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@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (11 December 2018 - 12:38 PM)

Can you say where you work at? Or is that private?

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 11:50 PM)

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent, but change is!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 07:16 PM)

Nonsense. Everything changes, the cycle is an illusion.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours, and the hours into years. Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round about the roundabout. Round and round and back where you began!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 06:56 PM)

The change was you got something off your wishlist. Be happy about that if nothing else!

@  wonko the sane? : (07 December 2018 - 02:09 PM)

I finally got something off my steam wishlist! but managed to add another title immediately: so there was no change. Dang it.

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 01:46 PM)

They're the thieves everyone is talking about though!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 December 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Wrong Phantom thieves!

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 11:04 AM)

I thought they were just trying to take the Lupin Collection pieces

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM)

damn you Phantom Thieves and your "Take Your heart wallet" motto!

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:23 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw whaaaaa????? :o *sees trailer* AAAAARRGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Great, Waspinator got exploded again.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Taka, Tora, Batta: Ta-To-Ba! Tatoba, Ta-To-Ba!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 12:08 AM)

cyclone

@  Waspinator : (06 December 2018 - 11:39 PM)

that is super weird

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 11:32 PM)

My brain broke!

 

Joker... From Persona 5... In Smash....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 10:25 PM)

That doesn't suprise me.. I'm more waiting for Rockstar to pull a Bethesda.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:46 PM)

Red Dead is running wild over the Game Awards. More than a few have been awarded where I don't feel they should have won.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:11 PM)

Marvel Ultimate Allience 3 Switch Exclusive for 2019!?

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 08:57 AM)

The red plastic holding it together kinda worries me. It's the gummi kind of clear plasstic andmoving it feels uncpomfortably close to tearing.

@  Shrug : (06 December 2018 - 08:17 AM)

Yeah, that happened to mine a few weeks ago. Common problem.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 08:05 AM)

Oh for cryin' out loud, the yellow part on the back hinge of my TR Weirdwolf broke. Bleh. At least the red is still there I guess.

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 04:59 AM)

Man, I still haven't gotten past Rock Tunnel.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:28 AM)

You know nothing.. NOTHING! Eevee is our lord and savior! He will give us the cuteness we need! ;) No seriously.. Both Pika and Eevee in the games are way OP and Eevee can learn elemental moves to replace evolving.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:22 AM)

It's cute, what other point does it need?

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 03:17 AM)

I can get Pikachu not evolving, the species has had decades of not evolving. But Eevee without evolution seems... pointless?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither can Pikachu... And you don't need Eevee to evolve!

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither of them can evolve as starters.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

Also damn it my mouse wheel broke. What a pisser.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

It can't evolve.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 02:29 AM)

How dare you! You KNOW Eevee is the obvious choice!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 December 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Finished mine a few days ago, and just bought myself (I really shouldn't have, but did anyway.) let's go pikachu with the pokeball.


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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.