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@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

could've been worse then :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:03 PM)

So when he tried to pry into his daughter's love life, he ended up posting numerous search terms relating to "hot boy".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:02 PM)

I once saw this comedy episode wherein a dad mistakenly thought the status bar on Facebook was the search bar.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

is cool squawkbox =/= search box

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 11:41 AM)

iron man note to self

@  Echowarrior : (12 August 2018 - 05:02 AM)

Happy Birthday to Nevermore and Angelus!

@  Waspinator : (11 August 2018 - 04:45 PM)

I like how that game had all kinds of transformation attacks. Some of them may not have made much sense, but they looked cool.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Menasor kinda did that in the Devastation video game. He'd split into the Stunticons and run you over.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 August 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Megatron screams "decepticons attack", the constructicons form devastator, who then screams "Multi-vector assault mode" and breaks back into invdividual bots to attack seperately.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Imagine: an armada battle between Omega Supreme and Tidal Wave.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:20 PM)

Some TF creator should apply it to multi-component Transformers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 August 2018 - 11:19 PM)

"Multi-vector assault mode" is such a cool term from Star Trek: Voyager.

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 August 2018 - 04:24 PM)

Most things would be pretty cold after two hundred and seventy degrees.

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:39 PM)

(Because F = (9C/5) + 32)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 02:38 PM)

Oh yeah, five times thirty is TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY! My bad...

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 01:15 PM)

Given the weather we've been having this summer, anything under 30 is a friggen god send.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2018 - 12:53 PM)

Surely "slightly under 30" doesn't pass for "cold" unless you live in the tropics.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:20 PM)

... or we're finally facing the end game of global warming, but no one will care by then.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

Generally speaking, if the number when referring to temperature is less than 50, you're probably not talking to an american.

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 11:13 AM)

86 F

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:07 AM)

(30 C = 68 F)

@  RichardT1977 : (10 August 2018 - 11:06 AM)

And is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?

@  Benbot : (10 August 2018 - 09:13 AM)

What continent are you in?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2018 - 06:41 AM)

oh wow... even with humidity today it won't break 30. It's going to be so... COLD...

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:58 AM)

@Msol Make sure he shares. My bro hardly ever let me play with his TFs. I even offered to let him play with my dolls/ponies, too.

@  MEDdMI : (08 August 2018 - 06:37 AM)

:p My brother was a bigger pain as a kid. As adults, I'm the bigger pain now.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 August 2018 - 06:31 AM)

Congrats man, and good luck. My personal experience is that little girls are pains in the ass clean through 30.

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 10:59 PM)

Yup yup. Now my 2.5yo will need to learn to share all his TFs...

@  MEDdMI : (07 August 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Msol Really? Congratulations! :)

@  Msol : (07 August 2018 - 08:48 PM)

Ack! We're having a girl!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 August 2018 - 06:16 PM)

It did include a Transmetal 2 hyena with a giant sawblade in his back.

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@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

Okay, I don't buy doubles and I would have gone after a dozen of those.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2018 - 10:32 PM)

I still think Beast Wars should have included a Transmetal Maximal hyena with a motorcycle-based semi-third mode, of Junkion descent, named Lafftrax

@  Pennpenn : (06 August 2018 - 03:24 AM)

Well if they did the same thing as Roadbattletrapslash (and if they didn't what's the point?) it'd be two new molds, but still.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 August 2018 - 01:08 PM)

I'm surprised that Hasbro wound up scheduling Frenzy for release in the Bumblebee movie line.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 12:50 PM)

Dunno. There's been recent Rewind toys, and Eject is just a quick repaint. Flywheels would mean a whole new mold.

@  Cyoti : (05 August 2018 - 08:24 AM)

Flywheels is probably in the same queue at Hasbro as Eject.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 August 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Energon Redux.

@  Foffy : (05 August 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Grand Slamwich

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:51 PM)

So we can get proper Flywheels and maybe Grand Slam? I mean, I'm sure if they did it as a full range we'd have an Optimus in there somewhere (with Roller pants? I dunno).

@  Pennpenn : (04 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

I'd like to see them do more duocon type toys later on. Sort of like how they did Brainstorm as a Headmaster on his own before releasing an entire range of them.

