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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 05:00 PM)

But with Tauros you don't really have to worry about cars. ;)

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2016 - 04:20 PM)

At least you don't have to clean up after a bike.

@  Bass X0 : (04 December 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Bicycles? That's old school. Riding a Tauros is the thing to do these days.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 03:15 PM)

On a warm and sunny day, I could reach several dozen stores by bike.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 03:14 PM)

Lots of small, medium-sized and large cities within a short travelling distance of each other, and decent infrastructure.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 03:14 PM)

I guess that's the advantage of living in a decentralized major urban region.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 02:55 PM)

Multiples of each except for Scorch Strike Jetstorm.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 02:54 PM)

I've seen waves 1-3 of the original torpedo/cyclone/buzzsaw Mini-Cons plus a lone Scorch Strike Jetstorm from wave 4, as well as wave 1 of the Weaponizers.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:33 PM)

I litteraly have to tracel 20 minutes out of town to the next town over if I want to even find the 5 dollar heads. Which of course.. I don't have the money to do *sulks in corner*

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2016 - 02:32 PM)

Yeah, still the first wave.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:32 PM)

You have Minicons?

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2016 - 02:31 PM)

My Walmart has had three minicons and two Leader Skywarps and nothing else for about three months now.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:31 PM)

No seriously... We have almost an entire aisle of Batman/Superman toys... and from what the stocker has told me...at least 10 more boxes of it in the back.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:30 PM)

Wait.. you have Transformers? Around here it's "MAOR BATMANS!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (04 December 2016 - 02:18 PM)

Probably do

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 02:10 PM)

Seriously, I get the impression we actually have better distribution here around my part in Germany than most of the US does.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 12:06 PM)

Over 40 minutes of waiting on the phone to find out if they had Galvatron (I was aiming for a price match deal if they did). Along the way, I ended up connecting to two other customers who were waiting to be connected to other departments.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 12:00 PM)

Man, Walmart... that was an adventure of sorts yesterday...

@  wonko the sane? : (04 December 2016 - 11:57 AM)

I saw megatron at walmart, and astrotrain as well. Figured they were in the same case assortment. Now I don't know what to think.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 11:25 AM)

Still hoping to find Chromedome, and another shot at Rewind. Not part of the sale, but...

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 11:25 AM)

Wow, didn't even know those were out here yet.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 December 2016 - 11:15 AM)

I got me an astrotrain at that sale! Wanted a megatron too, but didn't find one.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 11:14 AM)

Went to TRU to take advantage of a 40% off deal they had on Sentinel Prime and Galvatron (I wanted the latter), but they were out of stock before the sale even began. =P Got a raincheck, at least.

@  BlackMax : (04 December 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Huh. Maybe I can figure a way to headcanon IDW Strafe into being AoE Strafe...

@  zephyrX9 : (04 December 2016 - 03:12 AM)

I'm sure under a different artist, she might look like something!

@  Verity Carlo : (04 December 2016 - 01:50 AM)

She....well, I'm not sure what she turns into, but it involves her face splitting in half.

@  Verity Carlo : (04 December 2016 - 01:49 AM)

There was also Strafe for Female Dinobots.

@  LordGigaIce : (03 December 2016 - 11:57 PM)

http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/3/33/Raptoricon_symbol.jpg

@  LordGigaIce : (03 December 2016 - 11:57 PM)

plus the best faction insignia ever

@  Dracula : (03 December 2016 - 11:27 PM)

but yeah we need toys of those Raptoricons yesterday.

@  Dracula : (03 December 2016 - 11:27 PM)

but BW also set the precedent that the gender of the scanned beast mode doesn't need to match the robot mode...so bright colors are fine ;)

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 11:04 PM)

That WOULD be a very good point, except Slash has got ~all the bright colors~, and in the bird world (which as we all know is also the dino world)rampant bright colors are a male thing.

@  LordGigaIce : (03 December 2016 - 10:56 PM)

There was that one Deluxe raptor mould from AoE....GET ON IT FUNPU....oh. Now I'm sad.

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 10:54 PM)

...I did not know bout this. Maybe I should amend my comment to "we need more female Dinotobts ~who have toys~."

@  Dracula : (03 December 2016 - 10:05 PM)

@BlackMax - did you know about the Raptoricons? Currently they've only been in fan club prose but they have pretty badass designs and are all female.

@  Rycochet : (03 December 2016 - 09:21 PM)

More female dinosaur transformers would be nice, but not specifically dinobots. Never been a fan of adding new guys to that specific subgroup, it feels a bit like when ageing rock bands add new members.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 December 2016 - 09:02 PM)

Wait, swoop isn't a woman?

