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@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

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@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

New JoJo villain, GoGio

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

Is this a Jojo?

@  Nevermore : (25 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

Now I suddenly have a character with the name "Gorgeous Georgios" in mind.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 April 2021 - 04:00 PM)

H A -

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2021 - 01:58 PM)

Saint Georgios Day?

@  Donocropolis : (23 April 2021 - 06:59 AM)

more like Saint GORGEOUS Day.

@  tigerhawk : (23 April 2021 - 04:59 AM)

Saint Georges Day.

@  Sabrblade : (21 April 2021 - 11:55 PM)

Glenn Morshower would agree. He goes to auditions with his shoes full of syrup.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:31 PM

who here is older than dirt and remembers stores like Service Merchandise, BEST, or LaBelle's?

 
Of those, I've only heard of BEST (or, I guess, BEST), which was my go-to for TFs in the mid-'80s. That's where I saw the glorious wall of Soundwaves I mentioned in another post (though I think it was still a Jafco at the time), and it may be the only place I ever saw the Kronoform dudes. It was definitely the first place I encountered the '86 toys; I distinctly remember the awe I felt looking at Ultra Magnus and Galvatron and the Autobot cassettes and Wheelie and Metroplex and I don't even remember who else. Sky Lynx too, I think? I hadn't seen the movie, and I don't think the new season of the cartoon had come on yet, so outside of maybe a few commercials I might've caught, it was all a huge surprise.

 

The TFs were right next to the Robotech toys; I recall being sorely tempted by an SDF-1 there too.

 

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:05 PM

 

I'm fairly sure the one and only time I ever went to a Service Merchandise was to get OpOp.

 

OpOp was a Toys'R'Us find for me.

 

 

I saw him at a Meijer first, if memory serves.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:50 PM

I've been in a Best toy department twice in my lifetime. The first time was in, like, '81, so there were no Transformers. The second time must have been in '84 or '85, because I remember seeing the Decepticon cassettes (though I don't remember which ones).

 

Their Christmas catalog for that year definitely lived up to the store's name, though.



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:01 PM

I didn't even know Best Buy existed in the 1980s.  Probably because we had The Wiz.

 

Then again we also didn't really get Walmart on Long Island until the mid to late 90s either.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:24 PM

Service Merchandise...  I think it was the first place I saw G2 Transformers, but it is definitely the first place I saw Beast Wars.  I remember getting Iquanus as my first figure, then the next week getting the Optimus Primal Vs Megatron 2-pack.

 

Also, had to get a raincheck for the Batmissle Batmobile from Batman Returns, as they never got any in, and was in an ad.  I believe they ordered it for us, and I still have it, still my favorite Batmbobile design.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:42 PM

Beast Wars showed up around here at Kmart first.  My first BW toy was Terrorsaur, and Rattrap soon after.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:43 AM

I bought a Tarantulas at Hills for a school project.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:46 AM


I'm surprised honestly by all the Beast Wars at Service Merchandise comments. Here in central CT it was definitely an early 80s phenomenon. I didn't keep track exactly but I have to imagine the one we had was dead and gone by G2 at the absolute latest.

I first found BW somewhere on the trip Between CT and Virginia pretty early. I remember getting the Tomart Toy magazine where I first saw them all only like the week before and I expected them to be months away and then we stopped at a Kmart or Walmart during the trip and boom, there were all the Wave 1 BW Deluxes.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 10:22 AM

My creaky old mind is correct.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:00 AM

 

Wow two things: a) I'll bet Forbes wishes he picked up that Inferno now (though I see his Ebay prices have cooled a bit). And 2) Did those people go on to found TFW? Because that's how that exchange reads.

 

 I didn't keep track exactly but I have to imagine the one we had was dead and gone by G2 at the absolute latest.

 

 

They had locations into the 2000's. The one that was up the road from me closed in '02 though I seem to remember at that point it was mostly empty save for watches/jewelry and some small appliances.


 
 
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:09 AM

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:17 AM

I would've rather those panels could snap over his hollow legs or cover the back half of his shuttle mode. Not sure why he needed lifts.


 
 
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:27 AM

Did those people go on to found TFW? Because that's how that exchange reads.

 

I don't know precisely when you came in, but within the existing fandom, that was how everyone was for at least a year of BW. A huge chunk of the early BW fandom were newcomers.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:57 AM

It is just too bad that Kenner does not have a clue how to revive the TF line

 

This quote has aged well.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:28 PM

 

Did those people go on to found TFW? Because that's how that exchange reads.

 

I don't know precisely when you came in, but within the existing fandom, that was how everyone was for at least a year of BW. A huge chunk of the early BW fandom were newcomers.

 

 

Yeah, I didn't actively join the fandom until much later (here in fact in '04). I stumbled across BW sometime in reruns in '99 and fell in love pretty quickly. Strangely, I didn't have much trouble finding many of the toys at my local Wal-mart or the TRU near work. Even coming in that late, I still owned Inferno for example.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:34 PM

You might be surprised how many of the apparently normal people around you here were originally all "bleh bring back the real TFs" in 1996!

 

Personally I was all for them but my secret shame is that I insisted there was no reason Primal and Megatron couldn't be the G1 guys no matter what the story editors said.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:02 PM

I'm not really surprised. It's just funny to read people saying the same basic thing in some capacity so many years later. I do remember when RiD first appeared in ToyFare Magazine, there was much rejoicing about the return of vehicles to Transformers (I seem to remember X-Brawn in the article).


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:27 PM

I hated Beast Wars with a passion because TRUKK NOT MONKEE until I actually sat down and watched the show.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:37 PM

I never had any ill will towards Beast Wars/Machines, they just came out during that period where I was "too old for toys" so I never got into them (except for briefly trying to track down Tripredicus and Magnaboss, because combiners are cool, and i liked the idea that they combined in unique ways instead of the carbon copy scramble city style)

 

Seeing a commercial for RID 2001 (specifically Optimus with missile batteries on his shoulders) was what got me back into Transformers at age 18.  I've bounced in and out of Transformers ever since.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:36 PM

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