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@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

I'd have loved it if Studio Series Grimlock offered a superior Volcanicus....

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>


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#21 Powered Convoy

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 06:58 AM

I kind of want one.

 

But that price is oof!


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:02 AM

Yeah. It's not even a particularly large toy, under eight inches / 20 cm. I don't know if it's just an exceptionally short run item or what.

Edit: Does anyone know what the samurai mask represents? I'm not up to date on IDW and didn't know if it was something that had actually shown up.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 July 2017 - 07:05 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 28 July 2017 - 07:39 AM

I'm thinking it's an homage to his movie appearance.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:15 AM

$300!!!

 

Looking at those pictures, I was almost ready to place an order.  But not for that price!  I might be willing to go up to $150.



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:16 AM

https://www.allspark...r-announcement/

Prototypes of a Tarn action figure and a weird-looking Optimus model kit. Also, Star Saber announced.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:25 AM

The Optimus reminds me of Masami Obari's Optimus (even thought it isn't).


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:32 AM

Transformers that don't TRANSFORM don't mean jack.

 
It means exactly Jack!
 
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Well this thread quickly went to Pot.

I dunno, I think it's still pretty Rad.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:09 AM

I have no idea why I'd bother with this when I can buy actual transforming versions for at most half the price.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:24 AM

I got real excited when I saw that Tarn. But then I saw the company that's making it. I maintain my first statement.

 

 

 

Transformers that don't TRANSFORM don't mean jack.

Do you also expect Spider-Man toys to do anything a spider can?

 

 

This is such a false equivalency I can't even.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:52 AM

I got real excited when I saw that Tarn. But then I saw the company that's making it. I maintain my first statement.

 

 

 

Transformers that don't TRANSFORM don't mean jack.

Do you also expect Spider-Man toys to do anything a spider can?

 

 

This is such a false equivalency I can't even.

 

Yeah. Transformers toys generally do transform.

No Spider-Man toys to date (that I am aware of) have caught thieves just like flies.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 11:40 AM

To be honest, you're always going to give up something in the look for the transformation, and it's never going to look quite as clean and complete as a figure like this can, so there's a niche. But not for 2-3 times the price of comparable robot figures.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 July 2017 - 11:41 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 28 July 2017 - 11:48 AM

Hasbro won't license a transformable Transformer to another company. So any licensed third party stuff will always be of the non-transformable type.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

I was interested in Tarn, but $300 for an action figure?  Nope.



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

Hasbro won't license a transformable Transformer to another company. So any licensed third party stuff will always be of the non-transformable type.

Yeah, we just had the requisite knee-jerk "what's the point of a Transformer that doesn't transform" stuff there and whether it's by Hasbro fiat or not, the toy is the the toy it is. But it wouldn't look this nice in the details as a transforming figure no matter who made it (whether that's HasTak or MMC.)

 

That Optimus Prime model kit is bizarre. Mostly the fact that the redesign looks quite sexy in the drawing but (baggy) pants in plastic form, like the reverse of the Drift figure's interpretation of the comic design.

 

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Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 July 2017 - 12:14 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 28 July 2017 - 12:13 PM

Maybe that drawing was done with consideration for only one angle, or the artist was of the mind that it wouldn't be interpreted quite so literally.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:50 PM

 

I got real excited when I saw that Tarn. But then I saw the company that's making it. I maintain my first statement.

 

 

 

Transformers that don't TRANSFORM don't mean jack.

Do you also expect Spider-Man toys to do anything a spider can?

 

 

This is such a false equivalency I can't even.

 

Yeah. Transformers toys generally do transform.

No Spider-Man toys to date (that I am aware of) have caught thieves just like flies.

 

 

Yes.. thank you... that... what Creature SH said.  :thumbsup


Edited by Megaplex Prime, 28 July 2017 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

One only wonders what the hypothetical truck mode would look like...

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 03:03 PM

Angry skull dump truck Optimus Prime might be fun. 

 

Oh, right.

 

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It already was kinda.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 28 July 2017 - 03:03 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 30 July 2017 - 05:02 AM

Gunpla fans can tell you that kit prototypes often don't look as sharp as the retail product will.

Also, more Trigger design involvement, please. I know it's the anime hipster thing to hate them now but I love their stuff.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:31 AM

The proportions and angles are all just subtly off from the art, though. Optimus Lagann looks great, I'd watch that anime, the kit is not capturing it.


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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