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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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#921 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 02:12 PM

I showed the pic to a friend and he's asking which Hercules that is.

 
Marvel Universe Hercules, 3.75" scale. From a few years back. 

Thanks! I'll let him know. 3.75 inches? The pic really made me think it was the 6 inch scale, yow.

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 05:53 PM

Yeah - he's one of the ones from the mid-range when they got good and before they went bad again.


 
 
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Posted 09 June 2020 - 09:53 AM

Amazing wish.com knockoffs!

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Psycholangelo is my favorite.

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 10:37 AM

Ninjas for a new era. Still counts as unseen if there are no witnesses.



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Posted 09 June 2020 - 04:58 PM

My X-Men Blue and Gold teams (not done with my Jubilee custom)
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Dark Phoenix Saga team
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I prefer 90s Toybiz over Legends any day. These look more like they are right out of the comic/cartoon than something with paint wash or too many joints. Plus these are way cheaper :)

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 01:50 PM

https://www.kickstar...ion/description

 

Here's a Kickstarter for some 4" presidents and a few other seemingly random people.  They made some weird choices like placing some obvious alternate heads at the highest tier of stretch goals, but I kinda want them all.



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 10:14 PM

I have to wonder how rights and such work for using likeness of currently living people.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 11:26 AM

They probably could be sued if anyone noticed. Especially for the "Markus" head that is clearly Will Smith.


 
 
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:26 AM

Another 'test run' of mine for a line that finally showed up locally.

 

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He feels great in hand - solid plastic with a bit of give; it doesn't feel brittle like some 'high-end' toylines, and also doesn't feel as gummy as some current Marvel Legends. The paint is simple but crisp and clean, too.

 

I do wonder about the soft-ratchet joints US designers tend to use for these lines, though. While I appreciate that they'll ensure these figures don't become ragdolls in just a few years, they don't really allow for subtle movement, which would let people do more nuanced posing or more easily adjust the figure's center of balance. In particular, the hip joints on mine squeak whenever I move them, and I'm kind of worried I'm slowly shearing the internals off. :doh

 

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Also, I'm starting to understand many other collectors' complaints about the hinged fingers on the hands. While interesting on paper, in practice they can't really hold most of the included accessories all that well. Only the revolver stays in fairly securely - everything else falls out pretty easily. :doh

 

Kind of a shame; I was hoping for this line to blow me away (so I had an excuse to collect what are essentially 'non-specific hero and villain characters' :p), but now I'm iffy on the whole line until Jazwares is able to find a better way to have the figures hold all their gear.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:48 AM

It's sort of funny that they gave them "Kung-fu" grip without the grip part.

 

They are cool figures but at the larger scale, the cartoony-ness is even more apparent so they don't really fit in with any other 6" lines imo.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:46 PM

Ninjas for a new era. Still counts as unseen if there are no witnesses.

Ah yes, the operational guide of the Steiner Scout Squad.

"Güten Tag, Lance Commandant! I haff successfully schcouted the enemy command bunker into a schmouldering crater! Zere are no survivors, I am still completely undetected."
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#932 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:17 PM

They are cool figures but at the larger scale, the cartoony-ness is even more apparent so they don't really fit in with any other 6" lines imo.

I don't know; I think they'd still fit in with, say, more comic book-styled Marvel Legends, at least.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:10 AM

Is that a Jazwares Fortnite? I haven't seen that one around.

 

I got my Rabbit Raider from this line a few days ago.

 

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His torso joint comes off completely if you accidentally move him too much. I also agree about the hands. He can't really hold any of his weapons very well. Not that I mind, I mainly got him for the rabbit onesie.

 

I really dislike the clickey shoulders but I'm mostly happy with him. One note: the alternate faces he comes with are the same as the Jonesy figure (though one is wearing glasses) and they make him seem like a generic villain, which is somehow creepier than the axe murderer/bomber face.

 

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 07:42 AM

Is that a Jazwares Fortnite? I haven't seen that one around.

Yep, it's Rust Lord. The 3rd wave of 6-inch figures is what 'debuted' for this line here in the Philippines. Would've been nice to also grab Wild Card... or two... or three...... or four. :wtf

 

Also, I think the figure heard my complaints about the hands because suddenly the weapons are staying in fairly solidly (the pickups are still pretty iffy, though). Now I have him wielding his revolver and shotgun akimbo. :D



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Posted 10 July 2020 - 11:22 AM

Haslab Sentinel

 

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Looks neat.



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Posted 10 July 2020 - 02:53 PM

This is a tricky one. It's super cool, but I look at the 3' tall Star Wars and superheroes, and figure they could've managed something with at least 8 if not 12 pts of articulation for about half the price and it'd look amazing with the 6" line.
 
 
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Posted 10 July 2020 - 05:42 PM

That reminded me that I still have the older Build-a-Figure Sentinel. Forgot how damn big it is.

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 03:28 PM

Sentinel funded already.



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 05:03 PM

Went looking for some Mega Construx humans to go with my TFs, ended up getting something entirely different, heh.
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Now to drive myself nuts by looking up what other cool sci-fi/horror stuff they've made that I've already missed the boat on.



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 11:12 AM

Speaking of Mega Construx, I've been really into their American Girl line for a while now. It's retired now, but I recently used mine to make a three part parody comic of card game anime.

 

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Part I, Part II and Part III.


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