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@  Rycochet : (21 January 2017 - 12:42 PM)

The Big Cheese is the villain, who's lower than low. It's a rotten shame he lives in Little Tokyo.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2017 - 12:38 PM)

For the kaiju/restaurant theme, better be the Samurai Pizza Cats instead.

@  Rycochet : (21 January 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I prefer Mighty Morphin' Meower Rangers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2017 - 12:07 PM)

Okay, that got too weird, let's just use the Megazordenny's instead.

@  ▲ndrusi : (21 January 2017 - 09:20 AM)

no, no, not all hope for the characters, all hope for the viewer understanding what the hell is going on.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Isn't that like.. every second spent watching Eva? *hides!*

@  Telly : (21 January 2017 - 02:26 AM)

usually about halfway through, when all hope seems lost

@  Copper Bezel : (21 January 2017 - 02:01 AM)

I understand using Eva to fight monsters, but where does Bob come into it?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2017 - 01:29 AM)

Of course we'll need Bob EVAs to fight all these critters...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2017 - 01:21 AM)

Or Otachipotle.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 January 2017 - 11:03 PM)

Sorry Waspinator, but Sean Bean already reserved that one.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2017 - 09:51 PM)

Isn't the answer "Pepperoni and Cheese"?

@  Waspinator : (20 January 2017 - 09:12 PM)

"Oh no, not again."

@  The Doctor Who : (20 January 2017 - 08:54 PM)

What do you want on your Tombstone?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 January 2017 - 08:52 PM)

I summon Mothrally's to champion the cause of a new/old line of discussion!

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2017 - 07:24 PM)

Fair enough, sorry. Although, I think as more people get upset you're going to see it leaking out more.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2017 - 06:25 PM)

Can the politics stay in P&R? I don't really need an emetic that badly.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2017 - 05:37 PM)

All of Trump's base are stone cold morons, so there's that. Then again, a lot of people would argue that America has nevr been "great", or even when it is there's plenty to bring down it's score.

@  Vexwing : (20 January 2017 - 04:18 PM)

A lot of Trump's base would probably claim it stopped being great 8 years ago.

@  Locoman : (20 January 2017 - 03:44 PM)

And today is National Cheese Lover's Day, apparently, so perhaps we should make America grate again while we're at it

@  Bass X0 : (20 January 2017 - 03:43 PM)

How long has it not been great for?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2017 - 02:34 PM)

Finally, America is great again.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2017 - 12:03 PM)

Me too!

@  Arazyr : (20 January 2017 - 10:08 AM)

My daughters and I have been looking forward to that!

@  Benbot : (20 January 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Nevermind that. Today is a day to celebrate, because season 2 of Voltron is up on Netflix!

@  ShadowMan024 : (19 January 2017 - 06:51 PM)

Past 8 years? Try "past 241."

@  Xellos : (19 January 2017 - 06:44 PM)

So basically the same as the past 8 years. Guess that works too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2017 - 06:25 PM)

We as a nation either drank too much or not enough. It's difficult to say, really.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2017 - 06:10 PM)

Isn't America being crazy drunk how we got in this situation in the first place?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2017 - 04:18 PM)

I plan on being very American about every single injustice our new leader perpetrates ("American" of course meaning "annoyed and loud").

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2017 - 02:38 PM)

I plan to just stick my fingers in my ears and pretend I don't hear anything.

@  Bass X0 : (19 January 2017 - 02:26 PM)

I recommend America just get crazy drunk for the next four years. It's the only way you're going to get through them.

@  Paladin : (19 January 2017 - 08:34 AM)

everyone go vote for Guilermo Del Toro. We need a Hellboy 3 now more than ever. https://www.bleeding...nt-hellboy-iii/

@  BlackMax : (18 January 2017 - 10:49 PM)

Shrapnel is a Lucanus Elaphus.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 January 2017 - 08:42 PM)

Nah, Taco Bell is more like Hedorah.

@  TriBlurr : (18 January 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Taco Mutos

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 January 2017 - 08:27 PM)

YAHMMMAAHOAAHOAAAUGH!

@  Locoman : (18 January 2017 - 08:22 PM)

HE LUNCH MENU COVER UP A BASIC INSECURITY

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 January 2017 - 08:22 PM)

IT'S THE MEATS FROM A PAIL

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 January 2017 - 08:21 PM)

HE JOCK IT MADE OF STEEL

@  Patchouli Kn... : (18 January 2017 - 08:20 PM)

What about Jet Jaguarby's?

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 January 2017 - 08:15 PM)

WENDERA IS REALLY NEAT, WENDERA SAYS WHERE'S THE BEEF, WE ALL EAT AT WENDERAAAAA'S!

@  Echowarrior : (18 January 2017 - 08:15 PM)

No love for Wendera, friend to all children?

@  BlackMax : (18 January 2017 - 07:57 PM)

In the Japanese release, McDonaldzilla wins.

