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@  TM2-Megatron : (25 September 2017 - 01:35 AM)

Sad to say, I'll likely be picking up The Last Knight this week. If nothing else, it should look fantastic on 4K Blu-Ray, and my 4K OLED is still new enough I'm willing to watch things I hate if they look stunning

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 September 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Yeah, I picked it up last time when it got the 3-D conversion re-release treatment

@  Pennpenn : (25 September 2017 - 12:57 AM)

To be honest I think I'd rather a copy of The Lion King over a copy of The Last Knight, and I already own a copy of the Lion King on bluray...

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 September 2017 - 12:36 AM)

I spent some time looking for a thread about The Lion King before I figured out the movie you actually meant

@  Noideaforaname : (24 September 2017 - 11:47 PM)

I kinda want to post in that "Win TLK on Blu-Ray" thread, but I don't want to actually win...

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2017 - 06:29 PM)

well TS to the toy gods. Website went back up, and I ordered it anyway. Wasn't even for me, it was for my brother...

@  Telly : (24 September 2017 - 05:50 PM)

its the toy gods telling you that you dont need whatever it was you were gonna order

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2017 - 02:49 PM)

Arrrg! Just as I was about to make my first purchase from BBTS in years: their website up and dies on me.

@  Msol : (24 September 2017 - 02:35 PM)

Picked up Slugslinger. Awesome figure except for some unfortunate mold degradation. His fists are so loose and held just by friction. Hopefully they don't start falling out randomly.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 September 2017 - 11:21 AM)

Probably in October/November as retailer flush out everything they can to make Christmas sales

@  Echowarrior : (24 September 2017 - 10:35 AM)

Will Thermidor and PRiD Twinferno ever hit US retail?

@  BlackMax : (23 September 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Found Infernocus at the local TrU today, he's still TFP Legion Abominus for sure, but metal as hug. Pretty cool for $5 more than a Voyager.

@  Shrug : (23 September 2017 - 07:52 AM)

Your PS3s traded souls.

@  2017 : (23 September 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Oh, odd coincidence, this afternoon my PS3 wasn't turning on. I seem to have fixed it tho.

@  Pennpenn : (23 September 2017 - 06:21 AM)

Oh great, my PS3 stopped reading discs. Brilliant.

@  BlackMax : (22 September 2017 - 08:38 PM)

Nope, that is a keen idea though. My team was Sentinel-Hulk-Haggar, Team Huge.

@  Bass X0 : (22 September 2017 - 02:17 PM)

Did anyone have a Prime team in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 consisting of Sentinel, Nova and Nemesis?

@  Robowang : (21 September 2017 - 10:06 PM)

Ok, I can't find the "Savage on a Ravage" pic that soneone pisted. Can anyone link me to it?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2017 - 12:47 PM)

I'm also sure you don't sparkle like a disco ball, otherwise someone woulda run you over by now.

@  Dracula : (21 September 2017 - 12:40 PM)

anyway I don't die in sunlight, I just get tired.

@  Dracula : (21 September 2017 - 12:40 PM)

correct

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2017 - 11:46 AM)

I'm pretty sure most vampires would cause a gremlin infestation just for the giggles.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 September 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Hmm, a vampire would have a hell of a hard time getting rid of a Gremlin infestation, wouldn't he?

@  OrionPax44 : (21 September 2017 - 11:13 AM)

Well then there's yellowing but isn't that all of them. I like to leave all my TF's in a hot car all day long to let all their joints turn to jelly.

@  Telly : (21 September 2017 - 11:12 AM)

what about sunlight??

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2017 - 10:50 AM)

KAIJU NOT FOR SALE

@  Dracula : (21 September 2017 - 10:49 AM)

don't get any water on your trypticon, and don't feed him after midnight.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2017 - 10:42 AM)

I've had mine for two weeks with no problems. Just don't be a hamfist with it.

@  Paladin : (21 September 2017 - 08:36 AM)

assuming they survive transport...

@  Telly : (21 September 2017 - 07:37 AM)

quiet you!

@  Paladin : (21 September 2017 - 06:46 AM)

and the hips should break by Wednesday/.

