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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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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.


Edited by Megaplex Prime, 28 July 2017 - 09:25 AM.

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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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