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@  unluckiness : (30 May 2016 - 03:43 AM)

A lot of mine have somehow gotten so floppy that floor polish doesn't help. May need superglue

@  Paladin : (29 May 2016 - 07:51 PM)

there remains an Omega Supreme-sized hole in my Animated collection that not even 3P wants to fill....

@  Nutjob R/T : (29 May 2016 - 07:23 PM)

Just pulled out the Animated box after a few years in storage. Giving it some time is the godhonest truth, these things are awesome

@  Touch My Thighs : (29 May 2016 - 07:12 PM)

http://swanh.net/ This is really impressive.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 May 2016 - 06:20 PM)

I keep having to say this to folks: fandoms are voluntary. Enjoy in any ratio or methodology that you choose.

@  Dracula : (29 May 2016 - 05:38 PM)

Ride the wave, dude. Put the toys away for a while...take 'em back out again later and you mind find your interest rekindled

@  Locoman : (29 May 2016 - 04:14 PM)

it happens to everyone. Sometimes interests are cyclical.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (29 May 2016 - 04:13 PM)

Well, for starters, it might be time to think of a new username...

@  tffan01 : (29 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I'm losing interest in TF. Help.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (29 May 2016 - 03:00 PM)

It means you're not very well-rounded.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 02:46 PM)

What happens if you don't like pi?

@  Bass X0 : (29 May 2016 - 01:29 PM)

He who doesn't like pie are destined to become the contents of pie.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 12:09 PM)

No you don't. You think you do, but you really don't.

@  Echowarrior : (29 May 2016 - 10:37 AM)

I like pie.

@  Pennpenn : (29 May 2016 - 05:18 AM)

There is no war in Ba Sing Se.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 05:11 AM)

We have always been at war with East Asia.

@  unluckiness : (29 May 2016 - 04:04 AM)

His big scene in the big Astrotrain battle for leadership was also great. Too bad Starscream suckerpunched him after he beat everybody else up

@  Pennpenn : (29 May 2016 - 01:00 AM)

Of course he has. I mean, remember when Trailbreaker had to pretend to be him in Masquerade?

@  zephyrX9 : (29 May 2016 - 12:47 AM)

offroad has always been there

@  Plokatron : (28 May 2016 - 11:18 PM)

Transfer Uplinks look cool but in the wrong hands could be OP. Hmmm Just a funny thought what if Mainframe from G1 had a TU? He could make about anything period. Also does anyone know if CatSCAN ever received a spark? His wiki article says he is a spark less build when he was created surly he has one now.

@  tffan01 : (28 May 2016 - 02:33 PM)

@beetleman, ok.

@  Touch My Thighs : (28 May 2016 - 05:06 AM)

https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/videos/1603190709971770/ Wow it's just like old times.

@  Bass X0 : (28 May 2016 - 12:29 AM)

bueller...?

@  Bass X0 : (28 May 2016 - 12:29 AM)

bueller?

@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 07:07 PM)

sorry i was searching for a member

@  tffan01 : (27 May 2016 - 06:54 PM)

?

@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 06:44 PM)

vbbjune

@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 06:43 PM)

vbbjune

@  Liege : (27 May 2016 - 05:12 PM)

As an UK expat, I have to say I miss the actual thrill of hunting in stores as frustrating as it was when distribution was bad. I feel spoiled for choice in America in comparison lol.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2016 - 04:48 PM)

And depending on where you live, even American stores

@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2016 - 02:59 PM)

Or canadian stores, or australian stores, or german stores...

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2016 - 02:14 PM)

at least you got the exercise. i ordered all of them online. there's no point in being a serious collector if someone is only going to rely on using UK stores.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 May 2016 - 02:13 PM)

This day last year I walked five miles to Asda to collect all the Defensor components. I was a dumb kid.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2016 - 12:47 PM)

It... can be...

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 12:33 PM)

Is LSD something you drink...?

@  Plokatron : (27 May 2016 - 12:26 PM)

Someone drank a gallon of LSD.

@  Paladin : (27 May 2016 - 11:40 AM)

allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle.....

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2016 - 11:17 AM)

v That's what she said...?

@  Robowang : (27 May 2016 - 10:39 AM)

Nothing better than a big ol' black one right in my mouth. Gotta love licorice.

