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@  Lazy Garou : (22 July 2018 - 06:39 AM)

Theres possibly a transformer-collecting rick hopping the multiverse that has all the fan vote options available through the years.

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM)

I have the green one and it's more or less okay. One side has louder clicks but it was like that form the get go

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.


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#1 Chris McFeely

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 12:17 PM

Hey guys! If you follow me on social media at all you'll have heard me promoting this, but I thought I'd drop a link here too! The first episode of my new YouTube series, "TRANSFORMERS: THE BASICS," has just gone live today. It's targeted at new Transformers fans to help them get to grips with complicated concepts and lore, beginning with this episode: an overview of TF history and how it breaks down into separate continuities, all in 10 minutes!

 

 

New episodes will run weekly in June! Nothing the sort of folk who frequent the AllSpark wont be well-versed in already, but share it around with any friends who are just starting out and trying to learn more about this big mess of a franchise! :)


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Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:00 PM

That's a cool video, Chris. The Transformers franchise is really confusing in its ways, and it's nice to know that this video and the other installments of this series are gonna be out there for people who wanna learn about it.

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:06 PM

Oh, that's your voice!

Someone just posted this over on The Mary Sue.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 12:00 AM

This is great stuff! I'm definitely gonna be watching this series and will keep it in mind as something to show to any friends of mine.

 

Excellent work, Chris. :thumbsup


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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.

#5 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 05:25 AM

Thanks guys! :)

 

Someone just posted this over on The Mary Sue.

 

Really! Have a link? I'm eager to see what people are saying about it!



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 06:31 AM

Man I was hoping this was gonna be all about the Beast Wars Flipchangers! Disappointed! :p

But yeah that s is a great resource, very cool!

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:37 AM

It was really fun listening to your accent gradually grow stronger over the course of the video.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:40 AM

It was really fun listening to your accent gradually grow stronger over the course of the video.

Culminating with a finale about the Mr Potato Head Transformers.

 

Ha ha ha, no wonder our island union is dying...



#9 Cybersnark

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 01:12 PM

Really! Have a link? I'm eager to see what people are saying about it!

Only that it exists, really; it was posted during the daily open thread: https://www.themarys...ment-3339275174

#10 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 02:49 PM

Still neat! :)



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 04:20 PM

Nice job! You did a great job summarizing and simplifying everything while not leaving anything out.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:43 PM

The only thing I was surprised to not see mentioned (since you did manage to slip in the fact that Car Robots is a JG1 series while RiD 2001 is not) is how TF: Cybertron had a looser connection to Energon and Armada than those two had to each other.

 

Though, related to the aforementioned difference between Car Robots and RiD 2001, I loved how you referred to Gigatron as a "Predacon", since it's rarely pointed out that the name "Destronger" didn't refer to the entire race/faction that Gigatron's crew belonged to, but instead referred only to just Gigatron's crew itself, who were instead a part of the larger Destron (Predacon) race/faction according to Gigatron's original Japanese toy bio. :thumbsup


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 04 June 2017 - 08:58 PM

Very well done.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:34 PM

Loved it! It's breakdowns like these that got me into series like Doctor Who and Godzilla, so I'm all for them.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:27 PM

I really like this kind of video and was just thinking how some things I really enjoy don't have videos like this. Keep up the good work!

 

PS any plans on talking about what a 3rd party toys are? I only ask because they've been around for nearly 10 years and know some newer fans don't understand the difference between 3rd party and official.



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:09 PM

but I mean, but whats this guys credentials? Can this information really be trusted?

#17 Blade Raider

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:26 AM

but I mean, but whats this guys credentials? Can this information really be trusted?

Does having a TFwiki article count as credentials?



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:47 AM

Pat Lee has one, so.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:48 AM

Look we all remember when Sideswipe died in the movie.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:53 AM

but I mean, but whats this guys credentials? Can this information really be trusted?

Hard to say.  He listed the WFC games in a different continuity than G1, so-

 

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