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@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 02:42 AM)

Death doesn't terrify me, but I have to admit I find the notion of its inevitably more than a little disappointing. I'd hope there's eventually some way to preserve our minds in some form prior to death

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:55 AM)

Or maybe some broken kid in a giant cyborg will turn us all into tang. Who knows what the future brings?

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

As someone terrified of death, I for one welcome our transhumanist singularity overlords.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

Our grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren will be less than dust before heat death matters anyway.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:51 AM)

Signularity is a meaningless buzzword, like a lot of this transhumanist late-game stuff.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:43 AM)

Or we could go "extinct" in a Singularity, becoming one with our technology to the extent we cease to exist in our current state.

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Or we'll be killed by Skynet and unleash a plague of von Neumann probes upon the universe.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Assuming all humans leave Earth, of course. Plenty won't, or won't be able to.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:35 AM)

Technically it could be subspecies of Homo sapiens... But after a couple thousand years away from Earth, it's kind of inevitable humanity will evolve to adapt to strange new habitats.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

We'd have to adapt to different conditions, especially when we're unable to return to Earth.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:32 AM)

I can't really see humanity in its current state if/after we "go cosmic," though. You'll have different people adapting to living in zero-G environments, on colonies on other planets that have various conditions...

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

True.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

Evolution doesn't mean extinction of a previous state always, tho.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:27 AM)

Well, humans as we know them (Homo sapiens) will probably go extinct at some point as the species evolves further. That's only if we somehow don't destroy ourselves.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:26 AM)

Oh, humanity will go hypercritical and wipe itself out long before that's a concern.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 11:04 PM)

All we need to do is built Diebuster to haul us away from the sun

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Okay, well all of us will be dead. Jury's out on our descendants.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

But we'll either be dead or be forced off the planet well before that point, since Earth will turn into a Venus-style hellhole in about a billion years.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

[/science nerd]

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

About five billion years, actually.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 09:38 PM)

Go check that episode of Doctor Who to see what date they said.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 09:26 PM)

We got a date for that yet? I want to clear my schedule to watch it.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 08:46 PM)

There are some more immediate doomsday scenarios on a more local level, like the sun expanding and consuming us all.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 08:25 PM)

In a few trillion years, there's going to be a Big Rip, a heat death, a Big Crunch or a Big Bounce, so- wait, you're talking about Stargate.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 08:20 PM)

I just wish Universe had a conclusive ending...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 07:53 PM)

They had to try something new, and it didn't work.

@  Echowarrior : (25 April 2017 - 07:31 PM)

SG-1 was a good series. Atlantis too. Universe...dear god was that ever a misfire.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 02:56 PM)

Started watching SG-1 right before season 9. The Stargate were the last live action series that could hold my attention week to week.

@  Rycochet : (25 April 2017 - 02:52 PM)

Sg1 really lost it's appeal once they got too far into the ancients/ascended plotlines.

@  Gizmoboy : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 PM)

I enjoyed the movie. Never got into the TV Series.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 02:19 PM)

About twenty since I cared. :D :D :D

@  Whirl Maximus : (25 April 2017 - 01:50 PM)

ten years since Stargate SG1 ended.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 11:05 AM)

it's all about that sweet, savory monosodium glutamate!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

If you're eating cheap Chinese, nutritional value is probably not the first thing on your mind.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2017 - 10:56 AM)

depends on where you get them from, but sometimes the paper has more nutritional value.

