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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:41 AM)

Like, in general, not going into specific bands or covers. Because I could point out plenty of repainted toys I didn't like as much as the original, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:39 AM)

Is a musician covering a song "fixing" it?

@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.


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#41 Joker

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Posted 08 February 2021 - 02:51 PM

I recently ordered this one from Matrix Workshop for myself though its in Pre-Order.

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Posted 08 February 2021 - 05:18 PM

I would be remiss in not taking this opportunity for some self-promotion.

 

ill have to get them. and then of course, paint them a THIRD different shade of yellow!!


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Posted 08 February 2021 - 10:02 PM

I mean, for G1 accuracy, you'd want to paint them silver.



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Posted 08 February 2021 - 11:01 PM

Pfft! That aint any fun!
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Posted 09 February 2021 - 12:56 AM

A new round to play, and another round that goes to WFC.

 

The new Sideswipe and Sunstreaker's colors are off, Hasbro insists on using dull, faded reds on their toys- more noticable with the G2 'clone' Sideswipe. But colors can be fixed. not by me, but they can be fixed.

 

There is no fixing the fiddly, frustrating, over-engineered messes that was in Universe 2.0.


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 12:59 AM

But that head reveal on Sunstreaker though.



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Posted 09 February 2021 - 01:28 AM

A cool head reveal on a turd still makes it a turd :p
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Posted 09 February 2021 - 08:43 AM

I mean, now it's a turd with a head.


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 09:51 AM

And its Sunstreaker so its a well polished turd with a head


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 10:22 AM

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Sitting here waiting for me to get them up on eBay.  I have WfC Sideswipe and Sunstreaker but I missed RedAlert.  I'll need to track him down once I sell these three.



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Posted 09 February 2021 - 11:35 AM

I decided to go with WFC Sideswipe and Universe Sunstreaker. I grabbed WFC Cordon to experience the transformation, but I just dont like the look for SS.

Universe Sideswipe goes in the toy box for the kids. In car mode.

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 04:33 PM

1) sorry if this picture turns out small.

2) I tried to stick with the most G1 ish styles. (Hence no IDW Bomber Megatron)

So a lot of options with Megs. If youre setting up your dream shelf with what is in your opinion the best, who you taking and why?

For me, Im going with the Netflix version of Siege Megatron. I like the darker grey.

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 04:45 PM

i settled on the siege one. mostly cause im tired of buying new megatrons


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 05:19 PM

I have Siege Megatron and have no interest in picking up Earthrise. Though I will concede that Netflix would probably be my choice if I had to pick one to buy right how even though I dislike the even more egregious battle damage. You just cant beat that beautiful gunmetal color.



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Posted 09 February 2021 - 05:20 PM

I have 35th Cel Shaded Megs(Siege) and Classic Nerf Megs the rest are all gone or never had


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 06:15 PM

I have Siege Megs and Henkai Megs and I can't tell which one works better on my display. I'm using Siege right now just for scale reasons.



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Posted 09 February 2021 - 07:23 PM

After owning all but the Earthrise mold Megatron, I will say that I have settled on Siege to be my default Megatron. 



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Posted 09 February 2021 - 08:38 PM

Super Megatron. I know he's not in the pic, but I prefer him to the others there.

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 08:44 PM

1) sorry if this picture turns out small.

2) I tried to stick with the most G1 ish styles. (Hence no IDW Bomber Megatron)

So a lot of options with Megs. If youre setting up your dream shelf with what is in your opinion the best, who you taking and why?

For me, Im going with the Netflix version of Siege Megatron. I like the darker grey.

 

For the purposes of the game, going with Classics. I've held onto Classics and Henkei Megatron. Classics is important historically in a sense, and those colors are lovely. Got the Henkei so I could have the mold in Geewun flavor. When United came along, budget was dedicated to other stuff, and it was close enough to the Henkei that I didn't feel it warranted the effort.

 

From the WFC era I've just gotten Selects CH Megatron and made an IDW miner version from the regular release and some Toyhax labels. That's it. Thought about the Selects G2 Earthrise mold, but it was basically the same deal as the earlier white/green one and didn't have the bonus aspect of "based on an unreleased figure" going for it. 


Edited by lastmaximal, 09 February 2021 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 09:04 PM

I really like the look of the recent Netflix version on my shelf, but I have had Henkei Megs in my collection for so long that he just feels like the right one.  Runner up would be Super Megatron because man, what a figure!


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