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@  Maximus Ambus : (22 August 2019 - 02:35 AM)

No changes with me. To life immortal.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:13 PM)

A French version named Eht Reht. Oh wait...

@  wonko the sane? : (21 August 2019 - 11:07 AM)

The most dangerous words in the english language: "I have money..."...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2019 - 04:43 AM)

Zombie version, Hot Rot.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:58 AM)

A chef version named Hot Pot.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:57 AM)

Does that hold true for the accent of any British Allsparkers here?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:56 AM)

I was reading some GoBots + Transformers discussion on Twitter and saw a British user point out that "BuggyMan" can sound like "boogeyman".

@  Otaku : (20 August 2019 - 11:28 PM)

@Sabrblade Part of me wishes I had purchased the coffee cup with that comic when it was for sale.  The rest of me knows I didn't have the money for it. XD

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2019 - 07:59 PM)

That's the Superdeformers version. He uses the MacGuffix to warm up his coffee.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 07:56 PM)

A bodybuilder version named Hot Bod.

@  unluckiness : (20 August 2019 - 07:43 PM)

A psychedelic-colored repaint named Pot Rod

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 August 2019 - 07:42 PM)

Runner-up dumb idea: A Bizarro-like clone of Hot Rod named Not Rod.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 August 2019 - 06:25 PM)

One of the dumbest TF ideas I ever had: Hot Rod (by whatever means) produces a son, who is named "Go-Cart".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:06 PM)

In its current form, DS9 is eventually going to fade from the public consciousness. Even on modern top-of-the-line displays, those old SD masters look like trash, and there's only so long younger generations will be able to stomach them. I can only imagine how they'll look when everyone has ultra-short throw projectors casting 120" images on their walls

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:05 PM)

It's definitely offputting, but Trek is one property I'd be willing to hold my nose and open my wallet for. I care far more about DS9 being available in the long-term, and for future generations, than my distaste for corporate greed

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:39 PM)

'Pay up now and fund this remaster we'll be able to profit from for decades, as this will be your only chance to get that show you like on BluRay... Until the superdeluxe re-release with even more stuff and a metal box.'

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:14 PM)

Stuff they're intending to remaster anyway for their streaming service would become crowdfunding projects.

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:09 PM)

I love DS9, but there is something offputting about giving money direct to Viacom for a project like this, probably because it would set a bad precedent. Given how moneygrubbing they are, it would quickly become their go-to solution for any old show they want remastered rather than dipping their hands in their own deep pockets.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 02:48 PM)

A crowdfunding probably wouldn't be that outrageous. The DS9 Documentary "What We Left Behind" that was recently released on blu-ray managed to raise nearly $650,000 on IndieGoGo. Imagine how much fans might contribute if it were guaranteed the remaster would happen provided the goal was reached.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 04:10 AM)

Let me call on my friend Dr Rockso, the Rock 'n Roll Clown. (He does cocaine.)

@  Nutjob R/T : (20 August 2019 - 12:48 AM)

New crowdfunding project: We need to get enough nose candy for the Paramount execs to keep 'em up long enough to get DS9 squeezed out

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.

@  Tieria Prime : (17 August 2019 - 02:11 AM)

Hi friends

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:05 AM)

So only if Viacom/Paramount has actively trademarked the term "multi-vector assault mode", offered goods or services under that name and has been offering those goods and services in recent years, Hasbro cannot offer goods or services under that name in the same category.


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#1781 Dake

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:31 AM

Yeah, I think they're in the mechs and the mechs are huge so there's plenty of room. Instead of an aircraft, think about a tank crew: driver, gunner, loader, commander...
 
 
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#1782 Detour

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The rest of your complaints are just silly. Are you actually saying that there aren't mechs that had multiple pilots,

There are, but it's usually for functional reasons... like the Guntank which has a driver and a gunner, not unlike an attack helicopter with its pilot and gunner.
I could understand it if this were a more "traditional" mecha and two people are needed to operate the robots' various functionalities...
But two guys, side by side, controlling a robot via motion control?
The only fathomable reason I can think of for this piece is that it's a contrived piece of storytelling to have two pilots who JUST CAN'T GET ALONG BECAUSE THEY'RE SO DIFFERENT being forced to work together as humanity's last hope.

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.

 


#1783 Detour

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

So hey, back on Joe....


If anyone still likes classic O-Ring stuff, community member Falcone is getting a new female buck made available and has a Kickstarter set up to help speed up the financing and production.
The sculpt is based on the female "Shooter" character that had an appearance in DD's GIJoe Declassified miniseries. There are some repaints set up for it, as well as an alternate, helmeted head sculpt for two of the seven color designs. I think it's worth backing up. 10$ (11$ internationally) pays for your preorder of the version of your choice. Check it out, spread the word:
http://www.kickstart...hooter-repaints

Edited by Detour, 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM.

