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@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 03:43 PM)

Soon beam TV programs into brains with a neural transciever anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 03:28 PM)

I'm surprised they keep reducing the number of ports on TV's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 02:52 PM)

Ahh.. No.. I mean an HDMI 2.1 switcher box to give you more imputs on a TV. :D Those should have been released in preparation of the XSX and PS5 considering their touting 2.1 features. :D

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 02:25 PM)

Switch Pro, not even a thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 02:09 PM)

Wait... I read your statement wrong: I thought you meant the switch version 2.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 01:32 PM)

You do realize that the department that would be focusing on the HDMI 2.1 switch box would be different than the department working on PS5s?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 01:05 PM)

And nintendo wasn't competing with others for marketshare at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 12:54 PM)

Probably because there's already enough demand on the manufacturing infrastructure to pump out two of the three consoles at the same time? Nintendo's last release saw people waiting literal months for stock shortfalls to end.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 12:33 PM)

I just want to ask, why did no company get an HDMI 2.1 switch out in time for PS5/XSX


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Which is the best MP version of Megatron to buy?

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#1 MatrixPrime

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

So I've been out of the Transformers toy collecting for quite some time. Outside of picking up Ectotron about a month ago, I can't even tell you the last time I purchased a figure. In fact, I've been actively trying to SELL my figures (to no avail unfortunately, wah wah).

 

Anyways, the old TFWIRE podcast is being uploaded to www.iaconmedia.com, and after listening back to some episodes, I've gotten the itch to dig out some of my favorite figures again...one of them being 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime. On that note, I know a number of MP Megatron figures have been released since I stopped collecting, both official and unofficial, and am seriously contemplating getting one.

 

Out of all of the different MP Megatrons out there, which would you recommend and why? 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

You can't really go wrong with either of the MP36 versions, really.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:32 AM

Yeah both MP-36 figures are great as Spark said, but will be much shorter than the 20th Anniversary / MP-1 Optimus you have. The original MP-5 Megatron is not a good toy and you should stay away.

As for MP-36, choosing the one you want depends on if you have more nostalgia for the cartoon or the toy.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:35 AM

As for MP-36, choosing the one you want depends on if you have more nostalgia for the cartoon or the toy.

 

Definitely the cartoon


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

Then you probably want the regular MP36, since it's exactly the cartoon model.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

Yup. MP-36+ has cartoon faces, but it's main draw and all its coloration is based on the original toy. So the regular MP-36 is the way to go.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

For reference, here is what Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron looks like:

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:08 PM

The original one, MP5, is awful. One of the most difficult and fiddly transformation schemes ever, and he looks weird and spindly in robot mode, and he's like this giant oversized pistol when you transform him. 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:41 PM

Also easily breakable and the metal tarnishes over time pretty badly.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:43 PM

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um hello this is the best mp version of megatron



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:49 PM

On MP-36, two words: seductive thighs

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:57 PM

On MP-36, two words: seductive thighs

 

four more words: gun cannot be straight



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:48 PM

Five more words: window caffeine February apogee partridge

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:43 AM

mp-36 is one of the best transformers, I can't speak for mp-36+ but the tv version is really one of my absolute darlings

 

step 1: place the smiling face on mp-36

 

step 2: press the button on his arm cannon until he laughs at you in japanese

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:06 PM

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um hello this is the best mp version of megatron

No, that's an MP version of the best Megatron. The difference is subtle, but profound.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:42 PM

The original one, MP5, is awful. One of the most difficult and fiddly transformation schemes ever, and he looks weird and spindly in robot mode, and he's like this giant oversized pistol when you transform him. 


Also easily breakable and the metal tarnishes over time pretty badly.


My MP5 can no longer lift its arms or stand up - I have to lean it up against the back of the shelf - and his feet are rotting away. He and MP9 Rodimus are absolutely my most regretted TF purchases ever - and make me feel a little worse for not backing Unicron now.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:17 PM

The gold one because it's really cheap now and looks ridiculous.

 

 

Or a high-quality knockoff of MP-36 because it's $80 instead of $200 for the same stupid toy.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:01 PM

The knockoffs also have US voice clips and LEDs in the cannon, along with the MP-36+ face and chest, which is quite nice.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:43 PM

The knockoffs also have US voice clips and LEDs in the cannon, along with the MP-36+ face and chest, which is quite nice.


Thats only true of the THF KO, theres 3 other KOs out there from different sources.
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