08 PM)

I'm sure you could get G1 Bumblebee to hum for you.

@  Powdered Toast : (01 December 2015 - 12:50 PM)

You find me a bug that hums and I'll bah it

@  Paladin : (01 December 2015 - 11:13 AM)


@  Robowang : (01 December 2015 - 09:30 AM)

Twisted Sister is amazing and I play their Christmas music every year.

@  Rycochet : (01 December 2015 - 09:25 AM)

Speaking of worst music... Christmas music time! Twisted sister anyone?

@  Robowang : (01 December 2015 - 08:31 AM)

Best worst theme song ever.

@  Robowang : (01 December 2015 - 08:31 AM)


@  Rycochet : (01 December 2015 - 08:01 AM)

How do you set something like that into production without knowing how much it's going to cost?

@  BillBarclay : (30 November 2015 - 05:49 PM)


@  Cabooceratops : (30 November 2015 - 04:08 PM)

I always thought I might be bad, now I'm sure that it's true. 'Cause I think you're so good, and I'm nothing like you.

@  Glenn : (30 November 2015 - 11:02 AM)

I assume its a reference similar to the american "states rights" argument 

@  Patchouli Kn... : (30 November 2015 - 10:13 AM)

Fourth home?

@  Whirl Maximus : (30 November 2015 - 09:06 AM)

Sugary drink to be taxed in the UK. MPs deserve fourth home for this!

@  Touch My Thighs : (30 November 2015 - 08:44 AM)

Um, whoops. This thing embeds videos? My bad.

@  Touch My Thighs : (30 November 2015 - 08:42 AM)

holy god the person they got to do Luke's voice is terrible.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 November 2015 - 08:24 AM)

Now I remember why I don't drink.

@  unluckiness : (30 November 2015 - 08:16 AM)

You threw them out the window in a fit of passion. You said you were never going to need them again

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 November 2015 - 08:13 AM)

Honey! Where are my paaaaaaaaaaaants?

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 November 2015 - 07:54 AM)

Where am I, what day is it, and where are my pants?

@  Touch My Thighs : (30 November 2015 - 06:19 AM)

No, this is Patrick.

@  unluckiness : (30 November 2015 - 05:01 AM)

Hello? Is this the Krusty Krab?

@  Whirl Maximus : (30 November 2015 - 04:58 AM)

Zetca just debunked 'Peace through Tyranny' with 'Memoirs of a Empty turned quantum Engineer'.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (29 November 2015 - 02:35 PM)

It's winter, there's nothing wrong with enjoying your beef with a Hot Dickens Cider.

@  abates : (29 November 2015 - 02:32 PM)

Hmm, it's almost that month I spell Decept<backspace><backspace>mber.

@  Rycochet : (29 November 2015 - 10:32 AM)

Perfect for bagels.

@  Cabooceratops : (29 November 2015 - 10:17 AM)

Montana Burgers: Freshly Dicked for Your Enjoyment

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2015 - 08:16 AM)

Remind me never to buy a burger in Montana.

@  unluckiness : (29 November 2015 - 08:07 AM)

I thought the duck went inside a turkey.

@  Boomhauer : (29 November 2015 - 07:58 AM)

You didnt have to censor that you already made your intentions to the cow pretty clear

@  Patchouli Kn... : (28 November 2015 - 11:53 PM)


@  Paladin : (28 November 2015 - 10:41 PM)

It's Midnight in Montana and I Can't Get My D*ck Out Of This Cow.

@  vertigo : (28 November 2015 - 11:22 AM)

Luckily I have a networked hard drive that I copied pictures and about 2/3 of my music to so it wasn't as bad as it could have been

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2015 - 11:00 AM)

I'm sorry.

@  Fnu Aw : (28 November 2015 - 10:56 AM)

New Pony episode starting!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (28 November 2015 - 10:44 AM)


@  vertigo : (28 November 2015 - 10:25 AM)

So my mac just died so spectacularly that it took the external hard drive out with it. I now has a sad.

@  Glenn : (27 November 2015 - 12:57 PM)

Mine came on Wednesday as well and I also chose free shipping

@  Confuzor : (26 November 2015 - 12:55 AM)

Well, I kinda lied about my friends buying him for me so that I can avoid the "spending money I don't have" lecture ^_^;;

@  GodmasterElvis : (25 November 2015 - 11:32 PM)

That's lucky. I chose free shipping, mine didn't even ship for a week or so, and when it did they just slapped a shipping label on the box.

