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@  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"

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

New JoJo villain, GoGio

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

Is this a Jojo?

@  Nevermore : (25 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

Now I suddenly have a character with the name "Gorgeous Georgios" in mind.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 April 2021 - 04:00 PM)

H A -

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2021 - 01:58 PM)

Saint Georgios Day?

@  Donocropolis : (23 April 2021 - 06:59 AM)

more like Saint GORGEOUS Day.

@  tigerhawk : (23 April 2021 - 04:59 AM)

Saint Georges Day.

@  Sabrblade : (21 April 2021 - 11:55 PM)

Glenn Morshower would agree. He goes to auditions with his shoes full of syrup.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 04:28 PM)

Please, maple syrup can only improve alot of content.

@  Donocropolis : (21 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

Well, not release it into Canada, no. You'd just get maple syrup all over it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2021 - 03:21 PM)

what bothers me most about Canadian rights is that, oftentimes, the rights holders for certain content don't even seem to have any interest in releasing it

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 April 2021 - 10:46 AM)

It'd be mostly the same even in a world with global copyright law, since even the shortest terms are very long.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2021 - 10:39 AM)

You got me, I just want to watch cartoons without having to pirate them for once.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 April 2021 - 08:41 AM)

Also, how would copyright law standardization be enforced? I doubt any country's governments would be eager to start trade sanctions over it.


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#61 SG Roadbuster

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 06:46 AM

Threads like these just further my long standing opinion Beast Wars fans overestimate its popularity.

 

I mean I'm not surprised to hear the Thrilling 30 figures didn't sell. I bought the Legends figure of Rattrap but who is he to kids today? We had Rattletrap as a one scene wonder in Animated and then basically the same character as Starscream's minion in IDW. The actual BW incarnation that made fans actually want an updated toy has no such depiction giving him modern relevance.

 

And yes, I'm aware some of these characters pop up in other works or parents might show their kids the original show. But beyond the nostalgia market there isn't anything to give these characters relevance. I've long held that giving every toy a bio was one of the smartest choices of Hasbro. But a bio on packaging can only go so far and faced with cool robots who turn into cool cars, military and sci-fi vehicles, how many kids will choose the guy who turns into a rat or a rhino whom they know nothing about?

 

well, maybe if Hasbro used characters beside the 1984 cast in media that gets mass consumption, like say, cartoons or movies, then there would be more demand for them.

this applies to anyone. be it g1 Scoop, Beast Wars Tigerhawk, or Cybertron Crumplezone.

but nope. Hasbro keep throwing out Geewun Sideswipe and Bumblee, and Soundwave, and the Datsuns, and Shockwave, and the Seekers. over and over again.

 

i will admit, Cheetor and Rack-N-Ruin popping up in Cyberverse is a good start. too bad Cyberverse gets shafted with the 6 am sunday time slot. because Gods forbid Cartoon Network airs anything that is Teen f*&$%ing Titans Go



#62 Agent X

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 12:50 AM

Maybe Hasbro will try a page from NECA and put new(ish) figures on retro cardbacks (ala Aliens, Predator, and Terminator)


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 11:21 AM

I want to see a depressed looking Rhinox who just realized in the time between his Generations toy and his (maybe never) Beast Wars future anniversary toy, he went extinct in the wild.



#64 Zodberg

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 06:37 PM

Maybe Hasbro will try a page from NECA and put new(ish) figures on retro cardbacks (ala Aliens, Predator, and Terminator)


didn't Hasbro do this with ML?
Woooo!

#65 Agent X

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:12 AM

 

Maybe Hasbro will try a page from NECA and put new(ish) figures on retro cardbacks (ala Aliens, Predator, and Terminator)


didn't Hasbro do this with ML?

 

Yes they did. I completely spaced on that. 

 

Now let's see them use that on reissues of T30 Rattrap and Waspinator!


Edited by Agent X, 23 June 2020 - 02:13 AM.

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#66 Zodberg

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:43 AM

I'd rather see a re-release of the best version of each character, than re-releases of everybody's first toy. Maybe see if the RM Primal mold is accessible.
Woooo!

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 03:47 AM

i will admit, Cheetor and Rack-N-Ruin popping up in Cyberverse is a good start. too bad Cyberverse gets shafted with the 6 am sunday time slot. because Gods forbid Cartoon Network airs anything that is Teen f*&$%ing Titans Go

 

All the cool kids watch shows online on their ipads. My nephew and niece very rarely watch actual TV shows when they are aired. 


Edited by Bass X0, 23 June 2020 - 03:49 AM.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 04:32 PM

I'm still a big fan of Beast Wars, and on some level it's still my favourite Transformers series – and I say that as someone as a very early fan of the franchise (we're not all Geewunners). The trouble is, and I hate to admit this... We're probably unlikely to see many, if any, actual Beast era revivalism. Certainly not in the toy ranges. I doubt we're any more likely to get brand new figures of Beast Wars characters in a future iteration of the Generations range than we are, say, G2 Bulletbike or extremely obscure Japanese-only G1 characters. It seems like a miracle that we got a new Optimal Optimus in Power of the Primes, and I fear that could be the last time we see Hasbro release a major Beast Wars action figure.


 

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 07:57 AM

I just wish they're rerelease the ones that had chrome flaking problems.  Including non-show toys, because those were some of my favorites.

 

But I'm guessing it wouldn't make sense monetarily.  Too bad, because I would love a new TM2 Scourge.



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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:53 AM

I'd rather see a re-release of the best version of each character, than re-releases of everybody's first toy. Maybe see if the RM Primal mold is accessible.

I never did get a transmetal waspinator.. and I loved seeing pics of that mold



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Posted 29 June 2020 - 12:29 PM

 

I'd rather see a re-release of the best version of each character, than re-releases of everybody's first toy. Maybe see if the RM Primal mold is accessible.

I never did get a transmetal waspinator.. and I loved seeing pics of that mold

 

His wings were prone to breakage, though.


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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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