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@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:55 PM)

And it at least shows that they're allowed to repurpose designs from other universes.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:54 PM)

Dark Cybertron was around when things showing up in toyline and comic together became a really major thing.

@  Waspinator : (28 July 2016 - 10:51 PM)

Given that that Starscream says "Armada Starscream" on his box, I assume the toy was meant to be Armada Starscream and was just re-purposed by IDW to be a body for their Starscream.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (28 July 2016 - 09:24 PM)

Hey, Bass X0. It's nice to see somene else paying attention to the distinctions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:44 PM)

Also, Albino Prime that isn't Magnus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:43 PM)

They made a toy that was IDW Starscream with an entirely Armada look.

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:53 PM)

Other than a change of gimmicks and physical appearance (i.e. Deluxe Galvatron), Hasbro generally keeps a familiar color scheme for the Generations toys. It may not always be perfect or completely accurate, but I can't think of a Generations toy that looks completely different in color scheme to how they should do. A quick l;ook around my room and I can't see anyone who is completely the wrong color scheme. I'd say the FoC Combaticons and Wreckers are the wrong colors, but they're not supposed to be the G1 characters so they get a pass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 05:45 PM)

The comics aren't beholden to previous G1 material, and the toyline doesn't have a strict need to follow the comics either so...

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:40 PM)

And yet the comics are not damned. This is G1 Sentinel Prime, not Animated or Movie Sentinel Prime and so he should look the part to how G1 Sentinel Prime has been portrayed so far. An Animated Sentinel Prime color scheme can come later. I don't recall how important the G1 legacy of Primes (Convoys) is in Japan or even if they have Nova Prime, Sentinel Prime, and previous Primes. So maybe Takara will paint him as Animated Sentinel just because its what Japanese fans are most familiar with.  Sentinel Prime didn't have to have been a pre-use of the Astrotrain mold, indeed why even choose G1 Sentinel Prime at all after how long neglecting him?

@  OrionPax44 : (28 July 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Same here unluckiness. I bought him mostly for the Fire Guts look of the Titan Master.

@  unluckiness : (28 July 2016 - 08:38 AM)

I kinda like Fire Guts Sentinel Prime TBH. Though, I think the gray would have looked better as black.

@  Boomhauer : (28 July 2016 - 08:36 AM)

I would've been fine with the Bayformers 3 Sentinel colors, he looked slick.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 July 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Same as Animated Sentinel Prime then, I bet he's a Functionist fundamentalist too!

@  Rycochet : (28 July 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Sentinel Prime's colour scheme is awful, they should have painted him in his animated deco, comics be damned.

@  Dracula : (28 July 2016 - 07:38 AM)

He's also orange

@  Paladin : (28 July 2016 - 07:23 AM)

kinda not enjoying my TR Sentinel Prime now that someone summed up his personality as "Make Cybertron Great Again."

@  OrionPax44 : (27 July 2016 - 04:51 PM)

Sounds pretty kinky.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 July 2016 - 04:17 PM)

the wind blew the sun into the river. honest!

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 12:34 PM)

Sadly no orchestra for me, but we did have the TFA clip as well.

@  ChessPieceFace : (27 July 2016 - 12:17 PM)

I saw Weird Al at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, playing with a full orchestra. It was pretty special. And yes, Dare To Be Stupid! With an introductory video clip from TFA, no less.

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Got to see Weird Al perform Dare to be Stupid in his set last night! That was a nice surprise.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 11:09 AM)

Mayhem is, somewhat ironically, one of the least random parts of the board. I really don't know how that happened.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 06:34 AM)

Not even close.

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 05:51 AM)

What, Mayhem isn't random enough???


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#421 Fangwing

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ May 6 2012, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Evidently the turtle van was a huge endeavor and I never knew until I was in high school the mad scramble that caused.

And you're right. Every kid won't get everything, but that doesn't mean their parent or caretaker didn't know what to look for.

Sounds like the Technodrome story for me. Care to share?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

When He-Man first hit shelves my Mother bought one, looked at the back of the card and went on a mad hunt across the city to get me everything on that card.
My He-Man collection was more complete than any other toy series I ever had as a kid. I wish I still had all those guys... and play sets.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:31 PM

You know, this would just be easier if we could accept Dinobots not sharing the same basic color scheme. They're Dinosaur robots, so they're cool regardless, right? I'd certainly like some color variance to go with that species variance.

(Also add Paddles to the team because the Dinobots need him. And a Baryonyx. And an Ankylosaurus. icon-waspy.gif )

#424 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:11 PM


How many of you are parents?

Other parents grew up with TFs the way you grew up with AirRaiders or Centurions - yeah, you bought it when you were 7, but haven't thought of it since because it's stupid toy crap. You did not inherit awesome toy clairvoyance. And even if you did, I assure you other parents did not.

A whole series of same-color dinosaurs at once really might not be the best idea.



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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:07 AM

I really do question the wisdom of second guessing the decisions of the company handling the multimillion dollar brand that shows no signs of going under any time soon. I mean really, I'd think they know the market better than some online fans.
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#426 Bass X0

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:18 AM

My parents once got me Gobots Bugbite for Christmas and tried to pass him off as Bumblebee.

