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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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#1 Nevermore

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

https://seekingalpha...sbros-gunsights

Hahahahahahaha. Ahahahahahahahaha.

EDIT: Wait. I've fallen for Seibertron reporting a months-old story from elsewhere.

Edited by Nevermore, 08 November 2017 - 07:39 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

Your laughter is apt then.

There honestly doesn't seem to be anything worthwhile there, but no surprise. Doesn't seem to serve much purpose beyond the old HE TELL ME wank and summoning the usual crowd of BOO HASBRO YAY TAKARA geniuses who think such deals include unique market culture.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:18 AM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.


Edited by LV!, 09 November 2017 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

Oh come on, like that Michael Bay pennywhistle album was any good.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:22 AM

"Fan"-tastic indeed. Jesus Christ that guy.

 

Either way, even if Takara were to be in BIG trouble it's much more likely Hasbro would go "ah thats too bad bye guys" than bother with a buy-out. At absolute best they could try to hire some of their internal TF staff just to be nice. Otherwise is madness.


Edited by Boomhauer, 09 November 2017 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

I'd foresee Hasbro either continuing to work with whomever would buy TT out, or just straight-up hire their engineering team, rather than buy the entire company if TT did go under.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

I'd like to believe they'd hire Takara's engineers because, uh, they generally suck at engineering their own house Transformers. I don't know that they actually would, though.

 

Oh come on, like that Michael Bay pennywhistle album was any good.

 

What, you didn't like Badde Boyes?



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

There's also gobs and gobs of red tape when it comes to foreign companies investing in Japan. Even if Hasbro is very keen to buy Takara, odds are good the Japanese government wouldn't let them, or wouldn't let them on terms that Hasbro shareholders could live with.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:57 AM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 

This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:42 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 
This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.

It's Dinobot-Wrecker Syndrome--the assumption that all entities make decisions based on your perspective, and that they'll base future decisions on upholding patterns in your reactions.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:22 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 
This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.

Some local gems suggest that Masterpieces would now be hollow like RID/CW figures... because Hasbro buying Takara apparently mutates toylines now.

Like those immediately tired "hurr durr now they'll put Mickey Mouse in the Avengers" jokes when Disney bought Marvel, but somehow dumber.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

The title to this thread needs to be changed.


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

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

...wow, in just reading that one page I stumbled across the name of a dumbass I used to encounter on local fora. And the more things change, etc

Edit: I read back one more page to confirm this opinion and even aside from just him I had to stop reading because I need my brain cells for work.

Edited by lastmaximal, 09 November 2017 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.


That user is infamous for long-winded absurd posts full of factual inaccuracies, faulty reasoning and other bull**** for the sake of pushing his own agenda. I recently smacked him down good in another thread.

Edited by Nevermore, 09 November 2017 - 03:57 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

Oh, I know. He's one of the most hilariously wrongheaded bloviators in the fandom. Always has been.



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