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@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 10:25 AM)

Wasn't Barber among the editorial guys that pushed for Hasbroverse?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 10:19 AM)

He did it possibly due to 616 Spider-Mans marriage reset between Civil War and Secret Invasion.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 09:20 AM)

Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man because it was mostly set far away from Earth?

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 September 2020 - 08:49 AM)

I'm learning so much-

@  Maruten : (18 September 2020 - 04:21 AM)

At its worst it was better than MASK, sure.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 02:15 AM)

At it's worst it still stomped all over the failed Hasbroverse. Roberts and Roche kept their respective series well out of that one for the same reasons Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man when Loeb and Miller wanted greater control for Ultimatum.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2020 - 06:37 PM)

That's so accurate it's physically painful.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Red Dwarf of Transformers? An interesting, innovative and genuinely funny series that descended into a self referential mess of cliches that continues long after it should have been put out to pasture and rendered nerly everyone thoroughly unlikeable? That seems about right.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 01:59 PM)

MTMTE and Lost Light are the Red Dwarf of Transformers stories, as opposed to the others which are more like Star Wars and Star Trek.

@  Kalidor : (17 September 2020 - 01:37 PM)

Anyone in CONUS want a Skylynx for $100 shipped?

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 September 2020 - 01:34 PM)

Maybe an acquired taste in that's in that it's from a fan raised on the UK run where Transformers wasn't taken so seriously in many stories, especially some Earthforce standalones.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2020 - 09:47 AM)

so, terrible?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 September 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Yeah I think at that point Lost Light is just the '86 movie without the soundtrack.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 September 2020 - 02:28 AM)

So, exctly what Triangleman just said.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 12:36 AM)

A few of the same characters.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 September 2020 - 12:07 AM)

Now having actually read Galaxies #10, I don't actually see what it has in common with Lost Light at all besides featuring Ultra Magnus, Chromedome, and a spaceship.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 September 2020 - 05:33 PM)

So, it's exactly like Lost Light, then.

@  Bass X0 : (16 September 2020 - 01:52 PM)

What if Lost Light was stripped bare of its charm and humor? Galaxies #10 is the answer.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 September 2020 - 01:49 PM)

I didn't mean "*exactly* 15 years ago and no other time."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 September 2020 - 12:27 AM)

I mean, the comment was about a linewide gimmick of 15 years ago, not a gimmick only present in a minority of toys from that year.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 September 2020 - 12:14 AM)

I'd like a western take on the UT for it's twentieth, like a annual CG or anime movie on Netflix that is a condensed retelling similar to the film Macross/Robotech: Do You Remember Love.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 September 2020 - 12:11 AM)

Giant Planet had them, Energon had a few. I've been disappointed in Siege for not having something for the Micromasters, Earthrise has with the base bots but they've been wasted here.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 September 2020 - 10:47 PM)

Wasn't 15 years ago Cyber Keys rather than Minicons?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 September 2020 - 09:38 PM)

By and large, even the worst Minicons have some unique engineering or design elements. The nostalgia factor aside, Micromasters got pretty samey after you got several, especially the "proper" 89 series.

@  unluckiness : (15 September 2020 - 07:13 PM)

There's certainly a load of crummy ones to sift through

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2020 - 05:29 PM)

Or both. There's some overlap.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2020 - 03:19 PM)

People either hated minicons or became completely addicted to them.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:59 PM

I think my first was Voltron. But I have no nostalgia for it.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 03:19 PM

Robotech's not all that bad It had some really good episodes. I wouldn't mind having the giant box set of it. I'm not about to pay the big bucks for it though.

 

My first was probably Robotech, and there are plenty who'd flay me alive for that.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 03:27 PM

Speed Racer & Voltron were among the firsts. The first ones that had more impact were DBZ & Sailor Moon (in Japanese).

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 03:49 PM

 

 

Speed Racer & Voltron were among the firsts. The first ones that had more impact were DBZ & Sailor Moon (in Japanese).

 

Hiding people and animals in trunks and robocats with big swords. That explains a lot. 


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 03:59 PM

Huh, i guess Voltron was actually first for me, not Robotech. Used to rent old double sided Betamaxx videotapes of it all the time yeats ago.

God i feel old now.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 04:13 PM

Huh, i guess Voltron was actually first for me, not Robotech. Used to rent old double sided Betamaxx videotapes of it all the time yeats ago.

God i feel old now.

You don't come off as old to me because you're not familiar with a lot of pop culture stuff.



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 04:23 PM

Thanks Logi. :)

heh. Probably a combination of my visual impairment meaning i didn't get out much. And the fact that i didn't really get on to the internet until a few years before my listed start date here.

So a lot of pop culture passed me by.

Young at heart at least.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:21 PM

* High fives  GSO with his walker*

 

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:59 PM

Well, okay then, if we're counting Voltron, I guess technically that was my first anime. And I did watch a few movies before watching Escaflowne (Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll, Perfect Blue).

But I don't usually count Voltron though since.

1. I watched that before I even knew what anime was

2. It has about as much to do with Beast King Golion as...well...I didn't really think this one through, but it got so Americanized in the translation, I just never really counted it.
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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:48 PM

i don't think anyone dose.  mine was voltron, then years later  Gundam wing, then G-gundam. 



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:36 PM

I used to think DBZ was my first anime, but it turns out it was actually this.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 11:37 AM

I think either Ronin warriors or DBZ was my first anime that was actually marketed as anime. Prior to that was Voltron and Robotech, but those were so massively rewritten that they bear only a passing resemblance to the source material.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:19 PM

Thats true.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 07:03 AM

I need a drink.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:55 PM

A question to my creative murderous friends. If a person was to gut someone and hang them by their own insides as a necktie is it more proper to do it with a half or full winser knot?

Watch how many Godzilla's we allow in. We only have five kegs of Dr Pepper till Monday's shipment.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:57 PM

I usually go with a standard hangman's noose, but it's a matter of personal preference and style. Mostly it's an issue of guts being very slippery to handle.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:04 PM

Watch how many Godzilla's we allow in. We only have five kegs of Dr Pepper till Monday's shipment.

Yeah about that, Monday's shipment has been canceled due to the delivery truck getting trashed by wandering windigos. They tend to get pretty rowdy and bold whenever there's a strong blizzard.



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:08 PM

In related news, Tuesday special is roast wendigo.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:31 PM

I usually go with a standard hangman's noose, but it's a matter of personal preference and style. Mostly it's an issue of guts being very slippery to handle.


You turned my guts into a bungee cord over in MXC once i think?

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:41 PM

Yeah, but that was just a quick wrap around a convenient tree stump, not a full-out hanging.




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