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by Cliffjumper
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 10076

Normal people don't buy hundreds of dollars worth of toys for themselves as adults either, but the movies have still led to giant growth on that side of the fandom. Partly by making a generation of Chinese 20-somethings fall in love with the franchise, but also by bringing a lot of people who grew ...
by Cliffjumper
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 10076

Marvel tried to chase the movie buck in the very late nineties but it didn't go down well as normal people don't read comics and it was exactly what the existing readership didn't want. These days Marvel are in the same boat as Hasbro though in that they're probably making more through licencing fil...
by Cliffjumper
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 10076

Aye Marvel have experimented with "digital first" issues where the print version turns up a few weeks later, but I don't think any of them have lasted more than half a dozen issues. Beyond that they've recently gone back to giving away free digital copies with the $3.99 books (usually now including...
by Cliffjumper
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: Til All Are One Cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 10076

IDW just seem incapable of leaving anything be... I'm years behind (what with most of it being shit) but I've got stuff sitting on my tablet ready to read but after Dark Cybertron yanked both books out and shook them around I really can't be arsed to read them; there's a lot to be said in the market...
by Cliffjumper
Wed May 31, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6434
Views: 595586

Quite worrying when you consider the TV spits show kids literally smashing them into each other...
by Cliffjumper
Tue May 30, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Marvel G1 "The Transformers" (UK) Chronological Reading Order
Replies: 13
Views: 4288

Looks solid to me - and thanks, I had no idea that Christmas story even existed!

Going to punt this into the TF media forum but it's not a problem :)
by Cliffjumper
Mon May 29, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more
Replies: 1761
Views: 368405

Recently 3P prices aren't actually that different from regular MP rates, tbh. Sunsurge is currently on BBTS at $80, while Tracks, Hot Rod and BLUEstreak are around $75-80 (no indication as to whether those have been discounted though). Sunstreaker has just gone up for preorder at $120. Are you sugg...
by Cliffjumper
Thu May 25, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: The Transformers Partwork Discussion Thread.
Replies: 131
Views: 30449

There were a couple of bits in Best of Simon Furman (IIRC the alliance discussion from the back-ups) but aside from that I think we're talking Titan (thankfully when they were still printing ridiculous quantities so it's still easy to find). Apparently the prick thinks it was "too nineties", though ...
by Cliffjumper
Wed May 24, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?
Replies: 123
Views: 25678

Got me thinking, have we ever had a truly great King Arthur movie? Excalibur - Merlin going past 11 and up to about 74, mud, blood, battered armour, O Fortuna. Watched Prevenge by the quietly incredible Alice Lowe. A fraction too Ben Wheatley tribute act but really there are worse mentors to follow.
by Cliffjumper
Wed May 24, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more
Replies: 1761
Views: 368405

Are people really so insanely impatient that they'll spend three figures on a toy they don't actually like just so it can fill a spot on a shelf for a couple years, because they just can't wait for the official version to come out? Is that actually what's happening, or am I missing something here? ...
by Cliffjumper
Wed May 24, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more
Replies: 1761
Views: 368405

Ooooh, might put down on a cheap Sunsurge; I'll be waiting until the Chinese bootleg Sunstreaker anyway. Why shouldn't I benefit from Transformers fans being largely fickle, stupid, impatient, myopic, gullible... Another Lost Lighter on the shelf! Seriously though it's incredible that people aren't ...
by Cliffjumper
Tue May 23, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Transformers News & Rumours
Topic: Official Transformers new/upcoming releases! Hasbro, TakaraTomy and more
Replies: 1761
Views: 368405

Clip-on 3rd Party GIGANTIC ENGINES coming to an overcharging webshop near you.

Tasty, though the comments on the link to Big Board remind me why I hate so much of fandom.
by Cliffjumper
Mon May 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: New Comics
Topic: The Transformers Partwork Discussion Thread.
Replies: 131
Views: 30449

Yup, G2's basically the one Transformers story that holds up really, really well - dense, violent, largely free of commercial pressures, focused on a handful of leads with colour support, big stakes, an actual new villain who got things done, actual character development... It's a genuine horizon-wi...
by Cliffjumper
Fri May 19, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Queen of England has reached 90 by sacrificing better celebrities...
Replies: 62
Views: 14736

Michael ****ing Parkes.
by Cliffjumper
Tue May 16, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Other Toys, Cartoons & Comics
Topic: General LEGO discussion (inc. collectible minifigs)
Replies: 420
Views: 63533

Strongest wave yet IMO; some really nice parts and paint apps in there - even the surfer's got his amazing board. In love with any hat with attached hair. Do like the way that after 20-30 years of using the same basic pieces Lego have just gone nuts lately and are moulding whatever they need; the bl...
by Cliffjumper
Tue May 16, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?
Replies: 123
Views: 25678

Tricky to say, though given the similarities in narrative and closing dialogue, I'd be surprised if its inclusion was solely because one of the supporting cast liked it. Would presume a happy coincidence until confirmed otherwise. Yup - more than likely that James Mangold, actual film director, can...
by Cliffjumper
Tue May 16, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?
Replies: 123
Views: 25678

The Walk. Pretty good overall; I can watch Joseph Gordon Levitt in most things and he's got the charisma. Fun format and they still managed to make the tightrope walk look awesome.
by Cliffjumper
Tue May 16, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Nothing's Gonna Stand in Our Way original
Replies: 11
Views: 3289

Went yards when this came on when I watched Savage Streets a month or two ago.
by Cliffjumper
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: So I saw Titans Returns Highbrow and Chromedome in the Entertainer today
Replies: 12
Views: 3434

Spent plenty on Lego, which is providing better value for money despite being famously expensive; £20 actually gets you a relatively decent size kit. It really seems to be largely limited to TFs; even allowing for complexity the prices compared to something like Paw Patrol are astounding. I know it'...
by Cliffjumper
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: So I saw Titans Returns Highbrow and Chromedome in the Entertainer today
Replies: 12
Views: 3434

So I saw Titans Returns Highbrow and Chromedome in the Entertainer today

And they looked amazing, really nice in the plastic. But twenty ****ing quid for a Deluxe? i.e. a 150% increase on the RiD deluxes 15 years ago and double if not slightly more on a Movie figure 9 years ago? They can **** the **** off, the ****ing ****s. Seriously, that's a few days food or half of a...