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@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 June 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:35 PM)

Can't forget what you didn't know in the first place.

@  Patch : (27 June 2020 - 05:28 PM)

Ah yes, Overpower. Who could forget the expansion where they added a new stat and you had to re-collect your heroes all over again.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 June 2020 - 04:20 PM)

Counterpoint, when was the last time you spent money on Overpower?


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SDCC 2014 exclusive: G1 coloured Dinobots w/ Ark diorama

SDCC Grimlock Strafe Slug Snarl Ark

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#161 Jalaguy

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:52 PM

Does the Dinobots set have an 'X of 30' number on it anywhere?

And yeah, just looking at pictures and stuff, Snarl's arms look downright bizarre.

Edited by Jalaguy, 28 July 2014 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

PS- Whoever designed Strafe/Swoop and Snarl's arms needs to be slapped.


I'd say whomever okayed the design of the arms needs to be slapped, but really, maybe fired is better.
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#163 Servitor 2152

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

Just got this set today aaaaand... er...  um....

 

Okay, yeah, feeling a bit of buyer's remorse here.  Slag/Slug is super nice, as is Grimlock, but Swoop makes me nervous since his chrome parts squeak when they move and that terrifies me.  Be aware that all these guys' parts tolerance weren't exactly made with chrome in mind, so everything is super tight and needs to be wiggled into place or it'll probably snap.

 

Also, Snarl sucks.  Not as much as Slash, but pretty close.  He bizarrely has an entire second dinosaur head inside his leg just for symmetry, and the arms are awful.  I predict people will not be especially pleased when the mass release rolls around. 

 

I also can't seem to find Snarl's fin/axe thing, so if it got left out of my set, I will be severely annoyed.  There's no spot in the foam for any weapons related to Snarl, unlike everybody else, so I don't know if it was just dropped or what.

 

The box is also super fragile.  I'll say that right now.  Handle that bastard with care, especially where the velcro's concerned.

 

 

So yeah, buyer not necessarily beware, but buyer better be careful handling the entire set.

 

EDIT- Found the axe thing.  It came loose and was wedged in the Ark.  Also, expect chrome flaking when you transform these guys, since there are plenty of chromed parts that are moving against other things.

 

Well, that's disappointing to hear.  :(

 

I was super-excited about this set at first, but the more I think about it, the less enthusiastic I am.  I don't really have any pressing need for the Dinobots in G1 colors; I already own the retail versions of Slug and Swoofe, Grimlock doesn't particularly excite me, and I definitely don't want to pay more than retail for Snarl if the mold is jive.  That leaves the Ark box as the only real selling point, and I don't want to spend that kind of money on something that might collapse if I look at it funny.  Plus, if I pass on these guys, I won't feel compelled to get G1 Slodge from Amazon, which will save me another few bucks.

 

I dunno.  Maybe, if opportunity and funding come together, I'll bite on this set.  But I don't think I'll give myself an ulcer waiting for HTS to get them in stock or anything like that.  (It doesn't help that my local comic shop guy apparently didn't make it to SDCC after all, so I doubt I'll be able to pick one up through him.)


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#164 CORVUS

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

Yeah, I'm not upset I missed out. I'm probably gonna pop for some of the 3P Dinobots that are coming out.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:16 PM

I was super-excited about this set at first, but the more I think about it, the less enthusiastic I am.  I don't really have any pressing need for the Dinobots in G1 colors; I already own the retail versions of Slug and Swoofe, Grimlock doesn't particularly excite me, and I definitely don't want to pay more than retail for Snarl if the mold is jive.  That leaves the Ark box as the only real selling point, and I don't want to spend that kind of money on something that might collapse if I look at it funny.  Plus, if I pass on these guys, I won't feel compelled to get G1 Slodge from Amazon, which will save me another few bucks.

 

I dunno.  Maybe, if opportunity and funding come together, I'll bite on this set.  But I don't think I'll give myself an ulcer waiting for HTS to get them in stock or anything like that.  (It doesn't help that my local comic shop guy apparently didn't make it to SDCC after all, so I doubt I'll be able to pick one up through him.)

