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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 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

As the Tonka GoBots, and by extension Machine Robo, pop up on this forum on a fairly recurring basis, here is a catch-all thread for discussion of them, not limited to just the latest "Masterpiece Machine Robo" or GBWiki discussion.

 

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:03 PM

I like Gobots.  They're neat.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:05 PM


They are made of turtle meat.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

i had a lot more gobots as a kid than i did tfs thanks to them being much cheaper. i even still have a few. theyve held together better than some tfs from the same era


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:26 PM

I had Man-O-War for years before I knew he was a Gobot.  He was just some random toy my Grandma gave me.  I want to say it was because she knew 6 year old me was into Beast Wars, but odds are it was just because she thought I'd like a warship.

Had Brimstone for even longer before learning Rock Lords were an actual thing.

 



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:13 PM

I'm of the opinion that the five-part pilot to the Challenge of the GoBots cartoon had a superior story to that of the three-part pilot to G1 Transformers cartoon.


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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 13 November 2017 - 09:17 PM

Stakes are certainly higher. Origin isn't nearly as inventive and fewer characters get effectively introduced.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:14 PM

Super Gobots packaging, with the full painting that wrapped around and the front flap, always seemed super fancy to me. And the toys inside were great.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:33 PM

Unlike in Transformers where everybody would shoot everybody else in every episode, at least the first 10 or so episodes of GoBots was clear that being shot by Cy-Kill's eye beams was a death-level emergency that left other characters horrified just by seeing it.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:26 PM

Stakes are certainly higher. Origin isn't nearly as inventive and fewer characters get effectively introduced.

I feel the 5 parts wind up making the Go-Bots "movie" drag on more often than More than Meets the Eye.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:09 AM

I just can't get over the similarity in the premises of the two series, given there was no chance of them influencing each other. It really does just feel like a TF AU. Makes you wonder how much of the core mythos of Transformers - the steps taken from robots that turn into cars to living, alien machines from a machine planet come to Earth to disguise themselves as vehicles - were simply the natural product of 1980s genre expectations.

 

Then there's Revenge of Cronos, which feels like what Transformers might have looked like if the cartoon was itself conceived in a wacky, parallel Earth. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:49 AM

"Wacky, parallel Earth."

Well, I've heard Japan described less charitably.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:09 AM

There's like, a feudal village of peasant robot farmers ... farming ordinary crops ... to feed their families ... but they're robots who turn into cars it's so weird X /


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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:15 AM

I still miss the blue Leader-1 I had as a kid.

Also, I've long found this analysis of their respective toy bases to be interesting.

Speaking of bases, one thing I always admired about Thruster and the Command Center is that there was room for the GoBots to stand around and actually do stuff inside.

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Edited by LBD "Nytetrayn", 14 November 2017 - 08:32 AM.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

I still miss the blue Leader-1 I had as a kid.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:33 PM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:05 PM

You found a Bandai-owned toy mold at a Hasbro-centric convention? Wow.


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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 15 November 2017 - 07:13 PM

There were like three vendors, were there not?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:51 PM

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#20 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:34 PM

You found a Bandai-owned toy mold at a Hasbro-centric convention? Wow.


There were like three vendors, were there not?


I would say I'm surprised, but then again, it's not as though Hasbro made any serious effort to block third party TFs from BotCon.
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