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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."


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#1 Ya Kid K MK VII

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:08 AM

I saw Kalidor's note about needing instructions for Reflector's camera mode, and I happen to have him on my desk, so here's a little guide for anyone who needs it.

 

 

First, recreate these three poses.

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Next, connect the arms together up front to make the front of the camera body. (Yes, he will be this loose and fiddly until the last step.)

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Connect the two arms in the back. (You'll straighten out the rest of this mess in a minute.)

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Take the back panel formed by the arms and tuck it down into the gray post sticking out of the front Reflector. This will mostly stabilize everything but the legs. 

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The bottom should look like this. The feet will soooort of grab onto pieces in the middle, but they won't stay very well. 

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Final look from the top/front.

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Edited by Robowang, 22 January 2018 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:02 AM

I'd done almost all of this.  I'd neglected to fold the arms that wind up in the rear underneath the center.  I bet that's the special sauce that makes the whole thing feel much more solid.

 

Thanks!  This is super helpful!


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:20 AM

I'd done almost all of this.  I'd neglected to fold the arms that wind up in the rear underneath the center.  I bet that's the special sauce that makes the whole thing feel much more solid.

 

Thanks!  This is super helpful!

You're welcome!

 

I just had the back arms hanging there as well, and he was a floppy mess. I just happened to be fiddling with him and tried tucking that panel into the center, and it worked! It was either intended or is a very happy coincidence. It adds a lot of stability. 


Edited by Robowang, 14 April 2016 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:42 AM

This is super silly, but the fact that it works even a little bit is insane.

Reflector really is a tremendously great souvenir.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:17 PM

Yeah I had managed to figure this all out except the back.

 

Thanks for the instructions!


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:36 PM

Just adding my gratitude to that already here.



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

Many, many thanks, Robowang! My friend attended the 'Con and brought back Reflector for me, but I've been unsure about how it all fits together. He really is an insanely awesome little set!

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:58 PM

Who was it that first figured out this combination??? 


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:31 PM

Who was it that first figured out this combination???


Hasbro, when they designed him. Shockwave was the planned retool that just happened to get released first.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:40 PM

 

Who was it that first figured out this combination???


Hasbro, when they designed him. Shockwave was the planned retool that just happened to get released first.

 

 

Did they actually say that? Because everything about that mold is Shockwave, he clearly seems like he was at the forefront of the design process.


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 03:46 PM

I don't have direct confirmation from Hasbro reps themselves, but people who worked on the convention have said so. Reflector wasn't a FubPub originated concept. It came direct from Hasbro.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 03:55 PM

Not exactly. Reflector was always the retool. A Hasbro rep said that the camera mode wasn't exactly planned, but that they were aware something like it could be done when they planned out the head.
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 05:05 PM

Even on his own, a single Reflector works just fine as a sci-fi-y camera device. If you fold the arms forward to give him such extra horizontal bulk, it works even better, too! 

 

Reflector really is a great choice for this retool. 



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:12 PM

Not exactly. Reflector was always the retool. A Hasbro rep said that the camera mode wasn't exactly planned, but that they were aware something like it could be done when they planned out the head.

 

Pretty much this.



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:43 PM

Way cool. Gonna have to try this for myself. Thanks for the guide!


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:53 PM

Not exactly. Reflector was always the retool. A Hasbro rep said that the camera mode wasn't exactly planned, but that they were aware something like it could be done when they planned out the head.


Thanks for the clarification. That conflicts with my sources, but they were all secondhand, so I'm going with this.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:17 PM

As goofy as it is, I quite like it. I'll probably call it a Cybertronian camera if I ever get one.

Though I still wish one of them had a silver stomach to represent Viewfinder.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:23 PM

As goofy as it is, I quite like it. I'll probably call it a Cybertronian camera if I ever get one.
Though I still wish one of them had a silver stomach to represent Viewfinder.


I'm looking forward to the inevitable customs with toy-based decos woth different colors for all three.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:40 PM

I'd done almost all of this. I'd neglected to fold the arms that wind up in the rear underneath the center. I bet that's the special sauce that makes the whole thing feel much more solid.


Yeah I had managed to figure this all out except the back.


Well now you see what happens when you take a chance on stuffing your arms in your rear!



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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:59 AM

...now I have to get myself another two of Shockwave so I can try it with that version.

 

SOmeone needs to pose the Reflector trio as their camera, as a pyramid of sorts, and otherwise as some kind of cheer squad.


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