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@  Kalidor : (02 December 2016 - 06:24 PM)

Tom Cruise sucks but I really did enjoy Edge of Tomorrow

@  Benbot : (02 December 2016 - 03:57 PM)

What? They made a new Mummy movie and cast Tom Cruise? I love Cruise, but isn't he kind of expensive? Kind of stupid to rely on his star power to boost a new franchise instead of...like...good writing? I hope it had both, but I'm not holding my breath.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 11:36 PM)

Now if only I could get one of my GoG games to work right (well series of games) :(

@  Kalidor : (01 December 2016 - 11:24 PM)

Thanks, I picked it up. Worth it for the soundtrack alone

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 10:01 PM)

GoG is awsome.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2016 - 08:07 PM)

woot woot, thank you kindly!

@  Dekafox : (01 December 2016 - 07:42 PM)

Head's up, GOG has Neverwinter Nights up for free for about another 30 hours or so

@  Verity Carlo : (01 December 2016 - 07:30 PM)

the men who murdered my imaginary friends

@  Locoman : (01 December 2016 - 05:30 PM)

I'm coming, Baby Legs! I'm.... Regular... Legs!

@  Benbot : (01 December 2016 - 04:05 PM)

What are you worried about, come get fake doors!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 December 2016 - 02:07 PM)

I just found out that Blue from Blue's Clues is a girl. Whoa.

@  Bass X0 : (01 December 2016 - 01:14 PM)

Holy Magikrap!

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 08:45 AM)

Also, TR Triggerhappy is a good mold.

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 07:34 AM)

I should have said "not staying together", but anyway.

@  unluckiness : (01 December 2016 - 06:50 AM)

My Astrotrain had that but some floor polish on the tabs helped.

@  Pennpenn : (01 December 2016 - 06:48 AM)

On the subject of recalcitrant TR voyagers, does anyone else have an issue with Sentinel Prime's legs staying together in space-brick mode?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (01 December 2016 - 03:40 AM)

Holy crap or holy carp? ;)

@  BlackMax : (30 November 2016 - 08:41 PM)

...holy crap it works!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 07:14 PM)

Hold the button (orange spot) on his chest and push them down till they click.

@  BlackMax : (30 November 2016 - 06:05 PM)

The horns can never be kept down! \m/. >_< .\m/

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 04:19 PM)

I was about to say.. I have no problem getting him to stay together in any mode. The horns was the worst thing for me. But I got that fixed.

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:26 PM)

...and I just figured that out too

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:24 PM)

Oh, hey, I figured it out. Now if I can just find a way to get his upper and lower body to stay pegged together in robot mode I'll be in business.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 November 2016 - 12:12 PM)

Cold showers.

@  unitremover : (30 November 2016 - 12:11 PM)

Oh, what's the trick to getting his horns to stay down?

@  unluckiness : (30 November 2016 - 08:26 AM)

Alolan baristas say the darndest things

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2016 - 08:26 AM)

I like Alpha trion. Just gotta see if his horns will stay down now that I learned the trick.

@  Robowang : (30 November 2016 - 07:55 AM)

Alpha Trion is awesome. Fun transformation, beefy robot mode, sweet sword, amazing headsculpt, and great colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 November 2016 - 05:48 AM)

Why? Alpha Trion is pretty cool, even with some flaws. He reminds me of BW2 designs.

@  unitremover : (29 November 2016 - 11:34 PM)

I should've listened to what everybody else said about Alpha Trion and not gotten lured in by the sweet siren call of a new toy evoking Vector Prime

@  Msol : (29 November 2016 - 10:12 PM)

Hot damn Astrotrain is way better than I was expecting.

@  BlackMax : (29 November 2016 - 06:32 PM)

I would've guessed that unaired theme for Beast Machines.

@  Gizmoboy : (29 November 2016 - 04:11 PM)

yes, Lightbright is correct on that one

@  Lightbright : (29 November 2016 - 01:47 PM)

Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eyed Peas?

@  Bass X0 : (29 November 2016 - 01:36 PM)

Name the song by the lyrics - "I'm a beast when you turn me on, into the future Cybertron"

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2016 - 05:47 AM)

Ultra Matryoska.

@  BlackMax : (29 November 2016 - 04:55 AM)

That'd be CW Ultra Magnus, I would think.

@  Nutjob R/T : (29 November 2016 - 01:22 AM)

Hm. Titans Return Rowboat Girlyman?

@  BlackMax : (28 November 2016 - 09:09 PM)

TR Alpha Trion looks like a Space Marine Primarch. Specifically, I'm thinking Fulgrim.

@  Gryllid : (28 November 2016 - 09:02 PM)

Shop pet-smart. Shop Pet-S-Mart.

@  BlackMax : (28 November 2016 - 08:03 PM)

I understood that.

@  Telly : (28 November 2016 - 06:58 PM)

im gonna open a competing pet store and call it "petsdom". lets see how many people can figure this out lol

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 November 2016 - 06:57 PM)

Skywarp pushes people down stairs.

@  Robowang : (28 November 2016 - 06:52 PM)

Ramjet likes toast.

@  Broadside : (28 November 2016 - 06:39 PM)

"Petsmart" is actually an example of bad Romanisation that's become entrenched in the fandom.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 November 2016 - 06:27 PM)

No no no, it's SPELT "Petsmart," but it's pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove."

@  Dracula : (28 November 2016 - 06:23 PM)

It's pronounced "I can't go here with my wife because she'll cry when she goes to the cat adoption area"

@  MEDdMI : (28 November 2016 - 06:18 PM)

"peat's-may-rtt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 November 2016 - 05:03 PM)

It's pronounced "Petsmart". How else would you say it?

@  Bass X0 : (28 November 2016 - 05:02 PM)

Is "Petsmart" pronounced, "PetsMart" or "PetSmart"?


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Transformers Prime First Edition arrives at TJ Maxx


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#1 (Deactivated) 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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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.

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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}>
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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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