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@  Whirl Maximus : (23 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

I'm mixed about the millions of years thing, it's somewhat at odds when transformers are humanized as they often are.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 October 2018 - 11:59 PM)

Are any of the Transformers terribly bright, really? This is a spacefaring civilization that's millions of years old that seem to be fighting a perpetual war for no particular reason. Transformers are stupider than humans

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2018 - 08:31 PM)

Depends on the machine. Are you recruiting them, or MAKING them?

@  Cybersnark : (22 October 2018 - 08:30 PM)

... And not terribly bright.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2018 - 07:51 PM)

Makes sense for robot soldiers: you would want something fast, low profile, but lots of power.

@  Waspinator : (22 October 2018 - 06:31 PM)

If we go by the Prime cartoon, sports cars apparently ARE the expendable troop of choice.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 October 2018 - 04:29 PM)

Just fold 'em into a box and slap some wheels on it, they'll figure it out.

@  Pennpenn : (22 October 2018 - 01:57 AM)

Given that by the time we're up to in the story Functionalism had been dead for millions of years and many of the people around were made during and for the war, it's probably more likely that "sports car shaped thing" was an easy to make alt mode for expendable troops.

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 09:52 PM)

maybe there's underground demolition derbies too

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 09:25 PM)

Every single sports car was one of those two jobs? Considering how many there seem to be....

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Athletic Entertainment

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2018 - 03:32 PM)

It's mentioned in one issue that Bumblebee was a courier. The only other fast cars I can remember seeing in Functionist times were Blur and a couple of Stunticons, as racers.

@  SG Roadbuster : (21 October 2018 - 12:14 PM)

i figured the sports cars were either racers or couriers.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 12:13 PM)

Upper Class. They're clearly not made for manual labor.

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

Functionism only really makes sense for certain alternate modes like mining or construction equipment; where do things like sports cars fit in?

@  Xellos : (21 October 2018 - 11:51 AM)

At least in the movies they can switch to a (similar) alt mode at will, it seems. Especially if they want to sell more toys per movie.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2018 - 10:44 AM)

They are a race of adaptive machines. Maybe they were expected to change themselves to fit the role?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 10:06 AM)

IDW-verse discrimination still made more sense than the backstory in TF: Exodus, where everyone's caste was assigned seemingly at random with no regard for their aptitudes (altmode or otherwise)

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

Lost Light is good too, so far.

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:54 AM)

I'm not terribly into Transformers in general, but I did mostly enjoy the More Than Meets The Eye series.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:11 AM)

Which has been in the state constitution since 1946, but was never actually executed according to documents, and is currently not in effect because the German federal constitution, which takes priority over state constitution, has banned the death penalty back in 1949.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:09 AM)

Huh. So next weekend, when the German state of Hesse will have its state election, there will also be a ballot about changing the state constitution... and one of the proposed changes will be abolishing the death penalty.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 03:44 AM)

I really need to read those comics

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Up to and including the fact that certain alternate modes could end up being classified as "surplus to requirements" and systematically murdered.

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:26 AM)

And in IDW comics where it is/was literally a form of apartheid where your alternate mode pretty much dictated how you were treated by society, what jobs you could pursue, pretty much everything.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 02:24 AM)

We do get hints of that from time to time in Transformers, with stuff like some jets acting smug towards cars and whatnot.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 October 2018 - 08:10 PM)

"No shotgun of Mine is going to marry a rocket launcher" sounds like something that Targetmasters (or WFC Siege Micromasters) might say...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 08:06 PM)

The characters are actually kinda nice. Sure a bunch of them are from New Jersey, but you get a few aliens too.. But if you do that, you might want to go digital delux verisons.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:38 PM)

My only issue is that the aside from Fox, the looks of the characters are kinda bland. If anything, I'll at least get it on Black Friday, as they almost always have deals on the toys to life stuff.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Well I can tell you, if you are going physical version because you want the toys. The Switch version has the best Ship mount as you just slide the joycons into it. The PS4 ship mount is wired. The game itself is very good in my opionion. In some ways it starts to turn into an RTS without being an RTS. You've got to start focus on keeping your planets from being taken back over. It has a LOT to do. It does have some repitive missions, because well, trying to let you level up all pilots and ships and such. The switch version -ALSO- has starfox only missions and the characters are incorporated into the story.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:03 PM)

How is Starlink anyways? Been thinking of getting the Switch version for StarFox, which is quite unusal for me, as I almost always pick the PS4 versions (favorite controller and I already have so many Trophys on it).

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:42 PM)

No shotgun of mine is going to marry a rocket launcher!

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 October 2018 - 05:22 PM)

Should they be allowed to marry outside of their own caliber?

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:18 PM)

I'm conflicted on the subject of marriage rights for shotguns.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:24 PM)

You say, "Damn it, what do you think this is, a shotgun wedding?"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM)

What do you do if someone wants to bring their concealed-carry to your American wedding?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 01:58 PM)

Benbot, I was streaming the PS4 version of Starlink

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:25 PM)

Ergo their reporting will have its own slant on the facts as they choose, not the most neutral way possible.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:24 PM)

I find it sad to realize that the prestigious New York Times which I trusted a lot as a kid in fact has its own editorial agenda.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

The end result is NOT that stupid bullshit gets equal coverage as reasonable arguments. That would be problematic in itself (the "false balance" bias), but the provlem is that the controversial stupid bullshit gets MORE coverage than the reasonable arguments.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

The media doesn't want to miss the opportunity to report on a controversy, and as a consequence makes sure that the controversial statements reach an audience.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

Because they realized that saying controversial shit is guaranteed to get coverage.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:16 PM)

It's the same here in Germany. Our right-wing moron party is still a political minority, yet they succeed in driving the topics the media keeps reporting.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

The main problem was that Trump was banking on controversy, and the media was reporting controversy because it gave them ratings.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

"Fairness" was not the media's main problem.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Holy fish! Second life is still a thing?!?!

