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@  ShadowMan024 : (24 September 2016 - 06:54 PM)

But can you breathe in space?

@  Nevermore : (24 September 2016 - 04:26 PM)

I'M BATMAN!

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2016 - 03:59 PM)

I AM OPTIMUS PRIME

@  Rycochet : (24 September 2016 - 03:47 PM)

That Sam-I-am! That Sam-I-am! I do not like that Sam-I-am!

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 September 2016 - 03:37 PM)

I am...MEGATRON! RAAAAAAAR!!

@  ShadowMan024 : (24 September 2016 - 01:02 PM)

I. AM. IRON MAN.

@  Telly : (24 September 2016 - 12:56 PM)

i am the i am i am the i am

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 September 2016 - 10:51 AM)

I am Sam. Sam-I-Am.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2016 - 07:54 AM)

I am the walrus! Googoogajoob!

@  Bass X0 : (24 September 2016 - 05:18 AM)

I am Sinistar! Beware, I live! RUN! RUN! RUN!

@  Waspinator : (24 September 2016 - 05:04 AM)

EMPTY EYES, NEVER BLINKING! ARMORED SCALES, BUT NEVER SINKING!

@  Telly : (23 September 2016 - 11:09 PM)

you are what we TELL you you are!

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 September 2016 - 05:05 PM)

I am more than a robot! Die, Wily!

@  MEDdMI : (23 September 2016 - 01:14 PM)

*murgle murgle murgle*

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2016 - 12:58 PM)

I am more than a fish! I am more than a man!

@  ShadowMan024 : (23 September 2016 - 10:36 AM)

I'm Aqua Man, but you can call me handsome!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 September 2016 - 06:04 AM)

Oh, all the talk about GNR Mega Man names and such, and I thought maybe people were talking about me for a sec. XP

@  Whirl Maximus : (23 September 2016 - 04:42 AM)

Transformers 5 filmed in the city closest to me and nobody informed me? And here I was wasting my Saturday dogsitting for a mate!

@  Robowang : (22 September 2016 - 07:36 PM)

NIPPLY PORPOOOOOOISE

@  Superomegaprime : (22 September 2016 - 06:49 PM)

opps, wrong part!

@  Superomegaprime : (22 September 2016 - 06:48 PM)

youtube

@  Xellos : (22 September 2016 - 05:25 PM)

Neon Tiger's stage music from Mega Man X3 was also pretty much straight from Guns 'N Roses' "My Michelle". X5 also renamed all the Mavericks as references to GNR.

@  Dracula : (22 September 2016 - 02:26 PM)

the band name is Journey btw.

@  Bass X0 : (22 September 2016 - 02:25 PM)

i never heard Journey before today (BBC R2 Ken Bruce Show) but recognised it immediately.

@  ShadowMan024 : (22 September 2016 - 02:15 PM)

Shade Man's theme sounds like a mariachi song.

@  ShadowMan024 : (22 September 2016 - 02:13 PM)

Yeah. Lots of Mega Man songs are copied from bigger songs.

@  Bass X0 : (22 September 2016 - 12:50 PM)

Did Capcom copy Elec Man's stage theme from Journey by Faithfully?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Things that make you go "blergh".

@  ShadowMan024 : (22 September 2016 - 10:54 AM)

why would you post that

@  Dracula : (22 September 2016 - 10:20 AM)

Robowang I'm glad I can always count on you to fulfill my quota of gross body information in the shoutbox

@  Robowang : (22 September 2016 - 07:07 AM)

Carving off genital warts with an x-acto knife is more fun than I assumed. Thank goodness for Anbesol, though.

@  Whirl Maximus : (22 September 2016 - 05:59 AM)

Problem solved, the nests dying off from natural causes. That's how you do it with ALL lawsuits, DELAY!

@  Paladin : (21 September 2016 - 04:03 PM)

your firearms are USELESS against them!!!

@  Bass X0 : (21 September 2016 - 12:05 PM)

bees. my god.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2016 - 11:03 AM)

bees are revolutionary force, wasps are mecernaries.

@  Rycochet : (21 September 2016 - 09:36 AM)

But wasps can survive stinging, it's why they're such b*****ds and will fly straight at you. Buzzy buzzy bees on the other hand...

@  Whirl Maximus : (21 September 2016 - 09:30 AM)

I was stung by a wasp yesterday and just got a letter from his family solicitor for manslaughter

@  Robowang : (21 September 2016 - 08:45 AM)

Don't care. Not my car.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2016 - 08:41 AM)

Did you remember to put down a tarp first this time?

@  Robowang : (21 September 2016 - 08:38 AM)

There's a dead hooker in the trunk!

@  Broadside : (21 September 2016 - 07:03 AM)

There are worse mistakes to make!

@  ▲ndrusi : (21 September 2016 - 07:01 AM)

Ian saw that "see you turn into a Chris McFeely" post, didn't get the reference, and took it seriously.

@  Broadside : (21 September 2016 - 06:48 AM)

Action Man really ramped up the awful puns this issue. Maybe after McFeely died last issue, Ian took on his mantle?

