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@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2016 - 03:46 PM)

He's bought too many toys, now he's gotta play with them all! All aboard the Astrotrain! *choo choo*

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2016 - 01:13 PM)

Oi, you lot! Treat!

@  Locoman : (21 October 2016 - 06:23 AM)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with bird, and the Word was bird, and bird was the word, and everybody heard.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2016 - 05:24 AM)

:::dog pops out of the grass laughing:::

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 October 2016 - 05:10 AM)

It flew away. Good. For him.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2016 - 04:39 AM)


@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2016 - 10:03 PM)

And the word was God.

@  MEDdMI : (20 October 2016 - 09:51 PM)

bird is the word?

@  Locoman : (20 October 2016 - 09:50 PM)

That's probably the bird, isn't it? That laid the eggs! Livid!

@  Locoman : (20 October 2016 - 09:50 PM)


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@  Foffy the Sheep : (20 October 2016 - 09:32 PM)


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@  MEDdMI : (20 October 2016 - 09:23 PM)


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@  Bass X0 : (20 October 2016 - 01:46 PM)

As an outsider, whether Trump wins or loses, the results are bound to be hilarious. Not so much for Americans but you just know the most ridiculous things he will do are yet to come.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2016 - 08:49 PM)

Donald Trump is a firetrucker.

@  Liege : (19 October 2016 - 07:37 PM)

Anyone else having problems watching hulu tonight? The app isn't working on both my wii u and ps4.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2016 - 09:17 PM)

I have a tablet that runs on Wi-Fi only, with all the hotspots or sharing data off my cell, it's hardly ever an issue. Just need to be careful where you connect and what you do on said connection.

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2016 - 08:23 PM)

I've considered it.

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2016 - 08:22 PM)

Sounds like you might want to look into tablets with data plans.

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2016 - 08:20 PM)

It's not even the data plan that would be the problem for me. I'd probably use the hug out of a data plan. It's the VOICE plan I can't justify. 8^)

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2016 - 08:19 PM)

I have an iPod Touch and a "dumb" flip-phone on a pre-pay plan. I put $100 on it once a year, and never use it all. I'd love to get an actual smartphone, but just can't justify the expense.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 October 2016 - 06:37 PM)

The Moto phones are a good low-price option. I bought my mom a Moto E (her first cellphone, smart or dumb) and she's been really happy with it.

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2016 - 06:18 PM)

I've been looking at the Moto G family, personally. Seems like a good way to get a cheap one.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 October 2016 - 05:59 PM)

For a long time I thought a tablet was good enough for me, and was pretty firmly in the anti-smartphone crowd. But after getting my first one (a Nexus 5), I became a convert pretty fast

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2016 - 04:56 PM)

Probably going to give in on that soon, though

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2016 - 04:56 PM)

I've got a cheap tablet and an old dumb-phone, been too stubborn to pay for a data plan

@  D Immortalis : (18 October 2016 - 03:47 PM)

i dont even own a cell. =]

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2016 - 03:14 PM)

My cell is about 5 years old. It barely stays alive without any apps running.

@  Gizmoboy : (18 October 2016 - 02:45 PM)

I still play every day. As for what's the point, that's a good question. I still enjoy taking gyms and leveling up my Pokemon though. I'm at 134 on my Pokedex though so I've almost got them all. :)

@  Dracula : (18 October 2016 - 02:41 PM)

My phone hates PoGo, but I still boot it up sometimes, and my wife and several friends are still playing regularly

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2016 - 02:34 PM)

I uninstalled it because it kept giving me "app has stopped working" errors even while it wasn't running. It wasn't something I was playing much anymore anyway.

@  Locoman : (18 October 2016 - 02:23 PM)

You'd think that all they need to do to re-invigorate the app would be to start putting in Pokemon from the second generation.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2016 - 02:21 PM)

I poke at it once in a while. Kinda forget about it a lot.

@  Benbot : (18 October 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Is anyone still playing Pokemon Go? I am, but I don't know why. What's the point of this?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2016 - 01:14 PM)

The only genderless Pokemon that can learn Attract are Cryogonal and Mew. And Mew can learn every TM anyway.

@  Dracula : (18 October 2016 - 12:57 PM)

Can't any Pokemon learn Attract? It would just fail no matter what.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2016 - 12:43 PM)

Cryogonal can learn Attract. It's genderless. What.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2016 - 09:41 AM)

between 229 - 383 at level 100 depending on IVs, nature and EVs

@  Paladin : (18 October 2016 - 09:39 AM)

and what IS the airspeed velocity of an unladen Swellow???

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2016 - 09:26 AM)

Yamask is people

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2016 - 09:25 AM)

Yes, even male ones.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2016 - 09:17 AM)

what about Gogoat? they can also learn "Milk Drink"...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2016 - 09:03 AM)

Also ate F'fetch. And no spoilers for me either please.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2016 - 08:43 AM)

The fruit from Tropius is apparenlty edible.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2016 - 08:18 AM)

Yeah, that one's firmly established by the dairy farm in GSC

@  Locoman : (18 October 2016 - 08:17 AM)


@  Paladin : (18 October 2016 - 08:12 AM)

and there's at least 1 in-game store in XY that sells ice cream. what exactly are they milking in order to get that???

