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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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#1 Buster Darkwings

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

http://snakas.blog95...entry-4009.html

 

So, G1 Seasons 1-2 (and presumably Season 3/2010 at a later date) will be coming to Blu-ray in Japan this winter.  No other details appear to be known at the moment, but I'm sure it will be at least 50,000 yen (around $500) for all of S1-S2, and they'll probably split it up into 2 box sets.

 

I figured that Japan would be getting G1 on Blu-ray before the US though, considering they were the first to get most TF shows on DVD.

 

I really hope that it's not just an upscale of the old Laserdisc masters they've been using since the 90's, and that it's not just the Japanese dub.  But including the original English audio would be somewhat difficult given that the Japanese versions have minor cuts to the episodes.  We'll have to wait and see.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:29 PM

Hopefully it's new masters and Shout releases it for us at some point.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:38 PM

Really hope they are not just upscales and we get them in the west at some point



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:05 AM

Hopefully it's new masters and Shout releases it for us at some point.

Why would Shout! Factory release this? It's just the Japanese dub of G1 seasons 1-2. The script mostly adhered to the English version anyway, with any changes being minor.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:32 AM

Is there extant source material that's better than 480p?  With TFTM, there were film negatives.  Is there any such thing for the TV show?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:35 AM

Hopefully it's new masters and Shout releases it for us at some point.

Why would Shout! Factory release this? It's just the Japanese dub of G1 seasons 1-2. The script mostly adhered to the English version anyway, with any changes being minor.


I think by "it" he meant the theoretical "new masters" mentioned in the same sentence, not the upcoming Japanese blu-rays specifically.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:03 PM

 

 

Hopefully it's new masters and Shout releases it for us at some point.

Why would Shout! Factory release this? It's just the Japanese dub of G1 seasons 1-2. The script mostly adhered to the English version anyway, with any changes being minor.

 


I think by "it" he meant the theoretical "new masters" mentioned in the same sentence, not the upcoming Japanese blu-rays specifically.

 

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:32 PM

I'll have to see what extras are included and the quality of the video before i replace the DVD's. Good news about headmasters/masterforce/victory coming out again as the original sets are super expensive, they probably will just do what they did with fight super robot life and 2010 recently and reissue the same disks from early 2000s in new packaging.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:37 PM

Is there extant source material that's better than 480p?  With TFTM, there were film negatives.  Is there any such thing for the TV show?

"Yes, but..."

Rhino went back to the film for their G1 sets, since the tape masters were shot. Problem is that the film masters are not exactly complete - they don't include retakes and other fixes, so they're (even more) error-sprewn...

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:06 PM

 

Is there extant source material that's better than 480p?  With TFTM, there were film negatives.  Is there any such thing for the TV show?

"Yes, but..."

Rhino went back to the film for their G1 sets, since the tape masters were shot. Problem is that the film masters are not exactly complete - they don't include retakes and other fixes, so they're (even more) error-sprewn...

 

What they used were likely workprints. Rhino being Rhino, they just went with it. Bleh.

Anyway, it'll be interesting what the Japanese will come up with. Especially the sound mix. Hopefully we'll get isolated music tracks (ala 60's Twilight Zone bluray, for example). :)


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#11 Buster Darkwings

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:30 PM

So it's actually "robot" now?  Did Bandai trademark 合金?

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"Robot" has always been part of the Japanese title.