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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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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:
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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!

Background
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

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#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.

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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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#9 NICK NEMESIS

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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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#14 NICK NEMESIS

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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.

#18 NICK NEMESIS

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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.