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@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.


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#21 Shadoman

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 05:25 PM

I'm loving that DYRL Val I mean Takara Jetfire.

On that note, that reminds me that I've bought a couple VF-1S toys in order to have a proper update to the G1 toy, only to realize so much of Jetfire's look comes from the inaccuracy of the Takatoku VF-1 mold. The wide, squat, chunkiness of it. Modern VF-1 toys attempt better fiction accuracy, making them much more lithe and thin. So none of them really scratch that itch.



#22 Sprocket

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:01 PM

Alfes is great, but I loves me some Tagoal.


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#23 Sabrblade

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:23 PM

You know, it'd be kinda funny if the Matrix inside Magnus's chest didn't quite fit inside there right.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#24 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:48 AM

Since the Legends toy says "Sky-Byte" on the box, may we dispense with calling it Gelshark?

#25 Sabrblade

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:38 AM

Since the Legends toy says "Sky-Byte" on the box, may we dispense with calling it Gelshark?

Thing is, for the Legends toys of characters whose names differed in each market, they use the original Takara names in Katakana and, below that, the Hasbro names in English.

 

So... maybe as "Gelshark/Sky-Byte"?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#26 Megatoron

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:55 AM

Byte Gelsharksky.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:40 PM

The Japanese text says "Gerushaaku", which seems to show up on the packaging more than the English name, and the product page on Takaratomy's site has "product name: LG06 Gelshark". Also,  I think there have been cases where they don't use the Japanese name at all (i.e. all those Primes that aren't called "Convoy" anywhere) but this isn't one of them.

 

I guess calling it "Sky-Byte" is hardly inaccurate, but Gelshark looks to be slightly more official.


Edited by Naas, 09 January 2015 - 11:58 PM.


#28 Sabrblade

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:59 AM

The Japanese text says "Gerushaaku", which seems to show up on the packaging more than the English name, and the product page on Takaratomy's site has "product name: LG06 Gelshark". Also,  I think there have been cases where they don't use the Japanese name at all (i.e. all those Primes that aren't called "Convoy" anywhere) but this isn't one of them.

 

I guess calling it "Sky-Byte" is hardly inaccurate, but Gelshark looks to be slightly more official.

Hence my suggestion of just "Gelshark/Sky-Byte".


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#29 LV!

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:23 AM

It's too bad he doesn't have, for example, a name that is actually not terrible.



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:31 AM

Since the Legends toy says "Sky-Byte" on the box, may we dispense with calling it Gelshark?


When I got mine yesterday I couldn't believe it said Sky-Byte.

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:15 AM

Since the Legends toy says "Sky-Byte" on the box, may we dispense with calling it Gelshark?


When I got mine yesterday I couldn't believe it said Sky-Byte.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:14 AM

Finally got around to opening my Jetfire.  I haven't handled the US version yet, but does its fast packs just kinda flop there and lay on the top of the plane instead of pointing straight forward?  If so, is there an easy way to fix this?



#33 Creedence

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:21 AM

Since the Legends toy says "Sky-Byte" on the box, may we dispense with calling it Gelshark?

It doesn't just say "Sky-Byte", but even if it did, why do you care?

Edited by Creedence, 29 January 2015 - 05:22 AM.


#34 Tripredacus

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 11:32 AM

Japan has realised that no one wants to buy toys of Gelshark, the 2nd greatest shark in town. Go big or go home I guess...
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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:12 PM

Wooooowwwww, I finally opened J-Sky-Byte and am so glad I waited for this version. The figure itself does a commendable job of recapturing the original transformation without being as frustrating and fiddly. On mine, the panels of the right forearm don't really clip together but just folding them close together achieves the same look.

And that paintjob!
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Have always been a RID fan - great to see the series getting more attention. I never got around to buying FP RID Scourge, chiefly because it doesn't look like as good a representation of the character as the toy I got 15 years ago. But this? Pure love.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

He really did come out great. Most of his colors are different than the Hasbro one. Even has some white plastic in there. He is really a big improvement.

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