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@  Benbot : (26 June 2019 - 03:27 PM)

new episodes are up?

@  Boomhauer : (26 June 2019 - 01:30 PM)

The voice acting bothers me less than the weird-as-hell timing on the action. Entire show feels like its paced like a internet cartoon.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 June 2019 - 10:12 PM)

It's like drawing someone in the "superhero landing" pose. It's just part of the cultural vocabulary at this point.

@  Arazyr : (25 June 2019 - 07:14 PM)

I can hear that post... *shudder*

@  B-Fox : (25 June 2019 - 06:09 PM)

So why does Cyberverse sound like . . . *that*?

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:05 PM)

Also, the theoretical new image would be a new compostion, it would just be individual bodies, or even just body parts, that are based on existing references by other creators, with the major caveat that there is more than one example for each reference so it's basically more like "following an established trend" than "copying someone's original creation".

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:03 PM)

Well, an homage is usually marked by a signature along the lines of "artist X after artist Y". I wasn't thinking about recreating something particularly memorable, just looking for reference images (just of a pose/perspective/layout) that looks like what I want, then finding more examples that just happen to look very similar, and it cannot be determined which version came "first".

@  ZakuConvoy : (25 June 2019 - 03:09 PM)

What you're describing is more an "homage" than plagiarism, really. I'm assuming you would be using different characters. It's basically like all the comic covers that homage the death of Supergirl cover from Crisis on Infinite Earths...but with different characters. It's not plagiarism, it's a reference. But if several artists have a memorable layout and are all using it, chances are it actually is referencing something memorably original.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Would that still qualify as plagiarism? After all, it could be argued that what I've recreated isn't that original to begin with since several other people have supposedly had the same general idependently from each other.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:54 PM)

And I were then to create a new image, not traced but maybe "swiped", except I wouldn't copy a specific source image, but merely recreate the basic pose and perspective shared between all of them...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:52 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:49 PM)

And out of sheer coincidence, they all feature very similar ideas, concepts, poses and/or perspectives, supposedly with none of the original creators having copied from one of the others...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:47 PM)

Assuming I were to find not one but two, three, four or even more source images, all of them by different artists, or by different photographers depicting different models...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:45 PM)

Just out of curiosity, a question regarding the concept of plagiarism:

@  Benbot : (25 June 2019 - 08:58 AM)

That game needs a remake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 08:57 AM)

I am Error.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 June 2019 - 08:17 AM)

There is no error. There is only Zuul.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 07:51 AM)

The unicron singularity fixes all continuity errors.. including Power Rangers related ones now!

@  MEDdMI : (25 June 2019 - 07:06 AM)

I reject your canon and substitute my own

@  unluckiness : (25 June 2019 - 12:32 AM)

Answer: It doesn't matter because even if there was one, it was never relevant in S1 and it got blown up with his original body

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 June 2019 - 10:55 PM)

Most people think Transformers canon is a series of discrete parallel lines, really it's more like a big ball of canony-wanony... stuff.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 June 2019 - 06:31 PM)

Hate to say this, but the simple answer is that you are thinking too hard and realistically, it does not matter.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2019 - 04:57 PM)

Don't tell me what to do.

@  Paladin : (24 June 2019 - 04:16 PM)

don't cross the streams.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 03:03 PM)

Or is this what AVP meant when he said that condradictory streams formed the JG1 timeline?

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:25 PM)

I don't like that idea.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:24 PM)

In Ask Vector Prime, it was mentioned that in the Beast Wars 2 universe, Convoys all have Energon Matrices and that when Optimus Primal from the Japanese Beast Wars stream was transported to the Beast Wars 2 stream, his history was subtly altered that he too possessed an Energon Matrix. What does this mean? That Beast Wars 2 is actually not canon to the Japanese Beast Wars?

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 08:54 AM)

yeah, I've got a few others that I need to check out/get removed. The nose one is small but annoying since I hit it every time I blow my nose.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Try to get a histopath examination if it isn't too expensive over there. It's probably just a mole but I'd think certainty would be better.

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 07:59 AM)

@unluckiness I know, plan to get it removed but gotta get an appt first

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

oops... typed that in the wrong field. :)

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

gizmoboy

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 03:18 AM)

That is not a good thing, especially in the long term

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2019 - 10:17 PM)

So who wants to hear about this mole on my nose that I keep scratching open

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Yeah, it's kind of defeating the purpose of making political discussions more restricted if you're just gonna go at it elsewhere on this site.

@  Telly : (23 June 2019 - 07:06 PM)

that would probly fit better in the p & r thread. its there for things just like this

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:29 PM)

The citizens resisted by buying up all the town's beer reserves so the Nazis would have to stay sober the entire time.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Meanwhile, congratulations civil resistance, part 2: So a group of Nazis were holding one of their Good Old Times Reenactment festivals in a small East German town.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:26 PM)

It's basically like an anti-Trump candidate winning Texas.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:25 PM)

The mayoral elections of Istanbul are considered to be a key indicator for the political climate in the entire country.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:24 PM)

This time, it was a landslide victory for the opposition's candidate.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:23 PM)

After president Erdogan had a court revoke the results of the mayoral election of Istanbul after the opposition party's candidate had won by a small margin, the election was repeated today.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Congratulations, democracy part 1: Today is a historic day for Turkey.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 June 2019 - 02:31 PM)

Convert, does he timeout?

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Did he form the feet and legs or the arms and body?

