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@  unitremover : (22 February 2017 - 09:36 PM)

I haven't been up there in a while but one of the Walmarts around here still has AOE deluxes out. Some of the CVSs do too.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2017 - 09:34 PM)

It's been the same thing in local stores for ages up here.

@  BlackMax : (22 February 2017 - 09:33 PM)

One near me is the same - I swear they have over forty Deluxes there, all from many months ago.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 07:43 PM)

my walmart finally filled those empty tr pegs. and of course its a mix of waves one and 2 (wave 1.5?)

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:11 PM)

Got Highbrow, Skullcrusher, Scourge, and Chromedome for $5 a piece

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM)

My Walmart had a Generations Rattrap hanging for the past 2 and a half years, and in trying to clearance it, inadvertently marked down the entire Generations Deluxe assortment.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 February 2017 - 07:09 PM)

A shelf warmer's ultimate revenge: being around long enough that in trying to clearance it...the store marks down the entire SKU!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Eh, he would've gotten beaten up if the government sent just about anyone.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:56 AM)

Regardless, literally everything I've ever seen (and a lot on tfwiki) attributes Megatron's slide into violence to Whirl beating him up while in custody. Maybe not like flicking a switch but Megatron's line "You made me. You taught me words were weightless without force" kinda spells it out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I'm not sure if there even was a specific turning point, but he didn't seem kill happy yet when he was with Terminus, and that was after Whirl beating him up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 07:24 AM)

It was also before any sort of uprising or him actually doing much of anything.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:20 AM)

I mean, the whole thing didn't start as "the great war". It was an uprising that eventually morphed into a the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 07:17 AM)

Yeah, of course it's before the war, Whirl beating Megatron while he was in custody was the tipping point that made Megatron turn violent.

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:08 AM)

again

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:04 AM)

Forgot this wasn't a search bar

@  RC85747 : (22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM)

hascon

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 February 2017 - 05:12 AM)

But the thing with Whirl was before he started the war.

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2017 - 03:28 AM)

Like so many awful things in that universe, it's basically Whirl's fault.

@  Telly : (22 February 2017 - 12:51 AM)

for about 10 minutes. then he got all kill happy

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 February 2017 - 10:27 PM)

Wouldn't IDW Megatron kind of count since his main reason for instigating the Great War was to overthrow the Functionist social order?

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:05 PM)

(I haven't read IDW at all please don't sue me)

@  Black Hat : (21 February 2017 - 04:04 PM)

Tyrest? He was chief justice, even :p

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2017 - 03:24 PM)

I kinda want an Autobot to have the function of "Social Justice Warrior".

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:20 PM)

Even we have limits.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 12:18 PM)

Good. But let's agree not to do one for Tecumseh.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Shitting Bull.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:54 AM)

or spending a lot of time taking a Squatto?

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 11:49 AM)

nice

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2017 - 11:42 AM)

Just hope it's clean or you'll be meeting Pukeahontas.

@  Robowang : (21 February 2017 - 10:39 AM)

Snackajawea - REAL Native American food prepackaged for your snacking pleasure!

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:03 AM)

Oh wait, figured it out. Doi...

@  Pennpenn : (19 February 2017 - 04:02 AM)

I'm kinda disappointed how they messed up Legion Bisk's hands so that his front wheels can't roll.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 February 2017 - 12:45 AM)

One of the Walmarts near me has some pegs full of Wave 1 TR deluxes.

@  Paladin : (18 February 2017 - 09:39 PM)

https://twitter.com/autobase_aichi/status/833142409005391872 ....is that an MP DINOBOT teaser?!?!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 09:35 PM)

Yeah, never seen a Titans Return Hot Rod

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Or Hot Rod. D=

@  LBD "Nyt... : (18 February 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Wow, seriously? I don't think I've even seen him here. =(

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 07:50 PM)

Yeah Mindwipe shelfwarmed like crazy in Vancouver.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 February 2017 - 07:36 PM)

My Walmart still has a Rattrap floating around. My frustration is I've seen Hot Rod and Doublecross, but still haven't seen a Highbrow

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 07:02 PM)

I still haven't seen any Wave 3 Deluxes aside from the Triggerhappy I got off eBay.

@  Pennpenn : (18 February 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Fairly sure the Target near my work still has a CW Wheeljack hanging around the Wave 3 TR deluxes. Just wish we'd gotten Wave 2 deluxes...

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:53 PM)

CW deluxes from the later waves clogged the shelves real bad.

@  ShadowMan024 : (18 February 2017 - 06:52 PM)

Correction: TR deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 06:47 PM)

Generations deluxes don't shelfwarm.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

Hm, interesting. Some of the pegs seem to have the correct names when they've been shelfwarming for a while. So like Mindwipe would be on a peg labelled MINDWIPE next to WOLFWIRE, etc.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2017 - 06:30 PM)

It would make less sense to track individual figures when they're ordered by the assortment anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 February 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Nope. walmart tends to scan the first UPC of the assortment, then use it for the entire assortment. Actually tracking data makes to much sense.

@  Msol : (18 February 2017 - 02:37 PM)

So hey I bought Triggerhappy from Walmart a few days ago and just notice the receipt said TRIGGERHAPPY on it. Not the assortment name or whatever. Are they using this info to better track character sales or something?

