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@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Also, I highly doubt that. Judging by how some TR stuff hasn't been released yet (including Trypticon) and they're hyping up PotP for next year, what I'm assuming we'll see is Generations, Movieverse and RID/whatever the next cartoon is running alongside each other.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:02 PM)

I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED! IT'S OBVIOUS WHAT'S HAPPENED! I WANT TO KNOW HOW WE CAN MAKE IT UNHAPPEN!

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 11:45 AM)

you are reacting to movies toys overtaking our beloved generations line for the next 2 years. and yes it is

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

WHAT AM I REACTING TO AND IS ANGER APPROPRIATE?!

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 10:50 AM)

Krok? It's happening again...

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Don't forget Kup.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 April 2017 - 09:59 AM)

Perceptor, Topspin, Krok, Quake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 April 2017 - 01:50 AM)

Whats wave 4?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2017 - 11:48 PM)

Welpers, enjoy Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 if you got 'em. Starting next Monday, Generations is going on hiatus.

@  Telly : (21 April 2017 - 09:40 PM)

wish i knew where my ebay package from china was. no update in 20 days. its due next saturday...

@  BlackMax : (21 April 2017 - 06:47 PM)

It's nice to be popular. :D

@  NightViper : (21 April 2017 - 06:44 PM)

Max Reboot Band

@  Rycochet : (21 April 2017 - 05:13 PM)

*grumblemumblemutterRainmakergrumblemumble*

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2017 - 05:05 PM)

ReBoot reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (21 April 2017 - 05:04 PM)

Fantastic Max reboot.

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 April 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Mighty Max reboot.

@  Evac : (21 April 2017 - 11:27 AM)

IT'S FUN TO BE AT THE Y-M-C-A!

@  Paladin : (21 April 2017 - 11:21 AM)

it's raining men.

@  Evac : (21 April 2017 - 10:50 AM)

This news simply fills my heart with rainbows.

@  Rycochet : (21 April 2017 - 10:21 AM)

Don't look at me, my weather machine only causes rainbows.

@  Diecast : (21 April 2017 - 09:42 AM)

It's literally just that one gay guy with a weather machine that causes hurricanes though.

@  unluckiness : (21 April 2017 - 09:33 AM)

Well if a butterfly's wingbeats can...

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

I think it means gays cause hurricanes... what?

@  Paladin : (21 April 2017 - 09:23 AM)

yeah. think about it!

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2017 - 08:05 AM)

" And He left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and He lodged there"?

@  unluckiness : (21 April 2017 - 07:55 AM)

And you remember Matthew 21:17

@  Pennpenn : (21 April 2017 - 05:53 AM)

Sacrelicious...


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#1 Hydra

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:39 AM

e-HOBBY has posted a Museum article on their 2004 G1 GoBots exclusives.
There are some cool details for those with sharp eyes. icon-ironhide.gif

http://www.e-hobbyma...un_en/2194.html

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:19 AM

Sweeeeeeet~

This set is in my e-hobby top 5 list. I love it not just because I'm getting some minibots in funky colors, but also because of the thought that was put in the story behind it.

You are probably not allowed to disclose such information, Hydra, but I'm curious: are these G1 GoBots getting a re-release like Sunstorm did? Are there OTHER G1 GoBots coming our way from e-hobby?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:24 AM

Nice recreation of the art there. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:10 AM

Huh, so now e-Hobby is no longer scared of identifying the individual toys by name?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:22 AM

I like the Spy Changers tie-in.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:06 AM

This is one of the best eHobby exclusives of all.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:12 AM

Yup!

Not just because it opened the door to the Gobot invasion. It was because it combined the Gobot invasion with the miscolored toys in the old catalogs. So they ended up in a double dip of goodness rather than just being Hasbro toys repainted as Bandai toys.

Something which I think a lot of fan-suggestions for Gobot repaints overlook.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:54 AM

QUOTE(Meister79 @ Nov 7 2011, 08:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is one of the best eHobby exclusives of all.

I agree and some of the most expensive. Pathfinder was the only one I ever thought to be a bit on the boring side due to being similar to Cosmos.

I would like these color schemes applied to more modern figures as well (we do have Bugbite afterall).

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:02 AM

So these guys are retroactively the first group "on Cybertron" to use the name Gobots, but they led to the Spychangers rather than... the Gobots. Of course, it's possible (likely) that the G2 Gobots bridge the gap, but there's only so many permutations of a thing you can squeeze into one paragraph.

I wonder what the story is for the guy actually named Gobots now...

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Nov 7 2011, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder what the story is for the guy actually named Gobots now...


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Nov 7 2011, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder what the story is for the guy actually named Gobots now...

What Lukeblast doesn't know is that he's about to be recruited into GI Joe under the codename "Transformers."

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#12 Monzo

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:09 AM

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Their colorings were based on unreleased recolors featured in an American catalog, but it seems that their names and characters originate elsewhere?


Didn't they originate in a Japanese catalog?

http://tfwiki.net/wi...botscatalog.jpg

http://tfwiki.net/wi...apanese-cat.jpg

#13 Hydra

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:51 AM

Hmm, pretty sure some of the planning documents said an American catalog,
but that does seem to be the catalog in question, and darned if it's not Japanese. That can
be changed in the article.

Keep in mind, these were the same planning documents that originally had the chars.
labeled as Bath Finder and Bat Boy. ^^

Good eyes, Monzo. Thanks for your suggestions, BTW.
As for the GoBots, I'm not aware there are any plans to resissue them.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:00 AM

Maybe the G2 Gobots have been retroactively renamed Spy Changers? Or did these guys lead to the invention of the G1 Spy CHangers that had Optimus, Prowl, Jazz, Wheeljack, Hoist, etc?

Edited by mignash, 07 November 2011 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:02 AM

'Bath Finder' sounds like a seedy phone App, and I won't even comment on 'Bath Boy'.


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#16 Hydra

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:14 AM

I would presume that the Spychangers were the eventual result of their technology?
However, keep in mind that in the unified Japanese animated continuity, the events of Car Robots precede G2 by decades,
so the Spy Changers would have apparently come first.

And it was BAT Boy. You know, like in baseball, I guess? I know Japanese people loves baths and all, but...

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Nov 7 2011, 09:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Nov 7 2011, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder what the story is for the guy actually named Gobots now...
You are what you eat.

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QUOTE(Hydra @ Nov 7 2011, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would presume that the Spychangers were the eventual result of their technology?
However, keep in mind that in the unified Japanese animated continuity, the events of Car Robots precede G2 by decades,so the Spy Changers would have apparently come first.

Ah, good observation. I keep forgetting that the fiction isn't linear with toy release.

Makes a lot of sense then that after the success of the Spychangers, a bunch of guys would be created (and/or RE-created) in that vein. Somewhere along the line then, "Gobots" was reattached to the group or maybe a sub-group of the Spychangers.

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And it was BAT Boy. You know, like in baseball, I guess?

Or those crazy Gobots just love their tabloids...


#18 Nevermore

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:40 PM

http://tfwiki.net/wi...botscatalog.jpg

I think Paul Hitchens has a larger version of that pic.

He also has... package art of the jets in those colors? Sadly, Wayback Machine doesn't have the images, only the text.
http://web.archive.o...s/g1_protos.htm

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:55 PM

The package art for those proto-coneheads appeared on both one of the Japanese laserdisc sets and in a random J-G1 guidebook. I made scans from the latter, which are... uh... somewhere...

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:18 PM

I really wish I'd bought that set.

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