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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  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...


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#1 Nevermore

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

https://seekingalpha...sbros-gunsights

Hahahahahahaha. Ahahahahahahahaha.

EDIT: Wait. I've fallen for Seibertron reporting a months-old story from elsewhere.

Edited by Nevermore, 08 November 2017 - 07:39 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

Your laughter is apt then.

There honestly doesn't seem to be anything worthwhile there, but no surprise. Doesn't seem to serve much purpose beyond the old HE TELL ME wank and summoning the usual crowd of BOO HASBRO YAY TAKARA geniuses who think such deals include unique market culture.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:18 AM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.


Edited by LV!, 09 November 2017 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

Oh come on, like that Michael Bay pennywhistle album was any good.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:22 AM

"Fan"-tastic indeed. Jesus Christ that guy.

 

Either way, even if Takara were to be in BIG trouble it's much more likely Hasbro would go "ah thats too bad bye guys" than bother with a buy-out. At absolute best they could try to hire some of their internal TF staff just to be nice. Otherwise is madness.


Edited by Boomhauer, 09 November 2017 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

I'd foresee Hasbro either continuing to work with whomever would buy TT out, or just straight-up hire their engineering team, rather than buy the entire company if TT did go under.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

I'd like to believe they'd hire Takara's engineers because, uh, they generally suck at engineering their own house Transformers. I don't know that they actually would, though.

 

Oh come on, like that Michael Bay pennywhistle album was any good.

 

What, you didn't like Badde Boyes?



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

There's also gobs and gobs of red tape when it comes to foreign companies investing in Japan. Even if Hasbro is very keen to buy Takara, odds are good the Japanese government wouldn't let them, or wouldn't let them on terms that Hasbro shareholders could live with.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:57 AM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 

This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:42 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 
This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.

It's Dinobot-Wrecker Syndrome--the assumption that all entities make decisions based on your perspective, and that they'll base future decisions on upholding patterns in your reactions.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:22 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 
This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.

Some local gems suggest that Masterpieces would now be hollow like RID/CW figures... because Hasbro buying Takara apparently mutates toylines now.

Like those immediately tired "hurr durr now they'll put Mickey Mouse in the Avengers" jokes when Disney bought Marvel, but somehow dumber.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

The title to this thread needs to be changed.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

...wow, in just reading that one page I stumbled across the name of a dumbass I used to encounter on local fora. And the more things change, etc

Edit: I read back one more page to confirm this opinion and even aside from just him I had to stop reading because I need my brain cells for work.

Edited by lastmaximal, 09 November 2017 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.


That user is infamous for long-winded absurd posts full of factual inaccuracies, faulty reasoning and other bull**** for the sake of pushing his own agenda. I recently smacked him down good in another thread.

Edited by Nevermore, 09 November 2017 - 03:57 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

Oh, I know. He's one of the most hilariously wrongheaded bloviators in the fandom. Always has been.



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