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@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

@  unluckiness : (15 January 2018 - 10:07 AM)

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"Gobots" is the G2 Autobot Color Changer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:01 PM)

@Shrug That would be "Go-Bots".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 January 2018 - 03:16 AM)

At least you still had a big beefy super robot with giant guns.

@  JasperGunner... : (14 January 2018 - 01:47 AM)

My first Prime was Cybertron Prime. I was too stupid to know how to transform him lol

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:15 PM)

My first Prime was Transmetal Primal. Second was RID Prime. My first Megatron was actually Gobots Megatron. I just didn't know he was Megatron for like 15 years. I often used him as "Roller" for RID Prime and I assume he's never really forgiven me.

@  Telly : (13 January 2018 - 10:39 PM)

my first prime was g1 prime actually in 1984. saw him at a store and begged my grandparents to give me my christmas money early lol

@  unitremover : (13 January 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Mine was Beast Machines deluxe Primal but I don't think I knew he what he was at the time.

@  Dekafox : (13 January 2018 - 09:32 PM)

My first Prime was actually LioConvoy... followed by Fire Convoy

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:57 AM)

@Telly, but G1 Rodimus's vehicle mode is so durn sexy

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:30 AM)

PMOP was my second, and my first Optimus.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 04:29 AM)

My first Prime was Power Master Prime.. And though Titans Return had Power Master Prime.. Power of the Primes feels more like Power Master Prime to me.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

Still wanted Hot Rod too, though.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

I had Rodimus Prime as a kid, he was the first Prime I owned, and I loved 'im.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 12:27 AM)

At least he doesn't feel like he's about to fall apart in my hands like Masterpiece did.

@  Otaku : (12 January 2018 - 11:50 PM)

As a kid, I remember being confused that Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod had separate action figures. I thought there should be one that you could change between the "two".

@  Telly : (12 January 2018 - 10:59 PM)

'86 rodimus prime was a joke, even by '86 standards. it BARELY qualified as a transformer and his face was terrible

@  Bass X0 : (12 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

He's leaps and bounds above the original 1986 Rodimus Prime, it's unbelievable. That's more of a criticism to 1986 Rodimus Prime's simplicity though.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 03:14 PM)

Rodimus is insainly complicated at first though.

@  Bass X0 : (12 January 2018 - 03:07 PM)

I like to imagine that Orion Pax has his own Cybertronian vehicle mode even though the toy doesn't have it. It would be Orion Pax evolving into Optimus Prime, but Optimus Prime cannot turn back into Orion Pax (even though the toy obviously can).

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 03:05 PM)

Orion Pax? Only into Prime's truck mode.

@  Locoman : (12 January 2018 - 02:22 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Dekafox : (12 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

You mean: *var mode

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 January 2018 - 01:50 PM)

*Sorry to be that guy, but *vehicle.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 01:11 PM)

I love the leaders.. Just complicated! I am semi disapointed that they didn't somehow get Orions vehical mode in there though.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Possibly. Cause I didn't know how to transform his legs and was pulling the poor guy every whichaway

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2018 - 11:44 AM)

Maybe paladin just got the last one built on friday?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 11:42 AM)

Dunno about that... He seems pretty damn stable with as much as I was pulling and twisting.

@  Paladin : (12 January 2018 - 11:35 AM)

apparently he breaks easily. my interest has all but worn off.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 11:17 AM)

Rodimus is more complicated than I thought.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 10:57 AM)

I know I said PotP was Power Masters... But Prime -really- is very much desinged like the original PM Prime

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2018 - 10:46 AM)

And BBTS finally shipped mine! Will be another two weeks till they get here, but still! At least some good news today.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 10:31 AM)

Whoot! Toys have arrived!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 10:02 AM)

And anytime it didn't cater to them specificly it sucked? ;)

@  lastmaximal : (12 January 2018 - 08:36 AM)

Universal translation: Any time a fanboy praises a company or design team or EIC or showrunner because "they listen to the fans", he means "they listen to ME."

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 07:56 AM)

Well my Optimus and Rodimus are supposed to be here today.

@  unluckiness : (12 January 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Probably Rodimus since the way he's packaged really, really doesn't help how his kibble is displayed

@  unluckiness : (12 January 2018 - 07:08 AM)

In all likelihood, it'll probably be Optimus or Rodimus


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:29 PM

Silly question: would Daburu and the Cybertronic counterpart to White Leo be the same guy, or separate characters?

...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.

