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@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)

Gnarly.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.

@  Nevermore : (22 September 2020 - 06:13 AM)

Cardboard and plastic.

@  Paladin : (22 September 2020 - 05:52 AM)

what's IN Wave 3, anyway?

@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 10:25 AM)

Wasn't Barber among the editorial guys that pushed for Hasbroverse?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 10:19 AM)

He did it possibly due to 616 Spider-Mans marriage reset between Civil War and Secret Invasion.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 09:20 AM)

Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man because it was mostly set far away from Earth?

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 September 2020 - 08:49 AM)

I'm learning so much-

@  Maruten : (18 September 2020 - 04:21 AM)

At its worst it was better than MASK, sure.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 02:15 AM)

At it's worst it still stomped all over the failed Hasbroverse. Roberts and Roche kept their respective series well out of that one for the same reasons Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man when Loeb and Miller wanted greater control for Ultimatum.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2020 - 06:37 PM)

That's so accurate it's physically painful.


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#1761 Telly

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:48 PM

botbots couldve (and shouldve) been a bigger hit


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Posted 17 July 2020 - 02:34 PM

Sorry if I'm missing a BotBots trading thread, but I ended up with 2 of the same Lawn League 8-pack and just wanted to see if anyone has the other Lawn League 8-pack they would like the trade for it. This is the pack I have:
 

EDIT: Did a a trade for some BotBots I was needing.


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Posted 24 July 2020 - 01:27 AM

Did you guys know that Meltz Down and Waddlepop appeared in the TakaraTomy manga for God Neptune this year?



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 02:15 PM

I've been debating on bringing it up on other sources, since TV Tropes is the only place I've seen it brought up, but there's a theory lingering around that makes me wonder: were the Spoiled Rottens maybe made in response to The Grossery Gang?

 

I'm guessing since season 1 was in progress during 2015, that would most likely be 2016-ish for season 2, the same year Grossery Gang came out. Just an interesting thought, considering how popular Grossery Gang got, and how BotBots in general are basically Transformerized-Shopkins, Grossery Gang's sister series.



#1765 Blacknife

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 03:50 PM

I mean, Micromasters were because of Micromachines.   Hasbro tends to follow hot trends in their own way. 



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:24 AM

I think lots of these comparisons were made around the time these first released. Shopkins and Grossery Gang and whatnot did provide a nice shorthand to describe "tiny blind-bagged colorful collectible characters." The comparison to Micro Machines (and Connectables, I'll add) is apt. Hasbro does seem to have followed these trends, and frankly improved on them with one of the most fun Transformers things ever.

How are these in-store in the states? Are any series 3 still out? Are 4 and 5 out in completable numbers? I'm about to just give up on these coming out locally and start more aggressively, uh, begging for help.


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:08 AM

The dregs of 3-5 are clearancing out at the one store in town still carrying any.  Walmart gave up last year, part of why the line is ending, AFAICT.

 

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:16 AM

Target is the only national chain still carrying them. They're still getting them in semi-regularly, at least here, but what and when is all over the place. (There are something like a dozen Targets in the immediate Columbus area, and not all of them have even gotten series 4 in significant numbers yet.) It looks like series 5 is finally making its intended debut after a big batch reportedly got out early in the year.

 

Locally, Meijer and Kroger both still carry them, but are also still both stuck on series 3, with the exception of the series 4 gimmick-packaging boxes showing up at Meijer.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:25 AM

Here's 5 BotBots I hope to see in the future.

A Piggy Bank, a Plastic Flamingo, a Garden Gnome, a Ghost Decoration, and a Scarecrow.


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 11:32 AM

My Target's just all Series 3, with one or two Series 5 8-packs. 5-packs are all gone.

 

 

Gotta say, I've totally lost interest in these things. Going to have to really downsize on them.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 01:00 PM

Yikes, that's sad to hear.

 

Has it been made official that the line's done, beyond any further word on series 6 (and any word at all on anything beyond that)?

 

Sorry to hear that, Noideaforaname. My own interest has been diminished a bit by the line dying here and the pandemic/quarantine making any alternative means of following the line difficult. I'd like to complete what I can, still, though.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 04:35 PM

Has it been made official that the line's done, beyond any further word on series 6 (and any word at all on anything beyond that)?

That's what I'd like to know.

 

I'm still faithfully searching for S4 & 5 singles and S5 Cardio Clique.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:13 PM

Series 6 was supposed to come out today but it seems the pandemic has pushed things back (hopefully it hasnt brought the line to a premature end)

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 02:35 PM

i really like botbots. but having to go 20 miles out of town to get them, and the randomness of buying them online puts me off them

 

but if anyone happens upon an extra telly, let me know. 


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 06:12 AM

Do you guys think we might see BotBots appear in the comics at some point?



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Posted 03 August 2020 - 08:49 AM

Do you guys think we might see BotBots appear in the comics at some point?

 

Some already have.


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 08:53 AM

 

Do you guys think we might see BotBots appear in the comics at some point?

 

Some already have.

 

I meant US comics.





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