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@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight

@  wonko the sane? : (12 June 2021 - 09:00 PM)

Just don't drop him.

@  Kaon : (12 June 2021 - 08:03 PM)

man this chat is nothing but Bass X)

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 07:08 PM)

Carefull, he is a Bass Xo.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 June 2021 - 05:53 PM)

Aw, it's not even a shiny.

@  Sabrblade : (12 June 2021 - 05:27 PM)

A wild Bass X0 has appeared!

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 05:20 PM)

I didn't even try this time.

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:12 PM

Pretty hugging excited for Titans Return Galvatron without the mask gimmick

 

That gimmick was the worse part of the TR Galvatron mold, thou for mine, I got a proper helmet with some stickers I bought, its a vast improvement on the figure

 

Food for thought, Galvatron is now doing the opposite of Megatron, in the past Megatron at least four times became Galvatron via a repaint of the mold of that year's line, now its Galvatron's turn to become Megatron, in the words of a Dark Lord of the Sith "The cricle is now complete."


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:45 PM

 

I... want to love that Star Convoy but I'm not sure he's getting it done for me... It especially sucks that he doesn't even have Star Convoy's actual vehicle mode. If it goes up on Hasbro Pulse for a reasonable price I might consider it still, but otherwise...

Tentatively excited for Super Megatron and Seacons.

Same.  I think what's turning me off to Star Convoy is how monotonous the deco is.  It's all dark shades of red, grey and blue, and I think some contrast would do wonders, especially to the torso area (maybe fill in the sides of the lower torso in white or something?).

The core Prime figure is tempting, though.  I'm seeing some shades of not only the G1 toy, but some of the stylization and the orange eyes remind me a bit of the Action Master figure as well.

 

I'm all over the Seasons, and Megatron I'll have to see.  Especially with Siege Megatron and the upcoming 35th repaint of that.  It'd have to be fairly compelling in the face of that kind of competition.

 

 

I do miss the white the first Star Convoy had.

 

I prefer that to the silver we've gotten since the reissue.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:11 PM

Star Convoy's main appeal to me is the Micromaster base stuff which this toy doesn't have. But that toy already exists, and the reissue is still surprisingly attainable on Ebay, so I suppose it's nice that they did something new with this one.

We probably aren't getting a full Piranacon. However, they're fools if they didn't pretool Rippersnapper with an Overbite head, and in Masterforce he's a mass produced generic, so there's your King Poseidon.

Super Megatron is tempting. The Megatron Titan Master even works. I doubt I will like the design as much as my Energon Megatron, who scratches the same future Megatron itch with a similar combination of Battlestars and Galvatron bits, but it will be more accurate, and that's something.

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:21 PM

Using my avatar as reference the hilt of the sword matches the silhouette, but the blade is pretty far from the toy itself.
https://tfwiki.net/w...naptrap_toy.jpg

 

Or the original package art.

https://tfwiki.net/w...ngPoseidon1.jpg

 

And I would be disappointed if they just made Turtler and not the rest, but would I pass after waiting for so long? Hell nah, though I would wait a bit to see a if either Has/Tak made a full team.

 

 

Super Megatron from TR Galvatron is not something I ever would have thought I'd see, but I can kind of see similarity's in Galvatron's space fighter and Super Megatron's alt mode, well really only the nose and cockpit. My first thought was Siege Shockwave's battleship mode.



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:08 PM

He's up at TakaraTomy Mall now.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 04:39 AM

It might be worth noting that Hasbro's line is Generations Select, while TakaraTomy's is Generation Selects. :hmm

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:08 AM

It might be worth noting that Hasbro's line is Generations Select, while TakaraTomy's is Generation Selects. :hmm


Nah, Hasbro's is Selects too.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:58 AM

 

It might be worth noting that Hasbro's line is Generations Select, while TakaraTomy's is Generation Selects. :hmm


Nah, Hasbro's is Selects too.

 

 

Sorry, I meant Hasbro's is Generations Select, while Takara's is Generation Selects (with no 's' after Generation).

 

I had typed this after being up for 9 minutes.

 

Some new pics.

 

 


While the name of the series would make me think that we'd get this from Hasbro, the character selection and way Takara is advertising it (pointing out it's exclusivity to their site) makes me think otherwise.

 

But that could all be just on the basis that this is the only way to get it in Japan, not elsewhere.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:01 AM

Oi!  The banner features both ways "Generations Selects" and "Generation Selects".  Way to be consistent.  :rolleyes  :D

 

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:06 AM

It was one of the tailend two-packs that sold out and now is impossible to find.


I found one already.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:08 AM

I'd like to know if Hasbro intends on releasing these before I put down the $85 for one directly from TakaraTomy Mall.

 

I mean it seems a little unlikely if Takara is doing it first (with no signs of them doing Hasbro's Generations Selects).  But the naming makes me think otherwise.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:12 AM

I'd put money on it being available via Hasbro Pulse at the very least.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:20 AM

I'd put money on it being available via Hasbro Pulse at the very least.

 

Seems pretty likely.  I've got about a month to preorder (unless supplies run low).

 

Hopefully we get an official press release soon, like they did with +Streak and new Bumblebee.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:32 AM

Official TakaraTomy website:  https://tf.takaratom.../products/tf_gs

 

Has pics of Star Convoy and silhouettes that we saw on Dengeki Hobby.

 

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:23 AM

If they make just a SnapTrap, I would probably get it just because I like turtles, then I'd reassign him to the Terrorcons as their backup torso.  I may do it anyway if it's not a box set, just like I sent Blastoff to them as a spare limb/Transport.  Did the same thing with a UW Strafe I traded for and the Dinobots.

 

I feel deeply sorry for anyone who has to sort out my stuff if I'm gone, as a lot of this won't make sense to anyone but me.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:59 AM

While the name of the series would make me think that we'd get this from Hasbro, the character selection and way Takara is advertising it (pointing out it's exclusivity to their site) makes me think otherwise.
 
But that could all be just on the basis that this is the only way to get it in Japan, not elsewhere.


Ultimately, this is why I expect that there will be some kind of US release. The language of "exclusive" is frequently region-specific. A "Toys R Us" exclusive (RIP...) in the US wouldn't necessarily even be sold at Toys R Us in another country, even though that country might still have access to that toy from some other retailer.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:20 PM

Star Convoy is now up for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse!!

 

 

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:29 PM

Star Convoy is now up for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse!!

 

 

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Yay!  Just saved me a lot in shipping!  :)


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:34 PM

Well cool, I'm still on the fence on Star Convoy, but I'm excited that Super Megatron and Snaptrap will likely be available on Pulse.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:49 PM

Man, BBTS and TFSource are gonna be so annoyed.  Looks almost like Hasbro Pulse and the TT Mall might be sort of a quietly unified entity, given the timeframe.


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