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@  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

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)

KHAAAAAAAN

@  PlutoniumBoss : (31 July 2020 - 03:04 PM)

Bueller? Bueller?

@  Jet : (31 July 2020 - 11:31 AM)

DONKEY!

@  Maximus Ambus : (31 July 2020 - 06:55 AM)

Spanner

@  Xaaron : (31 July 2020 - 06:49 AM)

Jetstorm

@  Nevermore : (31 July 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Tankor

@  SG Roadbuster : (31 July 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Overrun

@  lastmaximal : (31 July 2020 - 01:33 AM)

Buckethead

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 07:15 PM)

Now I wonder how many Transformers we can name with the fewest possible different names.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:38 PM)

Ransack. That's like another 20 or so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 06:18 PM)

"Prowl". There, that's at least fifteen.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Or do you want people to spam the Squawkbox with lists of 100 characters?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Oky, just one question: If I were to say "Yes, I could", how could you be sure I'm not lying?

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:08 PM)

i don't go into people's threads that have no relevance to my interests just to be an ass by telling them that their comments and opinions are of no value just because they have no personal interest to me.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

i think one of us is misunderstanding what the squawkbox is actually for.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

and what is wrong with that? you respond to me to lessen your own boredom.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

I'm asking people if they think they could.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

Or did you just think of another random question to lessen your boredom?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:04 PM)

Is this a survey?


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#181 Superomegaprime

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 05:14 PM

I'm passing on this figure, the robot mode just looks lazy and FAT but then I never really been much of a fan of Back to the Future in general, the car looks cool but I don't really feel the appeal of having the car converting into a robot who just looks kind of lazy desgined, it could look better prehaps if the doors were open on the back of the robot mode of prehaps if the chest was more like Jazz or Prowl in desgin, I would say the Ghostbusters desgin came across much better, not that I own that figure, it was another pass for me.


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#182 Kil

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:13 AM

I would like everyone in this thread to know that according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the United States government, Doc Brown was right all along. As seen in this chart the scientifically correct pronounciation of the prefix "giga" is with a J sound. 

 

To quote their additional note on this:

 

 

FAQ: How do I pronounce the prefix giga? The preferred pronunciation for the scientific term giga is jig'a (soft “g”). The hard "g" pronunciation of giga is frequently heard in common parlance. Some Prefix Etymology resources list both soft and hard “g” pronunciations. A great example where popular culture correctly portrays technical information is the classic movie scene from the film Back to the Future (1985) where characters Dr. Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) discuss “1.21 gigawatts” using the soft “g”. The SI helps the international scientific community communicate written technical information effectively and overcome the variations of language, including spelling and pronunciation. Verbal pronunciation of SI terminology is purposefully not addressed most SI style guides, which focus on written communication.

 


Edited by Kil, 12 July 2020 - 10:15 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:31 AM

That is awesome1


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#184 Sabrblade

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:31 AM

So, the Car Robots villain would be said as "Jiggatron"? :p


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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.

#185 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:56 PM

So, the Car Robots villain would be said as "Jiggatron"? :p

ISTR you've been known to drop Japanese into threads.  How would you pronounce ギガトロン?

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 12 July 2020 - 04:56 PM.


#186 Dekafox

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 05:26 PM

Not them, but I can at least answer here between my own rusty knowledge of kana and google.  The first katakana is explicitly "gi" with a hard g because of the " mark.  Without that it would be ki.  "Ji" would be ヅ 



#187 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:41 PM

I just remembered that DinoZaurs pronounced the villain leader as Jiganodragon.

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:48 PM

This raises questions about Violen Jiger.

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:07 PM

I just remembered that DinoZaurs pronounced the villain leader as Jiganodragon.

 

He wasn't the leader. Gigano was a lone wolf type who disobeyed his leader and often played by his own rules. That got him killed in the long run (well, until he go resurrected because there was a new toy combination gimmick with him and Drago Wing that needed to be advertised, but he struck out on his own by then, allied to no one).

 

But yeah, that series did pronounce his name as though it was a play on the word "gigantic", but with the "Gi" part spoken like "Jee" instead of "Jye".


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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.

#190 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:57 AM

 

I would like everyone in this thread to know that according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the United States government, Doc Brown was right all along. As seen in this chart the scientifically correct pronounciation of the prefix "giga" is with a J sound. 

 

To quote their additional note on this:

 

 

FAQ: How do I pronounce the prefix giga? The preferred pronunciation for the scientific term giga is jig'a (soft “g”). The hard "g" pronunciation of giga is frequently heard in common parlance. Some Prefix Etymology resources list both soft and hard “g” pronunciations. A great example where popular culture correctly portrays technical information is the classic movie scene from the film Back to the Future (1985) where characters Dr. Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) discuss “1.21 gigawatts” using the soft “g”. The SI helps the international scientific community communicate written technical information effectively and overcome the variations of language, including spelling and pronunciation. Verbal pronunciation of SI terminology is purposefully not addressed most SI style guides, which focus on written communication.

 

 

...My whole life has been a lie. :burn

 

......Eh, I might just stick with 'giga', not 'jiga'. 'Jigabyte' sounds so weird after this long pronouncing it the 'wrong' way... :p



#191 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 06:30 AM

I am all in on this.

Now, where can I buy a "Doc Brown Was Right" t-shirt?

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#192 NovaSaber

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 01:32 PM

 

I just remembered that DinoZaurs pronounced the villain leader as Jiganodragon.

 

He wasn't the leader. Gigano was a lone wolf type who disobeyed his leader and often played by his own rules. That got him killed in the long run (well, until he go resurrected because there was a new toy combination gimmick with him and Drago Wing that needed to be advertised, but he struck out on his own by then, allied to no one).

 

But yeah, that series did pronounce his name as though it was a play on the word "gigantic", but with the "Gi" part spoken like "Jee" instead of "Jye".

Gigano Dragon's name doesn't come directly from the prefix "giga-"; despite obviously not being one, he was named after the Giganotosaurus, which is pronounced the same way.

The standard Japanese pronunciation of the prefix is the same as the one that's more common in English, which is also closer to the Greek root word.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:29 AM

Packaging photo of the regular version:

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Big thanks to my dad for playing along with this visual recreation.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:33 AM

I like the standard release packaging more.

Looks more G1 with the red and the grid line continuing further up the package.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:04 AM

Is that a finalized piece? It does look like it has that "brushed steel" paint all over the hood.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:34 AM

Ugh, that windshield.  It shocks me every time I see it.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:46 AM

No, that's the lightning rod attachment. The windshield design is just deeply confusing.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 01:19 PM

I know he's far from perfect, but I just. don't. care.  I want him!

 

I foresee a spectacular array of sticker options for that windshield, a la Rollbar....

 

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#199 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 04:26 PM

You know what would fix that windshield right up?  Some glossy black paint.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:49 PM

I'm just awaiting the picture that has flying Gigawatt with a bunch of Battlemaster/airlock tfs in states of obvious distress way in the background... 





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