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@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Damn, the shoutbox won't accept those characters. I mean "open-mid back unrounded vowel" on Wikipedia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Λ

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:45 PM)

@Bass X0 Ha, I think some Asian accents of English, that mispronunciation would be considered standard, as those accents lack [ʌ].

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2017 - 12:08 PM)

She's the last thing you hear before your doom.

@  Noideaforaname : (15 October 2017 - 07:34 PM)

The cat can talk?!

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2017 - 06:30 PM)

TMM's first cat was Cookie b/c that's the first word he said when he saw her

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:34 PM)

Reminds me of when my nephew was one year old and my sister got him a puppy. He couldn't say puppy properly and it sounded like poppy, so Poppy is what they called her.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Yeah. I thought it had some interesting informational articles too.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 01:59 PM)

does anyone else miss the ToyFare magazine? I just read it for the pictures and jokes rather than using it as a serious guide for buying and selling toys.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Uncle Bobby Peach, baby! Uncle Bobby Peach!

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Last night, playing Mario Kart with my daughter, I misread Baby Peach as "Bobby Peach".

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 09:03 AM)

Yeah, I might've forgotten that the Beast is pretty much just a mindless killing machine. That's pretty much what I get for going off of the TFWiki summaries without having actually read any of it.

@  tffan01 : (15 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

@Onyxstrike Well, to be fair, the quality of the story aside, Beast Within illustrates the fact that Dinobots are feral in nature, with what would happen if they actually lost control. That's a character flaw in a way, correct? 

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:21 AM)

Send me a PM if you need help getting to the true ending, also.

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Thinking about quirky robots occupies 30% of my brain's daily processing power. I can't remember birthdays and I never know where my phone is, but it's totally worth it.

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:03 AM)

Yay, I look forward to your dealings with quirky robots!

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:01 AM)

Definitely, I started setting aside funds a month ago for the inevitable Black Friday digital sales in the Playstation and Xbox stores. Going to be ready this year, and that's one of the many games on my list!

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 07:30 AM)

Hey Strafe will you ever play Nier: Automata?

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

Plus, The Beast Within is overall not a very good story.

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

The problem is is that Victory's dreams are meant to prey on the Dinobot's character flaws. For instance, Grimlock downing every Decepticon in his path, but falling for Starscream's begging for mercy schtick, preys on his arrogence. What character flaws does The Beast Within prey on? Nothing. The entire premise of the book was to please the many fans who posed the many hypothetical "What if the Dinobots combined?" scenarios way back when, with a gratuitous death count to boot.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:51 AM)

What's wrong with wanting it to be a canon dream sequence?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 01:14 PM)

go home bass you are drunk


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#341 Powered Convoy

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:42 PM

I must be the only person that doesn't have a problem with the panels falling off. At first I did, but after a few times of transforming him that was it.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:54 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 5 2010, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I must be the only person that doesn't have a problem with the panels falling off. At first I did, but after a few times of transforming him that was it.

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I can get them to not pop off most of the time, although it has been a wile.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Aug 5 2010, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 5 2010, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I must be the only person that doesn't have a problem with the panels falling off. At first I did, but after a few times of transforming him that was it.

Randy

I can get them to not pop off most of the time, although it has been a wile.


Same here. I have to wonder how much for some of these guys are using to make them come off as much as they claim.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:27 PM

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Why does the Prowl mold get so much hate? Except for the neck, I think it may be my favorite from Universe 2.0.

The neck is bad, the shoulders are floppy, the rear window is painted, the transformation's a pain, nothing pegs together or clicks in place in robot mode, huge gap in chest that's visible from the side ...

Prowl's a mediocre mold that has already been repainted twice, from a line where we've got some very solid molds that haven't been repainted at all (not counting Takara vs. Hasbro or convention exclusives).

It's less that the figure is terrible than that have been so many better ones released in the same timeframe. I'm glad we got the obligatory repaints of Prowl out of the way, but I don't really want to see the mold ever again.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Aug 5 2010, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Aug 5 2010, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 5 2010, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I must be the only person that doesn't have a problem with the panels falling off. At first I did, but after a few times of transforming him that was it.

Randy

I can get them to not pop off most of the time, although it has been a wile.


Same here. I have to wonder how much for some of these guys are using to make them come off as much as they claim.

Admittedly I only have the BotCon versions of the mold, but I haven't had this problem either.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:57 PM

My BotCon versions of the mold are the best-quality versions of that mold that I own. Rapido's tolerances are perfect, to the point that his door wings have never popped off during transformation, and Streetwise ain't much worse. It's the retail versions that are much more annoying.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:34 PM

That's weird. With most of the molds I did own already, the BotCon versions are looser.

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Apostrophe @ Aug 5 2010, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why does the Prowl mold get so much hate? Except for the neck, I think it may be my favorite from Universe 2.0.

It's definitely one of the better, less clunky molds. It's no Hound or Cyclonus, but it's elss complicated than Sunnysides 9for me) while being a good fig.

Then again, my only experience with the mold is Streetstar.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:28 PM

I love the Prowl mold. I got all three Universe decoes, then wound up getting all three Henkei. Then Rapido. Then a second Henkei Silverstreak to chrome up my Rapido (and for the black elbows and hands. Rapido's red parts kinda clashed there. Wish they would've molded all the grey bits in the aqua, though, for closer accuracy to the original toy).

