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@  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... :(

@  Shockwave 75 : (25 November 2015 - 10:39 AM)

Hoping for a G1/Animated hybrid Omega Supreme.

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 10:08 AM)

why are there no preorders open yet for Victorion, anyway?

@  Boomhauer : (25 November 2015 - 10:02 AM)

Scorponok is Jeb cuz he has no chance of winning. B ^ )

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 10:00 AM)

so what does that make Scorponok? Ben Carson?

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2015 - 09:59 AM)

I believe that was Victorion in the last ex-RID issue.

@  Rycochet : (25 November 2015 - 09:58 AM)

I don't recall Trypticon ever making an arse of himself demanding to see Optimus Prime's birth certificate. Must have happened during the Costa era after I just stopped caring.

@  Boomhauer : (25 November 2015 - 09:58 AM)

There's Autobots coming in and energon coming out. And I say: We need to build a giant dinosaur wall. #Trypticon2017

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2015 - 09:56 AM)

One's a barely-intelligent walking engine of war that destroys anything he touches. The other is a dinosaur that turns into a city.

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 09:54 AM)

i'm not sure comparing Trypticon to Donald Trump is the best way to win votes... #VoteOmegaSupreme

@  Boomhauer : (25 November 2015 - 09:49 AM)

Make Kaon great again. #Trypticon2017

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#501 Gizmoboy


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:12 AM

I've just kind of been trolling through this whole thread waiting until we saw pics of all the parts. Now that I've seen them, I can't even begin to say how excited I am about this. I don't think I've been this excited about a hasbro product in a few years. Congrats on pulling money out of my wallet.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

I don't understand what looks so bad about Bruticus that everyone apparently hates him?


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

I don't hate him.

I want to touch him.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ Feb 8 2012, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am thoroughly down with Vortex being not-gray. It really makes the combined mode work better. I mean, the torso is mostly gray. The other three limbs... are not gray. Thus, I definitely prefer the fourth limb to be not grey.

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I love the color of Vortex's chest in the concept art, but not as his primary or secondary color.

I will say his two swords and blade weapon are awesome, and he's gonna chop you up!

QUOTE(Kil @ Feb 8 2012, 09:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't understand what looks so bad about Bruticus that everyone apparently hates him?

I think he's quite great honestly. I just wish some of the colors were more like the concept. Doesn't mean they won't match in the game though.



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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:29 AM

I love how if you just got Brawl's Pistol and Swindle's gun. You could make a pretty Awesome Sniper rifle! icon-silverbolt.gif

I honestly really like Bruticus so far. The only thing I wish, is that it were possible for each seperate figure to have a bit more paint. Im not complaining, but thats about it. Considering that they did a good job in painting what needed to be painted im happy.

I just feel it would be nice if Vortex and Brawl's head were painted, and if those red helicopter blades on Vortex had some silver paint.

I'm gonna definately adding some more detail on these guys when I get them. Otherwise their nice the way they are.

My only real disapointment with Vortex. Is I doubt you can get the Helicopter blades to all turn upwards. Im pretty certain they can mount on his back. Despite it not being in the photography. Im just a little disapointed that you can't do it the same way like in the concept art. Due to a lack of an extra joint or two. To curve the blades upwards.

I'm absolutely fine with a tan Vortex. He just needs a bit of hand applied painting later on to be even closer to his concept artwork.

Otherwise. icon-silverbolt.gif

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:42 AM

Call me kooky, but I'm looking forward to owning Blast Off and Vortex. The rest I might track down just for the sake of a complete Bruticus, but those two are must buys for me. :-)
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:45 AM

I'm guessing that the big combined gun plugs into Bruty's back and gives us the double guns.

...or is that a thing that's obvious to everyone else and I'm just slow?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:47 AM

My one complaint about Blast Off is that he just has way too many tail fins. Counting the ones on his guns, he's got seven. That's insane.

Vortex is a rare specimen of the vicious helicopter shark.

Bruticus is just waiting for the right pose. (And the right transformation.)

while Vortex gets completely random-ass colors.
while Vortex gets completely random ass-colors.


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picking up and using hand-held weapons (as none of the Energon combiners had integrated weapons...), changing ammo,

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Show me a five-robot combiner holding a gun, and I'll show you four robots whose time would be better spent elsewhere.

Think of this like that - could 5 soldiers carry and operate a siege cannon on their shoulders? A giant can do that AND smash anything in his way at the same time.

If the gun is too big for individuals to carry, then how does it get out to the battlefield? I mean, unless the combiner never separates, but at that point, you effectively don't even have a combiner, just a big guy who doesn't transform.

QUOTE(Magnus @ Feb 8 2012, 08:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I...hm. I guess there's a reason why the middle figure usually needs to be slightly bigger than the limbs.

I read this as "middle finger" and you wouldn't believe how confused I was.

