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@  wonko the sane? : (22 September 2018 - 01:53 PM)

So apparently some models of air-conditioner are on trays inside the case, so they can be removed for easy access to the internals. I did not know that two hours ago: and have since cleaned three. It's been a learning kind of day.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 September 2018 - 09:15 AM)

There's probably been a Pokedex-themed 3DS cover.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 September 2018 - 04:34 PM)

I still got that Pikachu Edition Gameboy Color from back in the day. Yellow and Blue and with Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Togepi on the screen.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2018 - 04:30 PM)

Quote of the day: I either need bourbon or aspirin, and I'm pretty sure the liquor cabinet is closer than the medicine chest.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 September 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I don't recall any Pokedex themed DS or Game Boy, but plenty of Pokemon-themed ones. My favourite, and the one I've got myself, was the Pokemon Red/Blue themed 3DS with the swappable faceplates that came out around the time the original games were made available via digital download

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 September 2018 - 02:30 PM)

I'm fairly certain Nintendo has done Pokéball red and white, but I don't know about specific Pokédex colors.

@  Paladin : (21 September 2018 - 11:10 AM)

random thought: has Nintendo ever made a 3DS that looks like a Pokedex? because that seems like a GOLDMINE waiting to happen...

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2018 - 03:23 AM)

Wiigii! Titans Return Grotusque for only 60 Euros (actually 70 but I somehow had an eBay gift card for reasons that escape me) with free shipping from within my own country!

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2018 - 03:02 AM)

That was the plan for Predators too with the Super Predators.

@  Waspinator : (21 September 2018 - 01:46 AM)

So, apparently in the new Predator movie, the Predators don't hunt us for honor or the challenge or anything like that, but because they're stealing human DNA to modify themselves. Congrats Hollywood, on making a monster far less cool and scary.

@  Pennpenn : (20 September 2018 - 08:46 AM)

I only started playing it recently so I don't know what it was like before. Actually surprised they haven't finished the story yet. Then again, unless they introduce another world it's pretty much just Maleficent and whatever the Foretellers are playing at left.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 September 2018 - 08:30 AM)

Geeze.. I reloaded up Kingdom Hearts X for the first time in a long time. That game has massivily inflated from when I played it when it first launced in the US.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 09:07 AM)

It's an annoying thing to have happen in any game. I'm hoping they actually finish releasing all the story mode parts before 3 comes out.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 06:24 AM)

Ahh. Hadn't played that in a long time.. Since before the PVP I think.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 04:33 AM)

Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. Specifically the PVP fights.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 04:31 AM)

What game PennPenn

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 03:13 AM)

Man, I love it when you've got limited attempts at something in a game, said game crashes at the end of the thing, so you lose the attempt but don't get any credit.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 08:44 PM)

I know. I'm back to the classic purple for the first time since the comic theme was introduced.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 08:32 PM)

Alright thanks, gonna be weird without the speech bubble boxes but I'll manage.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 07:59 PM)

Nope, ongoing problem for a bunch of us. The mods know, so... just hunker down and wait. In the mean time: changing themes will sort it out for a bit. Only the comic theme is affected.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 05:36 PM)

Is something going on? I'm missing the buttons to go to the newest post and there's no banner for the forum list, it just says "logo" in the corner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2018 - 06:03 AM)

Leader-1!

@  Whirl Maximus : (18 September 2018 - 02:25 AM)

"huh?" 'chuckle' in every reaction shot. That's all I remember of Armada.

@  Paladin : (16 September 2018 - 07:36 PM)

if youre looking for sympathy its in the dictionary between shit & syphilis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2018 - 03:10 PM)

Uuuhhhhhh.......

@  Rycochet : (15 September 2018 - 11:56 AM)

Due to it's concentrated lousiness, even small doses of Energon will age you, yes.

@  Lazy Garou : (15 September 2018 - 10:32 AM)

unicron trilogy video was great, but made me feel a hundred years old.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 September 2018 - 07:32 AM)

Awesome. Good job man.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 09:30 PM)

cleaning up, mostly.but the little plastic piece where the power cable hooked up was broken. That I managed to put back together.

