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by Denyer
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7421
Views: 4464974

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Also a big fan of the lime green and purple, and feel it's a bit of a shame that with the final form for Megs converging on a tank we're losing the distinctive front-of-tank G2 chest because the first mould use is consistently a flat silver G1 homage. Takara/Aliexpress Legends Fortress (Cerebros) fo...
by Denyer
Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 517
Views: 344159

Re: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)

Searchlight is a fun idea. I think NOOBS is the old installer tool rather than an OS, and most of the Pi project distros are Debian based so you should be able to install most .deb based software or AppImage format contained software will probably work. I like https://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/ -- ...
by Denyer
Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:16 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7421
Views: 4464974

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Yeah, even as a mainly comics/toy fan the Cybertronian vehicle mode designs seem pretty cool (the Jazz one appeared in his TFU profile as well) but they were never really sketched out as transformable so it's always going to be a compromise. And having not picked up the Bumblebee and Jazz already th...
by Denyer
Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions
Replies: 1648
Views: 974275

Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Not very keen on the MOTU Origins skeleton warriors troop builder, so decided to use some heavily clearanced Skeletors to make https://he-man.fandom.com/wiki/Skelcons from the old books. I might still add a light wash to the bone, but TBH I was going for toy effect with the colours and the materials...
by Denyer
Fri Mar 29, 2024 4:22 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 211
Views: 4634380

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

Yeah. Having skipped Fangry due to the bundling and being another so-so- reuse of Twinferno, Squeezeplay unfortunately looks like more of the same just with Mindwipe. If they'd been available, I might have bothered, but TBH sticking the TR heads on headless originals is fine, personally. I don't rea...
by Denyer
Tue Mar 26, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: TFNation Minicon 2024
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: TFNation Minicon 2024

Neat. If it was someone organised enough to have a tripod, might have been Raymond T. Guessing it'll end up on YT at some point. UT (or at least Armada) does feel like a good fit for the Functionists with the whole tiny-transformers-pressganged-into-being-powerups thing. LL/MTMTE... I think to an ex...
by Denyer
Mon Mar 25, 2024 7:06 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7421
Views: 4464974

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Transformers Legacy United Deluxe Class Infernac Universe Magneous Action Figure is what Amazon calls it. Reminds somewhat of movie Ironhide. Looks better than the stock photo as the chest pieces and hood are in pretty much the same grey as the rest, and the roof stays out of the way on his back in...
by Denyer
Sun Mar 24, 2024 11:09 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: TFNation Minicon 2024
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: TFNation Minicon 2024

Cool, glad the expansion's going well. Did the fans come around to Lawrence? He seems like a nice enough chap, most of the creators do/did. I'm not particularly picky with art if it tells a story, and tend to prefer fanzine style rather than DW throwback, so whilst I think Milne defined the book the...
by Denyer
Fri Mar 22, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7421
Views: 4464974

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Not an official TF but this chibi guy reminded me a lot of the Reverse Convoy reuse of Hero Megatron from the Robotmasters line. Maybe the arm panels could have been done a bit more elegantly and some of the pieces snap together a little more forcefully than you'd like, but they seem more robust tha...
by Denyer
Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 211
Views: 4634380

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

It should definitely be possible to build learning models on top of just a company's IP, although by this point the onus is on them to prove it's just their content in there. The fact that modelling is likely to be based on part on experience gained from illegalities is somewhat specious, or at leas...
by Denyer
Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Who is Cyclonus (G1)
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Who is Cyclonus (G1)

The answer seems to be neither and Unicron used raw materials and added personalities. More personality in e.g. the UK comics, of course, or they broke free of their programming more when they were further away from Unicron's control. This does make a reasonable amount of sense if Unicron and Primus...
by Denyer
Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:12 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Does anyone know why G1 season 3 was so shitty?
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Does anyone know why G1 season 3 was so shitty?

TBH any semblance of quality before that was due to people putting in more effort than was expected for toy tie-in shows and other media. Great voice actors and a bit of the writing and animation was above standard, but it was a fairly low effort industry. As far as S3 went... continued outsourced p...
by Denyer
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:35 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 211
Views: 4634380

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

I'd have been happy if Crankcase had actually had the cannons. Or with Windsweeper any effort, since the chances are it was a pre-tool and the option for matching guns (or even non-targetmaster cannons) could have been included. Origins has been a weird run... some figures that didn't rely on mouldi...
by Denyer
Tue Mar 12, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 211
Views: 4634380

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

Assuming I get a set, if you're at all interested in working something out for the Breakdown it'll probably end up with a nephew otherwise. No connection to Prime, personally, and cross-generation bundling is particularly annoying. There was a 3P Crankcase variant of an Ironfist (reportedly quite a ...
by Denyer
Thu Mar 07, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management
Replies: 211
Views: 4634380

Re: Grumpy old men: armchair brand management

Reveals/listings: https://news.tfw2005.com/2024/03/07/transformers-40th-stream-week-1-recap-505394 https://news.tfw2005.com/2024/03/06/star-raiders-line-first-look-lockdown-cannonball-more-505244 https://news.tfw2005.com/2024/03/06/transformers-legacy-united-voyager-cybertron-starscream-first-in-han...
by Denyer
Thu Mar 07, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7421
Views: 4464974

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

I'd've bought one of those if I ever found one that wasn't covered in battle damage or cel shading. Did they ever make a normal one? I was hoping for the MP-36+ treatment, where the bot mode would be decoed like the G1 toy, just with a tank alt mode. Takara have announced one: https://www.kapowtoys...
by Denyer
Thu Mar 07, 2024 12:50 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7421
Views: 4464974

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

It'd just be for display, wouldn't expect it to transform with it on. The figure's large MP car bot scale so the head's a bit large and wide for a deluxe anyway. There's definitely a bit of the same design mentality that went into X-Transbots Apollyon (Megatron) with this one. The arms switch sides ...
by Denyer
Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:23 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 7421
Views: 4464974

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

In the mail, the toy design version of X-Transbots Overheat aka Dragstrip as found one at a good price that specifically noted the shoulders had been fixed. I do like the recent update, but this hits more nostalgia buttons and I'm wondering about recasting some copies of the head for use on the Lega...
by Denyer
Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2469
Views: 1048625

Re: [The video game thread]

Always been more interested in exploring rather than beating the game or other people, personally, in the sort of games that are based around that. Or a quick round to remember what things were like. Mainly that's https://fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net/ or https://b-em.bbcmicro.com/arculator/occasion...
by Denyer
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest DVD Purchases
Replies: 1254
Views: 445635

Re: Latest DVD Purchases

Likewise I think I've given up with CD players. Might as well just initially rip and sync over to a tablet. I'd forgotten about that... still rip everything pretty quickly but found an Oakcastle CD100 one that streams to speakers plugged into a Bluetooth receiver, which is rather handy and space-sa...