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@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

@  unluckiness : (15 January 2018 - 10:07 AM)

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"Gobots" is the G2 Autobot Color Changer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:01 PM)

@Shrug That would be "Go-Bots".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 January 2018 - 03:16 AM)

At least you still had a big beefy super robot with giant guns.

@  JasperGunner... : (14 January 2018 - 01:47 AM)

My first Prime was Cybertron Prime. I was too stupid to know how to transform him lol

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:15 PM)

My first Prime was Transmetal Primal. Second was RID Prime. My first Megatron was actually Gobots Megatron. I just didn't know he was Megatron for like 15 years. I often used him as "Roller" for RID Prime and I assume he's never really forgiven me.

@  Telly : (13 January 2018 - 10:39 PM)

my first prime was g1 prime actually in 1984. saw him at a store and begged my grandparents to give me my christmas money early lol

@  unitremover : (13 January 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Mine was Beast Machines deluxe Primal but I don't think I knew he what he was at the time.

@  Dekafox : (13 January 2018 - 09:32 PM)

My first Prime was actually LioConvoy... followed by Fire Convoy

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:57 AM)

@Telly, but G1 Rodimus's vehicle mode is so durn sexy

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:30 AM)

PMOP was my second, and my first Optimus.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 04:29 AM)

My first Prime was Power Master Prime.. And though Titans Return had Power Master Prime.. Power of the Primes feels more like Power Master Prime to me.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

Still wanted Hot Rod too, though.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

I had Rodimus Prime as a kid, he was the first Prime I owned, and I loved 'im.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 12:27 AM)

At least he doesn't feel like he's about to fall apart in my hands like Masterpiece did.

@  Otaku : (12 January 2018 - 11:50 PM)

As a kid, I remember being confused that Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod had separate action figures. I thought there should be one that you could change between the "two".

@  Telly : (12 January 2018 - 10:59 PM)

'86 rodimus prime was a joke, even by '86 standards. it BARELY qualified as a transformer and his face was terrible

@  Bass X0 : (12 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

He's leaps and bounds above the original 1986 Rodimus Prime, it's unbelievable. That's more of a criticism to 1986 Rodimus Prime's simplicity though.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 03:14 PM)

Rodimus is insainly complicated at first though.

@  Bass X0 : (12 January 2018 - 03:07 PM)

I like to imagine that Orion Pax has his own Cybertronian vehicle mode even though the toy doesn't have it. It would be Orion Pax evolving into Optimus Prime, but Optimus Prime cannot turn back into Orion Pax (even though the toy obviously can).

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 03:05 PM)

Orion Pax? Only into Prime's truck mode.

@  Locoman : (12 January 2018 - 02:22 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Dekafox : (12 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

You mean: *var mode

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 January 2018 - 01:50 PM)

*Sorry to be that guy, but *vehicle.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 01:11 PM)

I love the leaders.. Just complicated! I am semi disapointed that they didn't somehow get Orions vehical mode in there though.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Possibly. Cause I didn't know how to transform his legs and was pulling the poor guy every whichaway

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2018 - 11:44 AM)

Maybe paladin just got the last one built on friday?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 11:42 AM)

Dunno about that... He seems pretty damn stable with as much as I was pulling and twisting.

@  Paladin : (12 January 2018 - 11:35 AM)

apparently he breaks easily. my interest has all but worn off.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 11:17 AM)

Rodimus is more complicated than I thought.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 January 2018 - 10:57 AM)

I know I said PotP was Power Masters... But Prime -really- is very much desinged like the original PM Prime

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2018 - 10:46 AM)

And BBTS finally shipped mine! Will be another two weeks till they get here, but still! At least some good news today.


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#1 Daytonus

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:59 PM

Hey everybody!

To celebrate Botcon coming this week, the Allspark Forums have been rebranded with a Botcon-themed skin! Watch out for all our Botcon coverage in the coming days. A BUNCH of staff are going to be there, including me!

