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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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#2201 Trpodeca

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 09:52 PM

I can't quite recall...can't have been that important.


I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:48 PM

You know, the... brain... doctor... guy.

 

Jung, I think?


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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.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 01:35 AM

All glory to the useless one.


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#2204 Chris McFeely

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 04:40 AM



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Posted 20 June 2020 - 07:02 AM

Might have included a brief mention that the international licensed releases of Diaclone which you touched upon were abandoned in favor of a release of "Transformers" in those markets, either because the company went bankrupt, sold its remaining stock to Hasbro and even manufactured some toys for them for the European market (Joustra) or because the company saw a bigger opportunity in synergy by gaining access to the Transformers cartoon (GiG).

 

 

It cannot be overstated what a juggernaut the Transformers marketing engine was back in the day. There were many transforming robot toys, including some companies that whored out what few molds they had to everyone that asked nicely (see Toyco), there was that huge rivalry with Tonka's Gobots which a lot of market observers believed Gobots would win, there were knockoffs and no-name companies... and then Hasbro's unified marketing approach just steamrolled everything in its path and came out on top, for a few years at least until facing a vastly altered toy market landscape in 1990. 


Edited by Nevermore, 20 June 2020 - 07:04 AM.

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 09:46 AM

That one was really good. I knew the history already, but it was fun to see the actual figures. Good work on all the visuals. Im not sure where you find all this footage to edit together. I really enjoyed watching this.
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#2207 Chris McFeely

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 07:11 AM

That moment from SOS Dinobots where he busts through the window was always one that stuck out to me as a kid.  Just looks so cool.  

 

Also: drinking game: take a shot every time you see an image of Ravage in his box art pose.



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Posted 27 June 2020 - 09:25 AM

That moment from SOS Dinobots where he busts through the window was always one that stuck out to me as a kid.  Just looks so cool.  

 

Also: drinking game: take a shot every time you see an image of Ravage in his box art pose.

In that case, here's an overdose:

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#2210 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 11:42 AM

In my personal canon, Ravage can talk but chooses to make cat noises instead.



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Posted 27 June 2020 - 12:30 PM

That would be better if he just said cat noises, like the cats on the Meow Mix commercials.

 

Or even if he just explicitly said "cat noises". In a Russian accent, obviously.



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Posted 27 June 2020 - 02:15 PM

I think the reason the tapes didn't talk and were, in fact, recorded on tape was financial more than anything.  Voice actors have often said they were limited to three characters per session.  Presumably extra fees would be incurred for them to do anything more.  Frank Welker and Chris Latta voiced five characters each on MTMTE.

 

Now, when they think they're only doing three half-hours total, a production company is fine with meeting that extra cost.  But as soon as they knew they were taking this show to 65, measures to keep the bills from piling up had to be taken.


The Sunbow and Marvel Productions script/storyboard archive, chronicling ten years of animation history: https://sunbowmarvel...e.blogspot.com/

 


#2213 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 07:24 PM

I think it's more likely that the show's writers saw a robot cat and a robot bird and thought "oh, a cat and a bird" and wrote a cat and a bird.



#2214 Blot

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 07:28 PM

Honestly that they didn't talk almost makes them stand out from other 80s cartoon animals.

#2215 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:04 AM

I really need to get a Ravage besides Tripredacus Agent in my collection.

Do any resemble Lost Light's very well?

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:54 AM

Speaking of Lost Light, episode 113 should be coming up before too long. Anything special planned for it? The Basics On More That Losts The Light? The Basics On Jimmy Boberts? The Basics On Hot Rod?


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Posted 28 June 2020 - 12:39 PM

I really need to get a Ravage besides Tripredacus Agent in my collection.

Do any resemble Lost Light's very well?

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 

there are probly better ones out there, and its not an exact match, but this is one i knew of off the top of my head. but its big and nicely articulated. looks like it might come up to mp bumblebees waist

 

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 06:03 AM

"...when he was bisected by Sideswipe.

 

Of course, things are rarely that cut and dry in the world of the Transformers"

Boo this man.



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Posted 11 July 2020 - 06:40 AM

My personal headcanon is that Sideways's Cybertron personality is his true self, while his more cold and distant personality in Armada was actually that of his Mini-Con rider, Mirror, having taken full possession of Sideways. When Mirror was destroyed at the end of Armada, Sideways's original self was freed of his possession and resurfaced in Cybertron.

 

This is based on a certain line of dialogue that exists only in the English dub of Armada, in which Sideways briefly speaks with an uncharacteristically sillier voice at one point when his Mini-Con headmaster is detached from his body, allowing his true head to speak in that moment before the Mini-Con reattaches itself. And in that brief moment, the sillier voice speaks in a mocking tone, repeating what had just been said by Paul Dobson's normal Sideways voice when the Mini-Con headmaster is usually attached, as though Sideways was bizarrely mocking himself.

 

Making this goofier voice Sideways's true self fits better with the idea Cybertron Sideways being his true personality, while all of the times Sideways spoke with his cooler voice in Armada would actually be Mirror controlling Sideways, speaking through him and using his identity to further his many deceptions and machinations.


Edited by Sabrblade, 11 July 2020 - 09:00 AM.

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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.

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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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