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@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 May 2020 - 06:19 AM)

If your primary is getting cleaned up anyway cause you were backing stuff up, then yeah, no reason not to. But largely, it's not a necessary step.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 AM)

It's like you find out that there's a fire going to break out in the house you live in soon, so you find a new place, get your entire Transformers collection into safe storage, and now all that's left are the empty cabinets which you intend to move over to your new place soon. If the fire breaks out before then, sure, you'd need to get new cabinets, but your toys are already out of the danger zone.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:27 AM)

At this point, I'm in a "if the old system crashed before the new drive arrives, it will be slightly annoying, not a complete disaster" mood.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I've mostly just backed up my personal files and stuff on the external hard drive. The existing Windows installment is supposed to be directly cloned to the new drive once it arrives.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 May 2020 - 01:44 AM)

Who else has ever been so out of it that you've gotten into the shower with your glasses on?

@  Echowarrior : (20 May 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Nope. We've been forced to go with Eclipse. It sucks, and I will continue to call the people in charge of the website fascists until they give me reason to do otherwise.

@  CORVUS : (20 May 2020 - 10:20 PM)

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new layout either. Fortunately you can stay with the old one though.

@  Liege : (20 May 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So now it matches 90% of the content.

@  Trpodeca : (20 May 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Wow the new Deviantart layout is terrible.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 May 2020 - 10:39 AM)

Are you referring to cloning your drive to install into your computer as the replacement, or are you creating an image to restore from should something unforseen occur?


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#681 Devcon

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:34 AM

Hey random thought:

That Megatron from Sixshot has a "submarine" mode, right? :D
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:49 AM

Something that struck me as odd when I read that list of proposals - the suggested use of Rollbar from Movie Stockade. I thought all 2007 movie molds were off-limits?


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:29 AM

Something that struck me as odd when I read that list of proposals - the suggested use of Rollbar from Movie Stockade. I thought all 2007 movie molds were off-limits?


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:34 AM

On a related note, apparently BotCon 2015 Lift-Ticket's preliminary name was "Salvage". Was this a reference to the 2007 movie toyline Autobot?

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:02 AM

Yup. Red tow truck <-> red pick-up red.

 

But since it was supposed to be a new/Diaclone character, it was decided that we should forgo any name previously given to a TF. So the GI Joe names were adopted. (Burnout's working name was always just "Diaclone Skids", if you wondered.)



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:31 AM

Digital mock-ups and some alt mode/Titanmasters

 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:37 AM

Probably some of my favorite FP stuff yet. #irony


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:38 AM

HOORAY! :thumbsup  :thumbsup  :thumbsup

 

Any more mock-ups coming? Like for Armada Jetfire and such?


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:58 AM

And voted lol

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:02 AM

Also, is Alexis's deco based on anything?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:02 AM

I need six changer Megatron, Skyfall, and those UT repaints now.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:05 AM

Also, is Alexis's deco based on anything?

 

Her helmet and the white bits are based on her space suit, the gunmetal blue and maroon is just the unfortunate side effect of gang molding with Hot Shot.

 

Same goes for Lori, her deco is largely based on the shared plastic trees on Override.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:09 AM

It's a terrible shame that these didn't get made.  I absolutely love every figure here!

 

Also, since Rumbler, Jetfire, Devcon, and Turbomaster didn't get any mock-ups (not that we've seen anyway), I wonder what the initial plans were for them....



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:14 AM

Rumbler was the concept for the Custom Class figure. Those very rarely had digital mock-ups since they came from Shawn's imagination.

 

The other three were just random alternates that had been floating around - For instance, Dion & Devcon were considered for a souvenir pairing at one point. Armada Jetfire was the alternate for the UT anniversary figures. Turbomaster was at one point mentioned as the attendee figure.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:35 AM

Rumbler was the concept for the Custom Class figure. Those very rarely had digital mock-ups since they came from Shawn's imagination.

 

The other three were just random alternates that had been floating around - For instance, Dion & Devcon were considered for a souvenir pairing at one point. Armada Jetfire was the alternate for the UT anniversary figures. Turbomaster was at one point mentioned as the attendee figure.

Ah, that makes more sense.  Thanks for the info!

 

Also, I really love seeing all of these unused concepts and ideas from Fun Pub.  Is there anyway that more information on the unused ideas be released in the future?  Are there any mock-ups of figures that were never made?  I love seeing the unused concepts.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:53 AM

 

 

Zao, now you have me wondering if we might have met at one of the Slagacons, but honestly my memory is so hazy at this point that you probably could have been dressed like a clown and I'd still be clueless. :doh

 

I'm a tall red-haired guy with a facial piercing. I kinda stick out. I was wearing my BotCon 2008 shirt (with SG Prime on it). The panels I sat at, I was normally in the front row or two on the right side.

 

All these years... Why didn't you ever say that's who you were??? Geez!!

Also I was going to say I didn't happen to see you at PRC, but then I looked at the photos I took and you're dead center in the one dealer room pic. So, uhm, don't know how I missed you. :D

 

 

Hey, I don't hide in the shadows! Although I think only Spectre and Cheets I've met in person (and Spectre was briefly a long time ago). And GBB too, but he's from several boards heh. One time I met up with 2-3 AllSparkers locally to see one of the movie trainwrecks I think (third one?). I think HeyMickey was one of the people, not sure about the others, but my old man brain probably wouldn't recognize them if I saw them again.

 

Who are you? Are you in any of the pics?

 

And I know which picture you're talking about. One of my buddies on FB commented on it about me. I should have described myself as "the fat balding guy" hah.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:03 PM

I actually somehow evaded all of the cameras last weekend. I was, though, the guy in the middle seat during the Making Of a Club/Con Exclusive panel.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

Why does that render of Rad look like it's done from Diac? I thought the mockup I saw at PRC was done from Infinitus.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:14 PM

Infinitus is Optimus. Rad is from Diac (so couldn't be seen at the convention because he was transformed as Optimus' head)

 

We wanted to keep the Optimus head from the Voyager, but couldn't get Diac to look convincingly enough like Optimus. Which is why he became Rad and Infinitus was included to be the driver of the Armored Convoy. 

 

And also why Megatron ended up with the 2 Titanmasters as well.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:21 PM

In the deep recesses of my memory, I think I recall a representative of the former club saying that, given their nature as GI Joe figures, their may be a possibility that the remaining crossover figures (Only Human Ultra Magnus and Springer) could still see release by Fun Pub, since they still hold the Joe license.  Am I misremembering, or should I abandon all hope for those, along with the rest of these?  Might it be a circumstance where Hasbro could green light them as Joe figures? 





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