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@  The Doctor Who : (25 April 2019 - 07:47 PM)

An Egyptian themed version of a popular Japanese TV show: Tutankhamun Rider

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 03:50 PM)

That's not what I had in mind but if that is what you would do in that scenario then that is pretty messed up. I would not want to be stuck in a perpetual loop of death. More like getting laid but that is just me.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 01:58 PM)

Happy death day to you!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 01:45 PM)

.... I would love that. To be stuck in an endless loop where no one remembers what happened... The possibilities :D


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#661 LV!

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:47 PM

 

But for real, with all this G1 G1 G1 Hasbro is into now, he has Prowl and Bluestreak's weapons (albeit with Bluestreak's in the wrong place). Doesn't that seem weird?


How does he have Bluestreak's weapons? Those are very specifically Smokescreen's cartoon shoulder cannons, with a boxy rear section and raised up on trapezoid things. Bluestreak's cartoon cannons are entirely round and sit flat on top of his shoulders.

 

 

 

The Smokescreen figure comes equipped with a W-45 Acid Pellet Blaster accessory and 2 W-50 Volt-Beam Cannon accessories that can mount on his shoulders or the hood of his vehicle mode.

 

"Prowl will keep at a task for as long as it takes. Strives to find reason and logic in everything. A listener, not a talker. Has most sophisticated logic center of all Autobots. Able to analyze and advise on complex combat situations almost instantaneously. Fires wire-guided incendiary missiles and high-corrosive acid pellets. The unexpected can often scramble his circuits."

 

"Bluestreak often talks incessantly and inanely. Lightens the situation for all Autobots with his good-natured manner. Despite formidable weaponry and blazing speed, he hates war. Haunted by memory of Decepticons destroying his home-city. Fires bombs up to 8.3 miles and lightning-like 80,000 volt beam up to 12 miles of limited accuracy. Often inhibited by his disdain for combat."



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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:18 PM

In any case, I sure hope that Bluestreak has different shoulder cannons from Barriscreen's. I much prefer the ones he has and I'd like a pair for Prowl too.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:36 PM

So is this only available through Diamond or something? Or will it be up on Pulse and whatnot too?


If history has taught us anything, it's that every newly-reveleaed toy ever is without fail a worldwide exclusive to whatever venue just happenes to reveal it first.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:50 PM

Hasbro's really got stop making figures exclusive to random Chinese leakers.


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#665 Jalaguy

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:46 PM

The Smokescreen figure comes equipped with a W-45 Acid Pellet Blaster accessory and 2 W-50 Volt-Beam Cannon accessories that can mount on his shoulders or the hood of his vehicle mode.

 
"Prowl will keep at a task for as long as it takes. Strives to find reason and logic in everything. A listener, not a talker. Has most sophisticated logic center of all Autobots. Able to analyze and advise on complex combat situations almost instantaneously. Fires wire-guided incendiary missiles and high-corrosive acid pellets. The unexpected can often scramble his circuits."
 
"Bluestreak often talks incessantly and inanely. Lightens the situation for all Autobots with his good-natured manner. Despite formidable weaponry and blazing speed, he hates war. Haunted by memory of Decepticons destroying his home-city. Fires bombs up to 8.3 miles and lightning-like 80,000 volt beam up to 12 miles of limited accuracy. Often inhibited by his disdain for combat."


Ohhh, right, that I suspect is the result of the thing where a given COMBAT System weapon mould keeps the same name across releases. Sideswipe and Six-Gun both have "W-5 Gyro Blasters", for instance. I imagine Bluestreak's copy got written first and then Smokescreen got stuck with his weapon name.

Although weirdly, that's not a hard and fast rule, because Red Alert and Barricade have unique names for their redeco weapons, so who knows.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:51 PM

He is very pretty. I like that Diamond can get him.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:55 PM

I didn't know Sideswipe and Sixgun had the same weapon (or even that they shared a weapon mold - isn't that, like, weird?) but I did know Barricade didn't have Bluestreak's guns, so I didn't realize there were other places the molds shared weapon names. Fair enough.

 

EDIT: Obviously it's also weird that Bluestreak's rifle is his shoulder launchers now, but maybe Bluestreak doesn't come with the rifle.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:26 AM

He is very pretty. I like that Diamond can get him.

How would one go about ordering figures from Diamond? Could I just go down to a local comic shop and ask to order it?



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:32 AM

That ought to be exactly what you can do, although I very much doubt this is a Diamond exclusive.



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:22 AM

I'd assume that comic shops have to order an entire case of Smokescreens, so it may not be quite as simple as just asking, unless they're confident they can sell another seven Smokescreens to other customers.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:01 PM

My LCS better be confident!!

 

(I hadn't thought of that, should have know it was too good to be true.)


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:07 PM

Dengeki Hobby article on Selects Smokescreen, who will be released in Japan by TakaraTomy Mall in September 2019 for 3800 JPY (~34 USD) plus tax.

 

https://hobby.dengeki.com/news/744880/


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:53 PM

These announcements are well-timed.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:03 PM

Preorder is up at TakaraTomy Mall.
https://takaratomyma...056/?mm190415tf

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:05 PM

and at bbts and entertainment earth

 

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https://www.entertai...content=HSE8372



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:49 AM

I've been a little lax on following the news on this Smokescreen. Do we know/expect he'll be on like HasbroPulse and Amazon eventually too?

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:00 AM

He's a "Generations Select", which is what Combat Megatron and Star Convoy are, so if he follows that precedent he'll be on Hasbro Pulse but probably not Amazon.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:05 AM

Interesting that the Official Facebook is pushing BigBadToyStore pre-orders:



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:56 AM

Especially since he's up on Hasbro Pulse right now



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:15 AM

Makes me wonder if Prowl and Bluestreak will share the same head, or if they'll give Blue a head more akin to his character model?

 

I could see it going either way honestly, and if they didn't he would still be a unique combination of parts.

 

Prowl - Prowl head, handgun, lights

Barricade - Smokescreen head, shoulder cannons, lights

Smokescreen - Smokescreen head, shoulder cannons, handgun

Bluestreak (presumably) - Prowl or New head, shoulder cannons, (presumably) handgun

 

So that no one figure is an exact same makeup as any of the others.


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