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@  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.

@  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


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Transformers Prime First Edition arrives at TJ Maxx


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#1 mignash

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

I just visited the TJ Maxx in Rochester, MI and noticed they now carry Prime First Edition role playing toys, like the Bumblebee Ion Blaster. Perhaps they will get other First Edition toys?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

This sounds like a Five Below Windcharger thing about to happen. Immediately all high E-bay prices hit rock bottom icon-fire.gif
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

I would laugh my ass off if this happened...

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

I know some have insisted the toys were never made, and I don't doubt that per se, but I've still sort of been expecting this sooner or later.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:40 PM

This had to happen just after I found a FE Bulkhead for less than $100.
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Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

TRU is getting the BB Blaster too. Or maybe they've just had them the whole time and they aren't selling...

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ May 5 2012, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TRU is getting the BB Blaster too. Or maybe they've just had them the whole time and they aren't selling...


They've had 'em for awhile. Just a repaint anyway.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ May 5 2012, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know some have insisted the toys were never made, and I don't doubt that per se, but I've still sort of been expecting this sooner or later.
I don't know why they'd claim the toys were never made. They demonstrably were made, they just weren't for the US market.


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

I still don't buy the story that they weren't intended for the US market. Hasbro just doesn't want to throw retailers under the bus. That said, I do still believe that Hasbro will find somebody to carry the FEs eventually. Over the years they really have been pretty good about finding ways to release things here. I mean, we're getting MP-10 with the trailer.

#10 Quantumhawk

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ May 5 2012, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still don't buy the story that they weren't intended for the US market. Hasbro just doesn't want to throw retailers under the bus. That said, I do still believe that Hasbro will find somebody to carry the FEs eventually. Over the years they really have been pretty good about finding ways to release things here. I mean, we're getting MP-10 with the trailer.


No offense but I don't think that's a very good example. Trying to bring things to market, yes...trying to bring things *back* to market when original plan fell through and they've got a year worth of new product already in the pipeline and on the way to shelves, not so much. See Animated, DotM, RtS Rumble and Frenzy, etc.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE(Rosicrucian @ May 5 2012, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(gargunkle @ May 5 2012, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know some have insisted the toys were never made, and I don't doubt that per se, but I've still sort of been expecting this sooner or later.
I don't know why they'd claim the toys were never made. They demonstrably were made, they just weren't for the US market.



Which means, though, that the production numbers were supposedly cut substantially. With the US order cancelled, production was halted.

If that was the case, then there aren't any toys for TJMaxx and the like to release. It's not like times previous, when they're receiving overstock shipments from the larger retailers.


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

Yeah, we've never seen, even leaking out through eBay, anything but the first wave of Deluxes and the Entertainment Pack (and I think maybe Cliffjumper) in US packaging. There might be more Arcees, Starscreams and Bumblebees out there somewhere, and maybe CJ, but beyond that? Doesn't seem likely.

On the other hand, unlike other "similar" situations like the end of DOTM and Animated, the FE molds are actually relevant to the line Hasbro IS selling right now. It's not like trying to convince a retailer to take Animated exclusives after the line is dead and the show is over. They found a spot for Terrorcon Cliffjumper, albeit a pretty unusual one...I wouldn't write off the potential release of Prime and Bulkhead or the Vehicon just yet.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

I'm not depending on these showing up (I really only wanted Arcee, and the RiD version seems decent enough) but I will be pleased if they do!
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:58 PM

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Yeah, we've never seen, even leaking out through eBay, anything but the first wave of Deluxes and the Entertainment Pack (and I think maybe Cliffjumper) in US packaging.


We've seen the Voyagers in English-only packaging. There are some on eBay right now.

This one is from Hong Kong, but it's in U.S. packaging.
http://www.ebay.com/...1#ht_500wt_1361

Another one, this time from the Philippines:
http://www.ebay.com/...e#ht_500wt_1361

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ May 5 2012, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which means, though, that the production numbers were supposedly cut substantially. With the US order cancelled, production was halted.

If that was the case, then there aren't any toys for TJMaxx and the like to release. It's not like times previous, when they're receiving overstock shipments from the larger retailers.
Recall though, this is also a market that got things like the 2008 Special Editions, which were HTS and Asian-market exclusives.


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

Although, that's because they didn't sell all that quickly.

Really doesn't seem that there's many FEs sitting around at retail to clearance out like that.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

Most of my local stores still are stocking only DOTM and Bot Shots... nothing else.

My Walgreens is a wonderful mishmash of Scouts... containing DOTM, ROTF, Yellowbox and Animated Activators all on one peg! No one will buy them and they won't restock until they are gone.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ May 5 2012, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ May 5 2012, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still don't buy the story that they weren't intended for the US market. Hasbro just doesn't want to throw retailers under the bus. That said, I do still believe that Hasbro will find somebody to carry the FEs eventually. Over the years they really have been pretty good about finding ways to release things here. I mean, we're getting MP-10 with the trailer.


No offense but I don't think that's a very good example. Trying to bring things to market, yes...trying to bring things *back* to market when original plan fell through and they've got a year worth of new product already in the pipeline and on the way to shelves, not so much. See Animated, DotM, RtS Rumble and Frenzy, etc.

The point is that Hasbro has proven to be more than willing to cater to us when it's possible to do so. There's just not much Hasbro can do to get retailers interested in Animated toys. There also wasn't much they could do to interest retailers in RtS toys when Dotm was fast approaching, and there wasn't much they could do to interest retailers in DotM toys when Prime toys were finally coming.

What's different about the FEs is that the show hasn't been cancelled, the Prime toyline is still being supported, and the next movie is nowhere in sight. There's nothing about the FEs that should scream "shelfwarmer" to retailers.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ May 6 2012, 05:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The point is that Hasbro has proven to be more than willing to cater to us when it's possible to do so. There's just not much Hasbro can do to get retailers interested in Animated toys. There also wasn't much they could do to interest retailers in RtS toys when Dotm was fast approaching, and there wasn't much they could do to interest retailers in DotM toys when Prime toys were finally coming.

What's different about the FEs is that the show hasn't been cancelled, the Prime toyline is still being supported, and the next movie is nowhere in sight. There's nothing about the FEs that should scream "shelfwarmer" to retailers.


Ok but the FE toys are rehashes of figures already out at retail. You don't seriously think retailers are going to let Hasbro put *another* Optimus Prime and Bumblebee on the shelf at the same time as the other ones, do you? icon-primal.gif

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ May 6 2012, 08:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ May 6 2012, 05:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The point is that Hasbro has proven to be more than willing to cater to us when it's possible to do so. There's just not much Hasbro can do to get retailers interested in Animated toys. There also wasn't much they could do to interest retailers in RtS toys when Dotm was fast approaching, and there wasn't much they could do to interest retailers in DotM toys when Prime toys were finally coming.

What's different about the FEs is that the show hasn't been cancelled, the Prime toyline is still being supported, and the next movie is nowhere in sight. There's nothing about the FEs that should scream "shelfwarmer" to retailers.


Ok but the FE toys are rehashes of figures already out at retail. You don't seriously think retailers are going to let Hasbro put *another* Optimus Prime and Bumblebee on the shelf at the same time as the other ones, do you? icon-primal.gif


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