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@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 11:50 PM)

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent, but change is!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 07:16 PM)

Nonsense. Everything changes, the cycle is an illusion.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours, and the hours into years. Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round about the roundabout. Round and round and back where you began!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 06:56 PM)

The change was you got something off your wishlist. Be happy about that if nothing else!

@  wonko the sane? : (07 December 2018 - 02:09 PM)

I finally got something off my steam wishlist! but managed to add another title immediately: so there was no change. Dang it.

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 01:46 PM)

They're the thieves everyone is talking about though!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 December 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Wrong Phantom thieves!

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 11:04 AM)

I thought they were just trying to take the Lupin Collection pieces

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM)

damn you Phantom Thieves and your "Take Your heart wallet" motto!

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:23 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw whaaaaa????? :o *sees trailer* AAAAARRGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Great, Waspinator got exploded again.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Taka, Tora, Batta: Ta-To-Ba! Tatoba, Ta-To-Ba!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 12:08 AM)

cyclone

@  Waspinator : (06 December 2018 - 11:39 PM)

that is super weird

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 11:32 PM)

My brain broke!

 

Joker... From Persona 5... In Smash....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 10:25 PM)

That doesn't suprise me.. I'm more waiting for Rockstar to pull a Bethesda.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:46 PM)

Red Dead is running wild over the Game Awards. More than a few have been awarded where I don't feel they should have won.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:11 PM)

Marvel Ultimate Allience 3 Switch Exclusive for 2019!?

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 08:57 AM)

The red plastic holding it together kinda worries me. It's the gummi kind of clear plasstic andmoving it feels uncpomfortably close to tearing.

@  Shrug : (06 December 2018 - 08:17 AM)

Yeah, that happened to mine a few weeks ago. Common problem.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 08:05 AM)

Oh for cryin' out loud, the yellow part on the back hinge of my TR Weirdwolf broke. Bleh. At least the red is still there I guess.

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 04:59 AM)

Man, I still haven't gotten past Rock Tunnel.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:28 AM)

You know nothing.. NOTHING! Eevee is our lord and savior! He will give us the cuteness we need! ;) No seriously.. Both Pika and Eevee in the games are way OP and Eevee can learn elemental moves to replace evolving.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:22 AM)

It's cute, what other point does it need?

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 03:17 AM)

I can get Pikachu not evolving, the species has had decades of not evolving. But Eevee without evolution seems... pointless?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither can Pikachu... And you don't need Eevee to evolve!

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither of them can evolve as starters.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

Also damn it my mouse wheel broke. What a pisser.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

It can't evolve.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 02:29 AM)

How dare you! You KNOW Eevee is the obvious choice!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 December 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Finished mine a few days ago, and just bought myself (I really shouldn't have, but did anyway.) let's go pikachu with the pokeball.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:47 PM)

Mostly. There's a book en route to my mom's house from the UK and I don't know if it'll arrive before January.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:46 PM)

Christmas shopping: complete.

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

(which would lead to a bunch of bad jokes about him selling a line of cashews, almonds, and pecans)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

That would make sense per the precedent of Kamen Rider OOO ("Kamen Raidā Ōzu").

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:35 PM)

Wouldn't it be pronounced "Kamen Rider D's"?


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 08:43 AM


 


The attendee figure will be a Deluxe with a new head.

Of their at-show toys, one is going to be their centerpiece toy for BotCon, which is not a Combiner Wars toy.... and they will be making it extra limited to drive demand. *snip*
Of the other at-show toys there will some Combiners, and a Generations toy using "not American" tooling (so a mould released in Japan).

 

So with this knowledge we know that the exclusives for this BotCon set has more new heads than any other, with 6 confirmed (1 for Ravage, Tarantulas, Ramhorn, the Attendee Figure, and 2 for Sea Clamp)

Any centerpiece figure is likely to have a new head, as what could be made that could be considered a centerpiece figure and not get some form of new tooling.  Potentially pushing the total to 7 new heads for this set.

As was mentioned, we have a few Japanese exclusive Generations (thereabouts) tooling.  This includes Nightbird, Slipstream, Blackarachnia, and Deluxe Groove (if you count Unite Warriors / Combiner Wars).

So who do we think the centerpiece is?  A centerpiece figure says to me something Voyager scale or bigger.

 

What about the attendee figure?  Who is this Japanese only tooling figure? 

