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@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2017 - 12:07 PM)

You know that Patton Oswalt knew he'd made it as an entertainer when people stopped asking him whether he was Pat or Oswald and where was the other one.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 10:20 AM)

He does lots of voice work, but it was young Oswalt in my dream, so I guess it was the King of Queens edition.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I only know about Patton Oswalt from Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:11 AM)

We won because Ellen kept going up the other teams and telling them to not worry about their hair looking silly in their helmets.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:10 AM)

I had a dream I was in a team kick scooter competition and the 3 people on my team were Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, and my third grade bus driver.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  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.


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#61 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:25 AM

QUOTE(Tindalos @ Jan 21 2011, 05:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another brilliant submission.


Thank you very much. icon-hotrod.gif The art on this one was a little "rougher" than I usually like to be, but the slight scribbly-ness seemed to fit the grungy character of the motley robotopossum well.

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And probably a major pest on Junkion (Can't you just see a Junkion with one on his shoulder, pirate parrot style?)


Arghh, where were you when I was drawing! I totally would have drawn that for the page!


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It just hit me that the drones are supposed to make it look like a female opossum carryin' her pups


Yup, I was wondering if folks were gonna get that. Good catch. The possum here is really a little closer to being a robot version of the Earth animal than some of my others but I just liked the design. The robopossum needed to be scavenger-ish and pipioreal (I love getting to coin that word) so that meant clawed feat (the forearms are Grimlock's with extra digits) and once it was that close shape-wise it really needed the tail to read as "opossum."


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 01:39 PM

Very interested in seeing how the Guinea pig-o-tron comes out, since I pretty much gave up on mine halfway through.
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#63 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:49 PM

I love the 'aging' Robotopossums.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:46 AM

After a too-eventfull week I finally got a chance to finish this one up. It was a lot of fun. icon-hotrod.gif The first two are in-fiction anibots, as usual, the Hamsphere on the other hand is all me. I sketched it while working out the Guinea pig-o-tron and found them too cute not to include as a smaller Pig-o-tron relative.




ZacWilliam, no word whether Needlenose Ltd also produced tiny battle armor or arenas for them...

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:10 AM

They're so cute!

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:01 AM

Hamsphere especially! I want one of my very own!

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


#67 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:59 AM

Thanks, I'm glad you guys found them cute. That was the main reason I had to add the Hamsphere in even though only the mol and Piggy were official, he was just too cute a sketch to leave out. I think this is the first one of these I've done that my wife really liked, specifically because of the high cuteness factor. Picturing a hamsphere rolling around Bumblebee's apartment in its little forcefield ball is a pretty adorable image. (Plus it inspired me to include the Needlenose reference, which I liked.)


ZacWilliam, and thanks for the feedback in general, I tend to get discouraged rediculously easily sometimes so having someone comment is a big motivator for me to know people do like them and its worth doing more. icon-hotrod.gif
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#68 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:06 PM

D'awww they're so cute. icon-silverbolt.gif


And I like the Deployer reference with Mol, I forgot all about them.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 04:47 PM

ZW1:

These are great! I think I'm going to try building some from whatever odds and ends I have, laying around. My Transformers need pets. icon-fire.gif

The art & writing style is perfect!




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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:10 AM

The Hamsphere is the greatest concept ever, I love it!

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:52 PM

Since it appeared in the recently discovered TRU green Devestator bio I had to use the Oxide Shark
and the rest of the Rust Sea fauna kinda spun out of there to fill out the eco-system.
The "main attraction" is based strongly on something we've already seen, so I gave my self more
liscense to be creative with the others. icon-hotrod.gif



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#72 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:40 PM

I love the proto-Sharkticon! Will there be a proto-Allicon to go with it?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:57 PM

I'm positive that AO518-LO2 is a reference to something, but for the life of me I can't figure it out.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2011, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love the proto-Sharkticon! Will there be a proto-Allicon to go with it?


