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Toy Fair 2008 Predictions

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I never realized how much

I never realized how much louder you guys talk than me. You REALLY need to get one of those big red "ON AIR" signs...

Toy Fair should be fun, but I'm probably glad I'm not staying all 4 days. ;)

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Posted by NekroDave on 12 February, 2008 - 10:49
Take Toynami to task...

Those jerks can't seem to get their shit straight, and keep making the exact wrong thing people want.

If they are going to tie up the licenses for properties such as Mospeada, Macross, and anything connected to that licensing mess that is Robotech, they better do something with it instead of showing toys for 3 years and not producing them.

What's next, Macross shoes for each pilot that come with a matching 1/100 Valkyrie? Oh shit, I hope they don't read that, they'll probably do it.

Either produce some decent stuff or drop the license so other (better) companies can finally offer their wares here.

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Posted by duke togo on 12 February, 2008 - 12:59
Toy Fair lag? Damn!

Aside from the Transformers animated series (which suck) that you talked about, nothing else is familar. Still I found it quite funny listening to you guys talk about all the other toys... nerds and all. It should be a fun 4 days.

Funny stuff. Improve the lighting and audio next time. Do it like the 'that 70s show' rotating discussion. That would be really funny. :)

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Posted by bhchia on 13 February, 2008 - 10:25
The TF animated show is bad,

The TF animated show is bad, but the toys are really nice looking. Check them out and see for yourself. They're probably the closest sculpt to screen toy I've ever seen, and both modes look perfect.

http://tformers.com/animated.php

These are the best fusion of transforming toy and urban vinyl style.

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Posted by duke togo on 13 February, 2008 - 12:56
I don't watch the TF boards

I don't watch the TF boards (maybe I should start doing so?), so I don't know how much people like/dislike ...Animated. I know the style of animation is very controversial. It's only been, like, a month since it came out, right? I recall that a LOT of people disliked Beast Wars when it first came out because it used no vehicle modes ('TRUKK NOT MONKY' or something along those lines), but then they warmed up to it and it grew to be one of the most popular TF series yet. (Beast Machines... not so much, I agree.) I was under the impression that ...Animated is operating along similar lines as both a series and a toy line.

I've been keeping track of ...Animated via YouTube. While, yes, some Ep. are better than others, I like it so far; though I can't compare it to G1/G2 or the Unicron Trilogy. I am, however, unquestionably gonna snatch up some of those ...Animated sets (in-scale only!) as soon as I possibly can!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 February, 2008 - 16:10
Thanks for the comment.

Thanks for the comment. We're still ironing out the format of this thing, and we plan on getting good mikes for the future.

Thanks!

josh

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Posted by JoshB on 13 February, 2008 - 15:54
A suggestion-or-two off the

A suggestion-or-two off the top of my head for these 'live' broadcasts, Josh: don't keep the laptop screen facing the camera. We can't possibly read what's on there unless you zoom in on it!

Also, while I really like the "in the moment" feel of the report (geeks sharing their collecting passions together is awesome, huh?), searching for stuff during recording looks a little, ummmm... 'amateur-ish'(?) and uncoordinated. Do bring up stuff off the top of your head, but I suggest leaving a list (visible only to you and not the camera) to remind you of facts, figures, etc. This will show that you know what you are talking about rather than being just a couple of talking heads on YouTube.

Oh, BTW- you recorded this in a kitchen???
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 February, 2008 - 16:16
Phew... I was worried there

Phew... I was worried there for a second...
Sanjeev played himself...
Almost thought it was one of those Tom Cruise interviews....

Hope the show was a blast guys! I look forward to the pics and reviews.

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Posted by Dennis B. on 18 February, 2008 - 00:22
Ooh- looks like someone's

Ooh- looks like someone's been gettin' into the melange a bit too much... ^_^;
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 18 February, 2008 - 02:32
 
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