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@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

@  unluckiness : (15 January 2018 - 10:07 AM)

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"Gobots" is the G2 Autobot Color Changer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:01 PM)

@Shrug That would be "Go-Bots".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 January 2018 - 03:16 AM)

At least you still had a big beefy super robot with giant guns.

@  JasperGunner... : (14 January 2018 - 01:47 AM)

My first Prime was Cybertron Prime. I was too stupid to know how to transform him lol

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:15 PM)

My first Prime was Transmetal Primal. Second was RID Prime. My first Megatron was actually Gobots Megatron. I just didn't know he was Megatron for like 15 years. I often used him as "Roller" for RID Prime and I assume he's never really forgiven me.

@  Telly : (13 January 2018 - 10:39 PM)

my first prime was g1 prime actually in 1984. saw him at a store and begged my grandparents to give me my christmas money early lol

@  unitremover : (13 January 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Mine was Beast Machines deluxe Primal but I don't think I knew he what he was at the time.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:24 AM

Disney seems determined to make movie adaptations of all their famous animated movies, it seems. Next up is Jungle Book, directed by John Favreau (Iron Man 1).

 

 

Mowgli is an unknown newcomer, but the movie some good voice talent - Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Christopher Walken as King Loui!

Though... was the best choice for the voice of Kaa... a rather bored-sounding Scarlett Johannson? It's like she doesn't even try altering her voice. I don't mind that she is female now, but the voice just doesn't seem to match her appearance. Of course, I'll still forgive that if they stay true to the book and NOT make her a villain like in the animated movie, though we know Hollywood loves its "reptiles are abhorrent" trope.

 



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 12:44 PM

Christopher Walken as King Louie sent this from "I'll see it eventually" to "OPENING WEEKEND!!!"  If he sings, it'll be "Midnight premier!!!!"



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:33 PM

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:19 PM

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:27 PM

That Kaa voice just is not right. Though I'll consider it an improvement if they don't give her moving eyelids for no reason this time.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:42 AM

It's quite a bit more... hypnotic than the original.  :love



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:30 AM

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 08:51 AM

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

 

EVERYTHING is offensive nowadays, becuase the past 20 years has ensured everyone has the thinnest skin possible.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:00 AM

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

Many people consider it a racist stereotype. 

 

Here's a quote about it:

 

"Many cultural scholars (including Anthony Edward Schiappa, Susan Miller, and Greg Rode) have singled out the King Louie character as a particularly offensive racial stereotype for appearing to be "African American", especially given the political and civil rights climates in America during the time this film was released."

 

The biggest issue I have heard brought up that it is about how a black stereotype wants to be a white man.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:18 AM

And how he's currently a, er, monkey.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 03:31 PM

I'm a bit leery of the fact that except for Mowgli they've stuffed the cast with big names.

I've seen too many films get pulled down by the weight of too many stars.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:11 PM

 

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

Many people consider it a racist stereotype. 

 

Here's a quote about it:

 

"Many cultural scholars (including Anthony Edward Schiappa, Susan Miller, and Greg Rode) have singled out the King Louie character as a particularly offensive racial stereotype for appearing to be "African American", especially given the political and civil rights climates in America during the time this film was released."

 

The biggest issue I have heard brought up that it is about how a black stereotype wants to be a white man.

 

 

Those scholars do understand that he's modeled on his voice actor, Louis Prima, who is noticeably not African American?  Which wasn't lost on the movie audience of the era?

 

And that everyone in the movie is Indian?


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:43 AM

Regardless, in this movie King Louis will be modeled to look like a real ape and will be voiced by Christopher Walken. I don't think any of that business applies.



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:24 PM

The Jungle Book Superbowl trailer


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:45 PM

I'm looking forward to it!  :thumbsup


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:55 PM

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:30 AM

Digging this. It WAS a little odd to hear "Bare Necessities" as an uplifting inspirign score rather than a jaunty tune.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 08:32 PM

Did anybody else see this yet?

 

I just got back. I'd read the reviews and heard it was going to be good, but I didn't think it would be THAT good. Easily the best movie thus far this year, slightly edging out Zootopia for having musical numbers. The actual action movies I typically watch are going to have to work hard to top the family flicks this year.

 

Plus Scarlet Johannson singing 'Trust in Me' over the credits was amazing.


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 08:38 PM

Girlfriend thought I lost my mind with how hard I was laughing when King Louie started singing.

 

It was great.