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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Seems like all the combiners have an issue like that, the legs can never be completely straight in combined mode, the finished big bot is always looming eerily or hip-thrusting.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 11:39 AM)

I doubt having an integrated trailer would have swayed me into buying CW Motormaster. But what definitely put me off were Internet reports of awful hip ratcheting.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

I might also mention that ~not~ being a big truck has worked for the Internet pretty well.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

I moaned about Motormaster because his combiner mode was awful

@  Rycochet : (24 April 2017 - 11:31 AM)

People moaned about the choices made during Combiner wars.that meant characters like Motormaster/Menasor weren't G1G1G1.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:23 AM)

He could always be a very small red truck.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 10:59 AM)

But how will you know it's Optimus Prime if he's not a big red truck?

@  Broadside : (24 April 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Personally, I'm not a fan of the extreme-accuracy trend. The character choices are kind of sure-fine-whatever, but outside of stuff like Alpha Trion that's a huge divergence from the source material, there doesn't feel like there's much imagination in the designs any more.

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:47 PM

To no one's surprise (Thanks to David Kaye's Facebook comments), the first BotCon guests have been announced as David Kaye and Garry Chalk!

http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

Also... Check out the banner on that page. Armada!

Edited by NightViper, 11 April 2012 - 01:30 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:58 PM

Awesome!!!
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:24 PM

YAY!!!!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:29 PM

This makes it MY 10th anniversary too! 2002 was my first Botcon!

And HELL TO THE YES. David is one of my absolute favorite Botcon guests, but I've missed Garry at every con.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Speaking of Armada, did Hasbro ever give an answer about the rumors of Armada originally being a continuation of G1? Last I heard it was still "forthcoming".
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:59 PM


Why wasn't there a 10th anniversary of RID? Featuring, oh, say, voice actors who aren't there every other year? We only had Spellos ONCE.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Mar 1 2012, 10:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why wasn't there a 10th anniversary of RID? Featuring, oh, say, voice actors who aren't there every other year? We only had Spellos ONCE.


Because RID is this recycled half-measure thing that was one year long, while Armada outsold it and its continuity lasted half a decade across multiple media?

Okay, that's the mean answer. The real answer is probably "Kaye and Chalk have been consistently popular guests who perform flagship characters from multiple popular franchises, they haven't both been there together for a while, and it just so happens this is an anniversary year from one of those franchises, conveniently."

Edited by Code of Walky, 02 March 2012 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Mar 2 2012, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Mar 1 2012, 10:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why wasn't there a 10th anniversary of RID? Featuring, oh, say, voice actors who aren't there every other year? We only had Spellos ONCE.


Because RID is this recycled half-measure thing that was one year long, while Armada outsold it and its continuity lasted half a decade across multiple media?

Okay, that's the mean answer. The real answer is probably "Kaye and Chalk have been consistently popular guests who perform flagship characters from multiple popular franchises, they haven't both been there together for a while, and it just so happens this is an anniversary year from one of those franchises, conveniently."


Have Garry and David EVER been to the same TF show? In the states?

I'd have to dig through the archives but its Friday, so... yeah.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE(Pete@BotCon @ Mar 2 2012, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have Garry and David EVER been to the same TF show? In the states?


BotCon 1998 and OTFCC 2003.



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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

Not that it's a bad thing. I dig having Garry and David at the same show.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Mar 2 2012, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Pete@BotCon @ Mar 2 2012, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have Garry and David EVER been to the same TF show? In the states?


BotCon 1998 and OTFCC 2003.


1998? Huh. And I was at OTFCC for like 5 minutes...

Well, first time in a decade!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

The '98 VA reading was insanely fun. Much like last year's Prime cast reading, or Bee in the City. I'd love to see another large BW cast reading.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

Dan Gilvezan!
http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

I'm really happy he'll be there as I've never met him.


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:53 PM

Is it wrong that I now kinda want them to do a script reading of the issue with Spidey Vs Megatron? Though of course it'd be BW Megatron... but that makes it more entertaining.

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#15 Daggor

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Dan's a great guest.... as long as he's not in the same room as Scott McNeil!
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:11 PM

Why izzat?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Mar 8 2012, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dan Gilvezan!
http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

I'm really happy he'll be there as I've never met him.

He's sweet, much like Michael (Tracks) and Peter. icon-hotrod.gif

QUOTE(Database @ Mar 8 2012, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it wrong that I now kinda want them to do a script reading of the issue with Spidey Vs Megatron? Though of course it'd be BW Megatron... but that makes it more entertaining.

That has GOT to happen. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

Buster Jones is the next guest:

http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Apr 4 2012, 12:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Buster Jones is the next guest:

http://www.botcon.co...12/guests12.cfm

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Mar 8 2012, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why izzat?


Dan is a great guest, great guy, but the Botcon where he and Scott shared the same autograph line, Scott had the line backed up due to hugs and pictures and chatting - they had to move their tables and make two lines as I recall. He also didn't enjoy Scott's "raise the roof" antics during the Q&A - he shot Scott a look and Scott toned it down as a result.
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