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@  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."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

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

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 03:06 PM)

The first real long-term space outposts belong to the Illuminati, but you didn't hear that from me.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Er, in SF I mean.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Yeah, the first long-term manned space outposts have traditionally been mining colonies and the like.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 12:19 PM)

Okay, but......do they have to be willing to be sent up?

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:10 AM)

A king isn't a king without subjects.

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:09 AM)

The rich will never flee to space until there's enough an underclass up there so they have someone to do all the jobs they won't. Same reason seasteading never takes off.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 10:45 AM)

Do we have to let them come back?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Well, it's only going to be the ultra-rich who are able to go for the first couple decades at least, so I doubt anyone's going to care much

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:32 AM)

They could be standing on the surface of the moon, insist they're in the middle of a giant set, and take off their helmet to "prove" it.

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

Assuming these are genuinely convinced conspiracy morons and not just internet trolls, I would assume "not a lot".

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

I wonder how all these recent private and international space travel programs are going to affect those craziacs who insist that the Earth is flat/the moon landing was forged/outer space isn't real etc.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

Well... rory WOULD love a trebuchet...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 09:29 AM)

Trebuchets never go out of style.


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 11:35 AM

I really want to like the camera mode, but the sides seem spread out too wide, and the way that the legs just hang there really take away from the satisfaction of having a cleanly defined alt-mode.

 

I've been messing around with it to try to come up with a more pleasing variation, but completely unsuccessful so far.


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 11:45 AM

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

 

I realize I'm going to end up with 3 Shockwaves: CW Legends release, "G2"/Actionmaster Shockwave with G2 Bruticus, and Takara "Legends" Legends Shockwave w/ Cancer. Takara Shockwave will have to be the center since he's a different shade of purple while CW & CW G2 look to be pretty similar shades of purple.



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 12:08 PM

I really want to like the camera mode, but the sides seem spread out too wide, and the way that the legs just hang there really take away from the satisfaction of having a cleanly defined alt-mode.

 

I've been messing around with it to try to come up with a more pleasing variation, but completely unsuccessful so far.

This one looks rather decent...maybe not from the back, but overall, it looks pretty camera-ish...to me, anyway.

 

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 12:12 PM

 

I really want to like the camera mode, but the sides seem spread out too wide, and the way that the legs just hang there really take away from the satisfaction of having a cleanly defined alt-mode.

 

I've been messing around with it to try to come up with a more pleasing variation, but completely unsuccessful so far.

This one looks rather decent...maybe not from the back, but overall, it looks pretty camera-ish...to me, anyway.

 

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That looks a lot more streamlined that the BotCon configuration.


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 12:14 PM

 

I really want to like the camera mode, but the sides seem spread out too wide, and the way that the legs just hang there really take away from the satisfaction of having a cleanly defined alt-mode.

 

I've been messing around with it to try to come up with a more pleasing variation, but completely unsuccessful so far.

This one looks rather decent...maybe not from the back, but overall, it looks pretty camera-ish...to me, anyway.

 

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Wow, that is even better!



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

That one actually makes me want this trio.


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 01:39 PM

It looks great in those pics, but it doesn't even pretend to hold together. At least the "official" configuration is pretty stable. 



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 01:53 PM

Yeah that's not really stable in the least.

But I used it as a guide to create the most stable combined mode I've found so far. You can line all of the shoulders & forearms up to all lock into place, leaving just the legs as unpegged appendages (Although they "clip" over the viewfinders pretty nicely in this mode).

 

 



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 09:14 PM

When the rumors of a Reflector trio from Shockwave started popping up, I didn't think that could possibly look good as individuals or combined, but I gotta say, I was wrong.

 

Just to confirm, the new head is a pre-tool and not FunPub initiated, right?  I gotta hope for a Takara release, because I'm not liking my chances of owning anything from this year's con at the moment :(



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 09:36 PM

It's a pretool.  The story was Hasbro wanted them to make it, so Hasbro suggested / offered it as an exclusive idea.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:46 AM

Sorry for the zombie post, but in case anyone went to the link on TFwiki.net and only saw photobucket placeholders in this post, I went in and re-submitted the images here as attachments. 

 

As a side note, I took Reflector out again and man is he nice. He's going back on display. 



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Posted 22 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

Sorry for the zombie post, but in case anyone went to the link on TFwiki.net and only saw photobucket placeholders in this post, I went in and re-submitted the images here as attachments. 

 

As a side note, I took Reflector out again and man is he nice. He's going back on display. 

 

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:32 AM

Mine's been on display ever since I picked them up at Botcon. Reflector is too nice to put away :)
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

He and 2016 Megatron just might be my favorite Botcon exclusives.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:32 PM

I think I currently have all 3 Reflector bots in gun modes being held by combiners currently.  I think those were such a fantastic idea on Fun Pubs part.  Love those little guys!



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:36 PM

They should have done a translucent purple version of Bruticus to hold Flash Sentry.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:43 PM

I think I currently have all 3 Reflector bots in gun modes being held by combiners currently.  I think those were such a fantastic idea on Fun Pubs part.  Love those little guys!

 

I think it's been said that Hasbro basically said "hey, we have this unused headsculpt, you should release it", so I'm not sure how much of it counts as their idea. I'm certainly glad they agreed though, they're fantastic.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

"Here are 20 or so repaint ideas that our designers came up with. Some use the alternate tooling while some are just different characters for the tooling released at retail. You don't have to use any but it would mean something special to the designers if you did a couple of them. We don't have any decoes planned, just the character/mold match."

 

"Okay we'll do SG Ratchet and..."

 

"No no. Stick to the actual characters on the list."

 

"Ah. Reflector, Counterpunch, and G1 Ratchet. But well do him as the custom class so we can still do him as SG."

 

"Eh whatever. Submit the decoes when you come up with them and we'll keep things moving."



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

"Okay we'll do SG Ratchet and..."

 

"No no. Stick to the actual characters on the list."

 

Wow, really? That's... kind of a pain....





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