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@  Paladin : (17 December 2017 - 07:51 PM)

i remember the missile gears malfuctioned a lot. damn thing once shot me in the middle of the night.

@  Fenix Twilight : (17 December 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Just transformed Unicron probably for the first time since I got him in 03, fun stuff. Still would like a new version but since they just did another release last year I guess we're stuck with that mold.

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 06:16 PM)

Yeah, I think that might work on the red one, if I can find a neon enough yellow

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 06:10 PM)

How about neon yellow/green? Like on Krok?

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 05:45 PM)

I'm dealing with a black/grey robot and a red/black robot.

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 05:44 PM)

I'm thinking of making some figures "G2" with minor paint additions: a little panel lining, probably. What colors in small amounts make you think G2?

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 05:41 PM)

Don't worry, it was grammatically correct, it just wasn't "fluent". :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 03:29 PM)

Scheiße.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Damn. I initially thought of writing "Herzliche Glückwünsche", but I thought that didn't fit because we don't know each other in real life. But I forgot to check for quantity after dropping "Herzliche".

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 December 2017 - 03:14 PM)

It'll be nice when they finally perfect universal translation algorithms

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 02:43 PM)

In German, you only pluralize "Glückwunsch" when it's several people congratulating someone. As in, "I received everyone's congratulations."

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 02:42 PM)

That's actually a hypercorrect literal translation that immediately reveals you as a non-native speaker.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 01:04 PM)

Glückwünsche!

@  ILoveDinobot : (17 December 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Grats Nevermore.

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 12:13 PM)

That's awesome, congrats!

@  WorkbenchManiac : (17 December 2017 - 11:14 AM)

Congratulations!

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:11 AM)

And top top it all off, my employer will offer a one-off bonus for moving to permanent late shift, and another annual bonus if I stay on permanent late shift for an entire year.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:10 AM)

That's basically my personal dream shift.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:09 AM)

No more getting up early. Also, every work week will be from Monday to Friday, with the weekends off.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:09 AM)

Next year I will have the option for permanent late shift.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:09 AM)

Soon I'll be free!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 December 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Did I miss something, or did the whole movie pass without

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@  TM2-Megatron : (17 December 2017 - 02:18 AM)

TBH, the use of the word "boudoir" seemed a bit more out of place to me than the humour... has a non-English Terran language ever been established as existing in Star Wars before?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 December 2017 - 01:28 AM)

It's not like it's a big deal anyway. I mean, anything with Aurebesh in it is demonstrably non-canon, because there's no X in Aurebesh so X-Wings wouldn't be called X-Wings, right?

@  unitremover : (16 December 2017 - 11:48 PM)

That said, I do think it is really weird that

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@  unitremover : (16 December 2017 - 11:47 PM)

Yeah, TLJ felt a lot more mindful about when it broke out the quips/jokes than I think the Marvel movie comparison implies

@  2017 : (16 December 2017 - 09:35 PM)

I'm fine with the humour because the rest of the universe feels legit, and it's not ten quips a minute like those bloody Marvel movies.

@  Waspinator : (16 December 2017 - 09:22 PM)

It's mostly

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@  Waspinator : (16 December 2017 - 09:21 PM)

Do spoiler tags work here?

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@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 08:13 PM)

Less than 3 hours to go, now

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 08:11 PM)

Also, it can't be worse than those awful "sarcastic" jokes in the beginning of AotC that were meant to establish a camaraderie between Anakin and Obi-Wan where it was clear that none existed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 08:09 PM)

Doesn't sound like something I'll be bothered by; movies have to change at least a little bit with the times

@  Waspinator : (16 December 2017 - 07:59 PM)

Yeah, there was some sarcastic humor that wasn't really present in the classic movies

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 December 2017 - 02:00 PM)

I didn't have a problem with it. But it DOES skew a bit more "modern" in ways the humor of prior films didn't, short maybe Rogue One

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 01:20 PM)

I'm staying spoiler-free until I see it tonight, but a number of people seem really angry at the humour in the film

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 01:19 PM)

I've already noticed some backlash against it over on blu-ray.com, but a lot of it seems to stem from anger about the Disney/Fox deal

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 December 2017 - 11:23 AM)

Because internet.

