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@  Dracula : (28 April 2016 - 09:09 AM)

All I can say is their preorder and invoice system seems to work fine.

@  Dracula : (28 April 2016 - 09:09 AM)

Oddly I just placed an order with them this week. But I haven't received the item (Victorion) yet, so I can't really give you a review

@  zephyrX9 : (27 April 2016 - 11:46 PM)

anyone here ever shopped at Ages Three And Up? If so, how is their service?

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2016 - 08:46 PM)

Don't remind me, they do that at my work too *shudder*

@  Patchouli Kn... : (27 April 2016 - 08:29 PM)

Oh yes, yes, it did.

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 08:28 PM)

and during christmas it just got woooooooooooooorse....

@  Patchouli Kn... : (27 April 2016 - 08:27 PM)

I used to work at a grocery store, so I'd hear those songs for 8 long hours...

@  Paladin : (27 April 2016 - 07:38 PM)

that feeling when you hear a song at the grocery store & it winds up stuck in your head hours later...

@  Kalidor : (27 April 2016 - 06:08 PM)

Site may or may not be sluggish for a bit.. running some updates and reports

@  The Doctor Who : (27 April 2016 - 06:00 PM)

Pfft, the Time Traveler was better. He built his time in the 1890's!

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2016 - 05:56 PM)

Gary Seven or nothing!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 April 2016 - 05:44 PM)

Personally I like Inspector Spacetime better...

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 05:33 PM)

doctor...doctor...doctor who hhhooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

@  Paladin : (27 April 2016 - 05:16 PM)

HO, THAT'S WHO!

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 05:05 PM)

DOCTOR WHY?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:47 PM)

DOCTOR WHERE?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:47 PM)

DOCTOR WHAT?

@  Ms Virion : (27 April 2016 - 04:46 PM)

No, TheDoctorWho.

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2016 - 04:44 PM)

DOCTOR WHO?

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 04:43 PM)

my black and white world view has been shattered into so many tiny pieces now. like little packing peanuts tossed into a river my mind is scattered. AND ITS ALL YOUR FAULT!

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:38 PM)

Don't say it Foffy. Don't say it...

@  Ms Virion : (27 April 2016 - 04:35 PM)

I can attest to that. I've seen his recording equipment.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:30 PM)

THE DOCTOR WAS ONE OF THE VOICES

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 04:30 PM)

but the doctor told me the voices wouldnt come back anymore...

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:26 PM)

We are your conscience. You do everything we tell you to. Now slap yourself in the face.

@  Telly : (27 April 2016 - 04:22 PM)

where am i? who are you people?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 April 2016 - 04:16 PM)

No. No one remembers anything. Everyone has amnesia.

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Does anyone remember Revolution X?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2016 - 03:40 PM)

It's in Connecticut.

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2016 - 03:39 PM)

Now go to Pym Falls.

@  Smokey : (27 April 2016 - 03:38 PM)

... *jumps off of Victoria Falls*

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2016 - 03:30 PM)

He's on HTS now.

@  Smokey : (27 April 2016 - 03:28 PM)

I got the Deluxe from Japan. I lost patience waiting for Hasbro to release him.

@  Lightbright : (27 April 2016 - 02:40 PM)

It's an evolution revolution!

@  Kalidor : (27 April 2016 - 01:32 PM)

I enjoyed Revolution. Was a good show.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2016 - 12:00 PM)

You would oppose the revolution?

@  Locoman : (27 April 2016 - 11:43 AM)

GET OFF MY BOARD QUILLFIRES REEEEEEEEEEEEE

@  Boomhauer : (27 April 2016 - 11:23 AM)

post rare springloads

@  Paladin : (27 April 2016 - 10:15 AM)

Quillfire's barbs are made of pure Cesiumfrancolithicmyxialobidiumrixydixydoxidexidroxhide.

@  Robowang : (27 April 2016 - 09:38 AM)

One-step or Deluxe?

@  Solarstorm : (27 April 2016 - 09:27 AM)

I've seen quillfire at a few places. Didnt even know he's rare

@  unluckiness : (27 April 2016 - 07:33 AM)

Waiting for the one at botcon with the more interesting colors.

@  Smokey : (26 April 2016 - 08:15 PM)

Already got Quillfire off of eBay. He's awesome.

@  Plokatron : (26 April 2016 - 07:36 PM)

Finally saw some RID toys in my Walmart.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (26 April 2016 - 07:25 PM)

lol i cant believe canada still exists i mean they cant even get bacon right

@  Paladin : (26 April 2016 - 05:59 PM)

http://www.agesthreeandup.com/transformers-combiner-wars-victorion-boxed-set/ VICTORION IN STOCK.... in Canada....

