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@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.


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#121 Blade Raider

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:02 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 3-4
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Page 4 is one of my favorites of this story just because I was able to put in that Claw Jaw and Nega-Gnome joke.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:10 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 5-6
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All of Blade's past summons appear in this comic except 2. Shortround is actually there, but got cropped out. He's on the top level of the castle. Seaspray isn't present for reasons.

Why yes, the first thing I did with Weaponizers was attempt a battle wheelchair. Because I had no ideas for a name and it was a hodgepodge to begin with, I just made up a file name that reflects some of my nonsensical file names.

Next week the fun begins with a 2 page spread.

#123 Blade Raider

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:34 PM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 7-8
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Two page spread this week, so just the one image. Wanted to do a big battle page just to see what I could do. Probably worked on this one page more than any other in this story.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 12:17 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 9-10.

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These pages are just me having fun.

#125 Blade Raider

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:15 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 11-12.

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Two of my favorite pages. I actually decided to do this battle because I wanted to do page 11. I've been dying to make page 12 forever because underside down submarine equals gun will never not be funny to me.

#126 Blade Raider

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:18 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 13-14.

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Back in the old TAOWAR comics Empp would cast spells in Latin through a Predacon font. Now it's English instead of Latin, but I believe it's the same font (the Pred font on the TFWiki). Hoping the visuals are 3nough to guess what the spells are.

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:15 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 15-16.

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Behold, my awful attempt at a haiku. Just one shark left. It's final boss time now.

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:31 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 17-18.


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Things are getting dark now.

#129 Blade Raider

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:27 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 19-20.

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So this is when I decided Blade can still use Flash Step while in his chair. Just because I wanted to cut off Hellscream's tail off. Plop Father is out of the picture now. Probably should've done that sooner.

#130 Blade Raider

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:35 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 21-22.

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Why yes, it is Chekhov's gun time.

#131 Blade Raider

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:27 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 23-25.

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So the new Seacons were revealed soon after I had committed to this scene. I couldn't wait for their release, so I went to the trouble of using the G1 toy.

#132 Blade Raider

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:01 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 26-27.

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First and foremost, yes I did just set up another tournament arc. No, it is not planned to be the next arc.

Secondly, this wraps up really fast for a reason. I had a longer ending planned, but then it became it's own little story. I'll be posting that in November either all at once or in two halves.

Lastly, for King Poseidon I decided to make him a one mind, multiple bodies character just for fun.

Next week is on Halloween, so a little something relating to Halloween is in order.

#133 Blade Raider

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:12 AM

ATTF #56
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Happy Halloween all! I know it's more of a Xmas joke, but it was the best I had this year.
 
November 2019 Schedule (tentative):
11/7/19: ATTF #57 Pressing Question
11/14/19: ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue 1-4
11/21/19: ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue 5-9
11/28/19: ATTF #59 Ultra Gear
 
This might change. I might decide to post all of the epilogue at once and use the other week for a couple of bios.

Edited by Blade Raider, 31 October 2019 - 10:16 AM.


#134 Blade Raider

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:16 AM

ATTF #57
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This was joke I had come up with while making the Tír na nÓg story, but there wasn't a good place for it.

Anyways, got an update to the schedule.

Updated November 2019 Schedule:
11/7/19: ATTF #57 Pressing Question
11/14/19: ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue 1-9
11/21/19: ATTF #59 Ultra Gear
11/28/19: ATTF #60 Diagnosis Aid

Next week is the epilogue. I think the epilogue turned out better than the storyline itself, so I'm looking forward to sharing that. Also if I have time I'll talk about the Tír na nÓg story as a whole.

#135 Blade Raider

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:31 AM

ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue Pages 1-9.

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And the Tír na nÓg story arc comes to a close. First and foremost, I love this Epilogue and wish I had thought of it sooner so that I could've written the rest of the story around it. In hindsight I see a much better story where the beginning speeds up to Ceus getting hurt, then the middle is the Epilogue, and then the final part is the big battle where summoning Ceus is the big summon. It ended up being to late to accommodate that and even if I changed direction midway through I wouldn't have had time to make said changes due to life. 

That said, I had fun and that's the most important thing. The things I enjoyed making the most were  the whole Epilogue including exploring the characters and the Element system, the big battle scene including the 2 page spread and the little one off jokes, and pretty much any scene with Unilla in it.

Anyways, I may be taking a break soon. After November I am out of comics to post. May make something between now and December, but no promises. I'd like to finish out the year if I can.

Next week is back to random Transformers jokes.

#136 Blade Raider

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 09:44 AM

ATTF 59. Finally back to random Transformer jokes.

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#137 Blade Raider

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 01:01 PM

ATTF #60. More Ratchet silliness.
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Posting a day early since tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I might not have time to post.

#138 Blade Raider

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:04 PM

No new comic this week, but I did remember I have some new profile pages to share, Claw Jaw and Terragator. Hope you get some enjoyment from them.
 
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I may try to update the pictures in Terragator's when I can. I got repair parts at TFCon and haven't been able to take new pictures. Anyways, I am on hiatus until I have new stuff to share. That might be next week, that might be months from now, I don't know. I do have a few one offs written, so I'm hoping to be back sooner rather than later.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 01:09 PM

ATTF 61
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Hoping to finish out the year if I can, but playing it by ear.


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 01:23 PM

ATTF 62. This one may make bath time more fun.
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Plan to post a little earlier next week, probably Monday or Tuesday, as I have a little Christmas comic.




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