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@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

dagrimbo

@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

New JoJo villain, GoGio

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

Is this a Jojo?

@  Nevermore : (25 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

Now I suddenly have a character with the name "Gorgeous Georgios" in mind.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 April 2021 - 04:00 PM)

H A -

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2021 - 01:58 PM)

Saint Georgios Day?

@  Donocropolis : (23 April 2021 - 06:59 AM)

more like Saint GORGEOUS Day.

@  tigerhawk : (23 April 2021 - 04:59 AM)

Saint Georges Day.

@  Sabrblade : (21 April 2021 - 11:55 PM)

Glenn Morshower would agree. He goes to auditions with his shoes full of syrup.


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#21 MrBlud

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:59 AM

The Springer redeco (we never got) probably would've been the upgrade.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:40 AM

The Springer redeco (we never got) probably would've been the upgrade.

Had it happened it would have been the one SG upgrade that was actually a physical upgrade!

SG Galvatron's a wash. The Evac mould's better than the Energon Voyager Megatron mould used for SG Megs. As far as being a toy goes (though I think the Evac mould is shorter iirc). Fictionally though? I have to think "rescue helicopter" is a bit of a step down from "space jet."

And SG Optimus/Nova getting smaller with each "upgrade" sort of became a running gag as far as I was concerned.

As I said...I preferred SG when it was it's own thing that kind of had some fun with TF tropes. I didn't care for it when it got involved in multiverse stuff. Then again I don't care for the "across the multiverse" stuff anyway *shrug*

As far as character design went...
I'm going to echo Magnusblitz. I liked less obvious decos. Like SG Megatron and SG Galvatron both have pretty traditional Megs and Galvy colour schemes. They each just take their respective schemes in a more "heroic" direction. While still looking very much like Megs and Galvy.
Same with Ultra Magnus. He's still using Diaclone PC colours, but now he has a skull face and douchebag tribal tattoos. I dig it.

Optimus and Rodimus were great because they didn't hijack the colour schemes of "positive universe" Decepitcons. They looked like you took their G1 colour schemes and put them through "evil" and "grimy" filters.
Optimus-as-Nova was neat. SG Nova uses the same colour scheme as Nova Prime does elsewhere. The difference was that he was now a benevolent upgrade of crazypants SG Optimus. Rather than being a tyrant from the distance past. Nova Prime's deco wasn't inverted. His character origin/personality was.

I also dug the mininots who had their schemes based off of the 2007 movie scout assortment repaints from the UT. Like that black and gold Cybertron Armourhide repaint being SG Huffer. Or that muted olive and military green repaint of Energon Strongarm being SG Brawn.

I was also a fan of the weird pulls. SG Soundwave being based off of the primarily white iPod-looking version of MusicLabel Soundwave was cool. As was basing SG Prowl off of a Mexican variant of G1 Prowl.

Basically any redeco, virtual or otherwise, that wasn't just "here's a character in his opposite number's colour scheme. Isn't it whacky here in opposite land???" was a win in my book. Grimlock done up as Trypticon and Starscream done up as Jetfire seem a bit on the dull side.

The worst had to be SG Cyclonus in Hot Rod colours though. That one character exemplifies every pratfall you can fall into when doing a "mirror universe" story. His colour scheme is just a boring reproduction of the character's opposite number from the "main" continuity. And his personality is just inverted. G1 Cyclonus was loyal? Well now he's a traitor!
It was just dull. Thankfully SG managed to pull itself up from that nadir, but it still has me shaking my head years later.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:07 AM

 And his personality is just inverted. G1 Cyclonus was loyal? Well now he's a traitor!

 

His whole ordeal in "Coalescence" was about his path to redemption.


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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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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:11 AM

G1 Cyclonus is a purple guy who wears a purple symbol, so it makes sense to me that his counterpart from the universe where he wears a red symbol would be a red guy.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:40 AM

Been trying to think of an intended chronological reading order of the main SG fiction. Disregarding smaller ancillary media like bios/profiles and Around Cybertron/Recordicons, I think this might be correct:

 

Shattered Glass

Dungeons & Dinobots

Do Over

The Desert Heat!

Eye in the Sky

Blitzwing Bop

Transhuman

Reunification: Parts 1-6

The Coming Storm: Part 1

Coalescence (before the final epilogue)

Invasion Prologue

Invasion

Solar Requiem

Spatiotemporal Challengers Parts 1-4

Invasion Epilogue (this is technically more of a TransTech story, but it reads well as a direct lead-in to BWSG)

Beast Wars Shattered Glass, Chapters 1-6

Another Light, Prologue, Parts 1-6

Whichever chapter of "Of Masters and Mayhem" it was that featured one last look at the main SG universe.

The third epilogue of "Coalescence"

 

Although, since the SG fiction became so intertwined with the Classics fiction starting with "Invasion", I may want to add in the Classics fiction around all this and make it a "Classics/Shattered Glass" chronology list.


