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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.


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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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