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@  wonko the sane? : (22 September 2018 - 01:53 PM)

So apparently some models of air-conditioner are on trays inside the case, so they can be removed for easy access to the internals. I did not know that two hours ago: and have since cleaned three. It's been a learning kind of day.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 September 2018 - 09:15 AM)

There's probably been a Pokedex-themed 3DS cover.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 September 2018 - 04:34 PM)

I still got that Pikachu Edition Gameboy Color from back in the day. Yellow and Blue and with Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Togepi on the screen.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2018 - 04:30 PM)

Quote of the day: I either need bourbon or aspirin, and I'm pretty sure the liquor cabinet is closer than the medicine chest.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 September 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I don't recall any Pokedex themed DS or Game Boy, but plenty of Pokemon-themed ones. My favourite, and the one I've got myself, was the Pokemon Red/Blue themed 3DS with the swappable faceplates that came out around the time the original games were made available via digital download

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 September 2018 - 02:30 PM)

I'm fairly certain Nintendo has done Pokéball red and white, but I don't know about specific Pokédex colors.

@  Paladin : (21 September 2018 - 11:10 AM)

random thought: has Nintendo ever made a 3DS that looks like a Pokedex? because that seems like a GOLDMINE waiting to happen...

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2018 - 03:23 AM)

Wiigii! Titans Return Grotusque for only 60 Euros (actually 70 but I somehow had an eBay gift card for reasons that escape me) with free shipping from within my own country!

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2018 - 03:02 AM)

That was the plan for Predators too with the Super Predators.

@  Waspinator : (21 September 2018 - 01:46 AM)

So, apparently in the new Predator movie, the Predators don't hunt us for honor or the challenge or anything like that, but because they're stealing human DNA to modify themselves. Congrats Hollywood, on making a monster far less cool and scary.

@  Pennpenn : (20 September 2018 - 08:46 AM)

I only started playing it recently so I don't know what it was like before. Actually surprised they haven't finished the story yet. Then again, unless they introduce another world it's pretty much just Maleficent and whatever the Foretellers are playing at left.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 September 2018 - 08:30 AM)

Geeze.. I reloaded up Kingdom Hearts X for the first time in a long time. That game has massivily inflated from when I played it when it first launced in the US.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 09:07 AM)

It's an annoying thing to have happen in any game. I'm hoping they actually finish releasing all the story mode parts before 3 comes out.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 06:24 AM)

Ahh. Hadn't played that in a long time.. Since before the PVP I think.

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 04:33 AM)

Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. Specifically the PVP fights.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 September 2018 - 04:31 AM)

What game PennPenn

@  Pennpenn : (19 September 2018 - 03:13 AM)

Man, I love it when you've got limited attempts at something in a game, said game crashes at the end of the thing, so you lose the attempt but don't get any credit.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 08:44 PM)

I know. I'm back to the classic purple for the first time since the comic theme was introduced.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 08:32 PM)

Alright thanks, gonna be weird without the speech bubble boxes but I'll manage.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 September 2018 - 07:59 PM)

Nope, ongoing problem for a bunch of us. The mods know, so... just hunker down and wait. In the mean time: changing themes will sort it out for a bit. Only the comic theme is affected.

@  Fenix Twilight : (18 September 2018 - 05:36 PM)

Is something going on? I'm missing the buttons to go to the newest post and there's no banner for the forum list, it just says "logo" in the corner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2018 - 06:03 AM)

Leader-1!

@  Whirl Maximus : (18 September 2018 - 02:25 AM)

"huh?" 'chuckle' in every reaction shot. That's all I remember of Armada.

@  Paladin : (16 September 2018 - 07:36 PM)

if youre looking for sympathy its in the dictionary between shit & syphilis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2018 - 03:10 PM)

Uuuhhhhhh.......

@  Rycochet : (15 September 2018 - 11:56 AM)

Due to it's concentrated lousiness, even small doses of Energon will age you, yes.

@  Lazy Garou : (15 September 2018 - 10:32 AM)

unicron trilogy video was great, but made me feel a hundred years old.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 September 2018 - 07:32 AM)

Awesome. Good job man.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 09:30 PM)

cleaning up, mostly.but the little plastic piece where the power cable hooked up was broken. That I managed to put back together.

@  Patch : (11 September 2018 - 04:48 PM)

So he also has White Castle-like qualities?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2018 - 02:23 PM)

Just keep him away from the plumbing, he's really hard on the pipes.

@  RichardT1977 : (11 September 2018 - 01:22 PM)

Overlord has some castle-like qualities to him

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 12:15 PM)

Fix it, like, found a working power adaptor, or fix it like: there was saudering involved.

@  Lazy Garou : (11 September 2018 - 11:58 AM)

that feeling when you fix something and works like a dream. we now have a working snes in my house and I have tested 10 games on it and they all work.

@  Arazyr : (11 September 2018 - 10:44 AM)

...Now I want a Transformer that turns into a castle.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 September 2018 - 09:37 AM)

You should be careful man, lots of allsparkers life in castle law states. It's a good way to get shot you know.

@  ▲ndrusi : (11 September 2018 - 09:35 AM)

Which house? Mine? Dammit I thought I locked my door!

