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@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 08:46 PM)

There are some more immediate doomsday scenarios on a more local level, like the sun expanding and consuming us all.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 08:25 PM)

In a few trillion years, there's going to be a Big Rip, a heat death, a Big Crunch or a Big Bounce, so- wait, you're talking about Stargate.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 08:20 PM)

I just wish Universe had a conclusive ending...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 07:53 PM)

They had to try something new, and it didn't work.

@  Echowarrior : (25 April 2017 - 07:31 PM)

SG-1 was a good series. Atlantis too. Universe...dear god was that ever a misfire.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 02:56 PM)

Started watching SG-1 right before season 9. The Stargate were the last live action series that could hold my attention week to week.

@  Rycochet : (25 April 2017 - 02:52 PM)

Sg1 really lost it's appeal once they got too far into the ancients/ascended plotlines.

@  Gizmoboy : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 PM)

I enjoyed the movie. Never got into the TV Series.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 02:19 PM)

About twenty since I cared. :D :D :D

@  Whirl Maximus : (25 April 2017 - 01:50 PM)

ten years since Stargate SG1 ended.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 11:05 AM)

it's all about that sweet, savory monosodium glutamate!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

If you're eating cheap Chinese, nutritional value is probably not the first thing on your mind.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2017 - 10:56 AM)

depends on where you get them from, but sometimes the paper has more nutritional value.

@  Robowang : (25 April 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I have actually eaten the cookie without opening it before. I didn't realize it until my wife asked what my fortune was.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 09:18 AM)

It's like the fortune cookies. After getting so many over the years I just barely notice them.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:17 AM)

Sorry, yeah, I also dislike any policy which involves including putting Optimus Prime in teriyaki chicken.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 09:13 AM)

That sounds like an unfair assessment of the teriyaki chicken.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:10 AM)

Yeah but there's no way they weren't designing it with the Optimus Maximus or whatever in mind. That said I could just be annoyed because I dislike the "every line must have at least one Optimus Prime in there somewhere" policy that Hasbro seems to have.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 08:29 AM)

that sounds both worrying and delicious

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 08:03 AM)

I am seriously feeling hungry occasionally because Quake's deep-red paint job looks JUST like the teryaki chicken at my favorite Chinese eatery.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 06:41 AM)

Hard to say. The bot mode's okay and the the combiner form is the awful on. Considering that Prime didn't have a combiner form back then and could have looked like anything, seems that there were other factors at play.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 AM)

I'd say a lot of CW Menasor's problems were caused by the fact he had to share a mold with Optimus Prime.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 09:27 PM)

giggity

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 08:44 PM)

TR Astrotrain can be remarkably straight.

@  Dracula : (24 April 2017 - 04:10 PM)

bot can not be straight

@  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


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#1 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

I did. Just now. Cyberverse Vehicon.

I just wanted some TF coolness of my own. He's a poor substitute for Spinister, the MST, and cool Diarama Displays, but it's something.


-ZacWilliam, now if I could find Voyager Bulkhead (yeah right) or Deluxe Vehicon, THAT might make me feel completely better, icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

Looking at previous years botcon exclusives. Even knock-offs.

I'm in a dangerous place...

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

I got Prid Cliffjumper yesterday just because Tapout

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

Want to, but can't find any new Botshots.
On them twitters

#5 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Apr 27 2012, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking at previous years botcon exclusives. Even knock-offs.


Part of me wants to spring for a Rapido, but my birthday is in a few weeks.


ZacWilliam, gonna be hinting something fierce for a few toys so...
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

Yeah, rapido is easily one of the best of the 2010 set. Glad to have him.

But this weekend, I would love to find any of the newer prime stuff, especially deluxe wave 3. I'll even be in a town with a target, TRU, and 2 walmarts tomorrow, but I'm sure I won't find anything new.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

Would love to find new toys, but all I want is a Vehicon and I don't anticipate finding him soon. (Decided to wait on the others in that wave.) Still, fingers crossed.
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#8 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 27 2012, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Apr 27 2012, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking at previous years botcon exclusives. Even knock-offs.


Part of me wants to spring for a Rapido, but my birthday is in a few weeks.


ZacWilliam, gonna be hinting something fierce for a few toys so...


Yeah, I'm very pleased with Rapido. He embodies g2 for me. The problem is now I'm looking at getting myself a Brakedown to battle him. Which is...yikes. Hence the ko desire creeping into my otherwise non-ko thoughts. The color scheme is just too exciting, on any figure.



#9 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Apr 27 2012, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 27 2012, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Apr 27 2012, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking at previous years botcon exclusives. Even knock-offs.


Part of me wants to spring for a Rapido, but my birthday is in a few weeks.


ZacWilliam, gonna be hinting something fierce for a few toys so...


Yeah, I'm very pleased with Rapido. He embodies g2 for me. The problem is now I'm looking at getting myself a Brakedown to battle him. Which is...yikes. Hence the ko desire creeping into my otherwise non-ko thoughts. The color scheme is just too exciting, on any figure.

Rapido is pretty great. I've never loved the Classics Prowl mold, but that head sculpt is just fantastic, and the colors are lovely. I'd really recommend finding one, even if you feel like I do about the mold.

I also really dig last year's SG Galvatron--I don't care about the fiction, so I just like the idea that a Decepticon leader is disguised as a nice friendly rescue chopper. Very movie-Barricadey.

Those two and the keychain Mini-Bots are the only BotCon exclusives on my shelves (I have others from 2011 that I finally got around to listing for sale), but I should have a 2012 bagged set once the non-attendings ship. So I'm gonna try to be patient until then, and not go digging on eBay for ones I've missed. icon-hotrod.gif

But I might have to make an exception for Spinister. Because I want Spinister.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

If you really want to feel like you're at Botcon, go find a Generations toy whose mold you already have two of, and pay $50 for it. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Gryllid, 27 April 2012 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(Gryllid @ Apr 27 2012, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you really want to feel like you're at Botcon, go find a Generations toy whose mold you already have two of, and pay $50 for it. icon-hotrod.gif


If I could find one that was decoed and molded in the colors of a favorite character from my childhood I might. (But probably not cause my wife would kill me.)


-ZacWilliam, part of the reason I bought the Vehicon was to pretend he was G1 Blackjack.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 27 April 2012 - 03:30 PM.

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#12 Nanite

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

I bought Preternia He-Man off of BBTS instead.
On them twitters

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

I'm buying SG Treadshot to fill the void, I guess?

Okay, really it's because hells yeah Armada Sideswipe.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

I...don't particularly feel that need, but coincidentally have started picking up Stealth Force toys as they've started showing up at Big Lots/TJ Maxx at prices more to my liking. Does that count?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

I got my TFCC membership Battlecharger, MOTUC Draego-Man, and TP He-Man this week. I'm ok...for now.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Wave 2 Prime Voyagers just dropped into my BBTS pile of loot, so I shipped those babies and the wave 3 deluxes this morning to fill the non-attending void!. And a BTTF2 Gray's Sports Almanac for good measure.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

If I could -find- anything beyond Wheeljack and two bumblees I might.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

Ok I originally only wanted Sounwave and Treadshot. Now Im gonna hafta get a Kickoff and a Spinster and put on a action master Sprocket head on him and make him a G2 Sprocket. As my wallet screams at me I think Im gonna check Toysrus for toys I can afford icon-screamer.gif


 

 

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

Everything in moderation.
No one will think less of you if you do not buy expensive BC toys...
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

I would, but my area just has assorted DOTM toys. I found a ROTF Chromia and Dlx Wheelie at a Rite Aid though, don't think those count.