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@  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)


@  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)


@  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

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 September 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Funny thing is, I think the pocket edition graphics give the game more personality.

@  MEDdMI : (06 September 2018 - 11:10 PM)

Final Finception

@  Waspinator : (06 September 2018 - 10:29 PM)

They've made a PS4 version of Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition. For those keeping score, it's the PS4 version of a smartphone version of a PS4 game.

@  wonko the sane? : (05 September 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Ah HA! turns out the trick to installing the rift software was to run it as an admin. Stupid windows 10.

@  wonko the sane? : (05 September 2018 - 04:58 PM)

Awright! I got the display port working! Which means I can now connect my occulus rift!

@  MEDdMI : (04 September 2018 - 10:38 PM)

*just stares*

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What was your VERY FIRST transformer?

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#1 Telly


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:50 PM



Every Transformer was probably someone's first. Something to keep in mind for those who might roll their eyes at some "nobody" getting a new lease on life -- it could mean the world to someone else.


inspired by that post from nytetrayn in the picture thread, i thought id ask what everyones first transformer toy was. 


mine was windcharger in '84 :)

Edited by Telly, 05 July 2018 - 03:02 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:51 PM


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:55 PM

It was either G1 Optimus Prime or Long Haul. Was too young to remember which was first.

I do remember looking at the instructions for Devastator and realizing there was no way I was going to be able to ask my parents for the rest of them. From that day forward, I made a vow never to start another combiner without the ability to get every component all at once.

My next combiner was G2 Devastator. I saved up my allowance for more than a month to get him.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:55 PM

pffffff '84 Optimus Prime? Either him or one of a number of the '84 guys we got, but I'm thinking it's Prime.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

I can't be 100% sure, but I distinctly remember getting Sunstreaker and my brother got Sideswipe. Now, there may have been some smaller bots before, but I cannot say for sure.

It is also why Sunstreaker has always been one of my favorites, and his MP figure is amazing (except for the chrome. Chrome looks good, but, while it has yet to happen to him, chrome always tends to scrape or flake...)
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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:06 PM

It was Beachcomber and Seaspray, which I THINK I received on my 5th birthday (which puts it at 1987, so I'm not entirely sure).


Bonus fact: By the end of the day, one of our pets had chewed most of the rollcage off of Beachcomber, and that's how he's remained up to now.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:11 PM

G1 Mirage, at TRU, the day I was supposed to be going to get my first bike.


I mean, I did, but it turns out Mirage had way more influence on my life than that bike did.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:20 PM

Twin Twist. I had been fascinated with Transformers ever since the first commercials, but at 5 I wasn't at an age where wanting a toy and then being able to somehow get that toy was something I could connect in my brain. Also the first commercials were for the comics (to get around toy advertising laws) and for the general concept of Transformers, not for toys themselves. The Jumpstarters commercial, which was very specifically for a toy, was so exciting to me! They drive forward, and then they spring up! So I went around the house and probably everywhere crouched down looking exactly like a chrome drill tank, and then would spring up!

I dimly remember going to the store and choosing the toy. I remember what a complete package it was, with the stickers and the catalog and all. And because those earliest commercials had stuck me with the idea that all Transformers have things that pop out of their chests like Soundwave's cassettes, I decided that clearly Twin Twist's huge and exquisitely designed chrome gun was something that popped out of his chest as a cassette and unfolded in-universe, and that this was simply beyond what you could actually achieve with a toy. The catalog eventually helped me sort this out, and Soundwave was my second Transformer.

I have never bought any of the modern Twin Twists, as I have very strong opinions about what his face should look like and the modern toys fall short of the glory.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:22 PM

This guy. The packaging and instructions disappeared instantly, so he mystified me, but I loved him.




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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:30 PM

This Ironhide right here, a surprise gift for my 7th birthday in September 1984. I'd never heard of Transformers, and I thought it was just about the best thing ever.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:33 PM

I had a box of hand-me-downs, so to speak (my brother still played with them but they became sort of a shared toy box) which means I didn't really have a first Transformer.

My first boxed Transformer though was Bluestreak. From a flea market. My dad bought it for $25 and I tore into the box and within a week had broken the roof, rear windows, and one door off. This then became the example of "that looks too fragile, you'll break it" all the way until Beast Wars Waspinator's wasp legs (All of the Cassettes were off-limits my whole childhood. I remember one trip to TRU gave me the option of picking up the Decepticon Clones since my brother was getting Fastlane and Cloudraker... but I wanted Steeljaw and Ramhorn. And couldn't have them. So I threw a little bit of a fit and bought I think a TMNT figure instead. Pounce and Wingspan would go unpurchased for 15 more years after that.)

1987-88 was really the first year I remember shopping in stores for TF, with my getting Powermasters, Targetmaster jrs, Headmaster jrs, Pretenders, and the like. So it probably surprises no one that I'm more partial to the later stuff. Lol

Edited by NightViper, 05 July 2018 - 01:35 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:49 PM

Scavenger or Beachcomber.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:52 PM

If I remember correctly, my very first was G1 Bluestreak. Then he broke, and my brother bought it off me. The first one I got and KEPT was Cliffjumper, with a white Mini-Spy. 8^)

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

Well as anyone who looked at the pictures thread today knows, it was G1 Cindersaur in 1988. It was followed pretty closely by Nautilator.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

Laserbeak and Frenzy 2 pack.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 02:02 PM

Bombshell and Twin Twist.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 02:04 PM

G1 Skywarp in 1984 for my 5th birthday.

Followed shortly by Mirage and Gears.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 02:14 PM

Soundwave for Christmas in 1984.

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