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@  BlackMax : (06 December 2016 - 04:37 AM)

Well not any more I'm not.:(

@  Telly : (05 December 2016 - 07:59 PM)

@blackmax-cold leads to snow. snow leads to delayed shipments. delayed shipments lead to a paranoid blackmax. are you SURE you want the cold??

@  BlackMax : (05 December 2016 - 06:41 PM)

:D

@  LBD "Nyt... : (05 December 2016 - 06:24 PM)

...TAKE IT!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (05 December 2016 - 06:24 PM)

Then make like Bart Simpson and just take it! Take it take it take it take it!

@  BlackMax : (05 December 2016 - 06:18 PM)

..............I ~might~ want all the cold.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (05 December 2016 - 06:17 PM)

Trust me, you're not getting ALL the cold. You don't want ALL the cold.

@  BlackMax : (05 December 2016 - 06:04 PM)

You guys in Canada have nice weather! I know it! You keep sending all the cold down here to Ohio to dump snow on us.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (05 December 2016 - 05:45 PM)

@Nevermore Wonko and I are in Canada. ;P

@  Robowang : (05 December 2016 - 09:58 AM)

Big random stuff sale just posted in BST - Boxed and loose G1, Japanese magazine exclusives, Botcon stuff, and more

@  Waspinator : (05 December 2016 - 07:03 AM)

LINER FORM

@  BlackMax : (05 December 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Momo, Ura, Kin, or Ryu? :D

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 05:00 PM)

But with Tauros you don't really have to worry about cars. ;)

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2016 - 04:20 PM)

At least you don't have to clean up after a bike.

@  Bass X0 : (04 December 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Bicycles? That's old school. Riding a Tauros is the thing to do these days.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 03:15 PM)

On a warm and sunny day, I could reach several dozen stores by bike.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 03:14 PM)

Lots of small, medium-sized and large cities within a short travelling distance of each other, and decent infrastructure.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 03:14 PM)

I guess that's the advantage of living in a decentralized major urban region.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 02:55 PM)

Multiples of each except for Scorch Strike Jetstorm.

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 02:54 PM)

I've seen waves 1-3 of the original torpedo/cyclone/buzzsaw Mini-Cons plus a lone Scorch Strike Jetstorm from wave 4, as well as wave 1 of the Weaponizers.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:33 PM)

I litteraly have to tracel 20 minutes out of town to the next town over if I want to even find the 5 dollar heads. Which of course.. I don't have the money to do *sulks in corner*

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2016 - 02:32 PM)

Yeah, still the first wave.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:32 PM)

You have Minicons?

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2016 - 02:31 PM)

My Walmart has had three minicons and two Leader Skywarps and nothing else for about three months now.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:31 PM)

No seriously... We have almost an entire aisle of Batman/Superman toys... and from what the stocker has told me...at least 10 more boxes of it in the back.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 December 2016 - 02:30 PM)

Wait.. you have Transformers? Around here it's "MAOR BATMANS!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (04 December 2016 - 02:18 PM)

Probably do

@  Nevermore : (04 December 2016 - 02:10 PM)

Seriously, I get the impression we actually have better distribution here around my part in Germany than most of the US does.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 12:06 PM)

Over 40 minutes of waiting on the phone to find out if they had Galvatron (I was aiming for a price match deal if they did). Along the way, I ended up connecting to two other customers who were waiting to be connected to other departments.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 12:00 PM)

Man, Walmart... that was an adventure of sorts yesterday...

@  wonko the sane? : (04 December 2016 - 11:57 AM)

I saw megatron at walmart, and astrotrain as well. Figured they were in the same case assortment. Now I don't know what to think.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 11:25 AM)

Still hoping to find Chromedome, and another shot at Rewind. Not part of the sale, but...

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 11:25 AM)

Wow, didn't even know those were out here yet.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 December 2016 - 11:15 AM)

I got me an astrotrain at that sale! Wanted a megatron too, but didn't find one.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (04 December 2016 - 11:14 AM)

Went to TRU to take advantage of a 40% off deal they had on Sentinel Prime and Galvatron (I wanted the latter), but they were out of stock before the sale even began. =P Got a raincheck, at least.

