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@  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.

@  Maruten : (14 April 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Sorry to hear that, man. Hope things turn around and you have a great time at the con.

@  Plokatron : (14 April 2018 - 06:24 PM)

Ugh I have had a terrible week. My step mom goes to the hospital with high heart rate then has elevated blood sugar once they fixed her heart flutter. Then she is released last night and snaps her ankle bone so she needs to stay at her aunts till it is healed. Wouldn't be so bad if our half of the place was done and I was able to move in too but it's not and I hate being home alone codependency problems. I hope everything stays balenced for the next week since I got comic con to go to on the 21st. I am at least smart enough not to say a certain phrase cause I know if I tempt fate it will kick my but worse than Optimus did Megatron in the movie. Sorry for the long pity party post guys I know it's not liked but I hope a bit of venting is ok.

@  Rycochet : (14 April 2018 - 12:46 PM)

The past few system failures I've had that have lost files hae spurred me into a new burst of creativety, I soon fill up the space o a new hard disk with sketches and notes and other little things I do to stay sane.

@  Soft Snow : (14 April 2018 - 12:34 PM)

It's like a rebirth, a very sad, identity ripping, rebirth.

@  Soft Snow : (14 April 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Losing all the files I saved up over a decade gives me the chance to start afresh.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 April 2018 - 11:02 AM)

I don't want to lose the web comic I made, but I also rock redundant drives and off PC backups.

@  Fnu Aw : (14 April 2018 - 10:13 AM)

I don't have anything important enough to worry about losing. Go me!

@  Arazyr : (14 April 2018 - 09:39 AM)

At least that was BEFORE my kids were born, so no baby pics lost.

@  Arazyr : (14 April 2018 - 09:39 AM)

I had a catastrophic hard drive failure in early 2007, and lost almost EVERYTHING. I was lucky I had a couple of documents synced to a mobile device at the time. No getting the photos back, though.

@  Bass X0 : (14 April 2018 - 07:20 AM)

Yeah, I've lost a lot of stuff over the years due to not having backed up.


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#1201 Spark

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:48 AM

I'm thinking something went really wrong with distribution.  I mean, it's not like any other stores seem to be getting much TLK either except for Toys R Us, and that's just their exclusives.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:50 AM

Yeah, I mean, you can complain about general distribution or I-never-saw-x-in-my-area or it-was-a-month-after-the-California-sightings-before-we-got-y but this is a whole new level. This is functionally an entire toyline in nearly the entire country.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

Stores not getting or dumping exclusives is pretty new, especially.  I can't think of that happening before aside from exclusives getting out-and-out canned before being solicited, like the tail end RotF stuff.

 

And Target basically having no exclusives after always having a load for every other movie is just extra weird.


Edited by Spark, 19 October 2017 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

So is the writing on the wall with this last movie offering?

 

Do retailers not want Transformers movie toys like they did with the last 4 movies?




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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

Went to TRU after a very bad day.

No Infernocus despite much of the other stuff. However, spotted a lone box of "TRA MOV5 COMBINER W/SLUG" on an unattended trolley and opened it. 4 Infernocus inside, one now bought.

The codename is probably old news but worth sharing if you need to ask staff to check for it.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

So is the writing on the wall with this last movie offering?

 

Do retailers not want Transformers movie toys like they did with the last 4 movies?

 

I wouldn't be surprised if orders were lower than the last movie, but that can't possibly explain everything that went wrong with toy availability this time. Walmart got those huge aisle displays, but they came after our Walmarts, at least, had already gotten a first shipment of wave 1 in, so they were pretty much instantly overkill. In previous years, those would have been for launch day, or else they would have had later product on them.

 

Hell, I think this is the first movie where there weren't at least two waves of some price points available on day 1, let alone day...130 or whatever we're up to now.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:43 AM

I think the movie toyline highpoint was ROTF.

No one expected the first film to do as well as it did, hence the rush to extend the line. ROTF was thus planned better and used to make wacky shit they'd never get out there otherwise.

DOTM is where the rot started to set in. The itch for Transformers just wasn't there in consumers, the novelty was gone. AOE tried to address this but banked so much on the Dinobots, only for the movie to basically ignore them.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

Has the Mission to Cybertron subline really not surfaced in the UK before now?