@  Bass X0 : (16 December 2017 - 11:20 AM)

Why are people getting so upset with other people's opinions of a family space movie?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2017 - 10:43 AM)

I have lost my entire morning to a god damn nose bleed...

@  RichardT1977 : (16 December 2017 - 10:21 AM)

Turn around, bright eyes...

@  Pennpenn : (16 December 2017 - 01:18 AM)

Bismillah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 December 2017 - 12:30 AM)

DOOT DOO DEDOODOO

@  MEDdMI : (16 December 2017 - 12:16 AM)

MAHNA MAHNA

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 December 2017 - 12:12 AM)

Though we touched and went our separate ways...

@  Echowarrior : (15 December 2017 - 09:56 PM)

We're running with the shadows of the night...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 December 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree?

@  Bass X0 : (15 December 2017 - 02:50 PM)

We're not gonna sit in silence, we're not gonna live with fear

@  lastmaximal : (15 December 2017 - 10:54 AM)

WHOA WHOAA WHOAAAAAAA-OH

@  unluckiness : (15 December 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Not that song, that's for sure

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2017 - 08:29 AM)

What's new pussycat?


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#181 Spectre

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:14 PM

That's when I learned the Allspark ignores emoji. I submit this in its place: 

 

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#182 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

I always thought Flak was pretty lovely-lookin' and a much nicer deco than a G1 Flak look would have been. but you sorta wonder why he was Flak at all, then. Like, either pick the guy with Flak's alt mode, call him Flak, and deco him to look like Flak, or DON'T call him Flak and give him a different deco so there's no logical expectation.

 

(There's other nice stuff in it to be sure but next to 2005, 2009 was certainly the one FP set where my overriding memory of it is no memory at all followed by "oh yeah, that one, huh.")

 

Someone in the know can correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding of the order of events was:

 

* Fun Pub decided to do Flak (having "picked the guy with Flak's alt mode," etc.)

* Fun Pub created Flak head for toy

* Hasbro informed them that a non-Flak in Flak's deco was already being done, and thus Flak can't look like Flak.

* Fun Pub had to decide whether to scrap their existing efforts (including labor on the new head) or go ahead, but with a new color scheme.

 

If all this is true, I can't fault them for going ahead with the Flak in non-Flak colors. The other option would seem to have been "call him something else, even though he'll still have Flak's head," which would have seemed a waste of limited head-sculpting resources on a new character, and then we'd be complaining about THAT.

 

(EDIT: What NightViper said. As to the other comment. I'll just assume that "Powerbomb" is a thing, but it's a thing that would have been meaningless to me. Still would be now if it weren't for the Wiki. I love the Wiki, and obscure references are fine, but again, I'm not going to fault them for failing to remember such an obscurity in whatever limited time they must have had.)


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 14 February 2017 - 05:30 PM.


#183 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:33 PM

Hard to top Landquake's deco, though. That Allspark blue is

 
 
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#184 Chris McFeely

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:35 PM

Well he's prettier anyway.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:57 PM

Powerbomb is the Takara release of Flak from Zone/Return of Convoy.

 

He's blue. With yellow arms. And a gray chest. So... Kinda like that Scattershot guy. :(


Edited by NightViper, 14 February 2017 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 06:06 PM

Well he's prettier anyway.

 

The translucency does wonders for me, doesn't it. 


Edited by Spectre, 15 February 2017 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:28 PM

Actually, you know what? Double kudos goes to Kick-Off for having the single best headsculpt made by Fun-Pub, and being able to pop in a way Jazz couldn't.

I nominate Kick-Off for best FunPub toy.

#188 LV!

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:01 PM

Powerbomb is the Takara release of Flak from Zone/Return of Convoy.

