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Funny World Of Warcraft Glitch (Ahahahhaha! I ascend!)

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Why Transformers:Devastation Is an Insult to G1! (Game)

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"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

Yeah , I said it. It's an insult. Don't get your pants and panties in a bunch...hear me out....then bunch them to recycling!

Generation 1 started in 1984 right?
It's been 31 years since that show aired.  Thirty...One...Years!!!!!

And now? Now we get the first G1 game? Are you kidding me?

"oh it's the technology limitation"

Get outta here, technology limitation my tail pipe! Half Life 1 was technologically advanced. Halo was technologically advanced. GTA 3 was sufficient. Are you telling me, they couldn't make a game around Transformers G1 since then? Not even a flash game?

Seriously, this company has millions and not once, not once did they think of making a G1 game. You're going to say:
"but Bud, you'er wrong there was the commodore 64 version and the Japanese..."

Forza Motorsport PD Recruitment Video and Community

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Join the G+ community

Here is our recruitment video




Green Toy Collecting Index List

Transformers Figures Green Toy Index (GTI)

Combiner Wars Devastator: GTI = 20
Combiner Wars Powerglide: GTI = 12
CW Silverbolt: GTI = 17
CW Firefly: GTI = 16
CW Air Raid: GTI =17
CW Skydive: GTI = 16
CW Alpha Bravo: GTI = 16
Year of The Goat Soundwave: GTI =
CW Rook: GTI =
Movie Blackout: GTI =
Generations Nightbeat: GTI =
Generations Orion Pax: GTI =
Generations Swerve and Flanker: GTI =
Generations Skrapnel: GTI =
Takara Legends Megatron: GTI =
CW Thundercracker Legends: GTI =
Generations Windblade: GTI =
AOE Galvatron: GTI =
CW Bombshell: GTI =
AOE Lockdown: GTI=
Generations Nemesis Prime: GTI =
Generations Tankor: GTI =
Generations Acid Storm: GTI =
Generations Armada Starscream: GTI =
Generations Skywarp: GTI =
Generations Scoop: GTI =
Generations Mini-con Assualt Team: GTI =


Why I Started Green Toy Collecting?

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Hi, I am Bud Maloney. I think sustainability should be inherent in every aspect of our lives. Instead of teaching planned obsolescence in design courses we should be teaching sustainability. 

Upon learning about the great pacific garbage patch and watching Beth Terry's Plastic free TED video. I have been inspired to make changes in my life and try to help man made causes like this cease. 

As a toy collector, I paused and looked to see that toys have a huge amounts of plastic and packaging wastes. Then I noticed that the premise of collecting is to acquire more and more. With the insane boom in geek culture after Marvel and DC movies. The toy companies are starting to merchandise even more. Every single character has a toy now, and every single appearance of a character. All this means a significant increase in production and wasteful consumption. Naturally, collectors and kids exhibit a heavy consumer/addiction relationship with toy companies, they just get excited about each and ev…

Green Toy Collecting / Index...Explained!

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How To Make An Epic Molten Lava Base For Warhammer 40k

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Bravo! Bravo! Angry Birds Transformers, legitimizing gambling for kids!

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"These days mobile gaming has become just another synonym for casino."
 I want you to watch the above video and listen to how he makes it sound like the coolest thing!

Is this for real?

Seriously, I have never seen an advertisement that took some thing as heinous as gambling for children and made it look so friendly and exciting.

These days mobile gaming has become just another synonym for casino.

Transformers Movies Are Way More Interesting When You See Optimus Prime As A Villain!

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"When you hear Optimus respond to Ironhide in the first movie "Ironhide, you know we don't harm humans , what is with you ?" Now you know why, it's because he wants to keep all able slaves alive."

It's general information that the Autobots are the heroic ones, the protagonists, the saviors, the "good guys". Well I'm here to tell you that you could be getting it all wrong.

"What are you talking about Bud? Megatron is the bad guy, it says so on the box."
"The Decepticons are evil, they want to kill people"
Are you sure about that?

For this article I'm looking at the Michael Bay Transformers Movies 1, 2, 3, 4.