 

Some of the other souvenirs are Combiner Wars, who do you think we'll see for CW figures?  I wouldn't be surprised if the Ravage head was reused as a Tigatron myself.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:15 AM

Groove seems reasonably likely for the Japanese tooling; if we assume the at-show combiner toys are going to form a full combiner, then there's not room for many non-combining toys, especially since one is getting used for this "centrepiece". Unless there's an army builder set of limbs, I guess...?

I'm musing over what, exactly, they mean by centrepiece. Scorponok and Oilmaster would be the last two years' centrepieces, but given how many new heads we're getting I can't see a new "gimmick" on that level happening...


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:21 AM

Well the exclusive tooling could be a retool. Kind of like how Dion featured the Japanese exclusive tooling. I would think Groove might be something they would try to stick some place they could advertise for more.
I would also be surprised if a figure has a new gimmick, wat with the abundance of new heads.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:00 AM

With Kre-O pretty much dead, I wonder what we can expect for Kre-O from this set?  Previous years have given us both characters from the set as Kreons (2013) as well as a best of BotCon set (2014) and a set of human based characters and robots (2015).

 

I'm also wondering if there are any troop builders that lend themselves well to CW molds.  We've gotten a 3 pack of distinct characters (with somewhat distinct colors) in 2013, heavy retools of each other in a 2 pack (2014's Pounce & Wingspan homages), and 4 completely distinct decos across the same tooling (Waruders with pilots).

 

Also has there every been an instance that the freebie figure had a new head that wasn't used in the set elsewhere?  Usually the freebie doesn't have a new head at all (the only one popping into my head was 2008's Ricochet).

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:12 AM

With Kre-O pretty much dead, I wonder what we can expect for Kre-O from this set?  Previous years have given us both characters from the set as Kreons (2013) as well as a best of BotCon set (2014) and a set of human based characters and robots (2015).

Maybe just a Kre-O version of the Axalon or Nemesis crew? Either styled after their Beast Wars bodies or DOFP.
 

I'm also wondering if there are any troop builders that lend themselves well to CW molds.  We've gotten a 3 pack of distinct characters (with somewhat distinct colors) in 2013, heavy retools of each other in a 2 pack (2014's Pounce & Wingspan homages), and 4 completely distinct decos across the same tooling (Waruders with pilots).

A Go-Bot set? Firecracker/Sideswipe from Prowl, Gearhead/Soundwave from Streetwise, Blowout/Frenzy from Brake-Neck, and High Beam/Bumblebee from Dead End. Doesn't particularly fit the theme, but if the comic is set in the Wings universe in the early days of the Predacons, the Go-Bots should still be around.

(yes, this is just me recycling my spy changer army builder idea)


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:32 AM

Also has there every been an instance that the freebie figure had a new head that wasn't used in the set elsewhere?  Usually the freebie doesn't have a new head at all (the only one popping into my head was 2008's Ricochet).

 

Tigatron also had Cheetor's head, and Ironfist had the Autotrooper head which wasn't from the main set, but I don't think an attendee toy has ever had its own unique head.



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:41 AM

With Kre-O pretty much dead, I wonder what we can expect for Kre-O from this set?  Previous years have given us both characters from the set as Kreons (2013) as well as a best of BotCon set (2014) and a set of human based characters and robots (2015).

 

I really don't expect any Kre-O this year. The fact that it's on my data pages for 2016 is really just because I start each new year's entry by copying a previous year's entry (making edits as reveals are announced) and it seemed to me that it was better to leave the Kre-O line intact rather than remove it, only to have to add it later if I'm proven wrong.

 

Indeed, that philosophy served me well in 2015. I really didn't expect Kre-O exclusives at BotCon there, either....



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:46 AM

Definitely expecting Tigatron from Ravage. Otherwise, I dunno.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:50 AM

Also has there every been an instance that the freebie figure had a new head that wasn't used in the set elsewhere?  Usually the freebie doesn't have a new head at all (the only one popping into my head was 2008's Ricochet).

 

The freebie might have a new head... but that might not necessarily be the only use of that new head, right? Could be re-used in the souvenir sets, custom class figure, 2016 club exclusives, or TFSS5.0

 

I wonder if the troopbuilder set could be a set of 4 limbs and the "centerpiece" figure might be a notable re-mold of a torso to go along with the troopbuilder limbs.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:54 AM

 

Also has there every been an instance that the freebie figure had a new head that wasn't used in the set elsewhere?  Usually the freebie doesn't have a new head at all (the only one popping into my head was 2008's Ricochet).

