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@  Noideaforaname : (24 May 2017 - 06:11 PM)

Nerd talk is infinitely better than P&R talk...

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2017 - 04:30 PM)

Warning: Chatbox subject to spontaneous outbursts of nerd talk

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2017 - 03:50 PM)

Most people should rap their age as a math problem.

@  Foffy : (24 May 2017 - 03:24 PM)

More people should state their age as math problems. I'm nine squared minus sixty-three.

@  Benbot : (24 May 2017 - 03:16 PM)

That's a complicated way of saying you're 20

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 May 2017 - 03:08 PM)

Simpsons movie is ten years old. I'm ten years older.

@  The Doctor Who : (24 May 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Or Facebook

@  Paladin : (24 May 2017 - 02:07 PM)

it's called Tumblr.

@  lastmaximal : (24 May 2017 - 02:04 PM)

Is there a p&r shoutbox?

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2017 - 02:02 PM)

Quote from Facebook (not from me): "Religion is like having a penis. It's all very well and good to be proud of it. Just don't shove it in my face UNLESS I ASK YOU TO!"

@  Rycochet : (24 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

In an mmmbop they're gone! In an mmm bop they're not there!

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2017 - 08:13 AM)

can't touch this

@  Robowang : (24 May 2017 - 08:09 AM)

It's Skyline time.

@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2017 - 06:28 AM)

It's that time of the month.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 May 2017 - 06:27 AM)

Communist bananas?

@  Pennpenn : (24 May 2017 - 06:25 AM)

Bad sign when bananas go red.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 May 2017 - 10:41 PM)

I read that as "What color are their bannanas"....

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2017 - 05:21 PM)

They're all red.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

what color are their bandanas?

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2017 - 04:48 PM)

*rescue, though

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2017 - 04:47 PM)

Hooray, animal rescue! TMM & I have a red-eared slider. Not a resdue,

@  Noideaforaname : (23 May 2017 - 03:26 PM)

@MEDdMI - Me and my teacher both had box turtles. The teach did animal rescue work, so two of her turtles were actually deformed and couldn't be released (one's shell was too large and the other's too small), so they ended up being class pets.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 May 2017 - 02:12 PM)

They had regular flat, cereal bowl-type molding at the bottom, so it wasn't much an issue that I can recall.

@  OrionPax44 : (23 May 2017 - 02:10 PM)

How tough is it to clean out those bowls. I'd imagine the nooks and crannies from their spines are tough areas.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 May 2017 - 01:47 PM)

I had two of those bowls, Michelangelo and Donatello

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2017 - 01:46 PM)

Nice. What kind of turtles?

@  Noideaforaname : (23 May 2017 - 01:10 PM)

I had that turtle bowl too. Never did the obvious 'pretend to be Shredder and dine on turtle soup'... but that's because I had a bunch of pet turtles plus I frequently pet-sat a teacher's trio.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2017 - 12:36 PM)

You ate out of a Ninja Turtle? Kinky.

@  NightViper : (23 May 2017 - 12:33 PM)

My bowl didn't just have a picture of a Ninja Turtle, it WAS a Ninja Turtle. And came with a box of Cookie Crisp that I didn't eat.

@  Foffy : (23 May 2017 - 12:31 PM)

My favorite dish is this bowl I had as a kid that had a picture of a Ninja Turtle on it.

@  Robowang : (23 May 2017 - 10:32 AM)

mmm. That's my favorite dish.

@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 10:06 AM)

like.... Fractured But Whole?

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2017 - 06:51 AM)

everything sounds dirty

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 May 2017 - 06:49 AM)

why does this sound dirty

@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 06:05 AM)

Psh. I'm still waiting for Ranma Whole.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2017 - 05:08 AM)

I'll wait for the sequel series Dragon Whole.

@  Maruten : (23 May 2017 - 04:26 AM)

Can't believe the Dragon Half manga is finally being translated this year.

@  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!


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:20 PM

We've already seen Frenzy & Rumble way back when they were first added, but now we have pictures of Scourge, G2 Optimus, and Wheeljack.

Scourge has stripes all the way down his wings, red windows, metallic paint on his chest, a Decepticon symbol on the center of his chest (rather than his left breast), red eyes, lighter gray for the hands, darker gray for the gun, more pink finger nails.





G2 Optimus has clear blue instead of clear orange, no blue in vehicle mode, though he retains the flames the red does fade into black on some areas, different paint apps on the shoulders, red paint biceps, red details on his knees, G1 Autobot symbol on the side of the truck, silver painted gas tank area.





Wheeljack has metallic green paint, more elaborate stripe detailing on his chest, more green on the side of the car. There may be more differences, but it's hard to tell with neither figure being released yet.





Note the pictures of Frenzy & Rumble on Amazon.co.jp have always been of the United version since they've been in color.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

I'll probably go for Scourge because the fairly subtle differences kind of work to just barely set him apart from some Sweeps, but I'm disappointed the differences aren't a little more significant.

