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@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 11:14 PM)

Eh, I guess. He did fairly well on his own as an independent in his first appearance and such.

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 10:04 PM)

@Sabrblade Vulture tends to fare poorly as his own boss. Working for a great version of Doc Ock ain't a bad gig... and I did ask if about "bad" as opposed to "not the best". ;)

@  Plokatron : (20 April 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Egon1982 No my friend Mutator Spiders as in get caught in their web and you are mutated into a even more animalistic creature than you were. Hordika were Half Sentient beings half Wild animal and unlike Spiderman it affected each race slightly differnt with Toa being of a similar mutation to each other. My guess for Spiderman is he would become more spider like but with a inside skeletal structure hmm wonder what Visorak Venom would do to CNA make Dinobot Predacon like monsters or something wild?!

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 04:15 PM)

compared to the "youth-sucking" gimmick from the other series? BIG step up.

@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 03:57 PM)

@Otaku: What about that show's take on Vulture? He had potential at first but he eventually just settled into being a lackey rather than his own boss.

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:44 PM)

Did anyone else thought Thunder in Big Trouble in Little China when he was inflating looked like a garbage pail kid before he blew up into salad? I always thought that since seeing the movie in theaters at age 5. 

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Mutator spiders as in man-spider?

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Shocker was a pretty good villain in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. Wait, does that count since I can't think of a bad take on any character from that series? ;)

@  Arazyr : (20 April 2018 - 09:26 AM)

Ontario/Detroit area? Yeah. Supposedly, you could feel it from where I live, but I didn't notice. I never feel these things. 8(

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 07:08 AM)

so that WAS an earthquake last night...

@  Plokatron : (19 April 2018 - 09:43 PM)

Webhead Vs. Mutater Spiders. Hmmm I can see this ending badly with HordikaMan Hey maybe it'd make Venom catchable with spider sense.

@  Broadside : (19 April 2018 - 09:16 PM)

Can't wait for Spider-Man to fight the Visorak

@  RichardT1977 : (19 April 2018 - 05:32 PM)

Aw, man!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2018 - 04:47 PM)

SNIPER NO SNIPING

@  Bass X0 : (19 April 2018 - 04:33 PM)

SNIPERER!

@  Paladin : (19 April 2018 - 10:34 AM)

hated that game. damn sniper level's insane.

@  Plokatron : (19 April 2018 - 08:21 AM)

You know what's funny? Both Spiderman and Bionicle have a title in common. Web of Shadows. :p

@  Liege : (19 April 2018 - 08:03 AM)

Don't mocks the Shocker!

@  unluckiness : (19 April 2018 - 04:46 AM)

But he's the second lamest Spider-Man villain

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 April 2018 - 10:56 PM)

You know.. for all intents and purposes, Shocker should have won in Kamen Rider 71.

@  Plokatron : (18 April 2018 - 06:55 PM)

:wtf :D :wtf Can't wait can't wait just a couple more days and I'm at Comiccon Cape! Gonna be a blast! I hope they have that freaking proper Master Sword Replica this year with the black handel (I love the one from the old comic drawn by the guy who did Cyborg 009)!!!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 April 2018 - 05:55 AM)

Found on Cranialtome.

@  unluckiness : (18 April 2018 - 05:32 AM)

Oh, so MP-scaled Bill Cypher with stupidly fiddly hands.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2018 - 08:47 AM)

through a third party on facebook.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 April 2018 - 11:30 PM)

Did the Vok know Bill Cipher?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 April 2018 - 08:09 PM)

See my thread ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2018 - 01:32 PM)

Do you mean physically without actually wiring them up?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2018 - 01:32 PM)

Uh... how do you not know?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 April 2018 - 12:46 PM)

I'm wondering if HP stuck in an extra 128SDD + 3TB HDD into the computer I bought for $850

@  Benbot : (16 April 2018 - 11:58 AM)

"OH"

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2018 - 11:06 AM)

"Semper Fi"

@  EShadowP : (16 April 2018 - 10:36 AM)

"Simper-Fi" :thumbsup

@  Plokatron : (16 April 2018 - 12:31 AM)

Oh my word it is true. The greatest Gunnery Sargent to live is now gone. Gunny I know I'd of never cut the mustard if you were my CO but as I friend I would of been humbled and honored to know a man who truly knew the corp. May the jackets always be full metal and no watermelon left standing. Forgive the jokes there but you made it clear you hated watermelons with how many you sliced, blasted and plain disintegrated on Tv. :thumbsup  (Why do we not have a Wheeljack salute emot?)  Simper-Fi Carry on Gunny see you up there in the great kingdom one day hope you enjoy the company of my great uncles and everyone who you saw last on that field of honor.

@  Plokatron : (16 April 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Wait what!!!!!!! Gunny is dead!!!!

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2018 - 09:37 PM)

RIP, R. Lee Ermey :(

@  B-Fox : (15 April 2018 - 02:06 PM)

If yer yellah!

@  Otaku : (15 April 2018 - 07:55 AM)

@fourteenwings If not, it is really, really close. Then again, maybe you shouldn't trust me. I liked the jacket. XD

@  fourteenwings : (15 April 2018 - 05:32 AM)

Bill Maher?

@  Bass X0 : (15 April 2018 - 03:52 AM)

Should we as a society change our way of life, culture and general thinking to that which people fifty years from now could look back without being judgemental of our ways? Today we look back at people from fifty years ago and openly criticise things that were considered acceptable and normal back then as not fitting in with our modern day standards that we have to censor them, or have the disclaimer that's just how it was back then. So surely things we as a population consider normal and acceptable today may not fit in with the standards of fifty years from now. But how do we know what would be acceptable and normal fifty years from now that we are supposedly doing wrong today? We don't. That's the point when we are applying modern day standards and way of thinking to a time fifty years ago.

