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@  Glenn : (27 November 2015 - 12:57 PM)

Mine came on Wednesday as well and I also chose free shipping

@  Confuzor : (26 November 2015 - 12:55 AM)

Well, I kinda lied about my friends buying him for me so that I can avoid the "spending money I don't have" lecture ^_^;;

@  GodmasterElvis : (25 November 2015 - 11:32 PM)

That's lucky. I chose free shipping, mine didn't even ship for a week or so, and when it did they just slapped a shipping label on the box.

@  Telly : (25 November 2015 - 11:24 PM)

youre more of a man than i am. i wouldnt be able to wait that long

@  Confuzor : (25 November 2015 - 11:23 PM)

Naw, I'm going to wait for my birthday (Dec 7)

@  Telly : (25 November 2015 - 10:52 PM)

have you opened him? he is glorious

@  Confuzor : (25 November 2015 - 10:25 PM)

My Amazon CW Devastator arrived today! I opted for free shipping and it was supposed to arrive some time next week. NOPE! Free 3-day shipping!

@  Telly : (25 November 2015 - 10:04 PM)

i dont want to see a single glimpse of spidey until im sitting in the theater. if marvel is smart (and they can do it) theyll do it that way

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 08:34 PM)

not good enough! I demand pictures of MCU Spider-Man!

@  BillBarclay : (25 November 2015 - 08:03 PM)

& noone's mentioning the Civil War trailer in this shout! c'mon! give Black Panther some love

@  Mighty Maximal : (25 November 2015 - 04:36 PM)

There sure are a lot of Black Friday Console offers in my neck of the woods nearly £100 of a Ps4 is not uncoomon

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 10:53 AM)

i've been hoping the same for almost six years. even the 3rd Parties don't seem to care about Omega much... :(

@  Shockwave 75 : (25 November 2015 - 10:39 AM)

Hoping for a G1/Animated hybrid Omega Supreme.

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 10:08 AM)

why are there no preorders open yet for Victorion, anyway?

@  Boomhauer : (25 November 2015 - 10:02 AM)

Scorponok is Jeb cuz he has no chance of winning. B ^ )

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 10:00 AM)

so what does that make Scorponok? Ben Carson?

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2015 - 09:59 AM)

I believe that was Victorion in the last ex-RID issue.

@  Rycochet : (25 November 2015 - 09:58 AM)

I don't recall Trypticon ever making an arse of himself demanding to see Optimus Prime's birth certificate. Must have happened during the Costa era after I just stopped caring.

@  Boomhauer : (25 November 2015 - 09:58 AM)

There's Autobots coming in and energon coming out. And I say: We need to build a giant dinosaur wall. #Trypticon2017

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2015 - 09:56 AM)

One's a barely-intelligent walking engine of war that destroys anything he touches. The other is a dinosaur that turns into a city.

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 09:54 AM)

i'm not sure comparing Trypticon to Donald Trump is the best way to win votes... #VoteOmegaSupreme

@  Boomhauer : (25 November 2015 - 09:49 AM)

Make Kaon great again. #Trypticon2017

@  Rycochet : (25 November 2015 - 08:10 AM)

Vote Saxon!

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 07:50 AM)


@  unluckiness : (25 November 2015 - 06:12 AM)

High Energy Biscuits.

@  Cabooceratops : (25 November 2015 - 05:18 AM)

Some grocery chain in Texas.

@  Lisbon Virgo : (25 November 2015 - 04:24 AM)

What is HEB?

@  Fortress Iro... : (25 November 2015 - 01:42 AM)


@  Fortress Iro... : (25 November 2015 - 01:42 AM)

Transformers *will* be on sale on Black Friday.

@  Lisbon Virgo : (24 November 2015 - 04:35 PM)

It's what she posted on Facebook.

@  Mazinger : (24 November 2015 - 03:56 PM)


@  Kalidor : (24 November 2015 - 03:54 PM)

That's what she sa.. hey wait a minute. She didn't say that at all!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 November 2015 - 03:20 PM)

He's pretty quick on the draw~

@  Vexwing : (24 November 2015 - 03:19 PM)

Moot point since Kalidor started a new thread for the Scott McNeil announcement.

@  Vexwing : (24 November 2015 - 03:18 PM)

I found it, just not used to having two type fields on the page yet.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 November 2015 - 03:18 PM)

Let me guess, it's the thread you just posted in, right?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 November 2015 - 03:18 PM)

I can help find that too!

@  Vexwing : (24 November 2015 - 03:17 PM)

I was searching for a thread, but thanks.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 November 2015 - 03:15 PM)

There you go

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 November 2015 - 03:15 PM)


@  Vexwing : (24 November 2015 - 03:13 PM)

Gah, that's no search field!

