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@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2017 - 12:07 PM)

You know that Patton Oswalt knew he'd made it as an entertainer when people stopped asking him whether he was Pat or Oswald and where was the other one.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 10:20 AM)

He does lots of voice work, but it was young Oswalt in my dream, so I guess it was the King of Queens edition.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I only know about Patton Oswalt from Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:11 AM)

We won because Ellen kept going up the other teams and telling them to not worry about their hair looking silly in their helmets.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:10 AM)

I had a dream I was in a team kick scooter competition and the 3 people on my team were Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, and my third grade bus driver.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.


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#61 BScorpinok75

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:37 AM

I love CW...BUT...don't care much for TR as a whole...CW did alot of characters as combiners but you didn't have to go after them all...the gimmick could be overlooked...while TR is doing alot of characters as Titans/Titan Masters...that should not really be TMs...AND...the gimmicks a lot harder to ignore...if CW was counted alone I'd vote CW...as is I'm going with Classics...its what brought me back to the dance...



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.

 

Hey wait a minute

 

Has Prime had a toy that represents every major gimmick from G1 at this point?

 

Combiner - CW

Headmaster - Titans Return

Targetmaster - Generations Legends (Roller)

Powermaster - G1

Pretender - Fun Publications

Action Master - G1

Micromaster - None? but he did turn into a Micromaster base in Return of Convoy

 

G1 had other gimmicks, but I think those were all the major ones


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

Overload basically is Prime with the faceplate (more or less literally) filed off.  Even has the helmet and the stripe sculpted into the side.


Edited by Spark, 20 February 2017 - 02:22 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

Overload basically is Prime with the faceplate (more or less literally) filed off.  Even has the helmet and the stripe sculpted into the side.

 

It's true that I used Overload as a tiny Optimus Prime when I was a kid but that probably just gave him mental baggage


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:04 PM

 

Overload basically is Prime with the faceplate (more or less literally) filed off.  Even has the helmet and the stripe sculpted into the side.

 

It's true that I used Overload as a tiny Optimus Prime when I was a kid but that probably just gave him mental baggage

 

That oddly recessed face of his below the eyes when pretty much all the other Micromasters had nice facesculpts sort of implied to me that he was meant to be MM Optimus until late in the game.  Bonus points for suddenly being super Prime-y if you just swap the red and blue sprues that are already there.


Edited by Spark, 20 February 2017 - 03:04 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:57 AM

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.

 

There is a difference between 1 toy getting an upgraded figure with a new gimmick and several toys getting their best "Classics" update with an extraneous gimmick.

 

I'm not really against the TR figures of previous non-headmasters, but I do sometimes find myself wishing it sure would be cool if Galvatron and Scourge got remolded with intact heads with better head sculpts for the character and that stay attached and stow for var modes.



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:31 AM

I'm not against Headmasters of everyone, but you do bring up a good point. Plus var mode. :thumbsup


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:40 AM

Yeah, it really sucks that obscure characters like Galvatron and Scourge who have never gotten updated toys before and never will again were made into Headmasters for their only shot at updates.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:44 AM

When the TR versions are arguably their best upgrades so far, I can see some room for lamenting.

 

I mean... Yeah. They'll get done again (and again and again and again), but if your assessing only the toys that are out now, sure. You can comment about not liking the head gimmick on them. Why not?



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:54 AM

Yeah, it really sucks that obscure characters like Galvatron and Scourge who have never gotten updated toys before and never will again were made into Headmasters for their only shot at updates.

 

Watch the Strawman stuff. I mentioned "best "Classics" update", nothing about never get an update again. Though for some figures, like Triggerhappy, I don't expect they'll have many or any more shots at updates, at least not so "Classics" style.

 

So Galvatron and Scourge got updates now in 2016 and previously got updates in was it 2008 and 2011? So waiting 5 years or more for another update? I don't know about you, but personally I intend on my collection being some more "Classics" updates and some MPs but hopefully not actively collecting in another ~5-8 years. So these updates may not be the "never again", but they may be just such "in effect" for me.

