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@  unluckiness : (21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM)

I have the green one and it's more or less okay. One side has louder clicks but it was like that form the get go

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.


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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."


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#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!)