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@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 09:52 PM)

maybe there's underground demolition derbies too

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 09:25 PM)

Every single sports car was one of those two jobs? Considering how many there seem to be....

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Athletic Entertainment

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2018 - 03:32 PM)

It's mentioned in one issue that Bumblebee was a courier. The only other fast cars I can remember seeing in Functionist times were Blur and a couple of Stunticons, as racers.

@  SG Roadbuster : (21 October 2018 - 12:14 PM)

i figured the sports cars were either racers or couriers.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 12:13 PM)

Upper Class. They're clearly not made for manual labor.

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

Functionism only really makes sense for certain alternate modes like mining or construction equipment; where do things like sports cars fit in?

@  Xellos : (21 October 2018 - 11:51 AM)

At least in the movies they can switch to a (similar) alt mode at will, it seems. Especially if they want to sell more toys per movie.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2018 - 10:44 AM)

They are a race of adaptive machines. Maybe they were expected to change themselves to fit the role?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 10:06 AM)

IDW-verse discrimination still made more sense than the backstory in TF: Exodus, where everyone's caste was assigned seemingly at random with no regard for their aptitudes (altmode or otherwise)

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

Lost Light is good too, so far.

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:54 AM)

I'm not terribly into Transformers in general, but I did mostly enjoy the More Than Meets The Eye series.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:11 AM)

Which has been in the state constitution since 1946, but was never actually executed according to documents, and is currently not in effect because the German federal constitution, which takes priority over state constitution, has banned the death penalty back in 1949.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:09 AM)

Huh. So next weekend, when the German state of Hesse will have its state election, there will also be a ballot about changing the state constitution... and one of the proposed changes will be abolishing the death penalty.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 03:44 AM)

I really need to read those comics

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Up to and including the fact that certain alternate modes could end up being classified as "surplus to requirements" and systematically murdered.

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:26 AM)

And in IDW comics where it is/was literally a form of apartheid where your alternate mode pretty much dictated how you were treated by society, what jobs you could pursue, pretty much everything.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 02:24 AM)

We do get hints of that from time to time in Transformers, with stuff like some jets acting smug towards cars and whatnot.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 October 2018 - 08:10 PM)

"No shotgun of Mine is going to marry a rocket launcher" sounds like something that Targetmasters (or WFC Siege Micromasters) might say...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 08:06 PM)

The characters are actually kinda nice. Sure a bunch of them are from New Jersey, but you get a few aliens too.. But if you do that, you might want to go digital delux verisons.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:38 PM)

My only issue is that the aside from Fox, the looks of the characters are kinda bland. If anything, I'll at least get it on Black Friday, as they almost always have deals on the toys to life stuff.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Well I can tell you, if you are going physical version because you want the toys. The Switch version has the best Ship mount as you just slide the joycons into it. The PS4 ship mount is wired. The game itself is very good in my opionion. In some ways it starts to turn into an RTS without being an RTS. You've got to start focus on keeping your planets from being taken back over. It has a LOT to do. It does have some repitive missions, because well, trying to let you level up all pilots and ships and such. The switch version -ALSO- has starfox only missions and the characters are incorporated into the story.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:03 PM)

How is Starlink anyways? Been thinking of getting the Switch version for StarFox, which is quite unusal for me, as I almost always pick the PS4 versions (favorite controller and I already have so many Trophys on it).

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:42 PM)

No shotgun of mine is going to marry a rocket launcher!

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 October 2018 - 05:22 PM)

Should they be allowed to marry outside of their own caliber?

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:18 PM)

I'm conflicted on the subject of marriage rights for shotguns.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:24 PM)

You say, "Damn it, what do you think this is, a shotgun wedding?"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM)

What do you do if someone wants to bring their concealed-carry to your American wedding?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 01:58 PM)

Benbot, I was streaming the PS4 version of Starlink

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:25 PM)

Ergo their reporting will have its own slant on the facts as they choose, not the most neutral way possible.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:24 PM)

I find it sad to realize that the prestigious New York Times which I trusted a lot as a kid in fact has its own editorial agenda.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

The end result is NOT that stupid bullshit gets equal coverage as reasonable arguments. That would be problematic in itself (the "false balance" bias), but the provlem is that the controversial stupid bullshit gets MORE coverage than the reasonable arguments.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

The media doesn't want to miss the opportunity to report on a controversy, and as a consequence makes sure that the controversial statements reach an audience.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

Because they realized that saying controversial shit is guaranteed to get coverage.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:16 PM)

It's the same here in Germany. Our right-wing moron party is still a political minority, yet they succeed in driving the topics the media keeps reporting.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

The main problem was that Trump was banking on controversy, and the media was reporting controversy because it gave them ratings.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

"Fairness" was not the media's main problem.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Holy fish! Second life is still a thing?!?!

