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@  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

@  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


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#61 SoS

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif

I won't be any where near that. Depends on how much you ordered, but I preordered the entire RID lineup and I'm thinking shipping will be $30 to $60 for the first set, and probably a bit less for the second.

Remember these guys come out in two different months and will ship separately. They won't ship together (one shipment for May releases the other for June).

Randy

I'm thinking of preordering the entire line as well. I was thinking of going with EMS, since FedEx would probably be the expensive route. Which shipping option do you usually choose Randy?


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#62 Darkstream

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:49 PM

i'm going to have to pick a few and order them now and then figure out what to do. Do i put them on the list or do i buy one a week or something....

what to do,but...MINICONS!!!! WOOOO!!!!!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:06 PM

I ...I was just recovering from the addiction... It's like buying premium beer to an alcoholic. Why do I keep falling? why?...... icon-screamer.gif
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE(SoS @ Feb 1 2012, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm thinking of preordering the entire line as well. I was thinking of going with EMS, since FedEx would probably be the expensive route. Which shipping option do you usually choose Randy?

I almost always go with EMS. If you're ordering any more than 1 figure or something large it's usually worth it compared to SAL.

Since I've gotten a lot of questions about this, here are my orders from HLJ in the last 360 days. All used EMS shipping, you can get a rough estimate on how much you might be looking for in regards to shipping charges based on this. I have a lot of very large orders and a lot of orders that are just one or two figures. Looking quickly the most expensive shipping was 8500 ish yen, which was for some huge orders (which I think is $120 these days).

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE(SoS @ Feb 1 2012, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Feb 1 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, I just calculated the price difference of what I bought at HLJ as opposed to BBTS and not counting shipping cost I saved $190 on these guys. icon-bee.gif


We'll see what shipping works out to be but I highly doubt it'll be over $190. icon-fire.gif

I won't be any where near that. Depends on how much you ordered, but I preordered the entire RID lineup and I'm thinking shipping will be $30 to $60 for the first set, and probably a bit less for the second.

Remember these guys come out in two different months and will ship separately. They won't ship together (one shipment for May releases the other for June).

Randy

I'm thinking of preordering the entire line as well. I was thinking of going with EMS, since FedEx would probably be the expensive route. Which shipping option do you usually choose Randy?


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think it would be cheaper to do a small bulk order?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

Wait, are the Mini-cons sold separately, or do the figures actually come with them?

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


#67 Darkstream

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

figures come with the minicons.

Can someone make a list of who comes out when in a neat fashion so i can figure out what everything would cost?

nvm i will:

March release:
Prime-Voyager
bee-deluxe
Cliff-non Zombie-deluxe
Ratchet-deluxe
Megatron-deluxe
skywarp-deluxe

April:
Zombie Cliffjumper-deluxe
Soundwave-deluxe
Acree-deluxe

June:
Voy-Starscream? Tf source has it that price point.
Bulkhead-Voyager
Breakdown-voyager
knockout-deluxe
Bicon-deluxe

So there you go....Prices will vary from store to store.

Edited by Darkstream, 01 February 2012 - 03:54 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

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March:
Megatron-Deluxe

June:
Vehicon-deluxe

Megatron is priced as a Deluxe

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

Breakdown is a Voyager.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

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Breakdown is a Voyager.

tf source has him at deluxe pricepoint...http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/3607/

and fixed megatron

Edited by Darkstream, 01 February 2012 - 03:36 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

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Breakdown is a Voyager.

tf source has him at deluxe pricepoint...http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/3607/

and fixed megatron

BBTS, HLJ, and AmiAmi have him as a Voyager.
http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail
http://www.hlj.com/product/TKT45256
http://www.amiami.co...c...0$pagecnt=1

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Darkstream @ Feb 1 2012, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Breakdown is a Voyager.

tf source has him at deluxe pricepoint...http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/3607/

and fixed megatron

BBTS, HLJ, and AmiAmi have him as a Voyager.
http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail
http://www.hlj.com/product/TKT45256
http://www.amiami.co...c...0$pagecnt=1

ill change it but how odd..

Pc what you think the shipping would be for the march toys? im assuming around the 8500...


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

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Bicon-deluxe


Vehicon.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE(Darkstream @ Feb 1 2012, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ill change it but how odd..

Pc what you think the shipping would be for the march toys? im assuming around the 8500...

I doubt it...well at least I hope not. If you look at Randy's order history, the only transaction that cost him 8500 for shipping had roughly 12 toys and one of those was a Masterpiece figure.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE(Darkstream @ Feb 1 2012, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pc what you think the shipping would be for the march toys? im assuming around the 8500...

No it should be much less if it's just 1 Voyager and 5 Deluxes.

I'd say between 4000 Yen and 6000 Yen roughly. I'm sure it might even be cheaper if 4 Deluxes were just 2,500 yen and 2 Voyagers were 2,300 yen.

I think once it reaches certain thresholds for the size of the box and/or weight it reaches a pretty set price.

I'd have to see if I have any orders older than that (like for early United or Henkei) that are around that size.

The 8,500 yen orders I purchased were very large Masterpiece figures or a ton of United figures with at least doubles of each.

I think something like the order with Striker Optimus and the 2 EZ Collection boxes (which was 5,440 Yen) is more likely.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

thanks..now to convince the wife

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

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I wish I could tell if Bulkhead was a new mold or the same as the FE version, because then I could cancel him on HLJ and get one with extra minicon.


In their promo shots they used the show's CGI models for the molds they don't have photos of (Arcee, Ratchet and Bulkhead), Blacked out the new voyagers(Starscream and Optimus), and used toys for the ones Hasbro has released images of or is an FE toy(Soundwave, Cliffjumper, Bumblebee, Terracon Cliff and That is deluxe Megatron as HLJ has him at deluxe price). Just anoter piece of evidence saying Bulkhead is getting a new Voyager toy.


And that just means I have to get FE Bulkhead still somehow, because I have no idea what this new mold looks like. Maybe I can cancel FE Cliffjumper because the Zombie version is mostly the same. Decisions decisions.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

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Does HLJ charge when the Pre-Orders are made?


Nah. Like BBTS, they're a big enough store that they can afford to defer payment until the product is in stock.

YAY!

Optimus Prime and Ratchet pre-ordered!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

Curse you, Takara Tomy! *shakes fist* (preorders put in)

The micron targetmaster idea is genius. I hope we have better paint decos on the figures to boot too.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

So these are my names for these guys:

Optimus's partner -> Over-Run
Skywarp's -> Ramhorn
Starscream's -> Nighthawk
Bulkhead's -> Ironfist
Cliffjimper's -> Chaingun
Megatron's -> Fusionfire
Ratchet's -> Scalpel
Bumblebee -> Doublebarrel
Soundwave -> Scorpulator
Arcee -> Switchblade
Terrorcon Cliffjumper -> Maddog
Capsule Optimus Prime -> Modus Prime
Capsule Bumblebee - Sparkplug
Capsule lizardbot -> Geckor
Capsule snakebot -> Snakebite

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