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@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...


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#181 Sprocket

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 11:51 PM

We've got a comic!


Being part of any fandom is fundamentally embarassing.

#182 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 12:36 AM

そこまでだバイオレンジャイガー!


Wow, reading Dai Atlas's dialogue as the Powered Masters come to the rescue feels exciting!

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#183 Sabrblade

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 08:59 AM

Four time periods in this one.
 
2011: Right at the end of the story "Controverse", set after "The Return of Optimus Prime" (which in Japan took place in 2010 rather than 2006) but before The Headmasters.
 
2025: Around the time of Transformers: Victory
 
2035: This was the year that Operation Combination and United EX were set in
 
2038: This is the post-G2 year that takes sees Galvatron II in charge of the Decepticons, but he doesn't seem to be present in this manga

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#184 Powered Convoy

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 02:59 PM

https://takaratomyma...g4904810119975/

 

Due to the great response, the preorder deadline moved from 10/29 1 PM (JST) to 11/5 1 PM (JST).


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#185 Creedence

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:48 PM

where were you fools when Grand Maximus needed his Pretender Suit

#186 MrBlud

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 09:56 PM

This seems like a much better overall value.


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#187 D Buster Prime

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 01:11 AM

where were you fools when Grand Maximus needed his Pretender Suit


Meh, the original Fort Max mold is superior in every way.

Just buy the reissue, the TFCC Megatron that includes the Pretender shell...and just imagine that they're in the proper colors.

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#188 Tripredacus

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 02:28 PM

We've got a comic!


What is that contraption that Wheeljack is wearing?
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#189 Sabrblade

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 02:33 PM

 

We've got a comic!


What is that contraption that Wheeljack is wearing?

 

 

The machine Rhinox used in the Beast Wars two-part episode "Coming of the Fuzors" to bring Optimus Primal's spark back from the Transformer afterlife.


Edited by Sabrblade, 02 November 2018 - 02:33 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#190 Powered Convoy

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:22 AM

360 view of the trio:  https://tf.takaratom...mall_ex/lgex_bp

 

img01z.jpg img02z.jpg img03z.jpg img04z.jpg img05z.jpg img06z.jpg img07z.jpg img08z.jpg


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#191 Sabrblade

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:23 AM

Can those wings of his even detach to form his giant Z-shaped sword, or are we out of luck on that?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#192 Powered Convoy

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:02 PM

Can those wings of his even detach to form his giant Z-shaped sword, or are we out of luck on that?

Earlier photos showed it detached.

 

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More like a shield than a sword though.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:34 PM

 

2038: This is the post-G2 year that takes sees Galvatron II in charge of the Decepticons, but he doesn't seem to be present in this manga

 

G2 Hero Megatron there has Galvatron's head for some reason instead of the real one that came with the toy, so I don't think that's been forgotten.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:48 PM

G2 Hero Megatron there has Galvatron's head for some reason instead of the real one that came with the toy,

That's because that head is G1 World Megatron. The head that came with the G2 Hero Megs toy is Legends World Beast Megatron. G1 World Megatron took the G2 Megs Transtector for himself. This is set after everyone evacuated the Legends World.


Edited by Sabrblade, 12 December 2018 - 06:49 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:52 PM

 

 

2038: This is the post-G2 year that takes sees Galvatron II in charge of the Decepticons, but he doesn't seem to be present in this manga

G2 Hero Megatron there has Galvatron's head for some reason instead of the real one that came with the toy, so I don't think that's been forgotten.

 

https://tfwiki.net/w...Edition_Vol._63

 

The LG63 transtector was built first for Legends chibi Megatron before G1 Megatron (in the LG23 small body) appropriated it for himself. Presumably, Marvel Galvatron II (who is not a Headmaster) will be defeated on planet Beast in the upcoming pack-in chapter for LG-EX Repug & Grotes. Then G1 Megatron returns to the G1 World to resume command in the Big Powered prologue as we see here.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:08 PM

Aaaand you've all just reminded me why I hate all the Japanese comics and their pedantic fanwank circlejerking.


Edited by Spark, 12 December 2018 - 07:08 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#197 Sabrblade

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:15 PM

The little head guys are the characters, not the bodies. That's all that matters.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#198 D Immortalis

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 12:19 AM

Arise thread, let us necromance this thang! or something!! hehe =]

 

So my box from bbts of these guys comes tomorrow...and i may be in a physical rehab facility...im immense pain, scared to death, barely walking...but DEAR SWEET MONKEY CHICKEN am i excited to messs around with these guys this weekend!

 

see, Sundays are like, free days, so i'm'a finally have some time to open Leader ultra magnus, movie bumblebee ss Prime, car mode Shatter...and BIG POWERED!!! I am so glad that I saved money for months to be able to get these guys...

 

Who else has them coming, or has them already? are they as cool as they look?


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I bleed inside: you left your knife but I'm still alive
I...love the way you kill me
I love the way you watch me die

Life or death a bullet to the chest
I'd do it again...
Just when I think I've cut you out
You come with open arms to drag me down


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Posted 11 April 2019 - 03:25 AM

They make a lovely set. All of them are arguably worse as transforming action figures than the toys they are adapted from, but the sheer level of effort put into recreating not just Dai Atlas but the whole Big Powered trio is something truly special.

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 07:03 AM

They are pretty desent figures, Sonic Bomber has no kibble in robot mode, Roadfire is the figure that got the smallest amount of retooling, about the only complaint I would have is on Dai Altas and how his lower half connects, I kind of worry the attachment could break as its so small of a connection pole.


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