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@  TheMightyMol... : (27 February 2020 - 05:53 PM)

Neat.

@  Darth Gonzo : (27 February 2020 - 05:53 PM)

Tarn is in Cyberverse.

@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 10:24 AM)

I really don't like that guy. Show the toys, not your face. I'm tired of looking at him.

@  RCX : (27 February 2020 - 09:25 AM)

Toy Galaxy is excellent.

@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 09:03 AM)

I think you'll be save in Greenland.

@  CORVUS : (27 February 2020 - 01:12 AM)

Toy Galaxy is my favorite overall toy-related channel on YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (26 February 2020 - 11:29 PM)

Last year's coverage via Toy YouTubers was brilliant. However, since YouTube's new (unfortunately necessary) guidelines the companies barely invited any of them back, so all we get is super-popular collector's info.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 February 2020 - 09:19 PM)

If it weren't for Toy Galaxy's coverage video, I would not have known about the Defenders of the Earth figures. New toys of Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician? In 2020? I would have said you were smoking something strong.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:32 PM)

So the question is... has Madagascar closed down all its ports yet?

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:31 PM)

A couple that got infected attended a Carnival event with over 300 people in attendance.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

So the Corona virus keeps getting closer to where I live. Several confirmed cases in my federal state already.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 February 2020 - 02:20 PM)

Man, only having collector sites to get Toy Fair news from sucks. Did you know there is a 4" line of kids figures for the new Avengers game coming?

@  Dekafox : (26 February 2020 - 11:54 AM)

Since Omega already exists they could name it Auntie

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:07 AM)

Oh, and one last Titan,provided we can fudge things a bit to include a character from Transformers: Animated; how about something at least resembling TF:A Omega Supreme?

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:05 AM)

How about they find a way to make a mold they can use for both Broadside and Tidal Wave?

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 February 2020 - 02:13 AM)

Optimus Maximus, the mysterious titan of the Arisen, also Iaconus from Cyberverse.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!


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#41 Doin It To Ham

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:16 PM

I'm not sure why anyone has to take issue with how they're running a fun little game. That's just silly. 

 

Thanks for putting this together, staff & co.



#42 Magnusblitz

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:17 PM

Magnusblitz, sad though it might be, it's possible it's either myself or Gizmoboy who are the most sports-aware on the staff these days.  So the staff did take these things into account, and some decisions were made to balance authenticity with practicality.  Seeding was tough enough (and at least as arbitrary as for NCAA), but to try and seed the "regions" would have been more complex than was necessary.  From my perspective, it's not uncommon to have a tougher region in a given year, so an overall 1 meeting an overall 2 would be like a powerhouse 1v2 meeting in the elite eight before facing an easier 1 seed from a different region in the final four.  So while less elegant, it's sufficiently close to reality without being too unwieldy a process for our first time doing this.

 

We're talking about the points/contest rules/due dates, etc.  Kalidor mentioned this came about in a few days, and we appreciate people bringing up these issues.  We'll address them shortly and let everyone know of any changes (with sufficient warning to adjust entries if needed).

 

Regarding points, I just want to personally advocate for a bracket I play in each year where instead of doubling, the points are 1, 2, 4, 8, 12 ,16.  Yes, it's a lot harder to get the late rounds correct so they should be worth more, but outright doubling seems to render the early rounds too worthless.  By not outright doubling for the last two rounds, you make a lot of closer, more interesting challenges where picking the right loser for each of those rounds can actually make as much of a difference in the score as picking the right winner.  It seems to reward more total bracket accuracy as opposed to just picking the right winner regardless of how inaccurate your early round picks may have been.  Just something to consider and/or suggest to whoever runs your own favorite pools if you like that sort of contest as opposed to some knucklehead winning it just because they pick a Duke or Kentucky or North Carolina to win it all and got almost nothing else correct.  :)

 

Well, as far as the seed setup goes, it wouldn't be too hard to do properly - I mean, you already assigned the seeds to the characters, no problem with that, just saying that the snaking should've been done correctly. All-in-all it's not a big deal, I was just surprised to see that it wasn't snaked (though it's close).

 

As for the points, that sounds fair to me - I agree that there's reasons to not completely double it.

 

And lastly, for bracket accuracy - I think it SHOULD just be popular vote. If someone runs the table (obviously I think ROTF Devastator can overcome his low seed!) due to vote popularity, well, so be it. That's how the GameFAQs battle ended up with Tetris L-Block and Draven winning in successive years, breaking the Noble Nine hegemony amongst their character battles. I never get a sense this is supposed to be based on strength of the actual combiner in fiction, just pure popularity.



