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@  TheMightyMol... : (18 December 2017 - 10:11 AM)

"Have you tried lighting the darkest hour, sir?"

@  unluckiness : (18 December 2017 - 08:07 AM)

"The toy's been trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me."

@  wonko the sane? : (18 December 2017 - 06:05 AM)

"The missile failed... I'll have to finish this personally..."

@  MEDdMI : (17 December 2017 - 10:44 PM)

Next thing you know, you'll wake up with Unicron looming over you, holding a knife.

@  Paladin : (17 December 2017 - 07:51 PM)

i remember the missile gears malfuctioned a lot. damn thing once shot me in the middle of the night.

@  Fenix Twilight : (17 December 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Just transformed Unicron probably for the first time since I got him in 03, fun stuff. Still would like a new version but since they just did another release last year I guess we're stuck with that mold.

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 06:16 PM)

Yeah, I think that might work on the red one, if I can find a neon enough yellow

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 06:10 PM)

How about neon yellow/green? Like on Krok?

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 05:45 PM)

I'm dealing with a black/grey robot and a red/black robot.

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 05:44 PM)

I'm thinking of making some figures "G2" with minor paint additions: a little panel lining, probably. What colors in small amounts make you think G2?

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 05:41 PM)

Don't worry, it was grammatically correct, it just wasn't "fluent". :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 03:29 PM)

Scheiße.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Damn. I initially thought of writing "Herzliche Glückwünsche", but I thought that didn't fit because we don't know each other in real life. But I forgot to check for quantity after dropping "Herzliche".

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 December 2017 - 03:14 PM)

It'll be nice when they finally perfect universal translation algorithms

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 02:43 PM)

In German, you only pluralize "Glückwunsch" when it's several people congratulating someone. As in, "I received everyone's congratulations."

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 02:42 PM)

That's actually a hypercorrect literal translation that immediately reveals you as a non-native speaker.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 01:04 PM)

Glückwünsche!

@  ILoveDinobot : (17 December 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Grats Nevermore.

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 12:13 PM)

That's awesome, congrats!

@  WorkbenchManiac : (17 December 2017 - 11:14 AM)

Congratulations!

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:11 AM)

And top top it all off, my employer will offer a one-off bonus for moving to permanent late shift, and another annual bonus if I stay on permanent late shift for an entire year.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:10 AM)

That's basically my personal dream shift.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:09 AM)

No more getting up early. Also, every work week will be from Monday to Friday, with the weekends off.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:09 AM)

Next year I will have the option for permanent late shift.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:09 AM)

Soon I'll be free!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 December 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Did I miss something, or did the whole movie pass without

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@  TM2-Megatron : (17 December 2017 - 02:18 AM)

TBH, the use of the word "boudoir" seemed a bit more out of place to me than the humour... has a non-English Terran language ever been established as existing in Star Wars before?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 December 2017 - 01:28 AM)

It's not like it's a big deal anyway. I mean, anything with Aurebesh in it is demonstrably non-canon, because there's no X in Aurebesh so X-Wings wouldn't be called X-Wings, right?

@  unitremover : (16 December 2017 - 11:48 PM)

That said, I do think it is really weird that

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@  unitremover : (16 December 2017 - 11:47 PM)

Yeah, TLJ felt a lot more mindful about when it broke out the quips/jokes than I think the Marvel movie comparison implies

@  2017 : (16 December 2017 - 09:35 PM)

I'm fine with the humour because the rest of the universe feels legit, and it's not ten quips a minute like those bloody Marvel movies.

@  Waspinator : (16 December 2017 - 09:22 PM)

It's mostly

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@  Waspinator : (16 December 2017 - 09:21 PM)

Do spoiler tags work here?

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@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 08:13 PM)

Less than 3 hours to go, now

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 08:11 PM)

Also, it can't be worse than those awful "sarcastic" jokes in the beginning of AotC that were meant to establish a camaraderie between Anakin and Obi-Wan where it was clear that none existed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 08:09 PM)

Doesn't sound like something I'll be bothered by; movies have to change at least a little bit with the times

@  Waspinator : (16 December 2017 - 07:59 PM)

Yeah, there was some sarcastic humor that wasn't really present in the classic movies

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 December 2017 - 02:00 PM)

I didn't have a problem with it. But it DOES skew a bit more "modern" in ways the humor of prior films didn't, short maybe Rogue One

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 01:20 PM)

I'm staying spoiler-free until I see it tonight, but a number of people seem really angry at the humour in the film

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 01:19 PM)

I've already noticed some backlash against it over on blu-ray.com, but a lot of it seems to stem from anger about the Disney/Fox deal

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 December 2017 - 11:23 AM)

Because internet.

@  Bass X0 : (16 December 2017 - 11:20 AM)

Why are people getting so upset with other people's opinions of a family space movie?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2017 - 10:43 AM)

I have lost my entire morning to a god damn nose bleed...

@  RichardT1977 : (16 December 2017 - 10:21 AM)

Turn around, bright eyes...

@  Pennpenn : (16 December 2017 - 01:18 AM)

Bismillah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 December 2017 - 12:30 AM)

DOOT DOO DEDOODOO

@  MEDdMI : (16 December 2017 - 12:16 AM)

MAHNA MAHNA

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 December 2017 - 12:12 AM)

Though we touched and went our separate ways...

@  Echowarrior : (15 December 2017 - 09:56 PM)

We're running with the shadows of the night...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 December 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree?


