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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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It is the year 2050. Why is "OK, Millennial" trending?


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:26 AM

By now y'all have probably heard about the trending meme "OK, Boomer" ascending from TikTok to the New Zealand Parliament. For those out of the loop, the meme mocks attitudes commonly associated with individuals of the Baby Boomer generation. Unsurprisingly for a social phenomenon, meme users have generically expanded targets beyond genuine Boomers, such as to Generation X parents. For their part, detractors decry "OK, Boomer" as ageist.

 

Now let's think further on, as this Reddit thread ponders. Ultimately, entropy is inevitable and each generation of humans becomes decrepit in its own way. While Generations Y/Z may be on the short end of the stick of life right now, what do you anticipate will become their clashes with the youth of tomorrow?

 

As a refresher, here are the loosely-agreed birth dates for generations in Western culture:

 

1883-1900 | Lost Generation

1901-1927 | Greatest Generation

1928-1945 | Silent Generation

1946-1964 | Baby Boomers

1965-1980 | Generation X - Latchkey Kids, MTV Generation, Baby Busters

1981-1996 | Generation Y - Millennials

1997-? | Generation Z - Digital Natives, iGeneration


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:36 AM

Bold of you to assume that Millennials want to live to see 2050.

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:52 AM

Bold of you to assume we'll even have a choice in the matter.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:11 AM

“Whither are the manly vigour and athletic appearance of our forefathers flown? Can these be their legitimate heirs? Surely, no; a race of effeminate, self-admiring, emaciated fribbles can never have descended in a direct line from the heroes of Potiers and Agincourt…”

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:34 AM

Probably in response to us telling stories of plentiful food and resources.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:10 PM

I'm too apathetic to make the requisite Bubblegum Crisis macro, but generation gaps happen, surprise


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 04:51 PM

We won't be able to guess. Think about how terminology evolved from 40 years ago to today. Whatever kids in 2050 will be calling Millenials, none of us would probably understand it.

I think the entire thing funny, because this happens with every generation. It goes both ways too, with older folks thinking the younger are useless.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:09 PM

https://www.penny-ar...y-in-the-future

 

I think of this for the future problems.

 

Of course that is assuming that we don't destroy the planet or ourselves.


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:13 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:33 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

Their general apathy towards everything is just getting reciprocated back.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:04 PM

With older folks thinking the younger are useless.


I know the ones i work with are pretty useless
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:58 AM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:07 AM

"Every time I talk to an old person about a home they are like, ' My house is worth two million dollars, and I bought it for 11 raspberries.'."


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:01 AM

 

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.

 

Better end...we get to stay home (in the house we paid for), watching Ranma, Exosquad, G1, Robotech, and GI Joe with our kids (which we had), teaching them to play Battletech, driving to work to pay for the kids having an existential crisis and the nurse for our aging Boomer parents, all to get ready to drive over and feed them and wipe their **** from their TV remote (seriously, how does that happen).  You wonder why we don't engage in the culture war, or boycott salt water, or eat flackseed and gravel...we don't have time.

 

Great...now everyone is going to say, "Ok, Xer", but I can't hear you, I am watching Bubblegum Crisis with my son to get my smiles where I can.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:30 PM

Here is the stand up comedian I quoted:

 

 

 

Has some language.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:09 PM

"Ok Boomer" is just "cool story bro" with the subject becoming more generalized.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:29 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 
And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.
Ah yes. Free from the drama about wondering what sort of world our children and grandchildren are going to inherit.


...wait.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:51 PM

Latter half of the sentence aside, it's gotta be said that no one gets left out of the inter-generational drama. It's not as if no one has ever used the term "gen X-er" derisively. And I'm a millennial who already doesn't understand gen Z or whatever they're called.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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