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@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2017 - 12:07 PM)

You know that Patton Oswalt knew he'd made it as an entertainer when people stopped asking him whether he was Pat or Oswald and where was the other one.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 10:20 AM)

He does lots of voice work, but it was young Oswalt in my dream, so I guess it was the King of Queens edition.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I only know about Patton Oswalt from Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:11 AM)

We won because Ellen kept going up the other teams and telling them to not worry about their hair looking silly in their helmets.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:10 AM)

I had a dream I was in a team kick scooter competition and the 3 people on my team were Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, and my third grade bus driver.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.


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#1 Spark

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

So, as I sit here looking at the criminally underappreciated Botcon Battletrap with its impeccable headsculpt and impressive deco on one of the best Transformers ever made, I'm curious- What were Fun Publications' finest exclusives from everything they ever did?


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:24 PM

TM3 Megatron is pretty impressive.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:24 PM

The original Shattered Glass boxed set and souvenirs. . I still adore that set to this day. Fantastic concept, mold choice, and execution. Blurr notwithstanding.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:27 PM

Sky-Byte.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

Also going to throw in TFSS Krok.  That's a decent-but-not-great mold really elevated by another great headsculpt and deco.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:36 PM

Ooh, I already have a photo for this.

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I'd probably add Thunder Mayhem to this lineup. I want to include the grail that is TM3 Megatron, but his already spiderwebbing chrome is points against him.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

The ones I wrote bios for.  :D

 

My favorites are (in no particular order):

  • Armada Skywarp
  • Doublepunch
  • Olin Zarak Scorponok
  • Punch / Counterpunch
  • Nacelle
  • G2 Starscream
  • Bitstream
  • Hotlink
  • Sunstorm
  • G2 Ramjet
  • SG Thundercracker
  • SG Megatron
  • SG 2008 Optimus
  • 2007 Thundercracker
  • 2007 Thrust
  • 2007 Dirge
  • Dreadwind
  • Needlenose with Sunbeam & Z-Putty
  • Treadshot & Catgut
  • Krok & Gatoraider
  • 2015 Megatron & Microns
  • 2016 Megatron
  • 2016 Airazor
  • Universe Ramjet
  • 2016 Terrorsaur
  • Clench
  • Impactor
  • Ruckus
  • Bludgeon
  • Runabout
  • Runamuck

I bolded the ones I really like.  I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting about, and the TFSS 5.0 guys might have some that end up on this list too.

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

I admit that I don't own any, but the entire BotCon 2015 set and SG Galvatron/Thundercracker appeal to me the most.
Oilmaster and Scorponok are probably the most impressive.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

BotCon 2005 Ramjet - oh, but that was Hasbro.
 

Probably Rapido. Somehow the shape of his head even overcomes that mold's awful turtleneck.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:43 PM

Since mine did the same thing (TM3 Megatron and chrome cracking), I think the root cause is that the plastic used to make that chest piece is more flexible than originally intended 15 years ago. So if you just grab the chest panel at the top or wherever, it will probably flex just the tiniest bit more than it's supposed to and pop the chrome paint from its hold. And therefore cause the spiderwebs.

 

If you put your thumb near the hinge for support, or grab the panel lower, closer to the hinge, it should put less stress on the rest of the panel and greatly reduce the chance of cracking your chrome.

 

I learned that all way too late though :(


Edited by NightViper, 02 February 2017 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:46 PM


If you put your thumb near the hinge for support, or grab the panel lower, closer to the hinge, it should put less stress on the rest of the panel and greatly reduce the chance of cracking your chrome.

 

I learned that all way too late though :(

 

Yikes!  I'm afraid to even look at mine, or touch it at this point.  :doh




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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:48 PM

Botcon '07 Thundercracker for being the instigator of so much impotent rage. (And even after the mass release figures, I was able to sell that set for enough money to buy a new computer, so suck it, fandumb)

 

But for reals, probably Oilmaster. I don't own it but I've been sorely tempted.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:49 PM

I feel as though Action Master Thundercracker and Double Punch are somehow personal favors to me, since they are the finest of the narrowing "There Is No Way In Hell Hasbro Will Ever Do This" category in the best way that I never, ever thought I'd see.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:51 PM

I really liked SG Treadshot, he's got a really nice color scheme, but he's also the only Club toy I own, so.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

The '06 Dawn of Futures Past set remains my most-loved Fun Pub set of anything I've gotten ahold of. I keep it on a shelf on its own, in pride of place.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:58 PM

I joined the Club just to get my hands on Runamuck and Runabout...and almost Nightbeat, but thankfully I held off on that.

 

Krok and Treadshot are pretty good, as several have noted.  Thunder Mayhem as well.

 

I do like Timelines Rampage in concept, especially the big X on his chest, but the execution was a little lacking.  That tiny head looks really off standing next to Timelines Depthcharge.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:58 PM

I like Botcon Battletrap well enough and all, and his deco is appropriate, but not sure I'd use the term "impressive" to describe the deco.

 

Doublepunch is the one that jumps first to mind.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:06 PM

By virtue of being one of only two Fun Pub figures I own with no plan to sell, BotCon '14 Scorponok pretty much tops my list by default

 

I mean, especially when the other one is '09 Razorclaw.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:21 PM

I do like Timelines Rampage in concept, especially the big X on his chest, but the execution was a little lacking.  That tiny head looks really off standing next to Timelines Depthcharge.

 

Ooh, I knew I was forgetting something! BotCon Hunter/Shockaract is my number one most wanted Fun Pub toy; it's got such a gorgeous deco.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:28 PM

My face still contorts in disappointment when I look at Rampage.

 

Hunter though is miles better because of his paint. Just that much more detail on the head makes it look far less tiny.





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