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@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 10:24 AM)

I really don't like that guy. Show the toys, not your face. I'm tired of looking at him.

@  RCX : (27 February 2020 - 09:25 AM)

Toy Galaxy is excellent.

@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 09:03 AM)

I think you'll be save in Greenland.

@  CORVUS : (27 February 2020 - 01:12 AM)

Toy Galaxy is my favorite overall toy-related channel on YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (26 February 2020 - 11:29 PM)

Last year's coverage via Toy YouTubers was brilliant. However, since YouTube's new (unfortunately necessary) guidelines the companies barely invited any of them back, so all we get is super-popular collector's info.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 February 2020 - 09:19 PM)

If it weren't for Toy Galaxy's coverage video, I would not have known about the Defenders of the Earth figures. New toys of Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician? In 2020? I would have said you were smoking something strong.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:32 PM)

So the question is... has Madagascar closed down all its ports yet?

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:31 PM)

A couple that got infected attended a Carnival event with over 300 people in attendance.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

So the Corona virus keeps getting closer to where I live. Several confirmed cases in my federal state already.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 February 2020 - 02:20 PM)

Man, only having collector sites to get Toy Fair news from sucks. Did you know there is a 4" line of kids figures for the new Avengers game coming?

@  Dekafox : (26 February 2020 - 11:54 AM)

Since Omega already exists they could name it Auntie

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:07 AM)

Oh, and one last Titan,provided we can fudge things a bit to include a character from Transformers: Animated; how about something at least resembling TF:A Omega Supreme?

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:05 AM)

How about they find a way to make a mold they can use for both Broadside and Tidal Wave?

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 February 2020 - 02:13 AM)

Optimus Maximus, the mysterious titan of the Arisen, also Iaconus from Cyberverse.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*


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SDCC 2014 exclusive: G1 coloured Dinobots w/ Ark diorama

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#161 Jalaguy

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:52 PM

Does the Dinobots set have an 'X of 30' number on it anywhere?

And yeah, just looking at pictures and stuff, Snarl's arms look downright bizarre.

Edited by Jalaguy, 28 July 2014 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

PS- Whoever designed Strafe/Swoop and Snarl's arms needs to be slapped.


I'd say whomever okayed the design of the arms needs to be slapped, but really, maybe fired is better.
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

Just got this set today aaaaand... er...  um....

 

Okay, yeah, feeling a bit of buyer's remorse here.  Slag/Slug is super nice, as is Grimlock, but Swoop makes me nervous since his chrome parts squeak when they move and that terrifies me.  Be aware that all these guys' parts tolerance weren't exactly made with chrome in mind, so everything is super tight and needs to be wiggled into place or it'll probably snap.

 

Also, Snarl sucks.  Not as much as Slash, but pretty close.  He bizarrely has an entire second dinosaur head inside his leg just for symmetry, and the arms are awful.  I predict people will not be especially pleased when the mass release rolls around. 

 

I also can't seem to find Snarl's fin/axe thing, so if it got left out of my set, I will be severely annoyed.  There's no spot in the foam for any weapons related to Snarl, unlike everybody else, so I don't know if it was just dropped or what.

 

The box is also super fragile.  I'll say that right now.  Handle that bastard with care, especially where the velcro's concerned.

 

 

So yeah, buyer not necessarily beware, but buyer better be careful handling the entire set.

 

EDIT- Found the axe thing.  It came loose and was wedged in the Ark.  Also, expect chrome flaking when you transform these guys, since there are plenty of chromed parts that are moving against other things.

 

Well, that's disappointing to hear.  :(

 

I was super-excited about this set at first, but the more I think about it, the less enthusiastic I am.  I don't really have any pressing need for the Dinobots in G1 colors; I already own the retail versions of Slug and Swoofe, Grimlock doesn't particularly excite me, and I definitely don't want to pay more than retail for Snarl if the mold is jive.  That leaves the Ark box as the only real selling point, and I don't want to spend that kind of money on something that might collapse if I look at it funny.  Plus, if I pass on these guys, I won't feel compelled to get G1 Slodge from Amazon, which will save me another few bucks.

 

I dunno.  Maybe, if opportunity and funding come together, I'll bite on this set.  But I don't think I'll give myself an ulcer waiting for HTS to get them in stock or anything like that.  (It doesn't help that my local comic shop guy apparently didn't make it to SDCC after all, so I doubt I'll be able to pick one up through him.)


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

Yeah, I'm not upset I missed out. I'm probably gonna pop for some of the 3P Dinobots that are coming out.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:16 PM

I was super-excited about this set at first, but the more I think about it, the less enthusiastic I am.  I don't really have any pressing need for the Dinobots in G1 colors; I already own the retail versions of Slug and Swoofe, Grimlock doesn't particularly excite me, and I definitely don't want to pay more than retail for Snarl if the mold is jive.  That leaves the Ark box as the only real selling point, and I don't want to spend that kind of money on something that might collapse if I look at it funny.  Plus, if I pass on these guys, I won't feel compelled to get G1 Slodge from Amazon, which will save me another few bucks.

