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@  TheMightyMol... : (05 June 2020 - 07:47 PM)

Eh. It had a few ideas that could've been interesting. They just never went anywhere because it was easier to have Megatron brainwash everyone.

@  Nevermore : (05 June 2020 - 07:41 PM)

Energon's biggest problem is that it was made.

@  Paladin : (05 June 2020 - 05:15 PM)

remember when Energon had to switch animation styles because their CGI models were completely incapable of expressing emotions ?

@  Thundercrack... : (05 June 2020 - 04:42 PM)

And what was done to Demolisher to a lesser extent.

@  Thundercrack... : (05 June 2020 - 04:34 PM)

Energon's biggest problem is what it did to Starscream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 June 2020 - 04:00 PM)

I mean, they took all of that and the series is still dull enough to use as a sleep aid, so....

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2020 - 02:46 PM)

It's a food source, a weapon and so unstable that looking at it funny makes it explode. If energon is boring, blame the writers not the element.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 June 2020 - 02:17 PM)

Energon's big problem is that it's boring.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 June 2020 - 01:48 PM)

Double post ignore.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 June 2020 - 01:44 PM)

Energon was the worst of the lot.

@  Bass X0 : (05 June 2020 - 05:39 AM)

"I know I can't catch you.... but I can... trap you...!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 June 2020 - 11:51 PM)

They dubbed reaction shots and running scenes in the first two UT shows with "huh?" and grunts. very annoying.

@  Sabrblade : (04 June 2020 - 06:10 PM)

Watch it in Japanese with English subs. Karyuudo did all that work for us so that we could. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (04 June 2020 - 06:08 PM)

I tried... but it just wasn't that good. The comics were better.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 June 2020 - 04:07 PM)

I didn't even watch Armada when it originally aired.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 June 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Anyone watch Armada anymore ._.

@  JRSBill : (03 June 2020 - 01:06 PM)

bain

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 June 2020 - 04:14 AM)

UBI is coming.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

I can just HEAR his screechy G1 voice saying that....

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

*Dies laughing* XDDDDDD

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 June 2020 - 07:01 PM)

Megatron's coupon has failed! Now I, Starscream, shall speak to your manager!

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:39 PM)

(i just want to make jokes excuse my doing)

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:38 PM)

ITS STARSCREAM.... AND HIS CLONES

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

And there was no one there when I started!

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I swear, I'm in line to use a coupon, there is something wrong with said coupon, and suddenly I'm holding up a line of 3 or 4 people

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.


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#521 Sabrblade

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:15 PM

 

 

I want Raiden, but I don't see it ever happening due to him being a non-Hasbro character and the North American market (theoretically) uninterested in trains.

 

People keep saying that we in NA don't like trains, yet Astrotrain continues to get new toys....

 

This is what we've been told at least (I think by Hasbro on at least one occasion).

 

Maybe it's just bullet trains, since those barely exist (if at all) in the U.S.


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:39 PM

Astrotrain has a mode that's not a train.

 
No one argues otherwise, but if that was all that mattered, there'd be little to no effort to keep making him a triple-changer where one mode resembles a train.

Given Astrotrain being made at all, which is possible because he can be something other than a train, the next most important thing is making him exactly like G1. That means a train mode, which he can support because of his non-train mode. If he were only a train, he wouldn't be getting remade at all, and faithfulness to G1 would be irrelevant.

If we had any US G1 train-only guys, we'd have a test case for this, but we don't, because Hasbro didn't want to try to sell Just A Train then, either.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:49 PM

This entire argument would look really stupid if Hasbro were to adapt the Power Rangers show centered entirely around trains, which is not a sentence I ever thought I'd say up until this year.

 

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:50 PM

 

 

Astrotrain has a mode that's not a train.

 
No one argues otherwise, but if that was all that mattered, there'd be little to no effort to keep making him a triple-changer where one mode resembles a train.

Given Astrotrain being made at all, which is possible because he can be something other than a train, the next most important thing is making him exactly like G1. That means a train mode, which he can support because of his non-train mode. If he were only a train, he wouldn't be getting remade at all, and faithfulness to G1 would be irrelevant.

If we had any US G1 train-only guys, we'd have a test case for this, but we don't, because Hasbro didn't want to try to sell Just A Train then, either.

 

Also, "train" is in his damn name.


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:31 PM

based on this packaging I'm expecting several cases of Siege Starscream swapped out in an Earthrise box...

