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@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.


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#41 Maruten

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

I think that subsequent writers somewhat De-Morrisoning Morrison characters is often healthy for them. I've loved much of his work but he does have a tendency to go crazy in ways that aren't always great. There was a time when I would read everything he wrote, but that time is very much over. 

 

His X-Men run was mostly fantastic, and had a huge impact on what came after it, to this day, but I don't need all that much Full Morrison in my life and I certainly don't need other writers going all out to mimic it. I'd much prefer they take these characters, try to find a piece of Morrison to carry with them, but otherwise tidy them up a bit. Nobody is Morrison but Morrison (and I'm not even sure about him frankly). 

 

He's one of those writers who becomes an important voice in the industry and does game-changing work and then after a while maybe sort of evolves into something that feels more like a parody of themselves. 

 

But you know what I love? I love writing that wins me over to the point where I start to love ugly art. I hated Frank Quitely. But he's one of the most iconic X-artists to me now and his work takes me somewhere happy. So I guess I enjoyed Morrison's X-Men run a lot. 


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:34 PM

Excellent points.

 

But I'm still completely bemused at Keiron Gillen's Noh-Varr. What the hell happened there?


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:51 PM

Yeah, his stuff for Magneto was pretty bad, no question.

 

(And yeah, Lord Fanny is really....cringeworthy to look back on. I have my doubts about it being malicious intent, but she's very much a product of the times.)



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 06:34 PM

But I'm still completely bemused at Keiron Gillen's Noh-Varr. What the hell happened there?

 

Yeah. I mean, IIRC I walked out of Morrison's original mini sorting of thinking... who is this? What is this book? So I'm not surprised subsequent writers have made a mess. 


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:33 PM

I know that what I look forward to in a Generation X relaunch is none of the original characters.

That brings it from a day 1 buy for me to looking at scans of single panels on Tumblr if something good happens.
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 02:35 AM

Jubilee is in it. Chamber and Husk are already mentioned as definitely appearing.

One of the things is there have been so many different "young mutant" books in recent years and so many kids introed in each of those and in the different main books that there is actually a huge stable of characters to try and pick from and choose. The original class of Gen X are in no way the "young but learning kids" of the X universe any more and that's supposed to be the focus of this book.


-ZacWilliam, also y'know the original were nobodies when they started and you seem to like them fine now, this book may do exactly the same for these kids.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:41 AM

Iceman: Cancelled in under a year.
Gex X: Cancelled in under 2 years.
Jean: Could be interesting, I'd defs give it a go.

Wepon X: You lost me at Greg Land

 

I'll stick to blue & Gold & possibly Teen Jean.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:48 AM

I had hopes for Cable but James "I wrote Cry for Justice" Robinson is on the book, so...

 

Anyway. If Bishop ever shows up again in Gold, I'm in.


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:25 AM

Robinson's Scarlet Witch and Squadron Supreme are good, though.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:45 AM

Robinson has certainly done a lot of great work. Could go either way.

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 09:08 AM

I know that what I look forward to in a Generation X relaunch is none of the original characters.

That brings it from a day 1 buy for me to looking at scans of single panels on Tumblr if something good happens.


Same. And please send the time travelling O5 back now.

Xbooks are trash right now.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:25 AM

I have found it best to just read the run from 1963 to when Claremont left in 1991 at the beginning of the adjectiveless book. Magneto actually dies, the X-Men go on fighting for what they believe in, blah blah blah. Good enough ending without all the WHAAAAT of the 2000s to now. 



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:37 AM

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What the hell is that? Am I missing something, because that's got to be one of, if not the worst modern cover I've seen from the big 2. 



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:50 AM

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What the hell is that? Am I missing something, because that's got to be one of, if not the worst modern cover I've seen from the big 2. 

 

Wow!  That cover is just pure crap.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:43 AM

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What the hell is that? Am I missing something, because that's got to be one of, if not the worst modern cover I've seen from the big 2. 


It's terrible Andre Leroy Davis art as part of Marvel's terrible hip hop variant cover initiative
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 04:53 PM

Are they really not even putting the actual logo on that variant?

I guess if I was Marvel I wouldn't want people thinking it was a genuine X-Men book either.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:47 PM

'Do you know what happens to a toad when it gets hit by lightning? If it's like me it asks for a sugarcube then goes back into the stables.'

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

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What the hell is that? Am I missing something, because that's got to be one of, if not the worst modern cover I've seen from the big 2. 

 

Oh my God, is that art from a Mad or Cracked Magazine parody story? Because it REALLY looks like it. 



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:31 AM

'Do you know what happens to a toad when it gets hit by lightning? If it's like me it asks for a sugarcube then goes back into the stables.'

 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:23 PM

So if I understand Marvel correctly the X-men won't be doing mutant stuff anymore, their mission statement is to be "generic Superhero team?"





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