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@  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

@  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.


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#1 Daytonus

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

Coming Soon!



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Edited by Powered Convoy, 28 April 2012 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

FFFFF, it's gonna be tough waiting until 4 PM for this panel.

Not as tough as last year, thank God.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

This panel has my highest anticipation.

But I might wait until it's done and read the whole thing.

This is the one that doesn't allow photos right? We need to get a quick-sketch artist in there.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Photos are definitely not allowed. Electronic devices may not even be allowed. Prepare to be patient. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

I think at the least there's been someone taking notes (on a computer, not a pencil/paper) for later posting.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

Absolutely there will be pens and pads and keyboards at the ready to write down the details of every single toy shown.

The big question is: will the panel be as profoundly disappointing as last year's?
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE(Suspsy @ Apr 28 2012, 01:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The big question is: will the panel be as profoundly disappointing as last year's?

Interesting how last year's panel was disappointing and showed us nothing, yet an entire year followed of people screaming about not being able to get at retail all the things they saw at Botcon.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

Its the bait and switch!

You know people only want average toys if they're told they can't have them.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

With the volume of Generations toys coming next year, this should be really good...
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

Here we go.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

Awesome and I am at work...I want minicons!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

THUNDERTRON!!!

Peg Leg!

Voyager Wolf!

-ZacWilliam, actual Star Seeker toys! SOOOOLLLLD!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

Bruticus in good colors SDCC exclusive!? Damn, good thing my brother's going this year >_>

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:21 PM


Soundwave AND cassette army! Need to see what the Cassettes look like, but that they're doing so many of them Legion sounds AMAZING.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

I had my hopes up for a Classics Soundwave and it's just another WFC Soundwave icon-screamer.gif

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

So the "real" colored Combaticons are of course the ones that are gonna rape the majority in pricing? Yeah, great idea. Lets NOT put out the accurately colored ones and charge a premium for accuracy! Next they can put out Magenta and Teal Optimus Primes so they can gouge people that want the red and blue ones!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

Wow, Now there's three Ultra Magnus toys on the way.
I guess I can definitely skip the Optimus version then. I was planning to anyway unless they announced a FoC Megatron.

Thundertron sounds interesting. A blue and white pirate beastformer? Count me in.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

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FoC Kickback.
FoC Starscream and Sideswipe.
Weapons based on game.
Ultra Magnus Optimus Prime repaint.
Firefight! A Shockwave repaint.
Voyager class is back!
Voyager Soundwave. Laserbeak data disc. Spring loaded. 3 data discs can be held, plunger in his back, pushes one out, and it springs open.
Soundblaster redeco.


I can't wait to see pictures of these.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:31 PM


I'm honestly stunned they revealed the return of the Voyager size class and showed NO Dinobots!

That's just stunning.

I still believe they, or at least Grimlock, has to be comming.

All in all, I thought there was some cool stuff, but would have liked even more. Yeah, I know, 2013 is way out, it may be unrealistic but I would have loved to see just a tad more...


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

Well, I'm glad someone was there to ask if Bruticus would be at retail. I mean, they were so vague when they said SDCC Bruticus would be different colors from the retail version.
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