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@  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?

@  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.


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#1 tec

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:28 AM

I saw this today I have never picked up the book/read the inside flap

But out of shear curiosity working at the theater I saw it

They pack quite a bit in it at 2 hours and 30 min but theres still quite a bit I dont know
Heck cant even remember any of there names now

Anyone wanna fill me in get me up to speed?

And what are your thoughts about the movie

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:20 AM

Mediocre teen novels become plot-crammed movie with too many throwaway characters and plotlines with a mary-sue as the main character.

At least it doesn't encourage stalkery behaviour like Twilight did.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:29 AM

My understanding so far, with only the back of the book to go off of, is this is basically 'the running man' with Teenagers
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:30 AM

My wife wants to see it. I've not read the books and the movie doesn't appeal to me through trailers. I may give in and go see it with her anyway if she can't find a friend who wants to go, though.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:31 AM

I haven't read the books either, but from what I've heard about it I also thought first of 'The Running Man'.

I've heard it's a fun watch, but I haven't had a chance to see it yet. Maybe next weekend.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

I've been meaning to read about them...seems the theatre department is all abuzz with Hunger Games talk.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

I just want somebody, anybody to explain to me how this is different from Battle Royale. Cause on the surface, it looks like the same damned thing.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

The Running Man is practically real life now with all the reality shows that exist.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

Apparently, the reason there was no Hunger Games thread is because no one here really cares.

Also, Hora Hora is right.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

QUOTE(Rhinox @ Mar 25 2012, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want somebody, anybody to explain to me how this is different from Battle Royale. Cause on the surface, it looks like the same damned thing.



The author claims to never having heard of the manga, novel, or 2 movies. I can see how, but the similarities are almost uncanny. Despite some of the Twilight comparisons, I will give it a chance. I may read it before seeing the movie. Nothing wrong with a action novel with a female lead in my opinion.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

seems that way odd though my theater was packed with people

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

I saw it last night and loved it. I think I liked it more then Battle Royale if only for the better build up The Hunger Games had.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

I've read all 3 books before the movie was announced and im waiting to see the movie. it's just that tickets are sold out around here for the weekend.

The books are a good read, gives tons of suspense especially when HIGHLIGHT to view:
Rue get's harpooned. That was a sad moment. Didn't make my cry but for other girls it did.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

The books are really awesome. It's like a cross between the Running Man and The Long Walk. Even Stephen King couldn't put them down when reading them.

Yes, they are young adult books but the story is really quite good.

I haven't seen the movie, but I DO recommend the books.

Just for the record, there is nothing Twilight about the story OR the writing.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

When the first trailers started to come out I thought looked bad ass, and I still do. I'm definitely seeing it some time this week. I honestly had no idea it was even a book until like, a month ago. And so what if it resembles other stories? What doesn't these days? Regardless, I think it looks great.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

Yeah - don't let Twilight sour you. These books were a good read and while I haven't seen it yet, I'm excited for the movie too. I'd never heard of Battle Royale either so count that as at least one more person besides the author making that claim. The Running Man comparisons are surface at best - there's quite a bit more to the story than the more simplified exploitation-for-entertainment social commentary that The Running Man offered. The Hunger Games is more about overcoming political oppression and tyranny.
 
 
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE(kristal @ Mar 25 2012, 11:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've read all 3 books before the movie was announced and im waiting to see the movie. it's just that tickets are sold out around here for the weekend.

The books are a good read, gives tons of suspense especially when HIGHLIGHT to view:
Rue get's harpooned. That was a sad moment. Didn't make my cry but for other girls it did.


HIGHLIGHT to view:
If thats true for the book then the movie version will have the same effect because that scene was very well done IMO

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE(Asquian @ Mar 25 2012, 06:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My wife wants to see it. I've not read the books and the movie doesn't appeal to me through trailers. I may give in and go see it with her anyway if she can't find a friend who wants to go, though.



Well you can easily buy its dvds and all. Have you got any specific solution of it? I can also help you in this regard

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Mar 25 2012, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mediocre teen novels become plot-crammed movie with too many throwaway characters and plotlines with a mary-sue as the main character.

At least it doesn't encourage stalkery behaviour like Twilight did.


No, but it does encorage teenagers to off each other. That in and of itself might make it a good movie.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE(Rhinox @ Mar 25 2012, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want somebody, anybody to explain to me how this is different from Battle Royale. Cause on the surface, it looks like the same damned thing.


Here ya go

http://io9.com/58881...f-battle-royale

The answer is, they're both influenced by the same stuff.