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@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.


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#1101 Noideaforaname

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:43 PM

I kinda wish there was a nice little list of what to buy and what to avoid. Like the wiki helps tell you how to avoid doubles, but how to avoid disappointment. Especially since none of them look like their artwork.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:44 PM

I kinda wish there was a nice little list of what to buy and what to avoid. Like the wiki helps tell you how to avoid doubles, but how to avoid disappointment. Especially since none of them look like their artwork.


The problem is, its subjective (other than Venus Frog Trap). I rather like Rootwing. Others that a lot of people like, I wasnt as impressed with.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:57 PM

For example, Noid incorrectly suggests that Frostferatu is not the best Botbot and among the best Transformers toys ever made.



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:53 PM

didnt someone do some kind of modification on frog trap to fix the transformation? im not gonna try to find it


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:58 PM

It's subjective as hell and I'm not sure how you'd quantify anything but the most extreme examples (i.e. it breaks easily or the art is outright misleading as opposed to just taking a lot of liberty), but there's like a billion of these things and no good decent reviews to quickly check while in the store and I'd like some warning about nonsense like Frohawk's head in spray can mode or Cuddletooth not being able to lift her arms up to cuddle, or if someone's surprisingly articulate or something.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:32 AM

Frostferatu conveys his thoughts beautifully.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 01:04 AM

And all this despite the fangs.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 01:14 AM

Hence "surprisingly".

(Seriously, Noid, you had to know you were setting that up for LV. I mean, really.)

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:10 AM

Ultimately, given the amount of stuff you want to know to make buying decisions, you might as well just go to the review pages out there (like mine) and read up on them.

 

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:42 AM

(Seriously, Noid, you had to know you were setting that up for LV. I mean, really.)


Heh. I thought "I really ought to reword that", but I also thought "it's midnight, I really need to sleep".

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:21 AM

Some of the design choices baffle me. Like I've always dug the diversity that G1 being a grab bag of licensed toy robots from different companies brought but there's a few general aesthetic rules I expect. So I love the Botbots that turn into a very recognisably Transformers-style bots with the grey faces, visors, etc.

 

And then I get something like the lollipop who looks like a Pokemon or like he could be part of just about any other collectable character series...

 

I think if you're going to break style like that you need to go all in like the unicorn and the venus flytrap. Because some of these just don't feel very 'bot' to me and...that's supposed to be the whole gimmick.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:57 AM

I actually quite like that it isn't all traditional bot faces. I just wish they were more faithful to the way the box art does them. Some of the "face" faces don't really wow me, though -- I love the hell out of Cocoa Crazy, but Dimlit is just eh.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:20 AM

Plopfather for me is a standout of the issues I have. It feels like two different takes on the same idea competing with each other. The art is considerably more bot like and his character profile is he poops when scared. But then the actual toy is much more focused on being a cannoli parody of Marlon Brando in his Godfather role.

 

I'm more taken to the 'cute bots with pun/pop culture names'. This problem seems enhanced by the fact they can't decide if Botbots is about gross out humour or not.



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:40 AM

I find that she looks better to me with the 'wings' forward and down, along with the legs rotated so that they're 180° round from where they are in potted plant mode.
 
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Holy cow, she looks soooo much better that way! I'm doing that!

Yeah, I had high hopes for Rootwing since she's a dragon and all. But she didn't wow me as much when I finally got her.

In fact, the guys I thought I'd be into, weren't who I ended up liking (Rootwing, Waddlepop) and vice versa (Point Dexter, Shredder Jack).

I think it's the expressive faces that won me over. Beast BotBots can hardly manage them.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 10:59 AM

Robot kingdom posted more info on the Bakery Bytes five packs including the back of the packaging with the team artwork and all five bakery bytes names!
Lookes like weve got:
Flat Flour Face the rolling pin
Splatter Batter the mixer
Chief Cherry 3.14 the duderoni pie
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Reci P. Cooker the cookbook

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:34 AM

Link?

ZacWilliam, can't find anything on their site

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:39 AM

Oh yes sorry, here ya go:
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Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:26 PM

Current realization: I want transforming sushi BotBots. Like those Takara did, but cuter, with more varied robot modes, and with punny names.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:57 PM

I honestly think these guys helped me get out of a "dark age" I was in for Transformers stuff, I hadn't collected any Transformers since Animated's ending, and with my interest in Moose Toys blind bags in terms of toys, these really piqued my interest. So far Fomo's the only one I own, but I love her build and transformation style!



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:19 PM

That Series 2 is apparently out in Australia is getting under my skin... not because I want to own them now, but because we've only got pics of two packs at the moment and I'd REALLY like to know the pack layouts.

 

Also, any goddamn info on the Lawn League 8-packs, like, AT ALL would be nice.

 

 

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