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@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?


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#1 Kevin S

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 04:29 PM

http://www.tfw2005.c...pringer-14.html

Not great, not bad. Vehicle modes look very much like the cartoon (maybe a bit too faithful) & bot mode suffers slightly from those proportions. (No fake kibble.)

Honestly, Spinger is a character that could have used a slightly looser interpretation of the character. Spinger is a bit of a mess in character design, IMO & trying to fully recreate him in physical form just won't ever look right.

(Picture taken from TFW post of side by side comparison made by Psychoshi)

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Not to be confused with the Toyworld, Studio Ox version of Springer.

http://www.tfw2005.c...d-springer.html

Edited by Kevin S, 14 July 2016 - 04:38 PM.

My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.

#2 MrBlud

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 04:47 PM

That's surprisingly close!


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 05:00 PM

The thing that makes up the front of his chest is too big in ALL THREE MODES.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 05:08 PM

Bleh, he's all out of whack just like their Blitzwing.  This is a very, very rare case where I might wait to see if the XTB guy does one.  Then wait on a second run, since it's KFC and the quality will be garbage.


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#5 mx-01 archon

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:38 PM



Bleh, he's all out of whack just like their Blitzwing.  This is a very, very rare case where I might wait to see if the XTB guy does one.  Then wait on a second run, since it's KFC and the quality will be garbage.

 

They still have yet to establish a pattern, but word of mouth is that the test-runs of all the upcoming KFC products are a step-up quality-wise right out of the gate.  So might not have to be that patient.

 

I'm certainly hoping that's the case, because their Blitzwing is looking to be the best of the bunch.  FansToys' is a close second, but theirs does this weird thing of changing his jet mode into more of a pseudo-F-15. Plus theirs is still in design phase and is probably at least a year out. KFC Blitzwing hews closer to the animation model in all three modes, and thus does a better job of looking like Blitzwing

 

KFC's Octane also looks to be shaping up nicely.  A little rough in jet mode (mostly just the tail), but I don't expect perfect alt-modes in Triple Changers, and the figure certainly looks close.

 

 

Anyhoo, proportions on this Springer look ever so slightly off in all his modes that so far, without revisions, this is looking like a no-go.  Fat chest is inexplicable because it enables accuracy to no form.  "Car" mode is also too long, so looks wrong even by Springer's goofy car mode standards.

 

 

[edit] Here's a Photoshop from TFW that illustrates and fixes a number of problems with the design.  If Fans Toys could manage to modify their design to be more in line with that, then a buy from me would be far more likely.  As is, he's really suffering from "3P block-bot syndrome".  Unfortunately, that's kinda the way FT rolls.  I mean, look at Quakewave.  Practically erased all the sweeping curves from his boots.  Their Reflector is also the most hard-edged and rectangular looking of the three available MP-alike offerings.  I'm honestly surprised that their Insecticons made it through with at least some subtle flaring in their limbs.  Although maybe that's just because they had good source material to work with.  The G1 Insecticon toys were some of the most "dynamic" looking of their era.


Edited by mx-01 archon, 15 July 2016 - 03:23 AM.


#6 Axaday

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:57 AM

Yeah, that photoshop looks a lot better. Hopefully, FT is paying attention.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:59 AM

Really? why even bother- everyone's still pretty enamored with the Generations version...


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:19 AM

Generations was Classics. This is Masterpiece.

Edited by Axaday, 15 July 2016 - 09:20 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:23 AM

That Photoshop edit does wonders, although the lower legs are still wonky.  I think the FT guys have a real hard time wrapping their heads around the transition from '84-'85 blocky guys to '86 curvy designs, and it kind of hurts.  Blitzwing just seems like a freak accident of some sort.

 

Really? why even bother- everyone's still pretty enamored with the Generations version...

 

 

Generations was Classics. This is Masterpiece.

Yup.  The question's totally valid for the lame Toyworld one, though.


Edited by Spark, 15 July 2016 - 10:52 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:55 PM

This has a great foundation, but it needs work.


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#11 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:41 AM

Haha, "FT Apache."



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