Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 April 2018 - 08:52 PM)

Just a few more days until my Battletech key goes live on GOG...

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 April 2018 - 08:51 PM)

The first Transformers live action film really IS a lot better than what popular culture has made it out to be.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2018 - 08:27 PM)

I dunno if I'd go that far. I enjoyed the first Bayformers more than the MMPR Movie remake

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2018 - 08:22 PM)

For the record, it was better than the (live-action) Transformers movies.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 08:21 PM)

No, I wasn't at the krispy kreme when I beat them. Wait, what?

@  Paladin : (21 April 2018 - 08:13 PM)

go back to Krispy Kreme

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 07:08 PM)

I beat five teenagers with attitude before, I can do it again.

@  Pennpenn : (21 April 2018 - 07:02 PM)

Great, after ten thousand years Wonko is free again. Does this mean more Power Rangers are needed? Again?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 April 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Ah, the layer of ice that froze it shut finally melted?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 09:14 AM)

Oh my god! GUYS! It's actually warm enough I was able to open my window!

@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 11:14 PM)

Eh, I guess. He did fairly well on his own as an independent in his first appearance and such.

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 10:04 PM)

@Sabrblade Vulture tends to fare poorly as his own boss. Working for a great version of Doc Ock ain't a bad gig... and I did ask if about "bad" as opposed to "not the best". ;)

@  Plokatron : (20 April 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Egon1982 No my friend Mutator Spiders as in get caught in their web and you are mutated into a even more animalistic creature than you were. Hordika were Half Sentient beings half Wild animal and unlike Spiderman it affected each race slightly differnt with Toa being of a similar mutation to each other. My guess for Spiderman is he would become more spider like but with a inside skeletal structure hmm wonder what Visorak Venom would do to CNA make Dinobot Predacon like monsters or something wild?!

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 04:15 PM)

compared to the "youth-sucking" gimmick from the other series? BIG step up.

@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 03:57 PM)

@Otaku: What about that show's take on Vulture? He had potential at first but he eventually just settled into being a lackey rather than his own boss.

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:44 PM)

Did anyone else thought Thunder in Big Trouble in Little China when he was inflating looked like a garbage pail kid before he blew up into salad? I always thought that since seeing the movie in theaters at age 5. 

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Mutator spiders as in man-spider?

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Shocker was a pretty good villain in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. Wait, does that count since I can't think of a bad take on any character from that series? ;)

@  Arazyr : (20 April 2018 - 09:26 AM)

Ontario/Detroit area? Yeah. Supposedly, you could feel it from where I live, but I didn't notice. I never feel these things. 8(

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 07:08 AM)

so that WAS an earthquake last night...

@  Plokatron : (19 April 2018 - 09:43 PM)

Webhead Vs. Mutater Spiders. Hmmm I can see this ending badly with HordikaMan Hey maybe it'd make Venom catchable with spider sense.

@  Broadside : (19 April 2018 - 09:16 PM)

Can't wait for Spider-Man to fight the Visorak

@  RichardT1977 : (19 April 2018 - 05:32 PM)

Aw, man!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2018 - 04:47 PM)

SNIPER NO SNIPING

@  Bass X0 : (19 April 2018 - 04:33 PM)

SNIPERER!

@  Paladin : (19 April 2018 - 10:34 AM)

hated that game. damn sniper level's insane.

@  Plokatron : (19 April 2018 - 08:21 AM)

You know what's funny? Both Spiderman and Bionicle have a title in common. Web of Shadows. :p

@  Liege : (19 April 2018 - 08:03 AM)

Don't mocks the Shocker!

@  unluckiness : (19 April 2018 - 04:46 AM)

But he's the second lamest Spider-Man villain

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 April 2018 - 10:56 PM)

You know.. for all intents and purposes, Shocker should have won in Kamen Rider 71.

@  Plokatron : (18 April 2018 - 06:55 PM)

:wtf :D :wtf Can't wait can't wait just a couple more days and I'm at Comiccon Cape! Gonna be a blast! I hope they have that freaking proper Master Sword Replica this year with the black handel (I love the one from the old comic drawn by the guy who did Cyborg 009)!!!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 April 2018 - 05:55 AM)

Found on Cranialtome.

