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@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.


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#1121 Cattleprod

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:20 AM

Ah, I was going through G1 fiction sections and toy thumbnails looking for yellow crests, Figuroa's ongoing design seemed like the earliest instance at a glance. That classic figure's head is just a red smudge at that size.

 

Anyway, a bit late, but I had a thought about Elita-1 being a repaint of Starscream: Jhiaxus got killed trying to fight Starscream by copying his new body, not the best plan.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:26 AM

Yeah, IIRC, it started with the Classics toy, which was exactly the next Rodimus toy after the Energon one, which also had the yellow crest. So it just jumped streams.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:29 AM

Yeah, it's an IDW-oriented mold with an established Hot Rod deco, and the crest is absolutely an established multiversal Rodimularity, enough that the TR was weird not to paint it. The orange is definitely not very IDW. The mostly blank yellow chest makes me think IDW, because no other Takara Rodimus deco has done exactly that and it's both a signature IDW Rodimus feature and something that doesn't distinguish the deco from Springer (until the later Legends version), but that could well be coincidence, too.

Yeah, I definitely agree that there are elements of it that make it read as IDW Rodimus-ish, I just think that they're far more likely to be a fun coincidence than a deliberate design choice.

On a side note, I really like Cloud Rodimus. I'd totally own him, but he's just waaaayyyy too expensive to be worth it. Especially since if I had him, I'd also want Cloud Roadbuster, because I always keep Energon Rodimus and Ironhide pair up, and I'd like the symmetry of having the two similarly decoed Cloud figures hang out.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:48 AM

I think I'm shorter on the mental flexibility a lot of people have for redecos. I mean, everyone looks good in the Springer mold, but they still mostly look like Springer to me, and Rodimus is no exception. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:04 AM

Oh shoot, sorry Copper! I accidentally clicked my new moderator "delete" button while I was trying to quote your post about "Rodimularity".

Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 27 July 2017 - 01:05 AM.

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#1126 Copper Bezel

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:13 AM

Haha, no worries. It had to happen once, right? XD

 

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Edited by Copper Bezel, 27 July 2017 - 01:15 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:29 AM

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Here's Hot Rod.

Visual Representation of Buyer's Remorse: Exhibit A. :p :doh

 

Don't get me wrong, I like how TR Hot Rod looks and plays... but this does not help my attempt to have single, 'definitive' versions of certain characters. :D

 

Also: those G1 arrow designs are totally stickers, aren't they?... :(


Edited by Demovere Xeno, 27 July 2017 - 01:30 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:01 AM

 

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Here's Hot Rod.

Visual Representation of Buyer's Remorse: Exhibit A. :p :doh

 

Don't get me wrong, I like how TR Hot Rod looks and plays... but this does not help my attempt to have single, 'definitive' versions of certain characters. :D

 

Also: those G1 arrow designs are totally stickers, aren't they?... :(

 

 

It took me forever to decide to go ahead and buy TR Hot Rod.  I try not to buy a new version of a character I already own unless its a significantly better version, so I waffled back and forth about Titans Return vs. Classics.  My first regret came about a week after I bought him when my Target decided to put a couple on the clearance rack at $10.  Now another couple of weeks after that, we get the Rodimus Prime reveal. 



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:13 AM

 

Yeah, Cloud is the only Rodimus based on the IDW version, but at those kinds of prices, there are two good 3P options that are a hell of a lot closer to the mark.


Is Cloud Rodimus really based on IDW Rodimus moreso than any other Rodimus? I mean, it's just G1 Hot Rod colors laid out across the Generations Springer mold. IDW Rodimus is the same color scheme laid out across a robot with a vaguely similar shape, so naturally the they end up resembling each other a bit. I don't think that necessarily means that they were looking at IDW Rodimus when designing Cloud Rodimus's deco.

 

 

It's one hundred percent meant to evoke IDW Rodimus.  First and foremost, the use of the mold was clearly intending to evoke that design by the similarity in the general shape of the head.

 

Sure we've gotten Hasbro Hot Rods with a yellow crest, but never a TakaraTomy Hot Rod or Rodimus (not counting Superlink as that just tweaked the Hasbro deco) with a yellow crest.  The angular features and overall pointyness are not a trademark of Hot Rod outside of the IDW (and perhaps Animated) design, and this representation was a big departure for it.

