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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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#21 Exastiken

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:46 AM

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.

 

 

Any chance of a source?



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:53 AM

It was somewhere around 2015-2016ish in a transcript of a Seibertron interview, I believe.  I don't recall if it was at Botcon or SDCC, though.  


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

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:10 PM

Transformers has a lot of sub-groups that share body types, with Seekers being one of the most prominent examples. Could we see a large ensemble of named Seekers get represented in Generations sharing the same body? The Selects line seems to be a great way to re-visit and flesh out these rosters, while the main Generations toyline moves forward with new designs and gimmicks.



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 06:19 PM

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

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So this one's kinda answered. Not completely, but enough that it's not a burning question anymore.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:44 AM

Hasbro, will you go out with me? Check yes or no.


YES__ NO__

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:55 AM

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 

honestly, i think the real question is "what were the design plans for the 8 characters that didnt win?" how would Deathsaurus, Arcee, Hound, or Megatron work with the Leader evolution gimmick?



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:52 PM

 

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 

honestly, i think the real question is "what were the design plans for the 8 characters that didnt win?" how would Deathsaurus, Arcee, Hound, or Megatron work with the Leader evolution gimmick?

 

I'd like to know that, too, so as a followup, that'd be good, but I'm specifically curious if those two are "what-ifs," since they really feel like them.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:29 PM

Question for IDW Transformers Creators: will the newly rebooted IDW Transformers universe be planned to be a part of a shared Hasbro universe from the get-go? 


Edited by Exastiken, 30 January 2019 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:28 PM

 

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 

honestly, i think the real question is "what were the design plans for the 8 characters that didnt win?" how would Deathsaurus, Arcee, Hound, or Megatron work with the Leader evolution gimmick?

 

 

Megatron, you could have the smaller figure his days as a Miner, styled on his IDW appearance while the larger one would be somewhat G1 looking but with a alt mode of maybe a alien jet that has a drill nose. Deathsaurus, I think it likely would of been some other character for the smaller bot, prehaps Leozack as pay back for stealing the CW combiner. Arcee would likely been a CW type limb or a TR figure with Dannel being her partner, Hound, no clue as he not got a lot to his character beyond liking earth and his holograms, but then they could of always have him do the leader evolution gimmick and become that giant robot that was projected in the end of season 1 of G1 to trick Devestator and the rest of the cons before the Autobots blasted them and forced them into the lava!


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 09:05 PM

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 

Adding thoughts based on this question...

 

The Power of the Prime Fan Vote ultimately had Optimus Primal win, but among the heavy-hitter choices available were Ultra Magnus, Shockwave, Star Saber, Thunderwing. Now Ultra Magnus and Shockwave, while not winners, have gotten the chance to shine as Leaders in Siege. I'd like to note that Wing Saber, a character from the Unicron Trilogy which Cybertron Optimus Prime came from, bears resemblance to Star Saber, and was able to combine with Optimus Prime for an alternative Super Mode, Sonic Wing Mode. Also, IDW Thunderwing had an Ultra Mode as well. Is it possible that Thunderwing and Star Saber could join the War for Cybertron in a similar manner to other Fan Vote participants?


Edited by Exastiken, 02 February 2019 - 09:29 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 07:02 AM

 

Siege Leaders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave both feature smaller-robot-to-larger-robot combination gimmicks that are similar in style to the Power of the Primes Evolution Leaders. Given that Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were both a part of the fan vote that led to Power of the Primes Optimus Primal, and presumably would have had the same gimmick had either of them won, are their Siege leader figures based around how they would have worked had either of them won the poll?

 
honestly, i think the real question is "what were the design plans for the 8 characters that didnt win?" how would Deathsaurus, Arcee, Hound, or Megatron work with the Leader evolution gimmick?
 
 
Megatron, you could have the smaller figure his days as a Miner, styled on his IDW appearance while the larger one would be somewhat G1 looking but with a alt mode of maybe a alien jet that has a drill nose. Deathsaurus, I think it likely would of been some other character for the smaller bot, prehaps Leozack as pay back for stealing the CW combiner. Arcee would likely been a CW type limb or a TR figure with Dannel being her partner, Hound, no clue as he not got a lot to his character beyond liking earth and his holograms, but then they could of always have him do the leader evolution gimmick and become that giant robot that was projected in the end of season 1 of G1 to trick Devestator and the rest of the cons before the Autobots blasted them and forced them into the lava!

The way I see thing working out are follows

Hound: core deluxe is a standard g1 Jeep hound. Trailer upgrades him into a chugified Movie Hound.

Thunderwing and Star Saber could possibly share engineering.

Deathsaurus: core robot is a duocon formed from Eaglebreast and Tigerbreast. Super mode is the standard space chicken Kaiju we know DS to be.

Arcee could go a few ways.
Idw flavor: pink space car that armours up into Galvatron's twin Brother

3h flavor: g1 pink space car that armours up into a giant spider

Multiverse flavor (my preference):
G1 pink space car, towing a flatbed trailer carrying the rotf motorcycle trio. Combines with trailer and motorcycles into a big scary/sexy Drider. (To those unfamiliar, Driders are basically centaurs, but with a spider instead of a horse).

Megatron is another one that could go in about a dozen directions. Miner/G1, G1/G2, G1/Galvatron, G1/Battlestars. Megatron has been damn near everything at this point. Gun, tank, jet, car, dragon, batmobile, helicopter, spaceship, truck, shoe, slap any two together and you have your Megatron Prime.

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 02:35 PM

For Hound, I would prefer that his entire trailer become a beard.



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 04:23 PM

For Hound, I would prefer that his entire trailer become a beard.

Behold the glory of Houndimus Prime!


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:06 PM

  • With various forms of customization often being done by fans across various Hasbro brands, does potential customization ever come into consideration within toy design processes?
  • The faction logos for the Autobots and Decepticons are instantly recognizable logos even if they are on a newly created character. However, Hasbro also designs new logos for existing brands such as the icon for each Prime in your Power of the Primes subline. What would you suggest potential designers learn to help then better design memorable logos/iconography?

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:51 AM

For IDW: given the Transformers universe that ended recently was called the IDW G1 continuity by the fandom, does IDW have any suggestions on how to call the new Transformers universe to distinguish it, as both IDW continuities are set in G1?



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Posted 18 February 2019 - 04:24 PM

We've seen in the past that individual specific Transformers figures were clearly created with an eye to one day being redone as another figure, often with a new head and/or other bits. 

 

Are *all* new figures designed with an eye to immediate possible releases as other characters, or only some? 

 

If the latter, what criteria gets factored in? 



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 03:57 PM

Given that Starscream was a scientist on pre-War Cybertron, any chance of re-using Shattered Glass Starscream's colors for a Generations Select Scientist Starscream? Just wishful thinking, since there's homages to UT Cybertron in Stege, and one of the Botcon re-decos of Cybertron Starscream was as Shattered Glass Starscream.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:16 AM

Is the intention for the new IDW continuity to adhere to the Generations subline imprints?



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Posted 28 February 2019 - 01:35 PM

Oh, I've got one. Since (assuming you get a chance to ask anything in the near future) the component of Studio Devastator that has his head inside, be that Mixmaster or Scavenger, is still some time off in terms of release date, is it too late to get his deco changed so his face is actually red like the movie instead of grey like the concept art and...basically everything else?





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