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@  unluckiness : (13 November 2018 - 10:28 AM)

yes.

@  Pennpenn : (13 November 2018 - 07:48 AM)

Is that nightmare fuel for wanking or nightmare fuel that is- actually you know what never mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2018 - 05:07 AM)

This is the Internet. Everything produces wanking nightmare fuel.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 November 2018 - 01:52 AM)

Yet both have produced wanking nightmare fuel. (Rule 34 is a harsh mistress)

@  fourteenwings : (12 November 2018 - 11:41 PM)

I don't know if "magic animals" and "mecha" abide by the same design principals.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 09:20 PM)

PS4 controllers are crap. x.x;

@  Paladin : (12 November 2018 - 08:16 PM)

it took me way too long to realize that didn't actually say "wanking nightmare fuel."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 November 2018 - 08:14 PM)

I'm quite sure that directors don't make the designs because that would be ludicrous amount of work for a single person.

@  Noideaforaname : (12 November 2018 - 05:35 PM)

I guess "walking nightmare fuel" is an improvement...

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2018 - 04:12 PM)

It’s something when the new Pokemon movie is completely accurate to the original source character designs than the Transformers movies. Michael Bay would have created hyper stylised redesigns of Pokemon and many completely new designs if he was doing it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 November 2018 - 01:54 PM)

RIP Stan Lee.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 04:25 AM)

Ehh.. Except for a couple of people, the video game section isn't that bad.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2018 - 08:27 PM)

It feels like this hasn't been said enough: anybody who cares what people at TFW does would surely just check there themselves.

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:50 PM)

And with the Seinfeld/Cyberverse names, the genders matched up, and some of them seem fitting enough ("Peterman" for a leader figure prone to dramatic pronouncements; "Puddy" for a big, strong, gruff guy, etc.)

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Well, the codenames aren't completely random. Shatter and Dropkick were "Red Light" and "Blue Light", weren't they? Referencing their colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 November 2018 - 09:05 AM)

I'm sure the Hasbro logistics guy in charge of assigning the code names would be amused too, if he knew what TFW2005 was.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2018 - 01:30 AM)

Yup. TFW2005.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

Even though we have seen time and again that those names are just randomly applied names from whatever "theme" Hasbro has chosen for the respective line, with no intentional relation between code name and character.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

I love how folks on TFW2005 still assume the code names for toys from new toylines are mystery games Hasbro has created for the fans, and thus are trying to interpret a meaning into those names to guess the character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:56 PM)

I haven't watched many eps yet... Mainly cause I've gotten where I just wait till seasons end and watch the whole thing.

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:23 PM)

I presume he's going to feature heavily in episode 15

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

And like I said in one of the discussion threads, his voice reminds me of the English dub of Alexander Armstrong from Fullmetal Alchemist

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Ahh, I ment shown up as a Main character yet, but I wasn't specific. :D

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:19 PM)

He showed up in "Maccadam's", and has at least been heard in a few other prior episodes.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 07:06 PM)

Yeah, he's shown up a couple of times.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:01 PM)

I ment in the show.

@  Nevermore : (09 November 2018 - 06:38 PM)

Which one?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Has Cyberverse Grim even showed up yet?

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 05:26 PM)

now that it's out in the open, can I just say NuRID Grimlock is the most interesting version of the character in TWENTY YEARS?

@  Foffy : (09 November 2018 - 05:08 PM)

grimlock eats sloppily at olive garden (ASMR)

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

It could have fit perfectly in Robots in Disguise too. Just have Grimlock waving a pool noodle around and give the line to Drift.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Underquoted Transformers: The Movie quotes: "Grimlock, get your noodle out of my face."

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 04:58 PM)

Yeah, IIRC Wilbur was a spring pig.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I read that as "First sow of the season" and I was about to say that I wasn't aware pigs were typically born in the winter.

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 08:59 AM)

ugh. first snow of the season...

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Shield agent, that's just nuts...

