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@  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...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!


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#2321 Msol

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 09:38 AM

Hideous proportions? MP-09 at least looks good.

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 09:55 AM

when MP Arcee finally comes out & proves to be a QC-riddled mess that can't stand up for five minutes, the lesson that will be learned by those in charge is sadly not "This design is unworkable in toy form & we should stop trying to do so" but ...

 

That's not true either as there are decent 3P options out there. I have the Fanstoys and Mastermind versions of the mold and they're definitely better. 

It's strange how things have shifted. It used to be a guarantee that when the official version came out, it would be better than anything 3Ps came up with (and would cost less to boot). The only exception might have been a 3P slightly improving upon a design after the fact. Now, that is no longer the case. It tends to be a lateral move at best and cost the same or more for the official item. 


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Posted 09 May 2020 - 10:10 AM

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 12:26 PM

literally the one nice thing i can say about this is "at least she doesn't have heel struts"


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Posted 09 May 2020 - 12:58 PM

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 12:07 PM

Pre-orders and placeholder pages are starting to go up for Arcee:

 

https://www.amazon.c...=transform0c-22

https://www.amiami.c...e=FIGURE-058872

https://www.bigbadto...nDetails/124811

 

BBTS actually has some new photos of her that aren't posted anywhere else.  Her proportions actually look damned-near perfect went viewed from square-on.  I guess all those high-angle shots really accentuate her bad side.



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Posted 14 May 2020 - 12:30 PM

Dengeki Hobby has some new photos too, which haven't been seen anywhere but are kind of silly but show her poseability.
https://hobby.dengeki.com/news/994475/

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 01:27 PM


When you look at the pic of her three faceplates lined up with the almost identical expression except slightly more parted lips each time it looks like someone just wanted to make some really creepy stop motion.

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:39 AM

Arcee at Hasbro Pulse.
https://hasbropulse....ece-mp-51-arcee

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 08:26 AM

Hah, they didnt include the sexy photos. I wish theyd been able to prevent the cartoon-inaccurate waist too.

Was MP-1 the only time Hasbro was involved in any capacity?

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 08:59 AM

Was MP-1 the only time Hasbro was involved in any capacity?

 

Hasbro made their own MP Targetmaster mold in Offshoot.


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:16 AM

If someone sells a chest upgrade kit, maybe I'll buy a knockoff. Meanwhile, droopy here is a big pass.

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:59 AM

Was MP-1 the only time Hasbro was involved in any capacity?

 
Hasbro made their own MP Targetmaster mold in Offshoot.

Just for clarification, TakaraTomy still engineered it. Hasbro requested he be made (and possibly designed him, but that could have been either of them).

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 09:07 AM

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 08:53 PM

So I'm mucking around with MP Grapple, trying to get him into truck mode, and his right (non-gun) hand just won't fold away enough to allow the forearm panel to close, no matter how I turn it. And I guess I turned it too much, because... ack! It twisted right off.

 

The hand is held in by a pin that goes into a small orange cylinder, and the cylinder broke.

 

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Checking the instructions and watching a video review, I realized... the hands don't fold away for truck mode. Whoops.

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Hands folding into wrists is such a staple of transforming robots that it never even occurred to me that they might be intended to stay out!

 

So does the fold-out forearm panel on the right arm serve any purpose at all? Why is it there? Does the hand rotation do anything? Could I just epoxy the hand permanently into its robot mode position?

 

ETA: ah hah, the forearm panel folds out so you can stash his little welding gun inside... and the hand isn't meant to rotate at all. Huh.


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Posted 20 June 2020 - 11:06 PM

Remember that this is also the same mold that Inferno and Artfire are. Artfire makes use of a Target Master and a missile hand. So part of that functionality came built in with Ratchet for the later retool (Artfire).

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 08:48 AM

https://twitter.com/...838032821645312

 

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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 24 September 2020 - 06:24 AM

Amiami requested payment so things are going right on schedule for Tigatron.  I figured he'd get delayed or something, considering some MPs did and the recent goings on in the world.



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Posted 24 September 2020 - 11:51 AM

Got Starscream for $75. Now to hope I can cancel my Japanese order.

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:59 AM

Amazon Japan just charged me for Tigatron this morning.

 

Perhaps mere days before the voyager Kingdom toy is revealed, but it's not like I'm going to stop on MP Beast Wars now.


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