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@  Cyoti : (21 November 2019 - 12:14 PM)

And Ginrai aka "Magnus Prime, Metalhawk, "Liokaiser", etc. The real characters that Warden actually doesn't know about are the late EuroUK characters like the Turbomasters/Predators

@  Sabrblade : (21 November 2019 - 11:06 AM)

Warden and Friends did give us a Lione (Sawback) and a Shuffler

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 07:26 AM)

Or prominently featured in IDW, or an easy repaint of an existing toy.

@  Paladin : (21 November 2019 - 07:12 AM)

was she in the first 3 seasons of the cartoon? If not then she's on no one's list because they don't think she exists.

@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."


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#1 Wheelimus

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:43 AM

Welp we just wrapped up a 32 team round robin race to destruction and we'd like to hear what everyone thought. What did you enjoy, what can we do better next year, ideas, and so on.

 

Tell us what you think and we'll plan to see you all back in very late summer/early fall with Survivor: Dinobot Island!



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:42 PM

Honestly, I thought the theme and character choices were pretty weak. There was no real rhyme or rhythm to them other than "what did the staff think would be funny", and the "race" aspect didn't really come across that well.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:45 PM

I like how ties were handled this year. The endless feud between Sideways and Cogman became a sort of game within a game.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:47 PM

Credit SoS for the tiebreaker call as my gut reaction was to do boring revotes. He was very much right.

 

Sorry you didn't enjoy it this year Broadside. Not to go too deep into this but I felt like we were in a tough spot where a mostly entirely new creative team was forced to follow up three consecutive MM's where the official properties made the direction perfect and obvious (combiners, Masters with the mass return of headmasters to the brand, tying in with the major IDW event) and we felt strongly that doing so again (something all Primes) would have been a bust. We decided to go with a broad range concept and make our innovation the enhanced characterization and in match storytelling. Which was not perfect and we did our best with.

 

I'll be critical to myself and say that March Mayhem 5 will probably be better if I don't have to write 15/32 bios and all of the fight intros (though Copper Bezel killed it on the bonus rounds though) because I realize my writing style is take it or leave it. But that's why we're getting ready to do another hiring initiative for the staff and get some new blood into the mix as we move towards doing more of these events each year.

 

Thanks everyone for any feedback, don't hold back. Whether you loved it or hated it.



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

I agree with Broadside that the team choices felt a bit weakly themed and random. The theme of a race or demolition derby (which was it, exactly?) could've been stronger but I'm also used to the brackets being vague in general, so that doesn't bother me as much. It's usually not specifically "who would win in a fight" or "which character do you like more" or such, it's left up to the voters, which is how it should be IMO (I'll always point to the GameFAQs character battles as the shining example of these).

 

I'm not a fan of including non-Transformer characters either, to be blunt. And recognizing that I'm probably in the extreme minority on this one, but overall I'm not a fan of wackyness/randomness as a built-in theme. Let that come naturally from upsets or other results (like the eternal Sideways/Cogman tie). Baking it in from the get-go with stuff like Salt-Man Z and Steven Universe vs. Tracks and Rick & Morty goes too far the other direction. Maybe we'll never really get more than 50 people voting, but to me it'd be interesting to do something a bit more 'scientific' or census-y, such as a bracket full of every non-show Beast Wars character. Or every Decepticon leader, or every version of Optimus Prime, etc. Just sorta get the pulse of the fandom on stuff like that. Which is probably why my favorite one was the first (combiners) since it was a strong category that I was interested in seeing the results of.


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#6 Zamuel

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

I agree and disagree with some of the sentiment on team choices. Some felt entirely random and I didn't care for the 100% non TF characters getting added in. Left me wondering whose whims were being invoked for those choices to get added in. On the other end, some were surprisingly perfect. I liked a few of the out there choices like adding Salt Man-Z and doing his whole bio in Spanish. A few of the battles wound up a bit memorable due to these disparate choices. I'm okay with scratching my head at a few choices when I feel like the team did a good job of including way more than just G1 and including some of the lesser known parts of G1.

The other major concern brought up was the race theme or or more of the lack of follow through on that. Fighting could have been kept in line with the theme due to a demolition derby type narration which would have separated it from the fights of previous years. Some of the characters were perfect for a race theme considering some literally participated in races in their continuities. Still, it felt more of a (majorly) missed opportunity than outright bad.
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#7 Zamuel

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

Actually, I do have an aside for March Mayhem but not for this particular showing. Rather, it's about archiving after the polls are over. Currently, The Space Bridge is like this:

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I think it would be more organized and a better usage of screen space if it was like this:

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#8 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:18 AM

I think the Primes thing could have been fun, pairing a Prime Master with a different Transformer and having them duke it out. Maybe include OP, Rodimus, and Primal to round it out.

