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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 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:10 PM

So hey, remember back in the day when we had a bandwagon where everyone had an "ask me" thread (except Devcon, who had a "don't ask me" thread, because he's a crotchety old fart)? Well I was doing it before it was cool.

And now, bring me your problems so that I may solve them in ways that, should you follow my advice, may or may not get your hurt, expelled, arrested, or possibly deported.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:21 PM

Show me the way to inner peace that doesn't involve selling my soul to various demons just to see what the hell would happen in the bidding war.

Ironbite-also, pale moonlight devil danced with have you ever?

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#3 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Oct 10 2011, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Show me the way to inner peace that doesn't involve selling my soul to various demons just to see what the hell would happen in the bidding war.

Ironbite-also, pale moonlight devil danced with have you ever?

I hear good things about meditation and the removal of material possessions. I remain unconvinced, but if you need storage for said possessions while you try, let me know. You may also want to know that your soul isn't worth a whole lot on the infernal market, all those explosions and respawns are making it somewhat...less than mint condition.

And the devil has thirty-seven left feet. Or at least that's how many times he stepped on mine.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:12 PM

How do I achieve perfect Zen-like harmony?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:45 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Oct 10 2011, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do I achieve perfect Zen-like harmony?

By pushing through the chaos and hatred and spite until you snap and then coming out the other side of it.

Alternately, drugs. Loooooots of drugs.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:37 AM

Which is the lesser evil: To write fan-fiction, and thus lose any real ownership or to borrow heavily from a source to influence an original story?
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#7 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Oct 11 2011, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which is the lesser evil: To write fan-fiction, and thus lose any real ownership or to borrow heavily from a source to influence an original story?

If you plan to have something published, better to be derivative than just to blatantly rip off. David Eddings made a career of taking common fantasy literature tropes and building great stories around them. (Except for the Dreamers, but let's forget that ever happened.) If you're just going to leave it on the internet, fan fiction will get more attention than something with an original name. So it depends on your intended level of exposure.

If said level of exposure approaches the indecent, keep it to yourself. The internet has more than enough of that already. Goddamn people making Transformers bukake......

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

Ugg...the Dreamers. Its like he was seeing how many times and from how many perspectives he could write ONE GOD DAMN STORY FROM! hug me.

Ironbite-bring on the hot little red heads

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:40 PM

The entire series had pacing problems, and most of the characters were pretty flat and boring, but it's mostly the massive deus ex machina ending that bothers me. Oh hey, those last four books suddenly never happened. What a payoff!

The Redemption of Althalus did the same basic story better, in one book, with far less plot devicery. Which is saying something when the entire plot revolves around two plot devices.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:50 PM

To be fair, I gave up after the second book. Just...couldn't take it anymore.

Ironbite-Redemption is such a better story.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:06 PM

Did you want American or Swiss?

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#12 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Oct 11 2011, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To be fair, I gave up after the second book. Just...couldn't take it anymore.

Ironbite-Redemption is such a better story.


I read through it when it was first released in paperback (because I'm a cheap bastard) out of sheer stubbornness, hoping it would improve. It didn't.

Then I read through it a second time a few months ago to see if it really was as bad as I remembered. And...yeah, it pretty much was.

QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Oct 11 2011, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you want American or Swiss?


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:30 PM

marble string cheese .. comes in a 16 pack..mmm black diamond
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#14 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:59 PM

I'm amazed. You actually made a post without a Youtube video.

Then again, it IS the full moon....

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:03 PM

Goons or Pythons?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:24 PM

who moved my cheese?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:05 PM

*Pushes in a petrified Roman solder*

Enjoy!



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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Oct 11 2011, 09:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Goons or Pythons?


I can't hear "pythons" without thinking of Hulk Hogan back before he looked like a saggy balloon made of over-tanned leather.

QUOTE(skyshadow @ Oct 11 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
who moved my cheese?


There are many possibilities. Maybe Ironbite stole it. Maybe Firebird1 was talking about it and went to make me a sammich. Maybe it spontaneously developed legs, either to escape or just to piss off creationists. Personally, I blame global warming.

QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Oct 12 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*Pushes in a petrified Roman solder*

Enjoy!


Great, I needed a doorstop. Now where's my sammich?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:31 PM

What do you want on your Tombstone?
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:11 PM

how do we stop the brony infection before it consumes all of mayhem? and where the hell is my thread?