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@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2018 - 03:10 AM)

I just realised that Unsolved Mysteries has the same initials as Ultra Magnus.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (22 June 2018 - 05:18 AM)

Yeah, really... what a shitshow.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2018 - 04:53 AM)

This week has been an almost unmitigated damn nightmare. It can go die in some metaphorical trash fire where it belongs.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 04:48 AM)

I feel your pain.

@  Whirl Maximus : (22 June 2018 - 04:47 AM)

This time ten years ago I was looking forward to Transformers 2.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

There's room enough for five more cabinets.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Once I've settled in and earned money again, I can start with the third wall.

@  Plokatron : (21 June 2018 - 10:05 PM)

I'm still working on my comic just been trying to start up a Custom Lego shop. Won't be too long but I'm still here.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

(really though, great display)

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

you're gonna have a buildup of dinosaur electrons.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

he needs his dino-breathing room! :D

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

Trypticon looks a bit cramped in there, nevermore!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 05:54 PM)

Sad thing is we've thought more about the foam than the show writers ever did. :D

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

https://imgur.com/ky0qGVD

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

Current status of my collection room in my new, still-under-construction apartment:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Depends on whether or not the motive engines for the vehicle mode are the same as the robot mode. Cause we know they use energon for everything.

@  Bass X0 : (21 June 2018 - 05:17 PM)

I was thinking today if Transformers would carry the fuel for their alternate mode in their robot mode? They'd have to, right?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 June 2018 - 01:28 PM)

I mean, the clear meta reason is so non-Transformers don't die horribly on their ships, but that's not as fun to speculate about.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 10:43 AM)

There's also lots of chemical reactions which only precipite with oxygen.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 09:27 AM)

Oxygen is obviously a native gas on cybertron and also let’s the equipment “breath” so to speak.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:47 AM)

@Wonko; Yeah, but why oxygen? There are a lot of non-flammable gasses they could've used. And we've seen TFs using radio to communicate in vacuum.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2018 - 08:29 AM)

As the Cream of Wheat glugged forth from his meatus, his mind focused on only one thing: Mommy loved him so.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 08:17 AM)

there's lots you can't do in vaccuum. The least of which is audio communication.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Though that begs the question of why a robotic species would keep their ships pressurized with oxygen in the first place.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 07:29 AM)

Guess it's just me playing FTL recently. Opening a few doors out to the void is a good way to deal with fires and rude visitors.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Plus it depends on what part of the ship, can’t easily vent an interior area.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 06:34 AM)

depends on what's wrong. If you need to get something out and away, would also need to have started in a pressurised space to begin with. If you just want to vent extra heat: it wouldn't work as well as vaccuum is an insulator.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 03:12 AM)

If they're in space wouldn't it make more sense just to vent the area affected to vacuum?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 07:16 PM)

I mean the foam was dangerous, but in space they probably put out the fires, then wore the equivalent of a hazmat suit to clean up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Only on special occassions.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2018 - 03:50 PM)

you don't?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I mean, we don't usually use asbestos on our souls.....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 10:11 AM)

*looks at asbestos" Yep... Cause we've never used something harmful as a fire retardant. x.x;

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2018 - 06:32 AM)

fire retardant foam is so powerful it can extinguish even sparks

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I mean, this is a species that can be disabled (possibly fatally after a while?) by flame retardant foam, so yeah.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 01:28 AM)

Transformers are exactly as resilient as the plot needs them to be, so who knows, it could be lethal today.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 June 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Which is why Marvel Megatron was interested in Dr. Biggles-Jones' railgun design and had it grafted onto his G2 tank mode.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 08:43 PM)

Doesn't really matter what transformers are made of. If you send a 10 pound ball of metal flying at a good enough velocity, you will do damage.

@  Soft Snow : (19 June 2018 - 05:53 PM)

A regular cannon that shoots cannon balls and does nothing to other transformers because they are robots but would put a mean whole in the side of your wooden boat...

