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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:41 AM)

Like, in general, not going into specific bands or covers. Because I could point out plenty of repainted toys I didn't like as much as the original, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:39 AM)

Is a musician covering a song "fixing" it?

@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.


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#301 xZAOx

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:46 AM

Guys, the GT figure is definitely not Diaclone Bombshell, a deco that is not present on the other use(s) of the CW Bombshell mold for the BotCon set.

 

Let's just agree on that.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 11:53 AM

To celebrate being the last BotCon, the Golden Ticket exclusive will just be this year's Onyx Primal exclusive with a gold stamp on it.

 

The stamp will say "sucker."



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 12:36 PM

Registration is live, y'all.

 

http://www.botcon.co...16/register.cfm


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 12:38 PM

Registration is live, y'all.

 

http://www.botcon.co...16/register.cfm

 

I wish I could dislike this. So much money spent...



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 12:39 PM

Registration is live, y'all.
 
http://www.botcon.co...16/register.cfm


Welcome to the past:
http://www.allspark....prereg-is-live/

P.S. Not your fault. It can be confusing to have a separate thread while this one's title refers to registration as a future event.

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#306 Megaplexia Prime

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 12:40 PM

D'ahh. Walkied. :angry


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#307 xZAOx

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:04 PM

From twitters:

 

-Troop builder is all legends (hence why it's cheaper)

-Custom class is G1

-GT figure is "related" to G1 and cast in completely different colors (and again, not at all Diaclone Bombshell)


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#308 Sabrblade

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:13 PM

To clarify on the Golden Ticket figure. It's more than just a minor paint change. The GT Legends figure is cast in different color plastic.

Also, the figure does not tie in to the Convention set theme directly, but it does tie in to the continuity the set takes place in.

Note, the set doesn't take place in the Beast Wars Uprising Universe. Where it DOES take place is quite exciting! Announcement on that soon!

No, the GT toy is NOT a Beast Wars character. It uses the troop builder mold & is tied to a familiar G1 character.

The class kit figure is ALSO not a Beast Wars character. It is a Generation 1 character.

No. But it IS a 1984/1985 Generation 1 character. You definitely should add the class/class kit to ur registration.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:18 PM

It's obnoxious how they refuse to just straight up tell people what they're paying for, but at least that's two less toys I care about.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:19 PM

So, uh, 2-4 Bombshells, then, if xZAOx is correct?

As... who, exactly?


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:23 PM

It's obnoxious how they refuse to just straight up tell people what they're paying for, but at least that's two less toys I care about.

And we've had 11 years of this.  But, hey, no fax machines.


So, uh, 2-4 Bombshells, then, if xZAOx is correct?

As... who, exactly?

Tarantulas camera/flashlight bugs.  And one Waruder one for $325.  That's my guess.


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#312 Creedence

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:23 PM

Various flavors of Insecticon, I'm assuming. Could be anything from Deluxe Insecticons to Descent into Evil Insecticons.

(Good news for me is that I care about none of them, so that's less money spent. "Kabutron" would look with my Waruders from last year, but I can still live without.)

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:25 PM

"Tied to a familiar G1 character" is just specific enough to be really vague.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:27 PM



And one Waruder one for $325.  That's my guess.

 

 

 



"Tied to a familiar G1 character" is just specific enough to be really vague.

Salvo is tied to a familiar G1 character...


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#315 Sabrblade

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:29 PM

GT is Salvo the Waruder, Troop builder is the Salvo Insecticon clone army. :p


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:32 PM

I'm kind of hoping the Golden Ticket version is just cast in all gold and transparent plastic.  Kind of.  If my black heart were a roiling cauldron of hate.


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#317 Broadside

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:32 PM

GT is Salvo the Waruder, Troop builder is the Salvo Insecticon clone army. :p

The GT guy is in plastic colours just tweaked enough to count as different.


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:35 PM

 

GT is Salvo the Waruder, Troop builder is the Salvo Insecticon clone army. :p

The GT guy is in plastic colours just tweaked enough to count as different.

 

All the red for gold!  Especially the joints!  Especially the joints with pins in them!


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:43 PM

So now we have:
 
5 CW molds in the boxed set
 
1 CW mold as the attendee freebie with a brand new headsculpt
 
1 CW mold as the custom class figure with an "an alternative head sculpt that is not available at retail", and which is not a BW character but a 1984/1985 G1 character
 
1 CW Legends class mold as the troop builder souvenir set, which will have an alternate version of itself included with the Golden Ticket package, and the GT version is also not a BW character but is related to a familiar G1 character
 
1 non-CW "centerpiece" souvenir figure
 
1 CW mold souvenir figure
 
1 non-CW mold souvenir figure
 
Plus, one of the souvenir figures will feature a headsculpt that has not been released in the U.S. before.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:45 PM

It's obnoxious how they refuse to just straight up tell people what they're paying for, but at least that's two less toys I care about.

 

Pre-FunPub Botcon toys were mostly unannounced too. It was usually just "Large toy" and "Small toy" on the registration form.