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@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 06:31 PM)

I stopped reading it.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 06:04 PM)

If talking about it here is all it takes to get you, why hasn't the oreo thread killed you yet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL. Of your stomach.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

Hey man, how you deal with yo problems is yo bidness.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 04:08 PM)

I did no such thing! I am innocent of the pop tart corruption!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2018 - 02:57 PM)

You guys made me buy cinnamon roll Pop Tarts today.

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:38 PM)

@D Immortalis Just fill the bag with air first and pop that? XP Oh, and you won't like that I grew up microwaving them more often than actually toasting. ;)

@  Otaku : (16 July 2018 - 02:37 PM)

@MEDdMI Yeah, the even more artificial flavors like S'more are the ones that usually taste good cold. There exceptions... I think it was Sugar Cookie that needed to be toasted...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 02:19 PM)

And.. Amazon is borked.

@  Donocropolis : (16 July 2018 - 05:55 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw - Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered him and P/CP

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 July 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Repugnus up

@  Paladin : (15 July 2018 - 07:41 PM)

or add peanut butter.

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 07:33 PM)

Nuke them enough in the microwave....?

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 06:43 PM)

if po tarts dont POP then they become a lie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 05:10 PM)

I typically just went for the traditional flavours... I think mostly Rasberry or Strawberry. I'll have to pick up a box next time I'm out

@  MEDdMI : (15 July 2018 - 04:09 PM)

@Otaku I've tried that too with a few of them. I liked the soda flavored ones they had. Too bad they were limited. :(

@  Otaku : (15 July 2018 - 03:48 PM)

@D Immortalis Most Pop-Tarts I like are better eaten frozen... and the only reason I started doing that is because Pop-Tarts commercials told me to try them that way. XD

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 03:03 PM)

woohoo, just got my tickets to see From Ashes To New and Hollywood Undead on the 26th!

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 10:07 AM)

oh wow Jazz has heel spurs.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 July 2018 - 06:32 AM)

That's basically what happened to me. I was on that aisle for completely other reasons, caught sight of them in my peripheral, and then... just couldn't stop thinking about them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Hungry for pop tarts now - haven't had those in years

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

anyone that doesnt put theit pop tarts in a toaster is a heretic.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

Do they still make the cinnamon-brown sugar ones?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:03 PM)

Yup. And?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 08:29 PM)

Aren't Pop Tarts like, totally junk for you by the definition of the word?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Four IS standard... but it's been so long I had forgotten.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 July 2018 - 07:29 PM)

Bah, wonko, I remember when 4 was STANDARD

@  Paladin : (14 July 2018 - 04:10 PM)

https://twitter.com/NickRoche/status/1018234094310879234 people suck...

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 01:10 PM)

Me: opening a box of pop tarts. "Oh my god! There's FOUR in here?!?! Score!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Well, some people are into shopping, anyway.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Taiwanese Costco also has lots of things that shoppers would want!

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2018 - 10:18 AM)

The Taiwan Costco I visited once was nice but I have to question why our guide thought it'd be a good place to bring tourists.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:40 AM)

Lower prices, lower taxes, bigger selection... yeah, I can see that happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 09:14 AM)

Didn't a Washington Costco make the news a couple years ago for being sheerly flooded with customers from British Columbia?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2018 - 01:25 AM)

That's cool. There's a Sam's Club in Niagara Falls, where I tend to cross the border, but I've never been in. I'm a Costco member, but not Sam's Club; and unfortunately Costco makes sure there aren't any locations in the US too near the Canadian border

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 07:02 PM)

Nope, not the battle damaged version. He got it from his cousin, whose family has a camping ground in... I wanna say new york state, but I'm probably wrong. Just across the border anyway.

@  Nevermore : (13 July 2018 - 06:36 PM)

Sam's Club exclusive was the battle damaged version, right?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 July 2018 - 06:34 PM)

He's got friends on the other side.

@  TM2-Megatron : (13 July 2018 - 06:08 PM)

where'd your nephew get a US retailer exclusive

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 04:39 PM)

Alright, I managed to identify him. The 2007 voyager class that was apparently exclusive to sam's club.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 04:20 PM)

Well, that was a nice surprise. Me nephew (the 10 year old.) just gave me an optimus prime that's minorly older than he is.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Nah, even better. He'll be a memory of the mission briefing. Just a voice over. Four different figures in the toyline, but not actually in the movie.

@  unluckiness : (13 July 2018 - 10:06 AM)

I am 110% sure that Optimus will show up, even as a transmission or something. At least maybe we can get a cybertronian form this time.

@  Pennpenn : (13 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

At least one Optimus sodding Prime.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 06:57 AM)

Same way as always: completely unrelated figures and models that weren't even in the movie.

