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@  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!

@  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!


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#1 Rhinox

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 10:42 AM

So Scorponok is hitting retail now.  He's huge, he's beautiful, he just looks amazing overall.  

 

But. . . . 

 

Like just about every other Titan that's been released, I do expect there to be various "upgrade" kits for him coming from the usual suspects down the road.  

What do you think those upgrade sets should look like?  What should be included?  

 

We know Fasttrack is coming.  And that he'll become Scorponok's "tyrant spear".  So what else would you like to see for Scorponok?  What do you think these kits may look like?  

 

 

Personally, I think he's just about perfect.  We don't need new claws, new heads, things like that.  I think he's on point.  If/when there's an upgrade kit, I'd just like to see a few additions.  

1: His gun.  I'd like to see that bigass orange and grey gun the original had.

2: The various arms and whatnot for his base.  The original had a ton of little kibbles for his base mode.  

3: I'd like to see an extra pair of shoulder cannons.  I remember on my original I had cannons on the front and back of his shoulders.  I'd like to see that again.

4: finally, I think I'd like some better looking chrome parts for his legs and base mode.  You know, keep the plates we got with Scorponok for his shield and get something else, something a little more G1 for his legs.  

 

 

What do you think?  Does he even need a kit?  Do you think the companies like DNA won't bother?  


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 10:49 AM

  I don't think that he needs a kit necessarily, but I certainly would buy one that had his gun, base add-ons and an extra pair of shoulder cannons.  That would be cool to see maybe in a future Weaponizer set from Hasbro.
 



#3 Rhinox

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 10:52 AM

I agree, he really doesn't need a set.  I haven't seen a set for Omega Supreme, but I think he doesn't need one either.  

That said, if there's some cool additional stuff in one, I may be tempted to buy one.  

 

But I do have the kit for Predaking and Devy.  I really want the kits for Metroplex and Fort Max, but you know, money and availability.  I do think these kits add a lot of fun to these amazing toys.  


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 10:58 AM

I imagine someone will make the gun, and hopefully the shoulder cannons.

 

The little radar dishes for the base mode would be nice too.



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:14 AM

Firstborn Mpreg kit

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:41 AM

Zone cape and armour.



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:57 AM

Base mode is pretty dull. I want tons of crap for it. More than the G1, even!

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 12:46 PM

Im not that big on upgrade kits but Ive got to have his beautiful orange gun.

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 01:22 PM

If you guys wanted Scorponok to have a gun, you should have said something to Sunbow in 1987!

 

(For me, the fact that his giant awesome-looking rifle is a lame anti-gravity gun has always kind of made it a disappointment.)



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 01:51 PM

A tiny Blackout he can deploy out of his back



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 02:43 PM

His gun's the only thing that really feels like it's missing to me. I've bought add-on guns for both Metroplex and Fort Max. I would definitely do so for Scorponok as well.



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 09:38 PM

thankfully he doesnt need as many as max and 'plex did

 

i just want his gun, and maybe another pair of cannons. if they can fit on his legs in scorpion mode like the old days


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 04:18 AM

It would be nice if his gun transformed into towers for base mode somewhat more convincingly that the G1 toy.



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 05:56 AM

Well maybe someone would come with a gun if it weren't for their big meaty claws!



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:32 AM

I saw this topic and was like "well, that was fast!"

Since I'm not sure they could precisely replicate the shoulder guns that come with the figure anyway, making the second set capable of doing this would be nice.

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That aside, I think the stuff in the OP is all I could ask for.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:33 AM

Definitely hoping for a gun to be made to go with him. Beyond that, nothing leaps to mind.


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 10:40 AM

A tiny Blackout he can deploy out of his back

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:09 AM

I didn't realize until that picture that Scorponok's cartoon model doesn't have guns on the backs of his arms, either, so that also explains that.

 

(Actually, his instructions don't tell you to put the second set there either, for whatever reason.)


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:37 AM

Yeah, I usually kept the second set on his legs. Which is where they would be in scorpion mode, so he could use all four. THAT's what I want them for. 8^)


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 12:44 PM

That's what I did too, I never actually took them off the leg ramps.  I'm not likely to get him myself but he looks like they did an amazing job of the update.





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