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@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM)

Also gotta wonder if the humans had some idea of how they were going to fix the sky, presuming they won out, because otherwise they were basically commiting suicide out of spite and the Matrix would be the only reason humanity is still alive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 09:07 PM)

One of the first things I thought myself after my first time through it

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Every time I watch "The Second Renaissance" I get the feeling I'd probably end up getting shot for being a machine sympathizer.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Yeah, Ghostbusters. Specifically the episode where they check out the live action Hollywood "adaptation."


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#21 Cat

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Nov 15 2011, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're right Cat. The DST website confirms it.

I'm pretty sure I'm the one who made the error in the first place so icon-wildride.gif and I fixed it.


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:43 PM

Page, Teeth.
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Transformer mouths had no interior detail in the original cartoon.

Counter point,



Question, how often did this style get drawn? I want to know if it was uncommon, or if Heavy Metal War was a one time thing.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:56 PM

That Ironhide isn't exactly what I'd call "on-model."

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:09 PM

Short of Akom tracing, things rarely were...

But in all seriousness, that's why I brought it up. I only have the Season 1 DVD and just wanted to confirm if it was a one time flub or something that happened now and again.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:24 PM

That's the only time I've ever seen them drawn with teeth to my memory. That they're not painted like teeth kind of proves they're not intended to be there.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:06 PM

Heavy Metal War has a weird thing with teeth. At one point we even get a rather more detailed shot of Spike's teeth and gums than usual as well.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE(Blot @ Nov 18 2011, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Page, Teeth.
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Transformer mouths had no interior detail in the original cartoon.

Counter point,



Question, how often did this style get drawn? I want to know if it was uncommon, or if Heavy Metal War was a one time thing.

In Ultimate Doom Part 3, when Brawn gets shot, in the following close up of his face you can see teeth and tongue.


And in Heavy Metal War, I think even Megatron was drawn with teeth and tongue when he was shocked by the giant Autobot hologram.

But as Walky pointed out, it's very unlikely that those were supposed to be drawn at all.

QUOTE(abates @ Nov 18 2011, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heavy Metal War has a weird thing with teeth. At one point we even get a rather more detailed shot of Spike's teeth and gums than usual as well.

That was redrawn for the broadcast version. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by D.M, 18 November 2011 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:06 PM

Did up two articles on DOTM merchandise:

DOTM-themed Ring Pop candy

DOTM Jumbo Coloring & Activity Book by Bendon.

I've been meaning to do the former for a few months now, but every time I sat down to do it I kept getting sidetracked or interrupted.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:01 AM

QUOTE(D.M @ Nov 18 2011, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In Ultimate Doom Part 3, when Brawn gets shot, in the following close up of his face you can see teeth and tongue.

And in Heavy Metal War, I think even Megatron was drawn with teeth and tongue when he was shocked by the giant Autobot hologram.


It's also probably worth noting that both episodes were clearly handled by the same team of animators at Toei, so this slip up seems to have been restricted only when these guys animated any episodes. I think teeth first started cropping up in Masterforce; Toei certainly changed their animation style to include for them by Victory.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:09 AM

Huh. Just noticed there's an Optimus Prime bust missing from the DST section.

It's of just his head, neck, the base is the top of his torso/shoulders.

http://i101.photobuc...81/IMAG0175.jpg

It's the one on the left in this photo (the flash completely missed the white writing that says his name on the front)


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:37 AM

If you can PM me the info (date of release, sculptor, etc) I'll add it in.

I just bought the regular busts, none of the head ones.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

Today IDW released a promo book called Dark Secrets of Infestation 2, this year's equivalent to Classified Secrets of Infestation. There's no Transformers text story this time, but there's a four page comic story. It's unclear if it's just a preview of Infestation 2 #1 or an exclusive story for this freebie, and HoS Optimus appears in one panel. Is it worth its own page, especially if it turns out the story pages are actually from an issue that'll have its own page later?

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:28 PM

If a Transformer appears in it, it's worthy of inclusion.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:59 PM

That reminds me, we still need an article on the Hasbro NYCC comic. (Does anybody here actually have a copy?)

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE(Moon Captain @ Nov 23 2011, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That reminds me, we still need an article on the Hasbro NYCC comic. (Does anybody here actually have a copy?)


I haven't ever been to a con in my life, so no.

Heck, I likely can't even afford whatever the NYCC set is going for right now.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:15 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Nov 23 2011, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Moon Captain @ Nov 23 2011, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That reminds me, we still need an article on the Hasbro NYCC comic. (Does anybody here actually have a copy?)


I haven't ever been to a con in my life, so no.

Heck, I likely can't even afford whatever the NYCC set is going for right now.


The NYCC comic did not come with the NYCC set. They were completely separate items.

And the NYCC set is still going for $30 because it's still in stock at HTS.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:28 PM

I have a nice pdf of the whole thing cover to cover, but likely not gonna have any time soon to write it up proper.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:13 AM

Could there be an article about evolution of character designs? From early Diaclone/Microman designs to final animation model sheets. Or could there be a gallery of earlier designs for each characters bellow the trivia section (the missing designs would be filled with pics from first 4 TF issues as possible earlier designs)?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Nov 23 2011, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a nice pdf of the whole thing cover to cover, but likely not gonna have any time soon to write it up proper.

ZacWilliam, what with Thanksgiving, my Mom's bday, Skyrim, and the Old Republic Beta...

Well, you could upload it somewhere and let those without lives (cough) to do it.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Nov 24 2011, 12:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Nov 23 2011, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Moon Captain @ Nov 23 2011, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That reminds me, we still need an article on the Hasbro NYCC comic. (Does anybody here actually have a copy?)


I haven't ever been to a con in my life, so no.

Heck, I likely can't even afford whatever the NYCC set is going for right now.


The NYCC comic did not come with the NYCC set. They were completely separate items.

And the NYCC set is still going for $30 because it's still in stock at HTS.


Thanks for that. I wouldn't have bothered to get it otherwise.