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@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 05:28 PM)

And a better headsculpt.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 05:23 PM)

It actually has half decent gimmicks too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 04:03 PM)

It's still crap but at least it takes up less space.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 10:31 AM)

I'd rather have Armada Sideswipe than Alternator Sideswipe.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 June 2017 - 09:50 AM)

What he's really doing is buying all the sideswipe, so that after the apocolypse.. He'll have an army to take ove the world!

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 09:00 AM)

We could be taking this the wrong way. What if this person means to sacrifice their own money to prevent Armada Sideswipes from falling into the hands of those who don't know better?

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 06:26 AM)

People say silly things online all the time, usually followed by a smilie or a wink. Take away the context and they go from being a joke to absurd hyperbole.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 06:07 AM)

But that would miss the entire point of hyperbole.

@  Pennpenn : (24 June 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Well that's a stupid attitude from someone who would waste a lot of money. I mean, they should just... not buy movie toys?

@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2017 - 04:52 AM)

Most insane thing I read of the day: "I would rather buy 100 Armada Sideswipes and PRiD Airachnids than buy any Bayformers crap"

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:10 PM)

His dialogue is full of allusions to his infamous lookalike, though sometimes as subversions. Oh, and sometimes he sings Karaoke. Check his rendition of "My Way", it's on Youtube.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:09 PM)

The entire idea behind the character is that he looks and talks like Hitler, but is actually a good guy. Maybe with a dickish attitude, but he's not the villain.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:08 PM)

Alfons Hatler is a supporting character from a German Edgar Wallace parody movie and its sequel.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:07 PM)

I'd like to remind everyone that Alfons Hatler exists, which is all sorts of awesome.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 05:41 PM)

See, you say that and you know there's new a bubsy game coming. Don't make us keep re-baselining our horror reactions.

@  Sean Whitmore : (23 June 2017 - 03:31 PM)

Epilogue is the worst thing to happen to mankind. And I'm including, like, all the wars and stuff.

@  Evac : (23 June 2017 - 02:11 PM)

... Did Linkara cover that one?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 01:50 PM)

the comics where Barbara quit being Batgirl after she was beaten into a miscarriage.

@  Boomhauer : (23 June 2017 - 01:20 PM)

His choice to be Batman had more punch when he was a completely normal guy met with the same dillema instead of the DNA garbage that muddies the message for no other reason than to give Old Bruce another ass-kiss before the show is over. It's a boring episode whose entire concept is repeating things already known and spark Squawkbox arguments.

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 01:11 PM)

But he still chose to be batman. Not only did he chose to be batman, he did it better.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 June 2017 - 12:46 PM)

I have to agree.. Part of the problem with Epilogue is it takes away from "Terry CHOSE to be batman" and changed it a bit to "Terry was designed to be batman."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Do you mean the DCAU continuity comics or Future's End?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 11:36 AM)

can we all at least agree it's a better ending for Batman Beyond than the comics?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 10:52 AM)

There was no evidence of it to support it in the show, and generally using someone to MAKE a batman is a jerkish thing to do.

@  Benbot : (23 June 2017 - 10:37 AM)

why does it matter?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

I think the problem with Epilogue was making Terry effectivly Batman's son.

@  Benbot : (23 June 2017 - 10:24 AM)

what's your problem with it?

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 10:02 AM)

Epilogue give a great end to Batman Beyond and even has a Mask of the Phantasm character

@  MrBlud : (23 June 2017 - 09:55 AM)

I don't post in the Shoutbox often, but when I do, it's to confirm "Epilogue" is garbage.

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 08:43 AM)

even "Epilogue" ? (braces for that argument again)

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Its a really great show.

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Justice League unlimited

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2017 - 08:14 AM)

Sprinkles or nothing!

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2017 - 07:06 AM)

>_< 3 hrs, $5,628 to go for the Two Scoops Kickstarter http://kck.st/2qgIkCd

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 06:16 AM)

Yeah, miles is only used when accuracy doesn't actually matter, or we're dealing with americans.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 03:55 AM)

We even use "miles" in similar contexts in German even though we use kilometers for actual measurements.

@  The Doctor Who : (23 June 2017 - 02:40 AM)

Makes sense, really. Colloquialisms exist in their own weird little universe where terminology can persist after it's no longer relevant otherwise.

@  abates : (23 June 2017 - 01:17 AM)

We also measure car milage in kilometres but still call it milage.

@  Bass X0 : (22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

No. We still say miles. Kilometers is only really used for actual specific distances whereas miles being used in a common phrase is still miles.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 June 2017 - 04:59 PM)

People from outside the U.S.: as we are all English-proficient here, do you ever use the phrase "I saw it coming from miles away.", or do you say "kilometers" instead?

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Wow, that was supposed to :shout" hours ago...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Indeed. Especially on opening week. We're talking avg, 5-8%. It's more at your discount/sub-run houses.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

AMC knows it, freakin $7 for a regular drink

@  Paladin : (22 June 2017 - 08:22 AM)

and if you want to support your theaters, buy more concessions. because they get SHIT from the ticket sales...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:15 AM)

So, we charged an extra $1 per. F'em

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:13 AM)

First, they threatened to stop sending us digital because we weren't upcharging for it (back when we were still "mixed" format). Then they threatened to stop sendingus 3D because we didn't upcharge for those either initially.

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:12 AM)

Can't blame the theater totally for those ticket prices. The studios have a say in them as well.

@  Noideaforaname : (22 June 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Charge 'em for the lice! Extra for the mice! Two percent for looking in the mirror twice!

