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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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#41 Telly

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:05 AM

save for in robot mode, where some of the iffier issues are shared as well (i.e. kind of a wobbly stance).

 

stop using him to hold your beer and he wont be so wobbly!


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:32 AM

I essentially acquired Fort through a reward program at work. I can fairly say I still would have paid full price for him despite Metro retool.
I mean I have the city, now I also have the military airport.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:16 AM

Only if he plays Storm Eagle's stage music 24/7.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:05 AM

If you have G1 Fort Max, TR Max is completely unnecessary.

 

 

It still comes down to how much you want Cerebros/Spike. Which are admittedly really cool.

 

The G1 Fort Max body is still probably better - better fortress and space modes, stable points of articulation, actual firepower.

 

If you already have G1 Fort Max how "really cool" extra are Cerebros and Spike? A Titanmaster is not much different than a G1 Headmaster head, and there are plenty of other Titanmasters available cheaply.

 

I guess it offers the Rebirth face, sounds & articulation for Cerebros, and.... folding, head points/antennas above the square block of Fort Max's head? Not sure that's enough.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:37 AM

That's about it. 



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:33 PM



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:37 PM

 



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.

 

 

The box that replaces the helipad?

 

What it's meant to do is be Metroplex's fold out shoulder gun. And Hasbro re-used the part and added one other to make a box/gun/helipad thing.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

The Reprolabels set interprets it as a little shuttlecraft.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:43 PM

 

 



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.

 

 

The box that replaces the helipad?

 

What it's meant to do is be Metroplex's fold out shoulder gun. And Hasbro re-used the part and added one other to make a box/gun/helipad thing.

 

No, the tiny turret on the leg.  It's an entirely original part to Fort Max and has some odd clip-looking stuff inside.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:03 PM

those without the toy have no idea what you all are talking about. lil help? like, pics?


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:37 PM

 

If you have G1 Fort Max, TR Max is completely unnecessary.

 

 

It still comes down to how much you want Cerebros/Spike. Which are admittedly really cool.

 

The G1 Fort Max body is still probably better - better fortress and space modes, stable points of articulation, actual firepower.

 

If you already have G1 Fort Max how "really cool" extra are Cerebros and Spike? A Titanmaster is not much different than a G1 Headmaster head, and there are plenty of other Titanmasters available cheaply.

 

I guess it offers the Rebirth face, sounds & articulation for Cerebros, and.... folding, head points/antennas above the square block of Fort Max's head? Not sure that's enough.

 

 

 

That's about it. 

 

Plus lights and sound effects!

 

 

 

 



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.

 

 

The box that replaces the helipad?

 

What it's meant to do is be Metroplex's fold out shoulder gun. And Hasbro re-used the part and added one other to make a box/gun/helipad thing.

 

No, the tiny turret on the leg.  It's an entirely original part to Fort Max and has some odd clip-looking stuff inside.

 

 

Pretty sure it's still the former helipad.

 

I just checked mine, and the guns there are on the feet (per Metroplex), the removable shin guns, and the rotating ex-helipad on the side of the left leg that reuses Metroplex's shoulder gun that clipped in next to his head.

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:32 AM

 

 

 



The weird box on his left leg annoys me and really would have benefitted from being some kind of vehicle.

That's one of the weirdest bits, since when you flip it over, it was clearly meant to do something at some point.  What that is, I have no idea.

 

 

The box that replaces the helipad?

 

What it's meant to do is be Metroplex's fold out shoulder gun. And Hasbro re-used the part and added one other to make a box/gun/helipad thing.

 

No, the tiny turret on the leg.  It's an entirely original part to Fort Max and has some odd clip-looking stuff inside.

 

 

The thing mounted on the outside of the left lower leg of Titans Return Fortress Maximus that is sorta like the thing mounted on the outside of the left lower leg of G1 Fortress Maximus that forms the helipad of his city mode but also has 2 red guns that deploy from it?

 

The red double gun part of that thing on Fortress Maximus is a re-used part from Metroplex. What looks like might've been a hinge *was* a hinge. Not for an abandoned Fort Max feature but for a feature that was used on Metroplex.

 

The blue part of it is new.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

I'm not sure if he's even worth it for non-Metroplex owners. I'm actually far more interested in tracking down an Encore Fort Max than the TR figure.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:02 PM

Much as I love Cerebros and the figure in general, it's hard to disagree. Hell, if he even just came with the rifle they show him with on the box (they can take "product may vary" and stick that up their aft), it might be a harder call.

 

I think the biggest hangups I have, though, are the lack of almost any practical, usable interior space. Even for his Titan Master compatibility, he doesn't really have a cockpit like the original, and even a lot of the pegs don't even seem to fit the guy who came with him. His front gate goes nowhere, and the one space he does have in the shoulder doesn't fit much very well, thanks to bulges from the walls and that two-level grate, which is cool in theory, but keeps much from fitting in there without having to employ "shake 'em out" techniques.

 

G1 Fort Max, comparatively speaking, had all sorts of nooks and crannies that at least fit smaller size Transformers. Wheelie, Fixit, and depending on the mode and place, Rewind are even a bit cramped in TR's spaces (though Rewind's tank mode fits beautifully in the lower level of the shoulder area).

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:53 PM

One thing that *might* make Fort Max more worth it is if there is eventually a Titan class Scorponok. If some one is big into the Fort Max/Scorponok rivalry, having 2 with articulation and equal height line up against each other would be fun.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

Incidentally, thinking about it, TR Fort Max's base mode reminds me a lot of Scorponok's. I wonder if there's been any thought to remolding it further along those lines.

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:47 PM

Incidentally, thinking about it, TR Fort Max's base mode reminds me a lot of Scorponok's. I wonder if there's been any thought to remolding it further along those lines.
 
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:13 AM

I like to be prepared.

 

Incidentally, for everything I can see making it work, I can see reasons why it wouldn't, mostly coming down to the tail.

 

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:50 AM

I like to be prepared.

 

Incidentally, for everything I can see making it work, I can see reasons why it wouldn't, mostly coming down to the tail.

 

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The tail is the sticking point.

 

But I do expect for any "humanoid" Titan Class, they're likely to reuse at least some incidental parts of this "Titan Class Buck".





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