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@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 03:22 AM)

DRAGON HALF!

@  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)

*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"


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#561 Nanite

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:58 PM

Hasbro just proved me wrong. Doesn't sound like the FE's are anywhere on the horizon for the USDM.

Just got PRiD CJ, now I really want FE CJ. At least the Tailgate redeco might look fairly different.

Edited by Nanite, 11 February 2012 - 06:05 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

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Welp. I went ahead and overpaid for Japanese Bulkhead. He IS very pretty, so I'm okay with it. Still hoping someone will be able to pick me up a Prime.

Got a look at PRiD Bulkie, didn'tcha?

He's not so good, is he? I haven't seen the pictures yet, and now I'm almost afraid to look...

Anyway, I just got Wheeljack in... this thing is so many layers of awesomeness wrapped into one. My favorite of the line, so far. That includes the FE figures, but I don't have the Takara Cliffjumper or Bulkhead in yet, so that may yet change. I just love the way he transforms! And the fact that he doesn't seem to have any fake bits going on... as far as I can tell everything folds out like it should, no fake wheels, no second windshields... well, there's the little black bit on his chest, but it's so minor, I hardly count it.


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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Feb 11 2012, 06:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(RCX @ Feb 11 2012, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Feb 11 2012, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Welp. I went ahead and overpaid for Japanese Bulkhead. He IS very pretty, so I'm okay with it. Still hoping someone will be able to pick me up a Prime.

Got a look at PRiD Bulkie, didn'tcha?

He's not so good, is he? I haven't seen the pictures yet, and now I'm almost afraid to look...

He doesn't look like total jive, but he's way less nice looking than the glorious FE.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:54 AM

Impressions from the toyfair floor sound like the prime toyline as a whole is heading for the backburner. The fourty Generations figs next year seems to support this.

I do not understand what is going on, and will again state, this is going to be an interesting botcon.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

Meh. I got my FE Arcee today (she'd been in my pile of loot for ages at BBTS and I shipped her after I decided I'd look for FE CJ and BH else where) and guess what? She's misassembled! icon-megs.gif

The pinned part of her front wheel assemblage has been put on backwards; she can transform and stuff alright, it just prevents her handle bars and wheel kibble from going as low as it should be and is hugging annoying considering I can't replace her.
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And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE(Liege @ Feb 13 2012, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Meh. I got my FE Arcee today (she'd been in my pile of loot for ages at BBTS and I shipped her after I decided I'd look for FE CJ and BH else where) and guess what? She's misassembled! icon-megs.gif

The pinned part of her front wheel assemblage has been put on backwards; she can transform and stuff alright, it just prevents her handle bars and wheel kibble from going as low as it should be and is hugging annoying considering I can't replace her.


One of mine was like that. Nothing that some hot water, a tiny hammer and screwdriver, and a block of wood can't fix. Just heat it up, knock out the pin, and reassemble it correctly.

It's a good idea overall to be able to do small fixes like that. icon-op.gif
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:23 PM

Well for those that have heard the chatter at Toyfair would it be a good idea to do Takara pre-orders...like NOW? I've made few orders already but skipped on Breakdown and Starscream. though I'm a little paranoid after not ordering the Soundwaves and seeing how well that turned out.

Eee, sorry to hear about Arcee.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

I have never had that good of luck with taking pins out of real Hasbro Transformers. It's annoying because I would really like to be able to rearrange the struts on Cybertron Ransack.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

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I have never had that good of luck with taking pins out of real Hasbro Transformers. It's annoying because I would really like to be able to rearrange the struts on Cybertron Ransack.


That one is pretty beginner-level. I just recently fixed mine after getting comfortable with working with pins in the past couple years, and not having had Ransack out for awhile. Just have to let it sit in the hot water for maybe 20 seconds, and then be able to tell which direction to hammer from to hit the rough end of the pin out first. Certain pins are much harder than others due to the position in the toy working against you, or what kind of pin they actually are though.

Anyway, not to drag the thread too far off-topic. How about that First Edition fiasco, are those not coming out? Can someone catch me up? icon-fire.gif
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#570 Liege

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

Yeah, I don't want risk it, last time I tried to correct a pin it didn't go so well icon-wildride.gif . I'd normally be up for trying it again but it would be hard to replace her if I did screw it up.

She's a cool looking figure though, really makes me want to find FE Cliff for her.

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And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

Got Takara FE Cliffjumper and Bulkhead in from BBTS. They're pretty awesome... although the metallic color on Bulkhead is a bit... off-putting. I almost like the flat color on the Hasbro version better... but for the prices they're going, I was actually better off getting the Japanese release.

Although... strangely my FE Cliffjumper did not come with the advertized display base and appeared to have been resealed. Not that I care, the figure was complete an undamaged and the instructions were all there and everything, but it was just an odd thing none the less.

Also: Is it normal for the Japanese TF's to have English packaging with localized stickers covering the legal information? The few times I've gotten Japanese Transformers, they had unique packaging...

