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@  Nevermore : (25 May 2019 - 05:09 PM)

Oooookay, Babylon Berlin. That's gotta be Plot Convenient News Urgent Edition or something.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2019 - 12:03 PM)

I had no idea the beeb was renting out the dr.who writting staff to hollywood.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 11:50 AM)

A poodle, some clouds, and a giant drop of water

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 May 2019 - 05:53 AM)

Was that the one where he fights gamma mutant poodles?

@  unluckiness : (25 May 2019 - 03:14 AM)

The CG in that movie was fantastic. Shame Donkey and Fiona were written out of the movie though.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Don't worry, though. Ang Lee's Hulk has made it, so if physical media goes this year we can all die happy

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:12 AM)

It's not on 4K yet. Sure would be nice, though

@  Pennpenn : (25 May 2019 - 12:56 AM)

Probably, when I remember to.

@  Telly : (24 May 2019 - 11:11 PM)

you should buy it on bluray or 4k

@  Pennpenn : (24 May 2019 - 09:56 PM)

It's still not up on netflix. Bah!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:26 PM)

We named the dog "Indiana".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:25 PM)

Happy 30 years to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Truly they are the compleat package.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 May 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Made from the metallized ashes of their previous enemies.

@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2019 - 07:40 AM)

They fight you with sparkles.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?


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#41 Chip

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

It gets rid of the clear pelvis lights, which were the most visually interesting part of MP-10. I think I'm too disinterested in Masterpiece at this point to be properly offended by the fake windows, but at this point this is the complete antithesis of what I want in a Transformer. Which is fine, at least it doesn't tempt me like those new Diaclones.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:29 PM

I think Im more impressed when theyre able to take character designs from thirty years ago; where almost no thought went into trying to make the vehicle and robot mode match. Then working out an engineering solution so they can exist as a physical object.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:14 PM

Man, it's not that I don't find it amazing they managed a Optimus so accurate to the animation.

I just don't think I have any love for a very expensive toy that puts so much effort towards looking like a badly drawn frame of artwork.

Good thing it looks like his character model, then!


Wow, then there's a TOY -and- a show that look like shit on PURPOSE? Depressing.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:54 PM

To think there would be three uses of the 1984 CW / UW Seeker mold and all of them are Starscream. :/

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:02 PM

All of them are Starscream and none of them are just plain Starscream.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:12 PM

They had a golden chance of making one, but now that is shattered, and has a ghost of a chance of happening?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:18 PM

Well, off the MP train I go

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:25 PM

They can turn me around on the fake chest windows with a redeco that does something interesting with them. I'm thinking of Laser Optimus, but instead of stickers you get a multi-layered high-tech monitor look by just painting designs on both sides of the "glass". Even just having different window colors in both modes would be something. I still wouldn't be in the market for this but it would look nice.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

Cartoon Nemesis?

Maybe?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:39 PM

Surely Laser Prime would need to be a different kind of truck with a different kind of trailer as well.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 09 June 2018 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:58 PM

Is it, though?

Certainly!  What you seemed to suggest this was them taking a random tween frame from the cartoon and making a figure based on that:

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When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

Fake chest windows

The unanimity on this is astonishing. Do y'all think he has gappy joints in at the outer lower corners of his pecs just to match the gappy joints there on the truck mode, too?

 

So I want to be like "maybe, but" but there's not a lot of maybe, the windows aren't fake. There's a strip taken out the middle and they collapse together over it in robot mode, like the hood chest of Alternity Convoy or like Toy World Primorion in reverse. There's also a tiny strip of non-window that materializes from lands unknown to give the windows back their missing frame edge.

 

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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 09 June 2018 - 10:20 PM

 

Is it, though?

 

Certainly!  What you seemed to suggest this was them taking a random tween frame from the cartoon and making a figure based on that:

 

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When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?

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I didn't say any of that. I questioned whether it was a good thing it was based on the cartoon model.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:36 PM

To be fair, anyone could be behind that elephant mask.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:09 AM

When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?

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I didn't say any of that. I questioned whether it was a good thing it was based on the cartoon model.

All I know is that the proportions are way less attractive than MP-10's, even considering MP-10's excess 5mm or so of forearm, so going for the most "definitive" rendition of a somewhat loosely followed character model didn't result in the best-looking toy. It's an interesting set of proportions and not inaccurate, but he just has so much less heroic a silhouette. And it's hardly the only "definitive" set of proportions for G1 Prime, either; MP-10's longer, flatter torso and bulkier boots all make him look (more heroic, less like Ironhide, and) more like the little Optimus Prime portrait used as the not-barcode stamp for many of the Marvel comics. 


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 10 June 2018 - 05:49 AM

All I know is that I'm not paying 200 bucks for a box pulling a bigger box again. Especially now that both boxes will be missing their stripes. 


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:28 AM

Following the design sheet instead of the show's depiction strikes me as such an odd idea. Reminds me of how Prime's AOE toys were based on a non-final design instead of the CG model actually in the movie, and that was only because they needed the toys to come out in the same year.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:41 AM

The show is depicting the design sheet.  That's what model sheets are for.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:10 AM

All I know is that I'm not paying 200 bucks for a box pulling a bigger box again. Especially now that both boxes will be missing their stripes. 


$200? :D

Maybe without the trailer.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:08 AM

Yeah, he $400, yo.



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