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@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Damn, the shoutbox won't accept those characters. I mean "open-mid back unrounded vowel" on Wikipedia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Λ

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:45 PM)

@Bass X0 Ha, I think some Asian accents of English, that mispronunciation would be considered standard, as those accents lack [ʌ].

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2017 - 12:08 PM)

She's the last thing you hear before your doom.

@  Noideaforaname : (15 October 2017 - 07:34 PM)

The cat can talk?!

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2017 - 06:30 PM)

TMM's first cat was Cookie b/c that's the first word he said when he saw her

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:34 PM)

Reminds me of when my nephew was one year old and my sister got him a puppy. He couldn't say puppy properly and it sounded like poppy, so Poppy is what they called her.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Yeah. I thought it had some interesting informational articles too.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 01:59 PM)

does anyone else miss the ToyFare magazine? I just read it for the pictures and jokes rather than using it as a serious guide for buying and selling toys.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Uncle Bobby Peach, baby! Uncle Bobby Peach!

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Last night, playing Mario Kart with my daughter, I misread Baby Peach as "Bobby Peach".

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 09:03 AM)

Yeah, I might've forgotten that the Beast is pretty much just a mindless killing machine. That's pretty much what I get for going off of the TFWiki summaries without having actually read any of it.

@  tffan01 : (15 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

@Onyxstrike Well, to be fair, the quality of the story aside, Beast Within illustrates the fact that Dinobots are feral in nature, with what would happen if they actually lost control. That's a character flaw in a way, correct? 

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:21 AM)

Send me a PM if you need help getting to the true ending, also.

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Thinking about quirky robots occupies 30% of my brain's daily processing power. I can't remember birthdays and I never know where my phone is, but it's totally worth it.

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:03 AM)

Yay, I look forward to your dealings with quirky robots!

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:01 AM)

Definitely, I started setting aside funds a month ago for the inevitable Black Friday digital sales in the Playstation and Xbox stores. Going to be ready this year, and that's one of the many games on my list!

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 07:30 AM)

Hey Strafe will you ever play Nier: Automata?

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

Plus, The Beast Within is overall not a very good story.

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

The problem is is that Victory's dreams are meant to prey on the Dinobot's character flaws. For instance, Grimlock downing every Decepticon in his path, but falling for Starscream's begging for mercy schtick, preys on his arrogence. What character flaws does The Beast Within prey on? Nothing. The entire premise of the book was to please the many fans who posed the many hypothetical "What if the Dinobots combined?" scenarios way back when, with a gratuitous death count to boot.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:51 AM)

What's wrong with wanting it to be a canon dream sequence?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 01:14 PM)

go home bass you are drunk


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#961 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:04 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 13 2012, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chip @ Jan 13 2012, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With Botcon using tooling that Hasbro hasn't released yet, will some people mistakenly believe that Treadshot and Magnus have BotCon heads? I wonder whether we'll see complaints about "exclusive" sculpts people thought they were paying for being used on mass-market toys.

I've already seen other people make that mistake on other boards. That the heads like SG Magnus's and SG Treadshot's. I imagine that if Spinister (with Vortex's head) and a Junkion with Scrapheap's head (or heck even Junkheap's) are a reality they may assume the same thing there too.

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I've been pondering how to deal with this on the datasheet, as well. Currently, Magnus and Treadshot have a red box, indicating no new molding done for the exclusive, which is true enough, but I'm toying with text (still in the red box) to say that the head is new, but created by Hasbro.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:09 AM

Just say it uses the toy's pre-existing alternate head.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:55 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 13 2012, 09:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just say it uses the toy's pre-existing alternate head.

I like that language. Language is really the key. I need it to convey everything important without taking up much space.

Update made.

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 14 January 2012 - 12:59 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:01 AM

How about "Alt head" and maybe a asterix at the bottom to explain more.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:16 AM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jan 13 2012, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about "Alt head" and maybe a asterix at the bottom to explain more.

I like what I've got for now. The asterisk-hover feature doesn't really work well that far off to the right of the page, and so I try to avoid it on that column.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:00 AM

lol second thread
What is singature?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:47 AM

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I know the Constructicons are already red & white, but I really want SG Swindle to be the Cybertronian equivalent of Santa Claus.


I would buy that if the included cassette came decoed like a wrapped present.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(Robowang @ Jan 14 2012, 10:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Terrortron @ Jan 13 2012, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know the Constructicons are already red & white, but I really want SG Swindle to be the Cybertronian equivalent of Santa Claus.


I would buy that if the included cassette came decoed like a wrapped present.


HELL YEAH! That would be hot!

