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@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P


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#1 TriBlurr

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 11:15 PM

Not sure if posted.  But there will be something Transformers related on Friday

 

https://twitter.com/...4897568769?s=19

 

Also, G.I. Joe as well.

 

 



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:36 AM

SDCC exclusives?

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:55 AM

Woo, new stock images!

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 09:03 AM

Further clarification:

 


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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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 23 June 2020 - 12:16 PM

Further clarification Hasbro's facebook just posted "6 reveals."

https://www.facebook...ubstory_index=0


ZacWilliam, are there 6 things we know coming that we havn't seen? Cone heads right? and say Prowl, Bluestreak and Hubcap. (Just trying to be pessimistic so that hopefully we see something more exciting and it's a cool surprise.)

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 23 June 2020 - 12:35 PM.

Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 12:34 PM

Further clarification Hasbro's facebook just posted "6 reveals."

https://www.facebook...ubstory_index=0


ZacWilliam, are there 6 things we know coming that we havn't seen? Cone heads right?


Are we sure they're all toy related, and not comic or show announcements?

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 12:50 PM

This was on the Instagram page.

Curious to see what leaked/rumored toys will be confirmed. Maybe a sneak at the next Titan? Name of third part of the trilogy?

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 12:56 PM


Hubcap, a themed Mr Potato Head, and 4 more T-Shirts!

-ZacWilliam, 3 T-shirts and a Baseball cap.
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:28 PM

Hubcap, Inferno, Thurst, Dirge, Ramjet, Runabout("Over-run").

 

GI Joe-wise, I hope it's acknowledgement of whatever the "retro" line is.



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:37 PM

If I were to guess.

Probably more of the exclusives, and selects figures.

Save Earthrise wave 4 for maybe the online SDCC.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 04:49 PM

Thrust, Hubcap, Dirge/Ramjet twin pack, Prowl and Ironhide Earth mode pack, Exhaust and Inferno.



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:28 PM

Anything that we've seen but hasn't been officially announced, meaning the Thundercracker/Skywarp set and some selects.



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:47 PM

Anything that we've seen but hasn't been officially announced, meaning the Thundercracker/Skywarp set and some selects.

 

Thundercracker/Skywarp, Hubcap, Ultra Thunderhowl, Maverick, Thrust, and Cyclonus.


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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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 23 June 2020 - 06:21 PM

A Cobra Commander role-play helmet that transforms!  And if you transform it while wearing it, now it's a Five Nights At Freddy's Crossover, too!

 

Was the Transformers X Ninja Turtles a real thing or just someone's fan art?

 

On that note, maybe the Top Gun jet's robot mode?



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 06:53 PM

Was the Transformers X Ninja Turtles a real thing or just someone's fan art?

 

Where was this shown?


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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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 23 June 2020 - 06:59 PM

 

Anything that we've seen but hasn't been officially announced, meaning the Thundercracker/Skywarp set and some selects.

 

Thundercracker/Skywarp, Hubcap, Ultra Thunderhowl, Maverick, Thrust, and Cyclonus.

 

Thunderhowl won't matter, this is collector shit and collectors aren't interested in them kiddie toys.  Cyclonus looks a bit far out and if he's part of a shift next year in Studio Series, we might not see it.  Thrust is a maybe given he'd apt to be a wave mate for Megatron.

 

I'm thinking more immediate items:

Thundercracker/Skywarp

Maverick 

Hubcap

"Alternate Universe" Optimus Prime

Maybe the Prowl/Ironhide pack

And whatever SDCC item that was planned.  Maybe a crossover with GI Joe given the relaunch of that brand?

 

Stuff dealing with the tail end of the year and next year will be relegated to whatever they replace SDCC with.



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:29 PM

Theyre gonna reveal theyre finally making a devcon for me
When I die I will surely go to Heaven for i spent my life in Hell

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 10:27 AM

Today's reveals

 

Pulse Exclusive Centurion Drone with weapons pack. Brunt recolor with a big box of weapons and stuff for other figures like Roller, and Sideswipes jetpack

Selects Tigertrack (Sideswipe redeco)

Selects Rotorstorm (Spinister Redeco)

Alternate Universe Optimus Prime

Reissue Blaster

R.E.D. Line with first look at Soundwave


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 10:30 AM

Those accessories are pretty tempting. Too bad theres no remolded heads on any of the selects.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 10:41 AM

Transformers Collaborative X Back to the Future (no reveals)
Hasbro Pulse exclusive Centurion Drone Weapon Pack
Amazon exclusive Alternate Universe Optimus Prime
Selects Tigertrack
Selects Rotorstorm
Walmart exclusive Vintage G1 Blaster
Hasbro Pulse exclusive Blaster T-shirt
Walmart exclusive Transformers R.E.D. line (G1, Prime, Beast Wars, etc.) - Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave
New reveal coming this year of a once-Japanese-original thing a la the Dino Cassettes
Autobot Clones are coming

Edited by Sabrblade, 26 June 2020 - 10:45 AM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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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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