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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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Bought an MISB toy on eBay. Food crumbs (or crumbled rubber band?) inside sealed box and all over the figure.


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#1 Nevermore

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 08:43 AM

I bought an MISB Cybertron Scourge on eBay. The seller is located in Singapore.

 

The moment I looked at the toy still inside its sealed packaging, I noticed a weird substance on one of the dragon heads. And then I noticed ore of that stuff on the inside of the plastic tray. 

 

It looks like someone ate food while standing or sitting above the box. Because it was only sealed with a single tape on the top, there was still a gap from the top flap, and a lot of food crumbs found their way inside. While in transit, the box rattled around a lot, which then made sure the crumbs would spill all over the toy. 

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 09:23 AM

Yep that is gross.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 10:10 AM

Well, there goes the chance to make an Apeface joke.

 

But seriously, yikes.



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Posted 19 July 2020 - 10:27 AM

Yeah dude, that sucks. 



#5 Zodberg

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 10:29 AM

How to feed your dragon
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#6 Nevermore

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 03:33 PM

Someone suggested to me that it might actually be the remains of a rubber band that has dissolved over time as a result of the warm climate in Singapore. Case in point: There was a small plastic bag over one of the fins that might at one point have been held together by a rubber band.

 

In any regard, the seller has already offered me a partial refund, which I'm going to accept.


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#7 Octavius Prime

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 05:44 PM

Man, I wish we could still get TFs that size for $25. Scourge is great; sorry for the issues here

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 05:48 PM

I mean, I've heard of "lunchtime specials", but this is whole 'nuther level.


 
 
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#9 Hardbot

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 06:32 PM

Was there an odor?  Because, one of the first things I always do when I open up a Transformer is take a good whiff... a holdover from my youth when Autobot Cars had those rubber tires.  Love that smell.  They don't smell like that anymore, alas.


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Posted 19 July 2020 - 07:06 PM

Also, the batteries have leaked. Because of course they have.

 

Ah well. Got a partial refund from the seller.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 06:02 AM

So the seller responded quickly and sent me a partial refund. After a little cleaning, the toy is usable (and I have no need for the electronics).

 

Now how should I rate the transaction on eBay? Negative would be too harsh because the seller was fully cooperative, which leaves either positive or neutral. So on the one hand, I hesitate to give a positive rating because the seller definitely should have noticed the state the figure was in inside the packaging. On the other hand, the seller responded very quickly, apologized and didn't try to argue his way out.

 

Thoughts?


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#12 Dake

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 07:44 AM

I'd say positive. You have the option of giving fewer stars for "product description", but ultimately they made it right, you have the item and you got it for less.

 

Also, you really can't know how it looked before it "rattled around" during shipping. It is genuinely possible the chunk of whatever it was was lodged somewhere out of sight when packed and it was only the shipping process that broke it up and scattered it everywhere. It could have even happened during a customs inspection (if that occurred) somewhere along the way. So to give them a negative for something that may truly have been beyond their control isn't really fair.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 07:58 AM

Agreed with Dake. Definitely positive as they did their best to rectify the situation. You could note in the free form text field that there was an issue in the condition of the figure but they made good on it afterwards.

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 08:15 AM

Definitely positive. They were very cooperative, plus if you buy "sealed" you accept that there are things the seller can't have checked, like the batteries. Being in a package doesn't stop time, no matter what people hope for.

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 10:02 AM

I would just... not rate.

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 10:22 AM

I would give it a neutral, the seller may been coopeartive in this but finding remains of food in the box is just horrible and at no point should of happened!


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 11:51 AM

If it's food. If it's rubber band crumbles, there's not much that can be done about that.

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 01:10 PM

Might even be a combination of crumbled rubber band and battery leakage. As said above, not much can be done about toy and packaging degradation. if you bought a sealed G2 Electro or BWNeo Randy and got a package full of gold plastic shrapnel, you'd be a dick to hold that against the seller.


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Posted 25 July 2020 - 01:21 PM

Definitely positive. They were very cooperative, plus if you buy "sealed" you accept that there are things the seller can't have checked, like the batteries. Being in a package doesn't stop time, no matter what people hope for.


Oh yeah, it didn't even occur to me that a battery could've exploded. Maybe those are sulphur bits. You said the electronics don't work right?
 
 
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Posted 25 July 2020 - 02:57 PM

Didn't check the electronics. Removed the batteries immediately since I was fully aware of the possibility of battery leakage in such an old toy. The batteries have all leaked.


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