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@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:21 PM

There are certain MCU entries that are guaranteed to look amazing (recent entries like Civil War that were actually mastered in 4K), though the majority of the MCU were mastered with a 2K Digital Intermediate and are likely to be upscaled on UHD.  They'll still benefit from the wider color gamut and high dynamic range, but they won't have the sharpness of native 4K titles.

 

I do hope that Disney feels certain titles are deserving of a total overhaul, creating new 4K DIs in the process.  The first Iron Man is one title I think deserves such treatment; it's a modern day classic, and one of the MCU's best entries.  That one was shot on 35mm, so they'd need to go back and give the original elements a new scan and rebuild the film.  The CG elements should be fine upscaled (the vast majority of native 4K features still use CG upscaled from 2K renders), but the film elements really would benefit from a new scan.

 

There apparently are 4K versions of the original Star Wars trilogy floating around Disney somewhere, and I imagine we'll see those eventually.  The only downside is that they're the Special Editions, although it's been confirmed that all the original material exists to rebuild the theatricals if Disney is ever so inclined in the future.  Those are the only versions I'll buy, personally, so I'm hoping somebody eventually sees the wisdom of offering them.  If Ridely Scott can put out 5 cuts of Blade Runner in the same set, I don't see why we can't get these.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:43 AM

Doesn't that depend on Fox, or something?

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:20 AM

I am pretty sure that Disney owns the rights to movies fully now. 


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

Fox owns the rights to A New Hope for all time last I heard.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:39 AM

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Despite The Walt Disney Company's 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd. and the release rights to all future Star Wars films, Fox still retains original distribution rights to Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which they co-produced and co-financed, in perpetuity in all media worldwide. Fox also retains theatrical, nontheatrical, and home video rights worldwide for the franchise's five subsequent films, which Lucasfilm produced and financed independently, through May 2020, at which time ownership will transfer to Disney. This complex relationship between Fox and Disney, particularly in regards to Fox's perpetual rights to Episode IV, creates an obstacle for any future boxed set comprising all nine films.[1]


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:17 AM

Realistically, Fox has little choice but to give in to what Disney decides to do.  They can either go along with Disney and share in some of the money, or do their own thing with a single film (and not the most popular one) and make much less.



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:42 PM

Not....REALLY?  A New Hope not the most popular?  The film that launched the franchise not ranking high up there?

 

Ironbite-granted of the nine I'd rank it 2 or 3 but really dude?


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:08 PM

I'm not saying it's not beloved by the fans; it just isn't typically rated #1 in the franchise.

 

If Fox doesn't want to play ball with Disney, that's their call.  But it would be a foolish mistake to make, not only alienating Disney but probably also drawing scorn from fans.  Surely they've already had their fill of scorn after the Fant4tastic atrocity?  They can cooperate and make money or be an obstacle and end up looking stupid(er).  Sony made the right call, and now we're free of more Amazing Spider-Man nonsense.

 

Also, regardless of Fox's distribution rights, I believe all the original elements and material are now in Disney's hands.  The 4K restoration was done by Lucasfilm/Disney.  Fox will need access to it in order to distribute the new and improved transfers.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:42 AM

The Director announced on Facebook last night that this would be Disney's first UHD film! 


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 04:48 AM

The Director announced on Facebook last night that this would be Disney's first UHD film! 

Wait those tiny disks for the playstation handheld?

Also gonna be on Betamax and the soundtrack has a bitchin 8-track coming.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:28 AM

He's thinking of UMD.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:30 AM

Not....REALLY?  A New Hope not the most popular?  The film that launched the franchise not ranking high up there?

 

Ironbite-granted of the nine I'd rank it 2 or 3 but really dude?

 

As much as I love A new Hope, The Empire Strikes Back is considered by most to be the best of the series.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:38 AM

 

The Director announced on Facebook last night that this would be Disney's first UHD film! 


Wait those tiny disks for the PlayStation handheld?

