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@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)

condolences.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

So did Walmart somehow fail put up the Headmasters preorders as promised by Hasbro, or have the listings been taken down again? I cannot find them.

@  Kalidor : (18 October 2020 - 03:02 AM)

My Depth Charge is signed by David Sobolov on the wing.

@  Echowarrior : (16 October 2020 - 09:51 PM)

So do I, and I am one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2020 - 07:33 PM)

I need an adult.

@  -LittleAutob... : (16 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Watching people talk here is satisfying-

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2020 - 05:57 AM)

Nope, just awesome 80's metal hair.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2020 - 12:17 PM)

Feathered Depthcharge? Does he turn into a fish with feathers?

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2020 - 11:57 AM)

i've seen fan vids of feathered Dinobot and Depthcharge (which got a top comment by someone who claims to be his voice actor) which show how CG progressed.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2020 - 08:01 AM)

A great story, and characters which more than make up for the now dated looking (but still clean and fluid.) CGI.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2020 - 03:31 AM)

Thanks to Kingdom I've been rewatching Beast Wars. Still tops.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 October 2020 - 03:19 AM)

If they manage to tie GI Joe into Transformers like I hear they're trying to do, and it manages to put Joe product on the shelves again? I will totally forgive even the worst movie ever.

@  Telly : (15 October 2020 - 12:58 AM)

they LOOK cool, but i dont like the size. i grew up in the late 70s and early 80s where action figure size was 3 3/4, so thats what i prefer

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2020 - 12:32 AM)

I think the new G.I. Joe Classified figures are pretty cool.

@  Telly : (14 October 2020 - 07:11 PM)

speaking of gi joe, just bought my first gi joe figure since...2011? whenever the 30th anniversary/pursuit of cobra was. got the so-called "retro" storm shadow. only got him cause i missed the ultimate version way back when

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2020 - 02:13 PM)

He has to say something eventually...

@  Bass X0 : (14 October 2020 - 02:11 PM)

New G.I. Joe anything has been a disappointment. The biggest of which is what I hear they will do with SnakeEyes.


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#181 Boomhauer

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:25 AM

I think no amount of CW technology will fix the problem of "movie guys have MUCH more complex transformations than CW guys". It's kind of a lost cause unless you're doing Legends toys were people are willing to swallow very simple primitive robot modes.



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:45 AM

Maybe there's something about the particulars of the designs that make it not work? I mean, I'd be surprised if plastic from 2009 was so much less sturdy.


I don't know that the modern plastic is sturdier, it's just that the plastic and the construction are much much lighter now. You can't do a Combiner Wars size combiner in the old materials without it sagging under its own weight, and the proof is all those fan company combiners that do just that.

It does matter that the movie designs are so much more complex, though. Not sure how much simplification they could get away with.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:51 AM

I haven't bought any full-size movie toys in ages, but it will be awfully tempting to go in on an Optimus, Megatron, ROTF Starscream and Blackout to set up a forest battle display.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

...is there the possibility of a Leader Grindor? Because holy shit maybe I *do* want to make a Forest Battle display...



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:38 AM

I'd be surprised if there was an actual Grindor release of the mould, given that screen-accuracy seems to A Thing for this line and a screen-accurate Grindor would essentially be identical to Blackout.

I know they're slightly different helicopters, but is there any difference in their on-screen robot models? I feel like LV! would know this.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

Grindor in ROTF always struck me as being a lighter shade of blue-gray compared to Blackout in the first movie. That's why I never bought ROTF Voyager Grindor and instead just repurposed my 2007 Movie 1 Voyager Blackout as Grindor while using Premium Series Voyager Blackout as Blackout proper.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 12:06 PM

I'd be surprised if there was an actual Grindor release of the mould, given that screen-accuracy seems to A Thing for this line and a screen-accurate Grindor would essentially be identical to Blackout.

I know they're slightly different helicopters, but is there any difference in their on-screen robot models? I feel like LV! would know this.

 

He does!

 

There are no physical changes from the Blackout to Grindor models, so Grindor doesn't have any of the differences between the Pave Low and Super Stallion (mostly just the seventh rotor blade and the camera on Grindor's nose - and he still has his main rotor as his weapon and on his back simultaneously).

 

But he is totally retextured. Blackout is a nice clean dark blue-grey, more or less matching the prop vehicle, while Grindor is dull, grey, beat-up and rusty, which has contributed to the won't-die hypothesis that he was originally supposed to be Blackout returned from the bottom of the ocean.

 

Different enough for a redeco in the toyline? Maybe, a year or so apart. I doubt they care about the altmode change for this line. I do wonder about what it all does for the chances of an MPM Grindor, though.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 12:41 PM

They could probably make a whole line of rusty Movie bots. Grindor, Jetfire, Evasion Prime, RotF & DotM Megatron, Concept Art Lockdown, the Knights....



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 12:54 PM

There's a new Deluxe Lockdown in the leak right? That would be nice to see, alot of AOE toys stunk of "new hasbro team still getting hang of things".



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:17 PM

There's a new Deluxe Lockdown in the leak right? That would be nice to see, alot of AOE toys stunk of "new hasbro team still getting hang of things".

 

 

Yes, but how new we don't know yet.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:19 PM

The only qualms I have for this line is the lack of the Legends class. IDK who you'd put in it(Bumblebee, please?) but it *is* the best size class.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:47 PM

There's a new Deluxe Lockdown in the leak right? That would be nice to see, alot of AOE toys stunk of "new hasbro team still getting hang of things".

 
 
Yes, but how new we don't know yet.

New head at least.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:27 AM

Whoomp, there it is! 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:29 AM

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:27 AM

Here's another one.

 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:30 AM

Well that dude looks nice. I'm not remotely interested in these old movie dudes, but I'm up for a Grindor from this since I fell in love with him while playing Forged to Fight.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:22 AM

That alt mode is freakishly accurate. I mean, it's by far a more accurate robot than the original, too, but the helicopter looks like a nontransforming model but for a few details.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:50 AM

Not a fan of the rectangles for feet but hot damn everything else looks amazing.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:56 AM

That sure is a Blackout toy.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:57 AM

He's incredibly chunky and massive feeling. Awesome.


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