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@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Damn, the shoutbox won't accept those characters. I mean "open-mid back unrounded vowel" on Wikipedia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:45 PM)

@Bass X0 Ha, I think some Asian accents of English, that mispronunciation would be considered standard, as those accents lack [ʌ].

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2017 - 12:08 PM)

She's the last thing you hear before your doom.

@  Noideaforaname : (15 October 2017 - 07:34 PM)

The cat can talk?!

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2017 - 06:30 PM)

TMM's first cat was Cookie b/c that's the first word he said when he saw her

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:34 PM)

Reminds me of when my nephew was one year old and my sister got him a puppy. He couldn't say puppy properly and it sounded like poppy, so Poppy is what they called her.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Yeah. I thought it had some interesting informational articles too.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 01:59 PM)

does anyone else miss the ToyFare magazine? I just read it for the pictures and jokes rather than using it as a serious guide for buying and selling toys.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Uncle Bobby Peach, baby! Uncle Bobby Peach!

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Last night, playing Mario Kart with my daughter, I misread Baby Peach as "Bobby Peach".

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 09:03 AM)

Yeah, I might've forgotten that the Beast is pretty much just a mindless killing machine. That's pretty much what I get for going off of the TFWiki summaries without having actually read any of it.

@  tffan01 : (15 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

@Onyxstrike Well, to be fair, the quality of the story aside, Beast Within illustrates the fact that Dinobots are feral in nature, with what would happen if they actually lost control. That's a character flaw in a way, correct? 

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:21 AM)

Send me a PM if you need help getting to the true ending, also.

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Thinking about quirky robots occupies 30% of my brain's daily processing power. I can't remember birthdays and I never know where my phone is, but it's totally worth it.

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:03 AM)

Yay, I look forward to your dealings with quirky robots!

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:01 AM)

Definitely, I started setting aside funds a month ago for the inevitable Black Friday digital sales in the Playstation and Xbox stores. Going to be ready this year, and that's one of the many games on my list!

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 07:30 AM)

Hey Strafe will you ever play Nier: Automata?

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

Plus, The Beast Within is overall not a very good story.

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

The problem is is that Victory's dreams are meant to prey on the Dinobot's character flaws. For instance, Grimlock downing every Decepticon in his path, but falling for Starscream's begging for mercy schtick, preys on his arrogence. What character flaws does The Beast Within prey on? Nothing. The entire premise of the book was to please the many fans who posed the many hypothetical "What if the Dinobots combined?" scenarios way back when, with a gratuitous death count to boot.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:51 AM)

What's wrong with wanting it to be a canon dream sequence?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 01:14 PM)

go home bass you are drunk

@  Bass X0 : (14 October 2017 - 12:15 PM)

My fanon is that The Beast Within is a follow up the Marvel UK annual story Victory. In Victory, the Dinobots are trapped within a dream world, unable to wake up - each one having dreams, ending in the Dinobots having another dream then waking up in a comic issue. My fanon is that The Beast Within is their final dream that finally pushes them into waking up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 10:25 AM)

As long as that means The Beast Within is still non-canon, I'm fine with it.

@  Locoman : (14 October 2017 - 09:29 AM)

When everything is canon, nothing is.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2017 - 09:25 AM)

The TF multiverse is an arbitrary concept. Whatever an author thinks, goes.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Trypticon vs Deathsaurer. Make it happen!

@  tffan01 : (14 October 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Going by AVP, is Spider-Man and Zoids comic canon to the TF multiverse???

@  D Immortalis : (14 October 2017 - 12:37 AM)

stop that! we shall never speak of the "Embarassment", 'lest we be punished with more like it! =]

@  Pennpenn : (13 October 2017 - 08:23 PM)

Would the mutant heads have been on the headmasters or on the bodies (sort of like TR Galvatron's "helmet")?

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 08:05 PM)

Alternate reality: Beast Wars mutant heads really took off. Nearly every Transformers since '96 has featured them. The big complaint against the line-wide gimmick in TR isn't being headmasters, it's the lack of mutant heads.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Car TF molds get made all the time; bat TF molds don't. I feel like that justifies making a new Convobat from a mold configured highly unlike the original.

@  Bass X0 : (13 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

and yet Mindwipe is good enough to use as Convobat.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 03:19 PM)

I'm okay with that.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

Takara seems to have decided that the TR Chromedome mold is unsuitable for anyone else besides Chromedome.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

*shrug* No 21st century (Macromaster) Nightbeat toy seems to have satisfied a decent number of people, from what I understand.

