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@  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.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!


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#1 D Buster Prime

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 02:48 PM

Inspired by the shoulder weapon port on Siege Soundwave that rotates around to reveal antenna for vehicle mode.

It's not an undocumented feature. It's in the instructions, and I still missed it. Would've never caught it unless somebody on the intertubes specifically pointed out that others had missed it as well.

What are the features (documented, undocumented, cool fan feature, etc.) that you or others have missed in various figures over the years?

After catching the feature described above, it reminded me of Transmetal Tarantulas' multi-hinged shoulder transformation. It seemed like a fiddly mess until I realized how it all is supposed to fit together. Years later, I discovered many others had initially missed this, with some only learning many years down the road. So easy to miss, yet so important!

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 03:15 PM

I missed Siege Ironhide's proper chest transformation until someone here mentioned it the other week.


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 03:51 PM

I didn't know that G2 Clench's trailer had semi-hidden doors on top to reload his tons of missiles until, er, last year.  I'd always just slid them down the cannon barrels.


I've had the thing for twenty+ years.


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:05 PM

TR Doublecross's floppy beast thighs actually do peg firmly into place! 


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:39 PM

Yup still haven't figured out the TM Taratulas shoulder mess. Maybe a link to/pics to show everyone what y'all are on about? ;) 


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:46 PM

See those pegs on the inside of the wheel halves that look kind of like this: (___) ? 

There are corresponding slots on the backs of the panels where the shoulder balljoints are mounted, and they lock together.


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:55 PM

The fins on Dark Crumplezone.

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:56 PM

Yup still haven't figured out the TM Taratulas shoulder mess. Maybe a link to/pics to show everyone what y'all are on about? ;)

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This piece looks like it is a single hinge, but it is actually includes a double hinge that accordions out. You have to use more force than one would assume to open in up the first time.

Once you have it fully opened, you can wrap these panels around the strut that holds up each wheel half over the shoulder, and it will cleanly tab into place while holding the wheel-half up in its proper orientation.

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:58 PM

I missed Siege Ironhide's proper chest transformation until someone here mentioned it the other week.


I initially messed that up, too. Which is pretty funny, given that he is already packaged in robot mode.

(Although I guess I don't know whether the chest is actually transformed properly in package.)

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 06:55 PM

Yup still haven't figured out the TM Taratulas shoulder mess. Maybe a link to/pics to show everyone what y'all are on about? ;)

Screenshot_20190326-175247_Chrome.jpg

This piece looks like it is a single hinge, but it is actually includes a double hinge that accordions out. You have to use more force than one would assume to open in up the first time.

Once you have it fully opened, you can wrap these panels around the strut that holds up each wheel half over the shoulder, and it will cleanly tab into place while holding the wheel-half up in its proper orientation.

I think I found out about this like 5 years after the fact.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:55 AM

Siege Ironhide has 5mm ports on the inside of his leg panels that are only useful if you have him in car mode and leave these panels open (they normally close to cover his forearms). I'm pretty sure this is a nod to the original toy's trailer/base mode. Also, his gun fits perfectly in one of these areas.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:30 AM

TR Doublecross's floppy beast thighs actually do peg firmly into place! 


What!?!? Kindly do elaborate.....


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:50 AM

 

TR Doublecross's floppy beast thighs actually do peg firmly into place! 


What!?!? Kindly do elaborate.....

 

The thing is that they peg in super tightly, so a lot of people think it's just hitting a wall or something.  It literally snaps into place on all versions of that mold and retools.

 

It's hard to illustrate exactly what locks in to what without pictures, but there're "\__\" shape pegs on either side of the waist and corresponding slots on the feet parts then you have to press REALLY HARD.


Edited by Spark, 27 March 2019 - 08:53 AM.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:01 PM

The real key is to realize that the whole tail section is meant to angle back, not stick straight down. Then the tabs and slots will line up for locking.


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:11 PM

Worthless without pics....*grumble grumble*


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:24 PM

 

 

Yup still haven't figured out the TM Taratulas shoulder mess. Maybe a link to/pics to show everyone what y'all are on about? ;)

Screenshot_20190326-175247_Chrome.jpg

This piece looks like it is a single hinge, but it is actually includes a double hinge that accordions out. You have to use more force than one would assume to open in up the first time.

Once you have it fully opened, you can wrap these panels around the strut that holds up each wheel half over the shoulder, and it will cleanly tab into place while holding the wheel-half up in its proper orientation.

I think I found out about this like 5 years after the fact.

 

Even Ben Yee has TM Tarantulas transformed wrong in his pictures, and he says how the shoulders work right in the text!  It's the weirdest thing.


Edited by Spark, 27 March 2019 - 01:24 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:57 PM

 

I missed Siege Ironhide's proper chest transformation until someone here mentioned it the other week.


I initially messed that up, too. Which is pretty funny, given that he is already packaged in robot mode.

(Although I guess I don't know whether the chest is actually transformed properly in package.)

 

 

i just got mine today and its all the way up in package


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:50 PM

classics rodimus' buzzsaw feature. it didn't take 20 years to figure it out, but far longer than it should have to notice it



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 02:27 AM

Yup still haven't figured out the TM Taratulas shoulder mess. Maybe a link to/pics to show everyone what y'all are on about? ;)

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This piece looks like it is a single hinge, but it is actually includes a double hinge that accordions out. You have to use more force than one would assume to open in up the first time.
Once you have it fully opened, you can wrap these panels around the strut that holds up each wheel half over the shoulder, and it will cleanly tab into place while holding the wheel-half up in its proper orientation.

Just did it.

Oh. Mah gerd! :o :o :o

You mean that TM Tarantulas was always buffer and more solid a figure than he was as what I had remembered whilst in my childhood? Do you mean to tell me that I had been (not) enjoying a half-assed TM Tarantulas all this time??!

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:00 AM

Siege Soundwave's foldy gun thing fits into his tape deck.  Not a huge deal, but I've been storing it in there until I manage to find his actual tape buddies.





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