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@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:18 PM)

Maybe now that the PS5's made the whole 4K thing a little more mainstream, the hardware will start becoming more common. I know that's one of the hopes the physical media community has for the 100GB discs the PS5 is going to be using. Prior to this, they were very expensive tor replicate compared to a regular blu-ray and not used very often

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Up to now, there really haven't been a whole lot of 4K disc players to choose from... Samsung stopped making them altogether when they couldn't compete with the others, so your main choices are a few models of Panasonic or Sony

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:14 PM)

Is there no such thing as a 4K/HDR switch yet?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 10:10 PM)

Which is fine.. But that still doesn't explain why they arn't putting out up to date HDMI switch boxes to get.. more money.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 09:59 PM)

My only TV with a respectable number of ports is my OLED 4K/3D, which has 4 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0s, 1 USB 3.0 and some weird proprietary thing that acts as both component and composite, depending on what you need. But it retailed for $10k when it first came out (I bought it 14 months later for less than half that). THey're going to get as many corners on less expensive sets as they can, which usually means only providing 2 HDMIs.


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#1 Dvandom

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:20 PM

I was searching through a bunch of my boxes of stuff today in search of artwork, and ran across these.

 

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:35 PM

Beast Era Happy meal promotions were something special. Especially this one, and the boxes were a part of it. Someone put way more effort into this than was necessary, and I love that person.

 

I still want Scorponok in those colors. I don't know why, but that art just clicked with me.


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:37 PM

You're gonna be rich! :D


 
 
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Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:45 PM

I love the fact that Generation 2 markings made their way onto this.

 

Why, oh why, can't fast food promotions be like this anymore?  With actual transforming Transformers!  Is it cost prohibitive to include, say, a Mini-con or even a Spychanger with a Happy Meal?


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:49 PM

Wiki pages for "Assorted nuts [and bolts]" and "Row Row Row Your Bot" respectively under Category:Food and Category:Songs when? :p


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 08:58 AM

I always wondered if Hasbro supplied the art on these and they still have the actual paintings kicking around somewhere or if McDonald's handled it and there's some starving freelance artist out there with those character portraits shoved in a closet.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:44 AM

I wonder if I still have those around somewhere.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:52 AM

Oh man. This is how I first heard about Beast Wars as a wee lad. What a nostalgia rush!



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 03:46 PM

I always wondered if Hasbro supplied the art on these and they still have the actual paintings kicking around somewhere or if McDonald's handled it and there's some starving freelance artist out there with those character portraits shoved in a closet.

They found Jason Jansen. Let's find this mysterious artist.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 04:08 PM

I don't think there's even anything resembling a signature on any of those.  Which isn't surprising, of course.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 04:14 PM

Beast Era Happy meal promotions were something special. Especially this one, and the boxes were a part of it. Someone put way more effort into this than was necessary, and I love that person.

 

I still want Scorponok in those colors. I don't know why, but that art just clicked with me.

 

Well there is always Sandstorm, though it's inversed:

 

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 08:46 PM

Nope, no signatures.  Nor any artist info on the legalese panel on the underside of the box.

 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:33 AM

I expect the only one who would know would be someone at McDonald's and probably someone who is loooooong gone from there by now.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:42 AM

That is pretty neat!

 

I miss that era of TFs.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 09:24 AM

Yup, small, well-articulated figures as part of a fast-food promotion is certainly a relic of another era. Nice find!


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 09:27 AM

Yup, small, well-articulated figures as part of a fast-food promotion is certainly a relic of another era. Nice find!

And they did it three times, to boot.  Those Beast Machines ones are still great.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 10:19 AM

 

Yup, small, well-articulated figures as part of a fast-food promotion is certainly a relic of another era. Nice find!

And they did it three times, to boot.  Those Beast Machines ones are still great.

 

Truly a product of the Beast Era's time.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 11:07 AM

The Beast Machines ones were always kind of a disappointment to me because, unlike the BW ones, they were just the same guys in the same bodies that already had toys. We actually got five new guys out of the first BW one, and at least new incarnations of guys in the second BW one, but BM was just "here's Optimus but tiny".



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 11:12 AM

I was a fan of them since, well, none of the BM figures we had yet actually looked like the show models.  And I actually kind of favor that Megatron over the Mega and his what-the-hell-is-my-dragon-arm-doing gimmick.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 11:42 AM

Oh yeah, at the time I had the Rattrap they did, and I'd argue it worked better than the mainline one, which a) Didn't come out in Canada until waaaaaay later, like "the show is already over" later, and b) was ludicrously out of scale with the rest of the line, while the McD's one was just right.





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