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@  wonko the sane? : (03 December 2020 - 03:13 PM)

Fuzzy little thermal vampires...

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 December 2020 - 02:38 PM)

Well of course. Your spot now has your body heat in it. That's what the cat really desires.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2020 - 12:23 PM)

The pictures when you google that are adorable, but unfortunately my cat hates cat-sized beds. He does like getting in the way on human-sized beds, chairs and sofas, though. If you get up, watch out, 'cuz your spot will be gone when you return.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 December 2020 - 09:01 AM)

I learned that the famed ikea cat bed actually IS available in canada, but they called it a doll bed up here for some reason.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:39 PM)

*good week

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:35 PM)

It's been a good work for The Hunt: got Netflix Bumblebee (suck it Walmart!) and stopped at Walgreens and found a lone Bluestreak. I'm pretty much done until new stuff rolls out in February

@  tigerhawk : (02 December 2020 - 03:53 PM)

There's some fab fandubs of comic scenes on Youtube, it's MTMTE/LL mostly but there's some great stuff such as Tarn learning of Megatron's defection and Megatron talking to Ravage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:31 PM)

Wonderful audio separation and balance.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:29 PM)

For Transformers The Movie 86

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM)

I will say, the blu ray remaster, especially the audio is pretty spot on. Watching it on Apple TV has been enlightening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 09:00 PM)

Vode An!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

I do not overly care for the Bad Batch, but it will be interesting to see what the animated series will bring to the table.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

Alpha, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, and the Muunilinst 10 are quite the contrast to what we have at present in Disney canon.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Who else here read the pre-2008 Clone Commandos and ARC Troopers back in the day?

@  tigerhawk : (30 November 2020 - 05:04 PM)

Monoliths in Utah and Romania.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  tigerhawk : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  tigerhawk : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.


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#41 Rust

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

I think part of the polarization is the fact Warner Bros. and DC haven't had...consistency...in the quality of their films. Green Lantern was pretty much a huge disappointment all the way around and I think the final consensus with The Dark Knight Rises was "Was this really necessary?". To be fair in the latter's case, there was no way anything they put out was going to top The Dark Knight, but even taking that into account it's ultimately a rather boring experience overall.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

I've just never really liked a Zack Snyder film. *shrug* There are just some names I see attached to things that dash any hopes I might have otherwise held for a project, and he's one of them.

Orci & Kurtzman are also near the top of that list for me.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 21 2013, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Jul 21 2013, 12:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've not yet seen Man of Steel, but in regards to the new Star Trek...having grown up on VHS copies of TOS I can say the new movies are very much indeed in keeping with the character and property heart and soul.

I'll never understand why people want to go back to the days of Voyager and Enterprise, when the franchise really was a soulless abomination.

I haven't seen Into Darkness but my issue with the first Trek is that it was more spectacle-driven than character-driven. It felt like it had the heart and soul of a Star Wars movie rather than that of a Star Trek movie, or a good Star Trek movie at least. Sure the characters got a lot of the mannerisms of the old actors down (Karl Urban as McCoy especially) but nothing ever felt character-driven... it was more "character does this because we need him to do this to get to that next plot point".


A good 75% of TOS, TNG, and DS9 was spectacle driven. People seem to prop up the exemplary episodes of the show while forgetting those were interspersed with a whoooooooooole lot of nonsense. Flashy, colorful nonsense...but still nonsense.

Star Trek 2009 was the first time - the first time - since I was a child watching Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country that I felt like I was watching a Star Trek movie and not a mindless scifi Action Flick.

...I take that back. Since First Contact. Generations still felt like Star Trek...like part of the 75% of TNG that people forget about.

As for character driven moments in the new Trek film...I dunno. Both Kirk and Spock had some pretty good character arcs that carry over into the sequel. They're by no means the characters we knew back in TOS but they aren't supposed to be. They have different life experiences shaping their personalities. The reason McCoy feels like McCoy is probably because his character has had the least amount of "alteration" thanks to temporal shenanigans.

It's kind of like The Dark Knight vs The Dark Knight Rises. In The Dark Knight, Bruce contemplates going public in order to stop the Joker's rampage - going so far as to start walking forward during Dent's press conference before Dent stole the thunder. That's in keeping with the spirit of the character, that's something Batman would do.

Now compare that to The Dark Knight Rises ending...and that's not something Batman would do.

The Trek characters were all in keeping with the spirit of the characters. Uhura and Spock's love interest came out of left field, but as much as I hate to say this, it kept (and keeps) Uhura central to the cast. Michelle Nicolas (I'm butchering her last name, I know it) almost walked off of TOS because her character was so marginalized and a non-entity. It took a personal appeal from Martin Luther King Jr. to keep her on the show. It didn't improve her character any - Go on. Tell me what shining moments Uhura had in the show. I'll wait. If you said "Kiss William Shatner" you win a noprize. And in the movies? Yup. "Dance Naked in the Sand". Truly, pairing her with Spock destroyed the spirit of her character.


