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@  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.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2016 - 05:41 PM)

It was awesome seeing all those heroes together on screen, though. I hope Superman and Martian Manhunter get to participate in the next crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2016 - 05:36 PM)

The solution was also just a bit too easy... the Dominators are apparently just big sissys, give 'em a poke with a caddle prod and they'll run off

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2016 - 05:35 PM)

Yeah, I felt Arrow was the weakest entry... but after least season I kind of got turned off the show, and haven't watched any of the current season.

@  Jalaguy : (03 December 2016 - 05:34 PM)

It was good, but would've been better if Arrow hadn't co-opted its portion to do an relatively pointless anniversary episode.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 December 2016 - 05:31 PM)

Haven't seen any of the DC shows.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2016 - 05:24 PM)

How did y'all feel about this week's CW DC shows crossover? I thought it was great and reminiscent of comic books!

@  BlackMax : (03 December 2016 - 08:25 AM)

I'm still exploring all the possible mods for the PC version of Fallout New Vegas.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 11:03 PM)

So what, my species is perfectly happy to completely obliterate an undeveloped species to make servants, go full on ADVENT on more developed worlds, but for the middle of the road species suddenly my hands ar tied? Bah.

@  Pennpenn : (02 December 2016 - 10:58 PM)

It's annoying in Stellaris how "Pre-sentient" life forms can be Uplifted (turned into sentient and loyal races) and pre-space age civs can be messed around with and taken over, but you can't do anything about "Stone Age Primitives" so they just end up as a permanent debuff to a planet and end up squatting in valuable tiles.

@  Verity Carlo : (02 December 2016 - 10:53 PM)

To put it simply, everyone is in a race to become god.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (02 December 2016 - 10:42 PM)

I'm playing Tales of Zestiria instead.

@  Touch My Thighs : (02 December 2016 - 10:10 PM)

So basically I'm 15 hours into Final Fantasy XV and it seems like they took the edgy FF7-style game they were going to make, threw it out and made something actually fun instead.


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

http://nikeinc.com/news/megatron-rises

 

 

Nike Football champions the TRANSFORMERS “More Than Meets the Eye” qualities of Calvin Johnson, Jr. by teaming up with Hasbro on the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max. As a special addition, the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max is sold with a first ever Hasbro TRANSFORMERS action figure designed for an athlete in conjunction with a shoe release.

 

So if you can still buy the figures on eBay for $15, it'll be much cheaper for you :D



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:16 PM

This is the stupidest thing ever. Though I may be biased because I can give two shits less about football.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

One thing I couldn't tell - does anyone know if the ones on ebay were complete?  Hard to tell with the way the gun forms (I don't own the figure though, maybe it makes more sense in person).


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

i kinda like the shoes....



#5 NightViper

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:24 PM

One thing I couldn't tell - does anyone know if the ones on ebay were complete?  Hard to tell with the way the gun forms (I don't own the figure though, maybe it makes more sense in person).

 

They were complete. Both gun halves and the football.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:30 PM

I kinda want a pair


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:43 PM

Nice to see it finally coming out officially.  Do get one cheap on ebay, it's a neat figure.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:08 PM

As a nerd, I'm threatened and angry about sports appearing in my robot toys. They should have made one with Bob Budiansky's logo on it and sold it with Bob Budiansky-branded typewriter ink.

 

EDIT: In less facetious news, the Air Trainer SCIIs are awesome. I love how Action Mastery they are.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:38 PM

I actually kinda want that.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:44 PM

Seems to me Sports Label Megatron would've been a better fit.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

Who buys three shoes? CJ Megs is Nike-branded.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:00 PM

So how long do you guys think this will be out before we hear a horrible toy swap story? "Um, I'm pretty sure these shoes weren't supposed to come with War for Cybertron Megatron. And I'm pretty sure the shoes weren't supposed to be a worn out pair of Adidas."


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:07 PM

"I thought I was buying a pair of shoes, but all I got were a couple of bee hives."



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

Would not purchase again?

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:22 AM

I really like the presentation of this thing, from the ornate fold-open box to the Decepticon Nike logo.

The shoes are a bit too showy for my tastes, though.

 

Those Fox NFL robots are pretty cool, but if Hasbro partnered with the NFL..... they're opening themselves up to an entirely new market that spends billions upon billions annually on whatever crap they'll stick their logo on. Orange and navy transforming bear? Yes, please. And for the people who dislike sports, you'd potentially have some great beast Transformer custom fodder!


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:31 AM

That huge set with the three pairs of shoes, transforming box, and Calvatron is limited to 81 sets or am I reading that wrong? Either way price will not be pretty...


In honor of Johnson’s number, 81 Megatron Rises Packs will release exclusively at 21 Mercer in NYC, select Nike Yardline doors, and Nike.com . The CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max and the Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II will be available at select Nike retail locations and online at nike.com

MEGATRON is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission.  © 2013 Hasbro.   All Rights Reserved.  Licensed by Hasbro.

 

Glad there's just the straight forward shoes with Calvatron option, but naturally I'd rather have the other pair of shoes that doesn't include Megatron...grrr...

 

Also, this is just a brilliant move by Hasbro.   Hopefully, it does a lot to break down the barrier of negative stereotyping for toy collecting outside of fan circles.    Then again, I may be optimistic and we may see a lot of Calvatrons on ebay after some people get their kicks. 


Edited by Blacknife, 20 November 2013 - 03:33 AM.

Marvel Universe: Transformed Forever archived in it's #80 in a four issue limited series phase.

 


#17 Nanite

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

If Nike is only selling 81 full sets (or just 81 Megatrons?), that might explain why there are so many to be had on ebay.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:20 AM

I like the color scheme, the tiny 'con football, and the packaging. The shoes, however, look trashy as hell (I guess that's what's popular) and I don't really care for individual celebrities getting, essentially, custom TFs (I didn't care for LP Soundwave, either).


Repaints for teams sounds like a cool idea, though.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:45 AM

The purple is a bit much. Now if they came in the color of the Lions I'd be down. Imagine those shoes in a nice blue and grey.

 

Hell, I'd love a burgundy and gold Optimus Prime.  


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:49 AM

I am digging the shoes!  Would love a decepticon logo on my feet. :)