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Re: Submit news

Postby donosaur » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:52 am

Okay, ignore the Kaplan one, he's kind of random. The Art and Story guys seem to be in a transformers mood, this time they interviewed Marty Isenberg, the story editor for Transformers Animated. All they talk about is TFA and you hear some neat behind the scenes stuff about how the characters and arcs are formed. Here's the permanent link, this is definitely worth a listen for Animated fans:
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Re: Submit news

Postby andersonh1 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:23 pm

Check this out! A knockoff Bluestreak in Diaclone blue colors. I'd rather have an official reissue, but I may pick this one up.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... -blue.html
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Re: Submit news

Postby JediTricks » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:10 pm

Thanks for submitting the news, and big thanks to Sparky for posting it!

Hmm, what do you guys think, should we cover this knockoff? We've never done KO news before.
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Re: Submit news

Postby andersonh1 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:30 pm

JediTricks wrote:Thanks for submitting the news, and big thanks to Sparky for posting it!

Hmm, what do you guys think, should we cover this knockoff? We've never done KO news before.


That's a good point. Normally I'd say stick with official product rather than promoting what are in essence pirated designs, but then a blue Bluestreak KO is something out of the ordinary. Maybe a disclaimer could be added about this not being official and that Hasbro has not approved the product, or something along those lines.
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Re: Submit news

Postby andersonh1 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:53 pm

In actual figure news, a Silverbolt repaint is on the way (surprise!)

http://www.tf08.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=159

http://www.tf08.net/forum/viewtopic.php ... p=669#p669
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Re: Submit news

Postby Dominic » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:18 pm

JediTricks wrote:Thanks for submitting the news, and big thanks to Sparky for posting it!

Hmm, what do you guys think, should we cover this knockoff? We've never done KO news before.


Why not? If it is of interest to somebody here, like Anderson, it is likely of interest to others in the fandom. I say we cover this sort of thing as we hear it. (I personally know two guys who buy knock-offs, and one of them makes a point to do so.

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Re: Submit news

Postby andersonh1 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:28 pm

http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid-320945.html
This is assumed to be Universe Coundown, the Micromaster. I have the original. And further pictures of someone I assume is Darkwing or Dreadwind, the repaint of Silverbolt. I don't think the head fits him, but it otherwise looks decent.
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Re: Submit news

Postby JediTricks » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:51 pm

Knockoffs detract from the brand in some ways though, it's an attack on the legal copyrights and it's an attack on the perception of quality. I understand some folks are in it for the characters and since Hasbro ain't supplying, they have to get it elsewhere, but it seems indecent.


Anderson, you want to start reporting for TFV directly? My heart is not in reporting repaints and legends, those 2 elements bring me down, but I know it's of interest to a lot of folks.
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Re: Submit news

Postby andersonh1 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:51 pm

JediTricks wrote:Anderson, you want to start reporting for TFV directly? My heart is not in reporting repaints and legends, those 2 elements bring me down, but I know it's of interest to a lot of folks.


I can do that if you like. All I'm doing is gleaning news from other sites, but I don't mind posting it if you like. Just trying to participate.
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Re: Submit news

Postby JediTricks » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:51 pm

andersonh1 wrote:
JediTricks wrote:Anderson, you want to start reporting for TFV directly? My heart is not in reporting repaints and legends, those 2 elements bring me down, but I know it's of interest to a lot of folks.


I can do that if you like. All I'm doing is gleaning news from other sites, but I don't mind posting it if you like. Just trying to participate.
That's alright, if it's interesting news, it should be shared, I don't mind linking to others. I'll send you a PM about it.
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