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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

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@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode


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#41 Betty Nor

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

I found the oddest thing today: Vintage carded Darth Malgus. I don't even know who this is yet - Old Republic maybe? - but damn, he's cool looking.

Anyway, just a head's up since I never knew Bastila was out until she was an eBay exclusive. Good hunting!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:25 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Apr 30 2012, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found the oddest thing today: Vintage carded Darth Malgus. I don't even know who this is yet - Old Republic maybe? - but damn, he's cool looking.

Anyway, just a head's up since I never knew Bastila was out until she was an eBay exclusive. Good hunting!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

Sandtroopers has pics of a new Battlepack with Savage, Cyborg Maul and Nightsister. This is pretty cool; I never saw armored Savage on the old cards and I'm really surprised they've done the Mother!


 
 
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#44 NightViper

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

I might have to get that for the armored Savage.

Because that Maul is pretty cool too. The Nightsister Mother I have no strong feelings about though. I suppose it is cool that they made her, but I didn't much care for the Nightsister story arc.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

That's one nubby saberstaff Maul has.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ May 10 2012, 10:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's one nubby saberstaff Maul has.

Yeah it is, didn't notice that before. I wonder if it spins on that little disk? Either way, I've got a spare Maul blade laying around somewhere so that'll get swapped out.
 
 
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#47 Scavgraphics

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ May 10 2012, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?


Well Lightsabers cauterize. I think it's possible for some species not to have any vital parts below the waist. icon-arcee.gif


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 10 2012, 04:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ May 10 2012, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?


Well Lightsabers cauterize. I think it's possible for some species not to have any vital parts below the waist. icon-arcee.gif


-ZacWilliam, I'm assuming "The Dark Side did it."

I'm not certain you could really cauterize the large arteries in the lower torso closed. I've got a feeling that it'd be about the same as a lightsaber slicing through a garden hose.

That is, assuming Maul has a human-like circulatory system.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

Yeah. We still don't know in the cartoon how he survived - just that he did. I've never read the comic in which he returned, did they explain it there? Anyway yeah... the Force did it or something.
 
 
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#51 MightyMegs

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

I love the new Vader, but something about the helmet seemed off. I painted the eye lenses black... what do you think? Better?


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:32 AM

I think I haven't found a single new figure since the Phantom Menace wave, and I'm feeling perilously close to dropping this line like a hot potato for the first time since 1978.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

I think on that scale, the black lenses look better. They smokey look just doesn't translate well otherwise.

I've been thankful for the hiatus in the line honestly, gives me a chance to save some money. I bought my first new figure in a while with the clone wars commando Boss - only to get home and realize he was partially gimped without ankles or knees which frankly pisses me off. So, the more they do like that the fewer I buy anyway.

I wonder if the MTT is still even coming out at this rate because I think sales have slowed dramatically based simply on my experiences.
 
 
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#54 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

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#55 MightyMegs

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 8 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

Yeah, but I can't find a single pic or screen shot that looks the way Hasbro painted them.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Jun 8 2012, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 8 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

Yeah, but I can't find a single pic or screen shot that looks the way Hasbro painted them.

The original Vader mask had a smokey, slightly gold tinted lens that showed more or less depending on the angle and lighting (I think Sansweet talked about it in one of his books?). You can kind of see it in This pic.. It's mostly a trick of the light along the same lines as Han's "blue" coat in Empire, which is why I don't think it works well when it's actually painted on. They changed the color of the lenses for Vader's mask in Empire onwards.

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#57 MightyMegs

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

The ANH helmet had a red-tint to the lenses, but it's only noticeable in a few shots (blowing up Alderaan, TIE cockpit). The helmet was continually modified throughout filming, and it's unknown if the red lenses were present in every shot.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Is it still possibly to use steam to take the blisters off cards without damaging them to much? I want to repaint some Vintage Collection figures, and re-use the cards and bubbles.

Otherwise, kinda kicking myself for not getting the Gen. Craken when I saw him.
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#60 SwiftEagle

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

Well, I managed to find the new Captain Rex and CW Obi-Wan today. It says something about the current state of this line that it took me a bit to actually realize I was looking at new figures that I didn't already own.
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