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@  Maruten : (23 July 2017 - 11:33 PM)

I've ordered from them several times with no problems.

@  Telly : (23 July 2017 - 11:19 PM)

i havent. but ive only ordered from them a few times

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 11:16 PM)

Has anyone here ever had trouble with orders from Tfsource before?

@  BlackMax : (23 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Good track, but I prefer Paranoid. Is there any tune better for this board? "tell a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh, and I will cry".

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 08:41 PM)

GEN'RALS GATHERED IN THEIR MASSES *GUITAR CHORD* JUST LIKE WITCHES AT BLACK MASSES

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:29 PM)

Once again, there is pain, I bring flame, I bring cold. I'm the blood red sandman, coming home.

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:26 PM)

Yo, when Team Skull meets you, they don't even greet you!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:23 PM)

Yooooooo

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:15 PM)

Yo.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:14 PM)

Once more, I have returned. w00t.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 02:01 PM)

Macross Delta sucks but I listen to the music anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (23 July 2017 - 09:46 AM)

And dealing with me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 08:47 AM)

Don't forget the rock music and D&D.

@  unluckiness : (23 July 2017 - 07:52 AM)

He certainly doesn't have the time to be employed full-time what with all the war-stoking, dinosaur fossil burying, pornographing and etc

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:44 AM)

Look, I'm TRYING, okay?

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM)

The devil is a part-timer!

@  Nevermore : (23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM)

I always took it to be a catch-all term for "person or thing of the same name" regardless of which came first.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:06 PM)

So technically it could be either way and not be wrong, but it is more apt to be Kalidor's example.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:05 PM)

one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named

@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2017 - 08:27 PM)

It is very irritating that no one seems to agree on whether the word "namesake" refers to the thing that came first or the thing that came second.

@  2017 : (22 July 2017 - 07:19 PM)

I'd like it, but I really don't have the cash or the justification.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Anyone still need a Chaos on Velocitron set? Found one at TRU today...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 July 2017 - 01:27 PM)

He REALLY likes blowing stuff up.

@  Dekafox : (22 July 2017 - 12:42 PM)

G1 Scattershot's 3rd mode gimmick?

@  MEDdMI : (22 July 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Nothing can be more awkward than the crotch rubsigns.

@  Bass X0 : (22 July 2017 - 11:28 AM)

well, they had to go somewhere.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 02:54 AM)

TR Quake's shoulder symbols are very awkward looking

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.


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#61 BScorpinok75

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:37 AM

I love CW...BUT...don't care much for TR as a whole...CW did alot of characters as combiners but you didn't have to go after them all...the gimmick could be overlooked...while TR is doing alot of characters as Titans/Titan Masters...that should not really be TMs...AND...the gimmicks a lot harder to ignore...if CW was counted alone I'd vote CW...as is I'm going with Classics...its what brought me back to the dance...



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.

 

Hey wait a minute

 

Has Prime had a toy that represents every major gimmick from G1 at this point?

 

Combiner - CW

Headmaster - Titans Return

Targetmaster - Generations Legends (Roller)

Powermaster - G1

Pretender - Fun Publications

Action Master - G1

Micromaster - None? but he did turn into a Micromaster base in Return of Convoy

 

G1 had other gimmicks, but I think those were all the major ones


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

Overload basically is Prime with the faceplate (more or less literally) filed off.  Even has the helmet and the stripe sculpted into the side.


Edited by Spark, 20 February 2017 - 02:22 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#65 Dracula

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

Overload basically is Prime with the faceplate (more or less literally) filed off.  Even has the helmet and the stripe sculpted into the side.

 

It's true that I used Overload as a tiny Optimus Prime when I was a kid but that probably just gave him mental baggage


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:04 PM

 

Overload basically is Prime with the faceplate (more or less literally) filed off.  Even has the helmet and the stripe sculpted into the side.

 

It's true that I used Overload as a tiny Optimus Prime when I was a kid but that probably just gave him mental baggage

 

That oddly recessed face of his below the eyes when pretty much all the other Micromasters had nice facesculpts sort of implied to me that he was meant to be MM Optimus until late in the game.  Bonus points for suddenly being super Prime-y if you just swap the red and blue sprues that are already there.


Edited by Spark, 20 February 2017 - 03:04 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:57 AM

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.

 

There is a difference between 1 toy getting an upgraded figure with a new gimmick and several toys getting their best "Classics" update with an extraneous gimmick.

 

I'm not really against the TR figures of previous non-headmasters, but I do sometimes find myself wishing it sure would be cool if Galvatron and Scourge got remolded with intact heads with better head sculpts for the character and that stay attached and stow for var modes.



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:31 AM

I'm not against Headmasters of everyone, but you do bring up a good point. Plus var mode. :thumbsup


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:40 AM

Yeah, it really sucks that obscure characters like Galvatron and Scourge who have never gotten updated toys before and never will again were made into Headmasters for their only shot at updates.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:44 AM

When the TR versions are arguably their best upgrades so far, I can see some room for lamenting.

