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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 03:43 PM)

Soon beam TV programs into brains with a neural transciever anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 03:28 PM)

I'm surprised they keep reducing the number of ports on TV's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 02:52 PM)

Ahh.. No.. I mean an HDMI 2.1 switcher box to give you more imputs on a TV. :D Those should have been released in preparation of the XSX and PS5 considering their touting 2.1 features. :D

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 02:25 PM)

Switch Pro, not even a thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 02:09 PM)

Wait... I read your statement wrong: I thought you meant the switch version 2.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 01:32 PM)

You do realize that the department that would be focusing on the HDMI 2.1 switch box would be different than the department working on PS5s?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 01:05 PM)

And nintendo wasn't competing with others for marketshare at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 12:54 PM)

Probably because there's already enough demand on the manufacturing infrastructure to pump out two of the three consoles at the same time? Nintendo's last release saw people waiting literal months for stock shortfalls to end.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 12:33 PM)

I just want to ask, why did no company get an HDMI 2.1 switch out in time for PS5/XSX


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#3681 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 08:18 AM

I will probably repaint the gun I got for Hun-Gurrr

The Gun-Gurrr, if you will.

(Gun-Grr, Gun-Grrr, etc.)

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 08:49 AM

 

 

I can barely understand what's going on but HOLY SLAG that is intense!

 

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 08:51 AM

So new feet, a new chestpiece and a new gun for Hun-Gurrr. Yep, this is a pass.


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Posted 07 October 2020 - 09:05 AM

I think I still prefer PotP Abominus. I like how the mismatched hands and feet make him look like a patchwork abomination

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 09:17 AM

I'm all over this repaint. Effectively the Unite Warrior I always wanted. Super pumped. The extra parts look great!

Bring on the PULSE preorder!


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Posted 07 October 2020 - 10:16 AM

I'm mostly just gonna wait and see about both Volcanicus and Abominus. I missed out on most of the POTP Dinobots (only managed to get Slash, Swoop, Sludge, and Selects Red Swoop) but I do have all of the POTP Terrorcons. I don't expect either of these two Selects combiners to sell out immediately, so I'll wait and see what my finances look like closer to their release dates before I make any decision about them. But I will say that I do think that both look superior to their POTP versions.

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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 12:09 PM

Wooo, that was quick! We got a translation for the Abominus comic - https://mohairtransl...ominus-comic-1/


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 02:52 PM



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Posted 07 October 2020 - 08:08 PM

Decent, but the U.S. version is fine. I think I like the toy-colored head better. I already got an upgrade kit with feetand a big old rifle, so I don't need any of that.

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 08:10 PM

If I didn't already have the POTP set, it might be worth it just for better feet and a weapon for Abominus. But the Terrorcons aren't interesting enough to me as either characters or designs to be worth double dipping.



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Posted 07 October 2020 - 09:56 PM

Ratchet and Lifeline are pushed back to December 3rd. Which is what they were originally at, no?

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 10:05 PM

I believe so. Fasttrack, Runamuck, and the new Marvel Legends wave have also gone back to their original 11/4 dates. Friggin nutbars.


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Posted 07 October 2020 - 10:21 PM


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Posted 07 October 2020 - 10:44 PM

"Dear amazon customer,

Instead of dec 3, your order will now be arriving oct 3. Except it wont actually ship until early nov. But just to be on the safe side, it wont arrive til the original ship date.

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 11:29 PM

"Dear amazon customer,

Instead of dec 3, your order will now be arriving oct 3. Except it wont actually ship until early nov. But just to be on the safe side, it wont arrive til the original ship date.

Thank you for letting us confuse the hell out of you, and we look forward to more confusion in the future!"

 

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 07:38 AM

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:07 AM

"Dear amazon customer,

Instead of dec 3, your order will now be arriving oct 3. Except it wont actually ship until early nov. But just to be on the safe side, it wont arrive til the original ship date.

Thank you for letting us confuse the hell out of you, and we look forward to more confusion in the future!"

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 05:19 PM

That Abominus, after finally taking a close look at it, looks pretty awesome, but that is one gestalt that I was able to piece together cheaply so I doubt that I will be double dipping on it.


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:43 PM

I saw a lot of comments elsewhere about how Generations Selects Abominus had less paint details than the Power of the Primes version and wanted to do a comparison to see how they fared.

I separated out Abominus from Hun-Grr for ease of counting the different details.

Some things like Sinnertwin's and Cutthroat's tails I'm presuming are going to be molded in those colors, but they may be painted. Same could go with the upper portion of some of the combiner pegs, but because we don't yet know, I'm counting them as not being painted.

For most areas I list each color if they're applied to the same general area.

For those areas that the equivalent figure doesn't have any detail, I just leave it blank.

Hopefully I didn't miss anything, but that's possible.

Abominus (PotP 7, GS 9), Hun-Grrr (PotP 9, GS 12) Total (PotP 16, GS 21)
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Blot (PotP 12, GS 13)
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Rippersnapper (PotP 16, GS 19)
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Sinnertwin (PotP 13, GS 13)
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Cutthroad (PotP 13, GS 10)
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As I mentioned, I may have missed something, and there could be additional things painted on the Generations Selects versions if some things that are colored a certain color are in fact actually painted and not molded that color.

For the most part they're mostly even, with Hun-Grrr, Rippersnapper, and Cutthroat having the most differences as far as number of painted details.

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 09:33 AM

Abominus on Pulse!

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