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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

could've been worse then :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:03 PM)

So when he tried to pry into his daughter's love life, he ended up posting numerous search terms relating to "hot boy".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:02 PM)

I once saw this comedy episode wherein a dad mistakenly thought the status bar on Facebook was the search bar.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

is cool squawkbox =/= search box

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

iron man note to self

@  Echowarrior : (12 August 2018 - 05:02 AM)

Happy Birthday to Nevermore and Angelus!

@  Waspinator : (11 August 2018 - 04:45 PM)

I like how that game had all kinds of transformation attacks. Some of them may not have made much sense, but they looked cool.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Menasor kinda did that in the Devastation video game. He'd split into the Stunticons and run you over.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 August 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Megatron screams "decepticons attack", the constructicons form devastator, who then screams "Multi-vector assault mode" and breaks back into invdividual bots to attack seperately.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Imagine: an armada battle between Omega Supreme and Tidal Wave.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Some TF creator should apply it to multi-component Transformers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:19 PM)

"Multi-vector assault mode" is such a cool term from Star Trek: Voyager.

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 August 2018 - 04:24 PM)

Most things would be pretty cold after two hundred and seventy degrees.

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:39 PM)

(Because F = (9C/5) + 32)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:38 PM)

Oh yeah, five times thirty is TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY! My bad...

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 01:15 PM)

Given the weather we've been having this summer, anything under 30 is a friggen god send.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2018 - 12:53 PM)

Surely "slightly under 30" doesn't pass for "cold" unless you live in the tropics.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:20 PM)

... or we're finally facing the end game of global warming, but no one will care by then.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

Generally speaking, if the number when referring to temperature is less than 50, you're probably not talking to an american.

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 11:13 AM)

86 F

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:07 AM)

(30 C = 68 F)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:06 AM)

And is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 09:13 AM)

What continent are you in?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 06:41 AM)

oh wow... even with humidity today it won't break 30. It's going to be so... COLD...

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:58 AM)

@Msol Make sure he shares. My bro hardly ever let me play with his TFs. I even offered to let him play with my dolls/ponies, too.

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:37 AM)

:p My brother was a bigger pain as a kid. As adults, I'm the bigger pain now.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 August 2018 - 06:31 AM)

Congrats man, and good luck. My personal experience is that little girls are pains in the ass clean through 30.

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 10:59 PM)

Yup yup. Now my 2.5yo will need to learn to share all his TFs...

@  MEDdMI : (07 August 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Msol Really? Congratulations! :)

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 08:48 PM)

Ack! We're having a girl!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 August 2018 - 06:16 PM)

It did include a Transmetal 2 hyena with a giant sawblade in his back.

@  unluckiness : (07 August 2018 - 08:56 AM)

but does it BURN BURN BURN TO THE GROUND?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

Okay, I don't buy doubles and I would have gone after a dozen of those.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2018 - 10:32 PM)

I still think Beast Wars should have included a Transmetal Maximal hyena with a motorcycle-based semi-third mode, of Junkion descent, named Lafftrax

@  Pennpenn : (06 August 2018 - 03:24 AM)

Well if they did the same thing as Roadbattletrapslash (and if they didn't what's the point?) it'd be two new molds, but still.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 August 2018 - 01:08 PM)

I'm surprised that Hasbro wound up scheduling Frenzy for release in the Bumblebee movie line.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 12:50 PM)

Dunno. There's been recent Rewind toys, and Eject is just a quick repaint. Flywheels would mean a whole new mold.

@  Cyoti : (05 August 2018 - 08:24 AM)

Flywheels is probably in the same queue at Hasbro as Eject.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Energon Redux.

@  Foffy : (05 August 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Grand Slamwich

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:51 PM)

So we can get proper Flywheels and maybe Grand Slam? I mean, I'm sure if they did it as a full range we'd have an Optimus in there somewhere (with Roller pants? I dunno).

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

I'd like to see them do more duocon type toys later on. Sort of like how they did Brainstorm as a Headmaster on his own before releasing an entire range of them.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2018 - 08:03 AM)

The first time I saw him, they were both on the shelf, and I passed on roadtrap cause I wasn't overtly impressed with the design. Grabbed battleslashe, read the instructions... ahhh, it's a duocon. Then didn't see the little blue git again until yesterday.


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#241 Octavius Prime

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 04:48 AM

How is it that, over the years, Hasbro has managed to produce three different 3-headed evil-looking Dragons and not make them different versions of the same guy? Not really complaining, just kind of surprising.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:20 AM

I would assume because it was different teams each time.
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:56 AM

Man, Dragonstorm looks like a giant chunk of fun.

