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@  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!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)

KHAAAAAAAN

@  PlutoniumBoss : (31 July 2020 - 03:04 PM)

Bueller? Bueller?

@  Jet : (31 July 2020 - 11:31 AM)

DONKEY!

@  Maximus Ambus : (31 July 2020 - 06:55 AM)

Spanner

@  Xaaron : (31 July 2020 - 06:49 AM)

Jetstorm

@  Nevermore : (31 July 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Tankor

@  SG Roadbuster : (31 July 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Overrun

@  lastmaximal : (31 July 2020 - 01:33 AM)

Buckethead

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 07:15 PM)

Now I wonder how many Transformers we can name with the fewest possible different names.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:38 PM)

Ransack. That's like another 20 or so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 06:18 PM)

"Prowl". There, that's at least fifteen.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Or do you want people to spam the Squawkbox with lists of 100 characters?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Oky, just one question: If I were to say "Yes, I could", how could you be sure I'm not lying?

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:08 PM)

i don't go into people's threads that have no relevance to my interests just to be an ass by telling them that their comments and opinions are of no value just because they have no personal interest to me.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

i think one of us is misunderstanding what the squawkbox is actually for.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

and what is wrong with that? you respond to me to lessen your own boredom.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

I'm asking people if they think they could.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

Or did you just think of another random question to lessen your boredom?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:04 PM)

Is this a survey?


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:02 PM

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:02 PM

I mean, what else are they supposed to do? Galvatron?

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:03 PM

oh no, i've been waiting for this day and avoiding mp-11 in all its forms since i started dabbling with the forbidden fruit of masterpiece

 

i guess it's time


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:06 PM

Oh for farks sake.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:10 PM

It says something about 15 years since the first MP Starscream was released.

With the head included with MP-44 Optimus, it seemed like a foregone conclusion.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:40 PM

And now Randy gets to troop build MP seekers all over again. :D


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:42 PM

If you're on the 3rd Masterpiece version of the same character aren't you admitting that you half-assed the other two?



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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:44 PM

And now Randy gets to troop build MP seekers all over again. :D


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:49 PM


If you're on the 3rd Masterpiece version of the same character aren't you admitting that you half-assed the other two?


While not apparent at the time of release with MP-11, definitely.

I appreciate MP-3, 6, and 7 doing something different and original with Masterpiece (still love the colors on 3), they strayed from what the line would eventually become. 11 and the other iterations of that mold, while good at the time, are very dated and don't fit with the current releases. Too many compromises being built off of MP-3 and not fitting the hyper cartoon aesthetic of the line.

There is a reason why the Earthrise figures almost seem like a scaled down version of the Masterpiece (even uses the same face design) as it does a scaled up Classics figure. The older Masterpiece has too much detailing and changes to fit with Masterpiece and is almost more in line with the current Generations series.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:52 PM

The lower legs are a lot closer to the animation. The tail fins / stabilizers are gone. Folded away somewhere.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:55 PM

If you're on the 3rd Masterpiece version of the same character aren't you admitting that you half-assed the other two?

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:09 PM

If you're on the 3rd Masterpiece version of the same character aren't you admitting that you half-assed the other two?

It took a while for the MP line's current direction of "Sunbow accuracy at the expense of sanity" to solidify. MP-1 and MP-3 especially aren't half-assed versions of other things, they're whole-assed version of their own things.

(Which is not to say that I don't think it's absurd that some of you are going to buy your third Masterpiece Starscream.)

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:28 PM

...God dammit. Guess I know where my birthday money is going (sorry MPM2 Starscream, but V1 was close enough).

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 12:22 AM

Here's hoping it's a mold worth owning in multiple.  I've ached to replace my Walmart Skywarp for years and figured a redo would happen one day.



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Posted 06 July 2020 - 03:08 AM


I'm sure it'll look good.

G1-style molds have reached a level with the last few main toy lines that, combined with the concurrent rise of MP prices, my thought was immediately: Meh, even less interested than I would have expected.


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 04:11 AM

I'm happy to get it, that v1/v2 mold was never good and I was right they'd fix it eventually. I only have one version of each of Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp.

 

I'm baffled that we're still not getting that MP Blaster that they've obviously built first though,



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Posted 06 July 2020 - 05:45 AM

Twice the price, three times the complexity and a third of the detail!

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 09:26 AM

I haven't completed my MP seeker trio yet, so I won't totally rule out the possibility that I might end up getting this and the eventual Skywarp and Thundercracker. However, I'm more hopeful that this might cause the price for MP-11T to drop so I can pick it up cheap.

 

Still need to get around to picking up Dirge too, but it's much less likely I'd double dip on the coneheads even if they get new version too.



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Posted 06 July 2020 - 09:59 AM

Hardly surprising.  The first two versions of the mold were never all that great, and they'll get plenty of use out of a new one.  I've still got v1 Skywarp and Thundercracker because v2 seemed only a modest improvement.

 

The conehead version of the mold is overall a pretty solid improvement except for the fact that he nosecone just hangs limply on the back.  A peg would have helped an awful lot.



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Posted 06 July 2020 - 10:01 AM

The conehead version of the mold is overall a pretty solid improvement except for the fact that he nosecone just hangs limply on the back.  A peg would have helped an awful lot.

 

:???

 

There is a peg to secure the nosecone on that mold. It pegs into the jet kibble piece that covers it on the figure's back.


Edited by Sabrblade, 06 July 2020 - 10:05 AM.

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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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