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@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

@  unluckiness : (15 January 2018 - 10:07 AM)

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"Gobots" is the G2 Autobot Color Changer.


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#21 Walky

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:31 PM

I thought AA discussion was going here: http://www.allspark....showtopic=61343

Man, there are too many nods in this book to count. It's like somebody went down the list of pages in the Transformers Wiki and added everything in.

Even Seafood Louis.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:34 PM


QUOTE(Jim S @ Aug 18 2009, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 18 2009, 07:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I've ever had higher expectations for a TF product than I do for this book.
Maybe the first episode of Beast Machines. Maybe.

Eeep! Well, I hope I live up to them.


Well-and-truly did. I'm still reeling from the awesome. Seriously, I was gearing up to attempt a review but then once I read the whole thing it's like sensory overload and now I just need to lie still in the afterglow for a while. I really think Animated was the best overall cartoon this hobby ever had and like most others I was really startled and let down when it came to a close. Maybe you and Bill can't make it any longer, but you can add breadth and depth and detail that... helps very much and just overwhelmed me.

Thank you for making it. Please make a volume 2.

(Though I had an alarmingly difficult time finding it at LCS-es. Jim Hanley's, one of the biggest and most well-known NYC comic shops, had received all of ONE copy. Midtown Comics got more, but they were all buried in "Young Readers" because apparently based on the cover it had been mistaken for a coloring book. WTF is up with a comic shop even having a "Young Readers" section anyway?)

Edited by Thylacine2000, 19 August 2009 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 19 2009, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WTF is up with a comic shop even having a "Young Readers" section anyway?)


I find that most do. Usually it's a rotating bookrack found near the front of the store, perhaps with some additional shelves, full of Archie Comics and Superfriends.

#24 Chris McFeely

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:22 PM

Words cannot do this book justice. Solon. Eddie Fairchild. Matt Conroy. Karen Fishook. Harold Edsel. Rollie Friendly. Carissa Carr. Seafood Louis. Prysmos. PROFESSOR ADLE FROM THE hugging STARGATE BATTLES. I... I can't.. process all of this...

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 19 2009, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Words cannot do this book justice. Solon. Eddie Fairchild. Matt Conroy. Karen Fishook. Harold Edsel. Rollie Friendly. Carissa Carr. Seafood Louis. Prysmos. PROFESSOR ADLE FROM THE hugging STARGATE BATTLES. I... I can't.. process all of this...


And I can't get my hands on it for...1-2 months, says Amazon. Zounds! :-/

#26 Chris McFeely

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

Rorza! Jake Colton! Roadhog Horton! SURGEON GENERAL Arkeville! Hate Plague! ANIMATE SKY-BYTE!! Junko! Michael Avery FROM GHOSTS OF YESTERDAY! VECTOR PRIME TAKING A PEEP INTO THE ANIMATED UNIVERSE AND WRITING DOWN WHAT HE SEES! My head is going to explode.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:32 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 19 2009, 01:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PROFESSOR ADLE FROM THE hugging STARGATE BATTLES.

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 19 2009, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rorza! Jake Colton! Roadhog Horton! SURGEON GENERAL Arkeville! Hate Plague! ANIMATE SKY-BYTE!! Junko! Michael Avery FROM GHOSTS OF YESTERDAY! VECTOR PRIME TAKING A PEEP INTO THE ANIMATED UNIVERSE AND WRITING DOWN WHAT HE SEES! My head is going to explode.

icon-bee.gif icon-silverbolt.gif Jim and Bill, WE WUV YOU!

Edited by lonegamer8, 19 August 2009 - 03:33 PM.


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#28 Tyranno

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:35 PM

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ANIMATE SKY-BYTE!! Junko!

VECTOR PRIME TAKING A PEEP INTO THE ANIMATED UNIVERSE AND WRITING DOWN WHAT HE SEES!