I had a lot of fun working this up, and I hope it gets everyone in the Botcon mood.

For those who have never changed your skin, it should have changed automatically. For those who have, you will probably have to reset manually.

--Daytonus

P.S. If you prefer to go back to the tried-and-true, the skin selector is at the bottom of the forums.

Edited by Daytonus, 30 May 2011 - 11:10 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:01 PM

Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif
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#3 ExVee

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:03 PM

Do we get to keep this after Botcon? There's parts of this I rather like.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

I do not care for how the textured elements interact with the flat colored cells. the yellow/black stripes are fine though.
And that light purple really pops out - which is something text should do, not only slightly important bonus data.
Woooo!

#5 Exillion

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ May 30 2011, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif


"MY EYES!"

Honestly though, this is a great skin and quite a surprise when I was looking through the forums. Always great to see the effort that the staff puts into the site and forum.
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#6 Enbee

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:07 PM

Oh, huh, this is rather nice. Close enough to the purple to seem familiar, thankfully not as much of a contrast as Classic Gears.

Didn't switch automatically for me though, odd.

Edited by Enbee, 30 May 2011 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:09 PM

Interesting.

I think I like it. icon-hotrod.gif

#8 The Doctor Who

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:12 PM

Nice! I think I'll stick with the regular skin for now, though.

#9 MintBerryCrunch

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:13 PM

I don't understand what these...unusual colors and accents have to do with Botcon.
It's time to bring the crunch!

#10 Tyranno

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:13 PM

They're Stunticon themed.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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#11 Year Zero

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:14 PM

LOVE IT!

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#12 Daytonus

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:16 PM

QUOTE(Exillion @ May 31 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ May 30 2011, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif


"MY EYES!"

Honestly though, this is a great skin and quite a surprise when I was looking through the forums. Always great to see the effort that the staff puts into the site and forum.


Thank you both! It's a bit eye-searing, but by design. Plus, everytime I see the caution stripes next to the fuschia, I go "Thrust, overdrive!"

QUOTE(ExVee @ May 31 2011, 12:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do we get to keep this after Botcon? There's parts of this I rather like.


We'll keep it as long as we are using this iteration of the forum software. After that, I plan on making a skin that would use some of these elements.

QUOTE(Zodberg @ May 31 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do not care for how the textured elements interact with the flat colored cells. the yellow/black stripes are fine though.
And that light purple really pops out - which is something text should do, not only slightly important bonus data.


Those are understandable and valid critiques. Some of them I don't agree with, but others are worth considering. Thanks for checking it out!

QUOTE(DropCAT @ May 31 2011, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Interesting.

I think I like it. icon-hotrod.gif


Thanks!
QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ May 31 2011, 12:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice! I think I'll stick with the regular skin for now, though.


Thanks for checking it out!

#13 Walky

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:23 PM



#14 Zek

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:23 PM

I can't say that I like it that much. But hey, people like their options!

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:27 PM

Its ok. its better than the joke themes we had earlier in the year icon-fire.gif

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ May 31 2011, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gave me a bit of a shock at first, it's so different that the normal skin. But I like it icon-hotrod.gif

Yeah, I just hit refresh, and had to check my calender at first. icon-fire.gif

Then I scrolled up and saw the Botcon coverage banner and understood, and I'm getting used to it.

Edited by Fenix Twilight, 31 May 2011 - 01:17 AM.


#17 Confuzor

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:02 AM

I kinda like it. It seems tacky in a fun way. (Not like G2 Mayhem tho...yikes)

#18 Wing

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:07 AM



I can dig it. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:11 AM

Wow. Heh, not for me -- I like my board colours a little more subdued. But, fun for a few minutes.

#20 Daytonus

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:13 AM

Yeah, for those folks who need some more chilled-out colors, don't worry, I'm not offended. I basically designed the site that I would want to go to, which I assumed would be an audience of me and a dozen other blind people. icon-fire.gif