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@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

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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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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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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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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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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.