@  Plokatron : (14 April 2018 - 11:09 PM)

Thank you my friend. I hope so too.

@  Maruten : (14 April 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Sorry to hear that, man. Hope things turn around and you have a great time at the con.

@  Plokatron : (14 April 2018 - 06:24 PM)

Ugh I have had a terrible week. My step mom goes to the hospital with high heart rate then has elevated blood sugar once they fixed her heart flutter. Then she is released last night and snaps her ankle bone so she needs to stay at her aunts till it is healed. Wouldn't be so bad if our half of the place was done and I was able to move in too but it's not and I hate being home alone codependency problems. I hope everything stays balenced for the next week since I got comic con to go to on the 21st. I am at least smart enough not to say a certain phrase cause I know if I tempt fate it will kick my but worse than Optimus did Megatron in the movie. Sorry for the long pity party post guys I know it's not liked but I hope a bit of venting is ok.

@  Rycochet : (14 April 2018 - 12:46 PM)

The past few system failures I've had that have lost files hae spurred me into a new burst of creativety, I soon fill up the space o a new hard disk with sketches and notes and other little things I do to stay sane.

@  Soft Snow : (14 April 2018 - 12:34 PM)

It's like a rebirth, a very sad, identity ripping, rebirth.

@  Soft Snow : (14 April 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Losing all the files I saved up over a decade gives me the chance to start afresh.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 April 2018 - 11:02 AM)

I don't want to lose the web comic I made, but I also rock redundant drives and off PC backups.

@  Fnu Aw : (14 April 2018 - 10:13 AM)

I don't have anything important enough to worry about losing. Go me!

@  Arazyr : (14 April 2018 - 09:39 AM)

At least that was BEFORE my kids were born, so no baby pics lost.

@  Arazyr : (14 April 2018 - 09:39 AM)

I had a catastrophic hard drive failure in early 2007, and lost almost EVERYTHING. I was lucky I had a couple of documents synced to a mobile device at the time. No getting the photos back, though.

@  Bass X0 : (14 April 2018 - 07:20 AM)

Yeah, I've lost a lot of stuff over the years due to not having backed up.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:30 AM

Anyone here own any Convertors? I have seen them mentioned a few times on the wiki.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:06 AM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:21 AM

I have Zardak, Crawler, Rex, Tenticus, Focus, the binoculars, Baron, Cassette...

Now if you ask me where they are... not sure I could tell you that lol.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

I'm pretty sure Bickmore's packaged Colt photo is of my Colt. There was a brief period where I was going back and buying a ton of them, because they are (were?) really cheap and I have intense nostalgia for them (because they were also really cheap in 1985, which meant I had a bunch). And a few of them (especially the Avarians) are great toy designs.

 

They're the chintziest pieces of crap you've ever played with, though.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

I don’t anymore, but i used to own the Alphatron vehicle combiner and Omegatron (which is basically Omega Supreme}. Kinda wish i still had them, just for the novelty value.

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#6 LV!

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

Those are actually the other Convertors, from Grandstand.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:59 AM

I wish Takara had reissued Omegatron with some new story how the mind of Megatron had taken over the body of Omega Supreme.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:31 PM

My only one is the Avarian owl, Hoot, and he has always been one of my very favorite toys. Chintzy plastic, but a great little design.

I'd like to get more but I've always held off. My impression is that due to their fragility and the general lack of collector interest, finding them in decent shape gets difficult.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:34 PM

Those are actually the other Convertors, from Grandstand.


There’s a difference?

Wow. In that case i don’t think i’ve ever heard of Selects Convertors then.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:40 PM

Bull, the Jumbo Defender (whose name I always thought was Buffalo, perhaps because he has "Buffalo" written all over him) was one of my absolute favorite transforming robot toys as a kid.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:17 PM

I've got a Spin, the roulette wheel, on my coffee table as a gift from a coworker.  I didn't know what it was until just now.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

I have Crawler (AKA blue Barrage) and Scorpio, Nofka (or possibly a knockoff), and "Turak" and "Volcan" (which even at the time I recognized as Max and Millia's Veritechs/Valkyries).



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

Convertors are indistinguishable from knockoffs.

 

Well: almost all knockoffs, anyway.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:55 PM

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I have had the black Transforming Radio in the front here since the 80s. Hes definitely a Convertor as he has the logo right across the top center of his chest, but he seems to be a pretty obscure one. The Convertors websites Ive checked online make no mention of him anywhere and Ive only very rarely found any pictures of it online at all.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

I have Crawler (AKA blue Barrage) and Scorpio, Nofka (or possibly a knockoff), and "Turak" and "Volcan" (which even at the time I recognized as Max and Millia's Veritechs/Valkyries).


Almost. Max and Milia's signature colors may have been used for Turak and Volcan, but from what I can discern, Turak and Volcan's molds are VF-1S, not VF-1J like Max and Milia's personal fighters.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:50 PM

I still have Avarian Rex.  Cool little toy.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:57 PM

I have a bunch. Most if not all of the Deluxe Defenders & Avarians. One of the little SD Veritech Maladroids (I forget which one). The walkman guy. And I think First Track.

 

I had Morphus and Tenticus (the Insectors), but I've replaced them with FoC Kickback and Fox Kids! Transmetal Tarantulas, respectively.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

I got a couple minty shiny birdpersons from a friend a few years back, and picked up the Roulette-bot, the SDF-1, and the "mini-Skids" Honda City slightly more recently. They're all super-floppy and fragile-feeling, but they're so unusual and fun that they're still worth owning.





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