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@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

@  unluckiness : (15 January 2018 - 10:07 AM)

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"Gobots" is the G2 Autobot Color Changer.


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#41 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:23 PM

My top favorites (basically my Holy Grail wish list. :) )

 

Dawn of Future's Past.

09 Banzai-Tron.

G2 Redux Rapido, Spark and Clench.

Machine Wars Skywarp and Thundercracker.

TFSS 2.0 Treadshot and Thrustinator. (I really can not believe no one had thought of that even if the mold was only released in Japan)

Cybertron's Most Wanted Megatron. (Love the idea and execution of this one)

Dawn of Predacus Megatron and Unit-3.

TFSS 4.0 Needlenose. (although TR may replace that want)

 

Figures I don't have any desire to own, but I'm happy they exist.

 

07 Alpha Trion.

The rest of G2 Redux.

Getting one last Animated story in 2011. (but I do own the comic)

Oilmaster, General Optimus and Sgt. Hound, taking unreleased and cancelled toys and making them real was mind blowing when they were announced.

TFSS 2.0 Chromedome, Rewind (thanks to TR), Fisitron and Barricade.

TFSS 5.0 Double Pretender Optimus and Megatron.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

I can predict an inability to pick just one on my part right away, so I will just talk about memorable ones, plural. Maybe start by talking about the years' sets in general.

I think 2006 was the year they absolutely knocked everything out of the park, with the added bonus of them being a bunch of fun Unicron Trilogy molds. Primal, Rhinox and Cheetor are standouts.

2005 wasn't bad either, as Flamewar, Flareup, and Ratchet became instant grails for more than just the rarity factor.

2008 has the benefit of being made up of great molds and nice, well executed old/new color schemes. Shattered Glass Op is, I feel, one of their best ideas from their whole run -- the deco if not the concept. Also memorable to me from that year are Starscream and Jazz (well done decos on fun UT molds) and Rodimus (a new deco and the only SG guy to rock the signature mirror universe facial hair).

2013's execution was super weird, but I liked a lot about it from the decos to the box design (sheer tongue-in-cheek genius on the sticker). It gave us minty Mirage! I wish we'd gotten the others that Cheets ended up making.

Lots of the set were hit or miss but 2010 was a fun year for decos. They had me at including Pyro and Clench, although I would've preferred Flash over Streetwise (but then I love Flash), and I'd have liked Breakdown to be an attendee exclusive with someone else in the box set.

Things got pretty wild in the latter years -- remember how they started out trickling a single combiner out over five years? A sharp contrast to getting two combiners in two years via the FSS. Hasbro's own increased willingness to go obscure at retail pushed FunPub to dig deeper and deeper in the catalogue, which gave us FSS and Club exclusive guys like Jackpot, Serpent OR, Carzap, Scourge, Ramjet, the fringe Seekers, Side Burn, and more.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:10 PM

I can't even begin to decide overall. So, sorting them into groups, and picking just from what I actually have firsthand experience with:

BotCon 2010: Spark (close runner-up: Rapido)
BotCon 2011: Sideswipe
BotCon 2012: Kick-Over
BotCon 2013: Electrons (They should have kept him and dropped Hoist in favor of Hubap. Fight me.)
BotCon 2014: ...okay this is a tough one. Leaning toward either Ginrai or Flareup.
BotCon 2015: Battletrap (but I love all of the 2015 toys)
BotCon 2016: Unit-3
TFSS 1: Scourge
TFSS 2: Fisitron
TFSS 3: Carzap
TFSS 4: Impactor
TFSS 5 I can't really judge until I have them in-hand
Membership figures: Lio Convoy
Other mailaways: Trans-Mutate

Note that these are just personal favorites. Sometimes there's another that's clearly more impressive. Like Oilmaster is clearly the most impressive figure from BotCon '15.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:15 PM

tiny spacewarp

 

she's not out yet and i didn't order but still


 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:52 PM

Rapido was my first Club figure. Mindblowing, to get a superior version of one of my favorite childhood figures, and a bio to rescue him from being an un-character. That made me fall in love with the whole idea of exclusives and obscure reinvention.