 

Besides the yellow crest, there are also clear features that are carried over.  The yellow hands.  This is not a trademark for Hot Rod.  The Kiss Players figure had it, but that's it.  I can't recall the mold layout between Hot Rod and Springer, but I seem to recall they did some reconfiguring to make sure he had yellow hands like the IDW figure.  Takara also has been pretty adamant on giving him white or orange hands to evoke the cartoon or toy in previous releases (there are a few notwithstanding).

 

The light gray knees.  This is something that is also only on the IDW Hot Rod design and not something that originates any where else.

 

The red feet.  Time and time again, Takara has given Hot Rod / Rodimus either black or gray feet.  Giving him red feet seems very un-Takara like, especially when they'll go out of their way to paint his shins black or gray to evoke his original look.

 

The orange stomach.  Another detail that isn't common to Hot Rod.

 

The yellow detail on his shoulders.  Again this is typically light gray or black, and here it's yellow to evoke the yellow shapes on the IDW design.

 

As was mentioned earlier, the chest.  They could have made it more flame like than it already is, but they decided to have it more as a general shape than anything flame specific (other than the sides).  That was clearly meant to evoke the angular non-flame shape on the IDW design. 

 

Orange is a detail that Takara has always added to their recent Hot Rod releases (going back to the Henkei! Henkei! release).  Here it's gone just like on the IDW design.

 

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I think it's very clear that the IDW design is 100% the inspiration for this figure.  It's about as far away from a general Hot Rod deco and scheme as TakaraTomy would likely allow / do while using the same general colors.

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:21 AM

It took a couple of days longer than the rest, but even Autobase Aichi has removed the leaked 2018 lineup photos from their website.


I hope that Inferno doesn't just use Defensor's head like he probably would have had he been released in CW (like Scattershot with Superion and unreleased Starscream with Galvatronus head).


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:31 AM

Inferno's combiner head:

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:48 AM

Crossing the streams like that bothers the hell out of me on principle.
.... but i do love the idea of Inferno being a Jekyll/Hyde figure who burns down the town by night and tries to find this mysterious arsonist by day.

(also, toys with bug faces, yay!)

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:50 AM

I think it's pretty likely that "Inferno Maximus" will just use Defensor's head. If he's getting new tooling other than a robot mode headswap, I feel like the current design team would probably consider it a higher priority to geewun up his chest. It's not like Inferno is already well-established as forming the torso of a combiner whose head doesn't look like Defensor's, nor does Defensor have a super distinctive head that needs to stay uniquely his.

Hell, maybe someone on the team has read TFvsJoe and his combined mode will be Defensor.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:59 AM

Inferno's combiner head:

 

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That would have made a NICE Titan Class figure, complete with a little ant that turns into a... well, I'd say drill, but they dun made one of those already. Tank I guess. 

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:01 AM

Titan Class figure


...you want a two-foot plastic ant?

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:04 AM

Titan Class figure

...you want a two-foot plastic ant?
I think he means a little Titan Master guy with included vehicle like Ptero and Nightbeat.

A two foot plastic ant would be kinda weird. Like, I understand if you can't manage to include all six legs, but you can't at least do four?

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:10 AM

I would think that Hasbro would use this opportunity to make Inferno's combined form look like G2 Defensor's, as a way of getting that homage out there without releasing a G2 Defensor box set.  But the colors don't line up.

 

He does look to have the same blue on the portion of the ladder where the combiner head is, but the combiner head was never that blue.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:22 AM

Inferno's combiner head:
 
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That would have made a NICE Titan Class figure, complete with a little ant that turns into a... well, I'd say drill, but they dun made one of those already. Tank I guess. 
 
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what is this, a titan class figure made for ANTS????

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

Been offline for a few days, but this is why SDCC didn't bum me out. Good stuff was coming, and here it is.

I'd rather Hasbro get the scoop out themselves, but here we are. Everything sounds great. Can't wait till Hascon comfirms or denies these things.
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:20 PM

Haha, no worries. It had to happen once, right? XD
 
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