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@  Lazy Garou : (22 July 2018 - 06:39 AM)

Theres possibly a transformer-collecting rick hopping the multiverse that has all the fan vote options available through the years.

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM)

I have the green one and it's more or less okay. One side has louder clicks but it was like that form the get go

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.


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#141 Sabrblade

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

The description does say the product and colors are different.  So I'm guessing the sword isn't final.

 

Glad to hear that. I just rechecked the final battle scene that featured that sword and the sword definitely had a purple hue in the cartoon (and a glowing green aura, but the lack of that on the toy is understandable). It wasn't dull gray.


Edited by Sabrblade, 08 November 2017 - 01:22 PM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 08 November 2017 - 02:49 PM

 

The description does say the product and colors are different.  So I'm guessing the sword isn't final.

 

Glad to hear that. I just rechecked the final battle scene that featured that sword and the sword definitely had a purple hue in the cartoon (and a glowing green aura, but the lack of that on the toy is understandable). It wasn't dull gray.

 

Still doesn't explain the different sword handle present though.  :doh




#143 Sabrblade

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:47 PM

 

 

The description does say the product and colors are different.  So I'm guessing the sword isn't final.

 

Glad to hear that. I just rechecked the final battle scene that featured that sword and the sword definitely had a purple hue in the cartoon (and a glowing green aura, but the lack of that on the toy is understandable). It wasn't dull gray.

 

Still doesn't explain the different sword handle present though.  :doh

 

Wouldn't the explanation for that just be as simple as "To let him hold the sword better than before"?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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.

#144 Powered Convoy

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

One would hope.  But they showed the original GFC handle in the promotional photos.

 

It'd be neat if he had both honestly.




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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:00 PM

Looking at the photos, it's the same handle as before.

 

The Bumblebee next to him was throwing me off, as I thought the handle ended before the figure standing there, but it continues behind the Bumblebee (you can see it behind BB in the mirror behind both figures).




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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:41 AM

Packaged photos of Encore God Fire Convoy:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/Robotkingdom/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1686099278075447

 

I feel that there wasn't much fanfare leading up to this release.  We got the initial advertisement and preorder announcement, but that's it.  I guess such is the way without TFYuki's Twitter account in the world.  The last Generations book showed a pretty good comparison of the color changes between the Encore and the original.  Granted the Encore was still the same stock photos previously revealed.

 

 




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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:58 AM

Out of package pics of SFC/Fire Convoy portion only:
http://d.hatena.ne.j...OYO/20180321/p1
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:05 AM

So the chest went back to chrome, and the window paint is back on the outside? Hrm. I was kinda digging those "changes" in the original promo images. Not... that I was going to buy the set again, mind.

 

*Edit* OH!! That is the original CR toy. Just a new photo shoot due to the reissue's release.


Edited by NightViper, 21 March 2018 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:23 AM

Yeah... Better make that clear.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 21 March 2018 - 10:25 AM

More time has passed between the start of Car Robots and today than between the start of G1 and the start of Car Robots.

Something about that feels odd.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 21 March 2018 - 10:26 AM.


#151 unluckiness

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:30 AM

I'm not uninterested but I really want to see how stable this release is first. For the price it runs and the originals not too hard to find, it better be worth it

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:30 AM

I was overjoyed to get a MIB Jetfire in 1996.

Fire Convoy is significantly older than that was at the time.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:48 AM

People didn't really 'collect' in the '80s like they did in 2001. That said, finding ones that haven't had the tires split open, mint in box or no, is probably enough of a challenge in and of itself.

 

Are there any third party options for replacement tires, speaking of? I feel like that would be a decent market to tap, but I have no idea how expensive they'd be to produce.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:47 AM

I assume it's possible to just get similarly-sized tires from model kits and the like, but I have no idea where to even start looking.

#155 Fear or Courage

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:24 PM

I really wish they just offered Fire Convoy on his own. I have no interest in Magnus or the unstable super robot.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:50 PM

I feel confident you can sell God Magnus and the master sword and recoup a significant portion of your investment.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:03 PM

Yep. There's a lotta more Optimus Primes/Super Fire Convoys on the secondary market.

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:47 PM

Is that so? I'd have thought he'd be the less-available one, since Magnus, long-term, becomes more of an add-on figure for Fire Convoy, and I can't picture anyone owning Magnus without Convoy.

 

(Like 90 percent of my interest in Fire Convoy is based on him no longer being chromed, so those secondary-market ones don't do it for me)



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 01:29 PM

I believe RID Optimus and Magnus were packed evenly by Hasbro, but I'm sure there are a lot more Fire Convoys than God Magnuses.




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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:21 AM

Some in hand pics of Encore God Fire Convoy set.  Definitely a lot darker red and blue on these guys, among the other changes.

https://www.facebook...1&theater&ifg=1

 

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