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@  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

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:53 PM)

In soviet russia, sailor fuku

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 03:19 PM)

"This is Unicorn! The Earth will soon be a part of me!"


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#41 BB Shockwave

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 19 2012, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He has the wings, they are molded on to his head pointing backward.



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Never thought of it that way... I thought that was more of a hommage to the toy's helmet. Like Grapple's head mold is more alike to the cartoon design's helmet.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

I don't know why anyone would want to walk around with a box around their head that blocks their peripheral vision.

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#43 CORVUS

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Apr 20 2012, 01:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know why anyone would want to walk around with a box around their head that blocks their peripheral vision.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Apr 20 2012, 01:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know why anyone would want to walk around with a box around their head that blocks their peripheral vision.

To be fair, he's a robot. He can have additional optical sensors.

#45 Chip

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

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QUOTE(Item42 @ Apr 19 2012, 09:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm, would a ladder for Inferno have helped? Just wondering how much of the essential Inferno-ness is lacking in the Universe toy.


If it would change the overall design of the to make the vehicle mode look longer and the robot mode look "taller", maybe.

But really ladder or pump truck doesn't really matter to me. It's just that G1 Inferno was one of the first toys to have somewhat human proportions compared to the Autobots around him. Which always made that aspect of his toy stand out in my mind. So the big chunky no-waist Universe toy was a disappointment since we first saw images of it.


Huh. I'm apparently one of these people, like Walky, who've always thought of Inferno as a big lump of Dery squatness; probably because I didn't own the G1 mold until I was an adult, so I just had the fiction. If anything, Universe Inferno struck me as more athletic than I'd expected. So maybe the Universe toy splits the difference just fine.

I do kinda want him to have a red face though, like in the comics. Maybe copper red. Maybe I'll do that.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

And then this happened...

http://www.tfw2005.c...rd-add-kit.html

While it's chock full O nostalgia it comes off as kinda dumb. What are the wings for? Why prohibit neck movement which then limits how expressive it can be?
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

The collar is an important part of the look to me. It's iconic like Shockwaves hexagonal, one eyed head, Jazz' visor (even Bay kept that) or Hot Rod's spoiler.

Too many reimagings in both the toys and comics have taken such things away or added things that just look off in recent years, such as Blurr's wing head or Hot Rod's horns.

I was always a huge Inferno fan but the first toy I had was the Actionmaster. Don't get me wrong, I was a huge Actionmaster fan but AM Inferno never looked right to me because he was missing his collar.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 20 2012, 05:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And then this happened...

http://www.tfw2005.c...rd-add-kit.html

While it's chock full O nostalgia it comes off as kinda dumb. What are the wings for? Why prohibit neck movement which then limits how expressive it can be?


Eh, it's not like it's a perminent attachment is it? As long as it could come off and on easy I'd totally take one to make my Inferno and Grappel look more "Classic".

ZacWilliam, provided the cost weren't higher than like $8 or so...
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#49 CORVUS

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

I can assure you it will probably cost at least $10. This is, after all, fan-produced, and casting materials aren't cheap.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

Unless it goes through Shapeways.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

...and that is so bought. icon-silverbolt.gif

Kinda wish it came down under the head too but I'll take it anyway.

Basically what Windsweeper said. I consider it essential to his "look" even though it does impede articulation.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

I love me some G1 inferno but oddly enough I prefer his new look so I'm good.
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#53 CORVUS

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 20 2012, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless it goes through Shapeways.

True that.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

I don't hate it. If I actually HAD an Inferno to stick it on I might bite.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:22 AM

I actually...really like that.

#56 BB Shockwave

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:03 AM

QUOTE(Mouse_Pad @ Apr 20 2012, 05:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know why anyone would want to walk around with a box around their head that blocks their peripheral vision.


Ask Stacks! Or Shockwave and Whirl. Then again, the latter two don't have peripherial vision. icon-fire.gif
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:12 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Apr 21 2012, 02:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ask Stacks! Or Shockwave and Whirl. Then again, the latter two don't have peripherial vision. icon-fire.gif


Or depth perception...

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Apr 20 2012, 05:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And then this happened...

http://www.tfw2005.c...rd-add-kit.html

While it's chock full O nostalgia it comes off as kinda dumb. What are the wings for? Why prohibit neck movement which then limits how expressive it can be?


Yeah, doesn't interest me. Now, if this were integrated into some new back-mounted ladder assembly, that would interest me.

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#59 CORVUS

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

Agreed. THAT I would really like.

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#60 Esser-Z

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Apr 21 2012, 05:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Apr 21 2012, 02:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ask Stacks! Or Shockwave and Whirl. Then again, the latter two don't have peripherial vision. icon-fire.gif


Or depth perception...

Assuming their optics work anything at all like human eyes, that is. They likely have highly advanced sensors, with significantly more visual capability than us.



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