@  Robowang : (25 April 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I have actually eaten the cookie without opening it before. I didn't realize it until my wife asked what my fortune was.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 09:18 AM)

It's like the fortune cookies. After getting so many over the years I just barely notice them.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:17 AM)

Sorry, yeah, I also dislike any policy which involves including putting Optimus Prime in teriyaki chicken.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 09:13 AM)

That sounds like an unfair assessment of the teriyaki chicken.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:10 AM)

Yeah but there's no way they weren't designing it with the Optimus Maximus or whatever in mind. That said I could just be annoyed because I dislike the "every line must have at least one Optimus Prime in there somewhere" policy that Hasbro seems to have.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 08:29 AM)

that sounds both worrying and delicious

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 08:03 AM)

I am seriously feeling hungry occasionally because Quake's deep-red paint job looks JUST like the teryaki chicken at my favorite Chinese eatery.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 06:41 AM)

Hard to say. The bot mode's okay and the the combiner form is the awful on. Considering that Prime didn't have a combiner form back then and could have looked like anything, seems that there were other factors at play.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 AM)

I'd say a lot of CW Menasor's problems were caused by the fact he had to share a mold with Optimus Prime.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 09:27 PM)

giggity

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 08:44 PM)

TR Astrotrain can be remarkably straight.

@  Dracula : (24 April 2017 - 04:10 PM)

bot can not be straight

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:00 PM

Hasbro's answers for Round 3 of the Q&A have rolled in!

1) How many Human Alliance figures are scheduled for the Revenge of the Fallen toy line? And when you decide to end the Revenge of the Fallen toy line, is there any chance that this fan-popular sub-line will continue? There are still plenty of human and not-so human characters that could use toys. Like Daniel with Arcee, Spike with Hot Rod, or Una and Chak with Transmetal Cheetor!

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1) Currently, we have announced five figures for the Human Alliance line, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Autobot Skids, Barricade and Mudflap. Outside of these announced figures, we are already investigating other characters and pairings that would make sense for the line. As a whole, humans have always played an important part within the Transformers fantasy, especially in the two live action films. With that in mind, we have tried to bring those relationships to life in toy form. We are eager to see what the reaction to the line will be and will base our future decisions on where this line goes based on these results.


2) After Perceptor and the Insecticons, how many other reissues are planned? Or if there are currently no plans for more reissues, but it's something that you'd like to look into in the future, which figures would you personally like to see reissued in the US market?

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2) Currently, there are no plans to release any other reissues at this time. However, we would always strongly consider any re-issues that Takara has previously done.



3) "Revenge of the Fallen" has brought with it a more adult-aimed Transformers, both in terms of toy complexity and the adult humor sprinkled generously throughout the movie. What will this mean for any future toys and fiction--including comics, toy bios and cartoons-- that Hasbro may have planned for the movie continuity? Would a movie continuity cartoon revert back to the more child friendly stories as we've seen with the past few years, or would it keep a flavoring of the adult themes that Michael Bay brought to the films?

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:15 PM

So, where is the answer to #3 then?

#3 NightViper

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:16 PM

They didn't answer it.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:23 PM

That's unfortunate PR.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:29 PM

Hasbro crack the multiverse in two with TFWIKI.Net's answers!

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Aug 10 2009, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2) After Perceptor and the Insecticons, how many other reissues are planned? Or if there are currently no plans for more reissues, but it's something that you'd like to look into in the future, which figures would you personally like to see reissued in the US market?

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2) Currently, there are no plans to release any other reissues at this time. However, we would always strongly consider any re-issues that Takara has previously done.


I'd like to see a future Q&A ask why Hasbro won't go ahead and do something before Takara for a change. Even if we all know the answer already, I'd like to see Hasbro acknowledge this one publicly....

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:37 PM

Wow, swank answer for the multiverse question. I particularly like the "dead end" universes as an explanation for conflicting fiction.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:38 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Aug 10 2009, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They didn't answer it.

... So they wasted what could have been a really good question like "If the retailers don't accept the upcoming Animated toys, will you distribute them through Hasbro Toy Shop?" or "Are there any plans for Voyager and/or Deluxe molds for Scrapper and Hightower?" for something they won't answer?











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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:38 PM

Very nice, if circuitous, answer to the Fallen question.

#10 NightViper

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE(Spin-Out @ Aug 10 2009, 07:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Aug 10 2009, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They didn't answer it.

