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@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 September 2018 - 01:58 AM)

Neither of those are really surprising.

@  Waspinator : (25 September 2018 - 10:47 PM)

If you think that's weird, Amazon Japan sponsors a show about cannibal mutants (Kamen Rider Amazons) called Amazonz.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 September 2018 - 10:10 PM)

I like how in the Percy Jackson universe, Amazon is literally run by the Amazons.

@  RichardT1977 : (25 September 2018 - 07:57 PM)

Government is simply the Laws and Customs of the War of All against All.

@  Betty Nor : (25 September 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Slavery, maybe. At least until, by law, Corporations are considered Borg, at which point, the term will be reclassified as assimilation.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 September 2018 - 06:19 PM)

And, under american law; corporations are people. So isn't that technically canabalism?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2018 - 06:16 PM)

Put two corporations in a room and in less than an hour one of them will be trying to buy out the other.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 September 2018 - 03:21 PM)

"Capitalism is human nature! Don't interfere with what works, you bloody socialist!"

@  wonko the sane? : (25 September 2018 - 06:34 AM)

That's kind of the problem isn't it, amazon doesn't really HAVE any competitors. Sure, there are other companies offering similar services but nothing even close to scope or scale. How do you compare against something when you yourself are the only one doing it?

@  Nevermore : (25 September 2018 - 02:41 AM)

Oh wait, I forgot, Amazon is a major player, so they should be setting high standards competitors should be looking up to, not comparing themselves to smaller competitors for reference.

@  Nevermore : (25 September 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Also, if you add the maximum possible amount of bonuses, and employee stock at its peak, we earn more we would earn under a collective bargaining agreement with the union including vacation and Christmas bonuses (but not including additional vacation days, late shift bonuses, weekend bonuses and whatnot)!

@  Nevermore : (25 September 2018 - 02:37 AM)

But... But... we earn more than people in random other jobs that have nothing to do with us at all which Amazon randomly picked so they'd be paying better by comparison!

@  Paladin : (24 September 2018 - 06:51 PM)

Bezos' Dust is also what the Amazon staff makes, in proportion...

@  Patch : (24 September 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Don't you mean Bezos Dust?

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2018 - 03:47 PM)

What, you never wanted some Amazon-exclusive PCP?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 September 2018 - 03:33 PM)

It's pretty hilarious to see people freely throwing around "PCP" in reference to new Punch-Counterpunch figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 September 2018 - 01:53 PM)

So apparently some models of air-conditioner are on trays inside the case, so they can be removed for easy access to the internals. I did not know that two hours ago: and have since cleaned three. It's been a learning kind of day.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 September 2018 - 09:15 AM)

There's probably been a Pokedex-themed 3DS cover.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 September 2018 - 04:34 PM)

I still got that Pikachu Edition Gameboy Color from back in the day. Yellow and Blue and with Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Togepi on the screen.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2018 - 04:30 PM)

Quote of the day: I either need bourbon or aspirin, and I'm pretty sure the liquor cabinet is closer than the medicine chest.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 September 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I don't recall any Pokedex themed DS or Game Boy, but plenty of Pokemon-themed ones. My favourite, and the one I've got myself, was the Pokemon Red/Blue themed 3DS with the swappable faceplates that came out around the time the original games were made available via digital download

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 September 2018 - 02:30 PM)

I'm fairly certain Nintendo has done Pokéball red and white, but I don't know about specific Pokédex colors.

@  Paladin : (21 September 2018 - 11:10 AM)

random thought: has Nintendo ever made a 3DS that looks like a Pokedex? because that seems like a GOLDMINE waiting to happen...

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2018 - 03:23 AM)

Wiigii! Titans Return Grotusque for only 60 Euros (actually 70 but I somehow had an eBay gift card for reasons that escape me) with free shipping from within my own country!

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2018 - 03:02 AM)

That was the plan for Predators too with the Super Predators.

@  Waspinator : (21 September 2018 - 01:46 AM)

So, apparently in the new Predator movie, the Predators don't hunt us for honor or the challenge or anything like that, but because they're stealing human DNA to modify themselves. Congrats Hollywood, on making a monster far less cool and scary.