 
Quite, but the precedent for BWU is that characters don't usually share names, which makes it a bit weird that Jim would choose to use "Gigatron" for the guy who does have an alternate name.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:43 PM

*shrug* Maybe Jim really likes to combine these two Gigatrons (with Overlord possibly still separate). Like how Wings combined G1 Decepticons Drench and G2 Autobot Drench together.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:44 PM

(I just went through the wiki AVP archive and I didn't really see anything like that with the Gigatrons? Maybe I'm missing something.)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:48 PM

Does the presence of Budora imply the other Go!/Prime Predacons exist in this reality? (I mean, I ended up buying all of them thanks to the Budora cameo, but still...)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:13 PM

(I just went through the wiki AVP archive and I didn't really see anything like that with the Gigatrons? Maybe I'm missing something.)

27 June 2015. Destronger Chōkon General Gigatron joined Bio Ranger Iga's Thirteen Great Demon Generals.

24 July 2015. In JG1 (or at least the variant cultivated by Jim, Hydra, and Ichikawa-san), Giga and Mega's Overlord transtector was originally intended for a fallen Destron named Gigatron, paralleling Ginrai's transtector being intended for Convoy.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:19 PM

Huh.

I never took the latter as having anything to do with the RID Gigatron. I thought it was just a nod to Euro-Gigatron.

The "Chōkon" bit I assumed was just a homage rather than "merging" the characters, just like Sixshot being Shockwave's brother.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:22 PM

I was just being comprehensive.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:13 PM

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


I do. We might see them in the finale a bit, possibly.

 

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


Perhaps 95%. In a very few cases it didn't make sense to do so. Or would have been prohibitively difficult because of the way the files are saved.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:38 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?


Not necessarily. There is certainly an owl that looks like the Prowl owl. Whether or not its Prowl 2/II...

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:44 PM

...an owl?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 04:35 PM

Why is it that the Prime cartoon's universal stream, Uniend 911.05 Alpha, is designated with its UK premiere date instead of its U.S. premiere date?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:34 PM

Are we likely to see any more MASK-derived characters like Aura and Vampire?

(Also, you've said that Aura would have submarine "speakers", but d'you think that Vampire has a flight mode?)


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:10 PM

Lip Convoy is the Supreme Commander of the Resistance. Does the Builder regime have its own chief executive?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:39 PM

Is there an in universe reason for why Pred Scorponok shares a name with a prominent deception builder (or Builder created battle suit?)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:54 PM

Do you have any cats?

 

Yup! Boxey is a great mouser and a wonderful companion for James. He's named after the BSG kid sidekick, though he's evolved into an Aqua Teen Hunger Force reference as well, since his middle name has become "Brown". 

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:59 PM

Silly question: would Daburu and the Cybertronic counterpart to White Leo be the same guy, or separate characters? 

 

Same guy in this continuity. 

 

 

Does the presence of Budora imply the other Go!/Prime Predacons exist in this reality? (I mean, I ended up buying all of them thanks to the Budora cameo, but still...)

 

Yes. They're all players in this universe.

 

 

Why is it that the Prime cartoon's universal stream, Uniend 911.05 Alpha, is designated with its UK premiere date instead of its U.S. premiere date?

 

I believe that the wiki had that date prominently on the page at the time and I made a screw-up. However, worked out ok, since there's a version of this universe in the Primax stream, and I figure THAT one used the US airdate.

 

 

Are we likely to see any more MASK-derived characters like Aura and Vampire?

(Also, you've said that Aura would have submarine "speakers", but d'you think that Vampire has a flight mode?)

 

There are more, but I don't know if we'll see any. Depends on if I need semi-prominent extras and any of the MASK guys fit the bill. Vampire was based on CW Groove; if he can be fiddled with to have a flight mode then sure. 

 

 

Lip Convoy is the Supreme Commander of the Resistance. Does the Builder regime have its own chief executive?

 

The Builders mostly do things by committee these days. Millions of years of misrule by various supreme executives, from Optimus to Megatron to Galvatron to Rodimus to Thunderwing, have left a bad taste in their collective mouths on the subject. 

 

 

Is there an in universe reason for why Pred Scorponok shares a name with a prominent deception builder (or Builder created battle suit?)

 

Objection, your honor! Assumes facts not in evidence.

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:04 PM

Silly question: would Daburu and the Cybertronic counterpart to White Leo be the same guy, or separate characters? 

 
Same guy in this continuity.

Cool. Maximal or Cyberdroid/Headmaster?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:23 PM

Ah! So is Zarak's macromaster/transector/whatever just Megazarak? (MacroZarak? Zarak Maximus?)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

Will Cybertron's other colonies besides Elba come into play in the finale?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:53 PM

 

Do you have any cats?

 

Yup! Boxey is a great mouser and a wonderful companion for James. He's named after the BSG kid sidekick, though he's evolved into an Aqua Teen Hunger Force reference as well, since his middle name has become "Brown". 

 

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