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@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 11:50 PM)

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent, but change is!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 07:16 PM)

Nonsense. Everything changes, the cycle is an illusion.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours, and the hours into years. Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round about the roundabout. Round and round and back where you began!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 06:56 PM)

The change was you got something off your wishlist. Be happy about that if nothing else!

@  wonko the sane? : (07 December 2018 - 02:09 PM)

I finally got something off my steam wishlist! but managed to add another title immediately: so there was no change. Dang it.

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 01:46 PM)

They're the thieves everyone is talking about though!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 December 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Wrong Phantom thieves!

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 11:04 AM)

I thought they were just trying to take the Lupin Collection pieces

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM)

damn you Phantom Thieves and your "Take Your heart wallet" motto!

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:23 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw whaaaaa????? :o *sees trailer* AAAAARRGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Great, Waspinator got exploded again.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Taka, Tora, Batta: Ta-To-Ba! Tatoba, Ta-To-Ba!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 12:08 AM)

cyclone

@  Waspinator : (06 December 2018 - 11:39 PM)

that is super weird

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 11:32 PM)

My brain broke!

 

Joker... From Persona 5... In Smash....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 10:25 PM)

That doesn't suprise me.. I'm more waiting for Rockstar to pull a Bethesda.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:46 PM)

Red Dead is running wild over the Game Awards. More than a few have been awarded where I don't feel they should have won.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:11 PM)

Marvel Ultimate Allience 3 Switch Exclusive for 2019!?

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 08:57 AM)

The red plastic holding it together kinda worries me. It's the gummi kind of clear plasstic andmoving it feels uncpomfortably close to tearing.

@  Shrug : (06 December 2018 - 08:17 AM)

Yeah, that happened to mine a few weeks ago. Common problem.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 08:05 AM)

Oh for cryin' out loud, the yellow part on the back hinge of my TR Weirdwolf broke. Bleh. At least the red is still there I guess.

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 04:59 AM)

Man, I still haven't gotten past Rock Tunnel.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:28 AM)

You know nothing.. NOTHING! Eevee is our lord and savior! He will give us the cuteness we need! ;) No seriously.. Both Pika and Eevee in the games are way OP and Eevee can learn elemental moves to replace evolving.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:22 AM)

It's cute, what other point does it need?

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 03:17 AM)

I can get Pikachu not evolving, the species has had decades of not evolving. But Eevee without evolution seems... pointless?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither can Pikachu... And you don't need Eevee to evolve!

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither of them can evolve as starters.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

Also damn it my mouse wheel broke. What a pisser.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

It can't evolve.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 02:29 AM)

How dare you! You KNOW Eevee is the obvious choice!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 December 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Finished mine a few days ago, and just bought myself (I really shouldn't have, but did anyway.) let's go pikachu with the pokeball.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:47 PM)

Mostly. There's a book en route to my mom's house from the UK and I don't know if it'll arrive before January.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:46 PM)

Christmas shopping: complete.

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

(which would lead to a bunch of bad jokes about him selling a line of cashews, almonds, and pecans)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

That would make sense per the precedent of Kamen Rider OOO ("Kamen Raidā Ōzu").

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:35 PM)

Wouldn't it be pronounced "Kamen Rider D's"?

@  fourteenwings : (05 December 2018 - 11:37 AM)

Kamen Rider Dream Drop Distance?

@  Sabrblade : (05 December 2018 - 09:57 AM)

Kamen Rider DDD, or "3D" as it would be pronounced.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 December 2018 - 06:50 AM)

Dedede is secretly a Kamen Rider? You know what? Why not. I honestly wouldn't be suprised!


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Phil's review of Generations Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus


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#1 Philister

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

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Robot Mode: In more than one way this figure is a very straight-forward adaption of the classic G1 Ultra Magnus, both the toy as well as the cartoon character. Not only is it pretty much the exact same size as the original City Commander (though much better proportioned), he is also clearly recognizable as the character and looks pretty spiffy. Naturally the figure is much better articulated (G1 Magnus was a brick except for his arms) and can pull off all sorts of cool poses. No complaints on this front.

In terms of weapons Magnus has his trademark white box missile launchers on the shoulders, as well as two black rifles. These four weapons can combine into a big war hammer, seeing as ever since Animated Ultra Magnus it’s pretty much a must for a Magnus figure to carry a hammer, too. The figure also adapts the fact that the original G1 Magnus was basically just a suit of armor for a smaller robot. Magnus can open up his chest and flip back his head, revealing a cockpit for his small companion robot Minimus Ambus (more on that below).

The only downside of this otherwise excellent figure is, to me, that he has several visibly hollow parts. The missile launchers are hollow, so are the thighs. It doesn’t really hurt the figure in any way, mind you, but it makes it feel a bit cheap. Otherwise, though, a great Ultra Magnus robot. Thumbs up!

Alternate Mode: Like in days of yore Magnus transforms into a white truck pulling a blue and red car transport trailer. Much like in robot mode he is pretty much the exact same size as his G1 predecessor and basically features the same gimmicks, too, namely the ability to transport several Deluxe-sized cars. Both the box missile launchers and his black rifles can be mounted on the trailer. So bottom line: a very faithful adaption of the classic Ultra Magnus alternate mode. No complaints.

Partner / Add-On: Ultra Magnus comes with Minimus Ambus, a small white and green robot that transforms into a futuristic car and can take a seat inside Magnus’ chest. Ambus is as articulated and detailed as you can reasonably expect for a figure his size, so no complaints here. The car mode isn’t terribly exciting, but you don’t get this figure for the car mode.

Remarks: Ultra Magnus has been a mainstay of Transformers since his debut in the 1986 Transformers movie, but this figure here is specifically modelled after the Ultra Magnus appearing in the current IDW comics. Here it has been revealed that the original Ultra Magnus died long ago, shortly after the Great War began. In order to uphold morale and create an image of a legendary, immortal law man, other Autobots have worn his armor through the years, pretending to be the original. The most recent of these is Minimus Ambus, a small Autobot with a special load-bearer spark that allows him to power robotic bodies much bigger than his own.

Interesting side note: roughly 90% of the time Ultra Magnus (or at least part of him) is a repaint of an Optimus Prime figure. Not this time, though, where Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus was heavily retooled into Titans Return Powermaster Optimus Prime. Second interesting side note: the Japanese Legends version of this figure has repainted Minimus Ambus into Alpha Trion, given that the IDW comics featuring Ambus are not published in Japan, so Japanese fans are less likely to know who this guy is.

Overall I mostly got this guy because I sold exceptionally well at the 2017 CONS convention and had cash left over. I was happy with my Fansproject City Commander and didn’t really need another Ultra Magnus. That said, this figure is pretty good. The fact that there is no separate white Optimus Prime look-alike included doesn’t bother me at all and Magnus looks pretty cool, with the figure having no serious flaws. So bottom line: the best non-Third-Party Ultra Magnus for your Classics / Generations line-up. Go and buy him if you haven’t already.

Rating: B+

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#2 DINOBOT SLUDGE

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 01:39 PM

To me, this kills City Commander which has always looked a bit awkward and doesn't really turn into anything in vehicle mode.  City Commander was amazing at the time, but we've come a long way thanks to our strong presence and purchasing power which was never doubted by me.   :)

 

I have the TakaraTomy version and it's one of my favorite Classics.  My only complaints are that his legs have some awkward articulation, as do all of the leaders from Combiner Wars.


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