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@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

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#301 unluckiness


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:45 AM

The lower legs seem a bit skinny but hot damn. Hopefully the gray plastic isn't too bland a shade


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:14 AM

I'm a bit thrown by "forest fight" when Iv'e always seen it referred to as "Forest BATTLE", but the Megs itself looks great.

Alliteration sells. ;)

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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 11 January 2018 - 08:07 AM

TRU listings found for the line, which finally confirm the line name, which has been too blurry to make out in all the leaks: Studio Series.


040172 - TRANSFORMERS PREMIER DELUXE - $19.99 4/20/18
040374 - TRANSFORMERS STUDIO SERIES - $29.99 7/01/18 (Voyager)
039360 - GEN STUDIO TRANSFORMERS - $49.99 4/20/18 (Leader)
039449 - TRA ENERGON IGNTRS PWRPLS - $14.26 4/20/18
039988 - TRA MV6 HERO VISION MASK - $49.99 4/20/18
040765 - EX TRANSFRMRS REBEKH GARAG - $29.99 01/01/18
040846 - EX TRA SEEKER THUNDERCRACK - $29.99 4/13/18

The possibility of Thundercracker being in the Bee Movie is interesting. A foolishly optimistic part of my brain is going to cross its fingers for IDW flavour.





Some more and some of the same listings:


Here is what I found earlier today in CSIS, some were already posted but there are some new ones in the mix, and I wouldn't count the street dates to be 100% set in stone:

(Transformers Studio Series)
39360 - Generations Studio TRA LDR - $49.99
40374 - TRA Studio Series VOY - $29.99

(Energon Igniters?)
39449 - TRA Energon Igniters PWRPLS - $12.99
140788 - TRA Energon Igniters Nitro - $19.99
140950 - TRA Energon Igniters PWR - $9.99
141140 - TRA Energon Igniters SPD - $5.99

(Possible New Toys R Us Exclusive Items)
40846 - EX TRA Seeker Thundercracker - $29.99 (DC has 978 on order)
40765 - EX TRA Rebekah Garage - $29.99 (Bumblebee movie?)
141434 - EX TRA Optimus Starscream Set - $24.99
141450 - EX TRA Street Racer - $16.99
156569 - EX TRA Autobot Masterpiece - $99.99

39988 - TRA MV6 Hero Vision Mask - $49.99 (Bumblebee movie?)
40172 - TRA Premier DLX - $19.99 (Studio series, MV6/BB movie deluxe?)
40293 - TRA Role Play WPN - $19.99
141205 - TRA Voice Mask - $34.99


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

Unverified anon leak about the lineup for the Studio Series that's most likely bogus, if nothing else because it claims there will be four Voyagers packed per case, which Hasbro hasn't been doing since 2015.
Big thanks to my dad for playing along with this visual recreation.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:34 PM

I'm a bit thrown by "forest fight" when Iv'e always seen it referred to as "Forest BATTLE", but the Megs itself looks great.

Alliteration sells. ;)

Transformers: Forest to Fight.


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

Jesus Christ it's a 4chan / TFW person called Straightdome.

Edited by Chip, 27 January 2018 - 06:53 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 08:49 PM

My favorite part by far is the guy making a snide comment about the movies using old names without caring what the old characters were like and immediately getting called out on the fact that the character he's talking about is like the seventh guy named Knock Out.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

I mean, if you're not Optimus Prime or Megatron, that's been pretty much the entire brand.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:30 AM

A test shot of (I'm presuming) Studio Series Grimlock:  https://www.weibo.co...nd1517318969065




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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:54 AM

So many dino jaws. And ashtrays.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:02 AM

The ashtrays are for his giant car mode.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:29 AM

Needs more dino jaws.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:30 AM

Yes please!
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:41 AM

Much like Evasion Optimus, I'm entirely fine with fake alt-mode bits if it makes the robot mode look better, and in this case it definitely does.

Being part of any fandom is fundamentally embarassing.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:05 AM

It not only looks great, it's transformation all around seems more interesting than the last 10 or so Grimlock toys we have gotten.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:28 AM

I can't believe I wasted money on movie toys before this line. Can someone go back in time and tell me in 2007 to wait until after the fifth movie to start buying toys?

I'm sure my 2007 self would respond to that normally.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:38 AM

Makes me glad I have yet to buy any version of movie Grimlock.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:20 PM

How many heads is that dino mode going to have?


Otherwise it looks nice. Movie toys have never gotten the proportions right, but this line seems to be nailing it.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:29 PM

I'm pretty sure Grimlock is supposed to have full visible dinosaur heads on each shoulder in the movie, so my guess is that a fake dinosaur head-half is missing on this copy's right shoulder, and the entire lower jaw ends up on the left forearm.

Of course, given this is a janky stolen test shot, it's also possible that there aren't any forward facing dinosaur head halves on the robot mode shoulders, and this copy has an extra of the right side shoulder head attached to the left shoulder because oops.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

So the theme for the code names has been cracked: "Stryker", "Fox", "Radar", "Bluelight", "Mercenary", "Sentry" and "Destroyer" are all the names of Australian race horses ("Blue Light" is parsed as two words).

Edited by Nevermore, 30 January 2018 - 06:57 PM.

Big thanks to my dad for playing along with this visual recreation.

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