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2016 - 08:07 AM)

No, all they eat are jelly donuts.


Rumor: No Third Party Figure Sales at BotCon?

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#81 Terrortron

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:27 AM

Aw, there were a few kinda rare crappy bootlegs I was gonna keep an eye out for icon-screamer.gif
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE(Terrortron @ Jan 30 2012, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aw, there were a few kinda rare crappy bootlegs I was gonna keep an eye out for icon-screamer.gif

Yeah, I have some friends that collect rare / "original" bootlegs too, they'll be bummed out.

I got the wacky Stunticon bootleg last year, it's awesome. Some refer to it as "G2 Menasor".

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

Doesn't BBTS never show up for the "far" (Texas, Calif, etc) Botcons anyway?


#84 Robowang


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:57 PM

Yeah, it costs them too much to haul that stuff cross country.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:11 AM

QUOTE(xZAOx @ Jan 30 2012, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And now some horrible, horrible lawyer-speak in there that says "We can steal jive off your table if we feel like it".

icon-primal.gif That's clearly not the spirit or the intent. Let's stop with that sort of nonsense exaggeration.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jan 31 2012, 08:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(xZAOx @ Jan 30 2012, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And now some horrible, horrible lawyer-speak in there that says "We can steal jive off your table if we feel like it".

icon-primal.gif That's clearly not the spirit or the intent. Let's stop with that sort of nonsense exaggeration.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jan 30 2012, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Doesn't BBTS never show up for the "far" (Texas, Calif, etc) Botcons anyway?

They were at the '05 show in Texas.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:18 PM

I believe the decision was made more like 2009.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe the decision was made more like 2009.

I know, but he said "never." icon-hotrod.gif

#90 Spark

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

On the topic at hand, I'm not the least bit surprised. I mean, who didn't think it was ballsy to see loads of full 3rd party figures at the Con last year when it's Hasbro's own convention?
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

Seriously. That was crazy.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:01 PM

Anyone who didn't see this coming is living in a fantasy land. Common sense should tell you what is and isn't ok to sell at a Hasbro convention. The add-on stuff like weapons and heads is likely to not be an issue as you need Hasbro product for any of that to be useful. Original figures that have no connection to Hasbro IP is the same. Old bootlegs of product that Hasbro no longer sells such as the previously mentioned white Cyclonus are probably ok too. FanProject's Hercules and the like? No way. I don't think they'll crack down on custom figures either as Hasbro made their money off that already and any additional profit to the seller is more for the time and effort put into it than trying to make money off of Hasbro's IP.

#93 Buster Darkwings

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

Has this already been upgraded from "rumor" to "official" now or something? Not that it affects me, but if it wasn't for this thread, I would've assumed that the sentence "items that infringe on any third party rights" just referred to stuff like the overpriced bootleg VHS tapes that used to be sold by one (now banned, I assume) overpriced dealer at BotCon.

If FP/Hasbro was really banning 3rd party stuff, I'd assume they would be more specific about it and make a bigger deal about it, rather than hiding it in a huge wall of text.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:56 PM

I'm hoping to still see some vintage style KO's there, as well as Gobots & other competitor lines from the 80's. I understand if the Igear, maketoys, etc. stuff is not permissible, but I hope the wacky 80's stuff or modern g1 boots still are... icon-bee.gif

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:33 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 19 2012, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As a rule I don't find credible anyone who both claims to be an inside source and also mocks those who dare not believe him.


TCracker's cool, he's just got a quirky sense of humour and likes to play the Doctor Evil angle. Surely you're not averse to a little good-natured mockery?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:22 PM

This is probably obvious, but I'm kind of trying to parse what would or wouldn't fly.

Obvious things that would be out would be Warbot Defender. Presumably Protector armor and Commander armor.
What about Battle Tanker? That would certainly be more along the lines of aftermarket...oh, wait, comes with a head that likely infringes, that's out.
Weapon packs should probably be OK?

I don't have an issue with the whole preventing IP infringing products at Botcon, but there are some, I guess aftermarket, add ons that don't infringe. I kinda hope those wouldn't be an issue.

Admittedly, I can't afford to attend a Botcon until it comes back to the midwest again, but if/should that happen, I wouldn't mind being able to buy add on kits for existing figures if they don't infringe IP.

although that too raises some questions. The general shape of G1 Prime's gun is iconic, so for example(and old one), Alternators/BT Prime/Convoy had a gascan that transforms into a pretty good facsimile, so would that be out too, presumably?

I suppose to be safe any vendor would just want to eschew any 3rd party products altogether.

#97 Chris McFeely

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

Well, seems like this has been confirmed.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:26 PM

Also confirmed: the part about TFW2005 being embarrassing.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Was that ever in question?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ Mar 15 2012, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Was that ever in question?

Not any more if it ever was. Blech, I spent way too much time today in that thread trying to reason with idiots or spread actual logic, facts and (un)common sense and I actually feel kinda soiled now.

I know, I know, I shouldn't have wasted my time, but I just find willful ignorance, illogic and entitlement so damn offensive I couldn't help myself. icon-waspy.gif

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