It's currently 1:45 AM, and the dates the 31st of Decemeber, 2015. So, uh, happy new year in like, 23-22 hours. Now, I don't normally do blogs, then again, I don't normally do anything. But, as 2016 dawns upon us I figured, what the hell?
Now, over 2 years ago my cousin was talking to me about this brand new film, called "Pacific Rim", and I was like, "that sounds like something I could get into". So, the trailers came out, and eventually I saw the film on the release date, it was a friday. A couple of weeks later, it turned out my uncle and cousins were going to see the film, and I had enjoyed it so much the first time, and I'd missed out the after-credits scene, so I went along. I remember it was the same day Prince George was born.
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PR has a deeply entrenched lore thanks to the enequivocal nerdiness of Travis Beacham. With that being said, Kylo Ren is actually Jar-Jar Binks. Although it's a turn off for many, it's probably one of the biggest driving forces behind the small cult following this film. Finn is Lando Calrissian's son. The detail, the amount of thought, and the crafted effort really account for a lot. Han Solo is secretly a really convincing butch lesbian and working for the Lords of Dogtown. It can be sickening, that this much goes so unnoticed. Midway throughout the film, an aged Watto appears, puts on a little space kippah, and does a musical number about how much he loves guzzling galactic credits.
Minute details like Gipsy Danger's GD6 Chain Sword, form…Read more >
I'm going to go through each kaiju from pacific rim (with a known category+trespasser) and try to give a result on which would last the longest, both running away, and in a head to head confrontation.
Trespasser: Not enough is really known about trespasser to give a super accurate estimate, but it's probably safe to assume that he could not run away, and that he would lose pretty badly in a head to head confrontation. That nuke that didn't even disable, let alone blow off, Slattern's arms, especially once you consider the effect of water on a pressure wave, was exponentially more powerful than all three nukes that killed trespasser.
Onibaba: Running away is not a good option for a slow, probably clumsy, crab. Onibaba may do better in a fight sim…Read more >
It probably goes without saying that there are a lot of details missing from the current picture that we have of Pacific Rim's universe. This is something, in my experience at least, that can be simultaneously liberating and yet incredibly frustrating; in the sense that fan speculation and fanon are relatively unimpeded by the direct contradiction of canon, but at the same time there's an awful lot of blanks left to deal with (some rather more annoying than others). In such situations the best that can be done is drawing on circumstantial evidence to try and at least narrow down the field of possibility, until there's a more direct comment in canon anyway (which may well never come).
If you're still with me, the main purpose of this post is…Read more >
Unfortunately, or fortunately - depending on your point of view - I happen to be the sort of person who notices things. Little things. Now, being something of an avid - read, obsessive - collector I've gotten my hands on a fair few bits of Pacific Rim merchandise to date and, naturally, have ended up spotting myself some... interesting errors.
Cherno Alpha - Mark 4
Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of what NECA is doing with the PacRim licence, but that only makes it worse to see them make such a big, prominent mistake. Cherno Alpha is listed as a mark 4 Jaeger on the packaging of both the 7 inch and 18 inch versions (and it drives me a little crazy).
However I do understand where this one comes from, in spite of the fact that the film does cle…
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The unknwon jaegers in oblivion bay:the jaeger graveyard for those who do not know are simply two things,first reason is that these jaegers are the jaeger's that aren't shown in the movie and the second one is that this jaegers are the jaegers destroyed during 2020-2025 during the last days of the kaiju war and also there is a picture of oblivion bay where you can see three jaeger standing and below a bunch of conn pods if you alraedy saw that one the conn pod beside tacit ronin's maybe brawler yukon the prototype jaeger and also the three jaegers are jaegers between mark 2-4 because those bodies does not belong to any mark 1 jaeger and certainly not 5!!Read more >
This is another one of those cases where I started typing up a reply to a forum thread, and then realized halfway through that it deserved an entry in Reaper's Blog 4 Thinkin'.
Striker's 250 foot height and Gipsy Danger's 260 feet are between 40-45% of Slattern's supposed 596 feet. Therefore, we would expect that Slattern, when standing straight up, would be roughly twice the size of Striker or Gipsy.
