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@  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?

@  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.


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#3241 Platypus Prime

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 03:17 PM

Finally! A Transformer that turns into a giant chicken with a thermonuclear weapon strapped to its back powered by stuffing smashed-flat bats into its rear! And people say Hasbro never listens to fan demands.

 

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I do think that despite its really weird looks, this was actually pretty well thought out.  The 'cockpit' latch in bird mode also acts as a catch to keep cassettes in while the tray is upside down, so you don't have to rely on friction, and the wings are slightly asymmetric to help them fold into the back space easier.  He'll definitely do what I wanted, which is to be an alternative to Soundwave/Soundblaster for holding the new-style casettes.  And with the Ravage/Laserbeak pack and the four-pack, I have at least one of each of those molds, too.

 

But still, with the heavy body and short wings, he does look so much like a giant chicken...


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 03:19 PM

I have all the versions of the T30 Arcee mold.

Still better looking than the upcoming one, despite my lacking the details of this one more. The half a car mode and lesser paint job (other than the T30 one which it is on par with) make it worse.

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 04:25 PM

Woot! I just got the Clones off of the website! Going to pick them up at the Target near my office! Woot!


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 08:13 PM

Until you get there only to find that it's the middle of the night, somehow, and there is nothing there for you except a picture of Skywarp's face, screaming at you...

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 12:48 PM

Could this be why Doubledealer's engine is removable?

 


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 04:00 PM

Woot! I just got the Clones off of the website! Going to pick them up at the Target near my office! Woot!

 

 

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Got to open these soon!


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 09:27 PM

I'd be tempted if I didn't already own the Titans Return versions

 

...and the Legends versions


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 09:42 PM

Well, I only had the ones form the Walgreens set, so I had to get these.


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 09:52 PM

I'd be tempted if I didn't already own the Titans Return versions
 
...and the Legends versions

They're identical to the Legends versions.

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 10:52 PM

Well, I only had the ones form the Walgreens set, so I had to get these.

Let's hope they have the sense to do the same with their Autobot counterparts, though in their vastly superior Titans Return color schemes


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 12:02 AM

Well, I only had the ones form the Walgreens set, so I had to get these.


Let's hope they have the sense to do the same with their Autobot counterparts, though in their vastly superior Titans Return color schemes

Let’s hope they have the sense to make them a wide release and not just Target. Between trying. To track these and the Seekers down it seems impossible.

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:38 AM

Could this be why Doubledealer's engine is removable?

アースライズのダブルディーラー、胸がパカッと開くと謎の空洞があるので、、、ああピッタリ
ゴッドオンこの場合はパワーオンか
位置的にちょっと違うがしっくりくるなぁ。
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I remember someone pointing this out a few weeks back. Seems too coincidental.

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:39 AM

I dont get it. Is it implying Machine Wars Soundwave?

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 12:44 PM

More of just trying to make the cassettes look more like engines, by pulling the little block off and putting it on them when they're in the socket.  Though having seen pictures of the old toys, if they don't make a MW Soundwave or even a Stalker, I will be very surprised.



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 02:06 PM

I'd rather see an update of Grimstone and the Powercore Dinobots as a companion to Volcanicus. Then, maybe all the tooling would be there for HasTak to do a Dinoforce/Dinoking update.


The further we get from PotP, the less likely this is, but as an addendum to this, I would also like to see a Paddles and maybe 1 more new combining Dinobot. I like having options for combiner limbs.

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 02:10 PM

As you admit, its unlikely, but it wouldn't be completely out-of-bounds for such a thing to end up being a Generations Selects release.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 02:34 PM

To give my dinobots some options, I have Sky-Lynx as a shared torso alternative between them and the Protectobots, and UW Strafe (the only Technobot I have) has been put with the DInobots as a combination alternate limb/spaceship.  With him and Red Swoop, they have backups!



#3258 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:15 PM

Finally got a Cliffrise Earthjumper of my very own today, and been having fun with him so far. The chest doesn't quite close as neatly as I'd like (the shoulder tabs don't go into the window slots, or vice versa), but I'm thinking it may not be much of a problem.

 

One thing I'm wondering, though: Is there any good place to stash his spare parts in robot mode if I just want to go with the double-pistol style? I can't seem to find any good places for the skis and unfolding stock-thingy, but again, I've only had him for less than a day.

 

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:23 AM

I wonder if the Seeker two pack is going to come out in Canada at all... since we only have Walmarts and Tru now... mybe Ebgames will pick'em up...

 

that Thundercracker looks so good 



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 08:05 AM

Finally got a Cliffrise Earthjumper of my very own today, and been having fun with him so far. The chest doesn't quite close as neatly as I'd like (the shoulder tabs don't go into the window slots, or vice versa), but I'm thinking it may not be much of a problem.

 

One thing I'm wondering, though: Is there any good place to stash his spare parts in robot mode if I just want to go with the double-pistol style? I can't seem to find any good places for the skis and unfolding stock-thingy, but again, I've only had him for less than a day.

 

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The stock thingy has a tab on the bottom that can attach to the swivel joint slots on his shoulders, which I only figured out because it's shown in the instructions.

 

I've been sticking the skis to one of the pistols so it has sort of a crossbow look.  If you want symmetry, maybe you could put one on each pistol as ammunition clips or something.





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