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@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 11:58 AM)

maybe this new one won't take half a day to watch all the way through...

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 11:00 AM)

I believe this new Kong movie will not be as good as the 2005 one.

@  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)

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".


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#1 Cabooceratops

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

I have had little experience buying botcon exclusives before now, I vaguely know that they'll cost several times more than retail, but aside from that, I don't know what to expect?

How much should I be saving for a secondhand SG Treadshot, and what would be the best channel to get one if I'm not going to the convention?

#2 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

I got Skybite off Ebay for 60-70 dollars from the Redux set. I'd say have a hundred ready to go and hope for less.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

It's also hard to tell if Treadshot is going to be hotter than the other inhabitants of the box set. I know that when I was shopping around on eBay right after 2010 Botcon Breakdown was a good $20-30 more than some of the other figures in that set.

I would echo that guessing between 70-100 is relatively reasonable.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:40 AM

I would think by being a non-G1 homage he's likely not to be as popular among "the masses".

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

The best place to look would likely be the BST board here. There are a lot of Allsparkers splitting up and selling off their box sets.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

Treadshot BIN $74.99

$70-$100 range is dead on. Hope you get one Caboose.


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'd expect the price to drop, unless there is a big demand for this set.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

Did any of the other exclusives sell out besides SG Prime/Kick-Out?


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

QUOTE(SoS @ Apr 29 2012, 06:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did any of the other exclusives sell out besides SG Prime/Kick-Out?


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Junkions did, as well as the headband.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

I'm pretty surprised by the prices BBTS and TFSource are listing these at. They're by far cheaper than any previous after Botcon offerings they've listed. Ebay prices even seem tame, and history shows that prices are usually insane the weekend of Botcon. Were production numbers just really high on souvenir pieces this year, or is the interest in this year's figures kind of low?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 29 2012, 09:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SoS @ Apr 29 2012, 06:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did any of the other exclusives sell out besides SG Prime/Kick-Out?


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Junkions did, as well as the headband.

Thanks, Walky for the confirmation.


QUOTE(AireCoos @ Apr 29 2012, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm pretty surprised by the prices BBTS and TFSource are listing these at. They're by far cheaper than any previous after Botcon offerings they've listed. Ebay prices even seem tame, and history shows that prices are usually insane the weekend of Botcon. Were production numbers just really high on souvenir pieces this year, or is the interest in this year's figures kind of low?

It could be a combination of both. Not many like the Shattered Glass theme.


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

It's such a nice looking set, though.

It happens every year - I see individual figures as great or lame, but when I see the whole set together, it looks fantastic.

I'm very excited to get everything when I pick it up at the end of May. I even got a headband and trading card set! Woo!




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