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@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

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#2981 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

Oh yeah, the Rhino is great.
ROCC isn't bad, though. Works great as a mobile TOC.

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#2982 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

And one more:

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 6 2013, 05:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 6 2013, 02:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The cape kinda throws it all off for me, but otherwise it works perfectly.

I'm thinking "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

....I don't get how we went from "Hey I'm thinking of making General Blitz" to "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 8 2013, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 6 2013, 05:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 6 2013, 02:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The cape kinda throws it all off for me, but otherwise it works perfectly.

I'm thinking "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

....I don't get how we went from "Hey I'm thinking of making General Blitz" to "cast-off from Baron Ironblood's army".

Black Major.


Thank you.

I honestly couldn't remember the guy's name.

#2985 Detour

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

Still doesn't answer my question.

Debating between keeping that Tomahawk head and doing the following mods, or getting a Con Voltar cast....


And I managed to score some nice Joe-scale vehicles from the thrift store for $5.
Gonna have to try my hand at this "vehicle customizing" thing.

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.

 


#2986 Echowarrior

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jul 8 2013, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh yeah, the Rhino is great.
ROCC isn't bad, though. Works great as a mobile TOC.


Nice pics. Where's that tank from?
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#2987 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

Well poop. I don't even remember. That pic is like 4 years old, and that was the last time I've seen those toys.

EDIT: Wait, now I remember. It was from the 1:18 "Forces of Valor: Bravo Team" line that Target used to carry.

Edited by Betty Nor, 08 July 2013 - 08:00 PM.


#2988 Detour

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

Hey guys, check out what I commissionned Wingus to draw!

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 09 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 8 2013, 07:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still doesn't answer my question.

He looks like the JoeCon Red Shadows Black Major, but with a beard.

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Debating between keeping that Tomahawk head and doing the following mods, or getting a Con Voltar cast....

The Tomahawk head is definitely more in line with the original, at least. The scar goes from left to right, by the way.

I'm kind of curious what it'd look like on the Resolute Destro body, since that one's taller than most others and has the swappable cyber arm.
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#2990 Detour

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 9 2013, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Tomahawk head is definitely more in line with the original, at least. The scar goes from left to right, by the way.

Thanks for the input on that!
I know about the scar, this was just done on the quick in MS Paint.


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I'm kind of curious what it'd look like on the Resolute Destro body, since that one's taller than most others and has the swappable cyber arm.

Find me one on the cheap and I'll tell you.

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 09 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Anyone playing the new GI Joe Battlegrounds? Similar but different than the Transformers game by the same folks. The artwork similarly is an odd combination of new and borrowed stuff. Some are old card-back illustrations while others are more modern updates.
 
 
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#2992 Detour

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

From the images I've seen, they're taking elements and designs from everything, be it ARAH, Sigma Six, newsculpt era, ROC...

Don't have any mobile devices so I can't really play it, though.

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 09 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 8 2013, 10:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey guys, check out what I commissionned Wingus to draw!


Haha, very nice! I like how his hood is swept back as well.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 9 2013, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From the images I've seen, they're taking elements and designs from everything, be it ARAH, Sigma Six, newsculpt era, ROC...

Don't have any mobile devices so I can't really play it, though.


Yep, that's exactly it. I had to laugh when I got a Sigma 6 Firelfy. I'm sure they're saving the classic ARAH one for a rarer card.
 
 
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:58 PM

[note: long]

I got to thinking about something.

With minimal tinkering (if any), Hasbro could hypothetically get a full year's worth of product (if not more) largely by recycling what molds they have (or, at least, what molds they're strongly rumored to have), especially if they're willing to consider international figures & vehicles as part of the mix.

The question is, would people pay to have any of them?