@  Telly : (25 November 2015 - 11:24 PM)

youre more of a man than i am. i wouldnt be able to wait that long

@  Confuzor : (25 November 2015 - 11:23 PM)

Naw, I'm going to wait for my birthday (Dec 7)

@  Telly : (25 November 2015 - 10:52 PM)

have you opened him? he is glorious

@  Confuzor : (25 November 2015 - 10:25 PM)

My Amazon CW Devastator arrived today! I opted for free shipping and it was supposed to arrive some time next week. NOPE! Free 3-day shipping!

@  Telly : (25 November 2015 - 10:04 PM)

i dont want to see a single glimpse of spidey until im sitting in the theater. if marvel is smart (and they can do it) theyll do it that way

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 08:34 PM)

not good enough! I demand pictures of MCU Spider-Man!

@  BillBarclay : (25 November 2015 - 08:03 PM)

& noone's mentioning the Civil War trailer in this shout! c'mon! give Black Panther some love

@  Mighty Maximal : (25 November 2015 - 04:36 PM)

There sure are a lot of Black Friday Console offers in my neck of the woods nearly £100 of a Ps4 is not uncoomon

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 10:53 AM)

i've been hoping the same for almost six years. even the 3rd Parties don't seem to care about Omega much... :(


Phil's review of Robot Masters Burning Convoy

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#1 Philister


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:15 PM

For more pics, click on the image above

Prelude: Thanks to fellow TF-Fan BlackZarak for loaning me his Burning Convoy for this review.

Robot Mode: Burning Convoy (or Burning Beast Convoy, rather) is basically a downsized version of Optimus Primal with only a very limited number of changes. This smaller figure foregoes the Mutant Head gimmick, as well as the mechanism for having the figure whirl its arms around. The arms were changed as well, as there is no morning star hidden in the right arm, instead both arms feature blasters that are actually more faithful to Primal?s TV appearance than those of the original Ultra-class figure. The figure still carries the swords, though, and the shoulder cannons are in place as well, though without any firing projectiles this time.

Obviously the colouring has changed as well. The Robot Masters line contains a normal-coloured Beast Convoy, too, but this variant here pays homage to Convoy?s ?Burning? variant from Beast Wars II (see below). Pretty much the entire robot is made from clear red plastic with only the weapons and some details being gold. Whether that really makes him look like he?s on fire is debatable.

The bottom line here is that this robot is a very nice, fun mini-me of the larger Ultra-class Optimus Primal, one of the best figures of the entire Beast Wars line. While RM Beast Convoy has less gimmicks, he is just as articulated and features everything you actually saw in the TV series. So the bottom line here: a great robot mode, even though I?d personally prefer the non-burning version.

Alternate Mode: Burning Convoy naturally transforms into a gorilla still, no changes here. And except for the red colour and the golden flame image on his chest (shades of Hot Rod?) it?s a very faithful miniature version of the gorilla mode of Ultra-class Optimus Primal. Little else I can write here, really. No gimmicks, just a plain, good-looking gorilla mode with the same articulation as the bigger version. Not spectacular, but good.

Remarks: Optimus Primal, simply called Convoy in Japan, had a guest appearance in the Beast Wars II Special alongside Lio Convoy where, in order to defeat the mighty Majin Zarak, the two Convoys pooled their Matrix energies to assume powered-up forms. For Primal / Convoy it was a ?Burning? form, meaning he turned all-red and was on fire for a while there. It?s part of that whole Japanese thing where characters always acquire new and special powers just in time to deal with the latest menace with no explanation given whatsoever. Just accept it! The original Burning Convoy was a clear-red variant of the original Ultra-class Optimus Primal, so it wasn?t much of a stretch to utilize the downsized Robot Masters Beast Convoy figure for another Burning Convoy.

Considering that I?m a big fan of the Beast Wars line in general and the original Optimus Primal figure in particular, I?m very glad to finally get a chance to review the Robot Masters version of it. It?s smaller, simplified in some ways, but still excellent. What I?m not a big fan of is the Japanese habit of creating ?Black?, ?Ghost?, or ?Burning? versions of every major character, so I?d have much preferred the standard version of this figure. So some minor points deduction for the unnecessary homage to an unnecessary variant. Apart from that, though, great figure.

Rating: B+

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

Infernape used FLARE BLITZ!!!!!!! It was not very effective.

Great review my friend. I almost want one of these buy I already have TM Optimus Primal as the only one I need...although the Supreme class figure looks great too. Any chance of redoing the gallery on him any time soon?

Edited by Caked-Up, 17 January 2012 - 03:52 PM.

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#3 Philister


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:03 PM

I will put it on my to do list.

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