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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...


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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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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.