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@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.

@  repowers : (22 March 2020 - 03:49 PM)

That's totally super biased!

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 03:00 PM)

I'm not. I'm listening to his own contradictory statements.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Most people don't, but it's still making enough ratings to continue, apparently.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2020 - 11:45 AM)

I’m not finding modern episodes of The Simpson’s at all funny.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (22 March 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Trump HAS been working on this, stop listening to those idiot "news" outlets that just spin everything against him out of bias.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 08:52 AM)

At the least, they could keep it off of Twitter.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 March 2020 - 08:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure the capuchin from "outbreak" would have done a better job than trump.

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 05:13 AM)

Isn't it sad that President Schwarzenegger would have been the better alternative in retrospect?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2020 - 03:38 AM)

It was President Schwarzenegger, not Wolfcastle.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 March 2020 - 02:51 AM)

He put that in a speech in Springfields 'Do as we say' festival in 2005 too.


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#2261 Shadewing

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 01:29 PM

Technically they hired the black character because she knows everything about New York's history, not because she can't press the buttom at the right time.

 

Ironbite-that was Chris Helmsworth's character.

Yeah, Patty was hired becuase she has a wealth of knowledge they don't have. She brought something to the table other then being an extra body.


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 02:01 PM

The 'streetwise black person' trope being its own kettle of fish, she definitely had more to do than poor Winston, who was downgraded from over qualified genius to guy-who-needs-stuff-explained-to-for-the-audiance.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 02:45 PM

I haven't seen it for a couple years and I concede this point. 

 

I didn't mean to be the person in this conversation dissing the movie.  I did enjoy it.  But I didn't feel like it has the substance of a movie.  Like if you watched it without knowing about Ghostbusters you would constantly feel like they were showing you stuff that would be important later when they were actually just making Ghostbuster jokes.  Any "sequel" is going to do that a little, but this movie just can't stand anywhere except on Ghostbusters' back.  Every single scene is either the same as Ghostbusters to be the same as Ghostbusters or different from Ghostbusters specifically to be different from Ghostbusters.


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:21 PM

I don't want this to be suddenly everyone dogpiling on you either. Like, you're free to enjoy the movie exactly as much as you enjoyed it obviously. I don't agree with some of your points, I think it does a good job of being its own thing with about the right amount of Well It Is Ghostbusters over the top. 

 

And despite the fact that Patty does bring specific skills that the team required and lacked, it is a bit on the nose that it's again the black character who has to be tacked on halfway through from outside the core group. 


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:11 PM

I don't want this to be suddenly everyone dogpiling on you either. Like, you're free to enjoy the movie exactly as much as you enjoyed it obviously. I don't agree with some of your points, I think it does a good job of being its own thing with about the right amount of Well It Is Ghostbusters over the top. 

 

And despite the fact that Patty does bring specific skills that the team required and lacked, it is a bit on the nose that it's again the black character who has to be tacked on halfway through from outside the core group. 

I agree. I like ATC, its got problems, some of which I think could have been hammered out in a sequel with all the setup stuff out of the way; I just didn't like Patty being compared to Winston like that. Patty is sorta how Winston SHOULD have been. In the movies, and more so the sequel, He really is JUST the Black guy. In the first one you get some sense that he has stuff to offer besides being able to push a button, but we really don't get to see really explored that till either the Cartoon, the Comics, or the Video Game. Patty is indeed the "added person of color to a white trio" but from the very start we see a lot more personality from her, as well as showing how she really fits in with the others.

 

Despite the meta problems around her, I still find Patty to be one of the best characters in the movie; next to Holtzmann who similarly has a personality from the start. The other two.. don't and kinda never really get there. And Kevin... is almost a good character, if they dialed back on his stupidity; not completely but just enough that he doesn't feel 'too dumb to live'. He does get some good moments and jokes that I think he's still a viable character if explored more.

 

I can't fault the movie's plot of being similar to the original. The whole 'similar but different' is the kinda roadbump you hit when doing a hard reboot. I'm not saying it was handled perfectly, but I feel there was enough of a balance between the two for a first movie. Its another thing a sequel could have helped with now that they're established. A reboot like this you kinda have to reinvent the wheel and show how you did that. Afterlife being a soft reboot/sequel doesn't have to worry about that, the wheel's already there they just have to discover it again.


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 12:53 AM

Just my usual reminder: the ATC girls and world gets fleshed out and treated wth TONS of respect in the comics and crossovers. even kevins dog, Mike Hat, gets some love.

 

please read the comics, im practically begging at this point lol =]


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 03:33 PM

I'm behind, but I second that.

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:25 PM

Especially since in the GB comics Ninja Turtles and also Transformers are canon to their ongoing story.

