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@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?


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#721 Engledogg

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 10:09 AM

That "6" towards the end of the UPC looks a bit suspect (out of alignment with the rest of the numbers).

Googling that number that starts with E at the top of the box in the photo:
 
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https://www.robotkin.../e7834cv00.html
 
So, yeah, looks like an edited photo and some April Fool's "fun", which, given the date, pretty much everyone probably already suspected/concluded, anyway.
 
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Posted 01 April 2020 - 10:42 AM

Got my hopes up for a moment there.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 11:01 AM

I don't quite see how someone could fake a shipping case of MISB G1 nowadays, but removed the post just in case.

The ONLY April Fools joke that ever was or ever will be good was the EGM Sheng Long prank. Everything else is brainless.

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 05:56 PM

I don't quite see how someone could fake a shipping case of MISB G1 nowadays, but removed the post just in case.
The ONLY April Fools joke that ever was or ever will be good was the EGM Sheng Long prank. Everything else is brainless.


Uh,supergluing a quarter to the floor outside my classroom was NOT brainless. That was amazing.

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:08 PM

What's up with this G1 Megatron Red and G1 Soundwave Red listing at Walmart? Any guesses?

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:30 PM

Red Alert redecoed as Megatron and Soundwave.



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Posted 07 April 2020 - 09:48 AM

I'm expecting it to be Siege Megatron and Siege Soundwave (G1 redecos).

I mean, the presence of Megatron makes it obvious these won't be G1 reissues...

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 10:23 AM

Although it is funny to think of a G1 Megatron painted in bright red. But no, I can't imagine they'd do that.


 
 
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Posted 07 April 2020 - 11:05 AM

Speculation I heard floating around has been

All Red Hate plague deco

Marvel Comics Colors

Shattered Glass colors

Golden Lagoon

G1 colors but... no battle damage

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 01:32 PM

Red is likely just short for Redeco.

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 01:49 PM

Tra Gen is used typically for Generations too, not G1 stuff.

So it's probably redecos of recent Generations figures.

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 04:27 PM

Tra Gen is used typically for Generations too, not G1 stuff.

So it's probably redecos of recent Generations figures.


But it says "G1" in the product description too.
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Posted 07 April 2020 - 05:42 PM

That could mean "redecoes in (more) G1 colors".

 

I certainly don't expect it to be the original G1 Megatron in any colors...and I doubt it's Action Master Megatron.



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Posted 20 June 2020 - 01:20 PM

Someone who works at Walmart said the first week of August the planogram lists a TRA G1 SOUNDBLASTER going into the Transformers set.

I wonder if thats Blaster. He won that fan poll so we know hes coming. Of course it could also be you know Soundblaster.

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 01:53 PM


I'm trying to think what it would take to get me excited about a Soundblaster (who I generally care nothing about) rerelease. I think any Cassette that hadn't already got a rerelease would do it.

-ZacWilliam, extra points maybe for a new cassette repaint character but that's probably pretty unlikely. Ratbat I could see. Slugfest and Overkill would be cooler.
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Posted 20 June 2020 - 04:36 PM

I wouldn’t doubt it at all if we got a Soundblaster before actually getting Blaster and let alone a Twin Cast.

Cassettes would be nice to get more of, and not just Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Buzzsaw and Laserbeak.

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:54 AM

So the first four "Legion Class" (Mini-Vehicles) figures, i.e. Bumblebee, Outback, Swerve and Tailgate, which were originally available via Australian clothing chain CottonOn two years ago, have now been found at Kmart stores in Australia. And while the CottonOn versions came in European packaging (with four languages), these are the non-European packaging versions with texts in English and French only.

https://www.tfw2005....tralia.1195408/

 

Oddly, the Kmart Australia website depicts an outdated (?) version of Outback's stock photos that depict an iunpainted visor, while the final toy has a blue visor, which is also seen in those very same stock photos at the US Walmart and ToyWiz websites.

https://www.kmart.co...ssorted/3059847

https://www.walmart....tback/400690112

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 04:09 PM

my walmart had soundwave marked down to $13


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:01 PM

Blaster is up for preorder for "only" $29.99. Seems low compared to the rest to date.


 
 
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Posted 02 July 2020 - 10:27 PM

Blaster is up for preorder for "only" $29.99. Seems low compared to the rest to date.

 

Maybe the lack of diecast makes him cost less than the others? Just guessing, since this is the first of these new reissues to not contain diecast anyway.





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