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@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.


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#81 Chip

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:49 PM

 

I still hate the idea of the Dinobots combining.  And I hate the name Volcanicus.  

 

I think instead of trying for an actual combiner name, they should have just gone with something that Grimlock would have named them. Five-Bot Mashitron. Full-Force Reptillicus. Ferocious-Face Thundermus...

 

(Also, in fiction, it's never the same name from combination to combination.)

 

Slug picked the name Volcanicus specifically because Grimlock can't pronounce it.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:50 PM

 

Am I the only one struck by how... blocky these Dinobots look?  It's just like how squared off Rodimus looks when nearly every other version is all curves.  It's weird, even compared to G1 originals.

 

It bugs me. I know the G1 animation models were frequently piles of boxes, but the toys had a bit more going on. What I want from G1-type stuff is not boxiness. And these are pretty boxy Dinobots.

These are almost boxier than the animation models.  Rodimus certainly is, too.  It's like they looked at third party stuff and took away the wrong lessons.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:51 PM

Swoop's blue chest should also help give the team some color variety on the shelves

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

 

I still hate the idea of the Dinobots combining.  And I hate the name Volcanicus.  

 

I think instead of trying for an actual combiner name, they should have just gone with something that Grimlock would have named them. Five-Bot Mashitron. Full-Force Reptillicus. Ferocious-Face Thundermus...

 

(Also, in fiction, it's never the same name from combination to combination.)

 

This is the first idea about a Dinobot combiner I've even slightly liked. 



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

As someone who likes the DInobot aesthetic, but isn't particularly invested in them I think this Swoop looks great, and Grimlock's robot mode torso looks weirdly proportioned.

The rest are fine. Not sure if I want the whole team.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 08 September 2017 - 12:53 PM.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:53 PM

I hope we get enough advanced notice on a G2 Dinobot set if such a thing ever comes that I don't break down and buy the G1 colors first. I'm all-in for eye-searing rainbow shelves basically always. *looks lovingly at his G2 WFC and CW Combaticons*



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:53 PM

I do wonder how the Leader-class toys transform; do you have to pop out the smaller dude inside and set them aside while you transform?

Because that would be a bummer.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:54 PM

I absolutely don't want a Swoop with a blue chest, but I wasn't going to buy this one even if it had a red chest, so I'm glad that most people seem to have gotten what they wanted, even if what they wanted is wrong and ugly and dumb.

 

Also, I don't get what's wrong with the name Volcanicus. I like it. It sounds combinery, and volcanos are definitely part of the whole outdated-pop-culture-dinosaur thing the Dinobots are based on.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:54 PM

Also also, if that silhouette of Predaking at the end is of the actual toy... I dig the practically-normal proportions. He looks very super robot-shaped! :thumbsup



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

I am very happy that Sludge and Swoop get to be named Sludge and Swoop again instead of Slog and Strafe.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

So glad Swoop is blue.

So glad.

Edit: Heh, you've got people in other places already claiming that Takara will provide them the toy-accurate red Swoop.  


Edited by Shrug, 08 September 2017 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

 

Dinobots look nice in the display case.

https://imgur.com/a/RratL

..and I can't figure out how to post a pic properly today...


SWOOP IS BLUE! SWOOOOPPP IS BLUUUUUUEEEE!!

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Modern Hasbro has never been able to accept that the cartoon simply got it wrong in the 80s and move on. Pretty much everything these days is cartoon-centric....



EDIT: Actually, I take that back. They do still (usually) keep Rumble red, as is good and proper. ;)


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 08 September 2017 - 12:59 PM.


#93 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

I do wonder how the Leader-class toys transform; do you have to pop out the smaller dude inside and set them aside while you transform?

Because that would be a bummer.

As far as I can tell, it looks like you have to transform Optimus and Rodimus' trailers separately before attaching the Deluxe robots onto them. Orion seems to just fold into a cube and jam in from the back, while Hot Rod slots in from above before attaching Rodimus' forearms to where Hot Rod's knees were.


Edited by Demovere Xeno, 08 September 2017 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:00 PM

Reveal renders now up on Facebook.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

I am disappointed but not surprised we didn't see MPM Barricade. I am disappointed and a little concerned that there was nothing about the Movie Trilogy line.

 

If they hadn't led with movie kid-stuff and RID, I'd go "fine, it's like Botcon, whatever" but the fact that they seemed to be acknowledging everything makes it seem like an entire upcoming line should have come up if it still existed.

 

EDIT: POTP Optimus looks great.


Edited by LV!, 08 September 2017 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

Anyone notice how Volcanicus' head is super IDW Grimlocky?

 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:03 PM

 

 

I still hate the idea of the Dinobots combining.  And I hate the name Volcanicus.

 
I think instead of trying for an actual combiner name, they should have just gone with something that Grimlock would have named them. Five-Bot Mashitron. Full-Force Reptillicus. Ferocious-Face Thundermus...
 
(Also, in fiction, it's never the same name from combination to combination.)

 

This is the first idea about a Dinobot combiner I've even slightly liked.

 


Maybe if one of the names was "Fullstrength Motleypuss"?



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:06 PM

Oh man, Slash looks great too. I love that she's a new Dinobot with the iconic gold-parts-under-clear-parts.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

Oh yeah, and we better get a Paddles remold.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:11 PM

Did they show Slash's role in the combiner? Grimlock's dino head is prominent enough that I can't see her being a chest plate, and I kind of want a random beast to be the weapon of my hypothetical Council of World's combiner with Elita-1.





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