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@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!


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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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