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@  unluckiness : (23 May 2017 - 05:08 AM)

I'll wait for the sequel series Dragon Whole.

@  Maruten : (23 May 2017 - 04:26 AM)

Can't believe the Dragon Half manga is finally being translated this year.

@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 03:22 AM)

DRAGON HALF!

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 09:00 PM)

Xellos...? *looks at avatar pic* speaking of old anime... DRAGON SLAVE!!!

@  Xellos : (22 May 2017 - 08:56 PM)

Yeah, Tylor is awesome. One of the few series (Tylor and Escaflowne) I watched multiple times subtitled. On VHS even. Own two sets of each on DVD (or BD in 2nd Escaflowne's case). Original Tylor DVD and the remastered DVD, and both sets of dubs for Escaflowne (not counting the aborted Saturday morning edit, though I did tape that as it aired).

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Man, I'm so sad I missed so much of the mid-90s anime. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is SO MUCH FUN!

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware


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#161 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:51 AM

QUOTE(Chip @ Apr 6 2008, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I interpreted one of the early Soundwave commercials ot mean that everyone had a little guy that popped out of his chest. When I finally got a Transformer, Twin Twist, I figured that his gun's natural ability to fold into a little rectangle, shrink, and be stowed in his chest just wasn't the kind of thing a toy could be expected to represent.


Hey, same thing happened to me. Not sure where I got the idea they could all do it, but the fact my cousin's Optimus Prime had a chest that flipped open in a similar fashion no doubt helped.

I also remember some jerk neighborhood kids telling me they had a friend with ALL the TransFormers, including Arcee, Headmaster Arcee, and Unicron. Oy.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:25 PM

I remembered the scene of Optimus rolling down the hill at the end of More Than Meets the Eye Part 2 as the scene just before he dies.

I always wondered why Powermaster Prime wasn't in any of the episodes. I had seen him on commercials, and I had the toy, but he always just looked like regular old Optimus.




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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:20 AM

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I thought these fellows http://www.seibertro...block/517/1/14/ were constructicons and capable of forming (part of) Devastator.


I recall this being the first assumption of the fans at the BotCon where the autorollers were first shown (94, I think).
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:29 AM

For me, the Micromasters were always a separate group rather than tiny bots and cons. I assumed they had to be or else how did they make the massive city I built?

I never had a Jetfire, nor saw the toy as a kid. I always wondered why I never got a Skyfire toy icon-screamer.gif

I could never tell Skywarp and Thundercracker apart until round about Armada. They blurred together for me as toys and on the show.

I thought the seacons actually floated in water. They did not...and they rusted quickly...

EDIT: a few more I remembered

Micromaster Overload was Optimus Prime, or Optimus Junior.

HotRod was Optimus' son

Arcee had a healing ability, and was interrupted in her attempts to heal Wheeljack and Cliffjumper in the movie. Why she could not help Optimus was beyond me.

That Jhiaxus had an actual toy during G2, who I assumed was a redeco of Dreadwing, with Smokescreen as Rook

Edited by Vestras, 17 August 2009 - 09:18 AM.

Clearing out some old TFs and Mugenbine in my BST Thread. You know you want some of these.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:43 AM

I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:33 AM

I grew up on beast wars but then watched the movie as a child.

Angrily I yelled out at the screen "Don't give that guy your spark! You'll die if you do that!"

Oh, and that reflection thing. I thought it was cool that prime had a prison inside him.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:39 AM


When I received my very first TF (Yellow Cliffjumper) I didn't think it was a Transformer. I'd seen the commercials for the jets and the truck, but this little one looked different--and when I held it it didn't have that image-warping blur effect behind it when it moved, like all the Transformers on the commercials did! I concluded it wasn't supposed to be an actual Transformer but instead a toy that the Transformers played with when they weren't fighting. I remember being surprised when this little non-motion-blurry thing could transform.