 

Plus I think the Scourge mold particularly is a great update for Scourge *and* multiple Sweeps. I wouldn't want a "different" update, except for a possible remold with an intact head. He'd be great fun to have a main Scourge and several Sweeps with good looking modes and a quick transformation. Adding in transforming the little head men for a whole group of Sweeps would get a little annoying.

 

But like I did say: "I'm not really against the TR figures of previous non-headmasters". I can see the fun of TR, but I can also see the annoyance side of it. Is it so horrible to have mixed feelings and see both sides of a subjective personal taste issue?


Edited by sparkasylum, 21 February 2017 - 08:54 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:08 AM

Retooling Scourge for a normal head would require replacing about the entire torso since most of it seems to be two huge pieces.

And since you brought up not planning to still collect for however many years until the next Scourge and Galvatron update, the only late G1 Optimuses being the Powermaster and Action Master (besides a European reissue of the original) sounds like it would've been unpleasant if anyone at the time cared like this, given that it was before "normal" updates were a guaranteed thing.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 21 February 2017 - 09:10 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:29 AM

I mean yes I can see how it might be annoying to have to transform an army of heads when you transform your army of Scourges, but that information exists in the shadow of me being Stakeout Guy so my ability to sympathize is limited.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

 

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.

 

There is a difference between 1 toy getting an upgraded figure with a new gimmick and several toys getting their best "Classics" update with an extraneous gimmick.

 

 I agree, and that difference is "it happened when you were a kid".



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

 

 

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.

 

There is a difference between 1 toy getting an upgraded figure with a new gimmick and several toys getting their best "Classics" update with an extraneous gimmick.

 

 I agree, and that difference is "it happened when you were a kid".

 

 

It happened a limited number of times over the course of years vs. it's happening 40 times in one year.

 

Again, I'm not on one side or the other. I can see pros and cons on both sides, I can see nuances of differences. I'm fine and dandy with PMOP.

 

Or, if the only thing you understand is condescending snark, then: "Yes, TR Galvatron's head is complete perfection and it should never dared be dreamed of to remold him with a normal head."



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM

vs. it's happening 40 times in one year.


Did you forget Action Masters?

Which was, for a number of returning characters the only option at the time.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:21 PM

Retooling Scourge for a normal head would require replacing about the entire torso since most of it seems to be two huge pieces.

And since you brought up not planning to still collect for however many years until the next Scourge and Galvatron update, the only late G1 Optimuses being the Powermaster and Action Master (besides a European reissue of the original) sounds like it would've been unpleasant if anyone at the time cared like this, given that it was before "normal" updates were a guaranteed thing.

 

I'm not sure the points here. Yep, retooling Scourge would require changing the torso. And that's about it. Seems like you're trying to say that would be difficult, seems to me it'd be a relatively easy remold, especially compared to some of the remolds we've seen lately. Notably the first remold of Scourge: High Brow.

 

I guess so....? Again, not sure of exactly the point you're making. "Cared like this" might be implying more care than there is. I'm just saying I can see how it'd be nice to not have the Titanmaster feature on everything that's gotten it. But PM and AM Prime being the late G1 updates for original Prime actually were unpleasant in a way for me. I did enjoy PMOP quite a lot, but I did still want a "real" original G1 OP. And there's a much longer story there, but I don't care enough to continue this post and go on that tangent.


 

vs. it's happening 40 times in one year.


Did you forget Action Masters?

Which was, for a number of returning characters the only option at the time.

 

 

Yes, I did. Are you holding up Actionmasters as a popular, great selling epitome of Transformers?

 

Also, perhaps correct my count, but for US actionmasters there were 14 updated characters? Quite far from 40! ;)


Edited by sparkasylum, 21 February 2017 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:27 PM

I mean, changing the entire torso sounds like way more than any company would bother when the result would be the same character in a similar, given that not even Taktom have indicated they'd try. Even doing an entire new mold later on sounds more likely.
 

Regarding Action Masters, just mentioning those since the topic of earlier updates was brought up, a lot of it looks like a worse situation than we have now.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 21 February 2017 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:18 PM

Gosh I can't wait to hear the arguments about whatever line-wide gimmick Power of the Primes will give us.

 

Anyway I'll be over here like

 

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