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

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@  CORVUS : (13 May 2021 - 08:54 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.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.


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


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#681 Might Gaine

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:00 AM

Ah, so that's where the other Broadside character model head comes from!!

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:29 AM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Mar 3 2010, 07:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah, so that's where the other Broadside character model head comes from!!

Yeah, I love that thing...It's too bad we got the one we did :/


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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:41 AM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Mar 3 2010, 07:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah, so that's where the other Broadside character model head comes from!!


http://tfwiki.net/wi...ide_(G1)#Trivia

Look, I put this information on Broadside on his page years ago, specifically for you, Might Gaine, and you never read it? I am so so hurt.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Mar 2 2010, 08:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey everyone, I have some interesting information to share with you about the history of this particular catalog. I emailed the eBay seller to let them know about the community effort here as well as the charity drive, since I thought they might like to know about what their catalog sparked. Below is the response I received, which not only expresses their thoughts about all that, but shares some really interesting history about the catalog. Bear in mind it's all on their say-so, but I think it makes a lot of sense given some of the questions raised by this particular catalog, so this is the full email:
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Oh WOW! We truly had no idea! Thank you so much for sending us that link and letting us know that the efforts to raise the funds for the catalog turned into such a charitable event to help. That's truly remarkable.

Now, to make it more special we'll tell you a little more about our findings in our research for this catalog. We had shared this with a few people who contacted us for a little back history on it.

We had hung onto it thinking it was something special for that special collector after learning of it's limited printing by Hasbro this particular year. Hasbro was very secretive this particular year because of all the NEW Transformers, G.I.Joe items and the release of JEM, which many thought would have been in this catalog but Hasbro pulled a fast one to keep her undercover until she was showcased at the actual ToyFair in 1986. Hasbro employees we talked to, who worked there during this time, have said that this catalog was only produced in an effort make Mattel think that they had changed their mind not to release JEM, who was direct competition for Barbie, after an undercover employee from Mattel working at Hasbro discovered they were developing JEM. It was this effort by Hasbro to produce this pre toy fari catalog as a 'smoke screen' of sorts that resulted in their showcasing so many rare Transformer and G.I.Joe prototypes. When we showed a couple of Hasbro employees the catalog they went 'Holy Cow. Do yo know why that was actually produced the way it was?' And continued to tell us about JEM and then about how rarely seen the prototypes of Transformers and G.I.Joe were in it because of it.

So, who would have ever thought that JEM would have resulted in the production of these pre toy fair catalogs like this, and given fans a chance to see such rare prototypes for the Transformer and G.I.Joe toylines?

They Hasbro employees we talked to said they were surprised to even see one of these surface because of the very limited number that was produced of them. They focused more on printing a massive number of the actual 1986 Toy Fair catalog to let everyone on earth know about JEM and their launch of the toyline to go along with their cartoon release, etc. They really wanted to smash Barbie, but alas was unsuccessful. icon-screamer.gif But a great effort on Hasbro's part.

We hope your community truly enjoys the catalog, and shares it with everyone.

We are also so happy now to have learned it turned into something that has become so helpful for others. Please thank your community for us and tell them this has truly made our day! Heck our year! icon-hotrod.gif

Stay Outrageous!



Folks:

This just gets better and better yet!

Smokescreen would be proud of his manufacturer. icon-fire.gif

Do we have any info to back this up, i.e. a Toyfair '86 catalog with Jem in it?

I'm also curious about any other similar buyer catalogs. Have we seen any? Are there scans online? I think Crazysteve has posted some from 1984.

There's such a quantity of new information in this one...to see one from 1987-1990 could be really nifty.

Edited by Autobus Prime, 03 March 2010 - 08:19 AM.





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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:19 AM

okay, so I'm assuming the whole thing has been scanned, correct?

I know that only the TF stuff applies here, but I'm sure there's plenty of other Hasbro offerings in 1986 of interest to other fandoms, and it wouldn't make sense to deprive them of those scans.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:21 AM

As has been mentioned and linked several times, the rest of the book can be found on the article's talk page.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:52 AM

Now Walky, about the high res scans of the rest of the book? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE(BlitzwingHaz @ Mar 3 2010, 04:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(Kalidor @ Mar 2 2010, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess this explains why Hot Rod showed up in the cartoon and comics half the time as pink instead of red.


If by "half the time" you mean "all the time" because that's the colour HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE GODAMMIT TAKARA GIVE ME MY PINK HOT ROD I WANT IT.

After seeing it I think they made the right choice changing hs colours, but dammedif I don't still want a movie accurate one.
Also Dead End, Brawl and others are much more toon accurate. Want!