@  unluckiness : (18 April 2018 - 05:32 AM)

Oh, so MP-scaled Bill Cypher with stupidly fiddly hands.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2018 - 08:47 AM)

through a third party on facebook.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 April 2018 - 11:30 PM)

Did the Vok know Bill Cipher?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 April 2018 - 08:09 PM)

See my thread ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2018 - 01:32 PM)

Do you mean physically without actually wiring them up?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2018 - 01:32 PM)

Uh... how do you not know?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 April 2018 - 12:46 PM)

I'm wondering if HP stuck in an extra 128SDD + 3TB HDD into the computer I bought for $850

@  Benbot : (16 April 2018 - 11:58 AM)

"OH"

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2018 - 11:06 AM)

"Semper Fi"

@  EShadowP : (16 April 2018 - 10:36 AM)

"Simper-Fi" :thumbsup

@  Plokatron : (16 April 2018 - 12:31 AM)

Oh my word it is true. The greatest Gunnery Sargent to live is now gone. Gunny I know I'd of never cut the mustard if you were my CO but as I friend I would of been humbled and honored to know a man who truly knew the corp. May the jackets always be full metal and no watermelon left standing. Forgive the jokes there but you made it clear you hated watermelons with how many you sliced, blasted and plain disintegrated on Tv. :thumbsup  (Why do we not have a Wheeljack salute emot?)  Simper-Fi Carry on Gunny see you up there in the great kingdom one day hope you enjoy the company of my great uncles and everyone who you saw last on that field of honor.

@  Plokatron : (16 April 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Wait what!!!!!!! Gunny is dead!!!!

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2018 - 09:37 PM)

RIP, R. Lee Ermey :(

@  B-Fox : (15 April 2018 - 02:06 PM)

If yer yellah!

@  Otaku : (15 April 2018 - 07:55 AM)

@fourteenwings If not, it is really, really close. Then again, maybe you shouldn't trust me. I liked the jacket. XD

@  fourteenwings : (15 April 2018 - 05:32 AM)

Bill Maher?

@  Bass X0 : (15 April 2018 - 03:52 AM)

Should we as a society change our way of life, culture and general thinking to that which people fifty years from now could look back without being judgemental of our ways? Today we look back at people from fifty years ago and openly criticise things that were considered acceptable and normal back then as not fitting in with our modern day standards that we have to censor them, or have the disclaimer that's just how it was back then. So surely things we as a population consider normal and acceptable today may not fit in with the standards of fifty years from now. But how do we know what would be acceptable and normal fifty years from now that we are supposedly doing wrong today? We don't. That's the point when we are applying modern day standards and way of thinking to a time fifty years ago.

@  Plokatron : (14 April 2018 - 11:09 PM)

Thank you my friend. I hope so too.


Photo
- - - - -

The Last Knight toy discussion - general retail Deluxe Hot Rod available in China, p70


1399 replies to this topic

#1161 LV!

LV!

    A tendency to speak in jest

  • Citizen
  • 14469 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Bus

Posted 03 October 2017 - 01:04 PM

Yeah, and he might be taller than Hot Rod - I haven't done any comparing, but the over-time decrease in sizes could mean Hot Rod is just a normal trilogy-era Deluxe height.



#1162 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 36929 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:08 PM

Yeah, and he might be taller than Hot Rod - I haven't done any comparing, but the over-time decrease in sizes could mean Hot Rod is just a normal trilogy-era Deluxe height.

He's about the same as Sideways from RotF, at any rate.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1163 Shrug

Shrug

    scoot scoot

  • Citizen
  • 685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:16 AM

I've fiddled with Hot Rod more.  He didn't wow me on first impression, but the fact that he transforms so well won me over.  Unfortunately I still can't get his driver side arm to peg in.  I've scraped away a little plastic from the slot the tab goes in, but I'm afraid to do too much for fear of going too far and it never staying tabbed in for being too loose.



#1164 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 36929 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:35 AM

The arm snaps into place in three places (tab on leg, slot on front near bumper, tiny little nub that goes by the side window bit in the back).  Is it getting caught somewhere?

 

I think the thing I enjoy about Hot Rod is that it's some kind of engineering game of telephone, if the phone used a couple parts from the prior one.  I mean, he's probably 80% new figure, using 100% of AoE Lockdown's engineering with some extra bits added on top, when AoE Lockdown was a wholesale, if mildly simplified (ie, dropped the panel kibble) use of DotM Roadbuster's engineering.  Hot Rod is three movies' worth of design crammed in one figure.


