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@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?

@  tigerhawk : (05 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Let it be the first all AI acted series.

@  Echowarrior : (04 April 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Yeah, but would the reboot be as good as the original? B5 had a damn good cast, and they can't replicate that easily.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2021 - 04:33 PM)

One day they'll let a streaminbg service reboot B5 and let the stories be told without the sword of Damocles hanging over them at all times.

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

It's aged in the set piece areas.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

I don't remember much of B5... I take it we're not talking about cathode ray tubes...

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 11:45 AM)

Babylon 5 CRT tech.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 06:13 PM)

Bloody hell, thanks for the heads up.

@  Bass X0 : (03 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

be careful with her. someone on tfw2005 broke her wing taking her out of the packaging.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 08:15 AM)

I got my airazor on wednesday. Just waiting for the BBTS box to arrive with the rest of the line before I start opening things up. Guess I got her just in time too.

@  Telly : (02 April 2021 - 11:48 PM)

woke to a pre order arrival notice from bbts. was hoping/dreading it was unicron, but turns out it was airazor. and as these things always go, i go to walmart later in the day and see airazor sitting on the shelf...

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 April 2021 - 08:07 PM)

Get one and make a s'more with it.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 April 2021 - 06:48 PM)

If you know, you know...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 April 2021 - 06:48 PM)

I am dissapointed by my lack of medium-sized Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 April 2021 - 02:23 PM)

Fun Fact: It's also my sister in laws birthday. Well, I assume anyway, we've celebrated it for a couple of years, and no one has shouted "april fools" yet, so...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2021 - 11:44 AM)

Happy Regret Using The Internet Day.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 April 2021 - 09:05 AM)

You know the rules, nOw sAy gOodByE

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 April 2021 - 06:17 AM)

We're no strangers to love

@  Sabrblade : (31 March 2021 - 11:18 PM)

Happy Harmless Pranks Day!

@  MEDdMI : (31 March 2021 - 10:07 AM)

Really don't feel like arguing about it with them when I work the phones all day.

@  MEDdMI : (31 March 2021 - 10:06 AM)

Thankfully I had signed up for an HSA for us the year before and that covered most of the costs. But it's still money from my paycheck instead of insurance covering it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2021 - 02:51 PM)

Oh, this was after the insurance. And after the initial bills right after the hospital stay.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 March 2021 - 08:38 AM)

tHaT's wHy InSuRAnCe iS a ThInG


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:41 AM

Via Shogo Hasui's Twitter.

https://twitter.com/...8212864/photo/1

 

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That's a mighty fine looking duo!

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:51 AM

This is one occasion where I'd happily support those Chinese sellers who mysteriously can get their hands on separate toys well before they appear in stores... 'Cause that Ratbat is pure LOVE, but I really don't need Soundblaster. Makes me wish Hasbro would have waited with their MP Soundwave release so that Ratbat could have been included.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:58 AM

Like many others, I'm sure, I didn't really want $150 worth of MP Soundblaster.  Just Ratbat.  Every reminder of this puts a knot in my stomach.  They look really nice, but it is bothersome.

 

I doubt there are many that want Soundblaster and not Ratbat.  I contemplate taking Ratbat out and trying to sell everything else, but I doubt I can find a buyer except at a really low price.

 

I'm going to go see if I can find pics of G1 Twincast with MP Soundwave to see how they scale.

 

Edit - The answer is "Pretty Well".  Though I wouldn't say they look really great together, Twincast with his legs pushed together (which is correct, right?) is pretty well the same height as your MP Soundblaster.

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:34 AM

I actually really like Soundwave as well as Ratbat...But I'm not going to pay $150 for the two of them after spending $100 to get Hasbro's Soundwave and 5 cassettes.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:50 AM

Soundblaster continues to look cooler than Soundwave.

 

I'm really glad they're giving him both a purple chest and a red chest.

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:03 AM

If you have the right sources the pair can be bought for around $120 - $130 to the USA.  Which is around what Hasbro's Soundwave was.

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:07 AM

I want Ratbat but have no use for his giant accessory.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:16 AM

Mmmmmmm, Ratbat. :love



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:19 AM

If you have the right sources the pair can be bought for around $120 - $130 to the USA.  Which is around what Hasbro's Soundwave was.

