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@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

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@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"


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What Stupid Thing Did the GOP Say Or Do Today -CHOKE TURTLE CHOKE!

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#1 Ironbite

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:57 PM

I'm so sick and tired of making a billion topics about how stupid the GOP is so I've decided to bite the bullet and make one super topic.  Please keep this to GOP stupidity only as while the Dem's are also as stupid, they keep that jive away from cameras

 

In today's stupidity, Michele Bachmann has decided that Obama will be responsible for the upcoming Rapture

 

 

 

Michele Bachmann says the rapture is coming, thanks to President Barack Obama’s policies on Iran’s nuclear program and marriage equality.

In a radio interview last week, Bachmann, the former Minnesota Republican congresswoman, told "End Times" host Jan Markell, “We need to realize how close this clock is getting to the midnight hour.”

“We in our lifetimes potentially could see Jesus Christ returning to earth and the rapture of the church,” Bachmann said. “We see the destruction, but this was a destruction that was foretold.”

 

Bachmann cited the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran as a cause. The U.S. and five partner nations are discussing a deal with Iran that would prevent the country from developing or obtaining nuclear weapons.

“We are literally watching, month by month, the speed move up to a level we’ve never seen before with these events," Bachmann said. "Barack Obama is intent. It is his number one goal to ensure that Iran has a nuclear weapon.”

Later in the interview, Bachmann again tied her rapture prediction to Obama’s foreign policy.

“If you look at the president’s rhetoric, and if you look at his actions, everything he has done has been to cut the legs out of Israel and lift up the agenda of radical Islam,” she said.

Obama has said repeatedly that the goal of the nuclear talks with Iran is to prevent the country from developing a nuclear weapon.

Bachmann also blamed abortion and gay marriage, arguing that God is punishing the United States for “embracing a pagan view.”

“Any nation that accepts God and his principles is blessed, and those who push away are cursed. That’s what we’re seeing happen to the United States,” she said. “We will suffer the consequences as a result.”

Some Christians believe those who are saved will be transported to heaven just before armageddon, which they call the rapture.

This is not the first time Bachmann has predicted extreme consequences from the Iran deal. Earlier this month, she claimed the deal would lead to "World War III." And in a Facebook post, she compared Obama to Andreas Lubitz, the pilot who crashed the Germanwings airliner into the French Alps in March.

 

And here I thought that when she compared Obama to Andreas Lubitz she couldn't get any lower.  Guess I was wrong.

 

Ironbite-so wrong.


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:14 PM

What, is she trying to out-Santorum Santorum?



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 07:31 PM

I'm disappointed this thread didn't follow the same naming structure as the DC Comics thread/website. "Has The Grand Old Party Done Something Stupid Today"'ish. #whatmighthavebeen. :thumbsup


Edited by Wheelimus, 21 April 2015 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 07:44 PM

And it's too bad you can't edit the title.

 

Ironbite-SUCH IS LIFE!


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 07:51 PM

wassssss onnnnccceeee aaaaaa maaaaaannnnnnn



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:36 PM

If I were making a topic about this, I know the perfect title.

 

WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE A JUDICIAL BRANCH!?

 

A Republican lawmaker is trying to keep federal courts from hearing same-sex marriage cases.

 

Less than a week before the Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in potentially one of the nation’s most influential cases on gay marriage, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced the Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act of 2015 to preserve state bans.

 

“For too long, federal courts have overstepped their constitutionally limited duty to interpret the Constitution.” King said in a news release. “Rather, federal courts have perverted the Constitution to make law and create constitutional rights to things such as privacy, birth control, and abortion. These Unenumerated, so-called constitutionally-protected rights were not envisioned by our Founding Fathers.”

 

King’s bill strips way Article III of the Constitution, which gives federal courts the jurisdiction to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, any type of marriage. The bill also prohibits federal funds from being used for any litigation in, or enforcement of any order or judgment by, any federal court.

 

King said his bill would stop the courts from “destroying traditional marriage.”

 

This isn't a bill...this an amendment and should be treated as such.  But I guess the current crop of dumbasses haven't even heard of the amendment process and will just put forth any old law they can because they think it'll pass both Constitutional muster and the President's desk.

 

Look we get it.  Someone paid you a hell of a lot of money to put this bill into circulation.  We get it.  But you've lost on this issue.  Move on to the next.

