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@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 07:26 AM)

The one I go to gives me a discount on each issue's cover price. I still have to go there to pick up my comics but I'm sure I'll never miss any of them

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 07:26 AM)

Plokatron, I don't think many comics companies do direct subscriptions like that anymore. However many local comic shops will reserve comics for you in a subscription fashion.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 May 2016 - 06:46 AM)

I have a friend who is one of the illegitimte comics trivia masters on the planet, and he says all the animation was hand-drawn by Muppets.

@  Scavgraphics : (27 May 2016 - 04:21 AM)

@Telly I got a friend who's one of the legit comics trivia masters on the planet. I've asked if he knows.

@  Plokatron : (26 May 2016 - 10:35 PM)

Been wondering and I'm probly being a complete slag brain and not notice whats in front of me. But does IDW have subscriptions available on their site? I'm thinking of signing up for monthly comics and Transformers is da one.

@  unluckiness : (26 May 2016 - 09:01 PM)

No idea, but I'd guess it'd be some in-studio job otherwise, given the obssessiveness nerds can have over about 50 years, we'd know by now.

@  Telly : (26 May 2016 - 08:54 PM)

does anyone know how did the "animation" for the 1960s batman show? been wondering for years and i cant find an answer anywhere. looks to me like either jack kirby or john romita

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 03:36 PM)

YEAH GOT MY ORDER NOTICE TOO

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 02:38 PM)

Sweet. Been hyped for this toy since I heard about it last year...mine is coming from HLJ

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:34 AM)

Big Bad Toy Store.

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 11:32 AM)

AW YES DIA BATTLES. What site did you order from

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:06 AM)

I got my 10 day email for Dia Battles. GET. HYPE.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:05 AM)

right now to avoid spoilers and such you have to basically leave the planet.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:04 AM)

it's the first thing you see on facebook once you turn on the laptop.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:03 AM)

by now it's everywhere on the internet, with big bold letters in every social network and forum.

@  TriBlurr : (26 May 2016 - 10:42 AM)

I like cheese

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

They apparently did it for "shock value", despite it not being particularly shocking or having value.

@  Touch My Thighs : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

Wow, way to spoil it for people.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 09:03 AM)

Captain America Hidra Agent all this time? Bleugh, sounds like something DC would do.

@  Plokatron : (25 May 2016 - 10:25 PM)

@MEDdMI Number 1 super bot.

@  Msol : (25 May 2016 - 09:08 PM)

Oh man I just got Bruticus for $95 Canadian. I want to publicly sing Predahawk's praises for being a cool dude.

@  MEDdMI : (25 May 2016 - 08:46 PM)

Hong Kong Phooey

@  Liege : (25 May 2016 - 08:35 PM)

Phtooey *ding*

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 May 2016 - 05:30 PM)

Spitoon?

@  Evil Zoe : (25 May 2016 - 04:26 PM)

SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 May 2016 - 04:25 PM)

SPLATOOOOOOOOON!

@  Evil Zoe : (25 May 2016 - 04:24 PM)

SPOOOOOOOOON!

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Most of his latest thread got closed because he asks the same questions over and over again.

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 04:12 PM)

why is he going to get banned?

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I hope not tho

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

beetleman's going to get himself banned

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:53 PM)

In soviet russia, sailor fuku

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 03:19 PM)

"This is Unicorn! The Earth will soon be a part of me!"

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:09 PM)

Spaceship Batman!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Spaceship Bruce!

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 May 2016 - 01:35 PM)

Oh, Fortress Maximus!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 12:25 PM)

Crazy Engrish Fun Man?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (25 May 2016 - 07:42 AM)

Did somebody mention Violen Jiger?

@  Robowang : (25 May 2016 - 07:41 AM)

Violent Butt Juggalos - coming next month!

@  Msol : (25 May 2016 - 02:56 AM)

Well that's certainly cryptic.

@  beetleman : (24 May 2016 - 10:27 PM)

vbjjune

@  TriBlurr : (24 May 2016 - 10:14 PM)

I like Taco Bell. But I only get to have it maybe once a decade since there are no Taco bell locations here in Newfoundland

@  Foffy the Sheep : (24 May 2016 - 08:53 PM)

I think he was in my liver, actually.

@  Locoman : (24 May 2016 - 08:45 PM)

Brian Kilby was in our hearts the whole time.

@  Echowarrior : (24 May 2016 - 08:05 PM)

I'm definitely not Brian Kilby.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2016 - 06:04 PM)

Taco Bell has proven to me that god is truly dead.

@  Paladin : (24 May 2016 - 12:21 PM)

http://uproxx.com/life/taco-bell-fried-chicken-shell/ i hate this & also want to eat this.

@  Benbot : (24 May 2016 - 11:11 AM)

I'm familiar with him but I still don't get the joke.

@  Robowang : (24 May 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Aw, you ruined it.

@  tffan01 : (24 May 2016 - 07:58 AM)

@robowang, I would have laughed at the joke if I knew who is Brian Kilby


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#21 Magnus

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:01 AM

I haven't really been following the WST stuff, but does it incur the same level of debate and rage as other knock-off companies like iGear and their shrunken MP Prime and fangroups like FP?

If not, why? How is this any different than what the above groups do?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

Probably a combination of vastly reduced scale and much older (and not in production) toys gives them more of a pass. Takara is still churning out MP Optimus runs, and iGear's knockoff isn't teeny-tiny.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:21 PM

I can't wait for the red, white and blue repaint!

