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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!


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#1 Lisbon Virgo

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 01:56 AM

Received this in the mail today. This is my first 3rd party add-on kit, and I have to say I’m pretty happy with it. Ultra Magnus gets a nice, if subtle, height increase and couple of nice melee weapons. I wish the axe and hammer were a bit larger than to match Magnus’ stature, but for $20 the new legs and weapons are a good value.

 

I was honestly surprised to see that there is a small amount of transforming going on in the new legs so they are the right length for truck mode. I wasn’t expecting that. Swapping them out for the old legs was simple, as was swapping the wheels. I half expected to need a small screw driver, but it wasn’t necessary. The new legs have double jointed knees, something I suspected but wasn’t sure about until I got them in hand. They work best when Magnus is in his small robot mode as the armor has kibble that gets in the way and the higher knee joint is mid-thigh in the larger bot mode. 
 

Plastic color and paint seem to match up well with Magnus. No complaints there.

 

The weapons are simple. A hammer and an axe. They are painted a nice silver with white plastic handles. Both fold up for storage. Could be bigger for my tastes, but might match up well with deluxe sized figures. The hammer is meant to look like Solus Prime’s hammer. 
 

I’m a little disappointed in that the new legs don’t clip into the Magnus armor any better than the original legs did. I think they might even be a tad looser than the originals. They stay on well enough, and since Magnus will be simply sitting on display versus being constantly played with it won’t be a problem. Those same clips however seem too tight for clipping on the trailer to the cab for truck mode. Had a hard time getting them both to click into place. The left side had to massaged in while slightly bending the trailer price, and the right side wouldn’t let go once it was attached. The clip separated from the legs and had to be reattached. Something to watch out for there. 
 

I consider it $20 well spent here. I love Ultra Magnus’ new proportions, and the weapons are a nice bonus. If I had Siege Galaxy Prime, getting the upgrade kit for him would be a no-brainer. 

Pics! First we have standard Magnus, looking heroic.

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Second is enhanced Magnus, looking more heroic.

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And a couple of shots with his new weapons. TFSource had Smashdown in stock for retail, so I grabbed him too. 

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#2 Superomegaprime

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 03:48 PM

I'll likely get this addon for Magnus but I never bothered with Galaxy Prime, he didn't really suit my tastes as I prefer the original Cybertron Prime figure and frankly, I think it was a case of them playing it safe in terms of desgin compared to other figures a few years ago


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 06:28 AM

I'm wondering if I should pick this up for the seeming Earth mode Earthrise Magnus that it looks like might be coming.



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Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:29 PM

I got this for Prime.  I think Magnus is perfectly fine on his own and I don't need the hand weapons for him.

 

Prime, though, needed some help.  

 

The fillers on the guns are just fantastic.  They alone make him look 100% better.  The melee weapons are a fun little addition.  They're good.  The legs took a touch of work to get on, but they add some much needed height.  Putting him next to standard Magnus shows that he doesn't gain a whole lot of height, just enough to make him look beefier.  Overall, for a 20 buck kit this was well worth it.  I wouldn't spring for the Magnus version, but as others have stated, the Prime is a 'no brainer'.  


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 08:31 AM

I got the kit a little while back for my Magnus, makes a hell of a difference with his height and adds a couple of extra steps for Transformation, it also improves upon the connections between the legs for vehicle mode, the weapons could be better but then I bought the kit for the leg upgrade more than the weapons, besides I gave my Magnus a different third party hammer I picked up from Ebay sometime back and it out classes the one that comes with the kit.


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 02:53 AM

I got this for Prime.  I think Magnus is perfectly fine on his own and I don't need the hand weapons for him.

 

Prime, though, needed some help.  

 

The fillers on the guns are just fantastic.  They alone make him look 100% better.  The melee weapons are a fun little addition.  They're good.  The legs took a touch of work to get on, but they add some much needed height.  Putting him next to standard Magnus shows that he doesn't gain a whole lot of height, just enough to make him look beefier.  Overall, for a 20 buck kit this was well worth it.  I wouldn't spring for the Magnus version, but as others have stated, the Prime is a 'no brainer'.  

You may have just sold me on this kit.


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 10:22 PM

 

I got this for Prime.  I think Magnus is perfectly fine on his own and I don't need the hand weapons for him.

 

Prime, though, needed some help.  

 

The fillers on the guns are just fantastic.  They alone make him look 100% better.  The melee weapons are a fun little addition.  They're good.  The legs took a touch of work to get on, but they add some much needed height.  Putting him next to standard Magnus shows that he doesn't gain a whole lot of height, just enough to make him look beefier.  Overall, for a 20 buck kit this was well worth it.  I wouldn't spring for the Magnus version, but as others have stated, the Prime is a 'no brainer'.  

You may have just sold me on this kit.

 

 

If you can get it for around 30 or so, it's worth it.  A bit of height, a much better look with the legs.  The guns are just so much better, I can't even express how happy I am with that.  


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