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:45 PM)

Even here in Canada where price gouging is commonplace, IMAX 3-D is still $19.50

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:44 PM)

$27 a ticket? That's ludicrous


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:40 PM

Inspired by some person whining about GoBots on TFWiki this morning on Tumblr, I am going to reiterate my standing offer as publicly as possible:

If you are a person who would contribute to a GoBots sister wiki, stand up and be counted. If there's interest, I will create said wiki on ShoutWiki, and set it up with the basic set of templates needed for people to jump in and start making articles for characters, episodes, etc. You'll be able to go about everything exactly as if you were doing it on TFWiki.

Thanks to my having already done the legwork for the IDW Hasbro Wiki, this will be very simple - just starting the wiki and then importing an XML of all the relevant templates and CSS. I have no particular interest in contributing to a GoBots wiki, but I'm 100% ready and willing to get it running for those who would.

I'll be posting this in the TFWiki community portal too.

DISCLAIMER: If you've read this and don't come forward with your interest, you void any right to bring up the topic of GoBots coverage on TFWiki ever again, lest you be hurled into the hugging sun.

EDIT: The GoBots Wiki is born!

Edited by Jalaguy, 28 January 2017 - 07:57 AM.


#2 Spacewarp

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

Hell yeah


 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

Count me in!

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:53 PM

Someone's complaining about GoBots being covered on TFWiki? But doesn't Hasbro own the property now? And there's been so much crossing over that separating them would be a nightmare.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:53 PM


I probably would. My brother got me the series on DVD and I could probably use an excuse to push through it.

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#6 Jalaguy

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:57 PM

Someone's complaining about GoBots being covered on TFWiki? But doesn't Hasbro own the property now? And there's been so much crossing over that separating them would be a nightmare.


Complaining about them not getting coverage on the wiki. Some people believe that GoBots being established as part of the Transformers multiverse means that the entire franchise should be covered on TFWiki.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:58 PM

Someone's complaining about GoBots being covered on TFWiki? But doesn't Hasbro own the property now? And there's been so much crossing over that separating them would be a nightmare.

No, someone's complaining about GoBots not being sufficiently covered on TFWiki. Apparently we're petulant children throwing temper tantrums, and it's all because GoBots were cheaper in the eighties and we hate poor people, and also we fail to cover GoBots in some way that we do fully cover other non-Transformers properties such as the Lunchables Brigade, and other such made-up bullshit.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 04 January 2017 - 04:59 PM.


QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#8 Broadside

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:01 PM

Only if the first page is "Harlem Globetrotters".


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#9 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:06 PM

Anyway I have very little to contribute to a GoBots wiki but I guess if I see something I can do I'll do it.

Someone will have to follow behind me to make sure I'm not spelling it Go-Bots.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 04 January 2017 - 05:06 PM.


QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#10 Jim S

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:06 PM

As I said on the wiki, I'm happy to help out on the classic stuff. I won't be touching my own contributions which is a disproportionate amount of the modern stuff.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

On that note: Given how much less "diverse" GoBots is than Transformers, I think putting together some form of character infoboxes listing alt mode, first appearance in fiction, toy source, etc might be a good idea. No reason to just blindly ape TFWiki in everything.


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#12 Chip

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

I'm interested. I also have effectively no knowledge of Go Bots fiction and nearly no free time. Would Machine Robo fall under this?

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:14 PM

Oh, right, I made this.

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I'm interested. I also have effectively no knowledge of Go Bots fiction and nearly no free time. Would Machine Robo fall under this?

My gut response is "no, at least until all or most of the GoBots stuff is written up".


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:21 PM

Sure thing.

 

I'm assuming that it's going to be like the current setup for the IDW Revolution thing, where we keep crossover adventures (e.g. the Monster GoBots appearing in BWU) on the main TFwiki, while cartoon and comic appearances and... stuff... (did the GoBots even have a comic?) go on the new wiki.

 

I also vote to name the website the God Damn GoBots Wiki.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:22 PM

I'm interested. I also have effectively no knowledge of Go Bots fiction and nearly no free time. Would Machine Robo fall under this?

If you have your heart set on Machine Robo, you could always try to hunt down that one French(?) dub of a Machine Robo anime that tried to make it into a sequel to Challenge of the GoBots.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 04 January 2017 - 05:22 PM.


QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#16 Spacewarp

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:22 PM

Sure thing.

 

I'm assuming that it's going to be like the current setup for the IDW Revolution thing, where we keep crossover adventures (e.g. the Monster GoBots appearing in BWU) on the main TFwiki, while cartoon and comic appearances and... stuff... (did the GoBots even have a comic?) go on the new wiki.

 

I also vote to name the website the God Damn GoBots Wiki.

It had coloring books and a "Machine Robo" comic strip in some old maganzine thing.


 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:24 PM

*raises hand*

 

I have the animated series on DVD and would be willing to write episode summaries.

 

Also could contribute photography of some toys. 

 

(edit: I read that whining on tumblr earlier this morning, funny enough.)


Edited by Dracula, 04 January 2017 - 05:25 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:24 PM

I vote to steal everything here!
"He learned, almost too late, that man is a feeling creature and, because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned, too late for himself, that men have to make their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And, when men seek such perfection, they find there's only death, fire, loss, disillusionment, the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to toil and misery. It can't be given; it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself."

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:28 PM

Is there anything there that we want?

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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#20 Chip

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:51 PM

What I've seen of the MR wikia site is solid. It seems to be the work of a small team, and the malicious Wikia ads keep me from exploring it in depth, but that's not a knock against the work. We might consider asking them to come aboard.



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