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@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers


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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

Gundam Anime Gunpla

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#12441 tec

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:50 PM

Huh..I never seen the kit for sale anywhere even during the hight of Wing


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:04 AM

 

Galvaria in action. Odds are we'll see other forms in the future.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:36 AM

The Astray you built is from 2003-ish.


Get out of town!!

I've bought a bunch of other stuff from HLJ and always been happy. They have a lot of Gundam kits that are waaay cheaper than ive seen them anywhere else, but I heard recently that they bumped up their shipping rates a while back so that may balance that out somewhat. These Japanese stores that are all "place your order and we'll tell you the shipping later MWAHAHAHAHAHA"... it's a worry sometimes.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:22 AM

 

The Astray you built is from 2003-ish.


Get out of town!!

I've bought a bunch of other stuff from HLJ and always been happy. They have a lot of Gundam kits that are waaay cheaper than ive seen them anywhere else, but I heard recently that they bumped up their shipping rates a while back so that may balance that out somewhat. These Japanese stores that are all "place your order and we'll tell you the shipping later MWAHAHAHAHAHA"... it's a worry sometimes.

I've ordered from HLJ fairly often and have had no problems (save for that one time where they sent me the wrong Figuarts, but that's another story :D ).

 

And if you liked the Astray Blue Frame, this might be of interest to you: its in-story and real-life upgrade, the Astray Blue Frame Second L, a radically-customized version of that base Astray. :) Also, that site, Dalong's Gunpla Review, is a great site to scope out the kits of units that catch your eye - or cause you to spend even more on this money sink of a hobby. :wtf

 

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I was going to wait until I had the Valuable Pod before assembling this guy, but I felt like putting something easy together. :D

 

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Kind of a shame that the Revive Gyan isn't fully-compatible with the Valuable Pod, but this older version still holds up somewhat, I think.

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:00 AM

Tomino comments on Hathaway's Flash:
 

I'm looking forward to the movie - Original author, Yoshiyuki Tomino

As the original author, I am very pleased and surprised that a novel I wrote almost 30 years ago would get a movie adaptation, let alone a trilogy. When I heard from the people involved with production that the themes in it are ones necessary for the current world, I went back and took a look, and was just stunned.

The real world may very well have regressed instead of progressed. That is why there is meaning to show these themes to the real world here and now, and this is happening thanks to the Gundam fans leading the way.
I have nothing but thanks to everyone pulling the series along.

At the same time, I can imagine that each and every one of you also wishes for the hope of the message of this work, to let the next generation pioneer the solution.

In other words, I imagine that because the generation of Gundam fans that has become adults has realised that the power of fans alone do not have the power to break the stagnation and regression of realism, they have passed it on to this work.

I believed that while there is no need for anime to be realistic, if it is something to be shown in a public place such as in a movie, it should be something that resonates widely with youths.
I believe with the generations of creators being younger, and the audience being younger, these younger generation will one day blaze a trail to the innovation of man - Newtypes.

 

So he's saying, the younger generation will A Waken into Trailblazers to Innovate mankind.

 

What does Tomino mean by this? :???

 

 

I'm very excited about the Maganac, but at the same time the inevitable P-Bandai kits puts me off. They couldn't have included parts to make at least one other like how the NPD Leo has various heads and shoulders (that is I'm assuming, if it did have variations I figure pictures would have been shown by now.).

 

On the flip side I can't believe the HGCE Destiny has all those effect parts, they were a highlight of the first HG for me and might make me get the new one.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 04:27 AM

Also, that site, Dalong's Gunpla Review, is a great site to scope out the kits of units that catch your eye - or cause you to spend even more on this money sink of a hobby. :wtf


Thanks, I've been devouring review galleries but hadn't come across this guy.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:13 AM

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

 
I was more into Dorothy.  The bad girl eyebrows did it for teenage me.
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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

 

 

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

 
I was more into Dorothy.  The bad girl eyebrows did it for teenage me.
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Heh, I remember those.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:03 AM

There the one where she mimics all the Gundam antenna


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:01 PM

The sight of a squad of those things heading for you would be terrifying. :p



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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

Have almost finished a second HG, and started my first RG (this one). I've completed one leg and I'm just blown away. There's a lot to appreciate about what the HG kits achieve with fewer parts but if this, uh, "Full Burnern" is anything to go by, RG dudes are just heaven. I have an MG on the way too, I can't even imagine what that bastard will look like.

 

How do human brains design these? HOW? How can a person conceptualise these builds and engineer a situation where the necessary pieces of perfectly-fitting plastic can be squirted out onto these ludicrous runners? It's inconceivable. 


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:49 PM

Have almost finished a second HG, and started my first RG (this one). I've completed one leg and I'm just blown away. There's a lot to appreciate about what the HG kits achieve with fewer parts but if this, uh, "Full Burnern" is anything to go by, RG dudes are just heaven. I have an MG on the way too, I can't even imagine what that bastard will look like.

 

How do human brains design these? HOW? How can a person conceptualise these builds and engineer a situation where the necessary pieces of perfectly-fitting plastic can be squirted out onto these ludicrous runners? It's inconceivable. 

 

Well, Bandai's been doing all the work in house for nearing 40 years now. There's a lot of institutional knowledge, specialized software, and good old fashioned experience going into these things.

 

There's an informational video, even.

 

 

As for kits, like how Mazinger can be a demon or a god, Real Grades can be heaven or hell. They've got amazing engineering and a ton of small pieces, but if you misallign things (or in some cases, especially early on, even if you do everything right) they're plastic grenades. The Full Burnern has some problems with waist stability, since it needs to fit the Core Fighter, but it's mostly alright, and the gimmick is pretty impressive.




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Posted 03 February 2019 - 06:33 PM

Gosh, I'll have to watch that. Ta.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:59 AM

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The Valuable Pod has a cover for the new head in support fighter mode, and it has what looks like a knight's visor. It sadly doesn't securely lock onto the head itself when the head is attached to the Gyan body, though, which would've been nice. :(

 

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I wanted the Gyan's shield to be flat against the Gundam's face in this shot, but the Gyan just doesn't have enough articulation to pull that off without a stand. The shot still came out decent, I think. :D



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:01 AM

RG Zeta is one to avoid. In many ways it's a marvel but also showcases why other Zetas use parts swapping to transform. To be capable of full on transforming it has so many fiddly parts. When I got the Amuro colours one I kept the original in MS mode and the Amuro one in Waverider mode.

If you want a good solid RG, the Mk-II is great.

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

Went and built the second Haro with the transparent shell.

 

The problem I usely have with clear kits is they're tacky, lacking inner workings to justify the transparent armour. Haro mostly steers clear of that, bar 2 annoyances-

 

The mini Haro on the forehead makes no sense

The feet have inner detail parts but not the ears.

 

Ignoring those 2 points it does generally look pretty nice. Found out this week HLJ sells the LED add on part so maybe I'll grab a pair whilst I still can.

 

Really as a whole impressed with how much the Figure-rise entries have upped Gunpla's game.



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:39 PM

Surprised to see Sandrock before a proper Shenlong after the Jiyan Altron, but not unhappy.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:49 PM

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Just for a pic.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:11 AM

New HG Heavyarms pls


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