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@  Cyoti : (21 November 2019 - 12:14 PM)

And Ginrai aka "Magnus Prime, Metalhawk, "Liokaiser", etc. The real characters that Warden actually doesn't know about are the late EuroUK characters like the Turbomasters/Predators

@  Sabrblade : (21 November 2019 - 11:06 AM)

Warden and Friends did give us a Lione (Sawback) and a Shuffler

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 07:26 AM)

Or prominently featured in IDW, or an easy repaint of an existing toy.

@  Paladin : (21 November 2019 - 07:12 AM)

was she in the first 3 seasons of the cartoon? If not then she's on no one's list because they don't think she exists.

@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 11:11 PM

https://takaratomyma...g4904810143697/

Reissue of the original Optimus, similar to the current Walmart reissue, but I'm guessing in something a little closer to the original deco and with Japanese packaging. Plus a redeco of the Voyager Studio Series Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime with a more G1 like accurate deco.

Edited by Powered Convoy, 03 July 2019 - 07:36 AM.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 01:06 AM

I'm guessing there's no trailer since the G1 version's packaging is too small here.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 03 July 2019 - 01:30 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:06 AM

No trailer.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:24 AM

It's not a more G1-like deco, it's just more accurate to the movie.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:35 AM

Ah, good to know. Like the good old days with TakaraTomy.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 09:07 AM

The 2-pack is called "Convoy & Optimus Prime Set".
 
The Convoy reissue included in this set is basically the same as Hasbro's recent Walmart exclusive Vintage G1 reissue, complete with both guns and no trailer, but with the text on the packaging changed from resembling the classic English packaging to the classic Japanese packaging.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 10:52 AM

It's neat, but for me it's not TakaraTomy Mall Wants $100 For It And I Don't Know Anyone Who Can Order From TakaraTomy neat. Plus what would I do with the G1 Prime?



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 11:56 AM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:05 PM

I'll keep that in mind for something I want to spend $100 on. /: )



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:50 PM

More Trailerles Primes...

 

Hooray...?



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:54 PM

I've got an old G1 trailer in storage, so a brand new Prime for it isn't the worst thing.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 08:41 PM

I would love that BB Optimus redeco so much if they had painted his entire hands blue rather than just the one outside plate. Something about the hands being black just ruins the whole G1-y illusion for me.

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:10 PM

Will BBTS or some other vendor carry this?  I still don't quite know the ins and outs of TakaraTomy Mall ordering.



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 12:41 AM

I only want movie Prime. Are they really not sold separately?

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 06:00 AM

I only want movie Prime. Are they really not sold separately?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JHSMMKX

No seriously... I've compared images of the two, and I barely see any differences. Not nearly enough to warrant this purchase.

Standard retail (using both Hasbro and Takara images here under the impression that both figures are virtually indistinguishable):
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Two-pack:
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Let's see, we have:
- Black paint on the tops of the shoulders removed.
- Autobot insignias added to both shoulders.
- Blue paint added to the backs of the hands.
- Red plastic hinges underneath the windows painted silver.
- Paint for the belly changed from silver to flat gray, some additional red highlights added.
- Paint for the sides of the belly changed from black to red.
- Paint for hip painels changed from black to silver.
- Paint for front of the crotch changed from black to flat gray to match the rest of the crotch.
- Red circles on shin panels changed to silver, matching the surrounding area.
- In alternate mode, it appears the only visible changes are the hip panels.

That's it.

The two-pack's colors also look a little flatter, but that might just be due to the photo setup. Takara's photos (which I assume are still taken by Part One) are typicalle done against a dark backdrop, which is then digitally removed, which in turn sometimes results in a very artificial look, whereas Hasbro's photos are done against a white backdrop, resulting in a slightly more natural look.

Edited by Nevermore, 06 July 2019 - 06:22 AM.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:13 AM

If I had to take a guess, I'd imagine that the new two pack version probably has more vibrant and less "muddy" colors.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:49 AM

other than these ten changes, it's totally the same

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:57 AM

On the one hand, I can't say that these changes immediately jump out.

On the other, there's probably a segment of collectors who want the best version available, even if the improvements are slight.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:30 AM

The, uh, crotch being colored blue is actually mentioned on the TTM page.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 12:15 AM

It's neat, but for me it's not TakaraTomy Mall Wants $100 For It And I Don't Know Anyone Who Can Order From TakaraTomy neat. Plus what would I do with the G1 Prime?

 

Will BBTS or some other vendor carry this?  I still don't quite know the ins and outs of TakaraTomy Mall ordering.

 

BBTS and TFSource now have preorders up. 100 USD, roughly equivalent to the 10800 JPY price on TakaraTomy Mall.

 

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/97077

 

https://tfsource.com...-exclusive-set/


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