@  GrungeWerX : (11 September 2018 - 01:20 AM)

GrungeWerX in tha HOUSE!!! WOOT!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2018 - 11:54 PM)

There's been consistently good sc-fi flicks; most just fly under the radar as lower-budget or indie pictures

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:28 PM)

If you can forget about that garbage Ghost in the Shell feature...

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 September 2018 - 09:27 PM)

Upgrade is a GREAT dark sci fi throwback film. Kind of feels like the genre has been nailing some good stuff after a LONG time of drek

@  Sabrblade : (10 September 2018 - 06:34 PM)

Hey, Steve is a Vehicon!

@  abates : (10 September 2018 - 04:44 PM)

I thought it was spelled "Stege".

@  Arazyr : (10 September 2018 - 02:10 PM)

So, "I before E, except after Siege"? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 September 2018 - 01:59 PM)

Memorandum to all: the word "siege" is spelled with the "i" before the "e".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 September 2018 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday to Star Trek and Star Trek: The Animated Series!

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2018 - 07:55 AM)

*smacks TMM upside the head*

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 September 2018 - 02:51 AM)

& Knuckles.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2018 - 11:01 PM)

Re: Coded?

@  Waspinator : (07 September 2018 - 09:14 PM)

Final Fantasy: The Movie: The Game: Pocket Edition HD Boogaloo


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A Thread for Actual Statues, the Immobile Kind - Imaginarium Teases Quintessons

not action figures things that dont have joints

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#1 Copper Bezel

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:10 PM



So this is a thing. Imaginarium's prices are batshit insane, since it's so expensive to make things that don't have joints, I guess. Looking at some of their other stuff, the paint looks nice in places.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 04 January 2018 - 08:10 PM.

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 04 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

Timeout. Does the statue convert into another statue?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:04 PM

I'd love put the faces on my wall but no one has made them in like displayable size.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:13 AM

Those statues are ludicrously expensive, but then I compare the price to toys and realize that gee, those are pricey too. The paint does look nice.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:18 AM

I just can't take them seriously when threeA has the same level of detail and paint work, but with much tighter sculpts, and applies them to fully articulated figures made to be handled and posed and not break in the process, and does it for significantly less, while Flame Toys just skips the "weathering" and is otherwise doing the Hot Toys thing with absurd levels of working mechanical detail for even less than that. In the class of "Transformers figures that don't transform and cost as much as a new computer", Imaginarium is still exorbitantly expensive crap.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 05 January 2018 - 09:19 AM.

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?

 


#6 Chip

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:24 AM

I'm in this for cheap plastic thrills, so I don't know anything about that high end stuff. The threeA things are actual toys? That's kinda neat.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

Yep. 

 

 

Around the middle of the review, he demonstrates the shoulder mechanics, and there's like three different materials being used to make all that crunchy mechanical innardry work for butterfly motions without breaking or chipping anything despite looking like someone's playing pick-up sticks with a knife collection.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 05 January 2018 - 09:47 AM.

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 05 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

Well, they're not toys you could, like, play with, obviously. And some of the joints are a little harrowing.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:17 PM

Looks like they're teasing Ironhide next:

 

 


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:19 PM

Imaginarium announced a Wheeljack back in April.

And now the first full render is up.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:59 AM

Diamond Select Galvatron was $70 from head to hips. Imaginarium Galvatron is going to be $1,100. Maybe his legs are made of platinum?

I know these things are like 20" tall and the market has changed, but they don't even move and should not cost more than the $300 FlameToys figures that do.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:24 AM

And then there's 3A's, which are also huge and painted as extensively as the Imaginarium statues, still action figures, and less than half the price. Combined with the dull, emotionless poses and faces and generic mechanical detailing, I don't feel like there's ever much to say about these things aside from "lol". 

 

Maybe it is market changes, and all of this made sense at one time. I know this market for very pricey and exclusive (usually film-oriented) "designer" merch statues exists. It definitely seems out of place now.


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 16 May 2018 - 06:56 AM

There's a Skywarp (along with Starscream and Thundercracker statues) coming.  So I'm going to have to drop a mint on the Skywarp one if it ever comes out.




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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

Is Imaginarium still amusingly ganking third party designs like on their Rodimus and Devastator, or are they back to just reusing MP designs like Ultra Magnus, Starscream, and Soundwave?  Best thing they ever did was the Wheelie/Grimlock thing.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:45 AM

I have never really understood who the market for these is. I mean, maybe the quint, as that's at least something that doesn't have loads of other superior implementations elsewhere. But otherwise it's weird.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:12 PM

I think it is a truism that no one outside the (apparently large and wealthy) statue-collecting demographic understands people who buy statues.

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:59 PM

I think I understand it the least when I see stuff like the Ultra Magnus statue that is literally the MP figure, doing one thing the figure can't and a whole hell of a lot less than it can.  For 5x the price.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

Huh? Am I looking at the wrong Imaginarium Magnus? These seem like very different treatments of the same base design to me. It's not lost on me that all of the differences are in the MP's favor when they aren't a result of transformation necessities, but there are also definitely some of those. 

 

(Which is not to say that the statue wasn't based on the MP or that it isn't absurd in every possible way, to be clear.)

 

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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 18 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

They definitely started with the MPs, just like how the Rodimus and Devastator started with DX9 Carry and MakeToys Not-Devastator completely and the finals were changed just enough to make them not so blatant.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

Ah, gotcha. I was just misinterpreting your "literally the MP figure", sorry.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2018 - 02:07 PM.

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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