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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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#1 ZacDeath

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:45 PM

I am just going to make an ongoing thread to post my mods and customs. I keep adding to my figures, so in a since, everything is a work in progress. Suggestions are more than welcome, and I can elaborate on the mods I did, if any one wants to do the same.

First off is Beast Hunters Skylynx. A simple mod, I just unscrewed his outer wings, cut the wing part from the ball area on the inside half, and screwed it back together. Now he can fold his wings. I added some paint, but still trying to come up with what to paint next, still looks incomplete to me.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

Not the most flattering lighting but a nice custom idea.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 11:18 PM

For Dirge I disassembled his waist and carved out a slot in the brown plastic and shaved the edge, so now he has an extra joint in his waist. Not so squat looking anymore. I then added my paint apps, but now I can't seem to find his missiles.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:59 AM

I'm not familiar with the figure, so I had to compare your mod to the image on the wiki, and the lower hips do help wth his proportions, nice idea. It's hard to see with the black of th ebody, but is there now a gap between the hip and the rest of the torso?

 

As for the paint apps, I do like the replacement of the yellow, but the lighting does make the new colours hard to appreciate. Is that a light bronze or a gold tone on the shoulders? The silvery thighs also seem very bright, and at least for rme, they keep drawing my attention towards them.

 

I wonder if you reworked all the red paint apps (head, shoulder pylons), or if you were able to match the colour for the new red apps on Dirge's shoulders and chest.



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 05:53 AM

All the yellow is replaced with gold, There is a little bit of a gap above his hips now, but its adjustable depending on how much you want him to arch his back. I did paint the blue plastic to black in that area, as to blend in better. I was able to match the red. I will try to get a better picture, my camera sucks.
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:36 PM

Your red paint matches very well, well done. Hiding the gap in black is sensible.

What I learned with my own pictures, is that camera quality is often not even the issue, it's the lighting that makes or breaks a picture. I built my first light box out of a cardboard box and some semi-translucent paper. Costs close to nothing, but it helps immensely.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:38 PM

++. A little cardstock or some white fabric and some metal clothes hangers can go a long way toward improving your photos!


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:39 PM

Case in point, my own digital camera is kinda old but decent lighting and finding the timer delay + a stand/tripod works wonders.
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Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:58 AM

Here we go, much better.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:20 AM

That looks much better. Previously I thought the thighs were a silver colour.

The gap above his hip is less conspicuous than expected. Great stuff!

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 08:48 PM

Here is my Scourge, I stole a picture from Ben Yee's website to show the difference. I basically narrowed the giant shoulders and cut out the new caps, then added paint. Painting the eyes helped the most.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:37 AM

I had to skip between the two images a lot before I noticed the difference in the shoulder, to be honest.

But those knees look much better now! I assume the range of movement is also improved?

Agreed on those eyes. the dude looks much more alive now.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:26 AM

The arms look better in hand than the pictures show, just looks a bit more natural doing different poses. Well here is my Starscream, this is my favorite Starscream so far, just needed a little work, and a little paint. I switched the shoulder pads, that was easy, so the sticker is in the back where it will never be seen. I popped the pin put of his knees, and drilled a new hole for it. I think his proportions are a bit better now.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:45 AM

Is the joint you modified on the leg purely a transformation joint, or does it serve as the knee hinge as well? Because if it's the knee, then someone at Hasbro did not take anatomy 101.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 12:37 PM

It's just the transformation joint, if you zoom in you can see the hole where it used to be, and where the pin is now, it does make him considerably taller.
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:10 PM

I did see that, and the added height is nice. Does it negatively impact the altmode?

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:10 PM

Here he is next to my custom BH Starscream. I did have to shave off the tabs on the wings, as they no longer lined up with the notches on the legs.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:17 PM

I'm convinced this guy was released half way through the drafting process. I popped the pins out and rearranged some pieces, made a cut on his back to give him another joint and added paint. Still transforms and is now close in hieght to the first edition Starscream.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:21 PM

Daaamn. Yeah, "half-finished design process" is starting to sound plausible. Looking so much better than stock there.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

I've been adding more paint to my Skydive. Though his legs look really bland now. Not sure where to go from here.

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