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@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive ţorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

:cheet

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 May 2021 - 04:49 AM)

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 03:50 AM)

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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 May 2021 - 11:46 PM)

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@  Telly : (13 May 2021 - 09:08 PM)

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@  CORVUS : (13 May 2021 - 08:54 PM)

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@  Trigggerr : (13 May 2021 - 07:46 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.


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#641 Chris McFeely

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Mar 2 2010, 06:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm aware of his cartoon colours.

It's just that this particular photo set isn't the best confirmation of the proposed toy scheme, as the lighting in general is skewed in that direction. That particular sample could be the regular red.

But if we've seen physical samples before, then that's somewhat different.


Check out the Sharkticon commercial for more hot throbbing pink rod action. Also, the stickers on the doors of the original Hot Rod toy are pink, clearly indicating what color the toy was going to be originally before they made it a less girly color. Because I can only assume that's why they changed it.

Edited by Chris McFeely, 02 March 2010 - 02:11 PM.


#642 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:34 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 2 2010, 11:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Mar 2 2010, 06:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm aware of his cartoon colours.

It's just that this particular photo set isn't the best confirmation of the proposed toy scheme, as the lighting in general is skewed in that direction. That particular sample could be the regular red.

But if we've seen physical samples before, then that's somewhat different.


Check out the Sharkticon commercial for more hot throbbing pink rod action. Also, the stickers on the doors of the original Hot Rod toy are pink, clearly indicating what color the toy was going to be originally before they made it a less girly color. Because I can only assume that's why they changed it.

Original Hot Rod was secure in his manliness! It was only the official release that was insecure!

(And then he became Rodimus Prime, and the insecurity was made complete)

#643 Galenraff

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:38 PM

So the flaming Winnebago mode...that was the pink struggling to get out? icon-fire.gif

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#644 Powered Convoy

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:56 PM

I want one of those pink Hot Rod test shots!

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:07 PM

Ras is posting the prototypes he has from this catalog.

As I suspected, lots of resin at work on old molds. Tailgate is a handpainted Windcharger with new chunks sculpted on, and Swerve is the same but with Gears. He also has Outback...'s leg.
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#646 soundman006

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:08 PM

is cosmos head not scalped in the catalog?
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:12 PM

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is cosmos head not scalped in the catalog?


It's just not transformed

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:43 PM

Actually, in looking closer, it's weird that the new minibots seem to be unchanged, while all the redecos saw quite a lot of changes between this catalog and release.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Mar 2 2010, 12:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(soundman006 @ Mar 2 2010, 03:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
is cosmos head not scalped in the catalog?


It's just not transformed

Indeed. That one didn't surprise me at all. I expect that most of us with an old Cosmos toy have had the head fall down into "vehicle mode" from time to time. Couple that with folks who may be unfamiliar with the toys (we just take the pictures!), and that one's pretty minor....

#650 Tigerpaw28

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Mar 2 2010, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually, in looking closer, it's weird that the new minibots seem to be unchanged, while all the redecos saw quite a lot of changes between this catalog and release.


New Minibots? The only completely new Minibot is Wheelie. The others are all redecos/retools of previous molds or toys originally released in '85.
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#651 FortMax

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:47 PM

Right. The '85 Minibots were already out.


Also: Monzo to the rescue!

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#652 Walky

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:49 PM

That is the Eightiesest color scheme and I wish we'd gotten it.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:51 PM

Am I sick in the head because I now want Botcon to do pink Classics Rodimus as a future registration incentive figure?

Probably.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:57 PM

I can't believe this catalog didn't have Unicron in it. My neighbor's friend's cousin totally had him in 86.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:58 PM

As long as he's not the one who gets stuck with the 2340 license plate. Not because I wouldn't buy him, but because he'd be unattainable for a reasonable price as a non-attendee.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ Mar 2 2010, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I sick in the head because I now want Botcon to do pink Classics Rodimus as a future registration incentive figure?

Probably.


Nah. They're make him out of Hot Shot just to drive Walky crazy. Eighties + Pink + Hot Shot? They'd be cleaning various bodily off the floor for MONTHS!

#657 Galenraff

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE(FortMax @ Mar 2 2010, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right. The '85 Minibots were already out.


Also: Monzo to the rescue!

Oh yeah. (To everything in this post really.)

I'd forgotten that the other "new" minibots were actually just the 85 assortment. No wonder there weren't changes...for all we know they might've had tons of changes from their prototypes too. So that was my brain lapsing.

Then the Hot Rod. That is in fact, well, summing up the 80s right there. icon-fire.gif And surely someone else's brain lapsing which is what caused it.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:43 PM

This is amazing! Looks like the Decepticon plane picture is the same one used in the Europe 'Ultimate Battle' catalogue, at a far better resolution of course. The Autobot cars picture isn't the same one, but the Hot Rod and Blurr look the same, it may have been the same photo session.

I did the grey Runamuck/bout/whatever ;v

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE(FortMax @ Mar 2 2010, 04:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right. The '85 Minibots were already out.


Also: Monzo to the rescue!

Where, How, and How Much?! I really want that. You don't suppose who ever owns it would want to part with it? icon-hotrod.gif

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ Mar 2 2010, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I sick in the head because I now want Botcon to do pink Classics Rodimus as a future registration incentive figure?

Probably.

I had hoped the Henkei one would be pink, but the red ended up the same. Perhaps a Masterpiece figure, but I don't even think Takara would want to make Rodimus Prime/Hot Rod pink.

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#660 Walky

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE(Blueshift @ Mar 2 2010, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is amazing! Looks like the Decepticon plane picture is the same one used in the Europe 'Ultimate Battle' catalogue, at a far better resolution of course. The Autobot cars picture isn't the same one, but the Hot Rod and Blurr look the same, it may have been the same photo session.

I did the grey Runamuck/bout/whatever ;v


Yeah, the Autobot Cars and Decepticon Planes have been seen before, though in a different photo shoot. (Here's another shot of Blurr, for example: http://tfwiki.net/wi...rrprotohead.jpg ) This other 1986 catalog has some of those same early versions: http://botriot.jemma...hasbro1986.html

Edited by It's Walky!, 02 March 2010 - 05:53 PM.