@  Pennpenn : (09 November 2018 - 03:56 AM)

Though there are rumours he's secretly a Pine.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 November 2018 - 01:15 AM)

Idea: in a universe wherein plant alt-modes are common, Maccadam transforms into a macadamia tree.

@  Waspinator : (08 November 2018 - 08:51 PM)

That apparently gets you the help you want. https://www.schlockm....com/2010-04-14

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 07:01 PM)

Eh, just conference call it to the suicide hotline AI.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2018 - 05:00 PM)

Soon we'll have AI making the calls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 04:04 PM)

Sure, but you can't try to counter-troll them and see if you can annoy them into giving up first.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Robots are cheaper, and don't have mental break downs when people swear at them. Considering how many call centers these days are scams: it's not hard to see why folks don't want to work in them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 03:25 PM)

I miss getting real people for spam calls instead of bots. The bots are no fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 03:24 PM)

I like the robot from "the visa mastercard rewards center". It feels so cathartic to slam the phone on it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (08 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

A lot of our phone scams up here come from India, pretending to be Revenue Canada. I think they mostly target recent immigrants who aren't familiar with the system, but they've gotten lots of clueless seniors, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 02:52 PM)

I like the ones that fake the caller ID so it looks like your own number is calling you.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 November 2018 - 02:46 PM)

U.S. phone spam is getting ridiculous. I got calls from New York and California in the same hour today.

@  Paladin : (08 November 2018 - 01:06 PM)

then they really should install bigger urinals.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 02:35 PM

In our next "Best of BotCon" article, we've taken a detailed look at new Generations product that Hasbro revealed, taking note of things like design choices, deco differences with the real samples and CG renders, and future possibilities.

I don't think anyone will disagree that Sky Lynx was the biggest surprise of the panel, but what's eveyrybody's favourite or most anticipated figure? Are people continuing to enjoy the line-wide combiners theme, or do you miss the variety of eras and more obscure characters of the previous Thrilling 30 theme?

There's also a lot to consider with regards to future reveals - is that mystery silhouette Computron? How will the cassettes tie into what we've seen of Titan Wars?

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 02:40 PM

I'm hoping they do the remaining four 1984 Autobot cars in Combiner Wars - Jazz, Sideswipe, Ratchet and Bluestreak. They may as well having come this far. I don't know why they chose to do Smokescreen instead of Bluestreak for Sky Reign.  Possibly they preferred the color scheme?


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 07:51 PM

I've updated the article to include the fact that Hasbro confirmed the Sky Reign head does tilt to allow a pseudo-Lynx mode.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 07:56 PM

I've updated the article to include the fact that Hasbro confirmed the Sky Reign head does tilt to allow a pseudo-Lynx mode.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 08:11 PM

I do miss the variety of eras that the Thrilling 30 referenced, but since it was tied to the anniversary, I didn't really expect it to continue in any meaningful way.  Lots to look forward to with what was announced though.  As a minor gripe, I feel like the "camper shell" First Aid tooling would have been a bit better suited for Trailbreaker and Ironhide, but I'm sure Hasbro had their reasons for doing it like they did.  Who knows--maybe Takara will show their own versions of the '84 guys at some point. 



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 08:27 PM

I think TakTom showed a silhouette for their version of '84 combiner a few weeks ago, so that's probably happening.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 08:32 PM

I'm hoping they do the remaining four 1984 Autobot cars in Combiner Wars - Jazz, Sideswipe, Ratchet and Bluestreak. They may as well having come this far. I don't know why they chose to do Smokescreen instead of Bluestreak for Sky Reign.  Possibly they preferred the color scheme?


I think that would be the most reasonable next wave of autobots, but I'd want a wave of Decepticons first. I my self would want some for Galvatronus, but considering Hasbro felt the need to make an entirely different Optimus for the Op Max wave, I don't know that we would get a Decepticon team that would thematically fit well with Galvatronus (because they sure aren't gonna make a new, randomly-recolored version of him, at least not as the same character).

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 08:34 PM

Great round-up!

