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@  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

@  Bass X0 : (14 October 2017 - 12:15 PM)

My fanon is that The Beast Within is a follow up the Marvel UK annual story Victory. In Victory, the Dinobots are trapped within a dream world, unable to wake up - each one having dreams, ending in the Dinobots having another dream then waking up in a comic issue. My fanon is that The Beast Within is their final dream that finally pushes them into waking up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 10:25 AM)

As long as that means The Beast Within is still non-canon, I'm fine with it.

@  Locoman : (14 October 2017 - 09:29 AM)

When everything is canon, nothing is.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2017 - 09:25 AM)

The TF multiverse is an arbitrary concept. Whatever an author thinks, goes.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Trypticon vs Deathsaurer. Make it happen!

@  tffan01 : (14 October 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Going by AVP, is Spider-Man and Zoids comic canon to the TF multiverse???

@  D Immortalis : (14 October 2017 - 12:37 AM)

stop that! we shall never speak of the "Embarassment", 'lest we be punished with more like it! =]

@  Pennpenn : (13 October 2017 - 08:23 PM)

Would the mutant heads have been on the headmasters or on the bodies (sort of like TR Galvatron's "helmet")?

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 08:05 PM)

Alternate reality: Beast Wars mutant heads really took off. Nearly every Transformers since '96 has featured them. The big complaint against the line-wide gimmick in TR isn't being headmasters, it's the lack of mutant heads.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Car TF molds get made all the time; bat TF molds don't. I feel like that justifies making a new Convobat from a mold configured highly unlike the original.

@  Bass X0 : (13 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

and yet Mindwipe is good enough to use as Convobat.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 03:19 PM)

I'm okay with that.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

Takara seems to have decided that the TR Chromedome mold is unsuitable for anyone else besides Chromedome.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

*shrug* No 21st century (Macromaster) Nightbeat toy seems to have satisfied a decent number of people, from what I understand.

@  Locoman : (13 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

You could probably finagle a pretty good Nightbeat body from TR Chromedome, or even a heavy retool of Cogman.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 02:44 PM)

Nightbeat in particular. Hasbro seems to love him.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 12:21 PM)

Yeah, they seem to be exploring every possible avenue of G1 now.


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#221 Walky

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

And it's not like Artist Alley has a long, storied history at FP's BotCon. FP only created an Artist Alley exhibitor package last year. Before that you had to pay full dealer price, which was prohibitively expensive for folks like me to bother with.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

Slippery Slope?
What if I can't sell custom painted figures? Retail bought toys, opened and repainted and resold. The difference between this and the tons of opened figures on sale at other tables and booths is the paint.
Another table migh sell you a DotM Voyager Megs opened for $12 but I'll sell the exact same toy as the exact same character all painted up for $60. Where is the problem?
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#223 Walky

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

I think you need to ask someone who knows the answer to whether customized toys are passable. I'm pretty sure none of us do.

EDIT: Which is kind of a failing of the dealer guidelines that started this thread. They're incredibly vague and unhelpful.

Edited by Code of Walky, 05 April 2012 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

I'm just throwing around hypotheticals until an answer is put forth by FunPub.

Edited by Cheetimus Primal, 05 April 2012 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

Have you considered asking them directly?


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

Really, guys, you act as if you've never asked hypothetical questions before. I've asked and I'm waiting as they don't have a real answer at the moment.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ Apr 5 2012, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you considered asking them directly?


M S:

I suspect that if asked directly, and an answer were given, that answer would have to be "no, you can't".

The policy is basically "no unofficial anything". The vagueness is probably intentional. The intent is obviously to keep mass-produced TF-related 3P stuff out of the con. FP probably doesn't want the traditional fanstuff swept up in this, because they want their convention to be cool. A convention without Willis selling Dinobot posters or Cheets selling custom figures (I thought you weren't going, CP?) would be measurably less cool. Perhaps not 20%, but measurably.

Unfortunately, the policy probably has to cover that, too, so FP's only recourse is to delay answering any questions, or answer as vaguely as possible, until the convention gets here.

Once the con gets here, no problem. I'm almost willing to bet that if Willis took a ream of Dinobot posters with him, the People in Charge would manage to mysteriously miss his table until they were all sold. Willing to bet $200? Don't know, but I guess it depends on what the going rate is for a Dinobot poster.




#228 Walky

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE(Autobus Prime @ Apr 5 2012, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The policy is basically "no unofficial anything". The vagueness is probably intentional. The intent is obviously to keep mass-produced TF-related 3P stuff out of the con. FP probably doesn't want the traditional fanstuff swept up in this, because they want their convention to be cool. A convention without Willis selling Dinobot posters or Cheets selling custom figures (I thought you weren't going, CP?) would be measurably less cool. Perhaps not 20%, but measurably.

