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@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Up to and including the fact that certain alternate modes could end up being classified as "surplus to requirements" and systematically murdered.

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:26 AM)

And in IDW comics where it is/was literally a form of apartheid where your alternate mode pretty much dictated how you were treated by society, what jobs you could pursue, pretty much everything.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 02:24 AM)

We do get hints of that from time to time in Transformers, with stuff like some jets acting smug towards cars and whatnot.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 October 2018 - 08:10 PM)

"No shotgun of Mine is going to marry a rocket launcher" sounds like something that Targetmasters (or WFC Siege Micromasters) might say...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 08:06 PM)

The characters are actually kinda nice. Sure a bunch of them are from New Jersey, but you get a few aliens too.. But if you do that, you might want to go digital delux verisons.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:38 PM)

My only issue is that the aside from Fox, the looks of the characters are kinda bland. If anything, I'll at least get it on Black Friday, as they almost always have deals on the toys to life stuff.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Well I can tell you, if you are going physical version because you want the toys. The Switch version has the best Ship mount as you just slide the joycons into it. The PS4 ship mount is wired. The game itself is very good in my opionion. In some ways it starts to turn into an RTS without being an RTS. You've got to start focus on keeping your planets from being taken back over. It has a LOT to do. It does have some repitive missions, because well, trying to let you level up all pilots and ships and such. The switch version -ALSO- has starfox only missions and the characters are incorporated into the story.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:03 PM)

How is Starlink anyways? Been thinking of getting the Switch version for StarFox, which is quite unusal for me, as I almost always pick the PS4 versions (favorite controller and I already have so many Trophys on it).

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:42 PM)

No shotgun of mine is going to marry a rocket launcher!

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 October 2018 - 05:22 PM)

Should they be allowed to marry outside of their own caliber?

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:18 PM)

I'm conflicted on the subject of marriage rights for shotguns.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:24 PM)

You say, "Damn it, what do you think this is, a shotgun wedding?"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM)

What do you do if someone wants to bring their concealed-carry to your American wedding?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 01:58 PM)

Benbot, I was streaming the PS4 version of Starlink

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:25 PM)

Ergo their reporting will have its own slant on the facts as they choose, not the most neutral way possible.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:24 PM)

I find it sad to realize that the prestigious New York Times which I trusted a lot as a kid in fact has its own editorial agenda.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

The end result is NOT that stupid bullshit gets equal coverage as reasonable arguments. That would be problematic in itself (the "false balance" bias), but the provlem is that the controversial stupid bullshit gets MORE coverage than the reasonable arguments.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

The media doesn't want to miss the opportunity to report on a controversy, and as a consequence makes sure that the controversial statements reach an audience.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

Because they realized that saying controversial shit is guaranteed to get coverage.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:16 PM)

It's the same here in Germany. Our right-wing moron party is still a political minority, yet they succeed in driving the topics the media keeps reporting.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

The main problem was that Trump was banking on controversy, and the media was reporting controversy because it gave them ratings.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

"Fairness" was not the media's main problem.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Holy fish! Second life is still a thing?!?!

@  Benbot : (20 October 2018 - 08:32 AM)

What were you streaming, Silverclaw?

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Now let that sink in, and then think about how many people voted for Agent Orange.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:27 AM)

Elected officials often represent how the voters either view themselves, or how they would like to be.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

...

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.


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#1 Galenraff

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:40 AM

TF Club posted on their Weibo page a picture of an individual carded Deluxe Combiner Wars Groove!  So if you didn't get the Unite Warriors Defensor, looks like you'll still have a chance to add this toy to your Hasbro Protectobots!

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:43 AM

That stance looks uncomfortable.



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:47 AM

...Well, nobody forced me to buy the Unite Warriors Defensor, I suppose. :doh :D I wonder if I can flip this... no shortage of Hasbro Protectobots out here... meh, probably way too much trouble.

 

But hey, I'm glad people can finally get their Groove on. 

 

Now if they'd just go and do this with Blast Off. I'm already partway to putting THAT team together (decided that the colors on the UW Bruticus are really not for me, Onslaught aside), so although the colors look great on the Space Harrier I can probably wait.



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:48 AM

I guess they heard that there were still some people out there that liked Rook.
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:48 AM

Yeah,  I hope this means we get shuttle mode Blastoff too. even if he has to go by another name. (which would be VERY convenient for those who want to make Galvatronus with four original limbs)


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:51 AM

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.

So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:55 AM

That's definitely interesting, and if meant for regular release certainly increases the possibility of a Hasbro Off-Blast or whatever they opt to name him.


 
 
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:56 AM

I never knew Groove was supposed to go with Sky Reign.

EDIT: damn my inability to distinguish between green and gold

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:56 AM

*looks at team colour*

Aw yeah, a fifth member of Sky Reign!

(I assume it's because those guys will actually be on shelves during May Mayhem II or however this'll be distributed.)

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:58 AM

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.

So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.

Randy

I think you're right Randy.  We just updated the front page with this story stating this exact thing.



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:01 PM

Eh, I bought the UW set for grey Streetwise as much as I bought it for deluxe Groove, so I'm still happy with my decision.

 

Like Randy said, this could just be for the limited Taiwan release, but it'd be great if it ended up released in the US in some capacity. It at least gives me hope this mold would make it into a G2 Defensor set if one ever gets made.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:06 PM

Also, possible argument against this being Taiwan only: the packaging is multilingual. Why would it be multilingual if only one of the languages on the box is likely to be known in Taiwan?

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:12 PM

I imagine this is likely leading up to an online only release like they did with Slingshot and Wildrider.

 

The Taiwan promotion is just first.

 

Blast Off is due out in June from Takara, so I'd be surprised if he was included with this.

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:12 PM

: O



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:12 PM

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.

So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.

Randy

 

Can't those of us that primarily buy domestic have nice things too....*sniff*...



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:13 PM

Also, possible argument against this being Taiwan only: the packaging is multilingual. Why would it be multilingual if only one of the languages on the box is likely to be known in Taiwan?


Well, it's the Americas-flavoured multilingual packaging, which is what Asia normally gets, so you could argue that they're just matching what's normally released there.

But realistically, I think it's super-likely this'll get a similar kind of release to Quickslinger and Brake-Neck.

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:14 PM

 

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.

So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.

Randy

I think you're right Randy.  We just updated the front page with this story stating this exact thing.

 

 

Thanks Gizmo, saved me the trouble of updating it.




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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:17 PM

: O

 

EDIT: Also, it has Combiner Wars Groove art. I would be pretty surprised if Hasbro Asia commissioned entirely new art for Groove to entirely package a short run of a giveaway item.

 

Really, the existence of unique packaging at all leads me to believe this is a retail toy. Now, it may not end up as a US retail toy, but I'd say it seems a lot more likely than not.

 

In other words, to paraphrase a certain sentiment from around here: :D :D :D to people who still think Groove will be Takara-only. ;)



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:18 PM


In other words, to paraphrase a certain sentiment from around here: :D :D :D to people who still think Groove will be Takara-only. ;)

 

He was never TakaraTomy only.  :)

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:31 PM

Yay, Deluxe Groove is finally happening for u--?

This is likely linked to the Toys R Us Taiwan promotion that they're giving away a free Groove with so much spent on Transformers.
So it might not indicate a US release. At least not yet.
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Darnit!!

Well, i hope we do get a release at some point. Whilr i like my Defensor with Rook and Groove Armour, i will definitely take a bigger Grove to use on either Op Max or Sky Reign.

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