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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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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:19 AM

My Stinger just artived. He's grand. Stunning vehicle mode, amazingly clever transformation that hides so much of the obvious car bits inside his body, solid 9 out of 10 for me.

Sorry for the sideways photos. I'm sitting in my car messing with him.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:55 AM

To anyone who has it, Crowbar's "dread" tentacles aren't bendable with wire inside, are they?

 

They're just long pieces of PVC.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:59 AM

Dang. I thought so, but was really hoping otherwise.

Guess I'll be waiting to see if a Dreadbot re-shell is a pipe dream.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:25 PM

I just ordered Crowbar this morning.  Looking forward to doing a Dread photo shoot soon.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:26 PM

I haven't been online much in the past week. Is there supposed to be a set in stone release date for the first wave from Hasbro/Takara? That brick and mortar has plain not been in sync with?

 

April... I think

 

My Stinger just artived. He's grand. Stunning vehicle mode, amazingly clever transformation that hides so much of the obvious car bits inside his body, solid 9 out of 10 for me.

Sorry for the sideways photos. I'm sitting in my car messing with him.

I had to fix it, Taco Neck Syndrome is a serious condition - Copper

 
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Dang. I thought so, but was really hoping otherwise.

Guess I'll be waiting to see if a Dreadbot re-shell is a pipe dream.

 

A bit of mix and match with Crowbar and Berzerker (legs) and all his truck shell into a Hippie van is totally gonna happen.

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:29 PM

Why would they give Dreadbot Berserker's Crowbar legs when they didn't even give Crowbar Berserker's Crowbar legs?

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

Got my Bee today. I like him a lot. Mine didn't fall apart when transforming like those two video reviews I saw. The roof did pop off twice when transforming him to car mode, but it's not that big a deal.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:38 PM

Wow that is some shrinkage.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:53 PM

No kidding. And the price has doubled since then. Kinda kills some of the enthusiasm...

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

For better or worse, Studio Series is clearly not really intended as an expansion of your existing movie toy collection. Bee is tiny because that's how they can make Leaders the appropriate size to him. As Ratchet and Crowbar demonstrate, it's not like Deluxes just shrank wholesale.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:10 PM

Also, might be worth pointing out for the neophytes out there that Hasbro toys are budgeted by wave, and not by individual figure. If costs were shaved on Bumblebee, then thats part of what allows Ratchet to be a bit larger than average, or for Stinger to have such extensive new engineering.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:18 PM

I mean, it's not like the Height advantage changes the fact new Bee is a superior mold in every possible way. Even "bad QC on some units" is better than the old mold's "lol automorph gear hugging BROKE"


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:54 PM

Wow he is tiny. Not a bad thing with scale, but it is surprising when you first see him next to a figure one is familiar with.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

I'm impressed that the car modes look similar in size, though.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:19 PM

I'm impressed that the car modes look similar in size, though.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:07 AM

apparently someone in Vietnam just bought Studio Optimus at retail.

 

http://www.tfw2005.c...5#post-15532711

 

 

mistake or are these really on their way?


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:14 AM

For better or worse, Studio Series is clearly not really intended as an expansion of your existing movie toy collection. Bee is tiny because that's how they can make Leaders the appropriate size to him. As Ratchet and Crowbar demonstrate, it's not like Deluxes just shrank wholesale.

And stating the obvious, he hasn't lost any part count. Even if we were describing an across the board thing, which we're not, which wasn't for scale reasons, which it is, he's exactly the same amount of toy made from less plastic.


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 23 February 2018 - 09:44 AM

apparently someone in Vietnam just bought Studio Optimus at retail.
 
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mistake or are these really on their way?


They're supposedly in Meijer's distribution system already, so I assume so.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

Stinger is really cool, though I'm still unsure of how to get the "wings" to sit flat under the var mode.
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 02:45 PM

Finally got around to really messing with 'Bee...since I don't have TLK 'Bee, this is really my first time messing around with this "mold". I REALLY like him! mine isn't floppy, and doesn't fall apart...hes kinda a really fun figure, which counts for a lot.

 

My one complaint is his smaller winglets. They sit weird and have a tendency to just pop off too easily. I really wish at the round section in the middle there was some articulation, to make them point out instead of straight down...but that's such a minor little blemish that it far from tarnishes him.

 

Also, is there anyplace on him in robot mode to store either his gun or his arm when not in use

 

Stinger continues to just flat out RULE! and like I said, outside if the scary flimsiness of his Glaives, I cant get enough of him.

 

My one wish figure for this line is an '07 Barricade done in scale with Bumblebee, that feels like the only real hole in the line up.


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