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@  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 how 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

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:06 AM)

I got my 10 day email for Dia Battles. GET. HYPE.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:05 AM)

right now to avoid spoilers and such you have to basically leave the planet.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:04 AM)

it's the first thing you see on facebook once you turn on the laptop.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:03 AM)

by now it's everywhere on the internet, with big bold letters in every social network and forum.

@  TriBlurr : (26 May 2016 - 10:42 AM)

I like cheese

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

They apparently did it for "shock value", despite it not being particularly shocking or having value.

@  Touch My Thighs : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

Wow, way to spoil it for people.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 09:03 AM)

Captain America Hidra Agent all this time? Bleugh, sounds like something DC would do.

@  Plokatron : (25 May 2016 - 10:25 PM)

@MEDdMI Number 1 super bot.

@  Msol : (25 May 2016 - 09:08 PM)

Oh man I just got Bruticus for $95 Canadian. I want to publicly sing Predahawk's praises for being a cool dude.

@  MEDdMI : (25 May 2016 - 08:46 PM)

Hong Kong Phooey

@  Liege : (25 May 2016 - 08:35 PM)

Phtooey *ding*

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 May 2016 - 05:30 PM)

Spitoon?

@  Evil Zoe : (25 May 2016 - 04:26 PM)

SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 May 2016 - 04:25 PM)

SPLATOOOOOOOOON!

@  Evil Zoe : (25 May 2016 - 04:24 PM)

SPOOOOOOOOON!

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Most of his latest thread got closed because he asks the same questions over and over again.

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 04:12 PM)

why is he going to get banned?

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I hope not tho

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

beetleman's going to get himself banned

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:53 PM)

In soviet russia, sailor fuku

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 03:19 PM)

"This is Unicorn! The Earth will soon be a part of me!"

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:09 PM)

Spaceship Batman!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Spaceship Bruce!


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Phil's review of Robot Masters Burning Convoy


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#1 Philister

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:15 PM


For more pics, click on the image above

Prelude: Thanks to fellow TF-Fan BlackZarak for loaning me his Burning Convoy for this review.

Robot Mode: Burning Convoy (or Burning Beast Convoy, rather) is basically a downsized version of Optimus Primal with only a very limited number of changes. This smaller figure foregoes the Mutant Head gimmick, as well as the mechanism for having the figure whirl its arms around. The arms were changed as well, as there is no morning star hidden in the right arm, instead both arms feature blasters that are actually more faithful to Primal?s TV appearance than those of the original Ultra-class figure. The figure still carries the swords, though, and the shoulder cannons are in place as well, though without any firing projectiles this time.

Obviously the colouring has changed as well. The Robot Masters line contains a normal-coloured Beast Convoy, too, but this variant here pays homage to Convoy?s ?Burning? variant from Beast Wars II (see below). Pretty much the entire robot is made from clear red plastic with only the weapons and some details being gold. Whether that really makes him look like he?s on fire is debatable.

The bottom line here is that this robot is a very nice, fun mini-me of the larger Ultra-class Optimus Primal, one of the best figures of the entire Beast Wars line. While RM Beast Convoy has less gimmicks, he is just as articulated and features everything you actually saw in the TV series. So the bottom line here: a great robot mode, even though I?d personally prefer the non-burning version.

Alternate Mode: Burning Convoy naturally transforms into a gorilla still, no changes here. And except for the red colour and the golden flame image on his chest (shades of Hot Rod?) it?s a very faithful miniature version of the gorilla mode of Ultra-class Optimus Primal. Little else I can write here, really. No gimmicks, just a plain, good-looking gorilla mode with the same articulation as the bigger version. Not spectacular, but good.

Remarks: Optimus Primal, simply called Convoy in Japan, had a guest appearance in the Beast Wars II Special alongside Lio Convoy where, in order to defeat the mighty Majin Zarak, the two Convoys pooled their Matrix energies to assume powered-up forms. For Primal / Convoy it was a ?Burning? form, meaning he turned all-red and was on fire for a while there. It?s part of that whole Japanese thing where characters always acquire new and special powers just in time to deal with the latest menace with no explanation given whatsoever. Just accept it! The original Burning Convoy was a clear-red variant of the original Ultra-class Optimus Primal, so it wasn?t much of a stretch to utilize the downsized Robot Masters Beast Convoy figure for another Burning Convoy.

Considering that I?m a big fan of the Beast Wars line in general and the original Optimus Primal figure in particular, I?m very glad to finally get a chance to review the Robot Masters version of it. It?s smaller, simplified in some ways, but still excellent. What I?m not a big fan of is the Japanese habit of creating ?Black?, ?Ghost?, or ?Burning? versions of every major character, so I?d have much preferred the standard version of this figure. So some minor points deduction for the unnecessary homage to an unnecessary variant. Apart from that, though, great figure.

Rating: B+

#2 Caked-Up

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

Infernape used FLARE BLITZ!!!!!!! It was not very effective.

Great review my friend. I almost want one of these buy I already have TM Optimus Primal as the only one I need...although the Supreme class figure looks great too. Any chance of redoing the gallery on him any time soon?

Edited by Caked-Up, 17 January 2012 - 03:52 PM.

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#3 Philister

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:03 PM

I will put it on my to do list.



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