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@  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?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

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

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.


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#401 Chip

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:24 PM

I appreciate that transmitter thing on Soundwave's left shoulder. It's weird to have this totally new detail on a design that's otherwise G1 Soundwave slightly made of truck.

Are you sure it's not adapted from Machine Wars Soundwave?
I had thought that, actually. I really like Machine Wars, so it's welcome whether it's an intentional reference or not.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:31 PM

After the larger Cyberverse Starscream's big ba-boomers, 2018 is the year of possibly intentional, mostly likely coincidental Machine Wars homages.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:38 PM

I continue to hate the dual insignia shoulders Optimus is sporting.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:38 PM

Barricade's finally being treated as a "main" dude!



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:50 PM

To me, the non-T30 deco makes a nice uniform alternating color pattern from toe to head of "black toes, red shins, black thighs, red waist, black belly, red chest, black headdress".

Much agreed. The black thighs are just a much better contrast.
 
I don't think I'd actually care too much about the extra red of the panties, because you get the alternating contrast either way and some figures can really benefit from tying the thighs and crotch together, but it's a little odd to pin that quirk on "because girl" considering, I dunno, the entire 1984 lineup of dudebots who have them. 

I think the battle pants on the Forged to Fight model are my fave. Something about them reads as armored up yet still flexible enough to be an agile swordsperson.

Although I hold no delusion that it wouldn't be horrible on an actual toy.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:30 PM

I'm not generally one to moan about an absence of movie aesthetic, but nice as it is from a more traditional perspective, that Barricade design seems quite dull for a guy who's known for having interesting faces. Where's that sexy four-eyed TLK head gone?

I'd still happily buy a nice Deluxe based on this new design though. And give me that Ratchet!

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:14 PM

So I'm definitely seeing AOE/TLK influence on the Hound design, right? With the ammo belts on his arms and him seeming to transform into a pretty big vehicle?

#408 Copper Bezel

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

Well damn.

 

Now I want him to have a toy so I can sculpt him a face and call him Bulkhead.


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 25 May 2018 - 09:35 PM

So I'm definitely seeing AOE/TLK influence on the Hound design, right? With the ammo belts on his arms and him seeming to transform into a pretty big vehicle?

 

Huh, it's almost like they took the G1, AOE, and TLK Hound designs and tried to...

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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.

#410 Boomhauer

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 07:42 AM

When Wheeljack takes off his mask he's going to have Que's moustache from DOTM

#411 NightViper

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 07:44 AM

Or his beard from Animated & MP!!



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:42 AM

I hate that you people call Wheeljack's face a mask.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:32 AM

It's a mask,. And Grimlock has a mask. And Soundwave has a mask. And Shockwave is wearing a helmet over his normal human-esque face.

Prowl's face is fake though. He has a mouth-less robot face he hides with a moveable mask.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:36 PM



#415 Copper Bezel

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:44 PM

I hate that you people call Wheeljack's face a mask.

If it wasn't meant to read as clothing, it wouldn't be designed like it. How many TFs have noses that go straight under them? That's separate from whether or not it "comes off", of course (Transformer faceplates and visors that come off are sin cancer.)


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 26 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

Barricade's little cop hat + shades is good.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

Barricade's little cop hat + shades is good.

 


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 02:43 PM

Not gonna lie, it's so nice to see movie-style Barricade take a place among the G1-ish lineup, although I wish his design (or at least colors) were based off of the first movie.  

 

Better present than never I suppose.

 

EDIT: Also, a funny thought came to me, in the movies, Barricade has four eyes, and with the shades on, Evergreen Barricade is a four eyes. 


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:31 PM

Evidently, Emiliano Santalucia is the artist on the evergreen designs.

 

 

The cat (I assume Ravage...) is out of bag!
iPhone Trading Card/ Sticker app Quidd released a set of new stickers featuring Transformers Evergreen designs.
I was honored to be given the task to create all the new Evergreen design in collaboration with Hasbro design team and on these virtual stickers, you can finally see my original sketches!

But what are these Evergreen design? My understanding it that they are a new unified look for all the main characters in the Transformers universe to be used across a variety of products on media.

During the past years, I saw these designs popping up on a lot of licensed merchandising. Then they started to be featured in the IDW comic books, on the Authentics toyline, and to my amazement, they also become the base for the new Cyberverse cartoon!

I'm sure I'll have a lot of other chances to talk about these designs, but right now, while people can finally see, at least in part, the original sketches, I feel very happy and grateful to all the team at Hasbro the trusted me and got me involved in this amazing opportunity, which I consider one of the greatest achievement of my career so far!
Thank you guys!!



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:21 PM

Aligned continuity 2.0 :p


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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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