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Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:50 AM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 18 2009, 09:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I received my very first TF (Yellow Cliffjumper) I didn't think it was a Transformer. I'd seen the commercials for the jets and the truck, but this little one looked different--and when I held it it didn't have that image-warping blur effect behind it when it moved, like all the Transformers on the commercials did! I concluded it wasn't supposed to be an actual Transformer but instead a toy that the Transformers played with when they weren't fighting. I remember being surprised when this little non-motion-blurry thing could transform.


This is the best thing ever. I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE(Donocropolis @ Aug 18 2009, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 18 2009, 09:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I received my very first TF (Yellow Cliffjumper) I didn't think it was a Transformer. I'd seen the commercials for the jets and the truck, but this little one looked different--and when I held it it didn't have that image-warping blur effect behind it when it moved, like all the Transformers on the commercials did! I concluded it wasn't supposed to be an actual Transformer but instead a toy that the Transformers played with when they weren't fighting. I remember being surprised when this little non-motion-blurry thing could transform.


This is the best thing ever. I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.




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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(Donocropolis @ Aug 18 2009, 10:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:53 PM

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Oh, and that reflection thing. I thought it was cool that prime had a prison inside him.

Oh yeah, that's one. I used to think it was Hi-Q looking out.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE(Donocropolis @ Aug 18 2009, 07:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is the best thing ever. I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.


Reminds me of Near in Death Note. Kid genius super-detective who's working with shadowy black-ops FBI agents, creating brilliant and elaborate strategies on how to deal with the world's most dangerous criminal, all while playing with wooden blocks or "whoosh"-ing Superman action figures around his head.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:16 PM

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QUOTE(landbasejigger @ Aug 18 2009, 03:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, and that reflection thing. I thought it was cool that prime had a prison inside him.

Oh yeah, that's one. I used to think it was Hi-Q looking out.


Woo! I'm not the only one that thought it was Hi-Q!

That's what I get for being born in 1984.

Also, I totally thought G2 Prime wasn't right at all. He was waaaay too small!

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:59 PM

People last page mentioned mishearing the Transformers theme. I did, too. When G2 was out, me and my friends were convinced, that for some reason the motto of the franchise was "Mo my me see eye." Damn robot voice.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:51 PM

Lets see...

I too occasionally thought Ravage was a dog. Then that he was a panther. Isn't he technically a jaguar? >.>

That I only ever completed one combiner. I think I completed two or three, but I always was losing things, so wouldn't ya know I never had everything I owned at once.

For some reason, I distinctly remembered the song playing while the Hate Plague was being cured in the G1 Season 3 finale as "Stop in the Name of Love"... and wondering why such a weird choice was made of using that song.

Most random: I thought that Rodimus Prime was an upgrade kit for Hot Rod. Looks like I was ahead of my time. Anyway, because of the mistake I even owned 2 G1 Hot Rods and Rodimus Primes because of it. Neither Hot Rod survived in tact. >_< For that matter, I don't think any G1 Transformer survived intact. I am so hard on figures. XD
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:14 PM

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The Transmetal 2 clone Dinobot, as seen in the TV show. (She said, "he followed Blackarachnia through a forest once and hurt her", about Animated Ratchet.)


... Is it just me, or does the way that's phrased sound VERY VERY BAD?

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:58 PM

I didn't know G1 Jetfire was taken from another toyline. I'd see the Macross model used sometimes and I'd used to think, "hey - Jetfire!"

I also thought The Return of Optimus Prime would feature the Powermaster toy until I actually saw the episode. Hey, the Masterforce box artwork was used for advertisements.

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I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.


And these days, kids friends would get bored as they spent ten - fifteen minutes transforming a modern movie or Universe toy.

Edited by Bass X0, 28 August 2009 - 01:02 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

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I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.


And these days, kids friends would get bored as they spent ten - fifteen minutes transforming a modern movie or Universe toy.


*cough*FAB/activators*cough*

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:41 PM

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 28 2009, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.


And these days, kids friends would get bored as they spent ten - fifteen minutes transforming a modern movie or Universe toy.


*cough*FAB/activators*cough*

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