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@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:56 PM)

I've seen the icon on my Roku; always assumed it was just a slightly "classier" version of those bottom-of-the-barrel trash free streaming services that offer VHS transfers of the very worst the 70s and 80s had to offer

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:55 PM)

isn't tubitv one of those free services?

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 08:54 PM)

And I agree with you in principal, but tubi is neither canadian (or is it? *checks* nope.) nor an internet service provider. Don't get me wrong: rogers, telus, bell, et al. are all part of the problem, but not my current or specific problem.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

I wasn't talking about Bell or Rogers as ISPs, but as media providers. Sadly, the same companies that sell us the internet also happen to be broadcasting titans that own the distribution rights for most popular content

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 06:16 PM)

While I agree with you in principal: the problem here isn't the internet service providers. Though the onus of fixing it as a systemic problem is probably on them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 03:16 PM)

then how would honest Canadian companies like Rogers or Bell be able to overcharge you for content, or not even make the content available in your region for varied and unknowable reasons?

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:33 PM)

It's on the internet, but the internet is being treated like it's regional. It doesn't matter that I'm in canada, It's the internet. Stop enforcing outdated and completely arbitrary broadcast restrictions on the global telecommunication network.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

Nope, security is not my concern at all.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 April 2021 - 01:56 PM)

I mean, if you're not worried about security and just using it to access geolocked content, there are free vpns.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 11:43 AM)

To watch cartoons on a free streaming program? Might as well write my representative if I have to fix problems other people caused.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 April 2021 - 04:47 PM)

Sounds like time for a vpn.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2021 - 10:32 AM)

Aaannndddd no earthworm jim in canada. Thanks outdated broadcast standards.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Truly the crossover I never knew I needed in my life.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 April 2021 - 08:39 PM)

Dude! Tubi Tv has the Earthworm Jim cartoon! And Chuck Norris and Denver!

@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 April 2021 - 02:10 PM)

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@  Telly : (18 April 2021 - 02:00 PM)

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.


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#661 Unit Eleven

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:26 PM

Here we go again. With any luck, Windblade got most of the arguments out of people's systems.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:43 PM

Seems so far so good.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 08:48 AM

Give it time.



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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:49 AM


Edited by Paladin, 14 January 2021 - 10:50 AM.

Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 08:18 PM

It looks like they took the head, limbs, and backpack from a "more doll-like but otherwise typical" Arcee, and put them on the torso of something that was more heavily redesigned in ways I don't quite understand.

Why is everything pointing at her navel?

What even are the snake-looking things coming out of her chest, or the diamond-looking thing in between them?



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Posted 14 January 2021 - 08:28 PM

They're MtMtE greebles. 

 

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Stating the obvious, Windblade had a fair bit of that as well, but she started in that aesthetic. Since the line isn't specifically drawn from MtMtE, this Arcee is more a cutsified G1 version shoved through that filter.


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 14 January 2021 - 09:40 PM

It's not even really expressly IDW, although perhaps inspired a bit by it.  It was just artist Ban's artistic rendition of these Transformers characters, designing them in a way that was more sexy and muscular.


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Posted 15 January 2021 - 01:15 AM

I mean, they just did an IDW Rodimus and a somewhat dollified but fairly comics-based Windblade, so when the same panel style shows up on Arcee, I don't think it's a mystery where they came from, and it's nonetheless not an IDWI Arcee, any more than the IDW Rodimus was the G1 cartoon character, so. 🤷‍♀️


Edited by Copper Bezel, 15 January 2021 - 01:16 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 15 January 2021 - 04:08 AM

Considering they also did Autobot Megatron, I think it clear that someone over there was a fan of MTMTE.

 

Wonder if that should give me hope for a Nautica. A model would certainly be more affordable than buying the TR figure.



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Posted 15 January 2021 - 05:32 AM

I mean, they just did an IDW Rodimus and a somewhat dollified but fairly comics-based Windblade, so when the same panel style shows up on Arcee, I don't think it's a mystery where they came from, and it's nonetheless not an IDWI Arcee, any more than the IDW Rodimus was the G1 cartoon character, so. ‍♀️

Again, these ladies are expressly based on Ban's fanart, though.  I mean, he may have taken some inspiration from IDW's style when pioneering his own, but they're not a direct match for anything in the IDW books, but they are an exact match for his designs (well, after a slight redesign to make them somewhat less ecchi).  And the design control arts here are accredited to Ban.

 

While FlameToys has been doing some IDW-based models, that hasn't been the entirety of their output.  They launched the line with original design concepts from some of the artists from Studio Trigger, after all.


Edited by mx-01 archon, 15 January 2021 - 05:40 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2021 - 07:49 AM

My only complaint about this model is she uses the T30 figure's deco as a basis for hers. Which to me is less than optimal (with the black toes and light blue highlights).

Guess that changes things up a bit from her usual deco though.

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 07:51 AM

I've never really had a problem with that.  I liked the T30's modifications to her colour layout because they looked "sportier" to me.  They kinda reminded me of athletic wear.

 

I do believe that was the rough period that Ban first came up with these designs, as evidenced by the alternate Hunter colourscheme that he did up as well, so he was probably influenced by the T30 release.


Edited by mx-01 archon, 15 January 2021 - 07:54 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2021 - 11:27 PM

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:17 AM

They're releasing the Furai model Drift in Shattered Glass colors too. https://www.facebook...16185415212386/
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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:27 AM

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Just realized his sword is Moon. :love

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:30 AM

Ah yes, the classic myth of the moon stabbit.



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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:55 AM

Here we go again. With any luck, Windblade got most of the arguments out of people's systems.

 

lmao

 

At least Ban was willing to swing back this time, and it was pretty funny too

 


Edited by Sprocket, 16 January 2021 - 05:43 PM.

Being part of any fandom is fundamentally embarassing.

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 11:22 AM

Gonna need to see Leo Prime's ass before I can come to any conclusions.



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Posted 17 January 2021 - 12:07 PM

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Dammit. Another prepainted figure. I want the model kit!

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 12:25 PM

Genuinely amused by the designer's response to complaints about Arcee.



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