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@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:39 PM)

*good week

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:35 PM)

It's been a good work for The Hunt: got Netflix Bumblebee (suck it Walmart!) and stopped at Walgreens and found a lone Bluestreak. I'm pretty much done until new stuff rolls out in February

@  tigerhawk : (02 December 2020 - 03:53 PM)

There's some fab fandubs of comic scenes on Youtube, it's MTMTE/LL mostly but there's some great stuff such as Tarn learning of Megatron's defection and Megatron talking to Ravage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:31 PM)

Wonderful audio separation and balance.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:29 PM)

For Transformers The Movie 86

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM)

I will say, the blu ray remaster, especially the audio is pretty spot on. Watching it on Apple TV has been enlightening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 09:00 PM)

Vode An!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

I do not overly care for the Bad Batch, but it will be interesting to see what the animated series will bring to the table.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

Alpha, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, and the Muunilinst 10 are quite the contrast to what we have at present in Disney canon.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Who else here read the pre-2008 Clone Commandos and ARC Troopers back in the day?

@  tigerhawk : (30 November 2020 - 05:04 PM)

Monoliths in Utah and Romania.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  tigerhawk : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  tigerhawk : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  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.

@  tigerhawk : (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.

@  tigerhawk : (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?


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#1981 Blacknife

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:15 AM

I got that collection. I got to say I love how the tower set is done...I'm sold.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:22 AM

It's an appealing scale, and it's easy to be far more forgiving of limited articulation and paint. The sculpting is also light years ahead of the horrid Human Alliance humans. MASK and Dino Riders hit more detailed and accurate proportions.

I wonder how big Hulkbuster IM is? He's the main draw for me at this early stage, but the IM2 3.75 inch scale figure might fit well too, despite the armour differences. That thing was nicely painted and well-articulated, and I have extras of the single version. I don't believe I own the 3 pack version, but I prefer the single design anyway. It's also closer to the movie version, thanks to the big gauntlets.

It's hard to get too psyched at that line-up just yet, but I expect Toyfair to change that. I expect wave 2 will have Vision and co. I want a large number of characters for this scale, including a lot of people who just wouldn't be done at a larger scale. Had there been more to the Guardians line I'd have definitely bought in, but just the main team and a couple of extra people wasn't enough to bring me in. They're small, they're cheap, give me some oddball choices. Swamp me with them.

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#1983 Big Show

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:51 AM

So my backfilling on the Marvel Legends line has been going pretty well. Got a Ronan series Dr. Doom that is leaps and bounds better than the earlier version. It's not even a competition. Then I scored a 4 figure lot on eBay I'm quite excited about. They consisted of a packaged Stryfe (who had the Jubilee pieces and only had a minor issue with the plastic on the back of his helmet-which was easily corrected with with an Exacto knife), X-Force Wolverine, Psylocke (who may find herself repainted into Rogue if the urge strikes me), and Archangel. The good one from the Hit Monkey wave. All for $51 shipped. I would have (begrudgingly) paid that for Archangel. And having the figure in my hands, he's totally worth it. The sculpting, paint, and wings are all phenomenal. I don't have a huge draw to the character, but this figure instantly becomes one of my top 3 or 4 Legends figs. Absolutely gorgeous.


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:54 PM

It's hard to get too psyched at that line-up just yet, but I expect Toyfair to change that. I expect wave 2 will have Vision and co. I want a large number of characters for this scale, including a lot of people who just wouldn't be done at a larger scale. Had there been more to the Guardians line I'd have definitely bought in, but just the main team and a couple of extra people wasn't enough to bring me in. They're small, they're cheap, give me some oddball choices. Swamp me with them.

In fairness, NOBODY seriously expected Guardians to have the kind retail legs it ended up having, nonetheless, Hasbro DID get everyone essential out, including the entire core team (which some multi year toylines don't even manage to accomplish).  About the only "lacking" selections might have been Yondu, Nebula and Thanos.

I'm personally expecting more from Avengers.

 

 

Though, given all the talk of the "2.5 system" in Hasbro's promo material, I can't help but wonder:

Marvel's new Secret Wars series is supposed to be a major "thing" for them next year, with lots of cross media support.  To me, that seems like the perfect venue to expand the "2.5 system" to more Classic Marvel designs, and the multiversal arc opens up a LOT of interesting ideas in what Hasbro could make.



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 10:44 PM

Fair point on the Guardians. I would love to see them expand to include a comic line of some sort.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 04:38 PM

The Thanos Wave of Legends has the missing Batroc that should have been in the Cap wave.

 

Good. GOOD.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 04:48 PM

I wonder where that Valkyrie that was at NYCC 2014 is going to end up.

Maybe there'll be another Avengers wave?

 

Disappointing that Spider-woman and Hellcat share Thanos parts.

Makes it easier to avoid Hellcat because I'm not familiar with her at all and I have a budget to think about.


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:04 AM

Dunno if this is news or not, but the SHIELD 3-pack is apparently (a) a TRU exclusive, and (b) coming in April.

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:48 AM

TRU Exclusive, eh?

 

That means I'll never see them.


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:07 AM

Well, the All-New X-Men were TRU exclusives, and they have been on clearance at TRU.com for some time.


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:09 AM

But there was also the X-Men Legends wave, which passed from store shelves into memory so swiftly they might as well have been mythical.


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 06:28 AM

And the only one of that wave that isn't currently on TRU.com is Storm. Granted, they haven't been up consistently-but they are there now.

 

EDIT: Check that, Magneto is not there either.

 

 

I guess my point is that I would prefer it to be a TRU exclusive as opposed to, say, the Previews BAF Puck series.


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

Dunno if this is news or not, but the SHIELD 3-pack is apparently (a) a TRU exclusive, and (b) coming in April.

 

http://www.actionfig...-and-nick-fury/

 

We knew about the TRU part, just not when to start looking. Of course the bummer will likely be the price. I wonder how many repack&returns we'll see of this set?


 
 
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 06:33 AM

I guess my point is that I would prefer it to be a TRU exclusive as opposed to, say, the Previews BAF Puck series.

 

Amen.  I will never get that Emma Frost figure... :/  At least with the TRU wave, they were found by several board members.  I helped a couple of people here in getting a figure or two.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:15 PM

Judging by the in-package Odin wave Legends showing up on eBay, I'd say they are stateside!


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:42 PM

But there was also the X-Men Legends wave, which passed from store shelves into memory so swiftly they might as well have been mythical.

 

Mine still had 10+ as of last week.

 

Granted it was probably 3 each of the same character but still.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:10 PM

If they have Storm, PLEASE shoot me a PM. I'd be willing to do things for you to pick me up one.

 

 

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

I saw unmasked Wolvie once, and that was it. And if any of that wave was gonna shelf-warm, it shoulda been him.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:12 PM

I think it was mostly Stryfes and Cyclopii but I'll check Big Show.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

Thanks! Much appreciated! :D


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