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@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.


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#161 Maruten

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:32 PM

I have absolutely no interest in warring beasts, but I sure as hell support the BW fans getting some real stuff for a while. 

 

Also I guess probably we will get some really adorable animal dudes in the Battle Master-ish space, and I am ONTO A BOARD for that. 


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:40 PM

Welp, I'm sufficiently surprised at seems to be organic looks route.   I thought we might have got  G1ized Beast Wars characters like how Cyberverse handled Cheetor. 

Considering how Omega was just released, I doubt we'll see him redone as Ark.   

 

 

Ark as a cluster of a bunch of weaponizers and modulators, I wouldn't mind that.   It could even achieve a "volcano" mode with that kind of setup. 


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:44 PM

As someone who basically missed Beast Wars as it happened,  (Grew out of Transformers during G2, came back as a near adult when I saw RiD Optimus in a commercial with a badass missile battery on his shoulders)  I'm debating whether the enjoyment and respect I gained for the property as an adult is enough to push me into grabbing these new figures. Beast Wars having a small cast definitely lights up the completionist portion of my brain, which I have been suppressing for years now. (I only get TF figures I think are cool or are a character I like) so it might be fun to indulge.


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:39 PM

BW was something I appreciated more in college (I entered middle school as the show began airing, and my interests shifted from toys to video games - Waspinator was one of the last toys I got as a kid). In college, after jumping back into collecting with Armada, being able to get and watch the BW DVDs was great since the UT shows weren't so good. Moreover, I think the character designs themselves (especially S1 before wonky TM color schemes took hold) are still great and hold up against any of the better G1 character designs. In short, I'll definitely be buying these despite BW not being a huge part of my childhood.

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:39 PM

i hope the commander class is thunderwing


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:35 PM

Maybe Commander Class will be be a mega changer Megatron that turns into a tank with armor that turns him into a Galvatron with Spaceship alt mode.



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Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:24 PM

https://twitter.com/...960126613774338

 

Netflix just openly confirmed the "Kingdom" name for part 3 of the streaming series. I assume that validates everyone's predictions for the toyline.


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 11:32 PM

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 04:40 AM

Welp, I'm sufficiently surprised at seems to be organic looks route.   I thought we might have got  G1ized Beast Wars characters like how Cyberverse handled Cheetor. 

Considering how Omega was just released, I doubt we'll see him redone as Ark.   

 

 

Ark as a cluster of a bunch of weaponizers and modulators, I wouldn't mind that.   It could even achieve a "volcano" mode with that kind of setup. 

 

The Ark might just not turn into Omega. Make it's robot mode Teletran 1's robot body.

 

Well, make it Auntie's robot body.



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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:17 AM

 

Welp, I'm sufficiently surprised at seems to be organic looks route.   I thought we might have got  G1ized Beast Wars characters like how Cyberverse handled Cheetor. 

Considering how Omega was just released, I doubt we'll see him redone as Ark.   

 

 

Ark as a cluster of a bunch of weaponizers and modulators, I wouldn't mind that.   It could even achieve a "volcano" mode with that kind of setup. 

 

The Ark might just not turn into Omega. Make it's robot mode Teletran 1's robot body.

 

Well, make it Auntie's robot body.

 

Teletraan-X's robot body!


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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 03 August 2020 - 06:41 AM

More Beast Wars for fans to devour and then go right back to bitching "They never give us Beast Wars fans anything!" Hooray...


Why are you acting like BW gets figures all the time? Since 2006 we've only gotten a grand total of 6 BW figures as part of the CHUG line, and 1 of them was that abominable Cheetor mold that's better off forgotten.

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 08:13 AM

More than Beast machines or RID fans have gotten.

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 09:06 AM

More than Beast machines or RID fans have gotten.

 

I'll give you Beast Machines but RiD 2001 has gotten Titanium Optimus, Universe (2008) Bruticus, Generations Sky-Byte, two different molds of Scourge/Black Convoy in Legends, and all five members of Ruination/Baldigus in Unite Warriors.

 

That's ten individual figures without also counting any of the Fun Pub exclusives, the Universe (2003) redecos, or the (admittedly faulty) Encore God Fire Convoy reissue.


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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 03 August 2020 - 09:20 AM


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 09:30 AM

Waits patiently for RED Botanica to be announced.

-ZacWilliam, Any time now...

 

She needs two figures, one per mode!


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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 03 August 2020 - 03:54 PM

I think we can all agree that anything non-G1 is underrepresented in the Generations lines. More of anything, BW or otherwise, is a bit of a win (I myself want more UT stuff).

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 04:00 PM

I think we can all agree that anything non-G1 is underrepresented in the Generations lines. More of anything, BW or otherwise, is a bit of a win (I myself want more UT stuff).


Not that it contradicts your point, but isn't the Studio Series technically part of the Generations line?

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 04:16 PM

Don't worry, Hasbro's working on that one.



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Posted 03 August 2020 - 04:30 PM

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More than Beast machines or RID fans have gotten.

I'll give you Beast Machines but RiD 2001 has gotten Titanium Optimus, Universe (2008) Bruticus, Generations Sky-Byte, two different molds of Scourge/Black Convoy in Legends, and all five members of Ruination/Baldigus in Unite Warriors.

That's ten individual figures without also counting any of the Fun Pub exclusives, the Universe (2003) redecos, or the (admittedly faulty) Encore God Fire Convoy reissue.

That's one original new mold mainline figure in Skybyte, one bad titanium figure and a whole bunch of repaints, and on the other hand we have had Cheetor, Dinobot, Rhinox, Megatron, Optimus Primal, Blackarachnia, Rattrap and so on represented across mass retail lines with original molds, with various exclusives and reissues of the original toys on top of that. Beast wars may not be as represented in plastic as G1, but it's done a whole lot better than most other series.

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 04:43 PM

The difference between one series getting 10 figures in Generations and another getting 6 is completely negligible when considering the 100's of figures G1 has gotten in the last few years.  

 

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