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@  Paladin : (22 October 2017 - 06:22 PM)

i watched his latest Netflix special. hilarious & heartbreaking at teh same time...

@  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!

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Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

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YES, MY QUEEN!

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BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

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LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

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FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

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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.


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#1 Gizmoboy

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:40 AM

My funds for Transformers is limited this year and with the reveal yesterday of Trypticon, he is on my short list.  My question is I have passed on Fort Max for a little while now but had planned on picking him up.  After reading some feedback from others about him being so close to Metroplex in feel and transformation, I am questioning if he is worth the expense knowing everything else coming out this year.
 
For those of you that own both (or even if you just own one of the other), what is your opinion on this.  Is it worth it for someone already owning Metroplex to drop what limited funds they may have to pick up Fortress Maximus?



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:43 AM

No. Headmaster aside, Metroplex does everything Max does but better. Moderately better city mode, much better vehicle mode, more little playfeatures in base mode, actual weaponry (well Takara's has the sword but still, Max needs guns) 


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:44 AM

He's nice, but short of Cerebros / Fortress you're not missing much if you have Metroplex.

 

I find the original Fortress Maximus to be better overall.  Minus Cerebros / Fortress as I mentioned.

 

The noises and sword on the Japanese one are especially nice.  I have all 3, and kind of like the various versions of Metroplex and Devastator, kind of feel that the other versions are not worth having once you have one.

 

But yeah, he's neat but I don't feel he's as good as the original or Metroplex.

 

Cerebros / Fortress is one of my favorite (if not my favorite) Titanmasters though.




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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:50 AM

If the choice is between him or Trypticon I'd definitely get Trypticon if you already have Metroplex.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:55 AM

If the choice is between him or Trypticon I'd definitely get Trypticon if you already have Metroplex.

 

Wholeheartedly this.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:58 AM

Fort Max is absolutely not worth it if you already have Metroplex unless you just really, really want Cerebros.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

what if you dont have either metroplex OR fort max, but have g1 fort max?


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:07 AM

If you have G1 Fort Max, TR Max is completely unnecessary.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:09 AM

It still comes down to how much you want Cerebros/Spike. Which are admittedly really cool.

 

The G1 Fort Max body is still probably better - better fortress and space modes, stable points of articulation, actual firepower.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

what if you dont have either metroplex OR fort max, but have g1 fort max?

 

 

 

If you have G1 Fort Max, TR Max is completely unnecessary.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:31 AM

I can't justify both Fortress Maximus AND Metroplex, but I have Metroplex and totally wish I had Maximus instead, since red and blue are totally cooler colours than white. So your mileage may vary.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

I kinda touched on this over in the Trypticon thread.  I think part of what is making Titan Masters such a successful line for so many of us is the fact that Hasbro has given us something that we didn't even get with G1 Headmasters.

#1.  An entire line of Headmasters rather than just a subline

#2.  Play integration and swap-ability between all size classes.

#3.  Smaller transformable vehicles as well as base-modes for almost all larger than deluxe figures.

#4.  Titan Master features in the guns and larger figures specifically designed around the Titan Masters.

 

There was thought and almost a sense of frolic on the part of the designers with the Titan Master's line.  What you saw with the Fort Max remold of Metroplex is a completely safe and already done gimmick.  TR Fort Max doesn't have the 'Largest Transformer Ever' moniker that Metroplex was able to carry.  He wasn't the first of his kind as Metroplex was.  He also took a 30 year old gimmick and offered us nothing really new about it.  What's more....Hasbro couldn't even be bothered to provide proper ramps cover those stupid hands and we are literally talking about possibly $1 in plastic.  Fort Max was a lazy half-hearted attempt...even for a kids toy.

I still bought it, still spent way too much to have Cheets paint it up nice for me.  But at the end of the day I agree with others here.  There is no reason to own him if you have the original and that says a huge amount given how much we all love our updates to those iconic characters.  


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:51 AM

As I said I got to play with one that was returned to my store and he looks fantastic he is on my short to get list

And this from someone that has Titan Metroplex and 2 G1 Fort Maxes


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

I like TR Fort Max probably more than it deserves but I would also agree with most everyone's assessment here. Both Gens Metroplex and G1 Fort Max do their jobs better than TR Max does. In fact I'd even say that Metroplex scales better with Titan Masters than it does the figures from its own line. It just doesn't have the little foot pegs. 


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:09 PM

I can't believe it took that long for someone to call Fort Max lazy.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:17 PM

As I said I got to play with one that was returned to my store and he looks fantastic he is on my short to get list
And this from someone that has Titan Metroplex and 2 G1 Fort Maxes

you probably just plan on wielding him like a gun the same way you did with the G1 one :p
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:19 PM

If you really want a cartoon-style Cerebros and a decent giant body to stick him on, he's totally worth it. Cerebros is really fun. 

 

I wouldn't buy it for the really great base mode, though. Really Great Base Mode is not included. 


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:34 PM

Funnily enough I'm in the opposite boat. Metroplex came and went during a time where I really couldn't afford big ticket toys so I never got it. By the time that changed it was a $200+ item on the secondary market. No thanks. But then a $75 shipped Fort Max came into my life and I love it. In fairness the closest I ever got to the G1 was a Brave Max that I had to sell off like eight years ago so there was never any decision to make there.

 

So for me absent a reissue or something weird like a batch showing up at TJ Maxx all these years later I'll probably never own Titan Metroplex. And life goes on just fine. :p



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:53 PM

I do wish they'd included a sticker for the great damn big sticker indent on the "base" mode.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:56 PM

 

If the choice is between him or Trypticon I'd definitely get Trypticon if you already have Metroplex.

 

Wholeheartedly this.

 

This is my thinking too. I am saving my funds and space for Trypticon to go next to my Metroplex.

It's odd, that now space is becoming more of an issue than funds.


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