@  Locoman : (13 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

You could probably finagle a pretty good Nightbeat body from TR Chromedome, or even a heavy retool of Cogman.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 02:44 PM)

Nightbeat in particular. Hasbro seems to love him.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 12:21 PM)

Yeah, they seem to be exploring every possible avenue of G1 now.


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#41 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 19 2012, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He has the wings, they are molded on to his head pointing backward.



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Never thought of it that way... I thought that was more of a hommage to the toy's helmet. Like Grapple's head mold is more alike to the cartoon design's helmet.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

I don't know why anyone would want to walk around with a box around their head that blocks their peripheral vision.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Apr 20 2012, 01:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know why anyone would want to walk around with a box around their head that blocks their peripheral vision.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

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I don't know why anyone would want to walk around with a box around their head that blocks their peripheral vision.

To be fair, he's a robot. He can have additional optical sensors.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

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QUOTE(Item42 @ Apr 19 2012, 09:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm, would a ladder for Inferno have helped? Just wondering how much of the essential Inferno-ness is lacking in the Universe toy.


If it would change the overall design of the to make the vehicle mode look longer and the robot mode look "taller", maybe.

But really ladder or pump truck doesn't really matter to me. It's just that G1 Inferno was one of the first toys to have somewhat human proportions compared to the Autobots around him. Which always made that aspect of his toy stand out in my mind. So the big chunky no-waist Universe toy was a disappointment since we first saw images of it.


Huh. I'm apparently one of these people, like Walky, who've always thought of Inferno as a big lump of Dery squatness; probably because I didn't own the G1 mold until I was an adult, so I just had the fiction. If anything, Universe Inferno struck me as more athletic than I'd expected. So maybe the Universe toy splits the difference just fine.

I do kinda want him to have a red face though, like in the comics. Maybe copper red. Maybe I'll do that.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

And then this happened...

http://www.tfw2005.c...rd-add-kit.html

While it's chock full O nostalgia it comes off as kinda dumb. What are the wings for? Why prohibit neck movement which then limits how expressive it can be?
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

The collar is an important part of the look to me. It's iconic like Shockwaves hexagonal, one eyed head, Jazz' visor (even Bay kept that) or Hot Rod's spoiler.

Too many reimagings in both the toys and comics have taken such things away or added things that just look off in recent years, such as Blurr's wing head or Hot Rod's horns.

I was always a huge Inferno fan but the first toy I had was the Actionmaster. Don't get me wrong, I was a huge Actionmaster fan but AM Inferno never looked right to me because he was missing his collar.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 20 2012, 05:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And then this happened...

http://www.tfw2005.c...rd-add-kit.html

While it's chock full O nostalgia it comes off as kinda dumb. What are the wings for? Why prohibit neck movement which then limits how expressive it can be?


Eh, it's not like it's a perminent attachment is it? As long as it could come off and on easy I'd totally take one to make my Inferno and Grappel look more "Classic".

ZacWilliam, provided the cost weren't higher than like $8 or so...
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

I can assure you it will probably cost at least $10. This is, after all, fan-produced, and casting materials aren't cheap.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

Unless it goes through Shapeways.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

...and that is so bought. icon-silverbolt.gif

Kinda wish it came down under the head too but I'll take it anyway.

Basically what Windsweeper said. I consider it essential to his "look" even though it does impede articulation.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

I love me some G1 inferno but oddly enough I prefer his new look so I'm good.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 20 2012, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless it goes through Shapeways.

True that.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

I don't hate it. If I actually HAD an Inferno to stick it on I might bite.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:22 AM

I actually...really like that.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:03 AM

QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Apr 20 2012, 05:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know why anyone would want to walk around with a box around their head that blocks their peripheral vision.


Ask Stacks! Or Shockwave and Whirl. Then again, the latter two don't have peripherial vision. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:12 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Apr 21 2012, 02:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ask Stacks! Or Shockwave and Whirl. Then again, the latter two don't have peripherial vision. icon-fire.gif


Or depth perception...

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 20 2012, 05:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And then this happened...

http://www.tfw2005.c...rd-add-kit.html

While it's chock full O nostalgia it comes off as kinda dumb. What are the wings for? Why prohibit neck movement which then limits how expressive it can be?


Yeah, doesn't interest me. Now, if this were integrated into some new back-mounted ladder assembly, that would interest me.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

Agreed. THAT I would really like.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Apr 21 2012, 05:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Apr 21 2012, 02:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ask Stacks! Or Shockwave and Whirl. Then again, the latter two don't have peripherial vision. icon-fire.gif


Or depth perception...

Assuming their optics work anything at all like human eyes, that is. They likely have highly advanced sensors, with significantly more visual capability than us.