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@  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.

@  Bass X0 : (03 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

be careful with her. someone on tfw2005 broke her wing taking her out of the packaging.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 08:15 AM)

I got my airazor on wednesday. Just waiting for the BBTS box to arrive with the rest of the line before I start opening things up. Guess I got her just in time too.

@  Telly : (02 April 2021 - 11:48 PM)

woke to a pre order arrival notice from bbts. was hoping/dreading it was unicron, but turns out it was airazor. and as these things always go, i go to walmart later in the day and see airazor sitting on the shelf...

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 April 2021 - 08:07 PM)

Get one and make a s'more with it.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 April 2021 - 06:48 PM)

If you know, you know...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 April 2021 - 06:48 PM)

I am dissapointed by my lack of medium-sized Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 April 2021 - 02:23 PM)

Fun Fact: It's also my sister in laws birthday. Well, I assume anyway, we've celebrated it for a couple of years, and no one has shouted "april fools" yet, so...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2021 - 11:44 AM)

Happy Regret Using The Internet Day.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 April 2021 - 09:05 AM)

You know the rules, nOw sAy gOodByE

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 April 2021 - 06:17 AM)

We're no strangers to love

@  Sabrblade : (31 March 2021 - 11:18 PM)

Happy Harmless Pranks Day!

@  MEDdMI : (31 March 2021 - 10:07 AM)

Really don't feel like arguing about it with them when I work the phones all day.

@  MEDdMI : (31 March 2021 - 10:06 AM)

Thankfully I had signed up for an HSA for us the year before and that covered most of the costs. But it's still money from my paycheck instead of insurance covering it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2021 - 02:51 PM)

Oh, this was after the insurance. And after the initial bills right after the hospital stay.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 March 2021 - 08:38 AM)

tHaT's wHy InSuRAnCe iS a ThInG


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#21 tec

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 07:32 AM

 

because I'll never have enough Skidses.

 

your wife disagrees on laundry day!

 

i still want a police car variant from youre under arrest. i missed getting the 3p one :(

 

This! but needs to include the motocompo


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Posted 01 January 2021 - 08:32 AM

 

car

Huh?

 

It's a passenger vehicle with tires, but that's not important now.



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#23 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 08:48 AM

Clearly not screen accurate, since they actually gave him biceps.



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Posted 01 January 2021 - 09:50 AM

Yeah. don't know how I feel about this. 

I'm a slavish-G1-accuracy in MP type of guy.

But Skids' animation model is weird, and could use some help.

Not sure about the extra detail greebles. I'm more interested in seeing what this means for the future of the MP line.


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Posted 01 January 2021 - 11:23 AM

Couldnt figure out why this character got a MP before the likes of Galvatron, but then I remembered how many different repaints exist of Skids and it made sense.

Im going to tell myself that those repaints are providing the necessary funding for other characters.
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Posted 01 January 2021 - 12:26 PM

It's popular vehicle with a relatively easy license to obtain as they've worked with Honda before, the transformation is fairly easy to engineer as the Sunbow folks didn't take a machete to all his kibble the way they did with the season 1 models, there are lots of potential repaints and the base character has undergone huge growth in popularity in recent years as a cherry on top. They can pop out Skids repaints like Seekers to pad the line out for years between big name releases.

 

Kind of expected Trailbreaker/Hoist and Blaster first though.



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Posted 01 January 2021 - 01:13 PM

To add what Rycochet said, I think the car mode is a popular one for Asian collectors.

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 02:43 PM

 

 

car

Huh?

His var mode isn't a van but a hatchback car.
https://en.m.wikiped.../Honda_City_(AA)
https://en.m.wikiped...(AA)#City_Turbo

Yup. Going to a colossal size is not a thing in Japanese automobile culture, hence the subcompact car with which U.S. audiences are often unfamiliar.

 

Here are more views of a Honda City R and Honda City Turbo alongside the Motocompo and an adult human.

 

 


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Posted 01 January 2021 - 03:14 PM

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 03:41 PM

Spoiler

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 04:10 PM

 

 

 

car

Huh?

His var mode isn't a van but a hatchback car.
https://en.m.wikiped.../Honda_City_(AA)
https://en.m.wikiped...(AA)#City_Turbo

Yup. Going to a colossal size is not a thing in Japanese automobile culture, hence the subcompact car with which U.S. audiences are often unfamiliar.

 

Here are more views of a Honda City R and Honda City Turbo alongside the Motocompo and an adult human.

 

 

 

I would totaly rock this car state side if I could


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Posted 01 January 2021 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 04:30 PM

I would totaly rock this car state side if I could

Not entirely certain, but I think you can. I know certain 1980s cars are no longer prohibited by the ban.

https://www.japan-pa...ort-to-usa.html

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#34 tec

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 05:02 PM

Sweet an upgrade from my old 81 Honda Civic hatch


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Posted 01 January 2021 - 06:33 PM

Remember, the Honda City is the only Japanese car approved by Ska legends Madness.

 

 

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 12:11 AM

To add what Rycochet said, I think the car mode is a popular one for Asian collectors.


Honda also recently released an electric, updated version of the car (called the Honda e) so it’s back in style.
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Posted 02 January 2021 - 02:00 PM

finally the masterpiece we've all been clamoring for

 

You're correct, I have been clamoring it! For 30 years!!!


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 02:34 PM

I don't do MPs, but this is going to tempt the hell out of me. 


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 02:34 PM

I would be way more excited about a new Generations Skids.
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Posted 04 January 2021 - 10:34 AM

I guess I'm probably the only person who'd love to have a Skids that turns into a squat minivan thing instead of a compact, but I'll clamor for that too.

 

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