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@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Mwahahaha! I am writing this WIRELESSLY from my desktop!

@  unluckiness : (13 November 2018 - 10:28 AM)

yes.

@  Pennpenn : (13 November 2018 - 07:48 AM)

Is that nightmare fuel for wanking or nightmare fuel that is- actually you know what never mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2018 - 05:07 AM)

This is the Internet. Everything produces wanking nightmare fuel.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 November 2018 - 01:52 AM)

Yet both have produced wanking nightmare fuel. (Rule 34 is a harsh mistress)

@  fourteenwings : (12 November 2018 - 11:41 PM)

I don't know if "magic animals" and "mecha" abide by the same design principals.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 09:20 PM)

PS4 controllers are crap. x.x;

@  Paladin : (12 November 2018 - 08:16 PM)

it took me way too long to realize that didn't actually say "wanking nightmare fuel."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 November 2018 - 08:14 PM)

I'm quite sure that directors don't make the designs because that would be ludicrous amount of work for a single person.

@  Noideaforaname : (12 November 2018 - 05:35 PM)

I guess "walking nightmare fuel" is an improvement...

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2018 - 04:12 PM)

It’s something when the new Pokemon movie is completely accurate to the original source character designs than the Transformers movies. Michael Bay would have created hyper stylised redesigns of Pokemon and many completely new designs if he was doing it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 November 2018 - 01:54 PM)

RIP Stan Lee.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 04:25 AM)

Ehh.. Except for a couple of people, the video game section isn't that bad.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2018 - 08:27 PM)

It feels like this hasn't been said enough: anybody who cares what people at TFW does would surely just check there themselves.

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:50 PM)

And with the Seinfeld/Cyberverse names, the genders matched up, and some of them seem fitting enough ("Peterman" for a leader figure prone to dramatic pronouncements; "Puddy" for a big, strong, gruff guy, etc.)

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Well, the codenames aren't completely random. Shatter and Dropkick were "Red Light" and "Blue Light", weren't they? Referencing their colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 November 2018 - 09:05 AM)

I'm sure the Hasbro logistics guy in charge of assigning the code names would be amused too, if he knew what TFW2005 was.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2018 - 01:30 AM)

Yup. TFW2005.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

Even though we have seen time and again that those names are just randomly applied names from whatever "theme" Hasbro has chosen for the respective line, with no intentional relation between code name and character.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

I love how folks on TFW2005 still assume the code names for toys from new toylines are mystery games Hasbro has created for the fans, and thus are trying to interpret a meaning into those names to guess the character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:56 PM)

I haven't watched many eps yet... Mainly cause I've gotten where I just wait till seasons end and watch the whole thing.

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:23 PM)

I presume he's going to feature heavily in episode 15

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

And like I said in one of the discussion threads, his voice reminds me of the English dub of Alexander Armstrong from Fullmetal Alchemist

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Ahh, I ment shown up as a Main character yet, but I wasn't specific. :D

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:19 PM)

He showed up in "Maccadam's", and has at least been heard in a few other prior episodes.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 07:06 PM)

Yeah, he's shown up a couple of times.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:01 PM)

I ment in the show.

@  Nevermore : (09 November 2018 - 06:38 PM)

Which one?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Has Cyberverse Grim even showed up yet?

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 05:26 PM)

now that it's out in the open, can I just say NuRID Grimlock is the most interesting version of the character in TWENTY YEARS?

@  Foffy : (09 November 2018 - 05:08 PM)

grimlock eats sloppily at olive garden (ASMR)

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

It could have fit perfectly in Robots in Disguise too. Just have Grimlock waving a pool noodle around and give the line to Drift.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Underquoted Transformers: The Movie quotes: "Grimlock, get your noodle out of my face."

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 04:58 PM)

Yeah, IIRC Wilbur was a spring pig.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I read that as "First sow of the season" and I was about to say that I wasn't aware pigs were typically born in the winter.

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 08:59 AM)

ugh. first snow of the season...

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Shield agent, that's just nuts...

