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@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 10:25 AM)

Wasn't Barber among the editorial guys that pushed for Hasbroverse?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 10:19 AM)

He did it possibly due to 616 Spider-Mans marriage reset between Civil War and Secret Invasion.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 09:20 AM)

Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man because it was mostly set far away from Earth?

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 September 2020 - 08:49 AM)

I'm learning so much-

@  Maruten : (18 September 2020 - 04:21 AM)

At its worst it was better than MASK, sure.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 02:15 AM)

At it's worst it still stomped all over the failed Hasbroverse. Roberts and Roche kept their respective series well out of that one for the same reasons Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man when Loeb and Miller wanted greater control for Ultimatum.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2020 - 06:37 PM)

That's so accurate it's physically painful.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Red Dwarf of Transformers? An interesting, innovative and genuinely funny series that descended into a self referential mess of cliches that continues long after it should have been put out to pasture and rendered nerly everyone thoroughly unlikeable? That seems about right.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 01:59 PM)

MTMTE and Lost Light are the Red Dwarf of Transformers stories, as opposed to the others which are more like Star Wars and Star Trek.

@  Kalidor : (17 September 2020 - 01:37 PM)

Anyone in CONUS want a Skylynx for $100 shipped?

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 September 2020 - 01:34 PM)

Maybe an acquired taste in that's in that it's from a fan raised on the UK run where Transformers wasn't taken so seriously in many stories, especially some Earthforce standalones.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2020 - 09:47 AM)

so, terrible?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 September 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Yeah I think at that point Lost Light is just the '86 movie without the soundtrack.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 September 2020 - 02:28 AM)

So, exctly what Triangleman just said.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 12:36 AM)

A few of the same characters.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 September 2020 - 12:07 AM)

Now having actually read Galaxies #10, I don't actually see what it has in common with Lost Light at all besides featuring Ultra Magnus, Chromedome, and a spaceship.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 September 2020 - 05:33 PM)

So, it's exactly like Lost Light, then.

@  Bass X0 : (16 September 2020 - 01:52 PM)

What if Lost Light was stripped bare of its charm and humor? Galaxies #10 is the answer.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 September 2020 - 01:49 PM)

I didn't mean "*exactly* 15 years ago and no other time."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 September 2020 - 12:27 AM)

I mean, the comment was about a linewide gimmick of 15 years ago, not a gimmick only present in a minority of toys from that year.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 September 2020 - 12:14 AM)

I'd like a western take on the UT for it's twentieth, like a annual CG or anime movie on Netflix that is a condensed retelling similar to the film Macross/Robotech: Do You Remember Love.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 September 2020 - 12:11 AM)

Giant Planet had them, Energon had a few. I've been disappointed in Siege for not having something for the Micromasters, Earthrise has with the base bots but they've been wasted here.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 September 2020 - 10:47 PM)

Wasn't 15 years ago Cyber Keys rather than Minicons?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 September 2020 - 09:38 PM)

By and large, even the worst Minicons have some unique engineering or design elements. The nostalgia factor aside, Micromasters got pretty samey after you got several, especially the "proper" 89 series.

@  unluckiness : (15 September 2020 - 07:13 PM)

There's certainly a load of crummy ones to sift through

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2020 - 05:29 PM)

Or both. There's some overlap.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2020 - 03:19 PM)

People either hated minicons or became completely addicted to them.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 September 2020 - 03:17 PM)

A properly-planned theme, or as people called it 15 years ago, a stupid linewide baby toy gimmick that ruins the toys.


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:12 AM

Nintendo's already released some info that I'm sure they'll go over in
their presser today, but for those who didn't read the other thread...


July 14, 2008

Nintendo's upcoming Wii™ MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote™ controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player's arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play. The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo's commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone. Nintendo will reveal more details about the Wii MotionPlus accessory and other topics Tuesday morning at its E3 media briefing.

Now, what will be interesting in my mind is which game Nintendo uses
to showcase this technology. There's really not much known about the
second half of the year. Nintendo's Fall/Winter is wide open, and that's
what I think is really cool about Nintendo's Keynote... So much is un-
known that there could be some really cool stuff... There's also a whole
lot that we could be disappointed about. Will we finally Animal Crossing
Wii or the rumored Kid Icarus Wii... I don't know, and that's cool.

EDIT: I forgot to mention Mad World. We'll see if Nintendo pushes that
at all, or if they even mention it. Also, Matt over at IGN thinks that we
might see Kid Icarus, but not at the Keynote. Maybe in the developers
roundtable later on in the week like they did with Smash Bros a couple
of years ago...

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Edited by PiratedTVPro, 15 July 2008 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:12 AM

GoNintendo is reporting...

No big surprise here, but it?s nice to have confirmation. A Japanese news outlet is reporting that Nintendo has some big plans to show off Wii Music, Miyamoto?s new baby. The title has been in development for quite a long time. It will be interesting to see what Nintendo has done with the project since we last saw it. I hope the title has evolved a considerable amount, since Nintendo is hoping to sell 2 million units in Japan alone. Expect lots of dancing and midi tunes up on stage. Thanks to James for the heads up!


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:48 AM

Come on, let's see some Animal Crossing...

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:51 AM

I wanna see some Resident Evil and other big games to come, cos the wii has been out just under 2 years now (UK time) and we've had nearly all of the flagship titles released, that worries me a little.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:58 AM

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Resident Evil

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:08 AM

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Resident Evil

icon-wildride.gif Good Luck...

Well to be fair there were 2 good RE games in the last year on the console and RE0 and 2 are still doing the rumour mill for remakes, so yeh it's a long shot but I shall always live in hope.

However back on what I was originally saying, after going through play.coms pre-order for the coming year (not the most precise or exhaustive I know but it's something), there really isn't anything I'm wowing myself over coming for the wii.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:12 AM

If we don't see something from FF:Crystal Bearers I'm announcing it DEAD.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:19 AM

An RE 2 remake with the RE 4 Wii Edition controls would make me buy a Wii a lot sooner than I anticipate.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:13 AM

ok im officially pissed...soon as the Snowboard demo finished, my damn cable company started showing commercials for local businesses...grr...thay always do that with g4...just random commercial cutting into things.

on a brighter note...im buying a balance board and the snowboard game.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

Nintendo Acknowledges Guitar Hero.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:27 AM

Animal Crossing and Chat peripheral.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:27 AM

Wii Speak.

Voice Chat Official!

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:30 AM


I just realized I could watch the conference on G4TV.com, so I guess I tuned in halfway through the AC announcement. Looks like practically a port of the DS version, with new buildings... even most of the furniture they showed was from the DS version. That strikes me as Not Awesome. I mean, the original was an N64 game masquerading as a GC game, the DS is a portable... this was their first real chance to actually take advantage of console hardware, and I was hoping for a new look.

Either way, I'm happy it's finally announced, I'm happy it's coming this year, and I hope it ends up being more like the GC version (more holidays, predictions of visitors, fun mini-games, etc.) than the DS version.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:30 AM

Animal Crossing: City Folk. Looks like Wild World, but with Mii's, and a microphone peripheral.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

Wow, check out how bored one kid looks while the other plays Raving Rabbids: TV Party.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:42 AM

Whoa, GTA: Chinatown Wars on the DS? Wow. That'll sell some portables.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:46 AM

They're testing using the DS as a travel guide--when your plane lands, you get info on where to get your luggage, where to find a restaurant, etc.

Wii Sports Resort! With Wii Motion Plus accessory pack-in.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:50 AM