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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  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!


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#441 Pale Rider

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:08 PM

I don't think Harmony Gold would approve of that.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:15 PM

In Robotech-adjacent news, Genesis Climber Mospeada is getting a sequel/side-story out of literally nowhere.

What's next, a Southern Cross revival?

 
Will it see the light of day outside Japan?

Legally? Almost certainly not.

As a Canadian, I will not let that stop me.


Have they even specified what format it's in? Anime gets spinoff media in other media often. Like, there's currently a GaoGaiGar sequel in the form of a novel with a new version of the theme song.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 05:12 AM

I don't think Harmony Gold would approve of that.

Harmony Gold barely approves of anything except legal action. 
 

The idea of more MOSPEADA is interesting. 


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 11:46 AM

I follow a Japanese Twitter account that is connected to the new Mospeada toys and Mook being released in Japan. They've been sharing a lot of pics of old Mospeada merch and a display of new/current merch on display in a store in Japan.

It's cool but every time the account shares pics it hurts me a little because it's all, obviously, mecha based. And I love the Mospeada mecha sure but my favorite part of Mospeada is the Inbit/Invid designs. I've just always loved the way they look and from what I can tell Japan doesn't care about those at all. There's like maybe one small poster with one Shock Trooper amongst all the shelves and tables of merch. I know that's not unusual for Japan but... sigh.

-ZacWilliam, I'd absolutely order instantly any modern Inbit toys or even decent sized model kits.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 10:10 PM

It's rare for the enemy mecha / monsters of any Japanese series to get much focus. Just the way things are. :/

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 03:26 PM

Very true. I mean, Macross is 99% Valks, everytime all the time.


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 05:33 PM


I know. Like I said in the post, I get that's just how villains/aliens/bad monsters are usually treated in Japanese series it just makes me sad cause I really like the Invid mecha designs a lot.

-ZacWilliam, I actually found a small model kit company that did a set of Invid models about two years ago and they look pretty great, but they're over a hundred bucks per kit and it's just too pricey for a relatively small model.
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Posted 04 August 2020 - 01:43 AM

It's rare for the enemy mecha / monsters of any Japanese series to get much focus. Just the way things are. :/

 

On the upside, that allowed the Zaku II to not be replaced with something more toyetic, ironically creating one of the most popular mech designs of all time.




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Posted 04 August 2020 - 06:39 AM

Yeah the Zaku seem to be the exception thankfully.

I did buy some Invid back when they were released in Exo Squad.

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 02:13 PM

In Robotech-adjacent news, Genesis Climber Mospeada is getting a sequel/side-story out of literally nowhere.

What's next, a Southern Cross revival?

Harmony Gold? THIS is how you make more Robotech.

 

Don't try to do something big and grand. Do a danged side story set during one of the four series and let it be its own thing.

 

Nobody asked for "The Continuing Adventures of Rick Hunter."

 

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 04:25 PM


Well... people asked for it in 1986 probably.

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 04:27 PM

They did try that. Kindof. As a kickstarter for a Robotech Academy series which, i think, was going to connect to where Robotech He Sentinels was going. But again, they burned so much good faith with the audience that people weren't as into it as they assumed.

 

me personally. While i agree side stories can be cool and interesting. I would be more open to it if the main story of Robotech had an actual definitive ending. I mean, New Generation ends with Scott heading if in search of the lost SDF-3. Shadow Chronicles tried (badly) with copious retcons, to follow that up. And yeah, its ver Rick Hunter ish, but i'd rather have a finale to the whole thing, then side stories. Than more  tales based in whats already happened, but from a different perspective.

 

the MOSPEADA side story sounds good because thst story is complete.

 

Just my opinion.


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Posted 04 August 2020 - 04:57 PM

I mean, Sentinels itself is basically a big side-story to the second and third generations. . .

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 07:29 PM

Everybody asks for the continuing adventures of Rick Hunter. If you make a Robotech thing without him, people go berserk. 

 

But absolutely, TNG is the good stuff and by far the most interesting era to explore. 


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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:50 PM

Many of the same Robotech fans who revere Commander Leonard also say that Rick is a war criminal for ordering the destruction of Earth with the Neutron-S missiles.


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 10:08 AM

Seriously?


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#457 Pale Rider

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 08:03 PM

Yep.  Even The Shadow Chronicles made mention of the fact that millions of people still lived on Earth at the time.





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