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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  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.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)


@  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".

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#7801 tec


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:52 AM

Ok a few notes


Service Merch is where I got a chunk of my G2 guys there where the place to get anything new in that era also first found the Beast Wars toys there first


Second A.T.T was intimidating back in the early days So I lurked I would pour over post from Ratbat Sigma I printed out all the cool and funny top ten list AND I still have those Printouts from the early 90s I didn't start posting at A.T.T till BW second season I think because I knew my misspelling nature would really get me into some kinda of trouble


Cel Shaded Prime looks so awesome I skipped him the first time now I have an excuse to get him this time

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 11:43 AM

We sure went from "must have clear windows!" to "cover everything with cel-shading paint apps, windows included" real fast. Companies both 3P and legitimate are cashing in, too.


I'll stand by for the pendulum swinging back and for people to realize they're swimming in masses of toys with weird giant squiggles on them.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:54 PM

On a more serious note, I do remember Best, I saw Capitain Power toys there, the Constructicons, etc.  I actually passed on Devestator and got Puzzler instead, as I realized looking at the box that Devestator must require a LOT of parts that didn't seem to go anywhere.  I was sitting IN the shopping cart looking at them both when I did this.  I also remember seeing Shockwave and Jetfire and thinking how huge they were.  Now I suspect the size of Jetfire may have been partially to trigger similar responses in an adult who saw the original.


The funniest thing in Best, though, was when I was young and my mother was pregnant with my next sibling, she was wearing an orange shirt with a black sweater.  They actually stopped her because they thought she was shoplifting a basketball.  She showed them her stomach, and they gave her an apology and ten percent off her next purchase. 

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:08 PM

It's technially not really italicized on the original; it's actually only the straight line on the left side that is diagonal. Conversely, on the final "R", it's the right side that's diagonal, only it's not that obvious because the right side of an "R" doesn't feature a straight line. You may notice that the right leg is really stretched out far beyond the confines of the hoop, though.

Whoever did the tampo on the Siege three-pack accessory obviously didn't really understand this and just italicized the first "R" while keeping the final "R" as is, in a maddeningly literal (and also technically inaccurate) recreation of the original's deco.
attachicon.gifReflector tampo.jpg


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:52 PM

Whoever did the tampo on the Siege three-pack accessory obviously didn't really understand this and just italicized the first "R" while keeping the final "R" as is, in a maddeningly literal (and also technically inaccurate) recreation of the original's deco.
attachicon.gifReflector tampo.jpg

That's also why the KTOR is so much larger than the REFRA.


The fact that it offends every graphic designer and OCD person seeing it is only a bonus.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 06:23 PM

That's ok. I'll bet Toyhax will fix it (and maybe provide a Microx too).


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:49 PM

Y'know what?
I'd kind of like to see a Refraktor set decoed up like the Canon (Cannon?) Robo from that "Solar Adventure" DVD that made the rounds at the Walmart dollar bins a few years back. Just for the pure obscure nonsense of it

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:57 AM

a maddeningly literal (and also technically inaccurate) recreation of the original's deco.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:47 AM

I missed 'Trukk Not Munky', but I was around for 'Pokéfomers' and the second big explosion of name reuse complaints. It was... less than fun.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:50 AM

Takara's instructions for Reflector (or at least the online version) feature instructions on how to combine into camera mode.





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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:59 AM

Re: Service Merchandise 


I remember thumbing through the G2 mini-vehicles there and it's probably where I got my Hubcap (who I was sure was a renamed Cliffjumper) and Bumblebee. I also remember seeing Micromaster sets and Z-Bots there. For this reason I have happy, fuzzy memories of the place. I remember seeing one open in Mobile as late as the mid-90s, and I'm pretty sure we went there, but of course it wasn't the same without chrome-green Beachcombers.



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:17 AM

The main memory I still have from trying to find web sites about Beast Wars as a 7 year old was a website with a black background that had a page with a "ten reasons Prime is better than Primal" and a "ten reasons Primal is better than Prime" set of lists.

I remember one of the Prime ones reading that he actually transformed while Primal just rotated his legs.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:24 AM

Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:31 AM

Took some hunting but ordered the Micromaster 10 pack and both wave 3 2 packs.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:41 PM

Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.


Was there a blunder I missed where the toy catches on fire or something, because all I know about is the italicized R thing and that's not a firing offense in any sane company.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:45 PM

It catches on FIRE.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:17 PM

Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.


I mean, are we to believe this is some kind of, heh... magic font?

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:26 PM

Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.

I mean, are we to believe this is some kind of, heh... magic font?

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Wizengreen did it.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:15 PM

What am I stupidly missing on the wiki pages (or have forgotten from discussions here) that explains why the wiki and the Phantomstrike instructions disagree on which one is Shrute and which one is Fracas? Am I being super dumb?

Edit: oh, never mind, the instructions don't agree with themselves. I don't recall seeing that mentioned but I'm sure it has been.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:28 PM


Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.


Was there a blunder I missed where the toy catches on fire or something, because all I know about is the italicized R thing and that's not a firing offense in any sane company.



To spoil the joke:


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