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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 tec

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:52 PM

A few TFs I bought have been the direct result of messing with one in person.

A picture can only go so far heck even seeing the toy in package is not enough.

 

It happen just today for me with TR Fort Max someone returned one today that was opened and I got to mess around with it and now its on my to get list near the top

 

But its happened in the past as well with some movie toys an even a few AEC things like

Energon Wing Saber even though I did not have Fattmus

 

But I can go even farther back with TM Tarantulus seems silly now but seeing him in package back then I was not sure about him


Edited by tec, 09 February 2017 - 12:30 AM.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:07 PM

off the top of my head, leo prime comes to mind. didnt like an entire lion head and an arse hanging off his arms and getting in the way

 

dotm thunderhead is another one. not to say i dont like him, but i had originally bought 4. after i got one open and messed with it, i took the other 3 back. he just wasnt as cool as i thought he was going to be. i had planned on making a tiny squad of them


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:14 AM

Masterpiece Ironhide and Masterpiece Tracks. Markedly opposite reactions to seeing photos and actually handling the toys.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:43 AM

TR Sentinel Prime was fun until real life happened and then I wanted to burn him.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

MP-28 (or was it 29?) Rodimus. Was annoyed at them doing it in the first place, hated the boxy chest, and now once in hand I want a whole fleet of them. Love, love love the mold. Possibly my favorite Rod ever.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:05 PM

Universe Dropshot. I thought it was an ugly deco of a rather dull looking toy but getting one quickly changed it to one of my favourites. the thing is surprisingly dynamic for such a bulky bot and his awful colours rapidly grew on me.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:32 PM

Recently TR Wolfwire. I was so gonna pas on him but decided to pick one up and he's worth it. Next was probably the Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime. Not the combined form but the Truck bot by itself. I bought it just for the combined form to just display and I find myself fiddling with just the part quite often as I really enjoyed the trucks transformation. 


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:45 PM

I had the opposite reaction to TR Fort Max, where I bought one and was, like, "Ehhhhh...  I think I may have just wasted a chunk of cash here."


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

Over at TFcon, there's usually an entire corner taken up by, I think, Captured Prey. They take the time to set up these elaborate display cases, and load them up with unpackaged, posed samples of the Masterpiece/3P/General High-End stuff they're selling. The whole set-up looked like what you'd see Hasbro do during an official unveiling.

 

Last year, they sold me on both Masterpiece Hot Rod and Ratchet, both of whom I'd been on the fence about, thanks to getting a chance to see them up-close and in person. Of course, I still shopped around the 'con for the best price on them, but still.

 

It works both ways, though, since that display made me pass on Diabattles V2, after finally seeing how tiny he really was for the price they wanted.

 

There's also been figures I wasn't interested in where I changed my mind upon seeing them packaged at retail. The first example I can think of is WFC Starscream, though I'm sure there are others.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

Animated Starscream. He went from thinking he could turn me around on the art style to killing my enthusiasm for the line.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:22 PM

I had the opposite reaction to TR Fort Max, where I bought one and was, like, "Ehhhhh...  I think I may have just wasted a chunk of cash here."

Yup. I feel at $90 it wasn't a good investment. I bought him for myself on Black Friday but saved him as a "gift from the family" on Christmas. I tried to hide it, but when I opened him I was disappointed. The more I mess with him, I'm disappointed. It just feels cheaply made. I stare at him often, and he's probably the first modern era TF since Supreetor that I was ready to sell as soon as I got him. 

 

My son would be disappointed, as he was really excited for me to get him. But every time I touch him I find something else I don't like.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

Titans Return Powermaster Optimus Prime.  

 

I had basically a 7 year break from Transformers, but I did buy one, maybe two, figures on a whim, just the one time I stumbled upon something at Marshall's.  It just reaffirmed me that the toys were no longer for me.  Too complex, too fiddly, whatever, blah blah.  Friend at the comic book shop knew I was a former fan that vastly preferred the headmaster/powermaster era and that G1 Powermaster Prime was in my top 3 figures.  From reveal of of Titans Return until I actually bought Prime, he kept going out of the way to tell me how amazing the line was.

 

Well, I was on Amazon and I saw PM OP on decent discount in my recommendations.  For the same amount as a gift card I had, even.

 

I ordered him expecting the same contradictory over-simplified and stupidly complex at the same time modern figures I remembered leaving behind, (not that I'd honestly say that's true still, but thats how I felt when I quit.) but figured it would at least look good on a shelf.  Fell in love with it.  I then discovered that all of my favorite G1 figures were finally get new figures AND they were headmasters!  And they released modern G2 combiners!  That were just spotted in Marshall's for cheap this week!  And I found them!  

I fell back into the Transformers hole because of that one purchase, but I enjoy these far more than I ever enjoyed pretty much any other toy line I've ever collected.  My wife is pretty cool with it too.  She's basically a closet transformer fan with her own tiny collection of figures.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

Animated Starscream. He went from thinking he could turn me around on the art style to killing my enthusiasm for the line.

You should have started with Prowl. To this day, Animated Prowl is still the best motorcycle TF.


Edited by ShadowMan024, 10 February 2017 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

RiD Optimus. In pictures he looked like the solid, G1 style bot with BW articulation I'd always wanted, but in hand, wow, what an absolute disaster he is. Looks great stood there with his arms by his side in super mode but don't pick him up or try and pose him as something will pop, drop or flop off because he doesn't seem to have been designed as a toy, more a neat looking statue and suffers from the same 'ball 'em up and add vehicle/beast parts' design that was Takara's thing at the time.

 

RiD Magnus is also pretty bad, but my expectations were much lower as he was never going to be great given how he was clearly designed to be a change of clothes for Optimus.


Edited by Rycochet, 10 February 2017 - 03:10 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:05 PM

Sorry to disagree but Im very thankful Hasbro brought over RiD I first seen Car Robots stuff at anime conventions around the same time as the Web Diver stuff and was really liking what I saw I picked up Prowl from the Car Robots line than a few weeks later found out they where gonna bring the intire line over here thank primus to because I was gonna broke very fast importing them after having so much fun with Prowl


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:43 PM

MP Hot Rod 28
MP Loud Pedal
Titanium Rodimus Prime (for its time)
Alternators Hound
Cybertron Breakdown
Prime Ratchet
DEFINITELY Prime Dead-End

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:16 PM

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:27 PM

I don't even know which one you mean.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:58 AM

2007 movie
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 07:01 PM

I still kinda like 07 Leader Megatron. Fiddled with the premium version a few weeks ago.



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