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@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)

condolences.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.


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#3601 Powered Convoy

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:06 PM

Galaxy Odessy page has been updated with the Autobot Clones. https://www.amazon.c...31-AEB514C1CE24

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:27 PM

Galaxy Odessy page has been updated with the Autobot Clones. https://www.amazon.c...31-AEB514C1CE24

 

Shouldn't that go in the Earthrise thread, since Galactic Odyssey Collection is an Earthrise subline and not Selects?


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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:19 AM

So who do folks think will show up as Selects or Other Exclusives during Kingdom?

T-Wrecks seems super likely.
BW Grimlock seems obvious.
Packrat is doable but would need to be packed with something else I think.
Road Rage or Loud Pedal maybe.

Here's one that I'd love but I don't think would ever happen: Earth Mode Magnus as G1 Overload.

-ZacWilliam, I'd love to have Airrazor repainted into some other lady birds, Especially Filch.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:44 AM

Considering that not everything in Earthrise is from WFC line: I want to see a rerelease of Legends Convobat (Mindwipe repaint) with a Megaligator as a two pack. And either Legends LioConvoy, or Go LioConvoy since they are digging out Prime molds.


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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:29 AM

It just occurred to me that a Lobster would be REALLY easy to remold from a Scorpion. I don't care much about the Tri-Predicus council if they aren't combining and toy design based, but if Selects could give me a new Kingdom, Beast Wars Bisk and Thermador toy?

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:01 PM

Hoping for another figure with a pack of accessories. Cheetor's gut gun, Primal's mace (yes, I know it's Paleotrex's head, shush), Megatron's rubber ducky, the Golden Disks, Rattrap's bombs, Tarantulas's flashlight bugs.



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:51 PM

dont know where else to put this, so im putting it here. a mod can feel free to move it to a more appropriate thread if there is one

 

bbts has 2 of the pulse seacons up for pre-order

 

turtler/snaptrap:

 

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/98810

 

gulf/skalor:

 

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/98813


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Posted 27 September 2020 - 05:02 PM

It just occurred to me that a Lobster would be REALLY easy to remold from a Scorpion. I don't care much about the Tri-Predicus council if they aren't combining and toy design based, but if Selects could give me a new Kingdom, Beast Wars Bisk and Thermador toy?

-ZacWilliam, sold.

 

 

So who do folks think will show up as Selects or Other Exclusives during Kingdom?

T-Wrecks seems super likely.
BW Grimlock seems obvious.
Packrat is doable but would need to be packed with something else I think.
Road Rage or Loud Pedal maybe.

Here's one that I'd love but I don't think would ever happen: Earth Mode Magnus as G1 Overload.

-ZacWilliam, I'd love to have Airrazor repainted into some other lady birds, Especially Filch.

 

Maybe Primal and Megatron in their Cybertron BWX colours? 

I still think they might give us slicer via Wheeljack (maybe a new name?)

the theoretical BW Scorponok as BW Sandstorm (another non G! Sandstorm)

 

I hope we do see Roadrage and Loud Pedal. And an Earthmode Barricade


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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:50 PM

I wouldn't say no to a Generations Selects Loudpedal.


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Posted 01 October 2020 - 03:17 PM

Got my Hot House in and I'm pretty disappointed.  He doesn't have any special instructions to make him look like a firehouse instead of an airport with "Fire Station" written on it.  With Greasepit they did some stuff to make him look like a different configuration, but no such luck here.  The instructions seem to be verbatim Airwave's, it appears. (Still waiting for my Airwave to show up to be sure.)

 

EDIT: Did some experimenting and I've found at least once connection that almost certainly is intended, but is not in the manual.  You can attach the main body (i.e. the "Fire Station" part) much further along the runways, and there's special grooves to accommodate the 3mm pegs by the torso connection.  It shorten things up and makes it look less like an airport.  Will continue to experiment.


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Posted 01 October 2020 - 06:23 PM

Is the Fire Station still upside down in the new position?  I haven't see much of it yet other than the initial pics.



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Posted 01 October 2020 - 07:37 PM

Is the Fire Station still upside down in the new position?  I haven't see much of it yet other than the initial pics.

 

It was apparently erroneously printed upside-down for those product shots, it's printed the other way for the final toy, so it looks correct in both the airport mode(s) seen in those shots, as well as the impromptu fire station mode I'm trying to make for it.

 

EDIT: I'm not even sure how you'd utilize that piece the other way around to have made those product shots make more sense.

 

Definitely noticed that nobody seems to be talking about him.  At all.


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Posted 01 October 2020 - 07:39 PM

Ok, thank you!  For financial reasons I cancelled Airwave and figured I'd get by with Hothouse and a couple of fire truck minicons I had left from Armada as I thought it was more interesting visually.



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Posted 01 October 2020 - 07:52 PM

Definitely noticed that nobody seems to be talking about him.  At all.

I mean, I can't speak for anyone else, but mine hasn't shipped yet.

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 07:54 PM

The really dumb thing about him is that his guns and air tower are casted in orange plastic and painted black..  when they were complete orange on the original toy.  They added paint apps that make him less accurate!

 

 

 

Definitely noticed that nobody seems to be talking about him.  At all.

I mean, I can't speak for anyone else, but mine hasn't shipped yet.

 

 

Weird, usually I'm on the short end of the stick when it comes to this stuff.  Maybe I'll take some photos later.


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Posted 01 October 2020 - 08:44 PM

Ratchet is supposed to arrive tomorrow, but he hasnt even shipped yet
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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:09 PM

Lifeline's just not that into him.

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:34 PM

We have a new Cheetor, Blackarachnia and skeleton bots. That's crying out for a Halloween Horrorcon boxset next year.

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:59 PM

The really dumb thing about him is that his guns and air tower are casted in orange plastic and painted black..  when they were complete orange on the original toy.  They added paint apps that make him less accurate!

 

Huh. Is it possible to take the paint off?


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Posted 01 October 2020 - 10:53 PM

Fiddling with the toy some more, I think the black paint may have been intentional, as using his arm makes for a more accurate square "tower" than the other tower would.  Here's some pictures.

 

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I swapped the front two parts to get "danger" on the correct side, but it moves the treads to the middle.  While it makes them present the red size now, it does look weird, so I dunno.

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