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@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

It wasn't just blander and more polite bacon like I was expecting

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 July 2018 - 09:51 AM)

Canadian bacon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 09:15 AM)

And the even more important question is: is that ballpit deep enough to conceal a body... what?

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 05:35 AM)

THe more important question is if they have a ball pit

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2018 - 10:18 PM)

How many attendees on average does TFcon get? And how about TFNation?


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#1 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

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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.

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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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