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@  wonko the sane? : (03 December 2020 - 09:01 AM)

I learned that the famed ikea cat bed actually IS available in canada, but they called it a doll bed up here for some reason.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:39 PM)

*good week

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:35 PM)

It's been a good work for The Hunt: got Netflix Bumblebee (suck it Walmart!) and stopped at Walgreens and found a lone Bluestreak. I'm pretty much done until new stuff rolls out in February

@  tigerhawk : (02 December 2020 - 03:53 PM)

There's some fab fandubs of comic scenes on Youtube, it's MTMTE/LL mostly but there's some great stuff such as Tarn learning of Megatron's defection and Megatron talking to Ravage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:31 PM)

Wonderful audio separation and balance.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:29 PM)

For Transformers The Movie 86

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM)

I will say, the blu ray remaster, especially the audio is pretty spot on. Watching it on Apple TV has been enlightening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 09:00 PM)

Vode An!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

I do not overly care for the Bad Batch, but it will be interesting to see what the animated series will bring to the table.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

Alpha, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, and the Muunilinst 10 are quite the contrast to what we have at present in Disney canon.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Who else here read the pre-2008 Clone Commandos and ARC Troopers back in the day?

@  tigerhawk : (30 November 2020 - 05:04 PM)

Monoliths in Utah and Romania.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  tigerhawk : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  tigerhawk : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  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.

@  tigerhawk : (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.

@  tigerhawk : (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?


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 06:45 PM



Tokyo 7th Sisters「EPISODE 6.0 FINAL -Someday, I'll walk on the Rainbow...-」


Whoah.

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 08:30 PM

*Elaina pics*
Lina, is that you?

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 12:42 AM

FINAL????

 

Well, I mean, it's better than lots of mobage that are just like "welp I guess we're shutting down service g'bye!".


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Posted 10 October 2020 - 06:16 AM

*still in pain over Sin-En Resist*

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 04:48 PM

The Tokyo Dolls website got updated with more characters.

There's the third not-Custodian, Ex.

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(The previous two were Deus and Machina)

There's also the three "Numbers", who have the same voice actors as the not-Custodians, and also their names are written in Greek, for whatever reason.

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 05:50 PM

Writing official names in greek is something I do expect from Square-Enix.


Edited by Logicron, 10 October 2020 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2020 - 03:48 PM

I'm sure somebody's been wondering about this: I've started volume 9 of Mahabharata. The start of this volume is still in Shanti Parva, and it's still Bhishma talking about stuff, but now at the Moksha Dharma section. Moksha is liberation, as in, the "free from the reincarnation cycle" concept that's heavily associated with Buddhism. Chapter 1534 (page 25 of this volume) discusses the possibility of "not hav[ing] to accept a body again". It's even explicitly linked to "enlightenment", and the TL notes in page 130 even mention that the original word used for that is "buddha".

For some reason, there are two separate anecdotes of Indra meeting Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity (and Vishnu's wife), and both represent how prosperity had left the demons and went to the gods. The first one (chapters 1544-1546) involves Indra meeting Bali, his former rival (the one who got stepped on by Vishnu's Vamana avatar), who at that point had the form of an ass (as in, a donkey), presumably from reincarnating. Indra sees a being emerge from him, which introduces herself as Shri/Lakshmi. She seems less of a physical being than the "usual" gods, teling Indra that nobody can bear her forever, so she gets him to divide her amongst four things. One quarter each for the earth, water, fire, and humans.

In chapter 1548, Indra and Narada meet Bali, and then they meet Shri in chapter 1549. She explains why she is no longer with the demons.

Chapter 1552 has descriptions of Hindu concpts of time. In page 84 it's mentioned that 12 thousand Yuga cycles make one of Brahma's day. This is part of a long anecdote about a conversation Vyasa had with his son Shuka, that goes from chapter 1552 to 1574 (pages 82-138).

This stretch talks a lot about the concept of "atman", which I guess you can approximately think of as "soul". There's "jivatman", or an individual's atman and "paramatman", the supreme transcendent soul, which makes it the same as Brahman, the supreme reality.

Wikipedia's article mentions that in the Advaita (non-dualist) school of thought, "self-realization is that one's true self (Jīvātman) and the ultimate reality (Brahman) are: completely identical". This seems to be the interpretation supported here in the story, since in chapter 1561 (page 111), Vyasa says "But know the jivatman to be the paramatman".

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 12:49 AM

presumably from reincarnating.


Don't get stomped on. Got it.
 

Indra sees a being emerge from him, which introduces herself as Shri/Lakshmi.

This is quite the spectacle to behold hear about.
 

seems less of a physical being than the "usual" gods/One quarter each for the earth, water, fire, and humans.

Weirdest season of W.I.T.C.H. ever.


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Posted 15 October 2020 - 10:08 PM

Since we talk about Japanese media here too...
I recently picked up The Dark Star That Shines For You Alone - Pretty Boy Detective Club by Nisioisin. Haven't read a novel in awhile. Only 7 chapters in and it's pretty fun so far.

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:37 PM

Oh, doesn't that have designs by Kinako? Her work is beautiful, very pako reminiscent, but with those floaty color pops. Her work on Gatchaman CROWDS was wildly impressive.

 

...

 

Oh my gosh when did this come out in English?


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Posted 16 October 2020 - 06:58 AM

It does! Just the cover art and two inside illustrations, no art inside the story yet when I flipped through looking for more.

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 11:50 PM

 

I can't believe how well animated this is.


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Posted 23 October 2020 - 03:36 PM

Finished the novel. If you get it, don't peek at the pic in the back cover, it's a bit spoilery. It was fun, light, and utterly ridiculous. Definitely feels like it could become an anime series.

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 05:29 AM

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So this is happening

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 12:21 AM

Minami?

 

Is she in space?


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Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:15 AM

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Since one of our main things around here is reading/analysis the Mahabharata, we do all the Hindu festivals now.

 

So Happy Dusshera (Oct. 25th) nerds!

 

Important fact;

 

 

In the Mahabharata, on the same day Arjuna defeated the Kauravas that included warriors like Bhishma, Drona, Ashwathama and Karna.


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Posted 26 October 2020 - 11:32 AM

Do the parades include flowers raining from the skies? XD

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 11:37 PM

Well, apparently flower prices shot up but flowers were still in high demand, but that seems to be about garlands rather than petal cannons.


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Posted 30 October 2020 - 07:17 PM


Apparently Kairisei Million Arthur went offline at the end of September.
Guess there's no more Million Arthur anything that's currently ongoing or upcoming.

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 07:29 PM

It's never a good sign when you search for videos of a mobile game on Youtube and almost all of the front page results are from the developers' own channel.







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