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@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.

@  repowers : (22 March 2020 - 03:49 PM)

That's totally super biased!

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 03:00 PM)

I'm not. I'm listening to his own contradictory statements.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Most people don't, but it's still making enough ratings to continue, apparently.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2020 - 11:45 AM)

I’m not finding modern episodes of The Simpson’s at all funny.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (22 March 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Trump HAS been working on this, stop listening to those idiot "news" outlets that just spin everything against him out of bias.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 08:52 AM)

At the least, they could keep it off of Twitter.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 March 2020 - 08:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure the capuchin from "outbreak" would have done a better job than trump.

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 05:13 AM)

Isn't it sad that President Schwarzenegger would have been the better alternative in retrospect?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2020 - 03:38 AM)

It was President Schwarzenegger, not Wolfcastle.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 March 2020 - 02:51 AM)

He put that in a speech in Springfields 'Do as we say' festival in 2005 too.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 March 2020 - 09:05 AM)

"I came here to LEAD not to read" -President Wolfcastle


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#141 Luke

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Oct 22 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there a reason behind the increasing number of online-exclusive multi-packs of figures?

Increasing? Hasn't there been two sets a year for four years now?

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Oct 23 2011, 09:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Oct 22 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there a reason behind the increasing number of online-exclusive multi-packs of figures?

Increasing? Hasn't there been two sets a year for four years now?

Yep, and I'm still a bit surprised we continue getting them since NONE have had particularly spectacular sales (much less sets like this year's which feature a surprising bit of new tooling)

That said, the online stuff (from both Hasbro AND the club) have gotten a bit more attention this year than any other, probably more due to the "meh" response to the retail offerings (hell, even the Skystriker is now "old news"!). Hasbro isn't doing anything more than they have done, but this year we got the club starting to hype their sub service (which will be "online exclusive").

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And just a personal note: you keep throwing things out there like "hyper", "absurd", etc in regards to pricing. How is at or slightly below retail per individual figure meet these dramatic descriptions? Eight bucks or more at Walmart and Target during the movie line? Pretty hyperly-absurd. Less than seven? On par with inflationary prices from the original line.

Heh, I see this in other lines as well. $8 here and there doesn't LOOK bad, until you realize you just dropped $60 on an entire WAVE of figure, albeit over the course of a couple weeks. A LOT of collectors just don't grasp how much this little hobby is costing, but unless it is staring you in the face (like having to purchase an entire wave worth of figures at once) it "doesn't look so expensive".

#143 Dake

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Oct 23 2011, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake)
And just a personal note: you keep throwing things out there like "hyper", "absurd", etc in regards to pricing. How is at or slightly below retail per individual figure meet these dramatic descriptions? Eight bucks or more at Walmart and Target during the movie line? Pretty hyperly-absurd. Less than seven? On par with inflationary prices from the original line.

Heh, I see this in other lines as well. $8 here and there doesn't LOOK bad, until you realize you just dropped $60 on an entire WAVE of figure, albeit over the course of a couple weeks. A LOT of collectors just don't grasp how much this little hobby is costing, but unless it is staring you in the face (like having to purchase an entire wave worth of figures at once) it "doesn't look so expensive".

Oh I agree on the whole - 8 bucks a figure is over the tipping point for me and I griped about it frequently everywhere including directly to Hasbro multiple times for what it was worth. Eight bucks a figure is why I stopped buying most anything Marvel and have severely curtailed Star Wars collecting too unless there's a good sale.

Six to seven bucks though is not bad and, based on most inflation calculators, about right going from 2.99 back in the mid-eighties to today.

And frankly, it's a good wake up call. Whether you spend 60 bucks over two weeks or 60 bucks in one shot - it's still 60 down the drain (plus the extra gas you've burned making multiple trips).
 
 
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#144 Pyre

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:16 PM

Unfortunately, until the economy recovers and the price of oil drops to a reasonable amount, prices will continue to climb.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

Why was Renegades Ripcord's show-accurate vest replaced by a reuse of Renegades Duke's vest?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#146 NightViper

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Oct 23 2011, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why was Renegades Ripcord's show-accurate vest replaced by a reuse of Renegades Duke's vest?


Looking at images of the third wave in package, I had to wonder the same thing. Especially since with Law and Cobra Trooper that same style vest (same as Duke's - heavy flak/"bulletproof" vest with high collar) seems a bit too well represented for my liking.

#147 Agent X

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:42 PM

While you (Hasbro) has stated (numerous times) their intention to NOT do anymore non-joe homages like Matt Trakker, is there any rule in place preventing the Joeclub from following with something similar? (By the way, I think the Misfits would make great Dreadnok groupies. icon-hotrod.gif )

Edited by Agent X, 23 October 2011 - 10:43 PM.

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