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@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.


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Boss Fight Studio's Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Action Figures


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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:45 PM

You guys really need to check this out -- with all the customizers and kit bashers we have here this is a great line for anyone, not to mention the company Boss Fight Studios is put together by a bunch of Hasbro employees and freelancers who've worked on pretty much everything across the board from GI Joe, Transformers (Even Fun Pub) and Star Wars
 
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To paraphrase an interesting man, "We don't always promote Kickstarters, but when we do it's because they are amazing." That's the case with the start up Boss Fight Studios and their modular action figure system Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Virtruvian, as in The Vitruvian Man and H.A.C.K.S which stands for Highly Articulated Character Kit System. Boss Fight Studios themselves are a relatively new start up company but they come with quite the pedigree. Collectively, their works include input and design on some of the brands that we all know and love like Marvel super heroes, Star Wars, GI Joe and of course Transformers.
But what is Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S? According to the Kickstarter video it is a series 4-inch scale figures that will allow collectors to not only experience a wide array of articulation, but as well as the ability to disassemble and reassemble with ease. This allows customizers to both paint and create new figures from the interchangeable parts, while still allowing for sturdy completed figures once put back together.
 
 

Kit - Although Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. action figures come fully assembled in the package, they're designed to be a customizer's dream come true. Want to give your Spartan some custom painted armor or sculpt gauntlets on your Gorgon? No problem! Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures are made to disassemble with minimal effort for easy customizing, yet hold together during posing and display.
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The initial theme at launch will be Greek Warriors and Gorgons that will include a initial wave of four figures plus several exclusive, many available only from Kickstarter. Just looking at the painted prototypes it's clear this will be a very well designed and thought out line that won't be limited by what you get in the package thanks to the array of options that will allow you to customize them. Even if you don't customize, these figures do not disappoint.
There are tons more designs, prototypes and pictures on the Kickstarter page so you should really check it out there if you are interested. These guys and gals really have a handle on what makes action figures fun and exciting. You can check out their home page here and click any of the images or this link to check out the Kickstarter and back them. And as always feel free to follow and discuss this project on our forums.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:36 PM

I've seen this Kickstarter. Although I don't collect at this scale, so there isn't much in it for me, personally, except the potential for more mythology-based lines.

Edited by Naas, 04 June 2014 - 11:38 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:12 AM

sounds interesting. (Itching to make some Soul calibur characters) 


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#4 Canthros

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:01 AM

Looks neat. I hope the choice of themes appeals more to other people, though.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:13 AM

I'm glad this is taking off and getting funded. I only saw the art before this, but it certainly shows a lot of promise. Very cool stuff, I hope they branch out!



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:30 AM

The constellation guys look cool, but exclusives or not, I can't say that I won't regret spending $85 plus shipping on them.

Also, anyone else kinda bugged about the low number of famous named characters so far, at least on the non-Gorgon side? I mean, seems there's just Leonidas and the Perseus constellation.

Edited by Naas, 05 June 2014 - 10:34 AM.


#7 Cybersnark

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:55 AM

Keeping with original work, I'd be interested to see them branch out into sci-fi (with some more nonhumanoid options).

Maybe even look into getting a few licenses --this level of articulation is exactly what A:tLA deserved but never got.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:03 PM

Well, I'm in for the $45 Bronze warrior level. I might up it to the constellation 2-pack on account of Perseus being my second favorite mythological hero after Diomedes, but we'll see.

 

I normally don't collect anything outside of Transformers anymore, but I want to support these guys. The initial goal offerings aren't super enticing, but I really like the pre-curse Medusa, her sisters, and the underworld Spartan. Given the huge amount of initial support it seems likely it'll reach that level.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

Hmmm. I may back for a Medusa, depending on my budget at the start of the month. I concur with Cybersnark that I'd like to see scifi stuff from them.

#10 Kalidor

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

I'm going to have the opportunity to interview these guys -- is there anything you would want me to ask ?

#11 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

I'm going to have the opportunity to interview these guys -- is there anything you would want me to ask ?


Well, there's the obvious "what further plans can you tell us about?" kind of question. And maybe something like "why Greek and not any other mythology?" or "what other mythologies would you like to make action figures for?".

Edited by Naas, 05 June 2014 - 02:01 PM.


#12 Esser-Z

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

Definitely ask if they intend to do scifi figures. Make it clear that at least some of your board members would be all over that.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

Yeah, that one.  I don't care about Greek figures, but give me some nifty sci-fi stuff and I'll probably give it a second look.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

I honestly care more about the potential for more mythology lines simply because other genres already seem better-represented in toys.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:15 PM

Personally, I'd jump in on the Kickstarter if the blank basic figures were offered instead of the mythological themed ones. I'd love a set of both male and female blanks to fiddle with. I do hope this Kickstarter is successful (and last I checked it was nearing its funding goal), as I'd love to see the blanks at real somewhere.
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:31 PM

*Checks the date*

 

I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:54 PM

To all the people wondering if other (non-Greek) mythologies would be represented, BFS has teased a wave 2 Half-Orc figure that seems to be tapping into a medieval/D&D vibe.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:10 PM



*Checks the date*

 

I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?

 

Yep, totally mad.

 



To all the people wondering if other (non-Greek) mythologies would be represented, BFS has teased a wave 2 Half-Orc figure that seems to be tapping into a medieval/D&D vibe.

 

Aye he will look great on a Bridge Direct Warg.

 

Also the initial funding for these has been passed and nearing $80,000 with 36 days still to go.

 

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Posted from their facebook.

 

 

I am already planing out customs with these new bodies, Xena (and a Calisto) will be pretty easy to do with only the heads being the most work intensive. A bunch of Argonauts along with Jason. You could easily mix these with some Narnia Minotaur, Satyr and Faun figures...


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

*Checks the date*

 

I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?

Are you thinking of that Kickstarter with mythological heroes from multiple traditions? Had, like, Cú Chullain and Rama? I think? I want to say that was somehow a Xevoz derivative.

 

ETA: that thread that Naas linked, down there ↓


Edited by Canthros, 05 June 2014 - 08:49 PM.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

*Checks the date*
 
I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?


Are you thinking of this one?