Trying to wind this thing back around to being on topic, I think that's what I'm most scared of for the Batman/Superman film. That it will be in keeping with the spirit of the characters - who have historically come to blows more then actually teamed up. Hence why I asked for World's Finest - The animated movie, not the comic book series that featured Superman framing Batman for Witchcraft in Puritan Salem so he could run off with the good looking blonde woman they rescued from being drowned as a witch.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Jul 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
not the comic book series that featured Superman framing Batman for Witchcraft in Puritan Salem so he could run off with the good looking blonde woman they rescued from being drowned as a witch.

Do you honestly believe that is a legitimate concern and not just extreme hyperbole on your part?

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jul 21 2013, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Jul 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
not the comic book series that featured Superman framing Batman for Witchcraft in Puritan Salem so he could run off with the good looking blonde woman they rescued from being drowned as a witch.

Do you honestly believe that is a legitimate concern and not just extreme hyperbole on your part?


It was meant to be a humorous anecdote.

Though I suppose, I'd be shocked and kind of impressed if that's the story we got on screen. Since it also features Superman deliberately trolling Benjamin Franklin.

Edited by Rust, 21 July 2013 - 12:52 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

Nice. Maybe this movie will be a set-up to the long-awaited Justice League film that's been talked about.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

It came off a bit more serious than you intended then considering your prior acknowledge stance.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

I've seen at least two or three people in this thread state they've never seen a particular movie, but then proceed to talk about why it wasn't very good or how it missed the mark (over the course of pages even).

Your uniformed opinion is completely moot unless you actually have an idea what you're talking about.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

Epic whining in this thread.

I'm squeeing at this news because I was very much in favor of Bruce Wayne being introduced in the next Man of Steel if only to avoid retelling his origin story.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jul 21 2013, 12:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It came off a bit more serious than you intended then considering your prior acknowledge stance.


Yeah, I should have used a smilie.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:12 PM

I guess I'm in the minority that when I want depth and story, I go to the comics-and when I want fun and spectacle (and am more forgiving about shallower story elements), I go to the movies.

In keeping with that mentality, I eagerly look forward to Bruce and Clark squaring off on the big screen. I just hope they put some in-universe time between this and MoS. Well-trained Bruce vs. green Clark really doesn't seem like a fair fight.
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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

I'm hugging pumped. I thought Man of Steel was amazing, and I have tons of faith in Zack Snyder to pull this off. Let's just hope they don't hug Batman up. Really hoping Lex is the villain too. Can't see it being anyone else.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

My head-canon has already written a scene with Bruce and Lex debating "the Superman issue" over cigars and whiskey.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE(Local Trouble @ Jul 21 2013, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My head-canon has already written a scene with Bruce and Lex debating "the Superman issue" over cigars and whiskey.

Oh god please

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

I'd like to second that GOD PLEASE.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

I think they'll try and introduce another tent pole franchise or two, and try to build the Justice League from there. Wonder Woman is certainly the most logical candidate for her own film though. I honestly don't feel like Flash can carry his own film.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

I'd like to see a Wonder Woman origin movie that actually takes place in Hellenic Greece. Let us see her in her proper context before you throw her into Man's World.

QUOTE(Lizard King @ Jul 21 2013, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Local Trouble @ Jul 21 2013, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My head-canon has already written a scene with Bruce and Lex debating "the Superman issue" over cigars and whiskey.

Oh god please

I'd make it the opening scene. Let it set the tone of the entire movie.

Edited by Local Trouble, 21 July 2013 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

I think I would have rather had a second dedicated Superman movie before jumping into the team-up, but this will be fine. If they're really determined to get to Justice League ASAP, then this might make a better bridge for that anyway. Who knows, maybe having the big team-up will even satisfy some of the WB execs into holding off on the full Justice League until after another couple solo movies, which I think could do it some good.

My only concern is the Frank Miller reference. I also want TDKR to be kept as far away from the DCCU as possible. There are a lot of stories out there that would make great reference material for a Superman/Batman movie. I'm not at all convinced that TDKR is one of them. I really hope that its influence doesn't extend much beyond providing a quote people would recognize.

I have no reservations regarding Snyder, Goyer, and MoS all feeding into the project. As someone who's been a huge Superman fan my whole life, and especially the last 25 years or so, I was absolutely thrilled with MoS. Yes, I could nitpick a couple things, and I'm not completely thrilled with one scene in the middle of the film. But if you take Superman as a whole over the past 75 years, rather than a snapshot of one particular incarnation, that movie absolutely got the heart and soul of the character right.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

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Frank's not gonna make money from this movie.

Good lord, this thing is being judged before a single shot is filmed. Calm down, people.


Both Goyer and Snyder have pretty poor track records IMO. Snyder is very much style over substance, and Goyer's scripts either suck, or he's been the unluckiest writer ever and it's the directors, actors and editors fault every time something goes wrong.

Plus, you know, I seriously disliked the LAST collaberation they had that involved Superman.

I think that's more than enough to pass judgment.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

Do we think he's gonna have Superman vs Batman though?
I'm sort of hoping they do a story where a threat is too big for Batman, and he reluctanly has to accept Superman's help and by the end they agree to collaborate which leads to Justice League.




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