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@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.

@  Otaku : (18 September 2020 - 08:19 PM)

The failed Hasbroverse reminds me how so many things could have been spun off from Transformers: Animated and (after that) Transformers: Prime.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Requiem of the Wreckers was post-Revolution, but it was also, you know, a single issue.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:06 AM)

But Roche didn't have a series to keep out from the crossovers since Sins of the Wreckers was before Revolution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 11:01 AM)

Oh wait, that post said Roche, not Barber.

@  Rycochet : (18 September 2020 - 10:46 AM)

And then seemed surprised nobody particlarly wanted it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 September 2020 - 10:25 AM)

Wasn't Barber among the editorial guys that pushed for Hasbroverse?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 10:19 AM)

He did it possibly due to 616 Spider-Mans marriage reset between Civil War and Secret Invasion.

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 September 2020 - 09:20 AM)

Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man because it was mostly set far away from Earth?

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 September 2020 - 08:49 AM)

I'm learning so much-

@  Maruten : (18 September 2020 - 04:21 AM)

At its worst it was better than MASK, sure.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 September 2020 - 02:15 AM)

At it's worst it still stomped all over the failed Hasbroverse. Roberts and Roche kept their respective series well out of that one for the same reasons Bendis kept a tight leash on Ultimate Spider-Man when Loeb and Miller wanted greater control for Ultimatum.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2020 - 06:37 PM)

That's so accurate it's physically painful.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Red Dwarf of Transformers? An interesting, innovative and genuinely funny series that descended into a self referential mess of cliches that continues long after it should have been put out to pasture and rendered nerly everyone thoroughly unlikeable? That seems about right.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 01:59 PM)

MTMTE and Lost Light are the Red Dwarf of Transformers stories, as opposed to the others which are more like Star Wars and Star Trek.

@  Kalidor : (17 September 2020 - 01:37 PM)

Anyone in CONUS want a Skylynx for $100 shipped?

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 September 2020 - 01:34 PM)

Maybe an acquired taste in that's in that it's from a fan raised on the UK run where Transformers wasn't taken so seriously in many stories, especially some Earthforce standalones.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2020 - 09:47 AM)

so, terrible?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 September 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Yeah I think at that point Lost Light is just the '86 movie without the soundtrack.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 September 2020 - 02:28 AM)

So, exctly what Triangleman just said.

@  Bass X0 : (17 September 2020 - 12:36 AM)

A few of the same characters.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 September 2020 - 12:07 AM)

Now having actually read Galaxies #10, I don't actually see what it has in common with Lost Light at all besides featuring Ultra Magnus, Chromedome, and a spaceship.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 September 2020 - 05:33 PM)

So, it's exactly like Lost Light, then.

@  Bass X0 : (16 September 2020 - 01:52 PM)

What if Lost Light was stripped bare of its charm and humor? Galaxies #10 is the answer.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 September 2020 - 01:49 PM)

I didn't mean "*exactly* 15 years ago and no other time."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 September 2020 - 12:27 AM)

I mean, the comment was about a linewide gimmick of 15 years ago, not a gimmick only present in a minority of toys from that year.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 September 2020 - 12:14 AM)

I'd like a western take on the UT for it's twentieth, like a annual CG or anime movie on Netflix that is a condensed retelling similar to the film Macross/Robotech: Do You Remember Love.


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#2441 Sabrblade

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:13 PM

A full body shot of Elizabeth Banks as Rita:

 

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The hairdo screams Divatox, the rest is the secret love child of Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy and Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 10:54 PM

 

A full body shot of Elizabeth Banks as Rita:

 

attachicon.gif ebanks250416BZNimage12.jpg

 

 

The hairdo screams Divatox, the rest is the secret love child of Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy and Willem Defoe's Green Goblin.

 

 

The look on her face says "this shit is so not worth it..."


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 01:15 AM

A full body shot of Elizabeth Banks as Rita:
 
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The hairdo screams Divatox, the rest is the secret love child of Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy and Willem Defoe's Green Goblin.
 
The look on her face says "I have a headache."

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:55 AM

Two more of Elizabeth Banks as Rita.

 

Rita out on the town.

 

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 09:05 AM

Looks like she's trying to cast a spell with that coffee.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 09:10 AM

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 09:42 AM

"Magic java, make my tolerance grow!!"

You know, she does kinda look like she's about to throw that cup at whatever she's looking at in front of her. :D


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:06 AM

Two more of Elizabeth Banks as Rita.
 
Rita out on the town.
 
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I so badly want this to be an actual scene from the movie.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:32 AM

 

Two more of Elizabeth Banks as Rita.
 
Rita out on the town.
 
attachicon.gifebanks250416BZNimage29.jpgattachicon.gifebanks250416BZNimage30.jpg


I so badly want this to be an actual scene from the movie.

