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@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Damn, the shoutbox won't accept those characters. I mean "open-mid back unrounded vowel" on Wikipedia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Λ

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:45 PM)

@Bass X0 Ha, I think some Asian accents of English, that mispronunciation would be considered standard, as those accents lack [ʌ].

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2017 - 12:08 PM)

She's the last thing you hear before your doom.

@  Noideaforaname : (15 October 2017 - 07:34 PM)

The cat can talk?!

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2017 - 06:30 PM)

TMM's first cat was Cookie b/c that's the first word he said when he saw her

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:34 PM)

Reminds me of when my nephew was one year old and my sister got him a puppy. He couldn't say puppy properly and it sounded like poppy, so Poppy is what they called her.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Yeah. I thought it had some interesting informational articles too.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 01:59 PM)

does anyone else miss the ToyFare magazine? I just read it for the pictures and jokes rather than using it as a serious guide for buying and selling toys.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Uncle Bobby Peach, baby! Uncle Bobby Peach!

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Last night, playing Mario Kart with my daughter, I misread Baby Peach as "Bobby Peach".

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 09:03 AM)

Yeah, I might've forgotten that the Beast is pretty much just a mindless killing machine. That's pretty much what I get for going off of the TFWiki summaries without having actually read any of it.

@  tffan01 : (15 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

@Onyxstrike Well, to be fair, the quality of the story aside, Beast Within illustrates the fact that Dinobots are feral in nature, with what would happen if they actually lost control. That's a character flaw in a way, correct? 

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:21 AM)

Send me a PM if you need help getting to the true ending, also.

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Thinking about quirky robots occupies 30% of my brain's daily processing power. I can't remember birthdays and I never know where my phone is, but it's totally worth it.

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:03 AM)

Yay, I look forward to your dealings with quirky robots!

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:01 AM)

Definitely, I started setting aside funds a month ago for the inevitable Black Friday digital sales in the Playstation and Xbox stores. Going to be ready this year, and that's one of the many games on my list!

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 07:30 AM)

Hey Strafe will you ever play Nier: Automata?

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

Plus, The Beast Within is overall not a very good story.

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

The problem is is that Victory's dreams are meant to prey on the Dinobot's character flaws. For instance, Grimlock downing every Decepticon in his path, but falling for Starscream's begging for mercy schtick, preys on his arrogence. What character flaws does The Beast Within prey on? Nothing. The entire premise of the book was to please the many fans who posed the many hypothetical "What if the Dinobots combined?" scenarios way back when, with a gratuitous death count to boot.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:51 AM)

What's wrong with wanting it to be a canon dream sequence?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 01:14 PM)

go home bass you are drunk

@  Bass X0 : (14 October 2017 - 12:15 PM)

My fanon is that The Beast Within is a follow up the Marvel UK annual story Victory. In Victory, the Dinobots are trapped within a dream world, unable to wake up - each one having dreams, ending in the Dinobots having another dream then waking up in a comic issue. My fanon is that The Beast Within is their final dream that finally pushes them into waking up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 10:25 AM)

As long as that means The Beast Within is still non-canon, I'm fine with it.

@  Locoman : (14 October 2017 - 09:29 AM)

When everything is canon, nothing is.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2017 - 09:25 AM)

The TF multiverse is an arbitrary concept. Whatever an author thinks, goes.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Trypticon vs Deathsaurer. Make it happen!

@  tffan01 : (14 October 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Going by AVP, is Spider-Man and Zoids comic canon to the TF multiverse???

@  D Immortalis : (14 October 2017 - 12:37 AM)

stop that! we shall never speak of the "Embarassment", 'lest we be punished with more like it! =]

@  Pennpenn : (13 October 2017 - 08:23 PM)

Would the mutant heads have been on the headmasters or on the bodies (sort of like TR Galvatron's "helmet")?

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 08:05 PM)

Alternate reality: Beast Wars mutant heads really took off. Nearly every Transformers since '96 has featured them. The big complaint against the line-wide gimmick in TR isn't being headmasters, it's the lack of mutant heads.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Car TF molds get made all the time; bat TF molds don't. I feel like that justifies making a new Convobat from a mold configured highly unlike the original.

@  Bass X0 : (13 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

and yet Mindwipe is good enough to use as Convobat.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 03:19 PM)

I'm okay with that.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

Takara seems to have decided that the TR Chromedome mold is unsuitable for anyone else besides Chromedome.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

*shrug* No 21st century (Macromaster) Nightbeat toy seems to have satisfied a decent number of people, from what I understand.

@  Locoman : (13 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

You could probably finagle a pretty good Nightbeat body from TR Chromedome, or even a heavy retool of Cogman.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 02:44 PM)

Nightbeat in particular. Hasbro seems to love him.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 12:21 PM)

Yeah, they seem to be exploring every possible avenue of G1 now.


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#41 Nanite

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:15 PM

I think selling every toy I own would get me 1/10th of a down payment on a refrigerator box under a bridge.

I'm really happy I don't care about Wave 20 of DCUC.

Also a Reign of Superman wave popped up for pre-orders, but isn't really happening, says Mattel. Curses, I wanted another DCSH Brainiac.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 15 2011, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think selling every toy I own would get me 1/10th of a down payment on a refrigerator box under a bridge.

I'm really happy I don't care about Wave 20 of DCUC.

Also a Reign of Superman wave popped up for pre-orders, but isn't really happening, says Mattel. Curses, I wanted another DCSH Brainiac.


Same here. Plus another Eradicator with a chance at clear goggles.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:57 PM

Wait, why would a DCSH Brainiac be part of a Reign Of The Supermen assortment? Brainiac wasn't part of that story, and he didn't even look like that at the time!

