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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*

@  unluckiness : (16 May 2019 - 09:22 PM)

*casually tosses kryptonite island at Lex*

@  Sean Whitmore : (16 May 2019 - 06:21 PM)

O hai Lex.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:31 PM)

You're just a little chicken! Cheep cheepcheep cheeEeeeEEEeeeep!

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2019 - 04:20 PM)

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:14 PM)

So I guess I shouldn't try to tie in The Room.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2019 - 02:29 PM)

I was just talking cheesy in a dated filmmaking sense, not mind-bogglingly god-awful.

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Well, certainly The Last Airbender is worse at being a Superman movie.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Is that better or worse than The Last Airbender? I mean, they're both terrible, but....

@  RichardT1977 : (16 May 2019 - 09:28 AM)

And the worst Superman movie is "Dragonball: Evolution".

@  Paladin : (16 May 2019 - 08:01 AM)

the best Superman movie is "The Iron Giant." You cannot convince me otherwise.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 10:16 PM)

At least even in the first Christopher Reeve movie, when he caught Lois that first time, the background kept scrolling down for a second to indicate it wasn't a sudden stop.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 10:10 PM)

I guess you had to have been there. I did like the beginning a lot, though; the stuff on Krypton and in Smallville. The movie just got so cheesy once it got to Metropolis, though, it's kind of painful

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 May 2019 - 06:25 PM)

The performances, the cinematography, the significance of a comic book adaptation being treated like a real movie. Silly stuff like that. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 05:17 PM)

Yeah, I've never really understood what people loved so much about it. Other than the score, of course, which was one of Williams' finest

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

and it's not even the dumbest part in that movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 03:16 PM)

Flying Lois around was fine; it was all the Can You Read My Mind nonsense that ruined the scene

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2019 - 12:08 PM)

The recent Shazam! movie had Billy bumbling his way through learning his powers. But all or most of it was genuinely funny.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:27 AM)

But yeah, in retrospect it makes me cringe the way he caught and carried the helicopter in his public debut in the first film...

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

(she wasn't in III long enough to be flown around)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

You mean the Donner movie, the Donner/Lester movie, and The Quest for Peace (for which I don't know the director)?

@  unluckiness : (15 May 2019 - 11:09 AM)

At least he didn't try to fly lois around like in the Donner movies.

@  Cybersnark : (15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM)

My favourite is still from the first episode of the 90s Superman animated series, where Clark initially tries to catch the falling plane by its tail... which snaps off in his hands because physics doesn't work that way.

@  MEDdMI : (15 May 2019 - 09:46 AM)

I think it'd be boring if a hero could use their powers perfectly right off the bat and not have any unforseen consequences (though I also don't keep up with a lot of superhero stuff, so not familiar with those scenes)

@  Dekafox : (15 May 2019 - 09:23 AM)

Overseas, Kamen Rider Gaim did something similar after Kouta(the main character) got his transformation belt. He tried to do a whole bunch of mundane things with it cause he thought it'd make him better at them and they all go horribly wrong.

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 08:59 AM)

superspeed causes enormous friction on fabric. the 1990 Flash had the same issue and it was mentioned in "The Incredibles" too...

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:45 AM)

Arrow didn't have one (though Oliver got hurt a lot in flashbacks), Supergirl already had her powers, LoT gang also already had their powers mostly and in Black Lightning discovering your powers seems to be more associated with emotional trauma than anything comedic

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:43 AM)

In the Arrowverse shows... I guess The Flash accidentally ran so fast he shredded his clothes? (totally not a chance to showcase Grant Gustin's "I'm not Glee kid anymore!" physique)


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#21 Buster Darkwings

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

 

If i remember correctly the UMD copy of the Movie is exclusive to the UK and i think that it may be region locked to UK PSP systems. Both of the versions on the market cost virtually nothing on ebay as the UMD format bombed big time.

 

Yeah, I see there's some that weren't too expensive on eBay, although it's kinda difficult to get eBay stuff in Japan since I don't think my bank will work with PayPal, at least not without major fees.  I'll maybe have one sent to a relatives next year when I visit.  Region locking shouldn't be a problem for me since I have the "PSP Street" that was sold in the UK and other countries outside of NA, and I'm pretty sure it's easy to get around the UMD region lock with other means.  But I wouldn't really want it to watch it (other than maybe a few minutes) since I already have a custom Blu-ray I made with the video from the UK Blu-ray and the audio from the 1st JP LD.  I'd just want it as a collectors' item.
 

The one laserdisc i've always wondered about was Transformers Hero which i'm having a hard time believing exists

 

Hmm, AFAIK it was only a mail-in VHS (multiple tapes, I think) before it was put on DVD as an extra.  I think it was listed on the various Robot Point mail-in forms included with certain G1 figures from Takara.  Pretty expensive too, IIRC.  But I guess it was one of the few official home video releases in Japan before the LD boxes started coming out.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

 

BTW, are laserdiscs region locked like DVDs?

