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@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:44 AM)

Look, I'm TRYING, okay?

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM)

The devil is a part-timer!

@  Nevermore : (23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM)

I always took it to be a catch-all term for "person or thing of the same name" regardless of which came first.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:06 PM)

So technically it could be either way and not be wrong, but it is more apt to be Kalidor's example.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:05 PM)

one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named

@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2017 - 08:27 PM)

It is very irritating that no one seems to agree on whether the word "namesake" refers to the thing that came first or the thing that came second.

@  2017 : (22 July 2017 - 07:19 PM)

I'd like it, but I really don't have the cash or the justification.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Anyone still need a Chaos on Velocitron set? Found one at TRU today...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 July 2017 - 01:27 PM)

He REALLY likes blowing stuff up.

@  Dekafox : (22 July 2017 - 12:42 PM)

G1 Scattershot's 3rd mode gimmick?

@  MEDdMI : (22 July 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Nothing can be more awkward than the crotch rubsigns.

@  Bass X0 : (22 July 2017 - 11:28 AM)

well, they had to go somewhere.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 02:54 AM)

TR Quake's shoulder symbols are very awkward looking

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 06:03 PM)

On SDCC stuff...I'm disappointed, but not surprised, at the lack of the actual KIDS toys among all the toys for us old men

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

:burn

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

SSA response? "How would we know to un enroll you if you don't tell us?"

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I'm supposed to un-enrolled in Medicare at the end of the month (36 months post-transplant), but I'm getting a bill for next quarter's coverage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I would LOVE to have ONE THING done correctly and promptly by the Social Security Administration

@  Ms Virion : (20 July 2017 - 02:22 PM)

=(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2017 - 01:43 PM)

Noooo!!!!!

@  Paladin : (20 July 2017 - 01:39 PM)

well shit... https://uk.style.yah...-182818808.html

@  Kalidor : (19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM)

https://www.allspark...rive-questions/


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#1 Vestras

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:21 AM

I had an odd moment yesterday. I stopped off at Wallyworld for some D&D fuel, and of course hit up the TF section. The shelves were flooded with DotM figs, everything you can imagine except for the one I wanted, Skyhammer. But for kicks, I poked through the deluxes and paused over Roadbuster.

I dunno, he seemed kinda cool to me in a way, even with all that Nascar decoing on him. I was thinking about buying him, but I stopped and said to myself "You despise Nascar in all its forms. You know you could never have this guy sitting out in vehicle mode, it would be shameful to you! Besides... it's a movie toy, he's going to get recolored eventually..."

And I put him down. I'll wait and see what battle for the Allspark variation we unleash this time around. Maybe by then they will have fixed the deluxe Mechtech weapons to stay open...

So my question is: Anyone else ever look at a figure and say "Hey, this guy is cool, but I think I am going to wait for the redeco"?
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:32 AM

Often with the Movie stuff. But then they don't redeco it or it ends up in a deco I like even less than the original. icon-fire.gif

Or in the case with Sideways (I never picked him up) the one I want never comes out (see the one with the 3 Arcee Legends).

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:38 AM

I have said it many times...but then I break down and buy said toy the next day @_@ I havent really had many redecos in a movie line I like. If DOTM megs gets a Scourge/Motormaster/Nemesis prime redeco I will be all over that XD

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:43 AM

That's a mistake, Roadbuster is an awesome toy.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:43 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ May 26 2011, 08:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have said it many times...but then I break down and buy said toy the next day @_@ I havent really had many redecos in a movie line I like. If DOTM megs gets a Scourge/Motormaster/Nemesis prime redeco I will be all over that XD


Does Cyberverse count? icon-hotrod.gif
http://www.allspark....showtopic=78225

Right now the only toy I'm waiting for a repaint of is Voyager Megatron (In hopes that they apply more obvious paint ops. He looks so naked!). All the rest I either liked the first colors, or more likely, I'm passing on entirely.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:20 AM

Reveal the Shield Lugnut. I've had opportunities, and don't get me wrong, he looks nice, but I'm holding out hope that Dark of the Moon or whatever follows it can somehow give us the mold in a nice purple and teal scheme that echoes his Animated incarnation.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:37 AM

The most recent ones for me are Reveal the Shield Deluxe G2 Optimus Prime, and Dark of the Moon Deluxe Starscream.
Starscream already has his repaint announced, so hopefully I don't have to wait long for that. Will probably have to wait for the next iteration of classics for the Prime repaint though.

