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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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#381 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:09 PM

Hats off to Takara for figuring out a way to deploy Combat Deck out of the Combat Deck.


But now it needs those red guns.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 30 November 2018 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:36 PM

 

It dawned on me last night that Takara is the new Apple.

First, offer a product some people perceive as better.

Next, slowly raise your pricing.

Then, limit the number of new things you release each year.

After that, go for the highest price possible.

Finally, after having some success with your new ASP, go for the home run with the most expensive product in its category ever.

So when is Takara going to remove some basic and expected feature from their Transformers toys in the name of 'courage'?

 

is affordability a feature?


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:53 PM

Is this the first in-hand video review of MPM-6 Ironhide?


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:12 PM

 

Yyyeeaaaaaahhh...no. Still not justifiable. Maybe after it sits around online for a while and prices eventually drop to below half-off, then maybe.

 

I'm not sure that's a thing that happens.

 

Like, Dinobot was extremely expensive and he's sold out everywhere you could look, and to buy him now you gotta pay larger prices on the aftermarket.  And Optimus Prime is Optimus Prime.  

 

True, but Dinobot was actually nice-looking​ mold, whereas this Optimus Prime is just ugly. And Dinobot has that black magic transformation that needed all that extra engineering to get it to work on a physical toy, and this Optimus Prime isn't anywhere near that complicated.

 

I noticed today that BigBadToyStore has removed all colored pictures of MP-44 Optimus Prime off of his preorder page and put back the grey prototype pics. Now I'm really curious as to what's going on...


Edited by Rodimus Supreme, 30 November 2018 - 07:14 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:14 PM

True, but Dinobt was actually nice-looking​ mold,

In one mode!

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:23 PM

True, but Dinobot was actually nice-looking​ mold, whereas this Optimus Prime is just ugly.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:32 PM

I assume when you click play it identifies Dinobot looking good as an example of an opinion and this Optimus being ugly as an example of a fact.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:45 PM

I'm hitting the play button but nothing's happening.


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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 30 November 2018 - 07:55 PM

This Optimus inverts itself even more than Dinobot did. The arms are the only parts that don't completely flip inside out. The legs flip inside out to hide the tires. The chest flips inside out to hide the stripes... it is pretty crazy what the parts count on that cab mode must be. Accounting for all the hinges and panels to do all that, there's probably as many parts in his leg as there is in a Deluxe or Voyager. They might be iddy biddy, but a parts count is a parts count and directly affects engineering, rendering, production time and labor to build the thing. And ultimately cost.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:58 PM

 

True, but Dinobt was actually nice-looking​ mold,

In one mode!

 

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat...His Raptor Mode wasn't ugly...



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:20 AM

If it wants to look like the show model it kinda has to be, or it failed.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 01:13 PM

If it wants to look like the show model it kinda has to be, or it failed.

Well, I guess part of the problem with the Raptor Mode is the fact they based it on the Jurassic Park Velociraptors, which were themselves inaccurate to the real world Velociraptors.



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 02:09 PM

That's still not why he's twice as wide as he is tall.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:50 PM

True, but Dinobt was actually nice-looking​ mold,

In one mode!
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat...His Raptor Mode wasn't ugly...
His raptor mode was ugly in the freaking show

And Jurassic Park cant be blamed for his anemic looking webbed arms, his awkward duck like legs, and his huge weird chest

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:21 PM

Chloechoo on Discord has pointed out that MPM-8 is up for pre-order on BBTS. No character identification as of yet.
 
https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/82275

There were rumors that the next three MPMs were going to be Megatron, Starscream, and Jazz. IIRC, the original report stated in that order, while another claimed Jazz would be MPM-8. The pricing on the preorder definitely seems more in line with it being Megatron.

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MP #2 listed is Jazz and #1 is Megatron.


Well, I guess MPM-8 will be Megatron in April 2019, then.

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:25 PM

With the BW Megs delay, that means two MP Megatrons coming in April. I might be going bankrupt in four months.  :doh



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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:13 PM

With the BW Megs delay, that means two MP Megatrons coming in April. I might be going bankrupt in four months.  :doh

 

If I remember how money works, doesn't a delay provide more time to save/invest funds that would've been allocated to the same things, anyway?


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

http://thefwoosh.com...s-dbz-and-more/

 

Some bigger pics.  You can better see where he's got the Season 1 face over the Season 2 face (depends on if the scene being recreated is from season 1 or from season 2 on).

 

Also the pic of him jumping from the pamphlet and a new vehicle mode image.

 

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:32 AM

Boy that season 1 head looks bad, but I'm glad they gave us both.



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:17 PM

That season 1 head is beautiful.



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