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:43 PM

based on this packaging I'm expecting several cases of Siege Starscream swapped out in an Earthrise box...

 

That's for sure.  Man that figure looks great!

 

Funny how many figures now seem to ape the head sculpts for Masterpiece figures, even if one can argue that there are now better head sculpts for those characters out there.


I like the blue and green of the packaging too - help differentiate it from Siege while appearing as if it comes from the same series.  This is the first I've seen of it.


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:55 PM

Yeah, those are really nice colors that will definitely stand out from old Stege stock. The presentation of WFC stuff has generally been solid.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:03 PM

 

 

 

Astrotrain has a mode that's not a train.

 
No one argues otherwise, but if that was all that mattered, there'd be little to no effort to keep making him a triple-changer where one mode resembles a train.

Given Astrotrain being made at all, which is possible because he can be something other than a train, the next most important thing is making him exactly like G1. That means a train mode, which he can support because of his non-train mode. If he were only a train, he wouldn't be getting remade at all, and faithfulness to G1 would be irrelevant.

If we had any US G1 train-only guys, we'd have a test case for this, but we don't, because Hasbro didn't want to try to sell Just A Train then, either.

 

Also, "train" is in his damn name.

 

 

Well, yes, but Hasbro gave him that name. And made the decision to bring that toy over from Diaclone in the first place.

I certainly don't dispute that having non-train modes helped, but I don't think "train" equals "avoid! Stay away!" the way some folks are making it sound.

Committing to six trains? All at about the same time? Yeah, that I can see being a bit harder sell....

 

 

 

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:10 PM

Committing to six trains at $150 on a size class that already doesn't sell at retail for a character virtually unknown outside of Japan is more than likely never happening no matter how you cut it.


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:18 PM

Not unless they star in a breakout comic series focusing on their zany exploits, potentially as a polycule.


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:33 PM

They can't even spell "Grappel" right. Bah!

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:35 PM

his heads not black! RUINED!


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:06 PM

I feel like it's.... surprisingly early to see March 2020's toys already in packaged promo stills. 



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:09 PM

 

 

 

 

Astrotrain has a mode that's not a train.

 
No one argues otherwise, but if that was all that mattered, there'd be little to no effort to keep making him a triple-changer where one mode resembles a train.

Given Astrotrain being made at all, which is possible because he can be something other than a train, the next most important thing is making him exactly like G1. That means a train mode, which he can support because of his non-train mode. If he were only a train, he wouldn't be getting remade at all, and faithfulness to G1 would be irrelevant.

If we had any US G1 train-only guys, we'd have a test case for this, but we don't, because Hasbro didn't want to try to sell Just A Train then, either.

 

Also, "train" is in his damn name.

 

 

Well, yes, but Hasbro gave him that name. And made the decision to bring that toy over from Diaclone in the first place.

I certainly don't dispute that having non-train modes helped, but I don't think "train" equals "avoid! Stay away!" the way some folks are making it sound.

Committing to six trains? All at about the same time? Yeah, that I can see being a bit harder sell....

 

 

 

(pulling out my GoBots "Loco" next chance I have....)

 

 

Astrotrain also turns into a space shuttle, which is probably in the top five most american vehicles on the planet.   If Raiden also turned into Space Shuttles, Monster Trucks and a weinermobile, he'd probably already have a Generations toy.

 

Astrotrain also was on the cartoon in the US a lot, which makes up a lot of ground.


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:42 PM

They're keeping those badge things, neat!

Also apparently trading twist ties for dimpled holding trays. I wonder if that orange blob above him is anything, or just his reflection just all warped and weird.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:50 PM

his heads not black! RUINED!

 

See, like, black's the easiest acrylic color to cleanly paint, so give me like 30 seconds with his head and he'll be fixed.  



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:55 PM

I feel like it's.... surprisingly early to see March 2020's toys already in packaged promo stills. 

 

For what it's worth, the site these pics are from is claiming they'll have everyone in January 2020. So, like, I hope you weren't excited for Siege Wave 5..?


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:23 PM

Alternative suggestion for the Titan Class discussion: finally release established redecos of Metroplex, et al? Metrotitan, Metrobase, Grand Maximus, Brave Maximus, Blackzarak...

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 04:30 PM

I'd want a straight re-release of Metroplex before they did a recolor, but he's probably too expensive for the modern Titan pricepoint, even if they took the electronics out. Shame, he would've fit perfectly with the WFC line.


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