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@  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.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.


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BOTCON 2012 Freebie Figure Revealed


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#1 (Deactivated) UTK007

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

Video of SG Straxus is up!

SG Straxus



#2 Esser-Z

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

Wrong Forum

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Apr 25 2012, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Mods please feel free to move it.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

Before I actually saw the figure, I was wondering why come Botcon seemed to be after Cheets' bread and butter this year. Now that I've seen the figure, they just want the bread. And some margarine.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Blah blah blah SG Straxus that comic cover is AWESOME! UPA-tastic. I especially love the typefaces.

It's like Gerald McBot-Bot.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

I REALLY want a litho of that comic cover.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

Yeah, that comic cover is awesome.

And I have a strange desire for Yellow Straxus.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:24 PM


I'm still seeing Scrounge colors.

I kinda like it. It's just weird enough to be interesting. And I love Scrounge.


-ZacWilliam, I may not like it enough to pay Botcon Exclusive prices, but if I were there I think I'd be happy, or at least intreagued by him.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:25 PM

Data sheet... er... pages! updated!

(FYI, I will update the rest of the figures as they are officially revealed.)

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 25 April 2012 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

I'd like to compliment Pete's package for its starring role in the beginning of the video.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

anyone have insight into the colour choices .. I am unfamiliar with the comics, and where if even this comes from ?


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

People keep suggesting Scrouge, and I heard Xaaron, and either of those is possible, but neither of them has any green. So it's really just "what yellow guys can you plausibly connect to Straxus?".

I still think he might just be an inverted Straxus. There aren't a lot of yellow guys with green trim. Crosscut. BM Cheetor. BM Buzzsaw.

Slow Poke. Maybe he's Slow Poke-colored.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Was facing the sun really the best place to film this?
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Is the point just that he'll look great with SG Bludgeon? Because I'm pretty sure he will.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

SERPENTOR!!!!!
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

I do wonder. Several of the SG figures have been "suped up" compared to their classics versions. Jazz, Goldbug, and Starscream all come to mind.

I wouldn't rule out the possibility that there was a chance this figure was originally going to be SG Swindle, based upon the leaked list. It could be that they couldn't secure a remolded, Swindle-esque head, so they just kept the original head and made it SG Straxus as a "Plan B".

Highly unlikely, I know, but I'm curious.



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

His Bio card's been posted on TFW.

And damn their eyes he's Lord Byron! (Ok and Shelly)

They just made me interested. Scrap.


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Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 April 2012 - 09:35 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

The Bard of Darkmount!?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Honestly, the most interesting part of this for me is it gives just a little hint of characterization to the mysterious Xal. Ok, yes this is me entirely reading WAY too much into this, I will admit that upfront. But the "Xal Unbound" reference is to Shelly's Prometheus Unbound. Which I'm going to pretend at least casts him as a Prometheus figure in (SG) Cybertronian myth. Since I've been wondering about him since G2 in the 90s it's at least something.


-ZacWilliam, and if I'd happened to cast Xal in a "Prometheus" role in an old fanfic I never finished, that's just kinda a cool coincidence. icon-arcee.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 April 2012 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Apr 25 2012, 09:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anyone have insight into the colour choices .. I am unfamiliar with the comics, and where if even this comes from ?

This is my guess.

Extrapolate that head onto a full body with a monochromatic look similar to his G1 self, and... you get SG Straxus.