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@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.


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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, 12 August 2019 - 02:36 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


Edited by Destron D-69, 08 July 2015 - 07:33 PM.


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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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