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@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)


@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)


@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

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#1 Dake


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:24 PM

What on this board could possibly be triggering ads for "Cougerlife" (other than my now referencing it). Most times the ads seem relatively straight forward like the ones for actual, electrical transformers or the education ones even... But is there a forum I don't know about where we all talk about hooking up with older women? icon-fire.gif

I do try to do my part and click a banner from time to time but I can just imagine THAT conversation with the missus.

Or worse still, am I the only one seeing these ads? O.o

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

I get credit cards, Fisher-price infant stuff, and Transformer/3rd party sellers. No cougar stuff here.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:27 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 24 2012, 11:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What on this board could possibly be triggering ads for "Cougerlife" (other than my now referencing it).

I think there's a thread in Politics and Religion about how a school had to stop calling its team the Cougars because it was considered disrespectful to horny women over 50.

That might be it.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:28 PM

I get Cougartown AbbeyLife about 99% of the time...
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:28 PM

I've been seeing the cougar life ads days before that thread popped up.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:33 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Jan 24 2012, 11:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 24 2012, 11:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What on this board could possibly be triggering ads for "Cougerlife" (other than my now referencing it).

I think there's a thread in Politics and Religion about how a school had to stop calling its team the Cougars because it was considered disrespectful to horny women over 50.

That might be it.

They were around long before that thread.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:34 PM

Seriously, guys...it's not my fault.

I stopped dating completely.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:42 PM

I've been getting the cougar ones on my phone for months.

recently on youtube I have been getting an Australian Muslim dating site quite a bit o-o

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:27 AM

This is a forum where grown men discuss children's toys, video games, comic books, and cartoons... it doesn't exactly take an advanced algorithm to target that kind of advertising.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:34 AM

I don't really like them personally. I think the new car and blockbuster movie ads are the best.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:38 AM

I'm just glad I don't see the rpg ones that show off a hot girl to get you to play their game on here. its on every other damn site.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:39 AM

All I ever seem to see are "DATE ASIAN GIRLS" and the likes.

Because apparently, happiness with a significant other is determined by ethnicity.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:12 AM

What we need is a dating site that specializes in Asian Cougars. With Hand Lasers.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:14 AM

Sounds like a Power Ranger show or Super Senti(forgive the misspelling)show to me

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:10 AM

I am seeing Neiman Marcus and Nissan NV ads lately. Both are things I have googled in the past two weeks.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

I was laughing about it the other day. I had a CougerLife ad for a couple of threads, then switched to a new thread and got an ad for Chuck-E-Cheese. Google has decided that a site full of toy-loving manchildren would like nothing more than to take their older-woman dates out for some pizza and skiball.

Though, to be honest, my wife (who is actually a bit younger than me) have been on many Chuck-E-Cheese dates, so maybe Google does know me pretty well.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:17 AM

There's only one way to find out - might as well click on the ads sometimes to see what their deal is. icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

No offense to Kal, but I don't see the Google ads thanks to Adblock. I did donate a little in the last server drive so hopefully that offsets my bad karma.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:25 AM

He-Man.org has them too.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

I've seen the Cougar-Life ads for weeks now, and for months I've seen "Oh My! So many dresses!", which is the one that cracks me up the most.

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