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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)


@  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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Differences between United Windcharger, Warpath, & Thunderwing

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#41 TC Interbot

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 6 2012, 07:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(C16 @ Feb 5 2012, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Randy, the figures are identical 100%. Your purchases were in vain. Now go cry in the corner!

Wow, talk about bad QC on that Windcharger.

Yeah the little scar on his face. I had to fix that later.

Another picture I found on the Internet where you can see the difference in the light gray and painted gray. icon-arcee.gif


Yeah, I can see the differences in shades, though it's possible that's only because you pointed them out... isn't the general response of this thread such a nice payback for being exceedingly pleasant to people? icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

I see... minor differences in the plastic, but I'm 99% certain it's just batch variation, given how incredibly similar they are.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE(TC Interbot @ Feb 7 2012, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I can see the differences in shades, though it's possible that's only because you pointed them out... isn't the general response of this thread such a nice payback for being exceedingly pleasant to people? icon-hotrod.gif

Also for being pleasant in the discussion itself.

But I still don't think there's any meaningful difference in these plastics, now that I can compare mine firsthand.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

I'm pleasant?

If so I always thought I came off as a raving lunatic. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

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I'm pleasant?

If so I always thought I came off as a raving lunatic. icon-fire.gif

A pleasant raving lunatic.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

For some reason I read pleasant raving lunatic as peasant raving lunatic. Which seems befitting.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

Could a peasant afford buying two releases of a toy for such negligible differences?

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

If he was a raving lunatic and spent all his bread money meant to feed his family on them, then yes! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

That's a lot prettier white.

Not $40+ though.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

As much of a plastic color snob as I am at times, this isn't a figure where I look for a brighter white, like I would on a white car where it should be white. Any other changes on Thunderwing are totally lateral or even look a little worse. I like Hasbro's darker purple better I think, the pale purple stands out kind of weirdly on the Takara one.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

It's nice to have one Marvel Comic based and one G1 toy / IDW comic based.

I prefer the United one (big surprise) as the Generations one seems too green in comparison and I do like the light purple a bit more than the dark purple. I think if they made either with the purple of the original toy that would be more preferable.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:03 PM

Actually, the United one is more towards the scale of off white than Hasbro's. It seems more "yellow".

Edited by C16, 09 February 2012 - 09:05 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

Yeah, Hasbro's = light gray, Takara's = cream/vanilla.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

To jump back a bit to the subject of Windcharger... Now that I have my United one in hand and can compare it to the RtS version I want to throw in my two cents. Sorry if I get into this... I'm sometimes something of a color theory freak.

Ok, so first off the red parts are clearly different. There's no debate on that is there?
They're a slightly different hue (with the United version being more of an apple red) and a difference in the plastic's composition. The RtS version had that semi-translucent swirly quality to it, with rivers of metallic mixed in it; whereas the United version is more opaque and has distinct, tiny sparkles embedded in it.
If both are held up towards a light (but not directly at it) the RtS version glows a bit more. (AND LOOKS VERY PRETTY TOO)

Now as for the grays... the light and dark gray plastics are VERY similar on both versions. However the colors on the United version are a little "cooler", color temperature-wise, than the RtS version. Maybe something like 10% cooler? Not a huge amount but literally side by side it's visible.
And the same thing with the paint too.

Although it's impossible for us to say for sure whether it can simply chalked up to a batch variation or if it was a legitimate design choice, but the fact that all three grays (dark, light, paint) have migrated to a cooler gray and by what appears to be the same amount would seem to me to suggest a choice by the United design team. (perhaps if only one had changed, or the changes appeared to be more random... or not all in the same "direction"...)

But whatever the case it's a nice looking figure and I'm glad I got it to replace my messed up RtS version (I minorly F'd up his head mistransforming him! DOH.)

And I paid less for the United version than I did the RtS one too! Ha ha... ::cries:: ( ; ~ ; )

Oh... and the only difference in color on Warpath is the red plastics, and the head being cast red. <- two more of my cents
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

Yeah there is no way the change in red wasn't intentional (or a mix up at the factory). You don't go from no sparkle plastic to sparkle plastic. The gray may be batch variation, but even then I am tending to doubt it.