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@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.


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#1 TriBlurr

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:18 AM

Figured this might deserve its own topic.

https://www.tfw2005....verick.1194744/

Top Gun crossover figure called Maverick.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:28 AM

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:33 AM

Bought despite hating Tom Cruise and hating Top Gun. :D



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:34 AM

Appropriately named. Just like the Battle Force 2000 character.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:54 AM

Figured this might deserve its own topic.

https://www.tfw2005....verick.1194744/

Top Gun crossover figure called Maverick.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:55 AM

If it doesn't come with a volleyball BotBot partner, then someone at Hasbro just isn't doing their job to the fullest.



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 08:57 AM

At first I saw the thread title and thought it was a fanfic idea.

 

Somehow I see this being repurposed by a lot of people as Gobots Leader 1, especially if the pilot helmet comes off.  Is this a retool of one of the MP seekers or Leader Jetfire family of molds, or is it totally new?  I don't have either to compare to.

 

None of this tempers my serious disappointment on the cancellation of the Crossovers/Loony Tunes line.  Just because it never actually existed and I made it all up doesn't take the sting out at all.

 

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Maybe they cancelled it as the toys kept failing the drop test off the cliff.



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 09:34 AM


I have never watched Top Gun (clips I've seen make it look awful) and am not a Tom Cruise fan so this is a pretty uninspiring follow up to the Ghostbusters crossover figure for me.

It's really gonna come down to what the Robot mode looks like if I'm gonna care. Can't tell enough from the box pic.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 09:38 AM

Well, Maverick's a must buy for me.


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 09:41 AM

It better have the electronics needed to play the entirety of "Danger Zone" over and over and over and over (just like the movie).


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 09:54 AM

I like how Maverick's helmet is painted like the pilot helmet in the film.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:02 AM

Maverick will definitely be a bit more tempting for me now. I wasn't too interested in Ectotron since his vehicle mode ends up way too big compared to mainline stuff, but jetformers are always wildly out-of-scale anyway. :wtf

 

Anybody figure out what figure Maverick might be remolded from? The box art gives him a rather movie-ish look, but the only large recent movie jetformer I can think of is Starscream. :hmm



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:18 AM

Hey, a Hasbro designed Valkyrie! Neat.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:18 AM

I don't really think Ectotron was remold, he just reused some of the engineering from Hot Spot.

 

Perhaps that was more hassle than it was worth here and this is an entirely new design.

 

I like it so far. It'll be interesting to see the robot mode fully, but he looks pretty cool and like he'll slide in as an original character Autobot nicely.



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:20 AM

 
Anybody figure out what figure Maverick might be remolded from? The box art gives him a rather movie-ish look, but the only large recent movie jetformer I can think of is Starscream. :hmm


Studio Series Blitzwing is a possibility, but any part re-use might be pretty minimal. I think we'll have to wait to see a pic of the actual toy in robot mode.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:24 AM

Maverick's cool and a definite buy, but probably would be more "wow" if Transformers didn't make F-14 and F-14alikes every other week.



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:24 AM

 
Studio Series Blitzwing is a possibility, but any part re-use might be pretty minimal. I think we'll have to wait to see a pic of the actual toy in robot mode. 
 

 

I suppose that's possible. The movie lines aren't normally allowed to be retooled into non-movie toys (or at least it's financially unattractive for Hasbro to do so without giving money to Paramount), but Top Gun is also a Paramount movie so maybe they've done a deal here.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:28 AM

Given that this seems to be wings on back, cockpit chest, do they even need to reuse engineering? At this point they do that 5 times a year so could do it with their eyes closed.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:42 AM

They didn't even make this on purpose. One of the designers just sat down to watch Top Gun and found it in his hands afterward.

Anyway, Top Gun might not have been high on anyone's "crossovers wanted" list (though I have a T-shirt that proves it isn't entirely unconsidered) but it's certainly a well-remembered property strongly associated with a specific vehicle. Nice to see that crossover toy logo really was a harbinger of things to come.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:49 AM

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