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@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.


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#7781 Dake

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:28 PM

 

Did those people go on to found TFW? Because that's how that exchange reads.

 

I don't know precisely when you came in, but within the existing fandom, that was how everyone was for at least a year of BW. A huge chunk of the early BW fandom were newcomers.

 

 

Yeah, I didn't actively join the fandom until much later (here in fact in '04). I stumbled across BW sometime in reruns in '99 and fell in love pretty quickly. Strangely, I didn't have much trouble finding many of the toys at my local Wal-mart or the TRU near work. Even coming in that late, I still owned Inferno for example.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:34 PM

You might be surprised how many of the apparently normal people around you here were originally all "bleh bring back the real TFs" in 1996!

 

Personally I was all for them but my secret shame is that I insisted there was no reason Primal and Megatron couldn't be the G1 guys no matter what the story editors said.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:02 PM

I'm not really surprised. It's just funny to read people saying the same basic thing in some capacity so many years later. I do remember when RiD first appeared in ToyFare Magazine, there was much rejoicing about the return of vehicles to Transformers (I seem to remember X-Brawn in the article).


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#7784 MrBlud

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:27 PM

I hated Beast Wars with a passion because TRUKK NOT MONKEE until I actually sat down and watched the show.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:37 PM

I never had any ill will towards Beast Wars/Machines, they just came out during that period where I was "too old for toys" so I never got into them (except for briefly trying to track down Tripredicus and Magnaboss, because combiners are cool, and i liked the idea that they combined in unique ways instead of the carbon copy scramble city style)

 

Seeing a commercial for RID 2001 (specifically Optimus with missile batteries on his shoulders) was what got me back into Transformers at age 18.  I've bounced in and out of Transformers ever since.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:36 PM

In-hand photos of the Refraktor Reconmaisance Team 3 Pack, courtesy of the Thai Facebook page ความเท่ที่สุดจะยั้ง

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:51 PM

More stock photos from eBay seller ladypapa:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183925606632
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That appears to be an error for the back of the box. Instead of translated versions of the texts in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, the English texts are just repeated five times.

Edited by Nevermore, 24 August 2019 - 03:57 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:55 PM

Megatron:
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"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:43 PM

Instead of translated versions of the texts in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, the English texts are just repeated five times.


Each one slower and louder than the previous.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:59 PM

That reversing of the colors used on Optimus's face from the intial images is... not good.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:06 PM

 

Instead of translated versions of the texts in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, the English texts are just repeated five times.


Each one slower and louder than the previous.

 

 

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:21 PM

I never truly understood the "trukk not munkee" thing that happened during Beast Wars. Importantly for me, Beast Wars was something new. It wasn't the dusty old Transformers I had given up my fandom of in the past. If it wasn't something new, I almost certainly wouldn't be a Transformers fan now.

 

I was born into a time where Transformers were still a young thing. I adored The Return of Optimus Prime (and still do). I grew up loving Headmasters and Powermasters and such. But I was never anti-Beast Wars. I knew no one who was anti-Beast Wars. I fell out of love with Transformers during G2. When Beast Wars came out I was like "Nah, I'm done with Transformers now". My sister got Iguanus entirely because she loves lizards. Then I noticed how amazing Iguanus was compared to what I knew Transformers toys to be. I missed the end of G2 when they first gained the articulation. My dad must have picked up on my fascination because he bought me a Waspinator. I soon was watching the show (first episode was Fallen Comrades) and loving it. My exposure to Beast Wars was me seeing it with "new eyes" like I had with G1. I was surprised later when we got the internet and I learned being anti-Beast Wars was even a thing.

