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@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.


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#241 MrBlud

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:51 PM

I *do* kinda find it weird they'll reach out to "car enthusiasts" but won't stop Sunbowing it up to appeal to people who liked the previous design flourishes they included.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:16 PM

I for one don't doubt the appeal of Sideswipe to the car fans. The part I'm doubtful about is the continued appeal when Sunstreaker costs several times more and at least one of the added details feels like it's actively negated.

 

But like Betty said, we're all going to wait and see.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:08 AM

Right. And while the added faces and accessories might help a Transformers fan cope with the added costs, I'm going to doubt that they mean anything at all to car enthusiasts. 

 

If they want a kick-ass car to robot, I'd assume that's pretty much all they want.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:13 AM

I assumed it was just a happy coincidence for transformation like with Tracks' opening hood and the rest is just PR talk.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:53 AM

https://hlj.com/product/TKT87715
 
HLJ preoder's up!  For Sideswipe too.


Put my PO in, but while I chose to pay via PayPal my account info wasn't asked for. I assume this is because it's still a preorder?

Never used HLJ before & thought I'd find out if I did something wrong. Also what are shipping prices usually like?

$10-12 range for a MP car figure, or more? Alternatively I could order from Action Robo.
My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:00 AM

It's a preorder, you shouldn't need to approve anything through PayPal until it's in stock.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:05 AM

Right.  You will either get a payment request when it comes in, or if you set up a payment agreement with them through Paypal they will charge you when it's in stock (this is how I do it).


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 08:54 AM

 

https://hlj.com/product/TKT87715
 
HLJ preoder's up!  For Sideswipe too.


Put my PO in, but while I chose to pay via PayPal my account info wasn't asked for. I assume this is because it's still a preorder?

Never used HLJ before & thought I'd find out if I did something wrong. Also what are shipping prices usually like?

$10-12 range for a MP car figure, or more? Alternatively I could order from Action Robo.

 

 

I'm really not sure what shipping would be for one figure.  I always combine mine to save on shipping costs.  It depends on how fast you want your figure--they offer a number of options, so if you're willing to wait a few weeks for your package to cross the Pacific in a rowboat, you can save money that way.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:20 AM

Just put a currently available MP car like Tracks or Ironhide in the cart and HLJ will show you the available shipping options and the cost of each to your country.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

Well, after going back and forth I've canceled my preorder. I've always struggled with perceived value for the car bots, and this is just way too much. Sunsurge isn't perfect by any means, but he fills the gap at far less (and I already own him).


 
 
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:22 PM

I hummed and hawed too but kept the pre-order. I may still cancel it yet.

Do they ever poll fans on what they actually want? Do the majority want more accessories and complexity for a higher cost?



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:39 PM

The more I see of Sunstreaker, the more I want him, and the price doesn't bother me quite as much. The silver spoiler clinches it. I still think I'm just in Masterpiece for Jazz, Mirage and Hound, and then I'm done. Insecticons might sway me, of course.



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:35 AM

http://www.amiami.co...cnt=0$pagecnt=1

 

Additional image of MP-39 with the original MP-12 not previously seen:

 

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:26 PM

So Sunstreaker's black is a little lighter than the first MP-12.

I'd imagine MP-12+ would use that same lighter black/dark gray then too.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:26 PM

Those look like toys from two different lines.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:41 PM

Yeah, looking at the Sunstreaker there is painful.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:42 PM

http://www.amiami.co...cnt=0$pagecnt=1

 

Additional image of MP-39 with the original MP-12 not previously seen:

 

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Wow.  They don't even look like they're from the same toy line in terms of aesthetic.



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 02:21 PM

I can definitely appreciate the aesthetics of both of them, and honestly I don't have a favorite.  They're both good for different reasons.



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 02:26 PM

I felt that the original Sideswipe and Sunstreaker looked like they were from two different lines too.

 

I think this photo would help if Sunstreaker was using his normal neutral face.  Then they'd seem a bit more cohesive.

 

As it is, I find the level of details isn't too different.  Since Sideswipe doesn't have too much extra detailing, and Sunstreaker isn't devoid of it like Inferno.


I think the differences in aesthetic are cancelled out a bit with the 12+ redeco too.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 02:29 PM

The upper thigh joints, the biceps, the hands, the knees, all look like the follow the same design aesthetic.  Sunstreaker just exudes personality, which the TakaraTomy team was just starting to have filter in to their non-Animated figures when Sideswipe rolled out.

 

Shows how they've improved a lot with that since he and Optimus were first released.  Comparing Optimus to Megatron and Sideswipe to Sunstreaker.


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