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I think there was a premonition panel in the Devil's Due TF vs JOEs

@  Bass X0 : (18 February 2017 - 05:28 AM)

When an app asks me to give a review or a rating, I decline, but I always look at other people's reviews before I get an app.


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#1 Onyx Minor

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:55 AM

Get your hotel reservations here!


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#2 Bleargh001

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 07:11 AM

Heh. I just tried and they's all booked up already for that rate. So it begins.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:11 AM

QUOTE(Bleargh001 @ Jun 27 2010, 05:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heh. I just tried and they's all booked up already for that rate. So it begins.

Yeah, I got the same... dangit... that was quick.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:21 AM

The problem is that only one day comes up as booked up. Sunday night, IIRC? So it will tell you that you can't reserve the block for that rate because the one date is messing up. I called on the phone and got them to do it, but I'm paying the normal rate for Sunday night, which is $20 extra. I'll switch that over later, I guess, or try to, after they get things sorted out.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jun 27 2010, 06:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The problem is that only one day comes up as booked up. Sunday night, IIRC? So it will tell you that you can't reserve the block for that rate because the one date is messing up. I called on the phone and got them to do it, but I'm paying the normal rate for Sunday night, which is $20 extra. I'll switch that over later, I guess, or try to, after they get things sorted out.


You is brilliant. It worked when I didn't try to book for Sunday.

#6 TJMD

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:23 PM

Booked... now the saving begins...
Chris Rock "Everybody is wanting to know what music were the kids listening to, or what movies were they watching. Who gives a *censored* what they was watching! Whatever happened to crazy? What, you can't be crazy no more? Should we eliminate crazy from the dictionary?"

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:28 PM

Yeah, I totally can't do California. Y'all have fun; I at least my try to do an Iacon set for the first time next year (if it, like this year's set, is good).

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:34 PM

Yeah, reserved right after the Hall of Fame dinner. Had to phone my brother in Tenneesse to get me the number and I'm in. The fact that I left when they started re-showing the tribute vids might've had something to do with it.
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:49 PM

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"The invasion has begun."? Uncolored faction symbols? A second Shattered Glass set?


I'm hoping that it's the final exodus from the dissolving Gobots Universe into Primax proper, as shown in some of the OTFCC fictions (it's explained that the destruction of Unicron in the Marvel Comics toy line caused the parallel reality that was Challenge of the Gobots to collapse). So far, a half-dozen refugees have escaped into the Classics-verse storyline, with more undoubtedly on their way. This could be what the "Invasion" is...

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:33 PM

QUOTE(emeraldbeacon @ Jul 14 2010, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Loki Corvinus @ Jun 29 2010, 03:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"The invasion has begun."? Uncolored faction symbols? A second Shattered Glass set?


I'm hoping that it's the final exodus from the dissolving Gobots Universe into Primax proper, as shown in some of the OTFCC fictions (it's explained that the destruction of Unicron in the Marvel Comics toy line caused the parallel reality that was Challenge of the Gobots to collapse). So far, a half-dozen refugees have escaped into the Classics-verse storyline, with more undoubtedly on their way. This could be what the "Invasion" is...


If they do White Mocha's digibash of Transformers Animated figures into Gobots, I'd buy that and proudly display it with my Classics. The different aesthetic works perfectly for displaying the difference between Gobots and Transformers.



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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:11 PM

Just got the email that the second block of rooms is up, but already I can't get the rate, because it looks like there's an issue with staying through until Monday or Tuesday.

ARG!!@

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE(Agent X @ Jun 28 2010, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, reserved right after the Hall of Fame dinner. Had to phone my brother in Tenneesse to get me the number and I'm in. The fact that I left when they started re-showing the tribute vids might've had something to do with it.



speaking of hall of fame dinner... Back in the day at Botcon 2000, i attended the fan appreciation dinner on Friday night with Rockman666 and his wife( don't remember her online handle anymore ), and we all recieved these Fan appreciation dinner plates. as far as i know, there is only like 300 of these in exsistence, but i could be wrong about that number. To find out the exact number, you would have to write to Jon or Karl Hartman or Glen Hallit...

I am selling mine. with the original box, signed by most of the "special guest" voice actors from that convention. the plate has never been removed from the plastic, and it is an incredible work of art








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#13 Onyx Minor

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:06 PM

I sure hope I can make the 2011 con now. I just got a chance to apply for an assistant principal job for a high school with about 3000 students and if I get it, we'll be doing graduation that weekend. Hmmm. More money or Botcon? icon-fire.gif

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:36 AM

Move the graduation to Pasadena. Problem solved icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:24 AM

Dear Botcon,

Come back to the Midwest for once. RI, FL, and now CA? I mean, Ohio was close, but how about a Botcon Twin Cities? That would be rockin'.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:51 AM

QUOTE(ShadowFox @ Sep 12 2010, 03:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dear Botcon,

Come back to the Midwest for once. RI, FL, and now CA? I mean, Ohio was close, but how about a Botcon Twin Cities? That would be rockin'.


There was one there.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 04:08 PM

We had Cincinnati in 2008. That's not that long ago. It was in Kentucky in 2006, and the OTFCCs were in Chicago in 03 and 04.

Don't get me wrong, I'd sure like it in my backyard again too, but every 2-3 years is plenty often to go to the same general area. I'll actually go ahead and give FunPub some credit here for mixing it up pretty darn well overall.

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