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@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2018 - 06:19 AM)

First time I heard about those.

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2018 - 03:54 AM)

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hummer-bummer/

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2018 - 03:54 AM)

It's nontheless true:

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2018 - 03:51 AM)

That "toy Yoda" story is ages old.

@  Telly : (26 April 2018 - 12:05 AM)

the taxes on yoda would be much cheaper than a new car

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 April 2018 - 11:07 PM)

The end is near.

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2018 - 09:28 PM)

@Waspinator oh wow... :D

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2018 - 09:21 PM)

http://media.diywelder.com/images/offroad/072803-newtoyyoda.jpg

@  CORVUS : (25 April 2018 - 08:22 PM)

I wager so.

@  Miss Kayla Kaon : (25 April 2018 - 04:47 PM)

Weird not being able to see anons anymore..... or the staff forums...... this must be what all retired staffers feel like

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 April 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I agree the logo should be AToyoTA

@  EShadowP : (25 April 2018 - 10:02 AM)

The Toyota logo spells Toyota. That's hardly stupid.

@  Benbot : (25 April 2018 - 09:59 AM)

Toyota has a stupid logo. Who's with me?

@  Paladin : (24 April 2018 - 07:16 PM)

so Crosshairs is basically Marcus Fenix? same VA anyway...

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2018 - 06:28 PM)

Would be. Yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 April 2018 - 04:50 PM)

Million years of war... you'd be one too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2018 - 03:41 PM)

So in other words, they're psychopaths.

@  Sabrblade : (24 April 2018 - 02:01 PM)

And only Optimus was angry. Hound and Crosshairs were happy jerks. They loved killing because killing gave them pleasure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2018 - 11:54 AM)

It was AoE, they were all jerks.

@  Broadside : (24 April 2018 - 11:09 AM)

I like his design. I think I've entirely blotted his personality out of my memory.

@  Shrug : (24 April 2018 - 06:53 AM)

Thats part of why I like the AoE/TLK bot crew so much. They seem like the angry jerks that'd actually survive in an extended war.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 April 2018 - 01:01 AM)

I dislike him despite the trenchcoat. He's a jerk, and not the lovable kind. One note, and that note is douchebag.

@  Cybersnark : (23 April 2018 - 04:47 PM)

Honestly, I like him DESPITE the "trenchcoat." I prefer to keep it folded behind him like some Gundam-style flight-pack.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2018 - 11:04 AM)

People really love movieverse Crosshairs sheerly for the sake of his trenchcoat, don't they?

@  Plokatron : (22 April 2018 - 10:17 PM)

@RichardT1977 @TM2-Megatron I'm not normally one to pull the Ruined Forever card but I care less than zip about anything involving the 2017 Power Rangers movie! They screwed it up worse than Bay past DoTM and a Mastodon has four legs not six! While I'm on this mini rant anyone remember the scans of the Super Sentai Mecha book from a while back? Would it be against the rules to ask if anyone knows where to find the new updated book scanned? I really want the Concept Art for ideas.

@  D Immortalis : (22 April 2018 - 03:39 PM)

hot damn...the new From Ashes To New album isfraggin amazing

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 April 2018 - 08:52 PM)

Just a few more days until my Battletech key goes live on GOG...

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 April 2018 - 08:51 PM)

The first Transformers live action film really IS a lot better than what popular culture has made it out to be.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2018 - 08:27 PM)

I dunno if I'd go that far. I enjoyed the first Bayformers more than the MMPR Movie remake

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2018 - 08:22 PM)

For the record, it was better than the (live-action) Transformers movies.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 08:21 PM)

No, I wasn't at the krispy kreme when I beat them. Wait, what?

@  Paladin : (21 April 2018 - 08:13 PM)

go back to Krispy Kreme

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 07:08 PM)

I beat five teenagers with attitude before, I can do it again.

@  Pennpenn : (21 April 2018 - 07:02 PM)

Great, after ten thousand years Wonko is free again. Does this mean more Power Rangers are needed? Again?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 April 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Ah, the layer of ice that froze it shut finally melted?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 09:14 AM)

Oh my god! GUYS! It's actually warm enough I was able to open my window!

@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 11:14 PM)

Eh, I guess. He did fairly well on his own as an independent in his first appearance and such.

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 10:04 PM)

@Sabrblade Vulture tends to fare poorly as his own boss. Working for a great version of Doc Ock ain't a bad gig... and I did ask if about "bad" as opposed to "not the best". ;)

@  Plokatron : (20 April 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Egon1982 No my friend Mutator Spiders as in get caught in their web and you are mutated into a even more animalistic creature than you were. Hordika were Half Sentient beings half Wild animal and unlike Spiderman it affected each race slightly differnt with Toa being of a similar mutation to each other. My guess for Spiderman is he would become more spider like but with a inside skeletal structure hmm wonder what Visorak Venom would do to CNA make Dinobot Predacon like monsters or something wild?!