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 07:44 PM)

Can I just take a moment and declare that we need some female Dinobots? Because we really need some female Dinobots.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2016 - 05:41 PM)

It was awesome seeing all those heroes together on screen, though. I hope Superman and Martian Manhunter get to participate in the next crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2016 - 05:36 PM)

The solution was also just a bit too easy... the Dominators are apparently just big sissys, give 'em a poke with a caddle prod and they'll run off

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2016 - 05:35 PM)

Yeah, I felt Arrow was the weakest entry... but after least season I kind of got turned off the show, and haven't watched any of the current season.

@  Jalaguy : (03 December 2016 - 05:34 PM)

It was good, but would've been better if Arrow hadn't co-opted its portion to do an relatively pointless anniversary episode.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 December 2016 - 05:31 PM)

Haven't seen any of the DC shows.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2016 - 05:24 PM)

How did y'all feel about this week's CW DC shows crossover? I thought it was great and reminiscent of comic books!

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 08:25 AM)

I'm still exploring all the possible mods for the PC version of Fallout New Vegas.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 11:03 PM)

So what, my species is perfectly happy to completely obliterate an undeveloped species to make servants, go full on ADVENT on more developed worlds, but for the middle of the road species suddenly my hands ar tied? Bah.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 10:58 PM)

It's annoying in Stellaris how "Pre-sentient" life forms can be Uplifted (turned into sentient and loyal races) and pre-space age civs can be messed around with and taken over, but you can't do anything about "Stone Age Primitives" so they just end up as a permanent debuff to a planet and end up squatting in valuable tiles.

@  Verity Carlo : (02 December 2016 - 10:53 PM)

To put it simply, everyone is in a race to become god.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (02 December 2016 - 10:42 PM)

I'm playing Tales of Zestiria instead.

@  Touch My Thighs : (02 December 2016 - 10:10 PM)

So basically I'm 15 hours into Final Fantasy XV and it seems like they took the edgy FF7-style game they were going to make, threw it out and made something actually fun instead.


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#1 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:23 PM


Was just looking at a discussion of the Bot Shots figures and it got me thinking that it might be pretty neat if they held some kinda Bot Shots tournament at the show. I think it might be a cool little event.

Maybe you pay a small entry fee, get to pick a Bot Shot blind from a garbage bag or something and best two out of three wins each bracket. Everyone gets to keep their Bot Shot (hence the sign up fee) and the winner gets like one of the 3_Packs. Making this up as I go along, so no deep thought about this but it sounds like it might be a fun event and way to promote the new game/line.

What other activities/events would you like to see at the Con that they havn't done before.


-ZacWilliam, there have been a number of TF board games over the years, that could be a tournament too.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

No where near as interactive as Bot Shots, but...

Since BotCon often invites a large number of comic artist guests, I would love to see some type of Iron Artist event Friday evening, and possibly auctioned off (MAYBE even for Hasbro Children's Hospital???) either Saturday night or Sunday morning -- although this might get more truck if there are other items being auctioned as well. The artists might appreciate a break from sitting at tables at the dealer room. icon-arcee.gif

Each Iron Artist round would consist of the artists being given either a specific subject matter, or a certain artistic medium, as their 'Iron Artist Ingredient'. Lite Brite pegs? Fingerpaints? *crickets*


They should be able to...
- Work quickly, (15 minutes allowed per round prior to judging, maybe 30 min for a finale), in large format so more audience members will have a good view.
- Works under pressure despite constant distraction -- often provided by host commenting on work throughout the drawing/creation period.
- Can explain/defend his or her work to the panel of judges and public in an attempt to gain their votes.
- Wants to win. A People?s Choice Award will be determined by popular vote. Prizes, perhaps in the form of dealer room credit, could be given for especially outstanding work.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

Scavenger Hunt,

The idea is this,
1) You have 4 to 5 locations with in a 4 blocks each way of the main hotel.
2) Each team can have 4 members on it, if you have more then one person on the team, the person who signs up is the captain / leader.
3) Each team would start at the same time, with the same amount of clues in a large envelope.
4) Each large envelope would have 4 white envelopes inside, with each white envelope have a clue in it, envelope A would be the hardest clue, with each envelope you open u get more clues on the locations, with envelope D being the name / address of the location.
5) Once each team gets to the location they would HAVE to turn in the old large envelope with all white envelope used or not used, to recevied the next large envelope.
6) Once all teams get to the final Location they would received a gift bag, have 1 prize for each location inside the bag. Once all time get to the final location staff would add up each teams scores. The team with the highest score with the lowest time would get a grand prize. If a team gets to a location with only using clue A they would get 50 points, if a team just opens clue D and goes straight to the location they would get 0 points and time would be add to their over all time.

