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@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.

@  Tieria Prime : (17 August 2019 - 02:11 AM)

Hi friends

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:05 AM)

So only if Viacom/Paramount has actively trademarked the term "multi-vector assault mode", offered goods or services under that name and has been offering those goods and services in recent years, Hasbro cannot offer goods or services under that name in the same category.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:04 AM)

And they need to be consistently used on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 AM)

Even if they are trademarked.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Words and terms used in dialogue shouldn't be affected.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Also, the trademarks only apply in commerce. You use them to identify goods and services.

@  Ashley : (16 August 2019 - 11:55 PM)

Yeah, you also need to apply for it. They might've never bothered to trademark that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

Trademark affects titles and product names, not every word in writing. For example, DC called their character "Captain Marvel" as recently as 2014.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 08:30 PM)

You missed my point. I was addressing the usage of the phrase in dialogue. Hence the quotation marks.

@  Pennpenn : (16 August 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Well, they can anyway, they might just not be able to call it that...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:54 PM)

It would be awesome for Transformers to have the likes of Overlord and Sky Lynx "engage multi-vector assault mode!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:53 PM)

It is a shame that "multi-vector assault mode" is probably trademarked for Star Trek.

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 10:54 PM)

Only if they manage to boomer-proof it

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

(and would that really be a bad thing?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Wouldn't a cybernetic singularity actually remove one or more of the top levels of Maslow's hierarchy?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 August 2019 - 07:40 PM)

Tomy made some strange selections on their first wave of Tomica releases for the US

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 August 2019 - 06:26 PM)

Resistance is futile.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 06:20 PM)

I would be down for a nice cybernetic singularity if it meant we could actually reach the top of maslow's hierarchy.

@  Ashley : (15 August 2019 - 05:44 PM)

I'm pretty sure the origin of the villains in GaoGaiGar was a computer being told to reduce the stress of the population and it's answer was to assimilate everyone.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Executions then followed by nano reanimation then cryonic suspension until everyone you know is deactivated for good so you can build happiness in a future society.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 01:47 PM)

As opposed to the ones that lie already? As a civilization: we're emotional and socially broken. Might as well have the society that at least wants us to be "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 11:48 AM)

Or you'd have a lot of people lying about their emotional state to avoid being executed.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 11:18 AM)

That would actually be a massive step up: since there's a LOT of stuff needed to quantify happiness, and it could only be an improvement over the existing governments which actually don't care if you live or die, never mind if you're "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 10:02 AM)

Happiness is mandatory, citizen. Failure to be happy is treason. Have a nice daycycle!

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 01:46 AM)

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

@  MrBlud : (14 August 2019 - 09:46 PM)

Humanity is pretty forgiving if you take care of its basic needs. "Freedom" and "Privacy" don't have much hold when you can't afford food, shelter, or medicine.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2019 - 03:29 PM)

Something something peace through tyranny.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 August 2019 - 02:43 PM)

You probably will have a house, AI overseers will crack down on stress, poverty, homelessness and human administration.

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 02:36 PM)

The bad news is they'll probab;y be made and operated by Amazon so will record every single thing you do and transmit it to their datacenters so theycan have human operators sift through it and laugh at footage of you dancing in your socks or having intercourse.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

What if I don't have a house by then?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

If the robot will do the cleaning, I don't care if it's mandatory. I'm sick of moping floors.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 August 2019 - 02:05 PM)

humanoid service robots, one for every house in the west. ETA: 2050. household robots will be mandatory.

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

All I know is it'd be tragic if those evil robots win. I know she can beat them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Big ones? Small ones? Ones as big as your head?

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 12:22 PM)

The robots are pink. Someone call Yoshimi!


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#1 HellCat

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 03:10 AM

Really glad this is out. I know most people are hyped for Zim but this was the one I was waiting for, especially after Nick kinda shelved it.

The special comes in at just under 45 minutes. Rocko, Heffer and Filburt return to Earth after spending 20 years in space. Not coping well with 21st century life, Rocko tries to get the Fatheads brought back.

There's various nods to the original show but the narrative here is a meta one with the Fatheads special being a stand in for the Rocko one. It doesn't go for mocking attacks of the audience like Simpsons and TTG thankfully.

The thing that most surprised me was the decision to make an established character trans. And they play this sincerely, not as a joke. Is it wrong I half suspect though this is why Nick didn't just air it?

Great to have all the VA's back and pretty much pitch perfect bar a few exceptions (Adler can't quite make Ed as bombastic as he did in the 90s and Lawrence's Filburt sounds a little off).

I get the impression we sadly won't see anything further from Rocko but if it kept this standard I'd be down.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 08:50 AM

kinda feels like made for an adult audience, rather than children. They had pretty ambiguous stuff back then, but maybe it´s just the fact that i´m older and It jut pay attention to such things more and feel more noticeable.  Anyway  I liked it and I hope it finds it´s footing. 


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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:50 PM

I thought it would be more of 'where is the modern in Rocko's new modern life' but, yeah, it was a meta story about nostalgia.

Then the trans thing happened and it became about that.

Man, I can't believe I still remember some of the stuff.

The ringworm and something show
Spunky and mops
Nipples of the future
The hup hup hup
Chameleon bros
Filburt's children, WOW! In their 20s!
Heffer's family... hey, his brother was a crossdresser. Where was he?
The boss and boogers. I think he made a comment on the shoes cuz he was a clown gay stand in before.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:07 PM

I really liked it!! I think a lot of the humor kinda just passed me by and overall didn't find it too funny, but it has an earnest heart to it that made it fun nonetheless, and I'm glad it was about more than 'Rocko Get iPad'.

And they did a great job with Rachel's character, as a Trans woman I really appreciated that. I love how her transition was used an important example of how change can be good. And the respectful, earnest way her character was presented made her stuff like not changing her voice an affirmation rather than a joke. Just... 'Oh, cool.' indeed. 😁

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#5 Ashley

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 01:29 AM

Yeah, I'm kind of amazed by how well they handled Rachel.



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Posted 11 August 2019 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 01:32 PM

i was never all that fond of the series but it's really refreshing to learn that a Nicktoon was actually made by a decent human being instead of a garbage-shaped toxic shitstain. 


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 03:02 PM

Heffer's family... hey, his brother was a crossdresser. Where was he?

See.  I told you he'd get mad...



#9 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 03:18 PM

Heffer's family... hey, his brother was a crossdresser. Where was he?

See.  I told you he'd get mad...

You remember it too! Holy cow, er, Heffer. Hehe

I can't find a clip with the brother in his cheerleader outfit but I found one with the mom. No grandfather though.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 10:23 AM

I thought it would be more of 'where is the modern in Rocko's new modern life' but, yeah, it was a meta story about nostalgia.

Then the trans thing happened and it became about that.

Man, I can't believe I still remember some of the stuff.

The ringworm and something show
Spunky and mops
Nipples of the future
The hup hup hup
Chameleon bros
Filburt's children, WOW! In their 20s!
Heffer's family... hey, his brother was a crossdresser. Where was he?
The boss and boogers. I think he made a comment on the shoes cuz he was a clown gay stand in before.

Also: The sad clown in the iron lung™.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:13 AM

Well, it wasn't bad , but... it wasn't good either.

The weak point was definitely the plot which was... unfocused? It was all over the place and never really giving enough time on any one concept or character.

Edited by Dave Zero1, 13 August 2019 - 01:13 AM.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:16 PM

I enjoyed this show since i was 11 when it first aired and this special was better done than Ren and Stimpy Adult party



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:08 PM

That's a high bar there.
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