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@  Telly : (23 August 2016 - 01:21 AM)

someone must think you need another set

@  OrionPax44 : (23 August 2016 - 12:08 AM)

All I keep getting is the add for the FP Stunticon set I already own

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 August 2016 - 11:51 PM)

A tactical shortcoming.

@  MEDdMI : (22 August 2016 - 08:54 PM)

I frequently get ones for hot Asian women. I guess they're not doing their research.

@  Bass X0 : (22 August 2016 - 03:30 PM)

Most of my targeted ads are for things I just recently bought, which seems redundant

@  BScorpinok75 : (22 August 2016 - 12:47 AM)

:o

@  Defensis Prime : (21 August 2016 - 11:15 PM)

Okay, see, this is not his fault--

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 09:46 PM)

Whoa. Sugar rush...

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 09:46 PM)

DON'T TALK TO ME! DON'T TALK TO ME, CRIMINAL!

@  Paladin : (21 August 2016 - 08:16 PM)

they ate the whole plate. the WHOLE Plate.

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 05:35 PM)

GRANMAMA DRINK YO PRUNE JUICE

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2016 - 04:05 PM)

Who?

@  tffan01 : (21 August 2016 - 03:39 PM)

Yeah they were awesome.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2016 - 03:37 PM)

Anyone wish Maggie and Glenn from the first movie would return?

@  Cybersnark : (21 August 2016 - 03:19 PM)

And if the movies focused on Lennox and Epps (and Simmons) rather than Manic Weirdo, Fatherly Asshole, Statutory Rape Guy, and Generic Female Characters #432, #527, and #671, they'd already be far, far better movies.

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 03:02 PM)

Lennox and Epps are the exact opposite of "terrible."

@  Cybersnark : (21 August 2016 - 02:47 PM)

Honestly, the movie designs look fine and are totally recognizable, the problem is how they're filmed (in close-up, shakeycam, with split-second cuts). We just need more wide shots, and a plot that focuses on the TFs as characters rather than as props for the (terrible) human characters..

@  Boomhauer : (21 August 2016 - 01:45 PM)

Yeah it's pretty obvious that the movie designs go out of their way to have parts in particular places that move around like muscles. They're going for metal aliens instead of megazords. A reboot, no matter how faithful to G1, would probably still have to try and go for a visual style that allows that kind of fluid movement.

@  cefurox : (21 August 2016 - 10:17 AM)

wew lad

@  unluckiness : (21 August 2016 - 08:48 AM)

At the very least, they make it tougher to see when parts clip through other parts

@  Fnu Aw : (21 August 2016 - 08:45 AM)

The movie designs were never about realism. They're about natural looking movement. Realistic G1 style designs would not move the way we want to see Transformers move. They'd collide with their own boxiness. The shredded metal look of the movie designs lets them flex.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 August 2016 - 06:18 AM)

IDW's art styles varied wildly throughout the years. And I'm not sure how "realism" is a reason to have one over any other since we don't know what shape-changing metal lifeforms really look like.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2016 - 05:51 AM)

I liked Eric the best, since he felt the most like a real person to me and had character growth over the series.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2016 - 05:50 AM)

Sort of. It was never animated, but if you scroll down to ep 28 and you can read the script for the final ep.

@  tffan01 : (21 August 2016 - 05:47 AM)

of course I'm not talking about Sunbow or Marvel, they look like people in cardboard boxes, I mean IDW, they look both interesting, realistic and also G1 enough.

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2016 - 05:43 AM)

Did the kids in the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon ever find a way home for good?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 11:15 PM)

Since we're talking about design styles, wasn't AHM like that?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 11:13 PM)

Yeah, look at IDW. All its lead writers are longstnading fans, but it's not like they've tried to wholly shoehorn Marvel or Sunbow into IDW.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 11:10 PM)

Or even a new style that isn't quite like any of the others.

@  Pennpenn : (20 August 2016 - 11:09 PM)

Even if they simplified the designs they'd probably look more like Prime than G1.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 10:59 PM)

Also, "they'll go to G1 because they already used over-complicated movie designs" is a bit of a false dichotomy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 09:45 PM)

Also, flat-nosed trucks don't look intimidatingly cool to most American audiences. Movies got to find some way to get funding.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 08:23 PM)

When someone stands next to say, Optimus Prime's leg it would just look like there's a large blue rectangle.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 08:21 PM)

In live-action, they would all look flat and underdetailed when they're supposed to be huge.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 03:32 PM)

I'm 90% sure they will be using more G1-ish designs in the reboot (if there'll be such a thing of course). They already used over-complicated movie designs, they'll return to G1.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 03:15 PM)

All I'm saying is when they reboot it, they might want to try something they never did in the screen and use G1-ish designs.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 02:57 PM)

Why? Would a classic G1 aesthetic make money?

