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@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

It wasn't just blander and more polite bacon like I was expecting


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#81 tec

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:40 AM

Look Im a huge G1 fan. But standing on your knees and flaping your arms like a chicken is not a good TF and thats basicly what a Throttlebot is.
Duocons are better..Mini Spies are better..heck most McDs Happy Meal toys are better then that

In that respect no Goldbug is not better then Legends BB

Edited by tec, 29 February 2012 - 05:40 AM.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:22 AM

Hot Rod/Classics Rodimus

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:09 AM

I call bull on that. He beats the hell out of Energon Rodimus and was pretty faithful to the original.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:27 AM

I can sort of see why Classics Rodimus goes here. G1 Hot Rod actually had bicep rotation. Yeah, I guess Classics Rodimus has leg articulation, but that's a bit hindered by his backpack.

The Classics Rodimus design is more "Energon Rodimus as a car" than "updated G1 Hot Rod". The head design is based more on Energon Rodimus instead of G1 toy or cartoon Hot Rod (notice that the "helmet" thing covers the sides of his chin in a manner similar to EnergonRodimus), and I think the red might be closer to Energon Rodimus as well.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:09 AM

QUOTE(Item42 @ Mar 5 2012, 04:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I guess Classics Rodimus has leg articulation, but that's a bit hindered by his backpack.

Only if you're transforming him wrong. Slide his waist section forward and he's clear.

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The Classics Rodimus design is more "Energon Rodimus as a car" than "updated G1 Hot Rod". The head design is based more on Energon Rodimus instead of G1 toy or cartoon Hot Rod (notice that the "helmet" thing covers the sides of his chin in a manner similar to EnergonRodimus), and I think the red might be closer to Energon Rodimus as well.

He definitely takes his color scheme off of Energon Rodimus, likely just because that was the most recent version on the shelves, but the head design is pretty purely based on the G1 toy... like the Energon one was, just different takes on the same source material. The body's all G1.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

Beast Wars Megatron had a pretty sweet run until Beast Machines with the silly mega figure and Beast Changer then things turned around for him in RiD with the awesome Megabolt figure, but he didn't really have a large toy, did he?

Devastator started the whole combiner thing - but the KB Exclusive Micromaster devastator doesn't really have the same effect. I mean, yeah it's still larger than the components and maybe having the same overall mass as a deluxe.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 5 2012, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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The Classics Rodimus design is more "Energon Rodimus as a car" than "updated G1 Hot Rod". The head design is based more on Energon Rodimus instead of G1 toy or cartoon Hot Rod (notice that the "helmet" thing covers the sides of his chin in a manner similar to EnergonRodimus), and I think the red might be closer to Energon Rodimus as well.

He definitely takes his color scheme off of Energon Rodimus, likely just because that was the most recent version on the shelves, but the head design is pretty purely based on the G1 toy... like the Energon one was, just different takes on the same source material. The body's all G1.

Um, look at the helmet. There are those helmet protrusions left and right of his chin. The G1 toy had a collar instead of those on each side of his chin. Hot Rod didn't have have blocky helmet pieces on both sides of his chin in the cartoon either. Also, that expression. He's either frowning or angry. Just doesn't feel very G1 Hot Rod. And there's how Classics Hot Rod has one too few exhaust pipes on each arm. The am exhausts are just not very prominent details anymore.

There's also how his gun is too long for him to hold with his forearm raised all the way. Perhaps not all too big an issue, but not a good thing.

Edited by Item42, 05 March 2012 - 09:26 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

Yeah, I am NOT a fan of Classics Rodimus, and I really hope he gets a better mold.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:43 AM

I like Classics Rodimus, but I'm still hoping for a better update sometime in the future.

Well, maybe not "better"; I think that Classics Rodimus works extremely well as an upgrade into the aesthetics at the time of his release. He's not trying to be 1986 Hot Rod, he's trying to be a 2006 Hot Rod.

