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@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

@  Sabrblade : (18 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 April 2021 - 02:10 PM)

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  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.


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#21 Ironbite

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 11:45 PM

I don't think this is something Wanda herself created.  I do think she was able to somehow resurrect Vision and somehow the two of them have been forced into this new reality.

 

Ironbite-this does have ties to the Madness of the Multiverse after all.


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Posted 17 January 2021 - 12:22 AM

As a fan of classic sitcoms this was always going to work for me, even if it does star two of the most boring Avengers of all time. There are so many theories out there already that I REALLY hope we still get some surprises and it doesn't turn out that we already know the whole deal.

It's hard to assess the MCU with fresh eyes at this point given how long we've been immersed in this thing, but right now I would struggle to say there was any part of it that was better than this. Long time since I got excited about a superhero movie because I thought it would be interesting and fresh rather than because it was just the latest chapter of the same old junk.

Of course, plenty of show left to be seen, might stink by the end.

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 07:04 AM

I really enjoyed it so far, something totally different.

Felt a bit lynchian at times.



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Posted 17 January 2021 - 11:50 AM

If Wanda and Vision are the most boring I do hope thats in the context of the MCU where they havent yet had the chance to shine on their own. Both characters have a good amount of history in the books to draw more from, which this series seems to draw some inspiration from.

Cant say this is hooking me with the old time sitcom look at the moment. Bit jarring to me with the house changing completely from one episode to the next. The small amount of real world bleed through is interesting so far. But I feel like I have to ignore every comic related news sites right now with all the could this be or lets spoil this for everyone to get clicks bs right now. So many villain speculations popping up from the smallest things. Some feel valid and others are just clickbaiting out of the smallest tangent they can grab on to.

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 06:38 PM

People seeing patterns that may or may not be there? How shocking.


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Posted 18 January 2021 - 10:48 AM

It's hard to tell in advance which references are just easter eggs, and while are plot-important.  Is Agnes meant to be Agatha Harkness, or is it just a wink?  Does the beekeeper mean that AIM is behind this, that Swarm is involved, or something else entirely?  Given how much control Wanda has over the world, is it entirely her creation, or is she just able to hijack things when it's important enough to her?  Is the supporting cast more diverse than any 50s/60s sitcom because they're other real people stuck in it with her, or what?  And so forth.  (I suppose at some point we'll find that she learned English from watching old sitcoms on Sokovian TV, or something like that.)

 

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 11:27 AM

You know what would be very unexpected? if Wanda's father showed up. ;)


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Posted 18 January 2021 - 11:47 AM

It's hard to tell in advance which references are just easter eggs, and while are plot-important.  Is Agnes meant to be Agatha Harkness, or is it just a wink?  Does the beekeeper mean that AIM is behind this, that Swarm is involved, or something else entirely?  Given how much control Wanda has over the world, is it entirely her creation, or is she just able to hijack things when it's important enough to her?  Is the supporting cast more diverse than any 50s/60s sitcom because they're other real people stuck in it with her, or what?  And so forth.  (I suppose at some point we'll find that she learned English from watching old sitcoms on Sokovian TV, or something like that.)
 
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Posted 18 January 2021 - 01:15 PM

As did the toy helicopter. I suspect Wanda was on her way to Wakanda to retrieve their backup copy of Vision, and they got abducted by a Sword helicopter. Now Sword is harvesting something from Wanda and theyre using Vision to calculate something.

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 03:36 PM

I've seen a fan theory that suggests Dottie was actually Clea and is part of how this is supposed to tie into the next Doctor Strange.


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Posted 18 January 2021 - 10:23 PM

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 10:29 PM

I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. I'm a sucker for retro stuff and 50s and 60s Sitcoms are no exception. They were very meticulous in addressing and recreating the tropes of that era, even the somewhat subtle ones. Of course, they've made a few modifications in their anachronistic casting, but that's to be expected. 

 

As the "How do we make something a comedy that isn't usually a comedy" efforts go in TV (Orville, Lower Decks), they did a pretty great job mixing the happy retro sitcom mood with the dark revelation stuff. 

 

I feel like this is the kind of show that most "studio execs" are traditionally afraid to produce because it goes so far out of the box. I hope people accept it for what it is and give it a chance.

 

Will it hold up over the course of the entire series/season? Well, only two episodes in it's too early to know - but so far I really really like it. 



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Posted 19 January 2021 - 09:29 AM

I have to admit... the weirdness of having colour show up in a black and white world.. that seems to have been filmed in colour ... doesn't look the same as a colourized black and white film

 

I thought they did a pretty admirable job mimicking the film grade for the two decades. The first episode had greyed blacks and blown whites that were common of the Dick Van Dyke show (at least my experience with it, watching daytime replays in the 80's). Then the Bewitched episode allowing for a little more DoF and a wider, softer pallet. 


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Posted 19 January 2021 - 05:19 PM

I loved that they ushered in the Bewitched era by putting the beds together. It's not exactly rocket science but it's cute. 


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Posted 20 January 2021 - 08:56 AM

I loved that they ushered in the Bewitched era by putting the beds together. It's not exactly rocket science but it's cute. 

 

I don't know if it's intended or not, but Bewitched also transitioned to color during it's run, as does the episode.


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Posted 20 January 2021 - 11:40 PM

This show might have stunning ramifications for the MCU if Wanda somehow wishes mutants into existence (which would be a subversion of what she did in the comics).

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 11:56 PM

That is currently the main theory about the Show; that since House of M IS one of its storyline inspirations, that Marvel is gonna use it to give rise to mutants.


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Posted 21 January 2021 - 12:06 AM

At least it would explain why we haven't even heard of mutants before now.  Last thing I want is some retcon about them hiding in plain sight for decades.



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Posted 21 January 2021 - 06:59 AM

I like that the mcu is handling mutants the same way sixonesix did.. get some hulk and avengers stuf out of the way, do a few spider-mens.. something something FF maybe... and oh yeah and now there are mutants 



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 04:40 AM

Well, there goes episode three, and still lovin' it.

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