I think my worst experience with the mold was my Universe Silverstreak. The pin joint on the doors was so tight, it was a fargone conclusion that the doors would just fly off instead everytime I transformed him. No problems whatsoever with any of the others.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:40 AM

I hate transforming him... part of it is the sticky paint on his clear parts - that's an issue even with the Henkei one. Part are the car-doors. It's a pain to pose the arms in a very specific place to be able to rotate the whole car door and the attached side/front of car to the back, where you can close it. Argh...

Add to this, that Prowl is my favourite Autobot and I have been waiting for a new Prowl toy for ages. The car-window thing severly limits playing with the toy, which I do often (I love transforming TFs while watching a movie at home or waiting for the system to load, at work).

Here is hoping the Legends one will be less kibbley.


QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Aug 5 2010, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All in all, it was a very disappointing toy to me. G1 Prowl is my favorite Transformer design and deco, and the Classics version just doesn't measure up. Now that I've added Reprolabels, Silverstreak's gun and Smokescreen's launchers and thighs, he's much better... but still, far from what I was hoping to see when they first announced the toy at BotCon 2007.



The Henkei one is superior in paint, especially the chrome makes him look very cool. But I rather just display him as a robot then bother with the transformations.


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I'm also of the opinion that between the new car molds Universe gave us, Prowl and co. pale against Sidestreaker by really failing to do anything special at all. They're competently articulated, reasonably solid toys, but there's no awesome thing they do, or fun play pattern built in. It's a series of unremarkable cars that all transform the same way and are almost 100% physically identical. They just get boring at some point.

It's not like the Seekers escape it either. Most of the time I don't understand why there isn't a greater amount of vocal hate toward them. Except jets are arguably cooler than cars, but it can't just be that, right?


I don't get this "bad deco" claims. Classics/Universe is a line specifically created to bring back old, G1-2/BW/etc. characters in better articulated bodies. Considering G1 Bluestreak and Smokescreen shared the same body as Prowl, they were the logical redecoes. Classics was never intended to give us a totally random new character just because his paintjob would have been better. (And imagine the fan outrage at say, a green Prowl repaint called, say "Lumberjack")

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:57 AM

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(And imagine the fan outrage at say, a green Prowl repaint called, say "Lumberjack")

The sheer audacity of the thing makes me want it.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:27 AM

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My BotCon versions of the mold are the best-quality versions of that mold that I own. Rapido's tolerances are perfect, to the point that his door wings have never popped off during transformation, and Streetwise ain't much worse. It's the retail versions that are much more annoying.


Same here. Streetstar and Rapido are great. I can usually even transform my Prowl without the panels popping off. But on Silverstreak, the swivel is too tight compared to the ball joint, so it's almost impossible to transform him without the panels popping off. I never bought Smokescreen, partly because I was so annoyed with Silverstreak.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Aug 6 2010, 05:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't get this "bad deco" claims. Classics/Universe is a line specifically created to bring back old, G1-2/BW/etc. characters in better articulated bodies. Considering G1 Bluestreak and Smokescreen shared the same body as Prowl, they were the logical redecoes. Classics was never intended to give us a totally random new character just because his paintjob would have been better. (And imagine the fan outrage at say, a green Prowl repaint called, say "Lumberjack")


Look, this is really simple. The Prowl mold family is a boring toy because it doesn't do anything interesting. It even has elements making it not very fun to transform. And it never even had the benefit of an attractive catchy deco in its Hasbro releases. Smokescreen *could* have been, but the deco design was what it was. My whole intent was to point out these factors as one possible reason people were expressing hate on these toys. Too many, too frequently, not interesting enough.

Besides, it's not an all-or-nothing game, either. One needn't adhere slavishly in order to maintain links between characters, especially if that may prove detrimental to the toy. Silverstreak already wasn't duplicating the G1 toy's colors, or he'd be solid silver. Which wouldn't have helped at all either. (really, just to be funny they should have done Silverstreak with blue sides and silver top.) Prowl I can handwave, honestly. He's not supposed to be interesting. icon-fire.gif Plus you're either going to be drawn to a police deco or you're not, and if it's just the one instance that may come across as a little bland, that's probably okay. But it's running in the family now to a point where I'd be just as happy to never see a use of this mold ever again.

I have hopes for Jazz to be more interesting in some capacity, but even if he isn't we have good odds for a redeco to have some greater appeal.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:32 PM

Jazz has flip out speakers in robot and car mode, he's already more interesting. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:21 PM

Exactly. And if it gets around to Ricochet, even if it omits a Targetmaster or same-styled gun like Scourge, if the toy can hold 5mm pegs I've got spares to outfit with. Plus at least black car with flame deco is also a somewhat interesting appearance.

It makes me sad Hot Shot is "Yellow Car From Armada" automatically and so "Ricochet/Stepper Homage From RiD" is off the table.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:46 PM

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(And imagine the fan outrage at say, a green Prowl repaint called, say "Lumberjack")

The sheer audacity of the thing makes me want it.


Lumberjack sounds okay.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:27 PM

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QUOTE(Daytonus @ Aug 6 2010, 08:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Aug 6 2010, 06:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(And imagine the fan outrage at say, a green Prowl repaint called, say "Lumberjack")

The sheer audacity of the thing makes me want it.


Lumberjack sounds okay.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:42 PM

Like his dear papa.

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