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 04:15 PM)

compared to the "youth-sucking" gimmick from the other series? BIG step up.

@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 03:57 PM)

@Otaku: What about that show's take on Vulture? He had potential at first but he eventually just settled into being a lackey rather than his own boss.

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:44 PM)

Did anyone else thought Thunder in Big Trouble in Little China when he was inflating looked like a garbage pail kid before he blew up into salad? I always thought that since seeing the movie in theaters at age 5. 

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Mutator spiders as in man-spider?

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Shocker was a pretty good villain in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. Wait, does that count since I can't think of a bad take on any character from that series? ;)

@  Arazyr : (20 April 2018 - 09:26 AM)

Ontario/Detroit area? Yeah. Supposedly, you could feel it from where I live, but I didn't notice. I never feel these things. 8(

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 07:08 AM)

so that WAS an earthquake last night...

@  Plokatron : (19 April 2018 - 09:43 PM)

Webhead Vs. Mutater Spiders. Hmmm I can see this ending badly with HordikaMan Hey maybe it'd make Venom catchable with spider sense.

@  Broadside : (19 April 2018 - 09:16 PM)

Can't wait for Spider-Man to fight the Visorak

@  RichardT1977 : (19 April 2018 - 05:32 PM)

Aw, man!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2018 - 04:47 PM)

SNIPER NO SNIPING


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#41 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Feb 25 2012, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cybertron Unicron. Hard to one-up a toy that is 90% homage to a fan favorite character with a toy that takes a lot more liberties and is a lot smaller.

I think that one was an intentional downgrade. I mean, it's smaller, and represents Unicron restored in a less imposing form after his body was destroyed.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE(Item42 @ Feb 26 2012, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Feb 25 2012, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cybertron Unicron. Hard to one-up a toy that is 90% homage to a fan favorite character with a toy that takes a lot more liberties and is a lot smaller.

I think that one was an intentional downgrade. I mean, it's smaller, and represents Unicron restored in a less imposing form after his body was destroyed.


On the plus side though, you can stand him on Cybertron if you have Primus. Then he's massive!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

Pretender Bumblebee was much better than the original with that ugly faceplate. He had toon face, a rifle and his arms didn't just move up.

Legends are terrible upgrades. If they had repainted their larger counterparts for the Classics like Starscream and Blades, then they would have been great but I just think, for the most part, they're too small and cheap. Noone can defend Legends Hound. Jazz might have worked for me as a Scout. I know most of you like them so we'll agree to differ.

Powermaster Prime is terrible. Oversized bug eyed head and stumpy arms. People complain about Energon Prime but he can reach past his 'belly'. If he looked like he does in the packaging on the back of the box, then I'd be impressed.

ROTF Nightbeat. Beautiful car mode, possibly my favourite repaint of all time but the Movie-style, alien head just doesn't suit my favourite Autobot detective.

Edited by windsweeper, 26 February 2012 - 12:26 PM.


#44 Mako Crab

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:33 PM

Transmetal Megatron to Dragon Megatron.

I think his TM body is the best look he ever had. Tan, black and purple color scheme. Cool robotic looking T-rex beast mode. The giant shoulder pads. The chest plate with the super evil looking Predacon emblem. The giant boots. The whole thing worked and he was just cool. Then he gets upgraded into a dragon and he. . .

* has that stupid yellow visor on his head
* tail coming off his head
* no shoulder pads
* cool chestplate is replaced by a. . . yellow orb in his gut? Makes him look like he's got a pot belly.
* Long dragon neck for an arm. Not as cool as the tail canon of his TM form.
* Red and yellow color scheme. Why even change his colors?? He's always been purple. At least when he loses the war, he'll have a job waiting for him at McDonald's. Red and yellow, y'know.

I was so disappointed when I first saw his dragon form on the show. Only 3 episodes to go, and they do that to him. Just sad.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE(windsweeper @ Feb 26 2012, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretender Bumblebee was much better than the original with that ugly faceplate. He had toon face, a rifle and his arms didn't just move up.


He had CLIFFJUMPER's toon face though.



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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(Mako Crab @ Feb 26 2012, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Transmetal Megatron to Dragon Megatron.

I think his TM body is the best look he ever had. Tan, black and purple color scheme. Cool robotic looking T-rex beast mode. The giant shoulder pads. The chest plate with the super evil looking Predacon emblem. The giant boots. The whole thing worked and he was just cool. Then he gets upgraded into a dragon and he. . .

* has that stupid yellow visor on his head
* tail coming off his head
* no shoulder pads
* cool chestplate is replaced by a. . . yellow orb in his gut? Makes him look like he's got a pot belly.
* Long dragon neck for an arm. Not as cool as the tail canon of his TM form.
* Red and yellow color scheme. Why even change his colors?? He's always been purple. At least when he loses the war, he'll have a job waiting for him at McDonald's. Red and yellow, y'know.

