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@  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.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 10:54 AM)

Oh, that makes more sense.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 07:31 AM)

Haven't given it to him yet. Not sure when I will, but soon. Wah Wah is what he calls any vehicle with a siren, and the little bugger just LOVES firetrucks. So I got him a rescue bot heatwave.

@  repowers : (16 February 2019 - 02:41 AM)

I hope he said "You've given me a wah-wah"

@  Dekafox : (16 February 2019 - 12:48 AM)

A red panda?

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:06 PM)

*WAH

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:05 PM)

THE HECK IS A WHAH WAH?!?!?!

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2019 - 08:54 PM)

Yay! My nephew's Wah Wah showed up today!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 February 2019 - 08:12 PM)

BotBots are GLORIOUS

@  Pennpenn : (14 February 2019 - 07:07 PM)

A day best ignored if you're not the target demographic. Can be difficult sometimes though.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2019 - 11:55 AM)

Valentine's Day. bummer.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Or you could come to canada, where bureaucracy is a publically funded art form! So garbage and used condoms trying to make a statement about something or other, not entirely sure what.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

We've turned it into an art form.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

You think you know bureaucracy, but you've never been to Germany.

@  RichardT1977 : (13 February 2019 - 11:48 PM)

I think a better counterpart would be "society".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 February 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Sounds like the cobra effect.

@  Echowarrior : (13 February 2019 - 05:58 PM)

I think a better counterpart for it would be bureaucracy.

@  MEDdMI : (13 February 2019 - 08:33 AM)

Is Verbesserschlimmerung a change that was intented to make things worse but made them better instead?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 February 2019 - 07:35 AM)

We have a similar word in english "government".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:05 AM)

The meaning of this word is: A change that was intended as an improvement but ended up making things worse.

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

It's a portmanteau of "Verbesserung", which means "improvement", and "Verschlimmerung", which means "worsening".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

Your new German word for today: Verschlimmbesserung.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:17 PM)

Fortunately it's been long enough now that the possibility exists another label like Shout Factory or Arrow could pick it up and give it an updated release.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:16 PM)

It's the same with their Dawn of the Dead blu-ray, and several others

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:11 PM)

In Volcano's case it isn't so much a case just of amazon or eBay sellers... it looks like rather than releasing it directly, Fox licensed it out to Starz/Anchor Bay, and it's subsequently gone out of print

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 February 2019 - 01:28 PM)

There's Amazon sellers for you.

@  Telly : (12 February 2019 - 12:49 PM)

thought about buying volcano on bluray last night, until i saw the price on amazon: $135. the used ones arent much cheaper at $90. i know the 3p sellers can set any price they want, but come on. $90-$135 for a 20 year old movie that was only so-so?

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 05:12 AM)

GOt my hopes up there for a bit. Last I heard it was nebulously in 2019.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:19 PM

Based on what xZAOx received as an answer from Pete at Slagacon this past weekend, what do you feel the exclusives will encompass (characters and theme)?

 

He said something along the lines of "it's an awesome homage to the past 30 years of Transformer and BotCon...but probably not how people are expecting."

 

I'm thinking it's something similar to the first TFSS perhaps?  With characters from different eras / universes?

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:27 PM

Well, IIRC, it was stated at BotCon 2013 that next year's convention comic would be set in the Wings Universe 30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon. So the toys'll likely reflect that.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:29 PM

I'm expecting Shokaract to show up eventually.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

I dunno, I'd consider that to be pretty much the same as every set we've got starting with 2008 - a general theme, but many of the toys are dual purposed to fill various gaps or just repaint ideas they like.

 

I'm hoping for something more explicitly cohesive (like the 2006 set). I understand their desire to make toys fill "multiple spots" like "this is a SG toy, but it's also a Diaclone homage", but I think in some ways it's detracted from the overall offering.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:33 PM

I'm going to guess... The G2 Breakdown Corps! Take every mold that's been called Breakdown/Brakedown, aside from the ones they've already done, and give them the G2 treatment.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:48 PM

I wouldn't mind Prime Breakdown in G2 colors.  Well not at BotCon prices but at normal retail prices.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:06 PM

Ok so we have a vague concept for Botcon 2014, and possible location (Pasadena)

"homage to past 30years of TFs and Botcon"

 

I think we can assume that any homage will be something that Hasbro has no plans on doing. After the leak of the Generations 2014 list, we can use that as a starting point. Also, knowing Pete's love for Action Master homages, that would be a great place to start.
 