@  Gryllid : (26 April 2016 - 05:16 PM)

4 Quillfires left in stock at Amazon if anybody's looking. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013FABZ8M

@  Paladin : (26 April 2016 - 05:05 PM)

stupid sexy Flanders...

@  Vexwing : (26 April 2016 - 04:42 PM)

Thanks, MED!

@  Whirl Maximus : (26 April 2016 - 04:36 PM)

hi diddly ho neighborinos!


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#101 NightViper

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Feb 1 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rumors outta Japan:

The price cut is because:
a) The toys will now be coming in much simpler packaging
b) The Mini-Con pack-ins will be in snap-kit form
c) Many paint operations have been replaced by user-applied stickers

The sticker thing would be strange and bad. Unless it gives them more detail than the Hasbro ones have not comparable details or less details.

Randy


I believe the sticker rumor would go with the snap-kit rumor. Since kits aren't usually painted.

I could live with unpainted/stickered Mini-Cons as long as they're as cool as these ones.

Edited by NightViper, 01 February 2012 - 11:07 PM.


#102 radicaldeth

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:07 PM

What if the paint apps are the same as the US versions instead like previous Takara releases? Maybe that's what they mean.

Less packaging, yes I could see that. These guys are small in alt mode, Soundwave is a wee thing as a jet. The card backing is getting to superfluous, the plastic surrounding them is fairly sturdy.

Urgh, I have so many of card backings already since I don't like throwing away the stats.

#103 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:41 PM


I'd have very low hopes for the successful application and retention of stickers onto Prime toys, unless we're talking strictly about deco on the flattest panel parts of the vehicle modes. Anything having to stretch over those contoured limbs and chests, though.... gah.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:51 PM

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I understand Minicons would have likely been too expensive at the price point for Hasbro, but Takara's Prime RID Deluxes are only 2,000 Yen, which is 940 Yen cheaper than the United figures that TT just came out with.

And that makes me suspicious. Something almost HAS to be sacrificed here to pull that off... and the only thing there can be at the deluxe scale is paint.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:03 AM


Now I have visions of the Kre-O stickers that wouldn't stick even on a flat surface.


And Purple Monkey Dishwasher time!

Rumor from a rumor on TFW that the Takara figs will have their weapons replaced with the Microns instead. The pics don't show their normal weapons now that I look at them again. Not worried about Skywarp, but Megatron is nekkid without his normal cannon.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

QUOTE(radicaldeth @ Feb 2 2012, 12:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now I have visions of the Kre-O stickers that wouldn't stick even on a flat surface.


And Purple Monkey Dishwasher time!

Rumor from a rumor on TFW that the Takara figs will have their weapons replaced with the Microns instead. The pics don't show their normal weapons now that I look at them again. Not worried about Skywarp, but Megatron is nekkid without his normal cannon.


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And Megatron is the main frakin' reason I made this order in the first place. icon-wildride.gif


Well, the Minicon's alt mode IS his cannon. Only this time with his sword. And the whole thing turns into a monkey.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:10 AM

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Well, the Minicon's alt mode IS his cannon. Only this time with his sword. And the whole thing turns into a monkey.



So in ship mode he'll have a monkey on his back. I hope it's purple. icon-fire.gif

#108 Cabooceratops

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:16 AM

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Wow, March release for the first figures? I can have money for that by then, I think.

It'll be mighty expensive, though, damn!

(Really do need to get that second job...)

6 5 deluxes, 1 voyager

It's going to be well over a hundred dollars, which is expensive for me.

But I might end up skipping a few(Or more.) things now that I'm taking a closer look at the toys. We'll see.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:34 AM

QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Feb 2 2012, 02:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rumors outta Japan:

The price cut is because:
a) The toys will now be coming in much simpler packaging
b) The Mini-Con pack-ins will be in snap-kit form
c) Many paint operations have been replaced by user-applied stickers


If that's the case than I'll be canceling my preorder.

*waits for more information*

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:35 AM

There's a screw on Starscream's minicon's wing.

I don't buy it.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:42 AM

Optimus' weapon will most likely actually be able to stay in weapon mode. Which is good reason to get this over Hasbro's release.

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:52 AM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Feb 2 2012, 01:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's a screw on Starscream's minicon's wing.

You mean on the obviously non-final gray test-shot?

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The sticker thing would be strange and bad. Unless it gives them more detail than the Hasbro ones have not comparable details or less details.

I'm really not sure what "more detail" they could give. We're kind of beyond the days of G1's weirdass random technicolor greeblie stickers.

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a) How much simpler? Bagged? They've already downgraded all deluxe toys packaging from boxed in the BW/AEC era to carded in recent lines, with character card becoming a lost art. I can't imagine how much more simpler they can get.

