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@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)


@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM)

Also gotta wonder if the humans had some idea of how they were going to fix the sky, presuming they won out, because otherwise they were basically commiting suicide out of spite and the Matrix would be the only reason humanity is still alive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 09:07 PM)

One of the first things I thought myself after my first time through it

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Every time I watch "The Second Renaissance" I get the feeling I'd probably end up getting shot for being a machine sympathizer.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Yeah, Ghostbusters. Specifically the episode where they check out the live action Hollywood "adaptation."

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How Matt Tieger Saved the Dinobots

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

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Off topic: Do space t-Rexes have hand lasers or are they reserved for classics Kup?

Hand-Lasers are indeed reserved for Classics Kup. However, Space T-Rexes DO send the books.

Brawn does it, too.

(Mudflap doesn't, but he's still epic.)

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

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This whole idea that Hasbro retired the Dinobots is highly dubious. It sounds like the kind of thing a third string Hasbro marketing person spouts off in a side interview at a convention one time, and then two years later when Hasbro announces the new line of Target exclusive Masterpiece Dinobots people are saying "hey, remember when they retired the Dinobots? What happened with that?"

The only consistent rule with Transformers is Hasbro is going to do whatever they feel like and view as likely to be profitable. They can say all they want about what's retired but unless it's a legally prompted decision (a la reissues not passing drop tests), anything they say about permanent decisions is meaningless.

Heck, take a look at G. I. Joe.

In 1987, they had the original Cobra Commander get shot in the back by a traitor.

In 1990, he returned, re-took control of Cobra, ordered the traitor buried alive, and for good measure ordered a number of suspected co-conspirators buried alive with him.

Ca. 1992, they had it that two of the people who were buried alive, Zartan and Billy, somehow managed to escape... just in time for Zartan to get a new figure release.

That same year, they revealed that a third guy, Firefly, faked his death and also managed to escape... thereby giving the writers a chance to show off his new figure as well.

Oh, and the next year a fourth guy, Dr. Mindbender, got cloned because CC decided that he actually did need his resident mad scientist after all. Cue new figure.

And now I hear that Sneak-Peak, a Joe who bought it in 1991 when he got mowed down by a Cobra heavy weapons team, is now alive and well in the IDW continuation of the series.


None of which has an relevance to this topic at all.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:45 PM


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Having gotten to sit down and talk with Matt many times (A few times in the bar) I can tell you that his passion for the characters and this franchise is genuine.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

I don't think that part was ever in question.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

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Having gotten to sit down and talk with Matt many times (A few times in the bar) I can tell you that his passion for the characters and this franchise is genuine.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

Somebody had to save them.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

I just assumed "retired" meant that Hasbro had no ideas on how to use the Dinobots in upcoming fiction, so it was up to Tieger and crew to come up with something compelling.

After all, nothing's REALLY off the table.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

From the article it sounds like the dinobots were off-limits as just throw-away character models, store exclusives, cameos etc. So, kudos to Hasbro for valuing the integrity of the universe they're establishing.

I think the Hasbro reps Tieger spoke with raised good points. It doesn't make sense for Dinobots to be, well, Dinobots in a world that has never been exposed to Earth. It sounds like they liked the general pitch, and understood why the characters were useful mechanically, but they needed a sound reason for them to exist in that form.

It's all there in the article. Tieger builds a back story from previously established material and boom! The whole story arc is more sound, plot holes are closed, everyone goes to their designing corners happy. The system works.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

everything gets better with Shockwave

Even Space T-rex
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

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The question isn't whereis the space T-Rex, but when is the space t-rex?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

"Why You Doctor leave Me Space T-rex!?! Am it because me no am kisser?"

-Space T-rex
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Can somebody check and see if Hasbro legal has trademarked "Space T-Rex?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

Yeah, not buying the "retirement" thing either. Not least because of the trademark issue - gotta keep that name in circulation. I suppose we could end up with more green construction vehicles named Grimlock, but I find it more likely that we'll still get Dinobots every now and then.

Seems more likely that Hasbro just didn't have a place for them right now in Movie 4 or Prime, and wanted a good pitch for the video game that made sense.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:35 PM

which way are they headed Cheets? cause I have to say.. a Space T-rex and Yoda conversation would be EPIC
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

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The question isn't whereis the space T-Rex, but when is the space t-rex?

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"Why You Doctor leave Me Space T-rex!?! Am it because me no am kisser?"

-Space T-rex

All this pictures, and yet in the IDW comics, the 11th Doctor actually DID have a Space T-Rex as a companion for a short while. A Robotic intelligent Space T-Rex from an amusement park planet. http://tardis.wikia....i/Kevin_(robot)

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

the Doctor.. causing heartbreak where ever he goes...

"Not only are you the best Robot ever, but you're the best friend ever Space T-rex! WOO HOO! YIPPY!!!"

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

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Wasn't the DS version of WFC the last appearance of Grimlock?

War for Cybertron killed the Dinobots.

Yes, but the DS version of Grimlock turned into a tank instead of a Space T-Rex, so I guess Hasbro were OK with it.