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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (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

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 03:43 PM)

Soon beam TV programs into brains with a neural transciever anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 03:28 PM)

I'm surprised they keep reducing the number of ports on TV's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 02:52 PM)

Ahh.. No.. I mean an HDMI 2.1 switcher box to give you more imputs on a TV. :D Those should have been released in preparation of the XSX and PS5 considering their touting 2.1 features. :D

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 02:25 PM)

Switch Pro, not even a thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 02:09 PM)

Wait... I read your statement wrong: I thought you meant the switch version 2.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 01:32 PM)

You do realize that the department that would be focusing on the HDMI 2.1 switch box would be different than the department working on PS5s?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 01:05 PM)

And nintendo wasn't competing with others for marketshare at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 12:54 PM)

Probably because there's already enough demand on the manufacturing infrastructure to pump out two of the three consoles at the same time? Nintendo's last release saw people waiting literal months for stock shortfalls to end.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 12:33 PM)

I just want to ask, why did no company get an HDMI 2.1 switch out in time for PS5/XSX


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#41 Broadside

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

That said: I've now decided that my ideal SG Drift would be the Rich Texan from the Simpsons. Same colours as regular Drift, but his robot mode looks like a suit with bolo tie instead of samurai armour, his helmet looks like a cowboy hat (with a nose-guard), and he turns into a muscle car with cow horns on the hood.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:24 PM

Other than the physical description, isn't greedy, gun toting, loud mouth basically what he wound up being? (Until Gobots)

(Just joking btw)

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:39 PM

Normal Drift is Genji, so SG Drift should clearly be McCree.
You thought Hanzo, but that's Deadlock.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:59 PM

Greg dropped some druthers so I'll throw in one of my own. I wanted to have Rodimus take on the identity of "Rodimus Prime, Supervillain from the Future.", basically using an armor-trailer (at one time I was looking at Energon Landmine as a body), he would make an excuse, go get in his armor, and pretend to be his future self as a Prime, time-travelling back to mess with Optimus, who falls for the gag every time no matter how obvious it is to everyone else. 



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:14 PM

A Naruto color scheme, while hilarious, would've never worked for SG Drift. He's the opposite of positive Drift, so he needs to be the exact opposite of a weeaboo.

And yet, a "weeaboo" is pretty much what Hydra wrote SG Drift as being.


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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:16 PM

I'd really love SG to be the Generations line theme for a year or so. Some of it would be redundant (OP, Megatron, etc) but I'm not sure all the major characters the club has done would be guaranteed a spot. Throw a handful of new molds in for kicks and the remainder can be remolds/repaints.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:18 PM

Dear god no
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:37 PM

I would at least like to see some SG sprinkled here & there from time to time. Which reminds me I still want that Shattered MP Prime

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:43 PM

I would at least like to see some SG sprinkled here & there from time to time.

 

Titans Return gave us SG Squeezeplay and SG Alpha Trion's upgraded form. ;)


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:55 PM

Eh mirror universe stories are best used sparingly. The longer they're out there, the more it's clear that things don't really make much sense, requiring increasingly convoluted explanations as to why things are so different but other things are exactly the same.

Edited by unluckiness, 18 July 2017 - 09:56 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:15 PM

 

I would at least like to see some SG sprinkled here & there from time to time.

 

Titans Return gave us SG Squeezeplay and SG Alpha Trion's upgraded form. ;)

 

 

And with any luck, we will know this week if "Coalescence" correctly predicted a TR Grotusque.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:41 PM

Eh mirror universe stories are best used sparingly. The longer they're out there, the more it's clear that things don't really make much sense, requiring increasingly convoluted explanations as to why things are so different but other things are exactly the same.

 

Isn't that how most alternate timeline stories work? Mathematically speaking, it makes no sense that anyone can find realities with familiar doppelgängers with ease if the multiverse has a nigh-infinite number of myriad diverse universes.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:45 PM

What "explanation" is needed beyond "the multiverse is weird yo"?

 

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:48 PM

Yeah, the only time mirror universes work anyway is when they're ridiculous.  Once you try to explain it and make it all serious, why is this even being done.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:29 PM

"If the fate of the universe, nay, the entire MULTIVERSE, is not put at risk on every other Tuesday, then what point even is there to living?!!!"

 

 

"We could just... go on a carefree adventure."


Edited by Sabrblade, 30 April 2018 - 11:13 PM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:43 AM

Normal Drift is Genji, so SG Drift should clearly be McCree.
You thought Hanzo, but that's Deadlock.

 

Would making SG Drift an actual cowboy be a little too close to SG Bludgeon? 

 

Alright so I helped develop (if you could call it that; it was always just a hint of an idea) the anime fan Naruto-Drift, but the idea for Drift that I pitched myself was that he was a wandering spiritual faith healer, who was actually able to focus the energy of his Ember and fix minor ailments. But as people begged him to visit their hometowns and started offering money to try to coerce him, he started to realize the more he "could do" the more people were willing to offer him. He began to make false claims about the limits of his ability. He rose to televangelist fame, having his own TV show where he performed grandiose "miracles". He would fix the blind, the mute, the paralyzed.... Even claiming to have brought back the dead. But his empire collapsed when Optimus Prime, fearing Drift was becoming a rival, sent a spy in to expose Drift's frauds. Then after Drift lost it all, Optimus strolled in with an offer - work for him and Drift would get all the money he wanted. Drift couldn't refuse and didn't ask what he was getting paid to do, which ultimately turned out to be the Autobot wet work. Optimus had taken a healer and made him a killer, something in which the sadist found no end to his sick pleasure.

 

Which... I guess could still be the unexplored back story for Mech with a Mouth! :D

 

Yeah, the only time mirror universes work anyway is when they're ridiculous.  Once you try to explain it and make it all serious, why is this even being done.

 

"If the fate of the universe, nay, the entire MULTIVERSE, is not put at risk on every other Tuesday, then what point even is there to living?!!!"

 

 

"We could just... go on an carefree adventure."

 

You know, this here is why I don't mind all the multiverse stuff happening in SG.

 

SG took all of the brand's typical character and plot quirks and twisted up their absurdity and ridiculousness. So if you take one of the "usual" universal doomsday plots that Transformers fiction face at least once in their lifespan, what better place to amp the threat up to the multiversal level than SG?

 

(Though that said, I might have preferred the events that led to the multiversal kerfluffin be just as silly. Like instead of it being that Ultra Magnus is evil and greedy, it was actually the two Octopunches meeting, firing at each other, and accidentally tearing a hole in the multiverse as their harpoon lasers collided. Because a single universe just can't handle two Octopunches.)


Edited by NightViper, 19 July 2017 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:44 AM

<== Still wants SG Dirge.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:56 AM

I'm shocked.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:38 AM

I'm a bit surprised we never got to see SG versions of Thrust and Ramjet.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:45 AM

*shrugs*

 

Thrust and Ramjet have never really had the character "hook" that Dirge does. He's practically a meme. Thrust is...what?...a cowardly bully? Not really interestingly reversible. And what would Ramjet be? A guy who doesn't headbutt things and hates toast?

 

I mean, maybe you could get a riff going about Ramjet being a Sunstreaker-type with an awesome, indestructible head that he refuses to use lest it get scuffed, but...





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