@  Benbot : (20 October 2018 - 08:32 AM)

What were you streaming, Silverclaw?

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.


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#1 xZAOx

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:22 PM

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As of today, the Loose Convention sets are now SOLD OUT!
The Boxed Convention sets are still available...but going fast.


So, there ya go, from botcon.com.

So the regular sets are supposedly "going fast". While I'm not calling them liars, my MC that I got yesterday had an add for the '05 set saying "don't miss out!"...hehe.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:27 PM

Oh, crap. My payment hasn't been collected yet. I guess that means I'm Bagged-less.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:39 PM

Wow, impressive!

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:41 PM

That was fast.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 13 2008, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was fast.

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Indeed it was. I'm not sure how to make a fair comparison, since there were (ultimately) more loose sets last year, but that's certainly less than half the time it took to sell twice as many loose sets last year (All I know for sure is, although the boxed sets sold out in about a month, they still had loose sets available for a time after that, available only to those who had already gotten a boxed set.).

(FYI for those who don't remember, there were 400 loose sets last year, and either 1050 or 1100 boxed sets, depending on what source is used... although my guess is that the higher number is more reliable.)

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 13 February 2008 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:13 PM

Why would they make only half as many loose sets as last year?

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Feb 13 2008, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why would they make only half as many loose sets as last year?

I can't totally answer that, but I CAN note that they only promised 200 loose sets last year, too, but were able to increase the order ("at the last minute," we're told) when the first day or two of registrations was so intense.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:16 PM

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Why would they make only half as many loose sets as last year?


I'd assume because they reckon on demand being down.

Likely because (no offense) these exclusives don't have the "must haviness" of the Seekers and the Con itself being held the same week as finals.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Feb 13 2008, 07:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why would they make only half as many loose sets as last year?



Let's see:

1. No movie to hypercharge public interest
2. No seekers to hypercharge collector interest
3. See #1 and 2
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:21 PM

How many people here who bought the loose sets in the past turned around and sold them? Or are buying them this year and plan to sell them? Just Curious. Is that what happens to most of these loose sets, or do people like to hold onto them?

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:24 PM

Oddly enough, from a collector standpoint, the bagged sets are infinitely rarer then the boxsets.

Even though they practically always sell cheaper.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:28 PM

Well, If I had (or have) gotten one, I was going to let each of my sons pick a figure, and sell the remaining ones.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:01 PM

QUOTE(Bleargh001 @ Feb 13 2008, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How many people here who bought the loose sets in the past turned around and sold them? Or are buying them this year and plan to sell them? Just Curious. Is that what happens to most of these loose sets, or do people like to hold onto them?

Well, it's kind of the reverse for me. I buy the loose set so that I can "turn around and sell" the boxed set. I only care about the toys, and that's a cheap way (comparatively, at least) for me to get a set.

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 13 February 2008 - 08:03 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Bleargh001 @ Feb 14 2008, 12:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How many people here who bought the loose sets in the past turned around and sold them? Or are buying them this year and plan to sell them? Just Curious. Is that what happens to most of these loose sets, or do people like to hold onto them?


Well, I bought last years boxed and loose set, one to display, one to keep untouched just like all of my other Classics. I have no plans to sell them, I just buy 2 of each of what I really like so if one breaks, I have a replacement.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:32 PM

I'm a completionist with Classics, and I like to have two of each so I kept my loose set and display them from last year, and have the boxed set in storage. I planned on doing the same thing this year as well.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:59 PM

Son of a bitch.....
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:04 PM

Yeah, I don't think it's fair to use this as a reason to go "HAW HAW!" at the convention, since this set lacks:

1) The "must have" aspect of last year's set to have a truly complete Classics collection.
2) The draw of the movie and the Hasbro tour no doubt being a big increase on overall attendance.
3) The scheduling of the convention is less accessible for people.

It's just common sense in business that they have to be careful on the whole supply/demand thing.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:24 PM

Selling out is always great news.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:29 PM

QUOTE(Bleargh001 @ Feb 13 2008, 06:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How many people here who bought the loose sets in the past turned around and sold them? Or are buying them this year and plan to sell them? Just Curious. Is that what happens to most of these loose sets, or do people like to hold onto them?


I'll bite the bullet here - I bought a loose set last year just to sell. Mainly, to help offset my $400 plane ticket. And I ended up getting stuck with more of the hotel room than was planned (the risk that comes when you're the one who reserves the room).

But, for what it's worth, I sold them significantly less than eBay prices. Actually, Rework here on the boards is the one who ended up buying my seekers. I sold Bugbite to a con-goer (who I then had to track back down to get her profile card), and I traded Dreadwind to Gen1Fan for some money and toys.

This year I'm doing the same - I bought a loose set to sell. And I'll probably do like last year as well (if I can) - sell it for more than I paid, but less than eBay as well. I'd much rather sell it at the con to someone than have to fool with eBay, regardless of the "profit margin" being much higher on eBay.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:21 AM

QUOTE(xZAOx @ Feb 13 2008, 06:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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As of today, the Loose Convention sets are now SOLD OUT!
The Boxed Convention sets are still available...but going fast.


reaction: OMG!

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So the regular sets are supposedly "going fast". While I'm not calling them liars, my MC that I got yesterday had an add for the '05 set saying "don't miss out!"...hehe.

reaction after a few seconds: wait a second... this is just for loose sets. ... hrm, I guess it's not really telling of how fast boxed sets are going for, since all we know for sure is that at least 200 of those sold as well.