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@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 01:17 PM)

The only thing we've learned so far is that 1 out of 10 doesn't really seem to mind that much.

@  Patch : (23 February 2019 - 12:17 PM)

Alien walls.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (23 February 2019 - 11:15 AM)

Aliens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2019 - 10:22 AM)

walls.

@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM)

SAUSAGES!!

@  CORVUS : (23 February 2019 - 01:13 AM)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEERADICATOR!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 11:21 PM)

And don't piss him off, because he'll tell Haruhi who he is and reboot the universe.

@  Bass X0 : (22 February 2019 - 03:22 PM)

Take care of the John Smith who will shake up the world!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I see I'm not the only one who's watched a lot of Kids in the Hall...

@  Donocropolis : (22 February 2019 - 06:33 AM)

"You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes"

@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.


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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.

 

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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

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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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