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@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.


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#3381 Telly

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 01:48 PM


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Posted 18 May 2021 - 11:08 AM


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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 18 May 2021 - 02:25 PM

Slightly baffled by the enthusiasm in that review given every third sentence seems to be "well yes, this bit isn't very good" and it doesn't even mention things like the unpainted wheels and he looks pretty teeny next to Galvatron.



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Posted 18 May 2021 - 02:30 PM

I still don't know why the cab looks like it does.
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Posted 18 May 2021 - 04:52 PM

It's just an optical illusion. Once you realize the "front" of Rodimus Prime's truck mode is actually the BACK of a totally different truck that's giving birth to a baby car, it makes perfect sense. Then the baby car climbs on top of the trailer to be carried around, like a possum.



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Posted 18 May 2021 - 05:40 PM

I still don't know why the cab looks like it does.

 

maybe it was so they could get the robot mode they way they wanted to? i dont know anything about how to make these things, so im just guessing


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Posted 18 May 2021 - 05:42 PM

I think it's more that they wanted him to still turn into a sports car. The original toy was basically the front of a sports car and then Rodimus' legs which would go under (Maybe? I never owned the toy) the trailer.

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 06:28 PM

But even that isn't very accurate when separated. But still, all that had to be done was to have the cab slide further back in to the trailer for it to look good.
Or look *better*. Its not a bad rodimus, it's just 80 dollars and Hot Rod set such a high bar.
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Posted 18 May 2021 - 06:36 PM

My big issue is that they didn't really do anything to justify the price. No plethora of accessories, nothing creative done with the trailer. Making Rodimus have a complete alt mode without trailer is great, but compared to Sky Lynx who they made an entirely new mode for, it doesn't feel like they really did anything to make it worth being commander class.


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Posted 18 May 2021 - 07:19 PM

My big issue is that they didn't really do anything to justify the price. No plethora of accessories, nothing creative done with the trailer. Making Rodimus have a complete alt mode without trailer is great, but compared to Sky Lynx who they made an entirely new mode for, it doesn't feel like they really did anything to make it worth being commander class.

 

It's what inside that counts. As in parts counts. This thing is super complex to transform compared to other figures of its size.


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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 18 May 2021 - 09:31 PM

  Yeah, it's pretty clear that the money went into engineering with Commander Class Rodimus.  I will remain baffled/disappointed that the wheels aren't painted, which I believe to be a valid complaint and unforgiveable on an $80 figure.  But when I watched the video of his transformation, I could see how much thought and effort went into that robot mode.  They really did a great job overall, and I am still looking forward to him.


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Posted 18 May 2021 - 09:55 PM

Galvatron is too tall. Not sure why he is as tall as Ultra Magnus instead of Rodimus Prime.

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 10:16 PM

Yeah, even compared to Cyclonus hes a bit too tall.

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 10:48 PM

been sayin that since the first size comparison pics/video popped up :p

 

the unpainted wheels dont bother me. if i REALLY want them painted, i can do it myself


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Posted 18 May 2021 - 11:08 PM

Galvatron is too tall. Not sure why he is as tall as Ultra Magnus instead of Rodimus Prime.

I mean the City Commanders should be able to square off against each other. :p


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Posted 18 May 2021 - 11:44 PM

Yeah, while the tires are plain as day to see as a missed opportunity, what really frustrates me is the car sticking out too much out front. I've gotten used to unpainted this and that over the years and wheels are not as big a deal when the vehicle itself is a nice eye-catching color. But the overall look should still be right and it just isn't because of that too-long front, and there doesn't seem to be a fix. I dig the idea of giving the core robot a standalone altmode, and by itself it looks okay, but all it would've taken to make it work combined is a deeper recess in the trailer for more of that car to fit within. I just... I don't get it. So close.

 

And honestly, just as I think I'm fine with it, that spoiler cutting the side pipes in half is just maddening every time I see it again. 



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Posted 18 May 2021 - 11:45 PM

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Posted 19 May 2021 - 12:08 AM

Ultra Magnus: "Oh no! There's TWO of him!!"


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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 19 May 2021 - 02:23 AM

Wonder how much I'd have to cut out of the trailer to get him to fit better... Looks like the accessory tray would have to be shortened too. Then there's the spoiler... it'd have to be detached from the car to avoid cutting a deeper slot.

And while I'm on the Gripe Train™ I want to say again how disappointed I am with Rhinox, particularly with his terrible off-model head sculpt. I still want him because my T30 Rhinox can't stand up, but if it's at all possible I'm gonna swap their heads. Then he'll need a full repaint with the proper green and tan (why is he grey dammit).
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Posted 19 May 2021 - 05:38 AM

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I'm seeing double here.  FOUR Galvatrons?!

 

Also, I've never liked it when the comics insist that robot mouths are just chock full of spittle at all times.





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