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@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

His bulk is too great to teleport across such distances.

@  Sabrblade : (06 October 2019 - 11:09 AM)

Cuz it'll take that long to mass produce.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 October 2019 - 10:47 AM)

Why is Unicron coming in 2021 and not 2020?

@  wonko the sane? : (06 October 2019 - 06:47 AM)

Shut up rattrap.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 October 2019 - 11:58 PM)

We're all gonna die!


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Microman Blockman and its re-releases

Takara Microman Blockman Revell Robotech Changers

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:46 AM

http://www.microfore...ockmanindex.htm

 

I know probably a lot of you know this series, but for me it wasn't until the internet - and even than, for quite a while later when I actually found what these were - that I learned these belonged to the Microman series.

 

For the most part though, as a kid, I knew these as Revell Robotech Changers and I must admit, I watched Robotech expecting these robots to show up at some point (they never did, obviously). My family often bought these for me for birthdays/Christmas mistaking them for Transformers or - in the case of my mom - thinking they were better than TFs as they were a sort of mix of Lego and Transformers. Despite the disappointment of not getting the (at the time, much more expensive) TFs, I always liked them, and as I had several C and D sets, I often built giant robots from these.

 

Still apart from the site I linked above, information on the toys is scarce. I know for a fact - possessing most of the Robotech Changers - that they are indeed of a much more shoddy material than the original Microman, legs often falling off and joints becoming loose, and the 'A' series had simple grey armor parts instead of colored ones, like on the box photos. As the copyright was still Takara's though, they are still stamped as Takara - which mostly means Hungarian sellers often think these are old and valuable Transformers.

But it'd be nice to see some comparison shots. I only know from this site that the Japanese versions were somewhat different, and that the 'D' series was unreleased by Takara - or that it would have been motorized.

 

I'm happy to take pics of what I have - I have A1-2-3, B1, C2 and 3 and D1-2-3. Maybe more, I need to check. You can mostly build the B series from C or D, btw.


Edited by BB Shockwave, 27 July 2015 - 01:46 AM.


#2 kyde

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:59 AM

I have a large collection of the Robotech Robolinks that were released in the US and a single original Takara Blockman set, and I never noticed a significant difference in quality. One or two have loose limbs, but given their age and the number I have, that's not a bad fail rate. I've never handled the European releases, but they may have been produced in a different factory.

 

The Robolinks pop up with a bit of frequency on Ebay in the US, but finding the Blockman originals is a bit of a chore. I saw one or two sets in Japan, but they were prohibitively expensive. I'd love to find some of the European ones, but don't know where to look.

 

I'd love to take some comparison shots as well, but my collection is in storage in the US.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:53 AM

Yes, they were produced in France AFAIK. I'll need to check the print on them.

 

I have spare European ones, actually... I have a mostly complete B1, and I can get you more, someone is selling a D3 online for example. They are pretty common here, save for the giant "combined" sets - C1+2+3 and D1+2+3, I remember seeing those in stores, but I never came across any since I started collecting.

 

Will take some photos on the weekend when the conditions will be right. I'm glad I found someone else who likes this franchise. :) I loved building custom robots from these - once made  custom "Trypticon" for example. :)

 

Here, some old trade pic I have found... not sure I still have this.

 

robotech.jpg


Edited by BB Shockwave, 28 July 2015 - 08:56 AM.


#4 kyde

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

I'd love to get some European ones for comparison. Where could I find them online?



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:33 AM

As I said, sadly nowhere. I'll take some photos for you on the weekend. If you want to buy some, check Ebay.co.uk, but as I said, I could get you some myself, I'll need to check around first.