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@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 June 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.


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#181 Sailor Unicron

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:00 AM

I need this badly.

I wish Borders would hurry up and ship it.
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#182 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:32 AM

You know, I've got to say, I can't remember the last time the fandom had such universally positive things to say about a new TF-related product. The fact that this also comes from a fan is just even better!

I blogged a few thoughts about picking up my copy at the Burbank signing on Saturday here.

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 24 August 2009 - 11:32 AM.


#183 HellCat

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Aug 24 2009, 11:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You know, I've got to say, I can't remember the last time the fandom had such universally positive things to say about a new TF-related product. The fact that this also comes from a fan is just even better!

I blogged a few thoughts about picking up my copy at the Burbank signing on Saturday here.


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#184 Detour

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Aug 24 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Cool Hand Lube?

Cool Hand Lube?!


Holy crap.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#185 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Aug 24 2009, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Aug 24 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Cool Hand Lube?

Cool Hand Lube?!


Holy crap.

I don't see how your comment relates to the link I gave... What am I missing?

#186 Shattered

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Aug 24 2009, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Aug 24 2009, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Aug 24 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Cool Hand Lube?

Cool Hand Lube?!


Holy crap.

I don't see how your comment relates to the link I gave... What am I missing?


Lockdown calls Ratchet Cool Hand Lube in the Ratchet bio pic you posted.

#187 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:16 PM

QUOTE(Shattered @ Aug 24 2009, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Aug 24 2009, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Aug 24 2009, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Aug 24 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Cool Hand Lube?

Cool Hand Lube?!


Holy crap.

I don't see how your comment relates to the link I gave... What am I missing?


Lockdown calls Ratchet Cool Hand Lube in the Ratchet bio pic you posted.
So he does. At least two degrees of separation, then. A bit more explanation might have been nice....


#188 Chris McFeely

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 05:01 PM

Ahahahaha, classic! The page for "Return of the Headmaster" is done as an entry from Sentinel Prime's private journal, and all the Cybertronix on it translates into Tick quotes! icon-fire.gif

#189 Jet

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 24 2009, 06:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ahahahaha, classic! The page for "Return of the Headmaster" is done as an entry from Sentinel Prime's private journal, and all the Cybertronix on it translates into Tick quotes! icon-fire.gif

That is the single most awesome theing relating to Sentinel Prime EVER.

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#190 Fishbug

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:00 PM

I am doing the dance of glee because Amazon finally changed the projected delivery date from the end of September, to the 1st.
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#191 Bass X0

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:35 AM

Huh. I ordered mine of Ebay last Wednesday and recieved it two days later.

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#192 landbasered

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:34 AM

So, you guys really can't let me have any money can you?

*pads pockets looking vainly for $30 something dollars*

#193 Rosicrucian

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:01 AM

It's only $20.

#194 Jim S

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:37 AM

QUOTE(landbasered @ Aug 25 2009, 02:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, you guys really can't let me have any money can you?

*pads pockets looking vainly for $30 something dollars*


You can get it for less than $15 on Amazon, which is now shipping them out and getting more in just a couple of days.

-JimS

#195 Chris McFeely

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 22 2009, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 22 2009, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People who don't have the book yet, shouldn't get the impression that we only love it for the references. We love it for being a thorough and respectful and beyond-super-detailed index of the entire Animated universe and backstory. The references are fun because readers have to do a little work on their own to decipher them. It's like that kid in "Christmas Story" with his Li'l Orphan Annie decoder ring, except this time actually worthwhile.


Oh my God, dude, I would NOT be surprised if the last Cybertronix message told me to drink my Ovaltine.


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#196 Jet

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 25 2009, 02:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 22 2009, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 22 2009, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People who don't have the book yet, shouldn't get the impression that we only love it for the references. We love it for being a thorough and respectful and beyond-super-detailed index of the entire Animated universe and backstory. The references are fun because readers have to do a little work on their own to decipher them. It's like that kid in "Christmas Story" with his Li'l Orphan Annie decoder ring, except this time actually worthwhile.


Oh my God, dude, I would NOT be surprised if the last Cybertronix message told me to drink my Ovaltine.


HEY GUESS WHAT

Chicken butt?

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#197 landbasered

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE(Jim S @ Aug 25 2009, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(landbasered @ Aug 25 2009, 02:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, you guys really can't let me have any money can you?

*pads pockets looking vainly for $30 something dollars*


You can get it for less than $15 on Amazon, which is now shipping them out and getting more in just a couple of days.

-JimS

*twitch*
*Drool*

Yeah, I'm going to have to get this.

#198 DarkDestroyer

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:04 PM

I haven't really watched many episodes of Transformers Animated but love coffee table books and reference books even more so I've been excited to get this since I read about it's existence last year. Unfortunately I'm going to have to wait for a while because Chapters has been really late with getting their shipments in lately of stuff. They still don't have any in store copies of Star Wars The Essential Atlas so I have no idea how long i'm going to have to wait to get this book...probably another couple of months which is frustrating to no end.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:06 PM

Chapters can't do a special order for you?

#200 Luke

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:28 PM

This... is quite possibly the best fan guide that I've ever read. I have spent two days going through it page by page, and I cannot wait to get back to the beginning and do it again. Every single page has some new fact, a reference, a picture, SOMETHING that makes me happy I bought the book. Every damn page.

I got about five pages in before I began to wonder if Jim and Bill didn't figure out a way to compress Derrick's office into book form. And the various references... they are geeks and proud of it. This is not just a Transformers guide--it is a testament to pop culture. Even better, it's well-written. The bios actually FEEL like the characters wrote them. I started a fun little game with myself: read the first two sentences, guess the character. I was right every time, because these guys are just that good at capturing the personalities. I could literally hear them saying it as I read.

To anyone on the fence (all three of you at this point), this is one fantastic book that is well worth the cover price. If the show was a love letter to the fans, this book is an offer to elope with them. I eagerly await a volume two. Heck, I look forward to anything these guys put together in the future. Seriously, they can put up a preorder for a Unicron Trilogy guide and test me--if it's even HALF as well-done, it would STILL be good.

If anyone spots a Centurions reference, point it out. I'm sure there's one in here somewhere... everything else is.

QUOTE(The Walky @ Aug 22 2009, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(And, yeah, you should know anyway that there were no Predacons in Animated continuity, despite the title of one episode.)

Right. They never used the word "Predacons" in the episode itself, which is where it matters.

Since the airing of that episode, I've argued that point with more people than I care to admit. It was a nod, a wink, maybe even a little fan-grope, but nothing more. The episode titles are not part of the in-show continuity.

Edited by Lukeblast, 25 August 2009 - 08:31 PM.