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by Clay
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 20
Views: 2934

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Okay, issue #3. Was a bit disappointed that the human cast suddenly turned into cartoon characters by offering to help their giant alien robot friend unprompted. I don't really fault the comic for that - it is a transformers story where exactly that sort of thing is supposed to happen - but until th...
by Clay
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 307
Views: 138741

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

So... having added a 6ft stretch of shelving to a wall, I now have room to open and put out stuff I've had sitting around in boxes. Stuff that's been piling up since at least as far back as Fall 2017. I still need to figure out what gets priority for hitting the shelf, what gets skipped for now and...
by Clay
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 252
Views: 56496

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Does the lower part of your ribcage feel sore when touched, but not from coughing? Is there an odd and somewhat uncomfortable sensation in your upper chest, within a kind of semi-circle you can draw from one mid-clavicle to the other? Are you mentally tired, but not necessarily sleepy? Nope, only s...
by Clay
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 252
Views: 56496

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Well, the fellow at the hospital seemed to know what he was doing more than the people at the walk-in clinic, so there's that. I'd assume the rapid test with poor accuracy is a combination of the test itself and also the variance in the people conducting the test. As I say, the guy at the hospital s...
by Clay
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 252
Views: 56496

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Starting tomorrow, Fox News and their ilk will realize that 3,000 dead Americans every day is a big deal, and demand Joe Biden be impeached for not doing anything about it. They will continue to oppose mask mandates. Out of curiosity, I flipped over to Fox to see what the coverage was, and hooooo b...
by Clay
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 252
Views: 56496

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Well, Trump's finally gone from office after 400,000+ dead. So now the US can maybe kind of, sort of start to deal with this?
by Clay
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 307
Views: 138741

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Prime brought a ton of new designs and characters too! Even the ones that were reimaginings of classic characters were usually very different. Optimus, Megatron and Bumblebee were based on the movie designs and Shockwave was fairly G1-esque, but everyone else felt very distictive. And Beast Hunters...
by Clay
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 20
Views: 2934

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Okay, a few thoughts on issue two: I like the thematics of the chase moving from the city to the desert. All of the different possible iterations of the story fall away as our human cast get drawn into the present conflict. All the other distractions getting left behind, as it were. I have no idea w...
by Clay
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 307
Views: 138741

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

A lot of the toys I've had the most fun with over the last year have been things like Universe Countdown (I'm still staggered this guy clutters up ebay - he's a fantastic toy!) and some of the Energon figures I picked up. Rather undermines the point I was making, but chunky fun things like Towline ...
by Clay
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Bineltech Grimlock Spoiler Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: Bineltech Grimlock Spoiler Problem

helix2 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:15 pm
So I ended up buying another figure, this time MISB from Mandarake. No spoiler problem this time :)
That is how things get fixed sometimes, lol. Glad you got a good copy of the figure! It's probably my favorite robot mode of the Alternator line.
by Clay
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Predaking and Stampy, and other stories
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Predaking and Stampy, and other stories

And this one that I've never shared publicly, Convoy and Mio. https://imgur.com/a/GDkrukN Reason being that this one was made at the request of an Icelandic board member who had recently lost his kitty Mio. He said that he liked Predaking and the Shining Star and wanted me to memorialize his little ...
by Clay
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Predaking and Stampy, and other stories
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Predaking and Stampy, and other stories

OMG YOU GUYS I FOUND THE KIDS' BOOKS I MADE BACK IN 2005!! ...AND THEY'RE WONDERFUL :eek: There's about 15 altogether. Predaking and Stampy https://imgur.com/a/mNve6yO A New Convoy on the Block https://imgur.com/a/MKSUi2A Ordnance Envy https://imgur.com/a/lYhOZeW Little Omega's Big Adventure https:/...
by Clay
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 20
Views: 2934

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Have read the next issue and your post. Still percolating.
by Clay
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 307
Views: 138741

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

Titans Return Quake (2017) Yeah, even though it's not out of the realm of possibility that they'll make a new-mold version of basically anybody at this point, the Quake we did get is actually really nice. The color deco is pretty and not used terribly often. You're probably right that the last deca...
by Clay
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6766
Views: 1006971

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

ganon578 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:33 pm
Kingdom Cyclonus
I mostly like the new Cyclonus except for the... cankles? Cankles. Haven't seen one yet, though.
by Clay
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 252
Views: 56496

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Oof. As of today, I think the US is creaking toward 400,000 dead from covid 19. I'm not entirely sure because the news channels have taken down the cumulative death totals for coverage of the riots in the capitol building incited by trump to stop congress from certifying his election loss.

Ugh. :(
by Clay
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!
Replies: 307
Views: 138741

Re: Remembering that our old toys actually exist!

I was going to chide you for not picking the robotmasters beast Megatron that you got for $3, but then I remembered that he came out in 2004 and is thus excluded from the running. :o Interesting topic, though. I'd really have to think about it, given the past decade has (inclusive of the third party...
by Clay
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 20
Views: 2934

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Saw the new post, so I went ahead and read issue 2 1. Broadly agree that the first half is better than the second, but the cringey parts in the second half gave me thoughts. Yes, Verity is in the right and Hunter is an entitled douche, but his douchey-ness and Ratchet's immediate default to him as "...
by Clay
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.
Replies: 20
Views: 2934

Re: Revisitation: The IDW Original Continuity Retrospective.

Yeah, I think Furman just forget she'd given a fake name by the time he wrote issue one. That's unfortunate. After I posted, it occurred to me that Verity giving a false name plays into the themes of deception and identity, which should be central to any transformers adaptation, but usually isn't. ...
by Clay
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6766
Views: 1006971

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

This means I was finally able to assemble SS Devastator . I've avoided looking at pictures of him, so the first good look I got was when I put him together a few minutes ago. I figured I'd be more delighted with him as a surprise rather than something I'd seen for months. I think it worked. But, th...