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#1 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

I did. Just now. Cyberverse Vehicon.

I just wanted some TF coolness of my own. He's a poor substitute for Spinister, the MST, and cool Diarama Displays, but it's something.


-ZacWilliam, now if I could find Voyager Bulkhead (yeah right) or Deluxe Vehicon, THAT might make me feel completely better, icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 27 April 2012 - 02:03 PM.

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#2 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

Looking at previous years botcon exclusives. Even knock-offs.

I'm in a dangerous place...

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

I got Prid Cliffjumper yesterday just because Tapout


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

Want to, but can't find any new Botshots.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Apr 27 2012, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking at previous years botcon exclusives. Even knock-offs.


Part of me wants to spring for a Rapido, but my birthday is in a few weeks.


ZacWilliam, gonna be hinting something fierce for a few toys so...
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

Yeah, rapido is easily one of the best of the 2010 set. Glad to have him.

But this weekend, I would love to find any of the newer prime stuff, especially deluxe wave 3. I'll even be in a town with a target, TRU, and 2 walmarts tomorrow, but I'm sure I won't find anything new.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

Would love to find new toys, but all I want is a Vehicon and I don't anticipate finding him soon. (Decided to wait on the others in that wave.) Still, fingers crossed.
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#8 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 27 2012, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Apr 27 2012, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking at previous years botcon exclusives. Even knock-offs.


Part of me wants to spring for a Rapido, but my birthday is in a few weeks.


ZacWilliam, gonna be hinting something fierce for a few toys so...


Yeah, I'm very pleased with Rapido. He embodies g2 for me. The problem is now I'm looking at getting myself a Brakedown to battle him. Which is...yikes. Hence the ko desire creeping into my otherwise non-ko thoughts. The color scheme is just too exciting, on any figure.



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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Apr 27 2012, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 27 2012, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Apr 27 2012, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking at previous years botcon exclusives. Even knock-offs.


Part of me wants to spring for a Rapido, but my birthday is in a few weeks.


ZacWilliam, gonna be hinting something fierce for a few toys so...


Yeah, I'm very pleased with Rapido. He embodies g2 for me. The problem is now I'm looking at getting myself a Brakedown to battle him. Which is...yikes. Hence the ko desire creeping into my otherwise non-ko thoughts. The color scheme is just too exciting, on any figure.

Rapido is pretty great. I've never loved the Classics Prowl mold, but that head sculpt is just fantastic, and the colors are lovely. I'd really recommend finding one, even if you feel like I do about the mold.

I also really dig last year's SG Galvatron--I don't care about the fiction, so I just like the idea that a Decepticon leader is disguised as a nice friendly rescue chopper. Very movie-Barricadey.

Those two and the keychain Mini-Bots are the only BotCon exclusives on my shelves (I have others from 2011 that I finally got around to listing for sale), but I should have a 2012 bagged set once the non-attendings ship. So I'm gonna try to be patient until then, and not go digging on eBay for ones I've missed. icon-hotrod.gif

But I might have to make an exception for Spinister. Because I want Spinister.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

If you really want to feel like you're at Botcon, go find a Generations toy whose mold you already have two of, and pay $50 for it. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Gryllid, 27 April 2012 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(Gryllid @ Apr 27 2012, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you really want to feel like you're at Botcon, go find a Generations toy whose mold you already have two of, and pay $50 for it. icon-hotrod.gif


If I could find one that was decoed and molded in the colors of a favorite character from my childhood I might. (But probably not cause my wife would kill me.)


-ZacWilliam, part of the reason I bought the Vehicon was to pretend he was G1 Blackjack.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 27 April 2012 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

I bought Preternia He-Man off of BBTS instead.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

I'm buying SG Treadshot to fill the void, I guess?

Okay, really it's because hells yeah Armada Sideswipe.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

I...don't particularly feel that need, but coincidentally have started picking up Stealth Force toys as they've started showing up at Big Lots/TJ Maxx at prices more to my liking. Does that count?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

I got my TFCC membership Battlecharger, MOTUC Draego-Man, and TP He-Man this week. I'm ok...for now.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Wave 2 Prime Voyagers just dropped into my BBTS pile of loot, so I shipped those babies and the wave 3 deluxes this morning to fill the non-attending void!. And a BTTF2 Gray's Sports Almanac for good measure.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

If I could -find- anything beyond Wheeljack and two bumblees I might.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

Ok I originally only wanted Sounwave and Treadshot. Now Im gonna hafta get a Kickoff and a Spinster and put on a action master Sprocket head on him and make him a G2 Sprocket. As my wallet screams at me I think Im gonna check Toysrus for toys I can afford icon-screamer.gif

that whole "when I became a man i put away childish things." ... deal

 

and to that I say, yeah they're away up there on that shelf


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

Everything in moderation.
No one will think less of you if you do not buy expensive BC toys...
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

I would, but my area just has assorted DOTM toys. I found a ROTF Chromia and Dlx Wheelie at a Rite Aid though, don't think those count.



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