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@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:49 AM)

And I... Have my sarcasm.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 11:47 AM)

Search history has changed! Spam forums triumph! And you....you no longer post relevant content!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:46 AM)

Mayhem hazzzz planzzzz.

@  Nutjob R/T : (28 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

Subforums don't die. They wait. And plan.

@  Benbot : (28 April 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Are there any plans to delete or move dead subforums?

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

instead of blackjack, we have dice rolls in the RP and there was an actual card game in another thread.

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

They could start their own Beast Mayhem with Blackjack and Hookers.

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:16 AM)

There's plenty of talented artists in Beast Mayhem! ....though we tend to draw things that can't be posted anyway. :doh

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:15 AM)

I really enjoy the creative sub forums of TFW, though, like their kitbash and fan art forums. The creative forums have lots of talented, friendly people and is an active, supportive community.

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:13 AM)

Gotta agree with Evac... TFW has a lot of cool, talented people, but they're overwhelmingly outnumbered by unbearable neckbeards

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:20 PM)

I do enjoy the TFW podcast. and that subforum's usually very civil. It's the best place to actually talk about TFers there :D also the Radicons forum is ok if you just like looking at kitbash pr0n

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 PM)

There's some cool people on the site, thankfully. It's just the morons tend to outnumber them... Which is generally the rule on most forums thanks to the GIFT.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:17 PM)

In all honesty, the better parts of the site are the non-TF parts.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

yeah, and their love of 3p is just...i don't get it.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

TFW can be... literal with the rules sometimes. Like, a discussion about favorite human characters gets LOCKED if you mention Agent Fowler because "all Prime discussion belongs in the RiD forums".

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Also, as far as TFW's No Politics goes...it's nice in theory but then you end up with the current IDW stories that lean HEAVILY into politics and religion. I've had more than a few lengthy posts exploring the parallels between the IDW Decepticon movement and various real world socialist movements deleted because it was technically "politics." So hug 'em. I really only visit there these days to poke around the podcast subforum.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:45 PM)

My person canon is that the Quintessons created Cybertron as a factory to make the TFers as mechs, but they became self aware and they revolted. then Cybertronian society began to develop and the events of the revolt became mythologised as the stories of the Knights of Cyberton, the Thirteen, etc...real events that became the basis for religion, essentially.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

.... Wait I think those are actually ninjas

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Fact: Transformers are mammals. Fact: The purpose of a Transformer is to flip out and kill people

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Transformers are alien space robots from space.]

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

Transformers believe they were created by <X>, others believe they were created by <Y> and/or <Z>. There are lots of theories, disagreements but ultimately nobody knows for sure.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Squid robits build machines. Machines decide they had enough of that and kicked the squid robits off the planet. Everything's pretty chill for a while until machines get mad for dumb reasons and break the planet. THE END

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 04:22 PM)

Primus created Cybertron and The Thirteen. Then later, the Quintessons come to the planet they call Seibertron and use Primus' power; the plasma energy chamber to forge military robots Destrons and consumer robots Cybertrons. The Cybertrons and Destrons rise up and drive the Quintessons away but are unable to live in peace with each other. And so the Cybertron population become the Autobot army and the Destrons become Decepticons, with the Autobots renaming their planet Cybertron. Far far later still, bacteria that was present on the asteroid Primus imprisoned himself within has evolved into organic life within Cybertron...

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:35 PM)

But aside from the ending Trent and Siph made for them at FunPub, the 3H Wreckers comics kinda sucked.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

That's what the 3H Wreckers comics kind of did, actually.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 April 2017 - 03:30 PM)

So, what? The maker of the makers kinda thing?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My fanon is both the Quintesson and Primus origins. They're compatible.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I prefer the profile book/movie interpretation of the Quintessons, a race whose entire purpose is to capture and execute those who escape Unicron.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 02:03 PM)

I like the Quintesson origin partly because it's a twist on the robot revolution cliche, partly because of the irony of a people uniting against their own creators just to fall into endless civil war, and mostly because i just really like the Quintessons themselves.

@  Diecast : (27 April 2017 - 12:03 PM)

I preferred the Primus origin until it became the more common origin, fiction wise.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

Since the analogy to humans isn't perfect, it could also be interpreted as closer to "maternity ward."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I think the most unfortunately named Transformer in their society would probably be Hot Spot, which is like having a human named "Placenta."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Confusing, I bet.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

I wonder what everyday Transformer society is like where half the population are named after common objects and stuff...

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2017 - 10:53 AM)

I bet Gears hates this.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 AM)

Naturally occuring gears! (hey, if bugs can do it...)

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:00 AM)

They're both better than the Primus origin.

@  unluckiness : (27 April 2017 - 09:56 AM)

The Allspark sucks. I much prefer the quintessons origin.

@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".


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#1 Nanite

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

Found my first Botshots today, and I'm enamored. The thought that there are at least 44 of these little buggers planned makes me happy.

I doubt I'll go completest, but I would at least like to try and get all the clear versions, since clear chase figures are like catnip for me.

Of course, that means sentinel was only one I haven't found yet.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

Dammit people share my enthusiasm! SHARE IT!

I figured out the trick to getting optimus back in vehicle mode: His head is slightly articulated, and needs to be pushed back to catch the clasp on the hood.

