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@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 11:50 PM)

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent, but change is!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 07:16 PM)

Nonsense. Everything changes, the cycle is an illusion.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours, and the hours into years. Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round about the roundabout. Round and round and back where you began!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 06:56 PM)

The change was you got something off your wishlist. Be happy about that if nothing else!

@  wonko the sane? : (07 December 2018 - 02:09 PM)

I finally got something off my steam wishlist! but managed to add another title immediately: so there was no change. Dang it.

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 01:46 PM)

They're the thieves everyone is talking about though!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 December 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Wrong Phantom thieves!

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 11:04 AM)

I thought they were just trying to take the Lupin Collection pieces

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM)

damn you Phantom Thieves and your "Take Your heart wallet" motto!

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:23 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw whaaaaa????? :o *sees trailer* AAAAARRGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Great, Waspinator got exploded again.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Taka, Tora, Batta: Ta-To-Ba! Tatoba, Ta-To-Ba!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 12:08 AM)

cyclone

@  Waspinator : (06 December 2018 - 11:39 PM)

that is super weird

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 11:32 PM)

My brain broke!

 

Joker... From Persona 5... In Smash....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 10:25 PM)

That doesn't suprise me.. I'm more waiting for Rockstar to pull a Bethesda.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:46 PM)

Red Dead is running wild over the Game Awards. More than a few have been awarded where I don't feel they should have won.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:11 PM)

Marvel Ultimate Allience 3 Switch Exclusive for 2019!?

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 08:57 AM)

The red plastic holding it together kinda worries me. It's the gummi kind of clear plasstic andmoving it feels uncpomfortably close to tearing.

@  Shrug : (06 December 2018 - 08:17 AM)

Yeah, that happened to mine a few weeks ago. Common problem.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 08:05 AM)

Oh for cryin' out loud, the yellow part on the back hinge of my TR Weirdwolf broke. Bleh. At least the red is still there I guess.

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 04:59 AM)

Man, I still haven't gotten past Rock Tunnel.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:28 AM)

You know nothing.. NOTHING! Eevee is our lord and savior! He will give us the cuteness we need! ;) No seriously.. Both Pika and Eevee in the games are way OP and Eevee can learn elemental moves to replace evolving.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:22 AM)

It's cute, what other point does it need?

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 03:17 AM)

I can get Pikachu not evolving, the species has had decades of not evolving. But Eevee without evolution seems... pointless?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither can Pikachu... And you don't need Eevee to evolve!

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither of them can evolve as starters.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

Also damn it my mouse wheel broke. What a pisser.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

It can't evolve.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 02:29 AM)

How dare you! You KNOW Eevee is the obvious choice!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 December 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Finished mine a few days ago, and just bought myself (I really shouldn't have, but did anyway.) let's go pikachu with the pokeball.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:47 PM)

Mostly. There's a book en route to my mom's house from the UK and I don't know if it'll arrive before January.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:46 PM)

Christmas shopping: complete.

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

(which would lead to a bunch of bad jokes about him selling a line of cashews, almonds, and pecans)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

That would make sense per the precedent of Kamen Rider OOO ("Kamen Raidā Ōzu").

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:35 PM)

Wouldn't it be pronounced "Kamen Rider D's"?


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

I have heard of this evidently-somewhat renowned fan comic series by Don Figueroa via the TFWiki, but I know no other details of it. Does anyone here remember any further context of Macromasters and is it online anywhere? All I can find of it is this set of images on someone else's DeviantArt.

 

https://hansime.devi...-s-Macromasters


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#2 Walky

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:17 PM

That set of images is more than I remember about it, so I can't help you there.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:01 PM

I might have an old downloaded copy on my external hard drive.  I'll have to check and see.


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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 15 May 2018 - 11:12 PM

Just checked. What I have is a .cbr file containing 52 pages that are all in black-and-white, as opposed to the colored pages seen in that DeviantArt gallery, so some of the art detail seen only in the colored version is lost in the black-and-white version that I have.

 

What's more is that the first page of my copy is not the cover page with Megatron's head, but the first story page instead.


Edited by Sabrblade, 15 May 2018 - 11:14 PM.

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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 15 May 2018 - 11:43 PM

I had all of these saved forever ago but that computer is in worse shape than Megatron there.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:28 AM

I never read the comic, I just remember the scratch-built city-formers he made in his garage, some of which were as tall as an adult human when in robot mode....

