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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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#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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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 - 10:04 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.


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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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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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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

Damn, Punch-Counterpunch is not getting a Legends release.

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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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