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@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)


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#9581 Detour

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 04:12 PM

 

 

Oh man, I totally asked for 12" Cobra Commander for christmas one year just because he had a removable mask.

Joke was on me.  He had another mask on underneath.

 

But still, yeah.  Cobra Commander's secret identity definitely fed into his "cool" factor as a kid.

Yeah, I literally only have ever had two 12" GI Joes and those were 1993's Destro and Cobra Commander for exactly that reason.  I mean, that's why people pried the mask off the 1991 version.  And why the 1987 movie was pretty shocking, since I don't think anyone actually expected a literal snake man under there.  Rise of Cobra ditches that pretty much immediately in the grand scheme of things.

 

 

I once composited the faces of the 1991 Cobra Commander and the 1994 Cobra Commander so we could see his full face.   I'm still not quite sure what to make of it!

 

What would it look like if you just put the Star Brigade hair on the 1991 face and colored in the eyes and eyebrows?


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 28 September 2018 - 01:18 AM

 

I once composited the faces of the 1991 Cobra Commander and the 1994 Cobra Commander so we could see his full face.   I'm still not quite sure what to make of it!

 

What would it look like if you just put the Star Brigade hair on the 1991 face and colored in the eyes and eyebrows?

 

Bushier, Abe Vigoda eyebrows, mostly.

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 07:33 PM

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 09:36 AM

An idea I posted on the Discord, but I want to see what people think. 

 

 

G. I. Joe video game. 

 

Half-way point between a Call of Duty clone and an MMORPG. 

 

 

Each player / account can have up to five characters. You can switch off who you're using as your main character, with the rest being computer-controlled NPCs in missions where that option is available. 

 

Each character is one of three classes: Sunbow-era Greenshirt, Sunbow-era Sailor, or DiC-era Paratrooper. Each class starts with a slightly different skill set, and a different preferred primary weapon. 

 

When a character is brand-new, your options are deliberately limited. You can pick a male or female body template (a la Hero Machine, for those who've used it), their race, their code name, their file card bio, and some minor custom features. Each brand-new character can also use 1 "primary" item and 3 "secondary" items at a time. Primary items at first are the XM-103 laser rifle and the class preferred weapon (M-16, MP5SD, Pump-Action Shotgun, respectively). Secondary items at first are the M1911 pistol, combat knife, smoke grenades, stun grenades, and high explosive grenades. 

 

As you complete missions - either sandbox missions, event missions, or campaign missions - you gain experience *and* boost whatever skills you used during that mission. For example, if the mission had you flying a helicopter, you'd gain in "Helicopter Pilot". The two skills with the highest point totals are your primary and secondary MOS skills, like in the file card. 

 

Gain enough experience, and you level up. This increases the customization options for your specific character, your character's rank, and the amount and type of gear that they can use. 

 

Every so often - say, once per season or even once per major release - there could be a special event in which the winner can get one or more of their characters realized in plastic form and officially inducted into the toy line. 

 

 

If this was a real game, who here would play it? 



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:58 PM

Some news is actually building on GI Joe!

GI Joe: Snake Eyes (the 2020 reboot film) has a writer, has moved into production.

 

 

Also, a visual concept page for Juan Richard Feliz revealed some interesting concept art for something called GI Joe Squads.  Not sure if this was legitimately explored or not, but it appears to be a VERY Overwatch-like Hero shooter concept.  It's interesting to look at if nothing else, and I'd totally dig a new GI Joe initiative in this style.

 

Something more tangibly interesting is that after 17 years...Darryl DePriest, the resident GI Joe superfan at Hasbro Management, has left the company.  Not clear yet if this is a result of the previously mentioned layoffs or an Archer situation where he wasn't satisfied with the direction the company was taking with the product.

This could be a good thing, though.

It has long seemed to me that significant members of GI Joe management "gave up" on the kid market after the lackluster results the brand saw in 2009 and the cluster mess that became of Retaliation.  As much as existing fans will piss and moan...GI Joe NEEDS some new blood, and new expressions for the brand are about the only thing left to try.

 

I feel the next year should be interesting for Joe fans.  I've heard rumors that Hasbro was preparing a GI joe push to pick up the perceived slack Hasbro thought might have happened with Transformers after the lackluster performance of The Last Knight.  But I guess we'll see.  Micronauts was also on the docket for late 2019, IIRC.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:36 PM

Derryl has been "above" G.I. Joe for a number of years now, action as a manager for the Boys Toys division rather than for any single brand. G.I. Joe has always been his passion though, so that's why you saw him still hands-on with any meager offering that Hasbro has put out the last four or so year... He's probably the reason why we got anything at all. It's sad to see him go. He's a really great guy. 

 

But yeah, it's going to be... interesting to see what happens now. 