 

Randy

 

I didn't pay that for the Hasbro version ;)

 

And you're still getting less than what the Hasbro version gave you at that price.

 

Ratbat is really cool. And Soundblaster looks nice but...I still can't do it.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:20 AM

I'm wondering if Ratbat will end up selling loose for almost as much as the entire set does.

 

I could easily see him going for $100 just so people don't have to deal with unloading a Soundblaster.

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:22 AM

 

If you have the right sources the pair can be bought for around $120 - $130 to the USA.  Which is around what Hasbro's Soundwave was.

 

Randy

 

I didn't pay that for the Hasbro version ;)

 

And you're still getting less than what the Hasbro version gave you at that price.

 

Ratbat is really cool. And Soundblaster looks nice but...I still can't do it.

 

Depends if you count Ratbat's awesomeness is equal to 5 additional Cassettes over 3 unique toolings or not.  :D

 

I might be willing to take that bet.  ;)

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:39 AM

I have G1 Soundwave (technically 2), I bought the book style Soundblaster reissue, and I feel fine about it.  Outside of a very few specific characters, I tend not to double (or triple) dip on molds; but at this price scale I just could never justify it.  Especially in a case like this where I'm paying more for less.

 

I have Brave Max, and I want to get the reissue Fort Max, but I'm having trouble convincing myself that it's worth it.  For the amount of money I'd pay for it I could get a few figures that I need.  The only consolation would be that it comes with all the stuff that Brave Max lacks.

 

This is where MP Soundblaster lays.  He's super cool, but I only want Ratbat, and he's not worth $150, no matter how sexy he his!




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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:31 AM

grabby grabby



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

They both look really good. Like, really really good. :love  :thumbsup


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:29 AM

I so wish I could swap the US eyes with Soundblaster's.

 

That way Soundwave would have red and Soundblaster yellow.

 

Alas Hasbro's Soundwave head is apparently impossible to open :(


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:37 AM

 

Alas Hasbro's Soundwave head is apparently impossible to open :(

 

Don't be ridiculous, Blud.  Anything can be opened.

 

It's just hard to close it back.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:46 AM

I so wish I could swap the US eyes with Soundblaster's.
 
That way Soundwave would have red and Soundblaster yellow.
 
Alas Hasbro's Soundwave head is apparently impossible to open :(


Well the Reprolabels Soundwave set does have a Red Visor sticker.

Granted, that isn't what you're talking about, but I own Japanese Soundwave & think the eye visor a bit too dark at times (depending on how the light hits it). The Reprolabels set doesn't seem to have that problem. (Of course, they might only show us the good pictures.)

I hope that Takara eventually comes around & Ratbat on his own. Maybe packaged with a new Autoscout, or even Laserbeak (since people occasionally have broken theirs). Although, if he does get the KO treatment, I suspect my resolve might break.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:55 PM

I'm going to take my chances that Ratbat will be available elsewhere later for less money.  There is nothing remotely appealing to me about Soundblaster.



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I'm gong to make Soundblaster into a comic accurate Soundwave.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

 

I so wish I could swap the US eyes with Soundblaster's.
 
That way Soundwave would have red and Soundblaster yellow.
 
Alas Hasbro's Soundwave head is apparently impossible to open :(


Well the Reprolabels Soundwave set does have a Red Visor sticker.

Granted, that isn't what you're talking about, but I own Japanese Soundwave & think the eye visor a bit too dark at times (depending on how the light hits it). The Reprolabels set doesn't seem to have that problem. (Of course, they might only show us the good pictures.)

I hope that Takara eventually comes around & Ratbat on his own. Maybe packaged with a new Autoscout, or even Laserbeak (since people occasionally have broken theirs). Although, if he does get the KO treatment, I suspect my resolve might break.

 

I'm hoping Takara or Hasbro makes Ratbat available on his own too, but I'd rather they didn't pair him with a cassette we already have.  I don't want to buy something I already have.

 

Maybe recolour the Rumble/Frenzy mold into Enemy and put him in a 2 pack with Ratbat.


Edited by Shockwave 75, 17 March 2014 - 02:40 PM.



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