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@  unluckiness : (23 May 2017 - 05:08 AM)

I'll wait for the sequel series Dragon Whole.

@  Maruten : (23 May 2017 - 04:26 AM)

Can't believe the Dragon Half manga is finally being translated this year.

@  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


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#81 tec

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:40 AM

Look Im a huge G1 fan. But standing on your knees and flaping your arms like a chicken is not a good TF and thats basicly what a Throttlebot is.
Duocons are better..Mini Spies are better..heck most McDs Happy Meal toys are better then that

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Edited by tec, 29 February 2012 - 05:40 AM.

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#82 Starfield

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:22 AM

Hot Rod/Classics Rodimus

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:09 AM

I call bull on that. He beats the hell out of Energon Rodimus and was pretty faithful to the original.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:27 AM

I can sort of see why Classics Rodimus goes here. G1 Hot Rod actually had bicep rotation. Yeah, I guess Classics Rodimus has leg articulation, but that's a bit hindered by his backpack.

The Classics Rodimus design is more "Energon Rodimus as a car" than "updated G1 Hot Rod". The head design is based more on Energon Rodimus instead of G1 toy or cartoon Hot Rod (notice that the "helmet" thing covers the sides of his chin in a manner similar to EnergonRodimus), and I think the red might be closer to Energon Rodimus as well.

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:09 AM

QUOTE(Item42 @ Mar 5 2012, 04:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I guess Classics Rodimus has leg articulation, but that's a bit hindered by his backpack.

Only if you're transforming him wrong. Slide his waist section forward and he's clear.

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The Classics Rodimus design is more "Energon Rodimus as a car" than "updated G1 Hot Rod". The head design is based more on Energon Rodimus instead of G1 toy or cartoon Hot Rod (notice that the "helmet" thing covers the sides of his chin in a manner similar to EnergonRodimus), and I think the red might be closer to Energon Rodimus as well.

He definitely takes his color scheme off of Energon Rodimus, likely just because that was the most recent version on the shelves, but the head design is pretty purely based on the G1 toy... like the Energon one was, just different takes on the same source material. The body's all G1.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

Beast Wars Megatron had a pretty sweet run until Beast Machines with the silly mega figure and Beast Changer then things turned around for him in RiD with the awesome Megabolt figure, but he didn't really have a large toy, did he?

Devastator started the whole combiner thing - but the KB Exclusive Micromaster devastator doesn't really have the same effect. I mean, yeah it's still larger than the components and maybe having the same overall mass as a deluxe.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 5 2012, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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The Classics Rodimus design is more "Energon Rodimus as a car" than "updated G1 Hot Rod". The head design is based more on Energon Rodimus instead of G1 toy or cartoon Hot Rod (notice that the "helmet" thing covers the sides of his chin in a manner similar to EnergonRodimus), and I think the red might be closer to Energon Rodimus as well.

He definitely takes his color scheme off of Energon Rodimus, likely just because that was the most recent version on the shelves, but the head design is pretty purely based on the G1 toy... like the Energon one was, just different takes on the same source material. The body's all G1.

Um, look at the helmet. There are those helmet protrusions left and right of his chin. The G1 toy had a collar instead of those on each side of his chin. Hot Rod didn't have have blocky helmet pieces on both sides of his chin in the cartoon either. Also, that expression. He's either frowning or angry. Just doesn't feel very G1 Hot Rod. And there's how Classics Hot Rod has one too few exhaust pipes on each arm. The am exhausts are just not very prominent details anymore.

There's also how his gun is too long for him to hold with his forearm raised all the way. Perhaps not all too big an issue, but not a good thing.

Edited by Item42, 05 March 2012 - 09:26 AM.

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#88 Year Zero

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

Yeah, I am NOT a fan of Classics Rodimus, and I really hope he gets a better mold.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:43 AM

I like Classics Rodimus, but I'm still hoping for a better update sometime in the future.

Well, maybe not "better"; I think that Classics Rodimus works extremely well as an upgrade into the aesthetics at the time of his release. He's not trying to be 1986 Hot Rod, he's trying to be a 2006 Hot Rod.

