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@  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)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  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)

Revengeance

@  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)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  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.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

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

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

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


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:05 AM

Because:
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Flobsters on Parade (March 3)
Chase, Blades and Boulder must battle a swarm of flying lobsters.

BeesLobsters. My God.

Also:
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The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock (March 10)
Huxley Prescott causes panic when he reports that aliens have invaded Griffin Rock.


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:48 AM

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:54 AM


I can't tell you how happy it makes me that the wiki will soon have a "Flobsters" page.

I expect a Sci-Fi Channel movie in short order.


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 16 2012, 07:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-ZacWilliam, really a bit disappointed Toy Fair didn't show any new Rescue Bot robot toys.


It's perhaps not all that exciting, but we did see a TV show accurate Cody Burns and a new Optimus Prime that come with the transforming rolling headquarters.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 16 2012, 07:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't tell you how happy it makes me that the wiki will soon have a "Flobsters" page.

Delicious.

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I expect a Sci-Fi Channel movie in short order.

I think you meany "Syfy".

And having spent a LOT of time watching Mega Piranha... I can see this way, way too easily.


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:27 AM

Stupidest question I've asked myself recently: "Is that Syfy Original Movie DVD worth ten bucks?" (It was Metal Shifters, FWIW.) icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

Me thinks the alien invasion will turn out to be fake.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

But...Aliens have already invaded the town. How can it be fake?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:49 PM

Yeah, the alien invasion one will be tricky to pull off without turning someone into a "strawman skeptic", the guy who's made to look like an idiot because he refuses to accept that X is real when X is standing right behind him.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:40 PM

I hope somewhere they put in a character resembling Orson Welles. I mean, they already have Maurice LaMarche...

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:23 PM

There better be a Gimlet reference in "Flobsters on Parade" !

With lobster-shaped maracas. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 16 2012, 07:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But...Aliens have already invaded the town. How can it be fake?

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You know that cliche when bad guys stage a fake alien invasion for sake of pulling out some scam. Or simply put, a Scooby Doo style scam.

Edited by D.M, 16 February 2012 - 08:22 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:18 PM

TV Guide has an alternate description for Flobsters on Parade: http://www.tvguide.c...season-1/337860
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Flying lobsters invade a summer festival, and an angry Heatwave refuses to help fight them.

Man, what's got Heatwave riled? Given a choice between fighting flying lobsters and fighting Unicron, give me the flying lobsters any day.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE(abates @ Feb 18 2012, 07:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TV Guide has an alternate description for Flobsters on Parade: http://www.tvguide.c...season-1/337860
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Flying lobsters invade a summer festival, and an angry Heatwave refuses to help fight them.

Man, what's got Heatwave riled? Given a choice between fighting flying lobsters and fighting Unicron, give me the flying lobsters any day.

Clearly you've never had to deal with Flobsters.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:52 PM

March 17 is "Cody on Patrol". No description yet though:
http://tv.msn.com/tv...cody-on-patrol/

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

There does not appear to be a new episode on the weekend after Cody on Patrol. They're repeating Family of Heroes in the usual spot.

Cody on Patrol description: Cody accidentally unleashes a swarm of futuristic nanites while he's trying to super-charge his go-kart to help in the team's rescue missions.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

So it turns out the next episode is nearly a month away:
http://tv.msn.com/tv...ots-and-a-baby/
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Four Bots and a Baby - The Bots are enlisted to watch after Doc Greene's Robo-Baby.





Robo-Baby.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:15 PM

Strange that I just saw an ad saying the it's all new next Saturday.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE(abates @ Mar 10 2012, 08:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cody on Patrol description: Cody accidentally unleashes a swarm of futuristic nanites while he's trying to super-charge his go-kart to help in the team's rescue missions.

Cody on Patrol description: Cody is Sari.

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Mar 17 2012, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cody is Sari.

As well he should be.
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