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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 Year Zero

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:51 AM

Well, I really enjoyed my first Botcon despite getting there much later than hoped on Friday and missing the MST event. I shared a room with Fang, Blud, and Galen, and had a great time. The social aspect of getting to hang out with internet folks is definitely a highlight.

So, if people will indulge me, please respond to this thread if I met you, even briefly. I'm often terrible with names, and I'd like a record of the folks I crossed paths with.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:15 AM

It was great meeting you, always nice to put faces to screen names. Nit to mention you being as cool in person as you are online icon-ironhide.gif
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

Hey thanks! And I agree, putting living, breathing people to avatars and screen-names is always great. You were cool to hang with, and also to share aggravation over people-asking-questions-that-had-long-since-been-answered with icon-fire.gif

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

That depends: Did you meet a guy with a horse mask?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:46 PM

I saw a guy on one of the escalators with a Horse-mask.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

I'm original-flavor Jason! It was good meeting you homey. Saturday night was a lot of fun.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE(Dr Corvus @ May 1 2012, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw a guy on one of the escalators with a Horse-mask.


Then you saw me.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:13 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ May 1 2012, 02:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm original-flavor Jason! It was good meeting you homey. Saturday night was a lot of fun.



If you met someone named Jason, you met someone on the Allspark Staff! icon-fire.gif

Except me. I was the other person with a "J" name.



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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ May 1 2012, 02:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm original-flavor Jason! It was good meeting you homey. Saturday night was a lot of fun.

Hah, yes! Good meeting you too, and yeah, I had a good time even though I never got my Screwdriver icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(LioConvoy @ May 1 2012, 02:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Then you saw me.

As I surmised, but thanks for making it certain icon-hotrod.gif

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 1 2012, 02:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you met someone named Jason, you met someone on the Allspark Staff! icon-fire.gif

Except me. I was the other person with a "J" name.

Yes, the Allspark does indeed seem to have plenty of Jasons icon-fire.gif

Good meeting you all, even in passing as was the case with Lio icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

QUOTE(Dr Corvus @ May 1 2012, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Daytonus @ May 1 2012, 02:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm original-flavor Jason! It was good meeting you homey. Saturday night was a lot of fun.

Hah, yes! Good meeting you too, and yeah, I had a good time even though I never got my Screwdriver icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 1 2012, 02:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you met someone named Jason, you met someone on the Allspark Staff! icon-fire.gif

Except me. I was the other person with a "J" name.

Yes, the Allspark does indeed seem to have plenty of Jasons icon-fire.gif

Good meeting you all, even in passing as was the case with Lio icon-hotrod.gif



Welcome to the Allspark! We've got Jasons!

I'm White Jason. It was awesome to meet you, and I'm glad we got to hang out. I look forward to the next time. icon-ironhide.gif

Edited by Onyx Minor, 01 May 2012 - 10:14 PM.


#11 GodmasterElvis

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:00 AM

I'm on the short list of non-Jason's you met. I'm Nick, I met up with you guys at the HOF dinner and joined the group for drinks at the bar.

And great idea on the thread. It'll help me keep straight which Jason is which!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

I'm the one original Randy, all other Randies are just imitating. icon-hotrod.gif


#13 Year Zero

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:49 AM

Yes yes, you I recall clearly, GME. And yes, this thread is useful for keeping track of the Jason-multitude icon-fire.gif

PC, since my name is actually Randall, that's just fine *lol*

Edited by Dr Corvus, 03 May 2012 - 12:14 PM.

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#14 skankerzero

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

I was easy to spot at the con.

I wasn't wearing anything TF related.
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