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@  Maximus Ambus : (26 February 2020 - 02:13 AM)

Optimus Maximus, the mysterious titan of the Arisen, also Iaconus from Cyberverse.

@  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.


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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.
 
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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.

Edited by BB Shockwave, 06 February 2015 - 06:21 AM.


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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.

-ZacWilliam, never thought we'd see these. I wonder if Hasbro's recent move on the Go-Bots rights was because they knew this was coming...
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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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