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@  Pennpenn : (22 October 2018 - 01:57 AM)

Given that by the time we're up to in the story Functionalism had been dead for millions of years and many of the people around were made during and for the war, it's probably more likely that "sports car shaped thing" was an easy to make alt mode for expendable troops.

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 09:52 PM)

maybe there's underground demolition derbies too

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 09:25 PM)

Every single sports car was one of those two jobs? Considering how many there seem to be....

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 07:34 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2018 - 03:32 PM)

It's mentioned in one issue that Bumblebee was a courier. The only other fast cars I can remember seeing in Functionist times were Blur and a couple of Stunticons, as racers.

@  SG Roadbuster : (21 October 2018 - 12:14 PM)

i figured the sports cars were either racers or couriers.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 12:13 PM)

Upper Class. They're clearly not made for manual labor.

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

Functionism only really makes sense for certain alternate modes like mining or construction equipment; where do things like sports cars fit in?

@  Xellos : (21 October 2018 - 11:51 AM)

At least in the movies they can switch to a (similar) alt mode at will, it seems. Especially if they want to sell more toys per movie.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2018 - 10:44 AM)

They are a race of adaptive machines. Maybe they were expected to change themselves to fit the role?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 10:06 AM)

IDW-verse discrimination still made more sense than the backstory in TF: Exodus, where everyone's caste was assigned seemingly at random with no regard for their aptitudes (altmode or otherwise)

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

Lost Light is good too, so far.

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:54 AM)

I'm not terribly into Transformers in general, but I did mostly enjoy the More Than Meets The Eye series.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:11 AM)

Which has been in the state constitution since 1946, but was never actually executed according to documents, and is currently not in effect because the German federal constitution, which takes priority over state constitution, has banned the death penalty back in 1949.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:09 AM)

Huh. So next weekend, when the German state of Hesse will have its state election, there will also be a ballot about changing the state constitution... and one of the proposed changes will be abolishing the death penalty.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 03:44 AM)

I really need to read those comics

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Up to and including the fact that certain alternate modes could end up being classified as "surplus to requirements" and systematically murdered.

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:26 AM)

And in IDW comics where it is/was literally a form of apartheid where your alternate mode pretty much dictated how you were treated by society, what jobs you could pursue, pretty much everything.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 02:24 AM)

We do get hints of that from time to time in Transformers, with stuff like some jets acting smug towards cars and whatnot.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 October 2018 - 08:10 PM)

"No shotgun of Mine is going to marry a rocket launcher" sounds like something that Targetmasters (or WFC Siege Micromasters) might say...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 08:06 PM)

The characters are actually kinda nice. Sure a bunch of them are from New Jersey, but you get a few aliens too.. But if you do that, you might want to go digital delux verisons.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:38 PM)

My only issue is that the aside from Fox, the looks of the characters are kinda bland. If anything, I'll at least get it on Black Friday, as they almost always have deals on the toys to life stuff.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Well I can tell you, if you are going physical version because you want the toys. The Switch version has the best Ship mount as you just slide the joycons into it. The PS4 ship mount is wired. The game itself is very good in my opionion. In some ways it starts to turn into an RTS without being an RTS. You've got to start focus on keeping your planets from being taken back over. It has a LOT to do. It does have some repitive missions, because well, trying to let you level up all pilots and ships and such. The switch version -ALSO- has starfox only missions and the characters are incorporated into the story.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:03 PM)

How is Starlink anyways? Been thinking of getting the Switch version for StarFox, which is quite unusal for me, as I almost always pick the PS4 versions (favorite controller and I already have so many Trophys on it).

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:42 PM)

No shotgun of mine is going to marry a rocket launcher!

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 October 2018 - 05:22 PM)

Should they be allowed to marry outside of their own caliber?

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:18 PM)

I'm conflicted on the subject of marriage rights for shotguns.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:24 PM)

You say, "Damn it, what do you think this is, a shotgun wedding?"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM)

What do you do if someone wants to bring their concealed-carry to your American wedding?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 01:58 PM)

Benbot, I was streaming the PS4 version of Starlink

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:25 PM)

Ergo their reporting will have its own slant on the facts as they choose, not the most neutral way possible.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:24 PM)

I find it sad to realize that the prestigious New York Times which I trusted a lot as a kid in fact has its own editorial agenda.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

The end result is NOT that stupid bullshit gets equal coverage as reasonable arguments. That would be problematic in itself (the "false balance" bias), but the provlem is that the controversial stupid bullshit gets MORE coverage than the reasonable arguments.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

The media doesn't want to miss the opportunity to report on a controversy, and as a consequence makes sure that the controversial statements reach an audience.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

Because they realized that saying controversial shit is guaranteed to get coverage.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:16 PM)

It's the same here in Germany. Our right-wing moron party is still a political minority, yet they succeed in driving the topics the media keeps reporting.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

The main problem was that Trump was banking on controversy, and the media was reporting controversy because it gave them ratings.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

"Fairness" was not the media's main problem.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Holy fish! Second life is still a thing?!?!

