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@  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

@  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?


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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:48 PM

Ehhhh...

...nah.

They're nice enough, but if I wanted them, I think I'd have gotten the originals.

Hope we get some crazy-as-hell fiction out of it, regardless.

EDIT: "Different head cast, redeco paint" in figure description - PC

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:08 PM

"God Bug." Ha ha ha.

I might have considered them if they had new heads. But no, easy pass.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:10 PM

WOW, that Goldbug is LAME.

Talk about fail.


_-ZacWilliam a G1 Goldbug head would have sold me that iffy body but that? No. Not even at a big discount. What a waste.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:13 PM

Pass. Might have been tempted with a retooled head on Goldbug, but no. Wouldn't be tempted at all with Dai Atlas unless he could be repurposed, as the grey version made a nice Classics Camshaft.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:17 PM

No new heads? Pass. Very disappointing, TakaraTomy.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Aug 16 2011, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ehhhh...

...nah.

They're nice enough, but if I wanted them, I think I'd have gotten the originals.

Hope we get some crazy-as-hell fiction out of it, regardless.



QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Aug 16 2011, 03:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"God Bug." Ha ha ha.

I might have considered them if they had new heads. But no, easy pass.



QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Aug 16 2011, 03:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WOW, that Goldbug is LAME.

Talk about fail.


_-ZacWilliam a G1 Goldbug head would have sold me that iffy body but that? No. Not even at a big discount. What a waste.



QUOTE(The Phazer @ Aug 16 2011, 03:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pass. Might have been tempted with a retooled head on Goldbug, but no. Wouldn't be tempted at all with Dai Atlas unless he could be repurposed, as the grey version made a nice Classics Camshaft.

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QUOTE(GALVATRON I @ Aug 16 2011, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No new heads? Pass. Very disappointing, TakaraTomy.

No one can read the "Different head cast, redeco paint" in each description apparently.

The colors rock, give them the new heads as stated in the descriptions and call it a day! icon-silverbolt.gif

I'm glad that Goldbug has plenty of blue on him and Dai Atlas has some orange highlights.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:22 PM

Yeah, these shots are clearly photoshops. You think they would have waited to show off the new heads though.

Even then, I'll pass: I'm spending enough money on TFs already.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:24 PM

I was excited to get a Dai Atlas Figure, Now not so much

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:27 PM

QUOTE(The REAL Chopperface @ Aug 16 2011, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was excited to get a Dai Atlas Figure, Now not so much

How come, because of the colors or because you presume he has Convoy's head still (despite the listing)?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:34 PM

Looks like Goldbug is the exact color I thought he'd be.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:35 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 16 2011, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The REAL Chopperface @ Aug 16 2011, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was excited to get a Dai Atlas Figure, Now not so much

How come, because of the colors or because you presume he has Convoy's head still (despite the listing)?

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The colors are damn pretty. I love that shade of blue.

Unfortunately, the breakdown of the colors does everything it can to prevent the toy from actually looking like Dia Atlas. Way too much blue, not enough orange, and definitely not enough white. (It would be impossible to put the white in the correct position, because most of it was on his wings. But he still desperately needs more white somewhere.)

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:39 PM

Crappy Dai Atlus is crappy. And that Suzuki mold is still garbage.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:47 PM

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Crappy Dai Atlus is crappy. And that Suzuki mold is still garbage.



icon-fire.gif I much prefer the Suzuki mold to the Classics BB mold *ducks bricks*.

Also Alternity Convoy mold is awesome, it will make a great Dai Atlas.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 16 2011, 03:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No one can read the "Different head cast, redeco paint" in each description apparently.


I read it, I just figured the pictures were more likely to be the true product vs. some old choppy translated blurb.

if these come out and DO have appropriate heads I'll reconsider, but these pics are not doing the toys any favors for me.


ZacWilliam, if one of your biggest selling points is "new head" releasing pics that seem to show them not having new heads isn't a very good strategy. At least include sketches or something...
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Aug 16 2011, 03:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 16 2011, 03:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No one can read the "Different head cast, redeco paint" in each description apparently.


I read it, I just figured the pictures were more likely to be the true product vs. some old choppy translated blurb.

if these come out and DO have appropriate heads I'll reconsider, but these pics are not doing the toys any favors for me.


ZacWilliam, if one of your biggest selling points is "new head" releasing pics that seem to show them not having new heads isn't a very good strategy. At least include sketches or something...


Perhaps these images weren't meant for mass release.

It's probably only a matter of time before we see photos with the actual head sculpts. It's not the first time this has happened (seeing images without the final head sculpts) with TakaraTomy product.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:05 PM

I like Dai Atlas, I hope his new head looks good.

Makes me excited to see the others.


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Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Aug 16 2011, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I much prefer the Suzuki mold to the Classics BB mold *ducks bricks*.

Also Alternity Convoy mold is awesome, it will make a great Dai Atlas.



You just went full *scrubbed*. You never go full *scrubbed*! icon-waspy.gif

And while I don't have anything against the Convoy mold, this paint scheme does a terrible job of evoking Dai Atlus. A new head isn't going to magically correct that. Who were the other ones said to come out? Banzai-tron?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ Aug 16 2011, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And while I don't have anything against the Convoy mold, this paint scheme does a terrible job of evoking Dai Atlus. A new head isn't going to magically correct that. Who were the other ones said to come out? Banzai-tron?


Banzai-Tron from the Skywarp/Thundercracker/Starscream and... Galvatron from Megatron?


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Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:27 PM

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It's Galvatron actually, unless you're stating what you want. icon-hotrod.gif

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