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@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 01:17 PM)

The only thing we've learned so far is that 1 out of 10 doesn't really seem to mind that much.

@  Patch : (23 February 2019 - 12:17 PM)

Alien walls.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (23 February 2019 - 11:15 AM)

Aliens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2019 - 10:22 AM)

walls.

@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM)

SAUSAGES!!

@  CORVUS : (23 February 2019 - 01:13 AM)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEERADICATOR!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 11:21 PM)

And don't piss him off, because he'll tell Haruhi who he is and reboot the universe.

@  Bass X0 : (22 February 2019 - 03:22 PM)

Take care of the John Smith who will shake up the world!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I see I'm not the only one who's watched a lot of Kids in the Hall...

@  Donocropolis : (22 February 2019 - 06:33 AM)

"You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes"

@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.


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#1 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:04 PM

Seems everybody loves the Valkyrie Jetfire design and he gets frequent homages and updates. When Botcon was running he was one of the most frequent boxed G1 figures I noticed, as it really seemed like everybody wanted one and the dealers knew it.

Yet he really hadn't done much with his "experimental high-tech science idealist" persona, in any media. The G1 cartoon that advertised him only put him in a handful of episodes and mostly used him for transporting other guys.

Who loves Jetfire for his personality? What was his best storyline? If not for that Macross design that Hasbro briefly licensed once, would he be popular at all?

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:06 PM

I would love to like G1 Jetfire but for now any fond feelings I have towards him are due to his cool design (and that time in ExRid where he grumbled about having to fly the ship just cuz he turns into a jet)

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:07 PM

I think we love him for flipping the bird at Harmony Gold. 

 

 

 

(also, it's "Skyfire." :p)


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:28 PM

You can say this for a lot of G1 characters though. Who legitimately loves x for their personality or storylines and not for the way they were part of your childhood.

But also a lot of fans like Jet/Skyfire because of his connection to Starscream in the cartoon; especially female fans.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:30 PM

I like him in IDW, but that might just be because it makes use of his variable mask and he looks cool.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:31 PM

Why the hell do we like the Insecticons again?

DO we like the Insecticons?!

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:37 PM

I never had the G1 toy and have no attachment to the Valkyrie alt mode for him. The thing I've always associated with him is his debut episode. He wakes up after millions of years on ice, tags along with his old friend who saved his life, eventually realizes how said friend's new team isn't where he should be, and makes his stand, seemingly dying in the process. It was one of the more memorable episodes that came out of the G1 cartoon, and always stuck with me.

 

Of course, then he came back a few episodes later, only to never again do anything significant. Maybe diminished the impact a bit, but that first episode is still what I'll likely always associate with the character.



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:39 PM

I always thought Jetfire was great. Second in command, turns into a space shuttle, voiced by Scott McNeil, what's not to love?

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:53 PM

He was big and powerful and had the same generic "witty brave guy" personality as 90% of the season 1 Autobots, or at least, he does after Fire in the Sky. And that's why I love him. I didn't read his G1 bio until later but it captured me with the descriptions of his equipment and the idea that he believed scientific advancement would win the war. 

 

Seems like fiction didn't really capitalize on that part until IDW.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:11 PM

Wait, did Jetfire actually say anything particularly witty?

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:17 PM

I think we love him for flipping the bird at Harmony Gold. 

 

 

 

(also, it's "Skyfire." :p)

 

I am most definitely not in love with Skyfire's body. Jetfire is a whole other story....


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:21 PM

Here's what I know about G1 Jetfire:

- He's one of the best transforming toys ever designed, with good articulation, nice heft, a precise and satisfying transformation, fun accessories, and a nicely contrasting white/red/black color scheme

- I think in the cartoon he was a scientist and he was frozen in ice for a while or something

- I love him

 

So yeah, I'm completely in the "body" camp. I've also got three Bandai reissue Macross Valkyries because of that sweet-ass body.



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:34 PM

I'd very much like to see a new attempt at a non-Macross Jetfire... Not Skyfire.

I think our last one was the Titanium? Eesh. Why did I just make myself remember that toy?

(And I know the Classics and Generations toys split the difference, but they both leaned heavily towards Skyfire with deco and robot designs.)

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:36 PM

Why the hell do we like the Insecticons again?

DO we like the Insecticons?!

 

I love the Insecticons! They turn into cool insects, and we didn't have many animal guys early on. They have a keen matching team color scheme. On top of that, Bombshell is a creep supreme, with one of my favorite G1 character hooks, and Kickback is one of the best small G1 toys. Also, Shrapnel has a memorable voice. Plus they can clone themselves into a giant swarm and giant swarms are great.

 

I also love the Deluxe Insecticons for, like almost all the non-Takara toys in G1, being really neat toys.



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:37 PM

Why the hell do we like the Insecticons again?

DO we like the Insecticons?!

 

I hella love Skrapnel's weird verbal tic, tic.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 06:03 PM

I'd have to agree that I initially liked him because he was a cool aircraft in the show and comics, then later when I really started collecting in the 90's (and when I started getting into anime), I loved him because he was a Veritech.  So kinda in both camps.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 06:06 PM

The Insecticons were in a lot of episodes, conspicuously using their awesome voices and mind control and lightning powers and eating EVERYTHING and being distrusted even by Megatron. Both factions had to fight them like twice! Kickback was kind of a nobody but he rounded out the trio. They had much more character exposure and storyline pushing than Jetfire.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 06:14 PM

It's always been a little weird to me that the Insecticons were two guys who had no other regular roles on Transformers and Michael Bell.



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 06:19 PM

I'd very much like to see a new attempt at a non-Macross Jetfire... Not Skyfire.

I think our last one was the Titanium? Eesh. Why did I just make myself remember that toy?

(And I know the Classics and Generations toys split the difference, but they both leaned heavily towards Skyfire with deco and robot designs.)


I'm not sure I get what you mean. Something that looks recognizably "G1 Jetfire" but doesn't heavily lean on the Valkyrie or even the Skyfire design?

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