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@  wonko the sane? : (22 September 2018 - 01:53 PM)

So apparently some models of air-conditioner are on trays inside the case, so they can be removed for easy access to the internals. I did not know that two hours ago: and have since cleaned three. It's been a learning kind of day.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 September 2018 - 09:15 AM)

There's probably been a Pokedex-themed 3DS cover.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 September 2018 - 04:34 PM)

I still got that Pikachu Edition Gameboy Color from back in the day. Yellow and Blue and with Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Togepi on the screen.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2018 - 04:30 PM)

Quote of the day: I either need bourbon or aspirin, and I'm pretty sure the liquor cabinet is closer than the medicine chest.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 September 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I don't recall any Pokedex themed DS or Game Boy, but plenty of Pokemon-themed ones. My favourite, and the one I've got myself, was the Pokemon Red/Blue themed 3DS with the swappable faceplates that came out around the time the original games were made available via digital download

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 September 2018 - 02:30 PM)

I'm fairly certain Nintendo has done Pokéball red and white, but I don't know about specific Pokédex colors.

@  Paladin : (21 September 2018 - 11:10 AM)

random thought: has Nintendo ever made a 3DS that looks like a Pokedex? because that seems like a GOLDMINE waiting to happen...

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2018 - 03:23 AM)

Wiigii! Titans Return Grotusque for only 60 Euros (actually 70 but I somehow had an eBay gift card for reasons that escape me) with free shipping from within my own country!

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2018 - 03:02 AM)

That was the plan for Predators too with the Super Predators.

@  Waspinator : (21 September 2018 - 01:46 AM)

So, apparently in the new Predator movie, the Predators don't hunt us for honor or the challenge or anything like that, but because they're stealing human DNA to modify themselves. Congrats Hollywood, on making a monster far less cool and scary.

@  Pennpenn : (20 September 2018 - 08:46 AM)

I only started playing it recently so I don't know what it was like before. Actually surprised they haven't finished the story yet. Then again, unless they introduce another world it's pretty much just Maleficent and whatever the Foretellers are playing at left.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 September 2018 - 08:30 AM)

Geeze.. I reloaded up Kingdom Hearts X for the first time in a long time. That game has massivily inflated from when I played it when it first launced in the US.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 09:07 AM)

It's an annoying thing to have happen in any game. I'm hoping they actually finish releasing all the story mode parts before 3 comes out.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 06:24 AM)

Ahh. Hadn't played that in a long time.. Since before the PVP I think.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 04:33 AM)

Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. Specifically the PVP fights.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 04:31 AM)

What game PennPenn

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 03:13 AM)

Man, I love it when you've got limited attempts at something in a game, said game crashes at the end of the thing, so you lose the attempt but don't get any credit.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 08:44 PM)

I know. I'm back to the classic purple for the first time since the comic theme was introduced.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 08:32 PM)

Alright thanks, gonna be weird without the speech bubble boxes but I'll manage.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 07:59 PM)

Nope, ongoing problem for a bunch of us. The mods know, so... just hunker down and wait. In the mean time: changing themes will sort it out for a bit. Only the comic theme is affected.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 05:36 PM)

Is something going on? I'm missing the buttons to go to the newest post and there's no banner for the forum list, it just says "logo" in the corner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2018 - 06:03 AM)

Leader-1!

@  Whirl Maximus : (18 September 2018 - 02:25 AM)

"huh?" 'chuckle' in every reaction shot. That's all I remember of Armada.

@  Paladin : (16 September 2018 - 07:36 PM)

if youre looking for sympathy its in the dictionary between shit & syphilis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2018 - 03:10 PM)

Uuuhhhhhh.......

@  Rycochet : (15 September 2018 - 11:56 AM)

Due to it's concentrated lousiness, even small doses of Energon will age you, yes.

@  Lazy Garou : (15 September 2018 - 10:32 AM)

unicron trilogy video was great, but made me feel a hundred years old.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 September 2018 - 07:32 AM)

Awesome. Good job man.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 09:30 PM)

cleaning up, mostly.but the little plastic piece where the power cable hooked up was broken. That I managed to put back together.

@  Patch : (11 September 2018 - 04:48 PM)

So he also has White Castle-like qualities?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2018 - 02:23 PM)

Just keep him away from the plumbing, he's really hard on the pipes.

@  RichardT1977 : (11 September 2018 - 01:22 PM)

Overlord has some castle-like qualities to him

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 12:15 PM)

Fix it, like, found a working power adaptor, or fix it like: there was saudering involved.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 11:58 AM)

that feeling when you fix something and works like a dream. we now have a working snes in my house and I have tested 10 games on it and they all work.

@  Arazyr : (11 September 2018 - 10:44 AM)

...Now I want a Transformer that turns into a castle.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 09:37 AM)

You should be careful man, lots of allsparkers life in castle law states. It's a good way to get shot you know.

@  ▲ndrusi : (11 September 2018 - 09:35 AM)

Which house? Mine? Dammit I thought I locked my door!

@  GrungeWerX : (11 September 2018 - 01:20 AM)

GrungeWerX in tha HOUSE!!! WOOT!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2018 - 11:54 PM)

There's been consistently good sc-fi flicks; most just fly under the radar as lower-budget or indie pictures

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:28 PM)

If you can forget about that garbage Ghost in the Shell feature...

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:27 PM)

Upgrade is a GREAT dark sci fi throwback film. Kind of feels like the genre has been nailing some good stuff after a LONG time of drek

@  Sabrblade : (10 September 2018 - 06:34 PM)

Hey, Steve is a Vehicon!

@  abates : (10 September 2018 - 04:44 PM)

I thought it was spelled "Stege".

@  Arazyr : (10 September 2018 - 02:10 PM)

So, "I before E, except after Siege"? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 September 2018 - 01:59 PM)

Memorandum to all: the word "siege" is spelled with the "i" before the "e".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 September 2018 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday to Star Trek and Star Trek: The Animated Series!

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2018 - 07:55 AM)

*smacks TMM upside the head*

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 September 2018 - 02:51 AM)

& Knuckles.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2018 - 11:01 PM)

Re: Coded?

@  Waspinator : (07 September 2018 - 09:14 PM)

Final Fantasy: The Movie: The Game: Pocket Edition HD Boogaloo


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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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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.

"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 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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