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@  Echowarrior : (23 January 2017 - 09:41 PM)

We don't need a magic wand to make the national debt grow, thanks very much.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2017 - 09:07 PM)

I'd rather have Rita or Zedd. ;)

@  Paladin : (23 January 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Yamcha's power level is higher than Donald's inauguration turnout.

@  Nutjob R/T : (23 January 2017 - 07:12 PM)

#wetsockforpresident

@  RichardT1977 : (23 January 2017 - 05:33 PM)

Yamcha would be a better President than Trump...

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 January 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Damning with faint praise there.

@  Bass X0 : (23 January 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Kodos would be a better president than Trump.

@  Echowarrior : (23 January 2017 - 02:29 PM)

*whipcrack*

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 January 2017 - 02:23 PM)

Don't blame me! I voted for Kodos!

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 January 2017 - 10:01 AM)

No, all the evils people voted for in 2016 were known.

@  Rycochet : (23 January 2017 - 09:35 AM)

Didn't people have enough of voting for unknown evils in 2016? Come on, it's so last year.

@  Robowang : (23 January 2017 - 08:49 AM)

woooo Unknown Evil

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 January 2017 - 08:21 AM)

Jinbu has legs that go all the way up.

@  Rycochet : (23 January 2017 - 07:11 AM)

Unless you really like legs that go all the way up to the armpits.

@  Rycochet : (23 January 2017 - 07:11 AM)

I would say repaint Jinbu from Transformers Go, but let's not, they're just awful.

@  Pennpenn : (22 January 2017 - 07:20 AM)

He's samurai themed? Anyway, I meant "samurai themed" in the Bludgeon's Pretender shell sense.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 January 2017 - 07:15 AM)

Armada Starscream?

@  Pennpenn : (22 January 2017 - 07:13 AM)

Actually I'm vaguely surprized samurai themed Seekers haven't somehow congealed within the TF brand at some point.

@  Telly : (21 January 2017 - 08:26 PM)

if they dont seek pizza im out

@  Bass X0 : (21 January 2017 - 02:40 PM)

Samurai Seeker Jets!

@  Rycochet : (21 January 2017 - 12:42 PM)

The Big Cheese is the villain, who's lower than low. It's a rotten shame he lives in Little Tokyo.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2017 - 12:38 PM)

For the kaiju/restaurant theme, better be the Samurai Pizza Cats instead.

@  Rycochet : (21 January 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I prefer Mighty Morphin' Meower Rangers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2017 - 12:07 PM)

Okay, that got too weird, let's just use the Megazordenny's instead.

@  ▲ndrusi : (21 January 2017 - 09:20 AM)

no, no, not all hope for the characters, all hope for the viewer understanding what the hell is going on.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Isn't that like.. every second spent watching Eva? *hides!*

@  Telly : (21 January 2017 - 02:26 AM)

usually about halfway through, when all hope seems lost

@  Copper Bezel : (21 January 2017 - 02:01 AM)

I understand using Eva to fight monsters, but where does Bob come into it?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2017 - 01:29 AM)

Of course we'll need Bob EVAs to fight all these critters...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2017 - 01:21 AM)

Or Otachipotle.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 January 2017 - 11:03 PM)

Sorry Waspinator, but Sean Bean already reserved that one.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2017 - 09:51 PM)

Isn't the answer "Pepperoni and Cheese"?

@  Waspinator : (20 January 2017 - 09:12 PM)

"Oh no, not again."

@  The Doctor Who : (20 January 2017 - 08:54 PM)

What do you want on your Tombstone?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 January 2017 - 08:52 PM)

I summon Mothrally's to champion the cause of a new/old line of discussion!

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2017 - 07:24 PM)

Fair enough, sorry. Although, I think as more people get upset you're going to see it leaking out more.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2017 - 06:25 PM)

Can the politics stay in P&R? I don't really need an emetic that badly.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2017 - 05:37 PM)

All of Trump's base are stone cold morons, so there's that. Then again, a lot of people would argue that America has nevr been "great", or even when it is there's plenty to bring down it's score.

@  Vexwing : (20 January 2017 - 04:18 PM)

A lot of Trump's base would probably claim it stopped being great 8 years ago.

@  Locoman : (20 January 2017 - 03:44 PM)

And today is National Cheese Lover's Day, apparently, so perhaps we should make America grate again while we're at it

@  Bass X0 : (20 January 2017 - 03:43 PM)

How long has it not been great for?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2017 - 02:34 PM)

Finally, America is great again.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2017 - 12:03 PM)

Me too!

@  Arazyr : (20 January 2017 - 10:08 AM)

My daughters and I have been looking forward to that!

@  Benbot : (20 January 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Nevermind that. Today is a day to celebrate, because season 2 of Voltron is up on Netflix!

@  ShadowMan024 : (19 January 2017 - 06:51 PM)

Past 8 years? Try "past 241."

@  Xellos : (19 January 2017 - 06:44 PM)

So basically the same as the past 8 years. Guess that works too.

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

We as a nation either drank too much or not enough. It's difficult to say, really.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2017 - 06:10 PM)

Isn't America being crazy drunk how we got in this situation in the first place?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2017 - 04:18 PM)

I plan on being very American about every single injustice our new leader perpetrates ("American" of course meaning "annoyed and loud").


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#1 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:25 PM

Revealed on Twitter

Prime Optimus with an ugly chest? I'm clearly missing something.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:32 PM

Yeeaaahhhh... San Diego Comicon Exclusives... Our 100,000,000th Movie Optimus figure (yawn) and that weak looking Deluxe-size TF:Prime Optimus in fancy packaging. Granted the packaging sounds creatively neat on both, but the figures themselves are REALLY boring IMO.

