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@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.


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#21 Jalaguy

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:53 PM

Well geez, you lot, guess I'm setting up a GoBots wiki this weekend.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

so what would the difference be between this one and the one locoman linked to? wouldnt it be essentially the same thing?


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

Ours will have funny captions, and blackjack, and hookers.
"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 - 06:08 PM

Also, ours will be ours.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:09 PM

so what would the difference be between this one and the one locoman linked to? wouldnt it be essentially the same thing?

Be good, I suppose.

#26 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:10 PM

And actually be updated by people who know how to make a good wiki and not entirely copy-pasted from Ignash's awful cartoon "summaries."



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:13 PM

so what would the difference be between this one and the one locoman linked to? wouldnt it be essentially the same thing?

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:16 PM

And actually be updated by people who know how to make a good wiki and not entirely copy-pasted from Ignash's awful cartoon "summaries."


Oh shit, I thought the formatting seemed familiar. It really is just all Ignash's Wikipedia pages...


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#29 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:19 PM

Once seen, it cannot be unseen. Universal, awful, everywhere. That anyone can think that is a good way to present information - so utterly, bullheadedly confident that they go off and make their own wiki - baffles me to this day.


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#30 M Sipher

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:22 PM

I'm on my phone and phone posting is garbage but I wanted to put this thought out now to prompt some discussion:

A GB wiki cannot -or at least should not- treat GB coverage as TFWIKI treats TF coverage, as the latter franchise is a vast, still-thriving franchise and the former... isn't.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

So what's the best way to handle characters like The Evil One and Stretch, who are canonically dimension-jumping Transformers?
"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 - 06:25 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.


I still think that would be a good thing to implement on the IDW Wiki as well.

And hey, if you're making it, Jala, I'd be happy to provide janitorial services (since my GoBot knowledge is "Retroactively part of TF and ones called Crasher.")

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

Just the Evil One when he is the Evil One, with an external link to "The Fallen" on TFWiki. As for Stretch, leave out his Animated origin, with a link to the TFWiki as well?


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#34 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

Yes, literally that - GoBots wiki describes their role in GoBots fiction, link off to TFWiki - with a note that clearly explains what the deal is - for everything else.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:28 PM

And then the GoBots who appeared in Echoes and Fragments get full write-ups of that story on GBwiki (while the story itself and the Transformers characters stay on TFwiki), if I'm grokking this?
"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 - 06:34 PM

If I can make the time, I'll pitch in. 


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:37 PM

When I have a few minutes and don't have a blinding headache, I'll compile a list of Gobots toys I have that are suitable for photography. I know I can at least provide us with Command Center and Thruster photos.

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

So what's the best way to handle characters like The Evil One and Stretch, who are canonically dimension-jumping Transformers?


That's canon on the TF side, but it shouldn't have primacy on a GB wiki. Mention it, yes.

Go Bots was too short lived to have the same depth as TF's 30 year brand, but it had some breadth. Various incarnations of Robo Machines, etc. I think it would make sense to cover it all, with Machine Robo acknowledged as the hub of it. This isn't Transformers, and Bandai's contributions have been the most lasting by far.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:51 PM

So where GoBots locations, technology, etc. have also appeared in Transformers, we should external link between TFWiki and GBWiki, yes?


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:06 PM

Okay, home now, so it is physically easier for me to articulate some stuff...

 

The amount of GB material is pretty dang finite, and of a vastly smaller scale than Transformers. The latter'd be pretty true even if we stopped paying attention to anything past the 80s. And there's not likely gonna be much more added to it. So a GB wiki can be afforded some... leeway that the TF/IDW wikis shouldn't have.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the IDW Hasbro Wiki currently doesn't full-cover comic issues and whatnot that are "fully" under the TF umbrella, right? Which makes sense. There's vast tons of TF material predating the shared universe, plus it being a new, indefinite series means that duplicating articles can very well lead to information creep, so you want to minimize that. That's not really gonna be an issue with GoBots. And I'm not a fan of making people jump sites too much. I think a GB wiki could easily get away with replicating/adapting the pages for the TF-umbrella stories (excising much of the TF-specific trivia notes), and basically replicating the toy entries from TFwiki on the character pages.

 

That said, I'm with Chip in that the wiki should also be unambiguously clear as to what was from the original series, and what was tacked on two decades later, and keep priority on the former.

 

I do also feel like Machine Robo and whatever follow-ups should be taken under consideration. No, they're not GoBots in the same way that Diaclone isn't Transformers, but again, scale plays a big factor, and it's a different situation anyway since MR is still sort of up and alive, and putting out new product that sure seems at least partially aimed at GoBots fans. Yeah, actual-Tonka-GoBots should take priority.

 

 

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