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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)


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#21 Robogeek1973

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 03:37 PM

Just checked and mine is processing. :)

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 03:45 PM

Some folks at TFW have gotten payment notices so hopefully it won't be long now.

 

Mine already shipped dude!

 

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 03:54 PM

Some folks at TFW have gotten payment notices so hopefully it won't be long now.

 
Mine already shipped dude!
 
Randy


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#24 Corgis Pal

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

 

 

Some folks at TFW have gotten payment notices so hopefully it won't be long now.

 
Mine already shipped dude!
 
Randy

 


:p

 

Just remember, man. Randy may get his sooner, but it will be horribly mangled some how. 



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 04:08 PM

Some folks at TFW have gotten payment notices so hopefully it won't be long now.

 
Mine already shipped dude!
 
Randy


:p

Just remember, man. Randy may get his sooner, but it will be horribly mangled some how.


This is true. :D

#26 Powered Convoy

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 04:10 PM

Sure enough. 

 

Though I buy a lot so there has to be one good one in there.

 

My issues usually don't happen on Masterpiece figures but the mass lines.

 

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:00 PM

Payment notice just came in.  Whoop, sorry for doubting you, HLJ.  



#28 Blot

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:11 PM

I too am Tracks paid.

#29 Benbot

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:12 PM

"I too am"?



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:18 PM

I too am Tracks paid.

 

 

Post of the year.



#31 Sciflyer

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:19 PM

Me too are.



#32 Onyx Minor

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:22 PM

I just filed my income(ing) Tracks.  Feels good to be paid up.



#33 Sciflyer

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:22 PM

Better hope that you don't get audited.



#34 BlackMax

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:09 PM

I haven't heard anything! I'm so co[r]vet[t]ous!


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#35 The Phazer

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 05:01 AM

I've had my payment notification from HLJ.



#36 sparkasylum

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:35 AM

Got my shipping notice from HLJ.



#37 RCX

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:45 AM

He's in stock at BBTS, preorders are currently processing.


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#38 Sciflyer

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:19 AM

Yep.  Mine is currently processing too.  I suppose that once he's in my PoL, I'll go ahead and ship.  After Tracks, I'm really only waiting on the 2016 Legends set of 4 and TAV-32 Rumble/Frenzy.  I'll just begin a new Pile with them, as some of my stuff's been sitting since early September. 


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#39 RCX

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:37 AM

Right there with ya.

I've got Unite Warriors Menasor and Legends Nightbird & BA joining Tracks.

The next pile will be MP Thundercracker, UW Devvy and Defensor, and maybe MP Ironhide if he drops early enough in January.


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#40 Sciflyer

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 01:12 PM

Since they processed the Tracks order, I went ahead and shipped today.  Like you, my next one will include UW Devy and Defensor, along with a few other smaller (and cheaper!) things.