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@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 06:03 PM)

On SDCC stuff...I'm disappointed, but not surprised, at the lack of the actual KIDS toys among all the toys for us old men

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

:burn

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

SSA response? "How would we know to un enroll you if you don't tell us?"

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I'm supposed to un-enrolled in Medicare at the end of the month (36 months post-transplant), but I'm getting a bill for next quarter's coverage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I would LOVE to have ONE THING done correctly and promptly by the Social Security Administration

@  Ms Virion : (20 July 2017 - 02:22 PM)

=(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2017 - 01:43 PM)

Noooo!!!!!

@  Paladin : (20 July 2017 - 01:39 PM)

well shit... https://uk.style.yah...-182818808.html

@  Kalidor : (19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM)

https://www.allspark...rive-questions/

@  wonko the sane? : (19 July 2017 - 07:53 PM)

So good it'll whack you in the lobanza.

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 06:12 PM)

mafiace cream?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 04:49 PM)

adios mafia.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 July 2017 - 03:26 PM)

for ice cream

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 02:52 PM)

But he must scream.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:49 PM)

he doesn't have a mouth

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Hoist?

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:53 AM)

oops tfsource not bbts

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:52 AM)

Does anyone else find Hoist's smile on that MP ad for BBTS slightly disturbing?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

In to the darkness, snuffing out the light, fighting for the things you know aren't right

@  Noideaforaname : (19 July 2017 - 09:19 AM)

Snuff out the light, claim your right, to a world of darkness!

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 08:33 AM)

Then we must block it out, just like Mr. Burns had foretold.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 July 2017 - 07:23 AM)

Sunlight is overrated.

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 05:42 AM)

Your eyes will remain intact behind the sunglasses on top of a pile of ash.

@  Dekafox : (18 July 2017 - 10:27 PM)

What about Ray-Banz sunglasses?

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 07:45 PM)

"This sunscreen will protect even vampires from the sun! ....That'll be your soul, please."

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 07:44 PM)

Wouldn't a blessing by Satan pretty much be a curse anyway?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 July 2017 - 06:01 PM)

isn't "Blessed by Satan" an oxymoron?

@  Dracula : (18 July 2017 - 05:11 PM)

basically the sunscreen has to be blessed by satan.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 05:07 PM)

@Dracula what SPF do you nees to not get turned into dust in the sun?

@  Dracula : (18 July 2017 - 04:42 PM)

That's typical summers for where I live. bleh

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2017 - 04:02 PM)

Isn't it fun when it's so humid, it feels like your eyeballs are sweating?

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2017 - 03:34 PM)

If only we were as progressive in Bea Arthur's day as we are now.

@  Rycochet : (18 July 2017 - 02:27 PM)

I like River Song.

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 09:55 AM)

'Cept tougher and, as I've mentioned, more fun. :)

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 09:55 AM)

Like, it would basically be the female version of the 1st doctor. :)

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I wasn't starting a flame war. That's a real scientific term for natural occuriring sex change. ;) As for Anne Ramsey like actress - would make the show lot more fun. :p

@  Dracula : (18 July 2017 - 09:42 AM)

Let's please not continue this line of discussion. We obviously aren't mature enough to do so.

@  2017 : (18 July 2017 - 09:41 AM)

Thanks mods.

@  Broadside : (18 July 2017 - 08:48 AM)

Oh, for god's sake.

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 08:28 AM)

Shit's hitting the fan!

@  2017 : (18 July 2017 - 08:22 AM)

What are you trying to say, Bass?

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2017 - 08:21 AM)

That is a very 2017 attitude to have.

@  2017 : (18 July 2017 - 08:14 AM)

Um...no. Just call them by the gender they present as, please.

@  D.M : (18 July 2017 - 07:35 AM)

Let's please not try to stir up a flame war in the shoutbox, especially not over sensitive issues like gender.

@  Rycochet : (18 July 2017 - 07:16 AM)

I think the only thing that upsets me about the change of Doctors is no more Michelle Gomez, she was magnificent in the role.

@  Rycochet : (18 July 2017 - 07:15 AM)

Where was this outrage when (the fantastic) Michelle Gomez took over the role of the Master?

@  Pennpenn : (18 July 2017 - 04:29 AM)

Why did that double post?

@  Pennpenn : (18 July 2017 - 04:29 AM)

From what I understand (which could be wrong, or right based on some things but not others) is that Gallifreyans are agender and just appear as/present as particular genders because reasons. Kinda like Transformers.


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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...


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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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