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@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 10:54 AM)

Oh, that makes more sense.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 07:31 AM)

Haven't given it to him yet. Not sure when I will, but soon. Wah Wah is what he calls any vehicle with a siren, and the little bugger just LOVES firetrucks. So I got him a rescue bot heatwave.

@  repowers : (16 February 2019 - 02:41 AM)

I hope he said "You've given me a wah-wah"

@  Dekafox : (16 February 2019 - 12:48 AM)

A red panda?

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:06 PM)

*WAH

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:05 PM)

THE HECK IS A WHAH WAH?!?!?!

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2019 - 08:54 PM)

Yay! My nephew's Wah Wah showed up today!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 February 2019 - 08:12 PM)

BotBots are GLORIOUS

@  Pennpenn : (14 February 2019 - 07:07 PM)

A day best ignored if you're not the target demographic. Can be difficult sometimes though.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2019 - 11:55 AM)

Valentine's Day. bummer.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Or you could come to canada, where bureaucracy is a publically funded art form! So garbage and used condoms trying to make a statement about something or other, not entirely sure what.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

We've turned it into an art form.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

You think you know bureaucracy, but you've never been to Germany.

@  RichardT1977 : (13 February 2019 - 11:48 PM)

I think a better counterpart would be "society".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 February 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Sounds like the cobra effect.

@  Echowarrior : (13 February 2019 - 05:58 PM)

I think a better counterpart for it would be bureaucracy.

@  MEDdMI : (13 February 2019 - 08:33 AM)

Is Verbesserschlimmerung a change that was intented to make things worse but made them better instead?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 February 2019 - 07:35 AM)

We have a similar word in english "government".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:05 AM)

The meaning of this word is: A change that was intended as an improvement but ended up making things worse.

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

It's a portmanteau of "Verbesserung", which means "improvement", and "Verschlimmerung", which means "worsening".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

Your new German word for today: Verschlimmbesserung.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:17 PM)

Fortunately it's been long enough now that the possibility exists another label like Shout Factory or Arrow could pick it up and give it an updated release.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:16 PM)

It's the same with their Dawn of the Dead blu-ray, and several others

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:11 PM)

In Volcano's case it isn't so much a case just of amazon or eBay sellers... it looks like rather than releasing it directly, Fox licensed it out to Starz/Anchor Bay, and it's subsequently gone out of print

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 February 2019 - 01:28 PM)

There's Amazon sellers for you.

@  Telly : (12 February 2019 - 12:49 PM)

thought about buying volcano on bluray last night, until i saw the price on amazon: $135. the used ones arent much cheaper at $90. i know the 3p sellers can set any price they want, but come on. $90-$135 for a 20 year old movie that was only so-so?

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 05:12 AM)

GOt my hopes up there for a bit. Last I heard it was nebulously in 2019.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 February 2019 - 05:00 AM)

Nope, none for REmake or Zero either.

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 04:13 AM)

Do we have a release date?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 February 2019 - 03:51 AM)

Looking forward to RE4 on Switch, it will be my annual playthrough.

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Don't call Floridans that. It's degrading to marine mammals.

@  Ashley : (12 February 2019 - 12:41 AM)

Oh, the huge manatee

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 February 2019 - 10:55 PM)

Anyone here ever been to the Manatee Viewing Center right outside Apollo Beach, Florida?

@  unluckiness : (11 February 2019 - 08:35 PM)

The manatees were extra eager that day.

@  ▲ndrusi : (11 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Maybe they accidentally got some editorial oversight for a while or something.

@  Shrug : (11 February 2019 - 07:03 PM)

And it shifted gears the season after, it's like there was a different head writer or editor or something one year

@  Shrug : (11 February 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was some random season after the cancellation that I thought was amazing, but I don't watch the show closely enough to tell you which one it was

@  Benbot : (11 February 2019 - 01:20 PM)

Your unintentional typo is right. It is definitely tp-tier material.

@  unluckiness : (11 February 2019 - 08:36 AM)

It was never tp-tier material but I used to be able to keep it on as white noise while I'm doing something else Now, I have to switch the channel because it just pisses me off at how unfunny it is.

@  Benbot : (11 February 2019 - 08:23 AM)

I don't think it's ever been very good since the initial cancellation/revival.

@  unluckiness : (11 February 2019 - 08:03 AM)

And still the same so-called "humor" but worse

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2019 - 08:00 AM)

New writers, new showrunners, fatigue. That shows had many changes over the years.

@  unluckiness : (11 February 2019 - 06:35 AM)

I don't know how it's possible but Family Guy has somehow gotten less funny.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 February 2019 - 08:47 PM)

Do you mean the retail price from when ToyBiz were making ML or the current price of vintage ToyBiz specimens?

@  B-Fox : (10 February 2019 - 08:40 PM)

Target had the entirety of the ML Deadpool Sauron BAF wave on discount. Got Omega Red and X-23 for the cost of 2 Toy Biz Marvel Legends.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 February 2019 - 02:30 PM)

How long do y'all wager it will be until Evolution Optimal Optimus shows at Ollie's in the U.S.?

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 February 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Kingdom Hearts 4: The Search For More Money.

@  fourteenwings : (10 February 2019 - 11:09 AM)

Actual lyrics to the ending theme of KH3: "I'm only crying 'cause I never dreamed it'd take this long."

