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@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  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...


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#541 Have a Pickle

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 11:16 AM

All right folks. Let's keep it on topic.


Ah, that's my fault. Posted while tired and pissy, plus lost a way more elaborate and open-minded post before that.

I shouldn't have re-derailed this thread after it was finally back on topic. Apologies for that. My two kids and wife of 15 years also apologize. (They don't.)

Anyway, what is that Starscream supposed to be? A take on Cybertron Starscream?

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 11:35 AM

Anyway, what is that Starscream supposed to be? A take on Cybertron Starscream?

 

As evident from the article, Animated minus Animated.


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 11:45 AM

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It's a shame Titans Return never did stuff like this.

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 12:02 PM

 

Anyway, what is that Starscream supposed to be? A take on Cybertron Starscream?

 

As evident from the article, Animated minus Animated.

 

I can't read. I only look at pictures. Ask the cashier at Arby's.



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Posted 13 March 2020 - 12:50 PM

Has Ham spawned?

Please don't ever use this phrase again in any context.

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 02:55 PM

Wikipedia says his children were Cush, Mizraim, Phut and Canaan.



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Posted 13 March 2020 - 03:43 PM

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It's a shame Titans Return never did stuff like this.

If it helps, Trent Troop did it, you can paint it and attach it to a Titan Master to make your own!  Here's his two-pack, and he has other variations too.

 

https://www.shapeway...469526&li=shops



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Posted 14 March 2020 - 04:31 PM

Yeah the mock/up was from before Titans Returns. Definitely some better customizable bases out there now.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 06:56 PM

Titan Returns would have given us the best possible Botcon options. It's a shame we missed out on that.
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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:43 PM

That would have been awesome! 


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 09:55 PM

At least we did get to see what the TR-themed BotCon offerings/possibilities would have been.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 03:19 AM

What are the rules for which molds Botcon can use, anyway? Are they required to only use molds that have had a recent retail release?

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 06:41 AM

What are the rules for which molds Botcon can use, anyway? Are they required to only use molds that have had a recent retail release?

 

i dont think so?

2016 Megatron was made from Car robots Gigatron. a toy made in 1999.

although, i suspect that mold might have been easier to dig out of the archives since Takara was already in that section of warehouse looking for the Fire Convoy and God Magnus molds for the encore release.

assuming toolings of similar eras would be archived together of course.



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Posted 15 March 2020 - 08:48 AM

What are the rules for which molds Botcon can use, anyway? Are they required to only use molds that have had a recent retail release?

 

IIRC, rules were changing all the time as the years went on.

 

One rule I do recall being basically set in stone from 2007-onward was the "No molds based on designs owned directly by Paramount" rule, meaning none of the onscreen movie characters (or any offscreen movie characters that Paramount designed) could have their molds used by Fun Pub.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 09:48 AM

I think there was something about how if Hasbro was using a tooling at the time, it wasn't available?


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Posted 15 March 2020 - 07:34 PM

Yeah if a tool was scheduled in a production run during the window a BotCon exclusive needed to be made, the retail production won out.

As far as I remember this only affected the Seeker mold during the time the Generations Coneheads were being made.

Other than that, the brand team always had different rules. Since the members of the brand team were constantly changing.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 02:52 AM

So, uh......I know this is a bit of "thread necromancy", but the other thread is locked, and I think I need to post about this here.

I know this is a bit polarizing....but I feel this is for the best. Tonight, I'll be having Pete on my channel. I have no desire to softball him, nor do I want to pull punches. I know people are concerned with his involvement with the new BotCon; and they have their reasons. I haven't had the best "relationship" with him either. We didn't get along when we talked either. But I want to try give you guys a voice in this too. I want to put you guy's hardest hitting questions in front of him and see what he does. 

 
He's claimed that he's not like he used to be, and if that's true, I think the community as a whole needs to see it. 
 
If he's lying, and has not changed, we need to see THAT too. 
 


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Posted 13 June 2020 - 07:49 PM



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Posted 14 June 2020 - 08:53 AM

A lot of Pete's dialogue keeps cutting in and out. Was his connection unstable or something?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 09:57 AM

I wasnt using a headset. It sounded good from my end, but it something was missed and you need clarification, ask away...



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