But, that does leave me wanting a 1986 Hot Rod.

Edited by NightViper, 05 March 2012 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:45 AM

He leaves me wanting a Hot Rod who isn't so shrimpy, frowny, and lacking things like bicep-swivels.

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#91 Shockwave 75

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:06 AM

Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

Wow.

PCC Huffer is nice, but not as an upgrade for the original. It looked great as the Decepticon repaint.



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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:33 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Mar 5 2012, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Classics Rodimus, but I'm still hoping for a better update sometime in the future.

Well, maybe not "better"; I think that Classics Rodimus works extremely well as an upgrade into the aesthetics at the time of his release. He's not trying to be 1986 Hot Rod, he's trying to be a 2006 Hot Rod.

But, that does leave me wanting a 1986 Hot Rod.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Mar 5 2012, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

Wow.


Classics Rodimus' arms suck regardless of their inability to swivel below the shoulder. I mean, the rest of him is fine enough, but those wimpy arms and tiny hands leave me cold. His forearm-mounted blasters should have been much more prominent too, as that was a pretty defining aspect of his look, that and the gigantic yelllow (not orange!!!) spoiler to separate him from just being Sideswipe with a flame deco. I kinda feel they went too far in the other direction with the size of his head too, but that's just nitpicking.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 5 2012, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Item42 @ Mar 5 2012, 04:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I guess Classics Rodimus has leg articulation, but that's a bit hindered by his backpack.

Only if you're transforming him wrong. Slide his waist section forward and he's clear.

Huh, that actually works. Thanks.

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Mar 5 2012, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

Wow.

I don't hate him, he's just not that good. The fact that the mold has a properly detailed vehicle interior is really nice. Which raises the question of why Battle in Space Rodimus replaced all the translucent plastic with opaque plastic.



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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE(Item42 @ Mar 5 2012, 06:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The am exhausts are just not very prominent details anymore.

What disturbs me was that one concept art that was circulating prior to his release that had even LESS prominent exhausts.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Mar 5 2012, 09:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I am NOT a fan of Classics Rodimus, and I really hope he gets a better mold.

Oh, don't get me wrong. I don't think he's awesome. I just think he's a leap better than G1 Hot Rod, which is kind of the point of this conversation I thought. I wouldn't mind a new deluxe one bit.

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Mar 5 2012, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

And those bicep swivels are only there because of the transformation in the first place.

QUOTE(Blot @ Mar 5 2012, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Item42 @ Mar 5 2012, 06:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The am exhausts are just not very prominent details anymore.

What disturbs me was that one concept art that was circulating prior to his release that had even LESS prominent exhausts.

Yeahhh... Don Figueroa's concept of Classics Hot Rod downplays a lot of things I'd rather not see downplayed, so I'm glad we got what we got instead. Plus it isn't be saddled with big horizontal shoulder plates and a circa-06 Don face.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

I always thought TM2 Megatron was a disappointing follow-up to TM Megatron.

I realize that may make me sound insane in some circles.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:34 PM

Sounds totally reasonable to me. Flappy wings don't excuse floppy neck.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Mar 5 2012, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? Classics Roddy out articulates the original by miles, but you say it sucks because it lacks bicept swivels?

Wow.

You leave out two of my other complaints and pick out one item in order to paint my complaint as invalid.

Wow.

If you MUST know...

1) He's too short for my tastes.
2) That scowl is not very Hot-Roddish, and makes him look grouchy.
3) His head is tiny.
4) No bicep swivels and subpar arm articulation overall.
5) Hip-flaps interfere with leg articulation.

Is he better articulation-wise when compared to the original? Of course he is. That's not even in question here. He is, however IMHO inferior in that regard to other toys he was released alongside. Because of my issues with him I'd like to see another update, just like people who hate the Universe Prowl/Silverstreak/Smokescreen would like to see a new version of that mold as well.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Mar 5 2012, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always thought TM2 Megatron was a disappointing follow-up to TM Megatron.

I realize that may make me sound insane in some circles.

In general or the toy?