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@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:36 AM)

Cave Carson looks really cool as well, so I can't be too saddened about that.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:29 AM)

I ended up checking it out, and it's pretty damn neat.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:28 AM)

So. Micronauts, huh?

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:49 AM)

Oh, it's only backups in "Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye". Still. Onboard.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:44 AM)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:43 AM)

I didn't think I was interested but OH DEAR GOD WONDER TWINS yesssssssss

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:29 PM)

http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/superpowers-b18fd.jpg

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:26 PM)

Oh man, Tom Scioli's next project is a DC superhero one. Superb!

@  siccoyote : (22 July 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Feeling left out?

@  Arthur Burlo : (22 July 2016 - 06:11 PM)

"about time" ???????????????????? :(

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:08 PM)

There was a shooting near a shopping mall in Munich, currently eight or nine people are dead. Three suspects, still at large.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

About time...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

So now it's Germany's turn to be the target of what appears to be aterrorist attack.

@  Nutjob R/T : (22 July 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Which is kinda... I preordered the new VF-2ss, and then before it shipped there was the exclusive version with the SAP pack that was only open for two days of orders. And then I got the naked VF2ss and it's... Not... Good.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2016 - 12:18 AM)

Yeah, Japanese online sellers seem to take it very seriously, in my experience. When you commit to something, it's expected that you follow through on it, and cancelled transactions seem to be frowned upon. However, I've never dealt with more courteous or considerate sellers than those in Japan; some have even enclosed a small gift item in the package on occasion.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:44 PM)

Nothing really happened, I just got an email saying I shouldn't do that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

But I ended up buying it later since it got delayed.

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

and what did they do?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:42 PM)

I've cancelled something with them once.

@  Nutjob R/T : (21 July 2016 - 03:27 PM)

AmiAmi is nice but if you preorder you gotta friggin' MEAN it

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

Yep, I ordered a bunch of Gundam kits from them earlier this year. The shipping was high but I had to do EMS due to the weight of the package

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:09 PM)

and amiami is a reputable site? this is the first time i'm using them.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 02:56 PM)

Oh! Nice. I guess I thought SAL was always untracked.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 01:39 PM)

Registered means it has tracking.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 01:26 PM)

Yeah it's just slower and doesn't have tracking...usually the best economic option

@  Benbot : (21 July 2016 - 01:07 PM)

SAL is just fine

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:06 PM)

unless anybody has problems with "SAL Small Packet (Registered)".

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:03 PM)

Okay, I got it down to 11,930 (£85) with SAL Small Packet (Registered). Thats better. £101 would be too much for two Deluxes and a Voyager even with better (IMO) color schemes.

@  MEDdMI : (21 July 2016 - 01:02 PM)

That's about 101.55 British pounds

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 12:58 PM)

Is 14,200 Yen worth it for Takara Skull, Hardhead and Galvatron with shipping to the UK from amiami?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2016 - 11:38 AM)

I doubt anyone takes it seriously that Primax 1005.19 Gamma is indeed the original universe. That author comment is bound to be contradicted by some multiverse story down the road, anyway. Even Vector Prime in AVP said that even if it were true, there is no way for him or his colleagues to discern so, which obviates any substantial impact of "Elegant Chaos".

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:48 AM)

I remember my silly haunted toy thread, 10 people voted 1 star or so sniff http://www.allspark....d-transformers/ I don't believe in haunted stuff but I still made the thread for the lulz.

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:42 AM)

no, he left it ambigious actually.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:42 AM)

So someone already contradicted him.

@  Locoman : (21 July 2016 - 10:41 AM)

So really who can say

@  Locoman : (21 July 2016 - 10:41 AM)

But Vector Prime said that it just altered THAT universe's properties, allowing for the development of things like the Functionist world

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:19 AM)

I know he didn't create the IDW universe but he's the writer of one of its titles, that's why I said "his universe".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:15 AM)

Also it's not exactly "his (Roberts') universe" since Barber exists, even if you ignore all the earlier IDW stuff.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:13 AM)

And it's specifically the intent rather than something that's actually in the story.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:11 AM)

I didn't listen to the podcast but the transcript has a bunch of laughing and he does specify "until someone can contradict me".

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 09:52 AM)

https://scans-daily....rg/5212318.html http://www.transmiss...ons-episode-94/

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 09:51 AM)

james roberts says it did.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 09:43 AM)

Perceptor said that the briefcase made alternate universes possible or something but it's not like Perceptor actually knows how all this works.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 09:42 AM)

It... didn't?

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 09:37 AM)

So, wait does Elegant Chaos story made the IDW universe the main TF continuity? What with it being the base universe. This sucks, there shouldn't be a main universe wtf, James Roberts is just trying to make his universe the most important one. If there has to be a main universe (which I don't think there should) it has to be the G1 cartoon.


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

From the Planet Iacon Facebook page.

http://www.facebook....190726147660000

Seems there is a clear version of the DIA commander armor being produced, probably not by Fansproject. Looks nice with Crystal Convoy.



