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@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 11:58 AM)

maybe this new one won't take half a day to watch all the way through...

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 11:00 AM)

I believe this new Kong movie will not be as good as the 2005 one.

@  Pennpenn : (24 July 2016 - 08:52 AM)

You'd figure something like that would get a pass, some kind of grandfather clause since the name is already intractably established.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 08:15 AM)

"DS-1 Orbital Battle Station." That's the official classification...

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 08:04 AM)

now that Hasbro can't use the word "Death" on the packaging of their toys, what will they call the Death Star?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 07:44 AM)

It's in the comic con trailer and seems like a hideous waste. I guess the show makers have no reverence for Doctor Who like they do Star Trek.

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Which is the height of quality for Family Guy jokes...

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 04:00 AM)

David Tennent has done a cutaway for Family Guy. Don't get to excited it was a fart joke.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:36 AM)

Cave Carson looks really cool as well, so I can't be too saddened about that.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:29 AM)

I ended up checking it out, and it's pretty damn neat.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:28 AM)

So. Micronauts, huh?

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:49 AM)

Oh, it's only backups in "Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye". Still. Onboard.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:44 AM)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:43 AM)

I didn't think I was interested but OH DEAR GOD WONDER TWINS yesssssssss

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:29 PM)

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@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:26 PM)

Oh man, Tom Scioli's next project is a DC superhero one. Superb!

@  siccoyote : (22 July 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Feeling left out?

@  Arthur Burlo : (22 July 2016 - 06:11 PM)

"about time" ???????????????????? :(

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:08 PM)

There was a shooting near a shopping mall in Munich, currently eight or nine people are dead. Three suspects, still at large.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

About time...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

So now it's Germany's turn to be the target of what appears to be aterrorist attack.

@  Nutjob R/T : (22 July 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Which is kinda... I preordered the new VF-2ss, and then before it shipped there was the exclusive version with the SAP pack that was only open for two days of orders. And then I got the naked VF2ss and it's... Not... Good.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2016 - 12:18 AM)

Yeah, Japanese online sellers seem to take it very seriously, in my experience. When you commit to something, it's expected that you follow through on it, and cancelled transactions seem to be frowned upon. However, I've never dealt with more courteous or considerate sellers than those in Japan; some have even enclosed a small gift item in the package on occasion.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:44 PM)

Nothing really happened, I just got an email saying I shouldn't do that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

But I ended up buying it later since it got delayed.

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

and what did they do?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:42 PM)

I've cancelled something with them once.

@  Nutjob R/T : (21 July 2016 - 03:27 PM)

AmiAmi is nice but if you preorder you gotta friggin' MEAN it

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

Yep, I ordered a bunch of Gundam kits from them earlier this year. The shipping was high but I had to do EMS due to the weight of the package

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:09 PM)

and amiami is a reputable site? this is the first time i'm using them.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 02:56 PM)

Oh! Nice. I guess I thought SAL was always untracked.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 01:39 PM)

Registered means it has tracking.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 01:26 PM)

Yeah it's just slower and doesn't have tracking...usually the best economic option

@  Benbot : (21 July 2016 - 01:07 PM)

SAL is just fine

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:06 PM)

unless anybody has problems with "SAL Small Packet (Registered)".

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:03 PM)

Okay, I got it down to 11,930 (£85) with SAL Small Packet (Registered). Thats better. £101 would be too much for two Deluxes and a Voyager even with better (IMO) color schemes.

@  MEDdMI : (21 July 2016 - 01:02 PM)

That's about 101.55 British pounds

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 12:58 PM)

Is 14,200 Yen worth it for Takara Skull, Hardhead and Galvatron with shipping to the UK from amiami?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2016 - 11:38 AM)

I doubt anyone takes it seriously that Primax 1005.19 Gamma is indeed the original universe. That author comment is bound to be contradicted by some multiverse story down the road, anyway. Even Vector Prime in AVP said that even if it were true, there is no way for him or his colleagues to discern so, which obviates any substantial impact of "Elegant Chaos".

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:48 AM)

I remember my silly haunted toy thread, 10 people voted 1 star or so sniff http://www.allspark....d-transformers/ I don't believe in haunted stuff but I still made the thread for the lulz.

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:42 AM)

no, he left it ambigious actually.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:42 AM)

So someone already contradicted him.

@  Locoman : (21 July 2016 - 10:41 AM)

So really who can say

@  Locoman : (21 July 2016 - 10:41 AM)

But Vector Prime said that it just altered THAT universe's properties, allowing for the development of things like the Functionist world

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 10:19 AM)

I know he didn't create the IDW universe but he's the writer of one of its titles, that's why I said "his universe".


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#1 ShadowMan024

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:20 PM

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:32 PM

Wonder if they count towards that buy-one-deluxe-get-one-half-off promo TRU's running now.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:21 PM

I would cancel my BBTS preorder but I got a 1.5 box so I could get Cliffjumper. Somehow I suspect that while finding Prime toys in a TRU store will be difficult, finding one somewhat short-packed toy in a refresh case will be next to impossible. I guess if they put him online I could pick him up, but not sure it would be worth it. If I can sell my extra deluxes on Ebay for a decent amount, I can get a better-than retail price:

Deluxe 1.5 case after shipping estimate: 109.49
Sell:
BB 14.99
BB 14.99
SS 16.99
CJ 20.99
Cost of remaining figures: 41.53 = $10.38/figure for 4 deluxes. Better than TRU prices or TRU.com prices if shipping was free, and that's if they even had Cliffy available.

