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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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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:33 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).

 

Yup. Legends Chear's headsculpt is what sells him to me, not just as a Sunbow Kup but as Kup in general. I'm more meh about Hot Rodimus's chest, but I have to admit it's more visually striking than its TR counterpart.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:37 AM

The flame on Hot Rod is very nice, but especially looking at the TR one next to him, the spot where the engine is on the TR one looks so empty and strange.

While I do like the new sculpts on Legends Kup, the face does look slightly strange to me as well. I guess my ideal would be a happy medium between the TR and Legends head sculpts.
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:56 AM

Hot Rod's clear flame-hole is so bizarre and so counter to everything about Takara's usual philosophy with toys that I don't even know what to think about it.

 

Well, I do; I really like the idea of the clear flames, but the fact that they're part of a really ugly solid apron-chest-thing outweighs however much nicer they look than printed flames.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:37 AM

Yeah I also like Kup's face.

 

I see everyone's complaints about it, but it still reads clearly as "Kup" to me.

 

Excited as he's the only figure I've preordered from this wave. (And the second LG release I've gotten from the TR ones)


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:39 AM

That weird pattern strewn throughout (underneath?) the flame makes it look like shattered glass. Remove that and it would look loads better, IMO.

 

Also, cute callout in those pictures to... Double Targetmasters? MP Rodimus Convoy combining the two pistols into a rifle? Looks positively doofy, but still clever.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:44 AM

That weird pattern strewn throughout (underneath?) the flame makes it look like shattered glass.\

 

Now I want there to be a little beard and moustache under his flame-hole.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:54 AM


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:02 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.

You could theoretically defend it in that way. In rough description, if someone had only heard of IDW Kup, as you suggested about the corrected face sculpt, and had never seen a picture, I could see how they could result in something like this.
 
His arms are noodles of brick. I wouldn't really care how accurate it is to one particular artist's take on one particular design for him (which it demonstrably isn't, but yes, the idea is there) it looks crap. It doesn't look great on the rare occasion he's actually drawn that way, either. The lack of paint only makes matters worse.

 

To me, the worst part is how his fists just continue the planes of his forearm. It looks hopelessly static and toyetic, like it's all one piece and his fingers have just been sculpted into the end of the block. If there was color contrast, that'd help, but no luck on that front, either - the sea-foam green isn't a prominent color elsewhere on his top half, but is monotonously applied over the whole arm and emphasizes the brick-noodle as an entity.

 

Neither of these things is true in the comic character, particularly because he is not a toy and can move his hands.
 
Or for another angle, Springer, Ultra Magnus, and Skids are all really great-looking sculpts whether or not you've read the comics they're based on, because even if you wanted them as G1 versions, they're really snazzy takes on the designs. 
 
So it's both the fact that as a plastic execution, it's crap, with the deco working hard to bring out the failings of the sculpt in translating the comic design into something that doesn't scream "I'm a cheap toy", and also that it's basically the worst Kup design to have started from in the first place to actually make an appealing toy from.
 
Combine that with his existing apparent improper storage of his extremities 
 
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And you have a singularly and fantastically unappealing toy on your hands that really needs to be remembered alongside Hasbro Blurr as a crime against a decent base mold. 
 

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

That I don't get. Desperately needs a layer of silver backing. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 September 2017 - 11:05 AM.

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 - 11:06 AM

Off to merge Firebolt and Shaoshao Li's Wiki pages.  ;)  :D  :p


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

Now I don't have to feel weird about touching myself these past few months while looking at the LG Firebolt images...

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:23 AM

...KissPlayers?  Yeah, super thrilled I skipped Hot Rod now.  Because screw that noise.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:34 AM

Wait for reals? JG1 Li Shaoshao is Firebolt?????


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:38 AM

Kissplayers remains one of my favorite toylines. Stance on the fiction notwithstanding, the figures in that we're superb.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:44 AM

At least in this art style she doesn't look prepubescent anymore. Progress?......



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:47 AM

Kissplayers remains one of my favorite toylines. Stance on the fiction notwithstanding, the figures in that we're superb.

 

If the Kissplayer partners are the Targetmasters that Japan didn't get in G1... There better still be hope for new Autotroopers with EDC personnel as the heads!



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:59 AM

Now I don't have to feel weird about touching myself these past few months while looking at the LG Firebolt images...


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:00 PM

At least in this art style she doesn't look prepubescent anymore. Progress?......

It's kind of sad that seeing her in the Legends comic is actually less uncomfortable than what she had before.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:04 PM

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.

You could theoretically defend it in that way. In rough description, if someone had only heard of IDW Kup, as you suggested about the corrected face sculpt, and had never seen a picture, I could see how they could result in something like this.
 
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I'm not really sure I get the first bit? It's a spot-on Guidi AHM Kup, bar the biceps and midsection which are different because of the TF scheme. Everyone who's drawn that design, mostly Guidi and Roche, has drawn it with square forearms.

Anyway, at the end of the day, I'm just happy that I can have a version of the toy that looks more like the version of Kup that I care about as a character. The deco as absolutely weaker, particularly the unpainted forearms, but the gorgeous, impossible-to-photograph turquoise on his main body salvages it a little.

And I honestly really enjoy it as a toy overall! The way the torso and legs transform is great, and he's nicely poseable. If he'd had IDW colours, he'd probably be one of my favorite toys of the year...

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:45 PM

Hey, it's Queen Bee and the brown Twin Star guy!

(yes, i'm ignoring shaoshao's butt)

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

 

At least in this art style she doesn't look prepubescent anymore. Progress?......

It's kind of sad that seeing her in the Legends comic is actually less uncomfortable than what she had before.

 

And amusing seeing her hold her dress down to try and cover up how comfortable she is as she gets flung around.

 

(I got curious given how much she's doing that so I looked and sure enough there's no lines where you'd expect in that foreground shot of her standing around)


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