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@  wonko the sane? : (28 February 2020 - 10:37 AM)

Console or PC?

@  Benbot : (28 February 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Is Skyrim worth playing in 2020?

@  Paladin : (28 February 2020 - 07:45 AM)

when you use the character as a header image for a frontpage story, i think you lose the right to complain about anyone else "spoiling things."

@  Nevermore : (28 February 2020 - 04:45 AM)

Did I say that? I must have been joking.

@  Sabrblade : (27 February 2020 - 11:46 PM)

And you say you have no sense of humor, Nevermore. ;)

@  Nevermore : (27 February 2020 - 09:07 PM)

Gonzo, start a thread in the main "Transformers Discussion" forum with that information in the title instead.

@  Sabrblade : (27 February 2020 - 08:33 PM)

Gonzo, please don't go spoiling things like that in the chat box.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 February 2020 - 05:53 PM)

Neat.

@  Darth Gonzo : (27 February 2020 - 05:53 PM)

Tarn is in Cyberverse.

@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 10:24 AM)

I really don't like that guy. Show the toys, not your face. I'm tired of looking at him.

@  RCX : (27 February 2020 - 09:25 AM)

Toy Galaxy is excellent.

@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 09:03 AM)

I think you'll be save in Greenland.

@  CORVUS : (27 February 2020 - 01:12 AM)

Toy Galaxy is my favorite overall toy-related channel on YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (26 February 2020 - 11:29 PM)

Last year's coverage via Toy YouTubers was brilliant. However, since YouTube's new (unfortunately necessary) guidelines the companies barely invited any of them back, so all we get is super-popular collector's info.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 February 2020 - 09:19 PM)

If it weren't for Toy Galaxy's coverage video, I would not have known about the Defenders of the Earth figures. New toys of Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician? In 2020? I would have said you were smoking something strong.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:32 PM)

So the question is... has Madagascar closed down all its ports yet?

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:31 PM)

A couple that got infected attended a Carnival event with over 300 people in attendance.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

So the Corona virus keeps getting closer to where I live. Several confirmed cases in my federal state already.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 February 2020 - 02:20 PM)

Man, only having collector sites to get Toy Fair news from sucks. Did you know there is a 4" line of kids figures for the new Avengers game coming?

@  Dekafox : (26 February 2020 - 11:54 AM)

Since Omega already exists they could name it Auntie

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:07 AM)

Oh, and one last Titan,provided we can fudge things a bit to include a character from Transformers: Animated; how about something at least resembling TF:A Omega Supreme?

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:05 AM)

How about they find a way to make a mold they can use for both Broadside and Tidal Wave?

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 February 2020 - 02:13 AM)

Optimus Maximus, the mysterious titan of the Arisen, also Iaconus from Cyberverse.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.


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#21 Automan2000

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

Just finished watching this and loved it.

It was almost like a Silent Hill miniseries. At least, Silent Hill before he series was run into the ground. That title music was really messing with my head. I kept expecting the title to fade to a shot of a man looking into a bathroom mirror.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 06:49 PM

Don't know about a sequel? Did you not see the ending of the final episode?  There are two pretty major threads left hanging.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.
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 13 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

Don't know about a sequel? Did you not see the ending of the final episode?  There are two pretty major threads left hanging.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.

Plus, it's hard to be scary when you know tha a monster exists and what it looks like.

It's probably going to ramp up the government conspiracies and sci fi.

The thing I like most about horror fiction is the unknown and then the reveal.

I think it goes downhill after that. See the second Insidious.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:37 AM

Don't know about a sequel? Did you not see the ending of the final episode?  There are two pretty major threads left hanging.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.

I belive we saw one emerge from "not Molly Ringwald". The two "missing" hunters I presume also hosted one each.
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:59 AM

So my thoughts on this show:

 

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Season 2 trailer in case you didn't see it.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:02 PM

This series might be one of the few times that the phrase "extremely ghetto sensory deprivation tank" would apply.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:33 PM

Just finished rewatching it with my Parents, both loved the show... watched the last 3 parts in a row last night until midnight because they wouldn't let me go home LOL



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:35 PM

Yeah, it was normal for kids to roam around even when I was that age and I wasn't born until 84.

Will would have been safe if a secret government group didn't break open a gateway to another world and let loose a monster. You know, something that doesn't *usually* happen in real life.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:42 PM

Kids were tougher back in the 80's 

 

<_< or at least back then it wasn't assumed everything in the universe was out to get them, because they're so helpless without mommy and daddy ...



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

Biking several miles, at night, by themselves. Yeah, my mom would have skinned(not literally mind you) my friends' moms if they let me do that.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

So a spiked baseball bat can hurt this creature but dozens of gunshots don't seem to phase it.
How did will survive for weeks without food in the toxic environment?
Who wanted an Atari 2600 fro Christmas in 1983?  https://en.wikipedia...e_crash_of_1983
Instead of Stranger Things, this show should have been called "Horrible Parents". Seriously, why didn't the kid's mom drive Will home that late at night going that far away?

 

 

 
Perhaps it made a difference where it was hit?
 
We don't know how the Underneath works. It appears to be a negative zone of sorts, but who is to say there isn't negative zone food available as well? The main difference in his survival was having the presence of mind to hide from the creature. With access to water, which we did see, he could go for quite some time as well.
 
Yeah, the Atari as well as a couple of anachronisms have been pointed out.
 
There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:26 PM

Did you see the Jimmy Fallon sketch?

I normally find these quite funny but this one seemed like they were trying too hard.

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Season 2  spoilers:

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Someone's made a point and click adventure type game based on the show: http://uk.pcmag.com/...-game-treatment

 

I love this cosplay:

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Not sure who did it.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:42 PM

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 05:30 PM

 

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 

 

Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 

 

I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:41 PM

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So a spiked baseball bat can hurt this creature but dozens of gunshots don't seem to phase it.
How did will survive for weeks without food in the toxic environment?

The series explicitly takes place over 8-9 days, each episode being about a day. With access to water it's not that crazy, also he was deathly ill upon exit.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:54 PM

Yeah, water is the bigger problem than food. A week without food would not be pleasant, but a healthy human should be able to take it. A week without water would be probably lethal.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:25 PM

It's definitely a different world so who knows how time works over there. It's never completely addressed
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:38 PM

 

 

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 

 

Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 

 

I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.

 

 

I either heard or read an interview w/the Brothers and they specifically mentioned that they couldn't have told the same story in the modern day specifically for those reasons.

 

And on a mostly unrelated side-note, I've seen a couple articles that mention the D&D things as being possibly too early, but it's been around since the seventies.


 
 
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:38 AM

It's definitely a different world so who knows how time works over there. It's never completely addressed

Yeah, there's a lot of unanswered questions about the other world. The one I want to know is how exactly objects interact. Like, if two people are next to the same rock in each world and one of them moves the rock, what does the other see?


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