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@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

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#261 unluckiness

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:35 AM

With all due respect, saying "these tiny, mostly structural parts follow the same design aesthetics" isn't a great argument for the point you're trying to make.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:38 AM

It puts weird emphasis on details as separate things rather than how they come together, which doesn't sound like what anyone else meant by aesthetics.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:42 AM

I agree that Sunstreaker fits a little better than Inferno, since the bulk of Inferno's sculpted lines are focused on his crotch whereas Sunstreaker has more delineations between parts. Plus, the bits of black help out since Inferno was a red robot man wearing gray briefs.

 

Still, I'm into the MP line mostly to see the engineering rather than filling the cast out or display so I'll buy it. Probably paint the black on Sunstreaker to match, silver the faces and add the G1 toy red shoulders while I'm at it. Hate the elf ears head though and will be seeking an alternative. 


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:50 AM

Just by that picture I wanna say that Sunstreaker manages something better than Sideswipe since he can look a little smug and braggy, but that might be because Sideswipe is just standing there.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:53 AM

The Sideswipe mold isn't a very posable toy.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:12 AM

All the "he looks like he's from a different toy line" comments just make me remember back when there were people who said Universe Hound looked more like an Animated toy and wouldn't mesh with their Classics figures.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 10:30 AM

I really think the head is driving the most noticeable difference.  Sunstreaker's head looks like it could have been pulled off of a DBZ Figuarts figure or something (very emotive in a manga-ese in style), whereas Sideswipe looks like a typical toy robot head.

 

Plus, Sideswipe is a lot more blocky, whereas Sunstreaker's body curves much more organically.

 

I'd be curious to see a more robot-esque head on Sunstreaker's body to see if that helps balance it out a bit.  Maybe a less expressive stance (gotta work with Sunstreaker cuz lawd knows Sideswipe is limited in movement/posing options).

 

Regardless, I am still hoping for a 3P head because the official one just does not work for me.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:31 AM

The difference in aesthetic wouldn't be so bad if they hadn't posed Sunstreaker to look like he's doing a little jig and going 'A-roody-toot toot, Sideswipe!'



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:32 AM

Man, that smiling Sunstreaker face is hugging creepy. I hope Takara realizes it's going to be the next "Hentai Woody".

 

All the "he looks like he's from a different toy line" comments just make me remember back when there were people who said Universe Hound looked more like an Animated toy and wouldn't mesh with their Classics figures.

I remember when "open hands" were a big reason that Animated toys wouldn't work in Classics, and then a bunch of Classics figures got open hands. :D

 

I'll grant it was one of several reasons, but it was still a given reason.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:57 AM

If Sunstreaker's ears had just been given ridges or vents inside all that plain, smooth yellow, people might be singing a different tune about the head.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:14 PM

The difference in aesthetic wouldn't be so bad if they hadn't posed Sunstreaker to look like he's doing a little jig and going 'A-roody-toot toot, Sideswipe!'


Well, that's more fun to look at than whatever Sideswipe is up to.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:36 AM

360 degrees turnaround.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:15 PM

I'm really liking the looks of this MP. I've been developing a lot more interest in the MP line lately, actually. I guess I have a weakness for those Sunbow designs.

 

Where does the tiny leg-stowed pistol come from? I'm sure it must be a specific moment in the 'toon but I can't remember it.

 

It's too bad Chip doesn't come with a floppy disk to rip in half. (sorry if this joke was made already, I didn't feel like reading this entire thread)


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:17 PM

I'm kind of curious now if Chip's wheelchair can flatten out and stow in the trunk.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:35 PM

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