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@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:28 AM)

I remember him from the old days on Breaker High airing on YTV

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:28 AM)

Also, Ryan Gosling. Ugh, go #### yourself Ryan Gosling, with your perfect bone structure

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 February 2017 - 12:26 AM)

Since there's way more nominees than winners in every category that's not exactly unusual.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:25 AM)

Even then, I think it lost more nominations than it won.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:24 AM)

I think the reason La La Land won so many awards is because it was basically Hollywood stroking its own ego

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:20 AM)

Kinda glad. I like Emma Stone, but for whatever reason I can't stand that movie. I'm surprised it didn't win though, as it was typical Oscar bait

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:19 AM)

This is just goddamn surreal.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:19 AM)

Holy shit. It had the second-most nominations of any movie, and La La Land just lost Best Picture.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:11 AM)

"Look where I've been, I make everything happen! Look at that mean Mini Maui just tikkity tappin'! Ha ha ha ha HA HA HA HEY!"

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:10 AM)

Yeah, same. "You're Welcome" is honestly the best song in the movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:06 AM)

I liked the Moana song, though personally I enjoyed You're Welcome a little bit more because of the humor.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:04 AM)

Ah, well. As much as him not getting an Oscar hurts, Lin-Manuel has a shitload of awards already, so missing out on one isn't too bad. The guy managed to hit the jackpot with the Tonys for Hamilton and win a Grammy for it and get an Emmy... Somewhere. Don't know where he got the Emmy.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:02 AM)

@NVK: I realize that, but I still don't like that a terrible Zak Snyder film managed to even get an award.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Look, I can understand The Force Awakens not getting a single award. Hell, I can even understand why Transformers lost to The Golden Compass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 February 2017 - 12:00 AM)

But Moana and Suicide Squad weren't nominated for the same things.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 11:47 PM)

We officially live in a world where a film involving Zak Snyder is apparently more deserving of an award than Lin-Manuel Miranda.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 February 2017 - 10:58 PM)

I was pretty shocked Star Trek Beyond lost out in Best Makeup to Suicide Squad. Killer Croc looked good, but Trek had a lot of good alien makeup

@  Maruten : (26 February 2017 - 10:36 PM)

I was surprised to see that everyone's so into La La Land. On paper it seems right up my alley, but I thought it was pretty... meh.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 February 2017 - 09:38 PM)

I read that as EPCOT status

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 09:26 PM)

I have a sinking feeling La La Land is going to win Best Song and keep Lin-Manuel Miranda from achieving EGOT status.

@  Echowarrior : (26 February 2017 - 07:12 PM)

Our Hydra is better than Marvel's Hydra. Just saying.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 07:05 PM)

ALL HAIL THE MAGIC CONCH!

@  TriBlurr : (26 February 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Hail Hydra!

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 06:22 PM)

Don't we still have Hydra?

@  Verno : (26 February 2017 - 06:10 PM)

There was always the chance we had some Japanese members on the board.

@  Confuzor : (26 February 2017 - 06:01 PM)

I got my MP Primal pretty quickly, but I haven't sent the payment confirmation on my Cheetor yet

@  Paladin : (26 February 2017 - 05:32 PM)

he's been out what, 3 days? Most shipping methods aren't THAT fast...

@  Verno : (26 February 2017 - 04:52 PM)

Does anyone have MP Cheetor in hand yet?

@  Confuzor : (26 February 2017 - 03:11 PM)

Y'all need more Rocko's Modern Life

@  Noideaforaname : (26 February 2017 - 11:04 AM)

I remember watching Doug all the time as a kid, but I watch it now and I don't at all see the appeal. *shrug* On the plus side, it added the word "nematode" to my vocabulary.