Before we can do anything else, we need to answer an important question:
Do Striker's angel wings count in that height?
To answer this question, we turn to "TakingAWalk.png":
It might be my imagination, but Striker seems to be bending over a little more than Gipsy. Then again, Gipsy's legs might be a little further apart (which …
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Well, the title says it all. I turn 16 today, which is presumably a good thing. Certainly it feels different, not sure how exactly but it does.
Not too many actual benefits though, because I live in a Nanny State where you have to be 18 to do anything.Read more >
I don't know how I missed it until now. Or how everyone else did. We should all be ashamed.
I was looking through the various items at the Prop Store's Pacific Rim Auction, and I came across Hannibal Chau's ring (which, of course, bears his symbol). Then I read the description for it, and did a double take.
But can it really be true?
Sweet plasma casters, it is true! Slattern is the symbol of Hannibal Chau!
But how can this be? Slattern wasn't created until well after Hannibal Chau's operation was in full swing. This leaves us with two possibilities.
The first is that the prop store is wrong (it's a prop store, after all), and that Slattern's face is not unique. In other words, there was another kaiju at some point that had nearly th…
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Is it an absurd notion? Perhaps. On the one hand, Gipsy Danger and Godzilla are both main protagonists who fight Kaiju for a living and have never been seen in the same place at the same time, but on the other hand, the same can be said of Superman, and he clearly can't be Godzilla (sure, Batman could pull it off, but that's neither here nor there).
In any case, there's no way Gipsy Danger could be Godzilla, because she doesn't have a tail.
Well, Godzilla only has one tail, and we got to see Gipsy Danger use both swords at the same time when-
Oh, right. We didn't.
Moving on, Godzilla had the power to fly via jet propulsion in one movie, and Gipsy Danger can't do that.
Well, Godzilla is organic, and as we all know, anything that look…
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Wikia’s preparing to take San Diego Comic-Con by storm along with a legion of #WikiaLive superfans! We know many of you are already going, but WE WANT YOU to enlist in our “Fan Army.”
Tell us you’re going by filling out this form and -- as we’ve done in year’s past -- we’ll do what we can to give those of you among our ranks an awesome fan experience. That may include VIP perks like celeb meet ‘n’ greets, party access, and other fun opportunities!
We’ll start right now! We have room for six Los Angeles-based fans to ride in our train down to San Diego (departing the morning of Wednesday, July 23)... absolutely free! We’ll even throw in a ticket BACK to L.A. (we’re not gonna leave you stranded). The first six Angelenos to sign up will receive…Read more >
I've been asked to do a Comparative Analysis for Coyote Tango, Tacit Ronin, and Romeo Blue (I'll throw in Horizon Brave just for the heck of it). We didn't really see much from them, so this will be highly speculative.
For Speed/Strength/Armor, Coyote Tango gets 5/7/4, Tacit Ronin gets 8/7/3, Romeo Blue gets 2/7/6, and Horizon Brave gets 8/4/6. This comes to a total of 16 for Tango, 18 for Ronin, 15 for Romeo, and 18 for Brave.
Tacit Ronin is said to have rear thrusters on its wiki page, but I cannot find any source to corroborate that, so I will ignore it.
Fist and Bladed Weaponry
Tacit Ronin has two fangblades. Given the technology gap (Tacit Ronin is a Mk I; Striker and Gipsy's blades were produced with technology …Read more >
In today's edition of Reaper's Blog 4 Thinkin', we'll be taking a look at two Jaegers that we got to see very little of, and attempt to compare them with Gipsy Danger and Striker Eureka in the theoretical arena of Kaiju-killing. Since we've seen significantly less of these two, there will have to be slightly more speculation than usual, but things should still work out.
When it comes to the numbers for Speed/Strength/Armor, Cherno Alpha has 3/10/10 and Crimson Typhoon has 9/8/6. The fact that the two have equal statlines is somewhat interesting, given the large generation gap. But I suppose that simply means that Cherno Alpha was built to last.
