Transformers fans enter! Holy crap!

rasczak

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Jan 29, 2005
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nice find. i hope they do jetfire. he was one of my favorites. i had him a loooong time ago, but unfortunately he died in fire along with my entire set of GI Joes. My mom never forgave me for starting that fire.
 

bunnyfubbles

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dinosaurs are cool, robots are cool, but common, when the dinosaur looks like a robot it defeats the point of transformers...kids are dumb
 

Fritzo

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Originally posted by: bunnyfubbles
dinosaurs are cool, robots are cool, but common, when the dinosaur looks like a robot it defeats the point of transformers...kids are dumb

They had a good story behind it (which is why transformers worked):

When their ship crashed on Earth millions of years ago, it was briefly reactivated during the time of the dinosaurs. The repair systems made repairs to a few so they would look like the dominant species at the time.

That's why later on when the ship was reactivated again, they were all made to look like vehicles: the repair systems thought that machines were the dominate species.

Well...yeah...i guess it is kind of lame. GO TRANSFORMERS!
 

dabuddha

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Originally posted by: Fritzo
Originally posted by: bunnyfubbles
dinosaurs are cool, robots are cool, but common, when the dinosaur looks like a robot it defeats the point of transformers...kids are dumb

They had a good story behind it (which is why transformers worked):

When their ship crashed on Earth millions of years ago, it was briefly reactivated during the time of the dinosaurs. The repair systems made repairs to a few so they would look like the dominant species at the time.

That's why later on when the ship was reactivated again, they were all made to look like vehicles: the repair systems thought that machines were the dominate species.

Well...yeah...i guess it is kind of lame. GO TRANSFORMERS!


The dinobots were created by the autobots.
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: bunnyfubbles
dinosaurs are cool, robots are cool, but common, when the dinosaur looks like a robot it defeats the point of transformers...kids are dumb

STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too many people here use this.

It's "come on", not "common"!! Common can have several meanings but it has never meant the same as come on.

com·mon
adjective, -er, -est, noun
?adjective
1. belonging equally to, or shared alike by, two or more or all in question: common property; common interests.
2. pertaining or belonging equally to an entire community, nation, or culture; public: a common language or history; a common water-supply system.
3. joint; united: a common defense.
4. widespread; general; ordinary: common knowledge.
5. of frequent occurrence; usual; familiar: a common event; a common mistake.
6. hackneyed; trite.
7. of mediocre or inferior quality; mean; low: a rough-textured suit of the most common fabric.
8. coarse; vulgar: common manners.
9. lacking rank, station, distinction, etc.; unexceptional; ordinary: a common soldier; common people; the common man; a common thief.
10. Dialect. friendly; sociable; unaffected.
11. Anatomy. forming or formed by two or more parts or branches: the common carotid arteries.
12. Prosody. (of a syllable) able to be considered as either long or short.
13. Grammar. a. not belonging to an inflectional paradigm; fulfilling different functions that in some languages require different inflected forms: English nouns are in the common case whether used as subject or object.
b. constituting one of two genders of a language, esp. a gender comprising nouns that were formerly masculine or feminine: Swedish nouns are either common or neuter.
c. noting a word that may refer to either a male or a female: French élève has common gender. English lacks a common gender pronoun in the third person singular.
d. (of a noun) belonging to the common gender.

14. Mathematics. bearing a similar relation to two or more entities.
15. of, pertaining to, or being common stock: common shares.
?noun 16. Often, commons. Chiefly New England. a tract of land owned or used jointly by the residents of a community, usually a central square or park in a city or town.
17. Law. the right or liberty, in common with other persons, to take profit from the land or waters of another, as by pasturing animals on another's land (common of pasturage) or fishing in another's waters (common of piscary).
18. commons, (used with a singular or plural verb) a. the commonalty; the nonruling class.
b. the body of people not of noble birth or not ennobled, as represented in England by the House of Commons.
c. (initial capital letter) the representatives of this body.
d. (initial capital letter) the House of Commons.

19. commons, a. (used with a singular verb) a large dining room, esp. at a university or college.
b. (usually used with a plural verb) British. food provided in such a dining room.
c. (usually used with a plural verb) food or provisions for any group.

20. (sometimes initial capital letter) Ecclesiastical. a. an office or form of service used on a festival of a particular kind.
b. the ordinary of the Mass, esp. those parts sung by the choir.
c. the part of the missal and breviary containing Masses and offices of those saints assigned to them.