Cybertron/Primus and the Deluxe Optimus Prime 2-pack have.

Went to TRU after a very bad day.

No Infernocus despite much of the other stuff. However, spotted a lone box of "TRA MOV5 COMBINER W/SLUG" on an unattended trolley and opened it. 4 Infernocus inside, one now bought.

The codename is probably old news but worth sharing if you need to ask staff to check for it.


"Combnr n Slug" was listed in the TRU leak from January.
http://news.tfw2005....e-prices-330855

I... guess "Slug" might refer to Quintessa?
"'[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."
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:55 AM

This might have been mentioned before, but wasn't MPM-4 Optimus Prime's original "street date" listed as November 1st in TRU computers?

 

Of course, he was released earlier than that (in some places, anyway, haven't seen him around here yet), but could it be that they really are/were planning "later" releases, at least for exclusives anyway, or was that "November 1" just a generic upcoming date for TRU's computer system? 

 

Also, I don't know the status of that rumored "movie continuation" line that was leaked not too long ago (the one with a rumored Leader class Blackout), but perhaps they planned to hold and release a lot of product later than "normal" to segue into that line?

 

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Edited by Engledogg, 19 October 2017 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:02 AM

I do recall what you're saying about MPM Prime, but that was probably just TRU weirdness, since evidently the entire TLK line had an on-sale date of September 1 in TRU's computers and Hasbro reps had to come around and tell them to ignore that. Just more of the bizarre clusterhug that was TLK's toyline.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

The leaked "movie legacy" line was dated as launching shortly ahead of the Bee Movie's original summer 2018 release date (ignoring the fact the dates were all mistakenly given for 2017), but now Paramount has gone and moved the Bee Movie to the very end of 2018, which will very likely hug with Hasbro's plans for that line.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

Maybe by the time the movie comes out, wave 2 will be on shelves.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:53 AM

Also, I don't know the status of that rumored "movie continuation" line that was leaked not too long ago (the one with a rumored Leader class Blackout), but perhaps they planned to hold and release a lot of product later than "normal" to segue into that line?

None of that is "rumored".  We know it exists.  We just don't know if it'll end up being an Asia-only thing or a worldwide push.  If the TLK line got back on track in November, it'd end up overlapping with the new movie line, so one of those is either not happening or getting delayed.  My bets are on the rest of TLK just... not happening for the USA.

 

I do recall what you're saying about MPM Prime, but that was probably just TRU weirdness, since evidently the entire TLK line had an on-sale date of September 1 in TRU's computers and Hasbro reps had to come around and tell them to ignore that. Just more of the bizarre clusterhug that was TLK's toyline.

I ran into that in August when I found it.  The boxes were dated to be on the shelves in August (I think), but everything else said November, so they'd have a manager override to sell it.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

"Combnr n Slug" was listed in the TRU leak from January.
http://news.tfw2005....e-prices-330855

I... guess "Slug" might refer to Quintessa?


Little update here: I just found Infernocus at a TRU store here in Germany, and he rang up as "TF5 Horned Beast". Huh.

Also, 60 Euros. Jesus.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:31 PM

60 Euros.  Holy crap, that's absurd even by Hasbro Europe/UK standards.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:42 PM

TF5 Horned Beast is a new one. Also, would have been an equally great name.

 

Wait, was it in English?



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:21 AM

TRU UK doing an offer where £100 purchase gets you a £10 gift voucher. A tiny, tiny sweetener if you buy Primus.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:44 AM

TF5 Horned Beast is a new one. Also, would have been an equally great name.
 
Wait, was it in English?


Yes. German TRU ringups are always in English.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:37 AM

Infernocus makes the point that Abominus would have been better with a Commander as the torso. I know the one here is bigger than a Commander but point made.

On the other hand, the weathering is like the awful foil stickers. Given Kenner/Hasbro pioneered weathered painting on toys, it's sad to see the ugly attempt here. You can see pixelation!

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:50 AM

Is it just me or does Movie the Best TLK Hammer Bee have the exact same deco as the standard release?  


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