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@  CORVUS : (17 May 2021 - 08:41 AM)

"I was gonna buy some Toyhax labels for Earthrise Auto-Whatsit, but since I'd be disrespecting the artistic expression of the designers, I think I'll just forget the whole thing."

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:41 AM)

Like, in general, not going into specific bands or covers. Because I could point out plenty of repainted toys I didn't like as much as the original, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:39 AM)

Is a musician covering a song "fixing" it?

@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.


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#161 Blacknife

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 06:29 PM

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#162 Echowarrior

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 10:05 PM

Mine has arrived today. It'll be a couple days before I can free him from his packaging, alas, but he's at least arrived.


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 11:12 PM

Email says mine is at the post office.  We shall see...


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 11:58 PM

Or blu tack.

 

itd match the color scheme better


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Posted 01 March 2021 - 01:18 PM

I can't remember if the whole thing of Pulse starting to get some stock of TFs that are exclusives to other stores was confirmed or just rumored, but X-Spanse is now available to pre-order on Pulse.

 

https://hasbropulse....timate-x-spanse



#166 Daith

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 10:43 AM

Just in time for a good portion of us to lose Pulse Premium.

 

I got mine from Target already thankfully. Unfortunately it's making me have flashbacks of how much of a pain RotF Jetfire was to transform. I mean he is easier but it's getting his engines to sit just right that's a pain.


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Posted 02 March 2021 - 11:37 AM

Is his tummy supposed to be wobbly? The neck section on mine likes to sink into the chest, but as I try to pry it up again the wobblyness of the belly area makes it tough to get a good grip on things. Leg ratchets are super tight too.

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 11:46 AM

Received him weirdly early this morning.  He was a cool jet.  Now he's a cool robot and he will probably never be the cool jet again because I hate the thought of transforming his legs back into his engines.



Yes I know it's broken. It's an HTTPS thing and I haven't gotten around to dealing with it yet.

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 02:03 PM

Is his tummy supposed to be wobbly? The neck section on mine likes to sink into the chest, but as I try to pry it up again the wobblyness of the belly area makes it tough to get a good grip on things. Leg ratchets are super tight too.



Are you pegging the panel under the head into its slot in the chest? That sounds like the issue.

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 08:27 AM

Mine also has a slightly wobbly torso. There doesn't seem to be a way to lock it down other than to mistransform the backpack and tab the landing gear into his butt as in jet mode, so I assume that's just how the mold is, unless somebody says theirs is rock solid.
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#171 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 04:14 AM

I can't criticize, I've got a bit of a wobbly torso myself.


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Posted 04 March 2021 - 07:49 AM

Finally opened mine yesterday. I was really impressed with how involved the transformation is. The legs in particular does some cool things, and the torso is pretty involved with more steps than I expected.

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 08:40 AM

Mine arrived from Target yesterday. Thinking I may keep this guy MISB, to go along with my extra sealed Gigawatt.

The 90s cartoon X-Men art looks so good, and the overall packaging is gorgeous.


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Posted 18 April 2021 - 06:15 PM

Heads up, he's on sale at Target right now, along with Snapdragon and Doubledealer. 50% off!

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 06:59 PM

Yup, looking at it right now and looking for something cheap to throw in to get free shipping. That is a hell of a deal.

(Or at least it would be if the website loaded)


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