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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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#561 Fnu Aw

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:14 PM

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Yeah, Animated handled the Dinobots horribly which was my biggest complaint about the series. They took what is arguably the most iconic Autobot subgroup and made them into low-rent reoccurring villains who hardly got any screen time. Way to miss the point, guys.

Not even villains. More like doofy obstacles.


So, exactly the G1 cartoon Dinobots.

The G1 cartoon Dinobots weren't so bad prior to season 3.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:20 PM

No, they kind of were. They were created because Spike Witwicky saw some dinosaur bones and so Wheeljack made some new dinosaur Autobots randomly and decided these giant war machines should be really dumb because real dinosaurs are dumb.

And so Wheeljack turns them on and the first thing they do is make a line to Teletraan I and destroy it.

So they lock them up in the closet because they're too dumb and powerful to live.

THE END.

The sequel: Later, they're so stupid that Megatron can get them to work for the Decepticons and hate the Autobots after maybe two whole sentences.

The other sequel: They're so dumb and hard to deal with the Autobots try to abandon them on an island.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:44 PM

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ May 14 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, they kind of were. They were created because Spike Witwicky saw some dinosaur bones and so Wheeljack made some new dinosaur Autobots randomly and decided these giant war machines should be really dumb because real dinosaurs are dumb.

And so Wheeljack turns them on and the first thing they do is make a line to Teletraan I and destroy it.

So they lock them up in the closet because they're too dumb and powerful to live.

THE END.

The sequel: Later, they're so stupid that Megatron can get them to work for the Decepticons and hate the Autobots after maybe two whole sentences.

The other sequel: They're so dumb and hard to deal with the Autobots try to abandon them on an island.


Come on... it's not like the Dr Smoov parody in which he made them dumb on purpose. He didn't know how to make them smarter. Later, he gave them hats that tried to make them smarter but it was beyond his skill.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ May 14 2012, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Code of Walky @ May 14 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, they kind of were. They were created because Spike Witwicky saw some dinosaur bones and so Wheeljack made some new dinosaur Autobots randomly and decided these giant war machines should be really dumb because real dinosaurs are dumb.

And so Wheeljack turns them on and the first thing they do is make a line to Teletraan I and destroy it.

So they lock them up in the closet because they're too dumb and powerful to live.

THE END.

The sequel: Later, they're so stupid that Megatron can get them to work for the Decepticons and hate the Autobots after maybe two whole sentences.

The other sequel: They're so dumb and hard to deal with the Autobots try to abandon them on an island.


Come on... it's not like the Dr Smoov parody in which he made them dumb on purpose. He didn't know how to make them smarter. Later, he gave them hats that tried to make them smarter but it was beyond his skill.


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:22 PM

I treat that video like it's canon.
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#567 Kalidor

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:22 PM

I think a lot of people do. It was pretty brilliant icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:29 PM

My favorite is still Shockwave's burden.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:02 PM

Comic dinobots weren't. Cartoon dinobots decided that the people they shouldn't kill were the ones with the same face as on their own chests. And half the time they didn't even get THAT right.

But they were far from useless. I thought they did particularly well in Arise, Atlantis, Arise!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:21 PM

Dante, sometimes I wonder what version of the G1 cartoon you were watching.

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#572 Detour

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:26 PM

I'm more curious about what version of Animated he's been watching... O.o

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:31 AM

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The Dinobots were, in general, no stupider than any other Autobot, despite their grammatically challenged vernacular.


How many of the "other Autobots" wrecked Teletran-1 and had to go solely by insignia for threat identification?

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:34 AM

Yet another argument against rub signs:

If you wear one, the Dinobots will probably kill you.
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#575 Bass X0

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:59 AM

Eh, I'd be a jerk too if I was made of junk.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:45 AM

Me want Dinobots!


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:14 AM

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Perhaps tangential to the overall discussion, perhaps not... I speculated that perhaps the problem with Dinobots is that they ARE recognizable and repaints would not be viewed as new characters like cars and planes.
I already pointed out that there are plenty of dinos in Transformers that the Dinobots could be repainted into. Overkill and Trypticon have been done, there there is Terrorsaur, Slugfest, and plenty of Dinosaur like monsters out there for retools of the Dinobots.
And once again, my thought was that the MOLDS could be the issue more than the colors they come in.

For the luvva Mike, you quoted me saying "they ARE recognizable and repaints would not be viewed as new characters like cars and planes" and countered that with "they could repaint them into other characters".
Yeah but Hasbro has been putting alternate parts in the molds for figures for 6 years now. Why do you assume this would stop with new Dinobots?

A different robot head does not make a Tyrannosaurus not a Tyrannosaurus. Especially when packaged in alt mode.

The average customer is trained to see cars and planes in different colors as unique. Put U Sideswipe and Sunstreaker in front of them, and "he has the red car, but not the yellow car".
The average customer is not trained to see a dinosaur in different colors as unique. Put Grimlock and Overkill in front of them, and "doesn't he already have the T-Rex?"

Again, I'm speculating. I'll admit it. I'm not trained in marketing trends or privy to the studies that Hasbro (and/or other companies) perform when they say they can't bring the Dinobots to market. However, we all have a tendency to assume it's color-based and argue from there. I'm just tossing out the idea that maybe it's not the color of the dinosaurs, but the dinosaurs themselves. If this is the problem, no amount of repainting and alternate robot heads will fix it. Even media exposure would not necessarily allow for the normally-desired reuse potential.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:18 AM

So then remold the BEAST head!

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:19 AM

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Yeah, Animated handled the Dinobots horribly which was my biggest complaint about the series. They took what is arguably the most iconic Autobot subgroup and made them into low-rent reoccurring villains who hardly got any screen time. Way to miss the point, guys.

Not even villains. More like doofy obstacles.


So, exactly the G1 cartoon Dinobots.

No, I wouldn't say that.


The G1 version were, at the end of the day, clearly Autobots, and they actually did fight Decepticons. And they were explicitly really good at it. I'm not amongst those who deny that the G1 Dinobots were about as a bright as a day-old glowstick, but they did get to kick some ass on multiple occasions.

Also, they all had voices, which kind of helps, too.

In Animated, most of what the Dinobots did was being whipped into obedience by villains that wouldn't have been enough of a threat on their own and proceed to be overcome with relative ease. That's what I mean when I call them "doofy obstacles".

Edited by Creature SH, 15 May 2012 - 08:20 AM.

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