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@  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.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:01 PM)

@Shrug That would be "Go-Bots".


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#1 Broadside

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:04 AM

I got Sharkticon Megatron in yesterday, and god DAMN are those colours gorgeous.
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What other toys have particularly great colour schemes? I'm particularly​ fond of BotCon Hunter, Double Punch and Wingspan:
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...But I'll probably never own them.

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#2 Jalaguy

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:09 AM

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'Nuff said.


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#3 lastmaximal

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:11 AM

Soon Randy will walk in here with his automatic answer...

His Beast Wars Neo namesake.


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#4 Powered Convoy

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:39 AM

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This is also a favorite of mine:

 

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As well as this one:

 

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#5 Dracula

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:55 AM

Just, anything from 1988. Especially:

 

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And:

 

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SO good.

 

And anything that's purple/gray or purple/green or just purple/ANYTHING. 

 

Honorable mention:

 

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#6 unluckiness

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:24 AM

None of those are AM Thundercracker


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:45 AM

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And by extension, G2 Megatron and Energon Sixshot. There's just something about purple camo, i guess.

I like the Combaticons' normal colors, too, since it's nice and military themed while allowing the individual bots to be visually distinct.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:55 AM

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Ultimately, collecting toys with gold plastic is like global thermonuclear war. The only way to win is not to play.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:58 AM

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:47 AM

(Randy's pic)

 

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"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:50 AM

On the subject of gorgeous things originating from Beast Wars...

 

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#12 lastmaximal

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:27 AM

Despite being my usual favorite, Hot Rod has a look and color scheme that definitely belongs. Loud flames on a red base, with silver and yellow accents? Yes. I love the many different executions/adaptations of it, from the big H-shaped flames of Armada Powerlinx Hot Shot to the trailing golden flames of Excellion. Of course, when they go to the magenta well, that's a whole different kind of cool.

 

Now that that's out of the way...

 

This guy came up in one of the threads.

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I love cop-car deco. Prowl. Barricade. CHECKPOINT. Strongarm. Phantomjaw [whom I've been going back and forth on whether or not to track down]. That's a lot of pictures but you get the idea. This guy pictured here is an underrated example!

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The G1 deco will always be the default mental visual for me, partly because it was first and partly because it's been revisited so many times. But THIS color scheme for Bruticus makes me HAPPIEST. I wish they'd been able to lay on more visible camo for robot mode, but the colors are just so unapologetically zappy that it's undeniably awesome.

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I'm also fond of Superion's G2 colors, but not to this extent.

 

Speaking of G2, while the unified team deco is also a favorite, I will someday own a Red G2 Snarl and Green G2 Slag. Partly a nostalgia thing from being some of the Transformers I remember seeing in person as a kid, at a time when I thought they weren't making them anymore. Oddly, no strong desire to get a G2 Grimlock. Once had a turquoise Grimlock, but the plain blue is nice too.

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Also really love these and am sad I may never be able to track them down. 

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Actually, clear plastic in general really lends some extra oomph to any color scheme. Shame it's so fragile.

 

 

I did find these a while back though, with Counter Arrow and Artfire (right?) being my favorites of the bunch. "Player 2" colors are super cool.

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BEASTS!

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:35 AM

*Swoons* TM2 Spittor

 

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Also Skyquake

 

I think the G1 toy wears the colors better, but the BotCon version is still super pretty. Man, I really need to bite the bullet and buy the original someday.

 

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Almost the entire 1988 Decepticon lineup has amazing colors. I really need to retake this shot with the other 88 'cons that have now gotten new versions.

 

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#14 Dracula

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:37 AM

TM2 Spittor filed under: Colors that make me want to go swimming


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#15 lastmaximal

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

I agree with everyone else's posts so far.

 

TM2 Spittor! And that execution of Skyquake's colors, yay.

 

Also, how could I forget? I've been looking for this color scheme to be mapped onto many a Prime figure.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:43 AM

Doesn't the original Skyquake suffer from the whole disintegrating gold plastic thing?

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

Doesn't the original Skyquake suffer from the whole disintegrating gold plastic thing?

 

Unfortunately, but just because you can't touch it doesn't mean it's not gorgeous.


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#18 Dracula

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:05 PM

How could I have forgotten this beautiful young man:
 
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And...!
 
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muy hermoso


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#19 Broadside

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:13 PM

Ooh, how could I forget?
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Generally, I think what it takes for colour schemes to be "really nice" for me is a lot of value contrast with a wide array of hues that come together in an eye-pleasing way.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:19 PM

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And that's not kayfabe. That's a really great color combo.
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