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@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

When an app asks me to give a review or a rating, I decline, but I always look at other people's reviews before I get an app.

@  Sockie : (17 February 2017 - 10:07 PM)

TF vs G.I. Joe counts more than anything else.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM)

Does that even count?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM)

OH, that one.

@  Pennpenn : (17 February 2017 - 08:39 PM)

The most recent one, I think? I don't think Fort Max or Trypticon even appear in the earlier ones.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (17 February 2017 - 08:37 PM)

Which one was that?

@  unitremover : (17 February 2017 - 07:16 PM)

They did in the Scioli TF vs GI Joe

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2017 - 05:37 PM)

Have Fortress Maximus and Trypticon ever fought each other before Titans Return?

@  Dekafox : (17 February 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Smart Brain? He's trying to take over the world through weaponized electronic accessories?

@  Msol : (17 February 2017 - 05:16 PM)

Reminds me of Smart Robin in a good way.

@  Msol : (17 February 2017 - 05:16 PM)

Oh man Triggerhappy is awesome.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 11:30 AM)

I'm afraid to imagine what was done to it to turn it into bubble tea.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 11:04 AM)

You must have been feeding it. That's when it turns from sweet tea to bitter mutated chaotic tea.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 11:00 AM)

I didn't know Tea could do that, I thought it just turned into a disgusting drink.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 10:59 AM)

They also multiply when they get wet. Don't feed them after midnight, either.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 10:58 AM)

Don't get them wet otherwise you'll end up with a case of brownbelly.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 10:56 AM)

What about t-shirts made out of tea bags?

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 10:55 AM)

No, no, it's teens who need putting in airtight containers, tea you can leave anywhere.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 10:53 AM)

Tea is best stored in airtight containers, not china.

@  Rycochet : (17 February 2017 - 10:24 AM)

I thought all the tea was in china.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:23 AM)

GAH *can't edit on mobile*

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:23 AM)

*in Japanese, the "t" is fhere

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:22 AM)

Well, if you pronounce "tsunami"

@  Noideaforaname : (17 February 2017 - 09:17 AM)

PPPPPPPPterodactyl douBBBBBBts TTTTTTTsunami

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:12 AM)

omelete du fromageeeeeeeeee

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 February 2017 - 09:12 AM)

This whole thing is a farceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I defy your linguistics

@  Robowang : (17 February 2017 - 09:01 AM)

It was either spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace or spaceyyyy

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 08:57 AM)

say it with a hisssss of airrrrrrr

@  RichardT1977 : (17 February 2017 - 08:53 AM)

What effect does extending a silent letter represent in pronouncing a word?

@  MEDdMI : (17 February 2017 - 08:45 AM)

GO INTO SPACEEEEE


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#41 BlitzwingHaz

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:33 PM

Damn I thought NY Toy Fair was this weekend. Hope something gets unveiled this weekend.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:19 PM

Someone please explain the secrecy behind these toyfairs. How does showing pictures or describing figures effect anything at all. Maybe Powered Convoy will make a bunch of money leaking info to Snowden.
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#43 Rycochet

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:21 PM

Marketing. Hasbro will get more attention and publicity from one big release of information than they will from information leaking in dribs and drabs.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:38 PM

Someone please explain the secrecy behind these toyfairs. How does showing pictures or describing figures effect anything at all. Maybe Powered Convoy will make a bunch of money leaking info to Snowden.


It varies by product and line.

For example, consider licensed product such as Star Wars toys. The product may be in support of new works of fiction, in which case the IP holder would prefer that the general public not be aware of matters before such time as the fiction is released. If you'll recall, that was the explanation Hasbro itself gave for why Rey product was so scarce when episode VII came out: their contract with Disney was such that they were allegedly under restriction until after the film was released so as to avoid spoilers.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:18 PM

Remember how many leaks there were for the first movie line? How the first wave or two popped up on eBay way before they were officially revealed? Too bad that killed all the hype for them, making it totally not one of the most successful Transformers lines ever. :p

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:23 PM

Someone please explain the secrecy behind these toyfairs. How does showing pictures or describing figures effect anything at all. Maybe Powered Convoy will make a bunch of money leaking info to Snowden.


I think the general case is that the kind of people who would know these things so far in advance would be Hasbro employees, (or people who work with them) who stand to get in trouble if they're discovered as the source for leaks.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 02 February 2017 - 09:14 PM.

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:36 PM

There are a bunch of Simba toys that have been revealed for Nuremburg.

 
Okay, but what does Lion King merchandise have to do with anything?

 
Well, people do keep abbreviating the next live action film as TLK.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:50 PM

 

 

 

 

There are a bunch of Simba toys that have been revealed for Nuremburg.

 
Okay, but what does Lion King merchandise have to do with anything?

 

 
Well, people do keep abbreviating the next live action film as TLK.

 

NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTS TRAILER TRUCK BAGAITHA BABA SITHI UMMMMMM TRAILER TRUCK (trailer truck)

 

From the day we arrive on the planet
And wake up after four million years

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:00 PM

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:04 PM

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

The greyscale prototype they showed in July sure made it look like Full-Tilt would be a Headmaster. There was a little TM dude sitting right next to his car on the ramp. It makes no sense for them to leave him out of the full line gimmick.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:39 PM

I hope Full-Tilt's head is named "Starscreams ghost".



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:52 AM

His associated Titan Master power is to make others' moods buttery.

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#54 Rycochet

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 06:00 AM

I suspect Full-tilt was probably designed with a titan master, then altered because Trypticon will most likely be the Titan class toy for the launch of Power of the Primes with whatever the gimmick is.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 06:07 AM

I suspect Full-tilt was probably designed with a titan master, then altered because Trypticon will most likely be the Titan class toy for the launch of Power of the Primes with whatever the gimmick is.


Power of the Primes won't be launching till December when the first 2018 toys come out. Trypticon will be out as the big 2017 flagship item in midyear.

The matter of the 2018 Titan is an interesting one, though. We've never gotten a brand-new Titan mould two years in a row before, but equally there's not a lot I can think of that they could do with the moulds they already have...

Edited by Jalaguy, 03 February 2017 - 06:10 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 06:18 AM

Metrotitan, Brave Maximus, Grand Maximus, Christmas Maximus... I could easily see them reusing a lot of parts to make Scorponok too as there's nothing to say his Scorpion mode has to be any good.


Edited by Rycochet, 03 February 2017 - 06:19 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:07 AM

Omega Supreme as a straight redeco of Trypticon with a new head.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:09 AM

Why haven't Hasbro or Takara done any redecoes of Metroplex or Fortress Maximus thus far? Not even a limited edition contest prize or anything. Is cost that much of a factor?



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:44 AM

Why haven't Hasbro or Takara done any redecoes of Metroplex or Fortress Maximus thus far? Not even a limited edition contest prize or anything. Is cost that much of a factor?

 

They must not deem it financially viable to make a redeco.

 

They're probably wary after all the Energon Unicrons and Armada Unicrons in Energon packaging.  And those were $50 figures, not $100+ figures.




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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:45 AM

Titan Class Metrotitan, Grand Max, etc. fall in the wrong quadrant of the "production cost"/"likelihood anyone's willing to spend $150 on them" scatter plot.





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