@  Telly : (20 September 2017 - 09:00 PM)

just ordered tr trypticon. should have it monday :)

@  OrionPax44 : (20 September 2017 - 04:57 PM)

@Robowang I have one somewhere and I can send it to you. Don't worry about it. Just let me find it

@  Bass X0 : (20 September 2017 - 04:43 PM)

Sometime last week, I purchased Hasbro Windblade online then a day or two later, Takara Windblade was announced for only £4.99 more making me instantly regret buying Hasbro's Windblade. Guess I'll be giving Hasbro Windblade to my nephew for Christmas then.

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 02:24 PM)

That whole flat-rate shipping thing makes the math easy.

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 02:23 PM)

4 bucks

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 September 2017 - 02:15 PM)

Hmm. How much is shipping from BBTS?

@  NightViper : (20 September 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Set of the four is still $22 at BBTS

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 September 2017 - 02:00 PM)

Ramhorn is currently available from a third party seller via Amazon for $27.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 11:47 AM)

Anybody have the TR PM OP trading card they don't want? I lost mine! Will pay you for it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 September 2017 - 11:35 AM)

If you don't need her I'll take her off ya.

@  BlackMax : (20 September 2017 - 10:04 AM)

When I get that power-batteryOptimus I swear I will carry it everywhere. It'll be like having a useful tool AND being six years old again all at once.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 09:58 AM)

I guess he's gone now. Oh well.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I saw Ramhorn all over ebay for $16 a week ago or so.

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 09:02 AM)

Just ordered Arcee.  I don't need her.  But she's pink.  And a robot.  A combination I love.

@  Darknova4life : (20 September 2017 - 08:57 AM)

@ Robowang, Where is TR Ramhorn available for $16?

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 07:31 AM)

Besides spotty, this is the first time I've consistently seen reships of older waves months after the next 2/3 waves show up.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2017 - 07:29 AM)

No kidding spotty. Haven't seen of the recent waves, and I desperately want a seaspray for my brother.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 07:05 AM)

Distribution is so spotty these days that I've given in and just started ordering everything. I'm probably going to wind up with a $16 Ramhorn, too.

@  MidnightFox : (19 September 2017 - 08:51 PM)

So they've been out at regular retail hit and miss for awhile.


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#181 Spectre

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:14 PM

That's when I learned the Allspark ignores emoji. I submit this in its place: 

 

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#182 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

I always thought Flak was pretty lovely-lookin' and a much nicer deco than a G1 Flak look would have been. but you sorta wonder why he was Flak at all, then. Like, either pick the guy with Flak's alt mode, call him Flak, and deco him to look like Flak, or DON'T call him Flak and give him a different deco so there's no logical expectation.

 

(There's other nice stuff in it to be sure but next to 2005, 2009 was certainly the one FP set where my overriding memory of it is no memory at all followed by "oh yeah, that one, huh.")

 

Someone in the know can correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding of the order of events was:

 

* Fun Pub decided to do Flak (having "picked the guy with Flak's alt mode," etc.)

* Fun Pub created Flak head for toy

* Hasbro informed them that a non-Flak in Flak's deco was already being done, and thus Flak can't look like Flak.

* Fun Pub had to decide whether to scrap their existing efforts (including labor on the new head) or go ahead, but with a new color scheme.

 

If all this is true, I can't fault them for going ahead with the Flak in non-Flak colors. The other option would seem to have been "call him something else, even though he'll still have Flak's head," which would have seemed a waste of limited head-sculpting resources on a new character, and then we'd be complaining about THAT.

 

(EDIT: What NightViper said. As to the other comment. I'll just assume that "Powerbomb" is a thing, but it's a thing that would have been meaningless to me. Still would be now if it weren't for the Wiki. I love the Wiki, and obscure references are fine, but again, I'm not going to fault them for failing to remember such an obscurity in whatever limited time they must have had.)


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 14 February 2017 - 05:30 PM.


#183 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:33 PM

Hard to top Landquake's deco, though. That Allspark blue is

 
 
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#184 Chris McFeely

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:35 PM

Well he's prettier anyway.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 05:57 PM

Powerbomb is the Takara release of Flak from Zone/Return of Convoy.

 

He's blue. With yellow arms. And a gray chest. So... Kinda like that Scattershot guy. :(


Edited by NightViper, 14 February 2017 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 06:06 PM

Well he's prettier anyway.

 

The translucency does wonders for me, doesn't it. 


