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@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

I wasn't talking about Bell or Rogers as ISPs, but as media providers. Sadly, the same companies that sell us the internet also happen to be broadcasting titans that own the distribution rights for most popular content

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 06:16 PM)

While I agree with you in principal: the problem here isn't the internet service providers. Though the onus of fixing it as a systemic problem is probably on them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 03:16 PM)

then how would honest Canadian companies like Rogers or Bell be able to overcharge you for content, or not even make the content available in your region for varied and unknowable reasons?

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:33 PM)

It's on the internet, but the internet is being treated like it's regional. It doesn't matter that I'm in canada, It's the internet. Stop enforcing outdated and completely arbitrary broadcast restrictions on the global telecommunication network.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

Nope, security is not my concern at all.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 April 2021 - 01:56 PM)

I mean, if you're not worried about security and just using it to access geolocked content, there are free vpns.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 11:43 AM)

To watch cartoons on a free streaming program? Might as well write my representative if I have to fix problems other people caused.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 April 2021 - 04:47 PM)

Sounds like time for a vpn.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2021 - 10:32 AM)

Aaannndddd no earthworm jim in canada. Thanks outdated broadcast standards.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Truly the crossover I never knew I needed in my life.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 April 2021 - 08:39 PM)

Dude! Tubi Tv has the Earthworm Jim cartoon! And Chuck Norris and Denver!

@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

@  Sabrblade : (18 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 April 2021 - 02:10 PM)

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@  Telly : (18 April 2021 - 02:00 PM)

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.


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#1 Nevermore

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

Near-complete G2 Stunticons including painted and stickered Motormaster, but apparently missing Menasor's head
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171371133142

http://www.tfw2005.c...or-ebay-23.html

Carded G2 Breakdown
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181451804701

Combat Hero Megatron
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351081709269

Combat Hero Optimus Prime
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351081708090

Charity auction: Autojetter and Autolauncher
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171375403779

Laser Cycle Jazz
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181451812203

Go-Bot Rumble
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321448752340

Go-Bot police car
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351107956579

Unpainted Go-Bot police car
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351091871049

Unpainted Go-Bot white car
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321429976444

Unpainted Go-Bot race car
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351091873945

PAINTED Go-Bots pink car and Hound!
http://www.tfw2005.c...ml#post11269036
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:54 AM

I wish the Jeep had actually been produced, it would have been a nice addition.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:59 AM

This is the first time we've seen a stickered G2 Motormaster outside the cardback photos of the smaller team members.

And needless to say, the first time we've ever seen the finished G2 Gobot Hound and pink car.

Wiki team, someone please, errr, liberate those photos!

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:02 PM

This is crazy.  Where o where have these been hiding for the last twenty years?

 

Also, pretty damn safe to say the Jeep Go-Bot was going to be Hound now.


Edited by Spark, 02 July 2014 - 12:04 PM.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:02 PM

Basements and closets, waiting, biding their time, yearing for the moment.

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

I like how that Go-bots Hound and pink car were apparently acquired some time ago by some guy without a decent camera,and we just learned about it today.

Makes me wonder how many other interesting items are out there just hidden away in collections around the globe.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

Makes me wonder what other insane things Hasbro designers have stashed away.


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#8 Vexwing

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

Well, since the cat is out of the bag, unpainted pre-production samples of the 1995 G2 "flip-changer" basics that eventually saw release in Machine Wars popped up. They were in the same collection from an ex-Hasbro employee that the painted "lost" Go-Bots pre-production samples came from. 

 

Interestingly, much like BW II Starscream and BB, BW II Dirge was seemingly derived from the unreleased G2 colors, albeit in a slightly brighter blue (and likely more paint than the G2 release would have had.) Mirage was bright green with a blue head, and "Hoist" was much like his black Machine Wars release except with the brown parts (gang molded with the Thundercracker/Skywarp mold) in gray. The gang molded clear parts were pink across the board, a trait re-used for BWII Thrust and Dirge. Given the presence of a lot of other unreleased G2 items in the same collection I have little doubt that these are legit 1995 unpainted pre-production samples.

 

As for Megatron, well, pictures are worth a thousand words, right?  :)

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:27 PM

Oh, I like that green scheme very much. Also, it's like it foreshadows his first Beast Wars form!


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:29 PM

I really like that Motormaster.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:33 PM

Nice. I love this stuff. Where are the pics of the other ones? 

 

Edit - Kind of annoyed at Karl's reluctance to post that list of purported 1996 releases because it apparently contains something nobody knows about. When it comes to rare and unreleased stuff like this, there is a section of the fandom who seems to feel like keeping things out of the public knowledge is part of the game. 


Edited by Spectre, 02 July 2014 - 01:42 PM.


#12 Vexwing

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:37 PM

Megatron is the only one I own, I can post some crummy pictures of the others when I'm home later tonight.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:39 PM

Please do! Even crummy pictures are better than nothing!



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:49 PM

Nice. I love this stuff. Where are the pics of the other ones? 

 

Edit - Kind of annoyed at Karl's reluctance to post that list of purported 1996 releases because it apparently contains something nobody knows about. When it comes to rare and unreleased stuff like this, there is a section of the fandom who seems to feel like keeping things out of the public knowledge is part of the game. 

 

Yeah, I don't get it either. This was a very recent acquisition for me, I don't really get the draw of keeping information secret from the fandom at large.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:52 PM

Edit - Kind of annoyed at Karl's reluctance to post that list of purported 1996 releases because it apparently contains something nobody knows about. When it comes to rare and unreleased stuff like this, there is a section of the fandom who seems to feel like keeping things out of the public knowledge is part of the game.

Didn't Rik Alvarez refuse to show pictures of some unreleased toys outside of his BotCon presentation?

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

 

Edit - Kind of annoyed at Karl's reluctance to post that list of purported 1996 releases because it apparently contains something nobody knows about. When it comes to rare and unreleased stuff like this, there is a section of the fandom who seems to feel like keeping things out of the public knowledge is part of the game.

Didn't Rik Alvarez refuse to show pictures of some unreleased toys outside of his BotCon presentation?

 

Yes.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

Now he works at TRU.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:30 PM


 

Edit - Kind of annoyed at Karl's reluctance to post that list of purported 1996 releases because it apparently contains something nobody knows about. When it comes to rare and unreleased stuff like this, there is a section of the fandom who seems to feel like keeping things out of the public knowledge is part of the game.

Didn't Rik Alvarez refuse to show pictures of some unreleased toys outside of his BotCon presentation?
 
Yes.

There's another dude on 2005 who actually "blanked out" segments of his collection pictures because they included protos no one had ever seen before. His explanation was corroborated by at least one other very long-term and well-respected fan who shall here remain nameless.

And I agree that it's kind of a douchey thing to do. These aren't money-minting plates, they're toys that almost came out 24 years ago but then never did and never will. Quit trying to lord your collector-fu over others.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

Wow.



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