 

You know, the more I look at it (and someone may have already said this), the more I wonder if Sky Lynx's shuttle mode is a nod to Bay's Armageddon shuttle.


 
 
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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:06 PM

Thanks for clarifying the Onslaught running change here, I wasn't quite understanding the way it was stated in other places.  I'll probably get the one with the olive plastic, even if it does have the "wrong" chestplate.

 

Overall, I love the combiners that we're getting, but I'm also kinda missing that spirit from the previous years, where the designers remembered that "Generations" is plural.



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:36 PM

I really kind of wish Combiner Wars took the Power Core Combiners approach to themes and character selection. With the combination of mold, character, and concept rehashing, it's starting to feel a little stale in spite of how good the figures are.

 

Or, perhaps, if it wasn't an onslaught of the same type of combiner and had a bunch of different types instead. A couple 5-member "traditional" combiners, a Magnaboss made out of two deluxes and a voyager, Leader Class Safeguard...

 

Also if I don't see another set of G1 cars it'll be too soon.


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:45 PM

My only real complaint about Combiner Wars is the lack of Deluxe level Decepticons. I'd even settle with the Aerialbots being repainted as Dirge, Ramjet, Thrust, Acid Storm, and Sunstorm. Even with tossing the two Primes and including Devastator, the Cons are undermanned right now.
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Posted 22 June 2015 - 10:01 PM

My only real complaint about Combiner Wars is the lack of Deluxe level Decepticons. I'd even settle with the Aerialbots being repainted as Dirge, Ramjet, Thrust, Acid Storm, and Sunstorm. Even with tossing the two Primes and including Devastator, the Cons are undermanned right now.

That could seriously get me to consider rebuying those molds - especially if they managed to give the Coneheads actual little coneheads. We could throw all sense out the window and redo Silverbolt as Darkwind. That would make for quite the color palette. :D


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 12:34 AM

I guess I'll buy the olive onslaught and paint the chestplate. Everything CW but the Op Max guys are must-buys. I'll probably mix and match between the 84 Cars to get a set of limbs for Sky Lynx. 


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 12:37 AM

I wish combiner wars had more crazy character selections, but after listening to Mr. Ono talk and realizing that man was all about everything combining into everything, the 84 bots resonate with me a little stronger than they had before.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 01:53 AM

I just hope that I can find these in stores


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 04:09 AM

what is this "stores" thing you mention?


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:09 AM

I'm resigned to not getting new Seacons ever, but it'd be nice to see Abominus to complete the traditional pairs, since we're getting Computron. Plus, Abominus and Monstructor have similar modes on the limb bots, so...


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:22 AM

Another observation - the only Hasbro CW Deluxe moulds that we've yet to see a 'reshell' of are the Harrier jet, the helicopter, and the F1 racer. At this point it seems unlikely that they're the only moulds without one, so I wonder what they might be...

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:33 AM

I suggest you got buy the Kabaya ones those Seacons may give you so warm fuzzy feeling of some sort perhaps.



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:38 AM

Another observation - the only Hasbro CW Deluxe moulds that we've yet to see a 'reshell' of are the Harrier jet, the helicopter, and the F1 racer. At this point it seems unlikely that they're the only moulds without one, so I wonder what they might be...

 

Lightspeed could be a reshelled Mirage perhaps ?

 

I am disappointed that Vortex wasn't a more elaborate retool - if he'd got a more combat like look that would have been nice. I'm sure he was supposed to have new arms at one point at least and a 4 blade rotor & tail rotor (not a fan) would have been nice too.

 

I do personally see a lack of another Jet mould or two so if it's practical to do that by adapting existing Aerialbots I'm fine with that.

 

I think we could do with a Delta Wing plane, a FSW plane and a F-22 and perhaps even a stealth plane.

 

Those sorts of jets would be useful for all kinds of characters.

 

I would hope if they did get pestered about making a Deluxe Sweep (if they didn't think of it themselves yet) that it would be a new mould.