....Currently I have no ideas, but I wouldn't mind seeing Onyx Primal reimagined from TFPrime Soundwave!

 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

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I dunno, I'd consider that to be pretty much the same as every set we've got starting with 2008 - a general theme, but many of the toys are dual purposed to fill various gaps or just repaint ideas they like.
 
I'm hoping for something more explicitly cohesive (like the 2006 set). I understand their desire to make toys fill "multiple spots" like "this is a SG toy, but it's also a Diaclone homage", but I think in some ways it's detracted from the overall offering.

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I usually hate it when they try to do dual-purpose toys. Botcon Slicer, for example, has both a purple Autobot symbol and a purple Decepticon symbol, so you can use him either as Classics Slicer or SG Wheeljack. The result is a toy with no clear identity.

SG Sideswipe is a ridiculous pile of ideas smashed together. He's Sideswipe because the Armada Wheeljack mold looks a lot like Sideswipe. He's Drench because of that cancelled exclusive. He's SG because that's the theme of the set. He's a traitor because of the slashed-out Autobot symbol molded on his chest.

On the other hand, I find something like SG Tracks pretty inoffensive. Yes, he looks like Diaclone Tracks or a very manly Classics Road Rage, but that doesn't detract from the appearance of the toy at all. The toy has a clear, singular identity, and if you want to repurpose it, that's your business.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

Well, IIRC, it was stated at BotCon 2013 that next year's convention comic would be set in the Wings Universe 30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon. So the toys'll likely reflect that.

 

As a point of clarification, do we think "30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon" means 2014, or 2035 with the time leap in the movie/season 3&4? If it's the former, would that be movie/season 3&4 contemporaries updates?



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:58 PM

 

Well, IIRC, it was stated at BotCon 2013 that next year's convention comic would be set in the Wings Universe 30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon. So the toys'll likely reflect that.

 

As a point of clarification, do we think "30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon" means 2014, or 2035 with the time leap in the movie/season 3&4? If it's the former, would that be movie/season 3&4 contemporaries updates?

 

I should have said "time-period" of the G1 cartoon, meaning 30 years after the fictional events of the "The Rebirth".

 

Also, it would have to be that long after since it would take place after this year's Machine Wars "Termination" comic, which is set even after the G2 era, and is meant to be the finite conclusion story of the Wing Universe as a whole.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

On the other hand, I find something like SG Tracks pretty inoffensive. Yes, he looks like Diaclone Tracks or a very manly Classics Road Rage, but that doesn't detract from the appearance of the toy at all. The toy has a clear, singular identity, and if you want to repurpose it, that's your business.

 

And eHOBBY's as they advertised the figure by saying it could be repurposed as Classics Road Rage.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

I've been telling you guys all about what's in the set for the past two months.

It's not my fault people don't pay attention.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

No, not a joke. I was never under any contract to keep my mouth shut. Pete and I had a bit of a falling out about what I could and couldn't sell as customs. So eff it. I'm just telling you guys that you've seen the majority of the boxed set and souvies already.

 

More to come.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

Wha?!!  :o


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

bwah

 

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

Does no compute, Cheets. Does not compute. :wtf  :???


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

I dunno. I like Cheets and all, and I want to believe but...

...this man trolls deep.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

I dunno. I like Cheets and all, and I want to believe but...

...this man trolls deep.

 

Yeah, we won't know until he either LOLZ or the set is revealed and it's zero of his customs, hah. That second post sounded pretty straight-forward though.

 

This did make me go back and peruse cheetimus.com though! Saw a lot of cool ideas there. Lots of beasts too.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

 

I dunno. I like Cheets and all, and I want to believe but...

...this man trolls deep.

 

Yeah, we won't know until he either LOLZ or the set is revealed and it's zero of his customs, hah. That second post sounded pretty straight-forward though.

 

This did make me go back and peruse cheetimus.com though! Saw a lot of cool ideas there. Lots of beasts too.

 

 

Accidentally stuck an "r" in there and was wondering what part of the blog I was missing.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:55 PM

I have it on good authority that the boxset will be FOC Ruination in G2 colors. The Emirate Xaaron head will be replaced by Brian Savage's face.