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@  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.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.


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#7821 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 01:19 AM

If said individual(s) were also responsible for Flywheels tank/gun flaw, then they'd be fired, badly beaten to death and then ground up into a fine pink powder, namely Torgue's Executive Powder which has a million and one uses.


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:04 AM


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:26 AM

Anyone else a little surprised they're still using art from Last Knight for their splash page at the end?


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 01:35 PM

 

Good thing they're fighting on Cyberton, and not their home, Cybertron.



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 02:34 PM

Got my Ratchet I pre ordered from EB Games. He's fantastic!



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 05:10 PM

The commercial was neat

 

But whats the blunder about Flywheels Tank/gun thing about?


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:22 AM

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:08 AM

Bluestreak really does make the best of that mold. It's probably the only Bluestreak I've ever come to close to actually wanting to buy.
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#7829 unluckiness

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:17 AM

I think I want bluestreak because he's so far the only use of the mold that doesn't have tacky cybertronian writing on him. Like, i get it, they haven't been on Earth yet but knowing it just says "POLICE,"  "FIRE DEPARTMENT" or whatever anyway makes it worse for me, if that makes any sense. 


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:48 AM

Not wanting the graphics in general I suppose I can understand (though it would make them even more plain), but I don't see how "police" in English is substantially different than "police" in Cybertronian.

If anything, I guess it makes a little more sense that when they do come to Earth, they step in to the same roles as they filled back home.

Otherwise, Prowl is just some cop fetishist; might as well add a Punisher logo to him.
 
 
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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:15 AM

Maybe he would prefer if there was no writing at all on the figures, Cybertronian or English.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:34 AM

"Police", "Fire Chief", etc typically get SOME kind of typography consideration though. Even if just an extra outline or the letters raised in an arch.

 

The Cybertronian on the Siege toys had ZERO consideration other than taking the English words and doing a font swap. And plastering the results wherever. No outlines, no variation. It looks as "lazy" as that is, and most times border on ugly as well. 

Seriously. Whatever Hasbro decides to do in the future for Cybertronian tampographs, they ought still hire some graphic designers to make like a couple dozen Cybertronian glyph fonts for different decoration purposes. It's an okay idea to put that on the toys as a nerdy easter egg, but make it LOOK GOOD too.



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:11 PM

The commercial was neat

 

But whats the blunder about Flywheels Tank/gun thing about?

 

PotP Flywheels had a minor design flaw. When you fold up his legs to make his tank mode, his waist piece rests against a couple tabs inside his legs. Those tabs are a bit longer than they should be. As a result, his waist doesn't sit quite as low as it's supposed to.

 

When you try to mount his larger gun as a normal tank barrel, the back end of it actually rests on top of the block on the waist that connects the tank to the jet. Since that's sitting a little too high, it prevents the gun from pegging into position correctly. IIRC, trying to force it in can cause stress marks.

 

Shaving down those two tabs inside the legs allows everything to fit into position correctly.



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:38 PM

Not wanting the graphics in general I suppose I can understand (though it would make them even more plain), but I don't see how "police" in English is substantially different than "police" in Cybertronian.

If anything, I guess it makes a little more sense that when they do come to Earth, they step in to the same roles as they filled back home.

Otherwise, Prowl is just some cop fetishist; might as well add a Punisher logo to him.


Would there even be police in the "right before they leave Cybertron" timeframe? I mean, the Autobots wouldn't exactly be in control of a functioning government structure anymore.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:41 PM

There would've still been Cops at some point though.

 

Plus there's always military police.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 04:12 PM

Yeah I figure they at least have folks who used to be police.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 02:07 AM

Maybe they're big Gordon Sumner Band fans.


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 02:43 AM

He was just Assigned Cop At Birth
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 05:52 AM

Maybe they're big Gordon Sumner Band fans.

It's an commonly used Cybertronian marking for a person who values their personal space.  Prowl wearing the marks tells someone else "Don't Stand So Close to Me".


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:17 AM

He was just Assigned Cop At Birth

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