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@  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.

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

So,uh. Seems like Amazon's Prime Day really didn't go well this year.

@  unluckiness : (17 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

It wasn't just blander and more polite bacon like I was expecting


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:30 AM

Anyone here own any Convertors? I have seen them mentioned a few times on the wiki.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:06 AM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:21 AM

I have Zardak, Crawler, Rex, Tenticus, Focus, the binoculars, Baron, Cassette...

Now if you ask me where they are... not sure I could tell you that lol.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

I'm pretty sure Bickmore's packaged Colt photo is of my Colt. There was a brief period where I was going back and buying a ton of them, because they are (were?) really cheap and I have intense nostalgia for them (because they were also really cheap in 1985, which meant I had a bunch). And a few of them (especially the Avarians) are great toy designs.

 

They're the chintziest pieces of crap you've ever played with, though.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

I don’t anymore, but i used to own the Alphatron vehicle combiner and Omegatron (which is basically Omega Supreme}. Kinda wish i still had them, just for the novelty value.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

Those are actually the other Convertors, from Grandstand.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:59 AM

I wish Takara had reissued Omegatron with some new story how the mind of Megatron had taken over the body of Omega Supreme.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:31 PM

My only one is the Avarian owl, Hoot, and he has always been one of my very favorite toys. Chintzy plastic, but a great little design.

I'd like to get more but I've always held off. My impression is that due to their fragility and the general lack of collector interest, finding them in decent shape gets difficult.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:34 PM

Those are actually the other Convertors, from Grandstand.


There’s a difference?

Wow. In that case i don’t think i’ve ever heard of Selects Convertors then.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:40 PM

Bull, the Jumbo Defender (whose name I always thought was Buffalo, perhaps because he has "Buffalo" written all over him) was one of my absolute favorite transforming robot toys as a kid.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:17 PM

I've got a Spin, the roulette wheel, on my coffee table as a gift from a coworker.  I didn't know what it was until just now.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

I have Crawler (AKA blue Barrage) and Scorpio, Nofka (or possibly a knockoff), and "Turak" and "Volcan" (which even at the time I recognized as Max and Millia's Veritechs/Valkyries).



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

Convertors are indistinguishable from knockoffs.

 

Well: almost all knockoffs, anyway.

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:55 PM

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I have had the black Transforming Radio in the front here since the 80s. Hes definitely a Convertor as he has the logo right across the top center of his chest, but he seems to be a pretty obscure one. The Convertors websites Ive checked online make no mention of him anywhere and Ive only very rarely found any pictures of it online at all.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

I have Crawler (AKA blue Barrage) and Scorpio, Nofka (or possibly a knockoff), and "Turak" and "Volcan" (which even at the time I recognized as Max and Millia's Veritechs/Valkyries).


Almost. Max and Milia's signature colors may have been used for Turak and Volcan, but from what I can discern, Turak and Volcan's molds are VF-1S, not VF-1J like Max and Milia's personal fighters.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:50 PM

I still have Avarian Rex.  Cool little toy.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:57 PM

I have a bunch. Most if not all of the Deluxe Defenders & Avarians. One of the little SD Veritech Maladroids (I forget which one). The walkman guy. And I think First Track.

 

I had Morphus and Tenticus (the Insectors), but I've replaced them with FoC Kickback and Fox Kids! Transmetal Tarantulas, respectively.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

I got a couple minty shiny birdpersons from a friend a few years back, and picked up the Roulette-bot, the SDF-1, and the "mini-Skids" Honda City slightly more recently. They're all super-floppy and fragile-feeling, but they're so unusual and fun that they're still worth owning.





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