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@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!


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#1241 Spark

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:12 PM

I mean, his robot mode might be accurate.

 

That beast mode's gonna be a buncha robot parts, though.

Yeeeah...  You're proooooobably going to end up with a robot mode that has a hell of a stack of beast wing panels on the back and a beast mode with some really conspicuous legs trying to hide on the back.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:09 PM

If they ever get around the Terrorsaur, I still wonder if we might see TakaraTomy experiment with textiles in order to create the wing membranes without too much plastic bulk.  They're really too impractical to eliminate with egregious panel origami, and won't do either mode any justice.

 

A stretchy fabric of somesort would be able to just fold/tuck away into a pocket somewhere.


Edited by mx-01 archon, 16 May 2019 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:48 PM

Between the breakages and the needlessly complex transformations, I continue to hope for the day we get an anniversary line of Siege-quality Beast Wars figures that are accurate enough.

 

I'm-a still buy them though: Beast Wars fans don't exactly have as much room to be picky as G1 fans.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:01 PM

Between the breakages and the needlessly complex transformations, I continue to hope for the day we get an anniversary line of Siege-quality Beast Wars figures that are accurate enough.

Not from this team you won't.  Some day, some day...

 

Granted, that's not exactly a big move from just buying the original figures, and none of those will exactly break the bank right now.


Edited by Spark, 16 May 2019 - 03:02 PM.

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#1245 LordGigaIce

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:54 PM

Unpopular opinion: I like PotP Optimal Optimus.
Sadly he's the one BW character who has a pretty solid MP toy.
Oh well. I'll always have the 10th anniversary reimaginings.

Edited by LordGigaIce, 16 May 2019 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:03 PM

Though if you made Airazor in Siege, that would explain the bird droppings on the jets!



#1247 NightViper

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:13 PM

I thought that's what Laserbeak was for?

Soundwave's lamp post mode isn't the only thing that little birdbrain is gonna poop on.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 05:27 AM

I think that removable beast mode parts are going to have to be inevitable if they want to do things like Terrorsaur well, and probably should have been done for Blackarachnia. Yes, it's a compromise in MP design philosophy which tries to avoid extra parts in transformation, but is that a worse compromise than we're already seeing?



#1249 Tyranno

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 06:43 AM

the problem with Terrorsaur is gonna be the fact that his damn wings change appearance from robot to beast mode


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:13 AM

One good thing about Terrorsaur, at least, is he's not too small.  So like Dinobot they'll have more places to cram things as he's just a smidge taller than Primal but quite a bit smaller than Dinobot.

 

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:48 AM

I still think hell be more difficult than BA since she has that back half they could shove the entire robot (and did!)

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

I think that removable beast mode parts are going to have to be inevitable if they want to do things like Terrorsaur well, and probably should have been done for Blackarachnia. Yes, it's a compromise in MP design philosophy which tries to avoid extra parts in transformation, but is that a worse compromise than we're already seeing?


Yes. Faux-parts are bad enough, but removable parts are a bridge too far.

#1253 NightViper

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 06:50 PM

Although Tarantulas' beast legs must be removable in clumps of three and fit in Dinobot's hand.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:05 PM

I think this is the most anyone's cared about Terrorsaur since 1996.



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:56 AM

I think that removable beast mode parts are going to have to be inevitable if they want to do things like Terrorsaur well, and probably should have been done for Blackarachnia. Yes, it's a compromise in MP design philosophy which tries to avoid extra parts in transformation, but is that a worse compromise than we're already seeing?

Then it can't really be called a Masterpiece figure at that point.  And also it would suck.  So, yes, that's an infinitely worse compromise.  That's up there with whoever suggested that the G1 combiners should get MP figures that don't combine, ages ago.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:24 AM

Speaking of ages ago, any word on when MP Hound is due to be released?



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:38 AM

A couple people did some size comparisons with existing BW MP's as well as what the size of some of the other season 1 Predacons would be like.

https://www.tfw2005....7#post-16887319

https://www.tfw2005....8#post-16887593

 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:39 AM

Seems about right.


 
 
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:36 AM

I'm really not sure I'd take the Botcon dinner prints as gospel, size-wise.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:53 PM

that half cropped out quickstrike makes me want an mp quickstrike now


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