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 August 2016 - 02:38 PM)

I don't think that switching to G1 would "correct" anything.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 02:22 PM)

I actually believe they would switch to G1 because I feel like the next director would try to correct 'wrongs' of the older movies.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 02:15 PM)

Also, if they get to the point of completely rebooting the movies with an entirely different aesthetic I highly doubt they'd switch specifically to G1.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 02:13 PM)

A design alone doesn't say anything. The designs and the setting together are what TFWiki would deliberate upon.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 02:13 PM)

I know but a movie character would definitely gets his sub page because of the tie-ins, it would be far too long.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sub-pages are not done because of new franchises; they are done for length reasons.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 02:12 PM)

I mean if they look like this: http://www.allspark....-1471381025.jpg

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 August 2016 - 02:02 PM)

If they were in the G1 continuity (which I doubt would happen), then yes. Otherwise, a reboot would likely be separate from G1 and the current Movieverse.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 01:49 PM)

Characters from rebooted movies would most likely get their own pages.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 01:45 PM)

If Transformers movies ever gets rebooted and if they decide to do more G1ish designs, would TFWiki classify that Movie's Optimus or Megatron as G1 (maybe giving them sub-pages like the one for IDW Optimus) or would they give them their own pages. Just wondering.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 12:53 PM)

Ha. How fitting that Beast Wars: Uprising implicitly repurposed the Star Convoy toy as an actual building called the Star Convoy.

@  Fnu Aw : (20 August 2016 - 10:05 AM)

At least Star Convoy has elbows.

@  Bass X0 : (20 August 2016 - 10:01 AM)

Never owned Star Convoy, but he looks like as much of a brick as the original Powermaster Optimus Prime articulation wise; minus the cab robot,


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:14 AM

http://cmscorp.sakur...02/post-82.html

Don't suppose besides the helmeted head and the young virile Ginrai head he'll have a balding old man Hi-Q head? icon-fire.gif

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:16 AM

Oh.... human Ginrai.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:28 AM

Should this be in Bottalk, or is it a licensed figure?
My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:44 AM

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Feb 6 2012, 07:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Should this be in Bottalk, or is it a licensed figure?


It and Minerva are licensed figures.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:15 AM

The full color Minerva and the prototype of Ginrai will be shown off at Winter Wonderfest in Japan. Which occurs this weekend (same weekend as Toyfair).

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 6 2012, 04:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Kevin S @ Feb 6 2012, 07:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Should this be in Bottalk, or is it a licensed figure?


It and Minerva are licensed figures.

It's really quite sad we've reached the point where people aren't sure what's official product and what's some garage company trying to make it big with their Trucker Engine Blockiteer.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:27 AM

It's nice to get licensed third party figures like this for once. I mean what was the last thing we got like this besides the Revoltech Movie Optimus? Was it CM's Dai Atlas?

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:23 PM

Tell me again how big these will be and what they will cost and where I'll be able to buy them.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:25 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 6 2012, 04:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't suppose besides the helmeted head and the young virile Ginrai head he'll have a balding old man Hi-Q head? icon-fire.gif


If he did, I'd seriously consider getting it...


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:25 PM

If they're Joe size that would be great.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:15 PM

At the $100 or more they cost they better not be Joe size! icon-fire.gif

This one is 21cm tall (from the same line).
http://www.hlj.com/product/CMS65336

19cm
http://www.hlj.com/product/CMS65414

19.5cm
http://www.hlj.com/product/CMS65354

So 7.5" to 8.5". I imagine Ginrai will be tall than any of the examples here (being all female).

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

Roughly on height with Masterforce Pretender shells would be fantastic.

Edit - I have a weird fascination for how Powered Convoy answered all 3 of my questions, but did so in such an indirect way.

Edited by Axaday, 06 February 2012 - 05:43 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

Damn it!

Oh well, I can stop caring now.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:12 PM

Third party is third party. In fairness I have to move this, guys.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:41 PM

Does this mean that stuff like Revoltechs will also go in BOT Talk?

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:42 AM

that's up to the mods... I mean they didn't move the "Snackwave" or whatever it was called thread in here.



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:42 AM

EDIT: Can we move it to P and R next?

Let's show this thread the entire forum icon-fire.gif

Edited by Cat, 07 February 2012 - 08:11 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

I hope these go up for preorder soon, as the fact these are getting made is pretty exciting.

Randy

Edited by Powered Convoy, 07 February 2012 - 09:45 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:37 AM

Wow that is so awesome! Really looking forward to seeing more of these!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 6 2012, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Dammit, don't link to Cure Aqua merchandise if it's out of stock! That's just mean!

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.



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