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@  Echowarrior : (17 May 2021 - 09:54 PM)

I've had to do fix fics for my own fix fics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 02:19 PM)

"Fix fics" are their own entire category of fanfiction.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2021 - 01:32 PM)

Is fanfic "fixing" an author's story? (Often it is, I think.)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I don't think people repainting and such are nessicarly "Fixing" a toy, just modding it to their likes. The problem is when they go around claiming to have "Fixed' it, that I feel it becomes a problem.

@  CORVUS : (17 May 2021 - 08:41 AM)

"I was gonna buy some Toyhax labels for Earthrise Auto-Whatsit, but since I'd be disrespecting the artistic expression of the designers, I think I'll just forget the whole thing."

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:41 AM)

Like, in general, not going into specific bands or covers. Because I could point out plenty of repainted toys I didn't like as much as the original, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:39 AM)

Is a musician covering a song "fixing" it?

@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

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English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

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English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

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English needs to revive book in everyday text.

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English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

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English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...


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#41 Donocropolis

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:23 PM

I was just going back through the pictures, and I just now realized how incredibly teeny Roller is. 

 

Baby Roller is better than no Roller at all, I suppose.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:28 PM

I preordered the Weapon Pack (don't really care about the Centurion), and a Sleep Mode Optimus.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:30 PM

Huh, the weapons don't drive up Centurion's price. Neat.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:31 PM

Too bad theres no remolded heads on any of the selects.

Because of financial spillover?

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:35 PM

 

I want the weapons pack.  I don't honestly know which bots some of those 'iconic' weapons are actually FOR,

 

They described each of them in the video:

  • Optimus's Energon Axe
  • Optimus's Ion Blaster
  • Roller
  • Megatron's Energon Flail
  • Megatron's gun mode w/ attachable silencer
  • Shockwave's gun mode
  • Soundwave's tape deck mode
  • Refraktor's camera mode
  • Bumblebee's gun
  • Ironhide's drill gun
  • Cliffjumper's Glass Gas Gun
  • Sideswipe's rocket pack
  • Trailbreaker's radar dish
  • A cage for Ravage
  • Two energon cubes
  • A tiny Optimus Prime in scale with the tiny Rodimus and Galvatron that come with Planet class Unicron

 

Thank you!  I'm still trying to figure out how to PLAY the video, as I came in late, but this helps a lot. 

 

Edit:  I am very surprised on how it didn't boost the price up, the savings for not remolding anything on the Weaponizer would not cover all these extra molds and plastic...

 

Edit to edit:  I assume this means the Weaponizer Roller rumor probably isn't happening,


Edited by Platypus Prime, 26 June 2020 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:38 PM

Huh, the weapons don't drive up Centurion's price. Neat.

 

  I was actually pleasantly surprised that this set wasn't $30 or $40.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:48 PM

if i buy the centurion, he is totally gonna run around shouting "by your command"!

 

aw, hes sold out now :(


Edited by Telly, 26 June 2020 - 12:50 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:49 PM

Was bummed when I realized the Centurion pack wasn't up on other websites, but apparently Pulse got it's head out of its posterior regarding shipping to Alaska so I ordered him as well as a Fasttrack now that we've seen his spear mode and it looks pretty good.

Probably should have waited for the BttF figure to get revealed, but I didn't want to miss out on that weapons pack.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:55 PM

if i buy the centurion, he is totally gonna run around shouting "by your command"!

 

aw, hes sold out now :(

Nope, he's up... but with what looks like a "corrected" price of $30.

 

https://hasbropulse....weaponizer-pack



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:58 PM

every time i go to check out it get this:

 

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and then it goes to say my cart is empty. i even get it on my phone


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:59 PM

If I ordered it at $20, will they charge the full price in October?

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:00 PM



G1 Blaster is only $30 on Walmart. Wow. Wasn't gonna get him but at that price

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:01 PM

I'm sort of reminded of the ten-dollar weaponizers that later changed to normal price.  I've never been sure if that was deliberate as an attention-getter or accidental somewhere on the back end.  They honored it last time, though.  Thirty does make more sense.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:06 PM

i can get him now


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:07 PM

Woot! Centurion came back in stock, so as an early birthday present, I got him and Rotorstorm. I like the spinster mold much better in these colors. Not too crazy on the centurion, but I really want that accessory pack!


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:27 PM

G1 Blaster is only $30 on Walmart. Wow. Wasn't gonna get him but at that price

-ZacWillim, at 30 why not. Wish they'd do his tapes.

 

Agreed, $30 is shockingly reasonable. Unfortunately, he's showing sold out when I try to complete the purchase.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:03 PM

No word on Blaster cassettes huh

 

I need more cases darn it :D


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:05 PM

Woot! Centurion came back in stock, so as an early birthday present, I got him and Rotorstorm. I like the spinster mold much better in these colors. Not too crazy on the centurion, but I really want that accessory pack!

Sometimes 'weird and wacky' works great.  I ignored most of CW except the Protectobots, but the weird assortment in TFSS 4 and 5 lead me to getting many of the molds I skipped, because they were so much more interesting than 'yet another car/jet/truck'.  It's not something I'd want ALL the time, but in small doses, it can be a refresher!



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:08 PM

No word on Blaster cassettes huh

 

I need more cases darn it :D

No cassettes. He is being sold just as he was in 1985. Since I am looking at my pristine vintage Blaster and Ramhorn on my desk, I am going to pass on this reissue.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:18 PM

The Centurion/Weapon Pack set is an ID Toys exclusive in the UK.

 

I got that pre-ordered okay. There's enough in it was just about worth the money even if there are some very odd choices (another Prime rifle? That isn't really any more accurate than the one included with Prime? Why? Couldn't we have Sideswipe's jetpack in the right colours instead?).

 

I skipped Rotorstorm. He just looks like Spinister standing in some blue shade.


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