I was so disappointed when I first saw his dragon form on the show. Only 3 episodes to go, and they do that to him. Just sad.

Agreed, I don't like Dragon Megatron very much at all.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:51 PM

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He had CLIFFJUMPER's toon face though.

Well, yeah, because in the cartoon so did Bumblebee.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

QUOTE(Cat @ Feb 26 2012, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(windsweeper @ Feb 26 2012, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretender Bumblebee was much better than the original with that ugly faceplate. He had toon face, a rifle and his arms didn't just move up.


He had CLIFFJUMPER's toon face though.

Which, to me, still looked more like Bumblebee on the cartoon than the Minibot's head did.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

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QUOTE(Cat @ Feb 26 2012, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(windsweeper @ Feb 26 2012, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretender Bumblebee was much better than the original with that ugly faceplate. He had toon face, a rifle and his arms didn't just move up.


He had CLIFFJUMPER's toon face though.

Which, to me, still looked more like Bumblebee on the cartoon than the Minibot's head did.


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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

I'm going to throw my hat in here and say any version of Soundwave past the original, in any continuity. Even third party versions have blown it thus far, and while Takara's MP3 version is very nice, its inability to store the guns and lack of an attempt at tape interaction (unlike USB Blaster) kind of kills it. Let's not speak of Cybertron Soundwave (although Prime Soundwave feels an awful lot like a better take on that design).
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:56 PM

Oh yeah, and Optimal Optimus. It's crap. It's always been crap, even when everyone was raving over the damn thing when it came out. The colors are horrible. It looks bad in all four "modes", two of which are so tacked on it's painful. The original Ultra was a hell of a lot better.

Edited by Spark, 26 February 2012 - 02:56 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

Soundwave's original toy is just too good. Weapon storage, simple but really fun transformation, not too bad in terms of articulation.

But the real kicker is the interaction with the tapes. The tapes are SUCH fun toys -- and there's SOOOOO many of them, especially nowadays.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:05 PM

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He had CLIFFJUMPER's toon face though.

Well, yeah, because in the cartoon so did Bumblebee.

Pretender Bumblebee has Cliffjumper's entire HEAD, though. Cartoon Bumblebee doesn't have Cliffjumper's helmet.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

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Soundwave's original toy is just too good. Weapon storage, simple but really fun transformation, not too bad in terms of articulation.

But the real kicker is the interaction with the tapes. The tapes are SUCH fun toys -- and there's SOOOOO many of them, especially nowadays.

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There's an undoubtedly overpriced third party Masterpiece version coming with redesigned tapes, but even that one may not turn out great. And Hasbro nearly always seems to miss that having an army inside his chest was one of the most appealing things about Soundwave. Now it's usually just a one-off Laserbeak or nothing at all.








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#55 Mecheon

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

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ROTF Nightbeat. Beautiful car mode, possibly my favourite repaint of all time but the Movie-style, alien head just doesn't suit my favourite Autobot detective.


In Nightbeat's defence, he was actually originally supposed to be a homage to Botcon Packrat, not Nightbeat

It was changed last minute because they didn't think Packrat would be a good name so they decided to make him Nightbeat instead

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

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Pretender Bumblebee has Cliffjumper's entire HEAD, though. Cartoon Bumblebee doesn't have Cliffjumper's helmet.

Cartoon Bumblebee has Cliff's helmet a lot more than he has toy Bumblebee's helmet.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Feb 26 2012, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm going to throw my hat in here and say any version of Soundwave past the original, in any continuity. Even third party versions have blown it thus far, and while Takara's MP3 version is very nice, its inability to store the guns and lack of an attempt at tape interaction (unlike USB Blaster) kind of kills it. Let's not speak of Cybertron Soundwave (although Prime Soundwave feels an awful lot like a better take on that design).


Frenzy and Rumble head phones are also pretty bad.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:51 PM

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Oh yeah, and Optimal Optimus. It's crap. It's always been crap, even when everyone was raving over the damn thing when it came out. The colors are horrible. It looks bad in all four "modes", two of which are so tacked on it's painful. The original Ultra was a hell of a lot better.

I loved that toy--it's a lot of fun to go between the different modes and the toy is quite big. The modes didn't feel tacked-on to me. I've always thought of them as "futuristic". I like the Ultra too--they're just very different toys in what they are trying to accomplish.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:52 PM

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Universe 2.0 Prowl.

The Legends version kicks the crap out of it.

That's not right.

But, Universe Deluxe Prowl came out before RtS Legends Prowl. The newer one being better than the older one is the opposite of "upgrade failure".

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

See, I vastly prefer futuristic Transformers, but if you take the all the wings and wheels off, it can still go between robot and ape modes perfectly fine which screams "tacked on" to me. The only sticking point is the cockpit and huge electronic gun box which just kind of... hang out there in either vehicle mode.
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