The TCracker Appreciation thread - in memoriam

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  1. Sam

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    Sad to say it's been one year since the passing of beloved forum member TCracker.

    TCracker has passed away

    I thought it would be nice to have a thread where we can post our favourite TCracker pics or stories, and celebrate the life that touched so many of us in such a positive way. TCracker we miss and love you.

    Feel free to share a TCracker pic, you can browse them here:
    Brickshelf Gallery
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    Or share your own pic inspired by TCracker. Or just reminisce. All are welcome.


    I thought the Toy Forum was the best place to post this, and TCracker often delighted us with pics in the MP Appreciation thread. That said, feel free to post other non-toy-related content here, or 3P stuff, I think we can make an exception in this thread for the man who was welcoming to everyone :thumb 
     
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  2. Sam

    Sam Arrival

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    He was really the master of funny story-telling, wasn't he?

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  3. betsuni

    betsuni I'm just here for the robots

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    Man, I can't believe that it has been one year since the world lost such a cool person. Maybe that's why he popped into my head the other day when I was looking at the MP Appreciation thread. He made one of the best shots of Thrust that I used as a wallpaper for a while.

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    When I think of my friend, usually this one figure comes to the forefront of my mind:

    Minor/Repaint: - WIP Binaltech Drift

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    He and I were pretty good friends, and I'd say I had the pleasure of knowing him more than most, especially having worked on a Facebook TF group together. We'd often share hobby and life stuff over the years, and he was truly an inspiration to me, my hobby, and my own Transformers artwork. His enthusiasm was infectious, and his array of creative skills was something to be envied.

    I really miss my buddy, too. Someday, I'm going to replicate this custom Drift just so I'll have a reminder on my collection shelf of my friend.
     
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  5. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Emergency Food Connoisseur

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    Sadly i never got to know him.
     
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    I was looking through the MP 44 appreciation thread and it broke my heart seeing him anticipating the figures release. I bet he would have given us some amazing photos.
     
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    This. I remember how much he wanted to experience MP44 even when he knew his time was running.....Thats one thing that made me get MP44 in the first place. Everytime I see it, I remember TCracker and realize that we can be here today but dont know if will be here tomorrow....
     
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  8. M Alex

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    My personal favorite...

    Miss you. :( 

    EDIT: for sheer clarity: picture by the great TCracker.

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  9. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    He was a great guy. Always there when there is MP rumors and news. He will be missed.
     
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  10. Sam

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    Forgot what a talented customiser he was too!



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  11. borgified

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    One of the reasons why I restarted my MP collection after moving back in Vancouver, British Columbia from living in Toronto, Ontario seven years ago.

    Started with MP-08 and snowballed into collection both official and 3rd party TFs (with are stored in their respected boxes due to no space to display it all) largely due to his enablement. :D 

    TCracker also took various pics of his other hobbies and posted on his FB Page.

    Here are my selections from his massive photo dump album that @Sam has posted.

    Titled "Creep": When Exhaust sees Ironhide with the Shadow Fisher SFM03 Upgrade Hip Kit. 27355777_772849956241215_3829976849502553082_o (1).jpg 27164932_772850032907874_8053199891181950252_o (2).jpg 27164535_772850042907873_4708199318008153801_o (3).jpg 27625013_772849959574548_3461366523455177156_o(4).jpg 27500887_772849962907881_7723389583040155655_o(5).jpg 27164668_772850076241203_5831707421410316202_o(6).jpg 19264478_772850089574535_1324617335112326317_o(7).jpg 27164976_772850092907868_6577573430355441867_o(8).jpg 27500766_772850129574531_5397751618845812330_o(9).jpg 27173219_772850149574529_1108766434776149481_o(10).jpg 27503616_772850019574542_6960756552942196823_o(11).jpg
    Literally, this was not fun in assembling it again after not numbering in sequence in the first place!!

    The announcement for MP-44 after MP-10 was overdue for a new upgrade. 46968340_956896444503231_2028025360364339200_o.jpg

    I have a feeling that these will be posted again later on in the thread.
     
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  12. Shockwave81

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    Saved this one to my collection in the days after we got the sad news.

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  13. Jazz Meister

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    So many great shots from TCracker so hard to Choose.
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