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@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.

@  repowers : (22 March 2020 - 03:49 PM)

That's totally super biased!

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 03:00 PM)

I'm not. I'm listening to his own contradictory statements.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Most people don't, but it's still making enough ratings to continue, apparently.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2020 - 11:45 AM)

I’m not finding modern episodes of The Simpson’s at all funny.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (22 March 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Trump HAS been working on this, stop listening to those idiot "news" outlets that just spin everything against him out of bias.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 08:52 AM)

At the least, they could keep it off of Twitter.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 March 2020 - 08:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure the capuchin from "outbreak" would have done a better job than trump.

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 05:13 AM)

Isn't it sad that President Schwarzenegger would have been the better alternative in retrospect?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2020 - 03:38 AM)

It was President Schwarzenegger, not Wolfcastle.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 March 2020 - 02:51 AM)

He put that in a speech in Springfields 'Do as we say' festival in 2005 too.


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#1 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

Well, I didn't know this was a bandwagon when I jumped on it, but here I am with a newly opened Shapeways store. What do I have so far? Add-on ramps for TR bases!

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First of all, I've got a Ramp Extension. Those of you who have tried to connect Blaster to Fortress Maximus need no further explanation. For the rest of you, this is a workaround for when obstructions or height differences mean you can't quite get those two connecting ramps to, well, connect. It gives you an extra 7cm of length to work with, which is just enough to get some use out of Fort Max's front connection (and plenty for the ones on his arms). It has a design based on Micromaster ramps (specifically the Anti-Aircraft Base ramp, so it has a 5mm peghole on the underside), and by total coincidence it came out about the size of a Micromaster ramp, too.

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Second, I have what I'm calling a Base Off-Ramp, which is a solution for a problem I suspect only I have. When the built-in ramps on TR bases are just sitting on the ground instead of connecting to other bases, they read to me less like ramps leading down to the ground and more like roads that end abruptly with a sharp, irregularly-shaped drop. This attaches to the end and gives them a nicer downward slope.

I have a couple more things I'm working on but that's it for now.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:58 PM

Totally buying some of these ▲ndrusi.


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:12 PM

Shapeways says mine have started printing, so looks like I might get 'em sooner than end of month.  :)  (I selected the "no priority at all" option to save some money and put off having a fourth incomplete craft project on my desk, but I guess they were in a lull.)  Four ramps, four endcaps.

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 10:10 AM

Very cool stuff!



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 01:37 PM

I don't actually have Blaster yet, but I'm curious, is there room inside his legs for the base-off ramp to fold inside for transformation without detaching?


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 06:16 PM

I never thought of that, actually. I wouldn't expect there to be room, but I'll test it tomorrow morning to be sure.

(If you're okay with part removal and you just want a place to store them when he's not in base mode, Blaster actually has a pair of connectors on his back.)

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 08:44 PM

Blaster's Butt Cape.

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:17 AM

I never thought of that, actually. I wouldn't expect there to be room, but I'll test it tomorrow morning to be sure.

Okay yeah no it doesn't work. The built-in ramp plus the offramp are longer than the width of the speaker/height of the boot, and in boombox mode that means the offramp tries to clip through the torso. In robot mode that's not a problem because the top of the boot is open, so it would be able to stick up next to the knee, but it gets in the way of a support strut.

I might try to solve these problems (shorter ramp with some well-placed holes through it) but it'll be a pretty significant redesign.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:07 PM

Given the issues many have keeping his lower legs together in boombox mode, it might not be worth the trouble. Perhaps, maybe create an accessory they could be attached to as a way to storing in Blaster's (and Soundwave's) chest? A remote control?
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:34 PM

You'd lose the Titan Master storage in boombox mode, though.

...unless I incorporated that too. Hm...

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:53 PM

Any plans for curved extensions?

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:48 PM

More useful than a curve would be a square with snap-ons on all four sides for intersections, I suspect.

 

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 08:38 AM

What I'm learning now is that, if I have an idea and it seems like something nobody but me could ever possibly want, I should get to work on it immediately because someone is about to ask about it.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:00 AM

I am sooooo buying a straight connector a curved one and 2 of the end ramps.  Maxy, Prime and Blaster are getting the micromaster treatment. 


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:38 PM

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There are a couple of different ways to do these multidirectional things. Right now I'm leaning toward compact intersections and long curves.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 05:09 PM

I concur on small intersection and large curve.  If you need a tight turn, use an intersection.

 

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:19 PM

I agree as well. I cannot wait to for these to become available.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:21 AM

Make a triangular one and you can sell them as Educational Building System Toys
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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:23 AM

And then I could increase the markup by like ten bucks!

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:43 PM

Per piece!


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