 

The freebie might have a new head... but that might not necessarily be the only use of that new head, right? Could be re-used in the souvenir sets, custom class figure, 2016 club exclusives, or TFSS5.0

 

I wonder if the troopbuilder set could be a set of 4 limbs and the "centerpiece" figure might be a notable re-mold of a torso to go along with the troopbuilder limbs.

 

I'm thinking that's a distinct possibility.

 

Troop Builders are almost always Decepticons / Predacons / evil-whatevers.

 

2009 - Sweep

2010 - Sharkticons

2011 - Autotroopers

2012 - Junkions

2013 - Seekers

2014 - Clones

2015 - Waruders

 

Though we usually don't get sets that are 100% one faction like this year's is.  2011 is the only other year where the box set is all one faction AND we have a troop builder (2007 didn't have a troop builder).  So I wonder if the troop builder will be Maximals since the box set is Predacons.

 

I'm also going to go out on a limb and guess that most of the remainder of the souvenirs will be Maximals / Autobots since the box set is all Predacons.

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:20 PM

I'd love for the centerpiece figure to be the 3H proposed TM3 Megatron finally realized in plastic.

 

It's like a decade later and I still want that thing.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:47 PM

Galvatronus as King Starscream with four Seeker troop-builder limbs? All you'd need is one new head that seems to have been planned by Hasbro at some point anyway.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 01:03 PM

I'd love for the centerpiece figure to be the 3H proposed TM3 Megatron finally realized in plastic.

 

It's like a decade later and I still want that thing.

 

While I consider the idea doubtful, I would certainly consider such a toy a "centerpiece" if done.



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 01:07 PM

It'd be neat to have the Maximal Security Force (what were they called?) as the troop builders. Color Variation similar to the Rainmakers.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 01:54 PM

With Kre-O pretty much dead, I wonder what we can expect for Kre-O from this set?  Previous years have given us both characters from the set as Kreons (2013) as well as a best of BotCon set (2014) and a set of human based characters and robots (2015).

 

I'm also wondering if there are any troop builders that lend themselves well to CW molds.  We've gotten a 3 pack of distinct characters (with somewhat distinct colors) in 2013, heavy retools of each other in a 2 pack (2014's Pounce & Wingspan homages), and 4 completely distinct decos across the same tooling (Waruders with pilots).

 

Also has there every been an instance that the freebie figure had a new head that wasn't used in the set elsewhere?  Usually the freebie doesn't have a new head at all (the only one popping into my head was 2008's Ricochet).

 

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That last Club comic did have an Autotrooper, so there's an easy limb multi-pack.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 02:18 PM

Yeah I was wondering about that too.  Makes me wonder if X-Brawn might be one too, since he was clearly based on Rook with Brawl's head (and not X-Brawn's head).  Though a white Rook might not be the most exciting figure, and they're already doing 2 versions of it with Impactor and Tarantulas.

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 03:45 PM

Pete said they centerpiece had new tooling to make the head fit, didn't it?

 

Also, Pete doing his usual HYPE HYPE HYPE thing, said fans would flip out over it. Odds that it is, perhaps, not a normal legends/deluxe/voyager figure? Is it possible they've got a MP toy in the works? Or maybe a Leader?



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 03:54 PM

Pete said they centerpiece had new tooling to make the head fit, didn't it?

 

Also, Pete doing his usual HYPE HYPE HYPE thing, said fans would flip out over it. Odds that it is, perhaps, not a normal legends/deluxe/voyager figure? Is it possible they've got a MP toy in the works? Or maybe a Leader?

Anything Masterpiece car would require a license, which they're not likely to spring for.  Anything else is either too big or Cassettetrons, so I could only see them doing Cassettetrons.  That is if Masterpiece figures are even on the table for them.

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 03:56 PM

It'd be neat to have the Maximal Security Force (what were they called?) as the troop builders. Color Variation similar to the Rainmakers.

Yeah, I said this a while ago.  And the Waspinator foursome had better color schemes in comparison to each other than the Rainmakers which only changed one plastic color. I'd want them to continue doing troop builders the same quality as the Waspinators, and including a Targetmaster partner for each one.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 04:04 PM

That Waruder set was extremely awesome.  Very very expensive (probably for the reasons you mentioned), but extremely awesome.

 

Particularly everyone but the black and purple Waruder (I know, my least favorite is the black and purple repaint, who would have thought! :D).

 

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