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@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 11:50 PM)

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent, but change is!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 07:16 PM)

Nonsense. Everything changes, the cycle is an illusion.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours, and the hours into years. Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round about the roundabout. Round and round and back where you began!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 06:56 PM)

The change was you got something off your wishlist. Be happy about that if nothing else!

@  wonko the sane? : (07 December 2018 - 02:09 PM)

I finally got something off my steam wishlist! but managed to add another title immediately: so there was no change. Dang it.

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 01:46 PM)

They're the thieves everyone is talking about though!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 December 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Wrong Phantom thieves!

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 11:04 AM)

I thought they were just trying to take the Lupin Collection pieces

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM)

damn you Phantom Thieves and your "Take Your heart wallet" motto!

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:23 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw whaaaaa????? :o *sees trailer* AAAAARRGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Great, Waspinator got exploded again.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Taka, Tora, Batta: Ta-To-Ba! Tatoba, Ta-To-Ba!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 12:08 AM)

cyclone

@  Waspinator : (06 December 2018 - 11:39 PM)

that is super weird

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 11:32 PM)

My brain broke!

 

Joker... From Persona 5... In Smash....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 10:25 PM)

That doesn't suprise me.. I'm more waiting for Rockstar to pull a Bethesda.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:46 PM)

Red Dead is running wild over the Game Awards. More than a few have been awarded where I don't feel they should have won.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:11 PM)

Marvel Ultimate Allience 3 Switch Exclusive for 2019!?

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 08:57 AM)

The red plastic holding it together kinda worries me. It's the gummi kind of clear plasstic andmoving it feels uncpomfortably close to tearing.

@  Shrug : (06 December 2018 - 08:17 AM)

Yeah, that happened to mine a few weeks ago. Common problem.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 08:05 AM)

Oh for cryin' out loud, the yellow part on the back hinge of my TR Weirdwolf broke. Bleh. At least the red is still there I guess.

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 04:59 AM)

Man, I still haven't gotten past Rock Tunnel.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:28 AM)

You know nothing.. NOTHING! Eevee is our lord and savior! He will give us the cuteness we need! ;) No seriously.. Both Pika and Eevee in the games are way OP and Eevee can learn elemental moves to replace evolving.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:22 AM)

It's cute, what other point does it need?

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 03:17 AM)

I can get Pikachu not evolving, the species has had decades of not evolving. But Eevee without evolution seems... pointless?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither can Pikachu... And you don't need Eevee to evolve!

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither of them can evolve as starters.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

Also damn it my mouse wheel broke. What a pisser.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

It can't evolve.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 02:29 AM)

How dare you! You KNOW Eevee is the obvious choice!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 December 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Finished mine a few days ago, and just bought myself (I really shouldn't have, but did anyway.) let's go pikachu with the pokeball.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:47 PM)

Mostly. There's a book en route to my mom's house from the UK and I don't know if it'll arrive before January.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:46 PM)

Christmas shopping: complete.

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

(which would lead to a bunch of bad jokes about him selling a line of cashews, almonds, and pecans)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

That would make sense per the precedent of Kamen Rider OOO ("Kamen Raidā Ōzu").

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:35 PM)

Wouldn't it be pronounced "Kamen Rider D's"?

@  fourteenwings : (05 December 2018 - 11:37 AM)

Kamen Rider Dream Drop Distance?

@  Sabrblade : (05 December 2018 - 09:57 AM)

Kamen Rider DDD, or "3D" as it would be pronounced.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 December 2018 - 06:50 AM)

Dedede is secretly a Kamen Rider? You know what? Why not. I honestly wouldn't be suprised!


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Phil's review of The Last Knight Drift


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#1 Philister

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:59 PM

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Prelude: Since being introduced in “All Hail Megatron”, Drift has been a bot of many colors. He’s been white in G1, red in Shattered Glass, orange in RID, blue in Age of Extinction, and now he’s back for The Last Knight in black and red. Sadly the Studio Series incarnation will simply replicate the look from The Last Knight instead of taking the next logical step and coloring him green. But hey, it’s Drift, the alien robot from the American toy line that looks like a Japanese Samurai and becomes a German car after previously becoming a French car. Here he is in his The Last Knight Premium Edition incarnation.

Robot Mode: First of, Drift here is an extensive retooling of the previous Age of Extinction Drift. The robot is more or less the same, but the entire vehicle shell has been replaced. Given that Drift is very much a shell-former, that works out quite nicely. He carries his car shell on his arms, legs, and back. Unlike AoE Drift, the hood of the car on his chest is a fake, as the real one is on the back of his feet. The actual robot is mostly red, while the car parts are black and his Samurai-style face mask is colored golden. All in all there is a bit too much red on the robot for me, it should have been broken up with some colored highlights.

Drift comes with no less than four swords, two long ones, two short ones. I am sure they have proper Japanese names, but I’m too lazy to look them up. One of them is probably called a Katana, I believe. Anyway, Drift can wield his swords or store them on his body. The short ones go behind his head, the long ones can be attached to his hips. Articulation is pretty good, Drift can pull off kicking and sword fighting poses without any problems.

All in all I’m left with mixed feelings regarding this robot mode. There is nothing about it that’s really bad in any way, but nothing that really appeals to me, either.

Alternate Mode: Drift has shed his Bugatti vehicle shell from the last movie and now transforms into a black 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R. Man, I still remember when German car companies wanted nothing to do with the Transformers movies because they didn’t want to be involved with toys glorifying war. Times have changed, yes they have. Now Volkswagen and Mercedes gladly rake in the movie dollars. When are we getting a BMW Transformer, by the way?

The car looks pretty neat, though a few more painted details wouldn’t have hurt. The car’s hood doesn’t quite aligned with the sides, but I’m not sure whether that’s a general problem or just a thing with my version. All of Drift’s weapons can be stored in car mode, the daggers under the hood, the swords under the car. Of course when looking at the underside you pretty much see Drift’s entire robot mode, but from all other angles the disguise works just fine. So all in all a decent care mode, some bonus points for being a German car, but nothing too spectacular here.

Remarks: I spent some minutes out of my day trying to remember what exactly Drift was up to in The Last Knight. Now granted, I’ve only seen the movie once, but for the life of me I can’t remember that he did anything more than hang out in a junkyard with some baby Dinobots (and the less thought about that, the better). So, yeah, thanks for going to all the effort of scanning an entirely new altmode and changing your colors, Drift. You really lightened up that junkyard. Oh, I think he cut off some Decepticon’s head, too, now that I think about it. But hey, which Movie Autobot hasn’t?

Drift is yet another robot that found itself in my collection via a raffle win, as I never intended to buy him. Come to think of it, I only ended up buying three Last Knight figures in stores, yet I got my hands on quite a few more of them through various means. I need to figure out how to make that work for Titan Class figures. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, Drift. Never much cared for the character and while the toy isn’t bad as such, it doesn’t stand out in any way, either. So the best I can say here is that’s an average Movie-line figure with no flaws. Oh, and it’s a German car.

Rating: C

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