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David Hingtgen

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  1. David Hingtgen

    Have any of you quit collecting?

    I'd collect more valks than I do, but Bandai doesn't seem to want my money. "Wake up at 2AM, hit refresh--not available. Check 5 secs later---pre-order sold out". Been like that for 3 of the last 4 valks I considered buying. Won't pay 2x for aftermarket, so I just go without most of the time. "I've quit collecting, because they won't let me buy anything new any more".
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    Bumblebee (Transformers... 6?)

    Oh, you don't even need to watch the trailer---I haven't, but was still spoiled. People have been spoiling it for months (super-early test screenings), and youtube is putting it right in the title of all their "suggested" vids---you can't avoid it. I haven't watched any new trailers etc for weeks. But people still spoil left and right... Honestly, I get spoiled by youtube more than anywhere else nowadays---it WILL suggest to you, every "trailer reaction/analysis" vid that comes out, and people WILL put spoilers in the titles of those videos. Just going to youtube.com, will spoil you. Don't even type/search anything. Just have spoiler-vids pop up. (I never even log in, so it usually only has a vague sense of what I watch, and it still plucks up a lot of "movies I'm interested in, that I *don't* want to see any more analysis/trailers/spoilers for) "If you don't want to be spoiled, don't click!" doesn't work when people spoiler-title their videos and threads... Sorry for the rant, but it always irks me to be spoiled, when I do my darndest to not check anything beyond "the 2 main official trailers each movie usually gets".
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    The Transformers Thread (licensed) Next

    Erm, Dropkick's a guy...
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    Captain Marvel, in theaters Mar. 8, 2019

    I think part of it is that real one-piece helmets are too big/bulky to easily get on/off. The only way to have a "well-fitting" one is to have it be multiple pieces, that is "assembled around the head" when needed for filming. But never actually shown being taken off or put-on. I noticed it a lot in Ep 7, how it always cuts away for Kylo. Short version: neck-opening too small for head to fit through. Must be disassembled, or CGI'd. Or go with a much bigger helmet overall.
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    Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures (YT Series)

    Yeah, it's VERY clearly intended to "teach a new generation the basics of the universe". (not that that's a bad thing, but it almost seems patronizing at times the way they word things) But more/different takes on Vader's Rogue One scene, are always welcome.
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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    Did I miss it, or is there no Narrative-version Dijeh yet? They're clearly not the Zeta coloring.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Gah, I forgot the CFT's, despite looking at them 30 secs earlier to see how the missile pylon-adapters were mounted. Well then, they might actually have decent fuel. Still, 1 tank for 2 missiles seems a poor trade IMHO.
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    Battle Angel Alita

    You mean, the toys look more real, than the real thing... (when a doll has smaller eyes than the face it's based on....)
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Not having the center tank is almost unheard of I think, for an intercept load-out like that----you can consume the fuel just in takeoff and climb/acceleration, then ditch it and have no drag penalty as you start hitting Mach 2+. But without one---you'll probably be at bingo fuel 30 secs after you start mixing it up.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    IIRC, Whittle's very first jet engine had around 600lbs of thrust. I've always considered that remarkably impressive---that basically the first "proof of concept" had enough power to actually be usable in a (small) plane.
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    The Unlicensed Third Party Transformers Thread

    Magic Square is clearly just a re-hashed MP-10, but I don't see it as any better at all, in truck mode. If anything, it's a bit simpler, more toon-style, and actually slightly worse in many areas. Just like all the others---they are absolutely "throwing away massive amounts of alt-mode looks/realism" in exchange for small tweaks to robot mode. That is NOT a good exchange.
  12. I haven't watched it in a *very* long time (erm, it was on tape...) I'll definitely watch it again, in HD.
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    Bumblebee (Transformers... 6?)

    Yup, and Thunder Manus is also a legally distinct entity, who also coincidentally bears a resemblance to the Powermaster version of a certain Autobotâ„¢ leader. Anyways--anyone else snag tickets to a Dec 8 early showing?
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    The Unlicensed Third Party Transformers Thread

    MP-44 may be the best, but I don't really like any of the new Primes. Will keep waiting. I want one "less ridiculously toon-accurate, they all go past the point of ruining truck mode for 1% more screen-accuracy". No one seems to be able to strike a balance, between toon/toy/real. Yeesh, I shouldn't have to, or even still be able to, say "G1 Prime had the best, most realistic semi-cab, of them all, by far". I long for the days of MP Sideswipe/Bluestreak/Wheeljack. "Try to get the most toon-based bot mode we can, but don't totally throw away alt-mode realism to do it". I'm sure they could do Sideswipe even better nowdays, with new techniques etc, and give him a narrower chest and remove the ankle guards. But you just know a Sideswipe 2.0 would be a bland, featureless lump of an alt-mode, and not "an even better Countach".