Looks way too toon accurate for ya Eddie, but yeah, very nice indeed. I'm good with my Jin Bao Devy with the extra panel lines and such. Same reason I went with the Wei Jang Ultima Guard for my Omega Supreme.
All G1 does is tick me off more at Bayformers and what could've been. Stupid egotistical H-wood thinking that what was good NEEDS to be changed. Why? Why would G1 not have succeeded just as much, if not more, than Bayformers? Would kids and GA really have thought, "Ewwww! They look like the vehicles they transformed from and not some weird looking pile of scrap metal! Gross!"
Expect this western buyer to not pay that much. This western buyer is still happy with his modified Omni. The giant-jawed head, the fake chest, and the YUUUGE backpack... official or KO, it's just not working for me. It's better than the derpy badcube figure, but that's an extremely low bar to clear.
I prefer the flat red I have for sure, but nice to see them come back and match the metallic leg paint to the backpack for those that wanted Blingfire. I’m admittedly surprised a 3p has not come along with a new head and clip on limb armor for the big guy. I know I could not pass it up.
Even FT has a history of doing this with their G1 head for Grinder. I'm stunned that FT hasn't made a G1 Jetfire kit by now. I have no doubt they'd even get some double-dippers who want both versions. I'd be tempted.
Yeah, it could be done, but creating it out of styrene would probably be better. Shapeways would just be a lot more "factory" looking, especially with the better materials they now offer. I wish the guy I did the Menasor kit with was a fan of the toy look. Maybe I can convince of "if you build it, they will come".
Do either of you guys have the SDCC Skyfire version of the Skystriker? Wondering how that booster pack would size up to FT Jetfire. It's pretty underscaled for the Skystriker.
Practically never. The wife will take the kids to the movies 3-4 times over the summer for animated/kid stuff while I'm at work. I think the only time I've been to the theater this year was to take the kids to see Teen Titans Go. The time before that was probably Ep VIII.
Oh, we do family stuff all the time, but it usually just involves dinner out with family and then driving around to all the places that sell toys b/c children. We spend plenty of time together... we just don't go to the movies frequently.
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TF '86 was GREAT in the theater, just like the first time. No matter how many times I've seen it (20?), it gets me in the feels. Crowd was good. It was funny but quaint to see adults laughing at the jokes in a 32 year old cartoon. Kids enjoyed it. Wife had a good time. Overall, very cool outing.
It struck me mid-way through how many of the voice cast are no longer with us. Chris Latta (Starscream), Casey Kasem (Cliffjumper), Leonard Nimoy (Galvatron), Orsen Wells (Unicron), Scatman Crothers (Jazz), Robert Stack (Ultra Magnus), Buster Jones (Blaster), Lionel Stander (Kup)....... We're OLD!