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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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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.

 


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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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#2998 Betty Nor

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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

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 9 2013, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*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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