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@  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.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.

@  Bass X0 : (08 February 2020 - 05:20 AM)

MP-50 Tigatron and MP-51 Arcee revealed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 February 2020 - 02:26 PM)

SkiNNEERRR

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 February 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Superintendent Chalmers is hilarious too, or was when he was played straight. "An unrelated article." "mm hm." "Within the banner headline."

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 February 2020 - 09:03 PM)

"I'm not a real Mister but I am a real Burns I am an actual Burns..."

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Optimus looks like his Siege figure. Maybe this will be canon to the Transformers ongoing comic series at the moment.

@  Cyoti : (06 February 2020 - 05:13 PM)

iirc megatron ended up in equestria at the end of gi joe v tfs


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 08:08 AM

Nothing phenomenal, but new pics on the landing page.  The links don't take you to the new pics, but the ones they show cropped are really nice.
 
http://tf.takaratomy...ends/index.html
 
Scourge in particular looks great, and shows that it was a good idea to make his Head Master's limbs white as they don't read as a continuation of his head, so the actual front regular Scourge part of his head reads as Scourge more than the Hasbro one does with all the extra blue behind it.
 
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Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:06 AM

I forgot that page existed. :doh


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 10:48 AM

Galvatron and Shockwave look terrible, of course, and Scourge and Blurr have been discussed endlessly already (and Randy's point about the contrast behind Scourge's head is a good one), but the thing I keep being surprised by is how much I love Takara Hardhead's colors. There's something about that warm brown-grey, and although in usual Takara style there's less value contrast between the grey and green, it's not so reduced as to make the whole thing one unbroken value. He looks really nice (except for the loss of the toy head).



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 01:54 PM

I wonder why Blurr and Scourge don't come with Titan Master accessories like the other deluxes.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:00 PM

It seems to be a Targetmaster thing, for whatever reason.

 

(Yes, that means the Targetmasters are the ones who don't come with transforming guns.)



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:05 PM

Baseless speculation, but perhaps given Takara's general attachment to slavishness, Headmaster toys of characters who weren't previously Headmasters might be a harder sell in their market? Lack of the accessories helps keeps the cost down relevant to the others. 



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:07 PM

It's the Headmasters' revenge on having to give up their heads in Rebirth while the Targetmasters only had to give up their guns.  So now the Headmasters have extra vehicles / animals that they can flaunt in front of those racist Targetmasters.


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:17 AM

So $45 is way too much to pay for that little Megatron that comes with a miscolored Galvatron body accessory, right? That's what I keep trying to tell myself anyway...



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 01:59 PM

The way Galvatron's head is painted reminds me of Prime Megatron.

 

 


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:19 PM

That head has always reminded me of Prime Megs, although I guess it's just a Galvatron head with stubby horns. Honestly, painted with the contrast between the "crown" and the rest of the head, that makes a pretty okay Galvatron head by itself, if the mask is as awful as everyone says.

 

Didn't we think the whole "helmet" area was painted on the Japanese one? Were we wrong? Did everyone else know that and not me? Did it change?



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:20 PM

I didn't realize it was basically Galvatron's head just smooshed into Titanmaster-friendly dimensions. 

 

To be fair I'm not buying it and haven't looked that closely, so maybe that revelation is well-known already. 


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:38 PM

That head has always reminded me of Prime Megs, although I guess it's just a Galvatron head with stubby horns. Honestly, painted with the contrast between the "crown" and the rest of the head, that makes a pretty okay Galvatron head by itself, if the mask is as awful as everyone says.

 

Didn't we think the whole "helmet" area was painted on the Japanese one? Were we wrong? Did everyone else know that and not me? Did it change?

We could see there was some purple color, but it was never fully shown what the head looked like transformed without the crown atop it.


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 05:57 PM

 

Galvatron and Shockwave look terrible, of course, 

 

I don't think so. A darker purple would have been nice but Takara's versions have much needed paint that Hasbro's doesn't have. I dislike the amount of clear plastic that Hasbro Shockwave has. I also prefer the warmer grey plastic of Takara Shockwave.


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:26 PM

*Sigh* I really wanted to buy Takara's Galvatron, but I just don't think I can convince myself anymore.  I've gone back and forth on whether I could get used to it, but ultimately, that shade of purple just does not read as my Galvatron, so I'm opting out.  I do love what they've done with the non-purple areas though.  I suppose that my ideal version would be Takara's legs, feet, tank treads and head coupled with Hasbro's darker purple.  Oh well.  :(


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:58 PM

Frankly, the lighter and bluer and more desaturated the purple, the more my brain wants me to think it's Marvel Galvatron.  It's a first impression that absolutely doesn't withstand scrutiny, but that mental echo is there nonetheless.  



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:05 PM

Legends Galv is even lighter-colored than Reissue Galv. It really doesn't look like it's going to "work."

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 10:25 PM

My ideal Galvatron would be Hasbro's Galvatron with the gray treads from TT's Galvatron. Then TT's Megatron/Nucleon, although I'm undecided about which version to use as the head. I might lean towards TT's, but only if I could manage to remove that lavender without messing up any other paint.

 

Really, I would be very tempted to buy TT's Galvy just to take the treads and the head, and then throw the rest away. Unfortunately, the treads are attached with a pin joint, and I have not been successful at disassembling those joints without wrecking everything around it. Anyone else getting really annoyed with how prevalent those pins are becoming in newer figures?



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 11:40 PM

This is an easy enough pass, but I hope the eventual (likely?) Galvatron II isn't an exclusive of some sort.



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Posted 24 July 2016 - 12:51 PM

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 01:48 PM

The artwork is decent but why doesn't Takara treat Transformers fiction seriously? Whats with the cartoony Rattrap and Optimus Primal?


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