7) yes their would be a fee to be a part of this event. it would be used only to cover the cost of the prizes.

#4 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

This is less a "something they've never done" and more "something I'd like them to do again... but differently." A few years ago, for a couple of years running, BotCon hosted a game-show they called "Faction Feud" where representatives of the various boards competed against each other in a quiz show.

I still want to see this done more properly like the "Family Feud" from whence the contest got it's name. Not a quiz show, but a survey show. "Besides Starscream, name a Transformer whose name begins with 'S'." Stuff like that. There isn't a "right" answer, so much as you have to have a feel for what other people think. Surveys could be conducted either online, or at the preceding BotCon (which, of course, would make this more viable for 2013 than 2012). If getting precisely 100 people to answer each question is considered too difficult, just use percentages to achieve the same basic scoring system.

(And, for those who might ask. I do indeed have a Family Feud front-end on my computer from which a game might be conducted with the appropriate overhead projection. I used it to create this photocomic several years ago, and it works great! Especially if we don't worry about the "Fast Money" bonus round.)

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 05 March 2012 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Mar 5 2012, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is less a "something they've never done" and more "something I'd like them to do again... but differently." A few years ago, for a couple of years running, BotCon hosted a game-show they called "Faction Feud" where representatives of the various boards competed against each other in a quiz show.

I still want to see this done more properly like the "Family Feud" from whence the contest got it's name. Not a quiz show, but a survey show. "Besides Starscream, name a Transformer whose name begins with 'S'." Stuff like that. There isn't a "right" answer, so much as you have to have a feel for what other people think. Surveys could be conducted either online, or at the preceding BotCon (which, of course, would make this more viable for 2013 than 2012). If getting precisely 100 people to answer each question is considered too difficult, just use percentages to achieve the same basic scoring system.

(And, for those who might ask. I do indeed have a Family Feud front-end on my computer from which a game might be conducted with the appropriate overhead projection. I used it to create this photocomic several years ago, and it works great! Especially if we don't worry about the "Fast Money" bonus round.)


Yeah, I partook in the "Board Wars" a couple times on Team Seibertron. I didn't like the format either. The first time, I thought it was going to be either like Family Feud, as you described, or like a quiz bowl competition where anyone on the team could answer the question. When I seen what it was, I was tempted to pass the 2nd year, but then I heard they changed it some. When I got there, it was exactly the same with exactly the same questions.

As for other competitions, it would be pretty cool if the Kreo Designers did a competition to see who can build a set the fastest. Would be even cooler if it were a Botcon Exclusive item, much like the Custom Class figure, only not as limited in numbers.

Additionally, I'd like to see a separate category in the Art Competition for Kreos.

Part of me wishes that there was more of a carnival feel to Botcon, rather than just a flea market.

Would be kind of cool to see somebody set up kind of a carnival game using old Junker Bots and Nerf Guns. Knock the bots over with the nerf gun, win a prize.

Maybe have "Speed Planet Races" like Pinewood Derby races and have a separate painting class just for decorating car modes, mainly for the kids. Would be great if Hasbro could get some All White Bumblebees, since the kiddies love him and making him all white would be easier for them to paint and get creative.

You know those "Guess How Many M&M's are in the Jar" contests. Do that with Minicons or Cyberverse figs.

Spray Tattoos are always popular if one set up shop.

Could do a "Guess That Robot" competition where you have the contestants blindfolded and you put a Transformer in front of them. They have to feel it to figure out what the figure it is, first to guess correct wins. OR, you could make the contestants try to transform said Transformer while blindfolded first.

I could see Jumpstarter Races at Botcon, despite that kind of being Dairycon's thing.






Edited by Fender Bender, 23 March 2012 - 11:42 PM.



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

QUOTE(Fender Bender @ Mar 24 2012, 12:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could do a "Guess That Robot" competition where you have the contestants blindfolded and you put a Transformer in front of them. They have to feel it to figure out what the figure it is, first to guess correct wins.


I've thought about a similar idea. Granted, this is very idiotic, and I realize this, though I think it might also be a little interesting...

Identify the Transformer by its bubble.

For some odd reason, I've been saving the bubble packs from the deluxe TFs, and every now and again I'll glance at one of 'em to see if I can figure out who used to be in it. Sometimes I can figure it out, with little clues like the molded faction sigils on the movie figures, or by roughly approximating what the included weapon is.

But the long and the short of this is that I really need to throw some stuff out in my apartment icon-fire.gif