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@  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!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

dagrimbo

@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"


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#21 Spark

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:28 AM

Wait, why does he have abs on his back?

 

Oh, I guess he... sort of does?  He has the red plates on the back, but they're recessed as opposed to popped out.


Edited by Spark, 05 September 2019 - 09:33 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:45 AM

Wait, why does he have abs on his back?

 

Do you even crunch bro?


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:50 PM

The planet maw looks terrible, though.  I can't unsee a pizza there.


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#24 Spark

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:21 PM

PIZZA DESERVES ITS OWN PLANET, DAMN IT.

SO, I've been staring at this all day and I think I know how this transforms and it might be surprisingly simple?

1) Torso panels are on some kind of armature; Chest splits outward.

2) Planet mandibles are hidden inside the torso.

3) Turn upper body 90 degrees at the waist. In a move that I'm kind of astounded no one's thought of yet, legs flip around to either side of where chest/back was and form most of either hemisphere. (You can see this from where the waist panels end up on the back in the shadowed pictures.)

4) Hemisphere panels fold out a little. Front section of feet flip around and fill that space. Rest of feet fold out to be more planet shell.

5) Arms do a chunk of panel flippy stuff and form the equator and some sections connected to that.

6) Collar forms planet maw. Flip up "teeth", then enclose head. Head drops down. Mandibles come out and attach to sides of maw somehow.

7) Thinner wing splines fold up parallel to each other, then left and right wings attach to each other. That all plugs into the hemisphere ports.

8) Done. No, really. I think that's pretty much it. That's about on par with Armada Unicron unless that torso split is way more complex than I think.

A far cry from HasLab's billion panel stacks, but the trade is that I think either the Zeta's robot or planet deco is going to be a MESS. Like, the shoulders alone would be orange on top, gray on the front and back, then orange down the sides. Not to mention that having the chest/back chunks out there means no polar region deco hits unless they just do it and skip the chest? Like, the gray Dracula collar is formed by the orange maw. That kind of thing. It's an ingenious transformation scheme, but I don't think they considered how the G1 deco would work on it all the way through.

Edited by Spark, 05 September 2019 - 10:36 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 09:12 AM

As long as the planet's mostly gray and the orange is more orange than yellow, I could forgive minor discrepancies TBH


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:32 PM

My hackjob of a color mockup.  The way this scheme lays out across the planet mode is... wonky.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:37 PM

A far cry from HasLab's billion panel stacks, but the trade is that I think either the Zeta's robot or planet deco is going to be a MESS. Like, the shoulders alone would be orange on top, gray on the front and back, then orange down the sides. Not to mention that having the chest/back chunks out there means no polar region deco hits unless they just do it and skip the chest? Like, the gray Dracula collar is formed by the orange maw. That kind of thing. It's an ingenious transformation scheme, but I don't think they considered how the G1 deco would work on it all the way through.

 

I HAVE been wondering how the deco would work out.



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:37 PM

If I can fit it in, I'll hack together a deco on to one or two of the planet shots they've released, using the layout you'd get from the robot mode I posted above.


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#29 unluckiness

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:18 AM

Transformation video. Much less shellforming than i expected. Very very impressed. Think I'm in.

 

Comes with a second open planet mouth and energy beam effect that combine into a stand, ab crunch, opening mouth, eye LEDs, diecast side toes and shoulder joints.


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 08:34 AM

Everything about that seems so much smarter and better thought out than HasCron. No doubt Ill be buying that. A+ in my book.
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 12:06 PM

Move a few bits out of the way, VIOLENTLY TEAR THE LEGS FREE... seems legit
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 12:41 PM

I admit, it does seem to use its mass better.  Though I also know that some 3rd party stuff looks great but is impossible to actually handle properly or has serious fragility issues.  I'd probably wait to see what happens.  I know nothing about Zeta toys in general.



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Posted 07 September 2019 - 01:23 PM

Man. HasTak should look at that video and think, "Why didn't we think of that?!"

 

I'm an admitted "official" apologist but there are so many things about this that are done better than Hasbro's. I think credit must also be given that they were obviously working on this at the same time as the official Unicron so they weren't just "improving" on something that had already been mostly figured out.

 

I'd say their one "cheat" if you want to call it that is making his robot mode essentially symmetrical. But honestly since doing so has resulted in a far superior means of panel-hiding, it's worth it imo.

 

As to fragility issues, the fact that he was able to apply some not insignificant force to the prototype was pretty impressive. I imagine the panel-popping will be the main nuisance with this, similar to official movie toys. But wow, I'm impressed. Depending on price, I may wind up with another Unicron (I mean, I'm about to have 3 Omega Supremes, so why not 3 Unicrons?).


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#34 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:43 PM

So the extra mouth is the stand, what if you want to display it with the extra mouth?


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:45 PM

That is pretty impressive.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:07 PM

The transformation is pretty ingenious and I have to say I thought this thing partsformed.

Granted I'm still sticking with the HasLab version, but I can't say that there are not some very cool things about the transformation. Which may not work on anything bigger than this and manage not to fall apart in a jumbled mess.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:13 PM

So the extra mouth is the stand, what if you want to display it with the extra mouth?

 

Yeah, that does seem a little odd. The mouth/stand is a pretty big piece too that appears to just snap over top of the mouth with the flaps. So unless they provide a second stand, I guess you're just out of luck.


 
 
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:28 PM

Talk about shitty timing for everyone.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:29 PM

Yeah, as much as I don't really like the look or the maw of this in a few places... damn, that transformation is way, way, way better and very well done.



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Posted 07 September 2019 - 06:24 PM

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This right here worries me a bit. That's a lot of weight for a little plastic to carry.


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