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@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)


@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

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Siege Starscream Running Change Confirmed

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#1 Vexwing


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 11:23 PM

So as many of you know, Siege Starscream was plagued by bad tolerances on the chest hinge which caused the piece to constantly fall off. In addition to that, his tampographed Decepticon symbols were the movie-style symbols and not the classic symbols. So with that purported "running change" that showed up on Twitter with a pin supposedly added I passed on Starscream for a long time in hopes that a fixed version would hit shelves. Well, after months with no further sightings of pinned chests it was looking pretty clear that one off on Twitter was either a hoax or one that was modified and returned to the store where it was repurchased.


But after buying Red Wing and having no such issues with the chest I decided I would be on the lookout for Starscream. Yesterday I spotted three at Target alongside three Soundwaves (so seemingly not from the Springer case assortment). I decided to take a peek inside the box at the wing symbols and lo and behold, they were G1 'Con symbols! I checked out the other two on the shelf and they also had G1 symbols and not movie ones. So naturally one came home with me and I'm happy to report that like Red Wing, the chest holds on the hinge perfectly fine through transformation. 


You may look a bit strange peering inside the box for a look at the wing symbols, but they can be seen without opening the toy, and while there's no guarantee the chest hinge tolerances were tweaked at the same time the symbols were updated, I think it's a decent bet Starscreams with G1 symbols will also have chests less prone to falling off. I've included a few pictures as well as the date stamp on the package—91441.










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Posted 04 August 2019 - 11:35 PM

this gives me hope that I'll eventually find a Starscream on a shelf at walmart. and that when I do there's a better than average chance it might be a good one 

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:46 AM

Jolly good news. Good on 'em.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:36 AM

I hope they don't fix one issue to replace it with others. Redwing is good, but of the three Rainmakers, one still has a loose chest piece on one side, one has a loose wing with what seems to be an improperly seated rivet, and one has a misaligned wing that leaves a gap in alt-mode.


I feel like the Classics Seeker mold made a few more runs before it started to degrade.

Edited by Dake, 05 August 2019 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:04 AM

I just picked up Starscream a couple weeks ago and never noticed any difference with the symbols, I'll have to take a look. Mine still has the chest problem though. I had to use some clear nail polish to tighten it up.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:46 AM

What's the difference in the symbols?  I didn't ever notice a movie style symbol--they all look the same to me.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:47 AM

I think the live-action symbols have smaller eyes with four sides rather than the usual big triangle eyes.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:58 AM

It's the sort of difference you don't normally notice on a toy unless you specifically look. So naturally, for years it was always a huge, world-ending deal if a non-movie toy had movie-style symbols.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:19 PM

Yeah, it's barely noticeable on the smaller symbols. The fourth side to the eye makes them look a little squintier.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:45 PM

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 02:45 PM

I've been thinking of getting another Screamer.  This is pushing me towards that idea (I was figuring that more recent ones should be better).  Might paint his face the right color.

But I'm thinking a cartoon based version without battle damage and a gray face might be a good contender for the 35th line through Walmart too.  Hmm...


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:56 AM

I picked up a second Starscream for a custom I'm planning, and it has the G1 symbols.  Double checked the one on my shelf, and it has the movie symbols.  Looks like I'll be switching the two.

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