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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 08:52 PM)

*sigh* Yup.

@  Foffy : (24 July 2017 - 06:16 PM)

That's the exact opposite of what Facebook wants to happen, though. They're hoping you get sucked in by other content and end up spending more time on Facebook and/or making an account.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 04:02 PM)

I hate that these days when you use a permalink to a Facebook post, the rest of the page's material still shows up below. Like, WTF, I only want the old way of seeing the post and nothing else!

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:34 PM)

I call bullshit on that

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 01:08 PM)

Read the article. Apparently too many comics sets off the machines due to the glossy pages messing up the X-ray

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:03 PM)

what possible justification could they have to ban books containing drawings?

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 12:56 PM)

Per the article, United appears to be the only airline, but there might be others.

@  Dracula : (24 July 2017 - 12:48 PM)

Like anyone needed another reason not to fly United

@  Evac : (24 July 2017 - 12:46 PM)

No, apparently just United did.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 12:22 PM)

so the weekend of SDCC, the TSA banned COMIC BOOKS from check-in luggage. http://lechicgeek.bo...ium=LCG FB Page

@  Arazyr : (24 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

...guy

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

LEAKER DROPS POWER OF THE PRIMES BOMBSHELL! Shrapnel: "No, Bombshell's the other guy"

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

...did RichardT and Nevermore just accidentally do a Cybertron Enquirer gag?

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 10:52 AM)

Note I wrote "bombshell"in lowercase.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:17 AM)

in this case, face

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 10:16 AM)

depends what appendage its used on.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

I'm something something years old and I have actually never shaved with anything other than electric

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

is it worth the trouble?

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Why does a safety razor give a closer shave than an electric razor?

@  RichardT1977 : (24 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

Nevermore That was Shrapnel, not Bombshell.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:07 AM)

Deluxe Sludge alone is enough that I probably won't have to eat anything until 2025.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:06 AM)

I don't know about Paladin, but I personally am fueled by the rage of fans who have a very specific idea of what a Transformers toyline should be.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2017 - 09:23 AM)

What do you mean too good? I don't recall lots of Micromaster updates.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 09:06 AM)

i remain unconvinced. "if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

@  General Tekno : (24 July 2017 - 08:58 AM)

yep - especially given that sure is one hyper easy forensic trail to find everyone involved in the leak

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:56 AM)

"How to lose your job spectacularly".

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Holy cow.

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Jesus, that Power of the Primes bombshell leak.

@  Fear or Courage : (24 July 2017 - 08:41 AM)

At least in Canada, they have excellent customer service.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2017 - 11:33 PM)

I've ordered from them several times with no problems.

@  Telly : (23 July 2017 - 11:19 PM)

i havent. but ive only ordered from them a few times

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 11:16 PM)

Has anyone here ever had trouble with orders from Tfsource before?

@  BlackMax : (23 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Good track, but I prefer Paranoid. Is there any tune better for this board? "tell a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh, and I will cry".

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 08:41 PM)

GEN'RALS GATHERED IN THEIR MASSES *GUITAR CHORD* JUST LIKE WITCHES AT BLACK MASSES

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:29 PM)

Once again, there is pain, I bring flame, I bring cold. I'm the blood red sandman, coming home.

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:26 PM)

Yo, when Team Skull meets you, they don't even greet you!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:23 PM)

Yooooooo

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:15 PM)

Yo.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:14 PM)

Once more, I have returned. w00t.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 02:01 PM)

Macross Delta sucks but I listen to the music anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (23 July 2017 - 09:46 AM)

And dealing with me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 08:47 AM)

Don't forget the rock music and D&D.

@  unluckiness : (23 July 2017 - 07:52 AM)

He certainly doesn't have the time to be employed full-time what with all the war-stoking, dinosaur fossil burying, pornographing and etc

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:44 AM)

Look, I'm TRYING, okay?

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM)

The devil is a part-timer!

@  Nevermore : (23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM)

I always took it to be a catch-all term for "person or thing of the same name" regardless of which came first.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:06 PM)

So technically it could be either way and not be wrong, but it is more apt to be Kalidor's example.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:05 PM)

one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named

@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?


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#1761 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Jan 6 2012, 01:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Btw, here is one last prophetic foretelling: the customisation class figure shall be SG Oilslick, using the Treadshot figure (as the Universe figure was a repaint of U. Treadshot). In Animated Oil Slick colors. icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:06 PM

That would be amazing.