@  Telly : (20 September 2016 - 05:29 PM)

been thinking of getting a soundbar. but what exactly do they do? are they like home theater systems but without satellite speakers?

@  MEDdMI : (20 September 2016 - 12:52 PM)

These days, there's Craig's List. (use at your own risk)

@  Bass X0 : (20 September 2016 - 12:46 PM)

I just remembered that the Marvel UK Transformers comic printed the full address of kids wanting to trade with other fans. Surely that wouldn't be allowed today?

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 September 2016 - 12:32 PM)

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS-S-S-S-S!

@  Robowang : (20 September 2016 - 12:18 PM)

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@  Pennpenn : (20 September 2016 - 10:27 AM)

ITS!

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2016 - 10:21 AM)

it


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seems kotoys is going out of business


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#1 gargunkle

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:07 PM

https://www.kotoys.c...hp?topic=2161.0

I only bought from them once... had a problem with broken items and while it took some time and pestering, I got a replacement, so overall I have a moderate to good impression of the store. I realize some people have horror stories.

I thought about trying to go get some of the custom Classics Seekers like Sunstorm or the purple guys, but either I can't find them or they are already gone.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:18 PM

I can't say as I'm really sad about this. It really wasn't run that well, even if you ignore the fact that he was selling actual KOs.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:09 PM

From the sound of it the business practices were pretty bad (not even bring into that the aspect of selling KOs).... just with regards to attitude and poor customer service.

But I have to say I thought that a number of their releases were pretty cool (like the aforementioned purple Classics Seeker). At least I think those releases were specific to KOtoys, I could be wrong.
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#4 Darknova4life

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

Can anyone comment as to the manufacturer of the KO dinocassettes, the extent of KO Toys' involvement with their manufacture (if any) and whether their closing is likely to effect the release of the remaining two cassettes?

Edited by Darknova4life, 02 December 2011 - 04:21 PM.


#5 Daytonus

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:35 PM

^^ Ditto. That's about all I care about as well.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 05:53 PM

Was Kotoys the one making those Headmasters KOs too, or were they just reporting it?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:05 PM

its sad that I can say "couldn't have happened to a nicer guy" ... without ever having bought anything off him. Word of mouth was enough to keep a lot of people away... wonder if that's why its closing
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#8 Might Gaine

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Dec 2 2011, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
^^ Ditto. That's about all I care about as well.

Yeah, definitely. I'm also wondering whether it was Hasbro, Fun Pub, or Takaratomy that did this.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:42 PM

Yeeeeah... I don't think taking out any preorders there right now would be a safe use of cash. I'm kind of wary that he might just take the money and run since the store will be closed.
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#10 Rosicrucian

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Dec 2 2011, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, definitely. I'm also wondering whether it was Hasbro, Fun Pub, or Takaratomy that did this.
Funny thing is, I don't know if they even needed a C&D shoved in their face, the way things were being run there.


#11 Spark

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:04 PM

Yeah, looks like they may already be down. I can't get the site to load at the moment, at least.

Or going up and down, rather. I guess they're getting high traffic.

Edited by Spark, 02 December 2011 - 09:04 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#12 Touch My Thighs

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:10 PM

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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#13 DINOBOT SLUDGE

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:10 AM

Although I fully comprehend the legalities of the issue, I will be personally sad to see it go. They offered a lot of fantastic product for me that I would have otherwise never owned. I can't help but smile about that.

Who knows what the future holds anyway. For some, it never ends.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:25 AM

I can't believe they have the balls to announce it as though they are the heroes of the situation, and talk about it being a shame OTHERS don't have the 'the values of Optimus Prime'.


Good riddance. Please stay the hug away from TF products and fandom in the future.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 04:07 AM

Only time I dealt with KoToys, I paid my money waited a few months, sent some emails asking why they had $50 of my money and I didn't have a product and never got any replies. So they've been out of MY business for a while.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:46 AM

I did have to bite and ordered a CHMS orange Sunstorm for $9.99. I'll let people know if it gets delivered.

https://kotoys.com/s...3916a2828070e4d

Edited by mignash, 03 December 2011 - 08:47 AM.


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:06 AM

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Bad News-

KOToys has to stop selling toys,

Good News-

so everything is priced to go.

Please Order now to ensure your stock and delivery time.

Some of the prices are really unbelievable, so please do not miss out on this opportunity and get what you have always wanted. No point in holding back now.

It was nice helping out while we could. Its a shame that others in charge do not hold the same ethics and values as Optimus Prime and most of the Autobots. Sad to say goodbye, but we will have to close the store before 2012.

The store will remain online for live help and email help.

The Forum is undecided.


#18 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:18 AM


One down, all of the rest to go.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:23 AM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Dec 3 2011, 09:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One down, all of the rest to go.


Out of curiosity, which other online stores need to be shut down?

#20 Chris McFeely

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:25 AM

The bitter self-righteousness in that announcement is so delicious I could literally subsist off it for about a month.