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@  unluckiness : (21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM)

I have the green one and it's more or less okay. One side has louder clicks but it was like that form the get go

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.


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The layout of the RtS Jazz mold makes no damn sense!


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#1 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:41 PM

So thanks to Corvus I have Kick Off in my hands and DAMN he's a delicious toy! Optimus is pretty damn awesome too, I'm very happy with these guys.

Anywho, I was looking Kick Off over and I noticed his upper lower legs are entirely black plastic. Why should this mean anything? The first Jazzes in the wild had black forearms painted white with upper calves that were half white with black paint, the other side was black plastic. Later this was changed. His forearms were now white plastic and the upper thigh that used to be black plastic was now white plastic painted black.

NOW I look at Kick Off and he has all black plastic upper calves with orange forearms. In fact the only other orange plastic on him is the speakers and his gun.

So what the hell?! What is tied to what on this mold?!

I'm kinda hoping some custom class folks can answer this one for me.
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#2 ExVee

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:20 PM

...wait. When you say "upper lower legs", are you talking about the square-front bit immediately below the knee joint? And you're saying the Kick-Off you have has that cast in black plastic for both halves?

Mine is painted on the inside halves of those pieces. There's a spot inside I can see the orange plastic underneath.

#3 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:24 PM

Under much better light I can now see the difference between the two blacks but there isn't even the slightest hint of the plastic underneath. I have Three version of Jazz and Stepper and they all have clear tells when it comes to the plastic under there. Not this guy.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:27 PM

Yeah, the match between the black plastic and the black paint is good. Just a slight difference in the sheen gives it away. ...that and where mine has a blank spot that I can see the plastic color under there. I wish Stepper's paint match was half as good.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:26 AM

What I want to know is how Stepper managed to get black tires (more TakaraTomy mold layout madness I imagine) as it's not a separate sprue (SG Longarm can attest to that).

If you look below you can see how the parts are laid out for the mold when they produced Longarm at least.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:44 AM

There were a few variations of RTS Jazz in this year's set. Could the differing plastic be explained by mixing & matching parts?
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:34 AM

I've tried to figure out the Jazz mold and... I got no where. Another part I've been trying to figure out is the little yellow square on Treadshot's wheel well. Why did that have to be yellow and not blue?

So my final conclusion was just that Jazz is Magic, and left it as that.

#8 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

That's the explanation I've been using for years!
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#9 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

Also Kickoff has that piece of plastic as gray. The only other bits like that are his neck and thighs. This layout holds true for Treadshot.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 8 2012, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also Kickoff has that piece of plastic as gray. The only other bits like that are his neck and thighs. This layout holds true for Treadshot.

Also part of his gun and speakers.

SG Longarm's forearms are purple and on the same sprue as his head, which matches the early version of the RTS Jazz mold and not the later versions or United Stepper & Jazz.

I do wonder how Wheelie will look, being the one unseen / unreleased version of this mold. His head shouldn't factor in as it's listed as 'new' and not 'existing alternate'.

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