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@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:56 PM)

I've seen the icon on my Roku; always assumed it was just a slightly "classier" version of those bottom-of-the-barrel trash free streaming services that offer VHS transfers of the very worst the 70s and 80s had to offer

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:55 PM)

isn't tubitv one of those free services?

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 08:54 PM)

And I agree with you in principal, but tubi is neither canadian (or is it? *checks* nope.) nor an internet service provider. Don't get me wrong: rogers, telus, bell, et al. are all part of the problem, but not my current or specific problem.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

I wasn't talking about Bell or Rogers as ISPs, but as media providers. Sadly, the same companies that sell us the internet also happen to be broadcasting titans that own the distribution rights for most popular content

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 06:16 PM)

While I agree with you in principal: the problem here isn't the internet service providers. Though the onus of fixing it as a systemic problem is probably on them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 April 2021 - 03:16 PM)

then how would honest Canadian companies like Rogers or Bell be able to overcharge you for content, or not even make the content available in your region for varied and unknowable reasons?

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:33 PM)

It's on the internet, but the internet is being treated like it's regional. It doesn't matter that I'm in canada, It's the internet. Stop enforcing outdated and completely arbitrary broadcast restrictions on the global telecommunication network.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

Nope, security is not my concern at all.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 April 2021 - 01:56 PM)

I mean, if you're not worried about security and just using it to access geolocked content, there are free vpns.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 April 2021 - 11:43 AM)

To watch cartoons on a free streaming program? Might as well write my representative if I have to fix problems other people caused.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 April 2021 - 04:47 PM)

Sounds like time for a vpn.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2021 - 10:32 AM)

Aaannndddd no earthworm jim in canada. Thanks outdated broadcast standards.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Truly the crossover I never knew I needed in my life.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 April 2021 - 08:39 PM)

Dude! Tubi Tv has the Earthworm Jim cartoon! And Chuck Norris and Denver!

@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 April 2021 - 02:10 PM)

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.


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#641 Destron D-69

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 02:36 AM

you'd almost wonder about the logic of that... 

 

"Hey Jim, the expensive version of the thing we make isn't selling as well as the less expensive version, what should we do?"

"Well Steve, let's just stop making the cheaper one so they have to buy the expensive one."

 

"But wont we lose money? what if people continue to not like the expensive one? wont this plan alienate our customer base?"

 

"Steve... you think to much! I've already sent the email to the factories MWAHAHAHAHAHA!"   



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Posted 12 November 2020 - 09:51 PM

Pre-order for Kuro Kara Kuri The Fallen coming soon.
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Posted 10 December 2020 - 12:04 AM

Furai Model Rodimus IDW version.
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#644 Confuzor

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 03:46 PM

Is that a model or one of those prepainted prebuilt ones?

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 08:12 AM

Is that a model or one of those prepainted prebuilt ones?


Furai Model = unassembled model

Furai Action = preassembled and painted model

Kuro Kara Kuri = larger high end figure

This Rodimus is a Furai Model, though there is a Kuro Kara Kuri figure coming too at some point.

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 10:39 AM

I prefer the "Fury" version (the part where I rage quit when I realize that the figure would cost more than a car payment.) I *love* the job they did on the fallen, but I know there's no chance...here's my cheap substitute using a discount CW limb, some toyhax labels, some spare parts, and a poorly done attempt at painting a 'worn copper' appearance to take the place of Trailbreaker's silver.  It looks better than this in RL, really...

 

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...Does anyone happen to know of a drawing or something...?



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Posted 11 December 2020 - 11:02 PM

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 07:50 AM

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 08:33 AM

I really wish he had a smirking or grinning head sculpt.



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Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!
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#650 Confuzor

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 04:35 PM

I got Bugbite in the other day. Started putting him together but am having a real hard time popping the clear plastic part onto his chest. Anyone have the Bumblebee version have any pointers on how to do this? The ball seems too thick to fit into the socket and the socket itself swivels up and down, as does the balljoint peg on the clear part.

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 05:26 PM

I remember it being an extreme pain in the butt. Took me a while to get it in.

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#652 Confuzor

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 11:30 PM

I realized much later I also used G1-6 instead of G2-6 probably making it harder on me.

I wanna put the tribal decals on him but I'm a little unsure about the difference in Stickers and Decals. Do decals apply differently from stickers? Or are they just clear backed instead of a solid color?

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 11:10 PM

She looks great!
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#654 Dr Syn

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 11:25 PM

YES


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#655 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 11:57 PM

I really think her torso needs either some more red or some gray.  It wouldn't have to be a lot.  I don't think they'd even have to sacrifice the "literally in her underwear" look.



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Posted 06 January 2021 - 12:28 PM

I can see the changes they previously indicated they would make to the headdress, wings, abdomen, and thighs. Looks like they tweaked the feet, presumably for stability and/or durability. Any other changes I'm missing?



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Posted 07 January 2021 - 11:04 PM

Kuro Kara Kuri Starscream Color Design Sketch.
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Posted 08 January 2021 - 08:10 AM

From the thumbnail I thought he had really big long shoulderpads, like RID Starscream but exaggerated.



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Posted 08 January 2021 - 05:58 PM

The Decepticon logos being upside down is a weird detail to include in a design for a non-transforming figure.



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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:07 PM

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Furai Model Arcee.

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