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    Quote Originally Posted by M View Post
    The problem is that you picked Jetfire. If you had said Megatron or Optimus Prime, it wouldn't have been an issue. No boss will ever turn you down for a raise/promotion if they know that they're being watched and judged by Prime or Megatron . . . and if they're the original G1 versions, you'll get a double Christmas bonus for sure.
    Jetfire was the leader in the UK.
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    Ok, fine, then the real problem is that Neo Moe is just living in the wrong country. All he has to do is convince his boss to transfer him to Great Britain and then he can decorate his entire office with Jetfire memorabilia and, as an added bonus, he'll also be able to hang out in person with Rot every weekend.

    And his boss probably wasn't really feeling up his bosoms: Moe's matrix of leadership was crooked and the man was just trying to be his bro and straighten it out for him. Bots and Cons 'round the office were starting to talk.
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    Who the hell is Jetfire? Optimus Prime was the man, but Soundwave was the fucking coolest Transformer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibbajaba View Post
    Who the hell is Jetfire? Optimus Prime was the man, but Soundwave was the fucking coolest Transformer.


    He wasn't in the US cartoon much. I actually had that one when I was a kid, it obviously wasn't a standard TF, it was far better looking than most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokehouse View Post
    What do you do for a living...and how big of an asshole is your boss?

    Jesus h Christ, my boss can be a serious prick...and I mean big time, but he's never said anything like that to me, and he's said some insulting shit over the years.

    I'm sure my boss doesn't give a good shit what I have hanging on my office wall as long as I make him the money I'm paid to bring in, which I do.

    There are some amazing successful people with whimsical offices and/or complete a clusterfuck of a space with stuff everywhere.
    I work at a meat packing plant as a meat packer.

    It's all good though, I just crushed an empty can of pop on my head and my boss has a ton of of respect for me now.

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    I imagine you probably already know this, smokehouse, but Jetfire was originally a Robotech toy (which, long story short, has caused Hasbro-Takara all sorts of licensing issues over the years). Longer story even shorter, the original North American G1 Transformers line incorporates toys from multiple Japanese transforming robot toy lines which is why there are differences in design/quality across the earlier figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M View Post
    I imagine you probably already know this, smokehouse, but Jetfire was originally a Robotech toy (which, long story short, has caused Hasbro-Takara all sorts of licensing issues over the years). Longer story even shorter, the original North American G1 Transformers line incorporates toys from multiple Japanese transforming robot toy lines which is why there are differences in design/quality across the earlier figures.
    Yeah...I was on the iPad when I typed up that response, so I didn't go far in depth to get the factual info. I knew that jetfire wasn't a typical Takara TF line toy, I was also say he was voiced in the cartoon by same voice actor that did Spirit on GI Joe.

    http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Gregg-Berger/

    ...and now that I look at it...Grimlock and Firefly as well. Hmm...interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M View Post
    Jetfire was originally a Robotech
    Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, bro. The Robotech Veritech Fighter was a totally different mold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripredacus View Post
    Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, bro. The Robotech Veritech Fighter was a totally different mold.
    The standard US TF line was actually pretty shitty...and expensive. I was mostly a GI Joe kid and those toys were highly detailed, especially when compared to the shit TF toys of the era.

    What was funny was how much more I liked the TF cartoon vs the GI cartoon. TF smashed GI Joe, especially when you're talking about the movie.
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    Yeah, in hindsight (or spoiled by modern stuff) the Transformers toys are not the good. G.I.Joe did age better and their toys have more playability. Consider the fact that most TF toys only really have movable arms and not legs. It is not something I really paid to close attention to, even with advent of the ball-join toys from G2 or Beast Wars... It really hit me once I started to get the toys I didn't have as a kid and always wanted. Like Kup or Hot Rod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripredacus View Post
    Yeah, in hindsight (or spoiled by modern stuff) the Transformers toys are not the good. G.I.Joe did age better and their toys have more playability. Consider the fact that most TF toys only really have movable arms and not legs. It is not something I really paid to close attention to, even with advent of the ball-join toys from G2 or Beast Wars... It really hit me once I started to get the toys I didn't have as a kid and always wanted. Like Kup or Hot Rod.

    How about the Turtles, What do you think about the old school Turtles action figures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripredacus View Post
    Yeah, in hindsight (or spoiled by modern stuff) the Transformers toys are not the good. G.I.Joe did age better and their toys have more playability. Consider the fact that most TF toys only really have movable arms and not legs. It is not something I really paid to close attention to, even with advent of the ball-join toys from G2 or Beast Wars... It really hit me once I started to get the toys I didn't have as a kid and always wanted. Like Kup or Hot Rod.
    Some of the TF toys were just awful. I got a V1 Optimus for Christmas of 1985, I remember how horribly disappointed I was with they thing when I compared it to some of the Joe vehicles I had at the time. It's a stiff, rather useless figure that has little play value compared to other toys.

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    How about the Turtles, What do you think about the old school Turtles action figures?
    Those were cool as hell...but just slightly past my time. I was prime time for toys around 1984-1987 (7-10 years old). After that, I switched gears to the Nintendo NES. Looking it up, the original TMNT figures were released in 1988...I remember thinking they were really awesome, but at 11 years old, I wasn't interested in having any.





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    On topic...I think I'm about to drive the final nail in my game collecting. This time last year I sold off many of my bigger ticket items but still held back some things. I bought a SNES mini and after hacking the thing, it's inspired me to finish the job and build a raspberry pie ROM box. If I'm happy with that, I'm selling off nearly everything I have.