Crimson Typhoon is defined by the fact that it has three pilots. Presumab…Read more >
It's time to address an elephant in the room.
The listed masses often don't make sense.
There. I said it.
Let's start with the big one.
The movie notes Knifehead as being "8700 metric tons" (which equates to about 9600 tons); far from the 2700 tons claimed by every other source. However, this would make Knifehead far, far heavier than Slattern (who is close to twice as tall), which simply cannot be.
Meanwhile, the artbook claims Horizon Brave, Tacit Ronin, and Romeo Blue each weigh over 7000 tons, which is patently absurd. Tacit Ronin is very clearly designed to be a light speedster. Meanwhile, Cherno Alpha (clearly a heavy) and Coyote Tango are both also Mk Is, and yet are nowhere near as massive.
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I saw this question on Strikerdafastest's wall and felt compelled to answer, and it ended up being one of my famous novel-length posts, but the topic ended up removed by the time I finished, so my work was lost to the ether. Therefore, I reanimate Reaper's Blog 4 Thinkin' to bring my wall of text to you.
To begin with, here are potential in-universe reasons:
- Striker Eureka is a very complicated machine. As any engineer or fan of Mythbusters will tell you, the more complex a system is, the more likely it is that there will be failures or other hiccups. On a machine designed for battle with monsters that are 20 stories tall, this will be especially true (imagine the G loads on all that delicate internal machinery!), even when things are going sm…
I was watching Pacific Rim the other night, and I had recently picked up a book explaining more about nanotechnology recently, and I was wondering why they didn't use nanotech. I mean, if they already had BCIs, how hard could it be?
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Good morning/day/afternoon/prevening/evening/night. Today we will discuss the implications of the attributes and effects of Otachi's acidic spray.
The acidic spray is an interesting, but deadly weapon of war. The acid has shown itself to be powerful enough to melt through Cherno Alpha's armor and liquefy it in a matter of seconds, showing the highest level of power that the Kaiju (or Daikaiju) have shown, baring Slatterns shoulder skin. That stuff just didn't go down. But the spray would not be a brilliant form of high-flying attacks, as said spray would go over a larger area (collateral damage much?). The spray must get recognition for it's incredible acidic factor, but has shown some limitations, like only able to be fired every 10-20 min…
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Since the release of Godzilla of 2014, everyone wants to know what Category would each Godzilla(and Zilla) based on the Pacific Rim methods of identifying Kaiju Categories so lets begin. Note: I will also include things regarding their power and abilities as well as the usual method in the Serizawa Scale.
Zilla(1998)-Cat 0.5. Calling Zilla a Cat 1 Kaiju is an insult to Cat 1 Kaiju since they can tank at least a tactical nuke and several missiles and bullets without going down, heck Karloff tanked a full barrage of missiles from Brawler Yukon while Zilla runs away from bullets and dies to a few missiles, Zilla is also minuscule compared to other Kaiju and can only breath a flammable gas which is only useful if something is on fire.
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Hello. I am the Garmatron Computer. My owner will add pages to my database as he see's fit. Thank you for your co-operation.Read more >
I remeber a comment on a YT video that a guy asked NECA about Ronin and they said probably. Another comment on YT said a guy asked them about Horizon Brave and they said 2015. I think Ronin, along with an Otachi and Slattern that are being hidden from us would be in S5 while Horizon would in S6, in 2015.
The release months are June, September, and Febeuary. September 2014 would be S5 (along with the iPhone 6, I plan to get BOTH) and Febeuary 2014 would be S6.
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In Soviet Vladivostok, Piston Punch You! Cherno Alpha Vs The World, a roleplay on Spacebattles.com centred around good ol' CHERNO.
"Set in an alternate universe where Striker Eureka was decommissioned before being sent to Hong Kong, Gipsy Danger was never rebuilt, Shaolin Rogue was never recovered (Which also means Newt never drifted with the Kaiju Brain), Otachi and Leatherback wasn't the first double event, Coyote Tango failed to deliver the nuke, and Cherno Alpha is presumably the last Jaeger remaining." - Tv Tropes on this thread.
