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@  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!

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 May 2016 - 01:35 PM)

Oh, Fortress Maximus!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 12:25 PM)

Crazy Engrish Fun Man?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (25 May 2016 - 07:42 AM)

Did somebody mention Violen Jiger?

@  Robowang : (25 May 2016 - 07:41 AM)

Violent Butt Juggalos - coming next month!

@  Msol : (25 May 2016 - 02:56 AM)

Well that's certainly cryptic.

@  beetleman : (24 May 2016 - 10:27 PM)

vbjjune

@  TriBlurr : (24 May 2016 - 10:14 PM)

I like Taco Bell. But I only get to have it maybe once a decade since there are no Taco bell locations here in Newfoundland

@  Foffy the Sheep : (24 May 2016 - 08:53 PM)

I think he was in my liver, actually.

@  Locoman : (24 May 2016 - 08:45 PM)

Brian Kilby was in our hearts the whole time.

@  Echowarrior : (24 May 2016 - 08:05 PM)

I'm definitely not Brian Kilby.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2016 - 06:04 PM)

Taco Bell has proven to me that god is truly dead.

@  Paladin : (24 May 2016 - 12:21 PM)

http://uproxx.com/life/taco-bell-fried-chicken-shell/ i hate this & also want to eat this.

@  Benbot : (24 May 2016 - 11:11 AM)

I'm familiar with him but I still don't get the joke.

@  Robowang : (24 May 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Aw, you ruined it.

@  tffan01 : (24 May 2016 - 07:58 AM)

@robowang, I would have laughed at the joke if I knew who is Brian Kilby

@  Benbot : (24 May 2016 - 07:48 AM)

Everyone quickly say something so it scrolls down

@  Robowang : (24 May 2016 - 07:48 AM)

I love this board. I'm still convinced you're all Brian Kilby.

@  tffan01 : (24 May 2016 - 07:47 AM)

beetleman, if you read this I'm not saying this as a fact, it's just a thought.

@  Robowang : (24 May 2016 - 07:42 AM)

*Beetleman logs on and reads this*

@  tffan01 : (24 May 2016 - 07:40 AM)

I think beetleman might have a mental disability of some sorts. I'm not saying he definitely has but if he really does, you guys should be a little kinder to him. That would also explain why he says he is a 19 year old but his parents are overprotective. I'm not saying he definitely has but it's a possibility. Or he's just a 8 year old that says he is an adult.

@  Touch My Thighs : (24 May 2016 - 05:00 AM)

No need to ban him, just remove his ability to post new topics. Problem solved.

@  Msol : (24 May 2016 - 01:01 AM)

So what's the over/under for when beetleman is banned?


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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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#184 Darkstream

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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.


ZacWilliam, Triskaideka-Mbayverse Reductivitis perhaps...
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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!"
>GIANT MOTHERHUGGING OPTIMUS PRIME STANDS UP<
"What? Optimus Prime? How can this be?! Decepticons retreat!!!"

#192 gargunkle

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:08 PM

Totally reminds me of the gobots power suit combiner

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#193 ▲ndrusi

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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.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#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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