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@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

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@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"


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#61 Sabrblade

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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

Batman has a hole in him that needs repairing.

 

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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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