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@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  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.


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#1 Dake

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 12:46 PM

Well, if this is even close in size, this couldn't be worse timing for Hasbro. It will be interesting to see if it garners a legal response.

 

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 01:04 PM

Judging by pin and (covered) screwhole size, this isn't much bigger than Armada Unicron, if not about the same size.


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Posted 30 July 2019 - 01:26 PM

"Screw you, Hasbro- Imma make my OWN Unicron! With blackjack, and hookers!"


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Posted 30 July 2019 - 02:53 PM

Judging by pin and (covered) screwhole size, this isn't much bigger than Armada Unicron, if not about the same size.

 

That may be, but if it's more screen accurate and half the cost? It might siphon some of the fence-sitters away.


 
 
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Posted 30 July 2019 - 04:07 PM

I'm not saying it won't.

 

Also, it occurs to me that we can't judge screen accuracy until we've seen the entire figure.  As it is, the only thing more accurate about the head is that it has the devil beard.  All the rest of the details are about as off or moreso than the HasLab Unicron (and looks suspiciously like it's pulled from Figueroa art from the IDW TF:TM adaptation), so what it will probably have going for it more than anything is manageable size.


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Posted 30 July 2019 - 11:14 PM

 

Judging by pin and (covered) screwhole size, this isn't much bigger than Armada Unicron, if not about the same size.

 

That may be, but if it's more screen accurate and half the cost? It might siphon some of the fence-sitters away.

 

 

but will they have something to show before the haslab deadline? this fandom wants pics NOW! if all they show before the deadline is a head and a hand, is it really enough to stop people considering hasbros?


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 03:08 AM

Assuming that those pins are the usual kind, this would be like CW Devastator-sized tops, which I'm not against. If it's reasonably priced and in that ballpark of size, I could be persuaded to upgrade from Platinum Unicron. 


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 08:49 AM

You can also see a screwhole cover on the palm of the hand, so assuming that screw isn't somehow enormous, it sits not much larger than Armada Unicron, maybe 2-3".


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 04:37 AM

Lol that's hilarious considering these guys make their combiners bigger than that.

 

Though I guess it's harder to ignore putting on and taking off a gigantic pair of pants when transforming to and from planet mode.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:30 AM

This is allegedly a 20" tall Unicron with almost no kibble that turns into a spherical planet. For $210.

Titans are $150.

I call bullshit.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:47 PM

Yeah - it's some big claims. Lots of parts forming? It'll be interesting to see.


 
 
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 06:37 AM

This is allegedly a 20" tall Unicron with almost no kibble that turns into a spherical planet. For $210.

Titans are $150.

I call bullshit.


Eh, I wont say your wrong, but Im a tad less skeptical. 3rd party groups hire less people, so some of that extra price could be mitigated there. The biggest cost factor for 3rd party is factory time. We are already seeing some Masterpiece style pieces that are just as complex as Takara, but are a tad cheaper than the latest Takara pricing.

While the price might shift once its put up for preorder, once e retail takes their cut, I dont see benefit for them to make wild claims on price. The Unicron Kickstarter will be likely over by then, so its not like theyll be in direct competition at that point.
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:51 PM

They just need to show the hugger or piss off
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:31 PM

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 05:44 PM

This is still intriguing. If the real (non-shadowy) images, if/when we see them, do hold up this impressive seeming Unicron. I will be a little tempted.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:54 PM

I tried to lighten up the back image. Thats the part that intrigues me the most compared to Seige Unicron.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 02:12 PM

Okay, that's pretty damn interesting.  Not a huge fan of the pizza on the front of the planet mode, though.


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:30 PM

Yeah, theres enough curved planet plates hanging off him that I can just about believe it can transform into the planet mode. At any rate its certainly elicited more interest in me than Haslab Unicron

 

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Their Facebook post claims a December release, die cast parts, LEDS and no partsforming. Height to the head is 48 cm or about 19 inches.

 

I think I buy the no partsforming bit. Look at the last shot of the planet mode. Each half of his chest is towards the side of the ring attachment point. Also, the w/ring attachment points in planet mode appear to be the same in robot mode. 


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:49 AM

That sure looks like a right proper Unicron.


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:04 AM

The planet maw looks terrible, though.  I can't unsee a pizza there.

 

It's super weird to me that the head seems to be very expressly taken from how Don Figueroa drew it in the IDW TF:TM adaptation, whereas the rest is pretty much the actual film character model.  What an odd choice.


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