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@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:35 PM)

But aside from the ending Trent and Siph made for them at FunPub, the 3H Wreckers comics kinda sucked.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

That's what the 3H Wreckers comics kind of did, actually.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 April 2017 - 03:30 PM)

So, what? The maker of the makers kinda thing?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My fanon is both the Quintesson and Primus origins. They're compatible.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I prefer the profile book/movie interpretation of the Quintessons, a race whose entire purpose is to capture and execute those who escape Unicron.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 02:03 PM)

I like the Quintesson origin partly because it's a twist on the robot revolution cliche, partly because of the irony of a people uniting against their own creators just to fall into endless civil war, and mostly because i just really like the Quintessons themselves.

@  Diecast : (27 April 2017 - 12:03 PM)

I preferred the Primus origin until it became the more common origin, fiction wise.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

Since the analogy to humans isn't perfect, it could also be interpreted as closer to "maternity ward."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I think the most unfortunately named Transformer in their society would probably be Hot Spot, which is like having a human named "Placenta."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Confusing, I bet.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

I wonder what everyday Transformer society is like where half the population are named after common objects and stuff...

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2017 - 10:53 AM)

I bet Gears hates this.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 AM)

Naturally occuring gears! (hey, if bugs can do it...)

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:00 AM)

They're both better than the Primus origin.

@  unluckiness : (27 April 2017 - 09:56 AM)

The Allspark sucks. I much prefer the quintessons origin.

@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:09 PM)

It's not even a "brand pissing contest" or "board loyalty" thing, not least due to the fact that those don't really even happen here all that much. I'm just happy to be with levelheaded people who've outgrown the usual fan dumb tropes. You can have a civilized conversation here and people don't shit on things only to hide behind "but but but to each their own right?" when their myopic BS is challenged.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

With each time nonsense like this flares up on tfw or on local discussion venues (and it does quite a bit) I'm just reminded of why I've essentially been allspark bound for the last... Fifteen or so years.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

On the plus side, tho, TFW has "appreciation threads" for practically everything, even stuff like Kre-O and PCC. And their toy database is quite handy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

I've been happily posting on TFW for years. Then, after being *here* for a few months, I look back and wonder how the hell I even bothered with it. I mean, my ignore list had hundreds of people on it. Literally HUNDREDS of ignored people. I even showed off said gargantuan list once (with a small thumbnail that you couldn't read any of the names on, mind you). That... that really should have been a warning sign, I suppose...

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Thanks, I enjoyed reading the nerdrage. I should hang out over there more often.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

I mean, Reveal Your Shield. That gets complained about too.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:04 PM)

One of the reveal the shield news threads at TFW has movie fans and G1 fans arguing over who has it worse

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

You got me awfully curious. What thread ware we talking about?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.


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#1 Solarstorm

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:40 PM

Just to let everyone know, I went to pay for FansProject Stormbomb/Bombshell and I saw that the last wave of 2011 Generations was just put up for preorder at BigBadToyStore.

It's $40 for both, if anyone is interested. Given how fast preorders tend to go, I figured I'd give everyone the heads up.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:43 PM

Phew. Thanks!

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:00 PM

Probably worth it just to save the hassle and waiting and possibly having to pay $40 for ONE later on.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:07 PM

Went ahead and jumped on it here as well, it's hard telling if finding these later is going to be an issue or not. $20 each isn't bad at all.
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:17 PM

How fast is fast? Is this going to be sold out in the morning? I'm tempted by the idea of getting some mystery Junkion, but I just did a bot splurge...

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE(RoboViking @ Sep 2 2011, 02:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How fast is fast? Is this going to be sold out in the morning? I'm tempted by the idea of getting some mystery Junkion, but I just did a bot splurge...


As of checking just now, there are 91 preorders for the set of 2 available. The trick is to add them into your cart, put in some high number (I did 99), then see how many it will actually let you keep to potentially buy once you update the cart. So I doubt it will be sold out in the morning, but you don't have to pay until they're actually available anyway. They charge your credit card once the toys come into stock. icon-hotrod.gif

Oh, and it's not a mystery Junkion: http://www.tfw2005.c...nd-more-173104/
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:21 PM

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:23 PM

done and done. thank you sir.

oddly enough I still haven't gotten the call to pay for my notbugs yet .. must be going in preorder sequence
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:24 PM


I've had pretty good luck eventually finding everything in stores... eventually. I'm gonna take my chances and not pay that much over retail.


