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@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2021 - 10:32 AM)

Aaannndddd no earthworm jim in canada. Thanks outdated broadcast standards.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Truly the crossover I never knew I needed in my life.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 April 2021 - 08:39 PM)

Dude! Tubi Tv has the Earthworm Jim cartoon! And Chuck Norris and Denver!

@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

@  Sabrblade : (18 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 April 2021 - 02:10 PM)

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@  Telly : (18 April 2021 - 02:00 PM)

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.


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#11741 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 06:10 AM

Just had an idea...

Remember the Transformers x Street Fighter releases?

Well, picture this:

Transformers x Donkey Kong Country

The main two are obvious: Optimus Primal as Donkey Kong, and Rhinox as Rambi.

Beyond that, it gets a little trickier. Optimus Minor as Diddy Kong?

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#11742 Bass X0

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 10:43 AM

Optimus Minor is way too old of a mold to release now isn't he?


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#11743 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 08:00 PM

They dragged out the Terrorsaur mold during Age of Extinction, so it's not that farfetched.



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Posted 07 February 2021 - 12:14 AM

Now I'm curious. What was the most recent use of a Transmetal 2 mold? Universe Frostbite?

 

Was there some statement given some years ago that the Transmetal 2 molds were gone/unusable for something?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 06:55 AM

Great minds and all that jazz:

 

 

 

 

 

I thought the Lio mold was gone, is this wrong?



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Posted 16 February 2021 - 08:32 AM

I don't know one way or the other, but it wouldn't surprise me if pitchboards like that were made before any serious investigation into whether the tools were available, because there'd be no point to trying to track one down before you were sure you wanted to use it. It takes a lot less time to mock up a picture.



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Posted 16 February 2021 - 10:49 AM

Plus, even if the original mold was lost, there was always the RobotMasters mold, which had even been used in the Legend Commander Collection as late as 2014.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 11:48 AM

Undermine might have been a more interesting mold choice, but I think conceptually I like him less than Unit-3, simply because he seems to "retcon" Under-3 into just being a simplified toy of a guy who "really" turns into a proper lion.



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#11749 Bass X0

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 03:24 PM

any chance of the '86 studio series toys being repainted for Selects?


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Posted 19 February 2021 - 03:41 PM

Hmm,

Hot Rod
Blur
Kup
Jazz
Scourge
Grimlock

I'd take:

Sideburn
Nautical maybe...
Orion Pax
Rapido
Alpha Trion

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 03:53 PM

Also, we need a SG Punch/Counterpunch. Can't think of a toy that lends itself better to the role reversal gimmick. I would use the Punch head on the CP body and vice versa. And using Doubledealer's deco as established is fine.

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 03:56 PM

dunno if anyone has done it yet, but P/CP as Turbomaster Boss?



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Posted 19 February 2021 - 11:01 PM

G2 Grimlock? Unproduced G2 Grimlock? Shattered Glass Grimlock? RiD15 colors Grimlock? Animated Fireblast Grimlock?

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 03:42 AM

dunno if anyone has done it yet, but P/CP as Turbomaster Boss?

 

 

Yup, it's been done, and it's awesome!

 


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Posted 16 March 2021 - 11:56 AM

Inspired by the best figure thread, I'd like to see these UT characters from War for cybertron molds.

Wheeljack from Seige sideswipe.
Red Alert from Trailbreaker.
Hot Shot from the Earthrise Datsun bros.
Sideswipe from Runamuck/Runabout
Demolishor from impactor with accessories to give him alternate barrel fingers and more artillery.
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Posted 16 March 2021 - 01:33 PM

oh, that sounds like fuuuuun.

 

BT/Alternators Autotrooper from Prowl

BT/Alternators Dead End from Sunstreaker

BT/Alternators Wheeljack from Earthrise Wheeljack (ooh, this is tempting to try out)

Armada Thrust from Earthrise Starscream (VTOL fan in jet body, Armada style chest (covering where the folded-in cockpit would be visible)

Armada Jetfire from... Astrotrain?

Armada Cheetor from Kingdom Cheetor 

Armada Airazor from Kingdom Airazor 

Armada Predacon from Kingdom Megatron

Armada Thundercracker (deep blue jet, red face) from Siege Starscream

Armada "Mini-Con" homage packs: Race Car Patrol in Street Speed Team colors, Military Patrol in Night Attack Team colors, Hot Rod Patrol in Road Wrecker Team colors, Air Strike Patrol in Air Military Team colors, Rescue Patrol in Emergency Team colors, Astro Squad in Air Assault Team colors

Cybertron Defense Red Alert from Doubledealer (in the perfect colors to then hang out with the Botropolis crew!)

Cybertron Scrapmetal 3-pack (Cyberverse Battle Class Shockwave)

Cybertron Override from Earthrise Arcee

Cybertron Crosswise from Earthrise Smokescreen

Cybertron Signal Lancer from... Rung?

Energon Ironhide from Hound

Energon Trackers: Kicker (Rumble/Frenzy) vs Command Ravage (Ravage), Armada Laserbeak (Laserbeak) vs Energon Divebomb (retooled Ratbat)

Energon Prowl from Mirage

"Energon Upgrade" Optimus Prime from Siege Magnus

Energon Six Shot with Brute Mode armor from Siege ShockwaveEnergon Starscream from Earthrise Starscream (spooky clear wings!)

Energon Roadblock from Earthrise Grapple

Universe King Atlas from Siege Starscream

Universe Crystal Widow from Blackarachnia

Universe Crystal Widow from Blackarachnia


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#11757 LV!

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 02:04 PM

And they could do Universe Crystal Widow from Blackarachnia.

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 08:53 PM

Oops, that got pasted in twice when I was reorganizing! I meant to say they should do Universe Crystal Widow from Blackarachnia.



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Posted 17 March 2021 - 10:27 AM

I had a dream last night, and while I don't remember most of it, but the short version is I realize we need a glorious Iron Man-themed Devastator.  Maybe all featuring Iron Man's iconic red and gold deco, or maybe just one in those colors and the rest sporting some of the other color schemes ol' Shellhead has worn over the years.  Perhaps as an "Iron Legion" homage?

 

The slightly longer version is, with what I remember from the dream, I was suggesting it both as a toy deco and pitching the concept to Iron Man in a reality where all of his Marvel Crossover figures had been legitimate (and successful) armors.  Trying to think of something "new," I spotted Mixmaster.  Given how often Tony Stark is depicted as a former weapons manufacturer... seemed like a good fit.  Oh, and somehow, this led to negotiations with the Constructicons, basically "stealing" them from the Decepticons, because G1 animated Megatron just didn't appreciate them. :wtf  They basically got amnesty for past crimes, work that piqued their interest (from Stark), compensation for willingly sharing their schematics... while this new series of armors would be ready in months instead of years.

 

Note that my brain tends to get lazy when I dream, so it wasn't as impressive as it sounds.  Most of that was just something I suddenly "understood" in the dream. XD


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Posted 17 March 2021 - 03:17 PM

Has anyone done er astrotrain as the Thunder Arrow yet?



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