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@  fourteenwings : (26 February 2020 - 11:29 PM)

Last year's coverage via Toy YouTubers was brilliant. However, since YouTube's new (unfortunately necessary) guidelines the companies barely invited any of them back, so all we get is super-popular collector's info.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 February 2020 - 09:19 PM)

If it weren't for Toy Galaxy's coverage video, I would not have known about the Defenders of the Earth figures. New toys of Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician? In 2020? I would have said you were smoking something strong.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:32 PM)

So the question is... has Madagascar closed down all its ports yet?

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:31 PM)

A couple that got infected attended a Carnival event with over 300 people in attendance.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

So the Corona virus keeps getting closer to where I live. Several confirmed cases in my federal state already.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 February 2020 - 02:20 PM)

Man, only having collector sites to get Toy Fair news from sucks. Did you know there is a 4" line of kids figures for the new Avengers game coming?

@  Dekafox : (26 February 2020 - 11:54 AM)

Since Omega already exists they could name it Auntie

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:07 AM)

Oh, and one last Titan,provided we can fudge things a bit to include a character from Transformers: Animated; how about something at least resembling TF:A Omega Supreme?

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:05 AM)

How about they find a way to make a mold they can use for both Broadside and Tidal Wave?

@  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.


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#761 Lisbon Virgo

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:26 PM

This might be a good question to ask Hasbro at SDCC. Maybe during the RiD panel?
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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:40 PM

I do get why they wanted to use different size class names between RID-15 and Combiner Wars / Titan Wars.

 

I do also think there is more understanding of such classes if people have chance to get used to them - Voyager I'd replace Mega and Maxcon but I think it's well established now.

 

But I think it's a good idea for a more simple toy like a 3-stepper to not be called Voyager though - In fact I appreciate it.

 

I wanted to elaborate on these points though so I actually started a thread about it here :

http://www.allspark....hat-about-them/



#763 Sabrblade

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 12:03 AM

All I asked about the RID size class names was the name of the Three-Step Changers. I wasn't aware of any other confused names as I assumed they were just:

Legion class

Mini-Cons

One-Step Changers

Warrior class

Mini-Con Deployers

Three-Step Changers (confirmed)

Titan Guardians
Titan Heroes
Electronic Titan Heroes
Titan Changers
 
With Mega 1-Step Optimus Prime, Super Bumblebee, and Mega 5-Step Megatronus being big standalone toys not part of any size class.

Edited by Sabrblade, 07 July 2015 - 12:03 AM.

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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.

#764 Mighty Maximal

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 03:19 PM

I'd say several different Products all called Titan or Hero something or other is plenty confusing enough already isn't it - even before you consider one off toys with odd descriptions like Mega-5 step Megatronus ?

 

The reason I keep banging on about 'Titan' so much is it applies to so many different things  - If I throw that name out to you outside of any Context you'd be clueless what I'm talking about however if I say "Deluxe" you'd no exactly what I mean.



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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:13 PM

The reason I keep banging on about 'Titan' so much is it applies to so many different things  - If I throw that name out to you outside of any Context you'd be clueless what I'm talking about however if I say "Deluxe" you'd no exactly what I mean.

Not necessarily. If your use of "Titan" were to be used in a positive light, chances are your referring to the Titan class of Generations. But if it used negatively, then you're probably referring to any of the "shampoo bottle" figures of the show/movie-based lines.

 

And if you name a specific character like "Titan Metroplex", "Titan Devastator", "Titan Bumblebee", "Titan Optimus", etc., then it's easy to tell which "Titans" you mean depending of which name is mentioned. :)


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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.

#766 Mighty Maximal

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 05:04 AM

If I say : "I hate Titans" You might think I mean the Giant PVC's.

 

However it might mean : 

 

I hate Larger Transformers in general

Or I hate RID's Mega Light UP Titans

Or I hate AOE's Shampoo Bottle like toys

or I hate Titan War's as a toy concept

Or I hate...

 

At least when I refer to Bulkhead toys I can say which ones I mean more easily with quantifier like First Edition, Cyberverse Commander or RID-12.

If I say Titan alone I could just as easily be talking about a specific toy size class grouping (one that isn't even the same price point or size between releases so there is another layer of confusion for your average parent toy buyer) to Giant Transformers and base-bots in general I'm not even sure you can group the Transformers RID-15 Titans in with the AOE & Prime Titans as the former have better plastic quality and light up.

 

I think you are being perhaps to generous to Hasbro's seeming desire to sow brand Confusion there Sabrblade.

I might get what they mean and you might - but will the general Public - I don't think Hasbro is making it all easy, Heck I seen instances of people having a terrible time understanding that Deluxes is a smaller size and that Voyager is a thing - the see it as part of the name it seems when casual people read it and not a size class. Which if you think about it is quite understandable.

The same thing naturally  applies with the casual interpretation of the factions too - some people might think Jazz is actually Called "Autobot Jazz" (well I guess he kind of is) but the faction can also look like part of the name to the uninitiated too.

 

I just feel a little sorry for the casuals I guess.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 05:38 AM

Not necessarily. If your use of "Titan" were to be used in a positive light, chances are your referring to the Titan class of Generations. But if it used negatively, then you're probably referring to any of the "shampoo bottle" figures of the show/movie-based lines.


The fact that you'd have to guess based on whether the person is speaking positively or negatively is hardly a good thing.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:09 AM

Someone said in another Thread that the term "Titan Hero" actually applies across other Hasbro brands I can't say I'd noticed - but I have seen the shampoo Bottle Star Wars figures - I just never previously noticed they were called "Titan Heroes" as well.

 

That may explain some of the confusion and over use of the word Titan then if it's a cross-brand thing that just causes issues as Titan has other meaning specific to Transformers that don't apply to say Star Wars or Marvel toys.