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@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 03:43 PM)

Soon beam TV programs into brains with a neural transciever anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 03:28 PM)

I'm surprised they keep reducing the number of ports on TV's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 02:52 PM)

Ahh.. No.. I mean an HDMI 2.1 switcher box to give you more imputs on a TV. :D Those should have been released in preparation of the XSX and PS5 considering their touting 2.1 features. :D

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 02:25 PM)

Switch Pro, not even a thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 02:09 PM)

Wait... I read your statement wrong: I thought you meant the switch version 2.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 01:32 PM)

You do realize that the department that would be focusing on the HDMI 2.1 switch box would be different than the department working on PS5s?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 01:05 PM)

And nintendo wasn't competing with others for marketshare at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 12:54 PM)

Probably because there's already enough demand on the manufacturing infrastructure to pump out two of the three consoles at the same time? Nintendo's last release saw people waiting literal months for stock shortfalls to end.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 12:33 PM)

I just want to ask, why did no company get an HDMI 2.1 switch out in time for PS5/XSX


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:06 AM




Bumping with my new Daemon Prince. What do you guys reckon, Loincloth or no Loincloth?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:19 AM

Loincloth if you're gonna freehand on that sucker, otherwise, leave it off!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 18 2011, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bumping with my new Daemon Prince. What do you guys reckon, Loincloth or no Loincloth?


Go with the loincloth, I did:


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:25 PM

Oh, nice Iron Warriors!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

Oh right, I meant freehand if it's a blank cloth. That kit comes with that option, doesn't it?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Jun 19 2011, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh right, I meant freehand if it's a blank cloth. That kit comes with that option, doesn't it?


Yeah, chainmail or blank cloth.

I decided neither, they look too derpy.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:58 PM

Bumping with some major news rumours:

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* first 6th edition codexes, but release before or with rulebook, small release with single or two waves: Black Templars (1 waves: 2x plactic, 2x Finecast), Tau (1 wave: 3x plastic boxes, 4x Finecast), Necrons (2 waves)

* first real 6th edition codex: Codex Chaos Legions, really big release in three waves, doesn’t invalidate Codex Chaos Space Marines which gets extensive White Dwarf update as Codex Renegade Space Marines

* two starter sets, each with rules, dices, movement markers, mission booklet, one with Dark Angels and fitting scenery, the other with Black Legion and Chaos scenery.
You can combine both to play the campaign or use one set alone to play a selection of dumbed down scenarios against every other force, first starter set that comes with a model for a well established special character

* 6th edition is finished rulewise for some time now, the overall goal is to fix some of the long time problems of the game system. Expect a lot more fundamental improvements than last edition. The rules were even more ambitious at some stage of development, but didn’t get approved as they were too far away from the established rules.
The main designer left company and his successors brought the rules back in line with the existing codexes. The rules are nonetheless a bigger step forward than from 4th to 5th. Changes are so big that the next edition relies partial on erratas to fix old codexes. Development relied heavily on feedback of veteran playtesters. You can see some results of this new approach by the way the FAQs were handled in the last months. All codexes since Codex Tyranids were written with the new rules in mind, especially the new mission and reserve structure.


* The main design goals are: one book to rule them all, heroic characters, visceral combat, streamlined mechanism, cleaned up presentation and strategy before chance * strong narrative focus on Chaos, perspective shifting from the Empire to the struggle between free races and the Warp


* the biggest rule changes:

- similar ballistic to hit chart as wound chart: compare BS to target’s speed and unit type. BS 3 hits moving infantry on 4+, but lightning fast jetbikes on 6+ and stationary tank on 2+… HUGE

- victory points are back, but with another twist: you get two victory points if an unit holds an objective for an entire game turn, if a scoring unit holds one, you get three and one if you destroy a squad leader or vehicle

- before the game there is a bidding contest for the opportunity of the first turn, if you bid more strategic points you can go first, but the enemy can spent these points on stratagems as in Cities of Death: 22 generic stratagems

– for example for one point you can decide on night fighting or place an automatic gun, for four you can shift your reserves, most expensive stratagems are at 12 points and are really drastic, every unspent point can be used once a game for a reroll

- new turn sequence: prepare-movement-assault-shooting-consolidate new phase “consolidate” phase for random movements, jetpack movements, pursuits, morale checks/effects and resolving shooting reactions assault before shooting


* big units are real roadblocks! Some more examples for the development doctrines One rulebook for all:

- flyer rules are incorporated in the main rules

- narrative rule section that expands core rules: formations, super heavies, gaining experience


* modular rules, core rules can easily be expanded by narratives rules or another expansion set Heroic characters:

- independent characters more powerful, armour save and invulnerable save at the same time

- squad leaders more important, no more 50% rallying threshold, unit can rally as long as squad leader lives

- independent characters can snipe More visceral combat:

- standard cover only 5+ now, Feel No Pain (1) only on 5+

- slow slogging units very vulnerable


* some weapon types are specialized in taking out specific unit types and are incredible good at doing this (sniper vs. infantry without armour), but on the other hand ordnance vs flyer isn’t going to do much streamlined:

- no more random movement at all

- 5 general types of psychic powers

- wound allocation like 4th edition on unit basis, but attacker can chose every 5th wound to go to a single model (sniper weapon every second wound)

- artillery is normal immobile vehicle squadron, crew has no other game purpose than to be a counter for rate of fire and attacks clean up of combusted rules:

- there are tiers for most of the special rules. Instant Death (2) circumvents Eternal Warrior (1) for example. Feel No Pain (1) is 5+, Feel No Pain (2) is 4+ and Feel No Pain (3) is 3+. If no value is given, the special rule is tier 1.

