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@  tigerhawk : (23 June 2021 - 10:09 AM)

"This never happened to the other fellow." -  One of my fave meta jokes in movies from 007: On her Majesty's Secret Service.

@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.


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#61 Primetime1

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 06:39 PM

What the heck is with his back? I was really excited when I opened the package, but the transformation is not satisfying and hope this isn't a trend but fear Ironhide will be just as bad. Ugh and we were progressing so well.



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:18 AM

I didn't think about this until just now, but he could've used some toh-accurate shoulder cannons (and maybe rifle) as extra accessories, in the same way as Prowl and Bluestreak.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 11:07 AM

I don't understand why his rockets have so many joints.

Also his transformation reminds me of alternators.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 12:05 PM

Also his transformation reminds me of alternators.

 

Yeah, except one of the worse Alternators, and not, ironically, Tracks.



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:07 PM

Having just transformed Alternators Tracks a few days ago,  I think he's still one of the worse alternators.



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:43 PM

But can anyone confirm for me that he's a Lego maniac?



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:23 PM

But can anyone confirm for me that he's a Lego maniac?


No, that's the Black Power Ranger.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:23 PM

Having just transformed Alternators Tracks a few days ago,  I think he's still one of the worse alternators.

 

He's one of the three I kept (along with Shockwave and Silverstreak), so obviously I disagree, but then again I have the Binaltech. Maybe the Alternators version isn't as pretty and shiny and relatively easy to transform. 



#69 Msol

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 09:15 PM

Does tracks feel small to anyone else, like he should have been like 10% bigger?

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 09:23 PM

From the comparison photos I've seen, he looks a little small in vehicle mode compared to the other sports cars.



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 11:19 PM

Does tracks feel small to anyone else, like he should have been like 10% bigger?

 

 

From the comparison photos I've seen, he looks a little small in vehicle mode compared to the other sports cars.

 

According to wikipedia, putting him next to the other MP cars he should be longer than all of them, but in between the Z and the Lambo in width (if his vehicle mode is actually to scale - but that's not really their goal).

 

Stratos: 146" L x 69" W

240Z: 163" L x  64" W

Lambo: 163" L x 79" W

Vette: 183" L x 69" W

 

His bot mode seems to be about right compared to Sideswipe though based on the charts.


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#72 Msol

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 12:32 AM

Yeah he's just about 15cm long in Vette mode, which is a tiny bit shorter than Prowl in alt mode. His wheelbase is maybe 1mm wider than Prowl's, if that.
Looks like my 10% guesstimate is pretty accurate. Ah well.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 08:02 AM

That's somewhat interesting that he needed to be taller than the rest in bot mode to match the size charts but it still resulted in being smaller in alt mode.


 
 
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Posted 14 November 2015 - 03:32 PM

Just got mine, and from the early posts I really was worried he'd be far more awful than he is. Transformation is a bit weird, but nothing horrible. Might take a few tried to get it down, but generally he's okay.  In hand, Tracks doesn't look nearly as bad as I originally thought.
 
However, in hand it becomes entirely too clear that his arms are a bit too long, both in flight mode & robot mode.  As well as making his wing too far too big.  I'm not entirely certain why they did this.  The arms & wings taking up less space hardly seems like an insurmountable issue. 
 
I wonder if shorter arms & wings could have been in the planning, the longer ones intended for Road Rage only, but were dropped for budgetary reasons.
 
I got him mostly to see if I liked the design aesthetics of what Takara is going to be doing from here on in. Between Tracks & pictures of other MPs I've seen, it looks like things are mostly okay, but with a tenancy for the occasional odd design choices I just don't like.  Plus, robot heads that don't quite come to the same quality as those Hasui was behind.

 

Still undecided what I'm going to do about Ironhide.  As a character he's a must have, but the official is a bit off putting, but the VooDoo alternative isn't entirely what I want either.  Almost wish I could smash the two together to come up with something I'd prefer.

 

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 04:47 PM

Tracks isn't terrible, he's just the worst car Masterpiece. Someone had to be, and I'm just glad it wasn't Prowl.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 05:03 PM

Hey, anyone else having trouble keeping the car mirrors on during transformation?  Any advice?  I'm thinking superglue, but part of the problem seems to be that there isn't enough room between the mirrors.

 

I'm thinking of sanding mine down so they fit a bit more snug before using the glue, but I thought I'd check to see if anyone has any other suggestions.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 05:29 PM

Try clicking them in when you have the door panel open when you can apply maximum force

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 10:01 AM

Yeah after a few transformations he's not as bad as I originally thought, but going back to car mode is a bit annoying.  Echo that his wings are too big.


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 04:19 PM

That's somewhat interesting that he needed to be taller than the rest in bot mode to match the size charts but it still resulted in being smaller in alt mode.


Well, his transformation is all vertical extension, while the hoods of the other cars fold down 90° or 180°.

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 04:44 PM

I got mine over the weekend.  His transformation seemed a bit cumbersome at first, but after a transforming him a few times, it all fell into place.  I like him a lot.