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@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.

@  Bass X0 : (08 February 2020 - 05:20 AM)

MP-50 Tigatron and MP-51 Arcee revealed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 February 2020 - 02:26 PM)

SkiNNEERRR

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 February 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Superintendent Chalmers is hilarious too, or was when he was played straight. "An unrelated article." "mm hm." "Within the banner headline."

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 February 2020 - 09:03 PM)

"I'm not a real Mister but I am a real Burns I am an actual Burns..."

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Optimus looks like his Siege figure. Maybe this will be canon to the Transformers ongoing comic series at the moment.

@  Cyoti : (06 February 2020 - 05:13 PM)

iirc megatron ended up in equestria at the end of gi joe v tfs

@  wonko the sane? : (06 February 2020 - 05:02 PM)

I doubt megatron will fall for that friendship stuff.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 02:04 PM)

My Little Pony/Transformers is really happening cool!

@  Paladin : (06 February 2020 - 12:49 PM)

I don't know...

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 February 2020 - 12:39 PM)

Okay, Mr. Burns. What's your first name?

@  Paladin : (06 February 2020 - 12:21 PM)

i believe you have a letter for me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (06 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

My name is Mr Burns.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (06 February 2020 - 11:52 AM)

*Walks in and immediately disappears into a bush like Homer Simpson.*

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 February 2020 - 05:05 AM)

Crossgrin OTP

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

If anyone at IDW is reading this. Feel free to make that canon

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 09:36 PM)

Sweet I can ship him with...*throws dart at board* Skullgrin??? Sure that works

@  Flamewar : (05 February 2020 - 09:08 PM)

crosshairs is gay

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

Can he be purple next?

@  Paladin : (05 February 2020 - 08:40 PM)

Crosshairs is GREEN, dummies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 February 2020 - 07:51 PM)

Except for the time Crosshairs was yellow in the UK comics.


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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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