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#1763 Treadshot 2.0

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE(thrust222 @ Jan 6 2012, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Treadshot 2.0 @ Jan 6 2012, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(thrust222 @ Jan 6 2012, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Treadshot 2.0 @ Jan 6 2012, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....aaaaaaand I don't want it. I mean, it's a nice deco of the toy, and that's actually one of the better exclusive headsculpts I've ever seen, but it's TOTALLY NOT TREADSHOT. Trust me, I know, LOL. What it is, is Armada Sideswipe in a Jazz body with a bigass Decepticon logo.

okay, now my interest level in this set has dropped off considerably. A G1-colored Warpath redeco would have been GLORIOUS and a must-buy, and you could have even gotten away with not changing the head.

Since it looks like ALL the rumors ARE true, I don't even know if I want this. I don't want Insecticon colored Junkions. I don't want a Soundwave van with a goony face (if I cared about SG, which I don't, I already have the white Music Label Soundwave), I like but don't need Road Rage, I don't need Giga, I don't feel emotionally connected with a new toy of MY NAMESAKE. What I do feel is underwhelmed. There is no way I am springing $400 for this when I could buy a completely new-mold Devastator for that price.



I find the word underwhelmed annoying, and its been in like fifty posts about botcon. Is there some instruction book out there on how to criticize botcon exclusives.

1. use the word underwhelmed
2. say head sculpt sucks
3. bring up what could have been
4. curse fp for making fans tf exclusives
5. say your quitting transformers because of this set
6. ......


Interesting, because I find your annoyance underwhelming. icon-arcee.gif

Maybe the fact that it's been used so often is because THAT'S HOW PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THIS SET? I don't think it sucks by any means, I just don't WANT it. (if they had made the Battlechargers part of the set and made SG Treadshot and SG Tracks the Club exclusives, I BET there'd be WAY more excitement about it!)

And for the record, I'm not one of those guys who hates everything. I said I LIKE the deco. Just not as TREADSHOT. (it doesn't ACTUALLY homage ANY Treadshot!) I have bought many BotCon figures and even a few whole sets in the past. But with the plethora of aftermarket and third-party goods available now, it just doesn't make sense to spend this much money on wacky redecos with new head molds, when I could get a set of completely original toys that is a much more 'spot-on' fulfillment of 'what I wish I could buy at retail'. There are just too many things I don't want, in EVERY BotCon set; the philosophy of 'force people to buy Cindersaur to get Rapido' has lost me. I might spring and/or trade for a few individual toys I want (as I did with the Wings of Honor set) but that'll probably be it.




I thought it was esstablished earlier in this thread that treadshot is a homage to universe treadshot, and sideswipe, just saying thought I read that.

I've bought almost all the botcon toys and some third party, in most cases the hasbro molds are made better, and I would rather have an official exclusive any day. That said I do like the 3rd party set you are refering to, but if I had to choose, the botcon toys would win every time.


I established for myself that this character is an homage to a figure that was repainted into a Treadshot. But that's like calling God Ginrai an Ultra Magnus homage. it's not the same thing. It's like a direct homage twice removed or something.

I will say this: for what it's worth, I'm one of the few people in the fandom who has ALWAYS gravitated to Treadshot. Yeah, he was a non-character, but he was arguably THE most interesting-looking Action Master. It baffles me that many equally obscure but far less visually interesting toys have gotten much better homages.

I'm sure he will be a cool character, it's nice looking, yadda yadda yadda. DEVASTATOR. #thatisall

But like I said, that's why I'm just not that into shattered glass as a whole. It NEVER quite satisfies me. When it's something that sounds cool, it's never as cool as I hoped. When they do something really clever and cool, it's usually by giving backstory to an existing toy. I could see how it's cool to have funky toys turned into actual characters but it's not inspiring enough to really motivate me to fork over RENT for.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

So he's the SG version of a one-off character from a universe that's only fiction was on a toy blurb.

Come on. His symbol was red.




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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:33 PM

Welp. Stage one of me trying to hit up Botcon is complete. I'm now a club-member.

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#1766 Defensis Prime

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:40 PM

It was up...momentarily.

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#1767 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

Stay on target...

Stay on target...

#1769 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:53 PM

online registration fee... came from... behind...

#1770 Year Zero

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

Use your credit-card, Luke!

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#1771 Defensis Prime

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

I don't think I wanna complain about that six-buck online processing fee being non-temporary...it beats the hell outta making my home PC dial endlessly or babysitting the faxes here at work.

(I sorta miss the electronic screeching, though...)
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#1772 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

QUOTE(Defensis Prime @ Jan 6 2012, 06:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I wanna complain about that six-buck online processing fee being non-temporary...it beats the hell outta making my home PC dial endlessly or babysitting the faxes here at work.

(I sorta miss the electronic screeching, though...)


I feel kind of like a tool since they claimed it was only for the first year to pay for they physical system, though.

#1773 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

I'm very glad I only had to deal with faxing registration in 2009, because it was a deal-breaker. I really don't think I could've gone through that utter nonsense again.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

Continue discussion here http://www.allspark....showtopic=84340
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