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No idea.

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

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

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

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

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

Revengeance

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

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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?

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

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

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

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ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

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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.

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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.

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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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The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.

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Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Also, I highly doubt that. Judging by how some TR stuff hasn't been released yet (including Trypticon) and they're hyping up PotP for next year, what I'm assuming we'll see is Generations, Movieverse and RID/whatever the next cartoon is running alongside each other.

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I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED! IT'S OBVIOUS WHAT'S HAPPENED! I WANT TO KNOW HOW WE CAN MAKE IT UNHAPPEN!

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 11:45 AM)

you are reacting to movies toys overtaking our beloved generations line for the next 2 years. and yes it is

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WHAT AM I REACTING TO AND IS ANGER APPROPRIATE?!

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Krok? It's happening again...

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Don't forget Kup.

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Perceptor, Topspin, Krok, Quake

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Whats wave 4?

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Welpers, enjoy Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 if you got 'em. Starting next Monday, Generations is going on hiatus.

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wish i knew where my ebay package from china was. no update in 20 days. its due next saturday...

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It's nice to be popular. :D

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Max Reboot Band

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ReBoot reboot.

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Fantastic Max reboot.

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Mighty Max reboot.

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IT'S FUN TO BE AT THE Y-M-C-A!

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it's raining men.

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This news simply fills my heart with rainbows.

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Don't look at me, my weather machine only causes rainbows.

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It's literally just that one gay guy with a weather machine that causes hurricanes though.

@  unluckiness : (21 April 2017 - 09:33 AM)

Well if a butterfly's wingbeats can...

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I think it means gays cause hurricanes... what?

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yeah. think about it!

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" And He left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and He lodged there"?

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And you remember Matthew 21:17

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Sacrelicious...


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What If: G1 had Fems from day 1


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#1 Vestras

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

So while on a TFwiki binge, I cam across an sandbox on Gender in TF's that got some wheels in my head turning.

What if Hasbro had actually decided to make some of the original G1 figures female from the get go? Back in the 80's Boys lines had no females typically (Scarlet, Lady Jane, and Cheetara being the only ones I recall off the top of my head), so what if suddenly Hasbro had decided to shake that trend and G1 had more female characters in it as their competitor Gobots did (Crasher and Smallfoot being main cast members as well as many supporting fems).

Would molds with prominent... chests (Jazz, Prowl, Shockwave) have been good candidates, or would Tracks have been a fem all along perhaps. Would we have seen versions of Roadrage and Discharge in the casts perhaps?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

Ratchet would have been the girl.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:15 PM

Shockwave...as a female. Man. The Shipping man. The Shipping.

And then. ALL ARE DEAD.

#4 NightViper

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:15 PM

It would be my guess that female characters would still have been limited to the Minibots only. Just because it would be easier to "get away" with doing something like that as long as it's one of the cheapest toys in the line.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 15 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ratchet would have been the girl.



Yep.

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#6 lastmaximal

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

a PARTY girl.


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#7 Shadewing

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

So we went from Nurse Ratchet to Cool Hand Lube to Grumpy Doc?

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#8 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

He's got gender issues.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE(Kil @ Feb 15 2012, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 15 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ratchet would have been the girl.



Yep.


Wow. I had somehow missed this revelation. THAT would have been a pretty interesting character,

Sooo... And I don't know if I really wanna ask this... But has anyone tried to imagine/sketch how a Deryized female version of the a Ratchet toy would have looked?


-ZacWilliam, makes me wonder if there was ever a planed Con counterpart. Usually you got one girl on each side in the 80s...

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 15 February 2012 - 01:37 PM.

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#10 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:38 PM

She probably would have been a jet, regardless.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Feb 15 2012, 01:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She probably would have been a jet, regardless.


Starscream as female would have made an interesting dynamic...

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#12 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

I would have liked getting Glyph.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE(Kil @ Feb 15 2012, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 15 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ratchet would have been the girl.



Yep.

Crazy. I thought it was going to be a link to TFA Red Alert being female and then getting replaced with Ratchet, but this is even more revelatory.

#14 The Doctor Who

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

Ehh, given how G1 was, they would have probably spend most of their time being saved by the guys. Not to mention all the cringe-worthy jokes around 'those crazy women lol'.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

What about Micromasters some of thim could easly pass a female
Im really shocked that theres not a single female in the entire US G1 toy run
Even He-Man had at least 3

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Feb 15 2012, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would molds with prominent... chests (Jazz, Prowl, Shockwave) have been good candidates, or would Tracks have been a fem all along perhaps. Would we have seen versions of Roadrage and Discharge in the casts perhaps?

Thoughts, comments?


Why do people seem to think Tracks was gay? I never saw that. He sounds like Mr. Howell from Gilligan's Island, but that's it.

#17 tec

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

Wow its 1990s ATT all over again icon-fire.gif

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#18 Destron D-69

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:09 PM

its just 'a thing' the fans older than me came up with...

WAY WAY back when Generation 2 first became 'G2' and retroactively created the fanterm "G1"

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#19 Cybersnark

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

See, for me (no comics, ignoring the toy bios, going only by the cartoon), G1 always had femmes. G1 was over by the time I realized that Swoop (with the chest, narrow waist, long legs, ponytail, and high-pitched voice) and Wheelie (with the high-pitched voice, childbearing hips, and tomboyish "baseball cap") were supposed to be guys.

And no, it never seemed the least bit noteworthy to me that there was a girl among the Dinobots. I understood that girls are more than capable of Smashing Stuff when they want to (hell, one of my grade-school bullies was a girl, and she left as many bruises and bloody noses as the guys).

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

I wish people wouldn't use words like Fems and Femmes. Dunno why, but it makes me uncomfortable.

Also Soundwave would totally have been female.

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