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@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.

@  Nevermore : (22 September 2020 - 06:13 AM)

Cardboard and plastic.

@  Paladin : (22 September 2020 - 05:52 AM)

what's IN Wave 3, anyway?

@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  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.


Sony Pictures Television developing "Powers" as PSN Exclusive

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:38 AM

So, does this go here or "Insert Coin"?



Sony Corp. 6758.TO +1.50% is venturing into original TV programming for its PlayStation as part of an ambitious effort to make the device a home for TV and not just videogames.

The electronics and entertainment giant plans to offer original series through the gaming console, on top of an online pay-TV service it plans for users of the device.

First up will be a one-hour supernatural drama series, "Powers," to be produced by the company's in-house studio, Sony Pictures Television, company executives said.

The show, which centers on a detective who investigates crimes involving people with special powers, will be available exclusively in the U.S. on what the company calls its PlayStation Network, which includes some 30 million Internet-connected PlayStation devices, the company said. Users will be able to stream the show just as they would watch, say, "House of Cards" on NetflixNFLX +0.40% which can be accessed through the PlayStation Network.

The move is separate from the planned online pay-TV service, which would offer traditional TV channels available through cable, satellite or phone companies. Sony has been in discussions with major media companies to acquire rights to offer channels over the Internet, people familiar with the matter say.

"It's about having a broad range of broadcast content to replicate the live TV experience," said Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., which oversees the PlayStation unit.

Sony's foray is the latest example of how videogaming devices are incorporating more entertainment features as they try to broaden their appeal in the living room. The PlayStation already allows users to buy an array of digital downloads, such as TV shows and movies, and can access streaming services. The company recently said it also plans to launch a service to stream games.

Microsoft Corp. MSFT +0.28% , which hired former CBS executive Nancy Tellem to head up TV efforts for its Xbox gaming console, is developing an original TV series for the gaming console with Steven Spielberg.


For Sony, the PlayStation TV initiative is a chance to show that the entertainment and technology wings of the sprawling conglomerate can work closely together.

Some critics have argued there isn't enough synergy among Sony's divisions. Last summer, activist investor Daniel Loeb pushed for Sony to sell off part of its entertainment business through a public offering, amid lackluster results in the company's film unit. Sony rejected the proposal.

The PlayStation initiative "is an example of why the businesses do work very well together," said Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment. He said Sony selected "Powers" from several potential projects partly because it would resonate with gamers. The show includes elements of superhero fantasy, police procedurals and crime noir. "It overlays extremely well with the demographics of the PlayStation," he said.

Mr. House declined to comment on the specifics of how Sony's original TV shows will be marketed—whether consumers will need to pay a fee to view them, for example, and whether the Sony shows would be available as part of the pay-TV offering.

Users can access some PlayStation Network features without paying—they can log in to their Amazon or Netflix streaming video accounts, for example. But they must pay to access the PlayStation Plus premium gaming service.

Sony has hired writers who have begun to brainstorm story ideas. The producers include writers of the graphic novel on which the show is based as well people involved with AMC's AMCX +0.69% hit drama "The Walking Dead." Mr. Lynton said the per-episode cost of the show will be roughly in line with shows on premium cable networks like HBO and Showtime.

Netflix had nearly 32 million paid subscribers in the U.S. at the end of December, edging past HBO.

Mr. Lynton said Sony is increasing its investment in TV, which has enjoyed faster growth and better profit margins than its film business.

In October, Sony Pictures Television became the first big Hollywood studio to agree to produce a new TV show for Netflix. Gaming consoles represent another emerging buyer. Sony is looking to develop programming for devices other than the PlayStation.

Besides producing shows, the company operates TV networks around the world. "It's not lessening the commitment to film," he said. "It's just making a greater investment into television."

Sony Pictures Television, led by president Steve Mosko, is the studio behind hit shows including NBC's "The Blacklist" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" as well as long-running syndicated game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune." It is benefiting from a boom in demand as cable and broadcast networks expand their original offerings and as new buyers enter the scene.

It isn't clear when the new Sony show will premiere. While the show will be available in the U.S. on PlayStations, Sony will sell the rights overseas to other outlets, as it would with any other TV show it produces.

Sony faces competition with the online pay-TV service concept. Dish Network Corp. is developing its own online pay-TV offering, while Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have explored the idea too. Sony's control of a TV studio, and its ability to distribute shows to the large number of consumers who already own PlayStation consoles, could lend it some advantages over tech rivals, media executives say.

Still, providing a package of cable channels at a price that is competitive with traditional pay-TV distributors will be challenging. Media companies that sell rights to their TV channels generally give the best deals to the largest, most established distributors.

Adding in more TV features could help Sony sell more PlayStations and generate more revenue from its user base, Mr. House said. "It is part of a broad range of services and content already offered on PlayStation," he said.

—Ian Sherr contributed to this article.

Write to Amol Sharma at [email protected]

Edited by PiratedTVPro, 20 March 2014 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:26 AM

So, this is based on the Powers comic? I read if for a while, but eventually it got too grimdark(ian) for my tastes. I always liked the Bruce Timm-esque art style, though.

One thing though - this font color you use is barely visible when you are using the purple Allspark forum color scheme, just saying.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:50 PM

First episode is YouTube-able.


I leave this here without comment, but boy if I did decide to comment...


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:04 AM

If you were to comment...you thought it was awesome? Awful? Bendisrific?

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 07:50 AM

Not availble in my country, apparently. :/

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 03:36 PM

So, apparently this is out already, 4 episodes, even! Just downloaded them and will check it out. Frankly I wasn't a fan of the comics (too dark and violent for my tastes) but it's a comic book-based TV show and I am a sucker for those.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:32 PM

So is it any good?



1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

Episodes here