... So they wasted what could have been a really good question like "If the retailers don't accept the upcoming Animated toys, will you distribute them through Hasbro Toy Shop?" or "Are there any plans for Voyager and/or Deluxe molds for Scrapper and Hightower?" for something they won't answer?
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Uh, the sites themselves are the ones that select the three questions out of the various submissions. So if anyone is to blame for selecting a non-answerable question, it's the Allspark's staff (myself included). We thought that the question would do well at addressing how Hasbro felt about the themes directed towards more mature audiences as present in ROTF, and how they might treat them in the future. Apparently Hasbro didn't think it a good question, however.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:51 PM

WoooHooo! to the Hasbro answer for the TFWiki's Multiversal singularity question. They could have just blown it off, or told us "a wizard did it" but they actually gave us a really good answer that works. Bravo Hasbro, good job. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:59 PM

I can't believe they answered my Tfwiki.net question. What a glorious, triumphant bulljive-storm that was to witness.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:01 PM

I haven't seen so much technobabble since Voyager...and it STILL managed to explain things.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Aug 10 2009, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I haven't seen so much technobabble since Voyager...and it STILL managed to explain things.

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Heck, even *I* like that answer, and I make no efforts to hide that I think the multiversal singularity stuff is a crock of jive. It goes around in circles with big words designed for the purpose... but it WORKS.

Edited by Lukeblast, 10 August 2009 - 07:18 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE(Shattered @ Aug 10 2009, 07:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very nice, if circuitous, answer to the Fallen question.



Eh, not really. It was pretty much code for, "Yes, we're sticking with Lee's assertion that the 13 (Fallen incl.) are multiversal singularites like Primus and Unicron. Conflicts in fiction are of no consequence because of quantum physics."

Basically, it's Hasbro's version of the Retcon Punch.

I would have preferred the much simpler "No, only Primus and Unicron are multiversal singularites. They're gods, so this makes sense for them. Normal transformers, even the 13, exist within their own universe even if they have analogues in other universes that are very similar."

And that's what I'll stick with as far as fanon goes. For example, to me, there's no Fallen in the UT. The closest guy is Sideways, though I haven't decided if he's on of the UT 13 or not.

I'm really encouraged by the Human Alliance response, though. If they want it to succeed, however, they need to severely ramp up distribution. They can't let it get treated the same way as alternators, especially at 10 dollars more in cost.

Edited by Octavius Prime, 10 August 2009 - 07:31 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:33 PM

I'm glad someone asked about the cancelled Alternators. As I was the one that first found both, and every Q&A and the two Botcons I went to I always forget about that question.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:22 PM


Hasbro's answer to the multiversals is magnificently opaque. It's dazzling in the dictionary definition--it impresses you so much you don't at first notice that it doesn't actually answer the question and in fact sets up the question as being unanswerable. I like that.

I'd like it a whole helluvvalot more if it had ever been or would ever be expressed in any mainstream TF story. I mean, sure as hell that's what IDW should have been publishing instead of AHM.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:26 PM

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I would have preferred the much simpler "No, only Primus and Unicron are multiversal singularites. They're gods, so this makes sense for them. Normal transformers, even the 13, exist within their own universe even if they have analogues in other universes that are very similar."


But that's not the correct answer.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Aug 10 2009, 07:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Or fist, for those amongst us with a penchant for irrational rage and volitility.

In all seriousness, are we sure they....just refused to answer it? Or did someone at Hasbro forget to copy the whole response when they sent it out?

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:14 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Aug 10 2009, 07:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2) After Perceptor and the Insecticons, how many other reissues are planned? Or if there are currently no plans for more reissues, but it's something that you'd like to look into in the future, which figures would you personally like to see reissued in the US market?

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2) Currently, there are no plans to release any other reissues at this time. However, we would always strongly consider any re-issues that Takara has previously done.



Well, we have been seeing Takara churn out a lot lately so I have hopes.

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