@  Vexwing : (24 November 2015 - 03:12 PM)


@  Rycochet : (24 November 2015 - 03:08 PM)

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

@  Mazinger : (24 November 2015 - 03:02 PM)

I vote Mattel Shogun Godzilla!

@  Mazinger : (24 November 2015 - 03:02 PM)

Vote independent!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 November 2015 - 02:31 PM)

So we have to vote for either an Autobot or a Decepticon? Gah, stupid two-party system. >=(

@  Rycochet : (24 November 2015 - 02:27 PM)

Why would an Omega Spreem exclusive happen? It hasn't happened for the previous Omega Supreme. We're more likely to get Omega Sentinel and Energon Omega Supreme colours first.

@  Mazinger : (24 November 2015 - 02:23 PM)

Voting? Pshhh. The originals already exist, can't top those...

@  Daith : (24 November 2015 - 01:45 PM)

I voted Omega Supreme if only to hopefully get a generations styled Animated Ship version.

@  The Predaking : (24 November 2015 - 01:43 PM)

Trypticon. We need a new one to battle Metroplex.


Shockwave 75's review of Surprise Headmaster Gift Set

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#1 Shockwave 75

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

I just acquired this set as a "Grail Prize" from a new collecting website called ShelfLife. It's rather like Crave was before it had to shut down. I suggest checking it out. Anyway...

The unofficial reissue Surprise Headmaster Gift Set!

A very nice looking set, very professional and slick.

It looks like something that Takara/Tomy might actually put out.

Here we have the 4 Spikes and Zaraks. I'm not going to waste a lot of time reviewing them since basically if you've seen one Spike/Zarak you've seen them all. One of the plus's to this set is that you don't have to worry about the ravages of GPS with this Black Zarak.
The plastic quality is quite nice. It's not as glossy as the originals, but it still looks good.
Here they are in their robot modes:

And here they are in their head modes:

Now to the good stuff. The Headmasters that everyone wants to see. The guys referred to in the TV Magzine Supergod Masterforce story Master File #1 as the Headmaster Teens.

First up are Kirk, Rodney, and Loafer:

In their head modes only Rodney has the same style of lower leg as all the regular Headmasters that are big and blocky, meant to cover up the robot mode body while giving the illusion of a more complete head. The other two have rather stylized legs. Rodney is also unique in the way he transforms to head mode. He is the only one in this set that folds his legs "up"; meaning he kinda sits down to become a head. The only other Headmaster that shares this type of transformation is Krunk who is paired with Snapdragon.

There's not much fiction around these guys. They didn't even originally come with tech specs, nor do they now. But one easy way to remedy that is to attach them to a Headmaster body:

Kirk's readout is SPD: 7 STR: 9 INT: 6, Rodney: SPD: 10 STR: 7 INT: 10, Loafer: SPD: 10 STR: 9 INT: 8

Now the beast mode Headmasters Toraizer, Lione, and Shuffler. All four can move their legs and Shuffler actually has articulation in his trunk that has nothing to do with his transformation. It can move up and down slightly.

Toraizer and Lione have basically the same transformation to head mode except you fold Toraizer's head back while you bring Lione's head forward so it remains visible. Shuffler has a pretty involved transformation for a Headmaster, it's actually a 4 step transformation. All 3 have their robot mode faces on their bellies.

Like the other three, these three have little fiction associated with them. In the case of Shuffler, none at all! But like the other three all one need do is plug them into a Headmaster body.

Toraizer: SPD: 9 STR: 8 INT: 8, Lione: SPD: 7 STR: 7 INT: 8, Shuffler: SPD: 4 STR: 10 INT: 9

All of these guys, with the exception of Shuffler appeared in the Headmasters episodes Miraculous Warriors, Targetmasters prt 2, and Operation: Destroy the Decepticons!, though their physical appearances varied between the two episodes.

This is a great set and I recommend anyone interested try and track one down. It's really the only way to own these figures without either being indepndantly wealthy or winning the lottery.

Oh, and I'll attach a nice pic I took of the battle scene on the back of the box in case anyone would like to use it as a background. I am!

Edited by Shockwave 75, 07 March 2012 - 09:53 AM.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

Forgot to add a theory of mine.

I think that if they had been released in North America they definitely would have been split up between the factions.

Assuming their looks wouldn't have been changed; and really why would they? Back in the 80's there was little chance of anyone in North America being able to get the Japanese versions, unlike today.

I think the split would have been done thusly:

Autobots: Kirk, Loafer, and Toraizer; just because I thnk their faces look most "Autobot-like".

Decpticons: Rodney, Lione, and Shuffler; again, because they look the most "Decepticon-like".

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