    I'm mostly burnt on gaming...I have limited time to play, and when I do, I want it here and now. I don't want to dig out shit, or mess with a bunch of old hardware just to play a game. Most of all, save states allow me to come and go as I please and still be able to pick up where I left off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAZO View Post
    How about the Turtles, What do you think about the old school Turtles action figures?
    I don't remember if I liked the ones with the squishy heads or the other one. At least all those were in the show. BUT I hated the fact that the original ones came with weapons they didn't use in the show. And that rack/bed thing that was used as the sprue tree. And Shredder didn't look like he did on the show. Everything else seems fine, they hold up about the same. I mean when it turned into "Legends of Batman" you can forget those ones, but the individual figures were great. Even the vehicles. I had the one that came with slime. Remember slime? I had slime with the Supernaturals toys, and there was He-Man slime and of course Ghostbusters!
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    I've sold it off and done emulation, and it just never really works well enough for my tastes to be a permanent replacement to the hardware. Depends on the game, genre, and system, to be fair; Chrono Trigger and other JRPGs work fine for me, but playing a game requiring quick reflexes like Punch-Out doesn't work out as well.

    But, yeah, as far as collecting goes? I am beyond burnt out on trying to collect official carts for the most part. My entire collection, including 4 SNES carts I plan to sell or otherwise get rid of (one of which needs to be fixed, if possible), amounts to exactly 12 games and four different flashcarts (NES, Genesis, TurboGrafx, and DS), plus a stack of burned Dreamcast CD-Rs and an OG XBox with a 250GB hard drive stuffed full of games.

    I may end up selling off the legitimate hardware when FPGA becomes more affordable and developed to a point where I can have one system that can reconfigure its guts to match any system up through the N64 era or so, though. But, then again, from having regretted sold off in the past... perhaps I'll keep what I have unless stuff just starts breaking down of old age and I get tired of having it repaired/replaced.

    Just taking the old hobby and branching out with it, I guess. I did pretty well collecting cartridges for a while on NES, SNES, Genesis, etc. but there's so much I've already had and sold off at some point... it just grew to be a grind rebuying all this stuff I'd sold off for WAY more than I'd ever paid for it. I always put off Neo Geo as too expensive, so, to me, it's just still too expensive. What's really changed about that?

    Another fun brief diversion was finding some pachinko machines for sale on the local Facebook sale group. Not exactly video game related, but eh, Japan and gaming, they get mentions in some games, so it was neat to see them and it felt like adding something new to the collection. Got two machines for $50 because this lady was tired of them taking up space in the attic. Gave me something different to tinker around with for a while that tied into the collection and will look good next to the shelf of consoles. Needed a good cleaning and a small bit of maintenance, but I bought some balls on eBay and got them back up and running.
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    You guys are bringing back great memories.

    @Smoke

    Yea, the turtles were some of my favorite toys along with GI Joe. I was 5 in 88 so the toy playing was in full effect for me in the Late 80's early 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssjlance View Post
    will look good next to the shelf of consoles
    I find this hard to believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripredacus View Post
    I find this hard to believe.
    To be fair, when I bought them, I had an entertainment center in my apartment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssjlance View Post
    I've sold it off and done emulation, and it just never really works well enough for my tastes to be a permanent replacement to the hardware. Depends on the game, genre, and system, to be fair; Chrono Trigger and other JRPGs work fine for me, but playing a game requiring quick reflexes like Punch-Out doesn't work out as well.
    Your results may vary...but my LG set has a "game" mode that makes it possible for me to play systems with quick controls. I've used my Retron, the SNES mini, and a borrowed RetroPie box, all of them work fine. For me, I use NES Contra as my litmus...that game requires tight controls and timing...being slightly off and you'll get shredded. The Retron and RetroPie did fine...

    Quote Originally Posted by RAZO View Post
    You guys are bringing back great memories.

    @Smoke

    Yea, the turtles were some of my favorite toys along with GI Joe. I was 5 in 88 so the toy playing was in full effect for me in the Late 80's early 90's.
    Yup, that would have been right up your alley then. I'll say that I think GI Joe jumped the shark by the late 80's, the early gen toys were far better before all of the "Lazer Force Eco Team 2000" whatever shit started coming out. '83-86 was great for Joes, after that things got silly (in my opinion). Again, maybe it was me that changed, but the original vehicles like the Rattler, Skystriker, Flagg were far closer to real vehicles than what came out later.

    For the hell of it, look at this site, it's pretty cool:

    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/82/

    But I'll say that Turtles was on point...very cool toys. Had they come out 5 years earlier, I would have been all over them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokehouse View Post
    Your results may vary...but my LG set has a "game" mode that makes it possible for me to play systems with quick controls. I've used my Retron, the SNES mini, and a borrowed RetroPie box, all of them work fine. For me, I use NES Contra as my litmus...that game requires tight controls and timing...being slightly off and you'll get shredded. The Retron and RetroPie did fine...



    Yup, that would have been right up your alley then. I'll say that I think GI Joe jumped the shark by the late 80's, the early gen toys were far better before all of the "Lazer Force Eco Team 2000" whatever shit started coming out. '83-86 was great for Joes, after that things got silly (in my opinion). Again, maybe it was me that changed, but the original vehicles like the Rattler, Skystriker, Flagg were far closer to real vehicles than what came out later.

    For the hell of it, look at this site, it's pretty cool:

    http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/82/

    But I'll say that Turtles was on point...very cool toys. Had they come out 5 years earlier, I would have been all over them.
    Some of my Toys were purchased new by my parents and others were Hand Me Downs from my older brother and cousins so I recall having the good Joe's along with other stuff like Masters of The Universe and WWF action Figures. Good Stuff.

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