@  Pennpenn : (20 September 2018 - 08:46 AM)

I only started playing it recently so I don't know what it was like before. Actually surprised they haven't finished the story yet. Then again, unless they introduce another world it's pretty much just Maleficent and whatever the Foretellers are playing at left.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 September 2018 - 08:30 AM)

Geeze.. I reloaded up Kingdom Hearts X for the first time in a long time. That game has massivily inflated from when I played it when it first launced in the US.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 09:07 AM)

It's an annoying thing to have happen in any game. I'm hoping they actually finish releasing all the story mode parts before 3 comes out.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 06:24 AM)

Ahh. Hadn't played that in a long time.. Since before the PVP I think.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 04:33 AM)

Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. Specifically the PVP fights.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 04:31 AM)

What game PennPenn

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 03:13 AM)

Man, I love it when you've got limited attempts at something in a game, said game crashes at the end of the thing, so you lose the attempt but don't get any credit.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 08:44 PM)

I know. I'm back to the classic purple for the first time since the comic theme was introduced.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 08:32 PM)

Alright thanks, gonna be weird without the speech bubble boxes but I'll manage.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 07:59 PM)

Nope, ongoing problem for a bunch of us. The mods know, so... just hunker down and wait. In the mean time: changing themes will sort it out for a bit. Only the comic theme is affected.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 05:36 PM)

Is something going on? I'm missing the buttons to go to the newest post and there's no banner for the forum list, it just says "logo" in the corner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2018 - 06:03 AM)

Leader-1!

@  Whirl Maximus : (18 September 2018 - 02:25 AM)

"huh?" 'chuckle' in every reaction shot. That's all I remember of Armada.

@  Paladin : (16 September 2018 - 07:36 PM)

if youre looking for sympathy its in the dictionary between shit & syphilis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2018 - 03:10 PM)

Uuuhhhhhh.......

@  Rycochet : (15 September 2018 - 11:56 AM)

Due to it's concentrated lousiness, even small doses of Energon will age you, yes.

@  Lazy Garou : (15 September 2018 - 10:32 AM)

unicron trilogy video was great, but made me feel a hundred years old.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 September 2018 - 07:32 AM)

Awesome. Good job man.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 09:30 PM)

cleaning up, mostly.but the little plastic piece where the power cable hooked up was broken. That I managed to put back together.

@  Patch : (11 September 2018 - 04:48 PM)

So he also has White Castle-like qualities?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2018 - 02:23 PM)

Just keep him away from the plumbing, he's really hard on the pipes.

@  RichardT1977 : (11 September 2018 - 01:22 PM)

Overlord has some castle-like qualities to him

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 12:15 PM)

Fix it, like, found a working power adaptor, or fix it like: there was saudering involved.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 11:58 AM)

that feeling when you fix something and works like a dream. we now have a working snes in my house and I have tested 10 games on it and they all work.


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:38 AM

We all know that many creators reference the TFWiki for help in creating their Transformers works. And sometimes, either by intent or accident, the results can be not what veteran fans would have expected. For example:
 
  • JaAm is probably spelled in such camel casing on Universe Hot Shot's packaging because of the wiki article.
  • Horri-Bull is intentionally colored yellow in IDW's Robots in Disguise comic series based on a badly-lit/scanned photograph of the G1 Horri-Bull toy.
  • Twirl, whose original incarnation was strictly anti-Decepticon, is a Decepticon in the Legends mobile game, probably because the game writer saw "-con" and figured Twirl was evil like that.
  • Or most egregiously, Roadburner the Micromaster Combiner being misinterpreted as having a single, full alt-mode in the Legends game and when the story presumably called for Roadbuster.
  • Strika's Vehicon drones wound up getting a canonical name (over 15 years later in Beast Wars: Uprising) at all because of the wiki.

So what is such a phenomenon you take note of?

And what to you would be an unexpected or unprecedented but welcome (mis)interpretation in a future work derived from something up on the wiki?
 
I begin by nominating this image from Spotlight: Trailcutter. What if some future creator interpreted this panel from Spotlight: Trailcutter as the literal, non-shadowed, non-imagination designs of three Titans? I could get behind some badass black-hued Titans.
 
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

I'll always be a fan of Swoop's silly caption becoming his official motto.

 

Also, didn't TR Powermaster Prime's sorta yellowish-gray color scheme come from this pic? Or was the G1 toy actually that hue?


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:56 AM

 

  • Twirl, whose original incarnation was strictly anti-Decepticon, is a Decepticon in the Legends mobile game, probably because the game writer saw "-con" and figured Twirl was evil like that.

 

I mean, she's probably only in the game in the first place because of the wiki, but I still feel like it's more likely that they were looking for a fourth evil girl for their lineup, saw Twirl, and thought "wouldn't it be funny if we made her a Decepticon".



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:58 AM

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.




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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:19 AM

I think Obsidian's distorted head from Till All Are One is because the artist referred to his wiki page's main image, which fails to accentuate the 3rd Dimension properly.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Doesn't Prime have his toe/taillights flipped upside in art more often than not because Pat Lee drew him based of a toy picture with upside down stickers?  Was that from the wiki?