@  Patch : (11 September 2018 - 04:48 PM)

So he also has White Castle-like qualities?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2018 - 02:23 PM)

Just keep him away from the plumbing, he's really hard on the pipes.

@  RichardT1977 : (11 September 2018 - 01:22 PM)

Overlord has some castle-like qualities to him

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 12:15 PM)

Fix it, like, found a working power adaptor, or fix it like: there was saudering involved.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 11:58 AM)

that feeling when you fix something and works like a dream. we now have a working snes in my house and I have tested 10 games on it and they all work.

@  Arazyr : (11 September 2018 - 10:44 AM)

...Now I want a Transformer that turns into a castle.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 09:37 AM)

You should be careful man, lots of allsparkers life in castle law states. It's a good way to get shot you know.

@  ▲ndrusi : (11 September 2018 - 09:35 AM)

Which house? Mine? Dammit I thought I locked my door!

@  GrungeWerX : (11 September 2018 - 01:20 AM)

GrungeWerX in tha HOUSE!!! WOOT!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2018 - 11:54 PM)

There's been consistently good sc-fi flicks; most just fly under the radar as lower-budget or indie pictures

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:28 PM)

If you can forget about that garbage Ghost in the Shell feature...

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:27 PM)

Upgrade is a GREAT dark sci fi throwback film. Kind of feels like the genre has been nailing some good stuff after a LONG time of drek

@  Sabrblade : (10 September 2018 - 06:34 PM)

Hey, Steve is a Vehicon!

@  abates : (10 September 2018 - 04:44 PM)

I thought it was spelled "Stege".

@  Arazyr : (10 September 2018 - 02:10 PM)

So, "I before E, except after Siege"? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 September 2018 - 01:59 PM)

Memorandum to all: the word "siege" is spelled with the "i" before the "e".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 September 2018 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday to Star Trek and Star Trek: The Animated Series!

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2018 - 07:55 AM)

*smacks TMM upside the head*

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 September 2018 - 02:51 AM)

& Knuckles.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2018 - 11:01 PM)

Re: Coded?

@  Waspinator : (07 September 2018 - 09:14 PM)

Final Fantasy: The Movie: The Game: Pocket Edition HD Boogaloo


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#121 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

For me, Soundwave as an SUV isn't that bad. But the head on that design needs to be more Decepticon symbol-looking and less "generic dude with head crest and visor". Also, the biggest problem, honestly, is that the toy doesn't exist.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:44 PM

I like the idea of Soundwave as an aerial vehicle, honestly. Mostly because the notion of his cassettes as missiles or bombs being air-dropped into battles is very visually appealing in my mind's eye. And it's a plausible way for him to have multiple minions handy at once.

An alternative way would be to go the Machine Wars route and make him a missile tank.

I basically just don't want another car or SUV.

Edited by Spark, 06 March 2012 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:07 PM

Is making him an mp3 player with SD cards that turn into his minions that jivey of an idea? I mean, is it?

Stealth drone Soundwave is still cool, (as is Laserbeak) don't get me wrong, but outside of his voice; capitalizing on his "minicons" is what made the original Soundwave great. I want a toy that exploits that.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:13 PM

Me too. Like I said, it's one of Soundwave's defining characteristics that Hasbro never seems to understand.

As for the MP3/SD Card idea, the MP3 player idea is fine, but the SD Cards are just waaaaay too thin from which to produce even a remotely good robot/beast mode. The CD changer things from Bandai years ago sort of proved that. Everything ended up looking like featureless origami critters.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:19 PM

Soundwave having a bunch of deployers inside him strikes me as... idk, limiting the character. The Prime version is the one that has perfectly encapsulated his role and taken his characterization as the enigmatic surveillance master. They managed to make Laserbeak work, but giving him a tiny armada of jive talking colorful pets sounds like focusing on Soundwave more as a gimmick than a character.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:21 PM

Soundwave IS a gimmick. That and his (also gimmick) voice are what made him cool in the first place in the '80s.

