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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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#1 Aphel Aura

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:48 PM

Long time no post, but walked into the local Wal-Mart and saw these, side by side... what a time to be alive and be a TF fan, indeed.  (That's the newly released WM exclusive G1 reissue Tailgate next to the PotP Tailgate.)

 

What a pleasant surprise to see all that G1 packaging hanging off the hooks.

 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:57 PM

Wow that reissue packaging is really damn huge.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:02 PM

yawn. wake me up when Hasbro reissues X-9 Jaguar or Botcon 2016 Megatron



#4 Aphel Aura

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:43 PM

yawn. wake me up when Hasbro reissues X-9 Jaguar or Botcon 2016 Megatron

Both of those were pretty damn spectacular.  I think the upcoming MP Shadow Panther is pretty decent..


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:07 PM

G1 basics are ages 8+?



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:10 PM

It's the same age rating as the newer Tailgate. Maybe that's just their general policy for "collector-oriented" (as in, not part of a current media tie-in line) TFs or something.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:59 PM

G1 basics are ages 8+?

Kids these days. Them vidya games and mobile devices are'a rottin' their brains!


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:12 AM

Is there any reason why these are pouring through Canada for weeks now and have yet to come to the US? Not meaning to sound bitter or anything, but it seems a bit odd.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:47 AM

Is there any reason why these are pouring through Canada for weeks now and have yet to come to the US? Not meaning to sound bitter or anything, but it seems a bit odd.

 

Wouldn't it be hilarious if it was due to your country's new tariffs on Chinese goods?



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:50 AM

I don't even know why it's noteworthy. Shit shows up in Canada weeks before the US all the time - Studio Series is the one that jumps out at me most recently. It's the vagaries of distribution.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:16 PM

 

Is there any reason why these are pouring through Canada for weeks now and have yet to come to the US? Not meaning to sound bitter or anything, but it seems a bit odd.

 

Wouldn't it be hilarious if it was due to your country's new tariffs on Chinese goods?

 

 

Indeed it would be!

 

I don't even know why it's noteworthy. Shit shows up in Canada weeks before the US all the time - Studio Series is the one that jumps out at me most recently. It's the vagaries of distribution.

 

I just have a running theory that the Toy buyer for Walmart in the US hates us.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:22 PM

In my years of collecting I have always noticed that Canada receives the "exclusives" in expedited fashion; the regular waves usually experience a 3 to 6 month delay from the time of US release, so there's that.  Wal-Mart Canada also has a history of being months ahead of TRU as far as regular releases go.

 

We also seem to get all the weird "odds and ends" releases that aren't that well-known.  Like the GDO Generations stuff just randomly showed up in quantity without any fanfare.  Did that stuff get significant US distribution?


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:31 PM

There was a batch of it for Toys R Us, I think.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:57 AM

Yes. It was easy to acquire at Toys R Us.

Being exclusive to them.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:29 AM

By far the weirdest thing about the GDO stuff was that the domestic release was a new run in its own Western packaging with more Chinese on it than the stuff released in SE Asia.



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:48 PM

Yes. It was easy to acquire at Toys R Us.

Being exclusive to them.

 

Ah nice.  I wasn't really paying tons of attention to TFs at that time, and didn't really know much about them.

 

Going back to those WM G1 reissues - I went back to Wal-mart the next day and the entire rack of it was cleaned out.  At the time there were maybe 1x Swerve, a bunch of Tailgates, 2 or 3 Bumblebees, and 1 Outback.  There were also 2 complete sets of the Terrorcon limbs (first time I saw them locally... we're catching up, slowly) that were also cleaned out.

 

All that Studio Series stuff is destined to shelf-warm for a bit longer.

 

EDIT: Another nice surprise (not photographed) - were 3x Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron toys - looked pretty amazing.  Pretty simple looking toy, and big.


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