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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:18 AM

http://www.bape.com/transformers_4/

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Lookin' good!

 

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#2 Kevin S

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:18 AM

Is this based off anything?

Also, this needs a better name than Bathing Ape Convoy. Jolly Green Giant Optimus? Camo "I'm not Fooling' Anyone" Prime. Green Ranger Prime?
My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:40 AM

It's based on the first A Bathing Ape Encore Convoy

http://tfwiki.net/me...BAPE_convoy.jpg

 

There was also a gray one and a red one:

http://tfwiki.net/me...ConvoyBlack.jpg

http://tfwiki.net/me...E_ConvoyRed.jpg

 

What were those based on? Well other than the obvious connection between "ape" and "jungle", nothing really. They were just a deco that the A Bathing Ape retail chain came up with and wanted to sell.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:45 AM

That and green wasn't a color G1 Optimus had been colored in yet (red, blue, white, black, and yellow were already taken).

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:47 AM

Yeah, and now my rainbow will forever be incomplete since I don't see myself dropping the $250 that the green Encore goes for nowadays. :p



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:04 AM

Ultra Primal in brown and tan with a rubber ducky makes more sense as a BAPE exclusive.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:08 AM

They want 18000 yen for this thing and it doesn't even include the trailer (unlike the 1st pics that were shown)? Hug that. I hate the Bape brand and their $80 T-shirts for douchebags anyways.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:29 AM

Yeah it's certainly very expensive for what you get.  It's what 2000 Yen (roughly) cheaper than the full MP-10 release?

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:05 AM

Ultra Primal in brown and tan with a rubber ducky makes more sense as a BAPE exclusive.

But he's not Optimus Prime. Everybody loves Optimus Prime. ;)


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:19 AM

Weird.  I wish they would quit screwing around with these bizarre repaints and just release a standard MP-10 without the trailer.  I'd like to get an extra copy of the mold but not break the bank with another trailer I won't be displaying.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:13 AM

Well Black Convoy was released without it, and he was only like $110 I think in Japan.

 

Of course that doesn't help you now, but when he was released...

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

Once again, I love the way this looks but could never remotely consider it at the price. It'd be nice if Hasbro gave us, say, the Evasion Prime mold or something, in a totally original green-with-some-camo colourscheme that had nothing to do with any exclusives in other regions, nope, just a toy of a completely different Optimus Prime to that there BAPE Convoy redeco.

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#13 Powered Convoy

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

Figure went on sale Saturday around 10 AM (11 PM EST).

 

Here are some pics.

 

http://www.allspark....tensive-photos/

 

I missed out on the sale but managed to get one for around $220.

 

I see they're on eBay now for $430 to $460 or so.

 

Looks great, but not $400+ great.

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:28 PM

Yeah, definitely not $400+.  I am picking up the Evangelion version though.  At least you get the trailer with that one.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:19 PM

Yeah the EVA one is nicer and was 27,000 Yen, which is more than I paid for the BAPE version but as you said it has a trailer.

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:38 PM

Yeah, and now my rainbow will forever be incomplete since I don't see myself dropping the $250 that the green Encore goes for nowadays. :p

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:43 PM

All I can think of when I heard "Bathing Ape" is Optimus Primal in a bathtub. Also, he'd totally have a loofah.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:16 PM

the axe REALLY shouldve been yellow...


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:26 PM

Does anyone actually want this? Even the hippest of hip stopped wearing BAPE after 2008. Source: I'm hip.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:01 PM

I want the figure. Not the clothing.

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