 

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:10 AM

A full body shot of Elizabeth Banks as Rita:
 
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Weird random thought inspired by this picture:

You know how they are always doing Shakespeare adaptations set in different time periods and genres to try and keep it fresh? I think a Power Rangers style Romeo/Juliet, Richard III, or Tempest could be amazing.

-ZacWilliam, played completely straight but everyone dressed like this and then pulling out giant monsters and robots at the climax.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 03:34 PM

 

A full body shot of Elizabeth Banks as Rita:
 
ebanks250416BZNimage12.jpg


Weird random thought inspired by this picture:

You know how they are always doing Shakespeare adaptations set in different time periods and genres to try and keep it fresh? I think a Power Rangers style Romeo/Juliet, Richard III, or Tempest could be amazing.

-ZacWilliam, played completely straight but everyone dressed like this and then pulling out giant monsters and robots at the climax.

 

A Shakespeare play adapted into tokusatsu form?

 

Never would have thought of that.


Edited by Sabrblade, 28 April 2016 - 03:34 PM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:48 PM

So I recently finally started watching Zyurangers, and am up to the last disc. Since I've been enjoying it, I just ordered Dairangers to give that a try. In turn, that got me curious about MMPR seasons 2 and 3.

 

I know I watched a fair amount of season 2 back when it aired, but I pretty much lost interest after Jason, Zack, and Trini left. Even before that though, I always found the whole thing with the Dinozords morphing to the Thunderzords kinda off-putting. Since learning more about the Sentai series several years back, I've always wondered about how they handled MMPR past the first season.

 

Did they ever say why they decided to keep the core team in the Zyurangers outfits, while moving on to Dairangers and Kakurangers for the zords and monsters? Maybe I'll have a different perspective after watching the shows, but I'd think having the team transition to the new outfits along with the new zords would let them reuse a lot more footage and have to spend a lot less time stitching together Zyuranger footage to match the new stories. And I really can't imagine why they'd choose to give Tommy the new outfit if they weren't going to do the same with the rest. Unless maybe the white ranger is just that much more difficult to edit out of the Dairanger footage than the rest are? And did they add those ridiculous zord morphing shots just to leave some tie between the new zords and the old outfits, or was there some other reason for it?

 

Old stuff, I know, but stuff that's always bugged me. I just eventually ignored and mostly forgot about it until now.



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:54 PM

Branding.  Saban didn't think that the kids would accept the new suits so they kept the Zyuranger suits in order to keep the look of the team constant.

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 06:29 PM

Did they ever say why they decided to keep the core team in the Zyurangers outfits, while moving on to Dairangers and Kakurangers for the zords and monsters? Maybe I'll have a different perspective after watching the shows, but I'd think having the team transition to the new outfits along with the new zords would let them reuse a lot more footage and have to spend a lot less time stitching together Zyuranger footage to match the new stories. And I really can't imagine why they'd choose to give Tommy the new outfit if they weren't going to do the same with the rest. Unless maybe the white ranger is just that much more difficult to edit out of the Dairanger footage than the rest are? And did they add those ridiculous zord morphing shots just to leave some tie between the new zords and the old outfits, or was there some other reason for it?
 
Old stuff, I know, but stuff that's always bugged me. I just eventually ignored and mostly forgot about it until now.


I'm pretty sure they got a lot of new footage made of the Ranger suits rather than trying to splice in Zyuranger scenes again.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 06:54 PM

Those ranger suits were iconic. They were everywhere, and you don't dump that kind of recognition if you don't have to. The White Ranger was fresh and felt special, but the brand was still anchored by the Zyu suits. 



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:15 AM

I always felt the Zyu costumes and robots worked well as being a foundation for PR as a franchise. Obviously in the Sentai others predate it but in a design sense for the adaptation I think they're the most 'vanilla'. The first Megazord in particular for me works in the same way the RX-78-2 is a clean base to generate the varied and better Gundams of the past three decades.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:39 AM

The Zyuranger Megazord also explicitly denotes which Zord each Ranger has, while earlier Sentai could be more vague.
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Posted 04 May 2016 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:12 PM

The first Megazord in particular for me works in the same way the RX-78-2 is a clean base to generate the varied and better Gundams of the past three decades.


But it's not nearly as common for the show's later robot designs to be based on the Megazord as it is for later Gundams to be based on the RX.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:36 PM

 

The first Megazord in particular for me works in the same way the RX-78-2 is a clean base to generate the varied and better Gundams of the past three decades.


But it's not nearly as common for the show's later robot designs to be based on the Megazord as it is for later Gundams to be based on the RX.

 

I just mean that first Megazord is good as a plain attempt at one. It isn't as motif focussed as ones that followed it.





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