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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (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?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:55 PM)

I mean, there are some decent ones for under a grand. But yeah, I imagine that's what they're thinking. Most people I know, unless they're film or A/V aficionados, all they've got hooked up to their TV is a digital cable receiver and perhaps a game console and dated DVD player

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 09:45 PM)

TM2-Megatron... If that is their assumptions.. That is one of the stupidest way to think.. Especially since Multichannel receivers way to fricken expensive for that. 3000 is way to expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:11 PM)

They probably assume the people who actually need a lot of ports are the type of consumers who'd have a decently high-end Multichannel receiver. Whereas those people who don't need many connections probably don't even have a blu-ray player or anything. Maybe just a gaming console for the kids and an old DVD player.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 04:04 PM)

I saw that movie. I don't want jim carrey in my head.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 November 2020 - 03:43 PM)

Soon beam TV programs into brains with a neural transciever anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2020 - 03:28 PM)

I'm surprised they keep reducing the number of ports on TV's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 02:52 PM)

Ahh.. No.. I mean an HDMI 2.1 switcher box to give you more imputs on a TV. :D Those should have been released in preparation of the XSX and PS5 considering their touting 2.1 features. :D


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#21 Powered Convoy

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:57 PM

The Dreadnok set is awesome and it'll be one of like 6 G.I. Joe things I've gotten in the last 3 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:34 PM

Not that it's more than Marauders In Name Only anyway, being half Renegades, a guy who wasn't one of them, and three guys who are so different from the originals that it may as well be coincidental.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:36 PM

Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:39 PM

Oh yes. Oh yes OH YES.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:44 PM

For whatever reason, Sci Fi never really connected for me back in the day but this is excellent.
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:22 PM

I never owned the mold this one is based on, I only had his black and grey version, so getting this Sci-Fi is like getting a toy I never laid my hands on as a kid. Plus, I did always like his character (or maybe I just liked guys with bright colors and visors?) so this figure gets me jacked on many levels.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:43 PM

Sci-Fi was one of my first Joes and he holds an extra-special place for me because in an era before Mega Man toys existed, he pulled double-duty as Mega Man too!

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 November 2011 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 9 2011, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!


I want that toy like I want to breathe.


ZacWilliam, he was one of my favorites as a kid, and that's such a great take on it!
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:13 PM

Sci-Fi is the only Joe I vividly remember playing with as a kid (and his unfortunate end via Lawn mower after I accidentally left him in the yard) so the update is a definite purchase!

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Nov 9 2011, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.

Yeah both sets are ironically tied to the very hard to get / under ordered SDCC exclusives for the past 2 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:28 PM

My hour and a half effort to buy Zarana is testament to that as well.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:12 AM

I managed to get one, but it turned into a big fiasco as I tried to get them for my brother too (which I managed to do) but since I used the same credit card (because he was too hugging broke that week, I mean who doesn't have hugging $30 the week of something big like this coming out) we ended up getting a set through a reseller and split the difference. The bunghole. Can you tell I'm still a bit bitter about him not having the money. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

Airtight and Law and Order at Generals Joes.. Ok, here's my question, the carded pics of Airtight didn't show that backpack, so is this a prerelease, or was the good backpack simply hidden? I sure hope it's the latter.

I do like LnO but it's too bad the colors couldn't be a little closer.

Edited by Dake, 10 November 2011 - 10:35 AM.

 
 
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:43 AM

Oh, Scarlett is Jen from The IT Crowd turned into a badass.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

Hey look it's that Mary Sue vanity figure based on the guy who used to threaten websites that spoke out against his Steel Brigade fanclub with Hasbro-approved lawsuits and wrote his own filecard that made him a triggerhappy superduperawesome mix of Psyche-Out, Shockwave, Chuckles, Snake-Eyes and Stalker.
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And whereas a lot of other figures used old outdated toolings, this one features both a new head and 30th Law's tooling, that's right tooling of a figure not even out yet.

I think a member of another board I'm on probably said it best:
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It strikes me as distasteful and arrogant for the club to be using extremely limited slots for vanity figures... If you must make a vanity figure, give the opportunity to the "Entire Fan Club" offer it as a prize for a contest or a membership perk... That would be a move that would make Master Collector seem much more like the "Club" it pretends to be when it's not a poorly run business.

Edited by Detour, 11 November 2011 - 03:36 PM.

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 11 November 2011 - 06:15 PM

Wow - so much drama in such a short post. And I don't know a thing about any of it (nor do I need to know thank you, that's half the battle I could care less about). icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

Suffice it to say it's a pretty dull figure on its own merits. Though, isn't that head just Bench Press with a lighter brown goatee instead of the dark brown beard? Sure looks like him anyway.
 
 
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

So wait. His name is Surefire, and he comes with a flashlight?
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:36 PM

The Club used one of their slots to update a character that has been heavily featured in Club fiction and Hasbro probably wouldn't care enough to bother with any time soon, and Detour finds it intolerable.

SHOCKING.

That's not to say I like it myself, just that I don't agree with the reasoning given. Honestly, I find it to be a pretty dull and boring-looking figure in itself. The features don't really align with the look of the figure or the character as he's appeared so far. I see virtually nothing in common with this figure, even after allowing for the Club adding a beard to him. A modern update is one thing, an extreme makeover another, but this basically takes the colors of the previous figure and reimagines every other aspect.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:07 PM

I do tend to agree with Detour on principle here.

Of the still hundreds of characters left undone (and most will probably NEVER be touched by Hasbro), we get a remake of a vanity figure with a new headsculpt and some of the newest ranges of tooling we know about (he uses parts from the Law figure THAT HASN'T EVEN BEEN RELEASED). With all the tooling available (ish), we couldn't get Nunchuck, Dart, Heavy Duty, Hi-Tech, or (considering how much arctic stuff Hasbro has done over the past 4 years) a decent V1 Frostbite (who would just need a new head)?

Not only that, but I just don't think the product is very good. For the trends collectors have been clamoring for (grounded, PoC like colors and aesthetics), Sure Fire really sticks out as being excessively bright in color



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