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@  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...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????


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#3501 The Phazer

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:20 AM

Jazz looks pretty good, certainly as good as he was ever going to without painted bodywork or something to cover up the arm holes.

 

I still wonder if we'll get Earth mode retools of Hound and Sideswipe at some point.



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:21 AM

God, that 14 on the side of Jazz's car mode.

 

EDIT: He does do a better job of selling the backdrop than just about any other Studio Series toy has, though.


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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:24 AM


Those honestly look like the best toys of those characters that have ever happened easily.

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:26 AM

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:40 AM

I am digging these toys!

 

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:40 AM

I think the gaps in Jazzs arms can be forgiven given his class (though I always imagined him as a smaller Voyager).

They both look good. Definitely going for that Hot Rod, and if I were a bigger Jazz fan Id get him too.

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:53 AM

Man, Jazz looks awesome. That colour is blue isn't quite right but its a minor thing.

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I'm saying that SS86 will definitely redo most of the 86 cast, barring the people from WFC (I mean, SS86 WAS originally supposed to be in WFC 3 till the story, weapon ports just didn't work and they just realized they made TOO much molds). I've got new intel today and the only thing that's probably not on the remake menu is Devy, Blaster and Preceptor. Again, Hasbro cooperate is in shambles thanks to COVID absolutely screwing everything up, so its subject to change.

 

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 12:56 PM

The unexpected dead mode Optimus suddenly makes a lot of sense. All we need to round things out are a translucent Megatron and a dead mode Starscream.

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 01:04 PM

so why'd they change Jazz' numbering anyway? His original mode was 4; this one's 14....


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Posted 15 October 2020 - 01:14 PM

Jazz looks great in both modes. Looking forward to getting him.

 

Didn't realize that Hot Rod was a Voyager, even with all his paraphernalia. I'll probably snap him up eventually anyway.

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 01:15 PM

My guess, something akin to licensing issues. Jazz was based on a real world race car, they probably can't use its exact likeness. Similar things have happened with Wheeljack


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Posted 15 October 2020 - 01:21 PM

Jazz is... hm.  He doesn't look bad, and I'll probably end up with him since that always happens, but the story his deco tells is a tragedy.  So much visual interest sacrificed in the name of Cartoon Accuracy, and then that number stands out as "wrong" way more than nicer stripes or a few fake sponsor logos would have.



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 01:21 PM

Jazz will look good with some Reprolabels. Hot Rod's fake chest is disappointing. 



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 01:27 PM

if they needed to make Jazz less real-world accurate, there probably was a better way to do it than putting a dogwhistle on a black character.

 

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 01:34 PM

Is there a particular reason for Jazz's 14 number being such a... boring and ugly font? Also why 14 instead of 4?



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 01:44 PM

if they needed to make Jazz less real-world accurate, there probably was a better way to do it than putting a dogwhistle on a black character.

 

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 01:54 PM

Yes I have my doubts that there is some kind of legion of New York Deco artists purposefully going out of their way to make Nazi Jazzes a thing, it happening twice would be too weird. I'm sure the 14 must have a different reason, but I would like to KNOW that reason since it's still weird it's not 4.



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 02:00 PM

I'm guessing because everything else is so much closer to the original car mode, considering all other Jazz toys have had 4 on them with no issue


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Posted 15 October 2020 - 02:14 PM

Hot Rod is tempting... I've got the Classics and Titans Returns ones, which aren't bad (well, ok, maybe Classics is) but not great either. I'm not sure I love Hot Rod enough to have 3 versions of him, but this one looks pretty nice and has some sweet accessories.

 

Jazz, easy pass - the Reveal the Shield version is still king for me. I think the only thing that could get me interested is something more resembling the 1984 version and it's giant shoulder-mounted missile launcher, not something going more to the cartoon model.

 

Everything needs more giant shoulder-mounted missile launchers in general.



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 02:27 PM


Everything needs more giant shoulder-mounted missile launchers in general.

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