 

He's blue. With yellow arms. And a gray chest. So... Kinda like that Scattershot guy. :(

 

Most of them had grey arms, but yeah, Powerbomb colors are basically Scattorshot colors.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:44 PM

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:17 AM

* Fun Pub had to decide whether to scrap their existing efforts (including labor on the new head) or go ahead, but with a new color scheme.

It's actually pretty likely that everything was "locked in" mold-wise, so they couldn't scrap their efforts. There would be no other options, so the only thing they could do at that point is to change the colors and roll with it, as they did.

 

It's a minor quibble with what you said, but the devil is in the details. :)



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:45 AM

I think Megaplex is the only example of a figure getting a mold change after Hasbro fully approved a concept. On the rare occasions names and colors could be changed. And very, very rarely accessories could be added/swapped.

 

So yeah, dropping Flak was probably never an option. 



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:50 AM

Was Megaplex supposed to be a different mold initially?

#193 NightViper

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

There was a different initial concept, yeah.

 

Then Hasbro sent Fun Pub a TF Prime Dreadwing sample and there was a span of two days or so where a decision had to get made to use the new mold or not.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:10 AM

I nominate Kick-Off for best FunPub toy.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:38 AM

I nominate Kick-Off for best FunPub toy.

 
Wait! The Mayhem Attack Squad forms Thunder Mayhem, the most powerful robot! They should rule!

Kick-Off superior, Windsweeper, Ruckus, and Bludgeon inferior!

*a-hem* My main problem with the Mayhem Attack Squad is the horde of QC problems on mine. Windsweeper won't click together properly, Ruckus' paint jams joints, and trying to combine Bludgeon's guns broke them. Throw in the awful Scoop Targetmasters and the fact that the only truly GREAT CW molds in the set were Needlenose and Bludgeon, and even the goofy Thunder Mayhem can't save it.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:00 AM

There was a different initial concept, yeah.

 

Then Hasbro sent Fun Pub a TF Prime Dreadwing sample and there was a span of two days or so where a decision had to get made to use the new mold or not.

Wait, can you tell us what the alt concept was?

 

Also, was the rest of the set locked-in at that point?

 

I always wondered why that mold wasn't done up as Starscream instead of Megaplex, since it a) fits better and b) works on another level due to it being a Skyquake as well, but if they received it late enough in the game that the rest of the set (including Terradive Starscream) was already planned out, and too difficult to shuffle around, that could explain the choice.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:19 AM

Based on this thread I finally broke down and picked up a Thrustinator. Maybe he can hang with VP and Heinrad on my shelves.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:38 AM

Okay, in reverse chronological order, the things I've looked at and said "ooh, I really want that":
 
2016:
  • Pretender Megatron/Spacewarp
  • Unit-3
  • Airazor
  • G2 Ratchet
2015:
  • Cybertron's Most Wanted box set
  • Waruder set
  • Galva Convoy
  • Old Snake
  • Marissa Faireborn
  • Nova Prime
  • Krok
  • Serpent OR
  • Tarantulas
2014:
  • Cannonball
  • Ginrai
  • Scorponok
  • Hunter
  • Dread Pirate Crew/Decepticon Clones
  • Transmutate
  • Barricade
  • Thrustinator
  • Treadshot
2013:
  • Strika
  • TFA Jackpot
  • Slipstream
  • Ultra Mammoth
  • Depth Charge
2012:
  • SG Octopunch
  • Kick-Off
2011:
  • TFA Fisitron
  • TFA Sideswipe
  • SG Galvatron
  • SG Thundercracker
  • G2 Ramjet
2010:
  • Clench
  • Slice
  • Double Punch
My favourite overall sets would probably be BotCon 2015 and the TFSS 2.0.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

Hah, I forgot all about SG Galvatron, but that was pretty brilliant mold use.  I'll never be a fan of that face, but that's not FP's fault by any stretch.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:17 PM

That's when I learned the Allspark ignores emoji.
 
 


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