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@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.


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#641 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 04:27 PM

If you compare One-Step Crosshairs to Deluxe Crosshairs, you can see that AOE was a much worse line than AOE.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 04:34 PM

 

The full argument seems to be "when I was a kid the toys didn't suck as much as they do now", which when stated always makes me wonder if the person has objectively looked at G1 toys.

What if some of the people making the argument aren't referring to G1 if it wasn't what they grew up on?

 

I don't think it really matters that much what segment a person grew up with. The point I'm making is that childrens' toys are still going to be childrens' toys regardless of how old the person buying them gets.

 

Some of the technology has changed over the years, but the need for 4 year-old hands to manipulate it is a constant and yeah, you're going to approach and react to it differently at 34. It shouldn't be shocking to anyone that toys intended for preschoolers don't always bring the same interest and joy when you're old enough to have preschoolers of your own, nor should a person react with tantrums when that bubble bursts. Saying "these new toys for kids are simple and that makes them dumb" is a willful denial of everything they've been all along and yet another rephrasing of the same old "why doesn't Hasbro cater to ME" entitlement.

 

That said, the bulk of the POV I'm bitching about (yeah, I'll admit it :p ) does indeed seem to be an extension of the GEEWUN mindset, and I hear it the loudest from people who grew up on G1 and hold it as the best ever forever and ever amen praise be to Nineteeneightyfour.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 04:55 PM

To put where I stand in perspective, I'm an adult whose childhood lines were the articulation-heavy Beast Era and Unicron Trilogy lines (with some of Armada's more bricky toys disappointing me back then) and who now as an adult collects Rescue Bots toys and loves them for what they are rather than what I'd like them to be because that's what I expect for a little kid line instead of a big kid line like RID.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:31 PM

My Favourite Transformers lines are Universe/Energon & Cybertron where they had that Blocky robot look but still had good joints, decent paint, use of clear plastic, they painted the wheels most of the time and play value and I don't look unfavourably on Armada as I will always adore Minicons.

 

As has been mentioned a time or two in other threads the kids who grew up on Armada and so one are starting to fit into that happy gap where they have disposable income but may not yet have kids so they might consider being nostalgic for toys perhaps. or if they are a little older they will start to be having kids of their own in some cases and be looking towards the toy isles again for their own kids and notice the brands they recall from their own childhoods.

 

Perhaps Hasbro needs to think about that still - but then the last Hotshot toy they did didn't seem to be that well received as as I noticed.

 

I think it's always helpful if whatever the line is that people are being nostalgic about has some sort of presence in a current sense like merchandise or repeats of the TV show that sort of thing.

 

I'm certainly going to be happy if Hasbro decide to return to the more traditional types of Minicon and don't just pinch the name and slap it on something that is only a bit like them - I'm not overly offended by that - but as I've said before the new Mincons are so different I wish they'd called them something else like "Deployers" instead. - Though I know why they did what they did - I guess I disapprove a little as the connection system isn't a straight 5mm derived one - that even Arms Microns had too.

 

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Oh and I would point this out the old original "My First Transformers" were aimed at very young kids - but they had fully movable arms and legs and so did Playskool Gobots so not allowing that feature on Rescuebots is a choice I will continue to disagree with. (especially as Gobot solved the issue of the arms naturally falling in the right place already) so I just look on it as Hasbro being a bit patronising and wanting to under-engineer the toys to make them cheaper to make after all a Gobot is a really sold toy - for the most part - where as Rescue Bots (I hate to say it) are as hollow and cheap feeling as many other Transformers toys tend to be these days (Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus i'm looking at you here).

 

That Ultra Magnus is as hollow and small and cheap feeling as he is with the retail price he has - actually rather depress me if I'm honest.

 

It is along held belief of mine that if you make bad toys and they break on someone then they become increasingly less likely to buy more of them - and that effects even collectors - that was why I stopped with the Gi Joe It got to the point I was afraid to open them at all - so fragile were they and so I stopped buying them.

 

I can't see to many people being super impressed with the super floppy joints that are so common on Legends class toys or the propensity to break that Ultra Magnus seems to have being something that is likely to make someone willing run out and throw another 50.00 at something in a great hurry.

 

I guess I can understand why to some parents throwing your kids in front of a games console or other device is just a lot less bother in some ways (leaving aside the evils of micro-transactions).

 

I would hope that there is still some love for toys in the Millennials hearts though - that they are willing to pass on like a Generation Xer's might have.



#645 Msol

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 05:21 PM

Did kids have tablets and smartphones when Energon and Cybertron came out?



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Posted 20 November 2015 - 05:26 PM

Tablets have existed for a long time, but the utter explosion of the device popularity happened around 2009-ish, so no that wasn't a factor to care much for until this decade.



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Posted 20 November 2015 - 05:41 PM

That's... um... my point.