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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?


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#41 sparkasylum

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 02:14 PM

 

Wake me when we arrive at Bootytropolis.


Is that the colony with blackjack and hookers?

 

 

Blackjack and Erector and Discharge

 

Something in my psychology says this is not a $60 set despite that being the actual cost of the components. 

 

I know what you mean, kinda like that set of Knock, Skar, Frenzy, and Wingthing... $20? Really? I guess the math checks out, but...?

 

However, also this set does have that remold for the missile truck and evidently that bonus Doubledealer missile thrown in.



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Posted 11 November 2020 - 04:18 PM

I thought for sure we were getting Optimus Primal redone as Beast-Bot and at least one other Go-Bot redeco in this set.  Because, you know, Botropolis.  Instead all we get is mention of the “traveling city” on the "roving comet called Botropolis."  Lame.  Money saved, I guess.



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Posted 11 November 2020 - 06:14 PM

Mirage as Crasher. Wreck gar as Cy Kill. ER Starscream as leader 1. It’s too easy so why do it?

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 06:33 PM

I don't know why, but this set really speaks to me. As soon as I saw it, I ordered.

I know it has nothing to do with Botropolis and that's a huge troll... but I love the contents!

Edited by NightViper, 11 November 2020 - 06:34 PM.


#45 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 07:22 PM

Hm...

What I want to see is a retool of the Battle Squad as an Astro Squad Second Unit, but somehow that doesn't seem likely.

Between this and Bee Movie Starscream I'm starting to think I've got a weird new twist on Cassandra's curse, where I can predict the future but I don't believe me.
 
In any case, if they don't get new identities in the instructions or anything, I'm repurposing the second shuttle as Barrage and Heave.  Almost nothing about them is right (though there are a weirdly large number of things that coincidentally work), but it completes the squad and it's not like we're probably getting anything that would remotely work better.

(C'mon, self-Cassandra effect, give us an Astro Squad Third Unit!)

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#46 haywire

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 07:26 PM

Mirage as Crasher. Wreck gar as Cy Kill. ER Starscream as leader 1. Its too easy so why do it?


As much as I personally would like those 'easy' redecos, the Botropolis name implied a different set of GoBots. Which I would also have liked, oddly enough.

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 10:59 PM

While I think the story angle kind of lands on its face (as it does in a good number of these sets), but I totally dig the overall set and design.  They'll go great with Countdown's galactic justice force.



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Posted 12 November 2020 - 03:11 AM

I don't know why, but this set really speaks to me. As soon as I saw it, I ordered.

I know it has nothing to do with Botropolis and that's a huge troll... but I love the contents!

 

I guess it helps that I don't have a particularly strong attachment to Botropolis and that whole part of Transformers. Plus I've spent the last several years just ignoring names and established whatnots on the packaging anyway and just going with my own thing. These sets do seem like one wasted opportunity after another fictionwise, but it's not like Prime Wars and WFC haven't already inured me to that being a lacking thing.

 

I'm just glad to finally see a fun set. Certainly after the expected "we moved some Selects around" redecos/retools of Ironhide, Arcee, and Prowl; odd choices like a Nightbeat-shades Punch/Counterpunch; a not-bad-but-not-really-impressive Micromaster bunch (which tbf I'm still interested in); and "Oh Hey, We Found A Release Venue For These" Autobot Clones that don't even seem to do the same "here's an alternate deco" thing the Decepticon Clones did.

 

Here we get some mostly unexpected and pretty neat redecos that complement previous items (Countdown, a redeco of whom would've been a nice inclusion but I get it; Sky Lynx, and Phaser/Blast Master). I'm pleasantly surprised that the Doubledealer rocket is even included -- have we ever seen a Leader accessory repurposed like this? -- to complete the overall vibe. The Sixwing Storm Jet deco is a surprise, but a nice reference to a now-underrepresented corner of the brand's history (plus it just plain looks nice). Sure, the naming situation is by-now-typical blergh, but as noted above that's easy enough to ignore and work around. 

 

Now I want to track down another copy of Direct-Hit/Power Punch to make a Barrage/Heave from. 



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#49 Have a Pickle

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 07:31 AM

I scoff at this set. Retail cost or not, there's no way that's 60 bucks worth of toy to me. Not even close.

Also, no new names? Lame. Shit, I'd take "Movor" over another Ironworks. He'll, I'd take "Lovelydonkeydingdong" over another Ironworks.

#50 Sciflyer

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 10:50 AM

I don't know anything about this set other than that I like the decos, so I ordered it.



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Posted 08 January 2021 - 10:28 PM

In-hand pics at https://blacklai1979...ection.html?m=1

Still loving the colors, especially on Ironworks. I'm really looking forward to these guys.



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Posted 08 January 2021 - 10:57 PM

They look nice. I have the CW SL but now ER. Unless Ross gets him I more than likely won’t either.

Set looks cool. I’d like to see them paired with G1 Countdown.

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 01:58 AM

I scoff at this set. Retail cost or not, there's no way that's 60 bucks worth of toy to me. Not even close.


Im paying £62 for mine shipped.

That works out to being about £20 each for two Deluxes, and £10 each for two sets of Micromasters. And a bonus accessory. Thats a good price for Selects releases for the U.K.

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 01:59 AM

I love how both stations really make Sky Lyx's platform mode even more of a Countdown Base* (although I still lowkey want an Omega Sentinel repaint of Omega, and a have retooled so where Countdown is a Titan Master and has a Universe type Deluxe  Body and Also Something like the Small Titans that basically he can still be a lunar rover. *IWILLHAVEMYFANON* cough*....but an Omega Sentinel repaint plz) 



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Posted 09 January 2021 - 01:32 PM

Really need to grab a Sky Lynx before I'm stuck holing for a reissue.

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#56 Rhinox

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 10:41 PM

I'm very excited for this and will be getting the set.  The astro squad was one of the last G1 purchases I had.  I have a ton of fond memories of it. 


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#57 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:35 PM

So...anyone got a spare Siege Countdown for sale or trade?

 

I LOVE this set, and I started to cultivate this crazy fanon idea of these Micromasters as being Countdown’s “groupies” as he travels from planet to planet as a hero.  The bases being “Omega Supreme-ish” support units (y’know, that just kind of disappear until they land on a planet like in the G1 cartoon).



#58 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 07:56 AM

It was weird to me that no fiction has ever officially connected the Astro Squad to Countdown, for about two seconds until I realized that's because the Astro Squad as a group has never been used at all.

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#59 Blacknife

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 08:34 PM

I had a grandiose fanfiction idea that would have eventually have the "Star Fleet" (I called it Transtellars) of the Transformer universe dealing with a lot of alien worlds now think Earth is a warp capable species & Countdown & company would pretty much be the "escorts"  to the female captain that was in charge of the first official Earth Starship.

 

It was pretty much set out to be Marvel's SWORD & Star Trek had a Transformer based baby...


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#60 MidnightFox

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 05:56 PM


It was pretty much set out to be Marvel's SWORD & Star Trek had a Transformer based baby...

Isn't that basically the G1 cartoon continuity EDC?





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