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@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 02:24 PM)

That whole flat-rate shipping thing makes the math easy.

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 02:23 PM)

4 bucks

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 September 2017 - 02:15 PM)

Hmm. How much is shipping from BBTS?

@  NightViper : (20 September 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Set of the four is still $22 at BBTS

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 September 2017 - 02:00 PM)

Ramhorn is currently available from a third party seller via Amazon for $27.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 11:47 AM)

Anybody have the TR PM OP trading card they don't want? I lost mine! Will pay you for it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 September 2017 - 11:35 AM)

If you don't need her I'll take her off ya.

@  BlackMax : (20 September 2017 - 10:04 AM)

When I get that power-batteryOptimus I swear I will carry it everywhere. It'll be like having a useful tool AND being six years old again all at once.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 09:58 AM)

I guess he's gone now. Oh well.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I saw Ramhorn all over ebay for $16 a week ago or so.

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 09:02 AM)

Just ordered Arcee.  I don't need her.  But she's pink.  And a robot.  A combination I love.

@  Darknova4life : (20 September 2017 - 08:57 AM)

@ Robowang, Where is TR Ramhorn available for $16?

@  Shrug : (20 September 2017 - 07:31 AM)

Besides spotty, this is the first time I've consistently seen reships of older waves months after the next 2/3 waves show up.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2017 - 07:29 AM)

No kidding spotty. Haven't seen of the recent waves, and I desperately want a seaspray for my brother.

@  Robowang : (20 September 2017 - 07:05 AM)

Distribution is so spotty these days that I've given in and just started ordering everything. I'm probably going to wind up with a $16 Ramhorn, too.

@  MidnightFox : (19 September 2017 - 08:51 PM)

So they've been out at regular retail hit and miss for awhile.

@  MidnightFox : (19 September 2017 - 08:50 PM)

I picked up Misfire at a Target in Mississippi in mid-August.

@  Shrug : (19 September 2017 - 05:09 PM)

I think so. I checked his post history just now and he mentions buying something in North Carolina

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 September 2017 - 05:04 PM)

A U.S. Walmart?

@  Shrug : (19 September 2017 - 04:41 PM)

Saw someone found Misfire's wave at Walmart on Reddit. First normal retail sighting I've heard. I'm more hopeful now.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 September 2017 - 04:04 PM)

I'm praying I will be able to find Misfire and Slugslinger at brick and mortar somehow.

@  Xellos : (19 September 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Getting the set of 3, myself. Figure I'll keep Hot Rod in package (still my fave character), and give Kup to my nephew to help expand his current fascination with Transformers.

@  Telly : (19 September 2017 - 11:56 AM)

i got slugslinger for $30 from amazon as well. i can imagine thatll be the standard price at most places since theyll jack up the price to cover having all those kup and hot rods sitting in their stores

@  Robowang : (19 September 2017 - 08:16 AM)

Yes, I bought the $30 one on Amazon. I'd rather just pay the $30 than pay $60 and be stuck with an extra Hot Rod and Kup I can't sell.

@  Robowang : (19 September 2017 - 07:34 AM)

Slugslinger, Misfire, and Triggerhappy look amazing together. Best of Titans Return, as far as I'm concerned.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 September 2017 - 11:32 PM)

gads, why is this site so bad at loading at times?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 September 2017 - 08:29 PM)

Thank you Hasbro for having never reissued the 2011 City Strike Destro figure...already at $32 with a week left.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 September 2017 - 07:47 PM)

Asking someone which year of "university" they're in seems so much more sophisticated than asking which year of "college" they're in.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2017 - 09:04 PM)

Hooray! It only took 8 years, but laika finally learned to NOT play with the striped kitty!

@  Bass X0 : (15 September 2017 - 04:38 PM)

It was "Take Your Laserbeak To Work Day".... well, for me it was anyway. I was getting bored of being on hold when I made calls, so wanted something to relieve the boredom.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2017 - 04:25 PM)

Can you hear me now? *CRACK*

@  MEDdMI : (15 September 2017 - 04:25 PM)

Pshaw, internet! Back in my day, we wrote notes, wrapped them around rocks, and threw them at each other's heads!

@  Benbot : (15 September 2017 - 03:32 PM)

That's why I used Napster at work

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2017 - 11:37 AM)

Didn't know that then... pay for high speed so I don't have to now.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 September 2017 - 09:00 AM)

every browser had a super-easy-to-find "turn off images" option if you wanted pages to load faster

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 September 2017 - 08:19 AM)

I still hear the dial-up modem scream in my nightmares.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 September 2017 - 08:18 AM)

And you are not alone...