 

Scorponok was just a titanic achievement, and in retrospect an interesting little trial balloon for TR.

 

Impactor, the mold choice, extra weapons, deco, and head all inspired.

 

Thunder Mayhem. All of him.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:08 PM


 
Something I didn't see mentioned already that I really like, maybe didn't use much creativity behind it, and had some mold tolerance issues, but I think the "Universe/Energon" Seacon set is superb. Taking Hasbro's unused deco, but actually getting it produced and making a wonderful giftset box with cut-out windows in great re-creation of late G1 Japanese packaging.


This was my most anticipated release during my Universe days. Imagine my disappointment when it was cancelled. But when TFCC announced that they would be releasing the Seacons, I jumped for joy. Once that set went on sale, I bought it first chance I got. Till this day it was my favorite exclusive.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:33 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.

 

G2 Cindersaur more or less was a personal favor to me, so I'd be pretty heartless not listing him.

 

I love Barricade even though I don't love that mold, and he, Slipstream, Ironfist and CIrcuit are likely to be the only FP excusives I normally have out on display. I love the ideas behind the Most Wanted Megatron even if I have a lot of issues with the specific decisions made. I love that Oilmaster and Scorponok exist - that was a whole previously-unseen level of work for exclusives, and even if I have no use for either (although I'm probably going to end up keeping Oilmaster anyway) they have to be acknowledged as very impressive, unexpected product. Shokaract is nice, albeit less nice than the previous Shokaract.

 

There are a number of other pretty color schemes, even when they're on strange mold choices or have bizarre individual other choices or are Obsidian and Strika headlining a Machine Wars set.

 

Ultimately, though, I think the single nicest toy they ever made was '06 Megatron...so naturally he has a terrible comic about how he's a coat, because Fun Pub is, after all, Fun Pub.

 

PS Speaking of Fun Pub, I hope someone there lost sleep over Flash Sentry. But I wouldn't hold my breath.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:41 PM

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:10 PM

I'm tempted to only say the ones I did bios for, but... :D

 

Clench might just be in my top 10 TFs ever. The mold was already one of my all-time favorites, and they somehow managed to elevate it even further.

 

Thunder Mayhem belongs on any list just because of his mind-boggling amount of paint.

 

Lyzack (Leozack who?) will always have a special place as that TF I bought because my (then-future) wife said "I like her!" I misread the level of interest she had (in the figure and in Transformers overall), but hey, she still married me. :D

Unit-3, because he even exists.

 

Zaptrap would be on my list, but his existence demands the other two. I know that's not Fun Pub's fault, but...



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:33 PM

Dion is a really nice figure! Nice use of the objectively superior Takara tooling (nice guns, and the shoulders and kibble actually have breathing room) and really nice paint and colors! FREE ORANGE HOTSHOT

Runabout and Runamuck are so good too! I especially like them with the fan transformation that gives them their hoods beind their heads.

Flareup from the Knights/Pirates set is a personal fav of mine. Although the part of me wishes she was the Chromia mold just for the fact that I want a red Tron cycle lolz

(incidentally these are all figures I happen to own lol)

Honestly there are so many wonderful Club figures that I don't own, like I could make a list but it would be super long
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Posted 03 February 2017 - 12:01 AM

I'm going to skip over obivous-to-try fan-wank repaints, such as seekers, G2, Shattered Glass (obvious after the first time). There's going to be a ton of posts honoring these figures, anyway.

Not that I don't appreciate those figures, but I want to highlight stuff that's a bit more "interesting".

An outside-the-box redeco/retool that just works, without feeling forced at all, is just magic. That said, my top five are:

1) DoFP Optimus Primal- The gorilla-esque robot mode with the flip out shoulder cannons make this an inspired choice. There's not really much that needs to be said. He just nails it.

2) Pirates v. Knights Devcon- I totally forgot who Devcon was, but the mold choice fits him so well, it's worth pulling him out of obscurity. Didn't care at all about the original use of this mold as Scourge (thank you, Titans Return for bringing him back to form), but LOVE this guy.

