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@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  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.


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#1 Vexwing

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:32 PM

Front page story

 

With an expansive library of 6" action figure lines apparently Hasbro felt Transformers also needed to get in on the action.

 

So now G1 fans can have their beloved Sunbow animation models free from any reinvention or transformation engineering marring their appearance!

 

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#2 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:41 PM


Thoughts:

1) They look good.

2) I spend too much on real transforming Transformers to spend much on non-TFing side lines. Even if they look good.

3) The exception to the above is for toys based on Action Masters (and Action Master designs) and TF associated Human /Alien/Monster characters. Those I would almost certainly buy.


-ZacWilliam, would also buy figures like this of any Pretender Shells but that feels pretty unlikely.
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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:46 PM

I personally find these boring, but I suppose if they offered figures from this line in Action Master color schemes that'd probably pique my interest.
 
Seeing some of the more noteworthy Pretender shells show up in this line would be pretty cool though.
 
Also Garnak. Gimme a Garnak, Hasbro!

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:46 PM

You know, I just had a crazy thought that probably won't come true, but...

 

What if this line was restricted to being nothing but Optimus and Megatron/Galvatron figures, but utilized designs of the two from all across the different series over the decades?

 

Optimus Primal and Beast Megatron

Transmetals Optimus Primal and Megatron

RiD 2001 Optimus and Megatron

Armada Optimus and Megatron

Energon Optimus and Megatron

Cybertron Optimus and Megatron

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Prime Beast Hunters Optimus and Unicron Megatron

AOE Optimus and Galvatron

TLK Optimus and Megatron

Cyberverse Optimus and Megatron/Megatron X

 

Retailers would get their big legacy names, while we fans would get legacy franchise diversity.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:51 PM

I didn't like Action Masters as a kid

 

I didn't like Heroes of Cybertron in my late late teens

 

I didn't like those model kits from last year or the Reaction Figs this year

 

And I damn sure don't like theses now

 

 

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 12:54 PM

Hooray, another way of putting out toys of the same bland designs of the same characters we've already gotten in multiple size classes in the past few years at his point!



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:02 PM

Looks neat. I'd like to see more of course.  Nice to see they gave Megatron his drink.



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:04 PM

Pretender shells done like this!



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:19 PM

I like these, but I don't know what else I would get in this line. Like, Starscream, Soundwave, and Shockwave are all maybes, but for the most part I can't see myself buying any of the other 84 and 85 characters in this line.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:21 PM

I guess there's probably a market for such things, but I have so many representations of these characters that actually transform that I don't find these tempting at all.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:49 PM

Gimme IDW only characters. Rung, Metalhawk, Aileron, DJD.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:52 PM

Honestly, after Earthrise Arcee, Actionmasters might be the way to go. Typically these guys just live on my shelf these days and I only pull out a handful to mess with next to my desk.

That said, I already have an amazing G1 prime that transforms, and I have an okay G1 Megatron. Don't see myself getting either of these.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:54 PM

Gimme IDW only characters. Rung, Metalhawk, Aileron, DJD.

 

Uh...

 

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 02:00 PM


That's my favorite IDW Cartoon.

-ZacWilliam, Better than that Dreamwave-y Headmasters show. ;)
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Posted 24 June 2020 - 02:58 PM

About the only way this would interest me would be Pretender shells but that has like a 0% chance of happening.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:13 PM

Gimme IDW only characters. Rung, Metalhawk, Aileron, DJD.

 
Uh...
 
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I meant the look he had in the comic specifically. That overly lanky design probably wouldn't make for a sturdy transforming toy. Or even get made in the first place.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 04:05 PM

Sweet, I've been needing to not spend money for a while.



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 04:57 PM

One side of my brain is saying that this would be a great venue to integrate side characters that may not necessarily work in the core line proper, or distinct visual interpretations.  Your Rungs, Nauticas, Tens, Lost Light Rodimus as well as stuff like Beast Machines or the movies.  In addition to the usual suspects, I find it more likely to see a comic character or one off show character in this venue than the typical Transformers line.

 

The other side says that this is just another means of retreading the same damn characters and designs we've been saddled with for more than a decade.  Even if they integrate the movie series, I don't think anyone is REALLY hankering for another TF1 Optimus Prime.  Though, I'd be game for a VW Bumblebee that actually reflected his final film design...

 

And the Walmart link doesn't give me faith that these will be a mass retail item, which doesn't give me faith of any longevity with this expression either.



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 06:07 PM


Listings for G1 Bumblebee, Prime Arcee and BW Cheetor have been found. I'm pretty interested now, as it seems like their drawing from series other than G1.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 06:15 PM

I mean, I'm not going to not buy a Cheetor. I hope it's his Beast Machines body. 

 

So much for the supposed Siege Cheetor now that we know what these listings actually are.


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