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@  Whirl Maximus : (29 July 2016 - 01:20 PM)

IDW G1 has been a victim of it's own success.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 01:23 AM)

Though frankly I prefer IDW Ratchet with a Marvel-style head rather than his current Prime-style head.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 12:34 AM)

Like dual Fall of Cybertron-IDW G1 designs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:55 PM)

And it at least shows that they're allowed to repurpose designs from other universes.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:54 PM)

Dark Cybertron was around when things showing up in toyline and comic together became a really major thing.

@  Waspinator : (28 July 2016 - 10:51 PM)

Given that that Starscream says "Armada Starscream" on his box, I assume the toy was meant to be Armada Starscream and was just re-purposed by IDW to be a body for their Starscream.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (28 July 2016 - 09:24 PM)

Hey, Bass X0. It's nice to see somene else paying attention to the distinctions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:44 PM)

Also, Albino Prime that isn't Magnus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:43 PM)

They made a toy that was IDW Starscream with an entirely Armada look.

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:53 PM)

Other than a change of gimmicks and physical appearance (i.e. Deluxe Galvatron), Hasbro generally keeps a familiar color scheme for the Generations toys. It may not always be perfect or completely accurate, but I can't think of a Generations toy that looks completely different in color scheme to how they should do. A quick l;ook around my room and I can't see anyone who is completely the wrong color scheme. I'd say the FoC Combaticons and Wreckers are the wrong colors, but they're not supposed to be the G1 characters so they get a pass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 05:45 PM)

The comics aren't beholden to previous G1 material, and the toyline doesn't have a strict need to follow the comics either so...

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:40 PM)

And yet the comics are not damned. This is G1 Sentinel Prime, not Animated or Movie Sentinel Prime and so he should look the part to how G1 Sentinel Prime has been portrayed so far. An Animated Sentinel Prime color scheme can come later. I don't recall how important the G1 legacy of Primes (Convoys) is in Japan or even if they have Nova Prime, Sentinel Prime, and previous Primes. So maybe Takara will paint him as Animated Sentinel just because its what Japanese fans are most familiar with.  Sentinel Prime didn't have to have been a pre-use of the Astrotrain mold, indeed why even choose G1 Sentinel Prime at all after how long neglecting him?

@  OrionPax44 : (28 July 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Same here unluckiness. I bought him mostly for the Fire Guts look of the Titan Master.

@  unluckiness : (28 July 2016 - 08:38 AM)

I kinda like Fire Guts Sentinel Prime TBH. Though, I think the gray would have looked better as black.

@  Boomhauer : (28 July 2016 - 08:36 AM)

I would've been fine with the Bayformers 3 Sentinel colors, he looked slick.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 July 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Same as Animated Sentinel Prime then, I bet he's a Functionist fundamentalist too!

@  Rycochet : (28 July 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Sentinel Prime's colour scheme is awful, they should have painted him in his animated deco, comics be damned.

@  Dracula : (28 July 2016 - 07:38 AM)

He's also orange

@  Paladin : (28 July 2016 - 07:23 AM)

kinda not enjoying my TR Sentinel Prime now that someone summed up his personality as "Make Cybertron Great Again."

@  OrionPax44 : (27 July 2016 - 04:51 PM)

Sounds pretty kinky.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 July 2016 - 04:17 PM)

the wind blew the sun into the river. honest!

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 12:34 PM)

Sadly no orchestra for me, but we did have the TFA clip as well.

@  ChessPieceFace : (27 July 2016 - 12:17 PM)

I saw Weird Al at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, playing with a full orchestra. It was pretty special. And yes, Dare To Be Stupid! With an introductory video clip from TFA, no less.

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Got to see Weird Al perform Dare to be Stupid in his set last night! That was a nice surprise.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.


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So has Blu-ray has made it yet?


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#1 The Predaking

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:50 AM

So lately I have been noticing a lot of things concerning Blu-rays. First of all, my Wal*mart is pushing the heck out of them. They are on all of the end caps, in the aisles, and feature prominently in the electronics section. They even have them in bargain bin displays in front of electronics section and by the main checkout areas! Meanwhile, DVDs, aside from the newest releases and the kid movies, are regulated to a back aisle.

