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@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  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.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:03 PM

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


:D  Bwahaha

As much as I feel Kiss Players is something best forgotten, making her JG1 Firebolt is awesome and hilarious.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:07 PM

 

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


:D  Bwahaha

As much as I feel Kiss Players is something best forgotten, making her JG1 Firebolt is awesome and hilarious.

 

I want to say that in JG1 continuity, G.I. Joe was a precursor to the EDC? As "Firebolt" is already Fireflight's JG1 name, Li Shaoshao as "Firebolt" is especially fitting in the grand tradition of elite operative humans sharing codenames with Cybertronian names.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:22 PM

...Shit, now I want to see an IDW version of Shaoshao Li as GI Joe member Firebolt.

Treated with actual dignity, of course.

 

e: Okay, no, I looked at her wiki page and remembered just how awful Kiss Players was. I changed my mind.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:28 PM

...Shit, now I want to see an IDW version of Shaoshao Li as GI Joe member Firebolt.

Treated with actual dignity, of course.

 

e: Okay, no, I looked at her wiki page and remembered just how awful Kiss Players was. I changed my mind.

I'd be all for her being used. Heck, if there's one thing the Lost Light could use, it's a human. Make her a Earth liason to the Knights expedition.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:31 PM

That'd require LL to acknowledge other books.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:31 PM

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.

I just don't know how to point out the obvious wrongness of this thing you persist in saying over and over without being an asshole. I'm going to succeed in one of those goals today, dammit. It's driving me batty. 
 
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Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 September 2017 - 01:32 PM.

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 - 01:31 PM

...Shit, now I want to see an IDW version of Shaoshao Li as GI Joe member Firebolt.
Treated with actual dignity, of course.

 
Jim and I did a short pseudo-version of that with Li Shaoshao, Qian Zilong, and Cancer!



Hmmm. Firebolt, Talon, and Cancer. That sounds nice.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:33 PM

I think slightly different shapes of the arms really don't change the fact its based off that design.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:34 PM

No one has ever in the history of life contested that someone thought they were making an AHM Kup.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 September 2017 - 01:34 PM.

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 - 01:57 PM

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.

I just don't know how to point out the obvious wrongness of this thing you persist in saying over and over without being an asshole. I'm going to succeed in one of those goals today, dammit. It's driving me batty.


I mean, I'd already talked about how the biceps were different, and I guess I just don't see the slightly different angular shapes for the shoulders and forearms as being statistically significant? Especially when the differences are there for the transformation?

TR Kup's arms could have a more dynamic shape, sure, and it would indeed make for a better robot mode, but there's a very specific reason that they don't - making the vehicle roof a clean box - and I just don't have an issue with that kind of concession, I guess. To pick another example, TR Rewind has super-chunky forearms compared to the MTMTE design it's based on, but again, I don't particularly mind because it's there to make the transformation work, y'know?

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:11 PM

 

...Shit, now I want to see an IDW version of Shaoshao Li as GI Joe member Firebolt.
Treated with actual dignity, of course.

 
Jim and I did a short pseudo-version of that with Li Shaoshao, Qian Zilong, and Cancer!



Hmmm. Firebolt, Talon, and Cancer. That sounds nice.

 

 

Speaking of which, what was that exo-suit meant to be? The Skywatch crash suits, the PLA Mecha Force mechs, Transtectors...?


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:24 PM

 

 

...Shit, now I want to see an IDW version of Shaoshao Li as GI Joe member Firebolt.
Treated with actual dignity, of course.

 
Jim and I did a short pseudo-version of that with Li Shaoshao, Qian Zilong, and Cancer!



Hmmm. Firebolt, Talon, and Cancer. That sounds nice.

 

Speaking of which, what was that exo-suit meant to be? The Skywatch crash suits, the PLA Mecha Force mechs, Transtectors...?

 

When I wrote my draft I was envisioning a take on the TFTM exosuits.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:26 PM

The new Kup headsculpt is odd. Looking at it in a vacuum, just next to the Hasbro sculpt, I prefer Hasbro's. But when you put them on their respective bodies, Hasbro's is so much... less? It's like Hasbro's is just some guy that's kind of Kup-ish, maybe a young and inexperienced Kup, but Takara's is actually Kup.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:52 PM

I mean, I'd already talked about how the biceps were different, and I guess I just don't see the slightly different angular shapes for the shoulders and forearms as being statistically significant? Especially when the differences are there for the transformation?


TR Kup's arms could have a more dynamic shape, sure, and it would indeed make for a better robot mode, but there's a very specific reason that they don't - making the vehicle roof a clean box - and I just don't have an issue with that kind of concession, I guess. To pick another example, TR Rewind has super-chunky forearms compared to the MTMTE design it's based on, but again, I don't particularly mind because it's there to make the transformation work, y'know?

No, you're doing Guidi's design a horrible disservice by using it to justify the Play Doh Factory arms on that embarrassment of a toy, and it needs to stop. In rough description, any human arm is a cylinder, but Vin Diesel and Ethan Siegal do not have similar arms.

 

Edit: You could make an AHM-derived Kup and give him completely different arms, maybe because transformation or maybe because because, and that would be fine, but you're talking specifically about the arm profile here and trying to equate things that do not equate.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 September 2017 - 02:54 PM.

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 - 02:57 PM

anyway TR Kup still has an ugly face

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:57 PM

Yeah there's that too. Clockwork Yoda is an odd choice but I can understand it. The jarhead thing is just ... so ugh.


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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 - 03:23 PM

TR has a very strange quality curve for faces, with Kup, Perceptor, and Orion Pax being in a very odd category.  Pax photographs well, at least, but looks pretty odd in person when you realize just how strangely high up on his face his pouty mouth is exactly.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:37 PM

I mean, I'd already talked about how the biceps were different, and I guess I just don't see the slightly different angular shapes for the shoulders and forearms as being statistically significant? Especially when the differences are there for the transformation?

TR Kup's arms could have a more dynamic shape, sure, and it would indeed make for a better robot mode, but there's a very specific reason that they don't - making the vehicle roof a clean box - and I just don't have an issue with that kind of concession, I guess. To pick another example, TR Rewind has super-chunky forearms compared to the MTMTE design it's based on, but again, I don't particularly mind because it's there to make the transformation work, y'know?

No, you're doing Guidi's design a horrible disservice by using it to justify the Play Doh Factory arms on that embarrassment of a toy, and it needs to stop. In rough description, any human arm is a cylinder, but Vin Diesel and Ethan Siegal do not have similar arms.
 
Edit: You could make an AHM-derived Kup and give him completely different arms, maybe because transformation or maybe because because, and that would be fine, but you're talking specifically about the arm profile here and trying to equate things that do not equate.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:42 PM

TR has a very strange quality curve for faces, with Kup, Perceptor, and Orion Pax being in a very odd category.  Pax photographs well, at least, but looks pretty odd in person when you realize just how strangely high up on his face his pouty mouth is exactly.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:52 PM

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