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@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 June 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.


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#561 Dake

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 08:23 PM

 

Do you have a G1 Optimus? It's unlikely you'll every get a new one cheaper than $25.


My original one from when I was a kid disintegrated long ago but I've got a couple of the G2 release and at least one previous came-with-trailer rerelease version so I've definitely well and owned the mold. Part of me wanted to grab a new copy for Christmas 1984 nostalgia reasons and because it doesn't hurt to have a spare but given that I really want Soundwave and the tapes more I talked myself out of it.

-ZacWilliam, it isn't a bad price in retrospect and I feel a little regretful about skipping it, but there are so many TF things I want to buy more I decided to be responsible.

 

 

Makes perfect sense.


 
 
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Posted 30 July 2019 - 09:11 PM

My original Optimus Prime ended up as a torso with a head and one thigh. No legs, no arms.



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 09:21 PM


Mine lost one leg then two in the 80s. At some point I decide to paint some of him grey like in TF:TM. Eventually I unscrewed his head with the vague idea of making a necklace out of it, but never did.

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 03:18 AM

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 07:20 AM

Oh dang, RIRFIB.

Too bad they didn't do RIRRIB just to troll the fandom.



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:37 AM

What the--?!

 

Someone dun goofed up at the factory.


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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 02 August 2019 - 09:49 AM

I won't get the Optimus reissue because I am too fascinated with the original variants. I just completed the light blue 1984 version, and I am a bloated fuel nozzle away from completing the metal plates silver version. Those two are just so cool.

I also dig the 25th anniversary version with the trailer in cartoon colors.

Edited by Ya Kid K MK VII, 02 August 2019 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:51 AM

I also dig the 25th anniversary version with the trailer in cartoon colors.

 

Don't recall Optimus being pink in the cartoon.


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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 02 August 2019 - 09:53 AM

East Windsor, yeah.
-ZacWilliam, online inventory checkers say all the CT stores have Soundwave but no sign of him there yet. But like I said it looked like they had just really cleaned and organized the whole 60% empty isle so it feels like they're gonna get some new stock soon. Maybe? Hopefully.


That's silly. Walmart doesn't clean up its aisles!

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 11:29 AM

 

 

What the--?!

 

Someone dun goofed up at the factory.

 

SUPER RARE VHTF PACKAGING ERROR!!! BIN: $1000.00 (FREE SHIPPING!)


 
 
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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:29 PM

Just found the cassettes in San Diego. Beak's blasters are SUPER truncated.


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:56 PM

Whoever pulleth out this sword from this butt is rightwise King born of all England



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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:21 AM

I shouldn't want Soundwave, wth. My original '84 Soundwave is in good enough shape and I have the book-box reissue MIB. But something about that G1 box art and presentation just triggers the Homer Simpson grabby-gurgle. Ridiculous. I would never open it. I would never open it and I will not pay $55 for A BOX I NEVER OPEN

right?
RIGHT?

help me out guys I need an intervention

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:23 AM

You won't find help here! :D

 

I'm the opening-ist of openers, yet I've been picking up the reissue stuff for the packaging as much as anything else. 


 
 
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 11:02 AM

When I was a kid, Soundwave was my Holy Grail. I wanted that toy so badly but rarely ever saw it. Then one day I was at a department store and saw what looked to my seven-year-old eyes like an entire aisle full of them. I begged my mom to get one, and she said that if I still wanted it next time we were there, she would buy it. I can now begrudgingly accept the parental wisdom behind that, but the fact of the matter is that that would be the last time I saw G1 Soundwave at retail until the Commemorative Series reissue.

I of course bought that version as well as several others over the years (including a used original, the Action Master, and the glorious Masterpiece), the last one of those definitively scratching any itch I had left. But the sight of that retro packaging is creating a new one. I'm 99% sure I won't go for it - if nothing else, the little details like the insert not being Styrofoam and the graphic design being multilingual give it a so-close-yet-so-far-ness that helps me resist. But there's enough of a pull that I'm experiencing a sense of moral victory in pushing back. I know that this reissue wouldn't actually make me any happier than the several Soundwaves I already have, and there are many better ways to use my limited money and space. But man.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 11:55 AM

You know who says it's okay to buy a toy more or less entirely for the packaging? Batula.

 

the-worst---super7-reaction-figure---bat

 

(I may have Batula on the brain recently.)


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:48 PM

Im assuming they are but does anyone know if the springs have been removed from the Walmart reissue?

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:02 PM

Oh Walmart, you so crazy.  $20 for the Cassette 2-packs.

Hard pass.



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:32 PM

Whole bunches of the two tapes at the Newington, CT/Burlington Avenue Walmart this morning. $20 is a hair pricey but darn it I love me some cassettes. Had to snag them.

-ZacWilliam, they're cool as ever, I just wish they'd gone with tampos instead of stickers on LB, R and F.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:59 PM

I shouldn't want Soundwave, wth. My original '84 Soundwave is in good enough shape and I have the book-box reissue MIB. But something about that G1 box art and presentation just triggers the Homer Simpson grabby-gurgle. Ridiculous. I would never open it. I would never open it and I will not pay $55 for A BOX I NEVER OPEN
right?
RIGHT?
help me out guys I need an intervention


Same boat. To a T. Grrr.

So I say to myself, what am I going to do with it? It's not going to impress anyone. No one is impressed with a toy display anymore. Too common. No ones gives a shit. There, I save $55.

Damn, I still want it.



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