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@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.


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Would It Be Terrible If Disney Owns Transformers


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#41 LV!

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:42 PM

If only!



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:58 PM

Disney owning Transformers?

 

Replace all the hand-held weapons with energy attacks and melee weapons.

 

                                or

 

"Disney Introduces The First Ever LGBTQ+ Transformers Character!"   "Oh, turns out it's a background character easily edited out for homophobic countries."   Lather, rinse, repeat.

 

 

 

But hey, at least they'll probably get rid of old character and introduce new ones! That's a fair trade-off, right?


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 05:22 PM

Yes.



#44 Sabrblade

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 05:53 PM

Disney owning Transformers?

 

Replace all the hand-held weapons with energy attacks and melee weapons.

 

So... GoBots, then?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 06:16 PM

Or Transformers Animated.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 04:26 AM

Disney dumped a lot of Star Wars fiction post merger. No reason to assume wed keep everyone or everything. And if Disney did make a deal with Takara, with could loose all the classic looks.

So, it'd be a run-of-the-mill new Transformers continuity.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 08:39 AM

I dont think it would be a horrible idea if they can get ALL of the transformers.  

 

One thing that bugs is that none of the streaming services have all of the Transformers cartoons. Netflix has some Cyberverse and Prime, but thats about it as far as I know.  Be nice to watch RID, BW, UT, Animated or whatever.



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Posted 07 June 2020 - 11:12 AM

I dont think it would be a horrible idea if they can get ALL of the transformers.  

 

One thing that bugs is that none of the streaming services have all of the Transformers cartoons. Netflix has some Cyberverse and Prime, but thats about it as far as I know.  Be nice to watch RID, BW, UT, Animated or whatever.

 

Netflix used to have many of them, but some of their contracts waned.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 11:23 AM

If Disney owned Transformers, all the fiction would be like the IDW comics and we'd have a brand manager that insists the 30+ years of fans shouldn't be considered for anything.



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Posted 07 June 2020 - 11:30 AM

If Disney owned Transformers, all the fiction would be like the IDW comics and we'd have a brand manager that insists the 30+ years of fans shouldn't be considered for anything.

 

So, pretty much like it is now. :p


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 11:31 AM

 

If Disney owned Transformers, all the fiction would be like the IDW comics and we'd have a brand manager that insists the 30+ years of fans shouldn't be considered for anything.

 

So, pretty much like it is now. :p

 

*Looks at Generations, Cyberverse and Academy*

 

I mean...no?



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Posted 07 June 2020 - 12:05 PM

I dont think it would be a horrible idea if they can get ALL of the transformers.  

 

One thing that bugs is that none of the streaming services have all of the Transformers cartoons. Netflix has some Cyberverse and Prime, but thats about it as far as I know.  Be nice to watch RID, BW, UT, Animated or whatever.

Might want to check out Tubi TV



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Posted 07 June 2020 - 12:14 PM

 

I dont think it would be a horrible idea if they can get ALL of the transformers.  

 

One thing that bugs is that none of the streaming services have all of the Transformers cartoons. Netflix has some Cyberverse and Prime, but thats about it as far as I know.  Be nice to watch RID, BW, UT, Animated or whatever.

 

Netflix used to have many of them, but some of their contracts waned.

 

 

i have what i want on dvd so i dont have to rely on streaming contracts


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Posted 07 June 2020 - 04:18 PM

There is definitely no reason to assume Disney would have a negative impact on the fiction. All TF fiction is tossed out for something new every few years anyway. It's not the same as casting aside decades of allegedly canon SW novels. Transformers has never had that, so it's not a thing we can lose.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 08:04 PM

Disney is either going to treat it like Marvel and build a story over time, or Star Wars and let it be whatever the current director wants it to be, regardless if it fits or not.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 09:33 PM

 

I dont think it would be a horrible idea if they can get ALL of the transformers.  

 

One thing that bugs is that none of the streaming services have all of the Transformers cartoons. Netflix has some Cyberverse and Prime, but thats about it as far as I know.  Be nice to watch RID, BW, UT, Animated or whatever.

Might want to check out Tubi TV

 

 

And though it doesn't come up in that linked search, Tubi does also have Beast Wars.



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Posted 07 June 2020 - 09:46 PM

As more than a few people have stated, this gross devouring of other companies and media properties is something to be generally avoided. As such, I'd rather NOT see Hasbro and Transformers gobbled up by the House Of Mouse, even though that would mean characters like Circuit Breaker were in play again.


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Posted 08 June 2020 - 02:11 AM

If Disney bought Transformers it would likely just be to bury it until people tired of Marvel and Star Wars. Theres not enough room to do everything when youre already releasing that many movies each year.

Disney already has MASSIVE leverage over Hasbro via licensing. They bullied them out of buying Dreamworks and could pretty much shut down or redirect anything else by threatening not to renew the Star Wars and/or Marvel license.

Why saddle themselves with a toy company that brings in minuscule profits and shares one of their most profitable licenses with an even less financially successful Japanese one when they can pretty much already order them around.

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