#43 Magnusblitz

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

I'm not sure why anyone has to take issue with how they're running a fun little game. That's just silly. 

 

Thanks for putting this together, staff & co.

 

I like fun games too, but, rules should always be obvious up front and make sense for the game and promote healthy competition and 'fun' when possible.

 

Even in bracket pools and fantasy leagues with no money involved, still best to keep a tight ship on the rules.


Edited by Magnusblitz, 17 March 2015 - 01:25 PM.


#44 Doin It To Ham

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

Wasn't referring to rules clarification. Was referring to "You guys should have done x instead."



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:34 PM

Here's mine.

 

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#46 LiamA

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:37 PM

Are all these guys the same size for this thing?  Several of them are Minicons or Micromasters and their combined form would be about the size of a regular Transformer.



#47 LiamA

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:50 PM

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#48 Powered Convoy

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:57 PM

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#49 DeltaSeeker

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:08 PM

Here's mine if I'm not too late

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#50 SoS

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:22 PM

Argghhh, this was sooooo hard! I favored many combiners that I didn't chose in my bracket because I knew they had no chance of winning. Sigh....

 

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#51 Sunstorm

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 08:20 PM

Here's the way it would go down:

 

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#52 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:05 PM

I have to admit, the words "I have no idea what I'm doing" have never been more accurate. :D

 

But I did have fun filling it out.

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#53 Tigerpaw28

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

While I would've like to have anticipated some more surprises, I think the reality is that the classic G1 guys are going to dominate this tourney.

 

That said, I think it'll be fun to see the classic match up of Starscream's Brigade versus Megatron's Stunticons in the final.

 

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#54 Kalidor

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 09:33 AM

Voting is done for round one!



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:08 PM

where are God Neptune, Dinoking, Goradora, Aligned Ruination, and The Beast? do they not get to compete?

I call bs if redundancy is the issue. since we have 3 devastators, 2 bruticuses (3 counting his repaint ruination), and 2 superions.



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:13 PM

where are God Neptune, Dinoking, Goradora, Aligned Ruination, and The Beast? do they not get to compete?

I call bs if redundancy is the issue. since we have 3 devastators, 2 bruticuses (3 counting his repaint ruination), and 2 superions.

 

None of the Power Core Combiners are there either. I think Ultra Prime from combiner wars is also missing. Also FOC Bruticus should possiblly count since he's technically different then G1 Bruticus.


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#57 Magnusblitz

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 02:38 PM

I've got a spreadsheet we used for at-home NCAA brackets that I've tweaked to use for this. It'll take me a little while to get all ~28 brackets entered in though (gotta do it by hand). I'll try get it done by today, though. Should make it easier to keep track (and see who picked what, etc.)

 

Also, points per round are going to be 1, 2, 4, 8, 12?


Edited by Magnusblitz, 20 March 2015 - 02:39 PM.


#58 Magnusblitz

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 02:48 PM

BScorpinok75's bracket is a bit messed up at the end. His final four is Devastator, Liokaiser, Predaking, Raiden. But he has Dev over Lio and Raiden over Predaking, but the matchup would be Dev/Pred and Lio/Raiden. Who you wanna pick instead in those matchups?

 

EDIT: Rosicrucian's bracket is also messed up at the same point. His final four is Nexus Prime, Ruination, Monstructor, Computron. He has Nexus over Ruination and Monstructor over Computron, but the matchup in the bracket would be the two "north" teams (Nexus VS Monstructor) and the two "south" teams (Ruination VS Computron).


Edited by Magnusblitz, 20 March 2015 - 02:55 PM.


#59 Magnusblitz

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:19 PM

GB Blackrock's bracket is also wrong, at the same point. His F4 is Defensor, Menasor, Bruticus and Superion. The matchups would be Defensor/Bruticus and Menasor/Superion.



#60 Magnusblitz

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:41 PM

And the last mistake... Tigerpaw28 did not pick a winner (of a Bruticus/Menasor final).

 

Anyways, I've finished the spreadsheet, uploaded as a image here: http://imgur.com/16dYh1b(LARGE IMAGE WARNING)

 

I'll be happy to edit in BScorpinok75, Rosicrucian, GB Blackrock and Tigerpaw28's fixes when I see 'em.


Edited by Magnusblitz, 20 March 2015 - 03:42 PM.