@  Paladin : (26 February 2017 - 10:47 AM)

https://twitter.com/CBR/status/835877002192306176 ...game over, man. :(

@  unluckiness : (26 February 2017 - 09:25 AM)

better than the current ones at least

@  Rycochet : (26 February 2017 - 09:08 AM)

90s Nicktoons were awful.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 08:16 AM)

Yeah, I'd get really pumped to watch it and the other Nicktoons.

@  lastmaximal : (26 February 2017 - 08:04 AM)

You digdug?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Hate watching stuff like that.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Also, I digged Doug. Mostly for the ancillary characters, though. Doug himself is one of those characters who gets into situations that make YOU feel embarrassd. Like Fred Savage on The Wonder Years.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:39 AM)

@PlutoniumBoss *Pinwheel fistbump*

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I remember Today's Special. The Toronto part was something of a revelation from my wife and her family when I came here.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

In hindsight, I'm pretty sure Miss Frizzle was a Time Lord.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

I got into science because of Magic School Bus.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:25 PM)

Anyone else remember Puttnam's Prairie Emporium? Not sure if it aired outside Canada

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:21 PM)

Today's Special was a favourite of mine. Some of it was actually filmed at a department store here in Toronto

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 February 2017 - 10:34 PM)

Eureka! and Start Here were awesome too.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 February 2017 - 09:59 PM)

I remember watching Newton's Apple on PBS. That's where I learned about thermal insulation layers and why things change temperature faster when you blow on them.


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#1 tec

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:52 PM

A few TFs I bought have been the direct result of messing with one in person.

A picture can only go so far heck even seeing the toy in package is not enough.

 

It happen just today for me with TR Fort Max someone returned one today that was opened and I got to mess around with it and now its on my to get list near the top

 

But its happened in the past as well with some movie toys an even a few AEC things like

Energon Wing Saber even though I did not have Fattmus

 

But I can go even farther back with TM Tarantulus seems silly now but seeing him in package back then I was not sure about him


Edited by tec, 09 February 2017 - 12:30 AM.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:07 PM

off the top of my head, leo prime comes to mind. didnt like an entire lion head and an arse hanging off his arms and getting in the way

 

dotm thunderhead is another one. not to say i dont like him, but i had originally bought 4. after i got one open and messed with it, i took the other 3 back. he just wasnt as cool as i thought he was going to be. i had planned on making a tiny squad of them


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:14 AM

Masterpiece Ironhide and Masterpiece Tracks. Markedly opposite reactions to seeing photos and actually handling the toys.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:43 AM

TR Sentinel Prime was fun until real life happened and then I wanted to burn him.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

MP-28 (or was it 29?) Rodimus. Was annoyed at them doing it in the first place, hated the boxy chest, and now once in hand I want a whole fleet of them. Love, love love the mold. Possibly my favorite Rod ever.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:05 PM

Universe Dropshot. I thought it was an ugly deco of a rather dull looking toy but getting one quickly changed it to one of my favourites. the thing is surprisingly dynamic for such a bulky bot and his awful colours rapidly grew on me.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:32 PM

Recently TR Wolfwire. I was so gonna pas on him but decided to pick one up and he's worth it. Next was probably the Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime. Not the combined form but the Truck bot by itself. I bought it just for the combined form to just display and I find myself fiddling with just the part quite often as I really enjoyed the trucks transformation. 


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:45 PM

I had the opposite reaction to TR Fort Max, where I bought one and was, like, "Ehhhhh...  I think I may have just wasted a chunk of cash here."


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

Over at TFcon, there's usually an entire corner taken up by, I think, Captured Prey. They take the time to set up these elaborate display cases, and load them up with unpackaged, posed samples of the Masterpiece/3P/General High-End stuff they're selling. The whole set-up looked like what you'd see Hasbro do during an official unveiling.

 

Last year, they sold me on both Masterpiece Hot Rod and Ratchet, both of whom I'd been on the fence about, thanks to getting a chance to see them up-close and in person. Of course, I still shopped around the 'con for the best price on them, but still.

