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@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...


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Which is the best MP version of Megatron to buy?

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#1 MatrixPrime

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

So I've been out of the Transformers toy collecting for quite some time. Outside of picking up Ectotron about a month ago, I can't even tell you the last time I purchased a figure. In fact, I've been actively trying to SELL my figures (to no avail unfortunately, wah wah).

 

Anyways, the old TFWIRE podcast is being uploaded to www.iaconmedia.com, and after listening back to some episodes, I've gotten the itch to dig out some of my favorite figures again...one of them being 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime. On that note, I know a number of MP Megatron figures have been released since I stopped collecting, both official and unofficial, and am seriously contemplating getting one.

 

Out of all of the different MP Megatrons out there, which would you recommend and why? 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

You can't really go wrong with either of the MP36 versions, really.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:32 AM

Yeah both MP-36 figures are great as Spark said, but will be much shorter than the 20th Anniversary / MP-1 Optimus you have. The original MP-5 Megatron is not a good toy and you should stay away.

As for MP-36, choosing the one you want depends on if you have more nostalgia for the cartoon or the toy.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:35 AM

As for MP-36, choosing the one you want depends on if you have more nostalgia for the cartoon or the toy.

 

Definitely the cartoon


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

Then you probably want the regular MP36, since it's exactly the cartoon model.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

Yup. MP-36+ has cartoon faces, but it's main draw and all its coloration is based on the original toy. So the regular MP-36 is the way to go.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

For reference, here is what Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron looks like:

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:08 PM

The original one, MP5, is awful. One of the most difficult and fiddly transformation schemes ever, and he looks weird and spindly in robot mode, and he's like this giant oversized pistol when you transform him. 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:41 PM

Also easily breakable and the metal tarnishes over time pretty badly.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:43 PM

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um hello this is the best mp version of megatron



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:49 PM

On MP-36, two words: seductive thighs

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:57 PM

On MP-36, two words: seductive thighs

 

four more words: gun cannot be straight



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:48 PM

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:43 AM

mp-36 is one of the best transformers, I can't speak for mp-36+ but the tv version is really one of my absolute darlings

 

step 1: place the smiling face on mp-36

 

step 2: press the button on his arm cannon until he laughs at you in japanese

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:06 PM

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um hello this is the best mp version of megatron

No, that's an MP version of the best Megatron. The difference is subtle, but profound.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:42 PM

The original one, MP5, is awful. One of the most difficult and fiddly transformation schemes ever, and he looks weird and spindly in robot mode, and he's like this giant oversized pistol when you transform him. 


Also easily breakable and the metal tarnishes over time pretty badly.


My MP5 can no longer lift its arms or stand up - I have to lean it up against the back of the shelf - and his feet are rotting away. He and MP9 Rodimus are absolutely my most regretted TF purchases ever - and make me feel a little worse for not backing Unicron now.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:17 PM

The gold one because it's really cheap now and looks ridiculous.

 

 

Or a high-quality knockoff of MP-36 because it's $80 instead of $200 for the same stupid toy.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:01 PM

The knockoffs also have US voice clips and LEDs in the cannon, along with the MP-36+ face and chest, which is quite nice.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:43 PM

The knockoffs also have US voice clips and LEDs in the cannon, along with the MP-36+ face and chest, which is quite nice.


Thats only true of the THF KO, theres 3 other KOs out there from different sources.
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