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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 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

Just this. Whether you're going or not, what would you honestly like to have asked, respectfully, of any official party (Hasbro, Prime Creators, IDW, whoever) at Botcon in a few days?

Off the top of my head...


* Hasbro - The Exiles novel ended on a bit of a cliffhanger with the introduction of the Star Seekers. Will there be a third novel in the series?

* Hasbro - And about those Star Seekers.. what's the deal there? Were they created for the book? Or for the Asian MMO? Will they be in more US materials eventually? And why "Thundertron" instead of an existing character?


-ZacWilliam, sure there are plenty other good ones.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 24 April 2012 - 04:00 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

Were the Dinobots really going to be "retired" until this one video game guy saved them?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

How much of what was just shown in the dealer's room and slideshow will actually be available for sale this year?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

How do you guys feel about "questions" that are actually just whiny fans bitching at you with a question mark at the end?

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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 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Apr 24 2012, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do you guys feel about "questions" that are actually just whiny fans bitching at you with a question mark at the end?

So. much. THIS^^^

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

Hasbro -

*What are the prospects of future military-themed Transformers having real-world military markings on them?

*Are the Prime and Rescue Bots cartoons in the same continuity?


The Hub -

*What are the prospects for the Beast Years or A/E/C airing on The Hub?

*What are the prospects of the Japanese G1 cartoons airing on The Hub in any fashion?


IDW -

*Would it be feasible to do a G. I. Joe / Transformers crossover with a Transformers series other than G1 (such as Prime or the Movie-verse)?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

* Is Tracks gay?

* Was Unicron inspired by Goatse?

* Who is the ugliest woman you've ever seen?

* There are over 2,000 lunar lakes on the moon. Name 2.

* Is Kalidor so bitter that he can't go to Botcon that he's trolling this topic?

#8 LiamA

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

Peter Cullen: "What is your favorite Optimus Prime that you have done?"

Hasbro: "Are we ever going to see animal based Transformers again?"

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

"What the hell happened?"

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Apr 24 2012, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
* Is Tracks gay?

* Was Unicron inspired by @%#&?

* Who is the ugliest woman you've ever seen?

* There are over 2,000 lunar lakes on the moon. Name 2.

* Is Kalidor so bitter that he can't go to Botcon that he's trolling this topic?



Oh jive this was funny. I'm still giggling. Thank goodness for your bitterness.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

Any chances of more combiners after Bruticus?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

Will you continue to bring fun and excitement to the Transformers brand through the use of fresh and innovative ideas in the areas of plastic action toys and multi-media-enter-tainment endeavors in the future?

Will we need to stay tuned to see what amazing new places the brand takes us next?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE(HeyMickey @ Apr 24 2012, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will you continue to bring fun and excitement to the Transformers brand through the use of fresh and innovative ideas in the areas of plastic action toys and multi-media-enter-tainment endeavors in the future?

Will we need to stay tuned to see what amazing new places the brand takes us next?

No.

Yes.

#14 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

Will there be more Rescue Bots added to that line?

Any chance of Decepticons there since we now have a human criminal coming?



-ZacWilliam, ooh, We're getting Marvel Universe Death's head which is amazing. Any chance of us getting Circuit Breaker down the line? Maybe as an exclusive somewhere?

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 24 April 2012 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

"Why did you rape my chiiiiildhoooooooooood!?!?"

I don't want the answer, but I want to see it asked. I've never seen a man torn to pieces by a flock of fed-up geeks before.

Sadly, I won't be at BotCon, because I think the odds are good that someone will ask my question.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

"If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?"

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:10 PM

"If a man speaks in the forest and no woman is around to hear him, is he still wrong?"

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

"If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around to hear it, do you still hate the fans?"

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

"If Fwiffo despairs in a forest, and nobody is there to hear him, is he still overreacting?"

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#20 Chip

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

Will we see the Rescue Bots characters in the Robots in Disguise or Generations lines?