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@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?

@  tigerhawk : (05 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Let it be the first all AI acted series.

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Transformers Film Battles Supercut!

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#1 Random Items

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

Youtube user CyberdyneVideos has compiled a supercut of all of the robot battle action sequences from the first three films.



The video clocks in at just over 19 minutes. To put that in perspective, the combined runtime of the three films is approximately 7 hours and 21 minutes, or 441 minutes, which means the action makes up about 4.3% of the movies.

So, does that seem to be on the low end to you? Do the films strike just the right balance of action and story?

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

looks like tf movie juice. No seeds , no skin to peel. Nada: just Metal munching metal. 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

Forgot how insane the combat is in the movies.  Nice to see a compilation.  Oh, and one last thing, am I the only one that notices the sound effect at 13:16 is also the same sound effect used for the torpedos from the submarine level (Aquas) in Star Fox 64? 

Edited by PortalTron, 10 July 2014 - 04:29 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

What stood out to me is how much better the CGI got as time went by. TF1 looks so half baked when compared to the TF3 videos in that.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

Seeing it all out of order drives my brain nuts.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

the hiccups in the cgi are more noticeable in ROTF scenes. Specially in the final battle OP, Megatron and the Fallen look kind of "cut and paste" in that sequence. 


the other thing is that now that i've seen the same designs  millions of times, the movie 1 scenes have become more understandable. I don't know exacly what it is, but the models look less messy in each subsequent film, you can tell better which part belongs to which limb and so on.

Edited by Lazy Garou, 10 July 2014 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

So, does that seem to be on the low end to you? Do the films strike just the right balance of action and story?

Story? What's that?  :D

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

Is this really everything?  This isn't just a "best of" or something?  That's ridiculous.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:30 PM

I feel like there's bits missing, but that might just be the way the scenes are all inter-cut out of order.  For illustrative purposes it would have been better to cult all the scenes in the right order.  Just off the top of my head, though I don't recall seeing the Blackout attack on the airbase or Megatron busting out of Sector 7.  Also a portion of the Prime/Bonecrusher seems to be left out as well.  Maybe the intent was to focus only on the Transformer on Transformer fights, but I think that's selling the action a little short.


Edit: Yeah, checking the actual Youtube page, it's just supposed to be bot-on-bot, but I still feel like somethings are either cut short or missing entirely.


RotF has some pretty spotty CGI.  So much of it feels almost like stop motion, like there just weren't enough frames in the animations.  The detail and overall look of it is better than the first movie, though.  Then again, the first movie has so little attention span for anything that it's really hard to tell. Third is best overall, though it really shows up the older characters that the newer characters seem made to be more posable and to strike more recognizable figures.  Ironhide fighting the Predator bots really just looks like a mess.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

Yeah, no Devastator in this, either, or Laserbeak. There's also plenty of robot screentime in the movies where they aren't fighting.

Edited by Moroboshi, 10 July 2014 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:24 PM

Same way with their "every transformation in the films" one. (I think that was there's, at least.)

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:24 PM

The editing for this is so bad. There's no reason the forest battle should be cut up into that many pieces, and out of order, or the highway chase scene from movie one should cut to Sam's house then back to the highway.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:03 AM

A lot of stuff got left out of this.


Most of the Optimus/Sentinel fight, for one thing.

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