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@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:13 PM

How much is Porsche against "war toys" these days?


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:26 PM

Volkswagen Group has licensed Volkswagens, Lamborghinis and Bugattis, so it's hard to imagine one part of it would have a super hardline stance against them. My guess is more "wants too much money" or "are too picky about panel lines" over "don't want to remind people about the first half of the twentieth century", but who knows.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:43 PM

Hound

Jazz

Mirage 

Trailbreaker (in that order)

 

Then the '84 regular Autobots are done. They can sprinkle some mini-bots in between, but they're so close to finishing '84 otherwise.

 

Then, sure, go back to jumping around a bit. Galvatron would be nice, but he needs a Cyclonus and Scourge. I think I'd actually love a Blitzwing and Astrotrain before them though.

 

Oh, and don't forget BW Megatron, Tarantulas, Black Arachnia, Waspinator, and Rhinox.

 

Then Transmetal Primal and Megs.

 

Then... (uh what year is it by now? :D )


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:24 PM

Volkswagen Group has licensed Volkswagens, Lamborghinis and Bugattis, so it's hard to imagine one part of it would have a super hardline stance against them. My guess is more "wants too much money" or "are too picky about panel lines" over "don't want to remind people about the first half of the twentieth century", but who knows.

 

Well, there's also the issue that MP Bumblebee, IIRC, somehow snuck through by using a pre-existing license for regular toy cars.  There may not be a comparable pre-existing license to get Cliffjumper and Jazz to go through.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:45 PM

That doesn't really address the Lamborghinis or Bugattis, although I guess you could argue that neither of those is a traditionally German marque.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:47 PM

It also doesn't address the upcoming Bumblebee movie toyline.  Nonetheless, I think that's all we have to go on for explanation at this point.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:19 PM

I know there's no way to say this without sounding like I'm passive-aggressively calling you out, but I'd love to read some kind of citation or explanation of that.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:02 PM

Well if Takara can ever get Porsche to agree in full on Cliffjumper, a Tap-Out from that mold would be nice. Which of course is still rather unlikely given Tap-Out's obscurity, but then again, Takara did Lambor G-2 Ver. despite not having Lambor in their 1990s G-2 line.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:07 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

 

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:24 PM

When they hold another Japanese fan vote.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:41 PM

I know there's no way to say this without sounding like I'm passive-aggressively calling you out, but I'd love to read some kind of citation or explanation of that.

 

Citation for what specifically?


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

I think that MP Bee "snuck through".

 

I do vaguely remember seeing that hypothesis somewhere, but I don't recall whether it was confirmed. Also, if that were true wouldn't pretty much anything be allowed (as I doubt a Beetle was the only pre-existing old license)?


 
 
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:40 AM

I'm probably forgetting that this was debunked somewhere, but did we ever find out if this Meister/Jazz-y silhouette meant anything?

 

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:27 AM

I'm probably forgetting that this was debunked somewhere, but did we ever find out if this Meister/Jazz-y silhouette meant anything?
 
https://www.allspark...tokyo-toy-show/


It was super fake. Someone found the original image shortly thereafter.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:18 PM

I think that MP Bee "snuck through".
 
I do vaguely remember seeing that hypothesis somewhere, but I don't recall whether it was confirmed. Also, if that were true wouldn't pretty much anything be allowed (as I doubt a Beetle was the only pre-existing old license)?


I haven't found the original interview with Hasui, but the discussion in this thread refers to it.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:48 PM

Okay, so...not quite "sneaking through with a preexisting license", based on that quote. More that they already had relationships with a lot of the car manufacturers via Tomica, and that made it easier to negotiate from a position of familiarity.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:05 PM

Here's the interview.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:19 PM

Here's the interview.


That interview covers the license for Wheeljack, not Bumblebee. But in a similar way, it was enabled by the merger. I think there maybe another interview or article that specifically covers obtaining the license for Bumblebee.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:08 AM

Yeah, that doesn't sound like it sneaked through. I mean, sneaking suggests it was done without knowledge of the other party. And like, I imagine there'd be trouble if they made a transforming robot while keeping VW under the impression that they'd only make toy cars.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:51 AM

That's why I put the "snuck" in quotations. Obviously all parties were involved, but whether or not it was a gray, one-time-only type deal thanks to previous licenses or not is what's hard to determine. In my mind, I compare it to something like Fracture where Hasbro admitted they were pushing the boundaries when they made her. 

 

I certainly hope it means we'll see Jazz, but the approval of one doesn't guarantee the approval of another.


 
 
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