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@  Waspinator : (24 February 2017 - 02:58 AM)

breathes in space

@  MEDdMI : (23 February 2017 - 10:40 PM)

Banananananananaaabatman

@  ShadowMan024 : (23 February 2017 - 10:28 PM)

Batamarangutan.

@  The Doctor Who : (23 February 2017 - 08:30 PM)

Batamarang

@  MEDdMI : (23 February 2017 - 08:15 PM)

Batmeese.

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Batmae.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2017 - 02:41 PM)

I think it's pronounced "batman incorporated"...

@  D Immortalis : (23 February 2017 - 02:41 PM)

Batmans is more fun to say but i think, sadly, its batmen

@  Bass X0 : (23 February 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Is the plural of Batman Batmans or Batmen?

@  Vexwing : (23 February 2017 - 12:32 PM)

I'd be excited if it were within the realm of affordability.

@  Benbot : (23 February 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Transmetal or GTFO

@  Robowang : (23 February 2017 - 11:21 AM)

HORACE STATUE

@  Crypt : (23 February 2017 - 09:41 AM)

Anyone else excited about that Prime 1 Studio BW Megatron? It looks amazing

@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(


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#161 LV!

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:47 AM

Maybe the animal cons weren't selling and combiner wars exceeded expectations and retailers said 'More like last year's product please!', as they do. The shift toward standard Decepticons is a shame anyway, while I don't think trainsnakes and tenacle monsters are doable at retail, I would still have liked a toy of Steeljaw that was actually good.


If retailers wanted "more like [CW]" I think they are going to be sorely disappointed by RID combiners. They're clearly going to be a smaller product with different emphases.

My gut feeling is that we're getting the '86 combiners again because that's what we always get because that's the 1984-1986 stuff The Core Fandom wants. Probably it's a little cynical, but hey. At least we're getting Galvatronus and Ultra Bee.

And yes, the G1 G1 G1-ification of RID has me saying "at least we're getting Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Strongarm and Grimlock again".

*heavy sigh*

#162 Chip

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:48 AM

The robot mode of big black 3-head dragon sure has the exact same body shape as Megatron does.  
 
He was The Last Knight all along!!!


Where are you seeing his robot mode?

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:53 AM

 

The robot mode of big black 3-head dragon sure has the exact same body shape as Megatron does.  
 
He was The Last Knight all along!!!


Where are you seeing his robot mode?

 

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You can also see a barely changed TF4 leader Optimus and a leader Megatron.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

 

Maybe the animal cons weren't selling and combiner wars exceeded expectations and retailers said 'More like last year's product please!', as they do. The shift toward standard Decepticons is a shame anyway, while I don't think trainsnakes and tenacle monsters are doable at retail, I would still have liked a toy of Steeljaw that was actually good.


If retailers wanted "more like [CW]" I think they are going to be sorely disappointed by RID combiners. They're clearly going to be a smaller product with different emphases.

My gut feeling is that we're getting the '86 combiners again because that's what we always get because that's the 1984-1986 stuff The Core Fandom wants. Probably it's a little cynical, but hey. At least we're getting Galvatronus and Ultra Bee.

And yes, the G1 G1 G1-ification of RID has me saying "at least we're getting Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Strongarm and Grimlock again".

*heavy sigh*

 

 

Retailers won't be playing with the toys, just putting them out there. If it looks similar enough and does the same kind of things they won't care, just like they didn't care when repaints of Cybertron toys were added to Universe and the Movie lines.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:58 AM

It won't look similar enough. These are, like $40 box sets.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:01 PM

So Rescue Bots is getting a YouTube series? 


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#167 Rycochet

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:02 PM

Looks close enough so far. You'll have earth vehicles, you'll have super robots and you'll have COMBINER! COMBINER! COMBINER! slapped across the packaging.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

I'd be more interested in the NuRID combiner concept if the toys based on them didn't look so hugging terrible.

 

 

 

 

 

then again I'm a couple of decades past the target audience...