@  BlackMax : (04 December 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Huh. Maybe I can figure a way to headcanon IDW Strafe into being AoE Strafe...

@  zephyrX9 : (04 December 2016 - 03:12 AM)

I'm sure under a different artist, she might look like something!

@  Verity Carlo : (04 December 2016 - 01:50 AM)

She....well, I'm not sure what she turns into, but it involves her face splitting in half.

@  Verity Carlo : (04 December 2016 - 01:49 AM)

There was also Strafe for Female Dinobots.

@  LordGigaIce : (03 December 2016 - 11:57 PM)

http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/3/33/Raptoricon_symbol.jpg

@  LordGigaIce : (03 December 2016 - 11:57 PM)

plus the best faction insignia ever

@  Dracula : (03 December 2016 - 11:27 PM)

but yeah we need toys of those Raptoricons yesterday.

@  Dracula : (03 December 2016 - 11:27 PM)

but BW also set the precedent that the gender of the scanned beast mode doesn't need to match the robot mode...so bright colors are fine ;)

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 11:04 PM)

That WOULD be a very good point, except Slash has got ~all the bright colors~, and in the bird world (which as we all know is also the dino world)rampant bright colors are a male thing.

@  LordGigaIce : (03 December 2016 - 10:56 PM)

There was that one Deluxe raptor mould from AoE....GET ON IT FUNPU....oh. Now I'm sad.

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 10:54 PM)

...I did not know bout this. Maybe I should amend my comment to "we need more female Dinotobts ~who have toys~."

@  Dracula : (03 December 2016 - 10:05 PM)

@BlackMax - did you know about the Raptoricons? Currently they've only been in fan club prose but they have pretty badass designs and are all female.

@  Rycochet : (03 December 2016 - 09:21 PM)

More female dinosaur transformers would be nice, but not specifically dinobots. Never been a fan of adding new guys to that specific subgroup, it feels a bit like when ageing rock bands add new members.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 December 2016 - 09:02 PM)

Wait, swoop isn't a woman?

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 07:44 PM)

Can I just take a moment and declare that we need some female Dinobots? Because we really need some female Dinobots.


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#1 Quantumhawk

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

This was posted by a guy over at TFW, but since that site is blocked I can't find the link. Regardless: http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

Short description:
1) Unscrew 5 easy-to-reach screws
2) Separate body into 4 parts (front torso, back torso, nosecone, legs)
3) Take sandpaper (wrapped around a board or something flat) or an emery board (long file board for fingernails and such) and file down 4 screw posts and 4 flat surfaces (2 on each side of the torso).
4) Reassemble

I did this today and it fixed my BW's shoulders to a very satisfying degree.

Notes of caution:

- I did the screw posts on mine a little too much, I should have done them less and done the flat surfaces more.
- If you do file some or all of these parts too much, it's possible to make it so his legs won't stay properly seated for jet mode. On mine one of them is borderline, it doesn't really want to stay in place but I can get it with some finagling.
- Another side effect of doing this too much is that the top panels above his shoulders may not want to sit down in the recess properly. Honestly I don't think this is noticeable, and it's a worthwhile price to pay for his actual shoulders sitting in place securely.
- Have a can of air or something to blow out the filings. Yuck.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

Why just do what Peaugh did.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:00 AM

Yeah, Peaugh was able to fix it without any modification.

I'm going to attempt that whenever he finds his way to New England.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

I don't think there's anything to fix... because they haven't shown up on the damn east coast.
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

Peaugh's "fix" doesn't really work unless you have a really good Blitzwing. It helps a little but all you're really doing is just bending the chest a little and trying to make stronger contact. This is actually modifying the body to resolve the problem.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

I did the sanding one yesterday and it worked like a charm. His arms stay in now.

But the nosecone is terrible though, the head won't stay in place so it pushes against it and makes paint rub off, I can't even transform him without risking more paint rubbing off.