3) Depth Charge- I think this guy gets overlooked for being overproduced in carded and bagged variants. Also, in contrast to Botcon Primal, this guy looks rather lanky compared to his BW counterpart. But, he's got a perfectly suitable face sculpt, the jet mode is a fair counterpart to his 2.5th Transmetal spaceship mode, while the trident weapon nods to his seafaring ways. Further, the mold also happens to be a great jetformer with a unique transformation that often gets overlooked in "best of" lists.

4) Chromedome- Okay, he's not a Headmaster, and his look is a LOOONG way from G1, but he's a "good-enough" approximation of the IDW version, which is a fan favorite. G1 Chromedome was boring, anyway. Long live IDW!

5) Transmutate (I can throw Rampage a bone and include him in as a box set pairing)- Just looking at her brings back memories of that BW episode and makes me want to cry. Also, the noseless aesthetic of the "Prime" faces makes her look kind of alien next to other Beast Wars figures, which is kind of perfect, given that she isn't supposed to fit in.

Honorable Mention:
1) Every G.I. Joe crossover figure/set- Don't forget the B.A.T.S. with Old Snake and Serpent O.R.!

2) TM3 Megatron's rubber duckie- It's scaled to fit his hand mode!

3) Unit-3- The origins of this figure kind of make me wonder if Fun Pub is trolling at the end their run...but it feels like trolling made out of pure love for a fond farewell. It's impossible to hate on something made for infants. There's no reason for this to exist. That's exactly why I love him so much!

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 12:24 AM

I don't know about G2 being an obvious repaint, but by this stage in the brand's life I guess it is.

I'll second the nods for many of these. It's THAT hard to even narrow down the field to favoriteS.

Chromedome is truly awesome, and I prefer him over the TR one in some respects. I'm most grateful to have the two of them exist to take the character down two style paths, of course. I've already mentioned Flamewar and Flareup, and their 2014 incarnations are also wonderful. Double Punch is one of the reasons 2010 was so wonderful, and AM Thundercracker was also a joy to see become a real thing. (I still want my Onslaught and Silverbolt colored Seekers but this was nice nonetheless.) The red/orange fade they did on Rampage is a thing of beauty, and to get a Shokaract from that mold was great too, only marred by the desire for it to be the bigger Voyager mold instead. And honestly, more than the infamous Seekers, I find myself really appreciating Bug Bite and Weirdwolf from 2007. I see Kickoff mentioned, and remember I'm grateful for him existing because he brought a neat, forgotten color scheme and design back to prominence (and on such a lovely mold). Most every SG thing after the first one was quite hit or miss, but i stand by the first set being almost entirely awesome. (Just remembering I still need that Cyclonus.)

So many of their releases are a lock to buy, or would be if I could afford them. Oddly, while I'm definitely wowed that they were able to pull off Scorp and Oilmaster, I don't have a burning need to get them. But Knight Ginrai (deliciously intense colors on an evergreen mold)? Most Wanted Megatron (clever choice of character for the mold, and the Microns push it over the top)? SPACEWARP (SPACEWARP!)?

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:58 AM

 

 
Something I didn't see mentioned already that I really like, maybe didn't use much creativity behind it, and had some mold tolerance issues, but I think the "Universe/Energon" Seacon set is superb. Taking Hasbro's unused deco, but actually getting it produced and making a wonderful giftset box with cut-out windows in great re-creation of late G1 Japanese packaging.


This was my most anticipated release during my Universe days. Imagine my disappointment when it was cancelled. But when TFCC announced that they would be releasing the Seacons, I jumped for joy. Once that set went on sale, I bought it first chance I got. Till this day it was my favorite exclusive.

 

 

It's weird that I'm attributed to that quote, but the truth is, I love the Seacons, and I would have probably said that about them, even though I didn't.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:25 AM

 

 

 
Something I didn't see mentioned already that I really like, maybe didn't use much creativity behind it, and had some mold tolerance issues, but I think the "Universe/Energon" Seacon set is superb. Taking Hasbro's unused deco, but actually getting it produced and making a wonderful giftset box with cut-out windows in great re-creation of late G1 Japanese packaging.


