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@  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?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.


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#1 Meister79

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:59 AM

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#2 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:14 AM

So, this is non-official, unlike that Wonder Festival Dai Atlas?

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

That transformation is petty ingenious.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:11 AM

He is adorable.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:33 AM

That is pretty cool. Looks like it will be tiny.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

Is this a garage kit? It looks like one.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:31 AM

It looks rther chewable but otherwise that's pretty damn great!
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Feb 3 2012, 07:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is this a garage kit? It looks like one.


Yeah. It's going to be released at WonderFest.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:22 PM

So that means it will be very expensive to obtain on the after market. That is very clever.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE(Magick @ Feb 3 2012, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So that means it will be very expensive to obtain on the after market. That is very clever.


If you can find it on the aftermarket at all.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Feb 3 2012, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Magick @ Feb 3 2012, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So that means it will be very expensive to obtain on the after market. That is very clever.


If you can find it on the aftermarket at all.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

If this toy is licensed for Wonderfest release, then it's an official product, not part of this forum, right?

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Feb 3 2012, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If this toy is licensed for Wonderfest release, then it's an official product, not part of this forum, right?


It's still a third-party product, designed and produced by a third-party. It just may (or may not, we don't know for sure) have an official liscence from Takara which doesn't make it's very existance illegal. Just as with Jizai's Wonderfest stuff.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

I've wanted someone to make a good first episode Bumblebee for years and I still want someone to.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Feb 3 2012, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If this toy is licensed for Wonderfest release, then it's an official product, not part of this forum, right?


Actually, if we were to use "3rd Party" correctly, then the only thing that should be here at all is this. Or the JizaiToys stuff. Or stuff like the G1 Minibot keychains or Movie Allspark paperweights and what have you.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Feb 3 2012, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Magick @ Feb 3 2012, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So that means it will be very expensive to obtain on the after market. That is very clever.


If you can find it on the aftermarket at all.

And that still doesn't factor in that he'll also be extremely fragile as nearly all garage kits are wont to be!
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:38 AM

Looks like he's wearing clogs.

Looks pretty neat though.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Feb 3 2012, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(mignash @ Feb 3 2012, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If this toy is licensed for Wonderfest release, then it's an official product, not part of this forum, right?


Actually, if we were to use "3rd Party" correctly, then the only thing that should be here at all is this. Or the JizaiToys stuff. Or stuff like the G1 Minibot keychains or Movie Allspark paperweights and what have you.


I think the difference there would be LICENSED third party and UNLICENSED third party. These guys have a license to make a Bumblebee, but Fansproject doesn't have a license to make Springer.

Would be funny though if Fansproject made a licensed Wonderfest edition toy one day though, maybe just Springer with Autobut symbols and a more Springer-like head.

Edited by mignash, 05 February 2012 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Feb 5 2012, 09:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the difference there would be LICENSED third party and UNLICENSED third party.

I know I said not to argue about semantics in the other thread, and I have a suspicion that I know where this is going to go, but... this licensed/unlicensed third-party thing is a made-up distinction that does not actually exist. We (as a collective fandom) tend to use the term incorrectly out of laziness and convention, not out of an attempt to excuse them as something they're not.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:18 PM

Buuut, is it licensed or not? I'd really like to know.

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.