Edited by Blues, 06 May 2013 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

Weird thing about mine, Peaugh's trick worked with the right shoulder, but not with the left. So basically, I just wedge the top shoulder panels into his chest piece and it keeps mostly. Just that the purple part that the arms are actually attached to move when I move his arms. Not perfect, but eh.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(unluckiness @ May 6 2013, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Weird thing about mine, Peaugh's trick worked with the right shoulder, but not with the left. So basically, I just wedge the top shoulder panels into his chest piece and it keeps mostly. Just that the purple part that the arms are actually attached to move when I move his arms. Not perfect, but eh.


You should do this fix then. You probably just need to sand the screw post on one side.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

Just posted this in the other thread, but on the off chance someone gets the toy and looks here but not there:


THIS FIX IS BLOODY WONDERFUL!

Seriously, it is REALLY easy to do. screw off the back and sand everywhere on the front where it touches the back (the screw posts and the inside walls down along the chest. Repeat this till your arms lock in perfect.

And they DO.

I just finished and his arms now lock in super solid and perfect. Rock solid, never coming out by mistake perfect. It improves the robot mode 100%.

Basically, DO IT.

(It also seems to have made his other modes more solid as well, both the tank and jet set together solidly now. Only the nosecone remains slightly annoying/weak, but it's an all around big improvement.)


-ZacWilliam, it is a really dumb mistake apparently. Someone got a measurement just a tiny fraction of an inch off and it blew the shoulder mechanism completely. Sand off the tiny bit of poorly measured plastic and boom, perfect working shoulders. TFs require precision in construction sometimes and someone blew that here. I'm just thankful its an easy fix.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

Okay, after sleeping in all day, I just did this and it works beautifully. Now I can hold him up by the arm and dangle him a bit and his shoulders will stay in place! icon-blitz.gif Now, if only there was a way to keep the yellow paint on his head from getting rubbed off...

Seriously guys, do this.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

I'm not sure if the problem bothers me enough to do this.
It's similar to the problem of keeping Animated Jazz's hood down in Robot mode.

Just means I have to hold the problem part down when I want to rotate his arm.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

Toldja! :-)

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

Could someone do a picture guide instead of a YouTube video?

I find it so much easier to follow pictures.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ May 9 2013, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could someone do a picture guide instead of a YouTube video?

I find it so much easier to follow pictures.


Not at home with the figure right now to take pics, but its very easy.

1) Unscrew the two little screws in the top of the back and the two little screws in the bottom of the back. And the bigger one in the butt.

2) Pull the halves of the body apart. (Legs and cockpit may come out but just put them aside to easily put back in when screwing back together.)

3) Now sand all the screw posts and the inner walls running down the center.

4) Put him back together and test the shoulder pegs. Repeat till they hold nice and snug.


-ZacWilliam, it's really easier than it sounds even.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

Gonna need to keep this thread in mind.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:19 PM

QUOTE(Smitty @ May 6 2013, 11:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why just do what Peaugh did.



Thank you for linking to a 20+ minute review without any indication on where "what Peaugh did" can be seen.






I did the sanding down because I'd rather fix something than forcing plastic. Pictures here:

http://www.tfw2005.c...zwing-arms.html

It really works well. Now if only I could fix the loose hips on mine. Impossible to remove rivets meant I had to pour Pledge Future into the area and let it sink into the entire joint.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:25 PM

This sanding thing is balls. I glued a bit of styrene (tiny pieces of credit card work as well) above the notches in the chest to slightly extend the lip that shoulders are supposed catch under. Now it is as solid as a rock.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 12 2013, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This sanding thing is balls. I glued a bit of styrene (tiny pieces of credit card work as well) above the notches in the chest to slightly extend the lip that shoulders are supposed catch under. Now it is as solid as a rock.

Do you think you could post a pic to better show what you did?

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Maybe tomorrow. I did it last night and only just now got to see how it worked.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:18 PM


Sanding thing worked PERFECT for mine. It is absolutely rock solid when you sand it down enough. And it was really easy.

-ZacWilliam, I suppose it depends on your level of skill at moding but I would strongly recommend the sanding to anyone of any skill. It's easy and works beautifully. I would never try the snipping/glueing you describe. No offence it just sounds a lot more difficult and a lot more potential to be messed up messily.
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