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@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:36 AM)

Cave Carson looks really cool as well, so I can't be too saddened about that.

@  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.


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#1 Octavius Prime

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

Pics available at TFW and also here (via Seibertron).

Only "new" stuff is seeing PRiD Voyagers Starscream and Bulkhead in package, the RC Knock Out and BB in package, the production (not hand-painted) Optimus Maximus, and (maybe?) the Bot Shots 4-pack (Megatron & Optimus w/launchers, green Brawl and another BB. Megatron might be black, but I'm not sure; maybe dark brown. Different paint apps from the normal launcher version, anyway).

Man, I'm gonna buy Optimus Maximus, aren't I?

edit: Apparently there's a Kre-O display, but no close up pics that I've seen yet. Too bad, as I'm sure they showed the new stuff (unless Kre-O isn't the Oz market yet?).

Edited by Octavius Prime, 06 March 2012 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

Kre-O is here. he just wasn't allowed to take any photos
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And I wasn't allowed to photograph any of the Kreo, as they only had the rough samples that Toyfair Germany was using, not the more polished versions at Toyfair America. (They had packaging there though, so I was able to obtain all the missing details the American Transfan sites had missed while they were more focussed on taking pics of the action figures)
only info we had for kreo was
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Kreo Series 2 - September. Kreo Series 1 - (last year's sets) will continue to ship to stores, but the bigger sets will be at selected chains only, as exclusives. Kreo Devastator set - 4 robots/vehicles (Scrapper, Drillbit, Hightower, Scavenger) with a Devastator Kreon. 560 pieces. Kreo will be more battle & playset themed this year, Vs "build" theme of last year.
http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=13126

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Mar 6 2012, 08:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kre-O is here. he just wasn't allowed to take any photos
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And I wasn't allowed to photograph any of the Kreo, as they only had the rough samples that Toyfair Germany was using, not the more polished versions at Toyfair America. (They had packaging there though, so I was able to obtain all the missing details the American Transfan sites had missed while they were more focussed on taking pics of the action figures)


only info we had for kreo was

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Kreo Series 2 - September.
Kreo Series 1 - (last year's sets) will continue to ship to stores, but the bigger sets will be at selected chains only, as exclusives.

Kreo Devastator set - 4 robots/vehicles (Scrapper, Drillbit, Hightower, Scavenger) with a Devastator Kreon. 560 pieces.

Kreo will be more battle & playset themed this year, Vs "build" theme of last year.


http://www.otca.com....ead.php?t=13126


Ah, thanks.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

tfw is really slooooow for me right now...

edit: but the seibertron link was way better

Edited by gargunkle, 06 March 2012 - 08:18 PM.

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#5 Chris McFeely

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:22 PM

And suddenly, I'm back on board for Optimus Maximus. Dude, it's not actually Optimus Prime, it just looks like him! That in and of itself is some kind of tiny miracle.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 7 2012, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

And suddenly, I'm back on board for Optimus Maximus. Dude, it's not actually Optimus Prime, it just looks like him! That in and of itself is some kind of tiny miracle.





I see him as Prime's father. with one of those baby harnesses in the front to hold Baby Cyberverse prime

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

Cyber Lizard Jumpstarter? Cool.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

I was curious if Optimus Maximus came with any cyberverse figures like the vehicles do, but it looks like it doesn't.
Cool, guess I don't have to hold off on buying a Commander Optimus Prime when I see him.


#9 Octavius Prime

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE(Silent_Magnus @ Mar 6 2012, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was curious if Optimus Maximus came with any cyberverse figures like the vehicles do, but it looks like it doesn't.
Cool, guess I don't have to hold off on buying a Commander Optimus Prime when I see him.


Yeah, it's a bit weird that he doesn't at least come with a Commander class Optimus repaint, but at least this way you don't get dicked over if you already buy one before getting Maximus.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:26 PM

Neat FOC shot cant wait for these guys

And yes Im already buying all the Cyberverse stuff so Metro Prime is so bought

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

Nice bright shots of everything, I appreciate that.

Very interested in the new, mystery Botshots (Black and Gold Megatron launcher, Green Brawl)
On them twitters

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:05 PM

Dammit. Not only do I want Optimus Maximus now, I will have to buy Cyberverse figures to go with him. icon-megs.gif icon-fire.gif

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:11 PM

I think I'm now happy with my deluxe Starscream
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 7 2012, 01:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And suddenly, I'm back on board for Optimus Maximus. Dude, it's not actually Optimus Prime, it just looks like him! That in and of itself is some kind of tiny miracle.


That it's such an obnoxiously awful toy that really cannot be said to even transform and is still getting released feels like a lot more of a miracle. A dark one.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:10 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 6 2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And suddenly, I'm back on board for Optimus Maximus. Dude, it's not actually Optimus Prime, it just looks like him! That in and of itself is some kind of tiny miracle.

Yeah I photographed his bio back at Toy Fair 2012, apparently no one read it then...

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

Optimus Maximus is still maybe a pass. I never did care much for the "stand or sit guys on robot's forearm or shoulder and give them a gun turret" gimmick on the Human Alliance toys, and I don't know if I like it much here either. I have to admit I'm probably a hypocrite though, because I'd probably like it more if the toy looked like Metroplex or Fortress Maximus, and those were G1 Legends all over it. icon-waspy.gif
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE(The Phazer @ Mar 7 2012, 01:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 7 2012, 01:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And suddenly, I'm back on board for Optimus Maximus. Dude, it's not actually Optimus Prime, it just looks like him! That in and of itself is some kind of tiny miracle.


That it's such an obnoxiously awful toy that really cannot be said to even transform and is still getting released feels like a lot more of a miracle. A dark one.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 6 2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And suddenly, I'm back on board for Optimus Maximus. Dude, it's not actually Optimus Prime, it just looks like him! That in and of itself is some kind of tiny miracle.


But we learned that at the US Toy Fair...

http://toyfair12.asm...s/DSC05631.html

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Mar 7 2012, 09:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 6 2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And suddenly, I'm back on board for Optimus Maximus. Dude, it's not actually Optimus Prime, it just looks like him! That in and of itself is some kind of tiny miracle.

Yeah I photographed his bio back at Toy Fair 2012, apparently no one read it then...

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I'm not sure why one would need to read the bio to figure that out. The toy is clearly a mecha, not a living TF.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(Octavius Prime @ Mar 7 2012, 03:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Mar 7 2012, 09:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Mar 6 2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And suddenly, I'm back on board for Optimus Maximus. Dude, it's not actually Optimus Prime, it just looks like him! That in and of itself is some kind of tiny miracle.

Yeah I photographed his bio back at Toy Fair 2012, apparently no one read it then...

Randy


I'm not sure why one would need to read the bio to figure that out. The toy is clearly a mecha, not a living TF.

I'd think the fact that it's designed to interact with a second, smaller Optimus Prime should have been enough, personally...

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.



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