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@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.

@  repowers : (22 March 2020 - 03:49 PM)

That's totally super biased!


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#321 Superomegaprime

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:36 PM

And the seacons for Unite Warriors!

 

I do kind of wonder, what bought about the decsion by Takara to simply make use of the Hasbro paint jobs and use the same line name as them? Has there been a change in the person in charge of overseeing Transformers in Japan who said "Time to save money, we'll use our overseas partner paint jobs on the figures instead of creating our own!"?


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:55 PM

I do kind of wonder, what bought about the decsion by Takara to simply make use of the Hasbro paint jobs and use the same line name as them? Has there been a change in the person in charge of overseeing Transformers in Japan who said "Time to save money, we'll use our overseas partner paint jobs on the figures instead of creating our own!"?

 

Um... The brand unification that Hasbro talked about theirs and Takara's products shared between each other being identical from now on until further notice? Ring any bells?


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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 August 2018 - 10:04 PM

Blot is the current #1 selling Transformer on TakaraTomy Mall's site. Dinobot follows him.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:13 PM

2018 Year of Blot 2018



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:18 PM

Do other companies sell different-colored versions of a toy for different markets when they mainly use the same molds? It always seemed like a nonstandard practice to me.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 29 August 2018 - 10:19 PM.


#326 LV!

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:21 PM

Hasbro and Takara are different entities, though, so it's always been a different situation.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:33 PM

Back when Bandai of America used the same Super Sentai molds as Bandai of Japan for Power Rangers, there were some deco differences between the two versions of each's product. A notable example being the Shogun Megazord having a Pink limb instead of a white one like its Kakuranger counterpart had, even though the zord was still treated as the White Shogunzord in the American show (co-piloted between the Pink and White Rangers).

 

Years later, there was also the Blizzard Force Megazord released in Dino Thunder that had a rather different deco from its Abaranger counterpart.


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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 August 2018 - 10:37 PM

Hasbro and Takara are different entities, though, so it's always been a different situation.

 

That doesn't really matter though. They're essentially duplicating work. Maybe they've determined the local market no longer supports the higher price-points. Or maybe they just figure it's good enough and they can save money in the process only designing/manufacturing things once.


 
 
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#329 LV!

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:55 PM

There are all kinds of reasons they might have stopped having different product. I'm just replying to NVK that it's not really a case of one company selling different decoes in different markets.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:12 PM

Taktom seems to bring over Hasbro's Star Wars toys completely unchanged, judging by listings I've seen on websites based in Japan. Though I guess the Star Wars deco ethos is just making things look like what you see on-screen so divergences aren't something you'd expect.
 

Back when Bandai of America used the same Super Sentai molds as Bandai of Japan for Power Rangers, there were some deco differences between the two versions of each's product. A notable example being the Shogun Megazord having a Pink limb instead of a white one like its Kakuranger counterpart had, even though the zord was still treated as the White Shogunzord in the American show (co-piloted between the Pink and White Rangers).
 
Years later, there was also the Blizzard Force Megazord released in Dino Thunder that had a rather different deco from its Abaranger counterpart.


When did Bandai America start using outright different molds for the robots? Mystic Force? Did this happen often enough that people were used to having distinct deco choices?

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 29 August 2018 - 11:14 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:33 PM

Taktom seems to bring over Hasbro's Star Wars toys completely unchanged, judging by listings I've seen on websites based in Japan. Though I guess the Star Wars deco ethos is just making things look like what you see on-screen so divergences aren't something you'd expect.
 

Back when Bandai of America used the same Super Sentai molds as Bandai of Japan for Power Rangers, there were some deco differences between the two versions of each's product. A notable example being the Shogun Megazord having a Pink limb instead of a white one like its Kakuranger counterpart had, even though the zord was still treated as the White Shogunzord in the American show (co-piloted between the Pink and White Rangers).
 
Years later, there was also the Blizzard Force Megazord released in Dino Thunder that had a rather different deco from its Abaranger counterpart.


When did Bandai America start using outright different molds for the robots? Mystic Force? Did this happen often enough that people were used to having distinct deco choices?

 

 

The different US and Japan Zord molds started in 2007(Operation Overdrive), though there were plenty of US only toys before then and Overdrive still used some Japanese molds as Deluxes. The deco differences happened in the very first series, so yes. The morpher, Dragonzord, and other things used very different stickers, despite the non-suit props being the same


Edited by MidnightFox, 30 August 2018 - 12:38 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 02:20 AM

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/79658

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:28 AM

Given what a love letter to Headmasters Legends is/was, I find that genuinely surprising.

 

Not sure how much they could have added/changed on the deco though, so the only loss is not getting to see some new fiction of him from Sakamoto. Shame.


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:44 AM

Yeah, I would have liked to have seen him in Legends simply for the manga and artwork.

 

This makes Blast Off the only Hasbro PotP figure to not get a TakaraTomy release.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:53 PM

Yeah, I would have liked to have seen him in Legends simply for the manga and artwork.

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 03:15 PM

Images for Punch-Counterpunch are now up.
 

https://hobby.dengeki.com/news/630349/

 

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And TFSource has a preorder listing up.
 
https://tfsource.com...h-counterpunch/


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