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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...


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#21 Locoman

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 03:25 PM

Those weren't G1 games, though, and they seem to skew towards a younger audience.

It honestly feels like a deviously clever scheme at this point - launch a mobile game filled with collectibles and pay-to-win incentives, let it run for a few months, and just when the player-base has managed to collect a good chunk of the in-game inventory... oh, look, we're shutting this game down sunsetting now, why not try this brand-new game filled with collectibles and pay-to-win incentives?


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 03:39 PM

Just once I wish I could pay money for a good single player, offline moble game that will still be playable after it is no longer actively supported.  I guess that's too much to hope for with freemium being the lowest common denominator.  



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:30 PM

Those weren't G1 games, though, and they seem to skew towards a younger audience.

It honestly feels like a deviously clever scheme at this point - launch a mobile game filled with collectibles and pay-to-win incentives, let it run for a few months, and just when the player-base has managed to collect a good chunk of the in-game inventory... oh, look, we're shutting this game down sunsetting now, why not try this brand-new game filled with collectibles and pay-to-win incentives?

 

It seems to me that by the time they shut down Legends and Battle Tactics, everybody was basically sick of them anyway. I just don't think there's any reason to assume some kind of sinister motive here when the obvious answer is "mobile games, like all games, have a viable lifespan, and beyond that point they don't make enough to bother keeping the servers up".

 

Especially since the games are published by different groups: Backflip don't really have a vested interest in shutting down Earth Wars (if that's even happening) to make room for Kabam to make money off Forged to Fight.

 

(Of course "the player-base has managed to collect a good chunk of the in-game inventory" is when games shut down...that's when they stop making money!)


I guess that's too much to hope for with freemium being the lowest common denominator.  

 

It's funny how "lowest common denominator" only gets trotted out when somebody doesn't like that something is popular. How often do you hear G1 called "the lowest common denominator"?



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 06:32 PM

 How often do you hear G1 called "the lowest common denominator"?

 

Dreamwave. Combiner Wars cartoon. Deviations. Some other examples that I've probably burned out of my brain. 



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 06:49 PM

OK I'm in.

Now watch as they put in Devcon... as a paid exclusive character.
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Posted 01 December 2016 - 06:56 PM

Oh, so we're all just okay with this game's blatant discrimination against Constructed Cold fighters? SMH.



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:05 PM

 

 How often do you hear G1 called "the lowest common denominator"?

 

Dreamwave. Combiner Wars cartoon. Deviations. Some other examples that I've probably burned out of my brain. 

 

 

I don't mean "a thing that is G1". I mean "this thing is G1 because G1 is the lowest common denominator". Like "this game is free-to-play because free-to-play is the lowest common denominator".



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:32 PM

A fighting game??

This is the kind  of game I want why cant it be on console?


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:12 PM

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight will give players access to nearly every era of the franchise’s history, challenging gamers to assemble the ultimate team of Transformers characters, including Autobots and Decepticons from the animated TV series, blockbuster films, as well as fan-favorites from the Transformers comic book series and Hasbro’s line of iconic figures.

 

 

"Nearly every era" huh? So what are the odds of say, UT or Animated characters showing up? Beast Machines? RID 2001? Just how "nearly" are we talking here? Or do they just mean G1, Movieverse, and maaaaaaaaaaybe BW if that is Rhinox?



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 11:10 PM

Battle Tactics cast at least a somewhat wide net; I'd bet there won't be any early, but I wouldn't be shocked to see some later. Besides maybe Animated; I feel like it'd be very hard to do them in a way that fits into this game visually, from what we see of it.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 07:07 AM

I could see them bringing in, say, Lugnut, Blitzwing or Lockdown. They wouldn't be in the Animated style, but it wouldn't be hard to give them enough of their TFA traits to be recognisable as them.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:20 PM

Those of a more mellow temper can look forward to Transformers: Tempered to Talk.

Transformers: Constructed to Complain.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:25 PM

 

Those of a more mellow temper can look forward to Transformers: Tempered to Talk.

Transformers: Constructed to Complain.

Transformers: Assembled to Apologise.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:38 PM

Those of a more mellow temper can look forward to Transformers: Tempered to Talk.

Transformers: Constructed to Complain.
Transformers: Assembled to Apologise.
Transformers: Built to Bullshit
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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:45 PM

Those of a more mellow temper can look forward to Transformers: Tempered to Talk.

Transformers: Constructed to Complain.

Transformers: Assembled to Apologise.

Transformers: Built to Bullshit

Transformers: Designed to Debate
"He learned, almost too late, that man is a feeling creature and, because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned, too late for himself, that men have to make their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And, when men seek such perfection, they find there's only death, fire, loss, disillusionment, the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to toil and misery. It can't be given; it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself."

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:51 PM

Transformers: Built to Bullshit

Transformers: Built to Rule
"Here is light. You will say that it is not a living entity, but you miss the point that it is more, not less. Without occupying space, it fills the universe. It nourishes everything, yet itself feeds upon destruction. We claim to control it, but does it not perhaps cultivate us as a source of food? May it not be that all wood grows so that it can be set ablaze, and that men and women are born to kindle fires?"
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#37 Defensis Prime

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 01:56 PM

I think you're missing the pattern.

Those of a more mellow temper can look forward to Transformers: Tempered to Talk.

Transformers: Constructed to Complain.
Transformers: Assembled to Apologise.
Transformers: Built to Bullshit
Transformers: Designed to Debate
Transformers: Produced to Palaver
Transformers: Manufactured to Mediate
Transformers: Made to Muse
Transformers: Engineered to Exchange
Transformers: Synthesized to Schmooze
Transformers: Created to Confer

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Transformers: Erected to Ejaculate

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:10 AM

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:57 PM

Rhinox!

 

And Arcee is an assassin now? Neat.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:59 PM

What Ratchet is that? It has WFC-y and IDW-y elements but if it's a specific existing design I don't know from where.





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