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 15 2011, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait, why would a DCSH Brainiac be part of a Reign Of The Supermen assortment? Brainiac wasn't part of that story, and he didn't even look like that at the time!


Because it's a rare-ish toy I want more of, duh! icon-arcee.gif

Edit: And I'm not convinced we WONT see the LOS 12-pack in matty's next big whatever-sale.

Edited by Nanite, 15 December 2011 - 04:12 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 15 2011, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Edit: And I'm not convinced we WONT see the LOS 12-pack in matty's next big whatever-sale.


It is interesting to note that after reading this post, I went back to the tab I opened around 1 when I placed my order today. It said the LOSH pack was "almost gone". Doesn't say that anymore. Hmm...

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

I just got that single-packed DCIH super-poseable Batman, and it is awesome. Not only are the colors and Bat-sigil nicer, but they also retooled the cape so it doesn't rise up over the neck as much.
Pure win.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:44 PM

That's nice to know Detour!

DC All-Stars wave 2 preview:

http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=36077

New 52 Superman and Flash, Red Robin, and Black Outfit Supergirl.

Eh.

Edit: Changed the picture to link because it was breaking the frame.

Edited by Nanite, 27 December 2011 - 12:36 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:56 PM

Heh, I was just about to post this. I love them! Well, most of them. Really digging Supes and Flash, and RR is nice. Only kinda "meh" on Supergirl, but since my daughter just saw this pic and appeared to be just as enthused as I am, I figure we will get one or 2 of her as well.

I was wondering how they would do the New 52 suits, considering all the panel lines they have. Looks like those details are being ignored. I guess I am ok with that.

#49 Detour

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

Gyah, kill it with fire!

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:13 AM

Oh wait, they're serious. Let me laugh even harder.

#51 Nanite

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Dec 26 2011, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was wondering how they would do the New 52 suits, considering all the panel lines they have. Looks like those details are being ignored. I guess I am ok with that.


That's bumming me out. I haven't even been into DCUC very long, and I'm already sick of seeing nearly-unmodified bucks.

I mean, the price has been hiked to almost $20 each, there's no CnC piece anymore, less articulation then ever, no accessories, and very limited new parts in each figure. The value proposition is just in the toilet.

It makes me wonder if Warner/DC/whoever is charging Mattel a stupid-high fee on the license, or maybe Mattel is just that cheap, or they're sick of competing with DC Direct, or full of jealousy that Hasbro is getting stupid-rich off of the Marvel license, who knows?
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(Internet Jesus @ Dec 27 2011, 12:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh wait, they're serious. Let me laugh even harder.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 27 2011, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes me wonder if Warner/DC/whoever is charging Mattel a stupid-high fee on the license, or maybe Mattel is just that cheap, or they're sick of competing with DC Direct, or full of jealousy that Hasbro is getting stupid-rich off of the Marvel license, who knows?


Well, Hasbro did do the smart thing by killing off Marvel Legends when it did. They weren't selling the way they were expected to sell, and the profit margin was much less, I would imagine. Way less plastic and packaging is used for MU, and really the biggest mistake I can see Mattel making was not trying to be as competitive in that size class as it was with the 6" figures.

That being said, there are still tons of places that don't stock MU, and they warm the pegs just as much as they move, depending on what sells when. As excited as the fandom is to have ML back, I wonder how well they will perform, and how long they can keep their prices lower than the DC line.

What I would like to see is both lines be successful, as much as it would kill my wallet. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 27 2011, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Dec 26 2011, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was wondering how they would do the New 52 suits, considering all the panel lines they have. Looks like those details are being ignored. I guess I am ok with that.


That's bumming me out.

It's not for me!
The panel lines look downright stupid, and ignoring Superman's new Space Go-Go Boots helps the look some. I mean it still looks utterly ridiculous with the high collar and the pointy ends of the sleeves (how does he hide THOSE under his Clark Kent guise?) but it's a mild improvement.

As for Flash, why did they keep him as Barry Allen if they were just going to make him look as much like Wally West as possible?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for Flash, why did they keep him as Barry Allen if they were just going to make him look as much like Wally West as possible?


I'm getting my green eye paint ready...


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:27 PM

Once I got Sandman I was purdy much done I think... Still would like to find a cheap Power suit Lex... but I don't need a 3rd Skeletor
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:11 AM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Dec 27 2011, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for Flash, why did they keep him as Barry Allen if they were just going to make him look as much like Wally West as possible?


I'm getting my green eye paint ready...

Too bad that green eye paint can't do much about those stupid booties.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:18 AM

I read boobies.

#59 Detour

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:55 AM

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I read boobies.

No, no, you're thinking of the two boobs currently running DC.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:20 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Dec 27 2011, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for Flash, why did they keep him as Barry Allen if they were just going to make him look as much like Wally West as possible?


I'm getting my green eye paint ready...

Too bad that green eye paint can't do much about those stupid booties.



Not trying to start an argument here, but how are those boots stupid? Is it not realistic to think that his boots would overlap the spandex pant legs just a bit? All in all, it seems like not only a plausible detail of the costume, but also a very minor thing to find fault in. I guess I just don't get it.

Edit: Going to leave the above comments but add something I have noticed now that Detour has me looking at the details more. Mattel has reused the same boots on Red Robin as Flash. They have the same dip in the front, which may be one of the other elements that I guess you guys don't like. Can't say I'm super keen about them being used on a character that I am not sure has ever had them.

As for Flash, I'll still be getting out the green paints, but I thought about going a step further and swapping some Barry Allen lower legs to get the boots right. I'd have the remove the little wings, but I may give it a try, if I decide the boots bother me enough to do anything once I have him.

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 11:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Dec 28 2011, 12:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read boobies.

No, no, you're thinking of the two boobs currently running DC.


It's much more fun to read as boobies. icon-fire.gif




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