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@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

It wasn't just blander and more polite bacon like I was expecting

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 July 2018 - 09:51 AM)

Canadian bacon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 09:15 AM)

And the even more important question is: is that ballpit deep enough to conceal a body... what?

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 05:35 AM)

THe more important question is if they have a ball pit

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2018 - 10:18 PM)

How many attendees on average does TFcon get? And how about TFNation?


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#21 Jim S

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:31 AM

What was the initial spark that became the BWU idea and universe?

FP asked me if I wanted to write a Lio Convoy story set in a world where "Beast Wars meets the Hunger Games." I said I needed a few days to think on it, as to be perfectly honest I didn't find the elevator pitch compelling. I didn't want to spend too much time telling stories that didn't resonate with me.

This was December, 2014. Then the Ferguson Unrest happened, and I found it deeply disturbing and compelling. I realized that the abuse of authority was an issue of great interest to me, worthy of exploration, and said yes. The first title, Broken Windshields, is a play off of the controversial Broken Windows theory of policing, and was suggested to me by Bill Forster.

Is there, or will there ever be, a Big Convoy in BWU?

Yes, but he's not called that.

Will we learn at some point, even if only in reference, why Spike and co sre considered irredeemable by humanity?

Maybe we'll see more of that but I feel like there's no real mystery. The war was devastating, much more destructive in this reality than in others. The Autobots were viewed as not much better than Decepticons. Those humans who chose to stand with either side were viewed as traitors.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:37 AM

Okay Jim, time for something inconsequential! So, the alt.software.dev users. Cyberbee42296 and MesothulasSinner are the easy ones, and then:

FSS15 - ????
GEOFAN - Fractyl?
Agent3P - Ravage?
ravagekitteh - SG Ravage?!

Can you shed any light? Would a BWU Ravage be a still-mobile cassetticon, like Eject, or a fully-downsized Predacon?


FSS15 was probably a typo for FSS05 or FSS 16 or FSS-5. Figure Subscription Service 5 (or maybe 16), a nod out-of-universe to Scorponok's origins. In universe, could be anyone.

GEOFAN is Fractyl, yes.

Agent3P is Tripredacus Agent. As to who THAT is, dunno. Maybe Ravage. Maybe his own guy.

ravagekitteh - SG Ravage of course, at least in inspiration. I don't think he's literally in our universe though, like through dimensions travel or anything.

As for Ravage in our universe, I haven't decided. With the Dawn of the Predacus toy, and The Agenda before that, it feels like a shame to not have him be a Predacon of some sort but I haven't hit on a story that feels right for him.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:30 AM

Why was Stilleto given such a radical redesign to her deco (i.e. - purple changed to yellow) and face compared to those of her original design seen in "The Razor's Edge"?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:33 AM

Is Waspinator still around on Cybertron, and if so, what's he up to?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:56 AM

All right, spill. Which really came first, the idea of a murder mystery involving Targetmasters, or the title "Trigger Warnings"?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:59 AM

Why was Stilleto given such a radical redesign to her deco (i.e. - purple changed to yellow) and face compared to those of her original design seen in "The Razor's Edge"?

 

On a related note - from what limited description we get of Sea Panic, he doesn't seem to match up to the Laser Beast, being grey-and-green instead of grey-and-yellow (and I thought I remembered something similar with Fennec, though I might be mistaken). Mistake, or intentional choice?



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:11 AM

 

Is there, or will there ever be, a Big Convoy in BWU?


Yes, but he's not called that.

What's he called?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:48 AM

Why was Stilleto given such a radical redesign to her deco (i.e. - purple changed to yellow) and face compared to those of her original design seen in "The Razor's Edge"?

 

You'd have to ask the artist. It wasn't something the script called for I don't think.

 

 

Is Waspinator still around on Cybertron, and if so, what's he up to?

 

Yup. He's always bustin' heads, jumping in and out of bed.

 

 

All right, spill. Which really came first, the idea of a murder mystery involving Targetmasters, or the title "Trigger Warnings"?

 

Chicken and egg? I think the idea of Trigger Warnings relating to Targetmasters was a very early one. The murder mystery story came mostly from Bish.

 

On a related note - from what limited description we get of Sea Panic, he doesn't seem to match up to the Laser Beast, being grey-and-green instead of grey-and-yellow (and I thought I remembered something similar with Fennec, though I might be mistaken). Mistake, or intentional choice?