Here's what I've come up with:


Vehicles & Playsets

G. I. Joe Headquarters (TRU exclusive?) (1983 mold)
*Hawk (1986-style figure, 1997 TRU colors)
*Rock & Roll (Repeater body, 1982-style head)

G. I. Joe Global Command (_____ exclusive) (Cobra Listening Post)
*Joseph Colton (convention figure w/ unused concept color scheme)
*Jane Colton (Agent Helix body with new head)

Python Stun
*Python Motor-Viper (RoC Nitro Viper)

Python Asp
*Python Lamprey

Tiger Cat (Snow Cat)
*Tiger Force Frostbite

Tiger Shark (Water Moccasin)
*Tiger Force Torpedo (prototype TF Torpedo colors)

Tiger Sting (VAMP)
*Tiger Force Bazooka

Sky Patrol Sky Hawk (Ghost Hawk mold)
*Airwave (RoC Nitro Viper w/ new head)

Sky Patrol Raven (Night Raven mold)
*Drop Zone (Strato-Viper w/ new head)

Sky Patrol Sky SHARC (SHARC mold)
*Altimeter [re: SP Airborne] (Lift-Ticket mold w/ new head)

Night Shade (SHARC mold)
*Night Force Crazylegs

Night Ray (TRU Exclusive?) (Moray Hydrofoil mold)
*Night Force Beach-Head

Armadillo (online exclusive?) (Slaughter's Marauders colors)
*Slaughter's Marauders Footloose

Tiger Paw (online exclusive?) (Cobra Ferret)
*Tiger Force Dusty

Tiger Fly (Dragonfly)
*Tiger Force Recondo

Figures

*Battle Corps Rangers Flint (new head on the Lamprey body)

*Battle Corps Dr. Mindbender (Dr. Mindbender head on the Viper body)

*Battle Corps Leatherneck (Leatherneck head and arms on the 1987-style Falcon body)

*1990 Dusty (1985-style Flint body + 1987-style Falcon head)

*Red Ninja (Dice repaint)

*Star Brigade Techno-Viper

*Super Sonic Fighters Falcon (1987-style Falcon body)

*Sonic Fighters Dial-Tone

*Sonic Fighters Law & Order

*Sonic Fighters Tunnel Rat

*Sonic Fighters Viper

*Sonic Fighters Lamprey

*Super Sonic Fighters Road Pig

*Python Patrol SAW Viper

*Python Patrol Rock Viper

*Tiger Force Outback

*Tiger Force Roadblock

*Tiger Force Wreckage

*Tiger Force Jinx

*Tiger Force Dial-Tone

*Tiger Force Psyche-Out

*Tiger Force Hit & Run

*Tiger Force Lifeline

*Tiger Force Ripcord

*Tiger Force Tripwire

*Tiger Force Skystriker

*Tiger Force Airtight

*Tiger Force Shipwreck

*Tiger Force Alpine

*Tiger Force Big Brawler

*Gatilho

*Relampago

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 9 2013, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The question is, would people pay to have any of them?

No.

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 09 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jul 8 2013, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well poop. I don't even remember. That pic is like 4 years old, and that was the last time I've seen those toys.

EDIT: Wait, now I remember. It was from the 1:18 "Forces of Valor: Bravo Team" line that Target used to carry.


Hmm. Not easy to chase down then. Ah well.
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

Yeah, I think I picked up my Bradley and Abrams on clearance 4 years ago. They're nice because they scale better than official vics like the MOBAT, and the degree of realism is pretty neat, too. Plus, it's nice to have more than just one guy riding in a large vic like a tank.

You can also store Joes in the back of the Bradley.

Thanks for pointing it out. I had completely forgotten that I owned those. Gonna have to dig them out of storage in the coming months.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:40 PM

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*Python Motor-Viper (RoC Nitro Viper)
*Tiger Force Airtight
*Tiger Force Shipwreck
*Gatilho
*Relampago

The Club has either done or is doing these.

On top of that, several of the remaining characters have seen their regular versions done by the Club (Dial-Tone, Footloose, SAW-Viper, probably more but I'm tired). I think it would piss a lot of people off to see the regular versions as expensive, limited exclusives while retail gets the repaints.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jul 9 2013, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I think I picked up my Bradley and Abrams on clearance 4 years ago. They're nice because they scale better than official vics like the MOBAT, and the degree of realism is pretty neat, too. Plus, it's nice to have more than just one guy riding in a large vic like a tank.

You can also store Joes in the back of the Bradley.

Thanks for pointing it out. I had completely forgotten that I owned those. Gonna have to dig them out of storage in the coming months.


I've always resisted those FoV vehicles because once you go true 1:18, everything Joe looks ridiculously puny - even more so with aircraft.

I'd love to have some of that stuff but, outside of not having the room for it, I just feel like it would lessen the Joe display.
 
 
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