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@  Maximus Ambus : (22 August 2019 - 02:35 AM)

No changes with me. To life immortal.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:13 PM)

A French version named Eht Reht. Oh wait...

@  wonko the sane? : (21 August 2019 - 11:07 AM)

The most dangerous words in the english language: "I have money..."...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2019 - 04:43 AM)

Zombie version, Hot Rot.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:58 AM)

A chef version named Hot Pot.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:57 AM)

Does that hold true for the accent of any British Allsparkers here?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:56 AM)

I was reading some GoBots + Transformers discussion on Twitter and saw a British user point out that "BuggyMan" can sound like "boogeyman".

@  Otaku : (20 August 2019 - 11:28 PM)

@Sabrblade Part of me wishes I had purchased the coffee cup with that comic when it was for sale.  The rest of me knows I didn't have the money for it. XD

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2019 - 07:59 PM)

That's the Superdeformers version. He uses the MacGuffix to warm up his coffee.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 07:56 PM)

A bodybuilder version named Hot Bod.

@  unluckiness : (20 August 2019 - 07:43 PM)

A psychedelic-colored repaint named Pot Rod

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 August 2019 - 07:42 PM)

Runner-up dumb idea: A Bizarro-like clone of Hot Rod named Not Rod.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 August 2019 - 06:25 PM)

One of the dumbest TF ideas I ever had: Hot Rod (by whatever means) produces a son, who is named "Go-Cart".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:06 PM)

In its current form, DS9 is eventually going to fade from the public consciousness. Even on modern top-of-the-line displays, those old SD masters look like trash, and there's only so long younger generations will be able to stomach them. I can only imagine how they'll look when everyone has ultra-short throw projectors casting 120" images on their walls

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:05 PM)

It's definitely offputting, but Trek is one property I'd be willing to hold my nose and open my wallet for. I care far more about DS9 being available in the long-term, and for future generations, than my distaste for corporate greed

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:39 PM)

'Pay up now and fund this remaster we'll be able to profit from for decades, as this will be your only chance to get that show you like on BluRay... Until the superdeluxe re-release with even more stuff and a metal box.'

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:14 PM)

Stuff they're intending to remaster anyway for their streaming service would become crowdfunding projects.

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:09 PM)

I love DS9, but there is something offputting about giving money direct to Viacom for a project like this, probably because it would set a bad precedent. Given how moneygrubbing they are, it would quickly become their go-to solution for any old show they want remastered rather than dipping their hands in their own deep pockets.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 02:48 PM)

A crowdfunding probably wouldn't be that outrageous. The DS9 Documentary "What We Left Behind" that was recently released on blu-ray managed to raise nearly $650,000 on IndieGoGo. Imagine how much fans might contribute if it were guaranteed the remaster would happen provided the goal was reached.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 04:10 AM)

Let me call on my friend Dr Rockso, the Rock 'n Roll Clown. (He does cocaine.)

@  Nutjob R/T : (20 August 2019 - 12:48 AM)

New crowdfunding project: We need to get enough nose candy for the Paramount execs to keep 'em up long enough to get DS9 squeezed out

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.

@  Tieria Prime : (17 August 2019 - 02:11 AM)

Hi friends

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:05 AM)

So only if Viacom/Paramount has actively trademarked the term "multi-vector assault mode", offered goods or services under that name and has been offering those goods and services in recent years, Hasbro cannot offer goods or services under that name in the same category.


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#301 Msol

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:32 PM

Does anyone else get the sense that these are Hasbros only, with no Takara involvement? That Grimlock just feels that way.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:45 PM

If that Optimus is going to be 7" and it's not super herd to get a hold of, then he's definitely going to the back of my IDW Optimus Prime (2016) shelf

Does anyone else get the sense that these are Hasbros only, with no Takara involvement? That Grimlock just feels that way.

Have they ever released other Ultra Budget toys like the soap bottlesque titan toys in Japan?

