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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 May 2021 - 04:49 AM)

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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 May 2021 - 11:46 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)


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#61 Fnu Aw

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 01:22 PM

Swift letter begins searching his bags for something to drop in the hole, and is caught off guard when the ground begins to crumble!

 

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

While Ember Burst narrowly dodged the crumbling earth, both Timber Glee and Swift Letter fell into a deep cavern. There seemed to be a steep slope but it would be difficult to climb. It was actually fairly narrow at the bottom. However, now that they were at the bottom, Swift and Timber saw the teal cart Ivy's parents usually travelled with. Unfortunately, the two were nowhere to be seen. Hoofprints indicated that somepony traveled away from the cart and down the tunnel...

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:46 PM

"oof.... I was not meant to bend that way." Timber slowly untangled her limbs and stood up, shaking her head to knock off some of the dust she had gathered on the way down. After making sure her friends were ok, she looked at the cart and hoofprints, then looked back up to Ember.

"Looks like they went this way."



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:11 AM

"Is everypony alright?" Ember calls down the sinkhole. After seeing that the other were okay, she thinks for a moment about Timber's observation. "Oh dear. I was afraid of that... should I go get help? Or... *gulp*... do you want me to help search down there?"



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:18 PM

Swift letter could have fluttered down for a more graceful landing and prevented his current dizziness but...

 

Well he could have.

 

 

 

Post gives Ember a look, then hops down the hole.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:47 PM

"We should probably stick together, we might need your help." Timber called back to the surface.



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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:23 AM

"Ah, right, right, of course," Ember replies. She closes her eyes for a moment and concentrates...

 

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...then opens her eyes, fixates on an open spot on the ground next to the others, and... *BLIP*

 

*BLIP* ... "Oh good, nothing exploded this time."

 


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:34 AM

There were several things the group noticed now that they were more adjusted to being in the small cavern. There was a faint breeze which would indicate either a change in air pressure or perhaps another opening farther along. Next, while there was light from above, there was also a faint light from something farther down the tunnel and around a corner.
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Posted 27 February 2019 - 10:12 AM

TImber smiled at her friend. "You're getting better at it."

Once her eyes adjusted, Timber started walking towards the light, making no attempt to approach quietly.



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 12:22 PM

Travelling down the tunnel and rounding the corner, Timber Glee saw the ground had a short dip and then she spotted Lustrous Ivy's parents! They were lying unconscious and the light was from a Venin Apple that they apparently applied a basic light spell to and were using as a lantern. It was starting to dim so they were probably in the tunnel for a while. Just then the trio heard something rumble in the distance.
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 12:01 PM

Swift Letter is slow to advance [OOC]*cough*[/OOC], not super eager to trade the light from above for the much fainter light ahead.

 

"See anything ahead, Timber Gle-"

 

The moment is interrupted by an ominous rumbling.

 

"Tunnels that are about to collapse don't sound anything like that. Right?"


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 05:08 PM

While following Timber Glee, Ember pulls out her quill and paper and begins to draw a map of the tunnel, in case the group got lost. 

 

"What's that about tunnels about to collapse?" she asks absentmindedly, still jotting notes.



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 11:51 PM

"I... I don't know. But we've got to get them out of here!" Timber galloped towards Ivy's parents. "Ember, can you teleport them above ground? If not, Swift and I will carry them." She tried to quell the rising panic and fear at the thought of somepony losing their family.

 

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 02:25 AM

The trio heard the rumble again and better realized it wasn't forward or backward but above. Swift Letter most of all as rain began to fall down the tunnel. Light Heart had started the scheduled afternoon rain! The soggy tunnel entrance gave way and collapsed, meaning they would need to find another way out.

However, Ivy's parents seemed to stir from the noise.
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Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:39 AM

Ember looks up from the paper just in time to see the entrance tunnel collapse. "Oh... drat." Frowning, she writes a big "X" over the entrance she had drawn on her map.



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Posted 05 March 2019 - 01:06 PM

"The scheduled rain! Of all the days to be right on time."

 

"Ember, we should try the teleportation plan. Once you're up there you can let everyone know that we're down here."


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:58 PM

"With the entrance being collapsed like that, it's going to be a lot more difficult to manage a teleport... so it's probably best if I just go by myself and try to get help, like Swift Letter says. Don't worry, I'll get somepony ASAP!"

 

She closes her eyes and tries to picture the surface near the Venin Apple tree, slightly damp from the rain... *BLIP*

 

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:04 AM

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Feeling the tingle of magic, Ember Burst disappeared quick as a wink. When she appeared, she was topside in the rain. There was just one problem. She found herself legs deep in the ground as she had not teleported far enough. She might be able to struggle to free herself or she could wait for someone to pass by.

Meanwhile, as the spell fading on the Venin Apple meant the tunnel was reaching near total darkness, the commotion seem to have waken Ivy's parents. Her father called out, "Hello? Who's there?"
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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:02 PM

"Not good..." Timber looked behind them at the collapsed tunnel. With a quick "good luck!", Ember was gone. She let out a shaky sigh, but soon enough her attention was on Ivy's parents.

"Oh! Are you awake? We're friends of Ivy's. I'm Timber Glee." She looked around at the dimming light. "Er, would you mind casting that light spell again?"



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Posted 09 March 2019 - 11:38 AM

There's nothing more he can do with the teleportation plan, so Swift Letter ambles over to Ivy's parents.

 

"I'm Swift Letter, the mailpony. And this is Post, the pigeon. We're here to get you back topside."


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