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@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

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LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

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KHAAAAAAAN


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#1 TriBlurr

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:12 AM

New poll going up tomorrow. Vote for next G1 Reissue.

https://m.facebook.c...4&source=result

Perceptor
Astrotrain
Thundercracker
Skywarp

Edited by TriBlurr, 10 December 2018 - 09:13 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:23 AM

Seems you choose between Perceptor and Astrotrain and Thundercracker and Skywarp.

 

Meaning either Perceptor or Astrotrain will be produced and either Thundercracker or Skywarp would be produced.

 

So possible outcomes are:

  • Perceptor & Thundercracker
  • Perceptor & Skywarp
  • Astrotrain & Thundercracker
  • Astrotrain & Skywarp

If Astrotrain was going to be the original Hasbro colors I'd buy him.  Or even some gray version that isn't the same as eHOBBY's.

 

Perceptor seems likely to win even though he got a reissue just a few years ago. 

 

All of them have seen Hasbro reissues within the last 15 years.

 

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:31 AM

And the winner is-- boring.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:38 AM

Perceptor in box colors and I'd buy that for sure!



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:04 AM

 

Seems you choose between Perceptor and Astrotrain and Thundercracker and Skywarp.

 

Meaning either Perceptor or Astrotrain will be produced and either Thundercracker or Skywarp would be produced.

 

I read that graphic as indicating two rounds of voting, Perceptor vs Astrotrain and Thundercracker vs Skywarp, with the winners facing each other in the indicated FINALS. And the caption says "which G1 classic bot," singular. 


Edited by Kil, 10 December 2018 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:19 AM

If they are talking straight G1 Reissues as accurate as possible (which I assume is the point) then I guess Perceptor is the most interesting to me. If they want to do the G1 Cartoon/Japanese colors on Astrotrain then I'd like that 100%.

 

I don't need either of the Seekers and I'm pretty ambivalent on with I like better anyway. Honestly I'd rather seen that mold done as someone new like Redwing or Bitstream or something. I know thats not the point of these but new characters are what I'd need to want this mold again.

 

 

-ZacWilliam, odd that it's for Spring 2020 though. I wonder what they have planned for G1 reissues over 2019 to keep the series "alive."


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:46 AM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:53 AM

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-ZacWilliam, odd that it's for Spring 2020 though. I wonder what they have planned for G1 reissues over 2019 to keep the series "alive."


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:55 AM

I wonder what they have planned for G1 reissues over 2019 to keep the series "alive."

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:05 AM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys.

I'd imagine it's a result of the current toylines being so aggressively geewun. Your nostalgia bone is getting adequate calcium from new toys, so it's hard to get excited over a toy that's basically the same except worse and probably more expensive.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:10 AM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

My own G1 reissue interest has waned now that I have genuinely better versions of so many of the characters. That said, I'd absolutely have more interest in G1 reissues today if they could give me options that I didn't already snatch up 15 years ago (or consciously passed up at that time).



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

 

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys.

I'd imagine it's a result of the current toylines being so aggressively geewun. Your nostalgia bone is getting adequate calcium from new toys, so it's hard to get excited over a toy that's basically the same except worse and probably more expensive.

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

Frankly, I don't think any of these four are good reissue choices. Both Perceptor and Astrotrain have been reissued by Hasbro within the last decade, and making us having to pick just one between Skywarp and Thundercracker means that if either of them wins then we'll be one member short of completing the Seeker trio with Starscream.
 
Of these choices, the only one of these I'd actually pick if I felt absolutely compelled to pick one would be Astrotrain but ONLY if it were to come not in his original 1985 Hasbro retail deco but in the never-released prototype deco first seen in the 1985 toy magazines that the cartoon animators used for reference in coloring Astrotrain's character model, which the later e-HOBBY exclusive "Astrotrain Proto Color Version" was meant to evoke but the shades and hues of its gray and purple were off.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

2020...?

Seems so far away for something like this.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

What I want to know is that if these are the "Finals", what were the preliminaries? What were my other choices?

 

Frankly, I don't need any of these and thusly might not vote at all. If Astrotrain was going to be anime colours, THAT might interest me.




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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:47 PM

If it is supposed to be a sports bracket, these four aren't the "FINALS".

 

The "FINALS" are who wins this round for each bracket. So if Perceptor and Skywarp defeat Astrotrain and Thundercracker, the "FINALS" would be Perceptor vs. Skywarp.

 

But... yeah... some explanation as to if that's what we're actually seeing would be nice. 



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:10 PM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

If they're going to use the original G1 moulds, it would be neat if they instead used them to instead make characters who never got toys then.

 

Like Rainmakers from the seeker mould.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:17 PM

And Chairman from Perceptor.

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:18 PM

 

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

If they're going to use the original G1 moulds, it would be neat if they instead used them to instead make characters who never got toys then.

 

Like Rainmakers from the seeker mould.

 

 

That'd actually be interesting, but since it's not something you could buy when you were a kid in the 80's, it's clearly a stupid idea.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:33 PM

 

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

If they're going to use the original G1 moulds, it would be neat if they instead used them to instead make characters who never got toys then.

 

Like Rainmakers from the seeker mould.

 

 

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Nacelle - blue and white with Thrust wings

Hotlink - purple and black

Bitstream - aqua and black

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Ionstorm - denim and white

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