@  Pennpenn : (15 September 2017 - 07:53 AM)

Trust me Predaking, I am ancient enough to hold such memories.

@  The Predaking : (15 September 2017 - 07:50 AM)

That 3 MB mp3 was lost forever.

@  The Predaking : (15 September 2017 - 07:49 AM)

You will never know the pain of Downloading a file on Dial up for 6 hours, only to have it stop at 99%.

@  Pennpenn : (15 September 2017 - 07:47 AM)

I love when I'm downloading something and the download rate is inversly proportinal to the progress meter.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 September 2017 - 12:47 AM)

I'm thinking of using the original Dragon Quest to help me with my Japanese since it only uses Hiragana and has spaces. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 September 2017 - 10:40 PM)

I was partial to King's Quest and Police Quest

@  MaxVer : (14 September 2017 - 08:21 PM)

Currently playing part 2.

@  The Predaking : (14 September 2017 - 01:56 PM)

Man, I love those games!

@  The Predaking : (14 September 2017 - 01:56 PM)

dragon quest

@  Shrug : (13 September 2017 - 09:01 PM)

Just sitting above the toy section. Taunting me.

@  Shrug : (13 September 2017 - 09:00 PM)

My local store got a fresh deluxe box of TR Wave 1 and two boxes of deluxe TLK Wave 1. Even though they already had 3 boxes worth of TLK Wave 1

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 September 2017 - 07:08 PM)

Almost all the Titans Return is sold out at my nearest Target and Walmart, but I'm traveling this weekend and may try different ones.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 September 2017 - 06:12 PM)

I don't have -any- TR at my walmart.


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#161 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:51 AM

QUOTE(Chip @ Apr 6 2008, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I interpreted one of the early Soundwave commercials ot mean that everyone had a little guy that popped out of his chest. When I finally got a Transformer, Twin Twist, I figured that his gun's natural ability to fold into a little rectangle, shrink, and be stowed in his chest just wasn't the kind of thing a toy could be expected to represent.


Hey, same thing happened to me. Not sure where I got the idea they could all do it, but the fact my cousin's Optimus Prime had a chest that flipped open in a similar fashion no doubt helped.

I also remember some jerk neighborhood kids telling me they had a friend with ALL the TransFormers, including Arcee, Headmaster Arcee, and Unicron. Oy.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:25 PM

I remembered the scene of Optimus rolling down the hill at the end of More Than Meets the Eye Part 2 as the scene just before he dies.

I always wondered why Powermaster Prime wasn't in any of the episodes. I had seen him on commercials, and I had the toy, but he always just looked like regular old Optimus.




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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:20 AM

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I thought these fellows http://www.seibertro...block/517/1/14/ were constructicons and capable of forming (part of) Devastator.


I recall this being the first assumption of the fans at the BotCon where the autorollers were first shown (94, I think).
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:29 AM

For me, the Micromasters were always a separate group rather than tiny bots and cons. I assumed they had to be or else how did they make the massive city I built?

I never had a Jetfire, nor saw the toy as a kid. I always wondered why I never got a Skyfire toy icon-screamer.gif

I could never tell Skywarp and Thundercracker apart until round about Armada. They blurred together for me as toys and on the show.

I thought the seacons actually floated in water. They did not...and they rusted quickly...

EDIT: a few more I remembered

Micromaster Overload was Optimus Prime, or Optimus Junior.

HotRod was Optimus' son

Arcee had a healing ability, and was interrupted in her attempts to heal Wheeljack and Cliffjumper in the movie. Why she could not help Optimus was beyond me.

That Jhiaxus had an actual toy during G2, who I assumed was a redeco of Dreadwing, with Smokescreen as Rook

Edited by Vestras, 17 August 2009 - 09:18 AM.

Clearing out some old TFs and Mugenbine in my BST Thread. You know you want some of these.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:43 AM

I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:33 AM

I grew up on beast wars but then watched the movie as a child.

Angrily I yelled out at the screen "Don't give that guy your spark! You'll die if you do that!"

Oh, and that reflection thing. I thought it was cool that prime had a prison inside him.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:39 AM


When I received my very first TF (Yellow Cliffjumper) I didn't think it was a Transformer. I'd seen the commercials for the jets and the truck, but this little one looked different--and when I held it it didn't have that image-warping blur effect behind it when it moved, like all the Transformers on the commercials did! I concluded it wasn't supposed to be an actual Transformer but instead a toy that the Transformers played with when they weren't fighting. I remember being surprised when this little non-motion-blurry thing could transform.