@  Patch : (22 June 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Nah, he was one of the Lions

@  MEDdMI : (22 June 2019 - 04:45 PM)

Is he a Shellformer

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Supposedly it's about that football player Calvin Johnson.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2019 - 07:03 AM)

I'm vaguely confused why there is a Nicki Minaj song in my youtube reccomendations, but even more confused as to why that song (which appears to be from an official account) is called "MEGATRON".

@  Liege : (21 June 2019 - 10:03 PM)

Alpha Q all night long.


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#61 NightViper

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:37 PM

We can finally reveal the first custom class figure for RoboCon!

 


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:42 PM

How is this mold being acquired without Hasbro's license?


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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.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:46 PM

How is this mold being acquired without Hasbro's license?

We are not producing an exclusive, simply a class to customize a pre-existing figure.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:46 PM

How is this mold being acquired without Hasbro's license?

 

From a retailer?

 

I'm sure the alt-face is a custom cast or 3D print.

 

It also wouldn't surprise me that this is where that large amount of TFSS Pretenders that sold at once wound up.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:52 PM

Ah okay, I thought some of the plastic sprue colors had been changed, but now I see that it's all just paint.


Edited by Sabrblade, 12 December 2017 - 02:52 PM.

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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 12 December 2017 - 02:52 PM

 

We can finally reveal the first custom class figure for RoboCon!

 

We've added a 2nd custom class for next years show & also added another figure! You'll now be able to customize a POTP SG Swoop, a Pretender shell or you can customize BOTH! You also have the option to customize TWO of the Pretender shells. Visit https://t.co/SPXs9GIyA3 pic.twitter.com/gKkFBBQpj1

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:46 PM

If you can't find a Swoop at retail, blame Pete /s



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:25 PM

Is that SG Swoop?

What two Pretenders shells are being used, and what will the be customized into?

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

Is that SG Swoop?

What two Pretenders shells are being used, and what will the be customized into?

 

I can only assume they're talking about the Oilmaster and Grand Maximus shells recently produced by Fun Pub. Those are the only Pretender shells of any kind produced in recent years, aren't they? Unless they actually mean the tiny ones being made for POTP, but that would hardly be analogous to Swoop, IMHO.

 

(But, yes, I'd like to hear confirmation, regardless)


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:42 PM

No, they're talking about PotP Decoy Suits. It wouldn't make any sense to customize convention exclusives into other convention exclusives and the whole point is that they're using ordinary, mass-market retail toys so they can bring a bin of them to the con.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 12 December 2017 - 04:42 PM.

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 12 December 2017 - 04:43 PM

Is that SG Swoop?

That is what the text says, yes.


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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 12 December 2017 - 04:43 PM

No, they're talking about PotP Decoy Suits. It wouldn't make any sense to customize convention exclusives into other convention exclusives and the whole point is that they're using ordinary, mass-market retail toys so they can bring a bin of them to the con.

 

Again, those tiny shells are by no means analogous to Swoop. Sure, you can paint a tiny shell, but who'd want to?



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:46 PM

If you can't find a Swoop at retail, blame Pete /s

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:48 PM

 

No, they're talking about PotP Decoy Suits. It wouldn't make any sense to customize convention exclusives into other convention exclusives and the whole point is that they're using ordinary, mass-market retail toys so they can bring a bin of them to the con.

 

Again, those tiny shells are by no means analogous to Swoop. Sure, you can paint a tiny shell, but who'd want to?

 

"You also have the option to customize TWO of the Pretender shells."

 

It might just be me, but I'd rather have two custom mini-Pretenders than SG Swoop.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:50 PM

No, they're talking about PotP Decoy Suits. It wouldn't make any sense to customize convention exclusives into other convention exclusives and the whole point is that they're using ordinary, mass-market retail toys so they can bring a bin of them to the con.


*Hasbro's Power of the Primes packaging calls them "Decoy Armor".

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:09 PM

You're being unnecessarily pedantic again, SHIELD.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:16 PM

 

 

No, they're talking about PotP Decoy Suits. It wouldn't make any sense to customize convention exclusives into other convention exclusives and the whole point is that they're using ordinary, mass-market retail toys so they can bring a bin of them to the con.

 
Again, those tiny shells are by no means analogous to Swoop. Sure, you can paint a tiny shell, but who'd want to?

 

 
"You also have the option to customize TWO of the Pretender shells."
 
It might just be me, but I'd rather have two custom mini-Pretenders than SG Swoop.

 

 
I did see that, but since the two shell option didn't strike me as the default (there seems to be a single-shell option stated just before the bit you quoted, and the later paragraph says that if you do two, they're both "variations of the same shell"), I stand by my previous interpretation.

That said, two mini-shells would indeed be comparable to a single Swoop, IMHO.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:58 PM

One shell, one Swoop, a shell and a Swoop, or two shells. As in varied levels of investment are available. I don't know which previous interpretation you're referring to, but these are going to be Prime Master figures because that is what is available. 

 

You're being unnecessarily pedantic again, SHIELD.

Not exactly. I posted the front-page story and made the same mistake there. It was an opportune moment to correct me for next time. 


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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 12 December 2017 - 07:49 PM

If the Decoy Armor is going to be made into the Pretender Shell, then what about the Prime Master component itself? Will it be kept to represent a downsized SG Swoop?


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:44 PM

I don't see any sign that the Pretender shells in question necessarily have anything to do with Swoop. Obviously we'll have to wait and see, but I'm guessing they'll be either SG versions of Cloudburst or Skullgrin or whatnot, or just new characters.


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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