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@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 03:43 PM)

Soon beam TV programs into brains with a neural transciever anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 03:28 PM)

I'm surprised they keep reducing the number of ports on TV's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 02:52 PM)

Ahh.. No.. I mean an HDMI 2.1 switcher box to give you more imputs on a TV. :D Those should have been released in preparation of the XSX and PS5 considering their touting 2.1 features. :D


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#1 Benbot

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 11:47 AM

Has anyone been following this?

http://www.elitedangerous.com/

 

I watched a gameplay video yesterday and so far it looks like this could be amazing.  Kind of a cross between what Star Trek Online should have been and the X-Wing PC games.  I hope it pans out to be as good as it looks like it can be.



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 01:40 PM

Almost two years later: I get my own copy. I've heard good things about it and I've liked what I've seen.

 

Any recommendations for a decent joystick?


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:32 PM

It took me two attempts to get through the first combat tutorial. After that, I was undefeated right up until the final one... where in I died three times and rage quit.

 

I... I don't know if I like the game, but I think I like it. I'm not sure if I like the me that plays it though.


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 08:27 PM

Finally sat down and did something OTHER than the combat sims! Open game even!

 

I didn't die. That's about all I can say about my time playing: I got my first mission, managed to get to my destination, walked through an attack, and landed: and I didn't die. There isn't so much a learning curve as there is a learning escarpment: but if you aren't being shot at and aren't flying into a star, there's also plenty of time to stop, alt-tab out and look shit up.

 

Unless you're trying to land: that damn timer stressed me out. I did make some good coin (even a bounty! Some ass started shooting me, so I put him down, and got paid to do it... cause reasons. Not gonna question it even though there were cops helping.) dropped a paint job on my ship, bought a landing computer and a new power plant.

 

It's... I hesitate to say realistic since we haven't actually gone out there and done it, but it is something else. There's multiple levels to super cruise: intraplanetary, intra-system, and you apparently need to step up to each, and there is a process do it right. I... almost spent 20 hours flying to another star system, before I looked it up and got the hyperspace jump right.

 

There is a LOT to remember: which is fair because in truth: space flight is bloody well complicated! And it's damned well hard trying to fly using a joystick, throttle AND keyboard to fill in the gaps. Still, it's fun, the game is beautiful, and I think I like it.


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 08:50 PM

Once I get my new computer I'm gonna invest in a proper flight stick in order to really use this game.

 

Ironbite-cause a game controller just doesn't work.


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 09:27 PM

Yeah, this is my sort of game, but it's a bit clunky with a controller in hand. Landing especially took a good bit of practice.



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 09:41 PM

Did a couple of milk runs, got used to fluttering about different star systems, then spent an hour and a half trying to find a literal needle in a haystack: A single, errant black box lost somewhere in a trinary system.

 

I almost ran out of fuel, and decided instead to camp out, abandon the quest, and pick up something else tomorrow. I'm making better money shooting down the putzes that think they can interdict and rob me.


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 03:35 PM

I swung by the dollar store and got a picture frame and framed and hung on the wall the key binding sheet...
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Posted 20 July 2016 - 07:24 PM

Bought me a new ship, killed the dude that decided he wanted to make my cargo his, and then figured out how to change the HUD colours. It was a nice evening.

 

Oh, and I almost flew into a star: but I'm blaming that on the fact it was a new ship.


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 07:37 PM

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:07 AM

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.

No, really! I think the side winders has better thermal shielding...

 

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:16 PM

So my falcon has three times the cargo space as the sidewinder, so I keep taking missions where I have to ferry X number of things to Y locations, which is easy cause I tricked out my freight shift drive, but I've also seen more combat in the last few days than I have any other time.

 

Seems to me the way to get bounties is to fill up your hold with something worth while, and just fly around killing the folks who shoot at you first.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:32 PM

I'm blowing the dust off this thread. Elite dangerous was just released for PS4. Is it worth getting? I had been aware of his game earlier but didn't have a pc to play it on. Seeing all the pretty trailers is making me think this is what No Mans sky was supposed to be, or at least what I expected from it.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:03 PM

I can't vouch for the ps4 version, but I've put more than 100 hrs in on the pc.

Personally, I enjoy it. Currently heading to Sagittarius A* in my little Cobra mkIII. Taking forever since my jump range is just under 24ly and I keep stopping to scan water and ammonia worlds.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:12 PM

Been playing a lot lately and decided to do kind of a running log as I make my way to Sagittarius A*.

 

Started tonight's leg on PLAA AIN PM-W C1-69

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Shot from Plaa Ain LM-W d1-402 A 1:

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On to Plaa Ain NN-S b17-13 3:

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Ended tonight's leg at Plaa Ain HC-D c12-74 B 1:

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Was a rather uneventful night.  No water worlds, no terraformable worlds, not even any really cool ringed worlds.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:00 PM

Welp, you inspired me. I went back, nuked my old save (as I didn't have much time on it anyway, and there have been several major updates... like the pilot customization stuff.), and am going to restart today. Wonkolith and the Iron Rattler roll again!

 

Oh yeah, ship naming! When did that happen?!?!


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:41 PM

Back in February, iirc. Maybe March. I know it was after I upgraded my ship.

You can customize how your commander looks now too and even see him sitting in the pilots chair from outside.

If I wasn't 9000ly away from civilization, I'd be willing to meet up with you.

Forgot to mention my Commanders name is Coglestop.

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:39 PM

After doing some more reading I'm thinking this is the kind of thing I want to play. I'll be picking this up on PS4 asap. Wish me luck.

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:39 PM

Once I figure out how: gonna add you to the friends list. I... never worked out how to do it because I'm not much of a multiplayer guy. Seriously.

 

Regardless: I am ready to cruise the galaxy again. I went through the first three training missions (those are new too! I like 'em better than the generic "sim" context of the old ones.) to get my boots on, figured out how to reconfigure the presets, found my old bindings file for my T-flight controller, and managed to make it actually work. (has to be loaded in the presets AND the light on the controller has to be green... I think I knew that when I stopped playing...).

 

So yeah, ready to actually start again!


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 06:44 PM

Once I figure out how: gonna add you to the friends list. I... never worked out how to do it because I'm not much of a multiplayer guy. Seriously.
 
Regardless: I am ready to cruise the galaxy again. I went through the first three training missions (those are new too! I like 'em better than the generic "sim" context of the old ones.) to get my boots on, figured out how to reconfigure the presets, found my old bindings file for my T-flight controller, and managed to make it actually work. (has to be loaded in the presets AND the light on the controller has to be green... I think I knew that when I stopped playing...).
 
So yeah, ready to actually start again!


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