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@  TheMightyMol... : (23 October 2016 - 04:13 PM)

It was a shame how he carried on.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2016 - 05:22 AM)

Party like a Russian! End of discussion!

@  MEDdMI : (23 October 2016 - 05:20 AM)

Russia's greatest love machine

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@  Telly : (22 October 2016 - 10:42 PM)

cubs in the world series. never thought id see the day...

@  Locoman : (22 October 2016 - 09:03 PM)

Get some extra shelves to store your shelves on.

@  Telly : (22 October 2016 - 08:53 PM)

its the chicken and the egg all over again

@  The Doctor Who : (22 October 2016 - 02:34 PM)

@Andrusi:  Too many toys or not enough shelves, eh?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 October 2016 - 11:15 AM)

Needs more dakka shelves.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2016 - 08:41 AM)

"Too many toys" for the shelf, you see.

@  Pennpenn : (22 October 2016 - 08:34 AM)

Bah! That isn't too many toys, that's not enough shelf space!

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2016 - 07:42 AM)

You know, too many toys. That thing where you can't figure out how to cram the newest one onto the shelf.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 October 2016 - 02:18 AM)

When you can't see the floor anymore.

@  Telly : (22 October 2016 - 12:04 AM)

"too many toys". what does that even mean? such a strange phrase

@  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.

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@  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!

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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.

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Any bad toys you have a particular fondness for?

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#1 Bass X0

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:06 PM

For the purpose of this topic, I'll call "bad" a toy that the fandom in general thinks of as bad even if you don't personally, since this is about bad toys you actually like.

I like the late eighties toys. Those were my years. In particular, the Triggerbots and Triggercons. Plastic bricks they may be with limited articulation but I don't care - the nostalgia towards picking five out of the six up while on vacation that summer overcomes that. It was the card art that brought them to life for me. Crankcase, Backstreet and Windsweeper being my favorites. Don't think I ever did get Dogfight.

I'm also drawn towards Quickswitch. Sixshot never appearing in England, Quickswitch was my first six-changer. I just found him so versatile at the time despite his lack of articulation. He was the swiss army knife of Transformers.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

To all those who consider the Energon Powerlinx Deluxes/Voyagers "bad toys", I say "screw you" icon-waspy.gif.

Sadly, I no longer own any of them... icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

I always liked Armada Hot Shot.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

I plead the fifth.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

I've got soft spots for the Throttlebots and Beast Machines Maximals myself.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

i never understood the hate for the armada sideswipe mold. was it amazing? no. was it some abomonation which should be hidden away forever? no. i think it's a neat figure, which is why i have so many versions of it plus a custom one

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

Armada Sideswipe, since I bought the testshot figure to get out early pictures of it - and my version has a bitching lightning deco pattern on the side that didn't make it to the final product.


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

Another vote for Armada Sideswipe. Really, he's no worse than a typical G1 toy.

Cybertron Soundwave too. I've never had the problem some people report with his legs buckling, and his alt-mode's not supposed to be a convincing Earth form anyway, so the legs being visible in fighter mode don't bug me. Plus, with a little imagination, his right arm-kibble becomes a Gundam-style buster shield. . .

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

Cybertron Overhaul is a pretty crap toy, but I dunno, I just like it.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

I also really liked Armada Smokescreen and not just for Liftor.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

Well... I really like all the Classics figures, even the Seeker molds and Ratchet/Ironhide, despite how much some people seem to hate them these days.

I, uh, honestly never really pay much attention to how much other people like my favorites.


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:10 PM

I love Break dearly. I know he doesn't transform so much as curl up inside a shell, and I know half of his mass is in one arm. But he is a penguin and also has a great robot color scheme, so he is glorious.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

Apparently Armada Sideswipe has a lot of fans, as I like the character and the toy. I am looking forward to his Shattered Glass counterpart as a replacement though.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:26 PM

I LOVE the Jumpstarters. Love Them.

-ZacWilliam, also loves the Pretenders. Every single one.

And NO I don't consider either groups bad toys in any way, but I know there are folks who do, so...
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:46 AM

It seems like a sizable portion of the fandom considers the Energon combiners to be "bad toys", but I really like them. I don't think combiners are meant to be entirely about their combined modes; they're okay deluxes and great basics that can also combine.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:58 AM

I have a great fondness for a lot of toys OTHER people dislike. But I'd never call them BAD toys.

The only toy I personally consider BAD which I still have a strange affection for is Supreme Cheetor. As much as I feel like this is an actual terrible toy -- one I would never buy for someone else -- I've never really regretted owning him, and as much as he frustrates me at times, I still like the thing. Can't really put my finger on why.

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(There's a big difference between, "Actually bad" and "Doesn't fit stupid expectations" CF: Armada Hot Shot, Armada Megatron, Armada Sideswipe -- all GREAT toys that people rag on because they have stupid, unreasonable expectations.)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

RiD Mega Octane.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:16 AM

Do the Prentender cars Gunrunner Roadgrabber count as bad?
Because I have a lot of love for thoses two

Jumpstarters who hates Jumpstarters?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:16 AM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Feb 24 2012, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was the card art that brought them to life for me.

I always thought it was interesting how the art on the boxes made it look like the figures were bending in ways they were never meant to, even if they did have more articulation for it.

Anyway, Jumpstarters. Twin Twist was my first Transformer, and I hope to get him again someday, as well as his brother.

And put me down for the "not actually BAD" group.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:23 AM

(There's a big difference between, "Actually bad" and "Doesn't fit stupid expectations" CF: Armada Hot Shot, Armada Megatron, Armada Sideswipe -- all GREAT toys that people rag on because they have stupid, unreasonable expectations.)

Knees are an unreasonable expectation? icon-arcee.gif

That said, I absolutely love Armada. Outside of the Minicons and Lucky Draw I have every single remold/recolor they did with those molds.