 

It works both ways, though, since that display made me pass on Diabattles V2, after finally seeing how tiny he really was for the price they wanted.

 

There's also been figures I wasn't interested in where I changed my mind upon seeing them packaged at retail. The first example I can think of is WFC Starscream, though I'm sure there are others.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

Animated Starscream. He went from thinking he could turn me around on the art style to killing my enthusiasm for the line.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:22 PM

I had the opposite reaction to TR Fort Max, where I bought one and was, like, "Ehhhhh...  I think I may have just wasted a chunk of cash here."

Yup. I feel at $90 it wasn't a good investment. I bought him for myself on Black Friday but saved him as a "gift from the family" on Christmas. I tried to hide it, but when I opened him I was disappointed. The more I mess with him, I'm disappointed. It just feels cheaply made. I stare at him often, and he's probably the first modern era TF since Supreetor that I was ready to sell as soon as I got him. 

 

My son would be disappointed, as he was really excited for me to get him. But every time I touch him I find something else I don't like.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

Titans Return Powermaster Optimus Prime.  

 

I had basically a 7 year break from Transformers, but I did buy one, maybe two, figures on a whim, just the one time I stumbled upon something at Marshall's.  It just reaffirmed me that the toys were no longer for me.  Too complex, too fiddly, whatever, blah blah.  Friend at the comic book shop knew I was a former fan that vastly preferred the headmaster/powermaster era and that G1 Powermaster Prime was in my top 3 figures.  From reveal of of Titans Return until I actually bought Prime, he kept going out of the way to tell me how amazing the line was.

 

Well, I was on Amazon and I saw PM OP on decent discount in my recommendations.  For the same amount as a gift card I had, even.

 

I ordered him expecting the same contradictory over-simplified and stupidly complex at the same time modern figures I remembered leaving behind, (not that I'd honestly say that's true still, but thats how I felt when I quit.) but figured it would at least look good on a shelf.  Fell in love with it.  I then discovered that all of my favorite G1 figures were finally get new figures AND they were headmasters!  And they released modern G2 combiners!  That were just spotted in Marshall's for cheap this week!  And I found them!  

I fell back into the Transformers hole because of that one purchase, but I enjoy these far more than I ever enjoyed pretty much any other toy line I've ever collected.  My wife is pretty cool with it too.  She's basically a closet transformer fan with her own tiny collection of figures.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

Animated Starscream. He went from thinking he could turn me around on the art style to killing my enthusiasm for the line.

You should have started with Prowl. To this day, Animated Prowl is still the best motorcycle TF.


Edited by ShadowMan024, 10 February 2017 - 01:59 PM.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

RiD Optimus. In pictures he looked like the solid, G1 style bot with BW articulation I'd always wanted, but in hand, wow, what an absolute disaster he is. Looks great stood there with his arms by his side in super mode but don't pick him up or try and pose him as something will pop, drop or flop off because he doesn't seem to have been designed as a toy, more a neat looking statue and suffers from the same 'ball 'em up and add vehicle/beast parts' design that was Takara's thing at the time.

 

RiD Magnus is also pretty bad, but my expectations were much lower as he was never going to be great given how he was clearly designed to be a change of clothes for Optimus.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:05 PM

Sorry to disagree but Im very thankful Hasbro brought over RiD I first seen Car Robots stuff at anime conventions around the same time as the Web Diver stuff and was really liking what I saw I picked up Prowl from the Car Robots line than a few weeks later found out they where gonna bring the intire line over here thank primus to because I was gonna broke very fast importing them after having so much fun with Prowl


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:43 PM

MP Hot Rod 28
MP Loud Pedal
Titanium Rodimus Prime (for its time)
Alternators Hound
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Prime Ratchet
DEFINITELY Prime Dead-End

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:16 PM

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:27 PM

I don't even know which one you mean.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:58 AM

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 07:01 PM

I still kinda like 07 Leader Megatron. Fiddled with the premium version a few weeks ago.



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