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@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:11 PM

2/21/20...we have a hugging date!



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Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:27 PM

Beyond stoked for this. I have faith in naught dog

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 07:06 PM

I just started a New Game + of the first one in preperation for Part II. It sure has been a while. I'm not complaining about having to go through the tutorial again.
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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:42 PM

Okay, this is the first time I've ever spent more than $100 for a game. But:

  • 48 page Mini Art Book
  • SteelBook Case
  • 12" Ellie Statue
  • Lithograph
  • 6 pins
  • 5 stickers
  • PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • PSN Avatars
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Ellie's Bracelet

So, yeah, thank goodness I've got a few months to lawaway this cost off. But dang I can't wait for this!


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:48 PM

And I'm done! What was that, four, five days? These second playthroughs certainly go by much faster. I absolutely can't wait until part II comes out. 


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:07 PM

So how bad is this...

 

I have the digital version of this game. I've done a normal play through and a new game + play through. So obviously I should be happy with a digital version.

 

But tonight I had a Target giftcard from work and I saw it for $8. So I got the physical version to this even though I already had the digital. 

 

I guess this wouldn't be too bad. I get physical versions of games I already have all the time. But this wasn't even the black label. This his was the Playstation Hits version.


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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:06 PM

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The lady at the local Gamestop saw I had the special edition preordered. So she got these in today along with sone Dual Sock 4s and called to she she'd let me have first crack at them. I just recently got a new Dual Shock controller, so I passed on that. But I've been wanting a decent set of gamer headphones for a while. And being Last of Us themed...they're pretty sweet!
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Posted 18 June 2020 - 08:42 AM

1 more day. The anticipation is killing me. No early release for me though. :(
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Posted 18 June 2020 - 03:48 PM

I'm gonna have to come up with some excuses to send my kids to bed early this weekend so I can play it. They've been getting to stay up later now that school's officially out. I can't handle staying up till 3AM playing games anymore.  :doh



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Posted 19 June 2020 - 07:57 PM

I don't want to do spoilers, not even in tags because it can be too tempting. I'm just going to say the story just got set into motion and Ellie just left town to start her quest.

Brutal, gutwrenchijg, holy shit quotient is through the hugging roof. I'm floored. Like, truly shell shocked here.
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Posted 20 June 2020 - 01:02 PM

I've heard its story does no favors to the LGBTQ community.

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 01:10 PM

I haven't gotten too far into it, but, I mean, Ellie, the main character, is gay. Are there any specific examples you can give without spoilers?

There was one bit so far that got only the slightest bit preachy. But so far it hasn't been beat you over the head SJW.
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Posted 20 June 2020 - 04:09 PM

I've heard its story does no favors to the LGBTQ community.

This store does no favors to any community. They let the praise they got for the first game go to their head and made something insufferably pretentious and preachy. Even the positive reviews comment on how it hits you over the head with moral lessons nobody ever were in question about and try and make you empathize with the wrong people at the wrong time. It has been likened repeatedly to a misery simulator or torture porn.



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Posted 20 June 2020 - 04:33 PM

I haven't gotten too far into it, but, I mean, Ellie, the main character, is gay. Are there any specific examples you can give without spoilers?

From what I've heard, there's a trans character in the game that is used very inappropriately and gets deadnamed constantly.



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:08 AM

Okay, if I said the words: Joker, Jason Todd and crowbar; I think everyone would know what I mean.

 

 I kinda knew it would happen because of trailers I've seen. What the trailer doesn't tell you is that this isn't just a cinematic. The game gives you button prompts, forcing you to actually be the one doing this. 
 

I...I need to go do something else for an hour or so.


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 12:54 PM

My progress has been pretty slow due to only being able to play after the kids go to sleep. Only just got to day 2 last night. Definitely brutal so far, though that was fully expected.

 

This comment caught my attention

 

Even the positive reviews

 

so I took a quick look at Metacritic. After taking a glance at some other PS4 games for comparison, I don't for a second believe that there have been 30,000 real user reviews submitted for the game already. Looks like someone's trying hard to tank its user score.



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 04:34 PM

My progress has been pretty slow due to only being able to play after the kids go to sleep. Only just got to day 2 last night. Definitely brutal so far, though that was fully expected.

 

This comment caught my attention

 

Even the positive reviews

 

so I took a quick look at Metacritic. After taking a glance at some other PS4 games for comparison, I don't for a second believe that there have been 30,000 real user reviews submitted for the game already. Looks like someone's trying hard to tank its user score.

I was talking about actual reviews. Like for example the "misery simulator" comment came from Kotaku review. The torture porn comment actually is one that's been following around Part 2 since the trailers came out, dotted commentary over the last couple years referring it to that. I think one site combined the two into Misery Porn.

 

I've been watching people play it. I've been watching people stop playing it because they said they couldn't take anymore of it. Watched one dude destroy his disk. There is no doubt that people are review bombing it on metacritic but there are plenty of real life people going "This is not an experience I want to subject myself to anymore" and even with review bots bombing it there are plenty of social media posts echoing the same thing.


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 04:54 PM

I got curious and read the summary of the plot.

 

Remember when we used to play games for the entertainment value and to escape the misery of reality? This trend of absolute nihilistic fatalism really has to stop.



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:33 PM

I got curious and read the summary of the plot.
 
Remember when we used to play games for the entertainment value and to escape the misery of reality? This trend of absolute nihilistic fatalism really has to stop.


It really doesn't. There's plenty of other games out there that fill those needs. Nintendo as a company pretty much caters exclusively to that. Some people enjoy these things. Let them.
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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:43 PM

 


Some people enjoy these things. Let them.

Never said I wasn't.

 

Just saying the nihilistic fatalist bend "Entertainment" has taken in the 21st Century is a tired, depressing one. And no, Nintendo isn't immune from it either, seeing as how their biggest property at the moment features effective indentured servitude to pay off financial debt.





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