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@  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

@  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!"


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#1 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:44 AM

So, I was at a toy store at one of the local malls earlier today, hoping that maybe they had some RTS Laser Optimus Primes left, and maybe-- just maybe-- they would be on sale.

Well, they had them, and they were... sort of.

Before Christmas, I remember them being $19.99 each-- a bit jacked up, considering Perceptor and others from the same waves and/or size class were cheaper, like around $12-$13 bucks.

And today, they were... $19.99. But on sale from $29.99, which I don't remember being the case before. I could be wrong, but I really don't remember any red "sale" stickers or other prices before Christmas, just "$19.99."

The whole thing disgusted me so much that I just left without.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:54 AM

I just can't believe they are charging that much for them! Sure, years ago when the exchange rate was 35-45% I understand, but still? I passed it up at $9.99 a few months ago.
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#3 CORVUS

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:14 AM

Wow. That would piss me off too.

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

 

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:26 AM

No one over here, on the N.American Continent, should have to pay $30 USD for a Deluxe.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:38 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Jan 19 2012, 12:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, I was at a toy store at one of the local malls earlier today, hoping that maybe they had some RTS Laser Optimus Primes left, and maybe-- just maybe-- they would be on sale.

Well, they had them, and they were... sort of.

Before Christmas, I remember them being $19.99 each-- a bit jacked up, considering Perceptor and others from the same waves and/or size class were cheaper, like around $12-$13 bucks.

And today, they were... $19.99. But on sale from $29.99, which I don't remember being the case before. I could be wrong, but I really don't remember any red "sale" stickers or other prices before Christmas, just "$19.99."

The whole thing disgusted me so much that I just left without.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"


Check your GPS device. Make sure your local mall or the toy store isn't phase shifted with an Australian one.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:39 AM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Jan 19 2012, 02:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

QUOTE(LBD @ Jan 19 2012, 12:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, I was at a toy store at one of the local malls earlier today, hoping that maybe they had some RTS Laser Optimus Primes left, and maybe-- just maybe-- they would be on sale.

Well, they had them, and they were... sort of.

Before Christmas, I remember them being $19.99 each-- a bit jacked up, considering Perceptor and others from the same waves and/or size class were cheaper, like around $12-$13 bucks.

And today, they were... $19.99. But on sale from $29.99, which I don't remember being the case before. I could be wrong, but I really don't remember any red "sale" stickers or other prices before Christmas, just "$19.99."

The whole thing disgusted me so much that I just left without.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"


Check your GPS device. Make sure your local mall or the toy store isn't phase shifted with an Australian one.





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#7 Internet Jesus

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:44 AM

Man.

That's table-flip level dickery.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:46 AM

I would've bought one. When they stopped showing up around here, I didn't know yet that I would need one for the Battle Tanker armor.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:49 AM

QUOTE(Internet Jesus @ Jan 19 2012, 01:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man.

That's table-flip level dickery.




#10 Internet Jesus

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:51 AM

Exactly. See? It's in the Bible.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:03 AM

19.99$? Was it a Zellers?

The 29.99$ was probably a mistake in the system, you should go back & make a fuss about it at costumer service they might lower it to the actual price & give you an additional discount on top of that.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:34 AM

Could be possible that the sticker was put up there to make folks who didn't know any better think it was a big sale deal.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:42 AM

remember the good old days when $30 got you Tm2 Megatron... icon-screamer.gif
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:57 AM

QUOTE(Wingus @ Jan 19 2012, 07:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could be possible that the sticker was put up there to make folks who didn't know any better think it was a big sale deal.

Usually the small print will imply that the item has been sold at that price for x number of days in other stores.

Though... sold is probably a tad optimistic. Shelf-warmed is probably closer to the truth.


Given that I live in the UK and I've never actually seen a laser Optimus on the pegs, I have to say my sympathy is strained.

Edited by TheTurnipKing, 19 January 2012 - 02:58 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:46 AM

QUOTE(TheTurnipKing @ Jan 19 2012, 07:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Wingus @ Jan 19 2012, 07:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could be possible that the sticker was put up there to make folks who didn't know any better think it was a big sale deal.

Usually the small print will imply that the item has been sold at that price for x number of days in other stores.

Though... sold is probably a tad optimistic. Shelf-warmed is probably closer to the truth.


Given that I live in the UK and I've never actually seen a laser Optimus on the pegs, I have to say my sympathy is strained.


Wilkinsons had him. I picked one up from there along with Perceptor and Wreck-Gar. The one or two they had left did not stay around long in my local store.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:52 AM

QUOTE(Wingus @ Jan 19 2012, 02:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could be possible that the sticker was put up there to make folks who didn't know any better think it was a big sale deal.

I'm pretty sure Kay-Bee got in big trouble for pulling crap like that.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:21 AM

I seen RTS OP at my Ross for 7 I thought everyone had him already
and Hastings has one or 2 for 12 bucks

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:52 AM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Jan 19 2012, 01:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Check your GPS device. Make sure your local mall or the toy store isn't phase shifted with an Australian one.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Jan 19 2012, 12:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The whole thing disgusted me so much that I just left without.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Jan 19 2012, 12:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, I was at a toy store at one of the local malls earlier today, hoping that maybe they had some RTS Laser Optimus Primes left, and maybe-- just maybe-- they would be on sale.

Well, they had them, and they were... sort of.

Before Christmas, I remember them being $19.99 each-- a bit jacked up, considering Perceptor and others from the same waves and/or size class were cheaper, like around $12-$13 bucks.

And today, they were... $19.99. But on sale from $29.99, which I don't remember being the case before. I could be wrong, but I really don't remember any red "sale" stickers or other prices before Christmas, just "$19.99."

The whole thing disgusted me so much that I just left without.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Let me guess, you were at the TOYS TOYS TOYS in Vaughan Mills Mall weren't you? I saw that RTS Op there too and also refused to pay that price for it.

They problem with TTT is that they often price by character rather than by size assortment. Cuz on the same shelf right next to Prime were the other RTS deluxes all at $16.99, "on sale".

But it's all good, cuz that's where I picked up my Animated Jetfire/Jetstorm 2 pack after Xmas. That's the beauty of TOYS TOYS TOYS, they grossly overprice their stuff when it's new so you can pass it up and get it "on sale" at what would be regular retail price 3-4 years later if you missed it!



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