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@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.


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#3261 Walky

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:25 AM

As far as human anatomy goes, that's surely more normal than on Hasbro's. I mean, someone's hand in a gripping posture should be thicker and wider than their forearm rather than exactly the same.

Unless they're like, really buff.

 

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:48 AM

I just don't understand what "normal humans don't look like that" means here when regular TF proportions are more even moreso.

It's not "regular humans don't look like that" it's more "only things i can think of that look like that are messed up in one way or another"

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:00 AM

Normal humans are messed up, got it. 

 

Yeah, it's only normal in TF that fists are shaped such that they could fit inside their corresponding forearms, based on the necessity that they often need to do so.

It's also common in Mega Man. I feel like it's sort of a not-100%-humanoid robot franchise thing in general, though I'm having some trouble thinking of more examples. I've always assumed the reason it doesn't seem weird is that the big forearms read as "sleeves."

 

Yeah, it's hardly unique to TF, it's just the set of things TF has adopted. Most of those things are more common than not in giant robots generally. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:17 AM

If it helps, the Kup's fist on his waist is bent toward the camera at the transformation joint to effect a 'hands on hip pose', which results in the forearm looking shorter and smaller than it actually is.

 

He's still got proportionally big fists for a transformer, but I think that's worth noting.

 

Also, to be fair, Takara Kup's face isn't great, but I like everything else far more than the Hasbro version, and I don't like Hasbro's head either.

 

EDIT: And they both need a little bit of backpack sticking over their backs. It just looks weird without it tbh.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:22 AM

I don't understand this "Hasbro Kup is too boxy" thing? It's a sculpt of IDW Kup, and the only part of him that's boxier than it ought to be are his biceps, which have to be that way for alt-mode. Boxy forearms and shoulders are on-model for him.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:59 AM

Next comic thing is up: http://tf.takaratomy..._lg/tf_lg_comic

 

There's a Peacemaker and whatnot.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 04:44 AM

Next comic thing is up: http://tf.takaratomy..._lg/tf_lg_comic
 
There's a Peacemaker and whatnot.


Nice! Hope someone translates this one too. ;)

As far as Kups go. TakaraTomy's looks like Kup to me. There are enough things off on the Hasbro one that make him not read as Kup to me. It is mostly the fault of the deco, as Cheets did a custom with some changes, and once those changes were made, it totally read as a toy version of Kup.

The LG head is certainly more in line with what I think of when I think Kup, paint or no paint.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:43 AM

Why do you hate Kup?



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:47 AM

Next comic thing is up: http://tf.takaratomy..._lg/tf_lg_comic

 

There's a Peacemaker and whatnot.

 

Hey, adult Shaoshao!



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:55 AM

 

Next comic thing is up: http://tf.takaratomy..._lg/tf_lg_comic

 

There's a Peacemaker and whatnot.

 

Hey, adult Shaoshao!

 

This is honestly the most exciting thing to me.

 

The return of Shaoshao LI.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:01 AM

Nice to see her making a full appearance when she doesn't have a figure in this toyline.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:09 AM

It would have been really cool to get SD bodies like that in the Titanmaster Class assortments. Or even as a one-off marketing gimmick figure offered at a Convention.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:31 AM

Bunch of new pics:
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Hot Rod's Chest flames look amazing!

 

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:42 AM

Kup is amazing.

 

Hot Rod is a wash between having much better colours but a worse chest. That said, neither of them are great, and both look kinda terrible next to POTP Hot Rod.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:45 AM

I'm gonna have to side with Takara on Kup. From my perspective Targetmaster Chear looks way better.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:00 AM

I just can't get past Takara Kup's face. It's like the sculptor only knew about Kup from reading his TFWiki image captions, and thinks he really is a senile and perpetually confused Grandpa-Simpson-type.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

I must be the only person on the planet who prefers Legends Hot Rod's chest.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:19 AM

And I seem to be the only one who likes Takara Kup's face.

Though his loving homage to giant bulbous late-G1 hands is ridiculous.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:32 AM

I must be the only person on the planet who prefers Legends Hot Rod's chest.

 

 

And I seem to be the only one who likes Takara Kup's face.

Though his loving homage to giant bulbous late-G1 hands is ridiculous.

 

I like both better personally.

 

Hot Rod's is certainly more Hot Rod-esque, and that flame is gorgeous.

 

TR Kup's head doesn't look like Kup to me.  The colors and sculpt are just not reading as him (a change to one or the other would help).


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:34 AM

The way the mouth is shaped is what throws it off for me. 

Yeah, it's pretty much that mouth that makes the rest of Takara Kup's facial features look worse than they should. Cover up that mouth and the face doesn't look nearly as bad.

 

But that mouth, as is, makes Kup looks like he's struggling trying to whistle, but is physically incapable of forming his lips into the correct little circular hole shape that one needs to form with their lips in order to whistle.

 

That all aside, I do think that the helmet above the face on Takara Kup does look nicer.


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