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@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 June 2019 - 10:12 PM)

It's like drawing someone in the "superhero landing" pose. It's just part of the cultural vocabulary at this point.

@  Arazyr : (25 June 2019 - 07:14 PM)

I can hear that post... *shudder*

@  B-Fox : (25 June 2019 - 06:09 PM)

So why does Cyberverse sound like . . . *that*?

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:05 PM)

Also, the theoretical new image would be a new compostion, it would just be individual bodies, or even just body parts, that are based on existing references by other creators, with the major caveat that there is more than one example for each reference so it's basically more like "following an established trend" than "copying someone's original creation".

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:03 PM)

Well, an homage is usually marked by a signature along the lines of "artist X after artist Y". I wasn't thinking about recreating something particularly memorable, just looking for reference images (just of a pose/perspective/layout) that looks like what I want, then finding more examples that just happen to look very similar, and it cannot be determined which version came "first".

@  ZakuConvoy : (25 June 2019 - 03:09 PM)

What you're describing is more an "homage" than plagiarism, really. I'm assuming you would be using different characters. It's basically like all the comic covers that homage the death of Supergirl cover from Crisis on Infinite Earths...but with different characters. It's not plagiarism, it's a reference. But if several artists have a memorable layout and are all using it, chances are it actually is referencing something memorably original.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Would that still qualify as plagiarism? After all, it could be argued that what I've recreated isn't that original to begin with since several other people have supposedly had the same general idependently from each other.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:54 PM)

And I were then to create a new image, not traced but maybe "swiped", except I wouldn't copy a specific source image, but merely recreate the basic pose and perspective shared between all of them...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:52 PM)


@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:49 PM)

And out of sheer coincidence, they all feature very similar ideas, concepts, poses and/or perspectives, supposedly with none of the original creators having copied from one of the others...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:47 PM)

Assuming I were to find not one but two, three, four or even more source images, all of them by different artists, or by different photographers depicting different models...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:45 PM)

Just out of curiosity, a question regarding the concept of plagiarism:

@  Benbot : (25 June 2019 - 08:58 AM)

That game needs a remake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 08:57 AM)

I am Error.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 June 2019 - 08:17 AM)

There is no error. There is only Zuul.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 07:51 AM)

The unicron singularity fixes all continuity errors.. including Power Rangers related ones now!

@  MEDdMI : (25 June 2019 - 07:06 AM)

I reject your canon and substitute my own

@  unluckiness : (25 June 2019 - 12:32 AM)

Answer: It doesn't matter because even if there was one, it was never relevant in S1 and it got blown up with his original body

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 June 2019 - 10:55 PM)

Most people think Transformers canon is a series of discrete parallel lines, really it's more like a big ball of canony-wanony... stuff.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 June 2019 - 06:31 PM)

Hate to say this, but the simple answer is that you are thinking too hard and realistically, it does not matter.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2019 - 04:57 PM)

Don't tell me what to do.

@  Paladin : (24 June 2019 - 04:16 PM)

don't cross the streams.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 03:03 PM)

Or is this what AVP meant when he said that condradictory streams formed the JG1 timeline?

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:25 PM)

I don't like that idea.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:24 PM)

In Ask Vector Prime, it was mentioned that in the Beast Wars 2 universe, Convoys all have Energon Matrices and that when Optimus Primal from the Japanese Beast Wars stream was transported to the Beast Wars 2 stream, his history was subtly altered that he too possessed an Energon Matrix. What does this mean? That Beast Wars 2 is actually not canon to the Japanese Beast Wars?

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 08:54 AM)

yeah, I've got a few others that I need to check out/get removed. The nose one is small but annoying since I hit it every time I blow my nose.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Try to get a histopath examination if it isn't too expensive over there. It's probably just a mole but I'd think certainty would be better.

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 07:59 AM)

@unluckiness I know, plan to get it removed but gotta get an appt first

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

oops... typed that in the wrong field. :)

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@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 03:18 AM)

That is not a good thing, especially in the long term

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2019 - 10:17 PM)

So who wants to hear about this mole on my nose that I keep scratching open

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Yeah, it's kind of defeating the purpose of making political discussions more restricted if you're just gonna go at it elsewhere on this site.

@  Telly : (23 June 2019 - 07:06 PM)

that would probly fit better in the p & r thread. its there for things just like this

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:29 PM)

The citizens resisted by buying up all the town's beer reserves so the Nazis would have to stay sober the entire time.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Meanwhile, congratulations civil resistance, part 2: So a group of Nazis were holding one of their Good Old Times Reenactment festivals in a small East German town.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:26 PM)

It's basically like an anti-Trump candidate winning Texas.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:25 PM)

The mayoral elections of Istanbul are considered to be a key indicator for the political climate in the entire country.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:24 PM)

This time, it was a landslide victory for the opposition's candidate.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:23 PM)

After president Erdogan had a court revoke the results of the mayoral election of Istanbul after the opposition party's candidate had won by a small margin, the election was repeated today.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Congratulations, democracy part 1: Today is a historic day for Turkey.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 June 2019 - 02:31 PM)

Convert, does he timeout?

