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@  TheMightyMol... : (22 August 2019 - 07:13 PM)

AK AK AKAKAK

@  RichardT1977 : (22 August 2019 - 07:08 PM)

He's a MARTIAN!

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 August 2019 - 02:35 AM)

No changes with me. To life immortal.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:13 PM)

A French version named Eht Reht. Oh wait...

@  wonko the sane? : (21 August 2019 - 11:07 AM)

The most dangerous words in the english language: "I have money..."...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2019 - 04:43 AM)

Zombie version, Hot Rot.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:58 AM)

A chef version named Hot Pot.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:57 AM)

Does that hold true for the accent of any British Allsparkers here?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:56 AM)

I was reading some GoBots + Transformers discussion on Twitter and saw a British user point out that "BuggyMan" can sound like "boogeyman".

@  Otaku : (20 August 2019 - 11:28 PM)

@Sabrblade Part of me wishes I had purchased the coffee cup with that comic when it was for sale.  The rest of me knows I didn't have the money for it. XD

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2019 - 07:59 PM)

That's the Superdeformers version. He uses the MacGuffix to warm up his coffee.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 07:56 PM)

A bodybuilder version named Hot Bod.

@  unluckiness : (20 August 2019 - 07:43 PM)

A psychedelic-colored repaint named Pot Rod

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 August 2019 - 07:42 PM)

Runner-up dumb idea: A Bizarro-like clone of Hot Rod named Not Rod.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 August 2019 - 06:25 PM)

One of the dumbest TF ideas I ever had: Hot Rod (by whatever means) produces a son, who is named "Go-Cart".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:06 PM)

In its current form, DS9 is eventually going to fade from the public consciousness. Even on modern top-of-the-line displays, those old SD masters look like trash, and there's only so long younger generations will be able to stomach them. I can only imagine how they'll look when everyone has ultra-short throw projectors casting 120" images on their walls

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:05 PM)

It's definitely offputting, but Trek is one property I'd be willing to hold my nose and open my wallet for. I care far more about DS9 being available in the long-term, and for future generations, than my distaste for corporate greed

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:39 PM)

'Pay up now and fund this remaster we'll be able to profit from for decades, as this will be your only chance to get that show you like on BluRay... Until the superdeluxe re-release with even more stuff and a metal box.'

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:14 PM)

Stuff they're intending to remaster anyway for their streaming service would become crowdfunding projects.

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:09 PM)

I love DS9, but there is something offputting about giving money direct to Viacom for a project like this, probably because it would set a bad precedent. Given how moneygrubbing they are, it would quickly become their go-to solution for any old show they want remastered rather than dipping their hands in their own deep pockets.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 02:48 PM)

A crowdfunding probably wouldn't be that outrageous. The DS9 Documentary "What We Left Behind" that was recently released on blu-ray managed to raise nearly $650,000 on IndieGoGo. Imagine how much fans might contribute if it were guaranteed the remaster would happen provided the goal was reached.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 04:10 AM)

Let me call on my friend Dr Rockso, the Rock 'n Roll Clown. (He does cocaine.)

@  Nutjob R/T : (20 August 2019 - 12:48 AM)

New crowdfunding project: We need to get enough nose candy for the Paramount execs to keep 'em up long enough to get DS9 squeezed out

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.


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#1821 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:11 AM

I think it looks like a Ken doll head.


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#1822 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:32 AM

You're not wrong.



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:36 AM

Is it a better Chris Pratt head than the one on the leg-squeezy-gimmick figure?


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 05 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

http://www.mwctoys.c...IEW_070214a.htm

 

Scroll down there to see pics of the alternate head. To partially answer your deleted one, it is also one of the easiest to get, as it's packed heavier. BBTS has it singly, for example, AND it's also on clearance for $13. http://www.bigbadtoy...686&mode=retail



#1825 Detour

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:38 AM

Yeah, wow, that's almost as bad as the gimmicky figure one.

 

 

I might as well go for the teensy one because that one bears the most ressemblance. The hell, Hasbro?


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 05 September 2014 - 01:00 PM

Even if it was spot on I still wouldn't like it. Toys of real people are creepy looking.

I bought Nova and Iron Man out of the wave. For the Guardians proper I'm fine to wait for the comic-style box set.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:21 PM

The unhelmeted head really doesn't do Pratt justice (especially compared to how good Big Dave's mug looks on Drax).

