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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  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?


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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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#9 D Buster Prime

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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? ;)

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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.

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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