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by Clay
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150172

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Is that because you've realized that you are coming off as condescending and are trying to walk that back? Because that is what it reads like. Wasn't walking anything back. Was trying to clarify a playful tone so as to not hurt anyone's feelings, but if you're going to call me condescending and ign...
by Clay
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150172

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT I USE THE TERM "GOOBERS" AS A DISARMING AND SOFTENING JEST AMONGST FRIENDS. I DO NOT MEAN IT AS A PEJORATIVE TERM.

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by Clay
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150172

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Okay, I think the misunderstanding here is that two threads of thought have gotten tangled together, mostly concerning the length of time involved for things to end. The idea that transformers are only kept alive by the nerdery of people born in the late 1970s and early 1980s is a silly and wrong pr...
by Clay
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Which of Your Transformers can pull off the best "Naruto Run"?
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Which of Your Transformers can pull off the best "Naruto Run"?

You at least need the pacifier bot . Yes I do. :eek: Do you still use a dedicated camera, or do you have a smart phone? I haven't used a stand-alone digital camera since getting the latter because the picture quality for what I need (taking pictures of cats and robots) is more than enough. I know s...
by Clay
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150172

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I don't think I'm communicating effectively. I didn't mean "die recently", that was more a "mental speech to text" thing. I meant "I was thinking recently on how the franchise was likely to die". Which it most definitely will, at some point. Yeah no, I got that, but it's still wrong and you're bein...
by Clay
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150172

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Yes! Honestly it's a lazy comparison, collective memory of Elvis will far outlive Transformers. But I read a similar article recently on the subject (colletive memory) and couldn't think of anything comparable that isn't almost directly contemporary. I was thinking about how collective memory of Tr...
by Clay
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150172

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Looking at secondary market prices now, a lot of my beast wars stuff is really like a dragon's hoard... Only increasing in trade value, but I'll never part with it without being slain by adventurers, lol.
by Clay
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hound's backlog
Replies: 15
Views: 190

Re: Hound's backlog

It's a relaxing, zone-out kind of game. I really enjoy it.

Saaades, make him play it. Make him. Then he will know how relaxing it is!
by Clay
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hound's backlog
Replies: 15
Views: 190

Re: Hound's backlog

Yeah, that's basically what my confusion has always been. I never really knew it was distinct console from the Wii until the Switch came out and I read some about it. I mean, I saw the games in the stores, but I guess I figured it was a beefed up or streamlined version or something of the thing I al...
by Clay
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hound's backlog
Replies: 15
Views: 190

Re: Hound's backlog

CTRL+F "DOOM", phrase not found
CTRL+F "Diablo", phrase not found
CTRL+F "katamari", phrase not found

What even was a Wii U, anyway? I have a Wii, but I never even knew about the Wii U until the Switch was announced. I also don't pay much attention to game consoles, though.
by Clay
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6793
Views: 1059997

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Studio Series 86 Hot Rod -And to be fair, he is pretty close to being that "Mini-Masterpiece" folks are clamoring on about. I've had some thought that they like to figure out the masterpiece design first, then walk it back for regular retail stuff. Hot Rod, Beast Wars Megatron, G1 Inferno and Grapp...
by Clay
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150172

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I like your Insecticon/Scarem repaint! Is it just the green parts you painted? https://i.imgur.com/2bV3cJu.jpg This picture is great! Manterror is so much fun. It's weird, but it really feels like they deliberately chose the least interesting toys to feature in the first season of the TV show. So ma...
by Clay
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Anyone seen the Netflix show yet? (Minor spoilers)
Replies: 23
Views: 6186

Re: Anyone seen the Netflix show yet? (Minor spoilers)

Warcry wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:03 am
Hello!

Come to think of it, the Netflix show wasn't advertised at all, was it? I only knew it was a thing because of the Walmart-exclusive toys that were supposed to cash in on it.
Oh, how far we've come, from using a tv show to advertise toys to using toys to advertise a tv show... :p
by Clay
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Website Stuff
Topic: Site content and community revitalization project
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Site content and community revitalization project

Hooray, enthusiasm! I understand the rushing urge to DO ALL THE THINGS, but I know we (myself, SCSW, and others) have already been through that phase. We've dialed it back to a rough plan that's both actionable and within the knowledge base of what we know how to do and what the website and forum le...
by Clay
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Website Stuff
Topic: Site content and community revitalization project
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Site content and community revitalization project

Hello all, Over the course of the pandemic, I know I have, like so many others, been cooped up in the house with the internet being my primary mechanism for social interaction. As terrifying as that sounds, it has given me some time to reflect on our little forum here and how we've gone about updati...
by Clay
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6793
Views: 1059997

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

The relatively weightlessness doesn't bother too much, but it's incredibly short for a deluxe. There's maybe 80% of the plastic there would have been in an equivalent figure a few years ago, Longer term, it's much worse than that. Took this pic today to show the point. $20 in 2004 versus $20 in 202...
by Clay
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 31
Views: 6716

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Issue #6 and mini series thoughts: I liked how threats have been scaled throughout the mini series. The initial duo being Runabout and Runamok vs a single autobot and some human kids frames them as quite frightening, shortly thereafter overshadowed by Skywarp and Blitzwing being actually effective a...
by Clay
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150172

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Oddly enough with Mindwipe, it's not the soft rubber parts that make the wing tips. It's the hard plastic on that hinge that's fragile. I know mine broke on one wing, but not other.

It is, however, quite fixable at least.
by Clay
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 364
Views: 150172

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Titans Return Mindwipe, and Wolfwire. Careful with these. Weirdwolf's basically guaranteed to have a part break around the cockpit, though it's mostly cosmetic because the piece is made of two different materials. Mindwipe's wings may also become very fragile over time, though it's not clear what p...