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@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.


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Ongoing Questions for Hasbro Brand and Design Teams Thread

Hasbro Generations John Warden

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#1 Copper Bezel

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 07:11 AM

Whether it's a flash social media prompt or an impromptu convention interview, we're sometimes presented with an unexpected chance to interface with the faces behind the toys. While that's great, it's also always a scramble for questions from the community, and usually results in kicking ourselves later at the awesome questions we wish we'd thought to ask. Exastiken, Allspark Discord server regular, suggested we start an ongoing thread for questions you want answered that might get missed otherwise. 

 

Share your questions for the Hasbro brand and design teams here, and we'll collect them into an updating list as we go. There's no guarantee that the next person to have the opportunity will ask every question we've collected at a given time, but the list will something for them to look back to as reference when the opportunity arises. If there's something people are curious about, it's much less likely to get missed this way. = ]

 

Edit: For example, Exastiken suggested a couple of possible questions:

 

Could we see Snapdragon and Apeface as a part of the new Generations Select branding?

 

Might the DJD appear in War for Cybertron given their Cybertronian city-name theme?


Edited by Copper Bezel, 19 December 2018 - 07:14 AM.

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 19 December 2018 - 04:25 PM

1) A long time ago at BotCon, Hasbro reps gave us a nice overview of the toy design process. I think that'd be a great topic to revisit as there have surely been some changes to the process in the past 10-15 years.  

 

2) I'm not convinced specific "will we get such-and-such" questions help much, because plans won't be announced until they're ready to be announced, but I guess more of a general take on the remaining "holes" in the G1 roster -- Autobot Targetmasters, the Horrorcons, Pretender Monsters, Throttlebots, etc. Are they interested in continuing those directions? 

 

Also, if anybody's ever sitting down with Bob Budiansky:

- Was there an idea that the G1 comic might end at issue 12? Was the story arc structured with that as a possibility? 

- Why Portland? (I have a suspicion that either it was obscure and far away from anything happening in the main Marvel books, or Bob had some connection there, friends or family. Or maybe just Mount St. Helens, because volcanoes are cool.)


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 05:05 PM

Please someone explain Crankcase.



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 11:53 PM

WTF is this shit?! Kindly explain the story behind these symbols.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 01:56 PM

Was there ever plans for there to be an additional pair of boxsets in Titans Return after "Chaos on Velocitron" and "Siege on Cybertron?" If so, were the Arcee/Ultra Magnus, Grotusque/Scorpinock and Cloudraker/Wingspan sets left over from this, and what else was going to be in them?

 

Were there ever plans to create some sort of official Subscription Service/Collector's Club venue to release exclusive figures before Generations Selects was a thing, and were Arcee, Grotusque, or the Prime Wars Trilogy figures connected to it? (this has been soft-confirmed several ways, but it would be nice to have an official story)

 

Why the decision to retool bits of Titans Return Soundwave for his Bumblebee Movie re-release? Was that tooling originally intended for something else?

 

Was Power of the Primes always intended to be about three to four waves from the start, or was it shortened at some point? If it was shortened, can you give us hints about what was cut?

 

Why does Siege Hound's boxart have him with a very Cybertron-Defense-Hot-Shot-Esque head?



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 04:46 AM

What are the chances of a segment of the generations line that is similar to studio series or the Thrilling 30, where rather than an overall theme we have an assortment of characters from across all generations with the packaging informing us what series they were from?

Probably hitting my head against the wall with this one but I guess it can't hurt to ask.

Edited by TriBlurr, 24 December 2018 - 04:47 AM.


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Posted 25 December 2018 - 06:30 PM

Can we have Botcon back, pretty please?

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 09:11 PM

What ever happened to that prospective Hasbro Fan Club thing that was supposed to replace Fun Pub?


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Posted 25 December 2018 - 11:22 PM

Who are the alternate heads for Power of the Primes Battleslash, Roadtrap, Dreadwind, Blackwing, and Evolution Optimal Optimus?



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:10 AM

first of all, who gave you the right

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:19 PM

What was the design process for having Titans Return Alpha Trion and Broadside as retools? Seems kind of random, given the star difference between a lion and a fighter jet. Which was planned first, and how was it decided to add the second one as a retool?

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:31 PM

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 01:03 PM

Will IDW be working on a new Hasbro-verse that shares the new Transformers comics with GI Joe and other properties? (I can probably ask them in-person myself at WonderCon.



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 04:51 PM

What are the chances of rereleasing some older generations figures that were difficult to find. Like Thrilling 30 Gears or Titans Returns Nautica? Maybe as part of the Select Series.

Edited by TriBlurr, 08 January 2019 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:03 AM

What are the chances of rereleasing some older generations figures that were difficult to find. Like Thrilling 30 Gears or Titans Returns Nautica? Maybe as part of the Select Series.

On that note, if Metroplex were to be re-introduced into Generations Select, would he sport updated parts like Titan Master pegs and connections to other base modes?


Edited by Exastiken, 11 January 2019 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:59 PM

Who are the current members of the Transformers design team and what have they worked on in the past?  I mean that both in the "work background" sense and the "specific toys you've designed and/or to which you've contributed" sense.


Edited by Spark, 09 January 2019 - 05:00 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:07 PM

What are the advantages to Hasbro and Takara unifying their Generations lines?  (This has a 50/50 chance of just getting a PR garbage answer, but still.)


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:39 PM

Most of these questions run that risk honestly.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:25 AM

A significant number of Transformers Generations figures, starting from mid-Thrilling 30s, now sport 3mm flight stand ports, something that also shows up in a lot of Hasbro action figure products, but compatible first-party flight stands only come bundled with select Masterpiece figures. There was a standalone flight stand offered on the TakaraTomy mall, but it is no longer available. In the future, could there be an evergreen option of Hasbro flight stands so figure buyers could use this display feature?



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

A significant number of Transformers Generations figures, starting from mid-Thrilling 30s, now sport 3mm flight stand ports, something that also shows up in a lot of Hasbro action figure products, but compatible first-party flight stands only come bundled with select Masterpiece figures. There was a standalone flight stand offered on the TakaraTomy mall, but it is no longer available. In the future, could there be an evergreen option of Hasbro flight stands so figure buyers could use this display feature?

If I recall from waaaaaaaaaay back, Warden said those ports were basically made with the assumption that collectors already had stands from Bandai or Figma, etc, around to use.


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