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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 Powered Convoy

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

From BotCon say to Like it for the Machine Wars are coming. Or something like that.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

https://twitter.com/...067838282272768
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For my friends... Be warned. The MACHINE WARS are coming!!!



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

It's up! Machine Wars Hoist!

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BotCon 2013 may still be five months away (June 27th-30th in San Diego), but the cover to the current issue of the Transformers Collectors' Club Magazine has your FIRST LOOK at one of the toys from the 5-figure box set available exclusively from BotCon. Check it out the cover featuring HOIST, then visit www.botcon.com for all the latest Transformers convention news and updates!


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Nice, I like the head sculpt.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Golly, that head looks A LOT like Electro.

Guess we know about two, then.

Edited by Spark, 31 January 2013 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Cool pic of creepy Machine Wars Ninja-Hoist.

It doesn't super say MW Hoist (though I see the Homage) to me, but I like the way it looks just for being "different."


-ZacWilliam, the use of that mold makes me want an Electro from them BADLY. Except I'm gonna be pissed to have missed him of course...

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 31 January 2013 - 03:25 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Sweet, new Hubcap toy, probably.

Or, no, wait. Spark is right. That's the Electro-est head. .... they won't do two yellow guys out of this tooling at the same con.

...dang.

but...

wanted hubcap...

Edited by Walky, 31 January 2013 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

NICE. You're definitely right about Electro, Spark. I wonder if they will go for that Triple dip with Hubcap too.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

how ninja

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(Walky @ Jan 31 2013, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sweet, new Hubcap toy, probably.

Or, no, wait. Spark is right. That's the Electro-est head. .... they won't do two yellow guys out of this tooling at the same con.

...dang.

but...

wanted hubcap...

If they wanted to just blow loads of money on paint, they could cast Electro in black or silver and paint all the paintable parts of him gold, then get away with a Hubcap cast in yellow.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

That's pretty cool! The head does make a good Hoist and Electro if the guesses are true.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

Hm. That wouldn't have been my first choice, but I guess it works. The dark red (red-purple?) helps break up the black a bit while still keeping it recognizable. I had immediately assumed that Hubcap would be in the set somewhere, but Electro would make me happier.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jan 31 2013, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Golly, that head looks A LOT like Electro.

Guess we know about two, then.


Now THAT interests me greatly!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 31 2013, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's pretty cool! The head does make a good Hoist and Electro if the guesses are true.

Randy

Hoist's head there looks more like Electro than MW Hoist, so I'm pretty sure I'm right.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

grrrrrrr

Kup is in the absolute middle of my Big Redecoes Flowchart, completely landlocked, and connecting MW Hoist to him opens up the chart to like a dozen more dudes.

...why FP, why...



That's a lotta new dudes.

Edited by Walky, 31 January 2013 - 04:10 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

Hmm...I wonder if at least one of the other Laser Rods will be updated in this set. Hoping for Jolt!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jan 31 2013, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 31 2013, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's pretty cool! The head does make a good Hoist and Electro if the guesses are true.

Randy

Hoist's head there looks more like Electro than MW Hoist, so I'm pretty sure I'm right.

Oh I agree. The only really Hoist-over-Electro like aspect are the circles on his head.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

They'll just hold back Hubcap for the next figure subscription. It'll work out fine!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

I expected Hoist to be all black, but this look still fits the Machine Wars aesthetic perfectly.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Hmm, the accent color looks a lot more purple than I remember MW Hoist's being (I remember it being more brown) but it could just be the lighting (or photoshop? Are we even sure it's a photo?). That and mold layout - MW Hoist was mostly black with very small amounts of the brown (just the biceps, crotch and hook I think) but I can understand wanting to add more color to break it up.

I actually really hate that head as Hoist, since it doesn't really get his visor/mouth right at all... on the other hand, it does look a lot more like Electro, so if it was done to be shared I can understand.

Overall, not bad, but it misses all my favorite parts about the original MW Hoist so this one won't be selling me on the set.

Edited by Magnusblitz, 31 January 2013 - 03:59 PM.