21. Obsolete. a. the community or public.
b. the common people.

?Idiom22. in common, in joint possession or use; shared equally: They have a love of adventure in common.
 

xboxist

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The cartoon made me hate Grimlock, by giving him an IQ of 3 and a horribly annoying voice/demeanor.

I also didn't like the Dinobots in general, because they were a subgroup that didn't form into a larger robot like every other subgroup of Transformers did. lol

7-year old me on playground at recess: "Hi guys! I got Swoop for Christmas, he's a Dinobot!"
rival jerk kid: "So what dorkface, I got DEVASTATOR!!"
 

stag3

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Feb 7, 2005
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devastator was cool
all the others ones after were just lame

stuntacons
aerialbots
etc...
 

Queasy

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Aug 24, 2001
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I can't imagine spending over $100 for this.

I still have my Grimlock when I was a kid. Well, technically my nephew has him. My son got my Jetfire.
 

Aikouka

Lifer
Nov 27, 2001
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Originally posted by: xboxist
The cartoon made me hate Grimlock, by giving him an IQ of 3 and a horribly annoying voice/demeanor.

I also didn't like the Dinobots in general, because they were a subgroup that didn't form into a larger robot like every other subgroup of Transformers did. lol

7-year old me on playground at recess: "Hi guys! I got Swoop for Christmas, he's a Dinobot!"
rival jerk kid: "So what dorkface, I got DEVASTATOR!!"

Me, Grimlock, think Constructicons are weak!
 

CorCentral

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Originally posted by: xboxist
The cartoon made me hate Grimlock, by giving him an IQ of 3 and a horribly annoying voice/demeanor.

I also didn't like the Dinobots in general, because they were a subgroup that didn't form into a larger robot like every other subgroup of Transformers did. lol

7-year old me on playground at recess: "Hi guys! I got Swoop for Christmas, he's a Dinobot!"
rival jerk kid: "So what dorkface, I got DEVASTATOR!!"


Yea', but didn't the Dinobots kick Devastator's ass? :p

 
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Originally posted by: xboxist
I also didn't like the Dinobots in general, because they were a subgroup that didn't form into a larger robot like every other subgroup of Transformers did. lol

i was mad at that too.
there were 5 of them, so naturally they should be able to unite. i kept hoping they would do it later in the series.
 

dakels

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Nov 20, 2002
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nice. I had the original as a kid. The only one where I kept the box. I might still have it. The funny thing is I remember him having a sword... a dino robot with a sword... Always thought that was weird even considering he was an alien dinosaur robot... lol
 

rasczak

Lifer
Jan 29, 2005
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Originally posted by: BlahBlahYouToo
Originally posted by: xboxist
I also didn't like the Dinobots in general, because they were a subgroup that didn't form into a larger robot like every other subgroup of Transformers did. lol

i was mad at that too.
there were 5 of them, so naturally they should be able to unite. i kept hoping they would do it later in the series.

I think taht if this did happen, we would end up with a bat shit crazy multiple personality beast saying "me grimlock think you stupid. squawk squawk, swoop think you stupid too squawk squawk"
 

Aikouka

Lifer
Nov 27, 2001
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There were originally only three dinobots. The other two were created at a later time. Slag, Sludge and Grimlock are the original three if I remember correctly. Swoop and Snarl were created when Megatron turned the original three against the Autobots by preying on Grimlock's superiority complex and his belief that Optimus Prime is weaker than him.
 

RichardE

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Dec 31, 2005
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Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: bunnyfubbles
dinosaurs are cool, robots are cool, but common, when the dinosaur looks like a robot it defeats the point of transformers...kids are dumb

STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too many people here use this.

