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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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Rumor mill: Hasbro to acquire TakaraTomy?


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#1 Nevermore

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

https://seekingalpha...sbros-gunsights

Hahahahahahaha. Ahahahahahahahaha.

EDIT: Wait. I've fallen for Seibertron reporting a months-old story from elsewhere.

Edited by Nevermore, 08 November 2017 - 07:39 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

Your laughter is apt then.

There honestly doesn't seem to be anything worthwhile there, but no surprise. Doesn't seem to serve much purpose beyond the old HE TELL ME wank and summoning the usual crowd of BOO HASBRO YAY TAKARA geniuses who think such deals include unique market culture.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:18 AM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.


Edited by LV!, 09 November 2017 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

Oh come on, like that Michael Bay pennywhistle album was any good.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:22 AM

"Fan"-tastic indeed. Jesus Christ that guy.

 

Either way, even if Takara were to be in BIG trouble it's much more likely Hasbro would go "ah thats too bad bye guys" than bother with a buy-out. At absolute best they could try to hire some of their internal TF staff just to be nice. Otherwise is madness.


Edited by Boomhauer, 09 November 2017 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

I'd foresee Hasbro either continuing to work with whomever would buy TT out, or just straight-up hire their engineering team, rather than buy the entire company if TT did go under.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

I'd like to believe they'd hire Takara's engineers because, uh, they generally suck at engineering their own house Transformers. I don't know that they actually would, though.

 

Oh come on, like that Michael Bay pennywhistle album was any good.

 

What, you didn't like Badde Boyes?



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

There's also gobs and gobs of red tape when it comes to foreign companies investing in Japan. Even if Hasbro is very keen to buy Takara, odds are good the Japanese government wouldn't let them, or wouldn't let them on terms that Hasbro shareholders could live with.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:57 AM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 

This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:42 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 
This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.

It's Dinobot-Wrecker Syndrome--the assumption that all entities make decisions based on your perspective, and that they'll base future decisions on upholding patterns in your reactions.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:22 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 
This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.

Some local gems suggest that Masterpieces would now be hollow like RID/CW figures... because Hasbro buying Takara apparently mutates toylines now.

Like those immediately tired "hurr durr now they'll put Mickey Mouse in the Avengers" jokes when Disney bought Marvel, but somehow dumber.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

The title to this thread needs to be changed.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

...wow, in just reading that one page I stumbled across the name of a dumbass I used to encounter on local fora. And the more things change, etc

Edit: I read back one more page to confirm this opinion and even aside from just him I had to stop reading because I need my brain cells for work.

Edited by lastmaximal, 09 November 2017 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.


That user is infamous for long-winded absurd posts full of factual inaccuracies, faulty reasoning and other bull**** for the sake of pushing his own agenda. I recently smacked him down good in another thread.

Edited by Nevermore, 09 November 2017 - 03:57 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

Oh, I know. He's one of the most hilariously wrongheaded bloviators in the fandom. Always has been.



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