@  TriBlurr : (18 January 2017 - 06:34 PM)

Burger King Kong is better anyway

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2017 - 06:21 PM)

No way, man, I have standards.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 January 2017 - 04:12 PM)

Or do a crossover where you team up with McDonaldzilla.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2017 - 04:10 PM)

Take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

@  BlackMax : (18 January 2017 - 04:10 PM)

That's why we're going to bomb the Breach.

@  Locoman : (18 January 2017 - 03:58 PM)

In the beginning new Subways were only built every twelve months. Then six, then three. Then every two weeks. In four days we could be seeing a new Subway every eight hours until they are coming every four minutes.


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#1 Blot

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:14 PM

From Takara's TF website, translated by fans, comes an interview with the guy who made the Twins, The Fallen, Fire Convoy, Big Convoy, and BT Skids.

He also made the BW Neo Unicron prototype.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:22 PM

What does he mean in Mixmaster's section the "caterpillars seperate"?

OH, BTW, AWESOME interview. Seems like a very cool guy, and a hugging genius to engineer these toys the way he has. icon-ironhide.gif
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:25 PM

More fuel for the wiki? I wish we knew the designers for every TF. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:36 PM

He's the man behind some of the frustrating design choices such as the fact that the Fallen's entire foot tends to go flying off when I try to stand him up? Rabble Rabble.

On the other hand, he's got some awesome designs and seems to love his work, which is awesome. I share his confusion on things such as the constructiconrelationship to Devestator, but disagree that the movie even tried to clear up such things.

The caterpillers on Mixmaster seem fine to me.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:19 PM

Perhaps he is referring to Rampage.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:19 AM

He is a god among mere mortals.
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:45 AM

For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:51 AM

QUOTE(Blot @ Sep 2 2009, 04:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.


I was just playing God of War.

Heh.


Anyway, cool interview.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(Blot @ Sep 2 2009, 06:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.


The Fallen's not a shelformer. icon-wildride.gif

Neither is Sideways. Or, rather, he is, but a hugging awesome one. As is Mixmaster. icon-silverbolt.gif
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE(Blot @ Sep 2 2009, 01:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.


Well, the standards have gone down since Conan took over.


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:56 PM

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Not that the anime shows we have had were low quality

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It does make me happy to see the same features as the toys' gimmicks in the movie.

Awesome! icon-ironhide.gif It makes me happy too!

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Good interview overall, I also wish we had more interviews and insight from the toy designers. The Hasbro guys are good about this, but when it comes down to it, they're not the ones doing most of the engineering. And it's great to hear about what they're thinking of when creating the specific characters.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:54 PM

Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 11:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...

That's my feeling on SydneyY's translation as well.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:09 AM

So he's responsible for the shake hands combination? That's one of my favourite transformations icon-hotrod.gif

As for his closing comment- sorry, man. The movie actually cut most of its answers for more useless action scenes and actually removed any desire I had to buy the toys.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:51 AM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...


I'm finding that throughout the interview. I've never had the Mixmaster toy in my hand, but I would be surprised if it would help me see his level of complicity. I'd need to keep an eye on him for a while.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:24 AM

Syd is a Japanese who has been living in Australia for over a decade. He himself admits that his English skills aren't perfect, so cut him some slack. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Sep 6 2009, 06:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...


I'm finding that throughout the interview. I've never had the Mixmaster toy in my hand, but I would be surprised if it would help me see his level of complicity. I'd need to keep an eye on him for a while.


With the idea of caterpillars meaning treads, I originally figured they meant something like caterpillar tracks. But treads doesn't make any more sense to me. Do they mean the wheels were supposed to seperate?

As for the complexity, he kinda explodes into a million folding panels when you transform him.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(Nevermore @ Sep 6 2009, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Syd is a Japanese who has been living in Australia for over a decade. He himself admits that his English skills aren't perfect, so cut him some slack. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:23 PM

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QUOTE(Axaday @ Sep 6 2009, 06:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...


I'm finding that throughout the interview. I've never had the Mixmaster toy in my hand, but I would be surprised if it would help me see his level of complicity. I'd need to keep an eye on him for a while.


With the idea of caterpillars meaning treads, I originally figured they meant something like caterpillar tracks. But treads doesn't make any more sense to me. Do they mean the wheels were supposed to seperate?

As for the complexity, he kinda explodes into a million folding panels when you transform him.


OK... so the WHEELS are suppose to seperate. Well, that I don't care too much about if they left that little bit out; tis a very minor concern. But thanks for clearing that up. icon-ironhide.gif

And yes, the exploding into a milliong folding panels is Awesome Incorporated in my book. icon-silverbolt.gif
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:26 PM

Nothing against the guy, I haven't even looked closely at his translation or compared it to the original. Someone asked what the heck caterpillars meant, and in general caterpillars refer to the treads on tanks or construction vehicles. Pretty common word, hence my comment.

Compared with stuff like manga or press releases, interviews can be pretty challenging. Can't blame him for making the effort.

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