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@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.


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ToyFair 1986 Catalog & Hasbro Children's Hospital Charity Drive!


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#1 Walky

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:31 PM

EDITS FROM GALENRAFF:

Here's what was originally in Walky's first post here:
QUOTE(It's Walky!)
http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=180326276436

Featuring saturated Onslaught, blue Superion, and Galvatron's giant rifle. Oh, and, hey, speaking of whom, guess who had to get an orange barrel to comply with safety laws.

$500!

What happened after this is nothing short of amazing!

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The first awesome thing is that several people all said they'd be willing to chip in $5 in a community effort to buy that catalog so that the TFWiki could scan it and share it with everyone. So we set up a system in which people would send me their contributions, and when we got enough we'd bid on the book. The response was impressively quick, and we were able to put in a winning bid within a few hours with a purchase price of $380. So now this important piece of toy collecting history is on its way to Walky to be scanned and shared with everyone, and everyone who contributed will be listed on the wiki. Well done us!

Yeah, but then the awesome just ramped up from there. Because the first bid was accepted outright, we were in the enviable position of having to decide what to do with extra money. If you read this full thread, you'll find the whole conversation, but in the end, it was decided that people most wanted to see the money go to a good cause, and the Hasbro Children's Hospital was identified. We ALSO were in the enviable position of having people come to the thread and be disappointed that they were too late to contribute for the book. So what do you do when you have a great charity that the community wants to support and a lot of people who want to give you money for something?

Hasbro Children's Hospital Charity Drive!
(We're coordinated it here on the Allspark, but it was open to anyone and everyone who wanted to participate. This is not "mine" and it's not "Allspark's," this belongs to all of us!)

Goals and Updates:
I'm also going to use this space to point out that the original goal was set as two tiers. The first goal would be to match the book price by raising $380. But "ultimate victory" would be if we could match the original asking price of $500. I put that in quotes because we've long since passed it, and I'm not sure whether or not ultimater victory is a word. There is now way to adequately express how impressed and proud of this community I am after all of this - it's been a tremendous cooperative effort from the start and everyone has been so generous and excited about it, which is just great!

Current total: $2340!

I mean, think about that. That kind of thing just doesn't happen in the conventional wisdom of internet fandoms. But nevertheless, here we are doing it! It's incredible!

We set a goal to raise $2000 by midnight on Sunday Feb. 28 and we did it!!!

Higher Res Images of the 1986 Toyfair Catalogue at the Allspark

Edited by Powered Convoy, 01 March 2010 - 09:48 PM.


#2 landbasered

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:36 PM

wait...

Why would we pitch in money for a catalog.
Only one person would get to own it.

#3 Walky

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:40 PM

We don't want to own it! We want to scan it!

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:41 PM

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wait...

Why would we pitch in money for a catalog.
Only one person would get to own it.


But we'd all get high quality scans.

I'd pitch in $5 for that if Walky (or someone else trustworthy) were to get a fundraiser going.

Edited by MrBlud, 23 February 2010 - 06:45 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE(landbasered @ Feb 23 2010, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wait...

Why would we pitch in money for a catalog.
Only one person would get to own it.


The physical catalog perhaps. However, I'm pretty sure all Transformers-related info would be posted to the Wiki including all the photos.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:47 PM

Is it just me, or does Hot Spot seem to have some extra kneepads? The light blue from his lower legs seems too high, but its also clearly not just that his legs aren't pulled out all the way.

#7 Walky

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:47 PM

We could do a Kickstarter fundraising thing: http://www.kickstarter.com/

I mean, I wasn't entirely serious with the title, but I could be convinced real easily.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:52 PM

I'm liking that Superion. That Galvatron looks like something a fan would do to the figure to make it more 'adult'.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:54 PM

For five dollars? Beyond worth it.

And we could get a whole slew of jive if we pitched together. Its actually a thoughtful idea.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:54 PM

Yeah, I'd throw in five bucks.

But good luck getting 99 more people to contribute.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 23 2010, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'd throw in five bucks.

But good luck getting 99 more people to contribute.


As an incentive Walky should offer to list everyone's name on the Wiki that donated money towards it. I'm sure lots of folks would do it then just to get immortalized online. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:01 PM

I'd do it for half a grumble cake.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:02 PM

Those photos are veddy, veddy sexi. If I can have it 3 days a year and alternating Christmases, I'll pitch in.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:04 PM

Well i assume we will get mentioned, for the sake of showing what happens when people actually participate in something.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:05 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 23 2010, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'd throw in five bucks.

But good luck getting 99 more people to contribute.


98, I'd be happy to pitch in a fiver too.

And I agree with NICKSTART, if we can pull this off, then there?s no reason not to do it again, and that'd be a cool way to get some rare items like origional artwork, odds and ends like this, maybe even some lucky draw figures more easily viewable by the majority of the fandom, as long as it all went to The Wiki. Maybe have a display of rare 'shareholder fans' items at Botcon or something too.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:34 PM

Count me in.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:48 PM

I mean, we all spend an obscene amount of dollars on crap all the time, imagine if we took a little bit of that to contribute to something outside of our homes.

Could be rockin.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:50 PM

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Count me in.


Me too! I'm sure there's 100 people out there who'd go for it.




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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:14 PM

I just noticed I never said I'd do it in my last post, so yeah, count me in as well.