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@  Foffy the Sheep : (30 May 2016 - 04:55 PM)

Galactus isn't goofy-looking. His hat is the grandest of all hats!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 May 2016 - 12:58 PM)

And we run into something like the Galactus Fashion Conundrum. Are YOU going to be the one to go up to his face and tell him he's goofy-looking?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (30 May 2016 - 12:32 PM)

Maybe Miles's villains think you're lame!

@  unluckiness : (30 May 2016 - 11:07 AM)

I don't mind Miles but his villains are kinda lame.

@  Bass X0 : (30 May 2016 - 09:29 AM)

I just thankful they didn't have a black Peter Parker.

@  tffan01 : (30 May 2016 - 09:09 AM)

I would have preferred Peter Parker. But If they really wanted to make a non-Peter Parker lead, they could have made Spider-Man 2099, at least it has a gimmick (futurism). While Miles, imo isn't that different from Peter Parker.

@  Locoman : (30 May 2016 - 08:52 AM)

That would be cool. Ultimate Universe kind of went off the rails toward the end, but I always liked Miles.

@  tffan01 : (30 May 2016 - 08:25 AM)

http://io9.gizmodo.com/report-the-new-animated-spider-man-movie-will-star-mil-1779201902

@  tffan01 : (30 May 2016 - 08:24 AM)

I heard new Spider-Man animated movie will feature Miles Morales.

@  unluckiness : (30 May 2016 - 03:43 AM)

A lot of mine have somehow gotten so floppy that floor polish doesn't help. May need superglue

@  Paladin : (29 May 2016 - 07:51 PM)

there remains an Omega Supreme-sized hole in my Animated collection that not even 3P wants to fill....

@  Nutjob R/T : (29 May 2016 - 07:23 PM)

Just pulled out the Animated box after a few years in storage. Giving it some time is the godhonest truth, these things are awesome

@  Touch My Thighs : (29 May 2016 - 07:12 PM)

http://swanh.net/ This is really impressive.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 May 2016 - 06:20 PM)

I keep having to say this to folks: fandoms are voluntary. Enjoy in any ratio or methodology that you choose.

@  Dracula : (29 May 2016 - 05:38 PM)

Ride the wave, dude. Put the toys away for a while...take 'em back out again later and you mind find your interest rekindled

@  Locoman : (29 May 2016 - 04:14 PM)

it happens to everyone. Sometimes interests are cyclical.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (29 May 2016 - 04:13 PM)

Well, for starters, it might be time to think of a new username...

@  tffan01 : (29 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I'm losing interest in TF. Help.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (29 May 2016 - 03:00 PM)

It means you're not very well-rounded.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 02:46 PM)

What happens if you don't like pi?

@  Bass X0 : (29 May 2016 - 01:29 PM)

He who doesn't like pie are destined to become the contents of pie.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 12:09 PM)

No you don't. You think you do, but you really don't.

@  Echowarrior : (29 May 2016 - 10:37 AM)

I like pie.

@  Pennpenn : (29 May 2016 - 05:18 AM)

There is no war in Ba Sing Se.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (29 May 2016 - 05:11 AM)

We have always been at war with East Asia.

@  unluckiness : (29 May 2016 - 04:04 AM)

His big scene in the big Astrotrain battle for leadership was also great. Too bad Starscream suckerpunched him after he beat everybody else up

@  Pennpenn : (29 May 2016 - 01:00 AM)

Of course he has. I mean, remember when Trailbreaker had to pretend to be him in Masquerade?

@  zephyrX9 : (29 May 2016 - 12:47 AM)

offroad has always been there

@  Plokatron : (28 May 2016 - 11:18 PM)

Transfer Uplinks look cool but in the wrong hands could be OP. Hmmm Just a funny thought what if Mainframe from G1 had a TU? He could make about anything period. Also does anyone know if CatSCAN ever received a spark? His wiki article says he is a spark less build when he was created surly he has one now.

@  tffan01 : (28 May 2016 - 02:33 PM)

@beetleman, ok.

@  Touch My Thighs : (28 May 2016 - 05:06 AM)

https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/videos/1603190709971770/ Wow it's just like old times.

@  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.


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#1 RYNO

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

So I was walking down the Transformers isle in my locale Walmart, and I was looking at the $20 Prime Optimus Prime, and Megatron Figures.

I noticed something odd, a slightly different colored figure in a box.

At first I thought, ooh Starscream! But nope, it was something much different.

It was a returned Megatron, but fully painted!

I quickly bought it, and at home love how it compares to the original.

The only thing I find modified is the Gun no longer has the Deployable Blades.

Weird find!

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#2 RYNO

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

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#3 gargunkle

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

What the?

You don't happen to live near Cheets?
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#4 Vestras

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

Holy jive... Someone has a uniquely awesome hobby.. and too much time on their hands...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

"Hey honey, I didn't break anything customizing my Megatron, so you can take the spare back to the store when you go out today..."

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

This makes sense to me.
Someone bought a Megs and painted it hoping to turn a healthy profit on eBay only to discover eBay is drowning in Megatron customs and only the truly unique and amazing ones net a profit.
So this person returned the figure to at least get their money back.
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#7 RYNO

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

I was shocked.... It was like finding a rare varient....

Looking over the figure, someone painted every piece.... Just the time and effort made it worth the second purchase of Megatron for me.

LOL, I asked my Daughter which figure she liked best and she said the original, because it was less scary.... Which is a win in my book for the custom figure. LOL

Edited by RYNO, 25 April 2012 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

This is pretty hilarious and neat actually.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smolder-and-his-pal-Chopster/1497598050488573

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

yeah... I think Cheet's nailed the story behind this one. Still A very nice find.

It isn't my custom either btw... I went old school and gave mine a black fusion cannon
Would like to see Onslaught before the Titan Masters.

#10 Kalidor

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Surely even on Ebay one could get retail for their auction?

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#11 Vestras

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

I'm still going with this is some guys new hobby. Like, a good Samaritan of customizers.
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#12 RYNO

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:57 PM

I hope so. I'm going to keep an eye out for any future random painted figures at the store and will let you know if I find any more.

Here's hoping for a better painted Prime soon.

#13 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Apr 25 2012, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surely even on Ebay one could get retail for their auction?

And lose money in fees.
Ebay is hardly a guarantee of anything.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

I've seen people return their customs, but they've almost always been really crappy customs of figures that later came out officially (typically Marvel or DC). I'd love to find something like this.
 
 
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

Wow. That is super-duper awesomely odd icon-fire.gif

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.

 

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Apr 25 2012, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm still going with this is some guys new hobby. Like, a good Samaritan of customizers.

I like this idea.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

It's a good thing you bought it, otherwise 20 years from now, some guy on the interbrainweb is gonna be in a violent argument with people about how the PRiD Megatron he got when he was a kid was painted up all awesome, not bare gray plastic.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

Only possible answer:

SANTA.

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#19 OrionPax44

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

This just in: Hasbro hints at a possible missing Megatron Prototype. icon-fire.gif

But yeah Im betting on the Santa theory.

Edited by orionpax44, 25 April 2012 - 04:52 PM.

THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER'S AUTOBOT. I STOLE IT FAIR AND SQUARE.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

My idea was that some creative troll was doing this in hopes of causing a 'MP Optimus Prime is the same figure I had as a kid' or 'Blue Bluestreak' type urban legend further down the line, though I do hope it was a fan trying to be awesome and give some random kid the coolest PRID Megatron ever icon-op.gif .
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And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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