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@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  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.


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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.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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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.


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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
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Prime Ratchet
DEFINITELY Prime Dead-End

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:16 PM

Leader class Space Cutlery Megatron.

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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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