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Did he form the feet and legs or the arms and body?

@  Patch : (22 June 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Nah, he was one of the Lions

@  MEDdMI : (22 June 2019 - 04:45 PM)

Is he a Shellformer

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Supposedly it's about that football player Calvin Johnson.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2019 - 07:03 AM)

I'm vaguely confused why there is a Nicki Minaj song in my youtube reccomendations, but even more confused as to why that song (which appears to be from an official account) is called "MEGATRON".

@  Liege : (21 June 2019 - 10:03 PM)

Alpha Q all night long.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 June 2019 - 10:44 AM)

Only if you ask nicely, Silv.

@  RichardT1977 : (21 June 2019 - 09:42 AM)

1998 Zilla is the Gaijin era.

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The GIJOE Thread;

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#6081 Betty Nor

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 01:18 AM

Yeah, that was an awesome Destro.  I think I only have it because I was buying solid waves from BBTS back then.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 10:04 AM

That'd be about the only way to see it, considering, well, Arctic Destro crowded out the two or so waves afterward.


...Hate that thing.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:20 PM

So Marauder Task Force figures are beginning to arrive.  I'm not nearly as excited about them 15 months later as I was during the KS campaign.


That being said, I think once I have them in-hand, they might rekindle my interest in Joes.

Plus, I have some of those Big Lots! licensed military vics just waiting to be used.  They might make for some really neat display pieces.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:01 AM

I look forward to pics.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 11:06 AM

I've not seen anything either way to officially confirm or deny that Recondo was picked to replace Wild Bill as the Tiger Fly pilot because of how similarly they looked. 


As such, this is how I'm tentatively looking to word my piece:


But why Recondo as the helicopter pilot?


Depending upon how you look at things, Palitoy seemingly answered that question when they claimed that Recondo was Wild Bill on the packaging http://www.yojoe.com...ldbill_uk.shtml -  the two characters simply resembled each other.


Sound about right?





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Don't know why the link isn't working, but here it is again: http://www.yojoe.com...ldbill_uk.shtml

Edited by Fortress Ironhold, 25 June 2015 - 11:09 AM.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:00 PM


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:12 PM


Toys”R”Us® Unveils Its Lineup Of Exclusive 2015 Comic Convention Toys



WAYNE, N.J., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Building on its tradition of offering an unbeatable assortment of toys for collectors of all ages, Toys”R”Us today revealed its lineup of exclusive figures and playthings that will be available at the highly anticipated Comic Convention in San Diego next month. Conventioneers and online shoppers will find must-have merchandise based on several fan-favorite entertainment brands, including BATMAN™, MY LITTLE PONY, POWER RANGERS™, Star Wars™, TRANSFORMERS and more at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12.*


INCLUDING ONLINE. Which means that the morning of Thursday, July 9, you should be able to snap whatever exclusive you're looking for off of Toysrus.com.




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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:48 PM

This sounds too good to be true.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:12 PM

Well, my Marauder Task Force figures arrived today.  It's a bit overwhelming with all the different bits and pieces for the various figures that I ordered so I'll get some pictures up once I've had a chance to mess around with them.


Sadly, my order was missing the Enriqueta stretch goal (tan armour pieces et al), and my black armour vest was defective (which sucks because that was the one that I wanted the most).  I e-mailed MTF so hopefully they'll be able to make it right.  UPDATE:  They are sending me my missing pieces and replacing my defective one!


A few initial impressions:

1.  When they recommend gluing pieces in once you find the configuration you want, I totally get it.  They all fit, but the fit is not nearly snug enough to survive regular handling.  I don't think I'll glue any pieces in, though.  It kind of the defeats the purpose of being able to play around with the configurations - something akin to gluing a LEGO set together.

2.  There's a small little plug for the hole on the front of some of the helmets (likely because MTF will be releasing rhino mounts for NVGs or other similar add-ons).  That piece likes to pop out a lot, too.  It's veeeeeery small so be careful.

3.  The red suited guys are great for Crimson Guard additions.  

4.  Black, Red, and Blue are easily my favourites.

5.  The tons o' guns that got added to my order as a bonus are really nice additions.  I can't imagine having all of these guys standing around without any weapons.

6.  L and R holsters for pistols was a great call.  Awesome.

7.  The shoulder bits of the armour vest do not peg into the arms very well.  It's kind of frustrating since the armoured look is easily my favourite.  I don't want to glue those in, either.



8.  The figure stands are probably my favourite part.  They're clear, interlocking with other stands, and if it weren't for the ARAH sized peg that juts from the stand as well, they'd be perfect.

