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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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New TakaraTomy Announcements - Encore God Fire Convoy, Legends Targetmaster Topspin, Targetmaster Twintwist, and Seaspray with Lione


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:01 AM

Due March 18.

 

 

 

Want to feel old, God Fire Convoy first came out in 2000.  Which was 16 years after G1 started, and right when Takara first started reissuing G1 Transformers.  When this Encore figure comes out, it will have been 17 to 18 years since Fire Convoy and God Magnus were released.  This also explains why Fire Convoy's voice actor was recently recording something in the the studios - updating the voice I imagine (from Figure King below).

 

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Who didn't see Topspin and Twintwist coming with Pointblank and Spoilsport?

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:05 AM

Oh man, wasn't there a rumor about a Fire Convoy reissue a couple years back that turned out to not have happened? Maybe it was just delayed.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:05 AM

I'm kind of impressed the God Fire Convoy mold(s) still exist.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

Encore God Fire Convoy, will have come out 5 years after the last Encore release (Fortress Maximus in March of 2013).

 

If he is under the Encore label.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:08 AM

I wonder if that's going to finish off the Titans Return imports. Though I guess we also have to see how Takara handles Power of the Primes tiny figures.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:10 AM

I still have my original Hasbro RiD 2001 figures, but if there's anything worthwhile about this Encore reissue, I just may have to check it out.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

I wonder if that's going to finish off the Titans Return imports. Though I guess we also have to see how Takara handles Power of the Primes tiny figures.

 

I would think so, as all the major Voyager, Deluxe, and Leader molds have been released.

 

Wilder / Fangry's Headmaster figure being the only obvious omission thus far.

 

Ptero and his vehicle were never released either, and I imagine this Lione is his head only.  No lion partner.

 

Shuffler's head was never released, but the retool was as Clouder.


I still have my original Hasbro RiD 2001 figures, but if there's anything worthwhile about this Encore reissue, I just may have to check it out.

 

Probably a new voice clip by the original Japanese actor.

 

Hopefully better tires?




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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

A God Fire Convoy reissue...damn I feel old, brings back memories of a nerdy me still in school drooling over its prototype pics via dial-up.

Hope the rubber on this reissue won't crack or, worse yet, erode plastic.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:34 AM

I certainly like that they're likely giving us the remaining 1987 Hasbro Autobot Targetmasters guns, but I lament the (impending) loss of the Jumpstarters actual guns.

The Targetmasters may end up looking a bit weird with these guys, since they'll be gray and red with white and blue guys.

Granted I'm a person that dislikes when the Targetmaster is the same color as their larger partner (Universe Cyclonus, SG Cyclonus, LG Slugslinger - it would seem).  But the contrast might be a bit too much.  :D

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

God Ginrai was 14 years old when they reissued it. Star Convoy was 15.

Fire Convoy will be 18.

But it's just not the same, dammit, because Fire Convoy wasn't the drool-object on slow dial-up connections that showed them on fan sites so rudimentary they didn't know which figure was which. Nobody ever paid $600 for a MIB Fire Convoy.... right?

When I got my Deathsaurus it was 7 years old. That's not the same as today buying ROTF Jetfire.... is it?

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

God Ginrai was 14 years old when they reissued it. Star Convoy was 15.

Fire Convoy will be 18.

But it's just not the same, dammit, because Fire Convoy wasn't the drool-object on slow dial-up connections that showed them on fan sites so rudimentary they didn't know which figure was which. Nobody ever paid $600 for a MIB Fire Convoy.... right?

Fire Convoy was definitely a drool object on slow dial-up connections.  But people knew who he was at the time.  :D

 

I remember a place called Charms in Manchester, CT that would sell bootleg VHS of fansubbed anime.  They were open for a short time, but I'm pretty sure they had both Fire Convoy and Black Convoy for roughly $200 at their store.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

dammit I paid extra for inherent and non-transferable specialness

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:04 AM

When I got my Deathsaurus it was 7 years old. That's not the same as today buying ROTF Jetfire.... is it?

 

No, because it was foreign, which gives it Weeb Bonus. You'd have to buy that ROTF Buster Prime/Jetfire two-pack, which you actually could easily spend $600 on now.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

I hope the Encore reissues are going to be casted from Phazer's versions of the molds.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

Go boy, Convoy!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

I just wish this meant a reissued Gigatron, maybe with impoved chrome.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

Yeeeeeeeeeeeees.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:59 AM

God Fire Convoy. Hadn't heard that name in a while!


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:10 AM

gad dangit they keep doing this to me with targetmasters



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:28 AM

Woo!

 

Legends Seaspray should be skippable. I was worried they'd give him Headmaster Alana or something.

 

I think I'm passing on the Legends Jumpstarters as well. As much as I love Targetmasters, Hasbro's guns are cool, they'd feel incomplete without them.

Plus I already have TR Topspin, and I there's really no way they could improve the deco much, if at all.


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