 

Probably a goof, but I didn't write that bit. 

 

 

What's he called?

 

Not 100% sure. Slammoth maybe ;)

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:53 AM

What was your personal favorite bits of work on Ask Vector Prime and co?


 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:58 AM

Now that we know that Optimus Primal, BW Megatron, Lio Convoy, BWII Galvatron, Big Convoy (thanks to your earlier answers), and Magmatron all exist in BWU, what about Fire Convoy and Gigatron?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:11 AM

Forget them, what about Galaxy Convoy? :D
(Though I'm curious about the RID Autobots - being "Japanese Beast Era" Cybertrons, would they hypothetically be Maximals or Autobots in BWU?)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:15 AM

What was your personal favorite bits of work on Ask Vector Prime and co?

 

Wheesh. So many parts of it I loved. Offering Hichikawa-san a forum to finish out his copious Binaltech/Alternity thoughts was a high bar. Getting to delve into Vector Prime's personal life was very satisfying, especially with Richard freaking Newman adding his voice. So was working with Peter Spellos on our Sky-Byte answer. All of the guest columnists were a hoot to write for, but certainly it's Sideways' irreverence, Spacewarp's adventures, and Cy-Kill's sixty-five new GoBots adventures that I enjoyed the most on that front. 

 

So many joyous memories, really. I cherish AVP.

 

 

Now that we know that Optimus Primal, BW Megatron, Lio Convoy, BWII Galvatron, Big Convoy (thanks to your earlier answers), and Magmatron all exist in BWU, what about Fire Convoy and Gigatron?

 

Fire Convoy, maybe, I see him potentially in a future era. Gigatron was around in the ancient days of Cybertron, but he looked more like this:

 

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Forget them, what about Galaxy Convoy?  :D
(Though I'm curious about the RID Autobots - being "Japanese Beast Era" Cybertrons, would they hypothetically be Maximals or Autobots in BWU?)

 

I love Galaxy Convoy, and yeah, he's probably around somewhere, or destined to be a player in the universe in the future. But it's also unlikely we'll see him.

 

I think RID / Car Robots are fair game to be either Maximals or Autobots. In truth, though, there are so many Autobots that I'm probably more likely to recast them as Maximals. Just like modern RID animal-informed Decepticons could be Max/Preds or Decepticons, but are more likely to be Max/Preds. (Probably not Autobots.) 

 

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:36 AM

...and RID Megatron would be "Overlord"? :D

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:49 AM

Do you know what happened to some of the more prominent G1 "Builder" characters or is it not something you pay much mind to unless a specific story calls for it?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:53 AM

 

 

Is there, or will there ever be, a Big Convoy in BWU?


Yes, but he's not called that.

What's he called?

 

I would go for Optimammoth Prime/Primal. 


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:02 PM

...and RID Megatron would be "Overlord"? :D

 

Mebbe...

 

 

 

Do you know what happened to some of the more prominent G1 "Builder" characters or is it not something you pay much mind to unless a specific story calls for it?

 

Some of them, sure. Others, not so much. Most of the luminaries aren't around anymore. There was a lot of self-sacrifice, some purges, some charge of the Light Brigade moments, some treachery.

 

There are a lot of structures around honoring them. Cyclonus Memorial Tower comes to mind. It's also a good bet that anyone on a coin is no longer with us.

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:12 PM

We have Full-Tilt and Longrack commanding the Dinosaur/Trypticon. Any ideas on the power structure of the Gung Ho?

...and RID Megatron would be "Overlord"? :D


It's a reference to Masterforce Overlord's European G1 name, Gigatron. The wiki folded the two together because "Gigatron" never got any meaningful traction the way the other Godmaster-Powermaster pairings are distinct.

Also, Jim would be following the pattern he used for 13 Demon General Gigatron, who combined elements of both Masterforce Overlord and CR Gigatron.

Me personally, I would prefer to keep all these guys separate, but hey, whatever floats Jim's boat.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:18 PM

Is all or just most of the alien languages in the Complete AA changed?


 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:22 PM

Obviously Cybertronian-human relations haven't been in a stellar state for some time. But in your head, does that prohibit Prowl II and Prowl 2 from existing?
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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:27 PM

Do you have any cats?


 

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