We start this movie hearing about the "Allspark", how it is magical and brought life to Cybertron and eventually war. As the audience we believe what Optimus is saying in the intro. Even when he sees Sam , he tells him the following:

Green Toy Collecting

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Petition Calling Toy Manufacturers To Make Toy Instructions Digital

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Petition can be found here

The internet is everywhere. Toy makers, please stop wasting the paper by adding long pages of instructions that can be easily accessed online or via an app. If it's regulation, then perhaps it can be swayed in favor of environmental best practices. Adding a QR code, or a database online can simply solve this.

Hasbro, Lego, Takara Tomy, Mattel. All of you if this can be done, we'd like to see it implemented.

Thank you
#greentoycollecting
For more information you can contact me on
Twitter: @budmaloney
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9 Simple Ideas For Green Toy Collecting

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"We love collecting and we love toys. But our love for Earth surpasses all."


Toy collecting can produce much waste. Most of the toys we collect today are made of plastic. Whether they're Marvel, Star Wars, or Transformers, plastic is a huge environmental problem. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a threat to humanity and it is almost all plastic. There are more patches and calling them patches is an understatement. Although toys are not the majority of the waste, it is still a great idea to introduce a more environmental culture to toy collecting. We understand the value of collecting and love the hobby, no judgement here. We are trying to introduce responsibility and best environmental practices to the community. This can be by reducing the plastic and paper footprint.

So here are 9 simple ways to help guide you on the path of being a Green Toy Collector! (no specific order)


Green Toy Collecting: Character Selection Decision

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"For every action , there is an equal and opposite reaction....and I am the reaction"                                                                                                                                                                   Nemesis Prime

I think the quote above is something that Nemesis Prime would say to Optimus. 

As part of my initiative to go Green and erase the fat from my collection. I have made the ultimate decision. I have chosen one single Transformers figure to collect. It was a very tough choice.

The character is: Nemesis Prime

The figure is this one awesome Decepticon: 
Transformers Generations Legends Nemesis Prime and Spinister

This will hopefully be my first figure in the "2 figure rule". Where I only collect 2 figures. (I'm counting Nemesis and Spinister as one). The next figure would probably be an Mp10b Black Convoy, but that will take a really long time to get, as it is simply too expensive at the a moment. 

I'd love to…

What Do You Desire? What Makes You Itch?

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What are you waiting for? Go do it. I'm with you, we're all with you.


If you've seen this video, it's cool. If not , it's also cool. It's not about who saw it first. It's about what it means and what the message is conveying.



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Green Collecting : Decision and G+ Community

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This is a follow up post to my thoughts on collecting Transformers and other toys.

I stressed that we need to start a green culture with regards to collecting toys. There is simply too much plastic on Earth. I see too many repeat pictures of people's collections having the same figures. The problem as I explained is in the environmental damage plastic has. I alluded to the great garbage patches. Which are massive collections of plastic in the Pacific. Please read this to know more about them 

So you read the info on garbage patches? no?

What are you waiting for! READ IT. I'll wait...

Ok so you're not a reader, then watch these two videos embedded below for your convenience

Google: Great Pacific garbage patch. See for yourself.

You're convinced right?

Thankfully, you're a decent human being.

TIE Fighter - short film (WATCH IT, SRSLY)

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If you haven't seen this, stop what you are doing and watch it. Trust me, it is AMAZING!


Star Wars Rebels? Ha!


This is how Star Wars should have been treated. The creator may receive a hail of lawsuits and copyright infringement, but this type of quality should be rewarded, not ridiculed.


Thank you for making something that we have all been wanting to see. 



A Dialogue Between Two Transformers

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So here was a post on the Transformers Google + community about Decepticons. If you follow the thread they were talking in general about it. I started an argument with awesome user +Bumblebee Autobot . And even though it was short bits, I ended up putting a really long dialogue script. I really liked it because it highlighted many of the points I take issue with. The continuity I was referring to was the Transformers in the Bay movies.It sort of makes sense for other continuities also.
For the record, I may have taken it a bit too far by writing a long post, but it's all in good fun :) and Bumblebee Autobot was a good sport about it.

Here is the dialogue I presented with a little bit of the background I was saying, Enjoy.
(post below is modified for spelling and other clarifications"

Thoughts About Collecting Transformers And Other Plastic Toys

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"What I'm thinking about is an upgrade to this collecting culture. A more sustainable approach to collecting."