It would be smaller, but that's not always worse.

I just wish I'd gotten to vote in the first round or two.

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#9 Wheelimus

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:07 AM

Actually, I do have an aside for March Mayhem but not for this particular showing. Rather, it's about archiving after the polls are over. Currently, The Space Bridge is like this:

Friends of The Allspark

  • Unicron.com Forum
  • Dave's Allspark Branch Office
Allspark March Mayhem II
Allspark March Mayhem
Chronicles Of Cybertron Archive
Big Post Archive
Iacon Art Archives
Allspark March Mayhem 2017: Revolutionary War
Transformers Fake News


 
I think it would be more organized and a better usage of screen space if it was like this:

Friends of The Allspark
  • Unicron.com Forum
  • Dave's Allspark Branch Office
March Mayhem Archives
  • Allspark March Mayhem
  • Allspark March Mayhem II
  • Allspark March Mayhem 2017: Revolutionary War
  • Allspark March Mayhem IV: Sparky Races!
    • MEET THE COMBATANTS!
    • Match Archives
Allspark Archives
  • Big Post Archive
  • Chronicles Of Cybertron Archive
  • Iacon Art Archives
  • Transformers Fake News

 

 

Probably not today because Wrestlemania Sunday but consider this soon to be done. Great idea.



#10 Fear or Courage

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:02 PM

See, I don't mind non-Transformers taking part, but I think they need to have some sort of connection to the franchise. Joes and MASK are one thing, but Rick and Morty and Steven Universe were too random.

 

Also, Wheelimus, it was an admirable effort to put out all the writing you did in the amount of time you did. That being said, as constructive criticism, I think you want someone to do an edit of it for grammar, style and readability before it gets posted. It was rough around the edges.



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

That we can definitely do. = ] 

 

I'm a little surprised at the response to the non-TF-related characters, I gotta say. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

I'm not a fan of including non-Transformer characters either, to be blunt. 

 

Agreed for emphasis.

(I'm fine with non-Transformers who come from the Transformers franchise being used as partners, as was the case with Verity, but all participants should be Transformers-franchise characters.)



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

Could you expand on that a bit? What don't you like about the idea of involving other franchises, specifically?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#14 Zamuel

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:28 PM

Good old fashioned disinterest, yay!

I also wonder if some people see it as diluting magical toy creation power outside of any thoughts of diluting the theme.

 
As far as next year, I'd argue in favor of fewer teams if the staff is attempting full five bot teams. It would leave more breathing room for planning and fiction unless you really feel you can handle the workload.
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#15 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:29 PM

Could you expand on that a bit? What don't you like about the idea of involving other franchises, specifically?

 

Seems to me the burden of proof (if that's really the right way to put this) should be on "why should we include non-TF-franchise characters?" This is a TF board. We do TF stuff here.


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#16 Copper Bezel

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:51 PM

Good old fashioned disinterest, yay!

I also wonder if some people see it as diluting magical toy creation power outside of any thoughts of diluting the theme.

Fair enough. Thanks. = ] 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:09 PM

Oh, that's a good point, I think we do now have this well-established "MM leads to toy" feeling hanging around and it probably does colour how some people view the event. 

 

Personally I went into it this year resigned to the fact that we would not recapture that magic again, but fingers crossed! Sad to break the streak. 


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:49 AM

You mean it would be sad to break the streak, right? It hasn't actually happened yet. X ]


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#19 Wheelimus

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:48 AM

We have a new Starscream. I'll be really shocked if Thundercracker and Skywarp don't follow at some point as they have most every other time. If so streak lives.

 

I don't think we really need another Marissa Fairborn toy and sorry, my predecessors didn't leave instructions on how many virgins I'd have to sacrifice to which totem to get a Buster toy.



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:44 AM

I don't know if we're going to get both Thundercracker and Skywarp from PotP Starscream, considering we don't always get all three (I think RiD15 lacked Thundercracker and Studio Series lacked Skywarp), Hasbro shifting things, and PotP Starscream having moderate unpopularity. Also, I really do feel like for it to be part of the streak (if it was ever an actual thing), it would include Buster and Marissa and/or they would be released separately but in close proximity.
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