They probably saw tiny yellow volkswagen and large yellow volkswagen and went with the larger one.

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#427 Touch My Thighs

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:24 AM

My mother only bought me Transformers occasionally. She was a bit of a miser when it came to toys.

"I'm not buying you that, you got a Playstation for Christmas!"
"But it's July..."

She did get me Scorponok and Snapper though.

I wish I knew what happened to Scorponok's legs...

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:12 AM

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My mother only bought me Transformers occasionally. She was a bit of a miser when it came to toys.

"I'm not buying you that, you got a Playstation for Christmas!"
"But it's July..."


Sounds like my mom. Except her quote was "What do you need a Playstation for? the Atari still works."

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:22 AM

What do you need an Xbox for? There are still sticks on the tree out back.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:24 AM

What? Sticks? Do you think trees grow on trees? Just close your eyes and imagine something.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 6 2012, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When He-Man first hit shelves my Mother bought one, looked at the back of the card and went on a mad hunt across the city to get me everything on that card.
My He-Man collection was more complete than any other toy series I ever had as a kid. I wish I still had all those guys... and play sets.


I was really into Battle Beasts when they were on the shelves, and my mom would buy a new set for me when she would go to the store. I think she had a list of what I had (he's got the octopus, the turtle, the lion, etc, etc) so when she sat a new animal she'd buy it. Of course she'd open then and throw away the swords because she didn't want my toys having weapons, but she tried.

I wish I still had those guys but I would aLways end up breaking their arms off, curse you 6 year old ham hands

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:05 AM

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Of course she'd open then and throw away the swords because she didn't want my toys having weapons, but she tried.


I can imagine someone like that doing the same to Beast Wars toys or others that have their weapons heavily integrated into their alternate mode. They would be throwing half of the alternate mode away.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:09 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 6 2012, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When He-Man first hit shelves my Mother bought one, looked at the back of the card and went on a mad hunt across the city to get me everything on that card.
My He-Man collection was more complete than any other toy series I ever had as a kid. I wish I still had all those guys... and play sets.


I was lucky on this front. My father was a hard core collector of anything that might be collectable. So it was not infrequent that if he found out there was a new toyline that seemed cool he'd try to get us all of it in one giant swoop.

The first time this happened was MoTU. When it came out 81(?) and never having even heard or seen of them before I got the entire first wave of products and accessories for my Birthday. All the first group of figures, and vehicles and Castle Grayskull, the whole shebang. It was pretty amazing as a little kid. (My dad is also an artist and hand painted Castle Greyskull to look like the awesome box art. Every time I see the toy's natural state to this day it seems like a cheep knock-off to me...)

There were drawbacks of course, when my Dad didn't have the best concept of what toys we thought were cool and got us a complete set off all Flash Gordon Defenders of the Earth figures and Robin Hood Prince of Theives figures all of which both remain in their packages in a box to this day.


-ZacWilliam, and sometimes it was just redundant, like when he got us all the G.I.Joe Battle Force 2000 stuff for two holidays in a row when he forgot he'd already done it. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:15 AM

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Of course she'd open then and throw away the swords because she didn't want my toys having weapons, but she tried.


I can imagine someone like that doing the same to Beast Wars toys or others that have their weapons heavily integrated into their alternate mode. They would be throwing half of the alternate mode away.


By the time I really got into collecting (Beast Wars) I was 13 and mom longer had a say in the matter.

It was weird too, because she would take away the Battle Beasts weapons, which were just like spears, but not the Ninja Turtle or GIJoe weapons. Maybe it was an age thing? I dunno.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ May 6 2012, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How many of you are parents?

Other parents grew up with TFs the way you grew up with AirRaiders or Centurions - yeah, you bought it when you were 7, but haven't thought of it since because it's stupid toy crap. You did not inherit awesome toy clairvoyance. And even if you did, I assure you other parents did not.

There is not a "THIS!" image that properly expresses the level of "THIS!" that I feel. You guys who are talking about parents with any amount of toy acumen are quite frankly delusional.

Growing up in the "toy culture" of the 70s or 80s means jack and bupkis to knowledge of them today. Try to keep in mind that as fans/collectors, 99.9% of what you know about the toy aisles is wildly irrelevant and completely inapplicable to the vast majority.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

It's true I don't have kids, but the people I've known since *we* were kids all have kids and they still know how to read and recognize shapes. It's rather a moot point in that regard though since they only ask for and play with video games rather than toys.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ May 7 2012, 09:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's true I don't have kids, but the people I've known since *we* were kids all have kids and they still know how to read and recognize shapes. It's rather a moot point in that regard though since they only ask for and play with video games rather than toys.


How can that be Kal? Surely you know having a kid is like taking a sledgehammer to the skull, as soon as its over, you're not gonna be able to recognize anything anymore!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:17 AM

Hyperbole sure is a good form of argumentation.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:38 PM


Y'know Hyperbole isn't a bad name for a Transformer...


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

Yeah, he hangs out with Hype, Distortion, and Superlative.



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