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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)

Λ

@  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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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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#9 G.B.Blackrock

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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 ?


You must have Signatures turned on

#12 LV!

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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.

Edited by LV!, 25 April 2012 - 08:38 PM.


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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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#14 Chip

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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.



#17 ZacWilliam1

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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

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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.