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@  Bass X0 : (27 June 2017 - 02:24 AM)

Never had any of the Masters Of The Universe toys but I did like the highly detailed and articulated look of them. I wanted Hasbro to produce an equally highly detailed and articulated range of toys based on Transformers Pretenders outer shells from the 1980s. Although they wouldn't be Pretenders with an inner transformable robot and characters like Thunderwing would have vehicle kibble but would not be able to transform.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 June 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Still sad that Mattel didn't even take Neca up on the offer to continue the series. Supposedly, NECA initially tried to get Mattel to license the line (with Mattel's name still on it), but had to settle on "Staticion figures "

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 08:04 PM)

every non-Skeletor or He-Man was like winning a battle

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 08:04 PM)

it was just such a difficult line to collect!

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 08:04 PM)

I still have all my 2002 MOTU figures and even though they're usually in storage I don't think I could bear to part with them

@  Echowarrior : (26 June 2017 - 08:02 PM)

Same here. The show that went with it was surprisingly good.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 08:01 PM)

I totally agree with you about 2002 MotU though.

@  Rycochet : (26 June 2017 - 06:50 PM)

Because people want some approximation of the look and feel of the vintage console and playing experience? It's not like the Mini-Snes is being produced instead of these games being released on the switch VC, that'll happen eventually anyway

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Sega did it with some of their Genesis titles for the PS3 and XBox 360, and Midway did the same. Several times.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Instead of making classic consoles with classic games built in, why not release those games in classic sets for the Switch?

@  Rycochet : (26 June 2017 - 06:25 PM)

The fate of 2002 MOTU still makes me sad, I loved that line.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 June 2017 - 05:59 PM)

Bah. There are many many toys rarer than Movieverse toys. Any character that wasn't He-Man or Skeletor for instance! :)

@  Paladin : (26 June 2017 - 05:16 PM)

Nintendo consoles are the only things rarer than new waves of Movieverse toys.

@  Telly : (26 June 2017 - 04:12 PM)

*nevermind*

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 June 2017 - 03:48 PM)

Nintendo claims they'll be producing "significantly more" units of the SNES, so maybe there's a chance. It'd be better this time if they just took pre-orders, and based their production on that

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 03:46 PM)

Nobody is getting that.

@  Bass X0 : (26 June 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Anyone getting the SNES Classic with StarFox 2?

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 01:56 PM)

Office: Submarine!

@  Robowang : (26 June 2017 - 01:52 PM)

SUBMARINE ACTION

@  Robowang : (26 June 2017 - 01:51 PM)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/172749564060?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

@  Arazyr : (26 June 2017 - 11:03 AM)

Preorders just got posted at BBTS...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (26 June 2017 - 09:52 AM)

I have yet to see any TR wave 5 items at retail in my area, only in Internet reports from overseas.

@  unluckiness : (26 June 2017 - 09:28 AM)

They're clogging shelves here, which is odd. I expected the Generations toys to be somewhat cut down in favor of movie stuff.

@  Pennpenn : (26 June 2017 - 08:11 AM)

I dunno, I got a bunch of "Blitzwing and Octone cosplaying as Megatron and Optimus Prime" in my local TRU, does that help?

@  Paladin : (26 June 2017 - 07:52 AM)

so will TitanReturns Blitzwing & Octone ever actually come out or have they just vanished into neverland?

@  Dekafox : (26 June 2017 - 07:10 AM)

With explosions instead of pouches and pockets.

@  Nevermore : (26 June 2017 - 02:45 AM)

Michael Bay is the Rob Liefeld of the movie industry.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 June 2017 - 02:25 AM)

I took a mega-deuce once. It was quite the epic battle.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 June 2017 - 02:01 AM)

Now if we could explode Justin Bieber, I might pay to watch it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 June 2017 - 11:47 PM)

Bieber isn't nearly as over-the-top as explosions director.

@  Bass X0 : (25 June 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Michael Bay is Justin Bieber of the movie industry- everyone makes fun out of his over- the- top -style but he keeps pulling in huge amounts of money

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 11:03 PM)

<--- stifled laughter

@  Sean Whitmore : (25 June 2017 - 10:56 PM)

Ah crap, I typed that into the chat thing and not the search field. Disregard.

@  Sean Whitmore : (25 June 2017 - 10:55 PM)

Twin peak

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 07:29 PM)

Nitro Ze-us, Nitro Ze-us! Nitro Ze-us, Nitro Ze-us, ooooh Nitro Ze-us!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 07:26 PM)

Exactly what I was going for!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 June 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Dr. Zaius Dr. Zaius

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 07:10 PM)

Ah.

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 07:07 PM)

It's pronounced like Megadeus

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 06:59 PM)

Is the "Zeus" pronounced like "Zoose" or "Zayus?"

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

sorry I saw the name and just got excited

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

NITRO ZEUS

@  Paladin : (25 June 2017 - 06:57 AM)

nobody here has moved past Wave 1. maybe if they hadn't crammed it with repaints....

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 06:46 AM)

Nitro's gonna be a pain in the butt to find, isn't he?

@  Pennpenn : (25 June 2017 - 03:51 AM)

Actually, on the subject of TLK toys, the voyager Nitro Zues or whatver looks pretty good. If I see it cheap I might give it to the Thunderwing head.

@  Pennpenn : (24 June 2017 - 09:58 PM)

Been playing a bit of Saints Row 4 and honestly the Blast Blast is hilariously overpowered.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 05:28 PM)

And a better headsculpt.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 05:23 PM)

It actually has half decent gimmicks too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 04:03 PM)

It's still crap but at least it takes up less space.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 10:31 AM)

I'd rather have Armada Sideswipe than Alternator Sideswipe.


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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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