 

I mean... Yeah. They'll get done again (and again and again and again), but if your assessing only the toys that are out now, sure. You can comment about not liking the head gimmick on them. Why not?



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:54 AM

Yeah, it really sucks that obscure characters like Galvatron and Scourge who have never gotten updated toys before and never will again were made into Headmasters for their only shot at updates.

 

Watch the Strawman stuff. I mentioned "best "Classics" update", nothing about never get an update again. Though for some figures, like Triggerhappy, I don't expect they'll have many or any more shots at updates, at least not so "Classics" style.

 

So Galvatron and Scourge got updates now in 2016 and previously got updates in was it 2008 and 2011? So waiting 5 years or more for another update? I don't know about you, but personally I intend on my collection being some more "Classics" updates and some MPs but hopefully not actively collecting in another ~5-8 years. So these updates may not be the "never again", but they may be just such "in effect" for me.

 

Plus I think the Scourge mold particularly is a great update for Scourge *and* multiple Sweeps. I wouldn't want a "different" update, except for a possible remold with an intact head. He'd be great fun to have a main Scourge and several Sweeps with good looking modes and a quick transformation. Adding in transforming the little head men for a whole group of Sweeps would get a little annoying.

 

But like I did say: "I'm not really against the TR figures of previous non-headmasters". I can see the fun of TR, but I can also see the annoyance side of it. Is it so horrible to have mixed feelings and see both sides of a subjective personal taste issue?


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:08 AM

Retooling Scourge for a normal head would require replacing about the entire torso since most of it seems to be two huge pieces.

And since you brought up not planning to still collect for however many years until the next Scourge and Galvatron update, the only late G1 Optimuses being the Powermaster and Action Master (besides a European reissue of the original) sounds like it would've been unpleasant if anyone at the time cared like this, given that it was before "normal" updates were a guaranteed thing.

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#73 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:29 AM

I mean yes I can see how it might be annoying to have to transform an army of heads when you transform your army of Scourges, but that information exists in the shadow of me being Stakeout Guy so my ability to sympathize is limited.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

 

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.

 

There is a difference between 1 toy getting an upgraded figure with a new gimmick and several toys getting their best "Classics" update with an extraneous gimmick.

 

 I agree, and that difference is "it happened when you were a kid".



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

 

 

I hated it when they made Powermasters of guys who shouldn't be Powermasters, like Optimus Prime.

 

There is a difference between 1 toy getting an upgraded figure with a new gimmick and several toys getting their best "Classics" update with an extraneous gimmick.

 

 I agree, and that difference is "it happened when you were a kid".

 

 

It happened a limited number of times over the course of years vs. it's happening 40 times in one year.

 

Again, I'm not on one side or the other. I can see pros and cons on both sides, I can see nuances of differences. I'm fine and dandy with PMOP.

 

Or, if the only thing you understand is condescending snark, then: "Yes, TR Galvatron's head is complete perfection and it should never dared be dreamed of to remold him with a normal head."



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM

vs. it's happening 40 times in one year.


Did you forget Action Masters?

Which was, for a number of returning characters the only option at the time.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:21 PM

Retooling Scourge for a normal head would require replacing about the entire torso since most of it seems to be two huge pieces.

And since you brought up not planning to still collect for however many years until the next Scourge and Galvatron update, the only late G1 Optimuses being the Powermaster and Action Master (besides a European reissue of the original) sounds like it would've been unpleasant if anyone at the time cared like this, given that it was before "normal" updates were a guaranteed thing.

 

I'm not sure the points here. Yep, retooling Scourge would require changing the torso. And that's about it. Seems like you're trying to say that would be difficult, seems to me it'd be a relatively easy remold, especially compared to some of the remolds we've seen lately. Notably the first remold of Scourge: High Brow.

 

I guess so....? Again, not sure of exactly the point you're making. "Cared like this" might be implying more care than there is. I'm just saying I can see how it'd be nice to not have the Titanmaster feature on everything that's gotten it. But PM and AM Prime being the late G1 updates for original Prime actually were unpleasant in a way for me. I did enjoy PMOP quite a lot, but I did still want a "real" original G1 OP. And there's a much longer story there, but I don't care enough to continue this post and go on that tangent.


 

vs. it's happening 40 times in one year.


Did you forget Action Masters?

Which was, for a number of returning characters the only option at the time.

 

 

Yes, I did. Are you holding up Actionmasters as a popular, great selling epitome of Transformers?

 

Also, perhaps correct my count, but for US actionmasters there were 14 updated characters? Quite far from 40! ;)


Edited by sparkasylum, 21 February 2017 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:27 PM

I mean, changing the entire torso sounds like way more than any company would bother when the result would be the same character in a similar, given that not even Taktom have indicated they'd try. Even doing an entire new mold later on sounds more likely.
 

Regarding Action Masters, just mentioning those since the topic of earlier updates was brought up, a lot of it looks like a worse situation than we have now.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 21 February 2017 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:18 PM

Gosh I can't wait to hear the arguments about whatever line-wide gimmick Power of the Primes will give us.

 

Anyway I'll be over here like

 

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