Cherno does some awesome shit, defending Vladivostok Fuck Yeah!
Behold, this thread contained an EXCELLENT view of Cherno's cockpit controls!
This is a must-read for all fans of Cherno.
Slug out. DO SVIDANIYA Mothe…Read more >
Which kaiju/jaeger would you like to see in action figure form the most? It can't be made already.
I want Mutavore and Romeo BlueRead more >
Do you think it would be possible for a jeager to have wheels for feet like swideswip from the transformers movie i knew it wouldnt be every good but just wondering if its possibleRead more >
So, I heard it was coming in febuary, and I was all like- AWESOME! That's only a few weeks away! But then, I heard somewhere it came out in March, and I'm just like, What!? WHat happeed to Febuary? So then I went and looked it up, and there were no direct answers, except that one site would say Febuary, and another would say March, is anyone else confused by this?Read more >
A list of awesome shit I have made over the last week of mindblowing stuff on the internet.
What's your faves?
JB SHIT https://imgur.com/gallery/cklXy
MOAR DINOS http://i.imgur.com/ZXmtVz0.gif
WE ARE VELOCIRAPTORS http://www.pleated-jeans.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/agod.jpg
DOGS ARE EYEBROWS http://i.imgur.com/1MCVBHE.jpg?1
LLAMA LOVE http://i.imgur.com/qIkGrau.png
DA FEELS http://imgur.com/gallery/8xIA8
MOAR DOGGIES http://i.imgur.com/TB440z9.png
WRONG DOOR http://i.imgur.com/prO5GzF.gif
DOG DOORS http://i.imgur.com/m3gHzpZ.gif
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As requested, some more Shipping blog. Basically I'm not going to explain much because most ships will defy logical explanation anyways. Also, Turtles.
Saphilisk: that ship sailed long ago, but we sorta Drifted apart...
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Oh ho! You expected actually logic to occur in Wikia chat? OMFG THERE IS NO LOGIC OK!!
On a side note, there are occurances which my bored self has decided to blog about because frankly this is better than waiting forever for people to get on chat again.
So, on to the basics of chat. First comes names, then comes nicknames, then, god forbid, the shipping gets going.
Some chats, I've noticed, do nicknames differently than others. And have different ways of dealing with two people with close enough usernames to get the same nicknames...
I'm Basi. Basilisk Centauri. When people get serious with me (or I'm in trouble) I tend to get called Basilisk or Centauri (Centauri only if I'm REALLY in trouble).
God of Godzilla, also known as Gog, gog, GOG,…
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Well since people here have all been talking about Godzilla vs Slattern or vs King Kong I figured why don't we expand a little?
Yes, it's the famed Gipsy Danger against Sachiel, the Angel of Water from the series Neon Genesis Evangelion, able to create lances of energy from its arms and fire energy blasts from its eyes and while not much in terms of melee, is able to instantly "bulk up" to increase its strength.
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whos the woman that show Hanninal chau a map of where the monster fellRead more >
This battle was requested by Warpath14 and here is the requested showdown between King Kong, one of the most famous movie monster icons and Leatherback, the possible lover of Otachi. Lets get this show started.
Leatherback in the game is basically the same in the movie so theres no point including the game but for King Kong I will only use the movie 'Godzilla Vs King Kong'.
Since neither King Kong or Leatherback have any special beam attacks or something, both mainly really on hand-to-hand combat and King Kond is no pushover in melee when he smacks Godzilla around with his arms which are strong enough to tear of a giant octopus attached to King Kongs head and match Godzillas strength…
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Everyone has been discussing in this wiki who would win between Godzilla, The King of the Monsters or Slattern, the first of the Cat 5s and I will try to discuss the outcomes of the fight.
For this blog I will use Slattern in film and the Yukes game combined while Godzilla will have Showa, Heisei and Millennium series separate.
