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

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

@  Maximus Ambus : (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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (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?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.


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#21 Confuzor

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:04 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.

No one's actually complained about the toys themselves tho, just some saltiness regarding MattyCollector.
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:18 PM

Eh, there'll still be complaints.  Like how the Ghostbusters were all released on the same body sculpt, despite the actors' physical differences, or how they actually wore their uniforms (pants tucked/not tucked in boots).  Or how the particle stream effects pieces didn't come with the original basic releases, so if you wanted them, you had to double-dip on some otherwise insignificantly different set.

 

Watch the first Lion-O release to come with the Sword of Omens only in its dagger form or something stupid, forcing you to buy a later figure for the real deal.

 

It's an unsettling pattern of disrespect the company continually shows its "fans".  That little snot of a mascot they use for their fansite is hilariously appropriate to their apparent attitude.  I personally cannot fathom why anyone would hand money to the little punk.

 

They've frankly got a long way to go in order to earn any form of respect and/or trust, given the long history of shenanigans they've pulled on collectors.  Some of their antics would be excusable at retailer level (like doling out additional accessories for rereleases/variants), but not at exclusive, online-only, for-the-fans double price level.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:51 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.

Yep - Mattel has a well-earned reputation. That doesn't mean we aren't all hoping to be wrong!


 
 
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#24 Confuzor

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:08 PM

Eh, there'll still be complaints.  Like how the Ghostbusters were all released on the same body sculpt, despite the actors' physical differences, or how they actually wore their uniforms (pants tucked/not tucked in boots).  

The Venkman I have has is pants not tucked into his boots (tho he is slimed. that kinda bugged me)



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:20 PM

Yeah, reused body or not, they did always get his pant legs right.
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#26 mx-01 archon

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:30 PM

Maybe I'm misinformed on that count, then.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

Eh, I must say I am not happy with the news. I care absolutely nothing for the old show - if they made toys of the awesome designs of the new show, then I'd be interested. Otherwise this is another overpriced deluxe line like the MOTU one to milk the franchise from the pockets of a minority of hardcore fans.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:22 PM

Here's hoping to be wrong because the 4H do a great job sculpting; a MOTUC-style redux of the Tcats will look amazing, it's just the act of getting them that will suuuuuuuuck.


 
 
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#29 Confuzor

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

http://toynewsi.com/...art=60&sl=24997

 

Lion-O

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Jackalman
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Decrepit Mumm-Ra (Sub exclusive)
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#30 Dake

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:17 PM

All but the first link are Not Found/Forbidden.

 

Anyway, I knew they'd look great.


Edited by Dake, 10 July 2015 - 04:22 PM.

 
 
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#31 Confuzor

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:02 PM

Yeah, forget that noise.

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(Can't Unsee: Lion-O's rockin some knarly mooseknuckle)


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:22 PM

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:40 PM

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.


Maybe me...though none of those really excite me. Let's see what happens if they get around to Cheetara or Pumyra.
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:59 PM

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.

 

Out of genuine curiosity, what are you looking for in a Thundercats "Classic" line?


 
 
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:08 PM

In my mind, Thundercats aren't He-Man.

The squat, muscle-bound disproportion of the MOTU bucks simply doesn't result in the kind of feline forms that I would like for Thundercats. Lion-O is a tall dude with long legs. This toy is not that.

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

 

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.

 

Out of genuine curiosity, what are you looking for in a Thundercats "Classic" line?

 

 

Something not so ugly.  A 10-year-old made that Liono out of PlayDoh.  I think the eyebrows are the worst, but the hair on him and Jackalman looks really weird.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:22 PM

My first thought was that was a little harsh, as the Four Horsemen are great sculptors.  But upon closer inspection, I do sorta see what you're talking about.  The hair striations are really oddly uniform on those sculpts, and don't look quite natural.

 

Otherwise, I don't really have much to add here any further than what's been said already.  I'm not a Thundercats fan in the least, never having seen the 80's cartoon, and only a few random eps of the new (cancelled) series.  I can definitely see how the sculpts are looking a little too MotU, though.  Don't remember Lion-O being quite that thick.  Probably Mattel's notorious cheapness at work again, forcing the use of MotU bucks again.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 07:48 AM

In my mind, Thundercats aren't He-Man.

The squat, muscle-bound disproportion of the MOTU bucks simply doesn't result in the kind of feline forms that I would like for Thundercats. Lion-O is a tall dude with long legs. This toy is not that.

That is a fair point. I could see a He-man buck being good for Panthro, but a slightly leaner look would be better for the rest. Tygra especially will look all wrong if he's that built.


 
 
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:45 AM

I think they look great actually.

 

And while Mattel made a lot of mistakes, the new people in charge of the line seem to be a TON better than that giant nerd Toy Guru was.

 

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!

 

Now that the snivling Scott Nietlich is gone, that's not how they do things.

 

Also kudos for them showing pretty much all of what to expect in 2016.

 

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:34 AM

That's good to hear!
 
 
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