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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:00 AM

Shinkalion, the line of transforming converting JR Railways bullet trains from TakaraTomy and ShoPro, is getting a television anime:新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン THE ANIMATION("Bullet Train Transforming Robot Shinkalion The Animation"), currently scheduled to debut Saturday 6 January 2018 on TBS.

 

Official anime site

 

Official TakaraTomy site

 

 

Previous Allspark Forums discussion on Shinkalion:

 

2015

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:53 AM

The anime site spotlights seven Shinkalion:

 

E5 Hayabusa, piloted by Hayasugi Hayato

 

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E6 Komachi, piloted by Oga Akita

 

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E7 Kagayaki, piloted by Daimonyama Tsuranuki

 

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500 Kodama

 

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800 Tsubame

 

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N700A Nozomi

 

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And H5 Hayabusa

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:24 AM

I always liked the designs for this - heres hoping we get some more involved figures than the previous auto-transforming fayre.

Its a total pipe dream, but some form of figure of the previously-featured giant dogū enemies would be epic!


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:29 AM

I'll try it if the anime gets subbed but those other Drive Head or whatever shows were pretty dire. Not all kids anime can be as good as Precure, I guess.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:34 AM

Its a total pipe dream, but some form of figure of the previously-featured giant dogū enemies would be epic!

 

They're called『バチガミ』(bachigami - literally "bee god").



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:15 AM

I wonder how these will compare to the JRX trains in size?



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

Its a total pipe dream, but some form of figure of the previously-featured giant dogū enemies would be epic!

 
They're called『バチガミ』(bachigami - literally "bee god").

A Shakōki-dogū by any other name would trigger the same nostalgic feelings...

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:52 AM

I wonder how these will compare to the JRX trains in size?

 

Sadly, Shinkalion isn't sufficiently widespread to have received such a comparison review, but perhaps it would help you to see a guy hold the 500 Eva Type redeco in his hands.

 



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

I wonder how these will compare to the JRX trains in size?

 

I owned the red one for a little while. It was about the height of the combined JRX. Sadly, nowhere near as fun or cool, so I sold it.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:41 PM

Must have made a pretty penny doing that. I hear lots of people want JRX.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

Kinda wish the trailer would have shown us who or what they were attacking.


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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 29 November 2017 - 06:41 PM


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 29 November 2017 - 06:42 PM

I didn't think I cared about trains but those robot designs are nice. I just spent a lot of my time in Tokyo trying to find toystore aisles that weren't about trains, but maybe I should have used that time more wisely!

 

ETA: surely with an alt mode that shape you're largely doomed to fairly simplistic or at least generic transformations though? Is there room for interesting twists? 


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:18 PM

The robot modes look pretty good thou they kind of remind me of Team Bullet train from RID (Car robots) and now that I think about it, in TF there's only been two train bots since that preiod that I can think of to get toys and both are the same charater, Astrotrain but they don't quite get the illision of the fact they are meant to be trains down, mostly down to the fact their triple changers so they have shuttle parts sticking off them in some manner thou I would say Classics/TFU has the better appearance for vehicle modes, while the resent TR one is more geared up to look like the G1 charater. Seriously, I think Hasbro & Takara should do another train transformer for Transformers, a wild card of sorts. This got me thinking of the ep from RID where the Predacons got beaten by a Stream train, that was pretty funny to watch


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:34 PM

BEGONE, Shinkalions! This is ALLSPARK dot com not THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE dot com!



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:56 AM

Kalidor, let's pick up a new domain name

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:15 AM

SODORSPARK dot com!


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 30 November 2017 - 08:29 AM

I'd visit, but only if the swear filter forces users to write in the proper style.

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 10:14 AM

Do we get little theme songs that play while we're posting, too?

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

I'd visit, but only if the swear filter forces users to write in the proper style.

 

"Would you look at these stickers!" Phazer said.  "I am very cross with Hasbro."

 

Huh. It would be rather nice to see some people on this site forced to have posts typed up in proper grammar.





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