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:43 PM

Out of curiosity, how well do these things stand? Given how hollow their feet/lower legs are I could see them maybe having a little trouble.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:19 AM

If that Optimus is going to be 7" and it's not super herd to get a hold of, then he's definitely going to the back of my ID Optimus Prime (2016) shelf

Does anyone else get the sense that these are Hasbros only, with no Takara involvement? That Grimlock just feels that way.

Have they ever released other Ultra Budget toys like the soap bottlesque titan toys in Japan?

 

Nope.  Closest thing were some Kabaya that may have been inspired by some past figures.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

New elbows? Extra paint? What is this madness? What's next - upsizing & diecast?

 

........aaaand I've just copped on that they ARE upsized.  :doh

 

Did Hasbro just Wei Jiang themselves?



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

Does anyone else get the sense that these are Hasbros only, with no Takara involvement? That Grimlock just feels that way.

I wondered that myself.  It's probably a Hasbro Asia initiative like Cyber Battalion.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

Someone remind me, has Takara sold small figures that went under the Hasbro label "Legion Class"? I want to say that in the case of RiD2015 and TLK, they haven't, but I have never paid much attention to Legends of Cybertron/Legends Class/Legion Class.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

Someone remind me, has Takara sold small figures that went under the Hasbro label "Legion Class"? I want to say that in the case of RiD2015 and TLK, they haven't, but I have never paid much attention to Legends of Cybertron/Legends Class/Legion Class.

Yeah, they called them some variation of EZ Collection, (IIRC) more often than not.

Lots of random store exclusives too, but I think they skipped TLK.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:52 PM

I bet the jerks who design elbows to bend that way are the same people responsible for all those vertical videos.

 

Otherwise, for literal dollar store toys they do the job well enough. I like how Grimlock's dino legs have better proportions than the PotP toy. Oh Hasbro. And all the robot heads look pretty nice.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:30 AM

That Grimlock, with some work, may lead my PotP Dinobots. Only to be swapped out with the actual PotP Grimlock when they combine, which will only happen when a rare strain of boredom hits. 



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:26 AM

I bet the jerks who design elbows to bend that way are the same people responsible for all those vertical videos.
 
Otherwise, for literal dollar store toys they do the job well enough. I like how Grimlock's dino legs have better proportions than the PotP toy. Oh Hasbro. And all the robot heads look pretty nice.


Jerks who design elbows like that are just looking for a hug.

So when they get called "jerks", they need more hugs, and therefore design more elbows like that.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:02 AM

No hug from me until they learn to give a hug about correct joint design. :p

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:19 AM

You guys need to learn about the anatomical position.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:19 PM

They should put the fists on at 45° in between, half-supinated, and split the difference.


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 21 January 2018 - 01:56 AM

Have dollar store figures ever been Deluxe-sized, or is that too big for market six products?


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:17 AM

Good question. I know those chains have carried larger products before - I remember seeing the Classics "Ultimate Battle" two-pack in at least one dollar chain - but I don't know what's been specifically marketed to them beyond the Legends and Kre-O repacks. Presumably these 7" Authentics will retail around $10 if the 4.5" ones are meant to retail at $5. 


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 21 January 2018 - 11:52 AM

There was a long stretch where there were Universe-packaged Energon Deluxes that were the sole province of market-six-type stores.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 12:48 PM

Battle in a Box was market 6.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:46 PM

I remember purchasing Transformers Cybertron Metroplex at Family Dollar way back when.  They also had Cybertron Menasor.



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:01 PM

I remember purchasing Transformers Cybertron Metroplex at Family Dollar way back when.  They also had Cybertron Menasor.

Any chance it was the Metroplex with Clocker bonus pack?  I got Metroplex/Clocker and Megatron/Hardtop at Family Dollar for $15 each.  Never saw the Optimus/Brakedown set.  All of them were originally Walmart exclusives but eventually ended up at Family Dollar.

 

Speaking of larger toys, Dollar General also had the Energon role play toys (Megatron Energon Sword and Optimus Prime Energon Blaster) in Powerlinx Battle packaging. 

 

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