But, that does leave me wanting a 1986 Hot Rod.

Edited by NightViper, 05 March 2012 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:45 AM

He leaves me wanting a Hot Rod who isn't so shrimpy, frowny, and lacking things like bicep-swivels.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:06 AM

Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

Wow.

PCC Huffer is nice, but not as an upgrade for the original. It looked great as the Decepticon repaint.



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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:33 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Mar 5 2012, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Classics Rodimus, but I'm still hoping for a better update sometime in the future.

Well, maybe not "better"; I think that Classics Rodimus works extremely well as an upgrade into the aesthetics at the time of his release. He's not trying to be 1986 Hot Rod, he's trying to be a 2006 Hot Rod.

But, that does leave me wanting a 1986 Hot Rod.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Mar 5 2012, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

Wow.


Classics Rodimus' arms suck regardless of their inability to swivel below the shoulder. I mean, the rest of him is fine enough, but those wimpy arms and tiny hands leave me cold. His forearm-mounted blasters should have been much more prominent too, as that was a pretty defining aspect of his look, that and the gigantic yelllow (not orange!!!) spoiler to separate him from just being Sideswipe with a flame deco. I kinda feel they went too far in the other direction with the size of his head too, but that's just nitpicking.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 5 2012, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Item42 @ Mar 5 2012, 04:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I guess Classics Rodimus has leg articulation, but that's a bit hindered by his backpack.

Only if you're transforming him wrong. Slide his waist section forward and he's clear.

Huh, that actually works. Thanks.

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Mar 5 2012, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

Wow.

I don't hate him, he's just not that good. The fact that the mold has a properly detailed vehicle interior is really nice. Which raises the question of why Battle in Space Rodimus replaced all the translucent plastic with opaque plastic.




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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE(Item42 @ Mar 5 2012, 06:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The am exhausts are just not very prominent details anymore.

What disturbs me was that one concept art that was circulating prior to his release that had even LESS prominent exhausts.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Mar 5 2012, 09:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I am NOT a fan of Classics Rodimus, and I really hope he gets a better mold.

Oh, don't get me wrong. I don't think he's awesome. I just think he's a leap better than G1 Hot Rod, which is kind of the point of this conversation I thought. I wouldn't mind a new deluxe one bit.

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Mar 5 2012, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

And those bicep swivels are only there because of the transformation in the first place.

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QUOTE(Item42 @ Mar 5 2012, 06:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The am exhausts are just not very prominent details anymore.

What disturbs me was that one concept art that was circulating prior to his release that had even LESS prominent exhausts.

Yeahhh... Don Figueroa's concept of Classics Hot Rod downplays a lot of things I'd rather not see downplayed, so I'm glad we got what we got instead. Plus it isn't be saddled with big horizontal shoulder plates and a circa-06 Don face.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

I always thought TM2 Megatron was a disappointing follow-up to TM Megatron.

I realize that may make me sound insane in some circles.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:34 PM

Sounds totally reasonable to me. Flappy wings don't excuse floppy neck.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Mar 5 2012, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

Wow.

You leave out two of my other complaints and pick out one item in order to paint my complaint as invalid.

Wow.

If you MUST know...

1) He's too short for my tastes.
2) That scowl is not very Hot-Roddish, and makes him look grouchy.
3) His head is tiny.
4) No bicep swivels and subpar arm articulation overall.
5) Hip-flaps interfere with leg articulation.

Is he better articulation-wise when compared to the original? Of course he is. That's not even in question here. He is, however IMHO inferior in that regard to other toys he was released alongside. Because of my issues with him I'd like to see another update, just like people who hate the Universe Prowl/Silverstreak/Smokescreen would like to see a new version of that mold as well.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Mar 5 2012, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always thought TM2 Megatron was a disappointing follow-up to TM Megatron.

I realize that may make me sound insane in some circles.

In general or the toy?