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@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)

KHAAAAAAAN

@  PlutoniumBoss : (31 July 2020 - 03:04 PM)

Bueller? Bueller?

@  Jet : (31 July 2020 - 11:31 AM)

DONKEY!

@  Maximus Ambus : (31 July 2020 - 06:55 AM)

Spanner

@  Xaaron : (31 July 2020 - 06:49 AM)

Jetstorm

@  Nevermore : (31 July 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Tankor

@  SG Roadbuster : (31 July 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Overrun

@  lastmaximal : (31 July 2020 - 01:33 AM)

Buckethead

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 07:15 PM)

Now I wonder how many Transformers we can name with the fewest possible different names.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:38 PM)

Ransack. That's like another 20 or so.


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#41 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:22 AM

Angry skull dump truck Optimus Prime might be fun. 
 
Oh, right.
 
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It already was kinda.


I need to dig him out again, once you crack the waist joint that guy's a ball.
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#42 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:45 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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This is such a Krok.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:48 PM

Photos from the Hong Kong convention Toy Soul of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Hound, Drift, Star Saber, Starscream, and Tarn.

 

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

Daaaayum.


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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 December 2017 - 12:34 AM

Is it me, or are all toys displayed in Asian toy shows, or in magazines posed the same way? Crotch out, head down. Look at Prime and Starscream. They're both posed that way.




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#46 Copper Bezel

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:38 AM

Gallery mirror

 

It's the sculpts in this case. Prime particularly is in permanent pelvic thrust mode. (And it is awesome.)


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 December 2017 - 01:05 AM

Is it me, or are all toys displayed in Asian toy shows, or in magazines posed the same way?


Uh, no? There's at least three of them not posed that way in this picture for example.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 15 December 2017 - 01:07 AM.


#48 Copper Bezel

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:11 AM

They're not super-robot styled, though. = ] And not all have ab crunches....

 

We had a discussion about the giant robot pelvic thrust in Mayhem recently. I think it's just the super robot dorsoventral corollary to contrapposto. Like Escher Girls but arguably actually sexy. And for robots. 

 

Edit: It's also pleasantly unlike reaching for your purse. 

 

Edit also:

 

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Edited by Copper Bezel, 15 December 2017 - 01:17 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 December 2017 - 09:39 AM

Can... Can we please get Trigger to do the next series after Cyberverse? Or hell, maybe another series targeted to older fans like the Prime Wars trilogy? I'd trust them to make something way better than those hacks at Machinima.

 

Tengen Toppa Transformers is something I've wanted for years.


Edited by Jetstream C-18, 15 December 2017 - 09:39 AM.

D&D has to report to shareholders. Pathfinder only has to impress its neckbeards.


#50 Copper Bezel

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:24 AM

Yeah, they're definitely one studio where I'd be guaranteed to love whatever they did with the property. Both fictionally and design-wise. Maybe literally the only studio on the planet I could say that about. 

 

That said, it isn't indicated anywhere I can see that Amemiya designed the other three kits, but they're definitely consistent with the style. I love how it comes together in Bumblebee particularly. I really dig how the limbs are sculpted - just so damn many interesting angles all over with these guys. Hound is the "boring" one and even he's got a hell of a lot going on.

 

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Action Master helicopter pack is also cute. = ]


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 December 2017 - 11:47 AM

There are a lot of nice touches with these.  Like G1 Bumblebee with a hammer, and Prime's axe being an axle (I'm presuming).


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:52 AM

They couldn't have made Bee's car parts much less Beetle-like, could they?



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:59 AM

I don't think Prime is meant to turn into a Peterbilt, either.

 

Edit: I love those panels sweeping back from his shoulders derived from the G1 toy, though.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 15 December 2017 - 12:08 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 16 February 2018 - 09:34 PM

http://news.tfw2005....del-kits-358751

 

You know if we were going to get a G1 rehash...why couldn't we have gotten the Trigger style?

I don't care if they don't transform, they just feel so fresh while still traditional.



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:36 PM

Color images of the figure:



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Posted 18 March 2018 - 01:58 AM

Daaaaamn he looks good in color. I'm still looking forward to the model kits and not really in the tax bracket of the audience for the figures, but that's a really, really pretty paint job.


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 18 March 2018 - 08:17 AM

He does look great.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:46 AM

I’d love to have that Tarn but no action figure is worth $300 or whatever they’re for it.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:22 AM

Are the model kits supposed to be gunpla style, where they just snap together and are molded in the appropriate colors without necessarily needing to be painted?

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:37 AM

I don't think anything has been said, which probably means gunpla style. We've only seen the gray test shots so far to my knowledge. It'd be terribly strange for them not to be in color to some degree, since that's standard for robot kits. That doesn't of course automatically entail a Kotobukiya-style approach where everything is molded in color, the "paint apps" are separate inserts, and some details are tampographed outright.


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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