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

wtf did the shoutbox do to my emoji

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

also @ patchy its whatever your heart desires 😘

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

shes not a drill but she is a grill

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 June 2018 - 05:40 PM)

POTP CINDERSAUR IS A GIRL THIS IS NOT A DRILL

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 June 2018 - 05:18 PM)

A fusion cannon, or just a regular cannon?

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:04 PM)

megatron but he turns into a ford fusion with a cannon badly welded onto the roof

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2018 - 02:22 PM)

My Little Fusion Cannon: Friendship Through Tyranny.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 June 2018 - 02:01 PM)

was that supposed to sound sexual

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 01:55 PM)

I'm pretty sure that megatrons cannon is his best friend, so that friendship is magic stuff won't work.

@  MEDdMI : (19 June 2018 - 01:16 PM)

And then the magic ponies force everyone to be friends FOREVERRRRRRR

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 12:06 PM)

Or... megatron just goes to war against skynet cause he can't stand the competition.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 06:52 AM

http://www.robotking.../e2052cv00.html

 

Shipping in June from Robot Kingdom that is.

 

I'd buy like a thousand if it were the original prototype hot pink one that was in the posters and the 1986 Toy Fair catalog.

 

 




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Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:11 AM

Save one for me!

 

It should be nice to have one now that they have the trademark back.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:35 AM

Aw man! I had to get "Rodimus Major" signed by Judd Nelson at BotCon 2016... Why didn't this come out a couple years ago? :D



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:11 AM

Hmmm....Walmart exclusive, eh?

 

It's something I wouldn't go out of my way to get, but I'd probably nab one if I saw it on the shelf.

 

Neat!


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:21 AM

Aw man! I had to get "Rodimus Major" signed by Judd Nelson at BotCon 2016... Why didn't this come out a couple years ago? :D

Think of it this way. You got the naturally* grown up version of Hot Rod signed by the grown up version of Judd Nelson. ;)

 

 

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:46 AM

It's nice to see what looks like the classic box. I'll be interested to see what other reissues they do like this. A carded Bumblebee, probably in some big ridiculous outside box?

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:47 AM

I'll believe this when I see it on the shelves for the one day it's there.
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Posted 04 May 2018 - 03:00 PM

More popular nowadays? I remember the Rodimus Major sticking around for quite some time.

It is also surprising they will be using that box. Even the previous reissue box is about the same size as that (and the original) and the box feel very small. Relative shock of seeing how Japan packages things vs US perhaps, or perhaps US packaging has just gotten bigger.
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#9 LV!

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 03:17 PM

The listing explicitly says "here are some random G1 Hot Rod pictures". This may or may not be in a repro box, but there is no evidence either way here.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 03:20 PM

Walmart's had weirder exclusives.


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 03:30 PM

The listing explicitly says "here are some random G1 Hot Rod pictures". This may or may not be in a repro box, but there is no evidence either way here.

Just googling the box images, the "AGES 8+" bit is not what appeared there on what appears to be the standard G1 box. So yeah, it's explicitly not necessarily a picture of the real reissue, but the box does appear to be "new" and might be a clue.


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 04 May 2018 - 03:48 PM

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.

 

(Not counting 25th Anniversary Flash's belt, I guess.)



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:15 PM

And its up on the front page.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:54 PM

I just realized and died

 

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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 04 May 2018 - 09:59 PM

I liked that post but I emphatically no longer like you.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 10:44 PM

Well, I suppose I should expect that, and it's sweet to know that you liked me previously. X ]


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 05 May 2018 - 12:04 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.

 

(Not counting 25th Anniversary Flash's belt, I guess.)

 

They used the old logo on last year's SDCC Cobra Missile Command Headquarters box.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:08 AM

Argh, I foolishly did what everyone else on the entire planet did and stopped paying attention to GI Joe, and look where it got me.

 

Well, in that case, I guess I won't be impressed if they use it on Hot Rod.



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 05:55 AM

Oof, tempting...

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:07 AM

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


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