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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:40 AM)

Seems like all the combiners have an issue like that, the legs can never be completely straight in combined mode, the finished big bot is always looming eerily or hip-thrusting.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 11:39 AM)

I doubt having an integrated trailer would have swayed me into buying CW Motormaster. But what definitely put me off were Internet reports of awful hip ratcheting.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

I might also mention that ~not~ being a big truck has worked for the Internet pretty well.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

I moaned about Motormaster because his combiner mode was awful

@  Rycochet : (24 April 2017 - 11:31 AM)

People moaned about the choices made during Combiner wars.that meant characters like Motormaster/Menasor weren't G1G1G1.

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 11:23 AM)

He could always be a very small red truck.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 10:59 AM)

But how will you know it's Optimus Prime if he's not a big red truck?

@  Broadside : (24 April 2017 - 10:20 AM)

Personally, I'm not a fan of the extreme-accuracy trend. The character choices are kind of sure-fine-whatever, but outside of stuff like Alpha Trion that's a huge divergence from the source material, there doesn't feel like there's much imagination in the designs any more.

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2017 - 05:03 AM)

Because you might as well start as you mean to go on?

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

It does. Preview image is Legion's penis tongue.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2017 - 04:15 AM)

Hold it. Please tell me Kiss Players doesn't have a GoBox.

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

That is epically messed up

@  Autobot Bubbs : (24 April 2017 - 03:10 AM)

GURD.... youtube just auto-played a new trailer for the Alien flick.... featuring John Denver's 'country roads' as BG music....

@  Noideaforaname : (24 April 2017 - 12:37 AM)

The Generations lineup should be decided by hitting Random Page on the wiki. "Next one is... Crankstart." 'Alright, I love the Scavengers!' "No, no, CrankSTART. The repaint of a repaint of a repaint of a Scout version of a Deluxe based on a background vehicle from the Live Action film." 'Oh'

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 11:31 PM)

After we get a couple of Pretenders. And a Titans Return Star Saber (not a difficult retool from Galvatron).

@  BlackMax : (23 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

I really do like all the attention to the 80s toys, being from that era myself. However, I would be really happy if (let's say post Trypticon) the Generations line turns to the 2001 RiD line, Beast Wars stuff, and moves forwarda bit.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM)

I'm curious because I'm not an 80s kid nor have I ever held an actual 80s toy in my hands, but I'm pretty sure a mathematically significant portion of 80s kids here do have a like for cartoon accuracy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

How much of this community favors versus not favors the current Hasbro design team's general trend of accuracy to classic 1980s toys and lack of attention to any other era of Transformers?

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM)

Telly, ah, got it.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:41 PM)

"You can do magic things!" "It's called evil, kid."

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?


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#1 The Predaking

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:50 AM

So lately I have been noticing a lot of things concerning Blu-rays. First of all, my Wal*mart is pushing the heck out of them. They are on all of the end caps, in the aisles, and feature prominently in the electronics section. They even have them in bargain bin displays in front of electronics section and by the main checkout areas! Meanwhile, DVDs, aside from the newest releases and the kid movies, are regulated to a back aisle.

Target is very similar in their set up. They have the newest releases on an end-cap, one for Blu-rays and one for DVDs. Now they have about 50% of their movie space dedicated to Blu-rays.They even have a section now for $8 Blu-rays! What's even weirder was that they now have Blu-rays with three movies on them for $15! The one I remember the most had V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and Constantine on it.

The real kicker to this realization is that I was at my local grocery store, Winn Dixie (which is a pretty large southern chain of grocery stores), and they were actually selling used Blu-rays for $8! Not just older films or ones you never heard of either. They had a pretty good mix and they even had some Pixar films like Up.

So what are your thoughts on the matter?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:59 AM

I think Bluray made it about 4 years ago when they stopped making HD-DVDs.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:05 AM




This.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

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This.


The crazy thing though;


You don't HAVE to upgrade all your movies to enjoy BluRay. All you need is a BluRay player.

The move to HD optical disks isn't like 8mm -> VHS -> DVD in which you had to update all your existing movies to enjoy them on the same machine.

It's super easy to do now since you can get a great BluRay player on the cheap now. (for instance http://www.amazon.co...u...9846&sr=8-1 )
And it will play your existing DVD collection and any BluRay you choose to buy from here on out.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

Don't most Bluray players play DVDs as well? If they do, you don't need to redo your entire collection. Just get new stuff on Bluray or replace old stuff when it gets damaged or you like the look of a newer version. It's not like the switch from VCR to DVD, you shouldn't act like it is.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

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You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


Well, yeah. But those have got extremely cheap these days. I saw Wal*mart had a generic 42" 1080p LCD for under $500.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:49 AM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jan 19 2012, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


Well, yeah. But those have got extremely cheap these days. I saw Wal*mart had a generic 42" 1080p LCD for under $500.




We obviously have very, VERY different opinions on what is "extremely cheap."
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

Compared to the 2,500+ it was 3 years ago?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jan 19 2012, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The crazy thing though;


You don't HAVE to upgrade all your movies to enjoy BluRay. All you need is a BluRay player.

The move to HD optical disks isn't like 8mm -> VHS -> DVD in which you had to update all your existing movies to enjoy them on the same machine.

Actually, I have a combined DVD/VHS player. So VHS->DVD wasn't like that for me, while DVD->Blu-Ray would be.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 19 January 2012 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

Well, $500 is very cheap compared to $2500. But yeah.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

When I got my HDTV, I went ahead and got component video for my DVD player. That's fine for me. I admit that I see the difference with Blu-Ray when I watch at a friend's place, but I'm simply not doing Blu-Ray. If my DVD player breaks and I need a new one, yes, I'll likely get a Blu-Ray player. But the fact of the matter is that I watch so few DVDs anymore, and of those, the number need to be of higher quality than I already have is very low. I don't want to be tempted to upgrade "favorites," or to buy "just a few new ones." Things are moving digitally, and I'm just skipping this cycle of physical media.

Blu-Ray has made it, yes. But I'm still just making the decision not to go for it. It's great that it doesn't obviate the last cycle, but I just don't have enough of a need for it.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:47 PM

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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.


Yes, yes it does.

Look at them side by side, then you will.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


Well, yeah. But those have got extremely cheap these days. I saw Wal*mart had a generic 42" 1080p LCD for under $500.




We obviously have very, VERY different opinions on what is "extremely cheap."


Yeah, but I bought mine on sale about 5 years ago, and I paid around $2200 for my 42" 1080p LCD. 3 years ago I ordered one for my folks on Black Friday for $900. At the time I bought them, those were great deals. With an 80% price drop in 5 years, they are getting extremely cheap compared to what they used to be.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:59 PM

Yes, blu-ray is better image quality. However, for me and many people, DVD is "good enough".

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.


Do you wear corrective lenses? The question is, do you want to see things more as they actually are--in focus--or go around in blurry-land?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:05 PM

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Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.

Well, you can actually see Patrick Stewart's face now.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:12 PM

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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.


Do you wear corrective lenses? The question is, do you want to see things more as they actually are--in focus--or go around in blurry-land?

Watching you talk about Blu-Ray is a distressingly similar experience to the time I dared mention my cheap $10 headphones on a forum that, unbeknownst to me, had a Resident Audiophile.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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