Collecting anything is awesome. It allows you to preserve the past in the present. You get to meet wonderful people who are passionate about what you are passionate about. For me, I'm really interested in collecting figures (aka toys). Mostly of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Transformers, Pokemon, etc..

The stuff I bought more recently, like Transformers Armada Unicron, Generations hotspot, and Generations Fall of Cybertron, I sold or gave away also. I remember I put up an ad on classifieds, I wanted to sell this Minecraft Creeper cardboard mask. I wanted it for making youtube videos, but it didn't fit me. I met this lady outside Starbucks, and when she offered the 10 Euros I was asking for it, I told her, is this for you or for your kids. She said " yes and that they love Minecraft." I asked, "do they by chance like Lego, and other toys? " …

Why Megatron Needs To Be A Gun!

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There are few things in media that instill actual fear in people. As often as G1 is recalled for being "great", today I'm making yet another positive point towards it. Let's face it, Megatron is a wimp in G1. Always was and sadly always will be. Yelling "Decepticons retreat" at the end of each episode. Whimpering at the loss of his wacky doomsday weapons. But there was always this real feeling about him that well, scared us. It would allow him to surpass his wimpyness and visually represent death. Today's tool of death that is. This visual cue would provide the perfect balance and the necessary justification for treating the Decepticons as a threat. It was his gun mode. He turned into the weapon that makes whoever wields it.... a panic inducing murderer. It symbolized pointing and ending someone's life. Such powerful imagery. Rather than be a jet or a car or a truck, Megatron saw beyond that and didn't care, because he was all about power. All …

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Animation aside, this movie is so depressing you need to see a team of psychologists on a regular basis just to get you to seem normal. Pixar always excels in animation, not going to argue there. But the story hits you right from the beginning with a sad tone. After that scene, and you guys know which one I'm talking about, after that the movie fails to redeem anything it messed up. It tries with cheap slapstick comedy but fails miserably . Pixar can be such jerks, trying to relay their depression onto people, in what's supposed to be a "fun filled adventure". I think this is Disney's worst movie. I'm not complaining about mortality or whatever, but I went in to this movie hoping to laugh, to enjoy Disney's magic. When it came to deciding to watch this film, I explained to my friends "it's Pixar guys, they never disappoint,it's gonna be funny". I've never hated a movie more. It's a smear on the Pixar public washroom wall. It'…

Thoughts on "Transformers: The Great Autobot/ Decepticon War"

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I'd like to point out a problem that perhaps only the fans can feel that unfortunately doesn't have a solution. It is intrinsic to time and progress itself. The eternal Autobot / Deception war will never end will it? We as fans will never have closure. Long time closure that is. It is kind of sad that there will not be true peace between them. This of course is the law that is put forth by being toys. For every good team, there has to be a bad team. And that is why it sometimes bothers me. These characters and us along with them, by virtue of the fiction will remain at war. Even if temporarily the war is over in one series, for it to start in another. War is the defining trait of the franchise. And not just regular war, civil war....the worst kind. We as the fans are stuck in between. We see both sides, but can never offer a solution or directly intervene. This is of course the nature of all fiction. But Transformers has a twist. We see the characters dying because their toys…

How To Perfectly Install A Screen Protector Without Any Bubbles! (The Go...

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Blog: mini thoughts

A lot has been happening. So much in fact that I haven't been able to sit down and write a single post or review. I've been microblogging via Twitter and G+. I'll continue to do that regularly (more so Twitter now, cause who knows what G+ will turn into). But I'm gonna try and get some more writing done. Either reviews, thoughts, or stories.


Here are some open posts/projects that I want to tackle in the short term:
- Review: Borderlands The Presequel
- Review: Transformers Battle Tactics Mobile Game
- Review: Interstellar
- Thoughts on Transformers in general
- Avengers related content. How I think it will go down
- State of gaming
- Story .....DFTD
- Minecraft village progress /lets play

There are more of course, and one day I may tackle them or not. I tend to need a muse to write about something.


I managed to give a USB to a friend with some videos that I wanted to upload. He went to the US, so he will hopefully upload them. I've been and still am on the go, so I…