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@  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.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 03:43 PM)

Soon beam TV programs into brains with a neural transciever anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 03:28 PM)

I'm surprised they keep reducing the number of ports on TV's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 02:52 PM)

Ahh.. No.. I mean an HDMI 2.1 switcher box to give you more imputs on a TV. :D Those should have been released in preparation of the XSX and PS5 considering their touting 2.1 features. :D

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 02:25 PM)

Switch Pro, not even a thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 02:09 PM)

Wait... I read your statement wrong: I thought you meant the switch version 2.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 01:32 PM)

You do realize that the department that would be focusing on the HDMI 2.1 switch box would be different than the department working on PS5s?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 01:05 PM)

And nintendo wasn't competing with others for marketshare at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 12:54 PM)

Probably because there's already enough demand on the manufacturing infrastructure to pump out two of the three consoles at the same time? Nintendo's last release saw people waiting literal months for stock shortfalls to end.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 12:33 PM)

I just want to ask, why did no company get an HDMI 2.1 switch out in time for PS5/XSX


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#61 Shattered

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:00 PM

Rampage wasn't so bad. PCP was ridiculous.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:14 PM

Also, any idea when this is going to go live for sign-up?

Ditto this. So sorely tempted by the whole deal.

PCP was ridiculous.

Stay off the dust, man.

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

Impactor looks great, now to wait for his vehicle mode.

 

Although I find myself wishing I could go back and convincing Hasbro to wait on the FoC Wreckers and waiting for CW. I haven't even thought of making upgraded versions of those guys.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:59 AM

The new Impactor kind of blows my (not super likely) theory that these Mayhem dudes are the Aligned iterations so that they can battle FOC Ruination.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:29 AM

Since they've stated that the bonus 7th figure is a Deluxe, I'm thinking it'll be Guzzle from Brawl.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:09 AM

I'm still quietly hoping for some version of Rotorstorm.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:48 AM

'Pactor just nudged me into going for the FSS. Now, I don't suppose these guys will come with cards other non-deluxe CW figures come with? Granted they are pointless, stupid and sometimes the art don't match the figures but damnit I want them.
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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:01 AM

That is a really nice use of Rook's figure.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:12 AM

The new Impactor kind of blows my (not super likely) theory that these Mayhem dudes are the Aligned iterations so that they can battle FOC Ruination.

 

Thank goodness that's probably not the case.  Granted Cloud made Generations Impactor G1 Impactor, but I don't need more Aligned guys over updates of the original G1 versions if one doesn't exist.  Granted if we already had updated versions of Ruckus, Windsweeper, and Needlenose I wouldn't care, but we don't so I do.  :)

 

I'm also kind of hoping that Spinister ends up with painted eyes over the visor like the two Fisitrons and Adventure Adams.

 

Since they've stated that the bonus 7th figure is a Deluxe, I'm thinking it'll be Guzzle from Brawl.

 

 

I'm still quietly hoping for some version of Rotorstorm.

 

Well the secret figure hasn't probably changed when Impactor replaced whoever he originally replaced.  So the 7th figure is probably not linked to Impactor if he was a late addition / replacement as was stated at BotCon.

 

'Pactor just nudged me into going for the FSS. Now, I don't suppose these guys will come with cards other non-deluxe CW figures come with? Granted they are pointless, stupid and sometimes the art don't match the figures but damnit I want them.

 

I'd guess they wouldn't but they'd come with the standard bio cards the TCC / BotCon figures all come with.

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:38 AM

I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

 

Bulletbike from Takara Groove. Limbs glued together for G2 accuracy.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:58 AM

 

I think the secret seventh figure is gonna have to be the worst damn thing in the world to make up for this.

 

Bulletbike from Takara Groove. Limbs glued together for G2 accuracy.

 

 

I'd be good with that, except for the limbs being glued together.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 08:22 AM

Impactor is a really great fit, I've even considered not getting MMC's Spartan because of it, since I've tended a little more toward liking simpler, more playable, official Hasbro versions of characters over third party offerings lately. Really, the entire combiner sub set really nails some great homages, except for the questionable Bludgeon (sorry, guys).

 

I think I'd rather see them paint both fists though, rather than just leave one unpainted and pretend it's not there in lieu of a remold or new accessory to cover it. I'm probably being weird, but that seems just a bit cheesy to me. :)


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:10 AM

Once again my addled mind has made a correct prediction.

 

Alright you clowns, see this:

 

Hot Spot - Pyro

First-Aid - Ironfist

Alpha Bravo - Rotorstorm (but new mould preferred)

Rook - Impactor

Firefly - Snare

Groove - exo suit Verity

Legends Warpath - Guzzle

 

 

Further proof that the people behind the Transformers brand are on the same class of eccentricity as myself.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

Hopefully his head isn't too miniscule.
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Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:42 AM

They should just squish it vertically so he looks even angrier.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:07 AM

Once again my addled mind has made a correct prediction.
 
 

Alright you clowns, see this:
 
Hot Spot - Pyro
First-Aid - Ironfist
Alpha Bravo - Rotorstorm (but new mould preferred)
Rook - Impactor
Firefly - Snare
Groove - exo suit Verity
Legends Warpath - Guzzle


 
Further proof that the people behind the Transformers brand are on the same class of eccentricity as myself.


Pyro from Hot Spot remains my #1 most wanted Combiner Wars redeco. The mould is all but perfect for him.

EDIT: Oh wait, and Deluxe Rescue Bots too, though that doesn't work so perfectly now it seems we may not get a Nosecone to make Boulder from (the others being Chase from Streetwise, Heatwave from First Aid and Blades from Alpha Bravo, of course).

Edited by Jalaguy, 22 July 2015 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:59 AM

'Pactor just nudged me into going for the FSS. Now, I don't suppose these guys will come with cards other non-deluxe CW figures come with? Granted they are pointless, stupid and sometimes the art don't match the figures but damnit I want them.

These guys will come with TCC style bio cards. IE more index card sized, with art and a pretty decent bio.

They've been doing them in that format since long before Combiner Wars did the art-only ones, and all three prior years of the subscription came with them. People want to continue their collections of them, no doubt.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:25 AM

I meant in addition to the tech-specs. Of course that depends on there being exhisting art they can use.
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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:28 PM

 

Once again my addled mind has made a correct prediction.
 
 

Alright you clowns, see this:
 
Hot Spot - Pyro
First-Aid - Ironfist
Alpha Bravo - Rotorstorm (but new mould preferred)
Rook - Impactor
Firefly - Snare
Groove - exo suit Verity
Legends Warpath - Guzzle


 
Further proof that the people behind the Transformers brand are on the same class of eccentricity as myself.

 


Pyro from Hot Spot remains my #1 most wanted Combiner Wars redeco. The mould is all but perfect for him.

EDIT: Oh wait, and Deluxe Rescue Bots too, though that doesn't work so perfectly now it seems we may not get a Nosecone to make Boulder from (the others being Chase from Streetwise, Heatwave from First Aid and Blades from Alpha Bravo, of course).

 

I want the Pyra Magna version of the mold made into Discharge for a CW Sixturbo!


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:40 PM

Really, the entire combiner sub set really nails some great homages, except for the questionable Bludgeon (sorry, guys).

Yeah, I kinda wish it had been a Thunderwing from Cyclonus (if doable, that is), since he interacted with all four of these Mayhem Deluxes in the Matrix Quest.

 

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Bludgeon, however, did not interact with the other four, having been sent to Earth prior to the Matrix Quest, and not returning to Cybertron until after the other four stopped appearing the comic.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.