@  Pennpenn : (09 November 2018 - 03:56 AM)

Though there are rumours he's secretly a Pine.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 November 2018 - 01:15 AM)

Idea: in a universe wherein plant alt-modes are common, Maccadam transforms into a macadamia tree.

@  Waspinator : (08 November 2018 - 08:51 PM)

That apparently gets you the help you want. https://www.schlockm....com/2010-04-14

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 07:01 PM)

Eh, just conference call it to the suicide hotline AI.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2018 - 05:00 PM)

Soon we'll have AI making the calls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 04:04 PM)

Sure, but you can't try to counter-troll them and see if you can annoy them into giving up first.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Robots are cheaper, and don't have mental break downs when people swear at them. Considering how many call centers these days are scams: it's not hard to see why folks don't want to work in them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 03:25 PM)

I miss getting real people for spam calls instead of bots. The bots are no fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 03:24 PM)

I like the robot from "the visa mastercard rewards center". It feels so cathartic to slam the phone on it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (08 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

A lot of our phone scams up here come from India, pretending to be Revenue Canada. I think they mostly target recent immigrants who aren't familiar with the system, but they've gotten lots of clueless seniors, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 02:52 PM)

I like the ones that fake the caller ID so it looks like your own number is calling you.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 November 2018 - 02:46 PM)

U.S. phone spam is getting ridiculous. I got calls from New York and California in the same hour today.


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The Toys That Made Us: New Netflix Docu-series featuring Star Wars, GI Joe, He-Man, and Barbie


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#21 tec

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 03:37 AM

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:57 AM

Season 2 will feature: Transformers, LEGO, Star Trek, and Hello Kitty.

Netflix had this thing where exclusive series dropped a season at at time instead of episode by episode, but that was apparently too much, so they shifted to doing them by half-seasons. Voltron did the same thing. So they're not calling the 2018 episodes a second "season", all eight are technically "Season 1" and there may or may not be a "Season 2" in the future. I guess the season is a good production block but not an ideal release / viewing block. 

 

Bit 80's-centric but so far not bad. 

 

if additional seasons come, I'd like to see them explore later lines like Power Rangers.

How's the treatment on Joe and Barbie? Neither of those is an 80s line. They existed in the 80s, but that's because Barbie is eternal and Joe was an also-ran in between He-Man and Transformers. I'd be disappointed if the treatment of either of those lines was conspicuously 80s-centric (though I can understand that there's a limited pool of people around to interview about the history of these things.)


Edited by Copper Bezel, 31 December 2017 - 05:57 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:13 AM

They focus on their original inception. G.I. Joe has time focused on the 80's due to ARAH. Barbie doesn't spend too much time on the 80's.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:25 AM

Gotcha, very cool. = ] 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:59 AM

Spoiler

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:28 PM

These were actually really, really good.

 

Literally my only criticisms were ignoring everything GI Joe did after ARAH ended, when the other ones covered it to the present day (and He-Man even talked about it being mostly dead and failing to stay relevant, so they were certainly willing to go there), and abbreviating the 90's relaunch of Star Wars to make it seem like it began with the Phantom Menace, when Power of the Force 2-->Shadows of the Empire-->Special Edition stuff was literally my childhood, so that's just a personal thing.

 

Now I really want to see the Transformers one, though I also worry they're going to shortchange everything after 1990.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:52 PM


 

Now I really want to see the Transformers one, though I also worry they're going to shortchange everything after 1990.

 

 

So just like Hasbro then.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:21 AM

Watched Star Wars and Barbie. I knew way more about Star Wars than Barbie of course, so the Barbie ep held more surprises, but even with the SW episode it was interesting to learn more about the behind-the-scenes business dealings and design history. I don't like the narrator or the intro, and I noticed they did skip over the Ewoks line and both the 1985 and roided-out 1995 Power of the Force lines, but still it's a pretty fun and informative series so far.

 

Star Trek in the next batch seems like the odd-man-out inclusion. It's the only one of the 8 that was never a phenomenon as a toyline alone. Sure, there have been decades of Trek toys, but they've rarely been good and they've never been popular. It'll be interesting to see how they make them, well, interesting.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:03 AM

 

Star Trek in the next batch seems like the odd-man-out inclusion. It's the only one of the 8 that was never a phenomenon as a toyline alone. Sure, there have been decades of Trek toys, but they've rarely been good and they've never been popular. It'll be interesting to see how they make them, well, interesting.