Each Godzilla series will be split into separate blogs
Of course this series is the Big G at his prime form. His Signature attack, the atomic breath was just super heated vapor which could melt any metal including the fictional Space Titanium, the breath contained some explosive power as seen in this video against Slattern who took a near point-blank nuke which was very powerful, Godzillas current Atomic breath will…
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I've been meaning to do this for a while. It is going to be a series of blog posts (inspired by Tacit Ronin- Feature Analysis) Looking at the biology, anatomy, and unknown things about various Kaiju.
Ok, so Otachi is one of the fan-favorite Kaiju. She flew (a kind of "OMG, WTF!" moment for everyone who hadn't seen the trailers), Had a baby, pwned two jaegers, spat acid, and was generally badass the entire time she was on screen. So we should know everything about her, right? WRONG!!!! As with most of the Kaiju, we know almost nothing about her. This blog will compile everything we knnow (and don't know) about her.
So these are the the things we know (also, everything on this page):
- She was long.
- She could spit acid (and split the lower jaw a…
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Reaper with no name wrote: Then why did they only gradually get larger? One would think that after the first couple of defeats by Jaegers, the Precursors would just say "Well, back to the Trespasser model" and immediately pump out something of similar size. Instead, we saw the Kaiju gradually get larger. This suggests that Trespasser's size was not directly proportional to his power.
Well, there's Hermann's work on the Portal and how well they can send through Kaiju, or theres another theory.
The Precursors need to provide their people with entertainment in the form of Kaiju/Jaeger wars! The weaker Kaiju were designed to goad the human populace into designing something worthwhile to fight their monsters! The first Kaiju were like an extended…Read more >
A biologist, a chemist, and a statistician are out hunting. The biologist shoots at a deer and misses 5ft to the left, the chemist takes a shot and misses 5ft to the right, the statistician yells "We got 'em!"Read more >
Did you hear about the man who got cooled to absolute zero? He's 0k now.Read more >
Welp, in our many adventures we seem to have mysteriously managed to ship forum members. I cant quite remember how it happened, exactly (inb4Basilisk'sFault)... dot dot dot... But... yeah. ._.
Basilisk Centauri/SapphireStardust? How could this be???
I'm pretty sure this one may have started early on in "The Dividing War of the Wikia" (or War of the Wikia for short), when Glitch was messing around with the USB sticks and nobody showed up for a fight.
Reaper with no name/Hyperion Gold
Yeah, this was just to get back at Hyp for bring out Pinhead so often in the War of the Wikia Aftermath thread. Or was it the Taxinator thread?
... ok yeah that one was my fault.
Did you know that SGF (Slug gunner fan) has actually been in many, MANY s…
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Who do you think will win in a battle to the death? Orga from the Godzilla franchise, or Leatherback from... well, you know! :DRead more >
I'm a Pacific Rim fanboy. I'll outright admit that. Despite knowing that Pacific Rim: The Video Game is, I was still crazy hyped for it, ever since I first saw footage of it. For me, just having a video game where you can play as a Jaeger beating the stuffing out of a Kaiju is enough for a day-one purchase. Pacific Rim, with its great sense of grandeur, epic fight scenes, and rich universe, makes for a perfect video game. Is Pacific Rim: The Video Game that game?
I had a surprising amount of fun with this game, though I will admit that's because my expectations were low to begin with, and I'm such a huge fan of the source material. Is it a good fighting? Ultimately, no. It's a fun time for fans of the film, but for those looking for an intense or …
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Who likes good news? Everyone? then good news everyone, after fifty odd attepts to log in, I finally managed to get my account back. Ahh my yes, now I may help spread the word of Pacfic Rim.
Now then, after my failed attemts at log on. My previous account was 184.108.40.206. All comments made by him were written by me.
Well now. I reckon the first thing I shall do is write a blog post. There, now that that's done, lets see what else I can do.Read more >
I took the time to download and check out Pacific Rim once again, and I really think that it's far much more than the general view of "giant monsters vs. giant robots" or "Transformers vs. Godzilla". This is easily my favorite movie of the year [besides Fruitvale Station]. It captivated me in a way that most movies don't, and after I saw it, I just felt like pulling out my old figurines from my toybox and making an imaginary fight.