@  Paladin : (10 February 2019 - 08:25 AM)

somebody wins, somebody dies, Disney gets all the money ever. The End.


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#61 Boomhauer

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:48 AM

Because of the mention of "different markets" I think you can probably expect the kind of cybertronian vehicle or alien stuff that gets touted in chinese and what not toylines. Like, "TRON cars" and what not. Though hopefully alot better realized than the hugging WFC alt modes and their "losenges with cockpits" they liked to do at times.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:08 AM

I have no idea how any of the infobites dropped actually come together...

But War Dawn style alt modes with less toy like design and meshing things different people like still says hovercar Bumblebee but now with the hard elbow jab that Aileron would be his repaint.

 

Yes! Aileron! Do it!

 

"War Dawn style alt modes" still isn't a thing though, unless everyone is Dion, a transport drone, or a box.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:09 AM

I just had this terrible thought that the most "G1 with knees" thing to do would be to give everybody fake kibble for Earth modes they don't actually have.

 

I hope this does not happen.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:15 AM

It's not like it'd be something new for Optimus Prime at least.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:19 AM

The "bridging the gap between the aesthetics that different areas of the world enjoy" thing 100% sounds to me like "looks more movie-ish". Asian markets have generally been very into the movies/movie aesthetic, right?


That's what it sounds like to me. I always thought Alternity managed to do that pretty well.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:53 AM

If this line finally gives us a nice Voyager or Leader-class Generations Shockwave, then I'm all for it. They've danced around that one for-friggin-ever.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:22 PM


Yeah, Shockwave and Omega Supreme are real high on my Thematicly appropriate want list here.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

Yeah, I get why people don't like the constant rehashing of the first few years, but on the other hand... potential for a good G1-ish Ratchet. I skipped his Generations toy years ago because it was so ugly.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:53 PM

I'm not sure why but I kind of expect the first wave of this line to be retools of POTP, at least the deluxes. I doult we'll get a voyager Shockwave in the first year, because Shockwave getting a toy in the Cyberverse line but my personal hope is that they revisit Motor Master and redo him with the CW connection ports, mainly because I felt the CW figure was a failure on many levels, even as OP it was a failure to me at least.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:06 PM

Hasbro has said WFC Deluxes will be so different from Prime Wars ones in some way that when we see them we will know why Prime Wars Deluxes could absolutely not be used for the basis for the WFC Fan Chosen 2-packs.

That STRONGLY suggests no PotP retools.

-ZacWilliam, and maybe no CW-style Combining?

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:12 PM


-ZacWilljam, and maybe no CW-style Combining?

 

Maybe they'll take another year off from combining so as not to flood the market. I mean, Monstructor and maybe the seacons could fit Pre-war so long as pre-war isn't taken to be 'only vehicles'. Hasbro knows they're popular, ad knows we'd likely want more... so it would potentially make sense to come back to them now and then while trying to keep them 'fresh'


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:34 PM

I do expect Hasbro to use the basic torso molds from CW & TR, regardless of what they say offically but as Shadewing said, it could be they taking another year off to scheme their next combiners, aside from the Seacons, they could be looking at the idea of more original combiners, I don't think anyone saw SkyRegin coming when they began releasing the figures, then again, I don't think anyone saw Hasbro doing serious G1 Dinobots beyond Grimlock, let alone having them combine, so its a case of expect the unexpected, at least until later this year when pictures start leaking out showing us what they been doing.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:56 PM

Hasbro has said WFC Deluxes will be so different from Prime Wars ones in some way that when we see them we will know why Prime Wars Deluxes could absolutely not be used for the basis for the WFC Fan Chosen 2-packs.

That STRONGLY suggests no PotP retools.

I think the thing that suggests no PotP retools was the following sentence about starting from a clean slate, all-new, etc. and not, you know, using retools from PotP. The "you'll get it when you see it" line is still ambiguous to me, since it's very specifically about the fan poll characters and sounded to me like he was talking about the fact of the pairing (which is explicitly not about a joint toy gimmick, but some other thing that will be obvious to us.)


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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 February 2018 - 03:12 PM

I wonder how Hasbro would even be able to get rid of the stickers since they were apparently a COST measure. Price increase? Maybe a lack of gimmick which lets them spend more on paint?



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:14 PM

"Just have less deco total" is also an option.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:31 PM

On Cybertron everyone had block coloring.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 04:51 PM

"Make the stickers optional by leaving them on a label sheet" would be cool by me.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:10 PM

I’m excited for a line of Dery-esque retro future alt modes, I mean I’ve wanted a proper toy of Bumblebee’s cybertronian alt mode and some tetra jets since I was little! So like I could be very down for what this line has got.

The change in design could be good, but if it veers too far movie that could be well... ugh. Like Universe Ironhide or the WFC (the game) designs: messy. There could be a balance but idk, I’m curious how Hasbro is gonna pull it off with the current budget? If it just means unpainted overly greebly tech detail haphazardly placed across the bot mode then I’m out. Hopefully not. (I also find it odd to try to work that look in when the movie series seems to be winding down?)
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:37 PM

Contrariwise, if they want to sell their products in China at all, then they need to start incorporating Movie aesthetics if there aren't going to be any actual movie toys.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:47 PM

Also, if Wheeljack is on the list it means he's probably not part of the planned line, so if he doesn't win, no big white floaty box for Hoverbee to ride in.





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