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@  Steevy Maximus : (21 April 2018 - 08:52 PM)

Just a few more days until my Battletech key goes live on GOG...

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 April 2018 - 08:51 PM)

The first Transformers live action film really IS a lot better than what popular culture has made it out to be.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2018 - 08:27 PM)

I dunno if I'd go that far. I enjoyed the first Bayformers more than the MMPR Movie remake

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2018 - 08:22 PM)

For the record, it was better than the (live-action) Transformers movies.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 08:21 PM)

No, I wasn't at the krispy kreme when I beat them. Wait, what?

@  Paladin : (21 April 2018 - 08:13 PM)

go back to Krispy Kreme

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 07:08 PM)

I beat five teenagers with attitude before, I can do it again.

@  Pennpenn : (21 April 2018 - 07:02 PM)

Great, after ten thousand years Wonko is free again. Does this mean more Power Rangers are needed? Again?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 April 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Ah, the layer of ice that froze it shut finally melted?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 09:14 AM)

Oh my god! GUYS! It's actually warm enough I was able to open my window!

@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 11:14 PM)

Eh, I guess. He did fairly well on his own as an independent in his first appearance and such.

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 10:04 PM)

@Sabrblade Vulture tends to fare poorly as his own boss. Working for a great version of Doc Ock ain't a bad gig... and I did ask if about "bad" as opposed to "not the best". ;)

@  Plokatron : (20 April 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Egon1982 No my friend Mutator Spiders as in get caught in their web and you are mutated into a even more animalistic creature than you were. Hordika were Half Sentient beings half Wild animal and unlike Spiderman it affected each race slightly differnt with Toa being of a similar mutation to each other. My guess for Spiderman is he would become more spider like but with a inside skeletal structure hmm wonder what Visorak Venom would do to CNA make Dinobot Predacon like monsters or something wild?!

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 04:15 PM)

compared to the "youth-sucking" gimmick from the other series? BIG step up.

@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 03:57 PM)

@Otaku: What about that show's take on Vulture? He had potential at first but he eventually just settled into being a lackey rather than his own boss.

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:44 PM)

Did anyone else thought Thunder in Big Trouble in Little China when he was inflating looked like a garbage pail kid before he blew up into salad? I always thought that since seeing the movie in theaters at age 5. 

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Mutator spiders as in man-spider?

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Shocker was a pretty good villain in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. Wait, does that count since I can't think of a bad take on any character from that series? ;)

@  Arazyr : (20 April 2018 - 09:26 AM)

Ontario/Detroit area? Yeah. Supposedly, you could feel it from where I live, but I didn't notice. I never feel these things. 8(

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 07:08 AM)

so that WAS an earthquake last night...

@  Plokatron : (19 April 2018 - 09:43 PM)

Webhead Vs. Mutater Spiders. Hmmm I can see this ending badly with HordikaMan Hey maybe it'd make Venom catchable with spider sense.

@  Broadside : (19 April 2018 - 09:16 PM)

Can't wait for Spider-Man to fight the Visorak

@  RichardT1977 : (19 April 2018 - 05:32 PM)

Aw, man!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2018 - 04:47 PM)

SNIPER NO SNIPING

@  Bass X0 : (19 April 2018 - 04:33 PM)

SNIPERER!

@  Paladin : (19 April 2018 - 10:34 AM)

hated that game. damn sniper level's insane.

@  Plokatron : (19 April 2018 - 08:21 AM)

You know what's funny? Both Spiderman and Bionicle have a title in common. Web of Shadows. :p

@  Liege : (19 April 2018 - 08:03 AM)

Don't mocks the Shocker!

@  unluckiness : (19 April 2018 - 04:46 AM)

But he's the second lamest Spider-Man villain

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 April 2018 - 10:56 PM)

You know.. for all intents and purposes, Shocker should have won in Kamen Rider 71.

@  Plokatron : (18 April 2018 - 06:55 PM)

:wtf :D :wtf Can't wait can't wait just a couple more days and I'm at Comiccon Cape! Gonna be a blast! I hope they have that freaking proper Master Sword Replica this year with the black handel (I love the one from the old comic drawn by the guy who did Cyborg 009)!!!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 April 2018 - 05:55 AM)

Found on Cranialtome.

@  unluckiness : (18 April 2018 - 05:32 AM)

Oh, so MP-scaled Bill Cypher with stupidly fiddly hands.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2018 - 08:47 AM)

through a third party on facebook.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 April 2018 - 11:30 PM)

Did the Vok know Bill Cipher?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 April 2018 - 08:09 PM)

See my thread ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2018 - 01:32 PM)

Do you mean physically without actually wiring them up?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2018 - 01:32 PM)

Uh... how do you not know?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 April 2018 - 12:46 PM)

I'm wondering if HP stuck in an extra 128SDD + 3TB HDD into the computer I bought for $850

@  Benbot : (16 April 2018 - 11:58 AM)

"OH"

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2018 - 11:06 AM)

"Semper Fi"

@  EShadowP : (16 April 2018 - 10:36 AM)

"Simper-Fi" :thumbsup

@  Plokatron : (16 April 2018 - 12:31 AM)

Oh my word it is true. The greatest Gunnery Sargent to live is now gone. Gunny I know I'd of never cut the mustard if you were my CO but as I friend I would of been humbled and honored to know a man who truly knew the corp. May the jackets always be full metal and no watermelon left standing. Forgive the jokes there but you made it clear you hated watermelons with how many you sliced, blasted and plain disintegrated on Tv. :thumbsup  (Why do we not have a Wheeljack salute emot?)  Simper-Fi Carry on Gunny see you up there in the great kingdom one day hope you enjoy the company of my great uncles and everyone who you saw last on that field of honor.