Voyagers aren't quite as attractive but again, I anticipate Bulkhead may be tough to come by:
Voyager case after shipping estimate: 104.49
Prime 25
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Cost of remaining figures: 54.49 = $27.25 per figure. TRU price is usually $19.99 and right now Voyagers are on sale for $15 on the website.

Edited by Quantumhawk, 17 November 2011 - 08:22 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:56 PM

Are they exclusive, or is this just the first place they've shown up?

Either way, looks like I'm making a TRU run tomorrow!

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:11 PM

They've been out in Toronto a couple of days now. Ironically, your BBTS orders were probably a good idea. I finally went down to my local TRU today, and aside from the Entertainment Pack, all they had were like 10+ bumblebees. All the other deluxes were already gone.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 11:58 PM

Those of you living in Wisconsin, just how loud is the cursing coming from the BBTS offices? icon-fire.gif

edit: yes, a joke, and I seriously thought BBTS was out of Texas.

Edited by Lurkercon, 19 November 2011 - 12:05 AM.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:11 AM

I'm sticking with my pre-orders for now. There's exactly one Toys R Us within regular driving distance of where I live and it's a mini-sized store in one of those shopping mall center things. Not exactly somewhere that's going to have a huge selection of stuff.

That, and I'm short of money at this time, so having it reserved for later gives me the chance to scrape together what I need.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:42 AM

QUOTE(Fear or Courage @ Nov 17 2011, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They've been out in Toronto a couple of days now. Ironically, your BBTS orders were probably a good idea. I finally went down to my local TRU today, and aside from the Entertainment Pack, all they had were like 10+ bumblebees. All the other deluxes were already gone.


How much are they running?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:58 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Nov 18 2011, 04:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fear or Courage @ Nov 17 2011, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They've been out in Toronto a couple of days now. Ironically, your BBTS orders were probably a good idea. I finally went down to my local TRU today, and aside from the Entertainment Pack, all they had were like 10+ bumblebees. All the other deluxes were already gone.


How much are they running?

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$16 for Deluxe. Forty something for the Entertainment Pack.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:14 AM

$44 and change, in Canadian dollars for the Entertainment pack. I actually don't recall the deluxe prices, but NightViper is probably right. I had intended to get the Entertainment Pack until I noticed that price. For some reason I thought it'd be cheaper. Maybe it's the DVD that I don't actually want.

Edited by Fear or Courage, 18 November 2011 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:29 PM

Glad for this--I was looking pretty hard at picking up a deluxe 1.5 case from EE. Woulda only had to offload a Starscream and a Cliffjumper...

...yes, all three Bumblebees would stay.

QUOTE(Lurkercon @ Nov 17 2011, 11:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of you living in Texas, just how loud is the cursing coming from the BBTS offices? icon-fire.gif
Must be loud as hell if Texans can hear it.

(What with BBTS being here in Wisconsin at all.)

(Psst--if you claim 'that' was the joke, like, really really quickly, we'll all believe you and junk, totally.)


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE(Fear or Courage @ Nov 18 2011, 10:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$44 and change, in Canadian dollars for the Entertainment pack. I actually don't recall the deluxe prices, but NightViper is probably right. I had intended to get the Entertainment Pack until I noticed that price. For some reason I thought it'd be cheaper. Maybe it's the DVD that I don't actually want.


More likely, it's the three kids. They're the anomaly compared to other Entertainment Packs.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:07 PM

Keeping my preorder too. I've got a new baby, so while some careful budgeting means I can afford the toys without guilt, no amount of time management will allow me to run back and forth to TRU.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:28 PM

Nothing at the local TRU yet. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:38 PM

None at my local TRU and the lady behind the customer service desk checked the closest TRUs and nope, none nearby.

So I just ordered my Arcee at TRU.com. HOPEFULLY Starscream will still be in-stock next week before Black Friday...

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

I'll be keeping my BBTS preorder for Starscream, Bee, Arcee, and CJ, as well...the closest TRU is about 45 minutes away, and since they'll be added to my pile of loot at BBTS, it'll end up being around the same price as TRU.com considering shipping, tax, etc.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

From the New York sightings at 2005:
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left a case, every bubble was crushed and there was no damage on the outside of the box, i hope they all arent like this or im not finding any to keep MISB.

Odd. Still, it's a TRU that's only 40 minutes out east from me, right next to Kira Kira, so at least we know they're showing up nearby!
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:14 AM

QUOTE(Defensis Prime @ Nov 18 2011, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lurkercon @ Nov 17 2011, 11:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those of you living in Texas, just how loud is the cursing coming from the BBTS offices? icon-fire.gif
Must be loud as hell if Texans can hear it.

(What with BBTS being here in Wisconsin at all.)

(Psst--if you claim 'that' was the joke, like, really really quickly, we'll all believe you and junk, totally.)


I actually thought BBTS was in Texas. Everytime I've ordered from them, that's where my packages have come from.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:30 AM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Nov 18 2011, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From the New York sightings at 2005:
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left a case, every bubble was crushed and there was no damage on the outside of the box, i hope they all arent like this or im not finding any to keep MISB.

Odd. Still, it's a TRU that's only 40 minutes out east from me, right next to Kira Kira, so at least we know they're showing up nearby!

Which one!?

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:03 AM

Found them at a TRU in Rockaway, NJ yesterday afternoon. Employee said there were 8 on the floor (I only saw 5), nothing in back. Grabbed to Bees, Arcee, and Screamer. No voyagers or entertainment pack. I almost missed them, on a lone pegs amongst the DOTM and Generations figs!

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