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@  Maximus Ambus : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  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


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They'll Be Back: Transformers VS The Terminator, 2020


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#21 Salt-Man Z

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 06:24 PM

Not sure I care too much about the premise, but Milne art makes it a likely must-buy.


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 06:41 PM

This sounds like another bad crossover idea, about the only thing I can really picture worth wild seeing is a giant robot hand flattening the T-800 during a brawl between two giant robots, much as I like Terminator, I think this is just a mistake and its not like the Terminator brand has been doing well lately.


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 08:26 PM

This would be pretty cool if they really expanded and explored the whole Pretender concept along with the late 80's characters and Leaders.

 

I fear it's likely going to be Optimus Prime punching a T-800 in the face.

 

I'd love to be wrong though.


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#24 Chip

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 08:52 PM

I was always confused by those Property vs Property books that Dark Horse put out, and I guess that time has come for us. Batman fighting Aliens and Predators kind of works, but Transformers vs anything needs to he pretty creative if it wants to feel like anything but marketing synergy. That cover with the extremely G1 cartoon Megatron doesn't inspire confidence.

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 10:03 PM

That guy's covers are always only vaguely representative of the actual books contents.

 

 

Also like, Terminator is absolutely a great idea for an idea for a crossover? The idea of man vs machine and the parallels of that to the Cybertronian war, and what not.



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Posted 19 December 2019 - 10:46 PM

That Megatron artwork has given him the most creepily organic face he's ever had since the days of Marvel G1.


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Posted 20 December 2019 - 04:30 AM

Batman fighting Aliens and Predators kind of works, but Transformers vs anything needs to he pretty creative if it wants to feel like anything but marketing synergy.


Angry Birds Transformers, then?

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#28 Chip

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 05:11 AM

My kids picked out an Angry Birds Transformers book at the library and it just made me feel terrible. There wasn't even a story.

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 06:30 AM

Buy them the IDW ABTF comic, then. It's honestly one of the best Transformers comedy comics ever written.

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 09:13 AM

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 09:33 AM

Hopefully they go somewhere interesting with this and don't just go 'What if Terminator 2 had Bumblebee instead of Arnie?'

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 09:58 AM

It's Milne art right? And the last crossover they put out was also the last Transformers book I enjoyed reading, so I'll give it a shot.

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 10:21 AM

Hopefully they go somewhere interesting with this and don't just go 'What if Terminator 2 had Bumblebee instead of Arnie?'

The T-1000 would be blown to bits or the T-1000 takes over BB body and uses it to kill John Conner in a single shot creating a Paradox storm that wipes out everything in existance.


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Posted 20 December 2019 - 12:52 PM

guys, i got it. Hot Rod was actually a Terminator sent back in time to make sure Optimus dies in the 86 movie.

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Gods I hope i'm wrong and that isnt the plot they go with. but it sounds just like the kind of 84-stroking the current management would go for.



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Posted 20 December 2019 - 01:35 PM

Famous 1984 characters Nautica, Road Rage, Javelin, Headlock, Tap-Out, Glyph, Flak, Ruckus, Deathsaurus, Sky-Byte, Rack and Ruin, Deadlock, Jhiaxus, and on.


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#36 Jenny

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 07:08 PM

https://www.previews...talog/JAN200696

 

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(W) David Mariotte, John Barber, Tom Waltz (A) Alex Milne (CA) Gavin Fullerton

 It's Skynet vs. Cybertron in a crossover for the ages! 1984: When a deadly race of machines emerge from another time, will a robotic guardian be able to protect the Earth from a dire future... or will the T-800 fail in his mission to prevent the world from becoming a plaything to the Decepticons?"



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Posted 20 December 2019 - 07:11 PM

I'm not the biggest Terminator fan but...

 

(Sees Barber and Milne)

 

-I'll give it a proper shot.



#38 Jenny

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 07:19 PM

Happy to see it's not a super obvious choice, like

 

"Skynet is built from Cybertronian technology"

 

or

 

"Skynet teams up with the Decepticons."



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 07:36 AM

Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor run into Optimus Prime. Reese attempts to explain that Sarah's not yet conceived son will grow up to save the human race.

Optimus puts his hand on his chest, the Matrix glows faintly within.

"I...understand. I carry within myself the future of my species as well. Perhaps one day I too will be what you consider a 'mother'."

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 11:45 AM

Happy to see it's not a super obvious choice, like
 
"Skynet is built from Cybertronian technology"
 
or
 
"Skynet teams up with the Decepticons."

None of that description implies these aren't happening.

The Megatron covers implies the Decepticons control Skynet, however.

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