Edited by Spectre, 15 February 2017 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:28 PM

Actually, you know what? Double kudos goes to Kick-Off for having the single best headsculpt made by Fun-Pub, and being able to pop in a way Jazz couldn't.

I nominate Kick-Off for best FunPub toy.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:01 PM

Powerbomb is the Takara release of Flak from Zone/Return of Convoy.

 

He's blue. With yellow arms. And a gray chest. So... Kinda like that Scattershot guy. :(

 

Most of them had grey arms, but yeah, Powerbomb colors are basically Scattorshot colors.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:44 PM

Botcon 2007 translucent Mirage and Alpha Trion.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:17 AM

* Fun Pub had to decide whether to scrap their existing efforts (including labor on the new head) or go ahead, but with a new color scheme.

It's actually pretty likely that everything was "locked in" mold-wise, so they couldn't scrap their efforts. There would be no other options, so the only thing they could do at that point is to change the colors and roll with it, as they did.

 

It's a minor quibble with what you said, but the devil is in the details. :)



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:45 AM

I think Megaplex is the only example of a figure getting a mold change after Hasbro fully approved a concept. On the rare occasions names and colors could be changed. And very, very rarely accessories could be added/swapped.

 

So yeah, dropping Flak was probably never an option. 



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:50 AM

Was Megaplex supposed to be a different mold initially?

#193 NightViper

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

There was a different initial concept, yeah.

 

Then Hasbro sent Fun Pub a TF Prime Dreadwing sample and there was a span of two days or so where a decision had to get made to use the new mold or not.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:10 AM

I nominate Kick-Off for best FunPub toy.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:38 AM

I nominate Kick-Off for best FunPub toy.

 
Wait! The Mayhem Attack Squad forms Thunder Mayhem, the most powerful robot! They should rule!

Kick-Off superior, Windsweeper, Ruckus, and Bludgeon inferior!

*a-hem* My main problem with the Mayhem Attack Squad is the horde of QC problems on mine. Windsweeper won't click together properly, Ruckus' paint jams joints, and trying to combine Bludgeon's guns broke them. Throw in the awful Scoop Targetmasters and the fact that the only truly GREAT CW molds in the set were Needlenose and Bludgeon, and even the goofy Thunder Mayhem can't save it.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:00 AM

There was a different initial concept, yeah.

 

Then Hasbro sent Fun Pub a TF Prime Dreadwing sample and there was a span of two days or so where a decision had to get made to use the new mold or not.

Wait, can you tell us what the alt concept was?

 

Also, was the rest of the set locked-in at that point?

 

I always wondered why that mold wasn't done up as Starscream instead of Megaplex, since it a) fits better and b) works on another level due to it being a Skyquake as well, but if they received it late enough in the game that the rest of the set (including Terradive Starscream) was already planned out, and too difficult to shuffle around, that could explain the choice.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:19 AM

Based on this thread I finally broke down and picked up a Thrustinator. Maybe he can hang with VP and Heinrad on my shelves.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:38 AM

Okay, in reverse chronological order, the things I've looked at and said "ooh, I really want that":
 
2016:
  • Pretender Megatron/Spacewarp
  • Unit-3
  • Airazor
  • G2 Ratchet
2015:
  • Cybertron's Most Wanted box set
  • Waruder set
  • Galva Convoy
  • Old Snake
  • Marissa Faireborn
  • Nova Prime
  • Krok
  • Serpent OR
  • Tarantulas
2014:
  • Cannonball
  • Ginrai
  • Scorponok
  • Hunter
  • Dread Pirate Crew/Decepticon Clones
  • Transmutate
  • Barricade
  • Thrustinator
  • Treadshot
2013:
  • Strika
  • TFA Jackpot
  • Slipstream
  • Ultra Mammoth
  • Depth Charge
2012:
  • SG Octopunch
  • Kick-Off
2011:
  • TFA Fisitron
  • TFA Sideswipe
  • SG Galvatron
  • SG Thundercracker
  • G2 Ramjet
2010:
  • Clench
  • Slice
  • Double Punch
My favourite overall sets would probably be BotCon 2015 and the TFSS 2.0.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

Hah, I forgot all about SG Galvatron, but that was pretty brilliant mold use.  I'll never be a fan of that face, but that's not FP's fault by any stretch.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:17 PM

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