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@  RichardT1977 : (22 August 2017 - 10:56 PM)

Got some good views of the buildup, though (through certified filter glasses, of course)

@  RichardT1977 : (22 August 2017 - 10:56 PM)

I was in the zone of totality when the eclipse came. Unfortunately, I was also in the zone of cloud cover.

@  Evac : (22 August 2017 - 07:41 PM)

the one Bon Jovi song I unironically enjoy

@  Evac : (22 August 2017 - 07:41 PM)

Blaze of Glory

@  Telly : (22 August 2017 - 07:24 PM)

was out at walmart early and ran into an old family friend. my phone was playing "blaze of glory" by bon jovi, she said she hadnt heard it for a long time. i said i like old music, its better than the crap they put out today. is this how OUR parents felt about our music?

@  unluckiness : (22 August 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Nah, they could tell by the lack of the very distinctive dialogue delivery. They just didn't want to be mean.

@  Dracula : (22 August 2017 - 08:42 AM)

Moon base is fine. I knew the castle was a total loss so I gave Olrox my best cape and told him he could have the throne room. The damn belmonts couldn't tell the difference

@  Pennpenn : (22 August 2017 - 06:39 AM)

It's probably because that's a direct quote rather than an attempt to self censor

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 August 2017 - 06:26 AM)

"shit" isn't filtered anymore

@  Donocropolis : (22 August 2017 - 05:51 AM)

Elvis doesn't do sh*t.

@  Pennpenn : (22 August 2017 - 03:38 AM)

Fine, though Elvis has a bit of a headache.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 August 2017 - 03:27 AM)

How's his moon base?

@  Waspinator : (21 August 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Thankfully, Dracula's castle didn't escape the eclipse this time.

@  Nevermore : (21 August 2017 - 09:41 PM)

In retaliation, President Trump threatens to nuke the moon.

@  Nevermore : (21 August 2017 - 09:40 PM)

This just in: ISIS claims responsibility for the eclipse.

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Which left like a hundred disappointed middle schoolers.

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Where I'm located got 95% eclipse. Which lacked a worthwhile climax. I really should have driven into it, but I planned on going to my science teacher wife's school thing that got cancelled last minute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 August 2017 - 03:44 PM)

I was considering trying to get the day off for it and driving down south to the US far enough that I could see the total eclipse, but after looking into it it seems like there's another total eclipse coming up in 2024 where the totality will be visible just 45 minutes south-west of me, so I figure I'll wait it out

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2017 - 03:30 PM)

don't worry, social media didn't.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2017 - 02:59 PM)

shoot... I forgot all about the eclipse.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2017 - 02:36 PM)

lewd

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2017 - 01:30 PM)

i wanted a peek at the sun's peak too.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 August 2017 - 01:02 PM)

Just caught a peak of the 'bitten' sun. COOL!!

@  Noideaforaname : (21 August 2017 - 12:46 PM)

I got my cereal box eclipse viewer ready. Hopefully these clouds part...

@  Dracula : (21 August 2017 - 09:44 AM)

well I'm supposed to be permanently sealed in a dimensional rift today so I've gotta stay on guard

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 09:38 AM)

Any of you nerds going outside today?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 August 2017 - 07:52 AM)

"Would have been?" Isn't he still on the Batgirl thing?

@  unluckiness : (21 August 2017 - 07:46 AM)

It probably wouldn't be worse but it sure would have been really samey to everything else he's done.

@  Paladin : (21 August 2017 - 06:42 AM)

i am still not convinced he could do a worse job with Batgirl than Bruce Timm already did.

@  Pennpenn : (21 August 2017 - 03:42 AM)

The thing to remember about Madman is that they are often more enthusiastic than they are reliable.

@  2017 : (21 August 2017 - 12:01 AM)

Yeah, I'm pretty surprised.

@  Maruten : (20 August 2017 - 10:13 PM)

This stuff I think. http://www.vulture.c...-hypocrite.html

@  Confuzor : (20 August 2017 - 10:05 PM)

The what now?

@  2017 : (20 August 2017 - 09:39 PM)

This news about Joss Whedon sure was a thing to wake up to.

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2017 - 06:59 PM)

To back up to the original question about Scramble City's existence in regards to the English-language cartoon continuity, the pack-in comic that came with the Australian DVD boxed set released by Madman did feature a timeline of events that included a point in history titles "Scramble City", so that comic may at least want us to "pretend" that Scramble City happened in the cartoon continuity. But then again, that same comic also used the Marvel Comics' asteroid crisis as the true reason for the Ark's launch, and included the Beast Wars as being unambiguously part of this timeline, so make of that comic's timeline what you will.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:16 AM)

And unlike Takara's JG1 that has been steadily evolving and passing itself down from writer to writer in more-or-less smooth transition, anyone going back now to Hasbro's G1 does feel a bit more like changing history rather than reviving or continuing it.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:11 AM)

Editors at Fun Pub didn't feel it was right to try to "fix" or otherwise change or alter other writers' works. Which is why everything Fun Pub-written became its own stream (Animated was written by the same creative team as the show, so it's one of the very few stories still set in its original continuity). So rather than write words into the original creative team's mouths, Wings only sought to offer one possible solution to the Constructicons weirdness.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2017 - 08:24 PM)

Too bad there weren't that many Wings stories. On the other hand, JG1 is still continuing with stories!

