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@  The Doctor Who : (25 April 2019 - 07:47 PM)

An Egyptian themed version of a popular Japanese TV show: Tutankhamun Rider

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 03:50 PM)

That's not what I had in mind but if that is what you would do in that scenario then that is pretty messed up. I would not want to be stuck in a perpetual loop of death. More like getting laid but that is just me.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 01:58 PM)

Happy death day to you!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 01:45 PM)

.... I would love that. To be stuck in an endless loop where no one remembers what happened... The possibilities :D


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#161 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:17 PM


New update from WoC:

https://m.facebook.c...61534143968401/

There will now be single star Battle Cards to help make up the advantage in decks that don't quite equal 25 stars by character alone.

-ZacWilliam, seven in Wave 2.
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#162 Cattleprod

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

Couldn't you just leave the card unfolded in the sleeve, and then put something over the mode you're not using when it's uncombined?



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

You could. Neither solution seems ideal to me.

Having stars on battle cards is interesting. I wasn't sure at first, I think I was still so concerned about the combiners that my first instinct was "New thing is bad", but actually I think it's probably cool and adds a fun wrinkle to deck management.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:46 PM

The green pips sure shake things up - if you pull one while battling, you can ditch a card from your hand and hold onto the green pip card instead. This is a huge change and feels like a great way to deal with complaints that so much of your deck is burned through as battle damage rather than making it into your hand for actual use. 

 

https://www.tabletop...up-the-nuts-and

 

Can't wait for the new stuff to hit, nice to be getting excited again after the wave one hype died down. 

 

(Edit: also, from the one video it does look like the folding cards work better than I'd have expected. It sure makes the Predacons look like Micromasters next to regular character cards though!)


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

https://www.allspark...ilers-continue/

 
I like Mounted Missiles - the flexibility of being able to put a weapon in an Armor or Utility slot is great. 
 
Sort of surprised that we're seeing characters from the first set again (a new Megs at the very least) but - duh. Of course those big characters will recur constantly. Me stupid. 
 
And the new "Plan" mechanic! "Put cards from your hand on top of your deck". Another new tool for managing your resources. I really love the variety we have available in the ways we can interact with these cards when playing. 

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

https://www.allspark...-the-combiners/

 

I'm pretty bummed that they're tying up so many character slots in the second wave with a whole new set of Dinobots. A second Grimlock I can see, I'm on board with that, but everyone else again so we can have Volcanicus? Surely there are combiners we'd prefer to see first. 


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:09 AM

Front Page:

https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:03 PM

So I just wanted to say I love that the latest revealed Combiner named one of the unnamed Combiner Wars teams. The team of Power Core Optimus, Ironhide, Mirage, Sunstreaker, Prowl and Hot Rod who form Optimus Maximus are now, officially "The Sentinels."

-ZacWilliam, I still wish CW'd been less "random 84" and more "themed" with the character choice there, but their having a team name helps a little for me.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 06:05 PM

Springer and Blitzwing! The two-modes-on-one-face folding gimmick that annoys me so much on Combiner components seems vaguely more palatable here maybe?

 

At any rate, two of my favourite characters, so super definitely going to track these guys down. This is far more interesting to me than combiners that require you to extend the table. 

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#170 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:29 PM

Damn it!

Exclusive Titan Sized Omega Supreme character card only available in this month's Loot Crate. Must sign up by Feb 19th.

https://twitter.com/...8197942272?s=21

-ZacWilliam, US only. Europe and Asian release method to be announced later.

EDIT: Today at least the code LOVE50 gets you half off. $12.50 isn't a bad price for this.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:26 PM

$12.50 is NOT a bad price. To Australia it came up to $22 (just over $15US) but that still seems like a reasonable price for something I'm not sure I want and may be able to acquire more easily in the near future. 

 

I wonder how many stars he costs. Presumably he isn't super expensive since he has an ability that revolves around protecting other characters. The flip-to-var ability is versatile, nice to be able to choose between a couple of options depending on what suits you at any given point in the game. 

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#172 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

Ah, unobscured images. 19 stars? So very chunky, but can have a buddy on the field. 

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#173 LV!

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:18 PM

I don't think I want that many dark, suspicious fluids leaking out of my rocket.

 

In either a literal or metaphorical sense.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

Rockets gotta be steged, yo


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

At half off it was worth buying just because my wife loves Omega supremely.  And maybe the shirt won't be incredibly tacky.



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:01 PM

So all the wave two characters have been revealed.
 
Combiners:
 
 
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I'm really not super keen on the combiner angle, though I'm ready to be persuaded that they're fun, so I'm much more interested in the non-limb guys:

Spoiler

 
Kind of ended up with more solo guys than I expected given how many slots are taken up by combiner components. Those characters doubling up on wave one appearances still bug me - especially a fourth Bee. And a full set of Dinobots! Although a lot of people struggled to find Waivwun Grimlock (indeed I think he's one of the handful of non-promo characters I never pulled over, what, about three boxes worth in the end?) so I can live with him popping up again. Even if he is a weird smooshed-up foldy guy now. 
 
Speaking of which there are a few videos floating around now where people unzip early packs, and it does look like the folding mechanism is actually pretty robust and effective. I still think it's dumb and wonks up the game pretty bad, but it at least seems to be well executed.

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#177 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:03 PM

I assume, unlike in the T30 line, this time Venin really is Venom?



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:08 PM

Maybe? I can never tell all those damn bugs apart.

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#179 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

Yep. That sure is Venom.



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:16 PM

(Oh, full gallery of new cards on the front page of course: https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/ )

 

About four hours left to sign up for Loot Crate to get Omega Supreme: https://www.allspark...via-loot-crate/

 

I gather the "love50" code has expired but there's a "love35" available that gets a smaller discount. Which is better than no discount.


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