- no more difference between leadership test and morale test


* terrain rules on a single page, true line of sight, non-vehicles models are ignored altogether, rules for special terrain like bunkers, ruins or deathworld mangroves in narrative rule section less randomness, more strategic options:

- more elaborate reserve rules, can nominate turn of arrvial and has only small change to arrive earlier or later, or can intervene behind enemy lines, arrives randomly but can hinder enemy reserves, must be distributed evenly between turn two and three, later arrivals only randomly

-no more random game length -no roll for first turn

-deep striking units more than 18” from enemy away don’t scatter, but landing in 6” is much more dangerous

- movement impairing effects from pinning weapons even if morale check is passed (if roll is above halved Ld), Fearless not immune to this, but only effected if rolled over full Ld

- more reactions to shooting than going to the ground depending on unit type and special rules. bikes can evade (3+ cover as same as before, but cannot assault or shoot next turn), jump troops can fly high, units with Stealth can attempt to vanish, …



Taking it with a huge grain of salt of course. I'm skeptical of the Chaos Legions codex especially.

Edited by Fires Of Hokkai, 19 June 2011 - 10:10 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:22 PM

Some of those do seem like interesting addtions/changes, like making stationary tank targets easier to hit makes sense. Many a time I've bemoaned my heavy weapons of being unable to hit a Land Raider no more than ten feet away from them.

Edit: I'm just wonder who's gonna be in the starter box? Space Marines would be the usual choice, maybe VS... Eldar this time? Necrons? Chaos? Actually my personal choice would be Imperial Guard Vs Chaos Space Marines, but what the hey-ha, thats never gonna happen.

Edited by Pennpenn, 19 June 2011 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:03 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Taking it with a huge grain of salt of course. I'm skeptical of the Chaos Legions codex especially.


We've been hearing that one since the release of the current Chaos Codex. I didn't believe it back then, and I don't believe it now.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:44 AM

For the record, the Harlequin Troupe Master is one of the most annoying metal models to put together. "Lets make this model really top heavy, then make all that weight balanced on a really hard to pin strip of thin ribbon!" Gublagh.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:54 AM

Anyone had a chance to put together a finecast model yet? They looked really nice after they were all cleaned up and on display at my store.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:59 AM

I've only put together one of the smaller ones so far (an Autarch), but from what I've seen of others putting together the big ones it's really simple, like glue-stick-done, no pinning or anything. The store manager even threw an assembled finecast Wyvern across the store and it didn't even phase it (though he suggested not trying it at home).

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:17 AM

That certainly sound promising as compared to my "arm falls off if you give it a dirty look" Noise Marine champ.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:11 AM

But be careful to get a proper look at the models before buying. I haven?t seen a single blister I would deem acceptable out of the five or so blisters I examined.
It?s not so much the quality of the resin itself, but the quality control that is jive. So carefully examine the model before buying, there are great casts out there, you just have to find them.

One large german online store even went ahead and announced that they would no longer carry finecast, because they refused to sell the poor quality product GW shipped to them.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:26 AM

Really? I've not yet seen any instances of poor quality so far, admittedly I've only been to one store, but the only think close is one of the Uriel Rakarath models had a whole bunch of flash-y stuff around the arms, but it didn't look difficult to remove.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:05 AM

Yeah, dodgy flash comes with the territory, as well as the occasional bubble. Thankfully they've got those handy transparent packets so you know what you're getting into, at least for the little blisters.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:17 AM

Yeah, it?s pretty bad. and I?m not talking about a bit of flash or small bubbles, either, but holes in the model, missing parts (larger bubble that prevented the flow of resin), excess lumps of resin (resulting from tears in the molds), warped models that were removed rom the mold to early, when the resin was still pliable and so on.

Sure, small bubbles come with the territory, but there are ways to migitate this, and other companies manage to avoid those problems: de-gasing the resin, casting under pressure (gases will be compressed into much smaller bubbles under pressure), adding chemical agents that reduce bubbles and careful placement of air vents.

And considering GW?s premium prices they should provide premium quality and not be outdone by smaller companies like Fenryll, Studio McVey, Privateer Press, Spartan games, Mantic Games, MaxMini, Microarts Studio and so on.

Mind you, not every model is a miscast, but the rate of miscasts is unusually high, which speaks to a rushed production and lax QC.

I don?t want to come across as bashing GW here, I?m just dissappointed with their recent QC. Nor am I telling you to stop buying, but look out for defects. GW will replace defective models, as the law demands, but you can save yourself some hassle by examining the models carefully.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:37 AM

Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?



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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 08:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?

Friggen' AYE!

Thankfully, I tend to paint kinda freeform, so it all ends up looking different (like ass, mind you but different ass.) in the end.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE(Fires Of Hokkai @ Jun 20 2011, 07:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't you hate it when you're gluing together more than one set of models and you suddenly realize you made a heavily-customizable kit look exactly the same as one you did before?


*Looks at unit of ten metal Harlequins with Harlequin's Kiss all converted to look different* *Looks at finger wounds incurred in said conversion work* *Looks back*


...Kinda?



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