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@  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

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.


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There will be an Allspark meetup at Botcon 2011!


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#1 Tyson

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:28 PM

I would be more then cool to see you guys there. I figure since I've known you guys for years why not have a fourm gathering. Don't we have one every year?

Edited by Onyx Minor, 03 June 2011 - 12:12 PM.


#2 Daytonus

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:46 AM

Lots of the Allspark staff are going to be there this year, and while we've been too busy to plan a "meetup" per se, we will (if all goes well) have a table at Botcon where I imagine we'll be spending lots of time. You might run into:

Bainreese
Cheetimus
ChessPieceFace
Daytonus
Galenraff
Lonegamer8
Master Fwiffo
MrBlud
Nightviper
Onyx Minor
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ May 31 2011, 01:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lots of the Allspark staff are going to be there this year, and while we've been too busy to plan a "meetup" per se, we will (if all goes well) have a table at Botcon where I imagine we'll be spending lots of time. You might run into:



This. The staff has been very busy getting ready for Botcon, but we have bounced the idea around. Who knows, maybe once we all get there on Thursday we will have time to hash something out...

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ May 31 2011, 08:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Daytonus @ May 31 2011, 01:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lots of the Allspark staff are going to be there this year, and while we've been too busy to plan a "meetup" per se, we will (if all goes well) have a table at Botcon where I imagine we'll be spending lots of time. You might run into:



This. The staff has been very busy getting ready for Botcon, but we have bounced the idea around. Who knows, maybe once we all get there on Thursday we will have time to hash something out...


So are there going to be new T-shirts?! My old Allspark one is getting a bit ragged? Not that I'll be attending but I do like to represent when I can icon-waspy.gif
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#5 Galenraff

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:41 PM

T-shirts are not in the current plans. But don't worry, we DO keep talking about those because many of us on staff want new ones that haven't been laundered a thousand times too. We haven't forgotten about t-shirts.

But I think you guys are REALLY going to like some of the stuff that we will have. We're very close to announcing things. Maybe we're ready? I don't know if we're ready. I'll just tease with that for now until we're sure we're ready.

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#6 Big Show

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:44 AM

Have a great time, guys!
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#7 Wheelimus

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ May 31 2011, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
T-shirts are not in the current plans. But don't worry, we DO keep talking about those because many of us on staff want new ones that haven't been laundered a thousand times too. We haven't forgotten about t-shirts.

But I think you guys are REALLY going to like some of the stuff that we will have. We're very close to announcing things. Maybe we're ready? I don't know if we're ready. I'll just tease with that for now until we're sure we're ready.

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#8 Onyx Minor

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:10 PM

Fellow Allsparkers, join the Allspark staff tonight at the Yardhouse, at the Paseo Colorado around 6:30!

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:36 PM

Hey folks. Here's most everyone who is gonna be there tonight so you pick us out (wearing what we'll be wearing tonight!):



Order: Daytonus, Galenraff, Onyx Minor, MrBlud, lonegamer

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#10 BHFlint

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:36 PM

HAHA DORKS!

I mean...

DORKS! DORKS I wish I could be hanging around with. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 02:39 PM

Handy pic. Turns out I'm looking at lonegamer in the script reading line right now!
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:17 PM

How nice. A handy stalker/stalkee checklist - collect 'em all!
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:33 PM

And that's only half of the staff who are there. Some though may be getting in late or in the case of Bainreese have their family with them.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ Jun 3 2011, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And that's only half of the staff who are there. Some though may be getting in late or in the case of Bainreese have their family with them.


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#15 BHFlint

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:58 PM

Here's Bainreese, if you're having trouble spotting him.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:15 PM

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HAHA DORKS!

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DORKS! DORKS I wish I could be hanging around with. icon-screamer.gif

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#17 Galenraff

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:46 AM

People should stop by the booth and introduce themselves too!

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:27 PM

Hello I havent been around the Forums much the past few years, my oldest boy kind of took over the Collection. But we are going sunday for our first Botcon and for his 13th birthday. We are stoked. I only remember some of the people here. Kal of course and some guy that always had Fang in his name. If you see a large furry guy wearing a Blue Baseball cap with RH (rockhounds) and a kid with a Blue transformers comic book shirt Say High. Im not as scary as I look icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 05:23 AM

How was the meetup, how many people showed? Any group pics?

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:53 PM

We had fun, but I don't know if anyone brought a camera. I got to meet a few people, we ate and had some drinks, it took way too long to get our bills paid, and then we went to hang out more at the hotel. I know it may not seem like much, but the guys were really busy getting things done for the site this year. Gatherings are fun, but I think this year it was more important to take care of things for the site and they did an amazing job.

edit: We did get a pic of a lot of Allsparkers after the movie preview. Maybe I will be able to post it tomorrow.

Edited by Onyx Minor, 06 June 2011 - 05:54 PM.