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@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 03:22 AM)


@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 09:00 PM)

Xellos...? *looks at avatar pic* speaking of old anime... DRAGON SLAVE!!!

@  Xellos : (22 May 2017 - 08:56 PM)

Yeah, Tylor is awesome. One of the few series (Tylor and Escaflowne) I watched multiple times subtitled. On VHS even. Own two sets of each on DVD (or BD in 2nd Escaflowne's case). Original Tylor DVD and the remastered DVD, and both sets of dubs for Escaflowne (not counting the aborted Saturday morning edit, though I did tape that as it aired).

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Man, I'm so sad I missed so much of the mid-90s anime. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is SO MUCH FUN!

@  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)


@  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"

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#161 Year Zero

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

From all accounts its superb.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

Pretty good all around. The head on the Scavenger guy sits on a kinda precarious platform, but the plastic itself is great.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

Time to reopen negotiations with the wife...

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:47 AM

Very nice. But I already ordered the yellow version as well as Hercules, so I'll have to pass.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

In my case I'm glad I passed on both. This looks awesome icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

yeah I caved on Green Giant. I'm down with the preorder ...it just has everything I want in a Constructicon team

I will miss the more even distribution of green and Purple on the individual robots, but yeah Giant looks better for it.

now for the saving up for.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:37 PM

Squeeeee.... The second set is shipping from BBTS, which is the one I'm most excited about getting. Mainly for Long Haul, despite the naysayers.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:32 AM

Long Haul looks AWESOME. Hook is a little awkward looking, though serviceable, but Long Haul? He's a bruiser like he should be.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:35 AM

After reading the reviews on this latest set...

I'm glad Herc is my primary Devastator. While there's some rough spots with a couple of the individual figures, most of those have been sorted out, and they're all sturdy, solid figures.

The Giant guys sound like they're following in the footsteps of the Battle Tanker release: nice to look at, but really awkward upon handling.

Sounds like there's all sorts of straight up design issues with the second set, that can't be fixed without going back to the drawing board. Mostly with Mobile Crane. Zero ground-clearance in vehicle mode, overly tight joints, and the crane boom is strapped to his right arm in a really awkward fashion, in a way that's far less flattering than Cybertron Mudflap or RtS Grapple. Both robot heads stick out like a sore thumb in vehicle mode, and for those of you who get all up in arms when their toys can't stand beanpole straight, then you're going to hate him because there's spring-loaded buttons on the bottom of his left foot that mean that it can never stand flat on the ground. And I've also heard that his combined form doesn't quite sit right, stressing the central hinge.

Dump Truck gets off more lightly, but has this weird thing going on where his heels don't extend down as far as his toes do, by a fairly significant margin, which makes balancing the toy more difficult than it should be. And there's some overly tight hinges on him too, to the point where they're liable to break (forcing MT to issue a statement saying that replacement parts will be coming with the third set).

Still buying these guys, though, to see for myself. Still like their individual robot modes at least. So the Herc guys get to stay as my Devastator, while these guys will be generic Construction Transformers or something.



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

I would agree that while they look pretty straight forward and have nice decos, the execution of the toys have a ways to go. MakeToys themselves have a ways to go. Haven't opened my Battle Tanker yet but from all indications their releases just don't quite have the polish of official engineering like some of the other companies have accomplished.

Definitely glad I got Hercules. I still get giddy just looking at him...so big and so beautiful.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

should all be worked out by the time hohoho ships
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

I like my Maketoys Battle Tanker, but while the extra armor is easy enough to add to Prime, the bulk of the tanker is awkward to handle. I'm a little dissappointed to hear that Giant suffers some similar design problems. The bright side is that the tanker looks fantastic once you get it to the pose you want. It's getting there that's the problem.

Any chance we'll see some fixes for the (ho ho ho!)Green Giant?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Apr 26 2012, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any chance we'll see some fixes for the (ho ho ho!)Green Giant?

There's some fixes coming for the yellow version. A replacement head for Giant, as well as a new front end for Dump Truck are supposed to be included in Set C to solve the most common breakage issues.

The green version may see further tolerance tweaks.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:00 AM

Wow it's been years since I left Transformers as a hobby but I was at a comic convention and there was a TF dealer and I saw some stuff and I got wheeled back in by the 3rd party TFs!

The Green Giant looks amazing but I don't like the head on the yellow version. Are they are better pics of the head on the Green Giant?
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:30 AM

Lots of combined mode pics!


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:04 AM

Scavenger and Bonecrusher weren't at all awkward to me. Scavenger's head being on a weird rotating joint is a bit worrisome, but the plastic is sturdy enough that I'm not too worried. I still haven't shipped my PoL, so I dunno about the other two, but I continue to be excited.

I always prefer robots with a dynamic look to them, like the FP Insecticons and now these guys. I think it has to do with the arrangement and types of joints for me, and on that count, the Hercules individual bots always look too stiff and too old-school boxy. The crane on Hook looks to be a little awkward, but I'm not sure it IS that much more awkward than Mudflap, who I really like. I do wish it was removable.

We'll see.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Such a better scale with Not-Bruticus. icon-ironhide.gif

Can't wait for the green version.


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ May 19 2012, 09:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The crane on Hook looks to be a little awkward, but I'm not sure it IS that much more awkward than Mudflap, who I really like. I do wish it was removable.

If you unscrew it, it's supposed to be able to stay attached fairly well, and there's a spot you can stick it on his back for storage.

It is more awkward than Mudflap and Grapple, because it can't be swung back and up. So it's either permanently sticking straight out of his arm, or sticking out perpendicular from his elbow.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

I wont have him separate all that much anyway
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:44 AM

Size comparison pics