It's "come on", not "common"!! Common can have several meanings but it has never meant the same as come on.

com·mon
adjective, -er, -est, noun
?adjective
1. belonging equally to, or shared alike by, two or more or all in question: common property; common interests.
2. pertaining or belonging equally to an entire community, nation, or culture; public: a common language or history; a common water-supply system.
3. joint; united: a common defense.
4. widespread; general; ordinary: common knowledge.
5. of frequent occurrence; usual; familiar: a common event; a common mistake.
6. hackneyed; trite.
7. of mediocre or inferior quality; mean; low: a rough-textured suit of the most common fabric.
8. coarse; vulgar: common manners.
9. lacking rank, station, distinction, etc.; unexceptional; ordinary: a common soldier; common people; the common man; a common thief.
10. Dialect. friendly; sociable; unaffected.
11. Anatomy. forming or formed by two or more parts or branches: the common carotid arteries.
12. Prosody. (of a syllable) able to be considered as either long or short.
13. Grammar. a. not belonging to an inflectional paradigm; fulfilling different functions that in some languages require different inflected forms: English nouns are in the common case whether used as subject or object.
b. constituting one of two genders of a language, esp. a gender comprising nouns that were formerly masculine or feminine: Swedish nouns are either common or neuter.
c. noting a word that may refer to either a male or a female: French élève has common gender. English lacks a common gender pronoun in the third person singular.
d. (of a noun) belonging to the common gender.

14. Mathematics. bearing a similar relation to two or more entities.
15. of, pertaining to, or being common stock: common shares.
?noun 16. Often, commons. Chiefly New England. a tract of land owned or used jointly by the residents of a community, usually a central square or park in a city or town.
17. Law. the right or liberty, in common with other persons, to take profit from the land or waters of another, as by pasturing animals on another's land (common of pasturage) or fishing in another's waters (common of piscary).
18. commons, (used with a singular or plural verb) a. the commonalty; the nonruling class.
b. the body of people not of noble birth or not ennobled, as represented in England by the House of Commons.
c. (initial capital letter) the representatives of this body.
d. (initial capital letter) the House of Commons.

19. commons, a. (used with a singular verb) a large dining room, esp. at a university or college.
b. (usually used with a plural verb) British. food provided in such a dining room.
c. (usually used with a plural verb) food or provisions for any group.

20. (sometimes initial capital letter) Ecclesiastical. a. an office or form of service used on a festival of a particular kind.
b. the ordinary of the Mass, esp. those parts sung by the choir.
c. the part of the missal and breviary containing Masses and offices of those saints assigned to them.

21. Obsolete. a. the community or public.
b. the common people.

?Idiom22. in common, in joint possession or use; shared equally: They have a love of adventure in common.

Grammar Nazi

:p :beer:
 

Blayze

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Feb 22, 2000
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Originally posted by: xboxist
The cartoon made me hate Grimlock, by giving him an IQ of 3 and a horribly annoying voice/demeanor.

I also didn't like the Dinobots in general, because they were a subgroup that didn't form into a larger robot like every other subgroup of Transformers did. lol

7-year old me on playground at recess: "Hi guys! I got Swoop for Christmas, he's a Dinobot!"
rival jerk kid: "So what dorkface, I got DEVASTATOR!!"

The Dinobots were great before the Movie. After the Movie they all disappeared and Grimlock just tagged along for everything acting like a child. They also stayed in their dinosaur forms all the time after the movie. Annoying...

Before the Movie Grimlock even battled Megatron, and was basically compared to Optimus Prime and Megatron in strength.

Swoop > Devastator
 

geno

Lifer
Dec 26, 1999
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wow, I've never seen those Masterpiece figures before, those are really damn cool
 

ViRGE

Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus
Oct 9, 1999
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Originally posted by: geno
wow, I've never seen those Masterpiece figures before, those are really damn cool
Eh, I'm not particularly impressed. The workmanship is great, but the lack of die casted parts is a big let down. Even the BinalTech line (Japanese Alternators) earlier this decade were die cast.
 

Koing

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I am tempted...if the £ was worth more I'd be more tempted...
 

Fritzo

Lifer
Jan 3, 2001
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Originally posted by: dabuddha
Originally posted by: Fritzo
Originally posted by: bunnyfubbles
dinosaurs are cool, robots are cool, but common, when the dinosaur looks like a robot it defeats the point of transformers...kids are dumb

They had a good story behind it (which is why transformers worked):

When their ship crashed on Earth millions of years ago, it was briefly reactivated during the time of the dinosaurs. The repair systems made repairs to a few so they would look like the dominant species at the time.

That's why later on when the ship was reactivated again, they were all made to look like vehicles: the repair systems thought that machines were the dominate species.

Well...yeah...i guess it is kind of lame. GO TRANSFORMERS!


The dinobots were created by the autobots.

That was the cartoon version. The comic version was as listed above.