@  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 who 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


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#41 Rhinox

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:39 PM

The Destructicon drones are frikken awesome, certainly the best of the 3 5 packs I have. Mudslinger is okay, but buy the pack for the drones.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 05:09 PM

I wonder if these things are really coming out the way Hasbro had hoped.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:09 PM

As in 'Hitting the market' or 'Meeting design goals'?
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:36 PM

I know it's to early to call, but Bombshock and Skyburst seem to be moving sloooooowly from shelves. I have a sinking feeling that this line is done already.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:23 AM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 8 2010, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know it's to early to call, but Bombshock and Skyburst seem to be moving sloooooowly from shelves. I have a sinking feeling that this line is done already.



yeah, i think it's WAAAYYYY too early to call this one "done". However, from the BotCon information and other sources, we do know that the line isn't really planned for a long-term shelf life anyway. We already know pretty much all of the assortments and repaints. Regardless of how well it is selling only about a month after wide release, I doubt Hasbro will be taking this concept long-term.

I think the playability is there, and the drone aspect is something that ties nicely into Energon Prime's drones/power up mode. Hasbro is just expanding on an idea to see how far they could take it. The first few figs in any line will show some "growing pains", and hopefully some of the reported issues we are seeing on the boards are just that. Hopefully by the 3rd or 4th assortment, we'll have both solid cores and solid limbs to really capitalize on the swappability factor.



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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:17 AM

Well, I'm sure Leadfoot will make a nicer torso, I'll keep Double Clutch as not a torso.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE(Nutjob R/T @ Aug 9 2010, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As in 'Hitting the market' or 'Meeting design goals'?

Design goals. A lot of these figures are rather... iffy.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE(mattski @ Aug 8 2010, 10:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 8 2010, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know it's to early to call, but Bombshock and Skyburst seem to be moving sloooooowly from shelves. I have a sinking feeling that this line is done already.



yeah, i think it's WAAAYYYY too early to call this one "done". However, from the BotCon information and other sources, we do know that the line isn't really planned for a long-term shelf life anyway. We already know pretty much all of the assortments and repaints. Regardless of how well it is selling only about a month after wide release, I doubt Hasbro will be taking this concept long-term.


Right, that's what I meant, you made it sound rational though. icon-wildride.gif


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Aug 9 2010, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nutjob R/T @ Aug 9 2010, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As in 'Hitting the market' or 'Meeting design goals'?

Design goals. A lot of these figures are rather... iffy.


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I don't know. If the goal was to make a $20 toy that played like a combiner, Bombshock hit the target. Can't help it, with all of those weapons. He has SO many pop out guns and things...his minicon would have to be a little Sigmund Freud that turned into a Cy-gar.

I didn't see it before, but these remove a lot of the cost and frustration from combiners. There's no high giftset cost, no hunting, and no fiddling and fiddling to get a pile of Transformers into combined mode. Skyburst has a few problems, but he's not so bad.

In any other action figure toyline, they'd be unbelievably good. icon-fire.gif

Unscientific survey says they're selling steadily around here, since TrU has restocked. icon-hotrod.gif




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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:50 PM

well, a layer of super glue on 2 pegs and 2 ball joints really helped with the floppiness. Now it pegs in and holds, and the arms don't pop off at a glance, making it a much more solid figure. It's a shame I had to apply anything at all(normally I'd just use clearcoat, but I'm out atm), but it did help quite a bit.

I may tighten up the joints with another coat later, but now it's at least acceptable.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:34 PM

Oh lordy, I should have listened. Doubleclutch is terrible, he's like an Animated Activator without the fun. I've had all the problems Dvandom has had, plus he doesn't peg together in car mode very well. His arms are terrible, his head is teeny, easily the worst scout I've had, ever.

It's laughably bad. The drones don't look to bad on huffer though, but man, the lack of elbows, and the incongruity between the two arm-cars is awful (one has a shoulder, the other doesn't).

Seriously, I'd recommend avoiding this one, and I like mediocre figures (Universe Galvatron, PCC Searchlight, etc.)

