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@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)

condolences.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.


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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 13 June 2020 - 08:21 PM

Since the dates have been pushed back to the end of July I guess it could go either way as to whether it makes it easier or harder to attend on that date. We had planned to go and have a presence there but I've seen a lot of people not be able to make it due to the scheduling on our staff but I wanted to get a general tally for who in the general community might be going.

 

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Posted 13 June 2020 - 08:30 PM

Because my family still lives in Louisville, I was strongly considering it, but with the current realities around COVID-19, it's not going to happen. No way am I going to a convention in this environment. (and even if I wanted to go, my job has more or less forced me to take all of my vacation time so as to avoid going without pay for a couple of weeks)



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Posted 13 June 2020 - 08:59 PM

I'll be making the drive again. The dates being moved back worked out a little better for me financially to attend "comfortably" now.

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 06:26 AM

Still wild to me that Pete's still holding a con, this year's a bit of a lost cause, isn't it?

Heh, maybe, if you catch Covid-19 at Petecon you can get an extra hour in the ballpit.

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 09:47 AM

Hi! Weve actually canceled the ball pit for 2020 as that would not be following current CDC recommendations on proper social distancing :).

What we will be doing though is making sure to implement the same guidelines that most malls, retail, and restaurants are currently utilizing. I visited a show a couple weeks back to research their standards. They did a fairly good job at ensuring their attendees safety. We are taking the best procedures from that show, along with additional suggestions, to make sure we provide attendees a fun and safe show!

And of course, for anyone who is immune compromised, elderly, or just has any concerns with traveling/attending, they can convert their attending package to a non-attending package or they can receive a full refund.

We are looking for forward to a great show for everyone involved, one that will hopefully offer a small break from the serious issues we are all dealing with this year.

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 10:24 AM

I'm strongly considering coming down for the day.  I won't be staying overnight, but the drive from Indy isn't bad.  It's a bit further than Cincy is, but not bad.  Would be great to see you all.



#7 Kalidor

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 11:33 AM

Pretty sure the ballpit plague is worse than the 'rona



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Posted 14 June 2020 - 02:28 PM

Nope.

 

It just isn't safe with COVID-19 still out in the wild and a Convention is pretty much the worst environment in regards to transmission.


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 04:18 PM

I suppose it's obvious that I'll be there?

Every time I go to a business that's just re-opening, I take note of their precautions. We're going to try to be over-prepared on our end.

I will be making "social distancing" signs requesting attendees stay 4-6 feet apart, asking for limited to no contact, etc. and ones asking that attendees wear face masks (we'll have some available on demand as well). And signature forms asking attendees disclose any symptoms they may be feeling. We have the hand sanitizer stations planned out and have brought on extra personal just for the task of wiping things down on a regular basis. And other procedures that we're still working on.

Anyone who has been to RoboCon knows its size. And like I've said elsewhere, if it were any larger then we would have had no qualms about cancelling for the year. But we now have hotel space to spread out further and access to outdoor areas to prevent crowding.

Living in the heaviest hit counties in WNY, I have very real concerns for travel. I'm using that to be as safe as we can be.

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 04:39 PM

I've already said my piece about not attending in the time of coronavirus. I'm not going to keep beating that drum.

 

Indeed, I think it's important to recognize another angle on this. I don't know the specific contracts that Pete has had to sign, nor his arrangements with the venue, but in the case of another convention I've been attending (and, indeed, already have my ticket for) that's taking place next February (still too soon, IMHO), the contracts the showrunners have signed with the hotel require them to hold the show unless the local government issues orders to cancel it. Even with this many months to go, they can't just back out. Surely in such a circumstance, it's better to go ahead and hold the convention (with proper health and safety protocols in place, of course!) for the benefit of those guests who feel more comfortable attending, rather than cancelling it altogether and STILL being out all the money it took to reserve the hotel/venue.


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 10:55 PM

I planned on still attending. I've been for the last three years, and I'm not going to miss out this time if I can help it.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:17 PM

Looks like it's moot. As has been  the case with nearly every other venue, they had no choice but to cull it back into a virtual experience this year. 

 

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