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@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Seems like all the combiners have an issue like that, the legs can never be completely straight in combined mode, the finished big bot is always looming eerily or hip-thrusting.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 11:39 AM)

I doubt having an integrated trailer would have swayed me into buying CW Motormaster. But what definitely put me off were Internet reports of awful hip ratcheting.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

I might also mention that ~not~ being a big truck has worked for the Internet pretty well.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

I moaned about Motormaster because his combiner mode was awful

@  Rycochet : (24 April 2017 - 11:31 AM)

People moaned about the choices made during Combiner wars.that meant characters like Motormaster/Menasor weren't G1G1G1.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:23 AM)

He could always be a very small red truck.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 10:59 AM)

But how will you know it's Optimus Prime if he's not a big red truck?

@  Broadside : (24 April 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Personally, I'm not a fan of the extreme-accuracy trend. The character choices are kind of sure-fine-whatever, but outside of stuff like Alpha Trion that's a huge divergence from the source material, there doesn't feel like there's much imagination in the designs any more.

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  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)

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)

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Can Aerialbots Fly in Robot Mode?


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#1 Axaday

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

Can Aerialbots Fly in Robot Mode? How about Superion?

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:03 PM

According to fiction, all jet formers can fly in bot mode. I never liked the idea of magically flying robots, but thr aerial bots kibble forms kind of jet pack.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:38 PM

yes plenty of G1 episodes show this... how is this a question?
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:43 PM

Which episodes did they fly in bot mode? I am sure Superion could but I don't recall the guys being able to.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:54 PM

PLENTY lol >_>

I don't remember them off hand, but a good place to look would be War dawn
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:54 PM

I'm pretty sure the Aerialbots couldn't fly in robot mode, or at least were never shown to, in the cartoon. Superion could, but not the individuals.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:57 PM

maybe I'm just misremembering 'graceful falling'
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:26 AM

They're giant robots and I'm a squishy human. If they want to fly in robot mode, I'm not going to stop them.

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#9 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:05 AM

I'm pretty sure I remember them doing so in some episodes as well...

Of course, come Season 3, it seemed like everyone could, except when they couldn't.

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#10 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:32 AM

Sometimes.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:51 AM

Remember that time Ironhide and Bluestreak flew?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:56 AM


Everybody take an Aerialbots episode from the wiki at random and watch. First person to find them flying in bot mode when not in outer space ( I'm looking at you season 3) wins a virtual cookie.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:04 AM

The Dreamwave MTMTE bios for all the Aerialbots except Fireflight mentions they can fly in robot mode, which is a rare ability among Autobots. So 4 of them can fly as robots in that continuity.

The Tech Spec, MTMTE and Transformers Universe entry for Superion says he can fly at 800 MPH. So that's pretty much all G1/G2 continuities.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

Some of the question probably stems from that time Silverbolt transformed to blast something in mid-air and then began falling without attempting to fly. I think he said "Goodbye cruel world!" But one could assume this was because he was so petrified of heights that he couldn't think straight.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:50 AM


Just watched Key to Vector Sigma.

Silverbolt definately CANNOT fly there. He falls, as said above, when he turns into robot mode and would have died if Slingshot hadn't swooped in in jet mode and caught him.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Feb 19 2012, 03:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Remember that time Ironhide and Bluestreak flew?

Remember that time when ALL the Autobots flew to that Oil Rig?

The rule wasn't that strong, ZacWilliam. It developed over time.

Anyway, I just recently re-watched the season 2 eps featuring the Aerialbots, and I don't recall them flying in their robot modes. That said, I wasn't looking for it, so I could have missed a one-off incident.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Feb 19 2012, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Feb 19 2012, 03:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Remember that time Ironhide and Bluestreak flew?

Remember that time when ALL the Autobots flew to that Oil Rig?

The rule wasn't that strong, ZacWilliam. It developed over time.


Yeah, MTMTE was really inconsistent as to whether or not the Autobots could fly.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:59 AM

I say the Autobots used tiny disposable jet packs.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:03 AM

I'd just like to add that in TFvs. GI Joe, the Marvel one, Superion has an aerial battle with Devastator.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:18 AM

Yeah they can't fly. The only Autobots that could fly in the G1 cartoon (consistantly) were the Dinobots (because the majority of their alt modes were so slow).

Not counting things like Sky Lynx which is obviously and exception.

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