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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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#21 Magnusblitz

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:45 AM

I definitely would've gotten Red Swoop over Blue Swoop just for cohesive combiner color purposes, but too late.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:12 AM

I know there's no mention on the site but I wonder if these will come with Prime Masters.

 

Edit: Wait never mind, the Throne of Primes Primal PMs are exclusive to the set, so if anything it'd be clear versions of two shelf warmers.


Edited by Fenix Twilight, 07 November 2018 - 03:14 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:18 AM

If Red Swoop had gotten an original new name or character I'd be sold in an instant. As just a toy-based recollor... eh, maybe... if the look speaks to me.

-ZacWilliam, I might sell it to myself if I imagine Swoop was once a two-headed robo-pterosaur like movie Strafe and then was accidentally split by some weird McGuffin of the week Superman-style into Red Swoop and Blue Swoop... that would do it. I really need some fictional effort on Hasbros part to sell my things like this.

Heck, if it's toy based Swoop then you can still pretend he's a two headed robo-pterosaur.

 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 04:37 AM

Roop!

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 04:42 AM

Welp, hopefully these will be as plentiful as the Amazon exclusives because I need that Ricochet for Elita-1nfinite.

 

As for Red Swoop? Maybe pre-mutation Ravenus? But then again current Swoop is already in Ravenus colors so maybe this is Swoop and regular PotP Swoop is Ravenus?


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:09 AM

Sweet. Now Elita and Inferno don't have to share limbs.

Elita, Firestar, Moonracer, Jazz and Ricochet

Inferno, Alpha Bravo, Rook, Wreck-Gar, and one of the Swoops.

Now just give me four more Decepticon limbs so Starscream and Cyclonus don't have to share.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:36 AM

So. Uhm. Can I hope that the Diver/Waverider shell comes out through similar means?

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:47 AM

So. Uhm. Can I hope that the Diver/Waverider shell comes out through similar means?


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-ZacWilliam, Ravenus makes sense for a Swoop rename, and Divebomb might be a fun option. It's not one hundred percent applicable but I'd also love "Ravenspar" to get reused.
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 06:41 AM

A TFW2005 user brought up a tantalizing if unlikely idea: perhaps one day in a similar fashion Hasbro could end up releasing the Ironfist version of the Combiner Wars Rook mold.

Y'know for that matter, the unreleased Hoist, Demolishor, and Landfill toolings would also be nice.

Were there any sketches or pictures of these? I've seen the Demolishor one but I've never seen the toolings for Ironfist, Hoist and Landfill.

Hoist I KIND of know from the SG story but I don't know if it was a funpub head or an actual tooling.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 06:49 AM

A TFW2005 user brought up a tantalizing if unlikely idea: perhaps one day in a similar fashion Hasbro could end up releasing the Ironfist version of the Combiner Wars Rook mold.

Y'know for that matter, the unreleased Hoist, Demolishor, and Landfill toolings would also be nice.

Were there any sketches or pictures of these? I've seen the Demolishor one but I've never seen the toolings for Ironfist, Hoist and Landfill.

Hoist I KIND of know from the SG story but I don't know if it was a funpub head or an actual tooling.


We've never seen photos or anything of them, no, we just have the testimony of people who learned about them while working with Fun Pub (and the SG comic art in the case of Rook's Brawl/Ironfistclad head and Trailbreaker's Hoist head). They're all reportedly built-in pretools.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:01 AM

Ironclad...right?



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:02 AM

Okay, Elita-∞ gets her proper last limb and I can put SG Starscream back with his friends, and I guess I have a spare blue Swoop now?



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:21 AM

Unlike his fellow Dinobots, Red Swoop does not find revelry in destruction or fighting. In fact he disdains those things and often only follows his brethren so that he can attempt to undo their chaos. Swooping over the red flames left in their wake, he unleashes his water tanks to douse the blaze. He then finds nearby lakes or other bodies of water to refill with a giant gulp of his beak-like mouth.

Red Swoop finds more suitable companionship with Inferno and his troop of rescuers, and has adopted the red from their color scheme as part of his own. While Grimlock japes and derides by saying it makes him look even more like a Dinobot, Red Swoop denies the assertion.

Acknowledging Red Swoop's dedication, Inferno on occasion invites him to form the position of left arm when the rescuers form their combined mode.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:41 AM

I do like the idea of a black/white/gold Jazz mold if that's what Ricochet is, as it would fit with my Starscream team (which at the moment is SG/Gold Starscreams for arms, 'Smokeout' Jazz as a leg, and I'm looking for another).  Having the arms and legs of a combiner semi-match would be a new one for me. 



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:51 AM

A black, white, and red label sheet from Toyhax will make a Stepper even more tempting.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:19 AM

I'm still wanting my Monster Pretenders / Dinoforce retools.

 

I would be extremely excited about Red Swoop were I going to buy a Swoop.

 

(Volcanicus, Randy, unless your Infernocus is extremely misshapen.)

 

Nah, I meant Infernocus.  As much as I don't want to give one of them a Dinobot limb, now that there is an extra I will likely put one with them.


 

 

A TFW2005 user brought up a tantalizing if unlikely idea: perhaps one day in a similar fashion Hasbro could end up releasing the Ironfist version of the Combiner Wars Rook mold.

Y'know for that matter, the unreleased Hoist, Demolishor, and Landfill toolings would also be nice.

Were there any sketches or pictures of these? I've seen the Demolishor one but I've never seen the toolings for Ironfist, Hoist and Landfill.

Hoist I KIND of know from the SG story but I don't know if it was a funpub head or an actual tooling.

 


We've never seen photos or anything of them, no, we just have the testimony of people who learned about them while working with Fun Pub (and the SG comic art in the case of Rook's Brawl/Ironfistclad head and Trailbreaker's Hoist head). They're all reportedly built-in pretools.

 

 

I think the closest shown was this:

 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:52 AM

Can't wait to evaluate the Boldness of Ricocheeet ('s barbeque sauce). Shame that there'll be no Targetmaster, though. Isn't "Targetmaster Jazz" literally Ricocheeet's only noteworthy trait?



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:56 AM

That, and having a four-figure asking price before he was reissued and a single-digit one after.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:27 AM

Y'all are forgetting his drop-dead gorgeous "black, gold, and white w/ flames" deco.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:20 AM

I love Ricochet and am glad to be getting him. (That was going to be a pretty involved custom).

 

But I JUST made a red Swoop (from the KO, sure, but...)



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