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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 September 2020 - 12:11 AM)

Giant Planet had them, Energon had a few. I've been disappointed in Siege for not having something for the Micromasters, Earthrise has with the base bots but they've been wasted here.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 September 2020 - 10:47 PM)

Wasn't 15 years ago Cyber Keys rather than Minicons?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 September 2020 - 09:38 PM)

By and large, even the worst Minicons have some unique engineering or design elements. The nostalgia factor aside, Micromasters got pretty samey after you got several, especially the "proper" 89 series.

@  unluckiness : (15 September 2020 - 07:13 PM)

There's certainly a load of crummy ones to sift through

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2020 - 05:29 PM)

Or both. There's some overlap.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2020 - 03:19 PM)

People either hated minicons or became completely addicted to them.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 September 2020 - 03:17 PM)

A properly-planned theme, or as people called it 15 years ago, a stupid linewide baby toy gimmick that ruins the toys.


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 04:41 PM

Here, some YT praise for how Bungie's turning the game around:


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:06 AM

So the game is down for maintenance as they get it ready for the cross save update.

 

Honestly the only thing I'm annoyed at is of COURSE this happens on my day off. >_<


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 04:47 PM

New Expansion BUMP!

 

Anybody pick up Shadowkeep?

 

I'm a few missions in and enjoying it tremendously. Moreso than Forsaken.

 

I knew I was in when they said we were going back to the moon. Remember how Rise of Iron / Age of Triumph was all about the nostalgia? Shadowkeep hits those same buttons.

 

I thought the "finishers" would be annoying, but I really enjoy those. Very satisfying.

 

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:45 PM

I just started playing on steam after being away since D1. But I'm feeling a bit lost ans disoriented since I don't have any of my team that was on PS4.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:40 AM

Shadowkeep really does have a kind of creepy horror vibe.  For all the times they've tried to make this oppressive, scary atmosphere in Destiny, I think this is the first time they've nailed it.


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Posted 08 October 2019 - 10:15 AM

I'm really enjoying it!

 

Mostly.

 

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 12:21 AM

I don't disagree.  Was very abrupt.  You get going, things are moving along and all of a sudden you hit this brick wall and you just repeat ad nauseum.  


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 12:59 AM

I'm kinda poking around story mode (yay a story this time!) But eont really have anyone to play with so probably wont stick with it.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:56 PM

I'm on Steam and still looking for people to play with, depending on your platform.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:22 PM

Well I'm on steam too.. and theoreticly it shouldn't matter now, cause it has crossplay doesn't it?



#1211 Rhinox

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:52 AM

apparently not.  Couldn't work out how between my friend on Steam while I was on Xbox.


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:13 AM

There is no cross-play, but there is cross-save. You can download New Light on a PC for free, load up your saved Xbox characters, and play Y1 and some Y2/Y3 activities with friends.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:03 AM

Basically you can "save" your character and boot him/her up on the PS4, Steam, or Xbox and play them if you have Crosssave active.

 

But no, if I'm on PS4 and your on Steam we can't play together. Still has to be the same platform for that.


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:32 PM

Bah.. Bungie should have fixed that.. but yeah, I'd play it on steam.



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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:03 AM

Bah.. Bungie should have fixed that.. but yeah, I'd play it on steam.

 

I figure that's going to be D3's selling point.  At least for XB/PS users. They know how much players want it. I don't think they can avoid doing it.

 

I don't know whether I'm just bored with Destiny or what. I started up my Warlock and Hunter. I wanted to get a second character through Shadowkeep so that I'd have grinding / playing options. I stopped each after the second or third mission. I just can't bring myself to grind it out again.

 

I honestly wish at this point they'd give us the option to change *classes* around. One character, multiple classes. Like FF used to do. That way I can play my Titan and then have him swap onto some Warlock robes and shoot lightning fingers for a while.

 

Needing to do everything 3x is tiring.

 

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 01:59 PM

My main concern about actual 'crossplay' is sony. From what I understand. They are the ones that really don't want their games being able to 'connect' with any other system.


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:17 PM

My main concern about actual 'crossplay' is sony. From what I understand. They are the ones that really don't want their games being able to 'connect' with any other system.

 

Well supposedly Sony has opened Crossplay to all developers. So there -should- be no excuse going forward.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:05 AM

So the new Dungeon launched yesterday.  Got access and decided to jump in with a friend of mine, just to see what it was about.  2 and a half hours later and we emerge victorious.  

Man is it a lot of stuff to figure out.  It's very much a maze of clues and 'OH SHIT' moments. 


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Posted 30 October 2019 - 04:47 PM

Is that the haunted forest? Cause I've been neck deep in that grinding bounties to try and get the Werewolf Machine Gun.

 

I've also had 2 exotic engrams drop while in there, which is just fantastic. 



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Posted 31 October 2019 - 05:56 AM

No the Haunted Forest is a turn over from last year, and will be gone once The Festival of the Lost is over.

 

I don't know too much about the new dungeon, but I believe it's on the Moon.


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