Edited by Spark, 04 October 2017 - 09:35 AM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1165 LV!

LV!

    A tendency to speak in jest

  • Citizen
  • 14469 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Bus

Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:01 AM

I still can't understand why he has Lockdown's shins and feet, though.



#1166 Sprocket

Sprocket

    Problematic.

  • Citizen
  • 9019 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:05 AM

Keeping them probably kept the figure within the budget.

 

Personally I'd buy a 3rd-party kit that let you swap them for something more accurate to the movie's design along with his time-stop gun. They're on a mushroom peg, so it's not like it'd be hard to do.


Being part of any fandom is fundamentally embarassing.

#1167 LV!

LV!

    A tendency to speak in jest

  • Citizen
  • 14469 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Bus

Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:11 AM

It doesn't seem reasonable that Lockdown had an entire metal tool set for just his lower legs, so it's hard for me to imagine how it impacted the budget when they had to cut tools for 80% of a new toy in the first place. If he reused a whole dark sprue, sure. But this? This is just nonsensical.



#1168 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 36929 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

I still can't understand why he has Lockdown's shins and feet, though.

Yeah, after getting the thing, me neither.  Hot Rod only uses about seven other parts off of Lockdown, and those are all internal bits cast in the same gray plastic... then suddenly totally weird lower legs.  I'd be less irked by it if he'd had TLK Hot Rod's actual sneaker-looking feet instead of Lockdown's weird insectoid things.

 

Keeping them probably kept the figure within the budget.

 

Personally I'd buy a 3rd-party kit that let you swap them for something more accurate to the movie's design along with his time-stop gun. They're on a mushroom peg, so it's not like it'd be hard to do.

I'd be all over that if the gun can be stored inside the car.


Edited by Spark, 04 October 2017 - 10:24 AM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1169 Shrug

Shrug

    scoot scoot

  • Citizen
  • 685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:38 AM

The arm snaps into place in three places (tab on leg, slot on front near bumper, tiny little nub that goes by the side window bit in the back).  Is it getting caught somewhere?

 

I think the thing I enjoy about Hot Rod is that it's some kind of engineering game of telephone, if the phone used a couple parts from the prior one.  I mean, he's probably 80% new figure, using 100% of AoE Lockdown's engineering with some extra bits added on top, when AoE Lockdown was a wholesale, if mildly simplified (ie, dropped the panel kibble) use of DotM Roadbuster's engineering.  Hot Rod is three movies' worth of design crammed in one figure.

Yeah, everything else pegs in flush.  The slot is just a little irregular compared to the one on the other side.  I eventually evened out the affected side enough that the tab finally went in.  Inspecting it after removing the tab, there are now tiny little stress marks on 3 of the corners of the slot.  It seems the slot just had the tiniest bit too much plastic.



#1170 Nevermore

Nevermore

    Unionized and proud of it.

  • Supporter
  • 11926 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Germany
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 04 October 2017 - 04:50 PM

So I just found this while randomly searching Walmart's website for "Saturn Rings", Hot Rod's code name:
https://www.walmart....Rings/564097645

EDIT: A search for the UPC barcode turned up an Amazon listing as well:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075LFCL6H
91diQK8HNzL._SL2000_.jpg 81h7PXib4oL._SL2000_.jpg 71sHsKu1C6L._SL2000_.jpg

That's a listing for Legion Hot Rod in regular The Last Knight packaging, just like the Deluxe Hot Rod listed at Amazon and Target.

This is a separate listing, complete with different stock photos, than the Walmart exclusive version in "Autobots Unite" packaging... so basically, same deal as Hot Rod:
https://www.walmart....t-Rod/794968972
d28ad31a-2272-4010-880e-e12e4ec86e48_1.0221acc734dbf03ca7a9c577384d1b16.jpg e481eaea-e209-47a7-8312-85650c53e665_1.17136eecd09736146b8c7ac162eb43e0.jpg 4ad995eb-b497-4c01-8259-338339aba216_1.d5613fd976004c5842fe339fd9b67064.jpg

Edited by Nevermore, 04 October 2017 - 05:33 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

#1171 SHIELD Agent 47

SHIELD Agent 47

    Siegfried Khronos

  • Staff
  • 6244 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birnin Zana, Wakanda
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:36 AM

I have frontpaged your report, Nevermore. As always, thanks for the information!


