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@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

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SDCC 2014 exclusive: G1 coloured Dinobots w/ Ark diorama

SDCC Grimlock Strafe Slug Snarl Ark

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:19 AM

Hasbro Unveils SDCC Special Edition Transformers Dinobots Toys


It's another Transformers exclusive for SDCC 2014, rendering Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock and Deluxe Strafe, Slug and Snarl in G1-inspired colour-schemes (sorry Sludge/Slog!). Click through to the article for more images.

The set is $160 and comes in a insane box that transform via magic pop-up book technology into a replica of the crashed Ark from the G1 cartoon!

Edited by Jalaguy, 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:21 AM

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No, seriously, *&@%@#$


How in the hell am I going to get these now?


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:27 AM

Eh. I prefer the varied colors.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:29 AM

Well, good try Knights of Unicron, but I don't think you're going to win this one.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

I pretty much prefer the TF colors, like how bright and colorful the mass market versions are.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

Saw that coming from 1000 miles away. Prefer retail colors.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:31 AM

I'm still in a bit of shock. The initial price tag is $160, which is already kind of bonkers. I shudder to think what specialty stores will turn that into.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

I thought the pattern for SDCC was one big set and one small set. These are both kinda big.(Price-wise at least)

(This one isn't big enough though. They're missing Sludge/Slog.)


I also prefer the retail colors, but there is something compelling about a group all sharing a "uniform".

Not compelling enough for me to actually buy it though.

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 19 June 2014 - 08:38 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

Yeah, the diorama's neat, but I don't think I need that.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:37 AM

Holy jive.

Sold sold sold super sold. This is one of the rare instances in which I actually like the use of chrome, and the added paint details (or stickers?) look great. The translucent beaks on Swoop are a nice touch.

Edited by Strafe, 19 June 2014 - 08:42 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:38 AM

Well, Slog is black and grey and red at retail. He's pretty close to being classic colors as-is!

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:39 AM

I'm disapointed they went toy colors with swoop rather then Cartoon colors.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:44 AM

I've been trying to talk myself out of this since making those last few posts, but that Snarl simply calls to me. There are some bits I don't like here and there, but on the whole I like how these guys look together. 


I can certainly toss that entire diorama if it's a factor in the price. It's pretty and whatnot but I would most likely never even find space for it.


How in the hell am I going to get these, I wonder. Preferably without being gouged to oblivion, although judging from how the Bruticus set went that's bloody inevitable...

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:44 AM


I think this is a better look at Snarl's robot mode than the retail stock photo's sea of green.

He seems fine, but I'm a little worried about his wrists.  It looks like they're permanently bent upwards?

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 19 June 2014 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Looking at his old deluxe picture it seems that to put his wrists in a normal position you have to leave them in Curling Iron Arms mode.


Which is... less bad than permanently upwards wrists I guess???

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:52 AM


Interested in getting TFSS 3.0 Carzap, Nacelle, or G2 Starscream for $50 plus shipping?  PM me if so.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:01 AM

Man. I honestly thought in my head I wouldn't be too fussed about these when they appeared because I don't really see these as the G1 Dinobots anyway, they're new characters. But that's damned nice. They look interesting and coherent, and irrespective of the actual Dinobots that Ark box is *amazing*. By far and away the best packaging thing Hasbro has ever done.


Lack of a Slog and Slug having a little bit too much chrome are the only downsides really.


EDIT: Oh, and being a bloody exclusive set that's not available through anything but scalping means outside the US anyway.

Edited by The Phazer, 19 June 2014 - 09:10 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:03 AM

I want them, but not for $160.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:03 AM

On my god I need this!!!



I don't need the Ark though, so hopefully I can find someone that's selling just the Dinos.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:05 AM

The clear heads on Snarl and Strafe really make the set. If Slog had been included the price would be a whole lot more palatable, even if it was 20 bucks more.