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  2. The Transformers Thread Next

    NOT MY PRIME. Seriously, they may be popular, but there's no room on my shelf for ugly robots, unless I REALLY like them. And if I really dislike them, all the cool-looking in the world won't overcome that.
  3. Pacific Rim Uprising

    I disagree that a sequel should do the opposite of the first movie. If the first movie didn't have something to it, you wouldn't be making a sequel. (I also disagree about how good or bad Pacific Rim was, but that isn't really material to my argument.) If you don't want to make something kind of like the first movie, then why are you doing a sequel at all? Do your own thing, not beholden to any prior expectations. Don't slap the name of something else onto your thing while completely ignoring everything that original thing did. It just makes people mad. It is like making another Fast and the Furious movie, but this time it is about building model cars, or racing boats. Not that I advocate making another F&F movie. The first was an act of cinematic terrorism, and I remain baffled that it did well enough for a second, much less however many there are now. But I'm clearly missing something, since the damn things keep raking in the cash. A common problem with big-budget sequels. The first movie does something interesting, and does really well for it. The sequel gets more corporate attention, and as the higher-ups attempt to polish it to perfect mainstream appeal, they buff out every facet of the original that ever endeared it to anyone. I noticed a very long time ago that Hollywood doesn't actually understand WHY movies are successful, and their attempts to make them better tend to backfire horribly. The two examples that really made me notice it... After The Matrix came out, everything had a "bullet-time" sequence, no matter what was actually going on. Often very awkwardly. Because that was what Hollywood took from The Matrix's success, that slow-mo action shots are a guaranteed get-rich-quick scheme(which I guess they were, if you' happened to be selling cameras...). After Spiderman came out and broke records, alongside a bunch of movies with R ratings that bombed because they were absolute dreck, the suits in charge concluded that people didn't want to see R-rated movies, and they wanted kid-friendly affairs instead. Never mind that Spidey was not kid-friendly. The rule went from "force in some gore and nudity to get an R, no matter what" to "cut stuff out to make sure you don't get an R, no matter what." It never even registered for a moment that quality of a production might matter more than the rating, or what kind of camera shots were involved. And that brings us back to the present. We have Pacific Rim, a movie that did very well in spite of all expectations, so they made a sequel. And the sequel is nothing like the movie whose name it bears, because the original movie doesn't do a whole bunch of things that a successful movie "has" to do. I guarantee that somewhere in a board room, the Pacific Rim 2 conversation started with "What if we made it more like Transformers? A robot movie can't be successful if it isn't full of hyper-caffeinated jumpcuts and a complete lack of momenteum. Also, the cast needs to be teens. No one old enough to drink on our cast!"
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  5. Hi-Metal R

    Streaker Valkyrie Street Fighter Valkyrie Upskirt Valkyrie How naughty! =P
  6. Hi-Metal R

    No. It belongs to another member - @erikos0311. I think he offered it to members before.
  7. Hi-Metal R

    Wasn't this a custom Zentreadi suit that was done by a member or was it posted awhile back on twitter?
  8. Hi-Metal R

    That's the whole reason it's called an ostrich!
  9. Hi-Metal R

    I hope Bandai makes some adjustments so that the head can be completely stowed away in fighter mode. I know it sounds strange, but that was probably my favorite feature on the VT-1, since it made for a sleeker fighter mode.
  10. Hi-Metal R

    Amazing pic! Did you just do that on the fly?
  11. Hi-Metal R

    ^ That's a good suggestion.
  12. Hi-Metal R

    Taken a quote from ST:ANH (with a twist): "Aren't you short to be a Zentreadi?"
  13. Bandai DX VF-31

    Is it safe to assume people who got it first (the ones that are posted in Twitter) bought directly from P-Bandai? And then got distributed days after to some shop for stocking? And is this the first time happened that delay? Besides, Nippon-Yasan already posted the availability date on the item page itself, so I'm sure they got notified by distributors beforehand? Either or, atleast we already know that in a day or two it will become available and most of us will get shipping notification soon.
  14. Hi-Metal R

    I want the DYRL Nousjadeul-Gers to be released next after the VT-1.
  15. Hi-Metal R

    ACK! I meant Max. I'm sorry Max! I wuv you Max! Forgive me Max! =)
  16. Hi-Metal R

    Yeah, Kakizaki will come with SHFiguarts Vritai!
  17. Hi-Metal R

    You mean, Max's VF-1A TV version with Zentraedi uniform.
  18. Bandai DX VF-31

    Is this different from previous P-Bandai releases? This is my first, so I wouldn't know, but it seems reasonable that Bandai ships out from their warehouses release date, then stores and customers get it over the course of 1-2 weeks depending on shipping, then stores sort out for international customers and the international shipping happens which takes anywhere from 1 week to several months(?).
  19. Hi-Metal R

    I wonder if we will ever get a VF-1A Kakizaki TV version with Zentradi uniform
  20. Hi-Metal R

    Ooo... An announcement for the Super Ostrich. Going to get a copy upon pre-order night (if able to) or just acquire one when the it's available upon release. Edit: Hopefully that either Tenjin's or Obari's artwork will be on the box.
  21. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1 Ranger

    where did the arm come from?
  22. Soul of Chogokin - part II

    I see that someone really likes Dancouga!
  23. Hi-Metal R

    It is an excellent news indeed. Until ofcourse next week's preorder frustration's post for not securing one due to spinning rainbow ball, webpage not loading properly, cartjacking, etc, etc.
  24. Hi-Metal R

    Most excellent news! Definitely looking forward to this release.
  25. Hi-Metal R

    Yes. General release. So good luck on the 5-sec window.
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