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@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:31 PM)

Wonderful audio separation and balance.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:29 PM)

For Transformers The Movie 86

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM)

I will say, the blu ray remaster, especially the audio is pretty spot on. Watching it on Apple TV has been enlightening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 09:00 PM)

Vode An!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

I do not overly care for the Bad Batch, but it will be interesting to see what the animated series will bring to the table.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

Alpha, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, and the Muunilinst 10 are quite the contrast to what we have at present in Disney canon.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Who else here read the pre-2008 Clone Commandos and ARC Troopers back in the day?

@  tigerhawk : (30 November 2020 - 05:04 PM)

Monoliths in Utah and Romania.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  tigerhawk : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  tigerhawk : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words


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#1 The Predaking

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:36 PM

http://www.ign.com/a...ming-to-blu-ray

 

The 1993 theatrical film is finally coming to Blu-ray this July! Definitely a must get for me!


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:53 PM

About...hugging...time!

Hmm, ability to see it in both 16x9 or 4x3. Nice...but who the hell in the age of widescreen televisions would watch anything in 4x3 if given a choice?

Hmm, only special feature listed is the theatrical trailer? I hope that changes. I mean, I'll buy it anyway just to have the best animated Batman movie ever on Bluray. But the fact is, I already have 2 DVD's of this (one 16x9 with the trailer and one 4x3 with the trailer and Subzero in 4x3 on the flip side). So while I guess I'll be getting it anyway, it would be nice if I got more than just an upconvert of what I already have.

I mean, could we maybe at least get a commentary? Maybe a couple interviews?
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

I'll buy it. All I've got for it is a VHS copy.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:22 PM

I have a VHS copy somewhere. I put all my VHS tapes into storage though. I figure I've either already gotten DVD/Bluray copies of everything I want updated, or it's been so long since I've watched them, I probably don't need them any more any way.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:28 PM

VHS and DVD here, I will get this.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

You guys make me feel so good knowing what a VHS is. :)
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:20 PM

About...hugging...time!

Hmm, ability to see it in both 16x9 or 4x3. Nice...but who the hell in the age of widescreen televisions would watch anything in 4x3 if given a choice?

Hmm, only special feature listed is the theatrical trailer? I hope that changes. I mean, I'll buy it anyway just to have the best animated Batman movie ever on Bluray. But the fact is, I already have 2 DVD's of this (one 16x9 with the trailer and one 4x3 with the trailer and Subzero in 4x3 on the flip side). So while I guess I'll be getting it anyway, it would be nice if I got more than just an upconvert of what I already have.

I mean, could we maybe at least get a commentary? Maybe a couple interviews?

 

It is going to be from a new scan, so the quality should be a bit better than just upconverting. And I am sure that they will throw in some more special features, it just the trailer mentioned as that was in Warner's press release about it. 


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:33 PM

4x3 was the original aspect ratio, I believe, as it was a made-for-TV movie in the era of 4x3 screens.  It was only later that it got a theatrical presentation.  So including that aspect ratio makes sense.

 

I've been meaning to order a number of titles from Warner Archives all at once, as they're not that easy to get a hold of up here in Canada.  Some show up on Amazon, but the only way to get many seems to be directly from the Warner Archives website.  This is a good opportunity.  Time After Time and Demon Seen are also great releases from them.  Despite the "Manufactured on Demand" description that Warner Archives Blu-Rays have, they're actually pressed discs so nobody has to worry about inferior BD-Rs like the Sony Choice Collection discs.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:41 AM

You guys make me feel so good knowing what a VHS is. :)


Yeah, but do they know what a BetaMaxx was? :)

Anyway, this news is awesome and a long time coming. Phantasm would have, if WB had tried to advertise it properly, the best Batman film to date (in '93). Certainly better than Batman Forever. When an animated Bat film can be weightier and more poignant than the 'grown up' live action film. I think its time to reevaluate.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:56 AM

That was one of the things I loved most about it. I mean, it never got gratuitous. All the violence had a point to it. But for a movie based directly on a "kids show" it sure didn't pull a lot of punches. I mean, people actually died...rather horribly. But again, nothing gratuitous. It just took its audience seriously and wasn't afraid to let the story be what it was.

I still think it's the best Batman animated movie to come out. Hell, I'd say it rates as one of the better Batman movies period. Sure the direct to video movies have allowed themselves to no longer be directed at kids any more. But that was only half the point. The emotional impact of Phantasm and the weight they put behind it...I just haven't seen it matched since.
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:37 AM

I still think that Batman Beyond: Return of the the Joker is a better animated batman film, but I can see why some would rank this higher.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:15 AM

Agreed. Phantasm managed to successfully introduce 2 characters (well ok, there are the same person, but still), make you care/get invested in them, weave them seamlessly not only into the history of Batman journey from lonely orphan to masked avenger, but also into The Jokers past.

And do all this while retelling the origin, a murde mystery and a love story?

It beats the vast majority of other Bat films.

Also, i think my biggest gripe with tye more recent DC animated fair, is a gripe i have with certain storytelling in general. The higher rating should lead to more mature and complex stories. Yet sometimes the writers confuse 'mature' for pointless grim violence, sex and overdone swearing. They all have their uses, but Phantasm did it all while still being a kids film.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:21 AM

Hmm, ability to see it in both 16x9 or 4x3. Nice...but who the hell in the age of widescreen televisions would watch anything in 4x3 if given a choice?

 

Someone who wants to see the whole movie the way it was originally intended to be shown, instead of just cropping out the top and bottom of the screen. I have to assume they're going to use some pan-and-scan as well, since the 4x3 screen grabs that I can find do a great job of utilizing the whole frame.


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Yep.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:36 AM

I look forward to adding to this to my collection.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:29 PM

As much as I love Phantasm, last time I watched it I liked Sub Zero better. Because SZ was that good!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

MOTP does that thing that BTAS was great at- make Batman human. The whole story of how Bruce very nearly gave up pursuing his crusade before it even started is brilliantly handled. That whole scene where he's begging his parents for forgiveness, forgiveness they'd give but he feels he doesn't deserve...wow.

Really hate how rest of DCAU just gave us Batman, Cynical Meme God.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:55 AM

Return of the Joker was better for me. It still had the mystery aspect down too.

Phantasm was ok but i couldn't reconcile Joker in a futuristic theme park (over a theater or carnival). And Phantasm and Joker disappearing in smoke is such a cop out. Batman escaping the explosion by convenient sewer line was just a coincidence too.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:55 AM

Return of the Joker was better for me.

 

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:19 PM

I never saw the VHS, but I own both the censored and uncensored versions. The censored one had the better commentary. The uncensored is just better over all.
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:44 AM

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