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@  Foffy the Sheep : (30 May 2016 - 07:38 PM)

Xenu is just Tom Cruise in a wig, though.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 May 2016 - 07:00 PM)

I'm pretty sure cruze just offers the planets to xenu, he doesn't actaull eat them himself.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (30 May 2016 - 06:57 PM)

And they both eat planets.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 May 2016 - 06:56 PM)

well, it was one or the other. I might have been confused because they both have huge heads.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (30 May 2016 - 06:35 PM)

I've never heard that before. Are you sure you're not thinking of Tom Cruise?

@  wonko the sane? : (30 May 2016 - 06:32 PM)

I thought galactus was supposed to appear differently depending on which species is looking at him?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (30 May 2016 - 04:55 PM)

Galactus isn't goofy-looking. His hat is the grandest of all hats!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 May 2016 - 12:58 PM)

And we run into something like the Galactus Fashion Conundrum. Are YOU going to be the one to go up to his face and tell him he's goofy-looking?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (30 May 2016 - 12:32 PM)

Maybe Miles's villains think you're lame!

@  unluckiness : (30 May 2016 - 11:07 AM)

I don't mind Miles but his villains are kinda lame.

@  Bass X0 : (30 May 2016 - 09:29 AM)

I just thankful they didn't have a black Peter Parker.

@  tffan01 : (30 May 2016 - 09:09 AM)

I would have preferred Peter Parker. But If they really wanted to make a non-Peter Parker lead, they could have made Spider-Man 2099, at least it has a gimmick (futurism). While Miles, imo isn't that different from Peter Parker.

@  Locoman : (30 May 2016 - 08:52 AM)

That would be cool. Ultimate Universe kind of went off the rails toward the end, but I always liked Miles.

@  tffan01 : (30 May 2016 - 08:25 AM)

http://io9.gizmodo.com/report-the-new-animated-spider-man-movie-will-star-mil-1779201902

@  tffan01 : (30 May 2016 - 08:24 AM)

I heard new Spider-Man animated movie will feature Miles Morales.

@  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...?


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TF Dark of the Moon Toy Launch in the Philippines


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#1 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:55 AM

Transformers toy launches are a major event here in the Philippines. Our local Transformers organization, CybertronPhilippines, helps the local toy distributer with promotions on eight different malls every weekend for three months.

We had our first Dark of the Moon toy launch last weekend May 14 and 15, 2011. We got the usual stage games for kids, twenty TF cosplayers walking around and new fiberglass statues displayed around the event area. The toy displays were removed this year but they'll be around for the movie promotions.

I'm in charge of the unofficial cosplay so I'm putting pics of them up first, hehe. Some suits were used in previous events but there are new ones too. We were going for Movie characters so my transforming G1 Brawn and TFA Prowl had to be retired for ... transforming Movie Wheelie! Movie Scorponok, Arcee and Shockwave weren't finished in time so we had to double up on Primes, Megatrons and Bumblebees.










Edited by Fero McPigletron, 18 May 2011 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:32 PM

Adding the four transforming suits. We had Movie Wheelie, Sideswipe and the twins Skids and Mudflap. It was gratifying when the people taking pictures were all surprised when we transform icon-hotrod.gif The pics above are the vehicle modes WITHOUT the cosplayers inside them so, yeah, they're a bit neater than when they're manned (all panels fit together and all that). The last two pics (only Skids and Wheelie) are shots of the suits being inhabited.

My Wheelie suit pretty much has the RC truck on my back so there's really no transformation involved :/ But I did add wheels on my arms and legs so I could really roll icon-hotrod.gif I brought along a jump rope and people towed me around the mall area, haha icon-hotrod.gif





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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:56 PM

This level of enthusiasm for the movie characters honestly surprises me...
SELL ME THESE ITEMS!
Botcon 1997 Dinner Decoys: $300 ea.
Unreleased Ultra Magnus Street Speed Team: $1000
Lucky Draw Orange Hazard Team: $500/member
Bagged BotCon 2006 Box Set figures

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

We did have some G1 statues made icon-hotrod.gif

The fiberglass statues surrounded the event area but some were damaged or not finished yet. The G1 Soundwave statue was ready but lost a thumb and had to be removed. G1 Grimlock in dino mode and Hot Rod weren't used because of lack of spacet. The Movie Prime statue was 25 feet tall, taller than our 20 foot Movie Prime cosplay suit. The cabs of Prime and Megatron vehicle modes were made too.

(yeah, that's me with the pics)








Edited by Fero McPigletron, 18 May 2011 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:08 PM

The previous Transformers related 'gift with purchase' would be Autobot and Decepticon masks, rubber and metal keychains and the usual posters. The new GWPs are Autobot and Decepticon paperweights, dogtags, eco bags (Autobot on one side and Decepticon on the other) and special deco boxes made out to look like Prime's trailer. We have a distribution table for 'rare' TF toys to stop scalpers from buying multiple figures of the same kind. Roadbuster was disappearing off the pegs so he was included along with Prime+Comettor, Megatron and the Legends three pack.






Oh, the toy launch was in SM Makati and I'll update this if there's new stuff that appears in the succeeding promotions icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 18 May 2011 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:18 PM

Wow.

I'm jelly.



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