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@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 03:03 PM)

woohoo, just got my tickets to see From Ashes To New and Hollywood Undead on the 26th!

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 10:07 AM)

oh wow Jazz has heel spurs.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 July 2018 - 06:32 AM)

That's basically what happened to me. I was on that aisle for completely other reasons, caught sight of them in my peripheral, and then... just couldn't stop thinking about them.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2018 - 02:47 AM)

Hungry for pop tarts now - haven't had those in years

@  D Immortalis : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

anyone that doesnt put theit pop tarts in a toaster is a heretic.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2018 - 12:32 AM)

Do they still make the cinnamon-brown sugar ones?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:03 PM)

Yup. And?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 08:29 PM)

Aren't Pop Tarts like, totally junk for you by the definition of the word?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Four IS standard... but it's been so long I had forgotten.

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 July 2018 - 07:29 PM)

Bah, wonko, I remember when 4 was STANDARD

@  Paladin : (14 July 2018 - 04:10 PM)

https://twitter.com/NickRoche/status/1018234094310879234 people suck...

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 01:10 PM)

Me: opening a box of pop tarts. "Oh my god! There's FOUR in here?!?! Score!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Well, some people are into shopping, anyway.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Taiwanese Costco also has lots of things that shoppers would want!

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2018 - 10:18 AM)

The Taiwan Costco I visited once was nice but I have to question why our guide thought it'd be a good place to bring tourists.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2018 - 09:40 AM)

Lower prices, lower taxes, bigger selection... yeah, I can see that happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 July 2018 - 09:14 AM)

Didn't a Washington Costco make the news a couple years ago for being sheerly flooded with customers from British Columbia?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2018 - 01:25 AM)

That's cool. There's a Sam's Club in Niagara Falls, where I tend to cross the border, but I've never been in. I'm a Costco member, but not Sam's Club; and unfortunately Costco makes sure there aren't any locations in the US too near the Canadian border

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 07:02 PM)

Nope, not the battle damaged version. He got it from his cousin, whose family has a camping ground in... I wanna say new york state, but I'm probably wrong. Just across the border anyway.

@  Nevermore : (13 July 2018 - 06:36 PM)

Sam's Club exclusive was the battle damaged version, right?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 July 2018 - 06:34 PM)

He's got friends on the other side.

@  TM2-Megatron : (13 July 2018 - 06:08 PM)

where'd your nephew get a US retailer exclusive

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 04:39 PM)

Alright, I managed to identify him. The 2007 voyager class that was apparently exclusive to sam's club.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 04:20 PM)

Well, that was a nice surprise. Me nephew (the 10 year old.) just gave me an optimus prime that's minorly older than he is.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Nah, even better. He'll be a memory of the mission briefing. Just a voice over. Four different figures in the toyline, but not actually in the movie.

@  unluckiness : (13 July 2018 - 10:06 AM)

I am 110% sure that Optimus will show up, even as a transmission or something. At least maybe we can get a cybertronian form this time.

@  Pennpenn : (13 July 2018 - 09:55 AM)

At least one Optimus sodding Prime.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 July 2018 - 06:57 AM)

Same way as always: completely unrelated figures and models that weren't even in the movie.

@  unluckiness : (12 July 2018 - 11:47 PM)

I think that's a given, though, given the small number of transformers in Bee Movie, I wonder how they'll fill the toyline

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 July 2018 - 02:07 PM)

Yeah. I'm hoping with the new film, we might get something closer to the deluxe range

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 July 2018 - 01:20 PM)

Isn't the Masterpiece the only recent VW G1-looking Bee?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2018 - 11:02 AM)

Especially when they are questioned directly and respond by dodging the question.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Watching hypocrites parade their high ground is equally amusing and cringeworthy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 July 2018 - 10:47 AM)

My big hope is that we end up with a Volkswagen Bumblebee two pack featuring robot modes from the new film AND G1

@  unluckiness : (12 July 2018 - 03:24 AM)

Lockdown has pinned tires. It's been a while

@  Telly : (11 July 2018 - 04:44 PM)

maybe a slurpee DID kick his dog! we just dont know

@  wonko the sane? : (11 July 2018 - 04:27 PM)

You could maybe add a smiley or something? At least make it not sound like a slurpee kicked your dog.

@  Paladin : (11 July 2018 - 08:21 AM)

oh right; it's Free Slurpee Day again.

@  Telly : (10 July 2018 - 11:04 AM)

brawl is one of the few movie designs i actually like

@  unluckiness : (10 July 2018 - 03:17 AM)

Studio Series Brawl is great aside from the annoying ball jointed cow-catcher bra halves

@  unluckiness : (09 July 2018 - 08:17 PM)

Yeah changeable faceplates are an MP thing

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

The skull face would be added to the mold for later optional uses. It will then never be used.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 July 2018 - 02:14 PM)

Skeleton face!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 July 2018 - 02:14 PM)

But for extra continuity value, the set included a changeable faceplate and insignias so that Delta Magnus could double as SG Ultra Magnus.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 July 2018 - 02:14 PM)

I wonder what it would be like if Hasbro released a Delta Magnus at regular retail.

@  RichardT1977 : (09 July 2018 - 02:09 PM)

WEN-DI-GO!

@  unluckiness : (09 July 2018 - 09:54 AM)

EXCEPT LOVE STORIES WITH SAD ENDINGS ESPECIALLY BY NICHOLAS SPARKS

@  Dracula : (09 July 2018 - 09:16 AM)

NOTHING MOVES THE BLOB

@  unluckiness : (09 July 2018 - 08:27 AM)

There are probably better ways to be noticed by Ramjet-senpai.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2018 - 08:24 AM)

Ramjet will finally like me!


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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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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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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.