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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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#41 Confuzor

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:16 PM

How did MOTUC subscription go? Was it paid all up front? Or just an agreement to charge your card once a new toy is ready for delivery?

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:16 PM

You paid $25 or so up front, then you pay when each figure (or figures) ship. It really sucks when the end of the year is really loaded with product.
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:18 PM

Usually more like $50 up front, I think -- the cost of the first figure, plus the membership fee/sub exclusive figure's price.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:15 PM

Now those are some neat-looking figures, even if some of them are going to be for subscribers only.

 

As for females being convention exclusives, there's no way Mattel will restrict Cheetara to that.  Usually, when it comes to convention exclusives, Mattel may just repaint an existing figure into a more obscure one or make a character that's a remold of an existing character.  I just can't wait to see what oddities Thundercats will have to match the likes of Wun-Dar and Mo-Larr.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:56 PM

I can't recall if any MOTUC females were SDCC exclusives. As far as I can remember they're always make. Well there was the white Sorceress at NYCC.

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:32 PM

I seem to recall the She-ra villain in the red hooded dress was a Sub exclusive once. That pissed folks off.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:45 PM

Queen Marlena was an SDCC exclusive.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:41 AM

Confuzor, her name is Shadow Weaver. She never had a toyline in the original series if I recall, but I have to agree that was a dumb move.



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

It was a smart move for getting people to subscribe. It was a dumb move if you wanted her and weren't willing to subscribe, I guess, but that's not really on Mattel.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 11:28 AM

It was a big to-do over an "essential" character being made a sub exclusive. People felt that they were being strong-armed into buying a subscription.

 

You could write a book on questionable Mattel practices and the fan outrage caused by them. On the bright side, it appears that a LOT of that is being alleviated by the departure of Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich. The new folks in charge seem to be putting everything on the table. They are also listening to people who have been asking for mercy by having two subs running concurrently, but on opposing months. I know that makes the "Collector's Series" a lot more attractive to me personally. And I want to say that this is the first time that the whole subs (from a character standpoint) have been revealed during the actual sub drive. That is a HUGE improvement in transparency.

 

If the improvements in the MOTU line are any indication, the Thundercats line will be in good hands.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:25 AM

While the internal management definitely sounds like it's taking a turn for the better, there's still the matter of their notoriously poor online service that needs a major overhaul before people suddenly start singing Mattel's praises.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:34 AM

It was a smart move for getting people to subscribe. It was a dumb move if you wanted her and weren't willing to subscribe, I guess, but that's not really on Mattel.

If I recall, it was a time where alot of non-essential or straight up made up characters were being sold. So naturally, the fans were not AS interested in buying the whole line, but "had to" to get Shadow Weaver. I can see that pissing people off.

 

As it stands for Thundercats tho? Mummy Mumm-Ra was originally a mail-away figure and a Pack-in for a Playset. I don't mind him not being readily available so long as Mumm-Ra the Ever Living is coming. And really, they would have to botch this so thoroughly that we'd not see that figure.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:29 AM

I'd quite like a figure of that forest chick Tigra used to hang around with.

I really wish Thundercats had a few more Voice actors on the show all the woman sounding like Cheetara was disconcerting.

 

Anyway as to the figures : I agree the legs look a little short if you judge them by the Cartoon - "However" judge them by the original toys they seem just right to me.

 

I can't wait to see if they decide to make Battle Cat into Snowmeaow sometime or make a new mould ?

 

I wonder what there is that is going to suit a figure that never got one - I know they had a few that were due when the line got cancelled in the 1980's they they could perhaps do now.

 

Some of the ones i'd like the most they are the least likely to do though as they are not especially Humanoid.

 

Safari Joe's "Mule" that looked like a droid crossed with a steam train is a fine example.

 

Do you think If I beg a lot they might make Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers figures one day too ?



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:47 AM

The original toys weren't nearly as squat and bulky as He-man though either. Panthro aside, they do have a leaner body type as befits a powerful cat - still very muscular but maybe not quite to this level. I'm still cautiously interested though; I'd just like to see a few more designs.

 

The reality is, they need to be willing to stray from the He-man manufacturing style right out of the gate. All the mutants will require their own sculpts and they definitely need to have a different shape for Tygra and obv Cheetara. I suspect these will need to be more expensive than the He-man line because there should be less opportunity for parts reuses. If they force the issue and just make all the male cats the same body with different heads, I'll be disappointed.


 
 
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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:09 AM

I'd quite like a figure of that forest chick Tigra used to hang around with.

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:38 AM

I think these look neat.

 

Kind of disappointed that there aren't new versions -- part of me hoped when I first heard that Mattel was doing ThunderCats that there might be something able to sustain the cartoon again, but I guess not.

 

On a related note: For some reason, I now want to see a Link figure in MOTU Classics style.

 

He'd probably look like this (slightly NSFW at the end):

 

 

...I'm fine with that.

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 05:35 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.

 

Agreed. Old Thundercats were not even terribly feline in apperance, really. I liked what Dan Norton did with the redesigns to make them look more like they are indeed descended from cats.

Also, give me Kaynar over that old Jackalman any day. Pity they never made a toy of him...

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:07 PM

Mattel heard the fans and sent 4H back to the table for a redux on Lion-O.

 

It's not a huge difference and still doesn't address the fact that he's just a little too bulky for the character imo, but he looks good.

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:25 PM

I'm 98.6% sure I'm in a for a subscription.

 

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:29 PM


I'm never gonna be in for a Matty Subscription on any thing ever, but I definitely am interested in snagging some TCs singly down the line.

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