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@  unluckiness : (26 February 2017 - 09:25 AM)

better than the current ones at least

@  Rycochet : (26 February 2017 - 09:08 AM)

90s Nicktoons were awful.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 08:16 AM)

Yeah, I'd get really pumped to watch it and the other Nicktoons.

@  lastmaximal : (26 February 2017 - 08:04 AM)

You digdug?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Hate watching stuff like that.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Also, I digged Doug. Mostly for the ancillary characters, though. Doug himself is one of those characters who gets into situations that make YOU feel embarrassd. Like Fred Savage on The Wonder Years.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:39 AM)

@PlutoniumBoss *Pinwheel fistbump*

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I remember Today's Special. The Toronto part was something of a revelation from my wife and her family when I came here.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

In hindsight, I'm pretty sure Miss Frizzle was a Time Lord.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

I got into science because of Magic School Bus.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:25 PM)

Anyone else remember Puttnam's Prairie Emporium? Not sure if it aired outside Canada

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:21 PM)

Today's Special was a favourite of mine. Some of it was actually filmed at a department store here in Toronto

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 February 2017 - 10:34 PM)

Eureka! and Start Here were awesome too.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 February 2017 - 09:59 PM)

I remember watching Newton's Apple on PBS. That's where I learned about thermal insulation layers and why things change temperature faster when you blow on them.

@  MrBlud : (25 February 2017 - 09:51 PM)

Today's Special was my jam!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 February 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Pff. I remember Pinwheel and Today's Special.

@  Paladin : (25 February 2017 - 09:47 PM)

my first Nick show was "Eureka's Castle."

@  MEDdMI : (25 February 2017 - 08:00 PM)

You're all making me feel old

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 February 2017 - 07:58 PM)

And Rocko's Modern Life was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better.

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 February 2017 - 07:57 PM)

Hey Arnold! was better.

@  Echowarrior : (25 February 2017 - 06:42 PM)

And then bought out by Disney.

@  Echowarrior : (25 February 2017 - 06:42 PM)

It certainly wasn't a terrible show. I think it was just overshadowed by its contemporaries.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 February 2017 - 06:19 PM)

I mean, it's not like it was bad, it was just kinda....there. Not especially memorable.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 February 2017 - 06:18 PM)

That requires us to remember that Doug happened, though.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2017 - 01:04 PM)

Just send him to whatever world the Cartoon Doug took place in. Lots of purple people there

@  unluckiness : (25 February 2017 - 03:55 AM)

It's gonna go hungry after eating that mind-control guy

@  Waspinator : (25 February 2017 - 03:49 AM)

It's eating purple people and it sure is fine.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 February 2017 - 02:27 AM)

It's a one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater!

@  Pennpenn : (25 February 2017 - 12:43 AM)

But it's purple?

@  Noideaforaname : (25 February 2017 - 12:28 AM)

Allspark's just a mean green mother from outer space, and it's BAD!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 February 2017 - 12:10 AM)

Shut yo' mouth!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 February 2017 - 11:19 PM)

The Allspark is one bad mother...

@  Foffy the Sheep : (24 February 2017 - 10:09 PM)

My Allspark has never heard of a mother.

@  BlackMax : (24 February 2017 - 09:28 PM)

My mother has never heard of an Allspark.

@  The Doctor Who : (24 February 2017 - 08:54 PM)

This is your mother on Allspark drugs.

@  Bass X0 : (24 February 2017 - 08:42 PM)

This is your Allspark. This is drugs. This is your Allspark on drugs.

@  unluckiness : (24 February 2017 - 08:33 PM)

"if i was a mom, this would be shocking."

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2017 - 06:37 PM)

Your MOM is Patrick!

@  ShadowMan024 : (24 February 2017 - 04:39 PM)

NO! THIS IS PATRICK!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2017 - 02:56 PM)

https://www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=NlMT-oEIQuo

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2017 - 02:53 PM)

He's a complicated man, and no one understands him but his woman.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2017 - 02:50 PM)

No, this is Patrick.

@  Rycochet : (24 February 2017 - 12:52 PM)

This is 29 Acacia Road, and this is Eric, the schoolboy who leads an exciting double life. For when Eric eats a banana, an amazing transformation occurs.... Eric is Bananaman, ever alert for the call to action!

@  Robowang : (24 February 2017 - 12:22 PM)

Peter Piper picked my pecker

@  RichardT1977 : (24 February 2017 - 11:31 AM)

This script is batnanas. B-A-T-N-A-N-A-S.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 February 2017 - 08:27 AM)

Bats in SPAAAAAAACE!

@  Waspinator : (24 February 2017 - 02:58 AM)

breathes in space

@  MEDdMI : (23 February 2017 - 10:40 PM)

Banananananananaaabatman

@  ShadowMan024 : (23 February 2017 - 10:28 PM)

Batamarangutan.

@  The Doctor Who : (23 February 2017 - 08:30 PM)

Batamarang


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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.

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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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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(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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