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@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 08:46 PM)

There are some more immediate doomsday scenarios on a more local level, like the sun expanding and consuming us all.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 08:25 PM)

In a few trillion years, there's going to be a Big Rip, a heat death, a Big Crunch or a Big Bounce, so- wait, you're talking about Stargate.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 08:20 PM)

I just wish Universe had a conclusive ending...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 07:53 PM)

They had to try something new, and it didn't work.

@  Echowarrior : (25 April 2017 - 07:31 PM)

SG-1 was a good series. Atlantis too. Universe...dear god was that ever a misfire.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 02:56 PM)

Started watching SG-1 right before season 9. The Stargate were the last live action series that could hold my attention week to week.

@  Rycochet : (25 April 2017 - 02:52 PM)

Sg1 really lost it's appeal once they got too far into the ancients/ascended plotlines.

@  Gizmoboy : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 PM)

I enjoyed the movie. Never got into the TV Series.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 02:19 PM)

About twenty since I cared. :D :D :D

@  Whirl Maximus : (25 April 2017 - 01:50 PM)

ten years since Stargate SG1 ended.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 11:05 AM)

it's all about that sweet, savory monosodium glutamate!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

If you're eating cheap Chinese, nutritional value is probably not the first thing on your mind.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2017 - 10:56 AM)

depends on where you get them from, but sometimes the paper has more nutritional value.

@  Robowang : (25 April 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I have actually eaten the cookie without opening it before. I didn't realize it until my wife asked what my fortune was.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 09:18 AM)

It's like the fortune cookies. After getting so many over the years I just barely notice them.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:17 AM)

Sorry, yeah, I also dislike any policy which involves including putting Optimus Prime in teriyaki chicken.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 09:13 AM)

That sounds like an unfair assessment of the teriyaki chicken.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:10 AM)

Yeah but there's no way they weren't designing it with the Optimus Maximus or whatever in mind. That said I could just be annoyed because I dislike the "every line must have at least one Optimus Prime in there somewhere" policy that Hasbro seems to have.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 08:29 AM)

that sounds both worrying and delicious

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 08:03 AM)

I am seriously feeling hungry occasionally because Quake's deep-red paint job looks JUST like the teryaki chicken at my favorite Chinese eatery.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 06:41 AM)

Hard to say. The bot mode's okay and the the combiner form is the awful on. Considering that Prime didn't have a combiner form back then and could have looked like anything, seems that there were other factors at play.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 AM)

I'd say a lot of CW Menasor's problems were caused by the fact he had to share a mold with Optimus Prime.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 09:27 PM)

giggity

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 08:44 PM)

TR Astrotrain can be remarkably straight.

@  Dracula : (24 April 2017 - 04:10 PM)

bot can not be straight

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Seems like all the combiners have an issue like that, the legs can never be completely straight in combined mode, the finished big bot is always looming eerily or hip-thrusting.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 11:39 AM)

I doubt having an integrated trailer would have swayed me into buying CW Motormaster. But what definitely put me off were Internet reports of awful hip ratcheting.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

I might also mention that ~not~ being a big truck has worked for the Internet pretty well.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

I moaned about Motormaster because his combiner mode was awful

@  Rycochet : (24 April 2017 - 11:31 AM)

People moaned about the choices made during Combiner wars.that meant characters like Motormaster/Menasor weren't G1G1G1.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:23 AM)

He could always be a very small red truck.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 10:59 AM)

But how will you know it's Optimus Prime if he's not a big red truck?

@  Broadside : (24 April 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Personally, I'm not a fan of the extreme-accuracy trend. The character choices are kind of sure-fine-whatever, but outside of stuff like Alpha Trion that's a huge divergence from the source material, there doesn't feel like there's much imagination in the designs any more.

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos


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#1 Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:44 PM

I was suprised to see this arrive yesterday. I had forgotten that it should have been showing up. It took about two weeks from the time that Igear had said it had shipped. When I saw the box I thought it was one of the many packages HTS was sending me for a single order. Anyway, so I open up the package and notice how cold the contents are. I recently had a Neca Predator snap apart on me fresh out of a cold package. Not knowing what kind of materials to expect out of this figure, I play it overly cautious, and remove Arcee, letting her sit on my desk for a while before trying to transform her.

First thing I notice: "Wow, this thing has some weight to it!" Second thing I notice: "The paint deco on this thing is much nicer than the IT Arcee." It's very pink, and very clean.

Comparing the Igear's alt mode to the IT's alt mode, the wheels on the Igear don't roll very well whereas the IT rolls pretty freely. However the Igear wheels aesthetically look far better than the IT's "discs" because of the silver rim detail, which I much prefer. Although the IT Arcee feels like the more accurate vehicle mode just because it seems to do the vehicle curves better. The Igear is kind of boxy in comparison. The IT Arcee also does a better symmetric job of stowing the arms when you look at both's alt modes from underneath. The Igear doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason to how the arms stow.

That said, the Igear Arcee is definitely the more solid in car mode of the two. If I shake the IT, it'll lose shape. The Igear doesn't have that problem. The Igear is almost twice the size of the IT. From front fender to rear fender, they're the same length. But the Igear has alot more bulk, and in a good way. The Igear has a much more realistically scaled driving compartment with side mirrors *and* a dashboard that features a steering wheel. The IT's chairs are a bit too far back from the windshield, and there's no dashboard whatsoever.

So I wait a bit for the figure to warm to room temperature before transforming her. Having handled the figure and seeing what the materials are like, I probably didn't need to wait. The materials seem pretty decent overall. Nothing feels like it's going to snap apart. Although I am a little concerned with the material used for the leg transformation joint. It's a different shade of white than most of the nice white plastic used on the rest of the figure. I worry because there is a bit of stress put on this joint during transformation. A further look at the figure and I notice the same type of off-white plastic is used for all the major transformation joints. I'm assuming/hoping they used it because it's stronger than the rest of the plastic used on the figure. I definitely would like to hear from someone to confirm that's the way it is.

The transformation is pretty finnicky until you know how to go about folding the legs out. It's really not too much different from the IT. I don't quite like the way the chest and backpack folds because there's no clear indication or peg/clip to know when you have it right. That's something the IT Arcee does do, even though it really doesn't peg together like it's designed. There's a bit of an empty cavity behind Arcee's chest that the IT doesn't have either. Although you have to really look at her from the side to see it.

After a relatively short transform time, I get her to bot mode. Wow! I *really* love the head sculpt and light pipping which does an excellent job of lighting up her eyes. The proportions are also great. IT Arcee looks absolutely anorexic next to her. Then I get to posing. The elbow and knee joints are a little weird, but you can get her into any dynamic pose without much effort. The most important thing is that she has no problem standing! IT Arcee pretty much has only one standing pose for her legs: "stand at attention", and she doesn't even do that particularly well, which is why most pictures show her in a kneeling pose. This Arcee can do all kinds of leg poses and she can hold them without problem.

If you're going to get a third party Arcee, this is definitely the one to get. I always feel like I have to be ginger with the IT Arcee, and this doesn't feel like the case here, although to be honest I am being purposefully careful with her too because of the price tag. I still like the IT, but the Igear is clearly the much better figure overall. It feels more like something you can transform instead of a display piece.