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@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

There are languages where the days are named for numbers and Sunday is "one". Like Arabic.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 01:31 AM)

Isn't it sort of a religious thing for Sunday to be the start of the week but most people just go with the first day they go to work for the week?

@  unitremover : (20 January 2018 - 01:02 AM)

I feel like I've known plenty of Americans who'd say Monday is the first day of the week.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

Personally Monday will always be the first day of the week for me. The notion that Sunday is somehow the first day of the week seems completely nonsensical to me.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

I'm fairly sure it is in Australia, but that tends to get blurred because of US influence.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:19 AM)

(It's Sunday here in the U.S.)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM)

Anyone here live in a country where Monday is considered the first day of the week?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 08:40 PM)

Maybe?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

But do they search barf?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Under water, the fish don't stink.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM)

I read that at first as "Everyone is a fish...."

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2018 - 06:08 PM)

Everyone has a fetish, I guess.

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 05:56 PM)

I parsed it as "search barf" at first.

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Robowang nude hiden cam photos

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 02:54 PM)

Oh, hey, that's not the search bar! Whoops.

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 12:48 PM)

reflector camera mode

@  MEDdMI : (19 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

But did you get a Snowbombcyclopsragnarokdoomstorm like the US NE got last week?

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Netherlands? We got one hell of a storm here in Germany the other day too.

@  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?


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:58 PM

1) Can you share any information about the future of the Transformers: Generations line? Just what exactly is it set to include? Could things like the unreleased Animated figures such as Blackout, Wingblade Prime, Hydrodive Bumblebee, Wasp or Vortex Blurr be included? What about U.S. versions of Henkei Thundercracker, and Dirge (Since we have already heard of a Red Alert)?

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The Transformers Generation line is meant to be an all encompassing line that spans all "generations" of Transformers. Therefore the reason for inclusion of War for Cybetron figures with others like Darkmount, or Red Alert. The easy answer is yes, in due time, Generations could encompass the Animated figures that you have listed, however, we do not have any immediate plans to do so.


2) A while back you told us in several Q&A answers that Hasbro had the story of Primus' Original Thirteen Transformers all planned out (giving us hints like "only 7 of the 13 were named Primes," and "one of the 13 was an important female warrior.") We were told to stand-by to learn more about this mysterious legendary era of Cybertron soon. It's very exciting to hear there's a plan for this mysterious and important piece of Transformer "history," would you be able to give us any hints now on where (what format) and when you plan on telling this epic story?

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The story of the 13 is too big to deliver in any one format. Going forward we plan on releasing parts of the story through animation, publishing, and other entertainment. Thus, to get the whole story of the 13, it may take several years for fans to connect all the dots. We will begin unraveling this story in the upcoming novel Exodus based on the War for Cybertron video game.


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:18 PM

Animated?! In Generations?!

I squeed.
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Jun 10 2010, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Animated?! In Generations?!

I squeed.

I was getting excited too but the I saw the key words.

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The Transformers Generation line is meant to be an all encompassing line that spans all "generations" of Transformers. Therefore the reason for inclusion of War for Cybetron figures with others like Darkmount, or Red Alert. The easy answer is yes, in due time, Generations could encompass the Animated figures that you have listed, however, we do not have any immediate plans to do so.


However we may have put the bug in their ear so as the plan next years assortment they will remember that they have all the molds for WB Prime, HD Bee and Blackout. Sadly they missed the bit about Dirge...

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:43 PM

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1)After 26 years, why has the inclusion of a robot, alt, and limb suddenly become too hard to make even in lieu of rising prices?
Does Hasbro see combiners returning to actual Transformers after Power Core combiners? Or are drones a new kind of playability for the foreseeable future?

2) What was the reason behind making the Generations line strictly Deluxe?


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1) Fans were treated to a huge surprise at BotCon 2009 when they got to see not one but two G1 Unicrons on display. This was an item that many kids from the 80s dreamed of owning and as adults they still do. What can you tell us about the original G1 Unicron toy that was on display at BotCon 2009? How many of them are there? Any chance we'll ever see the G1 Unicron or G1 Arcee made?

2. We haven't heard much regarding the point of the Transformers Hall of Fame and how it will move forward beyond this initial year and induction at Botcon. Will future inductions be held in similar fashion of company picks and fan picks or will it be more fan controlled? And what is the greater point for the Hall, seeing it should be tied to greater media exposure. Is this all just publicity for ramping up excitement within the fan community, without actively having a pay-off beyond the possibility of backing the winning candidate for the 5th spot? Could this possibly be used for a "Transformers Hall-of-Fame" subline of the upcoming Generations toyline?


