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@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

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

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"Gobots" is the G2 Autobot Color Changer.


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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.