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@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)

condolences.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

So did Walmart somehow fail put up the Headmasters preorders as promised by Hasbro, or have the listings been taken down again? I cannot find them.


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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

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#21 Shanghai

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

Yeah, much prefer that design myself, stupidly passed up the die-cast one though for years, even when it was down to thirty bucks.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 15 2011, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Atragon Revoltech.

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

I wonder if a Manda accessory might be included?


I would hope Manda would be a standalone figure?

I've already got the Machine Chronicles version, so I think I'm ok passing on this one.

Looks fantastic though!
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just reviewed "Atragon".

It wasn't nearly the jingoistic bit of nationalism I remember it being when I first watched it, or how a lot of reviews make it out to be. As a matter of fact, it had a very progressive theme supporting globalization and urging old timers to let go of their grip on the long-gone Japanese Empire.

It was a very fascinating piece of political and social commentary on par with the original "Godzilla".

But MAN was it boring. And Manda doesn't do crap in the thing.

This is one of those movies that goes in and out of my amazon cart all the time. I knew Manda was a very minor part of the movie, but sometimes I don't need the kaiju because I like all the other Toho effects like in Mysterians and Battle in Outer Space. Your post isn't helping me decide. icon-fire.gif I kind of feel like I have to watch it because its a Toho flick.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

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For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:58 AM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 16 2011, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

I imagine you'd either be sacrificing sculpt or articulation for Manda.

I myself wouldn't mind a massively segmented Manda, but you know how anal some fans can be. Hell, the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla was getting crapped on by some people because the Heisei suit was so stiff and bulky that having so much articulation was inaccurate to the source material.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:18 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 09:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, "gotta have it cuz its Toho" is the only reason I own stuff like "H-Man", "War in Space", "Battle in Outer Space" and so-on, so I'm in the same boat.

However, if you're interested in a movie featuring ray-guns that turn people into matte paintings, then "Atragon" is the flick for YOU!

I gave in. I was on Amazon browsing, loaded it up, and they told me that they only had 1 left in stock which was enough to push the impulse button. Also ordered "Gorgo - Widescreen Destruction Edition" and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal. I hate how Amazon suggests movies after you place something in your cart. icon-hotrod.gif

Btw, Gigan has made the 2011 Worst Toys list!

http://toysafety.org...ist_index.shtml

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Price: $22.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Bandai
Purchased: Toys R US
Age Recommendation: ?4+?
Warnings: ?WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD ? Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.?

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT AND PUNCTURE WOUND INJURIES!



W.A.T.C.H. OUT! This ?12[-inch] Classic Godzilla Figure?, referenced on the packaging as the character ?Gigan?, features rigid, pointed fins and wings, as well as sharp, dagger-like attachments on its arms. Such unforgiving, plastic protrusions present the potential for penetrating and impact injuries.


Wasn't that the "point"? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 18 2011, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal.


I have that set! Beast is nothing special (other than Harryhausen's usual awesome movie magic) but Them is one of my favorite monster movies. Especially at the beginning, the mood that film sets is superb.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:50 AM

Godzilla Monster-arts photo reviews are starting to pop up

http://blog.livedoor...s/51785648.html

looks cool but so tiny

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:54 AM

Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:56 AM

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10156814 still in stock as well if anyone wants

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 19 2011, 01:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

Speaking of which, there's a product link at that Godzilla Monster Arts amazon.jp link that shows the Gamera 2 Heisei Revoltech. First I've seen pics of it. It comes with Legion bugs too.

http://www.amazon.co...2F51785648.html

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:02 AM

Any idea where I could get either some tiny plastic buildings or print papercraft ones for my Revoltechs to smash?
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:14 AM

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Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

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Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.


Early copies of "Command & Conquer: The First Decade" had the two disks in the set stuffed onto a spindle big enough for six.

The only way to get either of the disks out from off that thing was to flex them, leading to a situation in which my game disk was cracking to the point that entire sectors could no longer be read.

I had to shell out another $20 to get a new copy of the game.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:53 AM

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The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.


Bandwidth limit exceeded. Haven't seen THAT in a while. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:17 AM



This is going to be so expensive.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:59 PM

Better pic:



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That is really fracking nice. I'm not a fan of Heisei generally, but this is going to be hard to pass up.

Edited by Alpha Omega Trion Supreme, 25 November 2011 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:58 AM

The neck joints are really well hidden, if I'm seeing them correctly.

Also nice that all three seem to be in general scale with each other.



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