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@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?


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Machine Robo from Action Toys - "Masterpiece" GoBots - Tough Trailer, page 47

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:29 AM

From the Taghobby japanese expo, we have some amazing news...

 

https://www.facebook...b=photos_stream

http://www.tfw2005.c...-gobots-182019/

 

Yep, officially liscensed Masterpiece-style GOBOTS!!! :)

 

This is for a Chogokin-revival line, so far we don't know their size or prices. But they look simply amazing. Obviously they are based on the Machine Robo (Revenge of Cronos) appearances and not the US Hanna Barbera toon, but frankly I always preferred that look.

 

So far we have reveals of Cy-Kill, Fitor (Jet from the MR anime, a prominent samurai-like character), Screw Head (again, prominent as Drill in the anime), Leader-1, Turbo, Tank, Block Head, Scoop (she is an EU/Japan only release and turns into a Blackbird) and Spay-C.

 

Given how so many rather minor characters are in the lineup too, it gives me hope that we will see others too. Heck, maybe even Rock Lords too. :)


Edited by BB Shockwave, 06 February 2015 - 03:29 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:34 AM

If these really are Chogokin, I wouldn't hold my breath for them. Bandai has a tendency to display things that never actually get made. Soul of Chogokin Escaflowne is infamous, and they had a bunch if Super Sentai/Power Rangers mecha displayed as part of their Super Robot Chogokin line that disappeared. And they also had MonsterArts of the Angels from Evangelion that appeared at some show and no word came of any release.

Edited by Naas, 06 February 2015 - 03:36 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:38 AM

A Bug Bite is quite literally all I want from this line.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:43 AM

Seems the Steel Jeeg they're displayed with here is by some Hong Kong-based company, so maybe the Machine Robo ones aren't from Bandai as the TFW article suggested...?

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:52 AM

If these really are Chogokin, I wouldn't hold my breath for them. Bandai has a tendency to display things that never actually get made. Soul of Chogokin Escaflowne is infamous, and they had a bunch if Super Sentai/Power Rangers mecha displayed as part of their Super Robot Chogokin line that disappeared. And they also had MonsterArts of the Angels from Evangelion that appeared at some show and no word came of any release.

"Look at all this cool stuff! We designed it, it clearly works! Are we going to release it though? Nah, why would we spend time and design on product just to actually manufacture it?"

 

 

I am AMAZED I finally have that Master Asia!



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:53 AM

If this is really a thing, I am all for it. The display there looks fantastic.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:57 AM

Yeah, there's no way Bandai would be putting out all these Machine Robo at once.  I'll maybe buy some of these if they're decently engineered, but they look somewhat off, even taking the design difference between Machine Robo and GoBots.
 

Bandai has a tendency to display things that never actually get made. Soul of Chogokin Escaflowne is infamous, and they had a bunch if Super Sentai/Power Rangers mecha displayed as part of their Super Robot Chogokin line

As I already mentioned in the Japanese collectibles thread, Escaflowne was specifically marked in Japanese as being an item that had yet to be officially greenlit.  Bandai isn't going to put out something if they don't think the consumer response to it is good enough for them.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 04:19 AM

Woah I like that Turbo, I'm all over these :love



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 04:20 AM

I'd like to note that the FP Causality/MakeToys designer seems to be heavily involved in this project, as there's a lot of his aesthetic hallmarks in place here.  The style of his hand sculpts, the shape of the thighs, and certain engineering touches like how the panels break down.  I think Venksta on TFW backs me on this observation.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 04:50 AM

As long as they get clear windows, they look really, really nice.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 05:51 AM

I never saw either show.  I had a couple Gobots as a kid and basically treated them as knockoff Transformers.  But I might get an MP Leader-1.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 05:56 AM

 

If these really are Chogokin, I wouldn't hold my breath for them. Bandai has a tendency to display things that never actually get made. Soul of Chogokin Escaflowne is infamous, and they had a bunch if Super Sentai/Power Rangers mecha displayed as part of their Super Robot Chogokin line that disappeared. And they also had MonsterArts of the Angels from Evangelion that appeared at some show and no word came of any release.

"Look at all this cool stuff! We designed it, it clearly works! Are we going to release it though? Nah, why would we spend time and design on product just to actually manufacture it?"

You mean like Transtech?


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:00 AM

I think a lot of Transtech never made it beyond drawings, and the few designs that did wwere only at the grey prototype stage. Bandai displays a lot of painted and completed-looking product that they never release.

Edited by Naas, 06 February 2015 - 06:01 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:16 AM

wow.  Almost all of those look fantastic.  Leader-1 is boss.  Cy-Kill looks a bit "doughy" compared to the others. 

 

Let's hope these see release.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:16 AM

If these won't get released, then head(master)s will roll. :(
 
Hmm, new info from Venksta.
 

I believe Machine Robo isn't owned by Bandai.  A friend of mine got the license and is making these under his company.  When he first told me about getting the license, apparently Bandai no longer held it.  This was several  years ago, and its possible Bandai is now involved some how, but their not the ones designing and manufacturing these.

 
 

I'd like to note that the FP Causality/MakeToys designer seems to be heavily involved in this project, as there's a lot of his aesthetic hallmarks in place here.  The style of his hand sculpts, the shape of the thighs, and certain engineering touches like how the panels break down.  I think Venksta on TFW backs me on this observation.

 
Thanks! I did notice some similarities and was actually wondering whether these are third party products.
 
 

I never saw either show.  I had a couple Gobots as a kid and basically treated them as knockoff Transformers.  But I might get an MP Leader-1.

 
You haven't lost much. I trudged through the 50-something episodes of the anime mainly to get screencaps of the Gobots, but much like most generic space anime it was a drag. I plan to do a review of it someday.
 
Here are some videos:


 

If these really are Chogokin, I wouldn't hold my breath for them. Bandai has a tendency to display things that never actually get made. Soul of Chogokin Escaflowne is infamous, and they had a bunch if Super Sentai/Power Rangers mecha displayed as part of their Super Robot Chogokin line that disappeared. And they also had MonsterArts of the Angels from Evangelion that appeared at some show and no word came of any release.

 
There are some translation issues involved. The guy making the thread listed them as Soul of Chogokin releases, but someone on TFW2005 already pointed out that only "Chogokin" is written on the display. Not speaking japanese, I cannot verify that.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:31 AM


WOW!

1) These look awesome.

2) I hope they are not super expensive because...

3) I need Spay-C. The original was my first transforming robot toy ever. A gift from my Grandma before she died.

4) I would love for them to be cheep enough for me to get Cy-Kill and Leader 1 and maybe Turbo.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:50 AM

I wonder if Hasbro's recent move on the Go-Bots rights was because they knew this was coming...


Normally I'd dismiss that as a silly conspiracy theory, but there was that weird "Machine Robot Rescue" wave in the original Universe line. That was such a bizarre move against Bandai.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:57 AM

As long as these are reasonably priced there's quite a few of these that I'd want.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:00 AM

Starscream wishes he looked as good as Leader-1 in both modes.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:09 AM

Holy shit, these are awesome. 





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