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@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)

KHAAAAAAAN

@  PlutoniumBoss : (31 July 2020 - 03:04 PM)

Bueller? Bueller?

@  Jet : (31 July 2020 - 11:31 AM)

DONKEY!

@  Maximus Ambus : (31 July 2020 - 06:55 AM)

Spanner

@  Xaaron : (31 July 2020 - 06:49 AM)

Jetstorm

@  Nevermore : (31 July 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Tankor

@  SG Roadbuster : (31 July 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Overrun

@  lastmaximal : (31 July 2020 - 01:33 AM)

Buckethead

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 07:15 PM)

Now I wonder how many Transformers we can name with the fewest possible different names.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:38 PM)

Ransack. That's like another 20 or so.


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#21 Nevermore

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:08 AM

Fair enough. If it actually comes out with the old Hasbro logo, I'd be impressed - I don't think they've used that on anything, even faux-vintage stuff, for decades.

FOC G2 Bruticus would like to have a word with you.
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Edited by Nevermore, 05 May 2018 - 09:14 AM.

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#22 LV!

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:52 AM

I throw myself upon the mercy of the court. I didn't do my research before making a wide-ranging statement and I accept all future counterexamples without complaint.

#23 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:53 AM

"Has the Magistrate reached a Verdict?"
"I have."

"Guilty, or Innocent?"

"INNOCENT!"

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#24 Sabrblade

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:21 PM

LV's response:

 


Edited by Sabrblade, 05 May 2018 - 12:21 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:37 PM

I just realized and died
 
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I have had a very long couple of days and cannot parse that. I'll have to look again tomorrow.

#26 Nevermore

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:49 AM

Here's a direct comparison between the Robot Kingdom image, a US-boxed G1 Hot Rod and a Canadian-boxed G1 Hot Rod. Whatever this packaging is, it's none of those two.
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#27 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:41 AM

Tempting hell I want one I want to retire my G1 as its been heavily hand by me all theses years


Oh, I really want one, but at that price and given my collection, I have to question the practicality, especially with other stuff I want.

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#28 Nevermore

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:53 AM

https://www.walmart....t-Rod/465091453
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#29 LV!

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:13 AM

Not a shock, but the stock photos have his shin stickers on backwards.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:18 AM

Hopefully they aren't factory-applying those.


I might pick this up just to carve out the blocks inside the knees and see how different the end result actually looks.


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#31 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:43 PM

I might pick this up just to carve out the blocks inside the knees and see how different the end result actually looks.

 

That's what I was thinking! But I don't think it's worth buying a whole new reissue just to do that. Maybe if it came with the Targetmaster...



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:54 PM

His thigh and waist stickers are different.  A lot more orange than before.

 

The side of the car sticker is different too.  The Targetmaster Reissue changed this to match the car mode, but that was painted on and a different design.


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#33 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

I just realized and died
 
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I have had a very long couple of days and cannot parse that. I'll have to look again tomorrow.

After all these years I still can't believe someone okayed that package design. Yes, let's display 2 square inches of the product in order to spare some featureless red cardboard.

#34 Nevermore

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:38 PM

Hi-res packaging comparison:
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:00 PM

I still just really want this:

 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:49 PM

 

I just realized and died
 
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I have had a very long couple of days and cannot parse that. I'll have to look again tomorrow.

 

Great! Now I really feel old!


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:58 PM

i still dont get it  :doh


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#39 Nevermore

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 04:02 PM

i still dont get it  :doh


Commemorative Series Rodimus Major was released in 2002, which was 16 years ago. At the time of its release, the original 1986 G1 Hot Rod toy was also 16 years old.

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#40 Copper Bezel

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 04:24 PM

The linked xkcd comic also helps, since it's following the formula of some of Time Ghost's factoids.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 21 May 2018 - 04:24 PM.

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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