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@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2021 - 10:32 AM)

Aaannndddd no earthworm jim in canada. Thanks outdated broadcast standards.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Truly the crossover I never knew I needed in my life.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 April 2021 - 08:39 PM)

Dude! Tubi Tv has the Earthworm Jim cartoon! And Chuck Norris and Denver!

@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

@  Sabrblade : (18 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 April 2021 - 02:10 PM)

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@  Telly : (18 April 2021 - 02:00 PM)

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 01:29 PM

Timber simply nodded and waited for her turn to eat and drink.



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:07 PM

"I say, this is quite good. Do you own a restaurant?" Glitter Fields asked as she munched on the carrots.

 
Rushing across town, Light Heart spotted Lustrous Ivy and asked, "Ive! Em found your parents but we'll need Clove's help! Is he still here?" Ivy looked confused, "No? If anything, Midnight and Sunsparkle should have been with Ember and the rest." Spotting an exhausted, wet, and muddy Ember, Ivy used her magic to form some fallen leaves into a makeshift umbrella to cover her from the rain. "Darling, what happened?"
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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:19 AM

Timber grinned. "Not yet."

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:57 PM

After catching her breath, Ember relates the story of everything that had happened after they arrived at the Venin Apple tree. She shows Ivy and Light Heart the rough map she drew of the tunnel before teleporting out.

 

She points her quill to the small room inside the tunnel. "That's probably where they are right now. Ivy's parents were looking a bit burned out so I don't expect they'd have moved far."



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:44 PM

Lustrous Ivy said, "I haven't seen Midnight or Sunsparkle back yet so maybe they're still in the woods." Light Heart let out a heavy sigh and said. "Guess we'll need to go look. I'll carry." Without waiting for confirmation, Light picked up Ember Burst and flew south across the town. Spotting Sunsparkle and Midnight Clover exiting the woods, Light set Ember down and then practically collapsed. "Em, *pant* explain to them the stuff."
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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:27 PM

After they were done eating, drinking, and making light conversation, an awkward silence filled the cavern. Timber was lying on the ground, scraping at the dirt out of boredom. Somewhere nearby, water dripped rhytmically and before she knew it, she was tapping along to the beat. In true pony fashion, she broke out into an improvised yet appropiate song.
 

"We all have a weakness
some of ours are easy to identify.
Look me in the eye
and ask for forgiveness;
We'll make a pact to never speak that word again.
Yes, you are my friend.

We all have something that digs at us.
At least we dig each other.
So when weakness turns my ego up
I know you'll count on the me from yesterday.

 

If I turn into another,
Dig me up from under what is covering
The better part of me.
Sing this song!
Remind me that we'll always have each other
When everything else is gone.

 

Remind me that we'll always have each other
When everything else is gone."

 

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 05:07 AM

Ember explains the stuff.

 

"...So, you see, we kinda need your help."



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 07:54 PM

"You two rest. Honey, follow me," Sunsparkle said as she scooped Light Heart and Ember Burst onto her back and then galloped off to the Venin Apple Tree. Stopping near it, Midnight Clover asked Ember, "How accurate do you think your map is?"
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Posted 26 March 2019 - 10:34 AM

Swift Letter tries to hum along with the tune, but it's awkward as he doesn't actually know this song.

 

He tried, and that's what counts!


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 11:49 AM

"I tried to depict things accurately in case we needed it to find our way back out. But, I'm not about to quit my day job and become a cartographer," Ember replies.

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 07:12 PM

"Well, time for the moment of truth. Hold this..." Midnight Clover balanced a Venin Apple on Sunsparkle's snout with his magic then took a step back. The wind began to rustle through his mane and then he disappeared.

 
Timber Glee and Swift Letter could feel a gentle breeze that was separate from the other breeze. Then they heard an impact and, "Wow, it's dark down here." Midnight's horn began to glow and he said, "There you are! I'll get Ivy's folks topside first but is everypony okay?"
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Posted 26 March 2019 - 10:22 PM

"Aside from slight embarassment, doing just fine!" Timber grinned and started gathering up the supplies they had used for food. "One day that song will be appreaciated."



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 09:57 AM

"Getting down here was a little rough but we're okay."


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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:02 AM

"Alright, I'll be right back," Midnight Clover said. Then quick as a wink, he and Lustrous Ivy's parents disappeared.

 

Midnight Clover and the others appeared right in front of Sunsparkle. "I take it the others are okay?" she asked. "Yeah. Thankfully they weren't down there too long," he replied. Sunsparkle looked at Ember Burst and pointed at the Venin Apple balancing on her snout. "Could you hold this? I need to help Light get the medical cart and a magical anchor tends to help Midnight with the big teleports."

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:32 AM

"Yeah, sure thing!" Ember takes hold of the apple with her magic and floats it over to where she was standing.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:56 PM

Now all is quiet.

 

And dark. And unless they can find another glowing horn somewhere it's going to stay that way.

 

"Well we should be out of here soon now, right? Winking doesn't need time to recharge, does it?"


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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:26 PM

"No idea about Winking." Timber sat down on the ground, mostly to avoid running into things in the dark. "We'll be fine. Want me to sing again? Did I tell you about the time my little sister first tried some lemon meringue cake?" It was hard to tell if her rambling was due to nervousness, or if she was about to start one of her long-winded stories again.



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 03:56 PM

Once Ember Burst held the Venin Apple, Sunsparkle raced off and Midnight Clover teleported once more. Within seconds, he returned with Timber Glee and Swift Letter. "I'll get the cart later. With it raining, it's probably safer where it is."
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Posted 31 March 2019 - 09:59 PM

"-and then she-" *POOF* Timber stopped at the sudden change in brightness, rubbing at her eyes. "Whew. Rain sure feels good right now."



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 11:21 AM

Swift Letter recoils from the light, more out of expectation than necessity.

 

"I don't think there's ever been a better time for storm clouds to be blocking the sun."


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