 

I dunno.  Maybe, if opportunity and funding come together, I'll bite on this set.  But I don't think I'll give myself an ulcer waiting for HTS to get them in stock or anything like that.  (It doesn't help that my local comic shop guy apparently didn't make it to SDCC after all, so I doubt I'll be able to pick one up through him.)

 

If you can get it from, like, HTS at original retail price, then I suppose I'd recommend it, but, man, I'd really rather that they'd ditched the ginormous box (and it is HUGE) and included Sludge/Slog for the same final price.  It folds out well enough, but it's so huge and unwieldy that it's hard to collapse it again and keep it intact unless you're handling it with some serious care.  Lots of really strong velcro on not terribly strong cardboard.  If you're buying it for the box, basically plan on never turning it back into a box again. 

 

The amount of space the Dinobots take up in the box is hilariously small, by the way, like maybe a third of the thing or less.

 

I also have zero idea why Strafe/Swoop's and Snarl's hands are even separate pieces from the forearms, since any position other than "gorilla" is worthless.  Especially on Snarl, which hurts, since just switching those wrists to balljoints would have solved everything.

 

Personally, I think Slag/Slug is the star of this set.  He ends up looking really nice in both modes, has chrome in places that don't make me terrified to move them, and looks entirely different from the regular retail version to the point he seems like a new character.


Edited by Spark, 28 July 2014 - 09:20 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

I'm making a trade to get this set and this makes me a little uneasy, but at least I already have a copy of what I traded.  I'm still a huge Dinobot fan and like that they went with a G1 color variant, I also agree the price and no inclusion of Slog/Sludge is a bit of a let down.  I know Amazon has the 5th character to complete the set, but with this set being so limited, I don't see G1 Slog selling that well on Amazon, I mean why pick it up for more than a voyager scale price if you don't have the other AOE G1 Dinobots.  I think I would have rather them done away with the Ark display and just get something smaller and more practical, like individual labeled stands or something.  

 

I also have an opinion that others may not share, but if you are making going to sell 4 Dinobots as a set, I truly think they should have been the actual Dinobots from AOE so that would replace Snarl with Scorn.  Now I know he wasn't in G1, but neither was Strafe, who is supposed to be Swoop, but he has two-heads/tails.  Also, the younger generation who will know now AOE Dinobots as their childhood Dinobots, Snarl means nothing to them as well as the separate Amazon exclusive Slog, who is supposed to be Sludge.

 

I may be a little bias, but I really like Scorn.  I think he is actually the best designed toy of the bunch and looked awesome in AOE.  Before I get crucified, I'm almost 31 and grew up loving Generation 1, those were some of my best memories as a kid, playing with and watching Transformers.  Just one man's opinion and as an adult I've also grown with the Transformers instead of staying in the past, I have Masterpiece figures for my G1 fix, but I really like some of the new stuff.  I'm made that I missed Animated, I just recently got the complete series and is by far my favorite series, but at that time in my life I wasn't mature enough to appreciate it as the first few episodes seemed very "childish", but that series grew fantastically and I missed all of the great toys.  I'm currently nearing the end of S1 of Prime and I like it, so I've learned to no turn a blind eye anymore and appreciate the new stuff and want to finish Prime in time to watch the new RID series.

 

Anyway, sorry for going a little of topic and on a tangent, but I guess I'll have to wait and see when I get the set in my hands and make my own opinion.  



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:53 AM

I think I hate chrome worse than stickers.

Gah, and I was so excited for this set, too. Ah, well. Saved myself a chunk of change and picked up the Kreons instead.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

These guys will be mostly a display piece for me. I'm not that worried about their chrome.

When I really want to fiddle with Dinobots, I'll grab my movie versions.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

...I mean...yes, they're quite terrible!

Do not bother to try to beat me to them on HTS!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:38 PM

...I mean...yes, they're quite terrible!

Do not bother to try to beat me to them on HTS!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:31 PM

They're going to look killer on the shelf, especially once Slog arrives, and that's all I really need them to do. 



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:50 PM

I also have an opinion that others may not share, but if you are making going to sell 4 Dinobots as a set, I truly think they should have been the actual Dinobots from AOE so that would replace Snarl with Scorn.  Now I know he wasn't in G1, but neither was Strafe, who is supposed to be Swoop, but he has two-heads/tails.  Also, the younger generation who will know now AOE Dinobots as their childhood Dinobots, Snarl means nothing to them as well as the separate Amazon exclusive Slog, who is supposed to be Sludge.

 

Most of the "younger generation" are not going to be getting a $160 SDCC set featuring a foldout diorama based on a show that aired 30 years before they were born. ;)

 

That said, I figure we're likely to get a "G1" Scorn at some point somehow.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:57 PM

Yeah, fake G1 Scorn and even Slash seem like a distinct possibility.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

And I will buy them.
 
 
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