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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 June 2021 - 02:04 PM)

Fedex sucks

@  tigerhawk : (23 June 2021 - 10:09 AM)

"This never happened to the other fellow." -  One of my fave meta jokes in movies from 007: On her Majesty's Secret Service.

@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.


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#1 Confuzor

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:22 PM

According to ToyNewsI at SDCC '15 Thundercats will be getting the MOTU treatment . 
 
Supposedly Lion-O and Vultureman have been seen on the showfloor.
 
Hopefully they learn the lessons from the botched figures Bandai gave us a while back.

Edited by Confuzor, 09 June 2021 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:32 PM

not if they're giving them the Motu treatment right out of the gate they haven't


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:40 PM

I meant more the quality of the figures moreso than creating rarity by hiding figures behind a subscription.

 

Really, all I want to see is the full lineup of Thundercats (Pumyra, Lynx-O and Bengali included) Mumm-Ra and the Mutants, Lunatacks and a Robear Berbil or two. they can lock losers like Safari Joe or Captain Shiner behind Sub requirements.

 

I like Snowman of Hook Mountain as much as the next fan, but I can totally do without or wait til much later to get him. Same goes for Hachiman, Turmagar, Mandora the Evil Chaser™, Berzerkerz, or the Amazons.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:46 PM

that's the problem though... those are all the favorite characters of the people making the line so we'll have to subscribe to get Lion-o and all of the females will be limited convention exclusives



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 08:05 PM

After how Mattel has handled Matty Collector since...forever...I'm not inclined to get TOO terribly excited.  More than likely we'll see the same issue as MOTUC, but with a smaller fanbase which all but guarantees some fan favorites are going to be left out.

 

I'm not sure if I'll even snag a couple for fun as I did with several MOTUC offerings.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:29 PM

I'll probably buy a few. I absolutely love Thundercats. It was a shame the reboot was cancelled because of Bandai's hug ups.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

While I feel Mattel will do the toys justices with the sculpts It's probably goin to be Matty Collector exclusive and thus nothing I'll ever touch.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:57 PM

I'll sniff around any Cheetara they produce... but that might be as far as I go



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 11:00 PM

Based on the MOTUC formula, let's make the list right now:

 

1.Lion-O

2.Tygra

3.Panthro

4.Cheetara

5.Wily Kat/Kit/Snarf

6.Slythe

7.Jackalman

8.Monkian

9. Vultureman

10. Mummra (mummy) w/Ma-Mutt

11.Mummra the Everliving

12.Jaga

 

Boom - all the big ones in ONE YEAR. There's even room for a bonus 13th figure and some quarterlies... but we know that won't happen. Instead, they'll try to divide them out over the next four years.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 11:36 PM

I'm assuming they'll want to do Tygra soonish so they can re-purpose him into Bengali shortly thereafter.

 

But DAMMIT they'd better do Panthro first!



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 11:45 PM

The other part that will most likely shoo me away is the fact it will highly be based more on the 80's show most likely and while I love the 80's show I wish the new show could get some quality toys too.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 11:52 PM

Oh boy, another beloved 80's franchise Mattel's going to botch.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 12:31 AM

As long as I can get Chilla, Grune, Alluro, Pumm-Ra, Mandora, Mumm-Rana, Willa, and Nayda out of it *without* going through MattyCollector.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 12:40 AM

Saying Mattel have the toy rights to anything is equal to saying no one has the rights. The exact same lack of satisfaction is assured either way.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 12:27 PM

I forgot to mention the subscription service will not only be spread out over the next four years, but it will involve an annual ad campaign that is equal parts wheedling, pleading and passive-aggressively blaming the consumer for not being dedicated-enough-fans-and-it's-all-your-fault-if-this-fails!


 
 
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:43 PM

I forgot to mention the subscription service will not only be spread out over the next four years, but it will involve an annual ad campaign that is equal parts wheedling, pleading and passive-aggressively blaming the consumer for not being dedicated-enough-fans-and-it's-all-your-fault-if-this-fails!

 

Meanwhile, in Hasbro's corner: *happily releases Batroc the Leaper at retail*



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:25 PM

I'll sniff around any Cheetara they produce...

Her and Pumyra both.
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:46 PM

Man.  The news I have seen is just that they are making Thundercats figures in the scale of MotU (about the original scale, a little smaller) and this thread has turned it into a subscription service and the toys will all be terrible.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:00 PM

 

I forgot to mention the subscription service will not only be spread out over the next four years, but it will involve an annual ad campaign that is equal parts wheedling, pleading and passive-aggressively blaming the consumer for not being dedicated-enough-fans-and-it's-all-your-fault-if-this-fails!

 

Meanwhile, in Hasbro's corner: *happily releases Batroc the Leaper at retail*

 

I look at my Batroc on my desk and think, "This is the best $20 I have ever spent".

 

I never look at my Hordak and Nameless One and think that. Nope, I just think "I spent twice what Mattel was selling them for but probably saved on exorbitant shipping".


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:03 PM

Man.  The news I have seen is just that they are making Thundercats figures in the scale of MotU (about the original scale, a little smaller) and this thread has turned it into a subscription service and the toys will all be terrible.

 

This is Mattel we're talking about.  It's pretty much their MO to screw up their collector/nostalgia-based properties.  Even during their heyday, when DCUC was actually on store shelves, they were always making excuses why improvements weren't being made, why they couldn't do new toolings, blah, blah.  When that toyline fell to subscription-only, they then had the gall to say it was the fans' fault when the service didn't succeed, rather than fix their terrible online service that has continuously been on the receiving end of complaints from day one, or acknowledge their own failings as manufacturers for letting the line fall so far from grace in the first place.

 

Then there was their big Voltron relaunch that went nowhere.

 

I think their only mild success on the collector market front is MotU, and I think that's mostly because the fans have pretty much surrendered to the "well, if it's the only option..." mindset.  I still hear plenty of complaints whenever a super-special exclusive becomes available.  DC fans at least have DC Direct as an alternative, especially with them launching that new super-articulated 6" line later this year.

 

If there weren't a repeated pattern of failure and incompetence at every level, then I'd be willing to cut Mattel some slack.  But as it is, they've made seemingly little headway in escaping that dire reputation.





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