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@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?


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#1 Zodberg

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:13 PM

-Ultimate Battle Megatron turned into a green tank, very comparable to the form he had in G2 (although with considerable liberties).

-The 2010 Botcon set.

-A FOC Bruticus set

-Tokyo Toy Show Deadwing and Smokejumper

-Combiner Wars Superion and Bruticus, and Menasor as a hypothetical member.

-G-2 version Masterpiece Bumblebee

-Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe

-TFSS Starscream

-Generations Dreadwing

 

Anybody else? I'm sure there's a bunch I might be missing.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:21 PM

There's the United Tank Megatron, in Hero purple.

Also, the Ultimate Gift Set's G2 Jazz and red/blue canceled-Combat Hero Optimus.

General Optimus Prime and Sergeant Hound from Botcon 2015.

A hypothetical G2 Ratchet was one of Botcon 2016's customization class options.

TFCC G2 Ramjet and TFSS G2 Starscream.

Botcon 2013 Electrons.

Does TFSS Carzap count?

 

 

(also, wasn't most of Botcon 2010 from the tail-end-of-G1 stuff rather than G2? Pyro, Clench, Scorch, etc?)


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:21 PM

Timelines G2 Ramjet

Generations Ultimate Gift Set Jazz and Combat Hero Optimus Prime

Timelines BotCon 2015 General Optimus Prime and Sergeant Hound

 

Edit: ninja'd on the latter two.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:29 PM

 

Also, the Ultimate Gift Set's G2 Jazz and red/blue canceled-Combat Hero Optimus.

 

 

A lot of people say that the Ultimate Gift Set's Jazz is a G2 homage. I'm not so sure. The deco differs considerably from the G2 version. I won't call it a slam dunk against, but how much of a "Jazz deco" is something we'd just consider "Jazz" and how much moves into being specifically G2?



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:33 PM

It's not dead-on, no (and I wouldn't mind getting one that is -- partly because G2 and partly because the Jazz mold is awesome). But the name on the spoiler, stylized musical note and number 1 make me lean toward "a version of" the G2 deco. I do wish it had the G2 Autobot insignia though.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:36 PM

U2 Skyfall/Skyjack.

Legends (the old Legends) Tank Megatron.

THS-02 Optimus with the extra heads, trailer and rocket launchers from THS-02B Black Optimus.

TFSS Nightracer.

Target Construct-Bots Grimlock (with Silver Knight Optimus), which is probably the deepest G2 cut next to...

e-Hobby Solarbot.

 

Also you mentioned Ultimate Gift Set Optimus but not the original toy.



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:37 PM

Also you mentioned Ultimate Gift Set Optimus but not the original toy.

 

Oh, duh, that's right.



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:42 PM

The Wal-mart exclusive DOTM Sideswipe is in his G2 Go-Bot blue and fluorescent yellow coloration

ROTF Walmart exclusive "The Fury of Fearswoop" (Fearswoop is actually a G2 Hooligan homage)

 

Universe (2008) Legends Tank Megatron and the Takara EZ Purple re-deco.

RTS Legends Optimus also got an EZ release with black legs and a G2 symbol.

Universe (2008) Inferno was marked as "G2 series" (possibly due to the water cannon)
Universe (2008) Wal-mart exclusive Skyfall/Skyjack

Universe (2008) Target exclusive Aerial Rivals legends set had homages of G2 Cyberjet Air Raid and G2 Skydive

 

Generations GDO Megatron remold of RoF Bludgeon

Generations GDO Powerdive


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:42 PM

Universe Inferno supposedly.

Clear Green G2 style Megatron in the G.I. Joe & TF Crossover.

The same tank Megatron in the canceled Hero deco from TFSS 5.0 Pretender Megatron.

There was an orange tiger striped redeco of Dreadwing (?) in RotF that was intentionally in Hooligan's colors.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:45 PM

How could I forget Powerdive? I love that guy.

 

EDIT: Also, SG Sideswipe-Drench.

EDIT 2: Oh, durr, and DOTM Space Case, as we keep talking about Cyberjets.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:47 PM

BotCon 2011 Animated Sideswipe has G1 Sideswipe's G2 colors.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:51 PM



-Combiner Wars Menasor as a hypothetical member.



A hypothetical G2 Ratchet was one of Botcon 2016's customization class options.

