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@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

When an app asks me to give a review or a rating, I decline, but I always look at other people's reviews before I get an app.

@  Sockie : (17 February 2017 - 10:07 PM)

TF vs G.I. Joe counts more than anything else.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM)

Does that even count?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM)

OH, that one.

@  Pennpenn : (17 February 2017 - 08:39 PM)

The most recent one, I think? I don't think Fort Max or Trypticon even appear in the earlier ones.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:37 PM)

Which one was that?

@  unitremover : (17 February 2017 - 07:16 PM)

They did in the Scioli TF vs GI Joe

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2017 - 05:37 PM)

Have Fortress Maximus and Trypticon ever fought each other before Titans Return?

@  Dekafox : (17 February 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Smart Brain? He's trying to take over the world through weaponized electronic accessories?

@  Msol : (17 February 2017 - 05:16 PM)

Reminds me of Smart Robin in a good way.

@  Msol : (17 February 2017 - 05:16 PM)

Oh man Triggerhappy is awesome.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 11:30 AM)

I'm afraid to imagine what was done to it to turn it into bubble tea.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 11:04 AM)

You must have been feeding it. That's when it turns from sweet tea to bitter mutated chaotic tea.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 11:00 AM)

I didn't know Tea could do that, I thought it just turned into a disgusting drink.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 10:59 AM)

They also multiply when they get wet. Don't feed them after midnight, either.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 10:58 AM)

Don't get them wet otherwise you'll end up with a case of brownbelly.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 10:56 AM)

What about t-shirts made out of tea bags?

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 10:55 AM)

No, no, it's teens who need putting in airtight containers, tea you can leave anywhere.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 10:53 AM)

Tea is best stored in airtight containers, not china.


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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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