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@  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.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Damn, the shoutbox won't accept those characters. I mean "open-mid back unrounded vowel" on Wikipedia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:45 PM)

@Bass X0 Ha, I think some Asian accents of English, that mispronunciation would be considered standard, as those accents lack [ʌ].

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2017 - 12:08 PM)

She's the last thing you hear before your doom.

@  Noideaforaname : (15 October 2017 - 07:34 PM)

The cat can talk?!

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2017 - 06:30 PM)

TMM's first cat was Cookie b/c that's the first word he said when he saw her

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:34 PM)

Reminds me of when my nephew was one year old and my sister got him a puppy. He couldn't say puppy properly and it sounded like poppy, so Poppy is what they called her.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Yeah. I thought it had some interesting informational articles too.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 01:59 PM)

does anyone else miss the ToyFare magazine? I just read it for the pictures and jokes rather than using it as a serious guide for buying and selling toys.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Uncle Bobby Peach, baby! Uncle Bobby Peach!

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Last night, playing Mario Kart with my daughter, I misread Baby Peach as "Bobby Peach".

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 09:03 AM)

Yeah, I might've forgotten that the Beast is pretty much just a mindless killing machine. That's pretty much what I get for going off of the TFWiki summaries without having actually read any of it.

@  tffan01 : (15 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

@Onyxstrike Well, to be fair, the quality of the story aside, Beast Within illustrates the fact that Dinobots are feral in nature, with what would happen if they actually lost control. That's a character flaw in a way, correct? 

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:21 AM)

Send me a PM if you need help getting to the true ending, also.

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Thinking about quirky robots occupies 30% of my brain's daily processing power. I can't remember birthdays and I never know where my phone is, but it's totally worth it.

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:03 AM)

Yay, I look forward to your dealings with quirky robots!

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:01 AM)

Definitely, I started setting aside funds a month ago for the inevitable Black Friday digital sales in the Playstation and Xbox stores. Going to be ready this year, and that's one of the many games on my list!

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 07:30 AM)

Hey Strafe will you ever play Nier: Automata?

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

Plus, The Beast Within is overall not a very good story.

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

The problem is is that Victory's dreams are meant to prey on the Dinobot's character flaws. For instance, Grimlock downing every Decepticon in his path, but falling for Starscream's begging for mercy schtick, preys on his arrogence. What character flaws does The Beast Within prey on? Nothing. The entire premise of the book was to please the many fans who posed the many hypothetical "What if the Dinobots combined?" scenarios way back when, with a gratuitous death count to boot.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:51 AM)

What's wrong with wanting it to be a canon dream sequence?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 01:14 PM)

go home bass you are drunk

@  Bass X0 : (14 October 2017 - 12:15 PM)

My fanon is that The Beast Within is a follow up the Marvel UK annual story Victory. In Victory, the Dinobots are trapped within a dream world, unable to wake up - each one having dreams, ending in the Dinobots having another dream then waking up in a comic issue. My fanon is that The Beast Within is their final dream that finally pushes them into waking up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 10:25 AM)

As long as that means The Beast Within is still non-canon, I'm fine with it.

@  Locoman : (14 October 2017 - 09:29 AM)

When everything is canon, nothing is.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2017 - 09:25 AM)

The TF multiverse is an arbitrary concept. Whatever an author thinks, goes.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Trypticon vs Deathsaurer. Make it happen!

@  tffan01 : (14 October 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Going by AVP, is Spider-Man and Zoids comic canon to the TF multiverse???

@  D Immortalis : (14 October 2017 - 12:37 AM)

stop that! we shall never speak of the "Embarassment", 'lest we be punished with more like it! =]

@  Pennpenn : (13 October 2017 - 08:23 PM)

Would the mutant heads have been on the headmasters or on the bodies (sort of like TR Galvatron's "helmet")?

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 08:05 PM)

Alternate reality: Beast Wars mutant heads really took off. Nearly every Transformers since '96 has featured them. The big complaint against the line-wide gimmick in TR isn't being headmasters, it's the lack of mutant heads.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Car TF molds get made all the time; bat TF molds don't. I feel like that justifies making a new Convobat from a mold configured highly unlike the original.