 

I'm intrigued by the Allspark Tech toys, but I don't know that I'm buy-any intrigued. It's pretty nice that such a gimmick-driven sideline still transforms, though.

 

Allspark tech reminds of those UK Energon fast food toys. 



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:44 AM

 

Man, Dragonstorm looks like a giant chunk of fun.

 

I'm intrigued by the Allspark Tech toys, but I don't know that I'm buy-any intrigued. It's pretty nice that such a gimmick-driven sideline still transforms, though.

 

Allspark tech reminds of those UK Energon fast food toys. 

 

And the tiniest Unicron.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:58 AM

I would assume because it was different teams each time.


I'm sure you're right. In retrospect it seems like such an easy legacy character opportunity. I think it may also have something to do with the Cyb character being named "Scourge" and by the time Beast Hunters rolled around any confusion of G1-centric names wasn't ok anymore.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:03 AM

Eh, less "legacy naming" the better.  I'll take the new name.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:15 AM

I think it may also have something to do with the Cyb character being named "Scourge" and by the time Beast Hunters rolled around any confusion of G1-centric names wasn't ok anymore.

 

They named him Predaking!



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:28 AM

Yeah, I know. :) clearly they were ok with turning a S3 beast combiner from G1 into the similarly colored leader of a faction with the same name as the aforementioned combiner subgroup. I can see why they didn't want him to share a name with the blue bearded space boat, though. Same thing with the various Nemesis Prime incarnations; only a club exclusive got to use the Scourge name.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:17 PM

*shrug* I mean, I'm already looking past that one's an artillery truck of some sort and the other's a friggin' three headed dragon, the exact shape of the red trim on the helmet or the shade of near-black is kinda negligible. :p

Well you're basically looking at Universe Onslaught with Judge Dredd's head run through a "Cybertronian filter", so it's not really a wonder that people don't see a connection to the organic spiky black-and-red dragon dude.

 

That said, if you see it that's all that matters so more power to ya. :thumbsup  I certainly have my share of "someone besides me gets this, right?" repurposes. :D



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:20 PM

The Scorn at Toy Fair fave me a big Beast Wars vibe, with the spray apps and the generally organic detailing. I get less of that here. Part of that is the solid gray panel that interrupts the spray apps on his chest. Maybe I'll go with the deluxe that actually looks kinda like a spinosaur.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:26 AM

A variant for Deluxe Bumblebee has been found - https://www.seibertr...27.php#p1882727


I just realized that Hasbro actually took some last-minute extra stock photos for the variant:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ISY9B8G
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:20 AM

Mega 1-Step Turbo Changer Dragonstorm nominated for German Top 10 Toys of the Year.

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Edited by Nevermore, 25 May 2017 - 07:21 AM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:58 AM

Those renders just scream "I'm a good guy!", don't they? :p


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

That seems somewhat premature.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 11:56 AM

Previous winners:
Revenge of the Fallen Supreme Devastator (2009)

Previous nominees:
Transformers 2007 Movie Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet (2007)
Kre-O Transformers (2012)
Robots in Disguise Power Surge/Gigawatt Optimus Prime (2016)

I've interpreted these "awards" as "toys we want you to buy for your kids this upcoming Christmas".
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:43 PM

Enh.

At the last minute they'll throw it to Stick.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:06 PM

There were plans to release a "Predacon Scourge" in Beast Hunters, though.

I'm going to be really disappointed if any eventual Movie and Animated Scourge have anything at all to do with any of the existing Scourges. It'd break such a wonderful pattern.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:35 PM

Oh, yeah, I forgot about him! I wish they had release him instead of Vertebreak, too (cool name, bad deco). So much for my theory?

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:59 PM

Vertebreak's deco is awesome, you heathen. Plus we don't even know what Scourge would have looked like!



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:50 PM

Went to Wal-Mart today, and found that once again their price scanners were coded with early names & information. The tiny Legends class dudes had their correct names in the system, but for everyone else of the larger price points, their early list names showed up.
 
Name given by scanner = character ->
 
Jupiter = Optimus Prime
Supernova = Hound
Gamma Ray = Berzerker
Shooting Star = Slash
Moon = Grimlock
Saturn = Bumblebee
Mars = Barricade

Of note is that the receipt I have lists one-step-changer Hound as simply "movie and tv".

As new product shows up, I'll keep checking to see if they have the placeholder names or real character names. But yeah - go Wal-Mart for helping us confirm who was who and what was supposed to be what yet again.



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