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:16 PM

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What was the reason behind making the Generations line strictly Deluxe?
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...we did not feel that adding other scales would add to this line at this time.


Exactly! Wait... What?
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Jun 10 2010, 05:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nanite @ Jun 10 2010, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Animated?! In Generations?!

I squeed.

I was getting excited too but the I saw the key words.

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The Transformers Generation line is meant to be an all encompassing line that spans all "generations" of Transformers. Therefore the reason for inclusion of War for Cybetron figures with others like Darkmount, or Red Alert. The easy answer is yes, in due time, Generations could encompass the Animated figures that you have listed, however, we do not have any immediate plans to do so.


However we may have put the bug in their ear so as the plan next years assortment they will remember that they have all the molds for WB Prime, HD Bee and Blackout. Sadly they missed the bit about Dirge...


I would be very surprised NOT to see Dirge, especially with this line planned to run for an extended period of time (Quoting the club magazine) and that mold in good enough shape (i.e. from what I've read about Ghost Starscream). Considering we've got Red Alert and Thrust, they're already 2 for 3 in terms of bringing over Henkei characters excluded from Universe.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:35 PM

The information about the 13 is awesome, and if they're being genuine about having it already planned out (which I am suspicious of), then that could be the coolest thing to hit in a long time.
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jun 10 2010, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The information about the 13 is awesome, and if they're being genuine about having it already planned out (which I am suspicious of), then that could be the coolest thing to hit in a long time.


I hope we get some The 13 action in Prime.
Not a full on Unicron vs. Primus thing though. That might get on a few people's nerves.

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 10 June 2010 - 06:40 PM.



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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:53 PM

... what? a new Q&A this close to BotCon?? GAH! Why do I never notice these things?! I could have asked about movie 1 Reverb and Gunbarrel in advance! T_T You might think it's a waste if we found out at BotCon, but if I knew now, I could buy more of them before it's too late.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:26 PM

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Generations could encompass the Animated figures that you have listed, however, we do not have any immediate plans to do so.

Isn't this as much as admitting that there are no current plans for the unreleased Animated toys? Presumably they wouldn't be eligible for Generations if they were slated to appear anywhere else.

If so, that's... rather disappointing.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:54 PM

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For example, in creating the new Power Core Combiner line, we wanted to establish a "system" of play that allowed kids the opportunity to not only play with the teams of figures, but also have the ability to create their own teams by collecting more and more figures.

Considering they've made interchangeable combiners where the limbs had robot modes before, I really don't see how this makes any sense as an explanation for why the PCCs have drone limbs. Especially since they specifically said it's not about costs. ("Cost" as in "there will be a larger number of different ones and therefore more combinations if each one is cheaper" would have made sense.)

But what I really don't get is how they can talk about "teams" when it's just one guy combining with some drones. There are no combiner teams in PCCs. Just individuals with super modes, that can borrow each other's super mode parts.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:19 PM

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For example, in creating the new Power Core Combiner line, we wanted to establish a "system" of play that allowed kids the opportunity to not only play with the teams of figures, but also have the ability to create their own teams by collecting more and more figures.

Considering they've made interchangeable combiners where the limbs had robot modes before, I really don't see how this makes any sense as an explanation for why the PCCs have drone limbs. Especially since they specifically said it's not about costs. ("Cost" as in "there will be a larger number of different ones and therefore more combinations if each one is cheaper" would have made sense.)

But what I really don't get is how they can talk about "teams" when it's just one guy combining with some drones. There are no combiner teams in PCCs. Just individuals with super modes, that can borrow each other's super mode parts.


They've outright stated that they want kids to be able to buy a combiner for less than a billion dollars. When you get a combiner down into the $20 range, you start having to lose something, like robot modes.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:21 PM

I'm a little disappointed in the Generations news. "We might eventually put those toys in Generations but not right now" is tantamount to saying "we aren't releasing them any other way, so, sure, why not?". I know that was pretty obvious but it's kind of the final nail in the coffin of Animated.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:30 PM

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For example, in creating the new Power Core Combiner line, we wanted to establish a "system" of play that allowed kids the opportunity to not only play with the teams of figures, but also have the ability to create their own teams by collecting more and more figures.

