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@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)


@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)


@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

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#1 Jalaguy


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:45 AM

One lucky Allspark user can win Nathan Webb's original artwork for the first page of the "Quantum Beast Leap" comic! To qualify, you just have to tell me your answer to this question:

Who is your favourite Beast Wars character who didn't appear in the cartoon, and why?

The thread will be locked at midnight EST on Friday, April 21, and a winner will be selected from the valid entries with a random number generator.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:28 AM

Torca, because his chest is a tongue. And his beast mode is pretty neat.

(Is this open to overseas people?)

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:25 AM

Nightglider. Really good robot mode, sword stored IN his tail -not is his actual tail, and I wanted to give him a Predacon spark crystal (before Darkscream was a thing), paint him silver with black-and-gold trim, and name it Slapnuts.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:37 AM

I have to go with Insecticon. He looks absolutely great in both modes, incorporating the large stag beetle mandibles into the robot's torso results in a great silhouette. The flip-transformation is great for kids actually playing with their toys, simple quick and yet satisfying. The insect kibble only enhances the robot mode's look, instead of taking away from it. On top o fthat the toy is really well articulated, like Beast Wars toys tended to be.
Weapon storage under the elytra (that open like a beetle's would) is the cherry on top. Insecticon encapsulates everything awesome about the early BW toys and does so with impecable style.

I love the little dude.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:43 AM

Hmm.. lots of great choices. I will go with Snapper. I really love his armored turtle design. He's one of the best early spring loaded basics. Love the coloration on his shell. And as an added plus you can pretend he turns into Gamera.

-ZacWilliam, in summation: He is really neat. He is made of turtle meat.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:56 AM

I didn't really get into Beast Wars until late in its run, right before the switch over to Beast Machines, so I'm not all that familiar with the non-show characters.  However, i always though B'Boom looked really cool, with the missile launchers on his sides and his flat-top hair cut.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:30 AM

Insecticon has always been a favorite of mine.  He's just a simple but well made little toy.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:39 AM

Wolfang. I love the name and colors.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:04 AM

The guy on Orcanoch's packaging who we don't know who he is, because there are so few mysteries left in our hobby.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:18 PM

Lots of possible choices, but I'll go with Polar Claw. He's a bear. That's pretty much the only reason needed.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 01:50 PM

Transmetal 2 Iguanus has an unfair advantage, that is, he was my first real Transformers toy, so that gives him a pretty big boost in my rankings. But putting that aside, he is a pretty fantastic plastic lizard. His Alt-mode is a goofy, oddball, asymmetrical cyborg frilled lizard with a great gimmick of his frill extending as he spits out a missile. And the aesthetic here is top-notch BW fare, the best flavor of horrid mutant cyborg. It only gets better from there, his transformation is solid, but a fun reversal of the typical Beastformer formula and does a fantastic job placing kibble, which results in a fantastic Robot Mode. And goodness, is his Robot Mode fantastic! His proportions are creepy-cool in just the right way, the sculpt work is stellar, and there are just loads of cool details all over him. He's very nicely poseable, and he has a missile club! His kibble is all used just right, the frill as a skirt and the head-tail both serve to make his sillhoette all the more cool and unique. His head overall is just a fantastic piece of work, the base of the tail elegantly transitioning into one wicked helmet while the tail attaches in the most natural way. And the face sculpt! A big toothy maw and one eye is picked out with bright neon red, while the other eye is bolted over with an eyepatch. He's got a spark crystal in a pretty practical place, and those are always nice looking in TM2 figures. His color scheme is also really, really good in that delicious TM2 way. Sharp details in pretty metallic colors? Mmm. In his case, he's got really nice oranges and blues paired with a surprisingly durable chrome application.


He got a cool repaint in Universe, and I even like his name! It's goofy, but I like to think he's in a long line of wrong-name-reptileformers, which he passes down to Geckobot and Nightviper.


He's really been a lifelong favorite toy, one that I've always found really cool for some reason or another, and he's my favorite BW toy because of that.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 03:08 PM

Injector: the ugliest, most unlovable sonuvabitch ever conceived by any of the toy designers. Too ugliest and too most unlovable for a lot of the kids and collectors alike, if the shelfwarming legions were any indicator at all.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:02 PM

My favorite was Polar Claw - one of the few non-TV show bots I had the figure of. I liked the idea of a polar bear TF.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:29 PM

Claw Jaw was always special to me. His design is really neat, and the toy was fun to play with. And I love squids, so I appreciated the representation.

Fun fact: As a child when I first saw Claw Jaw's pic on the back of someone else's card, I couldn't see him very well and thought his tentacles protruding from his back were antlers. I assumed he was a moose.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:32 AM

Who is your favourite Beast Wars character who didn't appear in the cartoon, and why?



Jawbreaker. A awesome TM2 Hyena with great colors that wields a wicked sword and a buzz saw on his arm! He has awesome head sculpts in both modes, and is just an awesome figure. I mean look at him!



And check out his bio card!




He literally is a maximal death machine! He uses a tractor beam to pull his enemies into his spinning blade of death! How crazy is that for a "good guy" to have!

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:38 PM

I always liked Ramulus. Not entering the contest, just like the topic.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:46 PM

My favorite Beast Wars character who did not appear in the show would be Clawjaw because the concept of a transforming squid is just absolutely brilliant to me and the transfomation somehow intrigues me.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:52 PM

Spittor, particularly the TM2 version. A villain that's literally oozing with toxins is fun enough, but the TM2 version has the added benefit of being gorgeous. The two tones of blue, black, and lime green look amazing together, but those chrome pink eyes are truly the pièce de résistance.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

The random number generator gave me 8, so congratulations to SHIELD Agent 47! I'll be PMing you for shipping details.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:14 PM

Congratulations, SHIELD Agent!

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