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Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:50 AM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 18 2009, 09:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I received my very first TF (Yellow Cliffjumper) I didn't think it was a Transformer. I'd seen the commercials for the jets and the truck, but this little one looked different--and when I held it it didn't have that image-warping blur effect behind it when it moved, like all the Transformers on the commercials did! I concluded it wasn't supposed to be an actual Transformer but instead a toy that the Transformers played with when they weren't fighting. I remember being surprised when this little non-motion-blurry thing could transform.


This is the best thing ever. I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE(Donocropolis @ Aug 18 2009, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 18 2009, 09:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I received my very first TF (Yellow Cliffjumper) I didn't think it was a Transformer. I'd seen the commercials for the jets and the truck, but this little one looked different--and when I held it it didn't have that image-warping blur effect behind it when it moved, like all the Transformers on the commercials did! I concluded it wasn't supposed to be an actual Transformer but instead a toy that the Transformers played with when they weren't fighting. I remember being surprised when this little non-motion-blurry thing could transform.


This is the best thing ever. I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.




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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(Donocropolis @ Aug 18 2009, 10:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:53 PM

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Oh, and that reflection thing. I thought it was cool that prime had a prison inside him.

Oh yeah, that's one. I used to think it was Hi-Q looking out.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE(Donocropolis @ Aug 18 2009, 07:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is the best thing ever. I just get this great mental image of the Autobots and Decepticons returning to their respective bases, opening up their toy boxes, and running around the room making laser and transforming noises with their mouths.


Reminds me of Near in Death Note. Kid genius super-detective who's working with shadowy black-ops FBI agents, creating brilliant and elaborate strategies on how to deal with the world's most dangerous criminal, all while playing with wooden blocks or "whoosh"-ing Superman action figures around his head.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:16 PM

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QUOTE(landbasejigger @ Aug 18 2009, 03:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, and that reflection thing. I thought it was cool that prime had a prison inside him.

Oh yeah, that's one. I used to think it was Hi-Q looking out.


Woo! I'm not the only one that thought it was Hi-Q!

That's what I get for being born in 1984.

Also, I totally thought G2 Prime wasn't right at all. He was waaaay too small!

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:59 PM

People last page mentioned mishearing the Transformers theme. I did, too. When G2 was out, me and my friends were convinced, that for some reason the motto of the franchise was "Mo my me see eye." Damn robot voice.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:51 PM

Lets see...

I too occasionally thought Ravage was a dog. Then that he was a panther. Isn't he technically a jaguar? >.>

That I only ever completed one combiner. I think I completed two or three, but I always was losing things, so wouldn't ya know I never had everything I owned at once.

For some reason, I distinctly remembered the song playing while the Hate Plague was being cured in the G1 Season 3 finale as "Stop in the Name of Love"... and wondering why such a weird choice was made of using that song.

Most random: I thought that Rodimus Prime was an upgrade kit for Hot Rod. Looks like I was ahead of my time. Anyway, because of the mistake I even owned 2 G1 Hot Rods and Rodimus Primes because of it. Neither Hot Rod survived in tact. >_< For that matter, I don't think any G1 Transformer survived intact. I am so hard on figures. XD
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:14 PM

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The Transmetal 2 clone Dinobot, as seen in the TV show. (She said, "he followed Blackarachnia through a forest once and hurt her", about Animated Ratchet.)


... Is it just me, or does the way that's phrased sound VERY VERY BAD?

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:58 PM

I didn't know G1 Jetfire was taken from another toyline. I'd see the Macross model used sometimes and I'd used to think, "hey - Jetfire!"

I also thought The Return of Optimus Prime would feature the Powermaster toy until I actually saw the episode. Hey, the Masterforce box artwork was used for advertisements.

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I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.


And these days, kids friends would get bored as they spent ten - fifteen minutes transforming a modern movie or Universe toy.

Edited by Bass X0, 28 August 2009 - 01:02 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

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I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.


And these days, kids friends would get bored as they spent ten - fifteen minutes transforming a modern movie or Universe toy.


*cough*FAB/activators*cough*

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:41 PM

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 28 2009, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I remember believing in the validity of the international "can't shoot me while I'm transforming" rule while playing with friends.


And these days, kids friends would get bored as they spent ten - fifteen minutes transforming a modern movie or Universe toy.


*cough*FAB/activators*cough*

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