Target is very similar in their set up. They have the newest releases on an end-cap, one for Blu-rays and one for DVDs. Now they have about 50% of their movie space dedicated to Blu-rays.They even have a section now for $8 Blu-rays! What's even weirder was that they now have Blu-rays with three movies on them for $15! The one I remember the most had V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and Constantine on it.

The real kicker to this realization is that I was at my local grocery store, Winn Dixie (which is a pretty large southern chain of grocery stores), and they were actually selling used Blu-rays for $8! Not just older films or ones you never heard of either. They had a pretty good mix and they even had some Pixar films like Up.

So what are your thoughts on the matter?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:59 AM

I think Bluray made it about 4 years ago when they stopped making HD-DVDs.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:05 AM




This.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>



This.


The crazy thing though;


You don't HAVE to upgrade all your movies to enjoy BluRay. All you need is a BluRay player.

The move to HD optical disks isn't like 8mm -> VHS -> DVD in which you had to update all your existing movies to enjoy them on the same machine.

It's super easy to do now since you can get a great BluRay player on the cheap now. (for instance http://www.amazon.co...u...9846&sr=8-1 )
And it will play your existing DVD collection and any BluRay you choose to buy from here on out.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

Don't most Bluray players play DVDs as well? If they do, you don't need to redo your entire collection. Just get new stuff on Bluray or replace old stuff when it gets damaged or you like the look of a newer version. It's not like the switch from VCR to DVD, you shouldn't act like it is.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


Well, yeah. But those have got extremely cheap these days. I saw Wal*mart had a generic 42" 1080p LCD for under $500.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:49 AM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jan 19 2012, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


Well, yeah. But those have got extremely cheap these days. I saw Wal*mart had a generic 42" 1080p LCD for under $500.




We obviously have very, VERY different opinions on what is "extremely cheap."
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

Compared to the 2,500+ it was 3 years ago?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jan 19 2012, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The crazy thing though;


You don't HAVE to upgrade all your movies to enjoy BluRay. All you need is a BluRay player.

The move to HD optical disks isn't like 8mm -> VHS -> DVD in which you had to update all your existing movies to enjoy them on the same machine.

Actually, I have a combined DVD/VHS player. So VHS->DVD wasn't like that for me, while DVD->Blu-Ray would be.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 19 January 2012 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

Well, $500 is very cheap compared to $2500. But yeah.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

When I got my HDTV, I went ahead and got component video for my DVD player. That's fine for me. I admit that I see the difference with Blu-Ray when I watch at a friend's place, but I'm simply not doing Blu-Ray. If my DVD player breaks and I need a new one, yes, I'll likely get a Blu-Ray player. But the fact of the matter is that I watch so few DVDs anymore, and of those, the number need to be of higher quality than I already have is very low. I don't want to be tempted to upgrade "favorites," or to buy "just a few new ones." Things are moving digitally, and I'm just skipping this cycle of physical media.

Blu-Ray has made it, yes. But I'm still just making the decision not to go for it. It's great that it doesn't obviate the last cycle, but I just don't have enough of a need for it.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE(Benbot @ Jan 19 2012, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 11:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 19 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 11:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.


Yes, yes it does.

Look at them side by side, then you will.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:50 PM

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QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


Well, yeah. But those have got extremely cheap these days. I saw Wal*mart had a generic 42" 1080p LCD for under $500.




We obviously have very, VERY different opinions on what is "extremely cheap."


Yeah, but I bought mine on sale about 5 years ago, and I paid around $2200 for my 42" 1080p LCD. 3 years ago I ordered one for my folks on Black Friday for $900. At the time I bought them, those were great deals. With an 80% price drop in 5 years, they are getting extremely cheap compared to what they used to be.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:59 PM

Yes, blu-ray is better image quality. However, for me and many people, DVD is "good enough".

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.


Do you wear corrective lenses? The question is, do you want to see things more as they actually are--in focus--or go around in blurry-land?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:05 PM

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Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.

Well, you can actually see Patrick Stewart's face now.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:12 PM

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QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 19 2012, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Benbot @ Jan 19 2012, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.


Do you wear corrective lenses? The question is, do you want to see things more as they actually are--in focus--or go around in blurry-land?

Watching you talk about Blu-Ray is a distressingly similar experience to the time I dared mention my cheap $10 headphones on a forum that, unbeknownst to me, had a Resident Audiophile.

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