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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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Botcon 2012: INVASION!


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#961 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:04 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 13 2012, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chip @ Jan 13 2012, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With Botcon using tooling that Hasbro hasn't released yet, will some people mistakenly believe that Treadshot and Magnus have BotCon heads? I wonder whether we'll see complaints about "exclusive" sculpts people thought they were paying for being used on mass-market toys.

I've already seen other people make that mistake on other boards. That the heads like SG Magnus's and SG Treadshot's. I imagine that if Spinister (with Vortex's head) and a Junkion with Scrapheap's head (or heck even Junkheap's) are a reality they may assume the same thing there too.

Randy

I've been pondering how to deal with this on the datasheet, as well. Currently, Magnus and Treadshot have a red box, indicating no new molding done for the exclusive, which is true enough, but I'm toying with text (still in the red box) to say that the head is new, but created by Hasbro.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:09 AM

Just say it uses the toy's pre-existing alternate head.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:55 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 13 2012, 09:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just say it uses the toy's pre-existing alternate head.

I like that language. Language is really the key. I need it to convey everything important without taking up much space.

Update made.

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 14 January 2012 - 12:59 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:01 AM

How about "Alt head" and maybe a asterix at the bottom to explain more.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:16 AM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jan 13 2012, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about "Alt head" and maybe a asterix at the bottom to explain more.

I like what I've got for now. The asterisk-hover feature doesn't really work well that far off to the right of the page, and so I try to avoid it on that column.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:00 AM

lol second thread
What is singature?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE(Terrortron @ Jan 13 2012, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know the Constructicons are already red & white, but I really want SG Swindle to be the Cybertronian equivalent of Santa Claus.


I would buy that if the included cassette came decoed like a wrapped present.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(Robowang @ Jan 14 2012, 10:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Terrortron @ Jan 13 2012, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know the Constructicons are already red & white, but I really want SG Swindle to be the Cybertronian equivalent of Santa Claus.


I would buy that if the included cassette came decoed like a wrapped present.


HELL YEAH! That would be hot!

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 13 2012, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chip @ Jan 13 2012, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With Botcon using tooling that Hasbro hasn't released yet, will some people mistakenly believe that Treadshot and Magnus have BotCon heads? I wonder whether we'll see complaints about "exclusive" sculpts people thought they were paying for being used on mass-market toys.

I've already seen other people make that mistake on other boards. That the heads like SG Magnus's and SG Treadshot's. I imagine that if Spinister (with Vortex's head) and a Junkion with Scrapheap's head (or heck even Junkheap's) are a reality they may assume the same thing there too.

Randy


People have already been doing that all year, thinking Scrapheap's head is eHobby exclusive. I anticipate alot of misunderstanding with this set.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jan 13 2012, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jan 13 2012, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jan 13 2012, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's why everyone bought Wreck-Gar and nobody paid the Premium for e-Hobby Scrapheap right? icon-arcee.gif

Or hell, why buy the boxset at all when you can purchase Jazz, Thunderwing, Bludgeon, RTS Optimus, Tracks, and Ironhide.

That's just hyperbolic nonsense and you know it. Total nonsense and one of the dumber things I've seen in this thread.
FP isn't going to produce something that looks damn near like stuff that's already on the shelf. Hell, I doubt Hasbro would let them produce a three pack of Junkions, all of which will end up having the exact same colors BTW. It makes no sense to produce over priced off color versions of figures that are pretty easy to get instead of doing what Botcon does and give them a whole new color scheme.


Yeah, I'm wondering why you think a Botcon set of Junkions would look exactly like Wreck-Gar, Scrapheap or Junkheap. All three of those look pretty dissimilar anyways.

Where did I say that?
The three would be identically painted. All three would look the same. While a bit different from what's on shelves they'd still be extremely similar if they kept them in Junkon colors.
I don't see where the confusion comes in.
It would be too similar. As in not different enough to merit FP doing it in the first place.

*ahem*Desaras*ahem*... new head, VERY similar redeco. And unlike that toy, these have a REASON to look similar to the other Junkions (they're ALL JUNKIONS). Don't forget that if you have an extra Wreck-Gar or Junkheap, you can swap parts with them to differentiate all three.

Do you honestly doubt these would sell out in normal colors too? I mean, how big do you think the Shattered Glass audience really is? Is it that much bigger than the numbers of people who paid WAY MORE to get Scrapheap? (again, the people who got that toy generally bought a $100 3-pack just for that one toy.) I can't be the only person who really isn't that moved by the SG toys (again, they're NEVER quite satisfying to me... it's always ALMOST giving me what I want, which actually kind of pisses me off).

I mean, shoot, why are we even pretending that these won't all sell out anyway? Even if they don't all sell out at the show, they will once they're on the website.

Edited by Treadshot 2.0, 14 January 2012 - 09:10 PM.


#971 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:50 PM

QUOTE(Treadshot 2.0 @ Jan 14 2012, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*ahem*Desaras*ahem*... new head, VERY similar redeco. And unlike that toy, these have a REASON to look similar to the other Junkions (they're ALL JUNKIONS). Don't forget that if you have an extra Wreck-Gar or Junkheap, you can swap parts with them to differentiate all three.

Do you honestly doubt these would sell out in normal colors too? I mean, how big do you think the Shattered Glass audience really is? Is it that much bigger than the numbers of people who paid WAY MORE to get Scrapheap? (again, the people who got that toy generally bought a $100 3-pack just for that one toy.)

Speaking only for myself, I don't think it's that FP couldn't sell as many "regular" Junkions as SG ones, but that either Hasbro wouldn't let them do "regular" Junkions or (perhaps more likely) FP fears a Seekers-scenario whereby people complained about having to pay BotCon prices for toys that Hasbro could/should be doing at traditional retail.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:59 PM

so does ultra magnus hail from the kingdom of the crystal skulls?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:08 PM

Yup, he sure does.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.

 

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:21 AM

Maybe he's the SG version of the ghost of Starscream in an armored body.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:24 AM

He had to replace his head with a hologram, after Prime took his face.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 05:53 AM

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QUOTE(Fenix Twilight @ Jan 13 2012, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And all this talk of purple or Insecticon colored Junkions, maybe we'll get a toy of Minnesota Viking-bot?


Ah crap, that would be awesome.


I did a digibash of that a year back (oh god has it been that long??)


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:06 AM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Jan 15 2012, 02:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe he's the SG version of the ghost of Starscream in an armored body.
All we know is that Paradron in this universe is a horrible prison-planet. Something significant might have happened to him there.


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE(Dante @ Jan 15 2012, 03:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He had to replace his head with a hologram, after Prime took his face.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Jan 15 2012, 09:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dante @ Jan 15 2012, 03:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He had to replace his head with a hologram, after Prime took his face.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE(Dante @ Jan 15 2012, 03:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He had to replace his head with a hologram, after Prime took his face.


Man that's such a great idea, I really hope it is something like that, or he's a ghost or something!



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