Edited by Shrug, 08 November 2017 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:42 AM

 

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Doesn't Prime have his toe/taillights flipped upside in art more often than not because Pat Lee drew him based of a toy picture with upside down stickers?  Was that from the wiki?

 

The Wiki didn't yet exist when Dreamwave came about.


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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 08 November 2017 - 12:03 PM

Hell, the wiki didn't exist when IDW Transformers came about.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:06 PM

Not really wiki "funny-ness" but Jim Sorenson wrote out shoutouts to Derik and Interrobang in the Almanacs.

 

And McFeely, of course.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:09 PM

I'll always be a fan of Swoop's silly caption becoming his official motto.

 

Also, didn't TR Powermaster Prime's sorta yellowish-gray color scheme come from this pic? Or was the G1 toy actually that hue?

The toy is actually flat light gray.  That's either a mildly yellowed one from age or the color tint is slightly off, but yes, TR's most likely did.

 

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Pretty much any botched color scheme from the last five years is up to the design team just checking Wiki or Seibertron photos, so I have heard.

 

Generations Jhiaxus' color scheme might also be chalked up to that, but that's early enough to be in doubt.


Edited by Spark, 08 November 2017 - 12:10 PM.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

 

TR Misfire's shin stickers are upside down because some one placed them that way on the one pictured on TFWiki.

Doesn't Prime have his toe/taillights flipped upside in art more often than not because Pat Lee drew him based of a toy picture with upside down stickers?  Was that from the wiki?
 
The Wiki didn't yet exist when Dreamwave came about.
Heh, massive brainfart on my part.

Alternatively:

I've been a hardcore Transformers fan since 1984 and I was there when Hasbro started the Wiki (I was one of the first 37 people with home internet,BTW) so don't you tell me there wasn't a Voltron crossover episode!

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

I've been a hardcore Transformers fan since 1984 and I was there when Hasbro started the Wiki (I was one of the 37 people with home internet,) so don't you tell me there wasn't a Voltron crossover episode!

-Random Facebook User, 2017


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:20 PM

BotCon Ferak is white because the image I pulled from the wiki at the time had the colors twerked just enough he didn't read as purple. Tornado almost had a yellow-ish head crest. 

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:21 PM

 

I've been a hardcore Transformers fan since 1984 and I was there when Hasbro started the Wiki (I was one of the 37 people with home internet,) so don't you tell me there wasn't a Voltron crossover episode!

-Random Facebook User, 2017

 

What's even sadder is that I can easily imagine someone who never watched Vehicle Voltron misremembering the Fleet of Doom special as a Voltron/Transformers crossover, having never bothered to check to see what it actually was after all these years.


Edited by Sabrblade, 08 November 2017 - 01:25 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 08 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

Two thoughts:

 

1) I'd love for these things to be documented on the Wiki itself somewhere.

 

2) This is why, I think, it's okay to take arguments about the structure and categorization of the wiki a little bit seriously, since it's proven it now influences the original work.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

 

 

  • Twirl, whose original incarnation was strictly anti-Decepticon, is a Decepticon in the Legends mobile game, probably because the game writer saw "-con" and figured Twirl was evil like that.

 

I mean, she's probably only in the game in the first place because of the wiki, but I still feel like it's more likely that they were looking for a fourth evil girl for their lineup, saw Twirl, and thought "wouldn't it be funny if we made her a Decepticon".

 

If you showed a picture of her toy to a casual fan (in this case meaning someone not familiar with Japan-only Minicons) and asked them to guess which faction she was, they'd probably say Decepticon since she's purple.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:36 PM

The article for Strika's drones details how they got their name from the Wiki itself.


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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 08 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

FOC Vortex's weird colour scheme is ultimately thanks to the wiki's choice of mainpic:
http://jalaguy.tumblr.com/post/159945624793/its-kind-of-fascinating-the-way-vortexs-colours


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:28 PM

While the above is certainly true, let's be honest...Vortex has a uniquely hugged-up and inconsistent color scheme among G1 characters.

 

His toy has some purple, his character model is mostly gray, his Transformers: Universe entry found a huge amount of red somewhere...

 

Inconsistency is his consistent trait.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:25 AM

I can't remember the issue or context right now, but I remember there was an MTMTE issue that flashed back or quoted dialogue from an earlier issue, but it was punctuated or formatted a bit wrong, with the wiki page noting that it was likely copied from the wiki article from that earlier issue, which ALSO featured that same quirk of formatting.





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