Considering they've made interchangeable combiners where the limbs had robot modes before, I really don't see how this makes any sense as an explanation for why the PCCs have drone limbs. Especially since they specifically said it's not about costs. ("Cost" as in "there will be a larger number of different ones and therefore more combinations if each one is cheaper" would have made sense.)

But what I really don't get is how they can talk about "teams" when it's just one guy combining with some drones. There are no combiner teams in PCCs. Just individuals with super modes, that can borrow each other's super mode parts.


They've outright stated that they want kids to be able to buy a combiner for less than a billion dollars. When you get a combiner down into the $20 range, you start having to lose something, like robot modes.


And sales.

Naw - you do have a point but I don't have to like it. I can only speak for myself, but I'd be excited by a whole line of "Legends" combiners at this point. I love my L'il Legends Dev and if they started cranking out updated Legends molds of other classic gestalts I'd be on them like stink on Stink-or.

Oh and that is a bummer about the Animated stuff. I definitely read that as we have no plans to make Animated available in Generations or anything else right now.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

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I'm a little disappointed in the Generations news. "We might eventually put those toys in Generations but not right now" is tantamount to saying "we aren't releasing them any other way, so, sure, why not?". I know that was pretty obvious but it's kind of the final nail in the coffin of Animated.

Not gonna stop me and possibly other people politely asking if they'd ever consider a DTV or TV series sequel at future cons. Even if they keep saying no for years.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:42 PM

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1.For about five years, over the course of the Unicron Trilogy, it seemed like Hasbro was taking a relatively passive role when it came to the creation of tie-in media, or at least willing to let other companies like Takara (now Tomy) write the cartoon and then Hasbro would adapt it for the North American audiences. Then, during the creation of the Movie franchise and Transformers: Animated, Hasbro has been taking a very active, prominent role in the creation of tie-in media. Over the past decade, what are the most important lessons you think you?ve learned about storytelling, brand development, and working with creative partners, and how has that influenced the direction you?re driving the brand today?

2.At various points, licensees like Marvel Comics and some of the Japanese-market publications have held ?Create a Transformer? contests. Does Hasbro/Tomy own the rights to characters generated in such contests, and if so, could we ever see, say, Sunbender or Star Upper again?


http://www.asmzine.c...y-2010-answers/


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1. According to a series of TakaraTomy-authorized illustrated text stories that ran in the Japanese "Figure King" magazine, there is an Ancient Transformer named "Logos Prime" who possesses extraordinary power over space and time. Within these stories, Vector Prime appears and recognizes Logos Prime as one of his kindred[1], despite Logos Prime being in the form of the "Galaxy Force" Soundblaster figure. Moreover, the silhouetted image of the Thirteen original Transformers produced for TakaraTomy's World of Transformers web site (written by Hirofumi Ichikawa, author of the text stories that ran in "Figure King") includes a shadowed figure resembling Soundblaster/Logos Prime.

Thus: is Logos Prime as one of the Thirteen Original Transformers?

2. The July 2003 issue of the magazine NewType USA contained an article on the then-upcoming Armada series, and featured an interview with the Japanese director of Armada, one Hidehito Ueda. According to the preamble of the interview, and we quote:

"In the beginning, Transformers Armada was planned as a sequel to The Rebirth, the last three-part Transformers episode shown in America featuring the Autobots and Decepticons, but later, partially because of Hasbro, it was produced as a completely new series."
Is this statement true? Was Armada originally conceived as a follow-up to the original Transformers cartoon?


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:48 PM

I hope we do get an answer to the question about Armada originally being a sequel to Rebirth...

Edited by Might Gaine, 10 June 2010 - 08:48 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE(Chaotic Descent @ Jun 10 2010, 07:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... what? a new Q&A this close to BotCon?? GAH! Why do I never notice these things?! I could have asked about movie 1 Reverb and Gunbarrel in advance! T_T You might think it's a waste if we found out at BotCon, but if I knew now, I could buy more of them before it's too late.


For what it's worth, the questions were due back on May 3rd. Just a little bit before all of those Verbs and Barrels hit the market.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:10 PM

Tfwiki's first question makes me glad I'm using Electrostatic Soundwave as a stand-in for Logos Prime. Instead of shelling out for the real deal.


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

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I hope we do get an answer to the question about Armada originally being a sequel to Rebirth...

Since we're apparently spending two whole questions on it, I hope so too! I would love to get some real detail on this, and how it would have worked. I'm especially interested now that we know that Demolishor was at some point going to be called Scourge; we should probably reword the question next time to ask specifically about which characters would have been returning guys.