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:10 PM)

Wings is obviously not cartoon continuity, but is heavily indebted to it.

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Basically what my original point was that continuities based on the original cartoon but not actually a part of it have used what Pennpenn originally said.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:42 PM)

I get what you mean, but the wording is awful. It's not possible for Wings to "alter" or "destroy" something it was never part of, nor really interacted with.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:40 PM)

It didn't "alter the existing continuity". It's an entirely new one that left the cartoon's continuity exactly as it ever was.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 05:24 PM)

didn't it take the original cartoon continuity but change parts of it to make a new continuity? i said i'd have preferred it stayed within the original cartoon continuity instead of altering the existing continuity. thats what i would have done. stories would have been written around the existing stories.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 04:24 PM)

Wings can't "destroy it even further" when it was never the cartoon continuity in the first place.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:57 PM)

The problem is that it isn't really fixable without redoing it from the ground up. Or going into insane retcons and rewrites, which A) is about the same thing, and B) is kinda Takara's thing.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 03:22 PM)

I find its better to fix a broken continuity than to destroy it even further.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:06 PM)

The cartoon couldn't even stay consistent with the cartoon, so why worry when something else can't, either?

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I never connected with the whole "Wings is similar to the cartoon continuity but several things are different" thing they had going on. they should really have done it so that it stayed in continuity with the cartoon but focused on the off-screen events prior, during and after the cartoon stories.

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 10:42 AM)

Not like it's ever relevant anyway.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 10:00 AM)

I mean, it doesn't make sense otherwise, regardless of how official particular fiction is.


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#1201 Dracula

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:06 AM

Neat, but I'm not sure about those back panels.


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#1202 unluckiness

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:40 AM

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:55 PM

Don't you hate it when you get a really neat new Transformer, but are too exhausted to really mess with it? 

 

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So anyway, I got myself a Unique Toys Swindle.  Haven't messed with him too much, except in his robot mode.  I like him so far, my only complaint is that I wouldn't have minded him to be a bit on the smaller side.

 

He's bigger than the standard Autobot car (Maketoys Jazz is just about at his shoulders), but shorter than Ironhide.  I'd honestly liked it better if he was the same size as the rest of the carbots.

 

Has lots of personality.  Not sure what I'm going to do about the symbol, since in the animation it was in the center of his jeep's hood, but in robot mode that would only show half of the decepticon symbol.

 

If interested, I bought him from bababobo00712 a reliable Chinese seller that everyone on TFW2005 tends to rave about.  Bought two other TFs from him before, so I consider him trustworthy.  Also, not too bad shipping times for a Chinese seller.  I bought mine on July 31st, and just got him today.  Here's the listing if interested:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...353.m2749.l2649

 

If there's ever an eBay Flash sale, checking out bababobo's stock isn't a bad idea.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:24 PM

That sure is a unicron Trilogy linemouth.

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#1205 Kevin S

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:29 AM

I'm not sure what that means.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:18 AM

I'm not sure what that means.

Exactly what it says.  It's a mouth that's just a straight line.  Like a lot of stuff in Energon and Cybertron.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:23 AM

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Doesn't really look that way from the seller's pictures.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:38 AM

I'll grant he's missing lips, but I like his devilish grin. This pic shows the face a bit better.
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Also that gun handle comes off & you can also plug the gun into the upper portion of his arm, just under the wheels.

Edited by Kevin S, 11 August 2017 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:15 PM

The whole aesthetic just feels ... really wrong. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:47 PM

I'm talking about the picture Not Very Knightly posted. The gun handle / grip can be removed and instead the gun can plug into points on his arm.
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#1211 Spark

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:04 PM

The whole aesthetic just feels ... really wrong. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

"Outdated" is the word you're looking for, I believe.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

I know part of it's coming from the Jeep itself, which has that "rudimentary construction from flat surfaces" thing going on for different reasons, to say nothing of the transformation required by the animation model. But damn does it result in an unimpressive toy.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:15 PM

The more I look at it, the more I feel like they cherry-picked the wrong things. 

 

If they wanted to make him more toon like, then give him the faintly curved legs and tapering windshield/chest. If they want to make him more toy like, then a) use the right vehicle mode and b) make it match the toy better.


 
 
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:47 PM

I personally think they did a pretty good job of making him look toon accurate, while trying to make his vehicle mode look semi realistic.

You can't taper the windshield & have that. The only way around that would be to have a fake windshield in robot mode. Given that this is part of a combiner, I'm personally impressed with how close they were able to come.

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I mean, sure they could have made him a bit more toward that yellow orange shade, but that doesn't bother me. Detailing is a little overdone, but that doesn't bother me as much as some ppl

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:12 PM

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:55 PM

I'm guessing the ports aren't 5mm, or are they?
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:02 PM

Just a hair too big, unfortunately. Maybe 7 or 8mm.


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