Edit: I mean 'undamaged' not 'unopened' oops.

Edited by The Doctor Who, 13 February 2012 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

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Although... strangely my FE Cliffjumper did not come with the advertized display base and appeared to have been resealed. Not that I care, the figure was intact an unopened and the instructions were all there and everything, but it was just an odd thing none the less.

Yeah, I wondered about that too. It says "Includes Display Stand!" (or similar) on the outside of the package, but inside there's no mention of it. I was expecting some instructions on how to cut and fold the box to make a crappy platform or something.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

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Although... strangely my FE Cliffjumper did not come with the advertized display base and appeared to have been resealed. Not that I care, the figure was intact an unopened and the instructions were all there and everything, but it was just an odd thing none the less.

Yeah, I wondered about that too. It says "Includes Display Stand!" (or similar) on the outside of the package, but inside there's no mention of it. I was expecting some instructions on how to cut and fold the box to make a crappy platform or something.

Huh... did yours have extra tape applied to the back as well? Mine had obviously been taped up on the back. I wonder if the displays were removed for some reason. Usually they're these sort of silly little cardboard boxes that are stored in the bottom of the package. You could even see where it would have been.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

The display stand is the bottom of the packaging. If you're missing it, you're missing half of the package.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

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The display stand is the bottom of the packaging.

How so?

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:28 PM

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The display stand is the bottom of the packaging.

How so?


The cardboard "box" with "Transformers Prime" printed across it. The thing that fills half the window of the packaging.

You just kinda balance the figure on that.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

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The display stand is the bottom of the packaging. If you're missing it, you're missing half of the package.

I bought three FE figures so far. Prime, Cliffjumper and Bulkhead. Both Bulkhead and Prime came with these little cardboard box things with 'Transformers Prime' on it and some other decoration. They were stuck in the bottom of the packaging, under the figure. Cliffjumper, on the other hand, had nothing under the figure except a huge empty space and a lot of extra tape on the back of the package, like he had been opened and then resealed.

The figure itself was in perfect shape... except, now to think about it, he had those plastic and wire twist-ties, not the paper ones that seem to have taken their place.

Bulkhead and Prime both had the paper ties and no extra tape. Evidence suggests that someone opened Cliffy and took out his display base. Again, not that I care... these guys sit on my shelves and I wasn't exactly looking forward to the display or anything. It's just odd.

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The thing that fills half the window of the packaging.

Except for the front insert on the package. If my packaging weren't already in a tied up trash bag I'd take pictures to illustrate. Suffice to say I couldn't tell from the outside that there wasn't anything inside.

*blinks*

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*puts two and two together and rummages through the trash*

You know... they had these things already assembled in the Voyager ones... XD

Oh wow... that... that's facepalm territory there...

Edit: Or no, no that wasn't what I thought it was... ok, so I was right, it's not there.

Edited by The Doctor Who, 13 February 2012 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Feb 13 2012, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyway, not to drag the thread too far off-topic. How about that First Edition fiasco, are those not coming out? Can someone catch me up? icon-fire.gif

Hasbro said they're really going to try to get them released in America in late 2012. Take that as you will.

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Feb 13 2012, 06:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Got Takara FE Cliffjumper and Bulkhead in from BBTS. They're pretty awesome... although the metallic color on Bulkhead is a bit... off-putting. I almost like the flat color on the Hasbro version better... but for the prices they're going, I was actually better off getting the Japanese release.

Although... strangely my FE Cliffjumper did not come with the advertized display base and appeared to have been resealed. Not that I care, the figure was complete an undamaged and the instructions were all there and everything, but it was just an odd thing none the less.

Also: Is it normal for the Japanese TF's to have English packaging with localized stickers covering the legal information? The few times I've gotten Japanese Transformers, they had unique packaging...

Edit: I mean 'undamaged' not 'unopened' oops.

The First Edition Prime figures have the same packaging as their Hasbro counterparts due. Except they have some extra stickers covering some of the Hub labels and Japanese information on the bubble. They use the old plastic twisties and the bubbles are taped on all sides rather than glued in some areas.

Also the Deluxes (not the Voyagers) don't have the cardboard display stands the Hasbro ones do. Even though the package mentions them (my Cliffjumper and Vehicon didn't).

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

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You know... they had these things already assembled in the Voyager ones... XD


They're assembled for the Deluxe as well. Pretty much exactly the same set up as the Voyagers.

It's just cardboard filler.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

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The First Edition Prime figures have the same packaging as their Hasbro counterparts due. Except they have some extra stickers covering some of the Hub labels and Japanese information on the bubble. They use the old plastic twisties and the bubbles are taped on all sides rather than glued in some areas.

Also the Deluxes (not the Voyagers) don't have the cardboard display stands the Hasbro ones do. Even though the package mentions them (my Cliffjumper and Vehicon didn't).

Randy

Ah, ok, so this is a known thing. Seemed really weird for a bit there.

Odd that they should leave the display boxes out of the deluxe figures, though.