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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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#321 Sprocket

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:30 AM

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I just want to vouch for Sprocket as a really reliable guy. If anyone really wants one you should totally take him up on the offer.

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I want to personally thank Sprocket for pre-ordering Over-Run on my behalf tonight, and allowing me to pay him this weekend. Thank you!

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Judging by reactions elsewhere, maybe I should have offered on other sites too: I'm surprised how many people are dependent on PayPal for all their online transactions.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

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If they run out, can they produce more? I think that's reasonable, unless the limited production run was marketed as a selling point. I was planning on picking up one of these dudes at Botcon..

It's less about the limited run being a selling point, and more about the difficulty of getting the factories to do it. Punch/Counterpunch demonstrates that it may well be possible, but I wouldn't want to make any bets on it happening.


Why would the factories be unwilling to do another run? Assuming Hasbro doesn't have any issue. I don't know the logistics so I don't know what all would be involved in doing another production run. I suppose the production is scheduled with projects back to back to prevent down time. So to do another production run may have to delay all the other projects scheduled behind it. But then they did get another small run of P/CP, so then I'm not sure.


It is not easy to get the factories to do small runs of toys. Why? Because they are small runs of toys, when they could be doing much larger runs of toys that get them more money. I imagine that's why the Club toys this year were produced much closer to when the BotCon toys were. It's much easier for FP to finagle the factory into doing a block of toys all at once rather than one small run and then later another small run.


I'm starting to see why that would be an issue. Initially, my thinking was that they would just make sure they projects lined up back to back to prevent down time. But your post makes me realize how much time it must take to shut everything down, take off and put away the plates in use, find and install the plates to make the parts trees, and then restart all of the machines and get the workers back into the assembling groove. That could take literally all day to tear down and set up. Assuming there's not more to it and they can do all the set up in a day, that's still a full day they aren't producing something.

But then at the same time, are they paid per piece or per production run? I suppose it would come out the same either way.

Edited by Magick, 03 February 2012 - 12:34 AM.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:49 AM

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand they're all gone.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:23 AM

I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.
 
 
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#325 Jeremy

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 3 2012, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.


Yep, it's the same pretty much every single time they do anything. It makes me want to choke people just as an unrelated witness, so I'd hate to actually be on the direct receiving end of hearing the complaints about the timing of everything due to people's individual financial situations.

If the toys are just now sold out, even factoring in the credit processing issues that seems like a pretty reasonable amount of time for everyone to get one.
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#326 Otaku

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Heh, the complaints about not having money until pay day remind me why I am taking Dave Ramsey course on not being an idiot with my finances. I swear, this year Christmas will not sneak up on me!

I am also somewhat disturbed that I originally wrote "PayDay". PayPal apparently has a bigger hold on me than I thought. >.>

Edited by Otaku, 03 February 2012 - 04:06 PM.

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#327 Nanite

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

I didn't renew my membership this year, but I want to congratulate the club on the sale! That's pretty cool.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

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QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 3 2012, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.


Yep, it's the same pretty much every single time they do anything. It makes me want to choke people just as an unrelated witness, so I'd hate to actually be on the direct receiving end of hearing the complaints about the timing of everything due to people's individual financial situations.

If the toys are just now sold out, even factoring in the credit processing issues that seems like a pretty reasonable amount of time for everyone to get one.

Honestly, the credit processing snafu is the best thing they've ever had regarding this stuff, since it gave two days direct heads-up. I'd like to see that again next year, like put up the listings, but don't allow orders until a certain date and time a day or two later. Prices in advance at least would help.
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#329 Year Zero

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Feb 3 2012, 11:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep seeing complaints about the Club needing to wait until payday (which isn't the same for everyone anyway) and I feel the need to point out something: we've known the preorder was coming around this time for a couple of months now - it even got pushed back due to Botcon registration giving a little more time. If one couldn't afford to set aside five bucks a week or whatever since it was announced, how could one suddenly afford to drop 50 to 120 bucks in one fell swoop? It's not like they said on Monday hey everyone, here's this year's toy and you'll have to buy it tomorrow or you'll never get it.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

Nope, not aimed at any one in particular just an observation both here and on other boards.
 
 
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#331 Year Zero

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

Just making sure. In my case I lamented the timing, but didn't complain about what day the club decided to do it, because that's their choice and we have no control over it, and complaining about that doesn't accomplish anything. Setting aside a few bucks here and there is great so long as another expense doesn't suddenly drop out of the sky and wipe it out. In my case, what I was setting aside for a club exclusive ended up going toward a scramble to acquire FE Voyager Prime after the news broke that BBTS would not be filling their pre-orders.

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#332 Skids

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:05 PM

In regard to the club sale for the exclusives this year.

One I'm glad they were able to eb successful with the selling of the items this year. As this shows a good sign that they know what their doing with exclusive characters and hopeful we get to see better exclusives down the line and more stuff from the club.

On the other hand I'm am very upset with how the handle the exclusives release this year. As someone who had and still has the money ready to purchase both figures at a drop of dime from them. The fiasco with the club changing how they recieve payments. Truely messed me up. Since when I found out later on the first day of the toys being avaible to purchase. They had also stop put a stop on the orders and was holding off purchases as they were changing processing companies. Which prevented me from placing my order and two showed the club in a non profession light. That if they were expected to change processing companies or realize of a high risk that their current system couldn't handle it espically on their biggest sale of the year for them. That this should have been done before they did the sale to the general public. Which leaves them in bad llight from my perspective.

Then their was their update e-mail "Transformers Club Exclusives update - PLEASE READ!" This actually threw me off because of how they did the fonts and color words. Normally its always same font same text color Yes I'm at fault for now fulling reading every word espically with the please red. But the e-mail when I saw it. My eyes immediate jump to the big font red words skipping the top lines and reading that part. It made the e-mail sound like for those who were the 20% got their order in. With the new system coming up. Please check your order if you miss putting information in. It won't go throught. Plus with the club e-mails they normal send out an e-mail for each little specific thing. I was honetsly expecting an e-mail from them in the title. The club exclusives are pack in the store.


So just having to go through really hurts my confidence with the club. Even thou I know some peoeple would say this all my fault because I cuss word mess up on reading the e-mail. But I previous have seen club with a negative view point because of their convention handling process. Just having this happen really makes not want to go to their convention and hurts my desire to renew with the club even thou I want the renal figure. Well issaid my peace and hope Botcon Pete see this.
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