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@  wonko the sane? : (03 December 2020 - 03:13 PM)

Fuzzy little thermal vampires...

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 December 2020 - 02:38 PM)

Well of course. Your spot now has your body heat in it. That's what the cat really desires.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 December 2020 - 12:23 PM)

The pictures when you google that are adorable, but unfortunately my cat hates cat-sized beds. He does like getting in the way on human-sized beds, chairs and sofas, though. If you get up, watch out, 'cuz your spot will be gone when you return.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 December 2020 - 09:01 AM)

I learned that the famed ikea cat bed actually IS available in canada, but they called it a doll bed up here for some reason.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:39 PM)

*good week

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 December 2020 - 05:35 PM)

It's been a good work for The Hunt: got Netflix Bumblebee (suck it Walmart!) and stopped at Walgreens and found a lone Bluestreak. I'm pretty much done until new stuff rolls out in February

@  tigerhawk : (02 December 2020 - 03:53 PM)

There's some fab fandubs of comic scenes on Youtube, it's MTMTE/LL mostly but there's some great stuff such as Tarn learning of Megatron's defection and Megatron talking to Ravage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:31 PM)

Wonderful audio separation and balance.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:29 PM)

For Transformers The Movie 86

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM)

I will say, the blu ray remaster, especially the audio is pretty spot on. Watching it on Apple TV has been enlightening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 09:00 PM)

Vode An!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

I do not overly care for the Bad Batch, but it will be interesting to see what the animated series will bring to the table.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:59 PM)

Alpha, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, and the Muunilinst 10 are quite the contrast to what we have at present in Disney canon.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 November 2020 - 08:57 PM)

Who else here read the pre-2008 Clone Commandos and ARC Troopers back in the day?

@  tigerhawk : (30 November 2020 - 05:04 PM)

Monoliths in Utah and Romania.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  tigerhawk : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  tigerhawk : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  tigerhawk : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.


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#21 NightViper

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

If they are mimicking Poopeez, Grossery Gang, etc, these could be "starter sets" that have 5 or so designated figures revealed in box and then the bonus mystery figure kept hidden. Therefore still getting away with the "blindbox" gimmick.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:24 PM

Or Hasbro's own Cutie Mark Crew, which have exactly the same thing and are probably coming out in the same year as these, if they hit by Christmas. I'd be shocked if that's not what these are, honestly.



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 02:58 PM

I want these to be unique characters, and that hasn't been how this works in 20 years.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:18 PM

At last, our Shortround update

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

I want these to be unique characters, and that hasn't been how this works in 20 years.

How ... blind bag Transformers figures worked 20 years ago?

 

What?

 

Were you looking for the Happy Meal toy thread? = o


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#26 LV!

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:19 PM

How any gimmick has worked in twenty years.

 

EDIT: It's more like ten, though. Gimmicks still got dedicated characters in the UT, most notably the Mini-Cons not all just being tiny versions of the main cast.

 

EDIT EDIT: That being said, getting toilet-themed variations of the usual five G1 characters would almost make it worth it.


Edited by LV!, 03 June 2018 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:28 PM

Blind bag toys are an independent merch thing, not a part of a main line ecosystem. You didn't expect original characters on birthday plates in G1 and you shouldn't expect them here. That's absurd.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:33 PM

King Grimlock on his "throne".

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:48 PM

And his energo rolled up newspaper

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

Optimus 2-Ply vs. Megotoo.
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#31 LV!

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:33 PM

This is like being drawn into a land war in Asia, but it's clearly Ploptimus Prime.



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:39 PM

Are these a blind bagged thing? How do we know that?



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:45 PM

We know that these are assortments of small toys from the fact that they're plural and cheap, and we know that there's a blind bag assortment. As LV! says, we also know the model MLP is using for this functionally identical product, and that this includes both regular blind packs and multi-packs with the toys visible aside from a single hidden character. There is no explicit connection between this listing and the blind packs we know are coming other than "it's cheap, tiny, standalone merch".


Edited by Copper Bezel, 03 June 2018 - 08:46 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:23 AM

Hasbro have posted an odd Instagram Story mentioning these:

https://storiesig.co...formersofficial

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:25 AM

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:57 AM

Hasbro have posted an odd Instagram Story mentioning these:

https://storiesig.co...formersofficial


Looking at this link on my phone sitting travel so, am I missing something? All I see is a 10second video of Autobot X saying someone is talking about their secret project. What connects it to this?

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

 

Hasbro have posted an odd Instagram Story mentioning these:

https://storiesig.co...formersofficial


Looking at this link on my phone sitting travel so, am I missing something? All I see is a 10second video of Autobot X saying someone is talking about their secret project. What connects it to this?

-ZacWilliam, probably missing something in passing.

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:08 AM

Link gives me a bunch of broken things.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:15 AM

Oh shit, those names are actual official product names?! I thought they were silly placeholders like Thunderlips and Gamma Green Ray.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

It's Autobot X and Wheeljack looking at a computer that cycles through all the weird Toilet Troop/Greaser Gang/etc. names. Autobot X says a bunch of people have been talking about their secret project, Wheeljack asks if they should tell people about it, then Autobot X smashes the computer. Then it ends on a thing saying they'll have more news soon.



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