These are also some of the few transformers I can transform with one hand.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:47 PM

They're pretty cool. I bought Cyberverse Ratchet today (to turn into a CHUGUR Fixit) but it was really a struggle not to buy some Bot Shots.

The two I bought for my nephew for his birthday looked like a lot of little fun. If I had unlimited TF funds I would buy them all. As is they're probably gonna be something I just get a few of. A three pack to play with with my son might be cool

I LOVE the breadth of characters we're getting. Doing things like Jetfire/Skyfire and Acidstorm, THAT'S the sort of vision what will win me over to buying me some.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:08 AM

$5 seems like too much for them, but I might get some if I can use the current $3 coupon (which some have reported works).
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:13 AM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Feb 22 2012, 07:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$5 seems like too much for them, but I might get some if I can use the current $3 coupon (which some have reported works).


$3.99 at Target and Walmart. That's not too bad.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

Yeah I bought the first wave at $5 each which is too expensive. I like them a lot but I picture them taking up a lot of room. I don't know if I'll buy them all but I will definitely be getting Jetfire, Thundercracker, and the Acid Storm 3 pack. Having them at $4 makes it a little easier to swallow.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:33 AM

Hmm, they don't seem to be in my DPCI list... anyone know the Target DPCI for them? If I could get them for 3.99 minus $3 coupon, I am there!
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Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:35 PM

The price does feel high, but they're more complicated then a legends toy, I think.

The three packs should be under $10 at retail, so that's a better price ratio:

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

Hasbro seems serious about shortpacking the clear variants!

Anyone seen the pre-production blue starburst show up in person?
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:37 PM

I have to admit I have a concern that I will start collecting them and then the line will be cancelled, leaving me disappointed - like with Robot Heroes. I should get around to selling those, but I think there's little market for them.
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Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:43 PM

Apparently the Bot Shots DPCI at Target is 087-06-0498
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:19 PM

I think this is the weekend Target will do it;s TF reset, hopefully. Bot shot Extra Value! 3-packs appeared at Toys R Us today, for $15 each... I passed.

3-pack Bumblebee is a different shade of yellow from the single-carded version, I don't know if his or Sentinel's stats are different.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:21 PM

I think Botshot chases are the shortest-packed figures I've seen since classic: one per case of twelve. Usually shortpacks are one-per case of eight.

I just wish they would start turning up at Target and Walmart!

Edited by Nanite, 28 February 2012 - 09:23 PM.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:16 AM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Feb 24 2012, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think this is the weekend Target will do it;s TF reset, hopefully. Bot shot Extra Value! 3-packs appeared at Toys R Us today, for $15 each... I passed.

3-pack Bumblebee is a different shade of yellow from the single-carded version, I don't know if his or Sentinel's stats are different.


I'm kinda just surprised how cheap the 3-packs are. Considering the freight/packaging savings, I kinda wish they'd just dump the singles and do 3-packs.

I compared single vs. set Bee and Sentinel, and the numbers are indeed different. (3-pack Bumblebee has a fisting of 765 while single has 110, for example.) Optimus Prime's launcher number is different from single. I haven't checked Megatrons yet.

I'd also like to note Bumblebee has different wheels (grey), different windows (black), and a surprise bonus paint application-- 3-pack Bee has some silver on his grill.

Painted Sentinel Prime looks GREAT. He'll make an awesome Ultra Magnus if the time ever comes, and I'm not burned out on the same molds being repainted by then.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:45 AM

I bought one of these things today.

I don't like them.

Perhaps a few days of playing with it on my desk will change my mind, but I will probably be more enamored with the feeling I have of not needing to buy any more.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:42 AM

I've seen these at a couple stores, picked em up, looked em over and asked, "Are three of these actually worth the same to me as a deluxe? Even a crappy PRID one?"

THe answer was no.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:50 AM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 29 2012, 04:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've seen these at a couple stores, picked em up, looked em over and asked, "Are three of these actually worth the same to me as a deluxe? Even a crappy PRID one?"

THe answer was no.



This is the same problem I had with the Robot Heroes. I thought they were cute as heck and I can't tell you how many times I picked them up and considered buying a set. But it always came down to "I could get these, or, for the same price I could get an actual main-line Transformer toy that actually transforms." The Robot Heroes pretty much always went back.


-ZacWilliam, though I like the gimick and they do tf, these will probably be the same for me. Only a beloved character would likely break through that barrier. I'm seriously considering the Jet/Skyfire. We'll see when he actually shows up...

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:48 PM


The game is Online at last. Interesting. Cybertropolis is the once capital of Bot Shot Cybertron and gang leader Acid Storm is the first boss.


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

i'll probably end up nabbing just a couple of these

i like the auto-transform and the cuteness and collectibility of them but at 3.99 a pop [for such tiny toys] im gonna be pretty selective


Optimus and Lockdown are for sure buys for me. beyond them, i havent really made up my mind yet

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:03 PM


Theres a very cool Image of Cybertron to choose your arena.
Locations you will be able to play at when the game launches in full in MAY:

Six Lasers Over Cybertron (SERIOUSLY! huge smile here!)
Crystal City (A floating City here)
Sonic Canyons
Space Bridge
Sea of Rust
Hydrax Plateu
Kaon
Chamber of Battle

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