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@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM)

Also gotta wonder if the humans had some idea of how they were going to fix the sky, presuming they won out, because otherwise they were basically commiting suicide out of spite and the Matrix would be the only reason humanity is still alive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 09:07 PM)

One of the first things I thought myself after my first time through it

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Every time I watch "The Second Renaissance" I get the feeling I'd probably end up getting shot for being a machine sympathizer.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Yeah, Ghostbusters. Specifically the episode where they check out the live action Hollywood "adaptation."


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#1341 Walky

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

https://twitter.com/#!/BotCon/status/191937108376690689

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All kinds of news & previews over the next 2 weeks, leading up 2 the official BotCon 2012 Kick Off on April 26th! So, lets fire one off now!


Well now who's being clever.

https://twitter.com/#!/BotCon/status/191937452074745856

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BotCon 2012 presents... BEE IN THE CITY 2! The Script reading sequel, 4 years in the making!


Not Invasion news, so pretend this is in a separate thread.

Edited by Code of Walky, 16 April 2012 - 12:12 PM.


#1342 Chris McFeely

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

Sounds like a gateway to three-way Optimus Prime madness to me.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

OPTIMUS THREE-WAY

While Blaster watches.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 16 2012, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OPTIMUS THREE-WAY


Well that's just Prime.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 16 2012, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
https://twitter.com/#!/BotCon/status/191937108376690689

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All kinds of news & previews over the next 2 weeks, leading up 2 the official BotCon 2012 Kick Off on April 26th! So, lets fire one off now!


Well now who's being clever.

https://twitter.com/#!/BotCon/status/191937452074745856

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BotCon 2012 presents... BEE IN THE CITY 2! The Script reading sequel, 4 years in the making!


Not Invasion news, so pretend this is in a separate thread.


I wonder if they'll hold auditions, or just give the part to Vangelus

#1346 Otaku

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 16 2012, 12:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OPTIMUS THREE-WAY

While Blaster watches.


Thank you for ruining my joy at there being a sequel to Bee in the City.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 16 2012, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
https://twitter.com/#!/BotCon/status/191937452074745856

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BotCon 2012 presents... BEE IN THE CITY 2! The Script reading sequel, 4 years in the making!


Not Invasion news, so pretend this is in a separate thread.



Please someone record this, the first one was excellent that I would hate to miss it. I'll pay you in G1 Wheelies.

#1348 Walky

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Full schedule:

http://www.botcon.co...c12schedule.cfm

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

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Soooo....that's a probably "yes" to my scenario. Bummer icon-waspy.gif

#1350 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

It actually took me a second to realize the room was called "Reunion Ballroom".

I was like, "MSTF Reunion, that makes sense. Golden Ticket Reception Reunion, that's an odd way to name that...maybe they all know each other? Peter Cullen Reunion, who the hell is he reuniting with?"
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#1351 Walky

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

Looks like just one Hasbro panel this year.

#1352 Monzo

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

Second year in a row they've had both Cullen and other G1 voice actors but not actually put them on a panel together, isn't it? I know Cullen's a draw all by himself, but who wouldn't want to see Prime and Original Flavor Bumblebee together again?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Apr 16 2012, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It actually took me a second to realize the room was called "Reunion Ballroom".

I was like, "MSTF Reunion, that makes sense. Golden Ticket Reception Reunion, that's an odd way to name that...maybe they all know each other? Peter Cullen Reunion, who the hell is he reuniting with?"


Same here. I keep picturing EVERONE hugging and taking photos after being away so long.



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#1354 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 16 2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks like just one Hasbro panel this year.


I missed the second Hasbro panel last year, which is usually the better of the two, but I remember the online reaction is that it was really lacking in news. That could just as easily have been ungrateful exaggeration for all I know, but I wonder if this could be connected as a general easing back of new info at Botcon?

Not necessarily as a punitive thing, but maybe as a "they'll sell just as well even if fans don't know about them 9 months in advance" thing.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE(Monzo @ Apr 17 2012, 02:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Second year in a row they've had both Cullen and other G1 voice actors but not actually put them on a panel together, isn't it? I know Cullen's a draw all by himself, but who wouldn't want to see Prime and Original Flavor Bumblebee together again?

I guess they consider that blasphemy at this point. Lo, those who did not ascend into moviedom or the kingdom of aligned continuity shall not suffer the touch of those left behind in lowly rerun, for it is an abomination.




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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

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Not necessarily as a punitive thing, but maybe as a "they'll sell just as well even if fans don't know about them 9 months in advance" thing.


...if they released them to shelves.

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#1357 Walky

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

Might just be an agent's criteria preventing that or something. Agents can be weird.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

The 2nd Hasbro panel (last year) was relating to the Aligned continuity and such. Wasn't what a lot of people had anticipated based on previous Sunday panels.

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#1359 Walky

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

True, but that stuff was still interesting! I want another look at Megatronus Prime.

#1360 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

Oh, wait, you guys are right. I was at the second Hasbro panel with all the Aligned stuff, with the 13 and teasing Brimstone and Cannonball in Exiles. It was the first one I missed.
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