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#41 M Sipher

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 02:03 PM

Well, with Lugnut his clip-on domes are replaced with those "tubines" introduced in the AOE kits. Hoist's hollow-ring "hook" got replaced by a similar but noticably different piece. Both you can see in my comparison pics and are pretty easy to spot.


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:07 PM

Ah, I got it now.

 

My 52431 Hoist and Lugnut both have original part loadouts and hybrid arms. No hue differences between these and originals that I could spot.

 

(...I could probably stand to have some better light, though...)


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 04:43 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 30 May 2016 - 06:50 PM

All this Kre-O talk makes me lament the discontinuation of Schyling's Lego minifigure cases. I still have a good deal of micro changers and the AOE combiners to include.

On that note, I am missing the Ratchet from the AOE Dino hauler set in the AOE 'section' (top row, blue case). Had to settle for the 'custom kreon'.

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 12:20 AM

Your local stores may vary, but Five Below carries/carried these clear-plastic separator bins that are PERFECT for Kreons, Lego Minifigures, and the like. 13 compartments that can hold like 3 or 4 minis each (depending on accessories), and one large 2-tall tray.

 

And they cost a whopping $3.

 

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Again, these haven't been shipping new in a long time, but some stores may still have them.

 

 

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 11:59 AM

Your local stores may vary, but Five Below carries/carried these clear-plastic separator bins that are PERFECT for Kreons, Lego Minifigures, and the like. 13 compartments that can hold like 3 or 4 minis each (depending on accessories), and one large 2-tall tray.

 

And they cost a whopping $3.

 

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Again, these haven't been shipping new in a long time, but some stores may still have them.

 

 

M "I Gotta Wander Out To The One I Know Still Has Some... Get A Few More" Sipher

 

I use those same ones. You can buy them at Michael's for between $3 and $4 if Five Below doesn't have them. 


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 02:03 PM

Great for storage, but not display. Of course like hell i'd be able to fit most of my Kre-O Joes in those Lego cases because of their guns.
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#48 M Sipher

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:43 PM

Okay, over the downtime, I went looking for Colelction 1 the next big city over, and nope. So gonna need to buy/trade for those. However, I bear odd news of Collection 4!

 

Apparently the UPC/stamp-codes for the new-body Kreons is also used by series 4 (which are still dated 2013 in the legal info), which I found at Dollar General then at several Walgreens stores. The bodies are the old style but have some deco changes.

Cyclonus is back to lavender, but with painted-purple cuffs, making him match the stock imagery/instructions, rather than the lavender cuffs of that once-rareish variant. Slipstrike also has brighter lavender accents on her torso than the original.

 

I'm now left wondering what other changes may or have not been made to Collection 4 in the changeover, and am quite possibly stupid enough to try and bag-feel them all to check. Iceberg's stock images seem to make some of his chest tampos dark red rather than the final gray, so perhaps that's one change I'll find. At the very least, this assortment has a good number of interesting parts in interesting colors, good for my spares for digibashing.

 

Also, I'm wondering if there's a no-individual-stamp-codes version of Collection 3 somewhere.

 

The rabbit hole just gets deeper...

 

 

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 06:28 AM

Are any of these waves the one that had Jetwash in it? If so, any comparison shots?



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:07 PM

ill take that cyclonus,...

 

also, any chance someone can pick me up one or 2 of the Microchangers combiners 3 pack? I checked both dollar generals and they had everything but that and the wave 2 and 4 stuff.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:58 PM

Are any of these waves the one that had Jetwash in it? If so, any comparison shots?

 

Nope, Jetwash was from the first series of AOE Micro-Changers, which was (at least in the US) TRU-only at first. These showed up later at Five Below, but were still the old initial run with the bag-codes.

 

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:05 AM

Yeah, I have to say, I just received the "Class of 1985" set the other day, and I'm amazed at the quality difference between these and the earlier bodies.  It's a shame that so many transformers lines always seem to end right around the time the designers are really getting into their groove.



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 03:15 PM

Minor update. No news on new releases we don't know about, but something I discovered about the 2015-mold guys...

 

These new tampographs are a LOT tougher. I've been using Sculpey to loosen the tampographs on old extras to make some "blanks" of various colors for custom imagery. It's a nice trick: press a bit to the tampo, leave for a few hours, come back, peel, and the paint, if it doesn't come off with the Sculpey, is loosened and can be removed with a tissue and a bit of vigorous rubbing. (Goo Gone on a q-tip also helps but may also remove a bit of plastic sheen.)

 

I tried this on a spare-spare Rampage head, and that tampo ain't budging, and it was left in the Sculpey overnight. Not even any paint on the Sculpey when pulled away. Hm.

 

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:52 AM

Resurrection:

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Shawn has comparison pics, and I imagine he'll post 'em here at some point.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:56 AM

I was simultaneously longing for and dreading this.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:58 PM

Checked a half-dozen Walgreenses on the way home... no Series 3, but Series 1 in the 2015 style has popped up there as well. Huh.

 

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:09 PM

Here are (crappy) pics...first is a date code, plus Guzzle's new name.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:15 PM

Nothing notable on Cheetor's front, but his back now has spots


Thrust's chest details are now silvery instead of grey, and his leg tampos are shorter.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:18 PM

Long Haul's chest and leg details are quite altered, and his cab brick now has no window.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:20 PM

Beachcomber's changes are fairly obvious.  The new blue is a bit lighter.

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