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@  Pennpenn : (29 April 2017 - 08:35 PM)

There are probably plenty of people who wouldn't know them from Adam. Me, for example.

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 08:18 PM)

not from me. id just put him on ignore

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 April 2017 - 08:16 PM)

I thought of something else about TFW2005 versus the Allspark. If Ignash was allowed back here, wouldn't that initiate lots of frustration and/or abandonment by people here?

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 08:09 PM)

with FRIGGIN laser beams on their FRIGGIN heads!

@  Lazy Garou : (29 April 2017 - 04:32 PM)

the do this to sharks. Friggin' sharks!

@  Lazy Garou : (29 April 2017 - 04:31 PM)

they don't kill. they eat half of your face, and you're left with a hideous tumor where the barnacle is.

@  Locoman : (29 April 2017 - 03:49 PM)

Perhaps the barnacle, consumed with guilt at what he'd done, took his own life after killing everyone

@  Lazy Garou : (29 April 2017 - 02:28 PM)

parasitic barnacles are the stuff of nightmares

@  MEDdMI : (29 April 2017 - 01:39 PM)

But barnacles don't have- *checks* "The main sense of barnacles appears to be touch, with the hairs on the limbs being especially sensitive. The adult also has a single eye, although this is probably only capable of sensing the difference between light and dark.[4] This eye is derived from the primary naupliar eye." Huh.

@  ▲ndrusi : (29 April 2017 - 01:29 PM)

He looked in a mirror

@  Evac : (29 April 2017 - 01:26 PM)

He was killed by his own ugliness. Kind of a "Hoist by His Own Petard" thing.

@  MEDdMI : (29 April 2017 - 01:12 PM)

How did the barnacle get killed if everyone died from his ugliness?

@  Whirl Maximus : (29 April 2017 - 11:09 AM)

I've been watching clips of the Japanese dub of the Sunbow movie. Comes with added SCREAMS!

@  Bass X0 : (29 April 2017 - 09:57 AM)

But the ugly barnacle realised he would grow up to become a beautiful oyster. Only he was killed before then for being so ugly.

@  Locoman : (29 April 2017 - 09:46 AM)

That didn't help at all!

@  Evac : (29 April 2017 - 09:32 AM)

Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly, that everyone died! The end.

@  Bass X0 : (29 April 2017 - 09:16 AM)

But Disney kept making movie sequels, because Disney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

And then a zombie ate him. The End!

@  Nutjob R/T : (29 April 2017 - 08:48 AM)

And then Scrooge put Tiny Dull Mind on his shoulder. "God bless us every one!" shouted Tiny Dull Brain.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2017 - 06:05 AM)

Sanity is the crutch of a dull mind.

@  BlackMax : (29 April 2017 - 06:04 AM)

The former is needful. The latter is a situationally necessary demeanor.

@  BlackMax : (29 April 2017 - 06:03 AM)

I think people are confusing sanity with normalcy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2017 - 03:19 AM)

So we can fix them.

@  Bass X0 : (29 April 2017 - 02:32 AM)

why would any sane person come here anyway? 

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 02:27 AM)

im not sane. my mother had me tested

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 April 2017 - 02:12 AM)

We're not weird. You're just too sane.

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 02:11 AM)

*reads through shoutbox* theres some weird people on this board  :thumbsup

@  Pennpenn : (29 April 2017 - 12:45 AM)

I guess it'd be something like "lit-cad-or-et" presuming the p is still silent.

@  Bass X0 : (29 April 2017 - 12:44 AM)

Your grandma loves you!

@  RichardT1977 : (28 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

@BlackMax Thank you, Dimitri Martin.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 07:55 PM)

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'... Into the future~♪

@  BlackMax : (28 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

God spelled backwards is dog. Cat spelled backwards is tac. Pterodactyl spelled backwards is really hard to pronounce.

@  Waspinator : (28 April 2017 - 06:46 PM)

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

@  LordGigaIce : (28 April 2017 - 06:12 PM)

you too, eh?

@  Locoman : (28 April 2017 - 05:40 PM)

Well, I don't know about you, but personally I clawed my way free from the corpse of a goat during the autumn equinox.

@  LordGigaIce : (28 April 2017 - 05:37 PM)

Yep. Also diseases are painful. And trucks are weird!

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 04:41 PM)

we're all someone's daughters... we're all someone's sons...

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Your creative writing professor is a god, then.

@  Diecast : (28 April 2017 - 03:17 PM)

My creative writing professor read that to my class once, all those years ago.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Sorry, whenever anyone brings up anything related to badfic, I immediately think of Repercussions of Evil.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:29 PM)

"No! I must kill the trolls" he shouted. The radio said "No, John. You are the trolls" And then John was a shitposter.

@  Locoman : (28 April 2017 - 02:25 PM)

you lived like a spammer ans died to an moderator

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

He lived a spammer, and died a moderator.

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"Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly, the ill posts along with the good and let me be judged accordingly."

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Fool! Snark is my friend! Allow me to introduce you to it!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:49 AM)

And I... Have my sarcasm.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 11:47 AM)

Search history has changed! Spam forums triumph! And you....you no longer post relevant content!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:46 AM)

Mayhem hazzzz planzzzz.

@  Nutjob R/T : (28 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

Subforums don't die. They wait. And plan.

@  Benbot : (28 April 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Are there any plans to delete or move dead subforums?


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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.

 

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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.

 

Edit: Eep, yeah 1987 was a typo.


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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?

 

 

M "At Least, I Sure Haven't Found Any Of The 'Red Box' Kre-O Besides Those $5 Cubes Outside Of Dollar General" Sipher

 

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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