Visit the Transformers Wiki and the IDW Hasbro Wiki!

 

 


#1172 Nevermore

Nevermore

    Unionized and proud of it.

  • Supporter
  • 11926 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Germany
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:06 PM

I have frontpaged your report, Nevermore. As always, thanks for the information!


What's worth noting is that Walmart is listing the general retail version as well!

There are three listings:

Exclusive version at Walmart
General retail version at Walmart (separate listing)
General retail version at Amazon

Edited by Nevermore, 05 October 2017 - 05:07 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

#1173 Nevermore

Nevermore

    Unionized and proud of it.

  • Supporter
  • 11926 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Germany
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:39 AM

Just thought I'd point this out in case someone ever notices it and the question pops up:

Reveal the Shield Voyager Optimus Prime was released in the UK as an Argos exclusive like the rest of the RTS subline. In the US, the subline was originally exclusive to Target, but Voyager Prime ended up as a TRU exclusive instead.

The weirdest part, though, is that the TRU US release is lacking the "Reveal the Shield" logo in the lower left corner of the packaging which the European (UK Argos exclusive) version has:
Reveal_The_Shield_Voyager_Class-_Optimus Reveal_The_Shield_Voyager_Class-_Optimus

Voyager Prime was also released in Asia in the same packaging as the US TRU release (i.e. lacking the "Reveal the Shield" logo), just minus the TRU sticker.

Edited by Nevermore, 11 October 2017 - 07:41 AM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

#1174 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 36929 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:13 PM

Packaging oddities aside, my local TRU seems to haven't gotten another case of these.  There's a tiny mountain of probably ten of them, and priced absurdly at $39.99, which can't possibly be right.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1175 SHIELD Agent 47

SHIELD Agent 47

    Siegfried Khronos

  • Staff
  • 6244 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birnin Zana, Wakanda
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:27 PM

So this week for the first time I saw Nitro at my local Target. Standard TLK voyager price of $29.99. Which prompts me to wonder: what price has everyone else lucky enough to find him seen?


Visit the Transformers Wiki and the IDW Hasbro Wiki!

 

 


#1176 Shrug

Shrug

    scoot scoot

  • Citizen
  • 685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

I got mine for the $26.XX Walmart charges.  I got super lucky and found mine 2 months ago while on vacation though.  It's only recently started hitting Walmarts in my area.  Well, I mean, I've seen the odd Scorn left behind anyways.

Only TLK toy I've paid MSRP or more on was importing Calibur Prime.  Which then promptly dropped in price like 50 bucks.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



#1177 Vexwing

Vexwing

    You are being deceived

  • Staff
  • 3222 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seattle, WA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:06 PM

Yeah, I nabbed two Nitros for $26.86 each at Wal-mart.

 

I've also seen him for $29.99 at Target twice now.


35806863916_c3f0822359_o.jpg
I'm on twitter for some reason! Hell if I know why.
@vexwing

www.flickr.com/vexwing
 


#1178 ChessPieceFace

ChessPieceFace

    I have approximate knowledge of many things

  • Administrator
  • 22713 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Angeles, CA

Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

I saw a Nitro for $26something at Walmart this weekend, but I was looking for Overlord. 



#1179 Nevermore

Nevermore

    Unionized and proud of it.

  • Supporter
  • 11926 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Germany
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:08 PM

Hot Rod is now also listed as part of the general retail Legion assortment at NDA Toys:
https://www.nda-toys...-asst-wholesale
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

#1180 Shrug

Shrug

    scoot scoot

  • Citizen
  • 685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

Wowza. I just opened up an AoE Lockdown (I know, I said I was going to skip the mold, but it was so dang cheap) and it'd amazing how much better Hot Rod is.

As someone who experienced them backwards, I completely get why people were so upset Hot Rod was just a Lockdown retool. Hot Rod actually ends up being a downright good toy, but I wouldn't have expected that at all if I had messed with Lockdown first.

Freaking kudos to whoever did the work on Lockdown -> Hot Rod



Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users