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 03:10 AM

yeah, the everything is canon approach is unique and fun. there are definite start and stop points, but the books just get better as time goes on.


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Posted 14 December 2019 - 10:04 PM

I am not super-enthused about no ghost sightings "in 30 years". That means NOTHING after Ghostbusters 2 could've happened, referenced or not. Not "The Video game", not the comics, not anything else. I can understand the upcoming film not referencing anything other than the 2 OGBGs and would not be surprised to know any/everyone involved don't even know they exist (I'm sure we've all came across someone who LOVES Ghostbusters but are ignorant of those blessed books), but to take away  the comics' chance to wrap up on it's own term and work with this new film is.... unfortunate. No ghost sighting in like, 20 years would've worked better. Worse, that means after GB2, the Ghostbusters are actually back to where they were at the beginning of  "Ghostbusters 2"

 

.I suppose the books could just ignore the line and work up to 'Afterlife" anyway, because you gotta expect an "Offical Movie Prequel" comic is coming.


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Posted 14 December 2019 - 10:10 PM

I am not super-enthused about no ghost sightings "in 30 years". That means NOTHING after Ghostbusters 2 could've happened, referenced or not. Not "The Video game", not the comics, not anything else. I can understand the upcoming film not referencing anything other than the 2 OGBGs and would not be surprised to know any/everyone involved don't even know they exist (I'm sure we've all came across someone who LOVES Ghostbusters but are ignorant of those blessed books), but to take away  the comics' chance to wrap up on it's own term and work with this new film is.... unfortunate. No ghost sighting in like, 20 years would've worked better. Worse, that means after GB2, the Ghostbusters are actually back to where they were at the beginning of  "Ghostbusters 2"

 

.I suppose the books could just ignore the line and work up to 'Afterlife" anyway, because you gotta expect an "Offical Movie Prequel" comic is coming.

Afterlife will likely be another universe. Like how they put Extreme Ghostbusters in its own timeline separate from Real Ghostbusters', In its timeline RGB still happened, but making them distinct allows them to do more RGB stories without having to worry about if it effects Extreme's timeline.


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 03:15 PM

I am not super-enthused about no ghost sightings "in 30 years". That means NOTHING after Ghostbusters 2 could've happened, referenced or not. Not "The Video game"

Doesn't the game take place in '90 or '91?


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 05:33 PM

 

I am not super-enthused about no ghost sightings "in 30 years". That means NOTHING after Ghostbusters 2 could've happened, referenced or not. Not "The Video game"

Doesn't the game take place in '90 or '91?

 

Wikipedia says 1991... That's long enough ago that one could feasibly still say "nothing in the past 30 years" while allowing the game to be canon if you really needed it to be.



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Posted 31 December 2019 - 07:18 AM

Continuing my side projects, last week I made up an RGB production timeline.  Aided by the fact that all but a handful of voice actor call sheets/time sheets are available online.  Honestly had no idea before starting this sheet that the '87 syndicated run started and finished production so long before broadcast.  Also, I think I might have stumbled upon the timeframe for the '87 voice actor's strike, as the second network season has a big gap from early June, with a couple of sessions cancelled, before racing to complete the last four episodes in early August.

 

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Gone through the call sheets again, this time adding the session times as well as details of pick-up and ADR sessions.  Surprisingly, it wasn't Frank Welker's schedule they needed to work around the most, it was Dave Coulier's.  In six years and 173 episodes, they only needed to do 19 pick-up sessions for Frank.  Whereas Dave needed 21 out of 94, some of which were done via phone patch from other parts of the country.


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Posted 31 December 2019 - 05:18 PM

Makes sense, though. During the second half of the 80s Dave Coulier was doing quite a bit of stuff outside of the voice acting sphere.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 07:05 PM

Hasbro is totally gunning our 80's nostalgia guys!

 

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:01 PM

What's the scale on the deluxe movie line? I'm hoping they scale well with Ectotron.


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:00 PM

What's the scale on the deluxe movie line? I'm hoping they scale well with Ectotron.

Basic figures are 5-6", similar to the Marvel kid stuff the last couple of years.  Amusingly, the kid figures seem to be VERY heavily based on the stylization done for the game than purely the actor likeness.

 

I'm AMAZED at Kenner reissues, though I'm cautious until I see a price point.  Anything over $15 is a no go for me.

 

Edit: Sorry, the "deluxe" figures are 6".  Probably this line's equivalent to Marvel Legends collector stuff.  But hey, a full crew plus Gozer and maybe BAF of the Terrordogs?


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:45 PM

The Toy Book has a TON of images from Hasbro's Ghostbusters display, including looks at the Ecto-1 and basic figures

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