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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 August 2016 - 02:20 AM)

Why do you hate yourself?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (24 August 2016 - 12:45 AM)

I still need to read everything after Vol. 1 of RG1...

@  Telly : (23 August 2016 - 11:47 PM)

i really wouldve liked to see rg1 pick up where the marvel run left off (or just a couple years after), instead of jumping 20 years. i wanna see how shit went down on earth

@  Dracula : (23 August 2016 - 09:54 PM)

After RG1, I'd just as soon have nobody ever touch the marvel continuity again

@  MEDdMI : (23 August 2016 - 08:46 PM)

I would like a dancing/rhythm game called Rhythms of Darkness, but not necessarily Marvel related.

@  Bass X0 : (23 August 2016 - 07:42 PM)

I'd like a Rhythms of Darkness mini-series from IDW following on from the Marvel issue detailing the events that happened in that continuity after the issue ended. The Marvel movie adaptation and The Big Broadcast of 2006 would take place in the same continuity.

@  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


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:22 AM

https://twitter.com/#!/TF_pr/status/172271967955730432

Twincast has a tampographed Autobot symbol on his chest and some red stickers/paint underneath the upper thigh stickers he usually has. This makes me wonder if they used the Blaster door or smoothed away the techno-details on Twincast's chest to place the symbol (or just painted over it like with Encore Convoy)? It looks completely smooth (so either it's Blaster's or they changed the mold on Twincast).

Nightstalker looks as originally depicted but Stripes is very much a normal orange and not the dark orange you get when Photoshopping black into orange.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:50 AM

Note that the Encore's art has a yellow face with blue eyes instead of a silver face with yellow eyes. I'm thinking he's going to have an anime accurate (colored) face!!! icon-silverbolt.gif

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:27 AM

Makes me wonder if the blue chest on Soundblaster is accurate (I believe his chest was purple in the anime). Also if he'll have red eyes or yellow.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

Triple posting? Really?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:00 AM

Posting about my posting (all which were at least a half hour or more between each)? Really?!

I guess I'm the only one excited about this at the moment.

I'm glad to see Twincast still has the red window at least.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Wow, the packaging and deco changes are starting to make me more excited for this set than Soundblaster. I never owned an original Twincast either, just the e-Hobby one (which had boring, generic packaging despite coming with Flipsides), so it'll be nice to finally have full-size packaging and boxart for Twincast.

I wonder how well he'll sell, considering the e-Hobby release never seemed to sell for much on the secondary market (last I checked anyways).

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:31 AM

I really love the yellow face; I preferred the techy detail on the chest. I guess I can always switch their heads if it drives me crazy.

Obviously the big draw is Nightstalker and Stripes, so naturally it's Stripes we don't get a good look at here. Still, tapes tapes tapes.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:46 AM


I have a hard time figuring out why I've never been fond of the Twincast deco. It's weird for me because I love Blaster and Blue and grey are usually two of my favorite colors on TFs. I think it's something about how the bright yellow and red don't fit with blue and grey well. He makes me think of McDonalds for some reason. I don't know...


-ZacWilliam, an well, he makes a nice accessory for Nightstalker and Stripes I guess, who are the real reason to want the set...
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:50 PM

I don't want this enough to buy it, but there's no denying that this looks like a Twincast done right. It's such a shame that no modern toy has ever really been able to nail the integrated partner gimmick better than these 30-year-old molds. Of course, there's partly because the tape/deck dynamic has never been replaced by anything as workable for a toy.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

Excellent! Looks like I picked the right reissue to get icon-fire.gif

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

Lets hope that HLJ (and other Japanese based retailers) can fulfill their orders unlike the United stuff from last month.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 22 2012, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess I'm the only one excited about this at the moment.


I'm just waiting for a better image of Stripes. He's pretty much the main reason I have this set on order icon-fire.gif


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

Yeah I wonder how the stripes carried over, and how the tape mode looks on him.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:21 PM

I like them, but never able to buy them. Sigh...

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

Damn, I just may have to get him afterall. I'm already down for Soundblaster.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:45 PM

I has a sad. This makes me want to complete the cassettes, but backtracking through even the Encores is prohibitively expensive...


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:32 PM

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I has a sad. This makes me want to complete the cassettes, but backtracking through even the Encores is prohibitively expensive...

If you think the encores are expensive, you're not going to like what the un-reissued G1 cassettes cost...

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:42 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 22 2012, 08:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Note that the Encore's art has a yellow face with blue eyes instead of a silver face with yellow eyes. I'm thinking he's going to have an anime accurate (colored) face!!! icon-silverbolt.gif

Randy


This modified art is the one used on the character card shown on Encore Twincast's TakaraTomy page when it first went up. I'm surprised you didn't pick up this detail, Randy.

And sorry to disappoint, but Encore Soundblaster still got the red chest. But hey, the toy photos on the boxes show that both Twincast and Soundblaster have anime-accurate faces:

Soundblaster on Hobby Search
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Edited by Megatoron, 23 February 2012 - 12:48 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:09 AM

I just really hope we get to see the last 8 cassettes brought back to life in an official release. I am lucky enough to own them thanks to KOToys but I'd still happily buy official releases.

Does anyone know if anybody repro's the weapons on these buggers? I know that chrome won't last forever...I'd like to have some back up weapons, but that's expensive to go the real route.

edit - Damn! Was really hoping for the purple chest on Soundblaster...just looks sharper. Oh well, I understand the decision since the cassettes still have those stickers. Glad to see Wingthing got painted eyes and they didn't over-homage the Action Master. The faces are a nice touch tho...

Not sure on Twincast. Trying to resist!!!!!!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:01 AM

It doesn't matter, but Wingthing should have had a black painted head with silver eyes. But an orange head with black eyes isn't a big deal.

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