 

Ironbite-you know transgender rights which you'll lose on as well.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 06:05 PM

Holy cow.  This is proof positive of just how desperate these people are.  They're literally going to try every trick in the book to stop the inevitable. 

 

"Oh, you Republicans do love futility, don't you? Well, fortunately, this time your foolishness will destroy you and your party. The Marriage Equality Wars are over, GOP. You lose."


Edited by Patchouli Knowledge, 23 April 2015 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

President Obama has refused to dignify this bill with a response, instead giving it a simple "suck it" crotch chop.



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 07:13 PM

President Obama has refused to dignify this bill with a response, instead giving it a simple "suck it" crotch chop.

Wow... guess seeing the door has really changed his demeanour. :D


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 07:49 PM

By this point I assume and hope that he's The Rock Obama 100% of the time.



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 08:47 PM

“For too long, federal courts have overstepped their constitutionally limited duty to interpret the Constitution.” King said in a news release. “Rather, federal courts have perverted the Constitution to make law and create constitutional rights to things such as privacy, birth control, and abortion. These Unenumerated, so-called constitutionally-protected rights were not envisioned by our Founding Fathers.”

 

Really? I'm pretty sure the Founding Fathers were aware of (and big on) the concept of privacy.

 

They did write the Fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights after all.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 09:16 PM

How dare the federal government do what the federal government is meant to do.

 

Edit: And how dare the edit button let me edit this post.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:01 AM

But wait.... I thought right-wingers eagerly awaited, and where even trying to kick off in some instances, the Rapture?  Y'know... being their such 'good christians' their all going up to heaven and such.

 


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 05:52 AM

Holy cow.  This is proof positive of just how desperate these people are.  They're literally going to try every trick in the book to stop the inevitable. 
 
"Oh, you Republicans do love futility, don't you? Well, fortunately, this time your foolishness will destroy you and your party. The Marriage Equality Wars are over, GOP. You lose."


I'm not entirely sure why, but in my head that quote was done in Beast Wars Megatron's voice.

Also the GOP continue to be stupid.

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 06:06 AM

 

I'm not entirely sure why, but in my head that quote was done in Beast Wars Megatron's voice.

 

Isn't that because it's a Beast Wars Megatron quote, paraphrased?

 

At least I thought it was, now I'm not so sure.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 06:39 AM

Pretty sure it is.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 07:44 AM

But wait.... I thought right-wingers eagerly awaited, and where even trying to kick off in some instances, the Rapture?  Y'know... being their such 'good christians' their all going up to heaven and such.

 

 

The right wing Biblical Sharia Law demographic is like 99% coward. And since a lot of them believe some stupid shit about rapture that isn't even in their book the last thing they really want is for it to happen now. Oh sure, they'll say that they're so sure it's right around the corner but truly they hope to be either dead or too old to care if it happens. These are not holy warriors ready to battle demons. They'd probably be too scared to even high five said warriors at the big We Killed Satan afterparty.

 

What they really want though is to continue to live in unearned comfort taken from the downtrodden until they're dead and gone and to leave that whole end of the world shit to their descendents.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 08:01 AM

Pretty sure it is.

Yeah, I knew the last part was, but wasn't sure about the first, so I was confuzzled as well.

 

 

 

“For too long, federal courts have overstepped their constitutionally limited duty to interpret the Constitution.” King said in a news release. “Rather, federal courts have perverted the Constitution to make law and create constitutional rights to things such as privacy, birth control, and abortion. These Unenumerated, so-called constitutionally-protected rights were not envisioned by our Founding Fathers.”

 

Really? I'm pretty sure the Founding Fathers were aware of (and big on) the concept of privacy.

 

They did write the Fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights after all.

There's some bizarre little aside in a footnote somewhere where someone from the period asked a philosophical question about whether it would be the government's right to slip into someone's study bureau drawer and read a piece of paper if it could be done, magically, without entering the home. The argument was that this would, indeed, be an invasion. Does anyone remember that, and where it might have came from? I mean, it's literally true that the founding fathers were concerned about privacy in the modern sense, and there's documentary evidence of the fact, but I don't remember where I ran into that and it might be useful to drag out in these kinds of situations in the future.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:52 AM

I'm pretty sure we actually don't have any constitutionally stated rights to privacy... Just a weird mish-mash of admendments that people reading as we do.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:51 AM

If we're going down *that* road we don't have separation of church and state either.


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