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@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...


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#21 Powered Convoy

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 06:58 AM

I kind of want one.

 

But that price is oof!


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:02 AM

Yeah. It's not even a particularly large toy, under eight inches / 20 cm. I don't know if it's just an exceptionally short run item or what.

Edit: Does anyone know what the samurai mask represents? I'm not up to date on IDW and didn't know if it was something that had actually shown up.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 July 2017 - 07:05 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:39 AM

I'm thinking it's an homage to his movie appearance.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:15 AM

$300!!!

 

Looking at those pictures, I was almost ready to place an order.  But not for that price!  I might be willing to go up to $150.



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:16 AM

https://www.allspark...r-announcement/

Prototypes of a Tarn action figure and a weird-looking Optimus model kit. Also, Star Saber announced.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:25 AM

The Optimus reminds me of Masami Obari's Optimus (even thought it isn't).


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:32 AM

Transformers that don't TRANSFORM don't mean jack.

 
It means exactly Jack!
 
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Well this thread quickly went to Pot.

I dunno, I think it's still pretty Rad.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:09 AM

I have no idea why I'd bother with this when I can buy actual transforming versions for at most half the price.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:24 AM

I got real excited when I saw that Tarn. But then I saw the company that's making it. I maintain my first statement.

 

 

 

Transformers that don't TRANSFORM don't mean jack.

Do you also expect Spider-Man toys to do anything a spider can?

 

 

This is such a false equivalency I can't even.


Edited by Megaplex Prime, 28 July 2017 - 09:25 AM.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:52 AM

I got real excited when I saw that Tarn. But then I saw the company that's making it. I maintain my first statement.

 

 

 

Transformers that don't TRANSFORM don't mean jack.

Do you also expect Spider-Man toys to do anything a spider can?

 

 

This is such a false equivalency I can't even.

 

Yeah. Transformers toys generally do transform.

No Spider-Man toys to date (that I am aware of) have caught thieves just like flies.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 11:40 AM

To be honest, you're always going to give up something in the look for the transformation, and it's never going to look quite as clean and complete as a figure like this can, so there's a niche. But not for 2-3 times the price of comparable robot figures.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 July 2017 - 11:41 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 11:48 AM

Hasbro won't license a transformable Transformer to another company. So any licensed third party stuff will always be of the non-transformable type.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

I was interested in Tarn, but $300 for an action figure?  Nope.



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

Hasbro won't license a transformable Transformer to another company. So any licensed third party stuff will always be of the non-transformable type.

Yeah, we just had the requisite knee-jerk "what's the point of a Transformer that doesn't transform" stuff there and whether it's by Hasbro fiat or not, the toy is the the toy it is. But it wouldn't look this nice in the details as a transforming figure no matter who made it (whether that's HasTak or MMC.)

 

That Optimus Prime model kit is bizarre. Mostly the fact that the redesign looks quite sexy in the drawing but (baggy) pants in plastic form, like the reverse of the Drift figure's interpretation of the comic design.

 

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Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 July 2017 - 12:14 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:13 PM

Maybe that drawing was done with consideration for only one angle, or the artist was of the mind that it wouldn't be interpreted quite so literally.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:50 PM

 

I got real excited when I saw that Tarn. But then I saw the company that's making it. I maintain my first statement.

 

 

 

Transformers that don't TRANSFORM don't mean jack.

Do you also expect Spider-Man toys to do anything a spider can?

 

 

This is such a false equivalency I can't even.

 

Yeah. Transformers toys generally do transform.

No Spider-Man toys to date (that I am aware of) have caught thieves just like flies.

 

 

Yes.. thank you... that... what Creature SH said.  :thumbsup


Edited by Megaplex Prime, 28 July 2017 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

One only wonders what the hypothetical truck mode would look like...

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 03:03 PM

Angry skull dump truck Optimus Prime might be fun. 

 

Oh, right.

 

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It already was kinda.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 July 2017 - 03:03 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:02 AM

Gunpla fans can tell you that kit prototypes often don't look as sharp as the retail product will.

Also, more Trigger design involvement, please. I know it's the anime hipster thing to hate them now but I love their stuff.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:31 AM

The proportions and angles are all just subtly off from the art, though. Optimus Lagann looks great, I'd watch that anime, the kit is not capturing it.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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