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@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  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.


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Would It Be Terrible If Disney Owns Transformers


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#21 Superomegaprime

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 04:18 PM

If Disney took control of Transformers couldn't that potentially open an opportunity for Death's Head to participate in the comics again?

 

Even if, still wouldn't be on board with it. Disney owns too much as it is.

 

If comics are still produced but given the current sitution, its extremely unlikely but then there is Circuit Breaker who could also reappear, the human with a serious beef against Shockwave.


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Posted 03 June 2020 - 06:48 PM

Bad idea, Disney owns too much! stop giving that mouse cheese, he's fat enough already.



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 08:17 PM

I think Disney owning Star Wars makes sense, as it was basically ran by one guy, and he wanted to set it up to be ran long after he was gone. 

 

That really isn't the case with Transformers. So i would lean towards them not getting control of it. That being said, they have done well with the MCU, so if they ever do get it, I won't be that upset.  


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Posted 03 June 2020 - 09:19 PM

Actually, Disney owns the rights to the Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001) cartoon, since they bought out Saban.



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 10:08 PM

Actually, Disney owns the rights to the Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001) cartoon, since they bought out Saban.

 

And probably don't even know that they still own it.


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Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:02 AM

Its hard to keep track of every little thing when youre trying to buy the world
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Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:04 AM

Apparently it would be terrible for IP pirates!



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Posted 04 June 2020 - 04:55 AM

What could be better than getting every element of the Marvel book under one roof again? Furman can finally write the sequel we deserve, starring Spider-Man and Circuit Breaker.

And if Disney is less lazy than Hasbro and destroys all the third party companies who have been stealing their shit for years, well, all the better!

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 07:40 AM

What could be better than getting every element of the Marvel book under one roof again? Furman can finally write the sequel we deserve, starring Spider-Man and Circuit Breaker.

And if Disney is less lazy than Hasbro and destroys all the third party companies who have been stealing their shit for years, well, all the better!

 

That's unlikely to happen, I can see them going after the companies that make Knockoffs of their figures but third party figures tend to exist in a grey area as they desgin and make the figures themselves based upon the characters but have their own takes on them and its not like they patent the looks of the characters down to every little detail, so I could see Disney more going after the people who pretty much get a hold of their desgins and make copies of them without paying them anything for the desgins.


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Posted 04 June 2020 - 08:52 AM

 

on the one hand, it would increase the quality of the movies. which is good

on the other hand, it brings disney one step closer to monopolizing the very concept of Childhood. which is bad.

Why would the quality of the movies improve?

 

 

Marvel Movies before Disney: crap

Marvel Movies after Disney: Good

Star Wars before Disney: bad

Star Wars after Disney: good.

Transformers before Disney: MichaelBaysplosions, rampant racism and misogyny, Transformers treated like props in their own damn movies. Romeo and Juliet laws.

Transformers after Disney: ....?



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Posted 04 June 2020 - 09:18 AM

If Disney took control of Transformers couldn't that potentially open an opportunity for Death's Head to participate in the comics again?
 
Even if, still wouldn't be on board with it. Disney owns too much as it is.


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Posted 04 June 2020 - 09:21 AM

on the one hand, it would increase the quality of the movies. which is good
on the other hand, it brings disney one step closer to monopolizing the very concept of Childhood. which is bad.

Why would the quality of the movies improve?
 
Marvel Movies before Disney: crap
Marvel Movies after Disney: Good
Star Wars before Disney: bad
Star Wars after Disney: good.
Transformers before Disney: MichaelBaysplosions, rampant racism and misogyny, Transformers treated like props in their own damn movies. Romeo and Juliet laws.
Transformers after Disney: ....?

Disney would possibly make better live action movies, and more kid friendly with that matter and still make it kinda marvel...ish.

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 09:38 AM

Transformers after Disney: ....?

 

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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 04 June 2020 - 10:45 AM

 

 

on the one hand, it would increase the quality of the movies. which is good

on the other hand, it brings disney one step closer to monopolizing the very concept of Childhood. which is bad.

Why would the quality of the movies improve?

 

 

Marvel Movies before Disney: crap

Marvel Movies after Disney: Good

Star Wars before Disney: bad

Star Wars after Disney: good.

Transformers before Disney: MichaelBaysplosions, rampant racism and misogyny, Transformers treated like props in their own damn movies. Romeo and Juliet laws.

Transformers after Disney: ....?

 

 

Ironman was years before Disney's buyout. Avengers was in the can by the time of the buyout. Not part of the MCU, but Blade was made decades before the buyout and it was awesome. 

 

And the sequel trilogy is the worst of the three. I don't see how anyone can compare them favorable to the Prequels, and the OT is a ton better than both. Rogue One has a sub par first two acts, only redeemed at the last third. Solo was generally hated, but I found it enjoyable for the most part. 

 

Transformers under Bay hasn't been that good, but Bumblebee was enjoyable. I do think that there is a very low bar for them in terms of TF films, but the MCU and Star Wars had high standards that they met with various levels of success. 


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Posted 04 June 2020 - 10:19 PM

Yeah, using Marvel and Star Wars in before/after is kinda bad reasoning. Marvel has had bad movies both before and after, same with Star Wars. Counting media outside of movies, you're in a similar boat. But also both brands are showing gradual overall improvement not because of Disney purchase but simply because of basics learning.

In the state of the world right now, a more likely purchase for Disney would be the acquisition of a theater chain.
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Posted 05 June 2020 - 03:04 PM

Also not everything would be carried over, if Disney took over. I doubt Disney will ever do anything with Secret of Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion or other Lucasarts titles that arent Star Wars or Indiana Jones. And Disney had reservations about releasing Jojo Rabbit, so Im hesitant that theyll do anything with the Alien / Predator franchise, other than license it out for profit.

If Disney got Transformers wed likely loose characters & it might be handed back to Marvel comics.

And while I think Disney could get Transformers from Hasbro, I doubt Takara would immediately follow suit, so we might not get as well designed figures out of the merger.

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 07:35 PM

I do not think IDW would lose the TF license because Marvel has IDW produce a number of solid All-Ages books for them. It's weird, but we're a long way from the time when Spidey was cut from TF reprints.
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Posted 05 June 2020 - 08:01 PM

I doubt Disney will ever do anything with Secret of Monkey Island

Even though Taika Waititi is right there. . .

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 10:48 PM

Also not everything would be carried over, if Disney took over. I doubt Disney will ever do anything with Secret of Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion or other Lucasarts titles that arent Star Wars or Indiana Jones. And Disney had reservations about releasing Jojo Rabbit, so Im hesitant that theyll do anything with the Alien / Predator franchise, other than license it out for profit.

That's more of an argument that Disney wouldn't give us a ROM revival than an argument that they'd handle Transformers in any particular way.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:40 PM

Disney dumped a lot of Star Wars fiction post merger. No reason to assume wed keep everyone or everything. And if Disney did make a deal with Takara, with could loose all the classic looks.
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