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@  Bass X0 : (27 October 2016 - 02:22 PM)

Gnaw way, dude!

@  Kalidor : (27 October 2016 - 02:10 PM)

You may not care about Gnaw, but Gnaw cares about you. -Quintessons 3:20

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 October 2016 - 10:52 AM)

There was one solitary one in Dreamwave, but the company died before he could do anything except be Wheelie's pet.

@  Bass X0 : (27 October 2016 - 10:08 AM)

Who cares about Gnaw as an individual, not just one of many generic Sharkticons? The Sharkticons never showed individuality in the cartoon or comics so I don't care for it now.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 October 2016 - 12:10 AM)

Supposing that Hillary wins, then Bill will become First Ladies' Man. Hee hee.

@  Locoman : (26 October 2016 - 07:05 PM)

Dude got off pretty lightly, there are far worse things to be turned into than a cat if you think about it.

@  Pennpenn : (26 October 2016 - 06:22 PM)

Wasn't the cat a person who'd been transformed into a cat as a punishment? If so, was Salem his actual name as a human? Because calling a cat that is one thing, naming a child that is another...

@  wonko the sane? : (26 October 2016 - 04:24 PM)

Hey, careful with that joke there, it's an antique.

@  Bass X0 : (26 October 2016 - 03:42 PM)

The witches from the show "Sabrina" have a cat named Salem. That's like a Jewish family having a cat named Auschwitz.

@  Bass X0 : (26 October 2016 - 11:35 AM)

"So the clown doesn't really hurt him or anything. He just sort of points at him and calls him fat. What a jerk."

@  Locoman : (25 October 2016 - 09:59 PM)

http://www.clickhole.com/article/6-classic-episodes-game-thrones-where-characters-m-5003 I would totally watch Game of Thrones if it involved this.

@  Rycochet : (25 October 2016 - 07:21 PM)

I hope whatever line follows Titans Return gives us more large Autobot Targetmasters, I want a new Crosshairs even if it ends up being a retool of the inevitable Kup.

@  zephyrX9 : (25 October 2016 - 07:14 PM)

john warden's love of his job is so pure, so good

@  Pennpenn : (25 October 2016 - 06:23 PM)

I hate how small objects disappear into some kind of space-time breach when dropped, making it nearly impossible to find them.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 October 2016 - 04:42 PM)

I recall a Blurr in that '86 movie boxset. Drift retool Blurr that is. Is that set still happening?

@  Bass X0 : (25 October 2016 - 02:05 PM)

I suppose Chromedome would work again repainted red as Pointblank. I'd have preferred that to their Breakaway.

@  Blues : (25 October 2016 - 01:34 PM)

I'm still expecting a blurr with just more paint under the platinum line, but it seems like those random releases slowed down.

@  Bass X0 : (25 October 2016 - 01:31 PM)

There is surprisingly a lack of Deluxe cars in Titans Return. Knowing Hasbro we would get a red repaint of Blurr as Pointblank.

@  Blues : (25 October 2016 - 01:30 PM)

Yeah but I don't own a chromedome, and the only ones around me are nearly twenty dollars

@  Bass X0 : (25 October 2016 - 01:24 PM)

Chromedome is the best mold for Nightbeat and Siren. Blurr and Hot Rod just wouldn't work for either of them.

@  Blues : (25 October 2016 - 01:06 PM)

hmmmm I kinda want to paint my hasbro blurr into a body for takara nightbeat

@  unluckiness : (25 October 2016 - 08:34 AM)

Maybe if they'd announced it before G2 Dudicus

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2016 - 08:32 AM)

I'll wait for the Urban Camo version.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 October 2016 - 08:25 AM)

If they wanna make him more authentic they need to make the plastic out of even cheaper materials. I want that KO plastic feel. It won't be Ruination without it.

@  Jalaguy : (25 October 2016 - 07:24 AM)

Yup, the new figure's bio on TakTom Mall mentions it.

@  Pennpenn : (25 October 2016 - 03:37 AM)

I wonder if he's still powered by coffee milk?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2016 - 03:34 AM)


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@  Anguirus : (24 October 2016 - 10:55 PM)

I deliberately avoided the tieins, 1-50 pure straight through

@  The Doctor Who : (24 October 2016 - 10:40 PM)

Then skip to 20, then back to 5, then to 10, then to 47, then back to 30, then 50, then 22, then...

@  Liege : (24 October 2016 - 08:01 PM)

Start at 1

@  Benbot : (24 October 2016 - 07:10 PM)

So should you start at issue one, or are there later jumping in points?

@  Liege : (24 October 2016 - 06:33 PM)

Totally agree: 1-50 is like Ultimate Turtles in the sense it takes all that has come before and mixes it into a satisfying revigoration that still feels fresh. I read a few issues after 50 and felt lost because I missed some of the miniseries.

@  Anguirus : (24 October 2016 - 06:02 PM)

current bit ymmv but 1-50 is a triumphant reinvention of the turtles. I can only compare it to that point in 2012 with RiD/MtMtE when we all realized "wait, TF comics can be THIS?"

@  Liege : (24 October 2016 - 05:57 PM)

It was great up til issue 50. The current direction is an interesting one (splinter and the turtles lead the foot) but the execution is lacking imho.

@  Bass X0 : (24 October 2016 - 03:13 PM)

Never read it. What was so bad about it?

@  D.M : (24 October 2016 - 10:14 AM)

Extremely no. >:p

@  Anguirus : (24 October 2016 - 09:22 AM)


@  Benbot : (24 October 2016 - 08:10 AM)

Is the IDW TMNT series worth reading?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 October 2016 - 07:13 AM)

Nothing but bag of nickels for the next few years.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 October 2016 - 04:13 PM)

It was a shame how he carried on.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2016 - 05:22 AM)

Party like a Russian! End of discussion!

