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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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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:58 AM

I think I just found Action Toys' website, but there's something I'm confused about. The site has the ES Gokin and EM Gokin figures on it, but I thought those were made by some group called Art Storm or Fewture. What's Action Toys' connection to Art Storm/Fewture?


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:01 PM

I am buying the hell out of these.  I hope Cy-Kill gets his Tonka colors, too.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:03 PM

I just realized I might get a modern Tux out of this.

 

...

 

Mind blown.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:11 PM

I need Turbo

 

NEED NEED!


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

 

compliment and steal accessories

You probably mean "complement," but yours is better.

"Hey there, handsome." *yoinks*

 

Oh man, and I'm rocking the English degree, employed as a librarian, and do freelance editing on the side.  :burn 

 

Clearly the coffee had not fully kicked in... yes, that's it...

 

 

 

So lemme get this straight. These aren't being released by Bandai as Soul of Chogokin figures, but are instead being released as something else by some Hong Kong company?


That could be the case, based on how they were in the same display case as that Steel Jeeg, but it seems none of the pictures gave a clear view of the text on the labes/cards, so it might not be 100% certain which line and company are doing these.

 

So it's either Bandai or Action Toys that's behind this, then.

 

I don't see a Bandai logo anywhere, so there may be something to the idea that they just plain don't own it anymore.

 

I think I just found Action Toys' website, but there's something I'm confused about. The site has the ES Gokin and EM Gokin figures on it, but I thought those were made by some group called Art Storm or Fewture. What's Action Toys' connection to Art Storm/Fewture?

Reviews of the EM Gokin Blue Jet credit any of the three and sometimes combinations of them, so I'm guessing it's a very close connection.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:52 PM

 

 

 

So lemme get this straight. These aren't being released by Bandai as Soul of Chogokin figures, but are instead being released as something else by some Hong Kong company?


That could be the case, based on how they were in the same display case as that Steel Jeeg, but it seems none of the pictures gave a clear view of the text on the labes/cards, so it might not be 100% certain which line and company are doing these.

 

So it's either Bandai or Action Toys that's behind this, then.

 

I don't see a Bandai logo anywhere, so there may be something to the idea that they just plain don't own it anymore.

 

I'm not sure how, since it's not like Machine Robo was a license to Bandai or something.  They created the line (well, Popy, but Popy was owned and subsumed by Bandai right at the start of Machine Robo anyway), so they would have had to sell off the property, assuming there's not some crazy Japanese law I don't know about in play.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:53 PM

http://www.taghobby....98-1024x915.jpg
http://www.taghobby....36-1024x739.jpg

Oh, turns out a few pictures do show the labels clearly. "© Production Reed" is there. The Japanese text just says "Machine Robo Revenge of Chronos".

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:17 PM

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.

good enough for them is super strange with a bit of weird. there are many characters in saint seiya that collector would kill to have revised versions of, but they stick to releasing the same gold saints in  different formats over and over again. 


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

I'm amazed a no-name company could've bought the license. Even if Takara didn't want it themselves I have to imagine Hasbro would've fronted them the money just so they could use the designs. Unless it's simply sub-licensed, which sounds infinitely more believable.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:28 PM

I'm trying to wrap my head around exactly what licensing is going on here-  Production Reed produced the Revenge of Cronos anime under the Ashi Pro name, who were working under license from Bandai, but can turn around and license out the show likenesses to Action Toys somehow?  That's a bit like Sunbow (if it still existed) licensing out the Transformers to Mattel or something.  I really don't understand how this works without Bandai in the mix.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

It will probably be cheaper to get this new Snoop than the original toy has been for 20+ years.

Also, if this is based on the Machine Robo cartoon, does that mean a hypothetical Crasher would be white? Are there any other color differences in play? Did MR also do a color swap on Leader-1?

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:48 PM

This is the most amazing thing I've seen since MP Wheeljack!
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:05 PM

This is great. I've been waiting for something like this since I got baikungfu.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:08 PM

It will probably be cheaper to get this new Snoop than the original toy has been for 20+ years.

Also, if this is based on the Machine Robo cartoon, does that mean a hypothetical Crasher would be white? Are there any other color differences in play? Did MR also do a color swap on Leader-1?

All the Tonka colors (blue/white Leader-1, black/green Cy-Kill, black Crasher, etc) came out really late in the original Machine Robo run, but to my knowledge those aren't any of the schemes used in the anime.  Counter-X has the best info to check.

 

(I'll just be sitting over here with my Snoop while you check.)


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:18 PM

Well, that Cy-Kill is perfect in every way. And the rest aren't far behind. I highly doubt I'll be able to afford the whole line but I do hope to get a good few.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:23 PM

They look like third party toys, and unlike Robowang I don't mean that as a compliment.

 

However:

 

Tank was my first transforming robot toy and I would probably buy this one if it came out.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:27 PM

no Crasher... i am disappoint



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:29 PM

This thread is breaking ng my heart, but sufficiently preparing me for these to be some combination of unnattainable.
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:37 PM

They look like third party toys, and unlike Robowang I don't mean that as a compliment.

 

Not nearly blocky and randomly detailed enough.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:44 PM

I'd definitely be in for the more prominent characters. Glad I didn't buckle and get that 3rd party Cy-kill now.



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