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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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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:07 PM

Just saw it. Brilliant movie, best DC's done in years -- not that that's a high bar.

I dunno, the first two Nolan Batman films set a pretty high bar. ;)


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:23 PM

You should check out the direct to video Lego Justice League movies from the past few years.  Not the same version of Batman or quite the same aesthetic (a lot more bending of pieces and environments that aren't entirely brick-built), but a lot of the same tone.

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:13 PM

So if Rosario's Babs is the same shade as Kanan, what exactly makes hers read as Black-Latina other than her voice actress?  Because no one is looking at Kanan and thinking Black-Latino.

 

I most certainly never did, but if you look at Freddie Prinze, Sr. you can get an idea of what LEGO was thinking, however misguided that might be.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:58 PM

Just saw it. Brilliant movie, best DC's done in years -- not that that's a high bar.

I dunno, the first two Nolan Batman films set a pretty high bar. ;)

Not just saying this to have a resppnse, but that's actually the cutoff I had in mind! It's coming on four years since Rises, eek.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:23 AM



I share most of Brad's criticisms.

The movie is fun but I think suffers from trying to guess what made the first one so good and instead half heartedly mimicking it. And based on the trailer Ninjago will be doing likewise.

I think they should have just kept it DC focused. The LEGO Movie was celebrating the toy's varied history, including oddities like the NBA sets. This one just suddenly becomes promotion for LEGO Dimensions.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:26 PM

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:33 AM

Oh, saw The LEGO Batman movie yesterday, ridiculously fun, a great story, and a visual treat to boot. Probably DC's best superhero movie since, well, ever, I guess, but that's not saying much. Definitely pulls a trick by not taking Batman seriously, but in doing so allows him to be taken seriously.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:16 AM

Yeah, Lego Batman is basically a dudebro who lives in his OWN basement, but that's because it's easier than dealing with the trauma of his past.  In some ways, it's the most emotionally realistic portrayal of Batman, because it focuses not on the trauma itself but on a very natural reaction to that loss.  Even though it plays up Bruce's pain for laughs, the movie doesn't mock him for his pain, and even the villains recognize that Batman has a hole in him that needs repairing.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:38 AM

This movie was everything.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

The movie had an exceptionally strong first act, but then faltered a little.

 

It was still funny and entertaining, but it certainly felt a little lost. And I'm saying that as someone who actually enjoyed breaking into the other brands - I thought using the Phantom Zone as a way to bring in some of those other worlds from the first Lego Movie to be a neat idea, even if it came across a bit commercialized - so that's not the reason I had a problem with the rest of it. The humor seemed to devolve into obscure references or they kept hitting the same jokes over and over without any of it really crafted well enough to land right.

 

Still a fun movie, but after bursting out laughing in the first few scenes I felt a little deflated walking out of the theater. 



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:47 AM

For me adding in the other pop culture stuff feels like this awkward mix of 'Well the LEGO Movie did it' and WB wanting to push Dimensions sales. Case in point, parents might hesitate showing their kids Gremlins so giving them a role here suddenly gives kids something to know them from and thus want the toys.

 

I really think you could have just filled the Phantom Zone with all the big name DC baddies like Zod, Darkseid, etc. It would have kept the movie focused on the DC stuff which I think would have helped. I really didn't mind when they did this first time because that movie is acknowledging pretty much everything LEGO related. Here it just distracts and weighs down a movie that needs more of its own voice. I mean when the citizens fight back with crazy LEGO creations in the first movie it's awesome. Here we have an army of popular Batman villains who don't get any real chance to shine and are suddenly playing superhero.

 

Especially odd because these films have Robot Chicken routes and those specials did some fun stuff with the DC villains. Here the only joke they commit to is 'Ha ha, Bane's Nolan voice was funny',



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

Robin knows Gymkata.  HI-KEEBA!

 

My only real complaint was that not only did Tara Strong not voice Harley, the person who did voice Harley was pretty bland.  I suppose it might have been intentional, to avoid overshadowing the intentionally subdued and pouty Joker, but still.  (I can accept the Joker being subdued because he's in a relationship sulk for most of the movie.)

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:47 PM

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So do his parents. 



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

Still a fun movie, but after bursting out laughing in the first few scenes I felt a little deflated walking out of the theater. 

 

Definitely felt like an expanded "Robot Chicken" episode. Strong initial ideas that wear thin when tread on over and over and over again.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:29 PM

 

Still a fun movie, but after bursting out laughing in the first few scenes I felt a little deflated walking out of the theater. 

 

Definitely felt like an expanded "Robot Chicken" episode. Strong initial ideas that wear thin when tread on over and over and over again.

 

The LEGO Batman Movie: ⭐️⭐️ (2/5).

 

Yeah; that's about how I rated it. 

 

It almost felt like Batman was being hammered flat in a few places as a character so that the jokes could keep coming. 



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:20 PM

After having seen it a second time the seams are much more visible, yup. Still crazy fun and well worth the view and re-view and perhaps another, but it isn't perfect.
 
I was a little concerned they'd be going with a Bats-Babs pairing (I'm still a little queasy over that being shoehorend into TKJ), but then they pulled back and explicitly called it "platonic work friend" stuff. While this does at least fittingly give Babs more to be than just a love interest, given how heavily they leaned on the idea it seemed like an abrupt switch.
 
The crossover villains were all right, and I think the Phantom Zone idea made sense, but then the question arises of why the Gotham bad guys (even the Joker, who'd already been there) weren't brought up there at the end (or sought out by Ellie Kemper's gatekeeper character). I suppose they could've kept it DC-only, but I feel that would've been a lateral move since they'd already done the "big gathering of known and obscure villains" for the Gotham crew.
 
One glaring absence to me was not having Adam West voice someone. There were a few nods to and jabs at '66, but it seems silly to have such a fun-centric adaptation and pointedly not have this guy at least show up. Although Family Guy has arguably kind of ruined that for me.(edit: now I'm reading he voiced a citizen? Neat, another reason to see it again.)
 
[Anyone else immediately initially assume that Joker's facein the sky was somehow Aku? The lips-and-eyes-only look hrew me until he started talking.]

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:11 AM

I did like that at no point did Babs seem romantically interested in Bruce and/or Batman.  Her reaction to his overtures was always, "Oooookay, moving on to important things...."  Batman said "platonic work friend" in a pretty forced way, so he's clearly still interested, but the clue-by-fours have started to sink in by the end of the movie.

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

That was fun! I liked it a lot.

I agree that it wasn't as fun all the way through as the Lego Movie was, and while I don't necessarily object to using the Phantom Zone to bring in other franchises I do wish they'd used ones with a bit more Lego pedigree (Makuta! Ogel! One of the Castle bad guys! Space Pimp!) Admittedly that might have dragged the "power level" down, though.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:50 PM

I thought it was okay. Not nearly as good as the Lego Movie in my opinion.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:52 PM

I love that the movie doesn't make fun of Batman as much as it is a love-letter to the most out-there aspects of Batman. He doesn't do or say anything that isn't firmly rooted in Batman's legacy.

I mean, the whole thing with him using the portal, as stupid and selfish as it is, is not really all the different than Batman having his plans for taking down the Justice League stolen.

Also, I have heard some not nice things about Michael Cera over the years, but he had me nearly in tears (either of laughter or sadness) with nearly every single line.

This might be my favorite Batman movie ever.

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