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@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.


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#21 Darth_Prime

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:54 PM

Miles: 35.4 + 5 = 40.4
Uppers: 510 + 160 = 670
Lowers: 90 + 50 = 140
Core: + 50 = 50

 

Biked 5 miles for a warm up yesterday.  Did a TRX circuit and my body feels like I was hitting heavy weights even though its just body weight.  Off tomorrow so Im going to get some running in.  5K on the 20th. 

 

Trying to get into an every other day routine with a 3 on 1 off work schedule we have.  So my day off will be running + weights.  Middle day of work, Bike (more than 5 miles, I was short on time) + TRX.  Then abs on both days.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:08 AM

Weight this morning: 212. Down three pounds in a week. Is this sustainable? Probably?

 

In the past week, I've hit a treadmill once. All other exercise has been walking, shoveling sleet and wood working in my basement. I don't dare run outside until a good spot of 40 degree weather to melt the ice gathering round me.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:02 PM

three pounds in a week is NOT sustainable. You'll lose quickly at first, but it'll taper off after a week or two. It's literally just your body being surprised at the extra effort. But congrats man!

 

So an hour and a half of upper body today, all of it trying to clear two inches of ice that's as hard as concrete from my driveway. If I had three more days like today, I could do it. If I had a flame thrower, I could be done before dinner. Since they're predicting 20cm of snow over the next two days: it's going to be an ungodly mess until spring.


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 07:03 PM

Miles: 40.4 + 3.1 = 43.5
Uppers:  670 + 210 = 880
Lowers: 140 + 90 = 230
Core:  50 + 170 = 220

 

​Did a 5K on the elliptical.  Then did whatever I put in my notes below.  Im tired.  A little sore. But I feel good and accomplished.  

 

I put this on Instagram/Facebook and Ill add it here, maybe somebody needs to see it.  So Ive seen a lot of people talking about their mental health and how that is leading to them feeling confident in themselves and their physical appearance.  Remember, mental is one of the four pillars of resiliency. Physical is another.  There is still Spiritual (can/cannot be religious) and Social.  If one of those pillars in your life is out of balance, your life is out of balance.  So do whatever you need to do in this life to bring that balance to your life.  Get in the gym.  Get outdoors.  Hang with some friends, even if us just bunch of Transformer nerds here.  Go to church.  Do whatever you can to get that balance.  And if you feel your life is out of balance, send me a message.  Ill listen to whatever it is you're going through.  As a I saw in a post on facebook, Id rather listen to 60 minutes of your problems than a 15 min eulogy at your funeral.  Hope everybody is having a good day.  

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:20 PM

Miles: 43.5
Uppers:  880 + 80 = 960
Lowers: 230 + 150 = 380
Core:  220 + 50 = 270

 

Did TRX before work tonight.  I got woken up a couple of times through the day so I wasn't 100% committed to working out, but I made myself get up and go.  Glad I did though, as always, feel better after working out.  

 

I also did 100 Jump Rope, but I wasnt sure how to figure that in.  100 reps of lower?


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 10:42 PM

4 on the elliptical yesterday, 1 mile swim tonight. 

 

Miles: 43.5 + 5 = 48.5
Uppers:  960
Lowers: 380
Core:  270



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Posted 19 January 2020 - 07:49 AM

I also did 100 Jump Rope, but I wasnt sure how to figure that in.  100 reps of lower?

Yeah, let's call it lower.

 

Miles: 48.5 + 2.6 = 51.1
Uppers:  960
Lowers: 380
Core:  270

 

Took a short walk on friday, but it was -30 something outside. With the temperatures fluctuating so wildly, I finally managed to catch a cold. So I'mma try to take it easy for a couple of days.... after today, cause today there's 20 cm of snow to clean up.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 11:23 AM

Mental, physical, spiritual, social, hmm.

Miles: 51.1
Uppers: 960 + 40 = 1000
Lowers: 380
Core: 270

Just did push ups.

I swear, I'm hitting the gym tomorrow!

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

Mental, physical, spiritual, social, hmm.

I sat through a week long class learning about these 4 pillars and things about them.  

 

Mental: Getting your mind right. Not quitting because that voice in your head says something will be hard.  Anything worth doing is hard.  If it was easy, it wouldn't be worth doing. 

 

Physical: More from a military standpoint since this is how it was taught, but staying tough.  Staying mission ready. Taking care of yourself so when the shit does hit the fan, you are physically strong enough to handle whatever comes your way. This includes a good diet plan as well, not just being in the gym.  

