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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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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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#25 Copper Bezel

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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?

 


#26 LV!

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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?

 


#28 NightViper

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:33 PM

King Grimlock on his "throne".

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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 - 11:08 AM

Link gives me a bunch of broken things.


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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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