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@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM)

Also gotta wonder if the humans had some idea of how they were going to fix the sky, presuming they won out, because otherwise they were basically commiting suicide out of spite and the Matrix would be the only reason humanity is still alive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 09:07 PM)

One of the first things I thought myself after my first time through it

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Every time I watch "The Second Renaissance" I get the feeling I'd probably end up getting shot for being a machine sympathizer.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Yeah, Ghostbusters. Specifically the episode where they check out the live action Hollywood "adaptation."


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#261 (Deactivated) Diablien

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:39 PM

Hey Hydra, thanks for posting that info on unicron! Really exciting even though the news is about 15 years old!

You inspired me to share a collection of pics that I somehow received, and it's been so long I can hardly remember how I got them. I've posted them on my blog here. Also, thanks for the link to George's site, I've never seen that before.



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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:39 AM

QUOTE(Diablien @ Dec 5 2010, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Hydra, thanks for posting that info on unicron! Really exciting even though the news is about 15 years old!

You inspired me to share a collection of pics that I somehow received, and it's been so long I can hardly remember how I got them. I've posted them on my blog here. Also, thanks for the link to George's site, I've never seen that before.


Why do I get the feeling that even though the guy's face is blurred, he's smiling... icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE(JonT @ Dec 6 2010, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why do I get the feeling that even though the guy's face is blurred, he's smiling... icon-hotrod.gif


He kind of has a goofy look like he's hung over. Or maybe the guy taking the photo owns the toys and is just making his friend hold it? It looks to be a hotel room suite, there is kitchen but so close to the bed...

Anyway I decided to blur out the face because I have no idea whom this individual is and if someone really know who this is, they probably own the originals.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:44 PM

TF Pulp update Jan 26, 2011: EXCITING TRANSFORMERS (with Video!)

http://www.allspark....t/view/8375/37/

We'll have a few related updates in the next couple weeks: The TV Magazine that uses the early Metroplex design, as well as the Bom Bom pages that show the early Metroplex design in high resolution.

Edited by Might Gaine, 26 January 2011 - 09:20 AM.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:50 AM

Wow, nice research! I didn't realize how much the video tied in to various other TF promotions!

Incidentally, the interview with Hideaki Yoke went spectacularly, and I'm in the process of translating it to post here as a TF Pulp Allspark exclusive!
There are lots of good tidbits in it, so stay tuned!

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:58 AM

Cool stuff! Wasn't Exciting Transformers was also the video where they showed cels for Transformers: The Movie being painted, and a small bit on a kid from the UK getting an Optimus Prime toy after writing directly to Takara?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:22 AM

Man I just love seeing all the old production art. I wish they would archive some more stuff outside of what's within Visual Works and Generations and make it available via an artbook of some kind. I would love to see the 86' movies concept art in particular. Thanks Hydra and Mighty Gaine, I really appreciate the new Pulp installment.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:11 AM

QUOTE(JonT @ Jan 26 2011, 07:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cool stuff! Wasn't Exciting Transformers was also the video where they showed cels for Transformers: The Movie being painted, and a small bit on a kid from the UK getting an Optimus Prime toy after writing directly to Takara?

Yep, those are in the second and third installments of Exciting Transformers, respectively. Here's the second installement, which shows a Springer cel being painted:


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Jan 26 2011, 07:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, nice research! I didn't realize how much the video tied in to various other TF promotions!

Incidentally, the interview with Hideaki Yoke went spectacularly, and I'm in the process of translating it to post here as a TF Pulp Allspark exclusive!
There are lots of good tidbits in it, so stay tuned!

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Excellent news Hydra! I can't wait to read it! icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:27 AM

Oh yeah, that "Exciting Transformers" thing was on the Pioneer DVD set. I hadn't watched it since I got the set 3 or 4 years ago. Forgot about all the production art that was in there.

Cool stuff!

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

Someone should really put a sign at the entrance of the Ark saying to check your shoulders for evil cassette tapes before entering. They get more spies that way!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

TF Pulp update Feb 12, 2011: Comic Bom-Bom: Scramble City

http://www.allspark....t/view/8453/37/

11 months worth of Studio Ox character art and Japanese kids' TF ideas icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:00 PM

Heh. The text on the Galvatron page describes him as "Megatron's right-hand man".

I knew some of these old Bom Bom pieces came with art depicting Megatron and Galvatron side by side, but this is the first time I've read a blurb describing them as separate people.

Hooray for micro-continuities!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:40 PM

I did a bunch of clean up to take out the grain of the paper on these and to reduce the shadow near the spine. The paper on the original Comic Bom-Bom pages is actually very grainy and the ink is usually not a solid black but rather a gray or blue. Here's an example of the conversion:
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:28 AM

I'm pretty sure that TV Magazine explicitly describes him as a separate character upon his introduction. Pretty much all the Scramble City stuff starts off on that note.
And how were we to know that this was actually a Galvatron from an alternate dimension....?! ...According to E-Hobby. icon-ball.gif

These pages are a lot clearer with the touch-ups. Looking good.

There'll be another interesting microcontinuity when we post the '85 Comic Bom-Boms.
Prepare yourself for... A Birth of Planet Saybertron! (Their spelling, not mine...)

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:33 PM

Lovely stuff, Studio Ox never disappoints! Funny that the latest Pulp entry mentions that Bom-Bom's coverage of Transformers ended with the beginning of Headmasters, because from what I remember, Studio Ox's Transformers art, most particularly their work for TV Magazine, dried up around the same time, with most of the work done afterwards seemingly done solely by Ban Magami.

As for the kids' suggestions for Transformers, there's more than a few of the insect-themed entries that are very close to several Beast Wars characters!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:03 AM

That armored megatron on page 5 is freaking cool!

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:11 PM

TF Pulp update April 10, 2011: Comic Bom-Bom: 1985 (with text story)
http://www.allspark....t/view/8707/37/

Prepare yourself for... A BIRTH OF PLANET SAYBERTRON

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:26 AM

That backstory is... well, it's amazing and kinda weird.

I like it.

#280 Hydra

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:08 AM

Thanks, I thought it was definitely unique and worthy of translation.

The question is, why? it certainly is bizarre, although well written, in my opinion.

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