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@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.


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#2061 Creedence

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 12:59 PM

Risking the quality of your product because of ultimately irrelevant leaks seems like an asinine business decision.

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 01:04 PM

If this is true, I would think it has more to do with delaying the KO companies more than fighting leaks.

 

Maybe they're not sending the entire CAD model to any one factory anymore.


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 01:49 PM

That would seem to be the real reason.

I doubt they actually care if someone smuggled out a figure three months early but flooding Ebay with perfect $50 copies of a $100+ product does seem like something they would even risk QC to stop.
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Posted 07 January 2020 - 02:45 PM

If this is true, I would think it has more to do with delaying the KO companies more than fighting leaks.

 

Maybe they're not sending the entire CAD model to any one factory anymore.

I guarantee this is the real reason.  Stuff like WeiJiang in particular definitely have access to the original CAD models and make changes accordingly, which is what Takara's trying to curtail.


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 03:03 PM

That just reminds me that I still need to figure out how to fold up Hound's Jeep cannon for robot mode without taking it off first.
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Posted 08 January 2020 - 12:20 PM

I still remain impressed at how much Spike has gotten the MP treatment.  And so far, not a lot of reports of fragile areas or breakage, so he may be one of the most durable ones, too.

 
I dunno, he seems pretty fragile to me. I snapped off both arms and both legs trying to turn him into a truck.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 07:15 AM

That would seem to be the real reason.

I doubt they actually care if someone smuggled out a figure three months early but flooding Ebay with perfect $50 copies of a $100+ product does seem like something they would even risk QC to stop.

 

But then people stop buying your product because everything just breaks out of the box.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:49 AM

I went all the way, my MP Dinobot is a KO I got at Wal-Mart for a buck (ok, it's a small pile of gold glitter, I just claim it's his post-funeral edition...)



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:31 PM

Having gotten Blackarachnia, I find myself liking this figure way more than I thought I would, maybe even better than the other three BW MPs I have (Primal, Megatron, Cheetor).  She kind of benefits from the constraint of being basically a Deluxe-sized figure, so the designers can't cram in a million flippy panels do a ton of internal acrobatics, so they had to be a lot more clever about it, even if it ends up with some really obvious legs on the spider back. 

 

I'm mostly glad that everything locks together in both modes this time unlike Cheetor, panels are actually at a minimum and don't hinder anything unlike Megatron, and paint doesn't get scraped off during regular transformations unlike Primal.  The spider mode can actually support its own weight, which is unexpected and pleasant.

 

My only comment might be that I can't figure out how to get the panel with the little "forked" clip to even remotely reach the section on the back of the collar into which it's supposed to clip, even after collapsing the double joint in the mid-torso.  I assume I'm missing something.

 

I'm definitely hoping for a toy-styled version in the future that looks pretty much exactly like the card art, spiked collar and all.


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 10:49 PM

A US based version may be unlikely since it wasn't released in Japan like most of Hasbro's Wave 1 Beast Wars was. It'd look awesome if it was based on the card art though.

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 04:56 AM

MP-50 Tigatron
MP-51 Arcee

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 05:31 AM

Tigatron as a scaled up Cheetor engineering seems to work well.

 

I love how Arcee has the spikes she used on the Junkyon's wheels, though considering what they usually give Masterpiece for accessories, it would be more strange not for her to come with it.


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 05:50 AM

Man, I hope that Arcee face sculpt isnt final.

Or at least looks better in person.

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 06:21 AM

Yeah, that's hopefully just a horrible photo...



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Posted 08 February 2020 - 06:37 AM

Am I correct in assuming that Arcee needs a backpack attachment to stand up?



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Posted 08 February 2020 - 07:06 AM

I will reserve judgement until better pics are shown, but I am interested in that MP Arcee.



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Posted 08 February 2020 - 07:14 AM

Am I correct in assuming that Arcee needs a backpack attachment to stand up?

We don't know yet.  It's likely that she can stand up, but her small footprint coupled with the inherent "shove it all onto the back" nature of Arcee's design may mean she can't handle a MP Hot Rod scaled backpack in more less neutral poses.

 

On the other hand, the last time we got toys that couldn't even stand up unassisted was in 2009, so who can say.



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Posted 08 February 2020 - 09:09 AM

Both look fantastic. Particularly Tigatron. Love that the image they show is next to Cheetor and Dinobot, to get the scale question out of the way instantly.

Arcee looks amazing. I always feel bad for those people that buy the unofficial stuff of characters that will eventually get an official figure. The picture looks to have her face crinkled.
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Posted 08 February 2020 - 09:16 AM

It'd be nice if a mod updated the title after almost 40 pages. :)

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 10:08 AM

That Arcee art is totally by Satoshi Urushihara.

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