Nope only issue on my end would be a pal TV as all the discs are ntsc format

 

 

There were actually some PAL players and discs, although the format did even worse in the UK/Europe than in NA.  Pretty sure PAL players will play NTSC discs (although not vice-versa), too.  I don't think they'll actually convert the NTSC signal to PAL though, but I'm pretty sure PAL TVs will accept an NTSC signal unless it's a really old TV.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:52 AM

 

Hmm, AFAIK it was only a mail-in VHS (multiple tapes, I think) before it was put on DVD as an extra.  I think it was listed on the various Robot Point mail-in forms included with certain G1 figures from Takara.  Pretty expensive too, IIRC.  But I guess it was one of the few official home video releases in Japan before the LD boxes started coming out.

 

 

I'll need to keep an eye out for those tapes on yahoo japan. I have seen a few tapes on sale from the G1 era mainly masterforce but most are ex-rental and badly sunfaded.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:11 PM

I'll say it again, I LOVE your media collection. VERY cool. 

 

Do you have the bonus disc that came with the Walmart release of the 2007 movie? There was a cardboard double wide case that you cracked open and there were two regular dvd cases inside. I want to say the extra DVD was a flash animation of the prequel comic. 

 

I ask because I have it lying around and don't want it. I'd send it to you for shipping cost. 



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:54 PM

Do you have the bonus disc that came with the Walmart release of the 2007 movie? There was a cardboard double wide case that you cracked open and there were two regular dvd cases inside. I want to say the extra DVD was a flash animation of the prequel comic. 

 

Thanks for the offer man but I already have it but i'm always on the look out for more for the collection. In the next few days i should have a pretty big update with about 17 DVD's and a VHS tape.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

Here's a quick preview of one of the cooler things i was able to pick up recently. Full gallery will be posted soon.

 

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

Ebay has been a bit dry this month when it comes to transformers multimedia however i have recently started using yahoo auctions Japan and i have managed to get quite a bit from overseas including a very rare and expensive DVD set.

 

First up is something i picked up cheap to use at work.

 

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen USB

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Nothing too special with this one, haven't even installed the software but the usb is pretty robust and will come in handy at work. the usb comes in a foam lined tray with the code to unlock the video on a oversized sim card looking piece of plastic.

 

Next up is something that should have come out a long time ago

 

Transformers Animated Complete Collection DVD Shout Factory USA

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Shout Factory have finally released a complete series set of this great show. All 3 seasons are included in widescreen along with audio commentairies on select episodes. While i am very happy with this release i feel more could have been included as extra features to make double dipping for seasons one and two more worth while.

 

Next up is the first of several Japanese items i was able to get from yahoo.jp

 

Beast Wars Metals Movie 'Convoy's Great Transformation' VHS Pioneer JP

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This VHS tape contains the Japanese version of the Beast Wars Episode 'Cutting Edge' and is the only way to get the episode in Japan. This particular episode was selected along with 2 other Toei properties to be part of the anthology Film '1999 Summer Toei Anime Fair' and as such was left off the DVD release of Beast wars Metals. The tape itself contains the episode in Japanese along with promos for the VHS releases of the other 2 films Superdoll Licca Chan and Microman.

 

For the next item we return to GO!

 

Transformers Go Sword-Bot Sanjo! Special DVD

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More of the same stuff thats usually on GO! DVD's. Transformation guides, Trailers and promos for other Transformers brands (GT and Be-cool).

 

The next item i have is the newest item in the list today

 

Transformers Lost Age Promo DVD

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This Promo DVD was first given out at the Transformers 30 Years Expo in Japan. The dvd includes the movie trailer, character and toy guide, 30th Anniversary history video, G1 episode 'Atlantis Arise' and the Easy Transformers music video.

 

The next item is another Lost Age promo

 

Televi-Kun DVD 09/14

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This months Televi-Kun DVD features several of the same videos as the Lost Age Promo above but in addition it also includes Theatrical trailers for all the Live Action Movies.

 

The next set of items I got as a bundle and still need to go through

 

Misc Promo DVD 2004-2011

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I won a collection of 9 cover mount DVD's from yahoo Japan out of the 9, 2 i already have and the other 2 have no Transformers videos but the other 5 have videos and promos from Beast Wars all the way to Dark of the Moon. I plan on going into more detail of all the promo DVDs i own in a seperate section at a later date once i have translated the names of the promos included.