@  Plokatron : (16 April 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Wait what!!!!!!! Gunny is dead!!!!

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2018 - 09:37 PM)

RIP, R. Lee Ermey :(

@  B-Fox : (15 April 2018 - 02:06 PM)

If yer yellah!

@  Otaku : (15 April 2018 - 07:55 AM)

@fourteenwings If not, it is really, really close. Then again, maybe you shouldn't trust me. I liked the jacket. XD

@  fourteenwings : (15 April 2018 - 05:32 AM)

Bill Maher?

@  Bass X0 : (15 April 2018 - 03:52 AM)

Should we as a society change our way of life, culture and general thinking to that which people fifty years from now could look back without being judgemental of our ways? Today we look back at people from fifty years ago and openly criticise things that were considered acceptable and normal back then as not fitting in with our modern day standards that we have to censor them, or have the disclaimer that's just how it was back then. So surely things we as a population consider normal and acceptable today may not fit in with the standards of fifty years from now. But how do we know what would be acceptable and normal fifty years from now that we are supposedly doing wrong today? We don't. That's the point when we are applying modern day standards and way of thinking to a time fifty years ago.

@  Plokatron : (14 April 2018 - 11:09 PM)

Thank you my friend. I hope so too.


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#141 Sabrblade

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

The description does say the product and colors are different.  So I'm guessing the sword isn't final.

 

Glad to hear that. I just rechecked the final battle scene that featured that sword and the sword definitely had a purple hue in the cartoon (and a glowing green aura, but the lack of that on the toy is understandable). It wasn't dull gray.


Edited by Sabrblade, 08 November 2017 - 01:22 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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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.

#142 Powered Convoy

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:49 PM

 

The description does say the product and colors are different.  So I'm guessing the sword isn't final.

 

Glad to hear that. I just rechecked the final battle scene that featured that sword and the sword definitely had a purple hue in the cartoon (and a glowing green aura, but the lack of that on the toy is understandable). It wasn't dull gray.

 

Still doesn't explain the different sword handle present though.  :doh




#143 Sabrblade

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:47 PM

 

 

The description does say the product and colors are different.  So I'm guessing the sword isn't final.

 

Glad to hear that. I just rechecked the final battle scene that featured that sword and the sword definitely had a purple hue in the cartoon (and a glowing green aura, but the lack of that on the toy is understandable). It wasn't dull gray.

 

Still doesn't explain the different sword handle present though.  :doh

 

Wouldn't the explanation for that just be as simple as "To let him hold the sword better than before"?


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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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.

#144 Powered Convoy

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

One would hope.  But they showed the original GFC handle in the promotional photos.

 

It'd be neat if he had both honestly.




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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:00 PM

Looking at the photos, it's the same handle as before.

 

The Bumblebee next to him was throwing me off, as I thought the handle ended before the figure standing there, but it continues behind the Bumblebee (you can see it behind BB in the mirror behind both figures).




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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:41 AM

Packaged photos of Encore God Fire Convoy:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/Robotkingdom/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1686099278075447

 

I feel that there wasn't much fanfare leading up to this release.  We got the initial advertisement and preorder announcement, but that's it.  I guess such is the way without TFYuki's Twitter account in the world.  The last Generations book showed a pretty good comparison of the color changes between the Encore and the original.  Granted the Encore was still the same stock photos previously revealed.

 

 




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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:58 AM

Out of package pics of SFC/Fire Convoy portion only:
http://d.hatena.ne.j...OYO/20180321/p1
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#148 NightViper

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:05 AM

So the chest went back to chrome, and the window paint is back on the outside? Hrm. I was kinda digging those "changes" in the original promo images. Not... that I was going to buy the set again, mind.

 

*Edit* OH!! That is the original CR toy. Just a new photo shoot due to the reissue's release.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:23 AM

Yeah... Better make that clear.


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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 21 March 2018 - 10:25 AM

More time has passed between the start of Car Robots and today than between the start of G1 and the start of Car Robots.

Something about that feels odd.

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#151 unluckiness

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:30 AM

I'm not uninterested but I really want to see how stable this release is first. For the price it runs and the originals not too hard to find, it better be worth it

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:30 AM

I was overjoyed to get a MIB Jetfire in 1996.

Fire Convoy is significantly older than that was at the time.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:48 AM

People didn't really 'collect' in the '80s like they did in 2001. That said, finding ones that haven't had the tires split open, mint in box or no, is probably enough of a challenge in and of itself.

 

Are there any third party options for replacement tires, speaking of? I feel like that would be a decent market to tap, but I have no idea how expensive they'd be to produce.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:47 AM

I assume it's possible to just get similarly-sized tires from model kits and the like, but I have no idea where to even start looking.

#155 Fear or Courage

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:24 PM

I really wish they just offered Fire Convoy on his own. I have no interest in Magnus or the unstable super robot.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:50 PM

I feel confident you can sell God Magnus and the master sword and recoup a significant portion of your investment.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:03 PM

Yep. There's a lotta more Optimus Primes/Super Fire Convoys on the secondary market.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:47 PM

Is that so? I'd have thought he'd be the less-available one, since Magnus, long-term, becomes more of an add-on figure for Fire Convoy, and I can't picture anyone owning Magnus without Convoy.

 

(Like 90 percent of my interest in Fire Convoy is based on him no longer being chromed, so those secondary-market ones don't do it for me)



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 01:29 PM

I believe RID Optimus and Magnus were packed evenly by Hasbro, but I'm sure there are a lot more Fire Convoys than God Magnuses.




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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:21 AM

Some in hand pics of Encore God Fire Convoy set.  Definitely a lot darker red and blue on these guys, among the other changes.

https://www.facebook...1&theater&ifg=1

 

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