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 04:42 PM

I'll be interested to see what cross pollination ends up happening since Hasbro consolidated a lot of teams together after the layoffs.  Beyblade and Transformers are basically one team now, and I think Nerf and the Games section got folded in together.  GI Joe doesn't even have a team to fold into something else, so I expect it will be handled by someone completely new unless Warden takes it again.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 04:44 PM

Beyblades are still a 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 07 November 2018 - 05:09 PM

I'll be interested to see what cross pollination ends up happening since Hasbro consolidated a lot of teams together after the layoffs.  Beyblade and Transformers are basically one team now, and I think Nerf and the Games section got folded in together.  GI Joe doesn't even have a team to fold into something else, so I expect it will be handled by someone completely new unless Warden takes it again.

Maybe the new Power Rangers team will work on GI. Joe.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:19 PM

Beyblades are still a thing?

Beyblades are still one of Hasbro's top selling things.  And with some excellent profit margins, since they don't cost much at all to manufacture and go for $5-$10+ each.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:38 PM

Beyblade has stuck around but did a huge "relaunch" push this year. It's pretty hot right now.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 06:13 PM

The current Beyblade cartoon airs right after Cyberverse in Canada. How deeply invested that entire society is in a spinning top game is just glorious.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:43 PM

 

I'll be interested to see what cross pollination ends up happening since Hasbro consolidated a lot of teams together after the layoffs.  Beyblade and Transformers are basically one team now, and I think Nerf and the Games section got folded in together.  GI Joe doesn't even have a team to fold into something else, so I expect it will be handled by someone completely new unless Warden takes it again.

Maybe the new Power Rangers team will work on GI. Joe.

 

You might not be wrong.  Last I knew, the "Emerging Brands" was its own segment with dedicated brand manager.  Depending on how the restructuring applied to Emerging Brands, you're apt to see some crossover with the Stretch Armstrong, Power Rangers, and MASK people.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:29 PM

The current Beyblade cartoon airs right after Cyberverse in Canada. How deeply invested that entire society is in a spinning top game is just glorious.

Isn't that usually how it is with animu that integrates the collectible aspect of the merch into the shows?

Like....

 

Wasn't the premise of Bakugan basically "cards and ballbots fell out of the sky one day SO WE JUST MADE A KIDS COMPETITIVE GAME OUT OF THEM"?


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 07 November 2018 - 08:34 PM

 

 

I'll be interested to see what cross pollination ends up happening since Hasbro consolidated a lot of teams together after the layoffs.  Beyblade and Transformers are basically one team now, and I think Nerf and the Games section got folded in together.  GI Joe doesn't even have a team to fold into something else, so I expect it will be handled by someone completely new unless Warden takes it again.

Maybe the new Power Rangers team will work on GI. Joe.

 

You might not be wrong.  Last I knew, the "Emerging Brands" was its own segment with dedicated brand manager.  Depending on how the restructuring applied to Emerging Brands, you're apt to see some crossover with the Stretch Armstrong, Power Rangers, and MASK people.

 

The Stretching MASK Megazord will be a top seller.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:33 AM

Kinda neat! GIJCC subscription toys standing in for vintage figures on The Goldbergs!

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:43 AM

Is that Devastator the recent reissue?

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:53 AM

Kinda neat! GIJCC subscription toys standing in for vintage figures on The Goldbergs!

Yeah, there was a close-up of them in one shot.  Making it apparent that they were different than the originals (that and one being something that didn't exist originally).

 

Is that Devastator the recent reissue?

Yes.

 

The rest of the stuff was mostly cardboard printout reproductions.

 

The Megatron was vintage as it was beat to heck and had a ripped off price tag on it.  Devastator was the reissue.  That's it as far as actual figures go (unless the non-bubble figures were, but I kind of doubt it).

 

They also had printed out versions of Perceptor, Blaster, Tracks, Sixshot, Trypticon, Swoop (like 6 of him and no other Dinobots), Bombshell, and Kickback.  I think that may have been all of them.  The bubble guys were definitely not real, and there was probably never a store that had Sixshot on the shelves the same time Tracks, the Insecticons, Blaster, Perceptor, and Swoop were all available.

 

Oh and they had a closeup of Bumblebee on card which I imagine was also the recent Walmart reissue.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:33 AM

Kinda neat! GIJCC subscription toys standing in for vintage figures on The Goldbergs!

Wow that's a mish-mash of randomness. 

 

They've got the WHALE (1984 - 1985), one of the Packrats (1984+), the Sea Ray (1987 - 1988), and the Pulverizer (1989 - 1990) all atop each other at retail. 

 

Were those the only items Hasbro gave them permission to reproduce the box art for? 



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:44 AM

Pretty sure they didn't care about the actual release dates. 90% of their audience won't.

They probably just wanted something that looked good and was the easiest/quickest to reproduce.





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