 

If you can get it from, like, HTS at original retail price, then I suppose I'd recommend it, but, man, I'd really rather that they'd ditched the ginormous box (and it is HUGE) and included Sludge/Slog for the same final price.  It folds out well enough, but it's so huge and unwieldy that it's hard to collapse it again and keep it intact unless you're handling it with some serious care.  Lots of really strong velcro on not terribly strong cardboard.  If you're buying it for the box, basically plan on never turning it back into a box again. 

 

The amount of space the Dinobots take up in the box is hilariously small, by the way, like maybe a third of the thing or less.

 

I also have zero idea why Strafe/Swoop's and Snarl's hands are even separate pieces from the forearms, since any position other than "gorilla" is worthless.  Especially on Snarl, which hurts, since just switching those wrists to balljoints would have solved everything.

 

Personally, I think Slag/Slug is the star of this set.  He ends up looking really nice in both modes, has chrome in places that don't make me terrified to move them, and looks entirely different from the regular retail version to the point he seems like a new character.


Edited by Spark, 28 July 2014 - 09:20 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

I'm making a trade to get this set and this makes me a little uneasy, but at least I already have a copy of what I traded.  I'm still a huge Dinobot fan and like that they went with a G1 color variant, I also agree the price and no inclusion of Slog/Sludge is a bit of a let down.  I know Amazon has the 5th character to complete the set, but with this set being so limited, I don't see G1 Slog selling that well on Amazon, I mean why pick it up for more than a voyager scale price if you don't have the other AOE G1 Dinobots.  I think I would have rather them done away with the Ark display and just get something smaller and more practical, like individual labeled stands or something.  

 

I also have an opinion that others may not share, but if you are making going to sell 4 Dinobots as a set, I truly think they should have been the actual Dinobots from AOE so that would replace Snarl with Scorn.  Now I know he wasn't in G1, but neither was Strafe, who is supposed to be Swoop, but he has two-heads/tails.  Also, the younger generation who will know now AOE Dinobots as their childhood Dinobots, Snarl means nothing to them as well as the separate Amazon exclusive Slog, who is supposed to be Sludge.

 

I may be a little bias, but I really like Scorn.  I think he is actually the best designed toy of the bunch and looked awesome in AOE.  Before I get crucified, I'm almost 31 and grew up loving Generation 1, those were some of my best memories as a kid, playing with and watching Transformers.  Just one man's opinion and as an adult I've also grown with the Transformers instead of staying in the past, I have Masterpiece figures for my G1 fix, but I really like some of the new stuff.  I'm made that I missed Animated, I just recently got the complete series and is by far my favorite series, but at that time in my life I wasn't mature enough to appreciate it as the first few episodes seemed very "childish", but that series grew fantastically and I missed all of the great toys.  I'm currently nearing the end of S1 of Prime and I like it, so I've learned to no turn a blind eye anymore and appreciate the new stuff and want to finish Prime in time to watch the new RID series.

 

Anyway, sorry for going a little of topic and on a tangent, but I guess I'll have to wait and see when I get the set in my hands and make my own opinion.  



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:53 AM

I think I hate chrome worse than stickers.

Gah, and I was so excited for this set, too. Ah, well. Saved myself a chunk of change and picked up the Kreons instead.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

These guys will be mostly a display piece for me. I'm not that worried about their chrome.

When I really want to fiddle with Dinobots, I'll grab my movie versions.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

...I mean...yes, they're quite terrible!

Do not bother to try to beat me to them on HTS!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:38 PM

...I mean...yes, they're quite terrible!

Do not bother to try to beat me to them on HTS!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:31 PM

They're going to look killer on the shelf, especially once Slog arrives, and that's all I really need them to do. 



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:50 PM

I also have an opinion that others may not share, but if you are making going to sell 4 Dinobots as a set, I truly think they should have been the actual Dinobots from AOE so that would replace Snarl with Scorn.  Now I know he wasn't in G1, but neither was Strafe, who is supposed to be Swoop, but he has two-heads/tails.  Also, the younger generation who will know now AOE Dinobots as their childhood Dinobots, Snarl means nothing to them as well as the separate Amazon exclusive Slog, who is supposed to be Sludge.

 

Most of the "younger generation" are not going to be getting a $160 SDCC set featuring a foldout diorama based on a show that aired 30 years before they were born. ;)

 

That said, I figure we're likely to get a "G1" Scorn at some point somehow.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:57 PM

Yeah, fake G1 Scorn and even Slash seem like a distinct possibility.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

And I will buy them.
 
 
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