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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 Walky

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:50 AM

https://twitter.com/#!/The_TF_Club/stat...4261120/photo/1
https://twitter.com/#!/The_TF_Club/stat...4362624/photo/1

Featuring the top of Flamefeather's head, I think.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

The more I see it more I'm entirely ok with Sky-Byte making that mold his own.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

I'm amused that everyone who retweeted those images besides me have Japanese-language Twitter accounts.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

Honey, Who Shrunk the Electro?

Seriously that's one of the other Go-bots cosplaying Electro at that height isn't it?
(Otherwise, awesome to see G2ers as always.)

-ZacWilliam, and that body is an infinite improvement over Sky Byte's original toy so good. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 21 March 2012 - 11:01 AM.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:03 AM

Strength... fading. I may have to break down and hunt that Sky-Byte toy after all.

*dreads secondary-market prices* icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:54 PM

Cliffjumper looks angry. Did someone call him Hubcap?

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

I guess my Jhiaxus toy just leapt up in aftermarket worth. Yay, I guess?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Mar 21 2012, 11:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Honey, Who Shrunk the Electro?

Seriously that's one of the other Go-bots cosplaying Electro at that height isn't it?
(Otherwise, awesome to see G2ers as always.)

The Club's been really screwy in regards to G2 scale. Hero Prime in the Botcon prequel comic is downright tiny compared to the other Primes despite being an entire truck like RiD Prime instead of just a cab.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

I need Generations Windbreaker (Did they change his name?, I want a Skram too, Skram rules) and Manta Ray SO BADLY.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

Okay, so that toy is now Sunbowverse Jhiaxus? I guess?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 21 2012, 06:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Club's been really screwy in regards to G2 scale. Hero Prime in the Botcon prequel comic is downright tiny compared to the other Primes despite being an entire truck like RiD Prime instead of just a cab.

Well, his toy is smaller than theirs, and that kind of thing tends to affect the way stuff gets drawn if they don't appear some other size in some other fiction first.

Sadly.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE(Chip @ Mar 21 2012, 05:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, so that toy is now Sunbowverse Jhiaxus? I guess?


See, that's why Unicron made Jhiaxus look like his RID toy in the Cauldron -- he's a big fan of the cartoon.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

QUOTE(Ursa Magnus @ Mar 21 2012, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Strength... fading. I may have to break down and hunt that Sky-Byte toy after all.

*dreads secondary-market prices* icon-screamer.gif


Which is funny because I have two extra Sky-Bytes just sitting around that I was looking to unload at *SOME* point.
BotCon Sky-Byte is slightly better than his original, TM2 repaint body because less kibble and no chrome-wear.

Am I the only one suspecting Jhiaxus will shed his KB body for a new body appearing soon on toy shelves everywhere?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE(B-Fox @ Mar 21 2012, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Ursa Magnus @ Mar 21 2012, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Strength... fading. I may have to break down and hunt that Sky-Byte toy after all.

*dreads secondary-market prices* icon-screamer.gif


Which is funny because I have two extra Sky-Bytes just sitting around that I was looking to unload at *SOME* point.
BotCon Sky-Byte is slightly better than his original, TM2 repaint body because less kibble and no chrome-wear.

Am I the only one suspecting Jhiaxus will shed his KB body for a new body appearing soon on toy shelves everywhere?


Gosh, I hope so.

I've always really disliked that mold as Jhaxius.


-ZacWilliam, it's about average on other characters IMO, but it's always just really been a bad fit as J. for me.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

I approve of Sky-Byte's continued infiltration of other continuity families.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE(Creedence @ Mar 21 2012, 11:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess my Jhiaxus toy just leapt up in aftermarket worth. Yay, I guess?

Probably. I know that I immediately sought out such a toy on eBay after the cameo at the end of the previous issue.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

QUOTE(B-Fox @ Mar 21 2012, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I the only one suspecting Jhiaxus will shed his KB body for a new body appearing soon on toy shelves everywhere?

Either that, or appearing as Botcon attendee exclusive.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

2013's Free Club figure will be Revealed at BotCon 2012!
https://twitter.com/#!/The_TF_Club/stat...589988544856064

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http://bwtf.com/toyr...lines/runamuck/


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:37 PM

I'm still disappointed that Runabout is charcoal instead of black and Runamuck is creamy instead of white, but I'm excited to put them together. Does this mean we might get ours soon?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:40 PM

I sure hope so. I hope now that the deadline is done, they start shipping them next week and don't wait until after BotCon.