 

 

Nope. UHD is basically shorthand for Ultra High Definition Blu-ray, aka 4K Blu-ray. It is the latest and greatest of home movie formats.

 

UMD seems to have died out in December of 2011, as that is when the last Movie was released on that format. (The Hangover 2 if you're curious.)

 

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:30 PM

 

Not....REALLY?  A New Hope not the most popular?  The film that launched the franchise not ranking high up there?

 

Ironbite-granted of the nine I'd rank it 2 or 3 but really dude?

 

As much as I love A new Hope, The Empire Strikes Back is considered by most to be the best of the series.

 

 

I ranked it 2 or 3 on the list of great Star Wars films.

 

Ironbite-there is a reason why I didn't rank it 1.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:35 PM

ESB is arguably the best movie, but it works because ANH sets it up properly. You could even argue that every live action Star Wars film to date, including Rogue One, depends on ANH to get the full experience. So I'd say the idea that Fox is in a bad position because it only has one movie is false, because that movie is the foundation for everything afterwards.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:40 PM

They still can't do much with just one movie.  And their rights are distribution only; the actual material is in Disney's hands.  If Fox actually wants to make use of their distribution rights to release the new 4K restoration, they have no choice but to work with Disney in order to get access to it.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:01 AM

And it looks like the only way to get the 3D blu ray is from Best Buy's Exclusive Steel Book Edition, yet it doesn't include a DVD copy. I was happy when the 3D Cinematic Universe Edition of Doctor Strange came out, thought that they were back to including a DVD copy. Guess I'm gonna have to double dip again.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:30 AM

Sadly, it looks like those of you that want to see Dolby Vision HDR, won't get to see it on the UHD disk, but apparently it will be in the digital version.


The UHD disc will have HDR10 for HDR though.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:34 PM

I have the Best Buy 4K/3D/BD steelbook pre-ordered... I'm really glad Disney is giving us both 4K and 3D in one package, even if it's a retailer exclusive.  I hope that becomes a trend for them, and that we eventually see a similar release for Beauty and the Beast, since that needs a UHD release and hasn't yet had a 3D disc in North America, either.

 

While I'd find the lack of Dolby Vision on the actual UHD disc a little bit suspect if this format were more mature, I'm not too hung up about it this early.  When we start getting films mastered in the full Rec. 2020 color space, I think Dolby Vision's 12-bit encoding may become more valuable, but for now I think HDR10 is probably sufficient.  Based on a lot of comparisons I've read, the difference between Dolby Vision and HDR10 presently isn't that significant on TVs that are able to fully take advantage of HDR10 (either high-end LCDs that are 1000+ nits, or OLEDs with their superb contrast ratio).  On lower-end LCDs that aren't capable of hitting 1000 nits, the difference between the two is a little more significant since Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata and is able to adapt to the TV's lower capabilities.  My own TV is capable of Dolby Vision, as is my UHD player (Oppo UDP-203), however I don't see a huge difference between the two on my OLED.  Admittedly, the only content I've actually watched so far in DV was the new Power Rangers film.  I think there are only 3 or 4 UHD discs out there with Dolby Vision right now.

 

I've read a comment from someone who apparently has an inside source that the reason Dolby Vision wasn't used on the UHD disc is possibly because the encoding software Disney is using to produce the master (for the physical disc version) doesn't yet have DV capability, and the encoding software they have access to that does do DV has limitations/drawbacks that make it less than ideal for creating a UHD Blu-Ray master.  Drawbacks that apparently aren't as significant when encoding a much lower bitrate master for streaming services.  Dolby Vision is still pretty new, and very few TVs even support it... and I think only two UHD players.  I imagine Disney will start using it on their discs eventually, though, when the encoders they're using receive updates and they've had a chance to play with it a bit more in-house.

 

James Gunn was personally involved in creating the transfer for this film, though.  Whether you watch it on ordinary 1080p or 4K (whether in HDR10 or Dolby Vision), I'm 100% confident it will look fantastic.


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