...I feel like there's a word shared between these two posts that's being used incorrectly.

 

(Also, "customization class G2 Sideswipe".)


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 01:09 PM

Oh, oh, I made a list ages ago! Let me go find it.

 

Edit:

Autobots:

Reveal The Shield Deluxe Optimus
United Laser Optimus
EZ Collection Chronicles G2 Convoy
EZ Collection Gum G2 Convoy
Generations Giftset Combat Hero Optimus
Generations Giftset Jazz
Universe 2.0 Inferno

Botcon 2008 Shattered Glass Sideswipe (a.k.a. Drench)
Botcon 2010 Spark
Botcon 2010 Streetstar (Streetwise)
Botcon 2010 Rapido
Botcon 2010 Sideswipe
Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe
Dark of the Moon Wal-Mart Exclusive Sideswipe (Gobot Deco)
Universe 2.0 Legends Skydive (Air Raid)
Universe 2.0 Legends Air Raid (Skydive)
Botcon 2013 Electro

Masterpiece G2 Bumblebee

Combiner Wars G2 Superion

Botcon 2015 General Optimus Prime

Botcon 2015 Sgt. Hound

Botcon 2016 G2 Ratchet

eHobby Exclusive Solarbot

Decepticons:
Classics 1.0 Deluxe Megatron
United Tank Megatron
Universe 2.0 Legends Megatron
EZ Collection Chronicles Tank Megatron
EZ Collection Gum G2 Megatron
Transformers Go! EZ Collection Megatron
Generations GDO Voyager Megatron
Botcon 2010 Clench (Colossus)
Botcon 2010 Cindersaur
Botcon 2010 Breakdown
Universe 2.0 Skyfall (Skyjack)
Revenge of the Fallen Fearswoop (Hooligan)
Dark of the Moon Space Case
Amazon Exclusive G2 Combaticons
Collector's Club G2 Ramjet
Tokyo Toy Show 2010 Dreadwing and Smokescreen
Generations Dreadwing
Generations GDO Powerdive

Figure Subscription Service G2 Starscream

Adventure Roadblock

Combiner Wars G2 Menasor

FunPub GI Joe Crossover Legends G2 Megatron

Subscription Service Nightracer

Kre-o Orange Devastator

Kre-o Yellow Devastator


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 01:19 PM

There's also the inner robot of Pretender Optimus.  He's clearly based on the G2 Laser deco.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 01:34 PM

If it is supposed to be G2 Jazz, it does a terrible job of it.  It looks nice at least.

 

They miss a lot of opportunities for obvious G2 homages or seem to screw them up royally (see Jazz and CW Bruticus).


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 01:51 PM

If it is supposed to be G2 Jazz, it does a terrible job of it.  It looks nice at least.

 

They miss a lot of opportunities for obvious G2 homages or seem to screw them up royally (see Jazz and CW Bruticus).

 

I agree (indeed, that's why I brought it up), but at the same time, I can see an argument that says that the very fact that:

  1. a musical note design is used
  2. the number "1" is used (instead of, especially, the number "4"), and
  3. the name "Jazz" appears written on the spoiler, 

...are enough to say "homage," which is the question we're asking.

 

 

Indeed, if the G2 Autobot symbol were used, I wouldn't even have mentioned it. The very use of that symbol, even if nothing else echoed a specific G2 toy, would make something a G2 homage, to my mind.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 02:13 PM

-Combiner Wars Menasor as a hypothetical member.

A hypothetical G2 Ratchet was one of Botcon 2016's customization class options.

...I feel like there's a word shared between these two posts that's being used incorrectly.
 
(Also, "customization class G2 Sideswipe".)

Er, in mine it meant "you could make him G2 Ratchet, but as it was he was a blank slate until you did"?

And gah, yes, the impossible to obtain Sideswipe...


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 02:44 PM

CW Aerialbots

CW Stunticons

CW Combaticons



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 05:22 PM

They were in my original post! They inspired this thread!

But also wow, reading over the figures mentioned in this thread it feels like we've gotten more G2 stuff since the end of G2 than actually in G2.

And here I'm also going to mention Jhiaxus who was promoted from G2 to now exist in G1.
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Posted 19 August 2016 - 06:06 PM

There were also both yellow and orange G2 versions of Kreon Devastator released as exclusives.


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