 

Spiritual: Not necessarily religious. For me, its why I love hiking and biking.  I can be out on a trail, get to a certain point, and just look and enjoy what this world has to offer.  Maybe its going to church and talking to God (or whatever you believe in).  

 

Social: Having a good social circle, even if that circle is just one other person.  Me, I just love being with my wife and kids.  I don't really care about hanging out with people other than them, unless Im around my family.  But its those people who can see when something is off with you and isn't afraid to ask you if you're OK or not. 

 

The military has the acronym ACE:  Ask if they are thinking about hurting themselves or others.  Care for them, let them know you are there.  Escort them to get help, IE: Mental health, hospital, church, whatever they need.  

 

Biggest thing I took away from the class is: When you hit bottom, are you the ball that bounces back or the egg that cracks.  And of course you want to be the ball right?  You want to bounce back from adversity and continue back on a better path.  But sometimes its OK to crack. Sometimes its OK to get down and feel bad for yourself. But thats when you need to try and pick the pieces up and bounce back.  And if you cant do it on your own, you need to recognize that and realize that it is OK to ask for help.  Its actually the stronger person who asks for help instead of trying to do it all themselves.  

 

Resiliency is a great thing have and to practice.  Knowing how your 4 pillars are and if they are in balance or not and what you can/need to do to get them in balance.  



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:18 PM

Miles: 51.1 + 16.62 = 67.72
Uppers: 1000 + 210 = 1210
Lowers: 380 + 100 (jump rope) + 60 = 540
Core: 270 + 260 = 530

 

Pretty good workout this morning before bed.  Skipped doing the 5K, its cold at 0800.  Plus it would have been 1000 by the time I would have fallen asleep and had to be up at 5pm ish for work.  I like getting my sleep. Took a selfie because the workout doesnt count if you cant prove it.  

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 11:28 AM

Chest day Sunday, Yoga yesterday. 

 

Miles: 67.72
Uppers: 1210 + 360 = 1570
Lowers: 540
Core: 530



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:23 PM

No gym for me, tummy trouble. *Shakes fist*

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 04:35 PM

Feel better Fero.

 

Took a nice walk, despite the cold.

 

Miles: 67.72 + 3.1 = 70.82
Uppers: 1570
Lowers: 540
Core: 530


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:08 PM

Weight this morning: 214. Up two pounds in the past week. Over the weekend, I was at an event that had BBQ meatballs, so I'm kind of OK with this.

 

Walked every day this week, even in the snow. Filled all the rings on my Fitness app since Jan. 2. Feeling good.



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:15 PM

Ridiculously nice day out, so I took a walk.

 

Miles:  70.82 + 3.1 = 73.92
Uppers: 1570
Lowers: 540
Core: 530


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Posted 23 January 2020 - 09:15 AM

Miles: 73.92
Uppers: 1570 + 100 = 1670
Lowers: 540 + 100 = 640
Core: 530

Ok. Went back to gym. My legs hurt more than my arms!

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 10:19 PM

Miles: 73.92 + 3.72 + 1 = 78.64
Uppers: 1670
Lowers: 640 + 135 = 775
Core: 530

I took calf raises off the list, somebody was on the machine and being slow. Took off abs too and because Im fat and I wanted to get some food before the DFAC closed. Still getting my miles up. Signed up for the Taji 100 in February, 100 miles from walking, running or jogging. Cycling doesnt count (booooo). Also, I havent done squats in a really long time. I dont know what the muscle is called on the inside part of the leg, but it let me know its there and not happy about squats.

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 01:25 AM

Miles: 78.64 + 8.25 = 86.89
Uppers: 1670 + 290 = 1960
Lowers: 775 + 100 = 875
Core: 530 + 140 = 670

Didnt get up in time last night to make it to the gym, so I went after work this morning. NEVER should a gym be 45 mutha duckin degrees. #firsttimeimeanttospellduck

Also, do you like the photo of the workout? I figured its easier than typing it all out. By all means feel free to use them, we are a sharing community.

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 12:32 PM

4 on the elliptical Weds, arm day yesterday.
I really need to stop my rest days turning into multiple rest days... 

 

Miles: 86.89 + 4 = 90.89
Uppers: 1960 + 180 = 2140
Lowers: 875
Core: 670 + 161 = 831



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 05:32 PM

As long you get back after it.  Consistency is one of my biggest issues when Im back home.  Between work, 2 kids and a wife, life gets busy.  Right now though, fitness is something to help pass the time and get in better shape. The goal is to maintain once I do get back and stay away from the fast food places.  





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