Now that I have a 5-pack I'm voting cool idea, flawed execution.
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 06:57 PM

I already wasn't planning on picking up another set after Bombshock, and this thread is really helping my wallet.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:03 PM

Addendum: DOubleclutch's leg transformation for robot to commander feels really broken. You have to turn the balljoint up and lack it into place. This feels broken though, I think the joint was designed to tight, the plastic on the hip is already getting mauled after a couple a tries at transformation. icon-megs.gif
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:43 PM

I think the real problem with Doubleclutch is that the design is almost to ambitious for a Scout sized toy. Looking at Huffer, Smolder, and Bombshock, Doubleclutch is VERY complex. That level of complexity is what seems to be hurting his toy. I don't see these issues being fixed with the repaint because I think design itself is just to flawed.

On my Doubleclutch, I'm experiencing the pop-off elbows, very loose regular head, Commander head and shoulders which won't stay pegged unless done JUST right, and Commander shoulders coming undone if the drone arms are moved.

Does anyone know if Hasbro actually takes a random production smaller and messes around with it for a few days? I would think if they did, they would catch problems like this much sooner bor is it that they do see these problems and just don't care?

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:40 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 12 2010, 06:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's laughably bad. The drones don't look to bad on huffer though, but man, the lack of elbows, and the incongruity between the two arm-cars is awful (one has a shoulder, the other doesn't).


N: This is where the interchangeability helps, I think. I've got Bombshock and Skyburst, and both have one longer arm and one shorter one - right now I've got Smolder wearing both long arms, which looks pretty cool with his beastly shoulders, and Huffer wearing the shorter ones. Doc Horrible is just tooling around in vehicle mode, practicing his evil laugh.

These are really fun combiners to play around with, and by that I mean stick the drones on 'em and fly 'em around. You can *do* that with these! Their parts are light enough. I don't think this is an advantage that comes out for a lot of us, because we tend to display them more, but I think a lot of kids must be having fun with their PCCs.




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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 12 2010, 06:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seriously, I'd recommend avoiding this one, and I like mediocre figures (Universe Galvatron, PCC Searchlight, etc.)

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE(Andrusi @ Aug 13 2010, 06:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 12 2010, 06:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seriously, I'd recommend avoiding this one, and I like mediocre figures (Universe Galvatron, PCC Searchlight, etc.)

From now on, all your opinions are rejected.


Should have parsed that as "Figures other people don't seem to like" Searchlight is my favorite of the PCC's. I like ROTF Blazemaster too.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 13 2010, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Andrusi @ Aug 13 2010, 06:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 12 2010, 06:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seriously, I'd recommend avoiding this one, and I like mediocre figures (Universe Galvatron, PCC Searchlight, etc.)

From now on, all your opinions are rejected.


Should have parsed that as "Figures other people don't seem to like" Searchlight is my favorite of the PCC's.

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QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:15 AM

QUOTE(Andrusi @ Aug 13 2010, 11:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 13 2010, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Andrusi @ Aug 13 2010, 06:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 12 2010, 06:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seriously, I'd recommend avoiding this one, and I like mediocre figures (Universe Galvatron, PCC Searchlight, etc.)

From now on, all your opinions are rejected.


Should have parsed that as "Figures other people don't seem to like" Searchlight is my favorite of the PCC's.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE(Squared Circle @ Aug 12 2010, 11:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the real problem with Doubleclutch is that the design is almost to ambitious for a Scout sized toy. Looking at Huffer, Smolder, and Bombshock, Doubleclutch is VERY complex. That level of complexity is what seems to be hurting his toy. I don't see these issues being fixed with the repaint because I think design itself is just to flawed.

On my Doubleclutch, I'm experiencing the pop-off elbows, very loose regular head, Commander head and shoulders which won't stay pegged unless done JUST right, and Commander shoulders coming undone if the drone arms are moved.

Does anyone know if Hasbro actually takes a random production smaller and messes around with it for a few days? I would think if they did, they would catch problems like this much sooner bor is it that they do see these problems and just don't care?


Got mine today, and every issue is here. Man this is sad. I was really hoping for this one to be good, but Great primus is the QC bad. His left arms was already popped off when I freed him from his bonds, and I still can't get him to hold together. I hate returning things though, I made my investment, now I gotta live with it, or fix him. I will try the shoulder fix for a start, and I could use some tips on polish/glue fixes for the ball joints. The other big problem I noted is how the command hip joints are meant to be configured for combiner mode is impossible, the plastic is too thick and large to get that little tab into the ballsockets vent area.

though...sitting here and working on him as i type. I am tempted to call it a loss and return him...except I just remembered I can't since the fracking receipt printer was broken...
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