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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)

Λ

@  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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#2641 Spark

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Posted Yesterday, 03:04 PM

 

 

There's a reason they're doing Pretenders on such a small scale, and that's because it's a concept that probably wouldn't sell well on a large, expensive toy, so I remain doubtful they'd bother with the Dinoforce because the one thing that makes them Dinoforce is being, well, Dinosaur Pretenders, and no way would Hasbro release a Pretender shell larger than the ones they've made for the Prime Masters.

I don't think anyone really thinks Hasbro (or even Takara, really) would create actual shells for the DinoForce/Monstructor guys.

 

I didn't think Takara would redeco MP Hot Rod based off of the faded masters of a mini-series that only came out on LaserDisc, yet here we are.

 

That's still not creating six entirely new molds.  TM Hot Rod's just in line with their "use the worst VHS possible" deco they always use for Galvatron.


Edited by Spark, Yesterday, 03:05 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:26 PM

Japan does seem pretty keen on Masterforce, which would be the characters I'd expect to see in the lineup. 

 

If they didn't make a new deluxe for Minerva, they're not going to make a new deluxe for ANYONE from Masterforce.

 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 03:49 PM

If they didn't make a new deluxe for Minerva, they're not going to make a new deluxe for ANYONE from Masterforce.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:55 PM

If Liokaiser wasn't Liokaiser enough for Takara, I find it hard to believe a five-man Dinobot retool Dinoking would be Dinoking enough for Takara.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:52 PM

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#2646 LV!

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Posted Yesterday, 05:55 PM

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Posted Yesterday, 06:08 PM

That comic feels like it would be equally apropos over in the GoBots wiki thread. 



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Posted Yesterday, 06:15 PM

Well, the 'Dinoforce with shells' thing was done by Fansproject, so in terms of engineering it is POSSIBLE, but they got around the shell issue by also having them double as piggy banks, I think, plus attempting to make the inner robots look something like the tiny inner-pretender modes wound up making them look like nothing in particular.  The biggest trouble is, you have to have a bigger shell than the robot, which takes up shelf space.  I don't know if they sold well, the fact that I can still find them says 'probably not'.

 

I wondered about deluxe shells with legends inner robots, but that wouldn't fit with the 'core block' combiner system being used nowadays (which I actually like, it works very well).  I think this is why the only 'big' modern pretenders so far have been club/con exclusives, in two cases using one mold around an existing toy set, the other using an existing shell mold that was big enough to hold an existing toy set.  And they still have fewer parts count in the shells than the Decoy armors.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 06:29 PM

No one's doubting that it's possible.  We're doubting that it's plausible.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:31 PM

The Dinoforce never went inside their shells in Victory anyway.

 

And like, big, cheap rubber dinosaur toys are a thing that exists. I'm sure an enterprising fan can find something that'd work well enough, even if you may not get a triceratops with three vertically aligned horns.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:21 PM

The Dinoforce never went inside their shells in Victory anyway.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 08:57 PM

Actually, they did. Like, all the time. It was practically their default state to be inside their shells. Except for Goryu for some reason, he always rode his shell.

 

What they actually never did, oddly enough, was transform to monster modes OUTSIDE their shells.

 

 

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#2653 Vexwing

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Posted Yesterday, 09:12 PM

Oh right, it was just Goryu, wasn't it? Whoops.

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Posted Today, 12:45 AM

All this time later I'm still torn on how to go about buying the Pretenders.

Part of me wants to get all all the Pretender Prime Master shell things just to thank the toy company for making all-new molds for these things.

Part of me wants to just pick and choose, like getting Metalhawk to be Professor Go's shell and have Vector be an Overlord boob engine, and repeat if and when Finback gets made. I think whether I do the above or below options, I'll do this.

Part of me wants to wait and see if the KO peeps upsize the shells too, perhaps to Deluxe height. Still bricks and whatnot but cheaper and newer than tracking down G1 shells. Then again, they might make them all Voyagers or MP height or something pointless like that...

Not to mention tiny Pretender shells sounds kind of awesome the more I reflect on it.


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If your altmodes looked like theirs did, you wouldn't turn into them either

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Posted Today, 07:09 AM

Would modern 3P deluxe shells be cheaper than vintage loose ones?

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Posted Today, 07:28 AM

You know, I had to research many Pop! Vinyls for ads I was making and coming across figures like Songbird from Bioshock made me realize that there's an opportunity out there for Hasbro to make shells if they'd want. Though it is a risk.

Basically just make some monster vinyls, market them as a line of vinyls to branch out to those collectors as well, but make them so the TF toys can fit inside. 

 

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Just don't make them $100 and you're good to go!

#2659 Chip

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There are so many great looking Japanese monster vinyl toys, so I hope if this happened we wouldn't be stuck with Pops.

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I only mention Pop! because those proportions on Songbird remind me of the Monster Pretenders so very much. When I first saw the figure while scrolled hundreds of thumbs, I stopped, did a double take, and compared it to Wildfly and Birdbrain then let out an audible "Huh".





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