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@  Lazy Garou : (22 July 2018 - 06:39 AM)

Theres possibly a transformer-collecting rick hopping the multiverse that has all the fan vote options available through the years.

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM)

I have the green one and it's more or less okay. One side has louder clicks but it was like that form the get go

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.


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#1 Fnu Aw

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:19 AM

A thread for all those topics that are worth bringing up but not worth a whole new thread. If it's Pony, it's on topic.

 

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:13 PM

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:43 PM

They used to have such great taste in hats, didn't they?


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:45 PM

I've realized it for quite some time now, but in the process of making my most recent vector, it passed through my mind again.

 

Why aren't there any middle aged to early elderly aged normal bodied ponies?  Everyone is either young (like Cheerilee) or an extremely old (like Granny Smith) and nothing in between.  I just can't figure this out.

 

I say normal bodied because the closest middle aged pony I can think of is Prim Hemline, and she's pretty thin and somewhat gaunt.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:13 PM

Ms Harshwhinny might be in the same age range as Prim Hemline.

 

I think we see more of them than we think, but we just can't tell. Twilight's parents don't look a day older than they were when we saw Twilight as a filly. It seems that little ponies age pretty slowly.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:46 PM

It's still strange that we don't see more.  I guess we could chalk it up to laziness.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

I think their voices might be how we're supposed to tell.


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:28 AM

The Cakes are... probably older than the main characters; does that count?

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:31 AM

Why don't we just check their gums?


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:34 PM

I've realized it for quite some time now, but in the process of making my most recent vector, it passed through my mind again.
 
Why aren't there any middle aged to early elderly aged normal bodied ponies?  Everyone is either young (like Cheerilee) or an extremely old (like Granny Smith) and nothing in between.  I just can't figure this out.
 
I say normal bodied because the closest middle aged pony I can think of is Prim Hemline, and she's pretty thin and somewhat gaunt.

I agree with Fnu that voice, clothing and mannerisms are a lot of it. Most have the same bodies though the Cakes or Rarity's mom are good examples of body variance. One of the nurses from Read It and Weep also has the subtly thicker body type. However, the official age difference is the reflections/catchlights in the eyes. Foals have three. Young adult to middle age have two. Upper end of middle age and the elderly have just one. Ms Harshwhinny only has one catchlight. Mayor Mare has two. Now that I sit and think about this, while this does fluctuate and depend on a combination of other factors, I do find it intriguingly fitting Sailor U's vector of Brisk Iron has two catchlights.

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Alright I've got a question. Celestia's assistant/secretary seems to be named Raven. Why? Is it short for something else or is it some reference or what? I don't get it.
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:15 PM

However, the official age difference is the reflections/catchlights in the eyes. Foals have three. Young adult to middle age have two. Upper end of middle age and the elderly have just one. Ms Harshwhinny only has one catchlight. Mayor Mare has two. Now that I sit and think about this, while this does fluctuate and depend on a combination of other factors, I do find it intriguingly fitting Sailor U's vector of Brisk Iron has two catchlights.

What does this say about Trixie? EG treats her like she's in the same age bracket as the Mane 6, but she has eyes with only one catchlight each.

Sethisto actually asked about that at some convention a while back (because he always asks something about Trixie. They brace for it when they see him walking up to the mike) and nobody knew. There's no official answer.

Alright I've got a question. Celestia's assistant/secretary seems to be named Raven. Why? Is it short for something else or is it some reference or what? I don't get it.

No idea. I don't think an official explanation has been given. If it's a reference, it's an odd one. The character was known well before she got a name.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:34 AM

Still wondering if the background humans with no pony counterparts have names. Like dark tornado jock, hearts divided geek, green hair Eco kid, the other two in Flash Drive.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:07 PM

What does this say about Trixie? EG treats her like she's in the same age bracket as the Mane 6, but she has eyes with only one catchlight each.

While divergence can happen, it could be a way to make her seem more worldly/less innocent despite being the same age. Her show appearances have been antagonistic so it just might be a shorthand to make her a tiny bit off from everyone else.
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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:43 PM

You know, now that I think about it, Trixie does sound older than the main cast...

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:05 PM

Then again, EG ignores the catchlight thing with Trixie, as do the toys, and the comics just have no idea.

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

There's been multiple references to Egypt in G4. Is Anugypt from the comics the only one that's been explicitly named?
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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

I believe so.


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 01:40 AM

I'm gonna chalk the Equestria Girls thing up to the same business that had Strong Bad and Coach Z as babies in the same cartoon even though Coach Z is old enough to be Strong Bad's elementary school gym teacher. Namely, it's an alternate universe; 1:1 correlations don't apply. I mean, I assume Principal Celestia isn't over 1000 years old either. And aren't the Cutie Mark Crusaders in like middle school in that movie, too? I'm going by the preview since I'm still not interested in watching the movies.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 06:16 AM

Watch the Equestria Rocks. It's pretty good, better than the first.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:27 PM

You know, now that I think about it, Trixie does sound older than the main cast...

So does G3 Rainbow Dash.
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