 

Then during Beast Machines my love for Transformers dried up again. I stopped watching the show halfway through and dropped the toyline. I tried to convince myself it was because the show was bad. In reality I was scarred from my time on the bwtf.com message board. I was an accidental troll there and people hated me. Then I turned to intentional troll behavior because of that hate until the stress became too much for me. My first exposure to a fandom weighed heavily on my mind, and I went through a weird "G1 or nothing" phase to escape from my experience. When that didn't work, I dropped Transformers altogether. I didn't know when Beast Machines ended. I didn't know anything about RiD except a few pictures I saw. It wasn't until I accidentally found Dave Van Domelen's site after a curious search that things changed. Seeing Dave's reviews for Transformers Armada toys made me excited for Transformers like I was a little kid again. Armada was something new, unlike what I had known before from Transformers. I saw Transformers with "new eyes" for a third time. I haven't dropped Transformers since. I'm running out of space to put toys, though.

 

For me, G1, Beast Wars, and Armada represent the three stages in my life where Transformers took hold. Beast Wars and Armada which were so NEW, such reinvention from what I knew, they were able to make me forget about having "grown out of" Transformers, regardless of reasons. And that way-too-long story of my passion is why I'd like a major re-imagining of TF again like we had with Beast Wars and the Unicron Trilogy instead of it always needing to be G1 evergreen. And also why I think there really should be a lot more Beast Wars and Armada characters in Generations.

 

Thank you. /New Noise

 

(Still itching to get my hands on that Refraktor pack in the above images regardless.)



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:29 PM

That reversing of the colors used on Optimus's face from the intial images is... not good.

 

Weird..I think the cel shine on that one's face is photoshopped onto the unpainted plastic. Its shape is inconsistent between pics and it seems to go beyond his chin in a few. The finished sample that got reviewed a few days ago has a full white faceplate painted on, and then the extra cel bit on top of that.

 

I think I like these two cel-shaded guys, though. I passed on the normal versions because I hate the damage paint and Prime's eyebrow truck mode rubs me the wrong way, but the colors make these versions look so much better to me. The shading is weird and keeps them from matching any of the other Siege toys, but I like that they match each other and there's still an empty Prime vs Megatron slot in my collection that they could easily fill.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:54 PM

I remember Service Merchandise as the single place I ever saw a Transmetal 2 Blackarachnia for sale. Just the one time. Couldn't buy it then and never saw her again. (Thankfully a friend found and bought her)

I was against Beast Wars initially because MECHANICALS NOT ANIMALS. Then I watched the show and my tune changed real fast.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:32 PM

I'm the reverse! Couldn't stand the show, but I'd pour over the catalog and want all those cool looking flipchangers and deluxes.  



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:42 AM

Why does it look like the three-pack's REFRAKTOR tampo has the first letter italicized?


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:02 AM

Why does it look like the three-pack's REFRAKTOR tampo has the first letter italicized?


It is. The original had that first R tilted to fit into the slope of the top of the camera. This one duplicates that, even though the placement on the new figure doesnt make it necessary.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:31 AM

It's technially not really italicized on the original; it's actually only the straight line on the left side that is diagonal. Conversely, on the final "R", it's the right side that's diagonal, only it's not that obvious because the right side of an "R" doesn't feature a straight line. You may notice that the right leg is really stretched out far beyond the confines of the hoop, though.

Whoever did the tampo on the Siege three-pack accessory obviously didn't really understand this and just italicized the first "R" while keeping the final "R" as is, in a maddeningly literal (and also technically inaccurate) recreation of the original's deco.
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Edited by Nevermore, 25 August 2019 - 08:53 AM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:13 AM

There have been many aspects of the fandom, shows, toylines, etc. that I just don't like at all over the years.  They come and go.  But the thing is, the wide variety of stuff you can get is amazing to me as I remember when it was unusual to see Action Master Soundwave as I hadn't SEEN a Soundwave outside a flea market for years.  So when people are hugely vocal about how much they hate something, I usually ignore them as they don't grasp the fundamental concept that even if you don't like something, if someone else does and they buy it they are funding future stuff that you MAY like better.

 

This silliness, of course, quickly converts to open mockery for me.

 

"Hasbro distribution sucks, I can't find Walgreens Brainstorm!  It's like hunting Bigfoot!"

 

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