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breathes in space

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Banananananananaaabatman

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Batamarangutan.

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Batamarang

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Batmeese.

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Batmae.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2017 - 02:41 PM)

I think it's pronounced "batman incorporated"...

@  D Immortalis : (23 February 2017 - 02:41 PM)

Batmans is more fun to say but i think, sadly, its batmen

@  Bass X0 : (23 February 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Is the plural of Batman Batmans or Batmen?

@  Vexwing : (23 February 2017 - 12:32 PM)

I'd be excited if it were within the realm of affordability.

@  Benbot : (23 February 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Transmetal or GTFO

@  Robowang : (23 February 2017 - 11:21 AM)

HORACE STATUE

@  Crypt : (23 February 2017 - 09:41 AM)

Anyone else excited about that Prime 1 Studio BW Megatron? It looks amazing

@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

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again

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Forgot this wasn't a search bar

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hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

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(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

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Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

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Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

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Or Hot Rod. D=

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Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:23 AM

If I were still trying to find any of these guys I'd be very interested in this. As is, a slightly different deco isn't enough for me to want to go out hunting blind bags. Especially when there are no codes to tell me who's in the bag!




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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:46 AM

.... oh dang. I somehow skipped that part. Dollar General and Family Dollar.

Also, the one Series 4 bag I found at Family Dollar was an old style. I didn't open it, I found the 2x4 stand brick through the bag.


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Man, I guess I walked right past these the other day when I was in there getting a couple of the larger sets.  I figured they were just old stock of the original release.  The more you know!



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:47 AM

Feh--so busy looking at the torso in that pic and not making out that detail change, I paid no attention at all to the feet.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:19 PM

New-body Kreons MIGHT be at Dollar General only.

 

I only found two S2 Kreons at a single Family Dollar (all the others had S4), and while they're 2015 re-releases... they're a weird hybrid. They have the new plate-stand rather than the bricks, but they use the old style of body and original tampographs... but the arms HAVE been slightly retooled with sharper, more angled cuffs, the same retooling the 2014 AOE-and-such Kreons use. (And I just checked, the one S4 I got from Walgreens has the same cuff retooling.)

 

The FD Kreons have the bag code 52361 on the top-right and their UPC ends with 3, so watch for that. The definitely-new-body ones are stamped 60041 and have a different UPC ending in 9. My two duplicate "hybrids" are Scourge and Acid Storm... so right now I don't know if these releases of Lugnut and Hoist have the parts changes from the 60041 versions.

 

Kreon-Scourge-Mix.jpg

 

I've gotten the full run of S2 now, but none of the Dollar Generals I hit today had S1. Irksome. I'd really like to know if S3 has gotten (or will get) the same treatment.

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:54 PM

I've gotten the full run of S2 now, but none of the Dollar Generals I hit today had S1. Irksome. I'd really like to know if S3 has gotten (or will get) the same treatment.

 

 

M "I Will NOT Be Hunting All These Transitional Sets Down" Sipher

I've found some S1 at Dollar General with the bag code 53271...are those the new versions?

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:57 PM

 

I've gotten the full run of S2 now, but none of the Dollar Generals I hit today had S1. Irksome. I'd really like to know if S3 has gotten (or will get) the same treatment.

 

 

M "I Will NOT Be Hunting All These Transitional Sets Down" Sipher

I've found some S1 at Dollar General with the bag code 53271...are those the new versions?

 

Yup, those are the new ones.

 

I've managed to complete my S2, so here's the comparison pic for the last five. Everyone's got SOME deco change.

 

Col2-2015comp.jpg

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:14 PM

I'm surprised they're still making Kre-O toys, honestly. I thought that the line had kind of fizzled out last year or so.

 

There are Age of Extinction sets still sitting on the shelves of my local Wal-Mart.



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:26 PM

I'm surprised they're still making Kre-O toys, honestly. I thought that the line had kind of fizzled out last year or so.

 

There are Age of Extinction sets still sitting on the shelves of my local Wal-Mart.

 

What? How?

 

... oh, Canada. That would explain it. AOE was a TRU-only thing here.

 

........is there any chance you might be able to find the Kreon Warrior blindbags? They never showed up Stateside. I still need like seven of those to complete the set.

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:39 PM

 

........is there any chance you might be able to find the Kreon Warrior blindbags? They never showed up Stateside. I still need like seven of those to complete the set.

If I could piggyback on this, that is something I'd be interested in as well.  I don't have any of the Warrior blindbags.  :(

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:53 PM

I'm surprised they're still making Kre-O toys, honestly. I thought that the line had kind of fizzled out last year or so.
 
There are Age of Extinction sets still sitting on the shelves of my local Wal-Mart.

