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@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!


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#21 NightViper

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

If they are mimicking Poopeez, Grossery Gang, etc, these could be "starter sets" that have 5 or so designated figures revealed in box and then the bonus mystery figure kept hidden. Therefore still getting away with the "blindbox" gimmick.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:24 PM

Or Hasbro's own Cutie Mark Crew, which have exactly the same thing and are probably coming out in the same year as these, if they hit by Christmas. I'd be shocked if that's not what these are, honestly.



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 02:58 PM

I want these to be unique characters, and that hasn't been how this works in 20 years.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:18 PM

At last, our Shortround update

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

I want these to be unique characters, and that hasn't been how this works in 20 years.

How ... blind bag Transformers figures worked 20 years ago?

 

What?

 

Were you looking for the Happy Meal toy thread? = o


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:19 PM

How any gimmick has worked in twenty years.

 

EDIT: It's more like ten, though. Gimmicks still got dedicated characters in the UT, most notably the Mini-Cons not all just being tiny versions of the main cast.

 

EDIT EDIT: That being said, getting toilet-themed variations of the usual five G1 characters would almost make it worth it.


Edited by LV!, 03 June 2018 - 07:21 PM.


#27 Copper Bezel

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:28 PM

Blind bag toys are an independent merch thing, not a part of a main line ecosystem. You didn't expect original characters on birthday plates in G1 and you shouldn't expect them here. That's absurd.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:33 PM

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:48 PM

And his energo rolled up newspaper

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

Optimus 2-Ply vs. Megotoo.
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#31 LV!

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:33 PM

This is like being drawn into a land war in Asia, but it's clearly Ploptimus Prime.



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:39 PM

Are these a blind bagged thing? How do we know that?



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:45 PM

We know that these are assortments of small toys from the fact that they're plural and cheap, and we know that there's a blind bag assortment. As LV! says, we also know the model MLP is using for this functionally identical product, and that this includes both regular blind packs and multi-packs with the toys visible aside from a single hidden character. There is no explicit connection between this listing and the blind packs we know are coming other than "it's cheap, tiny, standalone merch".


Edited by Copper Bezel, 03 June 2018 - 08:46 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:23 AM

Hasbro have posted an odd Instagram Story mentioning these:

https://storiesig.co...formersofficial

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:25 AM

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:57 AM

Hasbro have posted an odd Instagram Story mentioning these:

https://storiesig.co...formersofficial


Looking at this link on my phone sitting travel so, am I missing something? All I see is a 10second video of Autobot X saying someone is talking about their secret project. What connects it to this?

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

 

Hasbro have posted an odd Instagram Story mentioning these:

https://storiesig.co...formersofficial


Looking at this link on my phone sitting travel so, am I missing something? All I see is a 10second video of Autobot X saying someone is talking about their secret project. What connects it to this?

-ZacWilliam, probably missing something in passing.

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:15 AM

Oh shit, those names are actual official product names?! I thought they were silly placeholders like Thunderlips and Gamma Green Ray.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

It's Autobot X and Wheeljack looking at a computer that cycles through all the weird Toilet Troop/Greaser Gang/etc. names. Autobot X says a bunch of people have been talking about their secret project, Wheeljack asks if they should tell people about it, then Autobot X smashes the computer. Then it ends on a thing saying they'll have more news soon.



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