San Diego is the time to go all out with fan aimed weird and awesome stuff you wouldn't see at retail. Two more slightly tweeked Primes miss the point and lacks any excitement at all. G.I.Joe's getting much better, much fan geekier Comicon Exclusives this year. Weak Showing TF team.


ZacWilliam, really disappointed in these, but they DO open up funds to try and get that Joe Screamer/Cobra Comander set.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:33 PM

That toy looks worse everytime I see it.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:35 PM

If that's an SDCC "premium" version of Prime Prime with silvery paint instead of dull grey plastic, I'm into it.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 26 2011, 08:32 PM)
San Diego is the time to go all out with fan aimed weird and awesome stuff you wouldn't see at retail.


Right. Nemesis Prime, Rodimus, Soundwave, Destro, Starscream, and Cobra Commander are unique and fannish stuff you'd never see at retail.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 26 2011, 04:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 26 2011, 08:32 PM)
San Diego is the time to go all out with fan aimed weird and awesome stuff you wouldn't see at retail.


Right. Nemesis Prime, Rodimus, Soundwave, Destro, Starscream, and Cobra Commander are unique and fannish stuff you'd never see at retail.


The Nemesis Prime and Rodimus repaints we got? Yes.

Suited unmasked James with Mideval Warrior ancestor and /or Pimp Colored Destro? Yes.

Podium CC or CC with a Starscream Joe Jet? Yes.

Big G1 Reissue Cassette sets? Yes.

What do we get this year? Two Prime color variants among tons flooding the stores for the movie push. I repeat: Yawn.


ZacWilliam, the Joe team and Mattel are presenting SDCC exclusives as they should be.

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#7 Razorsaw

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:03 PM

So.

A version of a headliner character and his ancestor with the same name, that same headliner character in a funky costume, a very well known Transformer, and the evil version of Optimus Prime x2.

Oh yeah. And Soundwave, whose been reissued a hundred million times.

That's not uniquely fannish. It's using the well known characters. Uniquely fannish is stuff like what you get from Botcon. This is geeky, but geeky in the broadest sense of the word possible. Just like these 2 Primes.

Edited by Razorsaw, 26 May 2011 - 04:04 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 26 2011, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So.

A version of a headliner character and his ancestor with the same name, that same headliner character in a funky costume, a very well known Transformer, and the evil version of Optimus Prime x2.

That's not uniquely fannish. It's using the well known characters. Uniquely fannish is stuff like what you get from Botcon. This is geeky, but geeky in the broadest sense of the word possible. Just like these 2 Primes.


Again, the difference is those were unique versions of those popular characters with niche geek appeal that you would never get at regular retail.

These on the other hand are two of the same guy whose receiving a billion figures right now in just slightly tweaked colors that would and could 100% fit in on any retail shelf. I don't so much mind Prime as an Exclusive, but a borring generic Prime that isn't much different from retail is a waste, and TWO boring generic Primes in the same year?

The only thing that feels at all special about these is the packaging. That seems to be where all the creativity went. But I'm a Toy collector not a packaging collector. If the toy is dull a package that does a little dance and lights your birthday candle isn't making up for it, and thats what these are.


ZacWilliam, would have been less disappointed if only one of the exclusives was a paint tweaked Prime, but both? Blah.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 26 2011, 04:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeeaaahhhh... San Diego Comicon Exclusives... Our 100,000,000th Movie Optimus figure (yawn) and that weak looking Deluxe-size TF:Prime Optimus in fancy packaging. Granted the packaging sounds creatively neat on both, but the figures themselves are REALLY boring IMO.


We've seen a Movie Optimus and the packaging for both?

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:22 PM

So they're taking a cue from Robot Masters G1 Convoy and LioConvoy then.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:50 PM

Borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:59 PM

Next year's exclusive should be WRECK-GAR as Motormaster!!!

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:16 PM

what I'm saying is, the SDCC exclusives speak to a broader appeal than, say, Botcon stuff. These two Primes are following that pattern. And really, I think more elaborate, better paint detailed versions of toys is something special that you can't get at retail.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:52 PM

Expecting BotCon-style stuff at SDCC is a waste of everyone's time. It's an entirely different venue with different goals.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:09 PM


Oh, I don't expect anything Botcon obscure. But not incredibly boring would be nice.

See G.I.Joe or Matel's offerings for an example of SDCC exclusives worth waiting in line for.


ZacWilliam, there's ceretainly a difference between Botcon Geeky and SDCC Geeky, but slightly recolored Primes is lowballing any standard IMO.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:12 PM

That's been like, over 50 % of the SDCC exclusives, dude.

And no, man, I can't consider Nemesis Prime as being much different. It's Prime in black. I LIKE Nemesis Prime and I have to admit that. It's painfully easy to conceptualize.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 26 2011, 07:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's been like, over 50 % of the SDCC exclusives, dude.


Well different standards. Generally I have found past TF exclusives interesting and cool and find these super dull and uninteresting. You're welcome to differ.


ZacWilliam, again, at least Joe and Mattel are hitting on all cylanders this year.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

I got my copy in today.

It appears Fun Publications let it slip who Cheetor's partner is... HIGHLIGHT to view:
Sideswipe.

If you didn't already know based on the previous hints and rumors that is.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

Also the DotM box is cool. Reminds me of a giant Alternator white bubble box with a flame slip case.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 26 2011, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, I don't expect anything Botcon obscure. But not incredibly boring would be nice.


If you saw the packaging for these guys, "boring" would be the farthest thing from your mind. You're only getting half the story.