@  Benbot : (20 October 2018 - 08:32 AM)

What were you streaming, Silverclaw?

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 02:53 PM

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Dunno how likely these are, but given how all the other unlikely predictions turned out, might as well post it here.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 02:59 PM

Sounds possible. Not definitely true, but possible. Especially as maybe something to take the place of the exclusive box sets if they drop those.

My only hope is if it IS true that it would just be Prime and Megatron who would not have Titan Masters cause I'd be very disappointed in an Apeface and Snapdragon without that gimmick.

-ZacWilliam, it's not a dealbreaker per-say but it would be a pretty big mark against them imo.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:02 PM

On the hierarchy of rumor credibility, "anonymous 4chan post with no corroborating evidence" is pretty far down there.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:03 PM

Like why can't Snapdragon Megs and Apeface Optimus and have titan masters?

If anything, that's disappointing. I hope THAT part isn't true.
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

Oh yeah, definitely.

 

Frankly, I just made the cause I figure more rumors are gonna be popping up soon.


 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:09 PM

Like why can't Snapdragon Megs and Apeface Optimus and have titan masters?
If anything, that's disappointing. I hope THAT part isn't true.


I don't generally mind that, but it does strike me as a thing that could potentially diminish the believability of it. This could change depending on, well, what the molds actually Look like, but it seems that'd be a lot more retooling than simply a new faceplate and some robot bits.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:19 PM

TM Primal and Megs would be awesome because they can be in scale with eveyone!

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:27 PM

Hard to believe that actual Headmasters who have been on the rumor list for about a year now and everything else came true would end up not being Headmasters. Wouldn't that be very early-stage, foundational tooling design?

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:46 PM

On the hierarchy of rumor credibility, "anonymous 4chan post with no corroborating evidence" is pretty far down there.

 

My uncle who works at Nintendo told me we can trust this guy.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

That would explain why they stuck the Beast Wars logo on the side of a box seemingly at random.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:54 PM

That would explain why they stuck the Beast Wars logo on the side of a box seemingly at random.

I wouldn't say "explain," but it certainly approaches that! :p

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:18 PM

I dunno. Maybe it's just me, but rumors sure seem a lot easier to make up then be right by coincidence as of the last few years, simply on the grounds of there being an increasingly-shrinking pool of G1 (or related) characters for them to re-make in some way, plus the increased number of Optimus Prime toys they've been cranking out does invite some obvious "well who ELSE can they make from this general mold".

 

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:22 PM

I call this amazingly unlikely. Unless this guy's at the corporate level, there's no way he knows anything about Amazon exclusive product.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:29 PM

That would explain why they stuck the Beast Wars logo on the side of a box seemingly at random.

 

Of course that Beast Wars logo could also explain why some bullshitter would think claiming an upcoming Beast Wars line might be a safe bet.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:30 PM

Also, like... is there ANYONE who hasn't posited "Optimus Primal and Megatron from a hypothetical Titans Return Apeface and Snapdragon" at some point? 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:51 PM

I really hope Primal and Megatron were the main design thrust of the molds and Apeface/Snapdragon were the reuses because this franchise owes Beast Wars so much that it's kinda a slap in the face to put two nobody Horrorcons ahead of them in the design phase IMO.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 05:14 PM

I really hope Apeface and Snapdragon were the main design thrust of the molds and Primal/Megatron were the reuses because this franchise owes G1 so much that it's kinda a slap in the face to put two Beast Wars characters who've already had multiple toys in multiple toylines (including a Masterpiece) ahead of the first-ever homages to the Horrorcons in the design phase IMO. 



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 05:20 PM

I really hope that Primal and Megatron were considered and used to add visual interest, but that ultimately the molds were designed to be the Horrorcons, as I can't imagine a way to make faithful triple changer versions of the BW guys that would satisfy anyone.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 05:20 PM

I'd get Apeface and Snapdragon just to complete the Headmasters but I can't say I'm excited about any of these rumors.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:19 PM

Would it have killed Hasbro to have actually put Apeface and Snapdragon in the line that was all about Headmasters and even had triple-changing Headmasters?


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