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@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

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@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)


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War for Cybertron: Siege discussion - 35th Anniv. Bluestreak & Soundblaster, pg. 338

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:06 AM

The white parts on Optimus end up looking weird in his eyebrow Cybertronian truck mode. :hmm


Also, all those cel-shaded highlights and shadows all over the two toys screams 'scratch city' to me. :doh

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:21 PM

I feel that changing the upper treads to be "silver" rather then "black" ends up hurting the tank mode. The regular release they end up blending togeather to make them feel more like a single peice, at least in illusion. Here it breaks them up and while it doesnt look bad from the front, any other view looks weird with the now super obvious legs being the only non 'silver'

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 01:04 PM

Painting on "lighting" is weird and doesn't make much sense (except for the windows; it's definitely the best way to do opaque windows), but the result looks vastly better than the previous versions of these mold.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:13 PM

Give me a nice metallic blue like the Spy Changers over fakey cartoon reflections any day, personally.


Although that Optimus with the moon and starfield painted into his windows was pretty hilarious. 

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:19 PM

Did the preorder listings for the 35th Anniversary toys have an estimated release date?

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:21 PM

October. I don't think it specified a day.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:21 AM

Well we now know what would have been one of at least two HasCon 2019 exclusives had the convention not floundered.





License: Transformers / War For Cybertron: Siege


  • Refraktor Reconnaissance Team Pack comes with Spectro, Viewfinder, and Spyglass figures. All 3 figures feature classic conversion between robot and G1-inspired Cybertronian spacecraft modes in 17 steps.
  • Combine included figures to form Refraktor camera mode. Refraktor is an evil marauder - not a working camera.
  • Special box inspired by classic camera boxes. Includes distinct instructions on how to work this non-working camera. Oh no! It’s KREMZEEK! He’s tearing through the package! The pack also includes a Kremzeek figure, a really annoying electronic pest.
  • Pack includes 8 weapon and armor accessories. Multiple C.O.M.B.A.T. weapon ports on figure and vehicle enable weapon and armor accessories to attach in custom configurations.

    Ages 8+
    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts may be generated.
    Not for children under 3 years.

Assortment is set to include:

  • 4x TRA GEN HASCON EXCLUSIVE 2 (630509825226).

Sold as cases. Packed 4 per case.


Something with an eye-catching box with some nostalgia makes sense to me as a convention exclusive.

I believe this is the only Siege product without any numbering.


I wonder what the first exclusive would have been?  Cassettes?  35th Anniversary guys?

When I say Cassettes, I mean the Autobot Dinosaurs, not the ones at Walmart currently.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:03 AM

Likely the cassettes.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

I did try the Toyhax 'cell shading' windows for the CW Constructicons, it was cheap and it actually worked well for them, seeing as in some cases they didn't HAVE any paint on the windows.  I'm not sure about doing a whole toy like that, though.  I'm probably going to skip these reguardless, as a turtle with guns and his Pet Sematary goldfish sidekick stole my wallet.


I do wonder, when it comes to the plastic-free packaging, if we will see that in this line, or possibly the next?  That might make it even harder to detect defects, missing parts, or variants in the store as you won't be able to see the actual toy.  I'm sort of reminded of the 1980's when a lot of Masters of the Universe stuff would come in cardboard boxes and it made it very hard to tell what things actually looked like till you had them in hand.  Back then I used to see a LOT of open packages in the store where someone had clearly looked inside, then not bothered to put things back.  Then again, the number of things I do with preorders mailed to me to save a LOT of gas sort of negates my entire point...


Perhaps packaging like Walgreens Shockwave?  He was about as simple as you could get in terms of boxing, but it did work.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:12 AM

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

Brown cardboard and black foam.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:01 PM

looking at those "cel shaded" prime and megs two things come to mind


1) we're really hitting some wild paint/deco Renaissance between this and all the stegery, it's cool to see the technology in transformers construction expand in a way that isn't directly a part of the mold's engineering.


2) uhh they're very pretty and i want them lol

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:16 PM

I'm expecting everything to be in brown paper bags.


That's the way the stores around here have been moving towards if they weren't already.

*Remembers back when they were discouraging the use of paper bags because they were made of trees - oh how the times change...*


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:31 PM


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:33 PM

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:44 PM

You now pluck them from an orchard.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:03 PM

In blocks of ice. Toys are now in the frozen food section next to the fish sticks.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:41 PM

Hm. Pretty sure I don't need any more Jetfires and Movie Megatrons tho.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:44 PM

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:41 PM

My Transformers packaging was a ribcage! A RIBCAGE!

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