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@  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

@  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*

@  Noideaforaname : (04 September 2018 - 09:36 PM)

Hello there

@  wonko the sane? : (04 September 2018 - 09:06 PM)

Howdy.

@  RichardT1977 : (03 September 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Or just a set of arms and shoulder cannons that combined Legends Godbomber with CW Optimus.

@  RichardT1977 : (03 September 2018 - 07:10 PM)

I still wish someone would make an upgrade kit for Combiner Wars Optimus that transformed from a trailer to a set of limbs with Powermaster shoulder cannons...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (03 September 2018 - 09:48 AM)

I read that as "Basilisky" for some reason.

@  Anonymous X : (03 September 2018 - 03:45 AM)

Basicslly


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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?

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 27 August 2018 - 06:40 PM.


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