QUOTE(Blueshift @ Mar 2 2010, 10:43 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

Yeh I noticed that too, used to pore over those pics as a kid after all. icon-fire.gif

...Galvatron is trying to cap Ultra Magnus with Scamper's gun. Um, wow. And Ultra Magnus is using Metroplex's cannon/Sixgun's leg. Wow, Galvatron got the short end of the stick on that one.

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I always thought it loked like Magnus was originally meant to be leader (it actually calls him that here), but they made Rodimus Prime as a last minute change so that the movie could be more like Star Wars with a teenage protaganist that deveops into a leader.

I'm fairly sure that was purposeful misinformation, since Hasbro wanted to keep Hot Rod's upgrade under wraps. I've never heard of any script drafts that cited Magnus as the new leader.
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#689 Kalidor

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:52 AM

Does anyone else hear the guy's voice from the G2 Toyfair video when they read the captions for each page?

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:58 AM

Is that the same guy that did the voiceover for the G2 show?

Either way, that's whose voice I'm hearing *now*. Thanks a bunch, Kal! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 3 2010, 07:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BlitzwingHaz @ Mar 3 2010, 04:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always thought it loked like Magnus was originally meant to be leader (it actually calls him that here), but they made Rodimus Prime as a last minute change so that the movie could be more like Star Wars with a teenage protaganist that deveops into a leader.

I'm fairly sure that was purposeful misinformation, since Hasbro wanted to keep Hot Rod's upgrade under wraps. I've never heard of any script drafts that cited Magnus as the new leader.

Am I the only one who sees "script drafts" being cited as evidence of Hasbro's intentions as a potentally fallacious line of reasoning?

I do think that Hasbro and the fiction folks were more "in touch" in regard to the movie toys than they usually were, but they are two separate and distinct groups of people, after all.

#692 Kalidor

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:09 PM

I was talking about this guy:

http://www.allspark....showtopic=61309

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Mar 3 2010, 02:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was talking about this guy:

http://www.allspark....showtopic=61309

Wow, that was really cheesy. Is the actual Toyfair still like that? I really hope not, because that just seems like it'd be painful to attend. icon-fire.gif

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#694 Walky

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:43 PM

There are sadly no hot chicks in police uniforms.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:02 PM

The Star Wars lady was kinda cute and certainly bubbly, you have to admit.


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#696 Might Gaine

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:57 PM

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QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Mar 3 2010, 07:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah, so that's where the other Broadside character model head comes from!!


http://tfwiki.net/wi...ide_(G1)#Trivia

Look, I put this information on Broadside on his page years ago, specifically for you, Might Gaine, and you never read it? I am so so hurt.

Yeah, the first thing I did after posting that message here was go to the wiki and check if it was already there or not. I had a feeling it would be icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:15 PM

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


Also: Monzo to the rescue!

Monzo OWNS that? And it's official rather than a custom? That is VERY pink. Not even the magenta that I'm used to.

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

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"No, you'd better stay close to ME... bitch."
(not that there's anything wrong with men wearing pink...)
they both had similar heads too... @[email protected]; Maybe Hot Rod turning to more of a red was to differentiate the two of them.


No, I don't own that super-pink Hot Rod, I just happened to save that image from the eBay auction. It was being sold by the same guy who had the "unreleased G2 Dinobots" artwork and other random ex-Hasbro employee knickknacks.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:57 PM

Hey, Tomopop gave the drive a mention.

if you can see this, i apologize for the above tweet, i was young and stupid and had nothing of value to say. please support lgbtq rights and listen to women's voices. that's all that really matters now. the right is evil, and should be opposed. thanks.


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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:35 PM

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I can't get the scan of the front of the catalogue to upload, its too big, I'll see if I can get onto my photobucket account....

Edit - Gottit! Not big images at all though. Photobucket seems to resize them.
UK cat scan page 2
UK cat scan page 1
I always thought it loked like Magnus was originally meant to be leader (it actually calls him that here), but they made Rodimus Prime as a last minute change so that the movie could be more like Star Wars with a teenage protaganist that deveops into a leader.

I wonder why they didn't think to just make Ultra Magnus an upgrade for Prime so kids would want the new version? Perhaps they thought kids would only want one toy of each character.


I dunno on that last bit. It doesn't sound that different to what they did with Bumblebee and the Goldbug 'upgrade'. (other than price)


Also, who will be the first to admit to owning a Wuzzle when they were little? icon-arcee.gif

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#700 Kalidor

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:57 PM

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN (Including but not limited to random characters from each faction representing said faction for no apparent reason)