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@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  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.


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#41 tec

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:44 PM

Im of a mind just to leave it alone

 

we got two good movies two great cartoon series and a good game and some extras

 

I dont trust Hollywood to have this, to many hands in the cookie jar and its going to end up like Robocop


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:17 AM

All they have to do is lose the reboot angle and just create a decent enough plot and comedy to carry the new all female team. They don't need the original cast back in my opinion but they don't need to reboot the series either. It's something that been irking me with returning properties lately. Sure some are tough to bring in a new cast and keep the old narrative flowing. Robocop would of been a bit more awkward if there was Murphy and than a new Robocop as well (though didn't the TV miniseries do that?). But as said the entire loop in to tie this is already in play thanks to the Franchise deal in story and they really don't even need to reference the video game at all. It would be that easy to use that.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:49 AM

I'm perfectly fine with an all female Ghostbusters cast. People like Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Kate McKinnon, and Amy Acker would all make great characters in that world.

 

I really don't like the idea of a reboot. Everybody in the world has seen the first Ghostbusters, we don't need a rehashing of that story.

 

The most alarming aspect of this for me is Paul Feig, who I think is a wildly overrated director who's right on the border of being a straight up hack. I can't imagine him making any of the sci-fi/horror aspects work, since he's a "that fat person fell down, isn't that HILARIOUS?" guy. He and the screenwriter of The Heat writing the story is far and away the aspect that most makes me think this will be bad.

 

I was kind of hoping after Harold Ramis died they'd just leave the property alone, but in my heart I know movie making politics are far too cynical for that to ever happen.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:34 AM

Yeh my entire issue with this is the director and the screenwriter - not great pedigrees.

My issue with women and reboots aren't even on the list. Does it need a reboot? not really but hollywood has done everything else so why not.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:54 AM

It seems like someone should give GBFANS.com the terrible news that Ghostbusters 1 and 2 and the game REALLY DIDN'T ever happen and this doesn't change that.

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:00 AM

Continuity is becoming a bigger and bigger thing in fiction these days dude, so many writers have cashed in on it, this in turn is passed along to the fans.

 

 

For me I am gutted that the days of the original ghostbusters are done, but they haven't been removed from time - they're just finished, and we did get what a lot of people didn't in the form of a game which was really ghostbusters 3. But I think what saddens me the most is there was no send off, no final story.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:18 AM

Does it need a reboot? not really but hollywood has done everything else so why not.

 

That's a tough one. I think that the new Spider-Man films were trapped specifically because of a reboot so soon after the previous film. However, I can also think for one hell of a good reason to go with a reboot and not a continuation of old films: Superman Returns.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:41 AM

The idea just reminds me of those horror stories about how you hear of Hollywood moguls with insane agendas, like that one producer who tried to put giant spiders in everything and finally got his way with Wild, Wild West.

 

Female Ghostbusters could work (Kylie was great in Extreme), but this sounds less like a story/character pitch and more like some TG fan art you'd find on deviantArt.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:46 AM

The cast being all-female gives me more hope for this, because it creates an obvious difference that makes it feel more like they're making a new movie instead of just remaking the old one. After all, a reboot doesn't have to be a remake = just look at how different all the Transformers reboots are, for example. Hopefully this is basically just a new Ghostbusters movie that's going to be its own thing and will be a reboot not to remake the original but because a) it means not having to stick to what the old ones did, and b) reboots are popular and seem more accessible than a sequel to a decades-old series.
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Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:28 AM

Besides, even if they do make a reboot (and it actually turns out to be a good movie.) the fans will interpret it any damn way they please and "logic" it into the overall continuity within a few hours of the first showing.

 

Frankly: I think we're going to get something at this point. What it is and how good it is remains to be seen. Fine, we've got writers and directors of questionable pedigree and hollywood in general hasn't been wowing audiences by taking the safest paths and simply remaking everything they know made money. But they can still surprise us, all it really takes is one or two folks on the set that are truly passionate about the material and we'll get something decent.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 11:19 AM

But the original team was an all dude cast?

 

In fairness, weren't three of those dudes the ones whose idea it was in the first place, with the fourth being a stand-in for their friend?

 

The original was practically a vanity picture of sorts; it doesn't sound like this one is, though.

 

 

I like the idea of female Ghostbusters.  I love the idea of an ALL female team.

 

 I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination. Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.
 

...buuuuttt I'm not sure I see the need for a reboot when Ghostbusters II has already proven the entirety of New York City can will itself into ignoring the existence of ghosts within a timeframe of five years in the wake of supernatural near-armageddon at the hands of a god in the form of a giant snackfood.  Or when The Game provided a nice "out" to follow a new team in a new context in the form suggesting they turn Ghostbusters into a franchise.  I guess it depends on the story they want to tell, but right now knowing nothing else it feels like a missed opportunity to keep building a world, especially when every other bit of spin-off media has used the first two films in-canon.

 

Wasn't the only thing to play with the franchise idea; so did the old table-top RPG.

 

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:19 PM

An all the female cast could work, if they don't overplay the whole "we're independant women doing it better than the boys".

Rebooting makes no sense though. Why reintroduce and retell the creation of the "Ghostbusters", when you can skip all that and just focus on this new female squad. To me it just makes the ALL FEMALE casting more gimmicky and more stunt casting.

As has been said, the existing Ghostbusters universe has female Busters in iy and they work fine.

So yeah, female Busters? Sure. Reboot and new origin? No thanks.

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:20 PM

Rebooting makes no sense though. Why reintroduce and retell the creation of the "Ghostbusters", when you can skip all that and just focus on this new female squad. To me it just makes the ALL FEMALE casting more gimmicky and more stunt casting.

In practical terms, there's not a big difference between "establish these characters, they go into ghostbusting" and "establish these characters, they go into ghostbusting (which other people have done before)".
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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:37 PM

Whether the cast is male, female, white, black, gay or straight makes no difference to me. I find Melissa McCarthy kind of obnoxious and wouldn't want her in the line up, however.

 

But I echo the sentiments that there's no need for a reboot. It's easy enough to pick the story up several decades later and have the past history flesh out the lore in the new stories to be told. Like what Doctor Who did (and to some extent the new Star Trek movies)



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 01:36 PM

I'll be okay with it. So long as there's a girl as geeky as Egon. But how hard is it to say the old team disbanded when Egon died. And these girls restart if on their own. But them meet peter, Winston and Ray. At some point.

But the old dudes just make a cameo as mentors.

But yes, this shouldn't be sexiefied. They need to be real geeky average women.

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:03 PM

When was the last time hollywood put an average woman on the screen and it didn't end in a "pretty woman" montage where she gets a complete make over and becomes a super model?


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:14 PM

I'll only watch it if the girls are sexy

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:22 PM

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:08 PM

If it has a good story and capable actors I don't care.

I don't see the need for a reboot, OR and all Female cast, but the latter one isn't a big deal breaker for me cause Ghostbusters to me was a buddy film at heart and well as long as three of the four female leads are written as close friends I really don't see why it would be a big deal.  One of them has to be an egomaniac who hits on every guy she sees though cause Venkman. (I'm joking)


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:39 PM

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