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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 06:03 PM)

On SDCC stuff...I'm disappointed, but not surprised, at the lack of the actual KIDS toys among all the toys for us old men

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

:burn

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

SSA response? "How would we know to un enroll you if you don't tell us?"

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I'm supposed to un-enrolled in Medicare at the end of the month (36 months post-transplant), but I'm getting a bill for next quarter's coverage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I would LOVE to have ONE THING done correctly and promptly by the Social Security Administration

@  Ms Virion : (20 July 2017 - 02:22 PM)

=(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2017 - 01:43 PM)

Noooo!!!!!

@  Paladin : (20 July 2017 - 01:39 PM)

well shit... https://uk.style.yah...-182818808.html

@  Kalidor : (19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM)

https://www.allspark...rive-questions/

@  wonko the sane? : (19 July 2017 - 07:53 PM)

So good it'll whack you in the lobanza.

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 06:12 PM)

mafiace cream?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 04:49 PM)

adios mafia.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 July 2017 - 03:26 PM)

for ice cream

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 02:52 PM)

But he must scream.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:49 PM)

he doesn't have a mouth

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Hoist?

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:53 AM)

oops tfsource not bbts

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:52 AM)

Does anyone else find Hoist's smile on that MP ad for BBTS slightly disturbing?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

In to the darkness, snuffing out the light, fighting for the things you know aren't right

@  Noideaforaname : (19 July 2017 - 09:19 AM)

Snuff out the light, claim your right, to a world of darkness!

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 08:33 AM)

Then we must block it out, just like Mr. Burns had foretold.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 July 2017 - 07:23 AM)

Sunlight is overrated.

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 05:42 AM)

Your eyes will remain intact behind the sunglasses on top of a pile of ash.

@  Dekafox : (18 July 2017 - 10:27 PM)

What about Ray-Banz sunglasses?


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#1 Blindmouse

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:41 AM

As kind of a joke someone gave me a Transformer coloring book today.

I was pretty surprised to see that it's got a full Cybertronian alphabet in it.



I checked it against the few figures that I had near me that had Cybertronian symbols (Mindwipe, Chromia and Arcee) and it pretty much always worked.
Unfortunately I didn't decipher anything cool though.

Mindwipe has four symbols on his wings. Three of which I was able to read. W,Y and R.

My wife pointed out that the last symbol could be a number.
Unfortunately I don't have a list of those.

On Chromia I found, X, T, R and I.
Arcee only had two symbols, X and T.

It would be really cool if someone who knew how made a font out of these.


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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:45 AM

I should finally get off my duff and update the reference PDF on the wiki. Someone posted a clear scan of that page to the wiki awhile back, and I never got around to it. We've got most of those in the file, but not all.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:38 AM

So now someone can create a font! icon-fire.gif

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Just checked over on the wiki, and according to this some of the letters also double as numbers - I think . It seems that certain letters in the Cybertronian alphabet are assigned numeric values, as every number is also represented as a letter. So, for example, in our language, '3' and 'three' represent the same concept, while in Cybertronian, 3 and I represent the same concept.*




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#4 Dvandom

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:33 AM

In most ancient alphabets, number symbols doubled as numbers. Not just Roman Numerals, but also Greek, Hebrew, etc. This is where gemetria (the practice of finding the numerical value of words, like "Nero" equalling 616 or 666) comes from. The idea of having separate number symbols didn't come to dominate until later, although it was kicking around from the start.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:41 AM

Aesthetically, cybertronian symbols look similar to the ideograms that some asian cultures use IMHO. I wonder if in some asian country fans lol and lol because "that robot has poo written on it?s wing".
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:35 AM

Given the similarity between H and O, and between I and P, poor Ironhide must have a devil of a time writing his name if his calligraphy is even a little sloppy. "PRONHIDE?"

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Feb 24 2010, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"PRONHIDE?"

Please stop giving Michael Bay ideas.

#8 Blindmouse

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:44 AM

I should have guessed it was already on the Wiki.

I just looked at Classics Cosmos and none of his symbols are on this list.

I guess this is only a ROTF alphabet.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:49 AM

QUOTE(Blindmouse @ Feb 24 2010, 11:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I should have guessed it was already on the Wiki.

I just looked at Classics Cosmos and none of his symbols are on this list.

I guess this is only a ROTF alphabet.


Yes. The language on Cosmos is on the wiki as well. Look up "Cybertronian Languages"

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#10 Rosicrucian

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:50 AM

Yeah, it's Movieverse only. We do have other Cybertronian languages on the Wiki, like Cybertronix from Beast Wars and a catchall article for the rest. We have some excellent fonts done by Jim Sorenson up too.

#11 Blindmouse

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:33 PM

Ya know... I never really looked at the Wiki before.

I guess this is a good of reason as any to start.