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@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:39 PM)

*good week

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:35 PM)

It's been a good work for The Hunt: got Netflix Bumblebee (suck it Walmart!) and stopped at Walgreens and found a lone Bluestreak. I'm pretty much done until new stuff rolls out in February

@  tigerhawk : (02 December 2020 - 03:53 PM)

There's some fab fandubs of comic scenes on Youtube, it's MTMTE/LL mostly but there's some great stuff such as Tarn learning of Megatron's defection and Megatron talking to Ravage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:31 PM)

Wonderful audio separation and balance.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:29 PM)

For Transformers The Movie 86

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM)

I will say, the blu ray remaster, especially the audio is pretty spot on. Watching it on Apple TV has been enlightening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 09:00 PM)

Vode An!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

I do not overly care for the Bad Batch, but it will be interesting to see what the animated series will bring to the table.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

Alpha, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, and the Muunilinst 10 are quite the contrast to what we have at present in Disney canon.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Who else here read the pre-2008 Clone Commandos and ARC Troopers back in the day?

@  tigerhawk : (30 November 2020 - 05:04 PM)

Monoliths in Utah and Romania.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  tigerhawk : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  tigerhawk : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  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.

@  tigerhawk : (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.

@  tigerhawk : (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?


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#21 Spark

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:16 PM

Is that some Ulises Farinas "art" on that first cover?  Looks like his kind of crap.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:58 AM

Got to issue five. Frankly I think this kind of crossover is rarely this well executed. :)

It's harmless fluffy fun. I might enjoy it less if I was there for GI Joe though?

Meanwhile cover-wise, Udon has been on fire with the ongoing.

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These guys clearly just want to make cool comic books, and I think for the most part they succeed.

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#23 Bass X0

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 01:53 PM

It's harmless fluffy fun.

 

Even harmless fluffy fun doesn't get a free pass on quality. It started off well but by issue five, nothing has happened other than tournament fights upon a single arena.  Its like if Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z cut out all content except for the Tenkaichi Budokai fights. But even then those fights are actually entertaining and enjoyable.

 

Satsui no Hado Jinx?  Whatever the hell Rufus has become? No. Neither can be classed as "harmless fluffy fun". Before #5, I would have agreed it was harmless fluffy fun but no more. This is seriously someone's crude fan-fiction being sold as an actual product. Udon cancelled Rival Schools and Darkstalkers, yet this is something they're okay with?


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#24 Spark

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:55 PM

I'm pretty sure IDW is paying Udon for some kind of shared license, so Udon probably doesn't care too much.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 06:39 PM

It started off well but by issue five, nothing has happened other than tournament fights upon a single arena.  

 

Which is the whole point of the series, I'd imagine. The fact that it opens up into some actual story in issue five was a welcome surprise, I thought. I was surprised that they Satsui No Hadoed Jinx, but I don't have a problem with it. 

 

I think the book's biggest flaw is that it's really a Street Fighter book with a few GI Joe cameos (it's all tournament fights, Satsui No Hado and Psycho Power machines) and I can't imagine it's terribly satisfying for people who are reading it as Joe fans. Issue six looks like it might address that balance somewhat but we'll see. 

 

Most game- or toy-based fiction can be boiled down to "crude fan-fiction" (insert MTMTE joke here). Luckily, this book is crude fan-fiction that doesn't take itself too seriously. I can see how it wouldn't work for everyone I guess, but for my money it's a heap of... I just can't think of a better word than "fun". 


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 03:44 AM

Yeah, I also would've loved a more story-rich concept where the plot is "GI Joe mission with SF characters involved" rather than "tournament featuring both factions", but I am enjoying the latter even given the immediate constraint of only having so many pages to cover so many matchups. I'm not nerd-magnifying-glass-ing this one.



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Posted 07 July 2016 - 06:50 AM

I guess these things are pretty dorky but I can't help loving this cover homage business.

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#28 Spark

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 01:13 PM

Who handled that one?  It's great.


