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@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

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So, who is it to you? Re-purposing toys as other characters

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:31 AM

So I finally grabbed IDW Megatron.  First off, I must have lucked out as all joints seem to be tight and everything fits where it is intended to for the most part (have had a bad track record as of late)


Looking at the figure with his lavender secondary color and purple underoos, It occored to me that this little guy is not Megatron at all, but rather the character that we knew in Beast wars who took that name, to me at least.


Sure this mode is seen in the comics, but for my purposes, the size, varying color scheme and head sculpt are completly justified by this idea.  That, and we already know very well where Waspinator and Rattrap are, among others, and the color scheme does not neccissarily match what is on the printed page.


SO I ask you folks, do you ever do this?  If so, what sort of re-purposing have you done with figures?

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:35 AM

I've done very little personal repurposing with my figures, only ever doing so if it had been done officially (such as using my PM Optimus Prime w/ Apex Armor as God Ginrai).


However, there is one example of what you're asking about that I have done, and it is this:


Marvel Crossovers Ghost Rider as Animated The Fallen. :idea

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:38 AM

not counting figures I've deliberetly gone and painted into somebody else... hmm?


I'm actually at a bit of a loss... I know I use to do it a lot when universe and classics 1 were running ..but now either I just make them that guy.. or Hasbro or a 3p company has made one for me ... does tossing the non-screen movie and hftd guys into prime count?


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:02 AM

I love that we can "like" posts now!  Non-screen toys from any line are perfect fodder.  I have TFPrime Kup as part of the G1 Minibots in my mind.  Even has a place on the hood where a big "M" should go (and the height works allongside classic deluxes)

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:19 AM

We have a fairly active thread about this here.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:21 AM

I use Club Dion as Windbreaker to supplement my G2 shelf.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:21 AM

I generally dislike repurposing toys of less popular characters or new ones as G1 guys or characters who already have tons of updates. BW Megatron doesn't need another form.


But that's one bear's opinion.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:57 AM

I only really repurpose characters from one continuity into another continuity as that same character. The WFC/FoC toys are their G1 selves to me even though officially they are Aligned toys. I also use Beast Hunters Abominus as G1 Abominus. And Prime Kup is Generation 2 Kup (I imagine him to have this body during the Marvel G2 comics). Prime Fallback is a Cybertronian G1 Outback. I don't do it for every character though. I don't want the likes of Prime Bumblebee to be a new body for G1 Bumblebee.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:39 AM

Movie Strongarm as G1 Brawn and movie Crosshairs as G1 Outback.

Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

Some recent ones for me:

I should be picking up the Predacons Rising Optimus/Preadking cyberverse set today, with Optimus obviously going to be Thunderclash. Mind, the only thing that really made me want him was reading about MTMTE 22. I bought a CV Beastblade OP so I could give the shield to Thunderclash, and will be giving the remaining Green Optimus and Preadking repaint to my son.

Getting T30 Sandstorm reminded me that my Energon CJ is UT Sandstorm.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

I don't do it personally.

Even the ones that are done so through fiction usually don't work for me.

That is unless you count repurposing the WfC / FoC guys who were always meant to be G1 guys into G1 guys instead of Aligned guys (you know who Hasbro / TakaraTomy thinks of as the same guys), then yes I do it constantly.  :thumbsup



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:11 AM

 I did get Generations GDO Swerve specifically to use him as my Classics Ironhide, after seeing a custom of the Kup version these boards that predates him that more or less did the same thing. The way I see it, his headsculpt doesn't look *old* and the colors aren't exact, but both the head and colors are close enough to work in my head, and he's still far better than the Universe 2.0 one.


I got Prime RID Ultra Magnus to be my IDW Magnus, since it makes a fun kind of sense for a Lawman to use a giant mallet as his weapon.


When Generations Voyager Springer came out and made my GDO Springer basically obsolete, I justified it as the Voyager being his IDW version, and the GDO being his Aligned version, since most of my Prime figures are Deluxes he scaled well with.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

Prime Kup is now IDW Dipstick.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

My plan is to repurpose Beast Hunters Bulkhead (the scout-class figure) as Roadbuster due to how the colors compare.


I'm already saying that DOTM Skyhammer is Whirl.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

I've only gotten a handful of repurposings to "stick" in my mind.  Universe (2003) Inferno is a movieverse version of G1 Red Alert, Cybertron Jungle Planet Optimus Prime is BW Optimus Primal, Cyberverse DOTM Stealth Bumblebee is a movieverse version of Armada Wheeljack, and Cyberverse BH Beast Blade Optimus Prime is a Prime version of G1 Micromaster Roughstuff.  EDIT: Oh, and DOTM Specialist Ratchet as Movie Inferno (the character who's officially an Armada Red Alert redeco, not a movie version of G1 Inferno).


On the other hand, I give few jives about continuity of origin, which has resulted in a lot of "soft repurposings" where for instance I still think of First Edition Bulkhead as Prime Bulkhead but nevertheless I have him hanging out with Animated Activators Bumblebee.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

 I did get Generations GDO Swerve specifically to use him as my Classics Ironhide, after seeing a custom of the Kup version these boards that predates him that more or less did the same thing. The way I see it, his headsculpt doesn't look *old* and the colors aren't exact, but both the head and colors are close enough to work in my head, and he's still far better than the Universe 2.0 one.

I did this more or less, but I casted the Universe version's head to use on Swerve's body.

Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

Prime Kup is now IDW Dipstick.


...sonofabitch. I wonder if Big Lots still has any Kups...


I rarely will rename a toy, I think out of an underlying desire to be able to clearly communicate about it to others without needing to recall whether I'm using the right name. I have taken to viewing FOC Air Raid as Scattershot (though I have trouble not calling him Strafe because Technobots all look alike or something) and largely at HeyMickey's suggestion FOC Sideswipe has begun to slide in to the role of Lightspeed.


But more commonly I only exercise repurposing in terms of moving select toys from one series to another without trying to assign a new identity. RID Bulkhead becoming a Classics Autobot, to use an example similar to ▲ndrusi's. I'll throw a fair bit of stuff in with my Classics if the visual styles will blend enough for me. It was great with Powercore Combiners in particular because hey, totally new characters! :thumbsup

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

I've done this just a few times, mostly to figures that lack a clear identity themselves.

For instance, FoC Air Raid is clearly supposed to be a G1-ish Fireflight, going by the tech specs and bio (and he looks nothing like WfC Air Raid's character model).  So for me he's Fireflight, but after certain events in the IDW timeline I started thinking of him more as a pre-war G1 Shockwave.

Definitely that exclusive BH Commander Optimus is pretty much Thunderclash to me.  Not much of a stretch for the blue Predaking to be Cryotek either.  Prime Commander Ironhide (and Deluxe if I had one) is G1 Ironhide for me.  DotM Skyhammer is G1 Sky High to me.  Also I really wanted the MakeToys DIA Commando set to put on my Combat Hero Optimus and get a Delta Magnus, but I'm not going to be able to swing that financially.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

Once I do some parts swapping and paints a mix of Springer and Sandstorm will be Sureshot.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:30 PM

Cybertron Quickmix was never displayed with his fellow Cybertron toys. Never.

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