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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.


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BotCon 2015 Toy Exclusive Reveals - Packrat, Battletrap, SG Stepper, Megatron, Oilmaster


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#21 Onyx Minor

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

Well, this really has me excited.  I have the original, and I cannot wait to get this on my shelf.  Also, I love the reveal.  Fun way to do this, especially by adding the reading of the character bio in the vid.    :thumbsup



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

 

 

Geez, I feel like they might be going too obscure with this.

I mean, does anyone really remember the BWII Egg Beasts?

Has nothing to do with BW eggs. Surprise egg videos are something different...

 


That... that's the joke?

Packrat's BotCon.com page is up too, with stock photos.

http://www.botcon.co...5/bc15thief.cfm

It's not the most awe-inspiring figure ever, but it's a really lovely update of the original.

 

There was never a joke. It's just marketing to a larger audience...



#23 Spark

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.

 

I wonder about the Jazz.


Edited by Spark, 31 March 2015 - 01:27 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#24 Walky

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

Pete, Jalaguy is saying that the original BWII Egg Beasts post was a joke, not any of yours.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

 

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.

 

 

I'm not convinced that's Bumblebee. It's too small and looks like it has wheels on both the sides of the legs and the shoulders. 

 

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic) and red/white Jazz (if that's what it is) sounds like 2013 comic-style SG Ricochet (who first appeared at Botcon 2012, and would fit the definition of a loose cannon).



#26 Jalaguy

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

Pete, Jalaguy is saying that the original BWII Egg Beasts post was a joke, not any of yours.


Indeed I was.

I guess the muscle, 591-9687, is Battletrap - he's from 1987 and his Japanese ID number was D-96. Dunno about the 591.

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:31 PM

The 5 is May, his first comic appearance. 

 

I suspect the numbers might have one or two garbage digits to make it a little harder?



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:32 PM

 

Pete, Jalaguy is saying that the original BWII Egg Beasts post was a joke, not any of yours.


Indeed I was.

I guess the muscle, 591-9687, is Battletrap - he's from 1987 and his Japanese ID number was D-96. Dunno about the 591.

 

 

May 1991 is when Marvel issue 80 published, and Battletrap appeared in that, I guess.


Edited by Walky, 31 March 2015 - 01:33 PM.


#29 Spark

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:33 PM

 

 

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.

 

 

I'm not convinced that's Bumblebee. It's too small and looks like it has wheels on both the sides of the legs and the shoulders. 

 

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic) and red/white Jazz (if that's what it is) sounds like 2013 comic-style SG Ricochet (who first appeared at Botcon 2012, and would fit the definition of a loose cannon).

 

I think you're reading Wave Crusher front tires as shoulder tires.  It looks like Bumblebee with the Wave Crusher backpack attached to me, although I haven't compared his size to Rattrap, but it looks like Rattrap might be standing on something.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#30 Jalaguy

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:36 PM

Ooh, ooh, the bounty hunter is totally Oilmaster! His prototype was displayed during BotCon 1996!

#31 Petes Robot Con

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:40 PM

Pete, Jalaguy is saying that the original BWII Egg Beasts post was a joke, not any of yours.

The joys of black and white, I mean, white and purple text... Lost in translation, I just thought he was looking for a funny ha ha  and we haven't even gotten to that part yet!

 

Stay Tuned, the Mayor of St. Charles will be presenting a key to the city to some random 1984 VW bug...

 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:41 PM

 

 

 

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.

 

 

I'm not convinced that's Bumblebee. It's too small and looks like it has wheels on both the sides of the legs and the shoulders. 

 

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic) and red/white Jazz (if that's what it is) sounds like 2013 comic-style SG Ricochet (who first appeared at Botcon 2012, and would fit the definition of a loose cannon).

 

I think you're reading Wave Crusher front tires as shoulder tires.  It looks like Bumblebee with the Wave Crusher backpack attached to me, although I haven't compared his size to Rattrap, but it looks like Rattrap might be standing on something.

 

 

Hmm. I'm not sure. The shape of the legs doesn't say Bumblebee. Looks more like...Legends Gears, to me. 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Packrat's BotCon.com page is up too, with stock photos.

http://www.botcon.co...5/bc15thief.cfm

It's not the most awe-inspiring figure ever, but it's a really lovely update of the original.

That looks...awful. All the times random colours have been added (by Hasbro as well as FunPub) to 'break up a deco' and yet they leave that huge area of homogenous blue (not even a nice blue!), including the head?


http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html
 
Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.
Shouldn't Tap-Out have been GDO Cliffjumper by rights? Especially with the...fidelity...of Packrat.

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic)...

Flywheels from Blitzwing for a "souvenir" pack, then?

#34 Sabrblade

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

Boy, you guys are fast at deciphering these codes.


Edited by Sabrblade, 31 March 2015 - 01:47 PM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#35 Shattered

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:47 PM

Which blue are you talking about? I quite like the blue of the toy. The photoshop blue suffers from all the saturation issues of a photoshop.

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

Ooh, ooh, the bounty hunter is totally Oilmaster! His prototype was displayed during BotCon 1996!

 

http://tfwiki.net/wi...masterrobot.jpg

 

That sure is the color scheme of that maybe-not-Bumblebee guy in the leak from the video, huh?


Edited by Spectre, 31 March 2015 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Might as well put a bald german guy in front of the pic. 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:51 PM

I have the dumbest reason ever for loving Packrat... when I was playing D&D I had a character who had several unfortunate fates beffall him -- first got turned permanently blue by a Rod of Wonder and later was infected with lycanthropy and became a were-rat. And he was also a thief.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:53 PM

 

 

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html
 
Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.
Shouldn't Tap-Out have been GDO Cliffjumper by rights? Especially with the...fidelity...of Packrat.

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic)...

Flywheels from Blitzwing for a "souvenir" pack, then?

 

Eh, I don't think using Breakdown as a Tap-Out base is a particularly bad idea for a guy built around being an ex-gladiator, even if it eschews the Cliffjumper redeco aspect.  And I bet you're right, that Flywheels will probably be a Blitzwing redeco (or Doubledealer, more likely).


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:56 PM

Way to ruin the surprise Randy.  :o

Those dates that seemed related to previous BotCons stood out to me.  Heck if I could figure out those other ones.  :D

 

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