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@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 03:22 AM)

DRAGON HALF!

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 09:00 PM)

Xellos...? *looks at avatar pic* speaking of old anime... DRAGON SLAVE!!!

@  Xellos : (22 May 2017 - 08:56 PM)

Yeah, Tylor is awesome. One of the few series (Tylor and Escaflowne) I watched multiple times subtitled. On VHS even. Own two sets of each on DVD (or BD in 2nd Escaflowne's case). Original Tylor DVD and the remastered DVD, and both sets of dubs for Escaflowne (not counting the aborted Saturday morning edit, though I did tape that as it aired).

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Man, I'm so sad I missed so much of the mid-90s anime. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is SO MUCH FUN!

@  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"


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#61 Chris McFeely

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:14 AM

Oh man, I thought that was just a black-and-white photo of the Mini-Cons, but no, they must have actually changed their colors to be black and grey like the G1 Targetmasters! icon-ball.gif

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:17 AM

I thought the same thing at first, but I love it. It's how you know they're the same guys (since the bodies are not the same). Though whichever is Fracas should have a red/orange face.

The missiles on Icepick's Minicon are colored in copper.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Nov 22 2010, 05:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That Mini-Con in the middle is one we haven't seen before isn't it? Could be Undertow's, I'm not sure.


He's Airlift. Skyhammer's Minicon.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:07 AM

Scrapheap's not the one with the visor, but oh well: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scrapheap

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:12 AM

Yeah I wonder if he'll look like that guy or some other one.

He at least has the distinction of being the guy who chains Springer in copter mode so he can't escape.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Nov 22 2010, 02:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Scrapheap's not the one with the visor, but oh well: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scrapheap


He is now! Hooray for continuity

Edited by Magnus, 22 November 2010 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:20 AM

Heck, I planned to repaint my PCC minicons as Targetmasters anyway, they beat me to it. Though I wanted to make Leadfoot's engine/gun guy into Spoilsport.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:32 AM

Makes me even more curious what if anything Takara will do with the actual PCC toys.

I really hope United gets a comic still, and hurrah for Junkions!

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:52 AM

I'm really hoping for either pack in comics and/or something in one of the regular magazines.

We'll be lucky to get one it seems though.


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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:54 AM

Sensible and functional Minicons? Sounds good to me!

#71 Walky

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:00 AM

Those sensible and functional Mini-Cons can be found in your local stores right now.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:02 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Nov 22 2010, 11:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those sensible and functional Mini-Cons can be found in your local stores right now.

Yeah but they have clear plastic bodies and clear plastic bodies RUIN TOYS FOREVER.

According to C16, anyway.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#73 Walky

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:18 AM

Then C16 should be all over Beacon!

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:35 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Nov 22 2010, 11:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those sensible and functional Mini-Cons can be found in your local stores right now.

Where can I find Airlift?

Edited by Powered Convoy, 22 November 2010 - 12:20 PM.



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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:55 AM

we have a date of release for these minicons yet? i need to let my proxy know.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:21 PM

It seems to me they're likely to be out December 25th with the first wave of United. But don't quote me on that.


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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 22 2010, 12:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It seems to me they're likely to be out December 25th with the first wave of United. But don't quote me on that.


quoted icon-hotrod.gif

i'll keep an eye on them i guess.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:38 PM

Now here's what I'm wondering, Is the Scrapheap head an e-hobby original, or is it the secondary Wreck Gar head mold that The hasbro version would have produced.

#79 Walky

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE(The REAL Chopperface @ Nov 22 2010, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now here's what I'm wondering, Is the Scrapheap head an e-hobby original, or is it the secondary Wreck Gar head mold that The hasbro version would have produced.


I don't recall e-Hobby ever creating any tooling wholely original to their Transformers releases. All their stuff uses pre-existing tooling.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Nov 22 2010, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The REAL Chopperface @ Nov 22 2010, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now here's what I'm wondering, Is the Scrapheap head an e-hobby original, or is it the secondary Wreck Gar head mold that The hasbro version would have produced.


I don't recall e-Hobby ever creating any tooling wholely original to their Transformers releases. All their stuff uses pre-existing tooling.

THS-2B Convoy had new G2 style heads and cannons that didn't come with the regular THS-2.

There were other figures that had exclusive parts not seen in the regular release, but all of those were preexisting parts on a Diaclone, Microchange, or older Transformers release.

Regardless, Hasbro will have access to that alternate head either way. When and if they choose to release it (which is probably just a matter of when and not if), is another question.

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