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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:02 AM

Takara Cogman is back on. It's now part of the December assortment. Still no indication as to why it delayed that I can see, not that I really expected to get one.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:40 AM

Autobots Unite Legion 2-packs and 1-Step Turbo Changer 2-pack all spotted at Ross:
http://news.tfw2005....s-retail-353307
"'[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 10 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

So, wave three of the deluxes (New Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Strafe) is out in Canada, and goddamn, I've looked at like eight Bumblebees between three different locations, and NONE of them have clean paintwork. They're always too generous with the black paint on his chest, which seems to always be bleeding out of its lines, or speckled, and not generous enough with his silver paint, with the silver accents on his legs and arms ending too early and showing yellow. Same with some of the paint on his head. 

 

Can anyone confirm that, like, well-painted ones exist? Or, if I were to get one, (because they're on rollback at Walmart), if I'm better off just picking the least-sloppy?



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:51 PM

Aaaand now the 1-Step Turbo Changer 2-pack is in stock at Walmart.com and... WTF...
https://www.walmart....-Pack/472423142

Edited by Nevermore, 10 November 2017 - 05:51 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."
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:55 PM

Autobots Unite Legion 2-packs and 1-Step Turbo Changer 2-pack all spotted at Ross:
http://news.tfw2005....s-retail-353307

These are also showing up at DD's Discounts, according to the guy on Facebook who originally spotted the new Kre-O stuff at Dollar General a while back.  He's from California so I'm not surprised that he seems to find these kind of things first.

 

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:41 AM

The entire Autobots Unite range (minus the Flip & Change figures) has appeared at Prisma stores in Finland.
http://www.tfw2005.c.../#post-15209627
"'[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

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:25 AM

The Autobots Unite subline is really getting around. Asda in the UK, Bart Smit/Intertoys and Top1Toys in the Netherlands, Prisma in Finland... and now ICA Hemma in Sweden, it appears:
https://www.icahemma...---p-47949.aspx
https://www.icahemma...947-c-2779.aspx
https://www.icahemma...s--p-47948.aspx
"'[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

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

On topic, but not with the current conversation....

 

I picked up the Toys R Us exclusive Deluxe Megatron figure during the Buy2Get1Free event this weeekend.  I like the little guy considering it is a reuse of an old mold.  The colors are nice on him and the face sculpt is pretty cool.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:44 AM

I greatly appreciated that they didn't just stick a TLK Megatron head on there and call it day, but designed one that actually fits into Generations and the body itself pretty nicely.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:16 PM

It helps that the not-TLK-Megatron head is genuinely cooler than the toy's original head.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:43 PM

It's pretty damn nice.  It'd slide in pretty effortlessly as background character in IDW stuff.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:49 AM

I hope I can snag one at a reasonable price. Local TRU did manage to bring it in but it's a bit hard to justify. 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:20 AM

I just got Knight Armor Hound and he's actually pretty fun.  It's like a modern G1 toy: simple transformation, two points of articulation, and a massive urge to go "vroom" when rolling it in vehicle mode.

Now that I've done my UT version of the AoE Autobots, I think my next goal will be a "simple" version of the team with Optimus and Hound being the Knight Armor versions and the rest as AoE/TLK One Steps.  Some of the those AoE one steps will take a long time to find on eBay for a reasonable price, so it's a nice long term goal.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:48 AM

Movie toys somewhat discounted at Tesco:

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:15 PM

I just got Knight Armor Hound and he's actually pretty fun.  It's like a modern G1 toy: simple transformation, two points of articulation, and a massive urge to go "vroom" when rolling it in vehicle mode.

 

I haven't picked up any of the movie Big Three Step Type TFs, but IU find the three-step RID Grimlock fun in what sounds like exactly the same way. Big, easy to mess around with, solid-feeling, and very characterful.



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 05:07 AM

Movie toys somewhat discounted at Tesco:

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Tesco are doing a '3 toys for the price of 2' sale through Monday and these Transformers discounts are part of it.

 

Probably won't be an amazing selection but worth a look if any of the early TLK stuff was too pricey for you.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:25 AM

Deluxe Wave 3 was at multiple Connecticut area Targets today. Also saw my first Hounds in the wild.

Still no TTC wave 2.
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:53 AM

I finally found wave 2 TTC yesterday and almost made it out of the store with an armful before I realized I really only wanted Sqweeks.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:31 AM

The only new thing my Target had was Wave 2 of the Legions. I grabbed Megatron only to find out that he's smaller, more expensive, and way more detailed than all my older Cyberverse guys. I'm both disappointed and genuinely impressed.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:04 PM

I was very impressed with Legion Megatron (even got him on clearance!) until I pulled out the rest of my legion class stuff.

"Oh."





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