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@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

hard-to-find-media

@  Chromedome113 : (05 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

I watched it on blu ray the other day, I noticed that too, but I just rememberd it being Bi ote in the trailer


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#21 Chris McFeely

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 06:48 AM

Having watched the first dvd set, what struck me about the GoBots cartoon was how it consisted mostly of standard identikit 80s kidvid plots, not WHOLLY unlike G1, but with the distinction that it would rarely actually use the unique elements of the GoBots themselves to add any kind of distinctive slant to their take on said plots. For instance, there's the obligatory "time travel" episode, where everyone goes back to ancient Rome... and the Renegades just conquer stuff to change the future and that's it. It could have been any 80s show with only the tiniest script changes. Compare to Transformers' take on the "time travel" plot, where its exploited to do a predestination paradox origin for the main character, or where the characters struggle to function in the past and have to invent new weapons and ways of generating power to survive - plots built around the characters' robotic nature.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 10:18 AM

Those are all fair critiques. I personally love it, but I consider myself to be pretty easy on 80s toons. And there is a significant nostalgia angle.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 10:38 AM


Do you know late 70s early 80s old Hanna Barbera style Saturday Morning Cartoons?

Basically imagine G1 done in that style.


-ZacWilliam, yes G1 is certainly "of its era" but it was close to the cutting edge of kids marketing cartoons of its era where Go-Bots was kinda old fashiondish
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Posted 14 March 2015 - 11:35 AM

So it is basically SuperFriends-style plots but with robots instead of superheroes?


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:10 PM

That's not an unfair comparison. The Gobots are just more likely to punch or shoot things (without any serious or lasting injury, of course) every few episodes.



#26 Chris McFeely

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:17 PM

With this DVD release I believe we need to revisit the idea of putting GoBots on the wiki because I am a glutton for punishment apparently



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:32 PM

Wasn't there a project for a separate Gobots-based Wiki at some point?

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:42 PM

If there isn't one already, I'll be very disappointed in the internet.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:48 PM

Having watched the first dvd set, what struck me about the GoBots cartoon was how it consisted mostly of standard identikit 80s kidvid plots, not WHOLLY unlike G1, but with the distinction that it would rarely actually use the unique elements of the GoBots themselves to add any kind of distinctive slant to their take on said plots. For instance, there's the obligatory "time travel" episode, where everyone goes back to ancient Rome... and the Renegades just conquer stuff to change the future and that's it. It could have been any 80s show with only the tiniest script changes. Compare to Transformers' take on the "time travel" plot, where its exploited to do a predestination paradox origin for the main character, or where the characters struggle to function in the past and have to invent new weapons and ways of generating power to survive - plots built around the characters' robotic nature.


Wording it that way makes it sound like the GoBots writers cared even less than the writers on Sunbowformers. Maybe that says something about cartoon writers in the '80s.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:54 PM

Wasn't there a project for a separate Gobots-based Wiki at some point?


Folks on the TFWiki voted that we should make a linked "sister wiki" for GoBots at one point back when but IIRC none of the really big mover and shakers of the wiki were really that into it so that didn't ever actually happen.

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#31 Chris McFeely

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:56 PM

I don't think a sister wiki was honestly necessary, it feels like something that could be part of the existing one. I mean, heck, we HAVE a GoBots article, and articles for like, what, must be a good dozen GoBots characters as it is.



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 03:08 PM


I think the whole "sister wiki" idea was a compromise attempt because there was a strong faction at the time that didn't want GoBots stuff "cluttering up" the wiki or whatever.

-ZacWilliam, it was a long time ago, shrug. I would certainly love to see them fully integrated myself.
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Posted 14 March 2015 - 03:11 PM

if we do that we should merge the Sidewayses too



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 03:11 PM

It's an idea worth revisiting. And it's really not like there's going to be further GoBots media, anyway...

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 03:22 PM

if we do that we should merge the Sidewayses too

 

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 03:49 PM

Look.

 

There is no way to avoid the fact that eventually the only people who will write Club fiction will be kids brought up on a diet of Armada. Any attempt to keep the Sidewayses seperate is just delaying the inevitable.



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 04:22 PM

I'm not expecting anything close to Swat Kats quality, but I am at least hoping it's not as bad as Superfriends.

Eeeehhh... depends on which period of Supefriends. Its quality varied like crazy.



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 07:35 PM

If there isn't one already, I'll be very disappointed in the internet.

There's a Machine Robo Wiki on Wikia, though it only has a hundred some pages.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 10:25 PM

The Gobots "fandom," such as it is, seems to generally take the form of a very small subset of the TF fandom. Like I've never met anyone, including myself, who was into Gobots before they were into Transformers. Although I guess it's true that the first transforming toy I owned was a Gobots Pocket that I found buried in our yard...and I think that was before I knew what TF was.

 

Given that and the property's current status as one of the many alternate TF universes (isn't this correct? I remember that this was established in one of the club comics, I think), it seems appropriate to me that they become part of the TF wiki. 

 

Heck, I'd even enjoy writing episode summaries and expanded character bios. But I need to get through watching the rest of the show first. 


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 04:31 AM

Okay, so I've been wanting to get the first volume DVD, but haven't been able to. I'm reading here that the pilot episodes weren't included there, though? Did I read right that they're on Volume 2, making that one to have before Volume 1 if I want a complete, in-order viewing?

 

Just trying to figure out what I need to do here when the time comes.

 

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