 
What? How?
 
... oh, Canada. That would explain it. AOE was a TRU-only thing here.
 
........is there any chance you might be able to find the Kreon Warrior blindbags? They never showed up Stateside. I still need like seven of those to complete the set.
 
 
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Next time I'm there I'll try to remember to check.

... but in the meantime, do you want a Galvatron Factory Battle? There are only, like ten of them on the shelves!

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:24 PM

Got mine clearanced a while back, I'm good.

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 10:48 PM

Okay. Just looked, the mix-Kreon from Family Dollar's UPC is the same as the original from 2012.

 

The Dollar General UPC is different, and the same for both S1 and S2. So... this looks to be a whole new run specifically for Dollar General.

 

 

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 07:16 AM

The photos are appreciated, the sharper deco means I probably can't ignore these. Does the reality that some factory somewhere is still producing these offer any hope that we're getting a "1986 year book" SDCC set? The line was pretty much dead when they offered up last year's set.

I loved the Warrior series, it's unfortunate that people here never had a fair shot at them. Wild West Optimus is one of the best things ever.

 

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 07:53 AM

I'd like an '86 one first, although a blend of both years would be nice.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:50 PM

Kre-O us still producing new sets for China, but based on a sentai/masked-rider/wahatever series over there.

So and SDCC set is not impossible. I'd wager it hinges heavily in how the last one sold.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 08:37 PM

 

I loved the Warrior series, it's unfortunate that people here never had a fair shot at them. Wild West Optimus is one of the best things ever.

 

 

 

I've been meaning to start scouring Ebay for them.  They're not all winners, but some of them like Stagecoach Optimus and Old-Timey-Radio Soundwave are just awesome.  I'm surprised they're going to such an effort to release new versions of old designs instead of developing some new ones.  I know that new decos would require extra resources, but they're already paying somebody to refurbish the old designs.  It'd be awesome to have half a wave of new figures instead of a full wave of old ones.



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 09:49 PM

Went through my haul just now--my 60041 new-tampo Collection 2s all came from the same display case at one Family Dollar and have the 653569198583 UPC, so it seems like the 60041 stamp is the important bit. The seven C2s I had picked up beforehand at a different FD are all hybrids, stamped 52431.
 
Had some help finishing off Collection 1, so now I've got one each of Dirge, Bludgeon, Hook, Insecticon and Inferno available.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 02:32 AM

Okay. I need to know if the "hybrid" releases of Lugnut and Hoist have the parts changes the latter Dollar General versions do. I'm thinking they PROBABLY do, as the hybrid Scourge I got had some add-on pieces in the new hues. I've still got a goodly chunk of Dollar Generals and Family Dollars west of here to explore, but not quite the time (or funds, got to wait a week for that part...)

 

And I'm dying to know if Collection 3 got a 2015-body release.

 

 

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 02:58 AM

Went through my haul just now--my 60041 new-tampo Collection 2s all came from the same display case at one Family Dollar and have the 653569198583 UPC, so it seems like the 60041 stamp is the important bit. The seven C2s I had picked up beforehand at a different FD are all hybrids, stamped 52431.

 

Wait... Family Dollar?

 

So... we're possibly looking at a UPC change specifically for Dollar General releases, but the changeover to 2015 style bodies may predate that?

 

 

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 12:51 PM

Okay. I need to know if the "hybrid" releases of Lugnut and Hoist have the parts changes the latter Dollar General versions do. I'm thinking they PROBABLY do, as the hybrid Scourge I got had some add-on pieces in the new hues. I've still got a goodly chunk of Dollar Generals and Family Dollars west of here to explore, but not quite the time (or funds, got to wait a week for that part...)

 

And I'm dying to know if Collection 3 got a 2015-body release.

 

 

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I'll have a stupid-close look tonight--I've hybrids of those two as well as Perceptor, Vehicon and Blight I can examine.

 

Hrm. Five of twelve--maybe *I* should just track 'em all down for kicks...

 

 

 

Went through my haul just now--my 60041 new-tampo Collection 2s all came from the same display case at one Family Dollar and have the 653569198583 UPC, so it seems like the 60041 stamp is the important bit. The seven C2s I had picked up beforehand at a different FD are all hybrids, stamped 52431.

 

Wait... Family Dollar?

 

So... we're possibly looking at a UPC change specifically for Dollar General releases, but the changeover to 2015 style bodies may predate that?

 

 

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Nor have I. But yeah, all the 2s I bought during this little renewed hunt came from Family Dollar, wile all the 1s came from Dollar General. One of the DGs I visited did have 2s instead of 1s, but since I'd already nailed a full display box from the FD a couple blocks away, I didn't examine it much.


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