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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


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1985 Gobots Catalogue with some interesting toys

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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.

http://www.todocolec...-1985~x38779413
 

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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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