Thanks. icon-hotrod.gif I was worried folks might think it was too-Sharkticon. But I've always been a big fan of that design (i think its the big round eyes and general chubbyness) and enjoyed playing around with it.

I think there will be an Allicon. I've debated whether or not to do anibots that have been pictured in Official media but I have an idea for that one that I like, so yeah, he may be next.


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I'm positive that AO518-LO2 is a reference to something, but for the life of me I can't figure it out.


It is, but I wont make anyone break their head, its not something someone's likely to guess:

A = Animated
05/18 is my birthday
L is for both Lickety Split and Lightbright, the two Animated female bots we see wearing this body-type.
02 is because there are two of them and Lightbright is specifically the second.

The patern of the letter/number sequence is based on the one given for the Classics Bumblebee body in the fun pub fan club stories.


ZacWilliam1' would have made it something more geeky and guessable if he'd thought anyone was actually gonna try to guess.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

God damn it, now I need to get a load of Undermines to act as Oxide Sharkticons. (I know they're supposed to be Dinosaurs, but Undermine has a shark-like fin, and a flail-tail)

And I hope you do carry on with a travel guide to cybertron. Its robotony and gearology would be awesome to see.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:44 PM

I'm getting a Skalor vibe from the Oxide Sharkticon, which I don't think you intended (or maybe you did if so, nice. icon-ironhide.gif ).

I'm just surprised it took me so long to see a similarity between them.

#77 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE(Fenix Twilight @ Feb 10 2011, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm getting a Skalor vibe from the Oxide Sharkticon, which I don't think you intended (or maybe you did if so, nice. icon-ironhide.gif ).

I'm just surprised it took me so long to see a similarity between them.


It wasn't really intentional when I started, but I did notice the Skalor similarity myself as I was drawing it. Kind of a happy coincidence. I set out to do something reminicent of the Sharkticon but a little more primitive and animalistic so the body ended up thinner which together with the limbed fish thing really does suggest Seacon.

Adding more Seacon homage to the design crossed my mind but there seemed enough going on already that I let it stand mostly leaning toward Sharkticon.


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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 11 2011, 02:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It wasn't really intentional when I started, but I did notice the Skalor similarity myself as I was drawing it. Kind of a happy coincidence. I set out to do something reminicent of the Sharkticon but a little more primitive and animalistic so the body ended up thinner which together with the limbed fish thing really does suggest Seacon.


Yeah, the Decepticons had a couple of landsharks back in the day. Overbite, Skalor (okay, he's a Coelacanth), and Rippersnapper.
It makes sense that they'd have alt-modes based on cybertronian life. (Especially as according to shattered Glass, the Terrorcons have their altmodes inspired by alien beasts. Hun-grr being a Algean Two-Headed Razor Beast, Sinnertwin being a Twin-Headed Devorian Devil-Dog)

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:18 PM

Personally, I would have preferred more "shark" and less "sharkticon" with this beast.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE(Tramp @ Feb 11 2011, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Personally, I would have preferred more "shark" and less "sharkticon" with this beast.


I can totally understand that.

Some part of me felt the same way, partially because of just how very Sharkticon-y the illustration turned out. While I'm very happy with it in some ways (I love the grin) I have to admit it is honestly more derivitive than I'd originaly intended.

What made me go in this direction over something more shark-like was 1) I don't like getting them too close to Earth animals. I want them close enough in some ways that you can see why the names were "translated" as they were, but original and mechanical enough to not seem out of place on another world. So 2) we already have a Cybertron originating "shark" type ani-bot that is suitably distinct from the Earth variety, so it made sense to me to use the Sharkticon as a model. But like I said it's still a bit closer to the existing Sharkticon then I'd really wanted.

I did consider adding in some more earth shark later on, but I was kinda afraid at that point it would end up looking just like the Seacon, Overbite.

Sorry this one wasn't right up your alley. Thanks for the feedback anyway. It's motivating to get feedback of any sort. icon-hotrod.gif
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