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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?

@  tigerhawk : (05 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Let it be the first all AI acted series.

@  Echowarrior : (04 April 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Yeah, but would the reboot be as good as the original? B5 had a damn good cast, and they can't replicate that easily.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2021 - 04:33 PM)

One day they'll let a streaminbg service reboot B5 and let the stories be told without the sword of Damocles hanging over them at all times.

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 02:32 PM)

It's aged in the set piece areas.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

I don't remember much of B5... I take it we're not talking about cathode ray tubes...

@  tigerhawk : (04 April 2021 - 11:45 AM)

Babylon 5 CRT tech.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 06:13 PM)

Bloody hell, thanks for the heads up.

@  Bass X0 : (03 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

be careful with her. someone on tfw2005 broke her wing taking her out of the packaging.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2021 - 08:15 AM)

I got my airazor on wednesday. Just waiting for the BBTS box to arrive with the rest of the line before I start opening things up. Guess I got her just in time too.

@  Telly : (02 April 2021 - 11:48 PM)

woke to a pre order arrival notice from bbts. was hoping/dreading it was unicron, but turns out it was airazor. and as these things always go, i go to walmart later in the day and see airazor sitting on the shelf...


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Posted 05 April 2021 - 07:11 PM

Does red card exclusive mean I have to have the target credit card?

 
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Well crap. That translates to "Ebay Markup" for me. I gotta have T-wrecks, but Target can go screw.

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 07:42 PM

 The Kingdom 4 pack is $80 and has the title of transformers kingdom “worlds collide multipack”.

Who would have thought we'd get a Powerman 5000 transformers crossover.


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Posted 05 April 2021 - 09:08 PM

"Worlds Collide" is surely two Kingdom G1 toys and two Kingdom Beast Wars toys.

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 09:50 PM

 

 The Kingdom 4 pack is $80 and has the title of transformers kingdom “worlds collide multipack”.

Who would have thought we'd get a Powerman 5000 transformers crossover.

 

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 07:15 AM

"Worlds Collide" is surely two Kingdom G1 toys and two Kingdom Beast Wars toys.

 

Certainly what I figured. 4 Cores (Prime/Megs/Rattrap/Vertebreak) or 4 Deluxes (Cheetor/Blackarachnia/Huffer/Warpath), it works with both. The Cores even have one of each faction. (Technically also with the Voyagers, of which there are a neat 4, but that might not work pricewise).

 

I just want at least some of the 4 to be new-character redecos, but who knows. 



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Posted 06 April 2021 - 09:15 AM

only reason i got t wrecks back in the day was because i missed the original bw megatron. so i painted him to look like megs. dont need to do that with this one

 

The only reason I got T-Wrecks back in the day was because I needed a Tyranno-bot Grimlock stand-in to go along with the other 4 BM Dinobots to make a full set.


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Posted 06 April 2021 - 09:17 AM

No, a "Red Card" account does not require a credit card account. 


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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:22 AM

"Worlds Collide" is surely two Kingdom G1 toys and two Kingdom Beast Wars toys.

 

I'd imagine so.

 

Given the leakers don't seem to be aware of it I wouldn't be shocked if it were something like Earth mode Hound, Buzzsaw or Diregun from Waspinator, maybe Clampdown and a Ractonite repaint? Or Hauler and Packrat?



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Posted 06 April 2021 - 01:49 PM

I have significant doubts it will be that interesting, Phazer.



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Posted 06 April 2021 - 02:43 PM

It'll actually be a valentines day pack.

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 06:18 PM

I just got the notice for Ractonite from Pulse, now I will see what they show on the stream later this week before I make any more buying decisions. I hope for looks at the Fossilizer pterosaur, and another new-mold Fossilizer (I have four Bone-Age cavemen and I'd like to have them have one each).



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 08:27 AM

Just got shipping notification for the Wave 2 Deluxes. Yay!


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 09:58 AM

Worlds Collide will obviously be Sonic and Mega Man versus Eggman and Wily.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 10:29 AM

Worlds Collide will obviously be Sonic and Mega Man versus Eggman and Wily.


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:06 PM

Fan fest preview up on IGN

Galvatron, BW Scorponok and the Ark

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:17 PM

Gonna be a Mainframe from that Teletraan-1 coming, right?



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:23 PM


Is it wrong I'm kinda more excited for Mainframe than everyone else there?


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:25 PM

Wow!  The Arch is amazing!!  I love the Teletran 1.  What a great touch!

 

Scorponok is nice.  He seems fairly accurate to the on-screen version.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:42 PM

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I guess I need to double check how he actually looked in the show, because I'm just getting Short Keanu vibes here.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:54 PM

His beast mode looks great! His robot mode is not entirely a big cube with limbs.



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