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@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...

@  Bass X0 : (11 February 2021 - 04:52 PM)

Galvatron: "You'll do my proxy bidding, or taste my wrath!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 February 2021 - 02:13 PM)

There's kind of a range there.

@  Rycochet : (11 February 2021 - 11:41 AM)

IDW Autobot evil.

@  tigerhawk : (11 February 2021 - 07:47 AM)

IDW Overlord evil or Sunbow Megatron evil.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 February 2021 - 07:34 AM)

Deceptively or Decepticonly?

@  Rycochet : (10 February 2021 - 05:58 PM)

I am deceptively evil.


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#3901 repowers

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 12:56 PM

I sprang for the Takara blue deco of the second Jolt mold, and I love it. And yet I'll also happily triple-dip on a new-mold Jolt.


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Posted 25 January 2021 - 04:22 PM

Found Jazz today. yup looks good enough for a clearance buy if I find him, but I'm not a big enough fan for full price.
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Posted 26 January 2021 - 11:48 AM

If Jolt can get a new Deluxe, Sideways should too


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 12:08 PM

I wonder how screen-accurate Jolt and Grindor will be. Jolt has an entirely different head from the toys while Grindor seems to just be a rusty Blackout, neither of which is super apparent in the film.

I kinda hope they just go nuts with Grindor's color scheme, like they did with Shadow Raider and Thundercracker.

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 12:17 PM

Grindor's a different kind of helicopter in the film, yes?


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 01:02 PM

There's a leak of what is presumably Grindor, and he is basically turquoise, which makes him substantially less like Grindor than the Blackout toy and slightly more like Blackout. Which would make them great candidates for a name-swap...if Blackout didn't have his name written on him.

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 01:23 PM

I sold off my RotF Deluxe Jolt a few months back.  I was just never really fond of the robot mode.  His car mode was decent, but the transformation wasn't much fun and his robot mode wasn't the most stable.  I actually got a decent penny for him, which surprised me.  Now I see I may have been just in time!

 

While Studio Series Blackout might be one of the best Transformers ever, I doubt I'll double dip on the mold.  



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 04:21 PM

I've seen this floating around:

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But...

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A quick dickering around in photoshop makes it look an awful lot like regular Blackout with the Shockwave Lab hands (which were black). Not to mention a blurry photo of the copter bot without his tail or animal friend is pretty sus.



#3909 LV!

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 04:34 PM

This is what I saw.

 

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Maybe it's a photoshop too! I don't know. I kind of hope so. It's not an overly flattering color on the mold no matter who it's supposed to be.


Edited by LV!, 26 January 2021 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 07:57 PM

Picked up Grimlock today after passing on him two weekends ago. I'm pretty impressed.

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 08:01 PM

Grindor's a different kind of helicopter in the film, yes?

 

Blackout's a Pave Low and Grindor is a Super Stallion which are variations of the same helicopter.


 
 
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Posted 26 January 2021 - 11:01 PM

Pave Low/Blackout:

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Super Stallion/Grindor:

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I don't expect it, but it'd be neat if Hasbro actually gave Grindor a different nose in copter mode (and whatever other minor differences there are).

 

This is what I saw.

 

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Maybe it's a photoshop too! I don't know. I kind of hope so. It's not an overly flattering color on the mold no matter who it's supposed to be.

The rotor blades are rather green, which leads me to think it's fake.

 

Reminds me of the old RotF Megatron toy. I really liked that deep sea/zombie color scheme it had.



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Posted 28 January 2021 - 05:13 PM


ooo. Got my first SS86er. Target near me in Windsor had Grimlock (a couple left after me) and a ton of Kingdom wave one Core Class. I kinda wanted to buy Rattrap too but Grimlock was already pricey at $50 and I figured RT would be much easier to find again.

-ZacWilliam, havnt opened him yet but I love that the back of the box just says "Mockery of Justice" with no explanation.
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Posted 28 January 2021 - 05:26 PM

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 05:32 PM

-ZacWilliam, havnt opened him yet but I love that the back of the box just says "Mockery of Justice" with no explanation.

I didn't even notice that until you said something.  That is kind of odd.



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Posted 28 January 2021 - 06:24 PM

Hoping Amazon ships my Scourge soon since they wanted to send me Hot Rod last week.

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 06:41 PM

 

-ZacWilliam, havnt opened him yet but I love that the back of the box just says "Mockery of Justice" with no explanation.

I didn't even notice that until you said something.  That is kind of odd.

 

Another TFTM reference rears its ugly head.


Edited by Sabrblade, 28 January 2021 - 06:41 PM.

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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 28 January 2021 - 06:48 PM

It's the name of the scene in the backdrop. All the Studio Series figures have them.


Edited by Noideaforaname, 28 January 2021 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 07:51 PM

It's also the band Grimlock was in in college.



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 09:08 AM

 

 

-ZacWilliam, havnt opened him yet but I love that the back of the box just says "Mockery of Justice" with no explanation.

I didn't even notice that until you said something.  That is kind of odd.

 

Another TFTM reference rears its ugly head.

 

A TFTM reference in the line that is literally going for TFTM accuracy? You don't say.





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