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@  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...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

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

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.


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#221 Trpodeca

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 10:05 PM

Echo being alive does bug me. Before he came back we had the story of a squad of clones who all died. Now it's the story of a group of clones, who all died expect the one guy who was actually still alive.

 

I guess it's nice one of them survived, but it's a lot less powerful a story.


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 03:02 PM

Echo being alive does bug me. Before he came back we had the story of a squad of clones who all died. Now it's the story of a group of clones, who all died expect the one guy who was actually still alive.

 

I guess it's nice one of them survived, but it's a lot less powerful a story.

 

I guess it is nice for him though.



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Posted 21 July 2020 - 12:05 AM

Yeah I... really don't understand this complaint. Everyone was dead. AWESOME! Aw, one survived? RUINED!

 

How is it less powerful? It's just different, and considering how Echo survived, pretty dang tragic with what he went through.


 
 
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Posted 21 July 2020 - 07:45 AM

The notion that the Jedi and Republic are creating an entire race of brainwashed, vat-grown slaves who willingly sacrifice themselves in a war they have no real stake in is dark af. It's easy enough to forget this, thinking the clones are basically meat droids, where it doesn't matter if millions of them die because they can always just make more..... but the cartoon goes to great lengths to remind the audience that the clones are in fact fully human. Domino Squad isn't manufactured ready to go, they have to learn and grow and become a 'family.' Their demise isn't so much "oh no they died", it's "oh no the Jedi just threw a family into the meat grinder and they don't even care -- and they're doing this on an industrial scale." A subtle sign of how far the galaxy has already fallen into dystopia.
It turning out that Echo lived (and twisted by *Separatists*) cheapens all of that.

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#225 Dake

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 09:16 AM

I completely agree with your first part, and completely disagree with your take away (but that's ok ;))

 

For me, his eventual rescue after being subjected to a horrific torture in which the only spark of brightness in the average Clone's life (his love of his brothers) was turned against him in no way diminishes the horror of every Clone's existence. His rescue (when it would have been easier to just kill him) shows a small bright spark in that otherwise dark af universe.


 
 
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Posted 21 July 2020 - 10:44 AM

Plus, living in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars isn't exactly a cause to celebrate.

Everything they fought for, everything his brothers died for. . . was a lie. Who even won the war?

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 07:05 PM

Plus, living in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars isn't exactly a cause to celebrate.

Everything they fought for, everything his brothers died for. . . was a lie. Who even won the war?

 

The Empire did if you go by what said in that Rebels ep where they encounter active Battledorids, so the winner was the Empire and its Emperor, everyone else lost including Anakin/Vader, the whole war was nothing more than a game to the at the time to the Surpeme Chancellor, he played both sides and in the end, he won, the Jedi lost their status and were nearly wiped out, his Appentice through out the war lost his life, Anakin lost his wife, his family, then he lost his other arm and his legs along with his otherwise heathy appearance to become imprisoned within a suit and to suffer and serve the one man who he thought could aid him in saving his wife from death. The galaxy lost its freedom and right to choose its leaders, the worlds that broke away at the start of the war, lost their miltray, their groverment, so everything was lost within the republic, while the outerrim worlds ruled by the Hutts, lost nothing of value maybe aside from a few arms deals, in the begining but they likely recovered as those opposed to the Empire started forming resistance groups.


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 09:42 PM

Don't get me wrong, I really liked the Bad Batch episodes and I'm super excited for their spin-off. I'm just not sure it was worth sacrificing the "Dominoes Fall" subplot.

 

 

(It also doesn't help that TRoS utterly ruined the idea of bringing back a dead character just before. The difference between Echo's and Palpatine's returns is night and day, but still.)





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