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@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 03:43 PM)

Soon beam TV programs into brains with a neural transciever anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 03:28 PM)

I'm surprised they keep reducing the number of ports on TV's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 02:52 PM)

Ahh.. No.. I mean an HDMI 2.1 switcher box to give you more imputs on a TV. :D Those should have been released in preparation of the XSX and PS5 considering their touting 2.1 features. :D

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 02:25 PM)

Switch Pro, not even a thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 02:09 PM)

Wait... I read your statement wrong: I thought you meant the switch version 2.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 01:32 PM)

You do realize that the department that would be focusing on the HDMI 2.1 switch box would be different than the department working on PS5s?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 01:05 PM)

And nintendo wasn't competing with others for marketshare at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 12:54 PM)

Probably because there's already enough demand on the manufacturing infrastructure to pump out two of the three consoles at the same time? Nintendo's last release saw people waiting literal months for stock shortfalls to end.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 12:33 PM)

I just want to ask, why did no company get an HDMI 2.1 switch out in time for PS5/XSX


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#281 Powered Convoy

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:31 PM

And people in the US can just order straight from Amazon Japan now, right? Put in your regular address and credit card and it just works?

This didn't used to be the case, right? You had to order through someone?


Yes, yes, and yes.

There are a few exceptions here and there that they won't ship outside of the country. For whatever reason. Like MPM Ironhide's and LG Windblade (at least for a long time).

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:35 PM

 

It's been pointed out that despite everyone else being PotP, the Convoy on the Hero-X Generations 2019 cover is probably Vers. 3. For our first look at truck and trailer... sorta.

 

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:50 PM

 

Theres nothing they do or make the trailer do (short of packing it with a couple $50s) that wouldnt make me feel cheated paying $200 for it.

 

It actually disappears when you transform the cab.

 

 

I feel like I could pay someone to steal it for significantly less.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:05 AM

Loopaza Mega Store confirms the price of 50,000 Yen and some more Siege releases from Takara.

 

 

 

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:19 AM

Loopaza Mega Store confirms the price of 50,000 Yen and some more Siege releases from Takara.

 

 

 

Yeah, this image sums it up.  (which is all I could see in your post)

 

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:30 AM

Reported accessories from a well known shop:  https://www.weibo.co...ed&loc=nickname

 

 

MP44 擎天柱 Masterpiece Convoy (Optimus Prime) Version 3。官方定价50000日元/盒,2盒/箱,内容:主体X1,车厢X1,车厢高射炮X1,小滚珠X1,能量斧X1,光束特效件X2,激光步枪X1,能源宝X1,能量供应管X1,史派克X1,卡莉X1,史派克普拉X1,火箭背包X1,红蜘蛛头X1,红蜘蛛翅膀配件X1,某不知名配件 ​​​​

 

 

MP44 Optimus Prime Master Convoy (Optimus Prime) Version 3. Official price 50,000 yen / box, 2 boxes / box, content: main body X1, compartment X1, cabin anti-aircraft gun X1, small ball X1, energy axe X1, beam special effects X2, laser rifle X1, energy treasure X1, energy supply tube X1 , Spike X1, Carly X1, Spike Pula X1, Rocket Backpack X1, Starscream Head X1, Starscream Wings Accessories X1, an unknown accessory

 

"Small ball" is reportedly Roller.  He has Spike, Carly, and Sparkplug plus parts to make him Starscream from "Megatron's Master Plan".


I wanted "Small ball" to be his basketball personally.


But that's Roller's Chinese name.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:01 AM

Making the new Masterpiece Optimus into a Starscream toy to get more buyers! How diabolical!

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:04 AM

Yeah, I wasn't interested until I saw I had the ability to replicate that one scene where Starscream cosplayed OP.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:08 AM

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/84183

https://tfsource.com...-optimus-prime/


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:36 AM

My name is Spike Pula
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:45 AM

Yeah, I wasn't interested until I saw I had the ability to replicate that one scene where Starscream cosplayed OP.

You say that, but when they release the Powered Convoy blue and Nemesis Prime blank recolors and now you have three truck seekers...

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:52 AM

And Fireguts for Sunstorm?



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:12 AM

do NOT make me buy a fire guts mp prime 3

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:14 AM

 

Egad, you could buy enough lumber to build a clubhouse with that kind of money.

 

Or so Stymie and Spanky of The Little Rascals tell me.


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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 28 November 2018 - 11:16 AM

Making the new Masterpiece Optimus into a Starscream toy to get more buyers! How diabolical!

Well I guess now I have to get 2.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:42 AM

But does the Starscream head come with a removeable hollow Optimus Prime head to wear as a helmet?

 

Also... What third party company will replace the Starscream head with O's dad then for the $500 scare-the-shit-out-of-my-own-son lolgagz?



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:51 AM

...Starscream never deployed his wings in that scene, right? I thought only his head and shoulder intake things were visible.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:02 PM

Reported accessories from a well known shop:  https://www.weibo.co...ed&loc=nickname
 

 
MP44 擎天柱 Masterpiece Convoy (Optimus Prime) Version 3。官方定价50000日元/盒2盒/箱内容主体X1车厢X1车厢高射炮X1小滚珠X1能量斧X1光束特效件X2激光步枪X1能源宝X1能量供应管X1史派克X1卡莉X1史派克普拉X1火箭背包X1红蜘蛛头X1红蜘蛛翅膀配件X1某不知名配件 ​​​​

 

 
MP44 Optimus Prime Master Convoy (Optimus Prime) Version 3. Official price 50,000 yen / box, 2 boxes / box, content: main body X1, compartment X1, cabin anti-aircraft gun X1, small ball X1, energy axe X1, beam special effects X2, laser rifle X1, energy treasure X1, energy supply tube X1 , Spike X1, Carly X1, Spike Pula X1, Rocket Backpack X1, Starscream Head X1, Starscream Wings Accessories X1, an unknown accessory

 
"Small ball" is reportedly Roller.  He has Spike, Carly, and Sparkplug plus parts to make him Starscream from "Megatron's Master Plan".

I wanted "Small ball" to be his basketball personally.

But that's Roller's Chinese name.

Alright, who used a Monkeys Paw and wished for a new MP Starscream?

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:34 PM

Certainly, who among us WOUILDN'T be willing to shill out five hundred bucks for a character that's been done officially twice before and unofficially half a dozen times for a third of that price just because this new version comes with some accessory used for five seconds in one episode...

 


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:52 PM

well ok

i hope i can afford hound lol because i will never buy this toy

it’s kind of insane we were already reeling from beast wars megs and then takaras like hold my beer.
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