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@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?


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#1 TriBlurr

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:12 AM

New poll going up tomorrow. Vote for next G1 Reissue.

https://m.facebook.c...4&source=result

Perceptor
Astrotrain
Thundercracker
Skywarp

Edited by TriBlurr, 10 December 2018 - 09:13 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:23 AM

Seems you choose between Perceptor and Astrotrain and Thundercracker and Skywarp.

 

Meaning either Perceptor or Astrotrain will be produced and either Thundercracker or Skywarp would be produced.

 

So possible outcomes are:

  • Perceptor & Thundercracker
  • Perceptor & Skywarp
  • Astrotrain & Thundercracker
  • Astrotrain & Skywarp

If Astrotrain was going to be the original Hasbro colors I'd buy him.  Or even some gray version that isn't the same as eHOBBY's.

 

Perceptor seems likely to win even though he got a reissue just a few years ago. 

 

All of them have seen Hasbro reissues within the last 15 years.

 

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:31 AM

And the winner is-- boring.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:38 AM

Perceptor in box colors and I'd buy that for sure!



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:04 AM

 

Seems you choose between Perceptor and Astrotrain and Thundercracker and Skywarp.

 

Meaning either Perceptor or Astrotrain will be produced and either Thundercracker or Skywarp would be produced.

 

I read that graphic as indicating two rounds of voting, Perceptor vs Astrotrain and Thundercracker vs Skywarp, with the winners facing each other in the indicated FINALS. And the caption says "which G1 classic bot," singular. 


Edited by Kil, 10 December 2018 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:19 AM

If they are talking straight G1 Reissues as accurate as possible (which I assume is the point) then I guess Perceptor is the most interesting to me. If they want to do the G1 Cartoon/Japanese colors on Astrotrain then I'd like that 100%.

 

I don't need either of the Seekers and I'm pretty ambivalent on with I like better anyway. Honestly I'd rather seen that mold done as someone new like Redwing or Bitstream or something. I know thats not the point of these but new characters are what I'd need to want this mold again.

 

 

-ZacWilliam, odd that it's for Spring 2020 though. I wonder what they have planned for G1 reissues over 2019 to keep the series "alive."


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:46 AM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:53 AM

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-ZacWilliam, odd that it's for Spring 2020 though. I wonder what they have planned for G1 reissues over 2019 to keep the series "alive."


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:55 AM

I wonder what they have planned for G1 reissues over 2019 to keep the series "alive."

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:05 AM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys.

I'd imagine it's a result of the current toylines being so aggressively geewun. Your nostalgia bone is getting adequate calcium from new toys, so it's hard to get excited over a toy that's basically the same except worse and probably more expensive.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:10 AM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

My own G1 reissue interest has waned now that I have genuinely better versions of so many of the characters. That said, I'd absolutely have more interest in G1 reissues today if they could give me options that I didn't already snatch up 15 years ago (or consciously passed up at that time).



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

 

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys.

I'd imagine it's a result of the current toylines being so aggressively geewun. Your nostalgia bone is getting adequate calcium from new toys, so it's hard to get excited over a toy that's basically the same except worse and probably more expensive.

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

Frankly, I don't think any of these four are good reissue choices. Both Perceptor and Astrotrain have been reissued by Hasbro within the last decade, and making us having to pick just one between Skywarp and Thundercracker means that if either of them wins then we'll be one member short of completing the Seeker trio with Starscream.
 
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

2020...?

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

What I want to know is that if these are the "Finals", what were the preliminaries? What were my other choices?

 

Frankly, I don't need any of these and thusly might not vote at all. If Astrotrain was going to be anime colours, THAT might interest me.




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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:47 PM

If it is supposed to be a sports bracket, these four aren't the "FINALS".

 

The "FINALS" are who wins this round for each bracket. So if Perceptor and Skywarp defeat Astrotrain and Thundercracker, the "FINALS" would be Perceptor vs. Skywarp.

 

But... yeah... some explanation as to if that's what we're actually seeing would be nice. 



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:10 PM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

If they're going to use the original G1 moulds, it would be neat if they instead used them to instead make characters who never got toys then.

 

Like Rainmakers from the seeker mould.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:17 PM

And Chairman from Perceptor.

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:18 PM

 

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

If they're going to use the original G1 moulds, it would be neat if they instead used them to instead make characters who never got toys then.

 

Like Rainmakers from the seeker mould.

 

 

That'd actually be interesting, but since it's not something you could buy when you were a kid in the 80's, it's clearly a stupid idea.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:33 PM

 

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

If they're going to use the original G1 moulds, it would be neat if they instead used them to instead make characters who never got toys then.

 

Like Rainmakers from the seeker mould.

 

 

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Nacelle - blue and white with Thrust wings

Hotlink - purple and black

Bitstream - aqua and black

Novastorm - yellow and white

Ionstorm - denim and white

Acidstorm - neon green and white


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