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@  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.

@  unluckiness : (07 August 2018 - 08:56 AM)

but does it BURN BURN BURN TO THE GROUND?

@  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.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2018 - 08:03 AM)

The first time I saw him, they were both on the shelf, and I passed on roadtrap cause I wasn't overtly impressed with the design. Grabbed battleslashe, read the instructions... ahhh, it's a duocon. Then didn't see the little blue git again until yesterday.

@  Shrug : (04 August 2018 - 07:40 AM)

I know! The store I go to the most got around 5 cases of Wave 2 legends in March, so I was not worried about getting the duo. After some recent hunting though, I've managed to find 3 Battleslashes in my entire city and no Roadtraps. 

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2018 - 09:42 PM)

Still, I'm glad I managed to find him again. I saw him once months ago and have been looking since.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2018 - 08:50 PM)

No kidding roadtraps instructions are bad. I actually had to look it up.

@  unitremover : (03 August 2018 - 07:08 PM)

I'd recommend trying to find an alternate way to transform and store away Battleslash's arms in combined mode though, the perscribed method ain't great imo

@  unitremover : (03 August 2018 - 07:07 PM)

They can be at first, especially Roadtrap since his instructions are really bad, but after a few times back and forth they're not too complex.


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Best way to get SDCC Primal in the UK?


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:45 AM

So I don't often go after SDCC exclusives but Primal is ticking a few boxes, primarily the fact it seems to be the only way to finish up the Prime Masters.

 

Problem is I'm in the UK, not the US. What are my best hopes of getting hold of this and, ideally, at a fair price?



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:53 AM

It'll honestly depend. Potentially lots of the UK importers will sell them if they can acquire them via Hasbro Asia channels. That definitely happened last year - I got the Revolution boxset from Kapow.

Nothing on Kapow yet this year, but I do notice that ID Toys have a placeholder listing up:

https://www.indemand...-of-the-primes/

Basically, keep an eye on the UK import toy websites and you'll probably be fine.

Edited by Jalaguy, 08 July 2018 - 06:54 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:35 AM

I was thinking about picking him up at TFN, but I know it'd be super expensive, given that the wall of Velocitron sets was like £160 in-person - so I appreciate the investigation into alternate outlets.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 12:49 PM

Kapow has listing stuff like the special edition Blast Off and Wreck Gar, along with Nemesis Orime. Plus it has managed to get many (though not all) of the various show exclusives. So i'd keep an eye on them.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 12:55 PM

So I don't often go after SDCC exclusives but Primal is ticking a few boxes, primarily the fact it seems to be the only way to finish up the Prime Masters.

 

Problem is I'm in the UK, not the US. What are my best hopes of getting hold of this and, ideally, at a fair price?

 

If indemand and Kapow fail, it be Ebay most likely but I'm not intersted in getting the Optimal Optimus black deco, while it looks kind of nice, I'm not really feeling attracted to it, thou I recomend you shop around on ebay and look at the postage stuff because some might seem more costly but it could pay the import fees/taxes.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:52 AM

https://www.indemand...-of-the-primes/

 

Pre-order already gone :(



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:53 AM

I don't think they've been actually made available yet, they're not really sold out. ID toys have had to mega discount their SDCC exclusives over the last few years but that's a big risk.

But Repugnus lasted ten minutes on Kapow :-(

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:14 PM

Yeah. I didn't even know he was listed til he was already gone.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:14 PM

I believe

I don't think they've been actually made available yet, they're not really sold out. ID toys have had to mega discount their SDCC exclusives over the last few years but that's a big risk.

But Repugnus lasted ten minutes on Kapow :-(


Nah, they have listed the SDCC stuff, everything else other than Primal is still available to preorder:

https://www.indemand...gory/sdcc-2018/

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:14 PM

hasn't the london Comiccon had shared Hasbro SDCC exclucives in the past?


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:38 PM

hasn't the london Comiccon had shared Hasbro SDCC exclucives in the past?


The SDCC 2016 exclusives had an official/Hasbro-sanctioned UK release via A1 Toys, but they barely sold and A1 ended up clearancing the last of the stock, so it didn't happen again in 2017.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:21 PM

If I'm lucky enough to get one of the sets on the 13th I'll totally be looking to sell the Prime Masters that, while realizing they're important to a set for others, I could not care less about.


...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:28 PM

EDIT: Took too long to research, others have brought up the fact.

Edited by Nevermore, 15 July 2018 - 02:28 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 15 July 2018 - 02:37 PM

hasn't the london Comiccon had shared Hasbro SDCC exclucives in the past?

The SDCC 2016 exclusives had an official/Hasbro-sanctioned UK release via A1 Toys, but they barely sold and A1 ended up clearancing the last of the stock, so it didn't happen again in 2017.

Yeah, I have both the 3 pack and Fort Max. They were so desperate to clearance that I got SDCC Maximus for less than the standard version retails here.

They also got stuck with G1 reissues like the Insecticons that were going for silly prices by the end.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 04:13 PM

hasn't the london Comiccon had shared Hasbro SDCC exclucives in the past?

The SDCC 2016 exclusives had an official/Hasbro-sanctioned UK release via A1 Toys, but they barely sold and A1 ended up clearancing the last of the stock, so it didn't happen again in 2017.


Yeah, I have both the 3 pack and Fort Max. They were so desperate to clearance that I got SDCC Maximus for less than the standard version retails here.

They also got stuck with G1 reissues like the Insecticons that were going for silly prices by the end.


You can still get the Triple Changers and Insecticons from them for 20 and 30 quid respectively!

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:11 AM

Any leads on Primal?

 

Please? :(



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 07:38 AM

He's come and gone from Kapow now too, I believe.

At this point, your best options are probably watching eBay or putting out feelers to see if anyone in the US would be willing to middleman you one from HTS once they go up there.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:45 AM

How likely are ebay sellers with this to be bootlegs? Found some from Hong Kong and Taiwan.



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:49 AM

Probably not super likely, I don't think KOs normally happen that fast? TFWiki reports that he's actually available at general retail in Taiwan.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 12:58 PM

Yeah, I'd say they're very unlikely to be KOs.





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