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:04 AM

Im sure ive still got most of them too. I downloaded them ages ago. Ill check for sure when im on my laptop again (on phone now). Maybe me and sabrblade can compare notes on what we have
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:34 AM

Yeah, he took down the website when he started talking with Hasbro IIRC and I remember a few efforts to maintain some of the files elsewhere but nothing complete. Both of the comics and of the customs.

 

Like Sabrblade, I do not remember ever seeing the color pages on his website, only the black and white. And the big draw for me wasn't the comic, but the customs, which were a mix of kitbashes of KOs, scratchbuilt figures at a somewhat larger scale than typical TF figures including a combiner or two, and a couple of really big dudes. For instance, Grimlock (the first to have the faceplate teeth) was a kitbash, while Jetfire (which became the WW design and had the Gundamesque shield cockpit) was a scratch build. All the scratchbuilt figures were made of cut plexiglass and ended up with a very particular chunky aesthetic that influenced WW. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 16 May 2018 - 03:35 AM.

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 16 May 2018 - 05:01 AM

It's super slow and the full-size images aren't preserved, but a very janky rehost of the contents of the original site lived long enough to get into the Wayback Machine.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 16 May 2018 - 05:02 AM.

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 16 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

I read it at the time but never saved it anywhere.  I talked with him several times about his engineering on the figures and how he managed some of the transformation features.  He is a great guy and really personable.

 

Copper is right about him taking the site down when he was in communication with Hasbro for fear of I.P. questions.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:24 AM

Yeah, I was only aware of the custom toys, which I always thought were amazing.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

In which year did Macromasters debut, anyway?
 

Just checked. What I have is a .cbr file containing 52 pages that are all in black-and-white, as opposed to the colored pages seen in that DeviantArt gallery, so some of the art detail seen only in the colored version is lost in the black-and-white version that I have.
 
What's more is that the first page of my copy is not the cover page with Megatron's head, but the first story page instead.

 

Im sure ive still got most of them too. I downloaded them ages ago. Ill check for sure when im on my laptop again (on phone now). Maybe me and sabrblade can compare notes on what we have

 
Oh please do! See if it's more or less than what has survived on the Internet Archive.

It's super slow and the full-size images aren't preserved, but a very janky rehost of the contents of the original site lived long enough to get into the Wayback Machine.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 16 May 2018 - 10:09 AM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:33 AM

Just checked. What I have is a .cbr file containing 52 pages that are all in black-and-white, as opposed to the colored pages seen in that DeviantArt gallery, so some of the art detail seen only in the colored version is lost in the black-and-white version that I have.

 

What's more is that the first page of my copy is not the cover page with Megatron's head, but the first story page instead.

The original versions were just black and white, I believe.

 

In which year did Macromasters debut, anyway?

1999 or 2000, thereabouts, I believe.  I think it was made directly out of G1 nostalgia while Beast Machines was on, if I recall correctly.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:38 AM

Yeah, it was a long-term project and those RiD or CR toys in the comparison photos are new. 


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 16 May 2018 - 10:44 AM

Looks like my copy is just the contents of Issues 1-4. No Issue 5.

 

Though, my copy also seems to be missing the first page of Issue 4 for some reason.


Edited by Sabrblade, 16 May 2018 - 10:49 AM.

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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 16 May 2018 - 12:13 PM

i have the ones on deviantart, but the coloring is different on mine. they match the ones on the way back machine, so i assume he recolored them when they were printed

 

as for the rest, ive got em all :) at least i think i do. ive got a total of 68 pages (which matches the way back machine, and that number doesnt include the cover but i have it as well). i dont know how many he did, but i know it wasnt a lot. i can zoom in on them and they hold their resolution, so i guess theyre good copies


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:14 PM

These were printed?


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:25 PM

from the deviantart link:

 

The cover was made for a small TF convention in Texas where the first issue was published.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:26 PM

These were printed?

 

The description on DeviantArt indicates that at least issue #1 was printed with its own exclusive cover for some fan convention.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

I was amazed by Macromasters when I first saw it! I mean, some guy was making cool and new gigantic transformers AND making a comic about them? Lol

Some of those physical toys he made still look really cool.

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