@  unluckiness : (12 July 2018 - 11:47 PM)

I think that's a given, though, given the small number of transformers in Bee Movie, I wonder how they'll fill the toyline

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 July 2018 - 02:07 PM)

Yeah. I'm hoping with the new film, we might get something closer to the deluxe range

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 July 2018 - 01:20 PM)

Isn't the Masterpiece the only recent VW G1-looking Bee?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2018 - 11:02 AM)

Especially when they are questioned directly and respond by dodging the question.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Watching hypocrites parade their high ground is equally amusing and cringeworthy.


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#1 Telly

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

 

 

Every Transformer was probably someone's first. Something to keep in mind for those who might roll their eyes at some "nobody" getting a new lease on life -- it could mean the world to someone else.

 

inspired by that post from nytetrayn in the picture thread, i thought id ask what everyones first transformer toy was. 

 

mine was windcharger in '84 :)


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:51 PM

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:55 PM

It was either G1 Optimus Prime or Long Haul. Was too young to remember which was first.

I do remember looking at the instructions for Devastator and realizing there was no way I was going to be able to ask my parents for the rest of them. From that day forward, I made a vow never to start another combiner without the ability to get every component all at once.

My next combiner was G2 Devastator. I saved up my allowance for more than a month to get him.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:55 PM

pffffff '84 Optimus Prime? Either him or one of a number of the '84 guys we got, but I'm thinking it's Prime.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

I can't be 100% sure, but I distinctly remember getting Sunstreaker and my brother got Sideswipe. Now, there may have been some smaller bots before, but I cannot say for sure.

It is also why Sunstreaker has always been one of my favorites, and his MP figure is amazing (except for the chrome. Chrome looks good, but, while it has yet to happen to him, chrome always tends to scrape or flake...)
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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:06 PM

It was Beachcomber and Seaspray, which I THINK I received on my 5th birthday (which puts it at 1987, so I'm not entirely sure).

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:11 PM

G1 Mirage, at TRU, the day I was supposed to be going to get my first bike.

 

I mean, I did, but it turns out Mirage had way more influence on my life than that bike did.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:20 PM

Twin Twist. I had been fascinated with Transformers ever since the first commercials, but at 5 I wasn't at an age where wanting a toy and then being able to somehow get that toy was something I could connect in my brain. Also the first commercials were for the comics (to get around toy advertising laws) and for the general concept of Transformers, not for toys themselves. The Jumpstarters commercial, which was very specifically for a toy, was so exciting to me! They drive forward, and then they spring up! So I went around the house and probably everywhere crouched down looking exactly like a chrome drill tank, and then would spring up!

I dimly remember going to the store and choosing the toy. I remember what a complete package it was, with the stickers and the catalog and all. And because those earliest commercials had stuck me with the idea that all Transformers have things that pop out of their chests like Soundwave's cassettes, I decided that clearly Twin Twist's huge and exquisitely designed chrome gun was something that popped out of his chest as a cassette and unfolded in-universe, and that this was simply beyond what you could actually achieve with a toy. The catalog eventually helped me sort this out, and Soundwave was my second Transformer.

I have never bought any of the modern Twin Twists, as I have very strong opinions about what his face should look like and the modern toys fall short of the glory.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:22 PM

This guy. The packaging and instructions disappeared instantly, so he mystified me, but I loved him.

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:30 PM

This Ironhide right here, a surprise gift for my 7th birthday in September 1984. I'd never heard of Transformers, and I thought it was just about the best thing ever.

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:33 PM

I had a box of hand-me-downs, so to speak (my brother still played with them but they became sort of a shared toy box) which means I didn't really have a first Transformer.

My first boxed Transformer though was Bluestreak. From a flea market. My dad bought it for $25 and I tore into the box and within a week had broken the roof, rear windows, and one door off. This then became the example of "that looks too fragile, you'll break it" all the way until Beast Wars Waspinator's wasp legs (All of the Cassettes were off-limits my whole childhood. I remember one trip to TRU gave me the option of picking up the Decepticon Clones since my brother was getting Fastlane and Cloudraker... but I wanted Steeljaw and Ramhorn. And couldn't have them. So I threw a little bit of a fit and bought I think a TMNT figure instead. Pounce and Wingspan would go unpurchased for 15 more years after that.)

1987-88 was really the first year I remember shopping in stores for TF, with my getting Powermasters, Targetmaster jrs, Headmaster jrs, Pretenders, and the like. So it probably surprises no one that I'm more partial to the later stuff. Lol

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:49 PM

Scavenger or Beachcomber.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:52 PM

If I remember correctly, my very first was G1 Bluestreak. Then he broke, and my brother bought it off me. The first one I got and KEPT was Cliffjumper, with a white Mini-Spy. 8^)


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

Well as anyone who looked at the pictures thread today knows, it was G1 Cindersaur in 1988. It was followed pretty closely by Nautilator.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

Laserbeak and Frenzy 2 pack.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 02:02 PM

Bombshell and Twin Twist.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 02:04 PM

G1 Skywarp in 1984 for my 5th birthday.

Followed shortly by Mirage and Gears.

All characters that remain some of my favorites today.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 02:14 PM

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