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@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.


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Microman Blockman and its re-releases

Takara Microman Blockman Revell Robotech Changers

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:46 AM

http://www.microfore...ockmanindex.htm

 

I know probably a lot of you know this series, but for me it wasn't until the internet - and even than, for quite a while later when I actually found what these were - that I learned these belonged to the Microman series.

 

For the most part though, as a kid, I knew these as Revell Robotech Changers and I must admit, I watched Robotech expecting these robots to show up at some point (they never did, obviously). My family often bought these for me for birthdays/Christmas mistaking them for Transformers or - in the case of my mom - thinking they were better than TFs as they were a sort of mix of Lego and Transformers. Despite the disappointment of not getting the (at the time, much more expensive) TFs, I always liked them, and as I had several C and D sets, I often built giant robots from these.

 

Still apart from the site I linked above, information on the toys is scarce. I know for a fact - possessing most of the Robotech Changers - that they are indeed of a much more shoddy material than the original Microman, legs often falling off and joints becoming loose, and the 'A' series had simple grey armor parts instead of colored ones, like on the box photos. As the copyright was still Takara's though, they are still stamped as Takara - which mostly means Hungarian sellers often think these are old and valuable Transformers.

But it'd be nice to see some comparison shots. I only know from this site that the Japanese versions were somewhat different, and that the 'D' series was unreleased by Takara - or that it would have been motorized.

 

I'm happy to take pics of what I have - I have A1-2-3, B1, C2 and 3 and D1-2-3. Maybe more, I need to check. You can mostly build the B series from C or D, btw.


Edited by BB Shockwave, 27 July 2015 - 01:46 AM.


#2 kyde

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:59 AM

I have a large collection of the Robotech Robolinks that were released in the US and a single original Takara Blockman set, and I never noticed a significant difference in quality. One or two have loose limbs, but given their age and the number I have, that's not a bad fail rate. I've never handled the European releases, but they may have been produced in a different factory.

 

The Robolinks pop up with a bit of frequency on Ebay in the US, but finding the Blockman originals is a bit of a chore. I saw one or two sets in Japan, but they were prohibitively expensive. I'd love to find some of the European ones, but don't know where to look.

 

I'd love to take some comparison shots as well, but my collection is in storage in the US.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:53 AM

Yes, they were produced in France AFAIK. I'll need to check the print on them.

 

I have spare European ones, actually... I have a mostly complete B1, and I can get you more, someone is selling a D3 online for example. They are pretty common here, save for the giant "combined" sets - C1+2+3 and D1+2+3, I remember seeing those in stores, but I never came across any since I started collecting.

 

Will take some photos on the weekend when the conditions will be right. I'm glad I found someone else who likes this franchise. :) I loved building custom robots from these - once made  custom "Trypticon" for example. :)

 

Here, some old trade pic I have found... not sure I still have this.

 

robotech.jpg


Edited by BB Shockwave, 28 July 2015 - 08:56 AM.


#4 kyde

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

I'd love to get some European ones for comparison. Where could I find them online?



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:33 AM

As I said, sadly nowhere. I'll take some photos for you on the weekend. If you want to buy some, check Ebay.co.uk, but as I said, I could get you some myself, I'll need to check around first.