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@  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?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

http://texas.rangers...ns.jsp?c_id=tex

Monday April 23rd - the Monday before BotCon - The Texas Rangers will be giving out Bot Shots toys to the first 10,00 children 13 and under. So if you like baseball and are heading to Dallas early, sounds like you might want to look into the game!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

Because it takes two BotShots to play. Heh... the first toy's free, kids!
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

Little point in going unless you A> have at least one child, B> yourself or your children possess interest in baseball, C> don't mind the idea of spending at least $16 plus convenience fees to take in a game and get a Bot Shot if they haven't exhausted the supply by the time you scan in, and D> can stand to watch the Yankees if they're not playing against your favorite team.

(I'm sure the staff at the Ballpark are just as discerning as the staff at Miller Park, so don't attend by yourself, secure in the belief that you'll be able to talk 'em out of one.)

(That said, this is pretty damn cool. Not much guessing behind the 'why' of it necessary.)
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

I remember when Hasbro partnered with a different team to give away a free G. I. Joe figure (this guy, minus accessories) at a baseball game as a July 4th promo back in '04.

Cue the peace protestors whining and moaning about how this was going to promote violence and teach kids to be brutes.


Wonder who's going to get up in arms about this one.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Apr 12 2012, 02:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://texas.rangers...ns.jsp?c_id=tex

Monday April 23rd - the Monday before BotCon - The Texas Rangers will be giving out Bot Shots toys to the first 10,00 children 13 and under. So if you like baseball and are heading to Dallas early, sounds like you might want to look into the game!


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

It's a nice perk for parents, but I can't see anyone trying to go just for this unless it's an exclusive figure (if it's already mentioned it is, apologies for overlooking).
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(Daggor @ Apr 12 2012, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because it takes two BotShots to play. Heh... the first toy's free, kids!


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

"Hey bro, I need you go to to a baseball game...with my nieces..."


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:15 AM

QUOTE(Blacknife @ Apr 15 2012, 10:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Hey bro, I need you go to to a baseball game...with my nieces..."


'And then I will steal their toys & watch them cry.'

Yeah, there is an inherit flaw in this plan. Maybe if you offer the kids a trade of a pair of new Bot shots, for the freebie. I just think some might be forgetting what the kids might think.

Heck, they might not even like baseball.

It's no guarantee, but they might let you take a Bot Shot if you claim it's for your kid. But that's something you can only find out afterwards.

Oh yeah, for the kids sake, they don't have to stick around for the entire game. Make an exit plan in advance, in case they really don't enjoy it.


And please ppl, don't consider adopting, just for the sake of toy collecting. That would be wrong.

(If you can't pick out the snark in this post, please be aware that its there. I'm not trying to come off preachy & am just joking. Still, read from a certain perspective, I suppose you could mistake it.)

Edited by Kevin S, 16 April 2012 - 06:51 AM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:16 PM

I already had tickets to the game so the Transformer was a plus. No Bot Shots though they gave away Cyberverse Legion class figures with a Botcon ad.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:59 PM


Shilling with a smile.

This is...probably SOMEbody's TF dream. I just want more damn Vehicons...

Half-expected Silverwynde to grab 'em from her hand and rip her arm off in the doing of it.

(Yankees won. Gettin' a little tired of attending games and having my preferred team lose...)

Edited by Defensis Prime, 23 April 2012 - 11:59 PM.

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