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.

 


#1784 Spark

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

Speaking of retro stuff, whatever happened to that whole Molten Monkey start up? Did they fold or what?
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1785 Detour

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Molten Monkey? Were those the guys behind SK Omega?

If so, yeah. Folded. Bit off waaaaaaaaaay more than they could chew.

The "Shooter" figure and its repaints, however, ARE happening. And for 10$ for a figure, you'd be nuts not to support the project!

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 19 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 19 2012, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So hey, back on Joe....


If anyone still likes classic O-Ring stuff, community member Falcone is getting a new female buck made available and has a Kickstarter set up to help speed up the financing and production.
The sculpt is based on the female "Shooter" character that had an appearance in DD's GIJoe Declassified miniseries. There are some repaints set up for it, as well as an alternate, helmeted head sculpt for two of the seven color designs. I think it's worth backing up. 10$ (11$ internationally) pays for your preorder of the version of your choice. Check it out, spread the word:
http://www.kickstart...hooter-repaints


...she would hit right after I just shelled out for the Victory DVD... icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

So... the first 2 subscription Joes have hit...

#1788 Detour

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Dec 19 2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So... the first 2 subscription Joes have hit...

So I heard.

The first two figures are apparently HIGHLIGHT to view:
Jinx and Dice.
Fortunately, I'm fine on those fronts.

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.

 


#1789 NightViper

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

Whoo! One is one of my favorites!

Now to just sit back and wait a month until they get around to mine...

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 19 2012, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Molten Monkey? Were those the guys behind SK Omega?

If so, yeah. Folded. Bit off waaaaaaaaaay more than they could chew.

Thought that might be the case. Beware the startup company that doesn't at least show a resin prototype.

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The "Shooter" figure and its repaints, however, ARE happening. And for 10$ for a figure, you'd be nuts not to support the project!

I don't plan to, mainly because I don't care for the bland military-looking stuff. I prefer more sci-fi stuff. One of my favorite classic Joes is Predacon, after all.
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1791 Dake

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

Amazon has the SHIELD Heli-carrier on sale for 34 bucks! In case you were wanting one for a custom.
 
 
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#1792 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

Hisstank put up some loose pics of the first FSS figures.

HIGHLIGHT to view:
As it turns out, the head beneath Dice's mask is an Aqua-Viper Officer head with black hair. Kind of underwhelming.

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 21 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

Head looks like a good fit to me. Both figures look excellent.

Randy

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#1794 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Dec 21 2012, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Head looks like a good fit to me.

Good on you, but all I see in that head sculpt and paint job is HIGHLIGHT to view:
Jeff Goldblum.

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.

 


#1795 Spark

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 21 2012, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Dec 21 2012, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Head looks like a good fit to me.

Good on you, but all I see in that head sculpt and paint job is HIGHLIGHT to view:
Jeff Goldblum.

How is that NOT terrifying?
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1796 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

Invertedly... How is it terrifying?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

I dunno about the head reuse. The eye and eyebrow shapes are very different, and I'm not convinced that it's something they could have just done with paint. To be frank, I'm also unsure the Club would be that creative given how some of these other figures have gone...

That said, the FSS figure in question gives me a Lee Majors vibe, which the original head use did not even though it has the right hair color. If the head IS reused, I actually find that pretty impressive! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Dec 21 2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not convinced that it's something they could have just done with paint.

As a person that hand-paints cast heads on a semi-regular basis, I say they can. The eyebrows on modern Joe figures are for the most part just painted on, it's real easy to change them up to make the figure look different. Even eyes, I managed to turn ROC Tunnel Rat's slits into actual, open eyes.

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.

 


#1799 Luke

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

I've done the same, but it still requires painting over some amount of sculpted detail. If this is the same head and the Club is painting right over sculpted facial detail on their expensive collector figure... not so hot there. As I said before, either way it also shows a bit more creativity than the Club has put into a good portion of these figures. I don't think the Club has ever used this technique before, so it's not really "can they", it's "would/did they".

However, Dice does seem to have a bit more thought put into his design and construction than some of the others that definitely have new heads (Topside, sure-Fire). As long as they're not painting over sculpted detail I have to say it's a good thing to add to their "toolbox" and a great way to get more mileage out of some of these molds.

Edited by Lukeblast, 22 December 2012 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Dec 22 2012, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think the Club has ever used this technique before, so it's not really "can they", it's "would/did they".

No, they've done it before... Their most triumphant use of an unexpected part thus far was repainting an old Liu Kang head for Dr. Venom, which involved painting the head and facial features differently to make him look less asian and more caucasian.

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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