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#1 GodmasterElvis


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

I'm getting ready to move and as I pack I'm confronted with what to do packaging for figures I've opened and displayed. Normal retail stuff is all recycled, but what's your opinions on keeping things like Masterpiece boxes or UW boxes? I got ready to start putting Computron back in the box and suddenly questioned whether it was worth it or not.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:02 AM

I have been torn with this for many years.  I've gotten to the point that I have only saved my Japanese import boxes.  Now, as space is becoming a premium, I am confronted with the sole option of getting rid of all my open packaging. 


I am tempted to try to put all of it on ebay for like $1 plus shipping to see if anyone wants them before I just throw them out though.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:05 AM

Legends and UW had the boxart on the instruction booklets so I didn't feel a need to keep the packaging.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:09 AM

I used to save a lot of packaging (mainly Japanese or collector stuff), but no more.


I just buy too much and there isn't room.  The only packaging I hold on to know are the nice foam packages the Fun Pub stuff came in.  The rest gets thrown out eventually.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:10 AM

If you don't really want the box, there's no reason to bother keeping it. Personally, I only keep the box for certain things like G1 reissues that don't take well to being put in a tub with other figures, and Japanese imports that have packaging I don't see all the time on shelves. I mean there's no way I'm going to toss my G1 Megatron reissue in a tub, the thing's thigh struts would disintegrate.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:13 AM

I keep boxes only if I expect to keep using them.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:16 AM

Masterpiece are just about the only boxes I keep anymore. They're just handy storage for all those extra accessories that I didn't ever really need. :p


(Well I keep the Fun Pub boxes too but that's, like, no longer an ongoing decision I have to make. You know?)

Edited by NightViper, 16 May 2018 - 08:17 AM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

I haven't hit critical mass, but my policy is "keep Masterpiece, Takara and Various Exclusives boxes, bin everything else." My reasoning is mostly that they'll be easier to sell off later that way.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:13 AM

^This.  Although I am not overly concerned with reselling; I just keep them for posterity's sake. 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:27 AM

I actually go all the way and keep all the packaging right now.  It does take up a bit more room, but it also acts as packing material if/when I pack them back up. The US carded retail packaging though doesn't lend itself quite as well to being reused like this, but if I'm careful opening I can usually leave at least one side attached for closing it back up for stacking. It probably helps that I've still got room right now for the Mountain of Boxes, though.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:31 AM

If you're moving, re-pack as many of the toys in their original boxes as possible, then when you get to your new place and unpack, throw out all the boxes except G1, Botcon, MPs, and Platinum Edition.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:32 AM

i used to keep every box. now i discard them unless i keep the figures in the box (ie botcon sets, mp soundwave, and titan class figures). i have had a similar dilemma lately after moving in regards to the club figures. i like the idea of keeping them in their inserts, but not much space is gonna be saved just getting rid of the boxes themselves

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:48 AM

i was big on saving boxes and cards back in the r.i.d. 01 era but it became a hassle so i chucked em. now ive only a few boxes cause i like the art on them. guess i could take good pics of those and toss them as well

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:55 AM

Yeah, the thing that ultimately made it easy for me to get rid of a decade-plus of TF packaging was the fact that there are multiple high-res images of anything I might want to go back and look at all over the internet now.

The toys themselves already take up too much space.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:27 PM

I mostly throw out boxes now.  I used to keep them for nostalgia, but I have enough MISB specimens to fulfill that need that an empty box doesn't do anything for me anymore. I tend to keep MP boxes only as a place to store their accessories.  It's too bad the MP boxes are so boring--I'll never understand why they didn't mimic the G1 boxes.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:58 PM

I'm down to just saving bio stuff. So the cards and I'll cut down the boxes to just leave the back.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:59 PM

unless it's a fancy presentation box like sdcc or botcon I toss it. i also keep the shipper boxes from tfcc on account of the fancy foam. and they also work pretty decently as display risers

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

I also kept the box for Brave Max because what else would I put him in when moving or storing him?

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

It is a rule of moving as a TF collector that Fort Maxes always get shotgun.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:42 PM

I kept my third party upgrade boxes along with some of my takara boxes but most get recycled, plastic torn off the cardboard and then dumped into the green box to go on the drive along with the food bin and whatever else getting recycled that week, plus every other week, the black bin goes out for general waste! I used to have my classics & TFU figures boxes/packing but then evenly had a bit of a clear out of them as they were taking up space in the roof!


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