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@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 01:17 PM)

The only thing we've learned so far is that 1 out of 10 doesn't really seem to mind that much.

@  Patch : (23 February 2019 - 12:17 PM)

Alien walls.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (23 February 2019 - 11:15 AM)

Aliens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2019 - 10:22 AM)

walls.

@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM)

SAUSAGES!!

@  CORVUS : (23 February 2019 - 01:13 AM)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEERADICATOR!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 11:21 PM)

And don't piss him off, because he'll tell Haruhi who he is and reboot the universe.

@  Bass X0 : (22 February 2019 - 03:22 PM)

Take care of the John Smith who will shake up the world!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I see I'm not the only one who's watched a lot of Kids in the Hall...

@  Donocropolis : (22 February 2019 - 06:33 AM)

"You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes"

@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.


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#1 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

I keep seeing TF references all over the place, but couldn't find any one single thread to try and cover them all.



That being said, let's go.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

B.C. is considered "pop culture"? Don't you have to be popular to be considered "pop"... and culturally significant to be considered "culture"?

(I kid, I kid. Fun fact: BC has run so long without a significant change to its style and subject matter that most people don't realize it started out as a serious soap opera comic like Mary Worth.)

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE(Fangwing @ Mar 14 2013, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
B.C. is considered "pop culture"? Don't you have to be popular to be considered "pop"... and culturally significant to be considered "culture"?

(I kid, I kid. Fun fact: BC has run so long without a significant change to its style and subject matter that most people don't realize it started out as a serious soap opera comic like Mary Worth.)

So it was anti-Semitic in the beginning too?


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

Dance-Off, you say...

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE(Fangwing @ Mar 14 2013, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(I kid, I kid. Fun fact: BC has run so long without a significant change to its style and subject matter that most people don't realize it started out as a serious soap opera comic like Mary Worth.)

I'm not sure if you're joking, but it didn't... lookit.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 22 2013, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.


I actually think the good car bad car one is pretty funny. Of course if I said that to a female cosplayer I would probably get decked or they would just say yes.

I've seen a good deal in pop culture but this one caught me off gaurd.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 22 2013, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.

Is that "do you mind" one a demo of a Chinese Brawn?

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

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QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 22 2013, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.

Is that "do you mind" one a demo of a Chinese Brawn?


icon-fire.gif Oh god, at first I thought you were talking about the bot. So thats what they call it. icon-depth.gif

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

I always liked the Optimus Prime in the Nokia 6800 ad:

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ Apr 22 2013, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always liked the Optimus Prime in the Nokia 6800 ad:

Optimus better be careful. Nokias are really nasty - they know the way of the samurai.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

Samurai from Finland.



(sorry, couldn't think of any other clip to use)

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QUOTE(blarg @ Apr 22 2013, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 22 2013, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.

Is that "do you mind" one a demo of a Chinese Brawn?


icon-fire.gif Oh god, at first I thought you were talking about the bot. So thats what they call it. icon-depth.gif

I think only Walky used the term "Chinese Brawn", for some reason.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

Thatababy, 1 May 2013

"Plushy Transformers aren't very scary."

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

A G1 Galvatron toy appears at the end of this week's Doctor Who.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:57 PM

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A G1 Galvatron toy appears at the end of this week's Doctor Who.




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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:22 PM

Why, so it is. Was distracted by the girl.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:48 AM

Between that and the movie Optimus in "Night Terrors", I wonder who the Transformers fan on the production team is.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

just make a British tf series!
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE(abates @ May 5 2013, 07:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Between that and the movie Optimus in "Night Terrors", I wonder who the Transformers fan on the production team is.


I heard someone say Andy Wildman does their storyboards so if that's true there's a suspect at least.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

According to someone at Gallifrey Base, the G1 Galvatron is a recurring prop in BBC produced shows. So maybe someone bought it back in the 80s for prop use and it's one that gets dusted off whenever a script calls for 'toy robot'.



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