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@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Woah.

@  MEDdMI : (20 November 2018 - 11:01 PM)

*the spin top spins, cutting away to black before we can see if it falls over or not*

@  Paladin : (20 November 2018 - 10:21 PM)

"none of this is actually happening. There is a man at a typewriter & this is all his twisted imagination."

@  Benbot : (20 November 2018 - 06:54 PM)

We're not actually back, this is all a dream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 November 2018 - 06:12 PM)

It was, we're just humoring you.

@  Arazyr : (20 November 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I was wondering if that was just me...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2018 - 02:01 PM)

And we are back after that round of Forum downtime.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:30 AM)

Feels like it's been so long since there's been a proper storm that I've been awake for. This one even has pink lightning, which always great.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:22 AM)

So long as he has an R by his name. Even if the R is for "Recepticons"

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Sadly, my first reaction was "And I'm sure way too many people would seriously, unironically really vote for the blatant bad guy and still cheer at him while he's slaughtering the masses because they saw him on TV and he's cool."

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:17 AM)

Someone over at TFW2005 just discovered an old photo of political campaign signs, with one saying "Vote Megatron! Global Domination."

@  Paladin : (19 November 2018 - 07:02 AM)

let's be real. at this rate we're not lasting until 2075.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2018 - 06:34 AM)

The rest of the world may build a wall around the US in 2075.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM)

Tell an conservative conspiracy maniac that women are literally the Satan's spawn out to infect humanity with the gender virus that will turn everyone into communist Muslims who eat children, and they will be like, "Well of course! That makes perfect sense!"

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:49 AM)

It's evidence of Poe's Law.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

The world is insane.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Geeez, I just read a story about a liberal satire Facebook page that would publish absolutely outlandish, ridiculous made-up conservative propaganda, stuff so absurd nobody with half a brain could take it seriously... and conservatives are taking it at face value.

@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.


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#41 Chip

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

It gets rid of the clear pelvis lights, which were the most visually interesting part of MP-10. I think I'm too disinterested in Masterpiece at this point to be properly offended by the fake windows, but at this point this is the complete antithesis of what I want in a Transformer. Which is fine, at least it doesn't tempt me like those new Diaclones.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:29 PM

I think Im more impressed when theyre able to take character designs from thirty years ago; where almost no thought went into trying to make the vehicle and robot mode match. Then working out an engineering solution so they can exist as a physical object.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:14 PM

Man, it's not that I don't find it amazing they managed a Optimus so accurate to the animation.

I just don't think I have any love for a very expensive toy that puts so much effort towards looking like a badly drawn frame of artwork.

Good thing it looks like his character model, then!


Wow, then there's a TOY -and- a show that look like shit on PURPOSE? Depressing.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:54 PM

To think there would be three uses of the 1984 CW / UW Seeker mold and all of them are Starscream. :/


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:02 PM

All of them are Starscream and none of them are just plain Starscream.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:12 PM

They had a golden chance of making one, but now that is shattered, and has a ghost of a chance of happening?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:18 PM

Well, off the MP train I go

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:25 PM

They can turn me around on the fake chest windows with a redeco that does something interesting with them. I'm thinking of Laser Optimus, but instead of stickers you get a multi-layered high-tech monitor look by just painting designs on both sides of the "glass". Even just having different window colors in both modes would be something. I still wouldn't be in the market for this but it would look nice.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

Cartoon Nemesis?

Maybe?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:39 PM

Surely Laser Prime would need to be a different kind of truck with a different kind of trailer as well.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 09 June 2018 - 09:39 PM.


#51 Blot

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:58 PM

Is it, though?

Certainly!  What you seemed to suggest this was them taking a random tween frame from the cartoon and making a figure based on that:

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When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

Fake chest windows

The unanimity on this is astonishing. Do y'all think he has gappy joints in at the outer lower corners of his pecs just to match the gappy joints there on the truck mode, too?

 

So I want to be like "maybe, but" but there's not a lot of maybe, the windows aren't fake. There's a strip taken out the middle and they collapse together over it in robot mode, like the hood chest of Alternity Convoy or like Toy World Primorion in reverse. There's also a tiny strip of non-window that materializes from lands unknown to give the windows back their missing frame edge.

 

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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 09 June 2018 - 10:20 PM

 

Is it, though?

 

Certainly!  What you seemed to suggest this was them taking a random tween frame from the cartoon and making a figure based on that:

 

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When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?

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I didn't say any of that. I questioned whether it was a good thing it was based on the cartoon model.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:36 PM

To be fair, anyone could be behind that elephant mask.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:09 AM

When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?

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I didn't say any of that. I questioned whether it was a good thing it was based on the cartoon model.

All I know is that the proportions are way less attractive than MP-10's, even considering MP-10's excess 5mm or so of forearm, so going for the most "definitive" rendition of a somewhat loosely followed character model didn't result in the best-looking toy. It's an interesting set of proportions and not inaccurate, but he just has so much less heroic a silhouette. And it's hardly the only "definitive" set of proportions for G1 Prime, either; MP-10's longer, flatter torso and bulkier boots all make him look (more heroic, less like Ironhide, and) more like the little Optimus Prime portrait used as the not-barcode stamp for many of the Marvel comics. 


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 10 June 2018 - 05:49 AM

All I know is that I'm not paying 200 bucks for a box pulling a bigger box again. Especially now that both boxes will be missing their stripes. 


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:28 AM

Following the design sheet instead of the show's depiction strikes me as such an odd idea. Reminds me of how Prime's AOE toys were based on a non-final design instead of the CG model actually in the movie, and that was only because they needed the toys to come out in the same year.

#58 Blot

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:41 AM

The show is depicting the design sheet.  That's what model sheets are for.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:10 AM

All I know is that I'm not paying 200 bucks for a box pulling a bigger box again. Especially now that both boxes will be missing their stripes. 


$200? :D

Maybe without the trailer.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:08 AM

Yeah, he $400, yo.



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