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@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:16 AM

http://www.taghobby....tegory/9-0/9-3/

 

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:23 AM

Aniline from TFW2005 has a slightly clearer photo as well.

http://www.tfw2005.c...evealed-179766/

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:24 AM

Soo... mouth articulation?


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:28 AM

Yeah I can't tell what's going on in that one photo of the head sculpt...mostly because it looks COMPLETELY different from the head sculpt in all the other photos.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:29 AM

Based on the last photo, I'm thinking he's not a MP-10 with armor after all.  As the leg isn't MP-10's.  though it looks like he might have arms folded behind his back...

 

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Edit:  Looks like his face is removed in that one photo.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:32 AM


Edit:  Looks like his face is removed in that one photo.

 

Yay! Shattered Glass nod!!

 

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:33 AM

less interested now that I see it isn't going to come with a white Prime



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:37 AM

Might not just be the face. Looks like the entire front half of his head is removed. To show that there's another head beneath, apparently? My Japanese is pretty terrible.
Edit: Also looks like there's a wheel at his ankle and that his thighs don't match up to MP-10's front or back thighs, so there's a lot of retooling done, it seems.

Edit 2: Though, that's more likely to be one of the trailer wheels...


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:41 AM

Since I built my vintage Ultra Magnus up around the naked white Optimus, I too would be a bit disappointed in this if there's no unarmored cab robot mode.

 

But at the same time that makes me hope that the price tag will decrease a bit, and that the transformation ends up better for not having to accomodate the other robot mode.

 

So I guess I'm saying... I need more photos and information before I judge.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:45 AM

Are those the cab legs behind Magnus' back?

 

 

It's a heckuva backpack regardless.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:52 AM

Wow, that looks nice. I don't really mind that he doesn't appear to be armor, I think that makes for a better toy overall and a less expensive one.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:04 AM

Okay, in my attempt to find meaning in that pic of the weird face-thing, the thing that I initially thought was a lower jaw looks to be MP10's neck. It also appears to have an Optimus-esque forehead grille but with a hole presumably to hold the front part of the helmet. So maybe he has a removable small robot head/faceplate so that armored mode doesn't have a giant head?

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:29 AM

Now that I look at the details with the forehead crest, the partial face plate, and the half ear muffs, yeah, that's totally Optimus' face in there.

 

Which makes me think they added that removeable face feature to give a node to the naked white Optimus mode without having to do a full little white Optimus mode.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:43 AM

So he comes with a cab bit people don't think it has its own robot mode? Surely it would have?

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:44 AM

That's basically it, yeah. It's a totally new mold (though it reuses some little bits of Prime, like the wheels and grille) with no unarmored robot mode. Full non-partsforming transformation. There's a Prime-esque face under his regular one as a nod to the original toy/concept, though it's not entirely clear whether it's a full removable gimmick or a weird bit of inaccessible detailing like the original MP's mouth, nor what the terrifying Muppet chin is all about. (Maybe only the top half of the face comes off, and that's Magnus's regular chin?)


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:55 AM

I think the really telling bit is they went and designed an entirely new matrix housing ... but yeah then you look at the inner side of the shin and see there's no way that's the mp10 leg 



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:02 AM

There is some initial disappointment from me regarding this, but ultimately it'll probably be a better Ultra Magnus figure as a result.

 

This is not to say I wouldn't want TakaraTomy to still do MP-10 in Ultra Magnus cab colors or if they end up doing a Powered Convoy / Delta Magnus from Ultra Magnus that I wouldn't want the MP-10 cab in blue and dark gray too.

 

Also it seems the grill, the lights, the tires, the Autobot badge, and the gas tanks (at least) are all the same as MP-10 Convoy's based on the fact they're not gray prototype resin in these photos.

 

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:14 AM

I have a hard time envisioning those huge helmet spikes folding safely inside anything. I could sooner see it as an accessory pegged somewhere inside the trailer and you split it and surround his inner Optimus head.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:43 AM

Aniline from TFW2005 has a slightly clearer photo as well.

http://www.tfw2005.c...evealed-179766/

 

For the first time ever, a toy meant to represent G1 Ultra Magnus has a head that's actually G1 Ultra Magnus.

 

Oh, this will be a costly one...



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:14 AM

Ah, jeez, Edith, lookit the size of him.

 

If he's not MP-10 with armor, I wish they would've made him a little closer to MP-10's size.


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