Actually, as I understand it, boxes are less expensive than heat-sealed bubbles (and probably more eco-friendly to boot). I can easily see the box proper becoming generic with windows and stickers showing/naming the product.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:19 AM

The only thing I could want from the entire Prime line from now to forever would be Soundwave's Minicons since the spear mode looks like one of those torture devices Stalker used in Last Stand of the Wreckers.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:26 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Feb 1 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rumors outta Japan:

The price cut is because:
a) The toys will now be coming in much simpler packaging
b) The Mini-Con pack-ins will be in snap-kit form
c) Many paint operations have been replaced by user-applied stickers

The sticker thing would be strange and bad. Unless it gives them more detail than the Hasbro ones have not comparable details or less details.

Randy


I believe the sticker rumor would go with the snap-kit rumor. Since kits aren't usually painted.

I could live with unpainted/stickered Mini-Cons as long as they're as cool as these ones.

Could be like the stripes and Autobot symbol on the FE Optimus they showed with all the Minicons attached.

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QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 10:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I understand Minicons would have likely been too expensive at the price point for Hasbro, but Takara's Prime RID Deluxes are only 2,000 Yen, which is 940 Yen cheaper than the United figures that TT just came out with.

And that makes me suspicious. Something almost HAS to be sacrificed here to pull that off... and the only thing there can be at the deluxe scale is paint.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:37 AM

Wow, you guys put way more stock in rumors than I do.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

GaoKaiser on TFW2005 has posted a copy of the actual text of these rumours, which suggest the paint apps will be identical to the US versions with additional stickers instead of extra Takara paint apps, rather than stickers in lieu of existing paint. That's probably still a bit of a shame if anyone was hoping for a silver Voyager Megatron though.

I suspect the minicons will all end up in the capsule toy line. Which is good. Though I wonder if any versions of them will actually get the nice shiny paint that the original toy show reveal versions had. Seems unlikely :-(

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:09 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 2 2012, 07:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 1 2012, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 1 2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Feb 1 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rumors outta Japan:

The price cut is because:
a) The toys will now be coming in much simpler packaging
b) The Mini-Con pack-ins will be in snap-kit form
c) Many paint operations have been replaced by user-applied stickers

The sticker thing would be strange and bad. Unless it gives them more detail than the Hasbro ones have not comparable details or less details.

Randy


I believe the sticker rumor would go with the snap-kit rumor. Since kits aren't usually painted.

I could live with unpainted/stickered Mini-Cons as long as they're as cool as these ones.

Could be like the stripes and Autobot symbol on the FE Optimus they showed with all the Minicons attached.


QUOTE(The Phazer @ Feb 2 2012, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GaoKaiser on TFW2005 has posted a copy of the actual text of these rumours, which suggest the paint apps will be identical to the US versions with additional stickers instead of extra Takara paint apps, rather than stickers in lieu of existing paint. That's probably still a bit of a shame if anyone was hoping for a silver Voyager Megatron though.

I suspect the minicons will all end up in the capsule toy line. Which is good. Though I wonder if any versions of them will actually get the nice shiny paint that the original toy show reveal versions had. Seems unlikely :-(

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So it would seem Randy is correct, if the rumors are true.

US paint ops with additional stickers? That's something I can live with as well.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:09 AM

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!!! holy jive. How the hell am I gonna be able to afford importing these? If they all come with Targetmaster versions of their ACTUAL WEAPONS there is no WAY I'm going to pass, especially after the way Hasbro's been handling their distribution lately (even if they do make these available domestically, what are the odds I'd actually be able to BUY them?).
I thought it had been established and was known for years that Hasbro doesn't actually handle distribution to individual retail outlets? And in any case it's up to the retailer to get order them in.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE(The Phazer @ Feb 2 2012, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GaoKaiser on TFW2005 has posted a copy of the actual text of these rumours, which suggest the paint apps will be identical to the US versions with additional stickers instead of extra Takara paint apps, rather than stickers in lieu of existing paint. That's probably still a bit of a shame if anyone was hoping for a silver Voyager Megatron though.

I suspect the minicons will all end up in the capsule toy line. Which is good. Though I wonder if any versions of them will actually get the nice shiny paint that the original toy show reveal versions had. Seems unlikely :-(

Phazer


Which is why I want to wait before I order them. I would like to see exactly what I'm buying. I do wany these, and I've put in a pre-order, but I'm not going to buy these or any RiD toys(except wheeljack, as he's not being released?). I want to see some final shots first.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

New image.

The weapon modes combine together.

I really, really hope they're released in the capsules now.

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