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:07 PM

 

Maybe the animal cons weren't selling and combiner wars exceeded expectations and retailers said 'More like last year's product please!', as they do. The shift toward standard Decepticons is a shame anyway, while I don't think trainsnakes and tenacle monsters are doable at retail, I would still have liked a toy of Steeljaw that was actually good.


If retailers wanted "more like [CW]" I think they are going to be sorely disappointed by RID combiners. They're clearly going to be a smaller product with different emphases.

My gut feeling is that we're getting the '86 combiners again because that's what we always get because that's the 1984-1986 stuff The Core Fandom wants. Probably it's a little cynical, but hey. At least we're getting Galvatronus and Ultra Bee.

And yes, the G1 G1 G1-ification of RID has me saying "at least we're getting Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Strongarm and Grimlock again".

*heavy sigh*

 

 

Wouldn't RID be a cool place to put, like, G1 animal character combiners? Like, reimagine the Predacons as animal-bots with vehicle modes? Have your G1 fanbase and really RIDify it? 



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

The kind of people that would care about a homage like that are the kind of people that don't like RID because it's for kids anyway and will just talk on Facebook about how they ruined the Predacons.

 

Their reaction to Starscream, who was literally G1 Starscream without a nose, showed it's a waste of time to try and win them over. Dunno why they're trying now.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:14 PM

Allspark tec? A line with all the packaging text mangled?



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:18 PM

Maybe the animal cons weren't selling and combiner wars exceeded expectations and retailers said 'More like last year's product please!', as they do. The shift toward standard Decepticons is a shame anyway, while I don't think trainsnakes and tenacle monsters are doable at retail, I would still have liked a toy of Steeljaw that was actually good.


If retailers wanted "more like [CW]" I think they are going to be sorely disappointed by RID combiners. They're clearly going to be a smaller product with different emphases.

My gut feeling is that we're getting the '86 combiners again because that's what we always get because that's the 1984-1986 stuff The Core Fandom wants. Probably it's a little cynical, but hey. At least we're getting Galvatronus and Ultra Bee.

And yes, the G1 G1 G1-ification of RID has me saying "at least we're getting Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Strongarm and Grimlock again".

*heavy sigh*

At least one of the characters you're at-leasting about is Strongarm, a female character with no identifiable origins in G1.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

The kind of people that would care about a homage like that are the kind of people that don't like RID because it's for kids anyway and will just talk on Facebook about how they ruined the Predacons.

 

Their reaction to Starscream, who was literally G1 Starscream without a nose, showed it's a waste of time to try and win them over. Dunno why they're trying now.

 

If RID combiners were based on the G1 beast combiner teams and were decent toys individually and combined, I'd have been interested.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:26 PM

Also: do you think Hasbro quietly rages every time Bay makes a movie and the giant high-price-point guy is a Decepticon and not just Bumblebee in a giant suit or something?
 

 

Misread as "Bumblebee in a gimp suit."  Which wouldn't be beyond Michael Bay's sense of humor.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:29 PM

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:29 PM

Would a Rescue Bots YouTube series be a continuation of the existing cartoon, or a brand new, rebooted-for-a-new-and-younger-audience thing?


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:33 PM

Also: do you think Hasbro quietly rages every time Bay makes a movie and the giant high-price-point guy is a Decepticon and not just Bumblebee in a giant suit or something?

 
Misread as "Bumblebee in a gimp suit."  Which wouldn't be beyond Michael Bay's sense of humor.

ISTR someone on this board declaring that Bumblebee's gas cap mouth was a ball gag, so maybe we're closer than we realize.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:35 PM

I don't see why Rescue Bots would have to be rebooted, the series was breezy enough that they can just keep doing standalone stories for kids on youtube.

 

Frankly it might be a very smart idea too! My younger cousins just don't drop those tablets.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:16 PM

Also also: it's He-Hash day in the Grayskull cafeteria.

 
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:19 PM

"This is it, Bee. Either you learn to talk again or the safety word will not protect you."


I'm guessing it couldn't protect him when he COULDN'T talk, either.


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