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@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

His bulk is too great to teleport across such distances.

@  Sabrblade : (06 October 2019 - 11:09 AM)

Cuz it'll take that long to mass produce.


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Solar Storm Grapple ...I'm sorry, "Grappel"


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#1 ExVee

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:12 AM

Quite a bit of remolding that I guess nobody's clearly seen before outside of Botcon?
Once again unsourcedly posted on 2005. http://www.tfw2005.c...x-pictures.html

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:15 AM

That is looking VERY nice.

Best guess the Takara one will be a deep Orange.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:16 AM

It's amazing how much better he looks than Inferno. Yellow just suits that mold way more than Red.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:18 AM

I'm just entertained how far they had to go to be able to even get the toy named close to the original name.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:45 AM

Wow! Hasbro went the extra mile in terms of retooling this guy! I wouldn't have expected anything beyond the new crane, but here we are with new hands, feet, forearms, and head. Very nice.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:48 AM

J Gargoyle.... you win. They did do one and it looks good.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:51 AM

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"Solar Storm Grapple" sounds like some kind of weird old anime series or something...

I keep wanting to see this name as a demented homage to the Phoenix King...

It does look nice!

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:12 AM

I'd probably be unable to resist the urge to call mine "Erector"

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:16 AM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Oct 2 2010, 01:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd probably be unable to resist the urge to call mine "Erector"


Actually Movie Mudflap would be a better Erector.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:47 AM

QUOTE(Autobus Prime @ Oct 2 2010, 07:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Solar Storm Grapple" sounds like some kind of weird old anime series or something...


"Legendary Construction King: Solar Storm Grappel!"

This is so very bought.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 04:17 AM

This reminds me of Tenchi Muyo! GXP where Tennan finds out every lucky ship name has been registered and left with nothing else except one that sounds like jive.

Also Lord Bravery who had to change his name to Lord Smoked Meats and Fishes.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 05:43 AM

Can I get one in blue, please?


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Posted 02 October 2010 - 06:03 AM

Feels like there should be a few more alt mode paint apps, particularly on the crane boom.

I appreciate the heavy use of remolding; makes me feel less dumb for buying a 3rd version of the mold.

Name change is hilarious.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 06:16 AM

Poor Grapple is completely defenseless, though.
Hasbro perhaps should've thought about giving him a gun-hand like the original toy/character model had.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:01 AM

Too mad about the lack of a gun not that he was known for fighting, but he is a soldier. What with the way the hands are molded, it's like they were make to hold Wrek-Gar's handle bars?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:35 AM

So I guess "Grappel Grip Mudflap" was not an accident, then?
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE(Nevermore @ Oct 2 2010, 06:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I guess "Grappel Grip Mudflap" was not an accident, then?


Seeing as Grappel is now his 'offical' name, that sounds more like an adventure game command then a toy name.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:20 AM

Man he looks great!

I really hope Takara does a full on orange head and body. I'm still impressed with the amount of retooling on this guy, the head, the crane, the forearms, the panels on the arms, the feet. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:46 AM

QUOTE(Octavius Prime @ Oct 2 2010, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Feels like there should be a few more alt mode paint apps, particularly on the crane boom.

I appreciate the heavy use of remolding; makes me feel less dumb for buying a 3rd version of the mold.

Name change is hilarious.

agree it looks really plain, and little to yellow

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:50 AM

QUOTE(Database @ Oct 2 2010, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nevermore @ Oct 2 2010, 06:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I guess "Grappel Grip Mudflap" was not an accident, then?


Seeing as Grappel is now his 'offical' name, that sounds more like an adventure game command then a toy name.

Yes. "Adventure" game. icon-wildride.gif