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@  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.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 09:57 AM)

Wings is officially not really cartoon continuity, though.

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 09:55 AM)

@Pennpenn: There is some fiction that does actually use the whole "they were rebuilt on Earth" explanation. The Fun Pub Wings stuff comes to mind.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 08:36 AM)

Oh absolutely

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 05:00 AM)

point is, the cartoon's continuity was hugged to begin with.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 03:53 AM)

My brain usually parses that as "Constructicons built him on contract or something so weren't evil then, and Megatron meant rebuilt in Heavy Metal War". Yeah it's a stretch, but whatever


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#2061 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:43 PM

I got my $50 Computron in the mail yesterday. I gotta say, he's got MP Ironhide syndrome, looks so much better in person. And I really prefer the "real" fists and feet, clever though the HFGs were. He looks better proportioned and less hunched than my other combiners, which I've grown disinterested in. I'm selling Superon and Menasor, but I'll keep Bruticus and now this one. 

 

I wish he had the Takara head and guns, and I don't like the green on Afteburner, but otherwise I really prefer this version to Takara's. Strafe is so much more Strafy, and the team gels aesthetically much better than photos indicated.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:52 PM

I don't like the green on Afterburner either.  I guess that's my main complaint.  Might paint over that.  Pretty happy with it!  ($40 + tax for me because I had one of those 20% coupons for signing up for their list)


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:41 PM

And I really prefer the "real" fists and feet, clever though the HFGs were.

 

i can deal with the hands, but the feet ones are atrocious. i understand wanting everything to be swappable (is that even a word?), but they really shouldve made the feet ones wider.

 

but i can always buy perfect effects upgrades


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:10 AM

HTS is currently offering free shipping on orders over $29.  It doesn't give an expiry that I see, just says "while supplies last."


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 10:52 AM

That's a good deal.  Gah, I hope Kickback and Gnaw are orderable soon. 



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:57 AM

Voyager Megatron & Optimus are listed, but not orderable (or sold out).

http://www.hasbrotoy...ands/-c0276as00

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:03 AM

As far as I can tell - since I've been checking the Optimus listing like EVERY DAY - they were never in stock.



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:02 AM


Sequoia is in stock. I think that's new?


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:23 PM

Maybe he'll still be around when they get Brushfire. I could probably justify shipping for that, although admittedly all the new RB stuff makes me less worried that what seemed like end-of-the-line short-ships will be hard to get.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:55 AM


Gnaw, Kickback, and Bumblebee are in stock and orderable.

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#2071 LV!

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:03 AM

Just in time for Sequoia to be out of stock. Although I guess free shipping kind of makes it not matter.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:27 AM

Well, Gnaw is out of stock and the code was only valid on the 14th, so yet another "cart full, abandon order" for me.  (In fact, there's no longer any way to tell if something is in stock without trying to buy it.)

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:11 AM


The LOVE2017 code is good through tonight.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:46 AM

Kickback's already sold out too, now.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:12 AM

Are Voyager Prime and Megatron actually going to get a release? This is crazy. No one has them in stock and people are already getting their hands on Broadside. 

 

Broadside was supposed to be released after Prime and Megs, wasn't he? 


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:16 AM

I've found Megatron at Canadian retail but... It's always just him.

 

This version of Optimus must be more popular than I counted on.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:02 PM

Well, I tried entering the code and was told it was invalid.  I'll just wait for brick and mortar.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

Promo code worked for me.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:51 PM

Well, I tried entering the code and was told it was invalid.  I'll just wait for brick and mortar.
 
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

IDW trades are starting to appear on HTS now:

 

http://www.hasbrotoy...=idw publishing





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