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@  Nevermore : (23 October 2017 - 09:46 PM)

Not sure if it helps because I bought it from Amazon Germany.

@  Arazyr : (23 October 2017 - 01:19 PM)

Cool. Could you share the name and/or link? I'm wondering if I could use one...

@  Nevermore : (23 October 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Good news: Watchmaker tool arrived, I've been able to safely remove the pin, rotate the misassembled piece and reinsert the pin.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2017 - 06:22 PM)

i watched his latest Netflix special. hilarious & heartbreaking at teh same time...

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2017 - 12:07 PM)

You know that Patton Oswalt knew he'd made it as an entertainer when people stopped asking him whether he was Pat or Oswald and where was the other one.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 10:20 AM)

He does lots of voice work, but it was young Oswalt in my dream, so I guess it was the King of Queens edition.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I only know about Patton Oswalt from Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:11 AM)

We won because Ellen kept going up the other teams and telling them to not worry about their hair looking silly in their helmets.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:10 AM)

I had a dream I was in a team kick scooter competition and the 3 people on my team were Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, and my third grade bus driver.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:40 AM

 

Well after having been stung by HasTak QC yet AGAIN (poor, poor UW Nosecone...) I'm swearing off official combiners for good. That said, I still love the concept of Megaempress (as my avatar might suggest) so I guess I'd better start looking for some method of buying her on her own. Welp, time to get searching...

 

What's wrong with your Nosecone? I love mine. =(

 

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 

Unfortunately, Nosey suffered from some horrendously tight ports, to the point where attempting to remove the drill and one of the small guns caused the pegs to twist off.

 

A shame because he's based on Rook (one of my favourite figures in recent years) and that drill is just awesome. Oh well, I have a replacement coming in the post, so all is not lost.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:34 PM

I thought it was only wrong to ask somebody whether their Nosecone was a Hasbro or a Takara Nosecone.

 

That information was already on the table, so I thought it was anything goes after that.

 

--LBD "Nytetrayn"


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:00 AM

Sorry to necrobump this, but I've just ordered this set from Kapow. Hopefully it'll be coming in the post soon and I can bore you all with my thoughts on it + some silly photos. Hooray!



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:48 AM

It's a great set and really sharp.  You're not likely to be disappointed.




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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:18 PM

How quickly do Kapow tend to get Japanese exclusives like this in? I've been asked for birthday ideas for next month and wondering how safe I'd be sharing the Ruination listing.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 06:46 AM

How quickly do Kapow tend to get Japanese exclusives like this in? I've been asked for birthday ideas for next month and wondering how safe I'd be sharing the Ruination listing.

I can't comment on that as I got Megatronia when she was already in stock, but if you order before 1:00 PM Monday-Friday then it should turn up the next day. IIRC they tend to get their stuff in very quickly, and I've had nothing but good experiences with them. I'd recommend them if you're after Ruination.

 

Topic: I just got Megatronia today. She is awesome. The combined mode is great and surprisingly poseable considering she doesn't have forwards/backwards ankle movement, but the individual 'bots are where the set really shines. They're just so characterful.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:22 AM

Any good pictorial reviews of the whole set up yet? Higekumatoy only did Megaempress, and I'm interested in prose reviews, too.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

OK, having owned the set for a while now I'll sum up my thoughts on them. No pics unfortunately, but anyway.

 

Megaempress herself is definitely the highlight of the set. She looks really, really good, and IMO the mold looks far better in these colours than in Pyra Magna's "Coral and toothpaste" combination. She's really expressive, with the "railgun" being surprisingly emotive and versatile. It can flip up over her shoulder, under her arm ala Armada Megatron, form a scorpion tail... The silver paint is gorgeous but I wish there was more of it, as the "silver" plastic isn't the best. My only other complaint is that due to being a straight redeco of Pyra Magna, she's quite obviously just a silver fire engine. I may have to make some Shapeways upgrades to make her ladder assembly look more like a railgun.

 

Lunaclub and Moonheart (or Windburn and Pulsewave as I have renamed them) are the best iterations of the helicopter mold I've handled. The HFG ports have been thickened so no more cracking! Hooray! On top of that, the colours actually work pretty well in that late 80s way, with Moonheart probably being my favourite of the two. Also, the swords can peg onto their tail assemblies via the slots for vehicle mode.

 

Flowspade (aka Motorhead) is a lot of fun. She's a very nice shade of lilac and she has a definite ninja look about her (maybe she's a student at the same assassin's temple as Nightbird?). Her bow weapon is pretty puny, mind you, even for a bow.

 

Trickdiamond (aka Razequeen) is probably the weakest of the team but is still a good toy. The black and yellow reminds me a smidge of a wasp, which is cool. Her weapon isn't the best, but I think it works better as one of those Aztec club things (someone remind me what they're called again...) than as a shield. I do like her a lot more than I thought I would, though; from photos the headsculpt looked dreadful but in person it's adorable.

 

The combined mode is great. The colours really work, and every combination order works well. The sword is fantastic, and that headsculpt is just to die for. The feet could have done with forwards/backwards movement but overall they're good (the rotation where they join the leg helps. The hands kinda suck though, they're a bit tiny and the port really should have been in the hand itself rather than in the wrist.

 

Overall, I'd say this is a fantastic set. Almost no QC issues short of a few ever so slightly loose ports (very easily fixed), great presentation, especially in combined mode (which could easily have been a clusterhug with all those colours), a tonne of personality and some of the best feeling versions of the much-abused CW/UW molds. Unless you already have Victorion and really don't want to own the same molds twice there's no reason to not recommend the set.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

Her weapon isn't the best, but I think it works better as one of those Aztec club things (someone remind me what they're called again...)

A macuahuitl?



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:14 PM

That's the one! Thanks.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:15 PM

You're every welcome, Valerie.





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