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@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.


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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.

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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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