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@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?

@  tigerhawk : (05 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Let it be the first all AI acted series.


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#1 (Deactivated) Human_Error

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:40 PM

I was watching the DVD on Saturday in my apartment with a few friends, and we thought we heard a knock at the door. I got up and looked through the peep hole and no one was there. I sat down and continued to watch the movie. About two minutes later we heard a banging at the door. So we paused the movie and all went to the door opened it up and it was the township Police Department. They said "Sir, is everything alright?" To which i replied "Yes? Why?" The Officer said "We've received numerous calls reporting an explosion from this residence"<--- (I swear thats what he said!!) I said "your kidding, right?!" ....... "No sir this is not a joke" ........ "Well, were just here watching a movie"........... "Ok sir, im sorry but im going to have to write you a ticket for violating the local noise ordinance." (It was after 10:00 pm and we had the surround sound full blast, so i admit i was being an jerk having it that loud that late)..... I said "WHAT! im getting a ticket for watching a movie!?!"...... The officer replied "Yes being that we had multiple calls about this and you were violating noise ordinances we have to give you this ticket" I turned to my friend and said "Great googley moogley more money ive got to spend on Transformers!"....... And this is when it gets awesome! The officer said "Oh you guys are watching Transformers, huh?"..... My reply, "Yeah, why?" Then the Officer pulled up his shirt sleeve to reveal a tattoo of Barricades police shield (you know the one with the decepticon logo in it) I said "oh man thats sweet!" Then he said "I tell you what, just turn it down and we'll forget about the fine." I said "Of course! Thank you!" and then he left. So, theres my story lets hear all of yours. Ive got one more quick one: A few years back i was driving at like 2am (i drive an 02 neon with a decepticon logo on the hood) there was litteraly no one on the road. i was stoped at a light looked in the rear view and saw a set of headlights coming in the other lane. as it got closer i noticed it was another silver neon and they had an autobot logo on their hood. i honked my horn to try to get the drivers attention but i guess they thought i was just some sort of nut and ignored me. they sped off never to be seen. about two weeks later i went to the local toys r us and saw the same car in the parking lot. i went into the store did my shopping came out to the parking lot and the other car was gone but there was a note on my car saying "Sweet car" with a phone number. And to make a long story longer he and i have been good friends since.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:52 AM

That story is absolutely awesome HumanError! Thanks for the good laugh! icon-hotrod.gif

It's interesting to me that no one is commenting on the forum boards icon-depth.gif , only in the news comments area... hm.

Anyway, my recent story, although not quite as brilliant as HumanError's involves the first time I saw TF movie (outside of Botcon early showing) in a theater. As I was walking out, a group of high school aged kids were also leaving the theater. One said to the other, "So, what did you think?" The friend replied, "It was good. I mean, yeah it was no Beast Wars, but I liked it!"

W/ all the online fan-mania over G1, I think we forget that there is a generation of fans who grew up on Beast Wars and see that as their childhood nostalgia of choice! icon-hotrod.gif That moment just struck me funny. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE([email protected] @ Oct 24 2007, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That story is absolutely awesome HumanError! Thanks for the good laugh! icon-hotrod.gif

It's interesting to me that no one is commenting on the forum boards icon-depth.gif , only in the news comments area... hm.

Anyway, my recent story, although not quite as brilliant as HumanError's involves the first time I saw TF movie (outside of Botcon early showing) in a theater. As I was walking out, a group of high school aged kids were also leaving the theater. One said to the other, "So, what did you think?" The friend replied, "It was good. I mean, yeah it was no Beast Wars, but I liked it!"

W/ all the online fan-mania over G1, I think we forget that there is a generation of fans who grew up on Beast Wars and see that as their childhood nostalgia of choice! icon-hotrod.gif That moment just struck me funny. icon-ironhide.gif




I wouldn't fret over it percepter, its still new to most folks i think if we keep mentioning it on he site i think itll catch on.


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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:39 PM

A while back, I was talking to my wife and mentioned something about Transformers. This caused her to roll her eyes at me. Without missing a beat I said,"Transformers are cool, .......unfortunatly 30 year old men who collect them aren't."

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE(Knightwing @ Oct 24 2007, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A while back, I was talking to my wife and mentioned something about Transformers. This caused her to roll her eyes at me. Without missing a beat I said,"Transformers are cool, .......unfortunatly 30 year old men who collect them aren't."


dont worry knightwing my wife does the same thing.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:04 AM

well i came out of dairy queen and saw a mh-53 helicopter I.E. what i thought was blackout and just about crapped my pants icon-wildride.gif

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:38 AM

I braved a fever just to get Movie Inferno!

He's a really fun toy though.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:45 PM

My weird funny story:

Some time ago, my best friend was hanging out with me and my IRC roleplaying group, and we somehow got on the discussion of cars, Scion xBs in particular. My best friend starting kind of saying how he really didn't like Scions, that they looked like "jiveboxes" among other criticisms. My RP friend and I then pointed out that there was a Transformer who happened to have a Scion xB as an altmode (Alternator Skids, of course), which prompted all sorts of other joking around and commentary (like pointing out that Skids has an appropriate name for a "jivebox" icon-waspy.gif ).

Then at some point later, my RP friend is like, "Hey, I actually found an Alternator Skids that was leftover on the shelf in one of the toy shops here; you want me to buy it so you can give it to your best pal?" I'm like, "Dude, sure!" So I send him the money, he buys the Skids toy and sends it to me, and I giftwrap it to give to my best friend.

Now, at the time, my best friend and I actually worked for the same small office. So I bring the gift to the office and give it to him, and he's giving me this funny look like, "What is this?" the whole time (since IIRC it wasn't anywhere near his birthday or Christmas or anything). Our boss is also watching all of this with a sort of puzzled look.

Eventually once we've both freed up our schedules enough, he opens one corner of the gift, looks at what it is... and starts laughing out loud. I mean, complete uncontrolled laughter, for literally five minutes straight. To the point where even I'm starting to giggle at watching him. Our boss, of course, is just staring at us with a complete bewildered "What the hell, you two?" We finally both calm down and try explaining to her, and she's just like, "Yeah, OK, you two are freakin' nuts, go be weird somewhere else."

Last I heard, Skids is busy sitting on top of his TV along with his small collection of other action figures. So worth the $30, I tell you.