@  Benbot : (20 October 2018 - 08:32 AM)

What were you streaming, Silverclaw?

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.


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#21 Echowarrior

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:32 PM

I wouldn't object to repaints/remolds of either, but I'd kinda rather they not be Obsidian and Strika. I'd sorta like other characters - there'd be some twisted justice in the Whirl repaint being Rotorstorm, for instance.


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:29 PM

It'd be hilarious if they threw us a curveball and colored a Strika version Roadbuster in these colors:

 

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:42 PM

yeah those prices suck. but I preordered anyway

 

>_> here's hope'n the actual avenues for distribution eventually straighten out and bbts can go back to not having to mark up things so high to come the cost of unwanted stock sitting around 



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 12:05 AM

I think I'd be willing to see Roadbuster redecoed as Big Red.



#25 Shadoman

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 12:21 AM

we're just going to need an official Big Red redeco eventually. Until then,there's a ton of possible molds for it.



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 12:07 PM

Pre Ordered, and like whats been said, if I find them in stores first Ill buy them and cancel pre order.  Distribution is just horrible here lately it seems. 



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:30 AM

I've had pretty decent luck with distribution locally.

 

I'm curious, has it been discussed yet about why Hasbro decided to update Whirl, Roadbuster, and Jetfire this year? Are they trying to strengthen their claims on the non-Takara characters?  If so, is this the unexpectedly beneficial result of the whole Harmony Gold fiasco?

 

Also, I'm loving the more broad range of figures we are seeing in the current Generations line.  I, for one, would like to see a new Strika figure, and some more RiD and AEC era characters would be nifty.  I'm a little saddened that the range of smaller figures are kind of being reduced, but what we are getting is pretty awesome.



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:46 PM

I'm curious, has it been discussed yet about why Hasbro decided to update Whirl, Roadbuster, and Jetfire this year? Are they trying to strengthen their claims on the non-Takara characters?  If so, is this the unexpectedly beneficial result of the whole Harmony Gold fiasco?.

 

Most of the other 84/85 characters had been done, so it seemed like it was about time for them to get updates. Who else is left from those years? Omega Supreme, Huffer, Beachcomber, Topspin, Twin Twist, and the Dinobots. I had hoped to finish that list off eventually...



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

1) Why is Springer included in the wave?  I would have included Rhinox or Double Dealer.

 

2) Will Roadbuster have stickers?  Stickers are a turn off for me.



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:27 PM

Top Spin and Twin Twist are part of the Wreckers assortment...but they suck. The 3rd party set is on my list.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:34 PM

1) Why is Springer included in the wave?  I would have included Rhinox or Double Dealer.

 

2) Will Roadbuster have stickers?  Stickers are a turn off for me.

 

Springer's in the assortment because Hasbro thought Springer would be popular.

 

And yes, Roadbuster's got stickers.


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#32 Nanite

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:05 PM

Based on the alt mode alone, I'm suspicious of a Bulkhead redeco for Roadbuster.
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#33 LiamA

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:16 PM

Top Spin and Twin Twist are part of the Wreckers assortment...but they suck. The 3rd party set is on my list.

 

What do you expect from characters that are just redoes of Combaticon figures.


 

1) Why is Springer included in the wave?  I would have included Rhinox or Double Dealer.

 

2) Will Roadbuster have stickers?  Stickers are a turn off for me.

 

Springer's in the assortment because Hasbro thought Springer would be popular.

 

And yes, Roadbuster's got stickers.

 

 

Thanks for that.  I guess I'm not getting Roadbuster then.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:23 AM

But you can just ignore the stickers. Whirl having stickers didn't mean that he had less paint apps and included stickers to compensate. He was just a regular toy, that also had stickers included.

 

Aside from the Autobot logos, I ignored the entire sticker sheet. I actually used a Reprolabels sheet for the Autobot symbol because I preferred the white border logo to the clear ones on Hasbro's sheet. Don't deprive yourself simply because these two toys happen to include an entirely optional sticker sheet as an homage to the GI Joe vehicle designer that designed these two and wanted to give them a sheet of stickers like he did with his GI Joe vehicles.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:36 AM

Yeah, the stickers are mostly things like WARNING or Power Supply. Whirl looks okay without them.

Edited by unluckiness, 12 May 2014 - 01:37 AM.

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