Prime Soundwave is okay, but honestly he feels more like, I don't know, G2 Skyjack than G1 Soundwave. Hell, he's already got the head.

Edited by Spark, 06 March 2012 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

Right, and I agree. They don't need to be actual SD sized SD cards, though. Making them thicker than actual cards should be allowed, after all, it is a toy and would definitely be out of scale with everybody else, anyways.

Maybe Soundwave should be like a Nintendo DS, and the games would be his 'lil dudes. Fictionally, they could hook up to anything they wanted and record whatever they want, after all, Ravage was definitely flying into places he probably shouldn't have been flying in to as a cassette. Depending how you want to take it, the idea should be able to translate better than it has.

Not that new Soundwaves have been bad! They haven't, but something a little more on the nose would be nice.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 6 2012, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soundwave IS a gimmick. That and his (also gimmick) voice are what made him cool in the first place in the '80s.

Prime Soundwave is okay, but honestly he feels more like, I don't know, G2 Skyjack than G1 Soundwave. Hell, he's already got the head.


I think I'm the only one that doesn't find Prime Soundwave the least bit interesting. He might as well be another Eradicon.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Mar 6 2012, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'm the only one that doesn't find Prime Soundwave the least bit interesting. He might as well be another Eradicon.


Well, the Vehicons and Eradicons are starting to talk now, so iunno about that.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

SD card Transformers would end up like this: http://tfwiki.net/wi...e:STFRavage.jpg

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 7 2012, 03:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soundwave IS a gimmick. That and his (also gimmick) voice are what made him cool in the first place in the '80s.

Prime Soundwave is okay, but honestly he feels more like, I don't know, G2 Skyjack than G1 Soundwave. Hell, he's already got the head.


Well, then, to be Soundwave, I don't think he should BE Soundwave. This is the first version that feels like the Decepticon version information agent.

G1 Soundwave isn't a character. He's a toy.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Mar 6 2012, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe Soundwave should be like a Nintendo DS, and the games would be his 'lil dudes.

Still too small. Try GBA.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Mar 7 2012, 04:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 7 2012, 03:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soundwave IS a gimmick. That and his (also gimmick) voice are what made him cool in the first place in the '80s.

Prime Soundwave is okay, but honestly he feels more like, I don't know, G2 Skyjack than G1 Soundwave. Hell, he's already got the head.


Well, then, to be Soundwave, I don't think he should BE Soundwave. This is the first version that feels like the Decepticon version information agent.

G1 Soundwave isn't a character. He's a toy.


And Prime Soundwave isn't a character either. He's a cypher at worst and a parrot at best.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

As opposed to a yes-man. Did cartoon Soundwave ever say anything important that didn't involve ejecting so-and-so for operation:whatever?
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:16 PM

No, G1 Soundwave was the parrot (through aid of his minions).

Prime Soundwave, without saying a word of his own, actually manages to convey(very creepily might I add) the secondary notion that to him, information is power, with the way he carefully selects sound-bytes in order to manipulate any given situation.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

I'll definitely say that Prime Soundwave is a very different character from previous Soundwaves. But again, if we're talking about upgrades here and taking Prime Soundwave as such, he's a poor upgrade of G1 Soundwave. Taking him on his own and having no previous toy incarnation, then by default he's not an upgrade failure.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Mar 7 2012, 09:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Mar 6 2012, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe Soundwave should be like a Nintendo DS, and the games would be his 'lil dudes.

Still too small. Try GBA.

Or the Device Label Blaster route as some form of USB hub, with thumbdrive minions ala DL Ravage.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Mar 6 2012, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'm the only one that doesn't find Prime Soundwave the least bit interesting. He might as well be another Eradicon.


I actually don't really care for Prime Soundwave, character-wise. Design-wise, sort of interesting, not really Soundwavey enough to me, but I got the toy because of the great suggestions of him as BM Jetstorm.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

Classics car Soundwave's chest seems too wide.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

Well, G1 Soundwave's chest was pretty wide too. But he also had wide hips, so the chest might not stand out that much.