Unfortunately, the policy probably has to cover that, too, so FP's only recourse is to delay answering any questions, or answer as vaguely as possible, until the convention gets here.

Once the con gets here, no problem. I'm almost willing to bet that if Willis took a ream of Dinobot posters with him, the People in Charge would manage to mysteriously miss his table until they were all sold. Willing to bet $200? Don't know, but I guess it depends on what the going rate is for a Dinobot poster.


The BotCon Twitter said that artists that work for Hasbro licensees are permitted to sell stuff. I am one of those people. I've been told I'm fine.

Even so, if Puggleformers fall under "parody" and are thus safe, I would think a Obama-spoofing Dinobot poster would too. I'd probably be fine regardless.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 5 2012, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Autobus Prime @ Apr 5 2012, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The policy is basically "no unofficial anything". The vagueness is probably intentional. The intent is obviously to keep mass-produced TF-related 3P stuff out of the con. FP probably doesn't want the traditional fanstuff swept up in this, because they want their convention to be cool. A convention without Willis selling Dinobot posters or Cheets selling custom figures (I thought you weren't going, CP?) would be measurably less cool. Perhaps not 20%, but measurably.

Unfortunately, the policy probably has to cover that, too, so FP's only recourse is to delay answering any questions, or answer as vaguely as possible, until the convention gets here.

Once the con gets here, no problem. I'm almost willing to bet that if Willis took a ream of Dinobot posters with him, the People in Charge would manage to mysteriously miss his table until they were all sold. Willing to bet $200? Don't know, but I guess it depends on what the going rate is for a Dinobot poster.


The BotCon Twitter said that artists that work for Hasbro licensees are permitted to sell stuff. I am one of those people. I've been told I'm fine.

Even so, if Puggleformers fall under "parody" and are thus safe, I would think a Obama-spoofing Dinobot poster would too. I'd probably be fine regardless.


...does this mean no Warbot Defender artwork?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

This just popped up on Twitter:
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Due to fan outcry, Hasbro has changed their position on the Artist Alley and ban on fan art. Please retweet for great justice.


You'll pardon my skepticism until I hear about it from more than just Twitter.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

Supposedly this information was emailed to a TFW staff member within the last hour.

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More info - Link.

Shibura Prime posted saying this was from Fun Pub:
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We're pleased to announce, per Hasbro, that artist tables will be allowed at BotCon 2012 as we have allowed it in the past, and will be permissible as part of the show. Hasbro sympathizes and understands fans' discouragement with the previous statements concerning fan art, and while remaining steadfast in the right to protect its IP in regards to unlicensed merchandise, wants to ensure fans can continue to enjoy the BotCon experience which they know is made so great in large part by the fan community.

Edited by crazyjaco, 05 April 2012 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:59 PM


Wasn't expecting that at theis point, but Yay.

Good for them. icon-hotrod.gif


-ZacWilliam, no one involved wants to make the Con less fun for the fans, and it's nice to see that taken in to consideration in a "comon sense" sort of manner.
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#233 Walky

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

That's pretty sweet.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

....untill someone tries to sell "Transformable Warbot Defender Statuettes" as "Art".
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

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....untill someone tries to sell "Transformable Warbot Defender Statuettes" as "Art".


Hasbro reps may see past that ruse.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 5 2012, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dessl0ck @ Apr 5 2012, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....untill someone tries to sell "Transformable Warbot Defender Statuettes" as "Art".


Hasbro reps may see past that ruse.


The heck you say!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 5 2012, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 5 2012, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dessl0ck @ Apr 5 2012, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....untill someone tries to sell "Transformable Warbot Defender Statuettes" as "Art".


Hasbro reps may see past that ruse.


The heck you say!

-ZacWilliam, clearly that would call for piercing insight beyond human kind.



Oh, I am sure they would and will. However I also have just enough faith in the average jackhole to think he is clever enough to skirt the rules and get away with it, claiming "but the rules say..."
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:13 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 5 2012, 09:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's pretty sweet.


Yes it is! Nice to be wrong, sometimes. icon-hotrod.gif

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 5 2012, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-ZacWilliam, no one involved wants to make the Con less fun for the fans, and it's nice to see that taken in to consideration in a "comon sense" sort of manner.


Or less profitable for the people renting tables, and no doubt that crossed a few minds, as well. icon-fire.gif




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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

We are now only banning art some fans find objectionable, so, there will be no Walky art at BotCon...
















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