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@  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.

@  Maruten : (13 September 2017 - 05:12 PM)

We have Weirdwolfs shelfwarming AGAIN because he's in one of the wave 5 or 6 assortments.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2017 - 04:29 PM)

At least you're getting new waves. We still have weirdwolfs shelfwarming up here.

@  Telly : (13 September 2017 - 04:19 PM)

monday, my walmart was down to one tr deluxe, getaway. i go back today and they had a whole new shipment come in! of course, its he same frikkin wave...

@  Paladin : (13 September 2017 - 11:29 AM)

not often i see a podcast make the jump to TV show...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 September 2017 - 08:16 PM)

Now would I get along with Mordred in real life? Probably not, but it's cool to imagine!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 September 2017 - 08:15 PM)

Fate/Apocrypha Mordred is such a great character.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 September 2017 - 02:43 AM)

When you run out of puzzles in Picross, there is an effectively endless source here - http://onlinenonograms.com/

@  Telly : (11 September 2017 - 07:15 PM)

in fact, i dont think ive even watched robotech since i got the original japanese versions of all the shows

@  Telly : (11 September 2017 - 07:15 PM)

yeah, i dont need someone telling me whats going on on a screen i can clearly see. i can tell when rick is mopey (cause its all the time...), or can see the sdf is transforming. dont need it spelled out for me

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 September 2017 - 07:02 PM)

@Telly Smart decision, my good fellow.


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#41 mx-01 archon

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Feb 16 2011, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I passed on a Kup today because the muted plastic just looked so blah.


But he's Kup. Bright and shiny and bold is so goddamned wrong for him it's not funny. Actually, no, it is funny. It's funny that Takara thinks that the metallic paint on him is an improvement.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:40 PM

I agree, he should look worn down (which is why i'm also getting the e-hobby edition). But the muted plastic of the Hasbro release doesn't make him look old so much as it makes him look cheap.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:41 PM

The eHobby deco is really best for Kup, with it simulating paint being worn off around the edges, though it's still too saturated looking. But I won't complain about that because I love the shade of blue in the stock photos. That's part of why I was so surprised how close regular United Kup looked to the Generations version.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:44 PM

I have no idea at what point this fandom's definition of "cheap" became different than the rest of this world's...

The "damage" apps on the e-Hobby version look... not so great, IMO. I've never been a fan of those silver paints markings they call "damage". They're just too sharp-edged and perfect. I think some of the best weathering I've seen on mass-market TFs were on the Wal-Mart yellow Landfill set, or more recently, the mud-splatter on the Wal-Mart exclusive Recon Ironhide repaint (minus that one unpainted panel that sticks out like a sore thumb).

By the pre-release photos, he also looks very blue, which also doesn't sit right with me. Nope, Generations all the way, for me.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:18 PM

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QUOTE(Nanite @ Feb 16 2011, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They didn't fix my big gripe with Laser Prime: Cheap looking/feeling plastic. The gray, cyan, and red bits still look as cheap as the domestic version.


They clearly should have used black plastic because it's the most expensive.


Sorry I didn't mention the black then, it looks like crap too. icon-primal.gif

I'm talking about the depth, finish, and saturation of the plastic, and the red, gray and cyan looked the worst.

For example: to me, Kup looks rich. The plastic has depth and saturation to the color. On the other hand, all of G2 prime's colors lack depth. They're glossy, almost translucent, and wash out the detail on the toy.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Feb 16 2011, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After getting both versions of Drift, Jazz and Tracks, i'm pretty much going to be only buying United from now on. The Japanese figures just look better.


Yeah the improvements really make a huge difference with those three. They are brilliant and on par with some of my favorite Henkei figures (like Smokescreen, Astrotrain, Dinobot, etc).

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:10 PM

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Not to change the subject, but does anyone have a picture of Scourge with G1 Fracas anywhere?

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:14 PM

QUOTE(Gizmoboy @ Feb 16 2011, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gizmoboy @ Feb 16 2011, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to change the subject, but does anyone have a picture of Scourge with G1 Fracas anywhere?

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He can't even hold Fracas actually, the peg is just a tad too big and I'm worried if I forced it in there that Scourge's hand would crack at the thinnest point.

So here is Scourge holding not-Fracas, United Fracas, while G1 Fracas hangs out.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

Okay. Unless Hasbro's retool of Laser Prime is REALLY good, as in Motormaster (even if he is named Menasor), I'm totally getting that United version.
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#50 Gizmoboy

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

Exactly what I wanted to know and see. Thanks Randy

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE(Suspsy @ Feb 16 2011, 09:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay. Unless Hasbro's retool of Laser Prime is REALLY good, as in Motormaster (even if he is named Menasor), I'm totally getting that United version.

If he is even released in the next year.

QUOTE(Gizmoboy @ Feb 16 2011, 09:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Exactly what I wanted to know and see. Thanks Randy

You're welcome, I'm surprised he can't hold it considering Generations Kup can hold the original Recoil IIRC.

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#52 ExVee

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:24 PM

There is some minor variation from unit to unit, also.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

I don't have an original Fracas, so I'm attaching a picture of the custom Fracas I got from Darkov (this post has more information; he does great work). It's actually the Nightstick mold because their character models were swapped throughout G1. It fits, but it is tight. Of course, since it's not an original Fracas, I wouldn't be opposed to filing his peg down if need be.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:22 AM

Uhhhh.... Why are the eyes blue on Generations Scourge?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:36 AM

Lightpiping gimmick that doesn't work anyway. Intended to be painted red but it was budgeted out, but they kept the nails. Forgot to. Take your pick. All reasons are good ones.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:49 AM

At least eyes are ridiculously easy to paint. Even a complete novice can do it with a paint marker and screwdriver.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:24 PM

Very, true. I'm just somewhat disapointed.


Why was it clear blue plastic anyways? And, yeah the promos did show red paint.


And, yeah i've been painting TF toys for years. Painting the eyes gloss red isn't a big deal. It's just a little surprising in Scourge's case.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:31 PM

Eh, I actually rather like the blue eyes for some reason.