Edited by Betty Nor, 25 June 2015 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:29 PM

Here's a quick few that I cobbled together:


1.  Black Ops Commander

2.  Crimson Fodder

3.  Blue Mercenary

4.  Wannabe Imperial


I'm really not liking that they went with green highlights on the bodies of the Arctic soldiers but used blue highlights on the arctic gear.  Should have been either/or instead of mismatching them.


The blue troopers make some pretty neat SWAT commandos when use the other heads.  I need to get out my Movie RHINO and start putting together the team.


Wannabe Imperial was just a fun experiment I tried.  Apparently, you can boil/pop and switch out body parts.  If the Arctic soldiers hadn't used that stoopid green camou, there could have been some serious Stormtrooper-esque customisation going on.


The Grey troopers look like they're begging to join the Alley Viper team (non-Orange/Blue team, anyway), and the Green soldiers ended up more woodland and jungle.  Not sure if I like that, to be honest.


Like I said, with all the options, it's still pretty overwhelming.  Also, being that I've kind of gotten away from collecting Joes, I'm not nearly so enthused about tinkering around with them.  However, I fully expect that guys like Detour here that thrive on continually trying to customise their collections would thoroughly enjoy buying a dozen or so and having at it.  So recommended for those of you who are still enthusiastic about the hobby.

Edited by Betty Nor, 25 June 2015 - 10:52 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 01:39 AM

One more before going to bed:


Night Ops Team


I would have added the fourth member, but I'm actually digging Wannabe Imperial a lot more than I thought I would.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:36 PM

I appreciate the design quality, sculpting, variety and customization facets of the Marauders. But I dislike the theme: Mostly realistic modern army. I always preferred the more unique, weird, or Sci Fi Joes and the Cobra guys that were more like weird supervillians than soldiers. Basically these all seem much too "Millitary" and much too little "80s Cartoon" for me. Which makes me sad because I WANT to like them a lot. Hey just need a 60% increase in weirdness, pulp and goofy fun.

ZacWilliam, on the upside there's HACKS... They're just taking soooooo long....
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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:52 PM

Not to rain on the parade or be cynical, but I'm not seeing "full" articulation on the guys. Looks like the same JvC-style stuff they've had for the last 10 years or so. Three of the four packs have a pre-posed guy with even less articulation than that... probably less than 5 POA. I can't tell how much articulation the females have, but I doubt it's actually at the level a lot of Joe fans want these days.


That said, good on them for actually offering product. I'll be keeping an eye out for it. :)

Yeah, I run a vintage Corps! website and I was super excited when I saw that comment about full articulation. So sad these are still t-crotch guys. Ugh. 


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

Had a good comic book store find today: an 85% complete Cobra Condor for only 25 bucks! It's missing a few missiles and bombs, the tail gun and the pilot. But it's clean and solid with decent stickers. This is one of those weird things I didn't pay attention to when it came out but since come to find it interesting. Of course Ebay prices tend to be pretty high so I never really worried about pursuing it.


The only down side to getting such a great deal is it'd cost my twice the purchase price to complete it. It's a good thing I don't care about that as much. :)


Now to dig through the parts bin and cobble together a new Aero-Viper.


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 08:17 PM

Love my Condor. I got a great deal and snagged a near-complete one for that same price about 7 years ago. Had to track down the tail gun, but it wasn't terribly hard. It's a liiiiittle dirty around the stickers, but I can't complain. At least it's white.


Uh, point being, you should complete it. It's a really cool plane. 

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 11:04 PM

Condor looks great but depressingly, I can't spare room for large vehicles like that. :(

Making due for my modern-era Aero-Viper with that Jedi Starfighter that splits in two. Wish I could find some sort of cockpit/bubble/thing to cover the droidhole because it can sit a proper figure.

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:02 AM

Could one of the droid-shaped plugs from the earlier starfighter releases work? You could paint it to look less R2-unit-like and more like a cockpit bubble (though finding one might be tricky - and I guess it still might not be enough room to cram another figure in there).


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:31 AM

Condor looks great but depressingly, I can't spare room for large vehicles like that. :(

I could probably spare the room, but I've never been able to justify big Joe vehicles.  Although I get damn close to buying the Phantom X-19 every time I see it.


YoJoe posted about a new ARAH book that looks pretty tempting (http://www.334inchjoe.com/) and needs 350 preorders to publish (at 315 right now).  I'd buy in right now since concept art is always awesome except it's 85 damn dollars and, wow, is it not the season to be competing for my cash between Botcon and SDCC.

Edited by Spark, 29 June 2015 - 10:35 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:58 AM

Hmm, neat idea but I don't know if it's 85 dollars neat. Also, there's not a lot of information on their site. I'm assuming it's hardcover (it better be for that price), which is not something I'm personally interested in - a good paperback version like Bellamo's books is fine. How many pages does it have? What is included in the "much, much more"?


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 12:14 PM

Yeah, for that kind of $ I need more information

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