 

The auction I won didn't include the unhelmeted head, the headphones, the Walkman, and the Orb. I'm only looking to get the latter three. :D


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:09 PM

I think Pratt has joined the ranks of some other "un-sculptable" actors like Harrison Ford. Something about their faces just does not easily translate to action figure form. Even high-end statues have a hard time with Ford.


 
 
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Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:03 PM

Shatner is on that list too. You'd think the people doing his figures and busts were deliberately trying to avoid using his likeness for legal reasons or something.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:32 PM

I think Pratt has joined the ranks of some other "un-sculptable" actors like Harrison Ford. Something about their faces just does not easily translate to action figure form. Even high-end statues have a hard time with Ford.

 

Yep, even the Hot Toys Starlord doesn't look very Pratty.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:15 AM

FINALLY managed to nab a second Venom for my son for Christmas. They had to get it for me from the back, but whatever (glad I asked after I didn't see it on the shelves).

 

Mission accomplished!


Edited by Big Show, 07 September 2014 - 07:35 AM.

QUOTE(David Willis)
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And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.
 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:25 AM

I think Pratt has joined the ranks of some other "un-sculptable" actors like Harrison Ford. Something about their faces just does not easily translate to action figure form. Even high-end statues have a hard time with Ford.

 

You know, back during the PotF2 days, I always thought Harrison Ford/Han Solo was the only face sculpt that Kenner/Hasbro could ever get right.

 

Of course, that was back when 5POA was the standard instead of just an economical fall-back position so I suppose it was a different standard for a different time.  Well, that and when compared to Beefcake Luke and Monkey Leia, even a half-decent Han head sculpt is going to look brilliant by default.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:54 PM

I dunno, Han from the Black series has an okay-ish likeness? It's much closer than the attempt at Pratt.

But yeah, definitely going with the "masked" look all the time. Drax and Groot have the only decent headsculpts on the team, feels like.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

I think I have one more big push, and I'll have effectively eliminated 90% of my Marvel Legends collection.

 

Since you have the option to put the year down on items you sell on eBay, and after subsequently looking up those years, I honestly have no idea how I was affording things like food back in 2006-2007.  

 

So.much.product.



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:25 PM

Has anyone tried getting something like this?

 

I've never bought something off shapeways, but that looks pretty tempting.




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Posted 08 September 2014 - 09:26 PM

I've seen some of the guys at TheFwoosh who had that and it looks pretty cool if you're wanting that Superior Spidey look.

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 03:46 PM

Bah, Walgreens still hasn't gotten ANY of the 6" Hasbro figures, Spider-Man or STar Wars.  I went ahead and got a raincheck in case they ever get some in (probably will in a couple weeks.  I swear Altus is a distribution black hole or something)



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:59 AM

I snagged Agent Venom at a con. Cost a bit more but it save me the headache of searching at a place like freakin' Walgreen's.

 

After a couple of days his right legs falls off at the knee. Only after repairing it do I realize how funny this actually is.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:01 AM

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:13 PM

For those interested, Family Dollar has started getting in a new batch of "discount" Marvel figures, which should be hitting all the other usual suspects in a few weeks. (I hesitate to call them "discount" considering they cost the same as Walmart, but have MUCH snazzier packaging, if less of it).

 

Anyway, the new batch this year are Iron Man, Thor, and Loki, all using Avengers Assemble All Star tooling, along with reships of at least Spider-Man, and I'd assume Hulk and Wolverine since they are still featured on Spider-Man's cardback.  In addition to the new figures, packaging has seen some significant changes: the cardbacks have dropped a lot of the Marvel Universe branding elements, including the name.  They now just say "Marvel" across the top.  The cardbacks themselves also feature a much simpler cut than before, with a simpler bubble as well.  Still feature character art though!

 

I snagged Spider-Man (been wanting him since I saw he was available, I'm a fan of the new buck Hasbro did for SM All Stars, and this is the only release I know of in his classic deco with muted comic colors), skipped the others for now.  Didn't have pictures on hand to compare, but Iron Man looked unchanged, Thor has more muted colors and MAYBE some deco changes to his chest.  Loki, IIRC, was gold and green, a different color set than the AA version, but still featured his helmet and sceptor (which is no longer painted), but no cape.

 

Makes me wonder about the industry when Family Dollar is getting Marvel product before most big retailers (Wave 3 with Loki has only just started to ship), with FAR more attractive packaging at about the same price.   Consider AA All STar is only on wave 3 (assuming distribution hasn't bogged down in your area), I'm not sure the discount line is too far removed from what mass retail should be doing...





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