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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.

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

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

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GoG is awsome.

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

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What are you worried about, come get fake doors!

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Holy Magikrap!

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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.

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

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Holy crap or holy carp? ;)

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...holy crap it works!

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

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

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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.

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...and I just figured that out too

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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.

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Cold showers.

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Hot damn Astrotrain is way better than I was expecting.

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

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yes, Lightbright is correct on that one

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Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eyed Peas?

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

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Ultra Matryoska.

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

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Hm. Titans Return Rowboat Girlyman?

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

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

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I understood that.

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

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Skywarp pushes people down stairs.

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Ramjet likes toast.

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

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

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

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"peat's-may-rtt"

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

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

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Tiny images revealed of Deluxe Nightbeat, Jhiaxus & Windblade

Thrilling 30 Nightbeat Jhiaxus Windblade Deluxe Class Generations

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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:46 AM

Okay, so, courtesy of TFW, we have from Japanese retailer Red Mercury what are supposedly images for the upcoming Nightbeat, Jhiaxus and Windblade T30 Deluxes:

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RTS Jazz mould?! RID Jhiaxus homage?! What the hug? :??? Everything about them is just wholly unexpected...

Edited by Jalaguy, 14 January 2014 - 09:00 AM.


#2 unluckiness

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:50 AM

Ick. Those are some bad mold choices.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:01 AM

Yeah, uh, those look pretty nasty.


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#4 The Phazer

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:02 AM

Sigh, they are not good. Not good at all.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:05 AM

I think the RTS Jazz mold is one of the best modern molds ever... As Jazz. But it's not what I would really want for Nightbeat cause it just isn't much like his original self at all and I love 80s Furman Nightbeat. It just looks like Jazz painted like Nightbeat.

And Jhiaxus ehhh... The new head looks like it would help a lot but again It's a homage to the G2 guy I am interested in and this seems too far off mark there. G2 colors would be better but even then...


I'm gonna hope these are fake. If they aren't I might still get NB and might pass on Jhiaxus.


-ZacWilliam, mostly if real I'd just be disappointed with Hasbro if this was what they brought to the table for the thrilling 30th. Doing characters long requested = Good. Doing them as marginally inappropriate repaints= more likely to cheese fans off than make them happy. And they should know that.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:08 AM

Wow.

 

I dunno, I'd probably get them, but I can't see being highly enthused about them either.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:09 AM

Armada Starscream isn't "wrong" for Jhiaxus. In the past he looked like an immensely bulked up Seeker-esq design, and then he was Storm Jet/Jet Storm, and then in IDW he was suddenly evocative Movie Protoform Starscream with his original head. So there's not many consistent elements beyond looking distantly like a Starscream, which this mold does. And I love Jhiaxus so I'll buy it, (if it's real).

 

Nightbeat deserves his own mold, by gosh!


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:14 AM

Oh yeah, the Armadascream mould is totally okay for Jhiaxus in my books, but why colour it like the RID toy? That's like if they'd made T30 Waspinator his Fox Kids colour scheme...

 

Also, I suppose the Jazz-Nightbeat link is that they were both Porsches?


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:16 AM

The Armada Starscream mold's just too slender for my tastes. The FOC Seeker mold seems like a better fit for him than this.

 

Edit: Just noticed that he doesn't have hands in that pic. lol


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:21 AM

God Hasbro is SO INCOMPETENT.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:26 AM

The one that can't be made by a fan with sculpy or photoshop is just a drawing.  I don't believe it is real yet.  If it is, I will not buy them.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:34 AM

I'm not thrilled (snicker) with these but they'll do.  I do love me some Jazz.

 

So the Jazz mold has to be the mold with the most different heads and accessories at this point.

 

Jazz head, gun, & speakers

Stepper with Nightstick, gun, & speakers

Treadshot head, gun, & speakers

Kickoff head, gun, & speakers

Wheelie head, slingshot, & speakers

Nightbeat head, gun, & lights

 

That's not counting the SG Longarm custom stuff either.

 

Also original source:

http://www.redmercur...1401A-RED-10739

http://www.redmercur...1401A-RED-10740

http://www.redmercur...1401A-RED-10741

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:36 AM

I think those first two are photoshopped, but I dunno.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:45 AM

Redmercury is a reliable source.

 

The images are Photoshopped as much as Hasbro tends to Photoshop their publicity photos (which is a lot).

 

Perhaps Jhiaxus with his previous toy colors is Hasbro's way of getting something RID into the 30th Anniversary.

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:52 AM

Redmercury is a reliable source.

 

The images are Photoshopped as much as Hasbro tends to Photoshop their publicity photos (which is a lot).

 

Perhaps Jhiaxus with his previous toy colors is Hasbro's way of getting something RID into the 30th Anniversary.

 

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Well, My new years resolution was to save more money in 2014 and if these are the offerings then it looks like I'll be able to stay on track. 



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:03 AM


I think the Jhiaxus is worse as a RiD homage/recognition than it is just as a G2 Jhaxus. As the later the colors are all wrong but it looks to have an appropriate head on a passable body. If you're looking at it from a RiD perspective it's the right colors but everything else wrong and it's an obscure non-show toy as your only line recognition in the 30th Ann. which is sad.

I'm a huge Nightbeat fan but if they wanted to do a RID homage the RTS Jazz mold as a Spychanger Hot Shot might have been nicer.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:21 AM

Making Jhiaxus a partial homage to the RiD toy really does seem on par for Hasbro. They do love referencing character's original toys in updates, and that technically is Jhiaxus' original toy.

 

Nightbeat is odd considering the relative lack of redecoes from past lines so far, and some people were speculating they couldn't due to budget reasons. It's not the ideal Nightbeat update, but I don't hate it at all. The mold is too nice to write it off.

 

I was kind of hoping Windblade would be a voyager. At this size, it might be too small for how ornately designed she is. Going to withhold judgement until we see an actual toy.

 

Still, Nightbeat and Jhiaxus don't really excite me enough to be must buys.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:25 AM

I think Hasbro said Windblade was going to be a Deluxe when they first revealed her name and design.
 
It also occurs to me that the use of the Jazz mould here suggests the leaked Hardhead listing probably will be the fabled Warpath retool after all.

Edited by Jalaguy, 14 January 2014 - 07:35 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:42 AM

I'm mixed on Jhiaxus. On one hand, yay! someone to go with my BotCon 2010/2013 toys! On the other, I already kinda had a toy for that and would have prefered a full-on G2 toy.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:44 AM

I was hoping for Nightbeat from the IDW 'Bee mold. I don't think I like the idea of him as another hood-chest guy, and while I love the RTS Jazz mold, I'm kinda over it by now.

 

I really Jhiaxus will be able to clap. Otherwise, I think Hasbro's cost-cutting has gone a bit far.... :D


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