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@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?

@  tigerhawk : (05 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Let it be the first all AI acted series.

@  Echowarrior : (04 April 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Yeah, but would the reboot be as good as the original? B5 had a damn good cast, and they can't replicate that easily.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2021 - 04:33 PM)

One day they'll let a streaminbg service reboot B5 and let the stories be told without the sword of Damocles hanging over them at all times.

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

It's aged in the set piece areas.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

I don't remember much of B5... I take it we're not talking about cathode ray tubes...

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 11:45 AM)

Babylon 5 CRT tech.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 06:13 PM)

Bloody hell, thanks for the heads up.

@  Bass X0 : (03 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

be careful with her. someone on tfw2005 broke her wing taking her out of the packaging.


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#1761 LV!

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:32 PM

In all seriousness, I gotta say Fasttrack looks great.



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:34 PM

Who seriously thought having to remove half the goddamn vehicle mode for transformation was a good thing to use not once, but twice, and where are they so I can shake them silly


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:40 PM

Who seriously thought having to remove half the goddamn vehicle mode for transformation was a good thing to use not once, but twice, and where are they so I can shake them silly

They rehired the guy who made Terrorgator.



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:45 PM

For everyone who said it wasn't a big deal that you have to remove Cliffjumper's rear windshield to transform him from car mode, here's your Arcee.

"It's not that bad, look, he can hold it like a shield!"

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:46 PM

First they came for Cliffjumper's rear windshield and I said nothing, because I was not Cliffjumper's rear windshield...



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:49 PM

Still looks better than the Masterpiece!

A shame they Hasbrod up the feet and the whole hoverboard thing but still.

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:51 PM

The Scorponok middleman figure would look much better color-contrast-wise if his face was gray or silver or any other color different from the rest of his head.

 

Like this:

 

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:52 PM


Thoughts:

Arcee - Looks very pretty in both modes but it's not worth the sacrifice of pulling off half the vehicle and pretending it's a hoverboard. I could have tried to forgive it if it transformed to look ANYTHING like a hoverboard but that's just the back half of a car she's standing on and it's awful garbage.

Fast Track - He looks good. He looks like Fast Track. The second of those statements means he also looks pretty simple.

Skylynx - OK the bird legs look flat out dumb as posed there but absolutely everything else about him looks awesome and amazing so I'm willing to entirely forget that one nitpick. I didn't really feel the need for another Sky Lynx after CW but these pics make me want him.

Skorponok - Looks perfect and I can not own him soon enough.

-ZacWilliam, I like the fact that so little was previewed here because I REALLY hope it means that we'll see more cool new stuff Saturday (and not that Hasbro is saving everything else for a later event.)
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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:56 PM

For everyone who said it wasn't a big deal that you have to remove Cliffjumper's rear windshield to transform him from car mode, here's your Arcee.

"It's not that bad, look, he can hold it like a shield!"


There is a big difference IMO between "you can leave the back on or take it off to use as a shield and it looks good and functional either way" with CJ and "take off the back half of her car mode and pretend it's a hoverboard even though it looks entirely like just the back of a car" with arcee here.

-ZacWilliam, if it can stay on her and not make her look bad doing so I will reevaluate, but as is, one of the two is fine and she ain't it.
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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:00 PM

"What? You guys didnt see the tiny car seats imbedded in Marty McFly's Hoverboard in Back To The Future?"

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:00 PM

Wait, do you seriously just...take off half of Arcee's car mode?

She looks awful.  Damn toy is a partformer, and still ends up with a giant backpack.  The previous two Arcee toys are way better then this lazy monstrosity of engineering.



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:08 PM

With Cliffjumper, and now Arcee, I wonder if an Earthrise designer has been taking inspiration from Gyrozetter figures? Seems like a similar approach to get the bot mode look they wanted...

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:12 PM

Taking a closer look at Arcee... is any part of her car mode not Backpack/"hoverboard?"



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:15 PM

Hmmm. Might wait for a Paradon Medic repaint. Oh wait...that character is called Lifeline or something now right??

Rest looks aces. Like Scorponok is beautiful. So hyped.

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:17 PM

Wait... are Scorponok's colors based on his '87 catalogue prototype?



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:18 PM

Arcee has a very, very nice looking robot mode.  Ignoring the terrible pink feet and lack of differentiating her face and arms from the areas that are normally white.  I would hazard that the robot mode has a better sculpt than the T30 / LG version.

 

Now everything else about her is not good.  Between repeating the G1 design (again) when the T30 / LG figure wasn't that long ago and we're getting something similar in Cyberverse and Masterpiece and the terrible half a car as a her "hoverboard" thing.  People complained that the female Transformers sometimes don't look like they transform into anything when Arcee literally doesn't transform into anything.  She hides under it like a blanket.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:28 PM

The Scorponok middleman figure would look much better color-contrast-wise if his face was gray or silver or any other color different from the rest of his head.

 

Like this:

 

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He really needs a silver face.

 

Everything else here looks great.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:35 PM

Holy crap, I just noticed Sky Lynx is specifically the NASA shuttle Magnificence.

 

That's amazing.



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:46 PM

Oh, I thought "Magnificence" was just them describing Sky Lynx.



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