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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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Posted 23 July 2018 - 11:54 AM

 

18 and 24 are both '67 Beetles in plain yellow. Is there an error or am I missing something?

 

 

18 has a normal right hand; 24 has a gun-hand.



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Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:02 PM

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

18 and 24 are both '67 Beetles in plain yellow. Is there an error or am I missing something?

 
18 has a normal right hand; 24 has a gun-hand.


24 seems to have three swappable arms - hand, gun and sword. I'm guessing 18 probably does too, since it does definitely include both the masked and unmasked heads like 24 does.

Edited by Jalaguy, 23 July 2018 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:49 PM

 

24 seems to have three swappable arms - hand, gun and sword. I'm guessing 18 probably does too, since it does definitely include both the masked and unmasked heads like 24 does.

 

 

I actually didn't realize until now that they had swappable anything, but you are quite right. It certainly would give 24 some added value if the parts are exclusive, but I think I'll be sticking with 18 for my personal collection either way.



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 04:43 AM

Apparently Hasbro officially identified it as an EE exclusive at SDCC:
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Supposedly, all those other stores just buy from EE's wholesale account.


... but then it's also listed at Southern Hobby, a wholesaler. Surely they aren't buying from EE's wholesale account?
https://www.southern...ro-pack/p29704/

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:19 PM

Some Takara stock photos of the 3 new announcements.

 

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 05:35 AM

I got Megatron yesterday, and whomever was responsible for the instructions needs to be shot into the sun.



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Posted 31 July 2018 - 06:46 AM

Product pages for Orange Lambo Guy, DotM Ratchet, and Ironhide:

https://tf.takaratom...eup/tf_ss/ss-13

https://tf.takaratom...eup/tf_ss/ss-14

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:13 PM

Picked up Studio Series Starscream.  He's fantastic.  So much that I'm probably going to end up with the ROTF version just so I can keep the TF1 edition in his pretty, pretty F-22 mode. 

 

I really wish we could get a Thundercracker repaint of him. 

 

How's Bumblebee?  I read on the Wiki that he's got some quality control problems, and I'm pretty sure there was mention of them in this thread a billion pages back.  Is he that bad or is it a more limited thing?  Also, complexity.  More like AOE / DOTM or like ROTF/TF1? 

 

And, uh, Prime, too? Might be nice to have a movie Prime that I'll actually transform for once. 

 

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:01 PM

My problem with Bee is limited to the fact that his rear roof/window piece doesn't stay on, like, at all. Otherwise he's a pretty conventional Movie Bee toy, but smaller.

 

Prime has kind of a bleh deco but is a fantastic action figure with a perfectly good transformation and decent truck mode.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:48 PM

bee is way better than i expected but learning how to transform him in such a way that his roof part doesnt pop off took like an hour. He requires patience but once you put that in hes a really great bee.

Prime on the other hand is still my number one figure from this line and in relation to all the other movie primes( mp notwithstanding ) is second only to the rotf leader mold. get prime asap.
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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:14 PM

My problem with Bee is limited to the fact that his rear roof/window piece doesn't stay on, like, at all. Otherwise he's a pretty conventional Movie Bee toy, but smaller.

 

 

 

I just wish he had those extra pins in those roof parts like the TLK version had.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:35 PM

Wave 3 Deluxes in packaging leaked from Asia:
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 01:46 AM

Evidently, eBay sellers in Taiwan have Dropkick now?

 

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 02:44 AM

Man I love his little Decepticon Jolly Roger. Even the car-mode Energon Igniter has one.



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:49 AM

Hm, i liked the darker shade of blue the promo render (and other toy) implied. This way reminds me of Incinerator a bit, realistic grey copter with garish blue bits sticking out, though not quite as bad.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:56 AM

That mold would look amazing repainted into Swift.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

https://m.facebook.c...56006518324912/

Ratchet's bio mentions Sentinel Prime (as a bad guy, no less), which may be a hint at a future release. Would be nice to get another go at a Voyager.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:35 PM

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:42 PM

I will freely admit that Studio Series is the line I remain vaguely excited about since most of the TLK figures won me over pretty hard (because Scorn, Nitro, Cogman, and Sqweeks were all pretty great) beforehand and we're getting some nice variety, even if it's guys that have been done before.  But if you were just seeing robot modes, you'd be hard pressed to say, oh, AoE Lockdown and SS Lockdown were based on exactly the same movie model, which is interesting.


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