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@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

When an app asks me to give a review or a rating, I decline, but I always look at other people's reviews before I get an app.

@  Sockie : (17 February 2017 - 10:07 PM)

TF vs G.I. Joe counts more than anything else.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM)

Does that even count?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM)

OH, that one.

@  Pennpenn : (17 February 2017 - 08:39 PM)

The most recent one, I think? I don't think Fort Max or Trypticon even appear in the earlier ones.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:37 PM)

Which one was that?

@  unitremover : (17 February 2017 - 07:16 PM)

They did in the Scioli TF vs GI Joe

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2017 - 05:37 PM)

Have Fortress Maximus and Trypticon ever fought each other before Titans Return?


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Differences between United Windcharger, Warpath, & Thunderwing


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#41 TC Interbot

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 6 2012, 07:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 5 2012, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Randy, the figures are identical 100%. Your purchases were in vain. Now go cry in the corner!


Wow, talk about bad QC on that Windcharger.

Yeah the little scar on his face. I had to fix that later.

Another picture I found on the Internet where you can see the difference in the light gray and painted gray. icon-arcee.gif


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Yeah, I can see the differences in shades, though it's possible that's only because you pointed them out... isn't the general response of this thread such a nice payback for being exceedingly pleasant to people? icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

I see... minor differences in the plastic, but I'm 99% certain it's just batch variation, given how incredibly similar they are.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE(TC Interbot @ Feb 7 2012, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I can see the differences in shades, though it's possible that's only because you pointed them out... isn't the general response of this thread such a nice payback for being exceedingly pleasant to people? icon-hotrod.gif

Also for being pleasant in the discussion itself.

But I still don't think there's any meaningful difference in these plastics, now that I can compare mine firsthand.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

I'm pleasant?

If so I always thought I came off as a raving lunatic. icon-fire.gif


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

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I'm pleasant?

If so I always thought I came off as a raving lunatic. icon-fire.gif


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

For some reason I read pleasant raving lunatic as peasant raving lunatic. Which seems befitting.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

Could a peasant afford buying two releases of a toy for such negligible differences?

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

That's a lot prettier white.

Not $40+ though.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

As much of a plastic color snob as I am at times, this isn't a figure where I look for a brighter white, like I would on a white car where it should be white. Any other changes on Thunderwing are totally lateral or even look a little worse. I like Hasbro's darker purple better I think, the pale purple stands out kind of weirdly on the Takara one.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

It's nice to have one Marvel Comic based and one G1 toy / IDW comic based.

I prefer the United one (big surprise) as the Generations one seems too green in comparison and I do like the light purple a bit more than the dark purple. I think if they made either with the purple of the original toy that would be more preferable.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:03 PM

Actually, the United one is more towards the scale of off white than Hasbro's. It seems more "yellow".

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

Yeah, Hasbro's = light gray, Takara's = cream/vanilla.




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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

To jump back a bit to the subject of Windcharger... Now that I have my United one in hand and can compare it to the RtS version I want to throw in my two cents. Sorry if I get into this... I'm sometimes something of a color theory freak.

Ok, so first off the red parts are clearly different. There's no debate on that is there?
They're a slightly different hue (with the United version being more of an apple red) and a difference in the plastic's composition. The RtS version had that semi-translucent swirly quality to it, with rivers of metallic mixed in it; whereas the United version is more opaque and has distinct, tiny sparkles embedded in it.
If both are held up towards a light (but not directly at it) the RtS version glows a bit more. (AND LOOKS VERY PRETTY TOO)

Now as for the grays... the light and dark gray plastics are VERY similar on both versions. However the colors on the United version are a little "cooler", color temperature-wise, than the RtS version. Maybe something like 10% cooler? Not a huge amount but literally side by side it's visible.
And the same thing with the paint too.

Although it's impossible for us to say for sure whether it can simply chalked up to a batch variation or if it was a legitimate design choice, but the fact that all three grays (dark, light, paint) have migrated to a cooler gray and by what appears to be the same amount would seem to me to suggest a choice by the United design team. (perhaps if only one had changed, or the changes appeared to be more random... or not all in the same "direction"...)

But whatever the case it's a nice looking figure and I'm glad I got it to replace my messed up RtS version (I minorly F'd up his head mistransforming him! DOH.)

And I paid less for the United version than I did the RtS one too! Ha ha... ::cries:: ( ; ~ ; )

Oh... and the only difference in color on Warpath is the red plastics, and the head being cast red. <- two more of my cents
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

Yeah there is no way the change in red wasn't intentional (or a mix up at the factory). You don't go from no sparkle plastic to sparkle plastic. The gray may be batch variation, but even then I am tending to doubt it.

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