 

I initially thought that, too, but it's a bit of a misconception because Star Trek mostly skipped the 80s, toy-wise, due to the Motion Picture's toyline flopping hard, and no toymakers wanting to go near the brand for awhile. The 90's Playmates line of figures that began with Next Gen was huuuuuge at the time, had figures that were individually-numbered, was pitched to collectors, and was generally considered a cut above the rest in terms of poseability, accessories and sculpt. I think there's a neat story to tell, there. Plus, if you want to go back, the Mego stuff in the 70's was huge, too.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:00 AM

My favorite part about the MOTU episode was when they got to the 200X series. Even they were like, "WTF?".


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

 

 

Star Trek in the next batch seems like the odd-man-out inclusion. It's the only one of the 8 that was never a phenomenon as a toyline alone. Sure, there have been decades of Trek toys, but they've rarely been good and they've never been popular. It'll be interesting to see how they make them, well, interesting.

 

I initially thought that, too, but it's a bit of a misconception because Star Trek mostly skipped the 80s, toy-wise, due to the Motion Picture's toyline flopping hard, and no toymakers wanting to go near the brand for awhile. The 90's Playmates line of figures that began with Next Gen was huuuuuge at the time, had figures that were individually-numbered, was pitched to collectors, and was generally considered a cut above the rest in terms of poseability, accessories and sculpt. I think there's a neat story to tell, there. Plus, if you want to go back, the Mego stuff in the 70's was huge, too.

 

My fear is that they'll focus solely on the Mego side and ignore the massive presence Star Trek had on the industry in the early to mid 90s.



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:38 PM

Pleasantly surprised; I was expecting "I Love the 80s" or, worse, that Toy Hunter hoax show from a few years ago. Instead these were mostly smart and well-crafted. I just wish they'd gotten into more details of market shifts: WHY these once-dominant toys fell apart. Apparently there were no SW toys from 1986-94? I had never heard that.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

I guess they kind of skipped over Micro Machines too, at that.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

Apparently there were no SW toys from 1986-94? I had never heard that.

 

its true. once the first power of the force ended that was it (wait. when were the ewoks and droids toys out? anyway...). i think it was pretty much considered a dead toy franchise until the orange card series kicked off and everyone lost their shit over them (me included). they hit at just the right time, when people who had grown up with the original toys were entering the work force and could buy what they wanted now


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:10 AM

I like most of this...my big complaint was the HUGE omission of the G.I.Joe episode COMPLETELY skipping the SHIELD/HYDRA stuff.

 

makes me wonder what the other episodes are leaving out.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:46 AM

I like most of this...my big complaint was the HUGE omission of the G.I.Joe episode COMPLETELY skipping the SHIELD/HYDRA stuff.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:33 AM

Larry Hama's GI Joe: ARAH pitch was based on a rejected concept he had come up with for a "Nick Fury and SHIELD vs Hydra" series. Cobra is basically just a renamed Hydra.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:01 AM

 

Apparently there were no SW toys from 1986-94? I had never heard that.

 

its true. once the first power of the force ended that was it (wait. when were the ewoks and droids toys out? anyway...). i think it was pretty much considered a dead toy franchise until the orange card series kicked off and everyone lost their shit over them (me included). they hit at just the right time, when people who had grown up with the original toys were entering the work force and could buy what they wanted now

 

I was so dissappointed they didn't cover the Orange Card stuff, and acted like the relaunch began with Phantom Menace. It was an important moment in my childhood.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

I've only watched the MotU episode so far, and while they addressed the decline of the original and the weaker performance of the two relaunches honestly I felt it kinda needed more detail. The reasons they go into for the original line's decline especially seem only semi relevant and don't mention a bunch of things that it is usually attributed to.

-ZacWilliam, and yeah the subsequent lines are barely mentioned at all, but it was still a pretty interesting watch with some fun stories.

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