ZacWilliam, does reserve the right to whine about it later if things don't work out. icon-arcee.gif
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:26 PM

yeah there is that... but... since I still haven't seen a Kup at retail >_> I'm willing to pay the difference eventually for assurance today... with the ability to cancel before November if need be
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:29 PM

QUOTE(Desbrony D-69 @ Sep 1 2011, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yeah there is that... but... since I still haven't seen a Kup at retail >_> I'm willing to pay the difference eventually for assurance today... with the ability to cancel before November if need be


Kup's EVERYWHERE here now in Walmart, Target, and TRU. Frankly all the Generations figures that once were impossible to get even online. That's why I'm not worrying anymore.


ZacWilliam, only RtS toys remain fairly elusive..
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:44 PM


These are tail-enders, right? If I wanted them I'd totally buy them this way.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:58 PM

Double the price for those two? Eh.

I mean, we did finally get a wider Warpath release. I can wait. I'll probably even venture to guess they'll probably shelfwarm this Christmas.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Sep 1 2011, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
These are tail-enders, right? If I wanted them I'd totally buy them this way.


Just labeled by Hasbro as the last wave of 2011, not the last wave of Generations, period, so I expect the line will continue next year most likely. Heck, considering it survived alongside the DoTM stuff, and Warpath, Thundercracker, Wheeljack, etc. are getting more common...

Glad we did not have a repeat of Universe and '09, thank goodness. If they had found a way to put the G1 guys in RtS into Generations, they probably would have been easier to find.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:37 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Sep 1 2011, 10:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(RoboViking @ Sep 2 2011, 02:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How fast is fast? Is this going to be sold out in the morning? I'm tempted by the idea of getting some mystery Junkion, but I just did a bot splurge...


As of checking just now, there are 91 preorders for the set of 2 available. The trick is to add them into your cart, put in some high number (I did 99), then see how many it will actually let you keep to potentially buy once you update the cart. So I doubt it will be sold out in the morning, but you don't have to pay until they're actually available anyway. They charge your credit card once the toys come into stock. icon-hotrod.gif

Oh, and it's not a mystery Junkion: http://www.tfw2005.c...nd-more-173104/


91 at 10:27 (Jeremy's post) to 41 at 12:33. Half of the preorders placed in two hours.

As for the name, I just put 'Junkion' because that's what BBTS was calling Junkheap in the listing.

It's pretty sad how things have gotten in regard to buying things online. There's no time to think about making a purchase, to wait until payday, etc... You almost have to buy entirely on impulse. Half of the time, BBTS and HasbroToyShop sell out of the more desired items within a few hours. Amazon's Unicron was sold out in an hour and a half (though it was restocked a few times over the course of a few days).




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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:40 PM

I was kicking myself a little for jumping on the preorder for Warpath, after I saw them start showing up at every Target I went to and it was too late to cancel my order. At least he's one of my favorite new figures in awhile, has that great feel to him of easy transformation and playable robot mode that the original Classics nailed, so I do feel like I got my money's worth.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:41 PM

At 2 of each per case I'm not really that worried about finding them. I still preordered one set just in case, but I'm hoping to find them at WalMart before BBTS gets them. It's been working out that way lately with GI Joe and Marvel Universe. Then I can cancel the preorder to let someone else have them.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:20 AM

QUOTE(Solarstorm @ Sep 2 2011, 04:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
91 at 10:27 (Jeremy's post) to 41 at 12:33. Half of the preorders placed in two hours.

As for the name, I just put 'Junkion' because that's what BBTS was calling Junkheap in the listing.

It's pretty sad how things have gotten in regard to buying things online. There's no time to think about making a purchase, to wait until payday, etc... You almost have to buy entirely on impulse. Half of the time, BBTS and HasbroToyShop sell out of the more desired items within a few hours. Amazon's Unicron was sold out in an hour and a half (though it was restocked a few times over the course of a few days).


Yep, sold out already. I guess 91 sounded like a lot, but I don't know the scale they're working with. Again, it's a preorder though. It's not really an impulse buy in this situation because your card isn't going to be charged until November anyway.

Since I have a pile of loot coming every month or two anyway, I figure $20 each plus whatever small amount that adds to my shipping is worth it. I'd be paying $12 or more each after tax, plus having to hunt around, wait, and worry about maybe not finding them at retail anyway. Sky Shadow especially is definitely important enough to me to have a slightly more expensive guarantee of getting him. Yeah, there's the possibility of finding them cheaper, but we're not talking about actual expensive numbers here.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:28 AM

Meh, I can wait until they show up at work. Neither mold is so impressive to me that I absolutely HAVE to have it, so if I miss 'em, I miss 'em.