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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:15 AM

While the Takara Crystal Convoy is almost impossible to get, and KOtoys reproduction of it is offline, I see Chimungmung just started stocking "Krystal Konvoy". For those without the rare Takara toy that might be the only option to put a cab on this armor.

http://chimungmung.c...products_id=475

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:46 AM

Title should read 'KO' then, not 'Repro'....
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:30 AM

I cannot see this being a good idea. Even if FP made it

Transparent plastic plus that nasty tight grip these things have on the legs of the Prime mold basically mean that you are not going to get it off the feet, and if you try, something is going to break horribly

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE(Cat @ Jan 31 2012, 06:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Title should read 'KO' then, not 'Repro'....


Can you define the difference between a reproduction and a knockoff to you?

Technically they are the same thing, but I usually say reproduction if it's a medium to high quality immitation sold to the collectors market, which these seem to be from my experience with the other non-Fansproject made Commander armors, and usually say knockoff for low quality mass produced item sold the the kids in China or in discount stores in the USA.

Edited by mignash, 31 January 2012 - 06:33 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Jan 31 2012, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you define the difference between a reproduction and a knockoff to you?


There isn't any.

"Reproduction" as often used by sellers, is just a way of presenting a shadily produced knock-off as somehow more savoury.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

If they are the same thing then I didn't used it wrong.

Like Reprolables or Tranrepro parts, Reproduction is generally used to mean some collector's item not made by the original company. Knockoff had the connotation of being cheap mass produced copies of low quality.

For my personal use, this is a "knockoff" Starscream:



This is a "reproduction" Starscream:





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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

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Both are frauds.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

to stir the pot in this pointless semantics debate...

Are Reprolabels knockoffs?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jan 31 2012, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
omigodwhocares


The answer would be "Cat" who brought it up.


#11 Mecheon

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE(ShinRa Inc @ Feb 1 2012, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
to stir the pot in this pointless semantics debate...

Are Reprolabels knockoffs?

The ones that replicate existing sticker sheets, yes

The ones that add more detail? Nope


Anywho, I still stand by my point that this is a mold that should not be done in transparent plastic

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:54 PM

Didn't we have the argument before? It's semantics at best. Just calling something a "reproduction" adds an air of legitimacy to it. As though Fansproject perhaps allowed a new company to pick up the Commander armor mantle that it no long desired to wear . Since this is likely not the case - it's a knock off, a boot leg or, if you really want to still use reproduction just tack on "unauthorized" to the front.

For a more precise example: the minibot keychains were reproductions. Encore Optimus Prime, Megatron, etc is a reproduction. They are not original G1 toys, but they are new versions of old toys made by their original creators. This is a fourth party stealing a third party's idea and making their own copy of it.

In any case yes it's pretty but I also agree it looks crack-tastic. It'd be surprised if it arrived in one piece let alone held together long enough to put it on.

Edited by Dake, 31 January 2012 - 10:58 PM.

 
 
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

^What Dake said.

This is a KO, not a reproduction.

It's also a KO because it's not authorised by the original maker, and is not actually a reproduction of the item, as it's different anyway (FP never did a clear version).

It's a KO.

Edited by Cat, 01 February 2012 - 01:18 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:22 AM

I believe the word you're looking for is "counterfeit"

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:53 AM

"No officer, these aren't counterfeit Louis Vutton handbags. They're just high quality imitations. See, totally fine. Wait, why are you still cuffing me?"

And bonus: seeing this set is most likely to be used with a KOLD Convoy (unless im wrong on the manufacturer of that KO. I do get the whole CHMS thing confused sometime), isn't the clue right there? The KO part in KOLD says it all.

And Mignash, you chopped off the rest of what Nickstart said. It also mattered.

If I started a thread in the main Transformers forum about Prime toys, but labelled the thread as 'Kre-Os', people would immediately point out my use of the wrong term. Same here. You've labelled this as 'Repro', when it's not.

A thread about FP doing this would also go in this forum, so isn't it best to be clear, and use the correct terminology?

Edited by Cat, 01 February 2012 - 03:00 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:52 AM

What annoys me is the people who keep bringing up the ethics of KOs in every thread about a KO product. Seems to be an effort by certain people to harass the subject into silence and it's very annoying.

Edited by mignash, 01 February 2012 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:04 AM

Just suggesting more accurate terminology.

You're paranoid.

EDIT: Although when we ARE talking about stolen goods, why bother mincing around it? They're counterfeit, fake, KO, bootleg, etc.

They are what they are.

Edited by Cat, 01 February 2012 - 07:05 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:39 AM

My name is Dake and I have a box full of KO Classics Seekers. There - I'm on the dark side with you Mignash. icon-fire.gif It's not about shaming or guilting or anything else. Just being honest about the origins. After all, this entire sub-forum is dedicated to KOs.
 
 
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

I think it's about being accurate in description. Both Knockoffs/Reproductions are illegally copied, no one is debating that. I use the word reproduction for highly accurate collectables, and knockoff for the cheap ones. Nothing wrong with that. I don't stand for the dishosest practice I see on ebay sometimes where a seller describes a reproduction as a "reissue", that would be lying.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:21 PM

A reproduction ISN'T necessarily illegally copied.

However, in this case you ARE talking about a Knock Off.

You're using the terms incorrectly.

Correct title for this thread wold be ' Clear KO FP DIA Commander Armour'.


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