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@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.

@  Bass X0 : (08 February 2020 - 05:20 AM)

MP-50 Tigatron and MP-51 Arcee revealed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 February 2020 - 02:26 PM)

SkiNNEERRR

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 February 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Superintendent Chalmers is hilarious too, or was when he was played straight. "An unrelated article." "mm hm." "Within the banner headline."

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 February 2020 - 09:03 PM)

"I'm not a real Mister but I am a real Burns I am an actual Burns..."


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Cyberverse More Than Meets the Eye Confusion

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#61 DeltaSeeker

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:33 PM

I have to wonder if Hasbro is doing this push to get kids more familiar with this style of characters before releasing them as Cyberverse.  They're even making costumed characters for a Carnival Cruise ship in this style.

 

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(from Transformer's Facebook page)

 

They just seem to be going to an awful lot of trouble to get these designs out, they've got to have some plan for them.


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#62 Jalaguy

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:49 PM

Well, I mean, all these things would have existed anyway. It's just that everyone's getting the same character references now.

It makes a lot of sense to have a consistent "franchise-neutral" aesthetic/branding, especially for rando things like cruise ship costumes and dollar-store figures. You base those on, say, the RID cartoon or the latest film or whatever, they're out of date in a few years - just look at something like Transformers: The Ride, with all its DOTM stuff - but do a "neutral" brand kit/style guide, and your stuff never goes out of fashion.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:23 PM

It's also worth nothing we have seen already branding material for Cyberverse (a logo, background and colors) in that Hasbro slide and no material with these designs follows that branding, instead using the generic logo and light blue backgrounds. The only way this can be material for the next show is if Hasbro just magically forgot everything they learned about branding in the last 30 years.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

Cyberverse Tarn

 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:46 PM

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:15 PM

Well, I mean, all these things would have existed anyway. It's just that everyone's getting the same character references now.

It makes a lot of sense to have a consistent "franchise-neutral" aesthetic/branding, especially for rando things like cruise ship costumes and dollar-store figures. You base those on, say, the RID cartoon or the latest film or whatever, they're out of date in a few years - just look at something like Transformers: The Ride, with all its DOTM stuff - but do a "neutral" brand kit/style guide, and your stuff never goes out of fashion.


That's a nice idea in theory, but these designs will almost certainly also be abandoned within a few years. Not that I don't think they think they're doing what you think. It's just really hard to make a mutable, collective entity subscriber to that kind of plan long enough for it to matter.

(Also, I'd probably argue that original trilogy movie designs are at this point only going to get as "dated" as the Sunbow designs, meaning people will recognize them forever.)

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:38 PM

Bumblebee's head and face design makes me think of that of his Generations Thrilling 30 toy.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

Honestly these designs just look soulless and awful. Hollow merchandise stock art for bland shelf-fillers.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:48 AM

 

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Transformers: Justice, Bolts and Gears


Transformers: Justice Bolts and Gears is a legal drama about a Recordibot judge and his grumpy Mini-Vehicle bailiff.

 

 

Who is a Recordibot? I've heard of Recordicons, but not them.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:00 AM

I merged and renamed the two threads that were basically discussing the same thing.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:01 AM

 

Transformers: More Than They Appear
Transformers: Justice, Bolts and Gears

Transformers: Justice Bolts and Gears is a legal drama about a Recordibot judge and his grumpy Mini-Vehicle bailiff.
 
 
Who is a Recordibot? I've heard of Recordicons, but not them.

Ah, I got that wrong. At some point "Recordabot" became a term for Autobot Recordicons.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:05 AM

The 4.5" dollar store figure of evergreen Megatron, which we previously saw in the Forbidden Leak, has appeared in the background of a photo of an internal mockup of POTP Predaking.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 09:29 AM

Full cardback for Grimlock (which I upscaled), plus art for Optimus and Megatron.

These are definitely the 4.5", seven-or-fewer-steps dollar-store figures we saw in the big leak. Grimlock certainly seems to be based in part on the IDW Roche design, so that's cool.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 09:48 AM

That looks pretty good. There's no reason why a simple toy can't do what it does well, and this looks like a really satisfying Grimlock.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 09:58 AM

Whoa, I might get into these. Like Cyber Battalion, but more G1 and more available.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:11 AM

That headsculpt does seem Rocheish. Looks nice overall. This is going to be interesting stuff. Possible sweet, sweet fodder.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:36 AM

What a beautiful dinosaur head for a terrible dinosaur. I wonder if it's his wings that are detached in the package, based on the "some assembly required" from the front insert. Also, his hilarious nubbin tail looks like he's a gecko who dropped it a couple of weeks ago.

 

I really like Megatron's art.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:58 AM

Did some maths: if those hands are 5mm, he'd be, like, 18cm tall, which is waaay too big for something on a blister card. So they're probably 3mm like Cyberverse stuff, which would put him far closer to the 4.5" toys from the leak. Said leak only listed Optimus, Bumblebee, Megatron and Starscream for that assortment, but I figure stuff can change?

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