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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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#81 The Phazer

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:27 AM

The transformation is crazy, but it all makes sense pretty quickly after the first time and it's fairly intuitive. There's only a few pegs you got to make sure you fold away.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:28 PM

Its weird, Ive always been much more a proponent of toy accuracy over cartoon accuracy, but I didnt have an interest in the masterpeice line until they really went all in with the cartoon aesthetic. I think its because of some perfect storm of mind boggling engineering, swappable faces and silly accessories that these have ended up being the most delightful transformer toys in a while. I think its the translation of the levity and stupidty of the original show to toy form that charms.

Anyways, Sunstreaker finally shipped which was the longest delay between placing an order and having it shipped out from hlj ive encountered, and Megatron arrived.

Megatron is basically perfect. I had watched and read as much as I could so I was expecting to lose some paint in the transformation. But as it turned out, my hands got more scraped and hurt than he did. That first time transforming to gun mode is like some sort of rite of passage. The second and third and subsequent times it cools off and he is just a total joy.

I also recieved Ironhide for xmas and he is charming for a bunch of different reasons. Mainly the smooth transformation and that cherry vanette mode is perfect. He loses points for not having a smiling face and his thumbs scare the crap out of me when Im trying to put weapons in his hands. Im fighting myself to not get ratchet asap.

Edited by Ave Destron!, 06 January 2018 - 12:29 PM.

Does anyone see City-Swimmer? Is he gliding beneath the silver water? Is he creeping 'round a corner, hugging a wall, silent as a shadow in the dark?

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:03 PM

Cross-posted from the Dinobot thread:

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:26 AM

HLJ is replacing mine, and paying for the shipping which is great. Between the fact Sunstreaker will effectively be shipped three times, more be paid in shipping him than his actual cost. I think thI plastic might have been more brittle due to coming straight in from our unusually extremely cold weather.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:50 PM

Sunstreaker video review:

 


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:39 AM

Im happy to say the backpack is way less offensive in person.

Transformation is a total joy.

Shame about the fake chest, but I picked up an Omnigonix Spinout for dirt cheap to fill that void.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:27 AM

Nice article (with wonderful photos) from Maz regarding MP Sunstreaker:  https://tfsource.com...9/sunstreaker2/


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:17 AM

Unreleased Masterpiece MP-34 Cheetor Coin?

 

 

 

 

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The only other coin unreleased by Hasbro Asia was for Exhaust, but that had to do with his entire release being cancelled by Hasbro Asia (with the stock going to TakaraTomy for distribution in Japan after the initial release).


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 01:05 PM

That's an interesting interpretation of his head. Moreso than, like, the toy.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:53 PM

Im happy to say the backpack is way less offensive in person.

Transformation is a total joy.

Shame about the fake chest, but I picked up an Omnigonix Spinout for dirt cheap to fill that void.

 

Personally, I didn't enjoy the transformation much myself.  Granted, I guess much of this comes down to the backpack transformation, as it took me far too long to figure out that his backpack instructions were intended to start from proper Lamborghini mode.  Need to figure out how to transform him back, but that's on my to-do list.


My FlickR folder...

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:38 PM

my sunstreaker kind of broke?

The rotation joint on the backpack made a horrible snapping noise and now theres a crack running right down the middle of it. It still transforms fine and isnt falling apart. The joint even rotates easier now , but its scared the hell out of me.
Does anyone see City-Swimmer? Is he gliding beneath the silver water? Is he creeping 'round a corner, hugging a wall, silent as a shadow in the dark?

#92 Msol

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:32 AM

Crack in the plastic or the diecast?

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

plastic, Im not sure where any diecast is on sunstreaker.
Does anyone see City-Swimmer? Is he gliding beneath the silver water? Is he creeping 'round a corner, hugging a wall, silent as a shadow in the dark?

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:06 AM

MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod in package:

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:03 AM

MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod's coin:  https://www.facebook...?type=3

 

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For reference, here is MP-28's.

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Looks like MP-40's some how folds out to be Hot Rod in car mode with Firebolt some how attached (or some squished or cropped version of that).


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:49 PM

More pics of MP-40's box and coin: https://m.facebook.c...190726147660000

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

New pic of Hot Rod: https://twitter.com/...798456932122624

Color is very nice.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:34 AM

New pic of Hot Rod: https://twitter.com/...798456932122624

Color is very nice.


Looks great.

cause you cant see his arms or legs.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:03 AM

Yeah the colors are nice. Shame about the placement

Edited by unluckiness, 23 February 2018 - 01:03 AM.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:18 AM

http://www.tfw2005.c...7#post-15532617

 

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