QUOTE(Rust @ Feb 8 2012, 08:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess I'm just a bad G1 Fan.

I don't even notice or care that the Combaticons aren't the right colors. I just saw Bruticus, Brawl, and Swindle and my inner child squealed with glee.

That's all right. I'm a bad G1 fan, too. I can't even remember what color Vortex is "supposed" to be.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 8 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My one complaint about Blast Off is that he just has way too many tail fins. Counting the ones on his guns, he's got seven. That's insane.

That's the best thing about him!

Seriously, Blast Off is only one of these I really want, and his crazy over abundance of tailfins is pretty much the reason why.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:59 AM

My Vortex and my Armada Optimus Prime are gonna shake hands with their ankles.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:02 AM

Vortex looks like a fun toy. Don't care much about the individual modes of the others. I also wish Vortex were in G1 colors, but I understand he's not "classics" either.

Is it even feasible that Bruticus has big guns sticking up on his back, or are those guns dedicated elsewhere?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:03 AM

I'm guessing that the big combined gun plugs into Bruty's back and gives us the double guns.

...or is that a thing that's obvious to everyone else and I'm just slow?

I hope they do.

But anyways, it seems like the Blade guns from Vortex go underneath the dual barrel's of Onslaughts cannon. Giving it two circular barrel tips as well as two bayonetts.

Pretty intersting. I really hope it can be back mounted. But you really need Vortex's blades to give the cannon circular barrel tips. An addition of blades makes it also a melee weapon when in hand. Which is pretty neat.

Edited by MonsterFromMars, 08 February 2012 - 10:05 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

The only thing that seriously looks off to me about the combined mode are the orang-utan arms. I'm still going to buy this gray-and-golden god of war!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

I'm liking the individual bot modes, Bruticus.....not so much. I'm definately holding out for better pics before deciding yay or nay on these guys but I REALLY hope this guy can look better. As others have said he looks like a deluxe size PCC which at this scale just looks plain awful IMO.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:12 AM

Anyone else note that Vortex, still has his dual arm mounted machineguns?

The black components on his shoulders in the box art seem to be the machineguns. Their scuplted onto the toy but are unpainted.

Thats pretty sweet honestly. Because even though their a bit inconspicuous. It makes the dagger guns feel like a nice addition.

Considering he was always the torturer/interrorgator of the group. It is nice for him to have two daggers. And, im pretty happy that he still technically has his chainguns.

Edited by MonsterFromMars, 08 February 2012 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

Man, Blast-off is busy. Between all the fins and the gold - he's Donald Trump's space shuttle, I'll bet he's got a solid marble interior. Vortex is just not right. I can understand trying to liven up the colors, but man - they kept everything else in the same family and then ... Vortex. I'm taking solace in the fact that the real toys are nearly always more muted than the pictures and these two won't be quite so bright.

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Yes, that's his bloody point. Combiners are like siege machines. They can take the fire and provide cover for the foot soldiers while also devastating enemy fortifications. It's natural that they should have long-range capabilities, otherwise they'd be totally helpless against attacks from the air or from afar. Anyone who played strategy games could confirm that. Or well, just check ancient siege towers, they usually had ballistae in/on them and soldiers with bows/crossbows inside.

Sure, but it's not efficient at all. Just build an actual siege tower, or just use all the various big bombs the Transformers normally have.

The real reason the Combiners are there is to bash other Combiners over the head with radio towers and play godzilla with Optimus Prime.

Yeah, because a giant tower that can only be moved by a few dozen of your precious ground forces is far superior to something that can move and act on its own. icon-primal.gif I'm not arguing the primary purpose for gestalts in the fiction is to look cool but there are some battlefield advantages as well.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:18 AM

The compromises of the combiner are to be expected with a team of all deluxes. That works for Liokaiser, Devastator, or Monstructor. Their torsos are two figures. For a scramble city team, you need a disparity in size between the leaders and others.

That said, I still like the look of the combiner and plan on buying two. One for Bruticus and one for customizing. I love Cheets' Computron idea.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

Blast-Off's sculpting is insane! I don't think I've ever seen a shuttle mode with that much intricate detailing.

Vortex has a very mosquito-like appearance. I miss the grey though.

So the biggest question: how stable will Bruticus be? I hope he's got strong connections and some really good feet.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

I am not feeling Blast-off at all. That is one weird toy.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:29 AM

I can see where the color changes on Vortex aren't unprecedented, but I really don't like them, and don't understand why they made those changes in the game. Plus the toy color scheme takes the game scheme and makes it even more different from his usual colors. It's like, are we sure this isn't FoC G1 Over-Run? icon-waspy.gif

Blast-Off is neat. Hopefully the combiner can be made to look a bit better, but for being only about $60 to complete it I think I like it well enough.

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