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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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#1 NightViper

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

http://www.bigbadtoy...mp;picture=aux1

The attention to detail with the paint ops makes this a lot more awesome that it would otherwise be.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:20 AM

Yeah, I was turned off at this before, but it looks awesome now. I remember his face being kind of wonky, but here it looks crisp and wonderful. I may be able to justify this now.

I mean...Soundwave!

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

If I had more that just one tape that turned in to a tape it might be worth in. I think I'm happy with ML Soundwave Classics Overkill Universe Ravage, and Ratbat, and United Rumble and Frenzy.

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 06 July 2011 - 10:53 AM

The Botcon version is said to be pretty damn bad, toy wise. Even if they improved the QC and articulation from that version, the proportions are still awful. Even lacking tape during feature, the Music Label one is far superior.

QUOTE(Smitty @ Jul 6 2011, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If I had more that just one tape that turned in to a tape


A tape that turns into a tape? Holy crap.

Edited by C16, 06 July 2011 - 10:57 AM.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:12 AM

Seems like they have a lot of them to go around, but I'm really wanting to hear the reviews on the regular release version of this before I bite. I'm hoping the bad review was just due to it being a slightly unfinished preview version that was available at Botcon. I can deal with the proportions and the leg articulation being less than ideal, because I do really like the way he looks otherwise, but I can't deal with bad joint tolerances and quality control on top of those things.

I really want to like him, because Music Label Soundwave is super boring.

Edited by Jeremy, 06 July 2011 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:20 AM

I would have been interested, but besides the terrible proportions, and that part sticking out from his back, the flimsiness and backwards knees kinda kill it for me.

It's a shame too, doing some alterations to the transformation, and sacrifice some altmode accuracy, and he could have been great.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:04 PM

I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.
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#8 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

And seriously, if anybody has already ordered him, don't skimp on the reviews! Situations like this make reviews crucial to my wallet and my monies.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 6 2011, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.

Now that's a better use of customization fodder Unicron than having him as a combiner base.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

I'm astonished at the attention to details.
I'm seriously tempted to get it, he looks to be about the same price as ML Soundwaves last time I checked... except he's way more exciting.

That said, I am hoping some reviews surface to help me decide.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Jul 6 2011, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
backwards knees kinda kill it for me.


He doesn't have backwards knees. The joints in his thigh are transformation joints, the proper knee joint is further down.

As far as proportions go, they're not ideal, but that's what happens when three-dimensional physicality interacts with a blatantly cheaty design. And really, he's not all that far off from Device Label Blaster, and people give him a pass for whatever reason.

Edited by mx-01 archon, 06 July 2011 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Jul 6 2011, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shanghai @ Jul 6 2011, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
backwards knees kinda kill it for me.


He doesn't have backwards knees. The joints in his thigh are transformation joints, the proper knee joint is further down.

Oh he does? Guess that reviewer on /toy/ never figured it out.

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As far as proportions go, they're not ideal, but that's what happens when three-dimensional physicality interacts with a blatantly cheaty design. And really, he's not all that far off from Device Label Blaster, and people give him a pass for whatever reason.

Blaster's proportions still look a bit better, maybe because the bulk seems more solid.


Still waiting for the day when we can get a truly definitive Soundwave toy. I love the Generations figure, just he doesn't have the gimmick. And then there's Cybertron, which had the gimmick, and was damn near perfect, except those damn legs.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:43 PM

I heard from people who handled one at Botcon that it was kind of a floppy piece of crap and felt pretty cheap for the price being asked. Can anyone corroborate/refute that?
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

Review here:

http://www.tfw2005.c...4-sonicron.html
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#15 mx-01 archon

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

I'm pretty sure that's the exact same review that everybody else is talking about (with that crap about the backwards knees). No second opinions yet.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:22 PM

Seems they could have engineered the thigh closer to the knee, and then fold the lower leg in half to give more bulk. It would also keep the lower legs from looking so wide and thin. Other than that I like it.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:28 PM

I definitely like the new pics. I am uninterested if the review holds true, but if not and the quality and articulation is good, I will buy it.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:30 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Jul 6 2011, 02:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 6 2011, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.

Now that's a better use of customization fodder Unicron than having him as a combiner base.


Most definitely.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:32 PM

That, uh.

That looks a lot worse than the G1 toy.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:14 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 6 2011, 06:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.

Ah, good, not just me...



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