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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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#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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