Haslab RID 2001 Omega Prime Fanstream 30th January 2024

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  1. RNSrobot

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    That's why the only honest childhood TF series experience is the Headmaster dub. It doesn’t matter if the last time you watched it was several decades or a few minutes ago, the quality will be exactly as you remembered it.
     
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    And that is quality of a masterpiece
     
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    It is peak transformers.

    “Fortress Maximus, prepare for your death today. You’re gonna die.”

    “Fortress Maximus is unable to enlarge because he has used up his powers to operate on Spock.”
     
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    Very true, they did change the rules to make this happen. So in a way, it wasn't successful. But, if Hasbro allowed this to truly fail, it would have looked absolutely terrible. This was their first Transformers Haslab, and they wouldn't want to tarnish the idea of future Transformers Haslabs.

    So it was probably a great thing for us that they did extend the deadline. Otherwise it would have affected the subsequent Transformers Haslabs.
     
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    Unlike the other HasLabs, they kept all the affiliate orders in their back pocket until the end. They were privy to far more information than we were.

    They weren't going to go "no, I don't think I'd like to make any more money" and leave ~2000+ outstanding orders on the table.

    You're trying to turn the thing into a pissing contest that otherwise doesn't exist.

    Even if the "too big to fail" claims had any merit, extending the deadline doesn't cause 25% more buyers to suddenly materialize. Failure would be the needle never moving past 7K, even with infinity extra chances.

    Trying to play the game of rules and semantics is totally moot. Who cares if Hasbro "altered the rules in their favour"? They were the only ones playing the game in the first place. There are no losers in that deal, only winners.
     
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    WHOOOOOAAAAA!!!!!
     
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    Thank you for a reasonable, thoughtful take!
     
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    Which Omega Prime commercial was better?

    Hasbro:


    Takara:
     
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    I know a guy, who believes that all the reported mistakes from the cartoon come from the botched DVD releases (the ones that added even more of them), and thinks that original broadcast had no errors in it. Gets really pissy whenever anyone suggests that G1 cartoon was anything but perfect.

    Until I meet him, I thought Geewuners was just an exaggerated meme.
     
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    Easily Takara.

    As a forty year old woman the English one made me want to rip my skin off due to cringe but in a they are trying kinda way lol.

    It’s so interesting looking back at different era’s of advertising.
     
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    What especially makes me cringe is that the likely reason why American commercials always show kids playing with the toys in overly scripted scenarios, instead of being nicely staged like the Japanese one, is that otherwise, they'd probably have to slap all sorts of stupid "toy does not convert by itself" and similar disclaimers all over it, because the American legal system enables way too many sue-happy idiots.

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    For the memes? Hasbro, any day of the week.
    As far as being a cool commercial? Takara.
     
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    They both have their charms. The U.S. commercial is a wonderful time capsule where shouting at the kid next door meant immediate play time. Also had that radical suburban cool kid flair going for it.



    Takara is the exact same commercial they were putting out for a decade. I don't mean that as a bad thing mind you, that lay out has me through money at the screen out of reflex.

     
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    There is just something about the US one that is perfect toy commercial. It’s both cringy yet somehow really charming, especially with how they literally just shout at each other and suddenly it’s play time.

    Takara one is great as as an advertisement, but it’s missing that goofy awkwardness.
     
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    The US commercial would have come out about a year and a half after Malcolm in the Middle debuted, I will pledge another $250 if Mark and Bmac recreate that commercial :D 
     
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    There should be a shot where they literally throw the two figures into each other at great speed only for there to be a smash cut of the combined mode like they didn't just crash together in an obscenely and needlessly violent fashion.
     
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