This was my most anticipated release during my Universe days. Imagine my disappointment when it was cancelled. But when TFCC announced that they would be releasing the Seacons, I jumped for joy. Once that set went on sale, I bought it first chance I got. Till this day it was my favorite exclusive.

 

 

It's weird that I'm attributed to that quote, but the truth is, I love the Seacons, and I would have probably said that about them, even though I didn't.

 

The mold tolerance issues were truly awful, though. The toy wasn't in releasable condition. If it had to happen I guess I'm glad it went to collectors who'd just stick it on a shelf and not unsuspecting kids who'd want something to play with, but it still wasn't okay.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:44 AM

Was it similar to the Amazon reissue of the Seacons? I got that and the only real issue I had was Overbite's gun not staying on in shark-thing mode.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:48 AM

From my perspective, a series of best-ofs.

 

The best box set: Dawn of Futures Past. A timely revisit to Beast Wars, good all around mold choices and decos, and a real preview of the strength of the box set format.

 

Most impressive accomplishment: probably the Double Pretenders, though until I actually have Megatron in hand I won't know for sure.

 

Best concept saved from oblivion: toss up between TM3 Megatron and Piranacon. Both are beautiful decos, both have their problems.

 

Most innovative concept: Thrustinator. 

 

Best only-the-club-could-possibly-do-that: G2 Thundercracker.

 

Most underrated: G2 Redux. What a loving homage. I'm still surprised it wasn't better received.

 

Best pack-in fiction: The Stunti-Con Job. I actually wasn't enamored with the figures, but it was certainly nice to get a little more Animated fiction.

 

Honorable Mentions: The various Seekers. I didn't love their bios but man, I loved the decos.

Various Action Master updates. You can make a whole shelf from them (and people have!)

 

Missed Opportunities: I loved the Leozak / Skyquake updates. I'd have loved to get another use or four out of that mold. I mean, they did it in the fiction!

 

Biggest Regret: that the club never got their hands on Titans Return. Though their business model was flailing a bit towards the end, TR as a line seemed custom made to work well with the club's business practices. I'd have bought the hell outta any Titans Return  molds they updated.

 

Best unused concept: K-Bombs! I love that idea and was proud to be able to utilize it in the BWU finale.

 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:04 AM

Why no doubt best Fun Pub toy would be Machine Wars Hubcap. A perfect update to the one MW toy I owned as a child, and still own to this day. And he displays great alongside the Hoist they made too! Yes sir, Hubcap is everything I ever wanted out of that MW themed Botcon bunch!

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:15 AM

Was it similar to the Amazon reissue of the Seacons? I got that and the only real issue I had was Overbite's gun not staying on in shark-thing mode.


No, the Amazon or whatever versions were massively cleaned up. The club version had really inconsistent peg/hole sizes. You had to decide which guys would always be legs or always be arms, because if you tried swapping pieces around you'd crack open the peg holes and nothing would fit anymore. And this was a very expensive set.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

Why no doubt best Fun Pub toy would be Machine Wars Hubcap. A perfect update to the one MW toy I owned as a child, and still own to this day. And he displays great alongside the Hoist they made too! Yes sir, Hubcap is everything I ever wanted out of that MW themed Botcon bunch!


I still don't see why they redid anybody who was already in Machine Wars. Just make new waves of Machine Wars, with characters new to that style, to go with the MW we already had.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

 

Was it similar to the Amazon reissue of the Seacons? I got that and the only real issue I had was Overbite's gun not staying on in shark-thing mode.


No, the Amazon or whatever versions were massively cleaned up. The club version had really inconsistent peg/hole sizes. You had to decide which guys would always be legs or always be arms, because if you tried swapping pieces around you'd crack open the peg holes and nothing would fit anymore. And this was a very expensive set.

 

 

Eesh. Yeah, that's starting to come back to me now. I remember people talking about the degradation issues. 


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