Edited by Sabrblade, 18 July 2017 - 10:42 AM.

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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 18 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

I think Blitzwing Bop ranks among my favorite club stories ever, up there with BWU stuff. It captures the feel of Sunbow so perfectly while still having some impact on the larger plot. Transhuman was also good, but holy geez is Coalescence disappointing to me.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:29 AM

 And his personality is just inverted. G1 Cyclonus was loyal? Well now he's a traitor!

 
His whole ordeal in "Coalescence" was about his path to redemption.
Never read it. I don't say that in a "proud of my ignorance" sort of way. More along the lines of "I was burnt out by the Shattered Glass story's excesses by that point."

G1 Cyclonus is a purple guy who wears a purple symbol, so it makes sense to me that his counterpart from the universe where he wears a red symbol would be a red guy.

Yeah, but then SG Ironhide ruined it.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:20 PM

My original idea for SG Drift was basically Bandit Keith from Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged. Hyperpatriotic idiot. Always called Optimus "Mr. President". A little BW Inferno-y maybe, but still.

 

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:22 PM

My original idea for SG Drift was basically Bandit Keith from Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged. Hyperpatriotic idiot. Always called Optimus "Mr. President". A little BW Inferno-y maybe, but still.
 
 
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:08 PM

Cyclonus was a "traitor", but not meant as a malicious one... despite, you know, killing a guy.

He was gullible, confused, manipulated. He thought he was doing the right thing for Cybertron at the time because Alpha Trion was whispering in his ear. The whole Alpha Trion/Skyfall dynamic showing how it could happen... but Skyfall stayed just unswayed enough to see Alpha Trion's crazy finally bleed through.

As for Drift, I wasn't ever really happy with him as a "Mech with a Mouth". Just wasn't my favorite (not saying its bad or wrong, just not how I would have pictured him). I did kinda like how Andrew Hall changed him in Spatiotemporal Challengers. Still not sure if that would have been my treatment for the character but there is charm in Robot Deadpool coming to Earth, watching too many Samurai movies, and changing his lifestyle because of them.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:10 PM

All this talk of SG Drift is making me wish I still had mine. :(


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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 18 July 2017 - 01:17 PM

And I do regret not having enough time while writing "Coalescence" for the full research I like to do. So a lot was based on the Wiki, a very quick skimming, and my own memory.

But that was a very short turnaround given the ending of the Club. So I did my best to work in handwaves with the timeline and character selection while trying to tie off story lines that had to be changed because the drastic changes in the universe that came with the 2012 and subsequent stories.

All those things and yeah. It's all a completely different tone than what came before. Not a fan of that myself, although I do like it well enough as a stand alone.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:20 PM

This should have always been the model for Shattered Glass Drift. You know it, I know it, the DOG knows it, Irene. (Yes, it's already mostly white, but that just means it'd need to be covered in more patriotism.)

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:18 PM

The evolution of the mock ups went:

Orange and blue Naruto-inspired -> Knock Out-inspired shown at BotCon 2011(?) -> Deadpool-inspired eternal flamester

Changing the country of his patriotism did come up of course. Well actually by Greg, like he said. Heh. But I think we all just had different ideas for what he could and should be.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

FWIW, I like the final toy's Deadpool-ish deco and card bio.


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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 18 July 2017 - 05:31 PM

A Naruto color scheme, while hilarious, would've never worked for SG Drift. He's the opposite of positive Drift, so he needs to be the exact opposite of a weeaboo.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:41 PM

A Naruto color scheme, while hilarious, would've never worked for SG Drift. He's the opposite of positive Drift, so he needs to be the exact opposite of a weeaboo.


I think the idea wasn't "opposite" but... well... if I remember...

He basically would have been the guy cosplaying IDW Drift if they existed in the same universe. A fan boy who found himself in an actual war, and he's completely unprepared. He can spout scores of dialog on cue, and his Great Sword is actually the Cybertronian version of cardboard and foil, but his swordplay video is on the Cybernet so he was enlisted without background check.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:43 PM

A Naruto color scheme, while hilarious, would've never worked for SG Drift. He's the opposite of positive Drift, so he needs to be the exact opposite of a weeaboo.

 

I mean. Naruto is actually Asian.

 

I'd say that's the exact opposite of a weeaboo right there.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

 

A Naruto color scheme, while hilarious, would've never worked for SG Drift. He's the opposite of positive Drift, so he needs to be the exact opposite of a weeaboo.

 

I mean. Naruto is actually Asian.

 

I'd say that's the exact opposite of a weeaboo right there.

 

True enough, I suppose. I'd just imagine Drift as being something along the lines of........Evel Knievel



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:03 PM

I honestly think the guys who were "evil skew on their regular personality" tended to be much more interesting than the "complete opposite" guys.


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