@  MEDdMI : (23 October 2016 - 05:20 AM)

Russia's greatest love machine

@  zephyrX9 : (23 October 2016 - 03:12 AM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (23 October 2016 - 02:08 AM)


@  Telly : (22 October 2016 - 10:42 PM)

cubs in the world series. never thought id see the day...

@  Locoman : (22 October 2016 - 09:03 PM)

Get some extra shelves to store your shelves on.

@  Telly : (22 October 2016 - 08:53 PM)

its the chicken and the egg all over again

@  The Doctor Who : (22 October 2016 - 02:34 PM)

@Andrusi:  Too many toys or not enough shelves, eh?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 October 2016 - 11:15 AM)

Needs more dakka shelves.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

From all accounts its superb.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

Pretty good all around. The head on the Scavenger guy sits on a kinda precarious platform, but the plastic itself is great.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

Time to reopen negotiations with the wife...

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:47 AM

Very nice. But I already ordered the yellow version as well as Hercules, so I'll have to pass.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

In my case I'm glad I passed on both. This looks awesome icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

yeah I caved on Green Giant. I'm down with the preorder ...it just has everything I want in a Constructicon team

I will miss the more even distribution of green and Purple on the individual robots, but yeah Giant looks better for it.

now for the saving up for.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:37 PM

Squeeeee.... The second set is shipping from BBTS, which is the one I'm most excited about getting. Mainly for Long Haul, despite the naysayers.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:32 AM

Long Haul looks AWESOME. Hook is a little awkward looking, though serviceable, but Long Haul? He's a bruiser like he should be.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:35 AM

After reading the reviews on this latest set...

I'm glad Herc is my primary Devastator. While there's some rough spots with a couple of the individual figures, most of those have been sorted out, and they're all sturdy, solid figures.

The Giant guys sound like they're following in the footsteps of the Battle Tanker release: nice to look at, but really awkward upon handling.

Sounds like there's all sorts of straight up design issues with the second set, that can't be fixed without going back to the drawing board. Mostly with Mobile Crane. Zero ground-clearance in vehicle mode, overly tight joints, and the crane boom is strapped to his right arm in a really awkward fashion, in a way that's far less flattering than Cybertron Mudflap or RtS Grapple. Both robot heads stick out like a sore thumb in vehicle mode, and for those of you who get all up in arms when their toys can't stand beanpole straight, then you're going to hate him because there's spring-loaded buttons on the bottom of his left foot that mean that it can never stand flat on the ground. And I've also heard that his combined form doesn't quite sit right, stressing the central hinge.

Dump Truck gets off more lightly, but has this weird thing going on where his heels don't extend down as far as his toes do, by a fairly significant margin, which makes balancing the toy more difficult than it should be. And there's some overly tight hinges on him too, to the point where they're liable to break (forcing MT to issue a statement saying that replacement parts will be coming with the third set).

Still buying these guys, though, to see for myself. Still like their individual robot modes at least. So the Herc guys get to stay as my Devastator, while these guys will be generic Construction Transformers or something.



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

I would agree that while they look pretty straight forward and have nice decos, the execution of the toys have a ways to go. MakeToys themselves have a ways to go. Haven't opened my Battle Tanker yet but from all indications their releases just don't quite have the polish of official engineering like some of the other companies have accomplished.

Definitely glad I got Hercules. I still get giddy just looking at him...so big and so beautiful.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

should all be worked out by the time hohoho ships
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

I like my Maketoys Battle Tanker, but while the extra armor is easy enough to add to Prime, the bulk of the tanker is awkward to handle. I'm a little dissappointed to hear that Giant suffers some similar design problems. The bright side is that the tanker looks fantastic once you get it to the pose you want. It's getting there that's the problem.

Any chance we'll see some fixes for the (ho ho ho!)Green Giant?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Apr 26 2012, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any chance we'll see some fixes for the (ho ho ho!)Green Giant?

There's some fixes coming for the yellow version. A replacement head for Giant, as well as a new front end for Dump Truck are supposed to be included in Set C to solve the most common breakage issues.

The green version may see further tolerance tweaks.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:00 AM

Wow it's been years since I left Transformers as a hobby but I was at a comic convention and there was a TF dealer and I saw some stuff and I got wheeled back in by the 3rd party TFs!

The Green Giant looks amazing but I don't like the head on the yellow version. Are they are better pics of the head on the Green Giant?
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:30 AM

Lots of combined mode pics!


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:04 AM

Scavenger and Bonecrusher weren't at all awkward to me. Scavenger's head being on a weird rotating joint is a bit worrisome, but the plastic is sturdy enough that I'm not too worried. I still haven't shipped my PoL, so I dunno about the other two, but I continue to be excited.

I always prefer robots with a dynamic look to them, like the FP Insecticons and now these guys. I think it has to do with the arrangement and types of joints for me, and on that count, the Hercules individual bots always look too stiff and too old-school boxy. The crane on Hook looks to be a little awkward, but I'm not sure it IS that much more awkward than Mudflap, who I really like. I do wish it was removable.

We'll see.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Such a better scale with Not-Bruticus. icon-ironhide.gif

Can't wait for the green version.


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ May 19 2012, 09:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The crane on Hook looks to be a little awkward, but I'm not sure it IS that much more awkward than Mudflap, who I really like. I do wish it was removable.

If you unscrew it, it's supposed to be able to stay attached fairly well, and there's a spot you can stick it on his back for storage.

It is more awkward than Mudflap and Grapple, because it can't be swung back and up. So it's either permanently sticking straight out of his arm, or sticking out perpendicular from his elbow.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

I wont have him separate all that much anyway
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:44 AM

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