TELL ME WHAT YOU MEAN NOW OR I WILL RIP OUT YOUR SOUL AND EAT IT

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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#29 Chris McFeely

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:36 PM

YOU LIVED LIKE A WARRIOR ANS DIED TO AN HERO!!

That's it, I'm just going to abandon all pretense and just start masturbating over this book right now.

#30 Chris McFeely

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Aug 19 2009, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE
ANIMATE SKY-BYTE!! Junko!

VECTOR PRIME TAKING A PEEP INTO THE ANIMATED UNIVERSE AND WRITING DOWN WHAT HE SEES!


TELL ME WHAT YOU MEAN NOW OR I WILL RIP OUT YOUR SOUL AND EAT IT


In brief: The summary for The Arrival #1 is a manuscript written by Vector Prime, observing the events of the story.

The summary for The Arrival #2 is rendered as an issue of the Detroit Powell Press. One of the headlines is about Junko Shirigami (the Binaltech Asterisk character, rather than the RiD girl) dating Michael Avery.

The summary for The Arrival #6 is written as a page from Ultra Magnus's memoirs, prefaced with a haiku from "Sky-Byte, Decepticon Poet."

(Irwin Spoon! Clio! Lyzack! FREEZON!!!!!!)

#31 Tyranno

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:41 PM

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The summary for The Arrival #6 is written as a page from Ultra Magnus's memoirs, prefaced with a haiku from "Sky-Byte, Decepticon Poet."


.... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

SO CLOSE YET SO VERY FAR AWAY

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


- Amethyst Schaber, http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/

#32 Chris McFeely

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:47 PM

OH MY GOD JESUS SERIOUSLY THE NEKOMIMIS FROM ENERGON. That's the only time I've ever been glad to see something from Energon.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 19 2009, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OH MY GOD JESUS SERIOUSLY THE NEKOMIMIS FROM ENERGON. That's the only time I've ever been glad to see something from Energon.


EXPLAIN

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:51 PM

A newspaper article by Irwin Spoon!

Lockdown's ship is called the DEATH'S HEAD!

This book IS AWESOME!

My absolute favorite bit has to be the Clone Starscream bios though. Just completely awesome.

Edited by Shockprowl04, 19 August 2009 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:53 PM

This book sounds like it's literally greasy from all fanwank.

Also I will KILL for pictures of the Nekomimi.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:53 PM



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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 19 2009, 09:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
YOU LIVED LIKE A WARRIOR ANS DIED TO AN HERO!!

That's it, I'm just going to abandon all pretense and just start masturbating over this book right now.


Now this is where the laminating of the pages comes in.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:54 PM


QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 19 2009, 09:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
YOU LIVED LIKE A WARRIOR ANS DIED TO AN HERO!!


I didn't notice that one. Where?

(Also, a shout-out to Billy and the Boingers.)

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Aug 19 2009, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 19 2009, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OH MY GOD JESUS SERIOUSLY THE NEKOMIMIS FROM ENERGON. That's the only time I've ever been glad to see something from Energon.


EXPLAIN


They appear as Hello-Kitty-style watermarks on notepaper that Sari writes summaries of episodes 18 and 27 on. icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 19 2009, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Aug 19 2009, 09:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
YOU LIVED LIKE A WARRIOR ANS DIED TO AN HERO!!


I didn't notice that one. Where?

(Also, a shout-out to Billy and the Boingers.)


It's the word jumble included in the "summary" of "Garbage In, Garbage Out" (although the answer at the bottom of the page claims it really says "Why my shoulders hurt?"!!!) icon-fire.gif

(Jesus, I seriously need to read my other comics, but I can't put this thing down...)

Edited by Chris McFeely, 19 August 2009 - 03:57 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:58 PM

You people are all making me hate the fact that I'm too broke to buy this right now. (Although I find myself wondering if it's really healthy to have that many obscure references in one place. It might cause a Fangasm Singularity!)