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@  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)

http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/superpowers-b18fd.jpg

@  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".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:15 AM)

Also it's not exactly "his (Roberts') universe" since Barber exists, even if you ignore all the earlier IDW stuff.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:13 AM)

And it's specifically the intent rather than something that's actually in the story.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 10:11 AM)

I didn't listen to the podcast but the transcript has a bunch of laughing and he does specify "until someone can contradict me".

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 09:52 AM)

https://scans-daily....rg/5212318.html http://www.transmiss...ons-episode-94/

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 09:51 AM)

james roberts says it did.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 09:43 AM)

Perceptor said that the briefcase made alternate universes possible or something but it's not like Perceptor actually knows how all this works.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 09:42 AM)

It... didn't?

@  tffan01 : (21 July 2016 - 09:37 AM)

So, wait does Elegant Chaos story made the IDW universe the main TF continuity? What with it being the base universe. This sucks, there shouldn't be a main universe wtf, James Roberts is just trying to make his universe the most important one. If there has to be a main universe (which I don't think there should) it has to be the G1 cartoon.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 08:32 AM)

You can drop them, if they are fresh.

@  Benbot : (21 July 2016 - 07:40 AM)

Did you know there are over 100 things you can do with beets?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2016 - 07:30 AM)

The amazing beet

@  Benbot : (21 July 2016 - 07:30 AM)

Sounds like you guys are talking about beets!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 July 2016 - 01:03 AM)

Boilem mashem stickem in a stew...

@  The Doctor Who : (20 July 2016 - 07:36 PM)

I could totally see toasting them, smashing them up and using for ice cream topping.


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#181 Boltax

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:27 AM

QUOTE(The Phazer @ Jan 27 2012, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This strikes me as an entirely reasonable statement. Hasbro marketing will unquestionably have input on this, and the prevalance of Bumblebee and Optimus toys in larger size classes in recent years suggests their strategy is indeed that big toys need to either be one of these characters, or allowed because one of these characters is already in the case assortment...

I was hoping they had snuck something a little bit less obviously Optimus like through, but they haven't really.

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Isn't that just how this toyline works? (or Toylines in general?) The largest toys are almost inevitably 'hot seller' characters. Ever since they brought back Optimus Prime as a Power Master it's been this way. Action Master Optimus Prime was the largest Action Masters toy. Laser Optimus Prime was the largest Gen2 toy. Optimus Primal and Megatron, Optimal Optimus, Supreme Cheetor and Supreme Optimus Primal... heck, Omega Optimus Prime...

I understand there are some exceptions, but most of them (like, say, Unicron from Armada) were featured in the media to an insane degree. I think that the reason it's really noticeable with Prime and Bumblebee nowadays is because, well... there's SO MANY toys coming out nowadays. We've never seen anything remotely resembling this volume of toys in the history of the brand.

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#182 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:56 AM

QUOTE(The Phazer @ Jan 27 2012, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bug-Saw @ Jan 27 2012, 04:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 27 2012, 12:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Same for the testing comment. They took all of the feedback and jammed it all together, making a jumbled mass rather than a streamlined toy.

That's it, that's exactly what I was getting at. This toy feels like the designers where getting input from multiple sources telling them "Our marketing research shows that if you do so-and-so, the toy will sell better" and stuff like "You need to do this to keep the cost down". And instead of just focusing on making a good toy, they took all the feedback and jammed it altogether because they were too paranoid that the toy wouldn't sell on its own.


This strikes me as an entirely reasonable statement. Hasbro marketing will unquestionably have input on this, and the prevalance of Bumblebee and Optimus toys in larger size classes in recent years suggests their strategy is indeed that big toys need to either be one of these characters, or allowed because one of these characters is already in the case assortment...

I was hoping they had snuck something a little bit less obviously Optimus like through, but they haven't really.

Phazer

You aren't saying the same thing as the statement you said you were agreeing with.

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#183 RichardX1

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

I'm surprised no one's made a Star Convoy comparison yet.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

i at least hope there are some minicon ports on this thing.

#185 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:22 PM

Maybe Fort Max came down with a case of Primus apotheosis.

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#186 Octavius Prime

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE(RichardX1 @ Jan 27 2012, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm surprised no one's made a Star Convoy comparison yet.


They have.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Jan 27 2012, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe Fort Max came down with a case of Primus apotheosis.


And a wasting disease.


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#188 LV!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

I'm a little surprised that there are people who thought "Optimus Maximus" wasn't going to look like Optimus Prime.

I'm not sure what's going on with his design, although it certainly reminds me of every other large Cyberverse toy we've gotten. I'll be interested to see what his base mode looks like, but I hope it's good, because I like the robot mode and am excited for there to be a new base-bot.

Even if it has to be Optimus Prime this time.

#189 ExVee

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:25 PM

It's not Optimus Prime. It's just the Autobots' Optimus Megazord.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

Great... You just made me want it more ExVee....


Thanks a lot.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

Nah, it's an Autobot base than can look like Optimus Prime.

Tell me that wouldn't freak the hug out of G1 Megs.

"Decepticons, attack! The Autobot base is unprotected!"
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:08 PM

Totally reminds me of the gobots power suit combiner

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

If you guys think he's big now, wait 'til you see him with his trailer! icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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#194 CORVUS

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ Jan 27 2012, 03:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nah, it's an Autobot base than can look like Optimus Prime.

Tell me that wouldn't freak the hug out of G1 Megs.

"Decepticons, attack! The Autobot base is unprotected!"
>GIANT MOTHERHUGGING OPTIMUS PRIME STANDS UP<
"What? Optimus Prime? How can this be?! Decepticons retreat!!!"

Heh, you may have just helped sell a few of these with that icon-fire.gif

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:52 PM

I'm getting a lot of red flags here. If Walky likes it, I?m not. If someone says it ?looks fun,? I won?t be having it. I?ve found those are both code for ?this is for very little kids.?

I think this is the Transformers equivalent of The Homer.
Or Energon Prime v.2.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:56 PM

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I'm getting a lot of red flags here. If Walky likes it, I?m not. If someone says it ?looks fun,? I won?t be having it. I?ve found those are both code for ?this is for very little kids.?

One must be careful not to buy Transformers toys that are for little kids.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:01 PM

Off the topic of Optimus Maximus:

I really hope we get a FOC Ironhide and Ratchet. I think Hasbro knows how much the Universe mold is hated, and this would be a good chance to give us a replacement for them, especially with the designs being featured in the current IDW comics.

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#198 LV!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

A WFC Ratchet toy is just going to give me flashbacks to reactivating Omega Supreme.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

I hope this is not the start of a disturbing everyone-is-Optimus-Prime trend...

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:22 PM

QUOTE(LV! @ Jan 27 2012, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Benbot @ Jan 27 2012, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm getting a lot of red flags here. If Walky likes it, I?m not. If someone says it ?looks fun,? I won?t be having it. I?ve found those are both code for ?this is for very little kids.?

One must be careful not to buy Transformers toys that are for little kids.


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