Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  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?


Photo
- - - - -

Masterpiece General Discussion - Lio Convoy, pg. 68


1871 replies to this topic

#1341 DocChloroplast

DocChloroplast

    I think you underestimate the depths of my pettiness

  • Citizen
  • 881 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chapel Hill, NC

Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:51 PM

We already established we all love Smokescreen's hijab.


OK but thats a GOOD design.

dFdY.png

Magaroja on TFWiki | Buying POTP Prima Prime, either version

Rest in Peace our darling Rydia, 1998 - Sept. 2, 2018


#1342 repowers

repowers

    I AM THE ONE OF GOOD!!!

  • Citizen
  • 1362 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portland, Oregon. They promised me giant robot battles. I don't see any giant robot battles.

Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:07 PM

I think Smokescreen's cartoon-model head design is one of the dumbest, ugliest things in a parade of dumb, ugly G1 cartoon designs, but..I actually really really like that head, I think? It's got so much personality.

 

"Personality" nails it. He's got a little self-confident grin/smirk, reinforced by the inward angle of the chin (and maybe by the camera angle on his head crest making him look like he's got a crafty furrowed brow to boot.)


repowers @ TFWiki.net

Robert is made to withstand plenty of play, and transforms from car to robot! Go, Robert, go!

Why will we solve after Robert grasps the abysmal winter's ulcer? He may change rural tailors, do you join them? The films, tapes, and spoons are all good and fresh.

#1343 Classic Sideways

Classic Sideways

    Unicronian Agent

  • Citizen
  • 5832 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fairfax, VA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:00 PM

I'm an easy Smokescreen mark, so I'm in. Though this really makes me wish that we could get a 'toy' version with the prowl head and tooling like Blue Bluestreak.



#1344 Greebtron

Greebtron
  • Citizen
  • 151 posts
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:47 PM

I'd be interested to know how the official Hound is going to solve the problem Willis had and that any potential Hound would:  How do you get the arms and wheels to get past each other when the transformation requires them to swap places under the hood.


The Sunbow and Marvel Productions script/storyboard archive, chronicling ten years of animation history: https://sunbowmarvel...e.blogspot.com/

 


#1345 Classic Sideways

Classic Sideways

    Unicronian Agent

  • Citizen
  • 5832 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fairfax, VA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 13 June 2019 - 04:05 PM

I would literally trust any company to engineer the arms and wheels problem better than FanToys. That toy basically turned me against their entire product



#1346 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 65980 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 13 June 2019 - 04:21 PM

I'd be interested to know how the official Hound is going to solve the problem Willis had and that any potential Hound would:  How do you get the arms and wheels to get past each other when the transformation requires them to swap places under the hood.


The front wheels might go into his back or legs or something.

ACItEK8.png


#1347 Dake

Dake

    Resident resident

  • Supporter
  • 19231 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The planet that is farthest from.

Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:13 PM

I'd be interested to know how the official Hound is going to solve the problem Willis had and that any potential Hound would:  How do you get the arms and wheels to get past each other when the transformation requires them to swap places under the hood.

 

Well. You've seen pictures. They managed it.


 
 
8ZSy6aw.jpg

#1348 Walky

Walky

    King Kong Aventure Fudge

  • Citizen
  • 40523 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Columbus, OH
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:26 PM

I'd be interested to know how the official Hound is going to solve the problem Willis had and that any potential Hound would:  

 

Look, my problem is his feet aren't big enough.

 

They're never big enough.



#1349 mx-01 archon

mx-01 archon

    Hello, world

  • Supporter
  • 19338 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:15 AM

MP-48 Lio Convoy

 

I'm not sure whether to be enamored or weirded out by his anime accuracy.



#1350 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7271 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:35 AM

I'm not really interested in MPs OR beasts, but that dude is nice.

WsuGTl1.jpg


#1351 Paladin

Paladin

    Have Zord, Will Travel

  • Citizen
  • 12439 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, Michigan
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:36 AM

with LioConvoy happening, Big Convoy has to be an option on the table at least right???


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

#1352 The Phazer

The Phazer

    Pipes LIVES.

  • Citizen
  • 12439 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:36 AM

That's pretty meh as an announcement.



#1353 TriBlurr

TriBlurr

    The Purple Monkey

  • Citizen
  • 6534 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Newfoundland
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:52 AM

Oh thank god. A Beast Wars MP I have zero interest in.

Happy for those who want him. But my interest in the Japanese show isn't high enough to shell out MP prices for them.

#1354 unluckiness

unluckiness

    curry on rice

  • Citizen
  • 19713 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Philippines
  • Faction::Minicon

Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:57 AM

Jeez, that lion mode somehow manages to be worse than blackarachnias spider

xOyvpt9.png


#1355 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17336 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:59 AM


My thought process:

Is that a high end action figure? It's super Anime.

Hmm, nope it has a beast mode.

Is it a model kit?

It'd be cool if it was Generations Select. It's super Anime.

If it's a toy I might want...

oh... It's a Masterpiece. That makes sense.

Closed window.


-ZacWilliam, closes interest.
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#1356 LordGigaIce

LordGigaIce

    See if you can take the power of justice!

  • Retired Staff
  • 2341 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa, FL
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:04 AM

I'm glad we have a Beast Era MP who doesn't seem to have a fiddly panel-heavy robot mode (aside from Primal).
That being said...yikes. That alt mode is a travesty.

#1357 Paladin

Paladin

    Have Zord, Will Travel

  • Citizen
  • 12439 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, Michigan
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:09 AM

That being said...yikes. That alt mode is a travesty.

 

so it looks like LioConvoy is what you're saying. 


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

#1358 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 65980 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:10 AM

Wow this is very surprising!
He looks pretty awesome and some how his lion head changes from cartoon flesh and blood lion to mechanical robot lion.
https://twitter.com/...6168679424?s=19
https://hobby.dengeki.com/news/783371/
https://twitter.com/...1987003392?s=19
https://twitter.com/...798877404422145
https://twitter.com/...799796619698177


Wonder if demand for BW2 Movie Primal will go up.

Edited by Powered Convoy, 15 June 2019 - 06:31 AM.

ACItEK8.png


#1359 Thylacine 2000

Thylacine 2000

    Charismatic Megafauna

  • Citizen
  • 16867 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:21 AM

Great, ANOTHER Galvatron they'll never make.

#1360 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 65980 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:33 AM

Great, ANOTHER Galvatron they'll never make.


Oh the teeth gnashing of many a fan boy and girl if they finally announce a Masterpiece Galvatron and it ends up being BW2 Galvatron. :D

If they do Megastorm, that'd be pretty close to a Masterpiece G2 Megatron that people have wanted since MP-1 first came out.

ACItEK8.png




Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users