 

The final item today is one i never thought i would ever get

 

Transformers Super-God Masterforce DVD Box 2 Pioneer JP

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This set was released as a limited edition in the early 2000's and usually goes for a pretty penny online. The set covers episode 25-42 of Masterforce along with 2 of the 5 clip shows from the series. Out of the 5 only 43 'Fight!! Super Ginrai' and 44 'Begin the Bomber Project! The Creation of God Ginrai'. The set is spread over 4 DVD's and includes a 24 page booklet.

 

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 Each DVD case has beautiful box art of the Autobot Godmasters and God Ginrai and the Decepticon Headmaster Jr's and Overlord. Each box has 2 DVD's each.

 

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 The booklet features the same artwork as the Box cover with a battle in progress in space.

 

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On the back of the booklet is the artwork from the first Box featuring Ginrai surrounded by all the human characters from the series.

 

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The booklet has 24 pages of Model designs for Masterforce which are a mix of designs from the show models and magazine pages covering all the characters in the show. The final pages include an episode guide and production notes.

 

 

Thats all for now but i should have more when i get back from vacation.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 01:25 AM

Do you know if the toy version of Scramble City is on any home media release?  I thought I had seen it before, but I might have been thinking of something else.  The way it's set up make me think it was just an in-store promotion video.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 09:58 AM

Do you know if the toy version of Scramble City is on any home media release?  I thought I had seen it before, but I might have been thinking of something else.  The way it's set up make me think it was just an in-store promotion video.

 

Its not on any of the dvd sets i own. As far as i know out of the ones im missing the Headmasters set doesnt have any extras ,masterforce box 1 only has commercials and the headmaster pilot and 2010 disk 6 has the rebirth and movie trade trailer. The copy i uploaded to youtube is from a vhs rip someone added to nicovideo a long time ago. Its one i have been actively searching for the real tape but most tapes are being binned rather than being sold unfortunately.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:01 AM

Any chance of scans of Japanese booklets like that Masterforce one? I really covet those, but was never willing to pay for the discs to get them.

 

Awesome collection as always.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:08 AM



Do you know if the toy version of Scramble City is on any home media release?  I thought I had seen it before, but I might have been thinking of something else.  The way it's set up make me think it was just an in-store promotion video.

 
Its not on any of the dvd sets i own. As far as i know out of the ones im missing the Headmasters set doesnt have any extras ,masterforce box 1 only has commercials and the headmaster pilot and 2010 disk 6 has the rebirth and movie trade trailer. The copy i uploaded to youtube is from a vhs rip someone added to nicovideo a long time ago. Its one i have been actively searching for the real tape but most tapes are being binned rather than being sold unfortunately.
OK, well if you ever see it on Yahoo Japan or someplace that won't ship overseas, LMK and I can get it for you so you don't have to go through a proxy service. In return I'd just want to check it out myself (VHS isn't great but it's still better than 240p NicoNico/YouTube).

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

Any chance of scans of Japanese booklets like that Masterforce one? I really covet those, but was never willing to pay for the discs to get them.

 

Awesome collection as always.

 

I'd like to but at the moment i don't have access to a scanner, was using my old works one in the past to do my scanning.

 

OK, well if you ever see it on Yahoo Japan or someplace that won't ship overseas, LMK and I can get it for you so you don't have to go through a proxy service. In return I'd just want to check it out myself (VHS isn't great but it's still better than 240p NicoNico/YouTube).

 

 

No worries man i'll keep an eye out for it and thanks for the help ill keep it in mind.



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 09:23 PM

So they have designed robot modes for Seacons, eh? Iiiiinteresting.



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 09:28 PM

Yeah, it would've been nice if they had transformed in the show, even if they were still drones.  Wasn't too fond of how they were used in MF but I still loved how they were drawn and how the stock footage was animated.



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 01:04 PM

Got something cool today so i wanted to show you all before i do my next full update.

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This is the Transformers Matrix Forever VHS Tape released in 1989 to promote the upcoming release of Transformers The movie in cinemas in Japan at the time. stay tuned for more soon and hopefully something even more special should arrive for the full update.


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 01:42 PM

That tape contains this exact same thing, right?



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 02:14 PM

No it isn't i had to fix the description unfortunately making the link on the wiki incorrect. Its actually this one

 

 

I need to now find out what the other one is called as i always thought it was matrix forever till i looked at the run time and watched the video. I intend to make a higher quality rip of the tape later and replace the video on my channel.


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 04:28 PM

That tape contains this exact same thing, right?

I just spent some time and translated the title of this promo it might not be 100% correct but i titled it as "Transformers Theatrical Version!! Video Finally Here" (トランスフォーマー劇場公開バージョン!!ビデオついに登場). Maybe Buster Darkwings will see this and tell me if its even close lol.



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:42 PM

Yeah, that's about right.

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 07:43 AM

Yeah, that's about right.

Cool man im glad i can give the video its proper title rather than just Transformers Movie promo 2 or something like that :)





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