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by Jaynz
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6598
Views: 733526

I found Beast Hunters Hun-grrr today, and was rather surprised by it. Not altogether fond of the guy, though. It's nice that he seems bigger and bulkier than Sinnertwin, and that Legion-scale gun with a bayonet is certainly cool. But he's got none of the slick, updated quality that Sinnertwin had. ...
by Jaynz
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Rewatching Beast Wars for the first time in years...
Replies: 113
Views: 15956

Well, finished the series. While I'm glad that I powered through it, I'll probably never be compelled to ever watch it again. It has some interesting ideas, but the execution is wanting. There's a whitewashed blandness to it, which fits with the theme of technological homogeneousness, but it doesn'...
by Jaynz
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Rewatching Beast Wars for the first time in years...
Replies: 113
Views: 15956

I always thought that at this point fans would be more open to Beast Machines. The unique designs have been replicated with the movies for years now, fans were always craving for more "mature" stories and about a story with no humans and set on Cybertron. But we DIDN'T get more 'mature', we got 'em...
by Jaynz
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers Go! Anime
Replies: 10
Views: 6040

Well... imagine if RID was played 'straight' (as in, not at all self-aware and overly serious at its most ridiculous)... and you get this, really.
by Jaynz
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Thirtieth Anniversary Countdown articles
Replies: 56
Views: 12063

I think it's simpler than that. Hanna Barberra and it's 'government partners' had a stranglehold on televised cartoons in the United States up through the early 1980s. As more and more companies got sick of having to deal with them, they went to the syndication route where they had a freer hand. Eve...
by Jaynz
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Construct-Bots Thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Notabot wrote:What's the cost on these? I haven't heard much about them.
$24.99 for Blitzwing/Bumblebee
$10.99 for Ironhide/Starscream

Others aren't out yet.
by Jaynz
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Thirtieth Anniversary Countdown articles
Replies: 56
Views: 12063

Yeah, a lot of people forget how good G1 was in comparison to what else was out at the time . This is also true of the writing, where we might cringe at quite a few episodes today, we have to remember that Batman: TAS hadn't premiered yet, and He-Man was the previous 'high bar' set for animated seri...
by Jaynz
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Construct-Bots Thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

(Denyer, feel free to move this to toys... where it probably belongs) Starscream Going to keep this one short and sweet. Starscream is, effectively, a remold/redeco of Blitzwing without the tank and 4x4 pieces, the case, and the shootable missile weapons. When in robot mode, he's a little less meaty...
by Jaynz
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6598
Views: 733526

Let's see... I haven't got a LOT of Transformers stuff lately, since locally the stores are in that 'do absolutely ****ing nothing until Back to School' mode at the moment. With a couple of exceptions, the stores have been relatively unchanged in stock since about February. I did manage to snag wave...
by Jaynz
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers Go! Anime
Replies: 10
Views: 6040

Watched it.. and it's pretty bad. Take all the worst elements of RID and the Unicron Trilogy and toss them in a blend. Then, be sure to add the 'on a budget' spice to the mix. Bake half-way, and then release it as a DVD-only treatment. Utterly forgettable drek. No one will remember this the moment T...
by Jaynz
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Construct-Bots Thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

http://www2.unicron.com/2013-transformers/construct-bots/triple-changer/721-blitzwing.html Bit weird to be seeing Bionicle / Hero Factory style TFs after all of the Kre-O stuff, but a better fit than traditional blocks I suppose. Like I said, it works pretty well, and it's a bit closer to the 'Gund...
by Jaynz
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Construct-Bots Thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Construct-Bots Thoughts

Blitzwing I got a mildly pleasant surprise today at Toys R Us (The store that never has anything new) in that it actually had one each of the “Construct-Bots” Blitzwing and Bumblebee kits. I decided to go for Blitzwing as my first of this line to see what I thought of it. It’s a pretty hefty box, k...
by Jaynz
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: BotCon toy reveals
Replies: 34
Views: 16054

That and the pretty colours give Doubledealer an A for effort, but the toy still screams 'blue Blitzwing' instead of Doubledealer. You think 'Overcharge' was just too much to ask for? :) Flywheels might have worked... Overlord/Gigatron as well (not perfectly, but much better than the BotCon version).
by Jaynz
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: [CUSTOM] My FOC/Universe Chromedome
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Vehicle mode is a bit iffy for Chromedome, but that robot mode is pretty damn good. Nice job.
by Jaynz
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6598
Views: 733526

Notabot wrote:Does hardcore mean foolish in Colorado lingo? ;)
Judging by the number of my friends who are NOT evacuating from the fire lines around... 'yes'. :S
by Jaynz
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Transformers: Prime Cancelled
Replies: 69
Views: 33876

So is it Hasbro's plan to start a new series every 4 years or something? I've been told that TF: Prime is quite popular. Would be such a shame if they cancelled it just because they don't want to give a raise. Or could it be because they want to keep things fresh? Scuttlebutt is that the next serie...
by Jaynz
Sat May 25, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So... PS4 or Xbox One?
Replies: 47
Views: 5471

Microsoft's antics about used games, the kinect requiring you be online and connected to their servers ALL THE TIME, etc., pretty much guaranteed that I'll NOT be getting at least that console. I'll just get all their good games on PC and have done with it. I haven't seen enough about the PS4 to mak...
by Jaynz
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: [FONTS] The Transformers Font Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 16100

Well, holy poop! I don't think I'm going to be doing a major 'redo all my fonts' run like that again any time soon. As of today (16 April 2013) all the fonts for Transformers are updated, cleaned up, and regularized. I'm now going to have a bit of a lie down... Beastformer This slightly gothic typef...
by Jaynz
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: [ART] Random Jaynz TF Stuff
Replies: 0
Views: 1326

[ART] Random Jaynz TF Stuff

Something I made for Flint Dille and Pete Sinclair's amusement. Don't read anything into it. :)
by Jaynz
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Gizmodo article: Transformers from start to finish
Replies: 9
Views: 4968

I wonder if that's how some backyard rumours occur though. "Hey last weekend I got to play with this coolest transformer; it was a huge dragon with wings and snap on claw action, and it shot missiles from...", but occuring in 2011 instead of 2013 :lol: Sure, and kids would be like "Duh, Cryotek cam...