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 13 2012, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chip @ Jan 13 2012, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With Botcon using tooling that Hasbro hasn't released yet, will some people mistakenly believe that Treadshot and Magnus have BotCon heads? I wonder whether we'll see complaints about "exclusive" sculpts people thought they were paying for being used on mass-market toys.

I've already seen other people make that mistake on other boards. That the heads like SG Magnus's and SG Treadshot's. I imagine that if Spinister (with Vortex's head) and a Junkion with Scrapheap's head (or heck even Junkheap's) are a reality they may assume the same thing there too.

Randy


People have already been doing that all year, thinking Scrapheap's head is eHobby exclusive. I anticipate alot of misunderstanding with this set.


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:09 PM

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That's why everyone bought Wreck-Gar and nobody paid the Premium for e-Hobby Scrapheap right? icon-arcee.gif

Or hell, why buy the boxset at all when you can purchase Jazz, Thunderwing, Bludgeon, RTS Optimus, Tracks, and Ironhide.

That's just hyperbolic nonsense and you know it. Total nonsense and one of the dumber things I've seen in this thread.
FP isn't going to produce something that looks damn near like stuff that's already on the shelf. Hell, I doubt Hasbro would let them produce a three pack of Junkions, all of which will end up having the exact same colors BTW. It makes no sense to produce over priced off color versions of figures that are pretty easy to get instead of doing what Botcon does and give them a whole new color scheme.


Yeah, I'm wondering why you think a Botcon set of Junkions would look exactly like Wreck-Gar, Scrapheap or Junkheap. All three of those look pretty dissimilar anyways.

Where did I say that?
The three would be identically painted. All three would look the same. While a bit different from what's on shelves they'd still be extremely similar if they kept them in Junkon colors.
I don't see where the confusion comes in.
It would be too similar. As in not different enough to merit FP doing it in the first place.

*ahem*Desaras*ahem*... new head, VERY similar redeco. And unlike that toy, these have a REASON to look similar to the other Junkions (they're ALL JUNKIONS). Don't forget that if you have an extra Wreck-Gar or Junkheap, you can swap parts with them to differentiate all three.

Do you honestly doubt these would sell out in normal colors too? I mean, how big do you think the Shattered Glass audience really is? Is it that much bigger than the numbers of people who paid WAY MORE to get Scrapheap? (again, the people who got that toy generally bought a $100 3-pack just for that one toy.) I can't be the only person who really isn't that moved by the SG toys (again, they're NEVER quite satisfying to me... it's always ALMOST giving me what I want, which actually kind of pisses me off).

I mean, shoot, why are we even pretending that these won't all sell out anyway? Even if they don't all sell out at the show, they will once they're on the website.

Edited by Treadshot 2.0, 14 January 2012 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:50 PM

QUOTE(Treadshot 2.0 @ Jan 14 2012, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*ahem*Desaras*ahem*... new head, VERY similar redeco. And unlike that toy, these have a REASON to look similar to the other Junkions (they're ALL JUNKIONS). Don't forget that if you have an extra Wreck-Gar or Junkheap, you can swap parts with them to differentiate all three.

Do you honestly doubt these would sell out in normal colors too? I mean, how big do you think the Shattered Glass audience really is? Is it that much bigger than the numbers of people who paid WAY MORE to get Scrapheap? (again, the people who got that toy generally bought a $100 3-pack just for that one toy.)

Speaking only for myself, I don't think it's that FP couldn't sell as many "regular" Junkions as SG ones, but that either Hasbro wouldn't let them do "regular" Junkions or (perhaps more likely) FP fears a Seekers-scenario whereby people complained about having to pay BotCon prices for toys that Hasbro could/should be doing at traditional retail.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:59 PM

so does ultra magnus hail from the kingdom of the crystal skulls?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:08 PM

Yup, he sure does.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:21 AM

Maybe he's the SG version of the ghost of Starscream in an armored body.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:24 AM

He had to replace his head with a hologram, after Prime took his face.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 05:53 AM

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And all this talk of purple or Insecticon colored Junkions, maybe we'll get a toy of Minnesota Viking-bot?


Ah crap, that would be awesome.


I did a digibash of that a year back (oh god has it been that long??)


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:06 AM

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Maybe he's the SG version of the ghost of Starscream in an armored body.
All we know is that Paradron in this universe is a horrible prison-planet. Something significant might have happened to him there.


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:41 AM

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He had to replace his head with a hologram, after Prime took his face.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:47 AM

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QUOTE(Dante @ Jan 15 2012, 03:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He had to replace his head with a hologram, after Prime took his face.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE(Dante @ Jan 15 2012, 03:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He had to replace his head with a hologram, after Prime took his face.


Man that's such a great idea, I really hope it is something like that, or he's a ghost or something!