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 26 May 2011 - 08:38 AM.



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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:42 AM

QUOTE(Silent_Magnus @ May 26 2011, 09:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The most recent ones for me are Reveal the Shield Deluxe G2 Optimus Prime, and Dark of the Moon Deluxe Starscream.
Starscream already has his repaint announced, so hopefully I don't have to wait long for that.


Deluxe Thundercracker is Wave 3 of DOTM, so hopefully not long at all icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 26 2011, 07:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Goblez @ May 26 2011, 08:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have said it many times...but then I break down and buy said toy the next day @_@ I havent really had many redecos in a movie line I like. If DOTM megs gets a Scourge/Motormaster/Nemesis prime redeco I will be all over that XD


Does Cyberverse count? icon-hotrod.gif
http://www.allspark....showtopic=78225

Right now the only toy I'm waiting for a repaint of is Voyager Megatron (In hopes that they apply more obvious paint ops. He looks so naked!). All the rest I either liked the first colors, or more likely, I'm passing on entirely.


When is that cyberverse target exclusive set supposed to come out, anyway? cause that's totally a must-buy.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:12 AM

Deluxe TF.M Starscream, I'm holding out for a G1 paint job.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:20 AM

Nope.

However, given my natural tendency for rambling, I shall expound upon what seems like a simple answer. Generally I either like a figure or I don't, or else buy it because of a need to be a completest. Now sometimes I will pick something up I skipped because a re-release with mild retooling and/or new color scheme will appeal to me, however this isn't usually something I wait for because with the exception of black repaints, I don't know I'll like it before hand.

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Yes, I am one of "those" fans who can't resist a black repaint. To be fair, I have a hard time resisting green and purple repaints as well, those just seem to be less common. I decided to torment myself by swinging by the toy isle the other day and the Green Lantern toys were right by the TFs, getting my hopes up.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:00 AM

I pass on many figures waiting for the redeco. For example, with WfC Megs and Prime, I like the molds but I don't need another Megs or Prime, so I am hoping for something new down the line. I thought about passing on Terradive and Tomahawk too but ended up getting them.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:56 AM

RtS G2 Prime is the only one left that I've put in my 'passing by' category, given my current state of being broke. I'm seriously hoping he gets a repaint released, however, if only so that I can own the mold.




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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:34 AM

Oh yeah, G2 Laser Prime is a good example. I still have and like the original Laser Prime (and Scourge too) but I would probably get thsi mold if it's redone as something new.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:40 AM

Passing over Roadbuster was probably a good idea. Even without the multiple QC issues I've heard from folks (and mine as well), he's very lackluster in compared to a lot of the other DOTM guys.

That said, I'm not so sure you'll get a non-NASCAR redeco out of him. They're specifically licensed by NASCAR, to the point that official NASCAR & Hendrick Motorsports logos, stickers, and such are plastered all over the back of the packaging. That's more than just the logos on the car, too - it applies to the car itself, and the body of it. So I wouldn't expect a non-NASCAR redeco of him, as that's just... what he is. XD;
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:24 PM

Deluxe Thundercracker has already been spotted in California.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:30 PM

TFTM Blackout is an awsome figure but was never released in a Leader-Class scale but TFTM Evac is perfect for that mold,(my opinion),.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE(Echowarrior @ May 26 2011, 11:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
RtS G2 Prime is the only one left that I've put in my 'passing by' category, given my current state of being broke. I'm seriously hoping he gets a repaint released, however, if only so that I can own the mold.


QUOTE(gargunkle @ May 26 2011, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh yeah, G2 Laser Prime is a good example. I still have and like the original Laser Prime (and Scourge too) but I would probably get thsi mold if it's redone as something new.

Yeah, I don't really care which of the potential characters he gets repainted into.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:40 PM

For me personally, I NEVER care enough about the deco to preclude me from buying an awesome mold.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:16 PM

I didn't buy Breacher because I was waiting for the RTS redeco in dark green.

I picked up a Breacher today, noticing it was marked down to half price in Wilko, seeing as the redeco is essentially cancelled now.
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