@  Bass X0 : (13 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

and yet Mindwipe is good enough to use as Convobat.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 03:19 PM)

I'm okay with that.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

Takara seems to have decided that the TR Chromedome mold is unsuitable for anyone else besides Chromedome.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

*shrug* No 21st century (Macromaster) Nightbeat toy seems to have satisfied a decent number of people, from what I understand.

@  Locoman : (13 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

You could probably finagle a pretty good Nightbeat body from TR Chromedome, or even a heavy retool of Cogman.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 02:44 PM)

Nightbeat in particular. Hasbro seems to love him.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:41 PM

His main power is supposed to be control over mattwr but he's always on fire like the human torch. Has he even done transforming stuff on the CW show?

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

He's supposed to have the power of Nuclear Fusion. This is why he's on fire: Fusion creates a lot of heat, AND why he can do the matter thing: all larger elements are created by fusion.

He's done it at least twice in the show. Once turning something to water and once to a pile of Jelly Beans. But it's treated as something he's still getting the hang of and requires both a bit of time and a lot of Concentration.

-ZacWilliam, he's "Firestorm: The Nuclear Man" made out of a literal Fusion of two people so the Nuclear Fusion theme is pretty darn strong with him.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

In the comics, it was later retconned that Firestorm was actually supposed to have been the Fire Elemental (much like Swamp Thing was the Plant Elemental), but Ronnie Raymond's presence messed with the process.  Ronnie had a dormant metagene and that's where the transmutation came from, mostly.  (Pure-Elemental Firestorm could also transmute, but the mechanism was different or something.)

 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:04 PM

Are there other pure elementals? Who are they?

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:41 PM

Are there other pure elementals? Who are they?

 

There are death/rot Elementals, in DC there is The Green, The Red, and The Black forces of nature. Green is plant life, Swamp thing is usually know as the Guardian of the Green. Recently they;'ve made Animal man's daughter into the representive of the Red, which is all animal life, and Dr. Arkane (?) is the represntavte of the Black. In Earth 2, least durrign New 52, Green Lantern (Alan Scott) was their guardian of the Green, while Solomon Grundy was the avatar of the Black. 

 

There's not tradtional elements, but they are elemental forces in DC. 


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:44 PM

Yeah no there actually is a 4 classical elemental split in DC comics.

 

Swamp Thing=Earth

Firestorm=Fire

Naiad=Water

Red Tornado=Air

 

It's since been abandoned but at one time, that was your split.

 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:12 PM

The idea that got canonized back in the day was that an Elemental was born when a human died in a fiery explosion of some sort while in proximity to some strong aspect of the element in question.  The Elemental wasn't exactly the person it bonded to, but often thought they were for a long time (i.e. Swamp Thing thought he was Alec Holland for a long time).  This led to the brief entertainment of the idea that Captain Atom was some sort of post-Classical Elemental of quantumness or whatnot, but I don't recall them really going anywhere with that.

 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:43 PM

In the comics, it was later retconned that Firestorm was actually supposed to have been the Fire Elemental (much like Swamp Thing was the Plant Elemental), but Ronnie Raymond's presence messed with the process.  Ronnie had a dormant metagene and that's where the transmutation came from, mostly.  (Pure-Elemental Firestorm could also transmute, but the mechanism was different or something.)

 

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Firestorm fans do not speak of this era. ;)

(more seriously, that's really but a blip in Firestorm's timeline. Just a couple of years, now more than 20 years ago. While Firestorm's changed several times over in the years since, he's always been the more traditional "Nuclear Man"... with full transmutation powers... ever since his return in 1993 after a two-year absence from the shelves)


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:45 PM

The idea that got canonized back in the day was that an Elemental was born when a human died in a fiery explosion of some sort while in proximity to some strong aspect of the element in question.  The Elemental wasn't exactly the person it bonded to, but often thought they were for a long time (i.e. Swamp Thing thought he was Alec Holland for a long time).  This led to the brief entertainment of the idea that Captain Atom was some sort of post-Classical Elemental of quantumness or whatnot, but I don't recall them really going anywhere with that.

 

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This bit was at the very end of Captain Atom's own comic, when it was being cancelled to turn him into Monarch at the end of Armageddon 2001.

(Then, of course, they switched gears at the last minute to make Hawk into Monarch instead. But, yeah, the whole "Quantum Elemental" thing hasn't really been touched since.)


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