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:49 PM

Stupid people who bought all those black Shadow Warrior boxformers. Look what you did. Now we'll probably see this sort of thing happen all the time.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Jul 7 2010, 10:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I haven't really been following the WST stuff, but does it incur the same level of debate and rage as other knock-off companies like iGear and their shrunken MP Prime and fangroups like FP?

If not, why? How is this any different than what the above groups do?


Sure, it's a stolen mold. However, it's pratically bubble gum sized toys from a line most people don't bother with, and from a line that's long abandoned by Takara, and never used by Hasbro. Most people didn't even notice when they released an Acid Storm colored KO WST Starscream a few months ago.

Heck, I still keep hoping for AM Thundercracker and SG Optimus redecos!

Edited by mignash, 07 July 2010 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:33 PM

One of the dealers at ICON has an offering of WST knockoffs at his table every year, so make of that what you will; I have a teeny-tiny G1 Devastator that's about the same size as ROTF Legends Devastator as a result.

Edited by ShinRa Inc, 07 July 2010 - 03:34 PM.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:50 PM

So because these are older and less produced molds (what about the reissues though?) its all good? Ok, gotcha.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Jul 7 2010, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So because these are older and less produced molds (what about the reissues though?) its all good? Ok, gotcha.

You've conflated two ideas here. They are based on toys that are older molds, and also really, really, really, really tiny compared to those molds (which is important and you've missed it). What's less-produced is the Smallest TF toys they're designed to work with and are occasionally also based on, which are a line that was only ever done by Takara and was completely abandoned. So there's a general feeling of "who cares?" regarding not only the knockoff issue, but to a certain extent the existence of the toys at all (therefore less buzz, therefore fewer opportunities for the people who do get mad about it to throw fits).

Edited by Andrusi, 07 July 2010 - 04:23 PM.


QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Jul 7 2010, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So because these are older and less produced molds (what about the reissues though?) its all good? Ok, gotcha.


No, I said because these are older and less produced molds, no one really cares. There is a difference.

Certainly when it comes to KOs, Hasbro's least concern are molds that they never used, and they publically stated they NEVER plan to use. I'm sure if they could they'd ask for a license for these toys like they did the WST Dinobots.

The only time I have heard the famdom give a hoot was when the first Magnus, Thundercracker and Skywarps hit the market and some morons tried to sell them as the real thing, since those were chase figures, which sold for like $80. Since then people know these are KOs and not to pay that for them. They are slightly different colors from the real things, so a collector can tell the difference.

Edited by mignash, 07 July 2010 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:05 PM

The Magnus has landed! The Magnus has landed!





I didn't realize he has ball-jointed elbows. I think it has slightly more articulation than the G1 toy!

Edited by mignash, 15 August 2010 - 01:11 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:05 AM

Prices on these seem to be leveling off to a reasonable level now. I just picked up the GiTD WST Magnus with $26 with shipping included. The G1 color version is commanding a bit more still, but dropping. I look forward to checking it out personally. If the G1 version gets under $30, I'll pick it up too.


Edited by mignash, 30 August 2010 - 06:07 AM.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

This would be cool to have to hang out with my micro master Hot Rod but I don't have a WST Magnus...

I'm not a fan of voting on peoples posts. it just seems very passive aggressive to click 'down vote' and not add anything to the thread. and up votes are exactly the same. to my mind the whole point of a forum is discussion and being able to just easily agree or disagree takes the discussion out of the equation.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Aug 30 2010, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This would be cool to have to hang out with my micro master Hot Rod but I don't have a WST Magnus...


These toys come with the white cab (or black cab, or glow in the dark cab, whatever matches the trailer). You don't need to get a chase White Smallest Convoy toy to use them.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 11:46 AM

I would like a blue-cab Powered Convoy version please.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Aug 30 2010, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Aug 30 2010, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This would be cool to have to hang out with my micro master Hot Rod but I don't have a WST Magnus...


These toys come with the white cab (or black cab, or glow in the dark cab, whatever matches the trailer). You don't need to get a chase White Smallest Convoy toy to use them.
So where do I get one?

I'm not a fan of voting on peoples posts. it just seems very passive aggressive to click 'down vote' and not add anything to the thread. and up votes are exactly the same. to my mind the whole point of a forum is discussion and being able to just easily agree or disagree takes the discussion out of the equation.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:17 PM

ebay - just search for WST magnus

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:15 AM

Prices have now obtained a nice level for the G1 colored version, I won one last nigth for $4.75 plus $24 shipping. That's under $30 with shipping, so that's inline with the WST Blaster and Shockwave toys. I'm looking forward to getting it.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Aug 15 2010, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't realize he has ball-jointed elbows. I think it has slightly more articulation than the G1 toy!

Same amount of articulation, just a different way of going about it.
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 07:31 PM

This version of the toy seems to have holes on the fists of the small Magnus robot and the guns have pegs, unlike the Takara version which has no holes in the fists, and the guns clip on the forearms.

Oddly the Music Label KO Magnus is built like the Takara version with clips for the guns. So this guy improved on the mold, while at the same time making it easy to tell his version from the original.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:09 PM

I picked up a display stand at Dollar Tree today that has a light in it that cycles through several colors. It's meant for displaying crystals. It makes a great display for WST glow in the dark Magnus. Sorta spooky around Halloween.


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