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@  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.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.


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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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#48 Chip

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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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