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@  Nevermore : (26 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

Also, the rising stars are the Greens, especially in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (26 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

Also, a surprising number of voters showed up to the polls, all across the EU. Which is a good sign.

@  Nevermore : (26 May 2019 - 04:05 PM)

Soooo. Another election day is over. Less stressful than the last one, at least.

@  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.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 03:31 PM

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Robot Mode: To start things of, Dreadwind is a remold of Combiner Wars Skydive, which brings us directly to one of the main differences between this figure and the original G1 Dreadwind: he has the cockpit of his jet mode on his back instead of it forming the center of his chest. There are other differences, too, as the wings of his jet mode are on his legs instead of his back and he carries a single gun instead of a combining double gun like his G1 predecessor (the one time those combining bathtub guns from Titans Return would have been G1-accurate!). Despite all these differences, though, you can still tell that this is Dreadwind. The head sculpt is top notch, the shoulders match, and the colors are close (might have been even closer before my G1 Dreadwind started yellowing).

Resemblances aside this is actually my first taste of the often-reused CW Skydive mold. Overall I like it, as it does not have any glaring weaknesses and works just fine in all its modes. As a robot Dreadwind is nicely articulated and the detailing and paint job easily depict the character. There are multiple ways to arrange the wings on the legs, either folded completely around or jutting out to the back or side. Like all Power of the Prime Deluxe figures he comes with “Prime Armor”, really the fist of the combiner mode which he can wear as chest armor. A Prime Master can fit into the center of the armor and the panel there can serve as a small gun. Dreadwind doesn’t look that bad with the armor, but I still like it better attached to his arm as a huge hand.

Overall there is very little to complain about here in robot mode. A nice and posable robot, easy character recognition, no real flaws. Thumbs up!

Alternate Mode: Dreadwind transforms into a fighter jet that appears to be a hybrid between an F-16 and an F-18. Like most jet Transformers he’s got a bit of an underbelly problem, the rear end especially looks rather bulky, but it’s still a nice looking jet. He’s got sculpted missiles under the wings and his gun can be attached underneath either wing (again, why not two guns here?). In a nice nod to G1 the Prime Armor can attach to the jet in almost the exact spot where G1 Dreadwind attached his Powermaster Hi-Test. No actual landing gear, sadly, but that’s not a big thing. Overall a nice jet mode. Not spectacular, but good.

Combiner Mode: Dreadwind can become an arm or leg for any Combiner Wars style combiner. He doesn’t belong to any specific combiner, though some official artwork depicts him as part of the nameless Starscream combiner, while his instruction sheet shows him attaching to Grimlock. He works well as either arm or leg, so use him in whatever combination you like best.

Remarks: While never appearing in the G1 cartoon, Dreadwind and his buddy Darkwing starred in several issues of the Marvel Transformers comics. They had a memorable encounter with a zombified Starscream, as well as avery humerous bar brawl involving Quickswitch, the Mecchanibals, and lots of Energon drinks. Dreadwind was portrayed as a manic depressive kind of guy, who managed to also depress everyone around him.

I have a bit of a soft spot for Dreadwind and Darkwing as they were among my favorite jet Transformers when I was a kid, so it was a given I’d get their Power of the Primes versions, too. PotP Dreadwind is a nice homage to the original figure and that he also serves as a combiner limb is a nice bonus. That said, this figure is really little more than yet another reuse of an already very prolific mold, so unless you’re like me and have a liking for the character, you’re really not getting anything new here. So bottom line: a nice figure, but no more than that.

Rating: B


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