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@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 11:33 AM

I've completely lost track due to a bunch of reasons, one being the charts getting to be a bit unwieldy. It's probably easier to just make a simple list instead of a graph that's like 90% empty space.

 

 

 

Made some handy infographics based on the one Hasbro made for Ranks:

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So first off, Hasbro Pulse and the Siege website don't agree on certain terms. :rolleyes In this case, HP calls the first Decepticon rank "Private" while Siege consistently refers to them as "Raiders." I'm not sure what's more 'canon', I'm just gonna run with the idea that the Cons use different terms than the Autobots.

 

Also, General appears to be reserved exclusively for Megatron and Optimus.

 

 

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Again, HP and the Siege site use different terms here. Siege calls the Decepticon Divisions "Forces" (i.e. Air Force) while HP opts for "Command" (i.e. Air Command).

 

I don't think Sea has been used by either faction yet. Whether it's hinting toward something or just Hasbro covering their bases remains to be seen.

 

 

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Hoo boy.

 

- Hasbro Pulse implies the Decepticon version of "Special Ops" is "Black Ops", while the Siege site just uses "Special Ops." Similarly, HP uses "Applied Sciences" where Siege uses "Engineering."

- HP has a design for Decepticon Medics, but it's utterly incompatible with the Badge system we got, going on the top of the ring instead of the center.

- HP also suggests there are eight Units, including "Intelligence" and "Recon." To the best of my knowledge we've only seen seven, none of which are either of those two. The Decepticon's "Espionage" unit (Soundwave, Reflector, and the like) could possibly be either of them with a new name. That unknown Autobot unit (Slamdance, Swindler) is presumably their counterpart, though there's no telling if there's still suppose to be eight units or if it's just seven now.

 

 

EDIT:

Oh, Earthrise is gonna have Quintessons and I think Mercenaries. I wonder how they'll fit in here?


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#42 Noideaforaname

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 12:39 AM

Red Bull gives you wiiiings.

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No but really, going to Earth caused Smashdown to join the Air Command apparently. Wavemate Soundbarrier is also unexpectedly in the same Division, which might mean it's an error, or just they fly now...



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 04:56 AM

Seeing that Smashdown and Soundbarrier both have nonsensically joined the Air Command makes me think it's a mistake or oversight by whatever graphic designer threw together the Battle Master packaging yeah.

That said it's a lot more fun to try to think up a story/world-building reason. Maybe there's a big aerial assault coming up on Earth and the Battlemaster are reassigned to load out the troops. Are we getting any flying Autobots any time soon? (Sky Lynx is probably Space Command I would think.)


-ZacWilliam, Was gonna say we'll have to keep our eyes on the next releases but the only upcoming Battle Masters I can think of are the Con Intersection and the Quint Snake... have we heard about any other Bot ones or is that it?

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 07:58 AM

Man, I need a sticker sheet made up of those rank insignia.



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 08:11 AM

There's one more rank, only Ratchet (and part of Omega Supreme by mistake) has, which is Specialist.  The blurry maze pattern on the Autobot side with the ?? under it is definitely Recon.

 

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:26 AM

The blurry maze pattern on the Autobot side with the ?? under it is definitely Recon.

 

Is there an official source on that?



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:36 AM

If I'm reading the symbol in the upper right correctly Apeface is a private in the ground forces espionage.

 

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:39 PM

Alrighty, updated the first post with a huge list divided by toyline, factions, and size class.

 

 

Incidentally, Quints and Mercenaries have their own insignias at least, which aren't the same thing as the military badges, but still they're kinda neat and I haven't seen anyone talk about them:

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 04:38 AM

Something neat that I noticed is that the badges are also on the instructions. I thought the badges were only on the packaging and was a little disappointed because I throw that away but looking at Apeface's instructions the badge is on it.



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Posted 07 April 2020 - 07:55 AM

I've been cutting the nameplates with sigils off the packaging (except for Siege Micromasters, which didn't make that convenient) and storing them in toploader hardshell trading card sleeves.

 

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 10:05 PM

Siege and Selects completed!  Best I can tell Countdown, Smokescreen, Zetar, Cromar, Lancer, Hot Shot, Redwing, Nightbird, and Kremzeek don't have their own badges.

 

EDIT: Added most of Netflix (just need Ultra Magnus and Rung, though they're probably the same as Siege), and Earthrise is all caught up for the moment.


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Posted 16 April 2020 - 11:01 AM

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No badges for the Quintessons, it seems.

 

Probably safe to assume Mercenaries don't have them either. Double Dealer's likely to also be blank, while Snapdragon's most likely going to have a Decepticon one.

 

 

 

Incidentally, Starscream apparently hasn't gone up in ranks between Siege and Earthrise. Maybe in Part 3?


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Posted 16 April 2020 - 12:22 PM

The Decepticons had a salary and promotion freeze whole in stasis lock.

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 12:02 AM

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MEGATRON HAS FALLEN! I, STAR– er, HOTLINK, NOW LEAD THE DECEPTICONS!!

 

 

(really, I assume the Air Force Applied Sciences Raider is the proper one and the Ground Infantry General is just an odd copy/paste error from Megatron, but still)


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Posted 22 April 2020 - 01:58 AM


Well someone needs to be in charge when the Nemesis launches and they haven't released a new Shockwave, so why not Zoidb-um Hotlink.


-ZacWilliam, yes, this is way more likely an error than Spoilers for the Netflix show, but it'd be pretty hilarious if it turned out otherwise...
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Posted 23 April 2020 - 10:00 PM

As far as switching specialties,I'm sure there are some Cybertronian equivalents to "ground crew" for flight based Transformers.

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 11:19 AM

Netflix series done! Magnus is, predictably, same as his Siege badge. Rung doesn't appear to have one (box doesn't have him and the instructions don't include them for "accessories"). Presumably it's Ground Artillery Private like his mainline releases, but who knows? It might turn out he's God in the cartoon....



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Posted 25 April 2020 - 12:24 PM


Deus ex animata?

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 08:21 PM

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Decepticon Knok?

 

Also, doesn't look like this set gives anyone badges.

 

 

EDIT: Also also, Siege Nemesis Prime is a thing apparently, and he's got Optimus' ranking...


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:20 PM

Pounce and Wingspan added. Didn't expect them to differ in every regard.





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