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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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Posted 25 November 2019 - 09:01 PM

Patch bristled. "Tch. I'm just trying to have a little fun."

 

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#22 Zamuel

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:32 PM

"Oh, don't worry. Fun will be had soon enough."

Patch began to seek out magic users but in her new form she found things far more difficult. However, without the ability to rest, she was able to search without the need for rest. A day passed almost fruitlessly until she sensed...something. It took her near the western edge of town where she saw a man and a woman arguing. Both were dressed in a way that truly indicated wealth as he had an impressive silk suit and top hat while she had a hoop dress bedecked in a sizable amount of jewelry. They continued arguing until she raised her hand as if to strike to strike him down, her jewelry beginning brightly glow. As he cowered before her, she slowly lowered her hand, the jewels lost their luster...and police lights lit up.

As the car pulled to a stop, two officers stepped out, both female. One had glasses and long auburn hair while the other was a brunette who wore her's in marcel waves. The one with glasses said, "We got calls about a domestic disturbance. What's going on here?" The other looked at something in her hand quietly as a nearby pickup truck stopped. After looking at whatever it was she was holding. the brunette called into her radio, "False alarm. Must've been a prank call." "How do you figure it's a prank call? We just got h..." Wordlessly the brunette dropped what she was holding. When it hit the ground, all the lights in a one block range shut off and it started to give off a high pitched pulse...

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:55 PM

"Well, well," Patch said in a low voice as she noticed the bickering couple from a vantage point across the street. Her eyes focused on the glowing jewelry. "What do we have here..."

 

She continued to observe as the police car pulled up. The situation seemed to be escalating quickly when...

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:29 PM

Patch shrugged off the noise as the brunette started walking toward the couple. The one in glasses looked confused and shouted, "This isn't following procedure! What are you...UNGH!" The brunette promptly shot her in the knees and said. "First aid kit's under the seat. Might want to put it to use." She turned back to the couple and said, "Come with me, ma'am. We can do this the easy way, the hard way...or the harder way. I'm not opposed to any of them."
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 09:01 PM

It wasn't hard to figure out what was unfolding before her. The ruthless tactics, the coldhearted demeanor... this was unmistakably a mage hunter at work. Her lips curled into a snarl.

 

When the woman turned around to face the couple, Patch began walking into the street. Underneath the hood of her cloak, she cast a glance at the pickup truck that had pulled up. 

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:10 PM

Patch saw motion inside the truck but couldn't see any detail. As she silenty snuck across the street, the man said, "Let's talk about this. We could provide you with plenty of money." "I don't think she wants our money, dear," the woman said. The brunette smiled, "How astute. I see who wears the pants in the relationship." "I'm wearing a dress. Now, I'm giving you ten seconds to get off our lawn before you regret it." The brunette didn't wait for a countdown as she quickly slung some sort of capsule at them that splashed and erupted in flames.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:02 AM

Patch didn't like not knowing what was going on in truck. She had a feeling the occupants were not merely some innocent bystanders. But there was no more time for a cautious approach. The situation was quickly turning into chaos and the biggest threat needed to be neutralized immediately.

 

She launched herself at the hunter, intending to tackle her to the ground and pin her arms. 

 

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:46 PM

Out of the corner of her eye, Patch saw the couple drop and try to roll the fire out of their clothes while she tackled the brunette hard. It seemed she was clearly stronger but then she heard a sound. Distinctly familiar but not as loud, it sounded like the unholy love child of a musical triangle and nails scraping on a chalkboard--a raygun! A scorching feeling singed her back as a male voice said, "Two for the price of one? You seem to have picked the wrong time to go bump in the night my friend."

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 07:41 PM

So the pickup truck driver was another hunter. Nice to know that her hunch was on the mark.

 

Much as she hated the thought of giving the subdued hunter the chance to get back up, she needed to deal with the new threat as well. She turned around with a furious light in her eyes, lunging at the male hunter with a feral growl.

 

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:56 PM

As Patch turned to attack the male hunter, there were several things she noticed. His raygun was elongated like a rifle despite him carrying it one handed. He had a brunette pompadour and as she got to look at him, she could tell the two hunters were related, possibly even twins. Though he wore a trenchcoat, it was partially open and revealed a black & white diagonal striped shirt with iridescent polka dots that shimmered between pink and green. Finally, in his other hand there was something like a rocket launcher but he carried it underslung. It wasn't immediately apparent what the ammo was until he fired...a net--the most maniacal of mechanisms! As he fired, he moved to maintain distance. Moreover, the other rolled away when she shifted her attention.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:31 AM

Being restrained only intensified her furious state, and she began to tear through the net with her claws.

 

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:57 PM

There was a struggle behind Patch but she couldn't tell what the details were as she focused on the man in front of her. As she felt another raygun blast, the man spoke in a smug yet suave voice and said, "Now now now, there's no need to make this harder on yourself. If you calmed down I could leave you conscious."

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 06:34 PM

She stopped struggling for a moment when the second raygun bolt hit her. But only for a moment.

 

"As if," she snarled in response to his comment, then tore through the remnants of the net to strike.

 

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:32 PM

"Ah, so you do talk. But if you won't listen to reason, you just might need to be made to listen." With that, he fired off another raygun blast. Patch thought she heard a voice whisper in the darkness but she was starting to black out...

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:43 AM

With the third raygun bolt, she stopped moving and dropped to the ground.

 

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 08:50 PM

As Patch slowly came to, she could immediately see she was in a different spot than when she went down. She was looking through glass as people in bright colored outfits were moving frantically to and fro as they dismantled equipment. She quickly began to pick up details as she looked around. She was in some sort of cylinder. There were several other cyliders that presumably held several adult spellcasters that were unconscious but didn't see the socialite from last night. She caught glimse of twins, now with full bodysuits matching the shirt she previously glimpsed peeking through the brother's coat, but they were in and out just as quick as she saw them. A woman in a dark blue robe and a white visor seemed to be directing things.

But more than anything, she felt it. In the center of the room was a metal, human sized capsule subtly but surely gave off incredible arcane power. The voice quietly whispered, "I believe you found something of interest. It might be worth it to seek that out."
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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:13 PM

"Oh, well then, I suppose being dropped by that cretin with the bad hairdo was the right course of action after all," she muttered in a sarcastic tone.

 

Without moving, she inspected the scene. She watched the people who walked in and out, trying to get a sense of how many were moving about, and paid special attention to the one who seemed to be directing the others.

 

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:53 PM

Patch noticed that the number of people was lowering as time progressed with some of the more noticeable people not returning. The twins only showed up once. She also noticed that the one directing thing was being holographically projected. After a few more instructions, the hologram disappeared. Soon, it dwindled to five people working.
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Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:52 AM

"Must be getting close to quitting time..."

 

It was almost time to make a move. Putting her elbows against the sides of the cylinder, she began to exert physical force on the glass, trying to test how resilient the glass might be.

 

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 02:16 PM

It was a strong grade of glass but Patch felt it slowly cracking. However, she saw a timer being started on one of the screens...and it had a rather suspicious beeping sound...
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