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@  Pennpenn : (24 July 2016 - 08:52 AM)

You'd figure something like that would get a pass, some kind of grandfather clause since the name is already intractably established.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 08:15 AM)

"DS-1 Orbital Battle Station." That's the official classification...

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 08:04 AM)

now that Hasbro can't use the word "Death" on the packaging of their toys, what will they call the Death Star?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 07:44 AM)

It's in the comic con trailer and seems like a hideous waste. I guess the show makers have no reverence for Doctor Who like they do Star Trek.

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Which is the height of quality for Family Guy jokes...

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 04:00 AM)

David Tennent has done a cutaway for Family Guy. Don't get to excited it was a fart joke.

@  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)

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@  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.


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#41 Might Gaine

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

How was the US able to get them for $20 if Takara has to sell them for $70? It just seems so disproportionate.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

It's probably another "We're making a limited run, so we're jacking up the price" thing like a couple of the United Deluxes.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

If Takara is trying to save money/increase profitability charging 3x retail for the PCCs is pretty much the stupidest thing imaginable.

They would've had more success just handing out the money on the street they spent.

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#44 Shockwave 75

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gunrage @ Apr 18 2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I MUST SEE MORE OF THAT UNICRON.

I AGREE! icon-fire.gif

THIS!

I'm actually aghast that everyone is babbling about the PCC's and largely ignoring the new Unicron figure!

The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!



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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Apr 18 2012, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How was the US able to get them for $20 if Takara has to sell them for $70? It just seems so disproportionate.
Takara isn't selling them for that, importers are. Importing always carries a premium.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE(Rosicrucian @ Apr 18 2012, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Apr 18 2012, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How was the US able to get them for $20 if Takara has to sell them for $70? It just seems so disproportionate.
Takara isn't selling them for that, importers are. Importing always carries a premium.

I'm not sure where you go that from, given that the sources for the price of these products is a solicitation from Takara and a retail listing on Amazon.co.jp.

The retail price is 6090 yen = $75.
Amazon's discounted price is 5098 yen = $63.

So roughly $70.

Edited by Might Gaine, 18 April 2012 - 05:52 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

Ah, I was thinking we were talking about the prices up on BBTS. My mistake.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Apr 18 2012, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gunrage @ Apr 18 2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I MUST SEE MORE OF THAT UNICRON.

I AGREE! icon-fire.gif

THIS!

I'm actually aghast that everyone is babbling about the PCC's and largely ignoring the new Unicron figure!

The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!


I'm not sure what thread you're reading, but this one is hardly universal praise for the PCCs. And I'd assume people are talking more about the PCCs because we have amazon pages with nice high resolution photos of them, and only a teeny tiny little picture of a grey prototype Unicron.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(shellspark @ Apr 18 2012, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Apr 18 2012, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gunrage @ Apr 18 2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I MUST SEE MORE OF THAT UNICRON.

I AGREE! icon-fire.gif

THIS!

I'm actually aghast that everyone is babbling about the PCC's and largely ignoring the new Unicron figure!

The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!


I'm not sure what thread you're reading, but this one is hardly universal praise for the PCCs. And I'd assume people are talking more about the PCCs because we have amazon pages with nice high resolution photos of them, and only a teeny tiny little picture of a grey prototype Unicron.

I don't even think that's a prototype.
It looks like a computer model.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

He's gonna be papercraft, isn't he? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Ugh ill just toss the pcc guys on my list and forget about them.....unicron looks like poo.....megs looks very nice...

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Unicron combining with Optimus Prime is awesome and random, and might make him worth picking up if he's Japan-only.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Apr 18 2012, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!

They did. It was called "wave 3" and pretty much put a pin in the whole thing. icon-waspy.gif

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But is Unicron a rock? I want a Unicron rock lord!

I want to repurpose him as Classics Magmar! icon-fire.gif


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 18 2012, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.


I'll have an opinion on him and Unicron once we see them not tiny and grainy.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

hmm a more play-friendly... not the cybertron Deluxe...smaller Unicron. I'm in.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 18 2012, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.

Well, aren't they basically cars with wings in the cartoon?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:45 AM

I'm not really interested in Unicron's pointless waste of engineering to combine with another toy.

Let's hope it can stand on its own.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:51 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 18 2012, 10:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 18 2012, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.


I'll have an opinion on him and Unicron once we see them not tiny and grainy.

Walky, you know that's not how this works.

We have a microscopic sliver of information and a lousy image, and that's all we need to determine that something is the worst thing ever.


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