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@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?


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#1 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 03:47 AM

Found this on Todocoleccion (basically, Spanish Ebay) - and while it mostly lists Gobots we know about, there are some toys I have frankly never seen before.

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For example, what is this remote controlled "Robot Arm Machine"? And what does it transform into?

 



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 06:27 AM

Some simple research tells me that Bandai sold a number of unrelated non-transforming robot toys in the European Robo Machine/GoBots line. So that's what those are.

Edited by Jalaguy, 07 December 2015 - 06:27 AM.


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 09:43 AM

It looks like just a robot arm, like an industrial robot. I'm guessing the three things in the blue cutout are different end effectors you can swap out. And it looks like they put caterpillar treads and a canopy or head on this one to make it more sci-fi, but it's hard to see.



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 05:30 PM

Counter-X is a great resource for Gobots information: http://counter-x.net/gobots/


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 10:58 PM

Aw man I have to get Notimus Prime/Notra Magnus for my Puzzler team now


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:22 AM

Yeah, Europe had some odd exclusives for Gobots/MR. Also, (in France? I think) they aired "Revenge of Cronos" as a sequel to "Challenge of the Gobots," which is bugnuts.

Here's some MR artwork I saw on FB today. Beautiful stuff.

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 05:43 AM

And then Bandai was like


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 09:51 AM

Z'Gok get off that turkey

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...it's like the dialogue was written by people in 2015 who were making fun of how cartoons sounded in the early 90s...


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 01:11 AM

Does the tagalong kid actually being named Tagalong count as self-aware or just really lazy?



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 02:57 PM

That is hilarious. Stupid silly alien invader robots? Style kinda reminds me of that cartoon with the weird office-supply-powered dinosaurs.

 

Counter-X is a great resource for Gobots information: http://counter-x.net/gobots/

 

Yeah, if you can get past his oddly biased reviews of the toys...  Never understood his star-ratings. I mean, none of us has G1 Battlechargers or Throttlebots because they are awesome articulated toys, right? :D



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 03:40 PM

Other than a few in there, I think his reviews regarding Gobots are pretty fair.  There are a couple I think are mildly insane, though, like his five star review of Stallion, which is an unremarkable figure at best and kind of garbage at worst, especially against the other figures out in that series, and the absolutely bizarre summaries of regular Cy-Kill versus super Cy-Kill.

 

...An "economic" partsformer and where "as much thought seems to have gone into the robot mode as the motorcycle" is somehow not sarcasm for a thing whose transformation is  "stand up from seated position, take parts off".  Meanwhile, the super version has "an inescapable pre-school feel to this figure with its' chunky limbs and cheerful face."  Er, yeaaaaahh...


Edited by Spark, 25 February 2016 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 07:15 PM

Well, that's opinions for you. For what it's worth, I reckon the little Cy-Kill is better and all. Neither are the best in the line, but the little one is a touch more show-accurate if you fancy that sort of thing, and the simple transformation suits a dinky little toy much nicer.


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:17 AM

I have trouble with the raging butthurt he feels at the eHobby Gobots. Just completely insensate anti-Transformers screed... and then he has a Transformers section on his website. :wtf


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:34 AM

You can like Transformers and not like the first two years of minibots and that lousy 'homage' set. The toys are plain and the decos are ugly, the only thing it really did well is show that more often than not, the smaller Gobots were better looking toys than their Transformers counterparts.

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:39 AM

I have trouble with the raging butthurt he feels at the eHobby Gobots. Just completely insensate anti-Transformers screed... and then he has a Transformers section on his website. :wtf

His issue's really with them being just unused Transformers decoes with Gobots names slapped on, which is actually a pretty valid complaint.


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:51 AM

 

I have trouble with the raging butthurt he feels at the eHobby Gobots. Just completely insensate anti-Transformers screed... and then he has a Transformers section on his website. :wtf

His issue's really with them being just unused Transformers decoes with Gobots names slapped on, which is actually a pretty valid complaint.

 

Thinking about it, I probably would prefer them to have been original characters instead of GoBots. We wouldn't have got Withered Hope but, considering all the headaches that spun out of that... maybe that would've been for the best.


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 11:01 AM

Really the Gobots names on them shouldn't be bothersome at all to anyone. Names get recycled all the time and of the Gobots' names those were some of the least GoBot-y (Actually, some were pretty damn good, like Road Ranger and Pathfinder).

 

But taking those names as an excuse to bring the GoBots into Transformers as interdimensional invaders... Yeah okay. Gripes can be given.



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Posted 26 February 2016 - 11:41 AM

I'm 100% in favour of importing the e-HOBBY GoBots into canon as regular Cybertronians, since they're good names and nice decoes. I'm just keenly aware that that will never happen.


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 12:44 PM

While I'm not happy with a few of the recent Gobots changes, I absolutely disagree that the Withered Hope crew should have been pure renames as random Cybertronians. That'd be freakin' lame.

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 12:50 PM

I dunno, e-HOBBY's good at coming up with interesting character concepts. Road Rage, Crosscut, Detritus, Overcharge, the Cobalt Sentries... the Diaclone Insecticons and Tigertrack were kind of duds, but I think they could've come up with some interesting things for the prototype deco set even if they didn't go down the GoBot route.


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