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@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:39 PM)

*good week

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:35 PM)

It's been a good work for The Hunt: got Netflix Bumblebee (suck it Walmart!) and stopped at Walgreens and found a lone Bluestreak. I'm pretty much done until new stuff rolls out in February

@  tigerhawk : (02 December 2020 - 03:53 PM)

There's some fab fandubs of comic scenes on Youtube, it's MTMTE/LL mostly but there's some great stuff such as Tarn learning of Megatron's defection and Megatron talking to Ravage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:31 PM)

Wonderful audio separation and balance.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:29 PM)

For Transformers The Movie 86

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM)

I will say, the blu ray remaster, especially the audio is pretty spot on. Watching it on Apple TV has been enlightening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 09:00 PM)

Vode An!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

I do not overly care for the Bad Batch, but it will be interesting to see what the animated series will bring to the table.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

Alpha, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, and the Muunilinst 10 are quite the contrast to what we have at present in Disney canon.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Who else here read the pre-2008 Clone Commandos and ARC Troopers back in the day?

@  tigerhawk : (30 November 2020 - 05:04 PM)

Monoliths in Utah and Romania.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  tigerhawk : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  tigerhawk : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?


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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.

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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.

-SS (and maybe Spirit Jaga if they do a regular one.)

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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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