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@  Lazy Garou : (22 July 2018 - 06:39 AM)

Theres possibly a transformer-collecting rick hopping the multiverse that has all the fan vote options available through the years.

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM)

I have the green one and it's more or less okay. One side has louder clicks but it was like that form the get go

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.


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#21 Salt-Man Z

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

That blue cockatiel or whatever, Calypso, looks awfully familiar to me.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:28 PM

Books like Machine Robo Wedge are the highlights of my collection. I would absolutely help Kickstart a photo book documenting things like Convertors, Pow-R-Trons, and the like. Given the plastic in these, a picture's gonna last longer.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:58 PM

Whatever happened to Select, anyway? Am I to assume that they are no longer an extant company?
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:39 PM

I think I remember Wheels the Jeep, but I can't remember if it belonged to me or someone else.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:32 PM

Whatever happened to Select, anyway? Am I to assume that they are no longer an extant company?

I don't think anyone knows.  They have such a generic name, it's hard to do any records searches.


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Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:50 PM

im 100% sure i had these:

 

(never knew what this one was til a few years ago. course by that time the toy was long gone)

 

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i might have had more but memory fades. i only remember these cause the bottom 2 i got recently-ish. and the first one stuck with me cause it was so weird and i fiddled with it so much cause i had no idea how to transform it cause it made no sense since i didnt have instructions for it


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:45 PM

I had those 3 Telly.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:22 PM

Was Fun Publications able to use the Maladroids in minor TF roles because Select's status is.....so unknown?


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:50 PM

Sounds like these were just namedrops rather than explicitly using their designs, so I doubt it would've been a problem even if the company were still around.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 03:31 PM

Zardak has a nice design.

 

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And Zark in two alternate decoes:

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:19 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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I had the blue radio one in back, he served as my Soundwave for years.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

That blue guy was my Straxus; blue, big axe, alt mode appropriate for fighting Blaster. Not a Convertor though. We got mine from one of those mail order catalogues that were basically the precursor to Skymall.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:42 PM

In Wings, "Zardak" was a repurposed Henkei Decepticon Jetfire. Black and Purple with a green visor and silver face. *Cough*

(Yeah. Same toy that later was repurposed for SG Jetfire).

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:03 PM

In Wings, "Zardak" was a repurposed Henkei Decepticon Jetfire. Black and Purple with a green visor and silver face. *Cough*

(Yeah. Same toy that later was repurposed for SG Jetfire).

 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:51 PM

How convenient. Dan Larson of Toy Galaxy recently posted an explanatory video of Convertors.

 

 

He could certainly use more images, though.


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#36 Chip

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

It's aimed at someone less entrenched in this stuff than I am, which is fine, but it's nice to see Convertors treated with some respect.



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