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@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:06 PM

MPM Ice Cream truck would be fantastic.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:33 AM

http://badflipblog.b...t-scout-03.html

 

RotF Game Masterpiece Protectobot Scout when? 


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:04 PM

MP Twins would probably end up genuinely great, their transformations are fairly easy as far as Movie-bots go.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:19 PM

Up for preorder at TFSource. April, $100. Some good, large photos there as well.

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

It looks like those are the same ones Hasbro Pulse's Instagram put up. They definitely let you see that his weird-looking mouth is an artifact of his little triangular lower jaw being open. Hopefully that's more attractive in person - I've always liked the working jaws on HA Barricade and Soundwave, but this one does not thrill me so far.

 

Everything else, though...



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:29 PM

Bit more expensive than Bumblebee.

 

But I'm fine with that if he's better than Optimus (not going to be so difficult) and Bumblebee (will be difficult).


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:16 PM

Does Barricade really have that much white on his face in the first movie? I always think of his face as being mostly black, but it could be because my main perception of him is from hazy memories of the film and the original '07 deluxe that I still have.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:06 PM

It is more silver than you remember but less silver than this. A lot of the silver on the movie TFs is so chromey that it's constantly reflecting darker things than itself. That being said, there's still too much of it here.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:57 AM

He's going to rock and roll all night and party every day.



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:53 AM

Images of MPM-5 Barricade's packaging from Weibo, reposted by Snakas:

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:12 AM

Since taken down instructions leaked from Weibo:

 

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:09 AM

Too tired right now to repost all these individual Weibo images of Barricade as reposted by TFW2005.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:19 AM

 

That thread also includes a foreign-language YouTube video.

 


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 12:04 AM

He's out in Asia now.  Got my shipping notice from Robot Kingdom last night.



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:05 AM

TakaraTomy has yet to announce their release correct?


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:40 AM

Correct. Or anything after Prime.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

I want to spend extra money and get Barricade now, but also I don't, and also especially not RK shipping extra money, and also his US release is supposed to be my birthday, and how can I resist MPM Barricade for my birthday?

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:09 PM

Just picked up mine from the post office, and gave him a quick back-and-forth.
 
He's amazing.  Easily the most solid of the Masterpiece Movie releases to date, and certainly the easiest to transform.  He feels very much a refinement of a number of the things the original Deluxe and Human Alliance figures did, while smoothing out almost all of the proportion issues those toys had.  No real instances of floating swing arms and awkward panel massaging, everything comes together very intuitively.  The only real trick initially is figuring out in what ways the arms/sides of the car tab in, so that you can free everything up to start things moving.  I'd also like to note to pay attention to his head position when going back to car mode (if you weren't paying attention when going to robot mode the first time).  It needs to swings all the way back on the balljoint, so that his head crest winds up poking out the bottom of the car.  Otherwise it prevents his legs from moving all the way up into position.

 

Now, to get through the negatives, in part due to his somewhat inhuman anatomy, kibble arrangement, and transformation mechanisms, he's not as wildly poseable in the way that some of the recent Masterpieces are.  Waist rotation severely restricted (you have to unpeg a whole bunch of back stuff to give it more that 10 degrees of clearance, and that makes the rest of his torso slightly unstable because that back shell assembly is what holds everything together).  While it's nice that he's got the accurate buzzsaw mace weapon, indeed having to practically untransform that whole forearm makes the rest of the arm look pretty clunky, especially the back windscreen piece that has to just hang there, instead of folding up nicely into the mass.  Biceps don't freely rotate due to how the elbow joint collides with his shoulder panels.  No real wrist joints, although you can unpeg them and kludge a bit more movement out of them than is intended.

 
But honestly, none of those flaws really matters to me.  It's Barricade, finally looking like the monstrous and powerful badass that he was onscreen, instead of the often awkwardly gangly and unintuitively articulated mass that his toys usually wound up being.
 
He's pleasantly hefty in-hand.  He's about the same size as Bumblebee in vehicle mode, but feels more densely packed.  And maybe bigger chunks of diecast.  Didn't break out a scale or anything, but he feels a good 20% heavier than his nemesis.  This also translates to robot mode.  Because most of his car mass is in his arms (as per the norm for Barricade), rather than tucked away inside, he balloons out greatly in robot mode and gives a far more bulky silhouette than 'Bee.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:26 AM

Well damn.  On second pass, I find a small detail I didn't catch the first time around.  His rear wheels (the ones on his wrists) actually split in half and spread apart on the axle, slightly, to replicate his "transformed" wheels from the movie model.  Such a small, inconsequential detail, and a bit of a surprising inclusion since they didn't bother to do anything with Prime's wheels (albeit, his wheel transformations are far more impractical and costly to replicate)..



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:43 PM

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