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@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?

@  tigerhawk : (05 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Let it be the first all AI acted series.

@  Echowarrior : (04 April 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Yeah, but would the reboot be as good as the original? B5 had a damn good cast, and they can't replicate that easily.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2021 - 04:33 PM)

One day they'll let a streaminbg service reboot B5 and let the stories be told without the sword of Damocles hanging over them at all times.

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

It's aged in the set piece areas.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

I don't remember much of B5... I take it we're not talking about cathode ray tubes...

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 11:45 AM)

Babylon 5 CRT tech.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 06:13 PM)

Bloody hell, thanks for the heads up.


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#21 LiamA

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:11 AM

Mindwipe from Scourge.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:12 AM

sunstorm, duh
and i realized pcc skyhammer's pcc head would make him great for a classics version of animated jetfire. i'd rather see it on a different body, but i'd take it straight from skyhammer

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

I'm still waiting for my Beast Wars Grimlock

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE(Spectre @ Nov 7 2011, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Obsidian from 2010 Tomahawk.
Strika from Generations Straxus.

I really want toys of these two from their G1 general days.


DotM Vortex's head could almost work for Obsidian as is. I'd be all for a Strika/Straxus with shoulderpads folded into the chest as well.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

Universe 2.0 Swipe with a new head as Gobot Prime and RTS Jazz as Gobot Megatron. Both with new heads that look like Prime and Megs.

#26 LiamA

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:06 AM

Sparkcrusher from the Deluxe Warpath. They already have a legends size version I can imagine a Deluxe version isn't too far behind.

#27 LiamA

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:03 PM

Wheeljack repainted into Slicer. They could probably use the Revel the Shield Perceptor mold to make Blaster and Soundwave.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:36 PM


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ Nov 9 2011, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


So that's supposed to be...?

Kup in Blurr colors?


ZacWilliam, whatever it's meant to be it's way too close to plain old Kup to even be interesting...
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#30 LiamA

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Nov 9 2011, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fishbug @ Nov 9 2011, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


So that's supposed to be...?

Kup in Blurr colors?


ZacWilliam, whatever it's meant to be it's way too close to plain old Kup to even be interesting...


That might be Kup colored the way he was in the Marvel comics. Notice how the head is green and the rest of him is blue.

#31 Vestras

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:12 AM

I'm still hoping for a stack of Gobots figures:
Fitor from Cyclonus
Coptur from Tomahawk
Cykill from Wreckgar
Leader-1 from the Seeker
Turbo from Prime Bee
Scooter ... never again.
Smallfoot from Kup
Badboy from Powerglide (Or in Rattler colors)
Treds from Warpath

Adding my support for an Obsidian and Strika set. Those two deserve a lot more love as one of the truly salvageable elements of Beast Machines.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Nov 11 2011, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm still hoping for a stack of Gobots figures:
Fitor from Cyclonus

Classics Ramjet would be a better fit in my opinion. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:36 AM

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:20 AM

Lightspeed, the Technobot, from RTS Tracks.

Just so Lightspeed can finally fulfill his dream of having a flight mode, even if its just partial. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:27 AM

QUOTE(tec @ Nov 8 2011, 02:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want Powerglide from seeker mold
Cosmos from Cyclonus


Wot. That makes... roughly no sense. Whatsoever.

Anyway, been said, but Spinister from RoTF Tomohawk.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:59 AM

First it totaly messes with the SG fanboys
Secondly eh why not let Cosmos have a desent spaceship mode
Puts Powerglide on equal footing with the seekers and I dint care for the Classics verson we did get anyway

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Nov 12 2011, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(tec @ Nov 8 2011, 02:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want Powerglide from seeker mold
Cosmos from Cyclonus
Wot. That makes... roughly no sense. Whatsoever.

Anyway, been said, but Spinister from RoTF Tomohawk.

You know... I agree with it, but damned if I don't want a green-and-yellow Cyclonus the more I think about this...

Bonus points if the resulting green Tragetmaster is named Slizardo. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE(tec @ Nov 12 2011, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First it totaly messes with the SG fanboys
Secondly eh why not let Cosmos have a desent spaceship mode
Puts Powerglide on equal footing with the seekers and I dint care for the Classics verson we did get anyway


Leaving SG aside for the moment, with regards to Cosmos, the "flying saucer" mode is generally meant to show his eccentric personality and the fact he's an explorer first, warrior second. Giving him a "bad ass" space jet fighter mode just kills that.

Giving Powerglide the Seeker mold is just dumb. Not only is that form pretty much one of the most recognisably "Decepticon" molds out there, it's been established since early G1 that Powerglide is never on an equal footing with the Seekers in terms of armaments or speed, he's able to match them because he's just that good. Giving him a Seeker body just ruins that- and lets face it, that mold gets more than enough exercise.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Nov 11 2011, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fitor from Cyclonus
Smallfoot from Kup

As Randy pointed out, Ramjet makes a far better choice. Nothing about Cyc really says Fitor to me. Kup wouldn't make a very good Smallfoot either. Dirt Boss would probably work well though.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Nov 11 2011, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm still hoping for a stack of Gobots figures:
Fitor from Cyclonus
Coptur from Tomahawk
Cykill from Wreckgar
Leader-1 from the Seeker
Turbo from Prime Bee
Scooter ... never again.
Smallfoot from Kup
Badboy from Powerglide (Or in Rattler colors)
Treds from Warpath

Adding my support for an Obsidian and Strika set. Those two deserve a lot more love as one of the truly salvageable elements of Beast Machines.


Generally, not at all a bad list. But I echo those who say Ramjet is a much better Fitor, and Dirt Boss for Smallfoot. Although given his shape, I could absolutely see Kup work as well for her. I also still think Animated Oil Slick would make a better Cy-Kill.



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