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@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...


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#141 Spectre

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 06:44 AM

And failing that, I wish it was meant to carry the Masterpiece Rodimus Matrix instead of the MP-10 one.

 
Kinda missing the point there, but alright.

Not really. Yeah, I too think MP Hot Rod would look better with a collapsed chest. However, Takara might have been absolutely committed to the Matrix holding feature.
The smaller MP-09 Matrix I consider a compromise. The chest could have been smaller, as well as giving a connection to Rodimus Prime.

That's not what I meant. This is obviously supposed to replace MP-09, as it is hard to come by and generally disliked. Obviously it's going to store the Matrix from a toy that people will still want.

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 02:54 PM

A new pic and some bigger shots of Hot Rod have popped up now that he's up for preorder.

 

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Here's how he scales compared to MP-9 since we can get his height based on Magnus' (not my pic).

 

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He's definitely taller than Sideswipe & friends.


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#143 Tripredacus

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 02:56 PM

The Hot Rod with the fishing pole shot is goofy.
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Posted 06 October 2015 - 02:58 PM

The pic with Magnus is the best one yet, but that's because he's thrusting at the camera to make the chest look less awful. Still though, HLJ prices make this thing an insta-buy. Maybe one day Hot Rod 3.0 will make me truly happy.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 02:59 PM

Yeah, he looks a bit better when he's not thrusting out his chest.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 03:04 PM

Maybe one day Hot Rod 3.0 will make me truly happy.

 

 Nah, no Hot Rod MP will ever make anyone truly happy.  Only unconditional love can do that. :)  :love  


Edited by Sciflyer, 06 October 2015 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 03:57 PM

A new pic and some bigger shots of Hot Rod have popped up now that he's up for preorder.

 

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Here's how he scales compared to MP-9 since we can get his height based on Magnus' (not my pic).

 

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He's definitely taller than Sideswipe & friends.

Thanks for the reminder abou preorders.  I forgot to even preorder Ironhide.  That's been corrected, and now to just wait for MPs to hit, month after month.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 04:14 PM

That photo of Hot Rod breaking his arm to go fishing is ridiculous. 

 

This is the first MP since the "relaunch" that I'm having strong reservations about. 



#149 Walky

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 04:47 PM

That's not breaking his arms.  Try grasping something in front of you without using your pectoral muscles.  You'll do the same thing. 



#150 Blot

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 04:59 PM

That's not breaking his arms.  Try grasping something in front of you without using your pectoral muscles.  You'll do the same thing. 

Heck, I think the only toy with jointing to allow their arms to come together like that in recent years has been, what, Hunt for the Decepticons Starscream?



#151 Spectre

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 05:03 PM

I'm pretty sure I can't bend my arms like Hot Rod there. Maybe it's just the angle of the photo but it looks like his right arm is almost at a right angle to his torso

 

Not that I suppose many other toys can even attempt this pose, so it's really not fair to fault it for that anyway. It's not a photo I'd use for marketing though. 



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 05:27 PM

I can kinda do, not that extreme of an angle, though.


 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:07 AM

Photos of the upcoming releases are up at Amazon.  I've uploaded the Masterpiece and Legends figures.

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#155 unluckiness

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:24 AM

That's a dislocation, not a fracture if anything.

 

Does that one pic of Shockwave's gun mode confirm purple LEDs for the light effect?


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#156 Powered Convoy

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:28 AM

Do purple LED's exist? I remember back when Star Wars Episode 3 came out they didn't so the Force FX Mace Windu lightsaber had to use a blue LED with a pink filter to make something that kind of looked purple.

 

Perhaps it's just the casing / plastic around it that is making the LED look purple?

 

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#157 unluckiness

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:36 AM

They can apparently make them in purple now, though they look to be a bit pricier than the usual green red and yellow LEDs. Still, this is their high-end collectible toyline, so it's certainly possible that they'd use them. It's also possible that they're white LEDs enclosed in purple clear plastic but I don't think that it's as likely seeing how the gunarm in one of the robot mode pics is also lighting up purple and I'm not sure if there's enough room in the handlaser to have a lump of clear purple plastic thick enough to change its color on top of the electronics inside. Although the electronics could also be placed inside the forearm itself.


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:40 AM

I'm sure that if they're going to the trouble of including a light at all, they'll find a way to make it purple. Hasbro's designers (and Takara's too of course) are some really clever folks.


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#159 Powered Convoy

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:49 AM

Yeah hopefully it's purple.

 

All we usually get in mass release figures are red, orange (or is it yellow), and green.  Never blue, which is reportedly more expensive. 

 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:49 AM

White with a purple lens would work. Although white used to be more expensive as well, which is why we'd typically get yellow in toys.

 

No idea how the prices sort themselves out today.