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@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Woah.

@  MEDdMI : (20 November 2018 - 11:01 PM)

*the spin top spins, cutting away to black before we can see if it falls over or not*

@  Paladin : (20 November 2018 - 10:21 PM)

"none of this is actually happening. There is a man at a typewriter & this is all his twisted imagination."

@  Benbot : (20 November 2018 - 06:54 PM)

We're not actually back, this is all a dream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 November 2018 - 06:12 PM)

It was, we're just humoring you.

@  Arazyr : (20 November 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I was wondering if that was just me...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2018 - 02:01 PM)

And we are back after that round of Forum downtime.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:30 AM)

Feels like it's been so long since there's been a proper storm that I've been awake for. This one even has pink lightning, which always great.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:22 AM)

So long as he has an R by his name. Even if the R is for "Recepticons"

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Sadly, my first reaction was "And I'm sure way too many people would seriously, unironically really vote for the blatant bad guy and still cheer at him while he's slaughtering the masses because they saw him on TV and he's cool."

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:17 AM)

Someone over at TFW2005 just discovered an old photo of political campaign signs, with one saying "Vote Megatron! Global Domination."

@  Paladin : (19 November 2018 - 07:02 AM)

let's be real. at this rate we're not lasting until 2075.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2018 - 06:34 AM)

The rest of the world may build a wall around the US in 2075.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM)

Tell an conservative conspiracy maniac that women are literally the Satan's spawn out to infect humanity with the gender virus that will turn everyone into communist Muslims who eat children, and they will be like, "Well of course! That makes perfect sense!"

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:49 AM)

It's evidence of Poe's Law.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

The world is insane.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Geeez, I just read a story about a liberal satire Facebook page that would publish absolutely outlandish, ridiculous made-up conservative propaganda, stuff so absurd nobody with half a brain could take it seriously... and conservatives are taking it at face value.

@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.


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#381 Nevermore

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:22 AM

It's funny because over at TFW2005, when people pointed out that the red cross on Hound was guaranteed to stir the ire of the Red Cross, some folks argued "come on, it's just a movie, it's totally okay for alien robots to have murderous medics decked out in red cross symbols!" while others insisted that Paramount certainly paid the Red Cross well and it was great advertising and whatnot.
"'[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 01 May 2017 - 05:22 AM

So Argos has this weird redeco of DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime with new accessories depicted in its latest catalog, in place of the regular Voyager Optimus Prime.
http://news.tfw2005....revealed-338251

On the one hand, Argos tends to have errors in its catalogs - right there on the very same page they depict Voyager Megatron and call him a Legion Class figure. So it's even possible they accidentally used a photo of a knockoff for regular Voyager Prime.

On the other hand, nobody is aware of a knockoff in these colors and with these particular accessories.
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Edited by Nevermore, 01 May 2017 - 05:42 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 01 May 2017 - 05:58 AM

I doubt a knockoff would have shiny airbrushed stock photos to accidentally use.

Best guess: it's filler to go alongside Nitro in a TRU-exclusive Voyager case, and somehow Argos ended up with the stock photos by mistake.

Edited by Jalaguy, 01 May 2017 - 05:58 AM.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:51 AM

The dotm mold looked cool, but this paint scheme makes him look like a Payless exclusive in var mode.

Edited by Fishbug, 01 May 2017 - 07:52 AM.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:01 AM

Those weapons are awesome

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:13 AM

What's with the red wheels?

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:39 AM

Is that one of the DOTM Voyagers?

Read the whole thing next time instead of just the pretty picture, dude


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

Valvoline website with large images of Valvotron.
https://team.valvoli...om/transformers

Pretty sure this thing does not transform. Just some bits of fake kibble thrown onto what otherwise looks like a "Titan Guardian"-type figure. Possibly hollow on the inside.
Valvotron1.jpg Valvotron2.jpg
"'[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 02 May 2017 - 03:26 PM

Pass, I'll wait for Takara or a third party to make the definitive take on this character. I won't apologize for my high standards even if the rest of you are willing to settle.



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 03:38 PM

It figures Bay couldn't bring in any character and not make them an offensive stereotype. Total disrespect to the original.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:46 AM

I heard you guys like some Tiny Turbo Changers.

Some of these were shown at Toy Fair, but this is the first good look at what appears to be the full Series 2 line-up.
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From the new Argos catalog, posted here.

Hot Rod
Barricade
Green "Blackout" (Grindor?)
Blue-ish "Starscream" (Thundercracker?)
"Cogman" (?)
Autobot Sqweeks
Optimus Prime (currently unclear how this one is different from the Series 1 version; possibly darker blue?)
Bumblebee (also currently unclear how this one is different from the Series 1 version; possibly a different Camaro alternate mode?)
Megatron
Shockwave
Decepticon Berserker
Autobot Drift (mystery red car from Toy Fair)

EDIT: Scrap this edit. The above is correct.

Edited by Nevermore, 05 May 2017 - 07:17 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 05 May 2017 - 07:04 AM

I think that first one is Hot Rod.

And Prime and Bee could well just be unchanged - there was lots of reshipping in the Generations Alt-Modes blindboxes (though I've still yet to figure out what order the different series of that came out in...).

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:06 AM

Pass, I'll wait for Takara or a third party to make the definitive take on this character. I won't apologize for my high standards even if the rest of you are willing to settle.

 

WHAT I ordered two! one was for you since you love movie stuff so much!

 

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:09 AM

Just occurred to me that I would SO love a Silver Knight Optimus from Tiny Turbo Changers.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:20 AM

"Ironhide" does indeed appear to be Hot Rod. Changed.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:41 AM

Berserker is really cleaning up for a guy who probably isn't in the movie.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

At this point you kinda have to assume he is, he's got so many toys.

My top picks are:

- appears in one to scene to die to show that somebody means business
- is actually "Hooligan", in some combination of robot mode miscommunication and unwillingness to get a VW license

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:27 AM

I'm assuming he's this movie's ROTF Sideways, to be honest. Alternately, as befitting his design, this movie's Dreads.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:40 AM

I was reminded of Springer, who got the Legends and Robot Heroes, and Blazemaster kinda seems derivative of him.

 

 

It's a shame, though, with rusted hippie vans and mohawk motorcycles and tow trucks and stuff that they go and give all this attention to literally just Crankcase again.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:53 AM

At this point you kinda have to assume he is, he's got so many toys.

My top picks are:

- appears in one to scene to die to show that somebody means business
- is actually "Hooligan", in some combination of robot mode miscommunication and unwillingness to get a VW license

I'm betting on the first.


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