I'm... surprised honestly how much better United G2 Prime ended up looking, but heck if I'm gonna pay an import markup for THAT mold... I bet that blue will light-pipe a LOT stronger than the orange.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

I MUST HAVE THAT LASER PRIME!!!

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.

 


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

Yeah I like Scourge and G2 Optimus better for sure. Wheeljack is pretty much the same. Depends if you like the chest better on the United or not, and/or if you like the metallic green (though other changes may be present that we can't see at this point/don't know).

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:38 PM

These look awesome!
I especially like the added paint apps on Scourge and Wheeljack.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:44 PM

Here's a comparison of the Scourge's using the photo from http://www.tfwiki.net.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:48 PM

I personally like Generations Wheeljack more. The metallic green stripes don't look right to me, and I like the shape of Hasbro's striping pattern more. The way the green carries up from the sides over the roof in a more uniform manner actually looks more boring to me than how the Generations version's are arranged.

Scourge is a rather lateral move, although the full wing stripes are certainly nice.

Prime is definitely the most improved here.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:49 PM

Interesting how Scourge is actually a very light blue like the original toy and the G1 cartoon.

Here's the Wheeljack comparison.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:53 PM

And here's Prime with the photos from TFWiki.net again.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:59 PM

I'm really digging the more G1 cartoon scheme on Scourge, I didn't think they could do so besides pinker nails, but the white hands, stomach, and bluer facial hair do it. Also it appears they threw away trying to color the gun that looks like Fracas like Fracas and instead colored it like his original gun.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:04 PM

Don't like the metallic chest on Scourge. To me, it negates what little good the full stripes do (To me, both Scourges are rather pathetically plain in vehicle mode. SO the stripes don't wow me or annoy me, in the case of Hasbro's.).

United G2 Prime is definitely a big improvement...But I think I prefer the orange windows over the blue. Not sure if I'm willing to pay import prices for him...

Wheeljack, again, I don't care for the metallic paint. I mean, I like metallic paint, I just don't like how Wheeljack and Scourge use it. I think on Wheeljack I would have preferred for him to get the Tracks treatment and have all the white be a flaked pearl as his metallic paint.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:06 PM

undoubtibly they all look really nice, I've been anticipating seeing the pictures for a while now.
That being Said I think I'm gonna pass on them.
Seeing Scourge all shiny made me realize how he's gonna clash when paired up With Galvy & Cyclonus (and let's face it, that's where he's going to spend most of his time). I think he would look weird being the only one who's shiny like he's the most important of the trio icon-fire.gif I'm gonna stick with my Hasbro version there.

G2 Prime, I have G2 Prime, and I'll be honest, I like him a lot! And I think the Blue light piping is a neat touch, very "autobot", but I like the Orange Light Piping on the Hasbro version, It makes him "Pop" Visually, and it makes him look more powerful when he Glows (literally filled with Burning Justice icon-megs.gif ) Still... If the price was right... I wouldn't say no...

Wheeljack... Eh! paint scheme's not different enough to justify the Cost, Hasbro wins again!


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:08 PM

Is it just me or are these (or at least Prime) photoshopped?

I dunno... the clear on Prime looks photoshopped. But I'm no expert.

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.

 


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:09 PM

My problem is I can't display United Scourge with C@C Cyclonus and Galvatron, but only with the Henkei versions, so my OCD disallows me to display my favorite versions of each figure together. icon-fire.gif icon-ball.gif icon-blitz.gif

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 15 2011, 11:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it just me or are these (or at least Prime) photoshopped?

I dunno... the clear on Prime looks photoshopped. But I'm no expert.

Yeah, it's not an actual product photo at this point so that's natural. To me it looks painted or digitally altered over a flat color (not clear). Besides the windows that is.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:14 PM

But I was told in no uncertain terms that Takara's G2 Prime wouldn't have flames because they love us more!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:21 PM

You were lied to! icon-fire.gif

What's surprising is the deco on Wheeljack's hood is very similar and based on the same design, but are different. Hasbro's is rounder and meets in the middle while TakaraTomy's is more rectangular and doesn't meet in the middle.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 15 2011, 11:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it just me or are these (or at least Prime) photoshopped?

I dunno... the clear on Prime looks photoshopped. But I'm no expert.


Yeah. It'll be interesting to see what the final toy looks like, and how well his light piping works. So far I greatly prefer the Hasbro versions of all of these, but the Optimus has some potential.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:23 PM

Prime does look nicer with the blue taken away in vehicle mode, though it never bothered me before. I guess distribution being so bad saved me some money on that one. The other subtle detailing changes are nice, and maybe you'll actually be able to see the Matrix in his chest on this version.

I'll still get some Hasbro Scourges to use as Sweeps though. I think I might like Hasbro's Wheeljack better, because I like his shade of green and the stripe pattern on the chest more. I'm a sucker for painted car detailing though, so we'll see how that goes.

Who wants to place bets on what shades of white the two versions will use on Wheeljack? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:26 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Feb 15 2011, 11:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But I was told in no uncertain terms that Takara's G2 Prime wouldn't have flames because they love us more!

It might still.... These are just shoopdawhooped and suchlike.

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.