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@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:09 PM)

It's not even a "brand pissing contest" or "board loyalty" thing, not least due to the fact that those don't really even happen here all that much. I'm just happy to be with levelheaded people who've outgrown the usual fan dumb tropes. You can have a civilized conversation here and people don't shit on things only to hide behind "but but but to each their own right?" when their myopic BS is challenged.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

With each time nonsense like this flares up on tfw or on local discussion venues (and it does quite a bit) I'm just reminded of why I've essentially been allspark bound for the last... Fifteen or so years.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

On the plus side, tho, TFW has "appreciation threads" for practically everything, even stuff like Kre-O and PCC. And their toy database is quite handy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

I've been happily posting on TFW for years. Then, after being *here* for a few months, I look back and wonder how the hell I even bothered with it. I mean, my ignore list had hundreds of people on it. Literally HUNDREDS of ignored people. I even showed off said gargantuan list once (with a small thumbnail that you couldn't read any of the names on, mind you). That... that really should have been a warning sign, I suppose...

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Thanks, I enjoyed reading the nerdrage. I should hang out over there more often.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

I mean, Reveal Your Shield. That gets complained about too.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:04 PM)

One of the reveal the shield news threads at TFW has movie fans and G1 fans arguing over who has it worse

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

You got me awfully curious. What thread ware we talking about?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:07 AM

Takara's ROTF Elita-1
http://www.kotoys.co...php?topic=708.0

Takara's Animated Wreck Gar
http://www.kotoys.co...php?topic=707.0

Transformers Hailstorm (need to be a member to view)
http://www.kotoys.co...php?topic=705.0

Starscream's Assault Starscream
http://www.kotoys.co...php?topic=706.0


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:08 AM

I'm impressed his turret moves.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:18 AM

I like the teal/blue-ish color on Starscreams face. It works well with the white. And OMG I LOVE Hailstorm!!!

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:27 AM

Man, I am gonna lose every single one of those missiles.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:28 AM

Hailstorm, such a wonderful looking deluxe figure.
Legends class figure when? REAL SOON!!

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:32 AM

Yeah, those missles are going in a baggie for safe keeping but wowsers do I want the heck out of that guy! A big missile crazy gorilla, that's what he is!

Did that guy know what he was doing with Wreck-Gar's blades??

Edited by Zek Patterson, 10 July 2010 - 09:33 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:09 AM

... Mind-boggling. Takara's Elita-1 is in fact Adorable Website Artwork-accurate.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE(Zek Patterson @ Jul 10 2010, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did that guy know what he was doing with Wreck-Gar's blades??

It's KOToys. He knows, he just doesn't care as long as his OMGTTLYNEW toys get him a sale.
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE(Contrary Mary @ Jul 10 2010, 10:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, I am gonna lose every single one of those missiles.

But they're so...big...and long.

HA HA! Multiple entendre!
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#10 Esser-Z

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:56 AM

....Okay, Hailstorm's going on my list. That is beautiful.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:07 AM

Not going to wait for Mindset?

I'm not, but that's because that headsculpt is fantastic. He'll look great with my movie collection.
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:20 AM

I'm sorely tempted to buy multiple Hailstorms to use as generic Decepticon soldiers. Tempted, but probably won't. Maybe...

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Jul 10 2010, 12:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not going to wait for Mindset?

Nah. Like you, I love that hugging head. Mindset will be 'if I miss him the first time'.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:47 AM

And all this time, I thought the missiles were just for show, and not able to launch.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:48 AM

Is it just me or does Hailstorm's head have shades of Tankor?

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Edited by Daytonus, 10 July 2010 - 12:06 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:49 AM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Jul 10 2010, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sorely tempted to buy multiple Hailstorms to use as generic Decepticon soldiers. Tempted, but probably won't. Maybe...

Yeah, if I had the money, I'd definitely do that.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:52 AM

I think I like the Hailstorm as troop builders idea and Mindset can be a commander.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Jul 10 2010, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it just me or does Hailstorm's head have shades of Tankor?

Edit: crappy photoshop to drive the point home


This is one of those times where the Hasbro design team should be watching this thread and saying, "jive, why didn't WE think of that?"
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:54 PM

WANT. HAILSTORM. NOW. icon-silverbolt.gif


And bonus points for the name -- big fan of rock band Halestorm, so every time I see this guy mentioned... icon-fire.gif
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:02 PM

Hailstorm looks like an excellent new version of Energon Demolishor, without the dump truck bit.
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