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@  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?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".


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Which is the best MP version of Megatron to buy?

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#1 MatrixPrime

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

So I've been out of the Transformers toy collecting for quite some time. Outside of picking up Ectotron about a month ago, I can't even tell you the last time I purchased a figure. In fact, I've been actively trying to SELL my figures (to no avail unfortunately, wah wah).

 

Anyways, the old TFWIRE podcast is being uploaded to www.iaconmedia.com, and after listening back to some episodes, I've gotten the itch to dig out some of my favorite figures again...one of them being 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime. On that note, I know a number of MP Megatron figures have been released since I stopped collecting, both official and unofficial, and am seriously contemplating getting one.

 

Out of all of the different MP Megatrons out there, which would you recommend and why? 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

You can't really go wrong with either of the MP36 versions, really.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:32 AM

Yeah both MP-36 figures are great as Spark said, but will be much shorter than the 20th Anniversary / MP-1 Optimus you have. The original MP-5 Megatron is not a good toy and you should stay away.

As for MP-36, choosing the one you want depends on if you have more nostalgia for the cartoon or the toy.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:35 AM

As for MP-36, choosing the one you want depends on if you have more nostalgia for the cartoon or the toy.

 

Definitely the cartoon


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

Then you probably want the regular MP36, since it's exactly the cartoon model.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

Yup. MP-36+ has cartoon faces, but it's main draw and all its coloration is based on the original toy. So the regular MP-36 is the way to go.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

For reference, here is what Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron looks like:

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:08 PM

The original one, MP5, is awful. One of the most difficult and fiddly transformation schemes ever, and he looks weird and spindly in robot mode, and he's like this giant oversized pistol when you transform him. 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:41 PM

Also easily breakable and the metal tarnishes over time pretty badly.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:43 PM

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um hello this is the best mp version of megatron



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:49 PM

On MP-36, two words: seductive thighs

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:57 PM

On MP-36, two words: seductive thighs

 

four more words: gun cannot be straight



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:48 PM

Five more words: window caffeine February apogee partridge

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:43 AM

mp-36 is one of the best transformers, I can't speak for mp-36+ but the tv version is really one of my absolute darlings

 

step 1: place the smiling face on mp-36

 

step 2: press the button on his arm cannon until he laughs at you in japanese

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:06 PM

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um hello this is the best mp version of megatron

No, that's an MP version of the best Megatron. The difference is subtle, but profound.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:42 PM

The original one, MP5, is awful. One of the most difficult and fiddly transformation schemes ever, and he looks weird and spindly in robot mode, and he's like this giant oversized pistol when you transform him. 


Also easily breakable and the metal tarnishes over time pretty badly.


My MP5 can no longer lift its arms or stand up - I have to lean it up against the back of the shelf - and his feet are rotting away. He and MP9 Rodimus are absolutely my most regretted TF purchases ever - and make me feel a little worse for not backing Unicron now.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:17 PM

The gold one because it's really cheap now and looks ridiculous.

 

 

Or a high-quality knockoff of MP-36 because it's $80 instead of $200 for the same stupid toy.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:01 PM

The knockoffs also have US voice clips and LEDs in the cannon, along with the MP-36+ face and chest, which is quite nice.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:43 PM

The knockoffs also have US voice clips and LEDs in the cannon, along with the MP-36+ face and chest, which is quite nice.


Thats only true of the THF KO, theres 3 other KOs out there from different sources.
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