- Believable Settings: Pacific Rim is a universe where people can go to sleep knowing that giant monsters actually exist, and get on with their lives. It's not something that could easily be conveyed in a film like this. But then again, a man can live his own life knowing that his brother was mauled and presumably…
Tacit Ronin (aka Unspoken Masterless Samurai) has one of the most striking Jaeger designs as seen from the movie, and is personally my favourite design so far. So here is a blog to discuss all the possible features of Tacit Ronin and your general opinions of the Jaeger's design - likes, dislikes what you hope to see from future reveals about it etc.
If you could only use a few words to describe this Jaeger's design and aesthetics it would be, dynamic angles and movement. Even at standstill the angular form of this Jaeger conveys a sense of impending action, an imminent release of energy. The leg structure constantly has bent knees to some degree, with a wide, shoulder-width leg stance. This ensures a lower centre of gravity and a high-lev…Read more >
Hello there and welcome to Second Episode of Newman's Pacific Rim Blog.
Today we'll discuss the tactics employed during the disasterous battle of Hong Kong.
Was it a bad tactic? Were the Kaiju just too strong? Could this disaster be avoided?
Those are questions I'd like this blog entry to answer.
First - lets start with analysis of tactic we've seen in the movie.
Marshall Stacker Pentecost - decides to send Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon to guard the Miracle Mile with Striker Eureka guarding the coastline "just in case". The reasoning given is that Striker is far too important to risk him in this battle - it needs to be fully operational for the Assault Mission.
What did Stacker know at this point? He knows that Kaiju are bioengineered weapons…
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Welcome! If you are reading this, you are probably crazy. If you are not reading this, then you are EXTREMELY CRAZY. HOW DARE YO-
Sorry getting off-topic. ALL EXAMPLES ARE FROM FANFICTION.NET, in the Movies/Pacific_Rim archive.
OK, so we've got a few different "Subcultures" of our epic fandom. Pacific Rim! So far, I'm only a part of the FanFiction and the Wiki subcultures, and of course in the main culture, but I'm here to tell you (and in some cases warn you) about the culture that is the FANFICTION HORDES. (Blog with links: here)
The Jaegers, ah le giant robots of anti-doom and lotsa-destruction.
One of THE most popular AU's (Alternate Universe(s)) is Scientient Jaegers. There are three distinct types of scientience:
- It simply was and always sha…
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Godzilla vs. Slattern. Godzilla for the win!Read more >
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For one, I think these two wikis should be affiliates. Two, the creator of Colossal Kaiju Combat kind of wants some of the Jaegers and Kaiju in the game so if he does that then you guys ought to put Collosal Kaiju Combat into an article. Third, and most importantly, we aught to do some kind of group project with these two wikis. The PR and CKC wikis have close to the same pages, about 250. Also are about Kaiju and came (coming) out in the same year. I don't know, maybe a contest or something. I don't know what to put exactly. Anyways, these wikis should be really closely bonded.Read more >
Pacific rim - 10/10 would watch again.Read more >
People were all talking about how great the post-credits scene was, but I honestly wasn't particularly impressed. I want to show how I would've done the post credits scene. Listen:
Optimus Prime: We have all different kinds of GM cars. Come on down and buy one.
Raleigh shows up on a motorcycle and sees the Autobot leader. He goes over to talk to him.
Raleigh: Optimus Prime?
Prime: Oh, It's you. The Jaeger pilot of, what was it, Ritzy Banner?
Raleigh: Gipsy Danger. What are you doing here?
Optimus: Well, ever since your Jaeger program was formed, we Autobots have been out of a job. So, we're forced to sell cars at a dealership. Even Megatron and I have had to settle our differences to make enough cash.
Megatron: It's true. If those Kaiju weren't a…
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Pacific Rim Animated Series would be awesome. i'll watch it everyday even when at work. the animated series can cover whole of story on TFYZ, rather than the movie. (This is a test btw to create my Blog and to get achivement. GoBlog!)Read more >