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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)

dagrimbo

@  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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#41 Rust

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 10:53 PM

I want someone to seriously ask these one of these Republicans in a debate, "With your religious Zeal and wanting to remove the religious rights of others, how does that make you any different from Isis or the Talaban."

 

You know the answer they'd give. "I'm a Christian."

 

To which I'd reply "Sure you are."



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:09 AM

 

I want someone to seriously ask these one of these Republicans in a debate, "With your religious Zeal and wanting to remove the religious rights of others, how does that make you any different from Isis or the Talaban."

 

You know the answer they'd give. "I'm a Christian."

 

To which I'd reply "Sure you are."

 

 

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 05:11 AM

 

I want someone to seriously ask these one of these Republicans in a debate, "With your religious Zeal and wanting to remove the religious rights of others, how does that make you any different from Isis or the Talaban."

 

You know the answer they'd give. "I'm a Christian."

 

To which I'd reply "Sure you are."

 

 

What tone of voice would you use? My favourite is the blatantly patronising "Yes of course you are dear!" of a mother acknowledging some outlandish claim made by her somewhat slow child.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:35 AM

You know that tone that people from the south use when they say "bless your heart" which really means "go fuck yourself?" Yeah, that tone will work.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 01:19 PM

Huh.  People like this are still out there.

 

 

Smith started going through his conversations on Grindr — “an all-male location-based social network“— searching for the round, bespectacled face and bushy eyebrows. And there he was: Top Man!, a.k.a. Randy Boehning, the Republican state representative from Fargo.

 

Scrolling through the conversation, however, Smith found more than sexually suggestive messages. He found an unsolicited picture of the public servant’s not-so-public parts.

 

“I just felt like this story had to get out,” Smith said. “A [representative] had voted against a bill for the LGBT community and here he was talking to me on Grindr.”


Edited by Patchouli Knowledge, 29 April 2015 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

They are aware that Grindr isn't about coffee right?


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:21 PM

I think he was well aware of what Grindr was about.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:27 PM

Yeah, it's not that he was on Grindr doing Grindr things - more context from the article:
 

Since his election in 2002, Boehning has proved a staunch conservative. He has pushed to allow guns in classrooms and churches and sponsored strict voter identification requirements. He once attacked Democrats over their effort to give poor kids extra milk at school. Twice, he’s voted against expanding legal protections for gays.
 
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He also gave two reasons for voting against the bill, even though he is gay, according to the Forum. Boehning quibbled with the language of the proposed legislation, which would have protected people “perceived” to be gay. But he also said he voted against his own self-interest because his south Fargo constituents would want him to.


Strangely, I think that's actually a wholly defensible argument - at the very least, it points to the problem of the constituency, not the representative, first and foremost.

 

Edit: And, I should say, the argument of the guy who outed him:

 

"I’m not trying discredit him in anyway. I’m just trying to point out the hypocrisy of it. He lives in a state where he represents constituents who don’t agree with his lifestyle. But he has to lie to them about his lifestyle and his personal beliefs to get elected."

Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 April 2015 - 02:29 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:30 PM

But if his constituents had known, would he have been elected in the first place?



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:35 PM

Sorry, I edited. 

 

But yeah, that's exactly the bind. And the trouble is, a representative really can feel ethically bound to represent his or her constituency first and foremost, ahead of personal moral choices. That's a perfectly valid way of looking at a democratic system. 

 

Meanwhile, a person really can be gay and not view gay rights as the most important issue at hand, and work with a party that doesn't favor gay rights for other reasons. Or join an organization to seek to soften its effects from inside in the small ways a single person can. 

 

It's difficult for gay people to get office in the US. I don't personally think it makes sense to add the requirement on top that they make strides for gay rights.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 April 2015 - 02:36 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:40 PM

It's difficult for gay people to get office in the US. I don't personally think it makes sense to add the requirement on top that they make strides for gay rights.

It makes me wish they didn't have to, because we already have them.  But we don't.  On the other hand though, I don't expect gay politicians to be the only ones supporting gay rights.  I like it when straight politicians support them too.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:41 PM

Honestly, I just actually don't think his being gay makes his voting down a bill that was about treating his fellow human beings as people any more repulsive than it already was.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 April 2015 - 02:41 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 03:31 PM

So, the Supreme Court is finally in the process of discussing & deciding marriage equality. 

 

Which means its about time for the opponents of said equality to come out of the woodworks. Even more than usual.

 

Case in point- this lawyer claiming gay marriage will result in nine hundred thousand abortions. 

 

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 03:39 PM

Holy crap.

 

 

In a post on the conservative Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal, Gene Schaerr said that up to 900,000 children could be aborted “as a result of their mothers never marrying” and there being fewer available men.


Unmarried women “according to all available data, have much higher abortion rates than married women,” said Mr Schearr, who made headlines last year for defending Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage.

 

“Institutionalising same-sex marriage poses an enormous risk of reduced opposite-sex marriage rates,” he wrote in last week’s editorial.

 

Allowing gay couples to marry would, he said, “undermine some of the norms that encourage heterosexual couples to marry.”

 

These norms included monogamy, “biological bonding” and waiting until marriage to have children.

 

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 04:12 PM

Holy wow. No words suffice. I will also post an image of a doughnut.

 

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

How....no how?

 

Ironbite-just no.


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 06:29 PM

... I feel unclean just reading that.


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 06:48 PM

Hey I'm just glad to see them finally move to the next logical step of the conservative movement - that life begins BEFORE conception and anything done to prevent that is an abortion.

 

I'm too lazy to grab it but now would be a good time to listen to the Monty Python bit about every sperm being sacred...



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:33 PM

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Every sperrrrrm... is greaaaat!
When a sperrrrrm... is waaaasted,
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Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:54 PM

Oh let's keep the good times rolling!

 

Texas has it's fair share of idiots but this guy is king moron.

 

In an impressive game of twisted current events mad libs, a Texas GOP lawmaker has managed to tie the Baltimore riots over police brutality to this week’s Supreme Court case debating the future of same-sex marriage, blaming LGBT rights for the disintegration of the family and, subsequently, the violent protests ravaging American communities.
 
 

In a Wednesday radio appearance on the anti-LGBT Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch,” U.S. Rep. Bill Flores ® argued that marriage equality contributes to “the breakdown of the family” and therefore to higher rates of poverty, which could account for the protests in Baltimore. (Or, the riots could have something to do with Freddie Gray’s unexplained death in police custody, or possibly the historical marginalization and current mistreatment of the black community especially at the hands of law enforcement, or any social ill that is, clearly, less grave than the threat of same-sex married couples — but that’s just a hunch!)

Agreeing with FRC president Tony Perkins, Flores asserted that legalized same-sex marriage would ultimately lead to the destruction of “traditional” families, and leave children impoverished.

“The single best indicator of whether or not a child is going to be in poverty or not is whether or not they were raised by a two-parent household or a single-parent household,” Flores said. “And so the breakdown of the family has contributed to poverty.”

 
 

“You look at what’s going on in Baltimore today … you see issues that are raised there,” he added. “And healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman, because they can have a healthy family and they can raise children in the way that’s best for their future — not only socially, but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective. There’s just nothing like traditional marriage that does that for a child.”

 

Not sure what's more impressive..  The fact he's blaming same-sex marriage for something completely unrelated or that he's not a drooling moron.

 

Ironbite-why are these people elected?


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