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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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#1 Broadcast

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:31 AM

So I finally grabbed IDW Megatron.  First off, I must have lucked out as all joints seem to be tight and everything fits where it is intended to for the most part (have had a bad track record as of late)

 

Looking at the figure with his lavender secondary color and purple underoos, It occored to me that this little guy is not Megatron at all, but rather the character that we knew in Beast wars who took that name, to me at least.

 

Sure this mode is seen in the comics, but for my purposes, the size, varying color scheme and head sculpt are completly justified by this idea.  That, and we already know very well where Waspinator and Rattrap are, among others, and the color scheme does not neccissarily match what is on the printed page.

 

SO I ask you folks, do you ever do this?  If so, what sort of re-purposing have you done with figures?


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:35 AM

I've done very little personal repurposing with my figures, only ever doing so if it had been done officially (such as using my PM Optimus Prime w/ Apex Armor as God Ginrai).

 

However, there is one example of what you're asking about that I have done, and it is this:

 

Marvel Crossovers Ghost Rider as Animated The Fallen. :idea


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:38 AM

not counting figures I've deliberetly gone and painted into somebody else... hmm?

 

I'm actually at a bit of a loss... I know I use to do it a lot when universe and classics 1 were running ..but now either I just make them that guy.. or Hasbro or a 3p company has made one for me ... does tossing the non-screen movie and hftd guys into prime count?

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:02 AM

I love that we can "like" posts now!  Non-screen toys from any line are perfect fodder.  I have TFPrime Kup as part of the G1 Minibots in my mind.  Even has a place on the hood where a big "M" should go (and the height works allongside classic deluxes)


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:19 AM

We have a fairly active thread about this here.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:21 AM

I use Club Dion as Windbreaker to supplement my G2 shelf.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:21 AM

I generally dislike repurposing toys of less popular characters or new ones as G1 guys or characters who already have tons of updates. BW Megatron doesn't need another form.

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:57 AM

I only really repurpose characters from one continuity into another continuity as that same character. The WFC/FoC toys are their G1 selves to me even though officially they are Aligned toys. I also use Beast Hunters Abominus as G1 Abominus. And Prime Kup is Generation 2 Kup (I imagine him to have this body during the Marvel G2 comics). Prime Fallback is a Cybertronian G1 Outback. I don't do it for every character though. I don't want the likes of Prime Bumblebee to be a new body for G1 Bumblebee.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:39 AM

Movie Strongarm as G1 Brawn and movie Crosshairs as G1 Outback.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

Some recent ones for me:

I should be picking up the Predacons Rising Optimus/Preadking cyberverse set today, with Optimus obviously going to be Thunderclash. Mind, the only thing that really made me want him was reading about MTMTE 22. I bought a CV Beastblade OP so I could give the shield to Thunderclash, and will be giving the remaining Green Optimus and Preadking repaint to my son.

Getting T30 Sandstorm reminded me that my Energon CJ is UT Sandstorm.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

I don't do it personally.

Even the ones that are done so through fiction usually don't work for me.

That is unless you count repurposing the WfC / FoC guys who were always meant to be G1 guys into G1 guys instead of Aligned guys (you know who Hasbro / TakaraTomy thinks of as the same guys), then yes I do it constantly.  :thumbsup

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:11 AM

 I did get Generations GDO Swerve specifically to use him as my Classics Ironhide, after seeing a custom of the Kup version these boards that predates him that more or less did the same thing. The way I see it, his headsculpt doesn't look *old* and the colors aren't exact, but both the head and colors are close enough to work in my head, and he's still far better than the Universe 2.0 one.

 

I got Prime RID Ultra Magnus to be my IDW Magnus, since it makes a fun kind of sense for a Lawman to use a giant mallet as his weapon.

 

When Generations Voyager Springer came out and made my GDO Springer basically obsolete, I justified it as the Voyager being his IDW version, and the GDO being his Aligned version, since most of my Prime figures are Deluxes he scaled well with.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

Prime Kup is now IDW Dipstick.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

My plan is to repurpose Beast Hunters Bulkhead (the scout-class figure) as Roadbuster due to how the colors compare.

 

I'm already saying that DOTM Skyhammer is Whirl.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

I've only gotten a handful of repurposings to "stick" in my mind.  Universe (2003) Inferno is a movieverse version of G1 Red Alert, Cybertron Jungle Planet Optimus Prime is BW Optimus Primal, Cyberverse DOTM Stealth Bumblebee is a movieverse version of Armada Wheeljack, and Cyberverse BH Beast Blade Optimus Prime is a Prime version of G1 Micromaster Roughstuff.  EDIT: Oh, and DOTM Specialist Ratchet as Movie Inferno (the character who's officially an Armada Red Alert redeco, not a movie version of G1 Inferno).

 

On the other hand, I give few jives about continuity of origin, which has resulted in a lot of "soft repurposings" where for instance I still think of First Edition Bulkhead as Prime Bulkhead but nevertheless I have him hanging out with Animated Activators Bumblebee.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

 I did get Generations GDO Swerve specifically to use him as my Classics Ironhide, after seeing a custom of the Kup version these boards that predates him that more or less did the same thing. The way I see it, his headsculpt doesn't look *old* and the colors aren't exact, but both the head and colors are close enough to work in my head, and he's still far better than the Universe 2.0 one.

I did this more or less, but I casted the Universe version's head to use on Swerve's body.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

Prime Kup is now IDW Dipstick.

 

...sonofabitch. I wonder if Big Lots still has any Kups...

 

I rarely will rename a toy, I think out of an underlying desire to be able to clearly communicate about it to others without needing to recall whether I'm using the right name. I have taken to viewing FOC Air Raid as Scattershot (though I have trouble not calling him Strafe because Technobots all look alike or something) and largely at HeyMickey's suggestion FOC Sideswipe has begun to slide in to the role of Lightspeed.

 

But more commonly I only exercise repurposing in terms of moving select toys from one series to another without trying to assign a new identity. RID Bulkhead becoming a Classics Autobot, to use an example similar to ▲ndrusi's. I'll throw a fair bit of stuff in with my Classics if the visual styles will blend enough for me. It was great with Powercore Combiners in particular because hey, totally new characters! :thumbsup



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

I've done this just a few times, mostly to figures that lack a clear identity themselves.

For instance, FoC Air Raid is clearly supposed to be a G1-ish Fireflight, going by the tech specs and bio (and he looks nothing like WfC Air Raid's character model).  So for me he's Fireflight, but after certain events in the IDW timeline I started thinking of him more as a pre-war G1 Shockwave.

Definitely that exclusive BH Commander Optimus is pretty much Thunderclash to me.  Not much of a stretch for the blue Predaking to be Cryotek either.  Prime Commander Ironhide (and Deluxe if I had one) is G1 Ironhide for me.  DotM Skyhammer is G1 Sky High to me.  Also I really wanted the MakeToys DIA Commando set to put on my Combat Hero Optimus and get a Delta Magnus, but I'm not going to be able to swing that financially.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

Once I do some parts swapping and paints a mix of Springer and Sandstorm will be Sureshot.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:30 PM

Cybertron Quickmix was never displayed with his fellow Cybertron toys. Never.





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