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#29 Bass X0

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 05:22 PM

Yeah, the cover homages are fun. I'm not denying that. 

 

Luckily, this book is crude fan-fiction that doesn't take itself too seriously. I can see how it wouldn't work for everyone I guess, but for my money it's a heap of... I just can't think of a better word than "fun".

 

To me, Street Fighter and G.I. Joe are serious properties. They're not supposed to be goofy dumb jive. I can accept the Transformers kreons manga not taking itself too seriously and just being goofy fun just because of the nature of the Kreon toys. But I would seriously object if they tried to treat the mainline Transformers with such contempt and disregard. 

 

The Street Fighter vs. G. I. Joe asks itself several questions and then answers them.

 

"How can we ruin Ryu's character?"

 

"How can we ruin Guile's character?"

 

"How can we ruin M. Bison's character?"

 

"How can we ruin Rufus' character?"

 

"How can we ruin Jinx's character?"

 

Those answers go beyond not taking itself too seriously and right into character assassination territory. I just can't have fun seeing my favorite characters reputations being ripped apart like that. Bear in mind, I'm not referring to the whole story's portrayal of those characters. Just certain scenes that goes against everything the character is about. Ryu would not willfully subject someone else to the Satsui No Hadou just to defeat M. Bison. Guile would not act so weak and pathetic when confronted by Zartan disguising himself as an injured Cammy. M. Bison does not rely on a machine to fuel his psycho power and fighting ability then cowers away when the machine is broken and his opponent increases in power. I don't know Jinx from the G.I. Joe comics, but I assume she's better than to give into the Satsui No Hadou. And Rufus... what the hell? Everybody else seems spot on with no discrepancies to how the characters should act like. I would have complained about Dan as he's not portrayed as being *scrubbed* in the games, but then it was revealed as Zartan in disguise pretending to be Dan, so that's okay. 


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#30 Maruten

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 05:41 PM

It's by Long Vo. 


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 05:23 PM

So, uh... returning back to the topic of Darkstalkers...

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UDON's previous Darkstalkers comics may not have been my favourites, but I might have to pick this up.

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 10:04 PM

This month's variant:

 

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#33 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 04:11 AM

I'm pretty sure IDW is paying Udon for some kind of shared license, so Udon probably doesn't care too much.

 

Per the issue raised in the title of this thread, I think -- if I remember correctly -- UDON's involvement in the G.I. Joe crossover is somewhere between "jack" and "shit." So whatever anyone thinks of that series, I'd recommend not using it as a metric to determine whether UDON's regular SF series is worth a look or not.

 

That said, I've been a fan of it since the beginning, more or less -- "more or less" in that I read everything up to around the start of Street Fighter... ah, IV, I guess? Publishing got weird, and while I've still got some books and it's on my pull list, my schedule hasn't been good enough to me that I've caught back up as of late.

I have given some of the books as gifts, though, and they've been well received.

 

I particularly recommend the Sakura and Ibuki mini-series -- those are great fun. I enjoyed DarkStalkers and Rival Schools as well.

 

(Oh, and Ash Paulsen is a pretty cool guy.)

 

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#34 Maruten

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 03:11 AM

One of my favourites.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:17 AM

OMG, Street Fighter 2010 was a horrifyingly hard game. I have no idea how folks can finish it.

Loooove that they used X-Men 2099. I collected that :)

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:55 PM

http://www.udonenter...covers-revealed

If I can shamelessly plug myself for a moment, I wrote a 4 page backup story that will be published in issue 4 of Street Fighter VS Darkstalkers featuring Blanka VS B.B. Hood.

I hope everyone checks it out.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:52 PM

Udon has a gift for putting great little backups together, can't wait. 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

Shamelessly plugging myself again. 

 

Street Fighter VS Darkstalkers #4 drops today, hope you check it out. :)

 

Here's a preview Page from the Blanka VS B.B. Hood story I wrote.

 

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#39 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

So awesome for you :)

Blank's my fave and I will always adore Darkstalkers.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

Yeah, the current book is a lot of fun. 


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